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  • Breast cancer awareness: my Family's story

    Oct 18, 2010

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. America brings out pink ribbons and commercials about the most common cancer found in women. Campaigns kick off and fundraisers move into a higher gear. All of these aim at defeating a cancer that is killing our nation's women. I do those things every month. Pink ribbons are not saved for October in our house.

  • Madigan first to train Army's new Critical Care Emergency Nurse Course

    Oct 18, 2010

    It takes a partnership throughout the medical community to train a good nurse. That's a lesson learned from the Army's Critical Care Emergency Nurse Course being held for the first time in Madigan Healthcare System and some of Tacoma's emergency rooms.

  • Wounded Warriors receive therapy through horses

    Oct 18, 2010

    The eight-week equine therapy program brings in Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers once a week to Serenity Farms to work with horses volunteered by their owners.

  • Survivors want to assist other families

    Oct 18, 2010

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - In his speech at Hali'a Aloha's opening ceremony, Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general, U.S. Army-Hawaii, read Abraham Lincoln's heartfelt letter to a woman whose five sons had died on Civil War battlefields.

  • Spotlighting our Soldiers' teens

    Oct 18, 2010

    Eight teenagers joined practitioners from the Adolescent Specialty Clinic and participated in Madigan Healthcare System's second teen forum designed to provide them with an outlet to discuss how this war is affecting our Soldier's adolescents.

  • Dog detachment veterans reunite at 'Camp Carson'

    Oct 18, 2010

    Several veterans of the 8125th Sentry Dog Detachment based out of what was once known as Camp Carson, came back to where it all began to commemorate their 56-year reunion, Oct. 5.

  • Baumholder, Wiesbaden Army theaters rank with military's best

    Oct 18, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Baumholder and Wiesbaden plays dominated the awards at the 2010 U.S. Army Festival of the Arts Competition with Wiesbaden's Amelia Earhart Playhouse taking seven first-place awards and Baumholder's Hilltop Theater winning a slew of first, second and third-place honors.

  • Star of children's tale shares with Stuttgart youngsters

    Oct 18, 2010

    STUTTGART, Germany -- The friendship between an American pilot and a German schoolgirl that has now spanned more than 60 years serves as a symbol of an enduring partnership between the two countries.

  • Students test Army rations at conference

    Oct 18, 2010

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- College students interested in engineering careers crowded into a demonstration of Army food technology Oct. 8 at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Conference here.

  • Paratroopers earn Chilean jump wings in honor of rescued Chilean miners

    Oct 15, 2010

    64 Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division honored the 33 rescued Chilean Miners during a jump on Fort Bragg, Oct. 14. Jumpers from the 82nd Division Special Troops Battalion joined Chilean Army Col. Cristian Guedelhoefer, who was the primary jumpmaster, in dedicating the jump to honor of the rescued Chilean Miners.

  • Spouses honored for service

    Oct 15, 2010

    Eleven Fort Campbell spouses received Outstanding Military Spouse awards in a ceremony, Tuesday. The awards, an idea from U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, recognized the achievements of these spouses. Recipients were nominated in part for involvement on post and in the surrounding communities.

  • Spouses become 'Women in the Wilderness'

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Campbell's "Women in the Wilderness" program offered by MWR is an adventure series broken down into monthly themes: On the Water for September, Back Country Travel in October, and Climbing to New Heights in November.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Completes Transformation

    Oct 15, 2010

    The new colors for the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion were unveiled and the Division Special Troops Battalion's colors were retired during a ceremony at Stang Field, Oct. 15.

  • Bobcats, Thunder visit Fort Bragg

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Bragg was home to the NBA for a couple of days as basketball greats visited the installation to thank Soldiers and their Families for their service. Michael Jordan was the star attraction visited Fort Bragg schools, wounded warriors, riggers with the 11th Quartermaster Company and spoke at Pope Air Force Base's Commander's Call Oct. 6. Jordan stressed the importance of education when he talked with the students.

  • Unified bowlers smash pins at Fort Sill

    Oct 15, 2010

    Twin Oaks Bowling Center hosted the Unified Special Olympics Oct. 9 with nearly 100 participants bowling over the two sessions.

  • State leaders get a taste of Army life

    Oct 15, 2010

    Welcome to a Soldier's world. No warm reception, only the bite of drill sergeants as they prepare you for Army life. Harsh, but purposeful. A group of civilian leaders got their dose of soldiering Oct. 7 as part of Leadership Oklahoma.

  • Making time for Families

    Oct 15, 2010

    However, despite the toll these issues and tragedies have taken on military personnel worldwide and locally, our Families have always stood strong to help us weather the storm. Indeed, it is only with their help that we in Installation Management Command (IMCOM) can work to achieve IMCOM's vision of "supporting organizations' mission accomplishment and materially enhancing Soldier and Family well being and readiness."

  • RAD brings services to retirees: Retiree Appreciation Day set for Oct. 22

    Oct 15, 2010

    Once again U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is proud to host retirees and surviving family members at its annual Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 22. The event is part of the commander's program to thank military retirees for their service and continued support. All U.S. military retirees from all U.S. services, their family members and survivors are welcome.

  • Fort Riley, Morris County pledge continued support

    Oct 14, 2010

    COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. - Leaders with the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Rear Detachment, 1st Infantry Division, and Morris County re-affirmed the commitment between the brigade and the Morris County community by signing the Army Community Covenant Oct. 9 during Council Grove's annual Grillin' in the Grove event at the Canning Creek Cove campground near Council Grove.

  • Oktoberfest reminds military spouse of home

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Karina Wallace felt somewhat at home at Fort Riley's fourth annual Oktoberfest. Wallace, a military spouse, is German, so she said she appreciated the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosting the festival Oct. 7 to 9 at Rally Point Field.

  • Fire prevention a year-round effort

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> -Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield took part in National Fire Prevention Week, as an opportunity to inform Soldiers, Family Members and the southeastern Georgia community on the importance of fire prevention.

  • Raider Brigade raises funds for Fallen Soldiers' Memorial

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - For two years, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, has been working on a project to honor fallen Soldiers who served in the unit during combat operations in Iraq.

  • Collection boxes pop up to receive AFAP issues

    Oct 14, 2010

    The first of three boxes to gather information on issues affecting Army life was placed in the Fort McPherson Library Wednesday in preparation for the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference. According to the Military One Source website, AFAP is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers, retirees, Civilian employees and Families to senior leaders for action.

  • Hispanic heritage celebrated at several post events

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, several events were recently held on Fort San Houston.

  • EOD information exchange builds relationships

    Oct 14, 2010

    Members of the Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and the DoD Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program partnered with members of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Sept. 20 through 24 for an EOD seminar in Beirut, Lebanon. More than 40 Soldiers, NCOs and officers attended the information exchange on EOD and demining operations and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) operations.

  • 65th Inf. Reg. remembered at heritage luncheon

    Oct 14, 2010

    Lt. Col. (Ret.) Baltazar Soto, contracting officer with the Fort McPherson Mission and Installation Contracting Command Center and a historian on Puerto Rican Soldiers, shares a trailer of the Public Broadcast Service documentary "Borinqueneers" during the National Hispanic American Heritage Month luncheon Oct. 6 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. Soto, who served as a researcher on the film about the Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, spoke about the contributions this Puerto Rican unit, which can trace its lineage back to 1899, made to the American military.

  • 'Charging Boar 2010' evolves with threat

    Oct 14, 2010

    A bomb shattered the relative calm at the Rose Barracks' food court the morning of Sept. 25, tearing through tables and personnel, leaving a trail of carnage in its wake. The culprit, a disgruntled and recently redeployed Soldier, nonchalantly left the scene and was joined by another Soldier on the other side of post, where the two went on a shooting rampage and took several hostages.

  • Red Cloud observes disabilities month

    Oct 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea -Soldiers and Defense Department civilians gathered to observe the National Disability Employment Awareness Month at the Commanding General's Mess here Oct. 8.

  • Students practice safety techniques for fire prevention week

    Oct 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Isaiah Hardy (left) and Brittany Rose Lonergan (right), fifth grade students from Casey Elementary School, climb up a ladder to reach an emergency exit as part of a Casey Garrison Fire and Emergency Services Station-organized Fire Prevention Week activity in a parking lot near the school Oct. 7. The activity was designed to educate students about fire accidents and how they should respond to them.

  • Civilian focus group cites food, auto service among top concerns

    Oct 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Restaurant choices, an automotive service station and hair salons were the top concerns raised by civilian employees during a focus group meeting here to solicit their feedback for the command Sept. 24.

  • Braving the great outdoors: Grafenwoehr students take lessons from Mother Nature

    Oct 14, 2010

    Orange and red colored leaves fell gingerly off the trees and lined the newly built environmental trail located near Dickhaeuter Lake on the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The picturesque setting was the perfect backdrop for more than 40 Grafenwoehr Elementary students during an educational outing, Oct. 1.

  • Army retirees hit the road to promote awareness of nation's military

    Oct 14, 2010

    Retired Lt. Col. Doug Adams had just finished a run and was staring at a snow-capped Mount Rainier one sunny day last year at Fort Lewis, Wash., when the ambitious vision came to him: Launch a national campaign to draw people's attention to service members and veterans by cycling cross country for a year.

  • 2010 Operation Rising Star finalists announced!

    Oct 13, 2010

    The 12 semi-finalists for the 2010 Operation Rising Star live finals were selected by the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Army Entertainment Division this week.

  • West Point faculty, cadets teach engineering to local high schoolers

    Oct 13, 2010

    Faculty members from the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, cadets majoring in CME and local engineers took their expertise to Cornwall Central High School math classes Oct. 6 for the second annual Engineering Day. The idea is to introduce math students to the engineering field through hands-on experiments and to promote the field of engineering.

  • Celebrating Fiesta Style

    Oct 13, 2010

    It was time for a fiesta as U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's operational element conducted their annual Hispanic Heritage Observance. This year's theme, "Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America" set the tone for the celebration conducted Sept. 29 at Peterson Air Force Base's Building Three.

  • Army doctor's quick response saves lives

    Oct 13, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Capt. David Kassop, M.D. had only been assigned to the 22d Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) for about two weeks Aug. 4 when he showed up late for work. The new surgeon for the 22d Chemical Battalion had just spent two hours rendering medical assistance to save the lives of a man and woman who were involved in a horrific accident on I-95 in Baltimore.

  • Online housing referral network launches in Heidelberg

    Oct 13, 2010

    An online listing of rental housing will launch this month for U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg customers.

  • Always Lightning

    Oct 12, 2010

    Stanfield donned his original service uniform once more during the 'Tropic Lightning Museum's' Living History day and professed his pride in the division was what made him happy to serve as a historic guide to visitors, Oct. 8.

  • Radford AAP celebrates new nitric-sulfuric acid facility

    Oct 12, 2010

  • History comes alive during 'Living History Day'

    Oct 12, 2010

    Soldiers and community are invited to the "Tropic Lightning Museum's" Living History Day, a day of hands-on learning and up-close history of the 25th Infantry Division, on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 8.

  • Worley takes 'God & Country Tour' to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 12, 2010

    Darryl Worley will share his love of country and those who defend it throughout his "God & Country Tour" of five U.S. Army installations this autumn.

  • Sustainment Command welcomes new Non-commissioned Officers

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2010) - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted an Non-commissioned Officer Induction Ceremony on Sept. 30 in Abrams Auditorium at Fort Knox's Patton Museum.

  • Army engages USA's future engineers at career fair

    Oct 12, 2010

    Hundreds of America's brightest engineering students explored how they can serve their country as Army civilian scientists at a career fair Oct. 9.

  • Socio-cultural data collection provides insight for commanders

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Spirit points liven up 10-miler

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Vigilance is their watchword

    Oct 11, 2010

    Army drivers endure deployment hardships without much recognition. They are often assigned to do much more than just drive, to include providing security to convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

  • Firefighter's Challenge kindles a break for Basra

    Oct 11, 2010

    Firefighters celebrated National Fire Prevention Week with a competition Oct. 7 to give Soldiers a little taste of what their job is like.

  • Safe Haven for supply convoys

    Oct 11, 2010

    Until recently, trucks stuck in traffic jams outside Contingency Operating Base Adder, a U.S. base near Nasiriyah, were experiencing small arms fire and theft as they waited for their turns to enter the base until Soldiers of the 224th Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) built a safe overflow lot to protect the incoming traffic.

  • Iron Brigade launches drive to give

    Oct 11, 2010

    The 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division kicked off their brigade's participation in the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas with a luncheon Oct. 3.

  • Mother, son celebrate promotion in Iraq

    Oct 9, 2010

    TALLIL, Iraq - "I am happy and glad it's done." That is how Kenieth Mayweather, described his promotion to the rank of captain, Oct.7, on Camp Adder, Iraq. His mother, Sgt. Maj. Rue Mayweather, was there to share the special moment. She performed the ceremonial "pinning" and the first salute to her son as a captain. "I've been to every one of his promotions," said Rue. "I wouldn't have missed this for the world."

  • Sixty-three 'Battle Boar' Soldiers participate in regiment's largest reenlistment cer

    Oct 9, 2010

  • Fort Riley recycling program saves money, resources

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Plastics, glass, cans and paper are just some of the things that can be recycled at the Fort Riley Recycling Center, located in Building 1980 at Camp Funston. "Recycling is essential to save valuable landfill space," said Scott Allen, operations supervisor of the recycle program. "If we refused to recycle, these products would end up in our landfills and reduce the life expectancy of those landfills."

  • Petersen signs Domestic Abuse Awareness Month proclamation

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - One in four women will be the victims of domestic violence sometime in her life, Carolyn Tolliver-Lee said Oct. 1 at the Domestic Violence Proclamation signing at Riley's Conference Center. "It is real and it does occur," she said. "It occurs here in our community and outside of our gates. Can you imagine what goes on behind those doors'"

  • Combat Aviation Brigade re-signs covenant with Pottawatomie County

    Oct 8, 2010

    WAMEGO, Kan. - On Oct. 3, the Combat Aviation Brigade signed its second Army Community Covenant with Pottawatomie County in a formal ceremony headlined the final day of Wamego's OZtoberfest. The Army Community Covenant signing between the CAB and Pottawatomie County was coupled with another ceremony honoring World War II and Korean War veterans.

  • Strength in diversity

    Oct 8, 2010

    These are the people we mean when we refer to "Hispanic heritage" and the month set aside to honor their contributions to America.

  • Deployment Watch: 2nd Brigade Combat Team

    Oct 8, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Warriors" are actively fulfilling their mission to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces within the Diyala Province. Check out the latest photos sent to us at the Division Public Affairs Office.

  • Fort Riley continues partnership with Clay County, Clay Center through covenant re-signing

    Oct 8, 2010

    CLAY CENTER, Kan. - Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, received a very special 'welcome home' from the community of Clay Center, Kan., during an Army Community Covenant ceremony Sept. 25. The ceremony was to reaffirm the partnership by re-signing the covenant created between the 'Raiders' Squadron, Clay County and Clay Center in August of 2008.

  • Textbook Science Comes Alive For Students

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In groups of about 15, high school students from across north Alabama got an up close view Sept. 29 of the helicopters, missiles and various hardware systems that have established Redstone Arsenal as a leader in engineering and development throughout the Army.

  • Dellarocco Leaving With Fond Memories Of Redstone

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Gone tomorrow is the signature e-mail tag and greeting that has been the hallmark of a Team Redstone war fighter, whose singular contributions to the Free World's defense have been acknowledged across the globe.

  • Leader Equipped With A Customer's View

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The customer has come to the Aviation and Missile Command in the steps of Col. Chandler "Skip" Sherrell.

  • School Troops Begin March To Fort Lee

    Oct 8, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Some 250,000 Soldiers and Marines have graduated from the Ordnance school at Redstone in the past 58 years.

  • Fort Bragg spouse pens grant request for Fayetteville Cares

    Oct 8, 2010

    An organization that plays a big part in showing how much the community appreciates its military members at Fort Bragg is Fayetteville Cares, which, according to its mission statement, is a community based organization that provides support to our military personnel and their Families before, during and after deployments. To ensure that military members, including single Soldiers are not forgotten once they deploy and redeploy, Brenna Berger, a military spouse at Fort Bragg, drafted a grant request to the Armed Service Mutual Benefit Association that would eventually be awarded to Fayetteville Cares.

  • Program brings fresh produce to military Families on Fort Carson

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Balfour Beatty Communities hosted a farmers market Sept. 24 at the Joel Hefley Community Center on Fort Carson. Unlike typical farmers markets, the fresh local produce was free to Fort Carson housing residents and military Families.

  • Fort Carson inaugurates community-linked program

    Oct 8, 2010

    The Warrior Family Community Partnership, a program that connects Fort Carson Soldiers and Families with local communities and organizations, held an open house Sept. 24 at The Hub. The partnership is an extension of the Army Community Covenant, an Army program that partners units and installations with local communities to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families.

  • Kandahar Naturalization Ceremony Part 1

    Oct 8, 2010

    Eighty-eight Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines from 37 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance and became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Oct. 1 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Second mayoral meeting stresses understanding

    Oct 7, 2010

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Aretha Franklin was nowhere to be found at the Human Vill Apartments Sept. 27, but Dongducheon city and U.S. Army officials in this community that is home to 2nd Infantry Division units were doing their best to tout her message of "respect" for the Korean and American residents living in the 272-unit complex.

  • Mothers of fallen servicemembers travel to Iraq

    Oct 7, 2010

    SULAYMANIA, Iraq - The Gold Star Mothers Organization was created to provide emotional support to U.S. women who have lost a son or daughter in the line of duty. Nine of these Gold Star Mothers traveled to the Sulaymania Arts Center for a three-day conference, beginning Sept. 26. For these mothers, it was a chance to see what their child was fighting for and to see the outcome of a war that claimed their child's life.

  • Dickinson County, Fort Riley reaffirm commitment with covenant

    Oct 7, 2010

    ABILENE , Kan. - On a beautiful day in Abilene, Kan., during its annual Chisholm Trail Days celebration, the Soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and the citizens of Dickinson County reaffirmed their commitment to each other by renewing their partnership under the Army Community Covenant.

  • 'General' contribution to help community

    Oct 7, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Howard Bromberg, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) special assistant to the commanding general, fills out his pledge card for the 2010 Metropolitan Atlanta Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Monday at FORSCOM headquarters. FORSCOM hosted its kick-off ceremony for the CFC Oct. 1. The theme for this year's CFC is "We Race to Share Because We Care."

  • Clinic changes name, but not mission to help Soldiers, Families

    Oct 7, 2010

    A significant event in the closure of Fort McPherson took place when the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic was re-designated as the Lawrence Joel Army Troop Medical Clinic (LJATMC) Oct. 1. "Today's transition is important," said Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, LJATMC commander. "It is the first major milestone in closing the clinic."

  • Smoke alarms provide a sound you can live with

    Oct 7, 2010

    Although today marks the end of National Fire Prevention Week, Installation Management Command (IMCOM) officials say fire safety concerns remain a constant priority as Army installations experienced more than 300 reportable fire incidents in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2010 - resulting in three deaths, nine injuries and $18 million of damages, said Gerald Adams, IMCOM fire protection specialist. "We are committed to keeping Soldiers and their Families prepared and safe whether deployed or at home ... every day, every week, every month, every year," said Adams.

  • U.S. Army Soldier Show: A deployment unlike any other

    Oct 7, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART</b> -The audience at Fort Stewart 's Newman Fitness Center was dazzled by the spectacular performance from the Soldiers of the 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show, Oct. 5 and 6. The show is themed "Soldier Show v.27.0," marking the 27th year the show has been entertaining Soldiers and Families and the technical advances that have been made since the show's inception. However, what the audience and fans did not see was the demanding production that goes on behind the scenes that lays the groundwork for this historical event to succeed. Crew as well as performers play a key role in the set up and breakdown of the show, said John Stewart the program director for the Soldier Show.

  • Paying it forward, Military supporters give Soldier new home

    Oct 7, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Pfc. James Stanly, 27, a New Jersey National Guardsman based in Jersey City returned from a tour in Iraq in 2009 and found that his current home, a trailer not far from the Canadian border, was rotting from rain seeping through the roof and causing moldy-unlivable conditions that threatened his health. Through a series of local connections, Stanly was able to receive a new home allowing him to reunite with his daughter.

  • 2ID celebrates Hispanic heritage month

    Oct 7, 2010

    CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea - Sgt. Ione Barrera of A Company, Division Special Troops Battalion (left) and Sgt. Josue Ten of B Company, DSTB, dance bachata during the 2nd Infantry Division Hispanic Heritage Month celebration at the Camp Casey Thunder Inn dining facility Oct. 6. The two 2nd ID Soldiers and guest speaker Sgt. Alejandro Morlote of A Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, received a plaque from 2nd ID commander Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker.

  • Directorate of Training and Doctrine Stands Up

    Oct 6, 2010

    As a result of reorganization within the Future Warfare Center, the new Directorate of Training and Doctrine assumed responsibility for training and doctrine for space and missile defense - specifically ground-based midcourse defense - operations within the Army.

  • Fly Tying and Fishing: Wounded Warriors 'Fish' Tails

    Sep 20, 2010

    Twice a month, volunteers from Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing ourney to Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade to set up shop at WTB's 2nd Battalion Conference Room where amidst the array of colorful rooster and pheasant feathers, deer tails, vises, bobbins, chenille, scissors and thread, wounded Warriors are making grasshoppers, minnows, dragonflies, ants and larva.

  • U.S. Army Racing set to create picture perfect Veterans Day

    Sep 17, 2010

    The U.S. Army and Stewart-Haas Racing are planning a special paint scheme for Ryan Newman's No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet which gives veterans the opportunity to put their faces on the Soldiers' car running in the Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 14.

  • Veterans receive high school diplomas

    Sep 16, 2010

    The commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps saluted Operation Recognition, a Cumberland County public schools program, which presents high school diplomas to veterans whose service was up until the Vietnam War-era. "Operation Recognition is just one example of the outstanding support provided to our Soldiers, military Families and veterans by the Fayetteville community," said Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, who is also the Fort Bragg commander.

  • 'You Are Not Alone': Suicide Prevention Month kicks off at Stewart-Hunter

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Each of us is precious. That is what Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, told the Soldiers and Army Civilians filling the sanctuary and overflow room at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, Sept. 2. Brigadier General Phillips was the guest speaker at the "You are not alone," Suicide Prevention Week kick-off. Narrator for the event was Tom Allmon, Directorate of Human Resources director.

  • Husband and wife partner to save lives

    Sep 9, 2010

    The Cargo Specialist, assigned to the 297th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, part of 13th Sustainment Command, volunteered to help his wife, Margaret, as she shepherded a blood drive for the two villages she serves as mayor in. For three days, from August 23d to August 25, 2010, the pair signed people in and recruited more to support the military blood drive held at the Robertson Blood Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Warfighters, civilians come together on agriculture

    Sep 9, 2010

    Nearly than 50 civilian and military officials gathered to share "best practices" and coordinate their efforts to boost eastern Afghanistan's agri-business sector at Forward Operating Base Fenty Sept. 6.

  • Revamped councils to represent Afghan villages

    Sep 9, 2010

    International Security Assistance Forces in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province are helping streamline the way Afghans connect with their government.

  • Teamwork defends post from insurgency

    Sep 9, 2010

    The primitive hilltop base in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province overlooks broad valley floors, yet exists in the shadows of larger mountains and the hostility of insurgents who would tear it down.

  • Preventive medicine keeps Soldiers in the fight

    Sep 9, 2010

    The unforgiving terrain of the Nangarhar, Nuristan, Konar and Laghman provinces in eastern Afghanistan hosts hoards of insects and wildlife that create quite a hairy situation when it comes to cohabitating with troops; however, the Soldiers of the preventive medicine section of Charlie Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, Task Force Bastogne, see "combat" with these creatures on a daily basis.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Brown brings experience, perspective to Afghanistan

    Sep 9, 2010

    Having served with the 101st Airborne Division in two wars in a career spanning more than four decades, U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. James M. Brown brings a unique perspective to the current conflict in Afghanistan.

  • Safety tops priority list for Army Reserve environmental survey

    Sep 8, 2010

  • Kaiserslautern delegation tours Rock Island Arsenal

    Sep 8, 2010

    A delegation of city officials from Kaiserslautern, Germany, spent the afternoon of Sept. 6 touring Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., during its four-day visit to neighboring Davenport, Iowa. The group was in the United States to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Davenport and Kaiserslautern's relationship as sister cities.

  • West Point celebrates 49th annual Buffalo Soldier Ceremony

    Sep 8, 2010

    West Point cadets honored surviving Buffalo Soldiers during a ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Field Sept. 5.

  • 25 ID Band trip to China and Russia

    Sep 7, 2010

    The Division band is the first U.S. military band to perform in the World Expo and the first cultural exchange unit in China this year.

  • 'Under a Jarvis Moon' tells story of U.S. colonies on deserted islands

    Sep 7, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - "Under a Jarvis Moon," a 45-minute documentary developed by the Bishop Museum, was presented at the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's Distinguished Lecture Series, at the Nehelani, here, Aug. 27.

  • Congressional staffers visit JRTC, Fort Polk

    Sep 7, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- It's not every day that civilians get to fly in a C-130, witness an airborne jump, hitch a ride in CH-47 Chinook helicopters and experience the bone-shaking realism of Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center. A group of 30 congressional staffers got to do just that Aug. 25-27 at JRTC and Fort Polk. Staffers from the offices of U.S. senators and congressmen visit two Army installations each year to learn about the military and Fort Polk has hosted for the past two years.

  • Couples bond at largest 9th MSC Married Skills Workshop

    Sep 7, 2010

    Fifty couples attended the U.S. Army Reserve 9th Mission Support Command's Married Skills Workshop here, Aug. 27-29, making it the command's largest couples event held in Hawaii to date.

  • One Team! key leaders collaborate on Asia-Pacific disaster contingencies, cooperation

    Sep 3, 2010

    U.S. Army, Pacific senior leaders met with more than 30 other military and government leaders from countries in the Pacific area of responsibility at the Asia Pacific Senior Civil Military Seminar here Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. Focused on improving regional disaster response the inaugural seminar was the first in a series of annual events to bring together senior military and civilian leaders from around the Asia-Pacific region.

  • North Carolina communities support Fort Bragg brigade, bring joy to Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2010

    In the last five weeks the Fort Bragg and Charlotte, N.C., communities have rallied in support of the Soldiers of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion donating personal hygiene items, blankets, pillows, sheets, socks and even electronics to the unit. The unit loaded and shipped the milvan more than three months ago but when the milvan arrived, it was cleaned out - everything stolen. Since then, the people of the Fort Bragg and Charlotte communities have readily been resupplying Soldiers with many needed items.

  • Jewish community prepares to observe Yom Kippur

    Sep 3, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Jewish lay leader The Jewish period of Yom Kippur will start Sept. 17 with the Kol Nidre observance and conclude one hour after sundown Sept. 18. The Jewish biblical source of Yom Kippur is found in the Torah's Book of Leviticus, Chapter 23: "The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'The tenth day of the seventh month is the day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you, and you shall afflict your souls (fast).

  • Rosh Hashanah, Jewish new year, observance begins

    Sep 3, 2010

    The Jewish New Year period known as Rosh Hashanah will start on sundown Wednesday and continue for the following two days. On the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah, a special service called Tashlikh is held near a body of running water. It is customary for Jews in attendance to walk to a river or creek, preferably one with fish in it, and recite penitential prayers.

  • Massive Construction, Renovation Project Preserves History, Tradition - From Roof Lines to Floor Til

    Sep 3, 2010

    To maintain the traditional look of the historic Main Post area of Fort Bragg, N.C., and to preserve the original appearance and original materials of historic buildings under renovation; new construction and remodeling being done to facilitate the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command to Fort Bragg has been closely coordinated with the N.C. State Historical Preservation Office. From new roof lines to historic windows and floor tile, supporting contract firms and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are taking appropriate measures to maintain the historic symbolism, aesthetics and atmosphere that have always been an important part of living and working on the Fort Bragg cantonment.

  • Hunter Army Airfield breaks ground on new elementary school

    Sep 2, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.</b> -Military and civilian leaders broke ground on Hunter Army Airfield, Aug. 24, at the Pulaski Elementary School site on South Perimeter Road where a new school building will replace the existing one, located just beyond the Montgomery Street Gate.

  • Photographer shows the lives of 3rd ID Families

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Last night in Dorset, in the Long Trail School, at 7 p.m., for $10 a head, an auditorium full of Dorset people came to experience a slide show of images and commentary about Soldiers and their Families in faraway Georgia, entitled, "Ready, Set, Go!"

  • 'Resolute' Warriors donate relief supplies to hospice in Africa

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, VA. (Sep. 1, 2010) - Soldiers give a great deal of themselves every single day. High operational tempo, deployments overseas, and a rigorous training schedule demand much of a Soldier's time and energy. In spite of these demands Soldiers still want to do more, more for their country and for the world.

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