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  • Ceremony pays tribute to upgrades at ANP battalion headquarters

    Feb 1, 2011

    The Ring of Steel is getting stronger. The metaphorical police protection of 25 checkpoints around this country's capital city is morphing into a professional force with each passing day. So it was fitting that Lt. Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi, Kabul City Police Commander, was the keynote speaker and one of several honored guests in a ribbon-cutting morning ceremony Jan. 31 that marked the completion of Phase 2 construction at the Ring of Steel Kandak (battalion) headquarters.

  • 25th CAB, local elementary school partner to administer audio tests

    Jan 31, 2011

    Due to lack of funds, from 1995 to the end of 2007, Hawaii schools had to cancel their hearing test programs. In 2008, with no funds from the state, the Mililani Lions Club voluntarily started the hearing tests again with Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Stryker Soldiers lend support to local Boys and Girls Club

    Jan 31, 2011

    While many Soldiers throughout the Fort Wainwright community are packing their bags and preparing to answer the nation's call to Afghanistan in spring, a group of Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, answered a different calling Wednesday. About 20 Soldiers from C Battery, 2-8th teamed up with the Boys and Girls club of Tanana Valley to lend a helping hand in the organization's 2011 "military day".

  • Air Cav lends support to Zack & Jim's 18th Annual Blowout

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Every year, Zack Owen and Jim Cody, hosts for the Zack and Jim radio show on WACO 100, host an "Annual Blowout" concert to show their appreciation for their fans.

  • Apple Pie Brigade greets troops with smiles, pies

    Jan 31, 2011

    Not every brigade has "soldiers" who wear combat boots or carry weapons. Armed with apple pies and smiles, the warriors of the Apple Pie Brigade have a mission: To deliver a pie and appreciation to every Soldier deploying or arriving home from a deployment.

  • Major Joe Frescura, 20th Special Forces Group, Chicago Bears Military Salute at Soldier Field

    Jan 30, 2011

    Major Joseph Frescura, United States Army Special Forces Command (USASFC), was recognized during the Chicago Bears 3rd Quarter Military Salute on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, in front of over 62 Thousand spectators. Frescura was joined by his wife Kerry and son's Joe and Alex for the recognition at Soldier Field. Frescura was representing the men of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group, Illinois Army National Guard. Company A conducted multiple unconventional warfare missions across multiple sectors of Afghanistan, as well as several rescue missions of United States and Coalition troops who were under heavy enemy contact. The fans at Soldier Field roared as Maj. Frescura ran over to shake hands with them, while the entire stadium chanted, "USA, USA!"

  • Fort Bragg USO jolted by large coffee donation

    Jan 28, 2011

    The North Carolina Fort Bragg Center, received a donation of two thousand pounds of coffee; collected from customers at the Caribou Coffee store in Chapel Hill, N.C. and donated to the Fort Bragg USO.

  • Resolve to help Troops Stay Connected, Supplied in the New Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    Any American can give the gift of connection now and throughout the New Year to troops far from home with All Services Exchange phone and gift cards.

  • A new teacher's first week of school

    Jan 28, 2011

    Rene Joe, a new teacher for the Youth Activities Center's Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) pre-kindergarten class, helps a group of military children with their lunch. Joe, who is married to Sgt. 1st Class Dwayne Joe, a transportation and logistics NCO at Fort McClellan, Ala., started work Wednesday and will stay with CYSS until its closure.

  • Will 2011 be "business as usual" for The U.S. Army Field Band'

    Jan 28, 2011

    The United States Army Field Band is constantly evolving to more effectively tell the Army's story to the American Public. This story highlights some of the new and creative methods in which the Army Field Band will reach Americans in 2011.

  • Fort Drum conservationists win top Army environmental award

    Jan 28, 2011

    Sixteen biologists, botanists and foresters who care about nature helped Fort Drum win big this year in the Army's annual environmental competition.

  • For the love of chum

    Jan 27, 2011

    More than 50 members of local communities, the Nisqually Tribe and Joint Base Lewis-McChord gathered for the annual Roy Salmon Homecoming on the banks of Muck Creek Saturday at the Roy City Park to celebrate their recovery accomplishments and welcome back spawning Chum salmon.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits Fort Jackson

    Jan 27, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fort Jackson today to learn from Army leaders about how childhood obesity and physical inactivity affects military readiness and what the Army does to combat these effects.

  • The FORSCOM band building 'show goes on' despite wintry weather

    Jan 27, 2011

    While the snow earlier in January slowed things up a few days on the outside, work continued on the inside of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's new training facility. The project is 55 percent complete and on schedule for completion in June. The 18,748-square-foot building will have a state-of-the-art concert band rehearsal hall, a jazz band/large group rehearsal room for a 25-piece ensemble, six small group rehearsal rooms for five- to eight-piece ensembles, and seven individual practice rooms. Acoustic control will be accomplished through finish selections such as acoustical ceiling tile, acoustical wall panels and acoustic floor panels, particularly in the main rehearsal room, practice rooms and main lobby. All finish materials have environmental benefits and are durable and easy to maintain and replace as necessary. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • U.S. Army South earns unit award for Haiti mission

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, commander, U.S. Southern Command, presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to members of U.S. Army South Jan. 20, for their service as part of Joint Task Force-Haiti, in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Memorial HS Junior ROTC students tour Fort Sam Houston

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Junior ROTC Students from Memorial High School in San Antonio spent the day touring Fort Sam Houston to learn about life in the military.

  • Runners 'chill' at LETRA

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Nearly 100 of the 200 5K runners at the Polar Bear Plunge jumped into the icy waters of Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area Jan. 22, at Fort Sill.

  • Fort Carson hosts wildfire training

    Jan 27, 2011

    Fort Carson officials opened Turkey Creek Ranch Jan. 14 for regional wildland firefighter basic training.

  • D.B. Sweeney says thanks to servicemembers at Joint Base San Antonio

    Jan 27, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Actor D.B. Sweeney - who has starred and appeared in movies, mini-series and television shows such as Lonesome Dove, Memphis Belle, House, Criminal Minds and The Cutting Edge - toured Joint Base San Antonio on Jan. 26 to recognize Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen stationed there. Sweeney also visited with wounded warriors at the Center for the Intrepid, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, as well as inpatients at Brooke Army Medical Center. Following lunch with troops at the Department of Defense's largest dining facility, he observed the 232nd Medical Battalion's Combat Medic training. He ended his visit by meeting with wounded troops and their families at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Sweeney, who also toured Iraq 2008, started the organization "Letters From Hollywood" in 2010 to encourage other actors, actresses and celebrities to write letters of thanks and support to servicemembers. The letters are posted to www.lettersfromhollywood.army.mil

  • Leaders celebrate, vow to continue to promote German-American relations

    Jan 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - German, American and international guests gathered at the Community Activity Center Jan. 23 to celebrate past successes and vowed to continue working closely together in the future. More than 300 people heard speakers, networked and shared social time during a New Year's reception co-hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, 1st Armored Division and 5th Signal Command. Deployment, redeployments, transformation and friendship were among the main topics.

  • Soldiers chill out with students

    Jan 27, 2011

    In many cases, the support from these Soldiers has made it possible for students to do activities they otherwise would not have been able to do, said Missy Odsather, the Friday in Fairbanks coordinator at Barnette Magnet School.

  • Llewellyn to become a multi-occupancy vehicle gate

    Jan 27, 2011

    The installation command has taken another step toward reducing the number of vehicles traveling on Fort Meade's streets.

  • Musicians keep bluegrass alive in Hawaii

    Jan 26, 2011

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - The lone, mournful sound of a fiddle wafts outside a white church located less than a mile from Wahiawa Botanical Garden on California Avenue. Behind the rectory's window panes and sliding doors is anywhere from a dozen to 16 casually dressed musicians. They sit in a meandering, uneven circle. Here and there, half-empty styrofoam cups and plastic water bottles sit next to or under brown chairs, in arm's reach of a thirsty musician.

  • Ground broken on Airborne Battle Memorial

    Jan 26, 2011

    A new monument dedicated to U.S. combat paratrooper and glider units is sprouting up on Eubanks Field, Fort Benning, Ga. Ground was broken earlier this month on the Airborne Battle Memorial, which will sit just 100 feet from the Airborne Walk at the Army Airborne School.

  • West Point Combat Weapons Team trains with FBI Hostage Rescue Team

    Jan 26, 2011

    The West Point Combat Weapons Team recently visited the FBI Hostage Rescue Team's headquarters in Quantico, Va., to train on close quarters battle techniques.

  • Chaplains prepare deployed aviation brigade for return to Fort Riley

    Jan 26, 2011

    Army chaplains with a Fort Riley, Kan., aviation brigade are busy preparing their unit for its return from a year-long tour in Iraq this spring.

  • Paratroopers for a day: 'G.I. Jane' event gives wives a glimpse of Army training

    Jan 25, 2011

  • First Lady to visit Fort Jackson

    Jan 25, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama will be the guest speaker for 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment's graduation Thursday, at 1 p.m., on Hilton Field. She will spend the morning visiting Fort Jackson for a series of events that highlight the intersection of Let's Move! and military readiness.

  • Tooele Army Depot winner of 2010 Army Antiterrorism Award for small installations

    Jan 24, 2011

    Tooele Army Depot is the winner of the 2010 Army Antiterrorism Award for "Best Army Antiterrorism Program" in the small installation category. This is the first time TEAD has won this award at both the Army Materiel Command and DA level competition since the awards' inception in 2005.

  • APG called to serve during MLK celebration

    Jan 24, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Aberdeen Proving Ground community honored the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. during a ceremony at the Edgewood Area Recreation Center Jan. 12.

  • Witness to assassination recalls days with King

    Jan 24, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles, who was with Dr. Martin Luther King when an assassin's bullet felled him on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, spoke to an audience of Soldiers and military employees during a commemorative ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground Jan. 6.

  • Dr. King's dream closer in reach, but still not complete

    Jan 24, 2011

    The observation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday Jan. 17 gave us all an opportunity to see how far America has come in realizing the dream he spoke of to the nation during his "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963. No one can know what King would have felt about American society today; however, in my opinion, I think he would be able to recognize the incredible progress we have made, while still holding us to task for what we have yet to achieve. While the election of President Barack Obama may stand as the most symbolic proof of American progress, in looking around my everyday life, I am struck by the more low profile happenings that I believe prove our nation's true growth.

  • Combined Federal Campaign exceeds 2010 goal

    Jan 24, 2011

    The 2010 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign celebrated its successful completion with an awards luncheon Jan. 20 at the Rock Island (Ill.) Arsenal Club.

  • Shooting reinforces need for civility

    Jan 24, 2011

    The mass shooting Jan. 8 that wounded 13 people and killed six others during a political event for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson, Ariz., has led to a national debate on the current state of political discourse and the appropriate level of civility between people of differing viewpoints and beliefs. Giffords, who is recuperating after surgery to fix damage suffered from a gunshot wound to her head, is a member of the Democratic Party. The alleged gunman, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, has been reported as being partly motivated to carry out the shooting due to his holding political beliefs that run different to those of Giffords and her party. "Have we forgotten what it is to be civil'"

  • Rocket scientist says reach for the stars

    Jan 24, 2011

    A Hohenfels High School alumnus returned to her former physics class this month to share stories of her work as a bona fide rocket scientist and to encourage students to reach for the stars. Lyndy Axon, an Air Force Academy Cadet First Class, spoke to Ms. Joyce Dusenberry's Physics class about the possibilities that exist after graduation.

  • Schweinfurt DPW's toil kept community functioning during record-setting month

    Jan 24, 2011

    Residents of Germany just survived the coldest December since 1969, and in doing so received a barrage of snow not experienced in years. The area around the Army garrison here received several storms and tallied nearly 60 centimeters of snow accumulation, resulting in several days of delays or closures for garrison services and schools. Franconia enjoyed its first white Christmas since 1981. While many employees and students looked forward to enjoying a long morning at home during these weather delays, the tireless employees of USAG Schweinfurt's Directorate of Public Works knew that the snow days would be long ones.

  • Civil Support Team participates in pre-Super Bowl public safety media event

    Jan 22, 2011

  • New playground opens for children in Fort Bragg neighborhood

    Jan 21, 2011

    The Bougainville/Corrigedor Courts neighborhood kids now have a place to play and let off some energy thanks to the help of the USO of North Carolina, Lowe's Home Improvement, the Carolina Panthers, and Picerne Military Housing's partnership to building two brand new 'Super Heroes' playgrounds.

  • History keeps rolling with new technology

    Jan 21, 2011

    Caissons keep rolling along with help from the U.S. Army Ordnance School. Some of the oldest equipment in the Army is being updated with new hardware, thanks to state-of-the-art technology currently being fielded here. For almost 100 years, Caisson Wagons have served our military. They've carried the flag draped caskets of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, John F. Kennedy, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson along with Army General Douglas MacArthur and countless other military heroes over the years.

  • Soldiers 'make a difference' in Roy

    Jan 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 61st Chemical Company spent time last week in the city of Roy near Joint Base Lewis-McChord to make 330 of the city's water meters accessible to city meter readers and to give back to a community that has provided so much support to them.

  • Senator Pat Roberts visits with Kansas Soldiers

    Jan 20, 2011

    Sen. Pat Roberts met with Soldiers over lunch at Fort Riley, Kan., to listen to their concerns and experiences.

  • Get healthy this New Year

    Jan 20, 2011

    President Barack Obama created a wellness program and issued a challenge to all Americans to get healthy. The challenge of leading healthy lifestyles has been particularly noted within the Department of Defense and branded the "Civilian Wellness Program."

  • Kiosks offer easy access for customer feedback

    Jan 20, 2011

    Standing in Fort Campbell's Army Education Center lobby Monday afternoon, Don Michael tapped on the keyboard of the Army One Stop kiosk. A few clicks later and the education guidance counselor intern had access to a number of websites and services, including Interactive Consumer Evaluation, or ICE.

  • Coast Guardsmen awarded for saving family, displaying courage

    Jan 20, 2011

    A fall fishing trip might have ended tragically if not for the efforts of the Air Station Savannah Coast Guard.

  • New commercial development opens at APG

    Jan 20, 2011

    U.S. Army leaders, elected officials and defense contractors were on hand at the Jan. 20 opening of the Government and Technology Enterprise, a 416-acre complex known as The GATE near APG's gate on Maryland Boulevard.

  • School partnership program: Win-win for students, Soldiers

    Jan 20, 2011

    Students and schools are not the only beneficiaries in the partnership. Soldiers benefit greatly from their experiences with schools and students, Brewer said.

  • Fort Stewart Remembers Dr Martin Luther King Jr

    Jan 20, 2011

    For Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Harrison, an equal opportunity advisor with Third Infantry Division, one of Dr. Martin Luther King's many accomplishments is found among those he serves with.

  • Celebrating the Contributions of Dr. King on Race Relations

    Jan 20, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. --In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, employees at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command attended a program celebrating the contributions Dr. King concerning the issue of race relations.

  • Army Family Covenant entitlements available to Third Army Families at Shaw Air Force Base

    Jan 20, 2011

    Army Family Covenant entitlements available to Third Army Families at Shaw Air Force Base

  • Annual MLK basketball tournament brings out Europe's best

    Jan 20, 2011

    Some of Europe's best ballers made their way to Patton Barrack's fitness center for the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. basketball tournament held in Heidelberg Jan.14-17.

  • Parent to Parent to host black history month event

    Jan 20, 2011

    Tell Me a Story returns to Mannheim 3-5 p.m. Feb. 13 at Mannheim Elementary School featuring Heidelberg Allied Forces Commander Lt. Gen. John W. Morgan III reading "More Than Anything Else," a story by Marie Bradby about Booker T. Washington and his desire to read.

  • Casey Exchange employee among first Koreans to serve Soldiers abroad

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service motto is "We go where you go," and one trailblazing 49-year-old Korean employee from Camp Casey is proud to say he did just that.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers participate in color guard during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade

    Jan 18, 2011

    Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade participated in a Joint Service Color Guard made up of Soldiers, Marines, a Seaman, an Airman, and a Coast Guardsman during the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade from Magic Island in Waikiki to Kapiolani Park in Honolulu, Jan. 17.

  • APG commander briefs committee on BRAC progress

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Base Realignment and Closing legislation is set in motion and everything is on schedule, according to Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, senior Aberdeen Proving Ground commander, in testimony to the Maryland Joint Committee on BRAC, Jan. 18.

  • MICC leaders visit JROTC cadets

    Jan 18, 2011

    Junior ROTC cadets at Tom C. Clark High School and John Jay High School recently hosted the Mission and Installation Contracting Command commanding general where he discussed service to the Nation. Brig. Gen. Stephen B. Leisenring and Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Jackson, MICC command sergeant major, visited the schools and were treated to performances by the cadets' drill and ceremony squads and talked with the students.

  • Drawdown brings non-standard equipment mission to Sierra

    Jan 18, 2011

  • Living the dream: Soldiers march to recall Dr. King's accomplishments

    Jan 18, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Even a constant drizzle couldn't dampen the spirits of marchers on Wiesbaden Army Airfield Jan. 13. As community members made their way from the Community Activity Center to the Wiesbaden Fitness Center in the early morning darkness, they paused to listen as Soldiers shared personal reflections about the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • New Organization Serves Homeless Veterans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Neal Wheelis was just 17 when he vowed to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and joined the Coast Guard. Today he is homeless.

  • 'I'll Be Home Soon. Just Stay Strong.'

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Nearly four years ago, Tiffany Little lost her Soldier husband. A lot has happened since then - she's given birth to their daughter Kylee, moved to Alabama to be close to her dad and other family members, learned how to live as a single mom and joined a support group known as My Soldier, My Fallen Hero, first located at Bicentennial Chapel and now a part of the Survivor Outreach Services program. Along the way, she has found ways to manage the emotions that come with the sudden loss of a beloved husband.

  • Army Extends Care For Gold Star Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a sunny, crisp winter day, Redstone Arsenal's newest three-star general reached out to families who daily live the meaning behind the Army's values of courage, selfless service and sacrifice.

  • Providing Home For Survivor Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Emily McFall's life has led her to this moment. Standing among friends, supporters, well-wishers, and Army and community leaders, McFall could smile knowing she had completed a major milestone in a new Army initiative at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Corps-led eagle survey measures resurgence of national treasure

    Jan 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers coordinates the national Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, an annual count of bald eagle populations across the nation each January. The survey has contributed to the resurgence of the bald eagle, which was once listed on the federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.

  • Deployed Soldier prepares for record deal while in Afghanistan

    Jan 13, 2011

    Origins of Spc. Brian Stowe's military career isn't much different from other Soldiers' stories. Like many troops, Stowe joined the Army in June 2008 and attended basic and advanced individual training as a human resources specialist at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • NBC 'Today' show airs surprise baby shower from Fort Drum

    Jan 13, 2011

    The nation witnessed Fort Drum's holiday spirit recently as 112 expectant mothers were treated to an early-morning surprise by NBC's "Today" show.

  • Dirt turned for new WTU complex

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Warrior Transition Unit allows the Army to rehabilitate Soldiers and return them to deploying units. A new WTU complex is one of many new projects on Fort Sill. Jan. 6 marked the groundbreaking for the three-phase plan. Among the new facilities are a Soldier and family assistance center, headquarters and a 72-Soldier barracks.

  • Clinic provides easy access for families

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The second of the Army's 17 new community based medical homes had a ribbon cutting Jan. 5 in Lawton.

  • Hockey team scores big on national stage

    Jan 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Joint Task Force (JTF) Blast, made up of Soldiers, civilians and contractors from Aberdeen Proving Ground, recently nabbed the national title during the 8th Annual Hockey for Heroes / Armed Services Classic, held Nov 11 to 14 in Las Vegas.

  • Bluegills monitor treated groundwater

    Jan 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - If you see the bluegill fish coughing, it doesn't have a cold. But it is showing mild distress. The bluegill's sensitivity to water quality makes it an ideal species for monitoring the cleanliness of area groundwater, said Nate Davis, who oversees the testing.

  • West Point launches 2011 Bridge Design Contest

    Jan 13, 2011

    In response to the President's "Educate to Innovate" program and the nation's call to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the U.S Military Academy's Center for STEM Education is excited to announce the launch of the 2011 West Point Bridge Design Contest.

  • Retired colonel shares Dr. King's dream with Fort Irwin/National Training Center

    Jan 11, 2011

    When retired Col. Nathan Thomas, Jr. spoke at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on Tuesday, he didn't share Dr. King's dream from the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Instead Thomas, who participated in the civil rights movement including the walk from Selma, Ala. to Montgomery, Ala., shared Dr. King's dream for the Fort Irwin and National Training Center community in the present day.

  • Recruiting Responsibility Extends to Community

    Jan 11, 2011

    A community grassroots movement within the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion is building support for recruiters by activiating company-level community advisory boards.

  • Crews Compete To Be the Best

    Jan 11, 2011

  • Army National Guard joins GoArmyEd in 2011

    Jan 11, 2011

  • U.S. Army Pacific Health Promotion Council meeting focuses on Soldier wellness programs

    Jan 10, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon's Office discussed suicide prevention and wellness programs at the quarterly Pacific Health Promotion Council meeting Jan. 7 at USARPAC headquarters. "The goal of the council is to have a better appreciation of the significance of suicide and wellness issues throughout the command," said Col. Joseph S. Pina, USARPAC deputy surgeon.

  • Soldiers march through Barstow to Veterans Home

    Jan 10, 2011

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, stationed that the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., marched through Barstow to the Veterans Home there. The march helped raise money for the Home's Morale, Welfare and Recreation fund.

  • IMCOM shares Army's Home at All American Bowl

    Jan 10, 2011

    Employees from the Installation Management Command Headquarters participated in the Army Strong Zone at the Army All American Bowl in San Antonio Jan. 6-8. The display featured information about IMCOM programs, installations, and gave visitors the opportunity to record a message of support to the troops overseas.

  • Single Soldiers give back 2,000 hours

    Jan 10, 2011

    The year of 2010 was notable for the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, and nowhere is that more evident than in the national recognition of the BOSS programs in all three communities.

  • All decked out

    Jan 10, 2011

    Heidelberg students now have a bigger and better after-school hangout thanks to the Soldiers of the 18th Engineer Brigade.

  • Teaching how to give back

    Jan 10, 2011

    Students at Heidelberg Middle School learned the lesson that giving to others who are in need gives the holidays an extra sense of meaning.

  • Welcome to high-tech Army

    Jan 8, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8 during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Contracting specialists train for disasters during contingency contracting exercise

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Shafter, Hawaii - The 413th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Shafter become the first CSB to support a disaster scenario based on real-world events during a recent joint contracting field training exercise. The exercise, Pacific Contingency Contracting Disaster Training, was based on Operation Unified Assistance after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The exercise focused on providing emergency contracting to a joint task force supporting a foreign disaster relief effort.

  • Night vision just the beginning for Army technology

    Jan 7, 2011

    Night vision technology developed by the U.S. Army now allows the American warfighter to own the night.

  • A starry night

    Jan 7, 2011

  • Sustainer takes competition to a whole new level

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2011) - Many military units across the U.S. armed forces compete in intramural sports at their duty stations, but one member of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took the competition even further - all the way to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) headquarters.

  • Clearing up the recycling confusion at McChord

    Jan 7, 2011

    As part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord merger on Oct. 1, 2010, LeMay Incorporated took over McChord Field's waste services contract. In addition to being the solid waste services provider for all of Pierce County, LeMay has been the Lewis Main and North solid waste contractor for several years. Shelia Albrecht-Martin, the JBLM Public Works solid waste and recycling outreach coordinator, said the new single-stream recycling system is actually easier to use because nearly all recyclables go into the same 90-gallon cart.

  • Saving the Baghdad Zoo

    Jan 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - William "Wes" Sumner" is a unique Soldier working in a unique command. But few people know Sumner's story - the story of a man who not only worked to restore the Baghdad Zoo, but recently published a children's book about it.

  • Saving the Baghdad Zoo

    Jan 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - William "Wes" Sumner" is a unique Soldier working in a unique command. Sumner helps to maintain operations and to keep his finger on the pulse of a command that is charged with combating weapons of mass destruction and defeating all types of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats. But few people know Sumner's story - the story of a man who not only worked to restore the Baghdad Zoo, but recently published a children's book about it.

  • Book fair challenge sparks extreme course work

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 6, 2011) -- The students at J.E.J. Moore Middle School did more than meet a challenge set for the fall book fair at the school that services Fort Lee's sixth and seventh graders ... they pummeled it.

  • Council Meeting Goes Live

    Jan 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG's Dec. 16 Community Action Council Meeting was opened up to a wider audience when it was broadcast in real time on APG's Cable Channel 97.

  • Army continues to push boundaries of food science

    Jan 6, 2011

    Technology being developed by Army food scientists may provide the American warfighter meals on the battlefield that taste freshly made up to three years after it was prepared.

  • Band building well underway as new year begins

    Jan 6, 2011

    In spite of the cold weather, the new Army Ground Forces Band building is still tracking on schedule. "We should finish the shingles in a couple of weeks and then work will focus mostly on the inside," said Project Manager George V. Blackard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fort Bragg office. "Exterior brick work will also begin in a few weeks, which will bring out the true shape and color of the building." The placement of interior studs is well underway as are the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Wounded warriors, spouse receive full 4-year scholarship to CTU

    Jan 6, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Two wounded warriors and the spouse of a wounded warrior received a great surprise before the holidays - a full four-year scholarship to Colorado Technical University.

  • Horse Cavalry Detachment a parade favorite in Pasadena

    Jan 6, 2011

    TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE, Pasadena, Calif. - The 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment performs during the 2011 Rose Bowl Parade. Listed as 25th in the order of march, the detachment played up to the crowd showing why they have been invited eight out of the last nine years to fill a coveted equestrian slot in the parade.

  • Army scientists in town for All-American Bowl give San Antonio students a taste of MREs

    Jan 5, 2011

    Army scientists visiting San Antonio for the Army's All-American Bowl demonstrated the science behind Meals, Ready-to-Eat for students at East Central High School.

  • Army outreach delivers options, opportunities to area students

    Jan 5, 2011

    U.S. Army educational outreach coordinators took science and technology presentations to nine San Antonio high schools this week in hopes of inspiring students to look to the Army for career options and opportunities.

  • Brothers serve in Afghanistan, meet on Christmas Eve

    Jan 5, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Borchardt and U.S. Army Pfc. James Borchardt, brothers, met on Forward Operating base Ghazni Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, after 11 months of serving separately in Afghanistan.

  • Awards ceremony marks start of TF Iron's road home

    Jan 5, 2011

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan- The first Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, will be heading home soon after spending the last 11 months in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Commo troops spread cheer to Afghans

    Jan 5, 2011

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Communication Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division bag toys and clothes alongside Bagram Airfield's Korean Hospital workers Jan. 2 to pass out to local Afghans. The gifts were donated by communications specialists of Co. C, HHB, 101st Abn. Div. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Grant Matthes, Combined Joint Task Force-101 Public Affairs)

  • Soldier applies lifelong soccer skill to All-Army Soccer Team

    Jan 4, 2011

    Recently, the All-Army Soccer Team won the 2010 Armed Forces Men's Soccer Championship after a series of games played in the panhandle of Florida, Oct. 24th. Army Soldiers from all over the world came together to comprise the team, including Spc. Chris Harvey, a member of 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division.

  • Army engineers display robots at San Antonio schools

    Jan 4, 2011

    Robotics engineers from U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command give students at San Antonio's Sam Houston High School a first-hand look at how robots empower, unburden and protect the American Warfighter as part of an educational outreach effort during the Army's All-American Bowl week activities.

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