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  • RIA-JMTC celebrates Machinist Apprenticeship Program graduation

    May 22, 2009

    All across the country, high school and college students are celebrating the end of a long four year journey with commencement. The same was celebrated at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center when 11 people graduated from the Machinist Apprenticeship Program Friday. The Apprentice Program at Rock Island Arsenal can trace its roots to just before World War I. The first class graduated in 1910. Today, the program is partnered with Black Hawk College, a partnership that has helped the program expand and improve.

  • Miss Missouri learns Combat Water Survival

    May 22, 2009

    Miss Missouri 2008, Lacey Fitzgerald, joined Soldiers for drown-proofing training at Davidson Fitness Center, Tuesday. Fitzgerald's visit was part of Summer Safety Days, a two-week period set aside by the Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood to prepare everyone for the safety and health concerns associated with summer.

  • Williams takes command in ceremony Tuesday; Hall presides

    May 22, 2009

    Col. John Megnia relinquished command of the Fort Leonard Wood garrison to Col. Charles Williams in Lincoln Hall auditorium, Tuesday. "A garrison commander is a ... one man band," said Russell Hall, Installation Management Command-Northeast region director. "He orchestrates a great fleet of individuals and a great team of professionals."

  • Hospital offers new prenatal care

    May 22, 2009

    Reynolds Army Community Hospital starts a new prenatal program

  • Military Working Dog Warrior Police Challenge

    May 22, 2009

    The third annual Military Working Dog Warrior Police Competition was held at Fort Leonard Wood, May 11-15, putting more than 40 teams through the ultimate test to find out who could be "top dog." After nearly a week of competition and 12 different events, Staff Sgt. James Cooey, 42nd Military Police Detachment, Fort Bragg, N.C., and his dog, Randy took "Top Dog" honors.

  • Biggest Armed Forces Day celebration in country steps off at Fort Sill

    May 22, 2009

    Nearly 3, 000 Soldiers marched in what some call the biggest armed forces day parade in the country.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Fair helps community members stay safe

    May 22, 2009

    The Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood held their Safety and Health Fair - as part of Summer Safety Days - at Nutter Field House, to warn the public about potential hazards and educate them in regard to health concerns, Monday.

  • EOD of the Year Competition

    May 22, 2009

    2009 EOD of the Year Competition

  • BOSS members partner with SHARP Program

    May 22, 2009

    Army families attending a recent Soldier Show at Fort Belvoir, Va., were greeted by a unique group of Soldiers from the Army's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program.

  • Soldiers spend free time volunteering

    May 22, 2009

    Soldiers from Fort Gordon in the Intermediate-Level Education program spend their free time volunteering at a local food bank.

  • Signal Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    May 22, 2009

    Signal Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title.

  • Wounded service member care draws attention

    May 22, 2009

    Wounded service member care draws high level visitors' attention.

  • 41 Miss Georgia contestants visit Sand Hill

    May 22, 2009

    When basic trainees arrived at a Sand Hill obstacle course Saturday, they were greeted with a surprise - 41 Miss Georgia pageant contestants.

  • Imax offers viewers bigger picture, better sound

    May 22, 2009

    The Imax Theatre at Patriot Park beckons moviegoers to immerse themselves in the larger-than-life action of Hollywood hits this summer. The Dark Knight will run a final weekend at Imax before the theater kicks off a summer filled with big-name movies such as Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D, Star Trek, Night at the Museum 2 and Transformers 2.

  • Commentary: Remember sacrifices on Memorial Day

    May 22, 2009

    Memorial Day is more than just a Monday where we get to take the day off from work each May. It is a day dedicated to the memories of the men and women who died in military service.

  • Ulibarri honored, new top enlisted Soldier assumes post

    May 22, 2009

    Fort Benning and the U.S. Army Infantry Center swapped out its top enlisted Soldiers on Monday. CSM Earl Rice took over the position from CSM Joe Ulibarri during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at the Benning Conference Center. Ulibarri retired Tuesday after 27 years on active duty.

  • Fort Myer's Chaplain's Corner

    May 21, 2009

    Chaplain's Corner is a weekly column in the Pentagram managed by Installation Chaplain (LTC) Barry White, whereby multiple chaplains in the National Capital Region provide their commentary on life in the military.

  • USASMA Graduates 644 from Sergeants Major Course

    May 21, 2009

    These are the pictures that go with the story previously submitted

  • Joint services place 'Flags In' at Arlington National Cemetery

    May 21, 2009

    Every Memorial Day since 1948, Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) have made their way through Fort Myer's Selfridge Gate, rucksacks filled with American flags.

  • Army's first Tactical Interpreter Company welcomes home first deployed Soldiers

    May 21, 2009

    Five Soldiers recently returned home from a deployment that marked a first for the Army.

  • PEO Soldier unveils lighter, more lethal weapons systems

    May 21, 2009

    Program Executive Office Soldier at Fort Belvoir, Va., serves as the organization responsible for virtually everything a Soldier wears or carries opened its doors recently to give the media a look at some new gear in development that will lighten a Soldier's load while improvimg survivability, lethality and comfort.

  • CSX teaches interdiction to rapid response teams

    May 21, 2009

    Training article about the specialized training law enforcement officers received in counter-terrorism tactics as they apply to "tubular targets."

  • Career counselor aces communication skills

    May 21, 2009

    Year of the NCO feature about career counselor

  • Speakers highlight packed conference

    May 21, 2009

    A condensation of five senior Army leaders' speeches at the Armor Warfighting Conference at Fort Knox

  • Military officials present book to military children

    May 21, 2009

    The "Children of Valor" book is created to honor the children who have a parent who was killed or died as a result of the War on Terror since 9/11 and now rests in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • Congressional balance

    May 21, 2009

    Katherine Long, who works for U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., balances across one of the obstacles on the Confidence Course May 14. More than 40 congressional staffers visited Fort Jackson to gain insight on Basic Combat Training operations.

  • Paying tribute to the military: Fort Jackson celebrates Armed Forces Day

    May 21, 2009

    Thousands of visitors to Fort Jackson's 59th Armed Forces Day celebration were treated to historic and current displays, re-enactments, a parade and other fun activities, featuring all branches of service and a special appearance by the Tuskegee Airmen.

  • Driver makes Fort Jackson 'pit stop'

    May 21, 2009

  • Fort Jackson leads way in green energy

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Jackson has taken a major step in its efforts to embrace "green" technology with the installation of 10 hydrogen fuel cells, which will serve as a back-up power source for three on-post facilities.

  • All in the family: Post leadership makes FRGs top priority

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Jackson's Family Readiness Groups will soon have a new place to call home. Michelle Jordan, Family Readiness Support Assistant for the Office of the Commanding General, said a new FRG building, located next to Darby Field, should be ready to use by June 1.

  • COMMENTARY: FRG provides information, friendship

    May 21, 2009

    When I arrived in Germany almost five years ago, it was my first time out of the country and my first experience with the Army. Not unlike many military couples, two weeks after our wedding, my husband left for his first duty station. I followed a few months later.

  • Fort Jackson Troopz courts young talent

    May 21, 2009

    Chelsa Thompson, a program assistant with Child, Youth and School Service's Youth Sports and Fitness division, said she remembers picking up a basketball for the first time at 3 years old. When her husband was assigned to Fort Jackson last year, she decided to bring the sport she loves to her new job.

  • AAFES upgrades Fort Jackson services

    May 21, 2009

    "Cadre Wednesdays" have arrived at Fort Jackson. This week, AAFES stores, eateries, malls and shoppettes began offering promotional sales, product demonstrations, drawings and food specials aimed at the Soldiers, family members and retirees who regularly use post facilities.

  • Solid support is Lopez' motivation

    May 21, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Gabriel Lopez advises junior enlisted Soldiers not to worry about promotions. Lopez has found that a solid support network of family and co-workers has been the best motivator.

  • G-1 addresses personnel issues before Congress

    May 21, 2009

    The Army will continue to rely on vital personnel programs to relieve stress on the force, said the Army's G-1 during testimony on Capitol Hill, May 20.

  • Sova assumes UAS responsibilities

    May 21, 2009

    The Training and Doctrine Capability Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TCM UAS) ensures that UAS capabilities are current and meet the needs of its users, such as ground commanders. Col. Robert J. Sova assumed this responsibility from Col. Jeffrey T. Kappenman May 15 during a change of charter ceremony here in the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • U.S. Army Materiel Command launches full online presence

    May 21, 2009

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command can now be found on many of your favorite social media Web sites including Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, iReport, LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Fort Leavenworth selects top Soldier, NCOAca,!E+of Year

    May 21, 2009

    Sgt. Jovan Luna and Spc. Thomas Rincon were named the winners of the Fort Leavenworth 2009 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition in a ceremony May 15 at the Frontier Conference Center. A total of six competitors, three NCOs and three Soldiers, demonstrated their abilities in the Army Physical Fitness Test, land navigation, weapons qualification and Warrior Training Tasks during the competition May 11-15. Each competitor was also required to complete a written examination and oral knowledge assessment board.

  • Race aids in team selection for Armywide competition

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Rucker Soldiers vied for a spot on the post 10-miler team May 16, as they competed in the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 10-mile run.

  • 'Old Warriors' welcome new commander

    May 21, 2009

    Army's largest battalion with 2,500 Soldiers welcomed Lt. Col. Mikael R. Ash during a change of command ceremony at Fort Rucker's Howze Field May 14.

  • Quartermaster Center and School Reaches Retention Goal

    May 21, 2009

    For the fourth straight year, the QMC&S reenlisted enough Soldiers not only to reach its retention goal but to reach it early.

  • Last Block of Instruction for NCO

    May 21, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Deborah Wesley will step into a new era of fashion when she retires next month after more than 35 years' service in the U.S. Army Reserve.A,A The 59-year-old will don her civvies on a full-time basis for the first time since the early 1970s.A,A

  • NCOs inducted into Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame

    May 20, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The Fort Leavenworth Hall of Fame inducted two noncommissioned officers during a ceremony at the Lewis and Clark Center, May 19. Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Smith and Sgt. Maj. William McBryar joined the only other NCO in the 95-member Hall of Fame, 1st Sgt. Percival Lowe, who served at Fort Leavenworth from 1849 to 1859.

  • Army migrating computers to Vista

    May 20, 2009

    The Army is migrating all of its Windows-based computers to Microsoft's Vista operating system to bolster Internet security and standardize its information systems.

  • Eustis AIT student becomes naturalized U.S. citizen

    May 20, 2009

    Eustis AIT student becomes naturalized U.S. citizen

  • Australia's senior warrant officer visits Eustis

    May 20, 2009

  • Australia's senior warrant officer visits Eustis

    May 20, 2009

    Australia's senior warrant officer visits Eustis

  • Community service celebrated during Fort Eustis' Retiree Appreciation Day

    May 20, 2009

    Community service celebrated during Fort Eustis' Retiree Appreciation Day

  • Army recognizes former NCOs in Congress

    May 20, 2009

    As part of the Army's continued celebration of the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer, senior Army leaders, Tuesday, recognized 10 members of the 111th Congress who have served as NCOs.

  • Financial Readiness: A Joint Mission Multiplier, Miami Garrison supplies the weapons to ensure perso

    May 20, 2009

    There is an enemy threatening our armed forces. This enemy is the leading cause or contributing factor in divorce nation-wide, eclipsing infidelity. This enemy is a stressor that can affect every facet of a service member's life and health. That enemy is financial instability; getting it under control has become a serious issue for Army leadership. "When Soldiers are distracted by personal problems, financial or otherwise, it diminishes their quality of life and their ability to focus on the mission at hand; and impacts overall unit readiness," said Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli in a recent 'VCSA Sends'. "As leaders we must always remember our primary responsibility to take care of Soldiers and their Families." U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is tasked with supporting the U.S. Southern Command, a joint regional unified command responsible for overseeing U.S. military operations in an area of focus that includes the Caribbean, Central and South America.

  • Memorial Day message

    May 20, 2009

    Gen. Dempsey's Memorial Day message to TRADOC Soldiers and civilians.

  • Training Prepare Individual European Soldiers for Deployment

    May 20, 2009

    European soldiers attend 5-day training course at the 7th U.S. Army JMTC to prepare them for meeting their units downrange.

  • Hammer Focus prepares 3HBCT, 3ID for NTC and future deployment.

    May 20, 2009

    "Hammer Focus is like our Super Bowl," said 1st Sgt. Quentin Fenderson, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment. "Since January, we have been going through everything from small-arms qualification, our gunnery tables and company level training exercises. Hammer Focus brings that all together."

  • NCO shares his love of the Army with school children

    May 20, 2009

    As seventh graders from Blackmon Middle School filed off their school buses and made their way down to Essenbager Field, Staff Sgt. Terry Jones, a platoon sergeant in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stood perfectly still. The red guidon in his right hand was held firmly and he stared stoically forward as the children in his platoon flowed around him. Many made jokes and giggled at his military bearing, not knowing what to make of it.

  • Walt Disney World retreat brings 76 1-15 families closer together

    May 20, 2009

    "We had two goals for the retreat, one was to provide couples an opportunity to bond and become equipped with the knowledge and wisdom for a better marriage, and two, for the couples and families to have a great time," said Jeon.

  • Soldiers sharpen skills during exercise

    May 20, 2009

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Field exercises are the bread and butter of American Soldiers preparing to serve in operations anywhere in the world at a moment's notice.

  • Division Families enjoy hands-on experience at Korean Ceramic Expo

    May 20, 2009

  • New manpower chief vows to strengthen Army Family

    May 19, 2009

    President Barack Obama's nominee for assistant secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs said, May 12, at his confirmation hearing that he is aware of the concerns about dwell time, which directly affects families.

  • Music for the Seoul

    May 19, 2009

    Photo by SSG Sadie E. Bleistein Donald L. Peterson, director of the Brigham Young University Wind Symphony conducts a concert combining the talents and music of the BYU Wind Symphony and 8th U.S. Army Band May 5 at the Korean Broadcasting System Concert Hall, Yeouido, South Korea.

  • 173rd ABCT Experiences Realistic Medical Training at JMTC

    May 19, 2009

    Soldiers from the 173rd ABCT train on realistic mass casualty scenarios at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Medical Simulation Training Center.

  • European training center offers Special Forces training to conventional forces

    May 19, 2009

    The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's International Special Training Centre (ISTC) has opened its courses to qualified conventional forces from the U.S. military stationed in Europe.

  • Testing of unmanned systems presents challenges

    May 18, 2009

  • First APG BRAC project complete

    May 18, 2009

  • Fleet Management: Ducks In a Row Done Right

    May 18, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Scott G. West, Commander, TACOM-LCMC and members of his staff visited Fort Leonard Wood, May 5, to recognize the efforts which have produced the Army's finest example of the Fleet Management program

  • Army displays draw crowds at Armed Forces Day event

    May 18, 2009

    The Army displayed technology, community and opportunity this weekend at the 57th annual Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

  • Army destroys 60 percent of U.S. chemical weapons

    May 16, 2009

  • ARL volunteers encouraging students' participation in science, engineering

    May 16, 2009

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory volunteers are helping to give a number of high school students the opportunity to work with robotics technology and may help them get college scholarships in preparation for careers in science and engineering.

  • APG Post chapel hails senior NCOs

    May 16, 2009

  • 'Best of the Best:' 20th Support Command (CBRNE) selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    May 16, 2009

  • Holt assumes command of ATC

    May 16, 2009

  • Soldiers serve Army leaders with a smile

    May 15, 2009

    This is a story of the Executive Dining Facility whose Soldiers serve up masterpiece meals to the likes of Secretary Geren.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • NCOs lead the way at USARAK NCO Academy

    May 15, 2009

    U.S. Army Alaska Soldiers train at the Sgt. 1st Class Christopher R. Brevard NCO Academy.

  • Commentary: Soldiers represent the best of America

    May 15, 2009

    Saturday is Armed Forces Day, one of the few occasions when we throw open our gates and welcome our neighbors on post. I hope those who visit take time to talk to the Soldiers they see, because I fear that, for many Americans, the men and women in uniform are mysteries.

  • National Infantry Museum display items moving

    May 15, 2009

    The Countdown to the "green" opening of the new National Infantry Museum continues while the number of artifacts being transferred from the old museum continues to dwindle, said Mike Criscillis, museum curator.

  • Sergeant Major Academy class graduates

    May 15, 2009

    Sgt. Maj. Francisco Cervantes fulfilled a 20-year dream, May 7, at the Baccalaureate ceremony for the Sergeants Major Academy's 59th graduating class.

  • Perdue visits post, signs education bills for children

    May 15, 2009

    Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue visited Freedom Hall May 7 to sign two bills to ease military children's transitions between schools as they move because of their parents' service.

  • Soldiers team up with students through PIE

    May 15, 2009

    "This was the best field day by far," said fourth-grade teacher Jessica Thorne, who coordinated the event for Georgetown Elementary School. The difference was the 23 Soldiers in the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, partners in education with the school, she said.

  • Air Force wins at chess tournament

    May 15, 2009

    PFC Pieta Garrett, 23, of Fort Polk, La., took the top individual spot Thursday during the four-day Inter-service Chess Tournament at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center. The tournament brought 20 service members of all branches to post for a seven-round Swiss-system tournament.

  • 4th RTB NCOs clinch Best Ranger title

    May 15, 2009

    Two Soldiers made history this year during the 26th annual LTG David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition May 8-10. SFCs Blake Simms and Chad Stackpole, 4th Ranger Training Battalion Ranger instructors, won the overall competition, and also came in first on the road march that began Friday night and first in Saturday night's orienteering, earning both the Rippetoe and Leandri awards, respectively. This is the first time one team won the three major awards.

  • Developing senior leaders: hands-on learning inside the beltway

    May 15, 2009

    During the college's annual National Capital Region Trip from May 11-13, more than 300 USAWC students traveled to Washington D.C. to talk with members of Congress, directors within the State Department, military leaders, and representatives of key government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

  • Signal Soldiers make training fun

    May 14, 2009

    35th Signal Brigade Soldiers make physical training fun with a series of competitions and games.

  • Youth Challenge Academy Family Day

    May 14, 2009

    Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy welcomes Families to an open fun-filled series of events.

  • Speech: Gen. Dempsey

    May 14, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discusses joint warfighter development at the 2009 Joint Warfighter Conference.

  • Best Ranger 2009 wrap-up

    May 13, 2009

    The 2009 Best Ranger Competition ends with Team 21, Sgt. 1st Class Blake Simms and Sgt. 1st Class Chad Stackpole, both of 4th Ranger Training Battalion, as the winners. Jennifer Gunn, Fort Benning Public Affairs, reports.

  • Small Unit - Big Effect

    May 13, 2009

    Task Force Odin may not be the biggest unit on Fort Hood, but it is an effective combat multiplier as they patrol the skies over hostile regions, helping to ensure the safety of American troops and their allies. On Friday, May 8th, they provided a different kind of life-giving support by donating blood to the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) at one of its 22 blood donor centers worldwide, the Robertson Blood Center. Among those donating was Private Brandon Martin, a generator mechanic assigned to the task force mostly comprised of aviators.

  • Restricted Access links

    May 13, 2009

  • Resource Center

    May 13, 2009

  • TRADOC Briefing Room

    May 13, 2009

  • Drill Sergeants Educate Students on Army Values

    May 13, 2009

    The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion partnered with the Milwaukee Bucks to draw 18 top athlete students from Wisconsin's high school for an Army athletic challenge. Drill sergeants from the Mobile Exhibitor Drill Sergeant Program led the students through the challenge and discussed the importance of the Army values.

  • Hasta la Vista: Army to implement new operating system

    May 13, 2009

    The Army is migrating all of its Microsoft Windows-based systems to Microsoft's Vista operating system to bolster Internet security and begin standardization of its information systems.

  • Commentary: Pausing for flag a small sacrifice

    May 13, 2009

    Tradition. It is one of Fort Jackson's hallmarks. Before training and transformation, it is the first underlying pillar of Fort Jackson's Vision Statement - "a proud legacy of training and inspiring American Soldiers...." If we believe this, then why do we frequently overlook a common Army tradition' You know this time-honored military custom to which I refer. It happens every day at Fort Jackson - the posting and lowering of the flag.

  • DSoY credits family for success

    May 13, 2009

    During the past eight years - especially when Sgt. 1st Class Michael Cavezza deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 his family has kept him motivated.

  • Commentary: Battlefield visit more than a simple trip

    May 13, 2009

    Last week, I had the opportunity to join other Soldiers and company commanders of the 171st Infantry Brigade on a trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield. This was an awesome opportunity and a great learning experience for everyone.

  • 171st Soldiers get lesson in history

    May 13, 2009

    How many historians do we have in here'" Col. Jeffrey Sanderson, chief of staff, asked a group of company, battalion and brigade leaders last week. When only a few of the Soldiers in attendance raised their hands, Sanderson repeated the question, until every hand was raised. Everyone wearing a U.S. Army uniform, he said, should be a historian.

  • Logistics awards recognize the best in the Army

    May 13, 2009

    Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the Army's 2009 Logistics Excellence Awards.

  • Army requires different leaders to fight irregular wars, general says

    May 13, 2009

    The Army will require a different type of leader in the fight against terrorism and other kinds of irregular warfare, the Army's top troop trainer said Tuesday.

  • Developing leaders is job 1 at TRADOC

    May 12, 2009

    The operational environment of the future will present the Army and its leaders with hybrid threats, increased complexity and increased challenges that arise, when confronting an adaptive enemy, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command in a May 12 speech to the Joint Warfighting Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Army unveils new force generation tool at conference

    May 12, 2009

    More than 215 senior Army commanders, general officers, and their staff members from 33 states and territories met recently to discuss readiness and were introduced to the Army Force Generation Synchronization Tool, a new database designed to help military planners manage sourcing requirements.

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