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  • Patch that's perfect: 4th MEB changes out Big Red One for distinct unit insignia

    Mar 31, 2009

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. - The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is a new unit with a new patch, and ready for new missions in maneuver support, consequence management, stability and support of area operations.

  • Military, civilian partnerships needed for stability

    Mar 30, 2009

    Re-establishing and maintaining a safe and secure environment following conflict is something the Army has done since its beginnings, but something it acknowledges it can no longer do alone.

  • Fort Bliss' Restoration and Resilience Center offers war-damaged minds solace, treatment

    Mar 30, 2009

    Fort Bliss' Restoration and Resilience Center offers war-damaged minds solace, treatment

  • Playing Hockey Desert Style: U.S. Faces Canada at Kandahar

    Mar 28, 2009

    Sgt. Francisco N. Aponte, 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command maintenance noncommissioned officer, and Sgt. Sean M. Sloan, 143d materiel readiness branch, played with the Kandahar Hawks ball-hockey team in a game March 4 against visiting Team Canada at Kandahar Air Field (KAF), Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers honor member of original Parachute Test Platoon

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, carry the coffin of CWO4(R) Benjamin C. Reese. Reese, a member of the original Parachute Test Platoon, died March 19. He was 92. In 1940, he volunteered for the test platoon, predecessor of the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion, earning an extra $21 a month in jump pay. Reese made two combat parachute jumps during World War II. The first was in Normandy on D-Day with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. The second was during Operation Market Garden. Reese retired from the Army in 1969 with 30 years and 90 days of service. Reese is survived by his wife of 66 years, Verne, two sons, Benjamin and COL David Reese, and three grandchildren.

  • FTX 3 'not the movies'

    Mar 27, 2009

    Locals were playing soccer; others were calling from building windows or shouting things like "Captain America" and "G.I. Joe" from the dirt street. If SPC Andrew Herendeen learned anything during his third field training exercise, it was "the chaos of urban operations," he said.

  • Fort Lewis LRS unit visits Benning, completes RSLC

    Mar 27, 2009

    Literally jumping into their training with both feet, 52 Soldiers made their entrance on Fort Benning by jumping onto Fryar Drop Zone March 13 after a seven-hour flight from their home station at Fort Lewis, Wash. The Soldiers, in C Troop, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, came to Fort Benning for the 4th Ranger Training Battalion's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course.

  • Drill sergeants have one of the most import NCO roles - training Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2009

    Four Soldiers competed this week for the post title of Drill Sergeant of the Year. They are the top two drill sergeants from both the 192nd and 198th Infantry brigades, determined by a brigade-level competition earlier this year. This competition emphasizes the many challenges associated with being a drill sergeant, said SSG Tommy Beauchamp, NCOIC for the event.

  • EOD Soldiers instruct engineers on using robots

    Mar 27, 2009

    "Most of these guys haven't been to combat yet, so we're trying to get them familiar with the systems that they'll be using downrange."

  • Kandahar joint sustainment operations center opens for business

    Mar 27, 2009

    The 143d Expeditionary Sustainment Command held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 16 to officially open the new Joint Sustainment Operations Center at the 143d's Joint Sustainment Command Headquarters here at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • GETTING DOWN AND DIRTY: Infantrymen show 'true blue' form

    Mar 27, 2009

  • The face of today's drill sergeant: Demographics show how numbers add up

    Mar 27, 2009

    Since American Soldiers have been training to fight, their leader-trainers have gone by a variety of titles. In today's Army, those who train enlisted Soldiers who just enter service are called drill sergeants. America's changing human landscape and research results have evolved Basic Combat Training standards, leading to the programs of instruction our drill sergeants now follow. For instance, before 1964, there was no such thing as a drill sergeant, nor did the trainers of that day have standardized methods of instruction.

  • Mission: Suicide prevention -- Chiarelli: Skills key in dealing with stress

    Mar 27, 2009

    Confined to a wheelchair, barely aware of his surroundings, reduced to having to wear a diaper, Spc. Kyle Norton is unable to perform even the simplest of tasks. Just a few months into his first deployment, a bullet that barely missed its mark left Norton in a vegetative state. The infantryman was not hit by a round from an enemy in Iraq or Afghanistan, but rather a bullet from his own weapon as Norton tried to take his own life.

  • NCO/Soldier of the Year Named

    Mar 27, 2009

    Push-ups, shooting, running, grenade tosses and taking a written test ... Those were some of the categories of competition in which six Fort Jackson NCOs and Soldiers participated March 19 in pursuit of the distinction of being named Fort Jackson's NCO and Soldier of the Year for 2009. As night fell, two winners emerged. Staff Sgt. Lisa Swanson, a drill sergeant with Company D, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment and Spc. Daniel Parker, a trombone player with the 282nd Army "Victory" Band, are this year's winners. Swanson took top Noncommissioned Officer honors, and Parker is now Soldier of the Year.

  • Area School Enjoys Outing to Bowling Center

    Mar 27, 2009

    Students from David A. Harrison Elementary School of Prince George visited the Fort Lee Bowling Center during a class field trip March 20. The trip was planned as a means to educate children on the importance of proper manners.

  • Quartermaster NCO Willing to Lose, But Determined to Win

    Mar 27, 2009

    HHC, 49th Quartermaster Group's Sgt. Daniel Sheninger has boxed for only a few years, has less than 10 bouts to his name but wants to fulfill a dream to make the All Army Boxing Team. He said he is hungry, determined and downright dogged to reach his goal.

  • Annual Army Family Plan

    Mar 27, 2009

    The annual Army Family Action Plan results for Fort Gordon are released after the annual conference.

  • Chaplain Chronicles Adversity as Female Minister

    Mar 27, 2009

    After a 20 year break in service, Chaplain (Capt.) Kathleen Williams has found the job her spirit desires. Williams first entered the military in 1978 and served a five year stint in the U.S. Air Force. Today, she is the chaplain for the 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Women's History month speaker lauds military equality

    Mar 27, 2009

    Women's History Month speaker lauds military equality in Fort Gordon command program.

  • Year of the NCO: Stars of Progress

    Mar 27, 2009

    In honor of Women's History Month and the Year of the NCO, the Fort Lee Traveller profiled five of the higest ranking female NCOs at the Quartermaster Center and School about their place in history as both female warriors and NCOs.

  • Wounded Warriors use recreation for healing

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warriors use recreation to aid the healing process.

  • Covenant promises quality care

    Mar 27, 2009

    Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion officials sign a covenant to deliver quality care to injured service members.

  • Quartermaster Brigade Recognizes Superior Warriors

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers from the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade at Fort Lee. Va., spent a Saturday testing their skills on the obstacle course during the brigade's Honor Company Competition. The day's events included scenarios Soldiers would experience in combat situations and tested Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills.

  • Quartermaster Duo Awarded

    Mar 27, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, Quartermaster Center and School commanding general, awards Master Sgt. Danettelynn Brown with the Distinguished Order of St. Martin, while her husband, Master Sgt. Sheldon Brown, looks on. Cross later presented Sheldon with the Catharine Greene award, which recognizes spousal support. The ceremony was held March 20 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Quartermaster Duo Earn Honors

    Mar 27, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross, Quartermaster Center and School commanding general, awarded Master Sgt. Danettelynn Brown with the Distinguished Order of St. Martin, while her husband, Master Sgt. Sheldon Brown was presented the Catharine Greene award, which recognizes spousal support. The ceremony was held March 20 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Lewis Soldiers test language skills

    Mar 26, 2009

    Fort Lewis language center becomes Iraqi village for a day as students sharpen understanding of culture

  • Lessons in the desert sun

    Mar 26, 2009

    It may seem odd for a battalion to head to the Golden State while the rest of its brigade's battalions remain in Washington with a brigade FTX on the horizon. But 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment's trip to Southern California was anything but a trip of leisure; there would be no surfboards on Strykers during this voyage. From March 8-10, the Tomahawks of 1-23 Inf. participated in 3rd Infantry Brigade's FTX electronically from various Marine Corps training areas while other battalions were spread out between Fort Lewis and the Yakima Training Center.

  • LRS company jumps hurdles en route to RSLC

    Mar 26, 2009

    As the 38th Long Range Surveillance Company continues to build from the ground up, the unit will send 52 of its Soldiers March 13 to Fort Benning for the Reconnaissance, Surveillance Leader Course - the nuts and bolts of a LRS unit.

  • 86th Engineer Dive Team departs in support of OIF

    Mar 26, 2009

    86th Engineer Dive Company Soldiers Depart in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom

  • Fort Eustis kicks off 2009 AER Campaign

    Mar 26, 2009

    2009 AER Campaign kicks off at Eustis

  • NCO leads at work, home, in community

    Mar 26, 2009

    Taylor is a cargo specialist who volunteers time on weekend to help underpriveleged youth.

  • 'One-in-Four' addresses TRADOC senior enlisted leadership on sexual assault prevention

    Mar 25, 2009

    In this Year of the NCO, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Command Sgt. Maj. David Bruner had invited four young men to come and deliver a powerful message for the command's senior enlisted advisers to take back and use to train their Soldiers. Their presentation began with a chilling statistic: one out of every four college women has survived rape or attempted rape.

  • Soldier's Soldier Jumping into Retirement

    Mar 25, 2009

    As 1st Sgt. Paul Grosch walks out the door at Headquarters & Headquarters Company-Garrison, he can look back over his shoulder knowing his last assignment was one of the best in a career filled with challenges and opportunities that turned a young man into an accomplished and successful Soldier. With 21 years of service, Grosch is turning over his administrative duties as the senior enlisted Soldier for 650 Soldiers on Redstone Arsenal (not including the Soldiers of OMEMS, Fox Army Health Center or SMDC) and as a community liaison for the Garrison to incoming 1st Sgt. Albert Rocker, who previously served on the Arsenal in 2007 as the first sergeant of the NCO Academy. After a brief absence, Grosch hopes to return to Redstone Arsenal as a civilian employee. "One of the highlights of my career was this job because I learned a whole lot about the business of the Army," he said.

  • TRADOC NCOs Meet with American Legion Leadership

    Mar 25, 2009

    SGM Len Harris and Drill Sergeant of the Year, SFC Herbert Thompson (center), met recently with American Legion National Commander Dave Rehbein (left) and Department of Virginia Commander Les Clevinger. Both NCOs spoke to Legionnaires about their deployment experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan and the relevant training new Soldiers receive during basic combat training. This year has been designated the Year of the NCO and all Soldiers are encouraged to share their Army stories with civilian audiences. Contact your public affairs office for more information. (Photo by Greg Mueller)

  • Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, West Point forges mettle

    Mar 25, 2009

    While United States Military Academy cadets had an opportunity this week to learn how the Watervliet Arsenal forges steel, the Arsenal employees also had an opportunity to see how the Army's academy at West Point forges its mettle.

  • Torres the gunner

    Mar 24, 2009

    Army Reserve Sgt. Danielle R. Torres, a civil affairs non-commissioned officer, looks down from her turret as her protective security detail prepares for yet another mission here on March 21 2009. Torres, a corrections officer from Galloway, N.J., is the gunner on the lead Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAP) for the team, and the only woman qualified as a gunner on the .50-caliber machine gun. She is part of the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade which is nearing its tour here in Iraq. The brigade is the senior civil affairs command for approximately 800 civil affairs Soldiers and Sailors supporting war fighting commanders throughout Iraq. This Army Reserve brigade, composed predominantly of Warrior Citizen Soldiers from the Philadelphia area, is part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Fort Monroe Suicide Prevention Training

    Mar 24, 2009

  • ARCIC and TARDEC release robotics strategy

    Mar 24, 2009

    The Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) and the Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) recently announced a jointly-published "Robotics Strategy" white paper. The strategy looks at ways to further enable the Army's 1.1 million Soldiers.

  • Monroe officials cite AER successes during campaign kickoff event

    Mar 24, 2009

    Fort Monroe officials cite the successes of Army Emergency Relief during the installation's fundraising campaign kickoff.

  • D.C. Police Chief speaks at ATEC for Women's History Month

    Mar 24, 2009

    From high school drop out to DC police chief, Cathy Lanier tells a compelling story.

  • Fighting 69th Soldiers welcomed home on St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 24, 2009

    It was only fitting that Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, an Irishman through and through, welcomed back from Afghanistan 319 Soldiers from the famed New York National Guard's Fighting 69th Infantry Regiment on St. Patrick's Day in New York City

  • Remember the Alamo

    Mar 23, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Keith M. Huber, commander of U.S. Army South, spoke at the Alamo Mar. 10 in a ceremony honoring the 173rd anniversary of the famous battle there in 1836.

  • AMU shooter aims for 2012 Paralympics

    Mar 23, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Josh Olson knows what it means to reinvent himself. An Infantryman for most of his Army career, Olson never dreamed he would someday be an internationally ranked shooter with the Army's World Class Athlete Program. But, everything changed for Olson after losing his right leg in an attack during his 2003 deployment to Iraq.

  • Fort Sam Houston Women's History Month celebration

    Mar 23, 2009

    The month of March is nationally recognized as Women's History Month; a time to reflect on the many contributions of women in history. U.S. Army South is sponsoring the Women's History Month activities for the Fort Sam Houston installation. This year's theme is "Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet" and throughout March, everyone here will have the opportunity to participate in various events to help save our planet.

  • Filmmaker follows his brothers to Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Thank you." At the Friday premiere of the documentary film Brothers at War at Carmike 15 Cinemas in Columbus, these two words were spoken often - filmmakers thanked Soldiers for their service, and Soldiers thanked filmmakers for producing a film many of them called an accurate and honest depiction of their experiences in Iraq.

  • Soldiers, college students work side-by-side to build homes for homeless

    Mar 23, 2009

    Nineteen Soldiers from the 11th Engineer Battalion helped build several Habitat for Humanity houses last week in south Columbus. They partnered with college students on spring break to provide housing for low-income families at a low, interest-free cost.

  • Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year suffers from TBI

    Mar 23, 2009

    The Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year talks about his traumatic brain injury

  • ARCIC leader attains national recognition

    Mar 23, 2009

    One of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's own has been named one of the Top Blacks in the Military by U.S. Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine. Col. Robert S. Ferrell, director of Future Combat Systems' Strategic Communication Directorate at the Army Capabilities Integration Center-Forward in Arlington, Va., was notified of the award in a letter signed by Tyrone D. Taborn, chairman and chief executive officer of Career Communications Group, publishers of the magazine. CCG, based in Baltimore, Md., presented the promotable colonel his award at the Fifth Annual Stars and Stripes Dinner Feb. 20 in Baltimore.

  • National Training Center hosts Congressional Staff

    Mar 21, 2009

    Photos taken on Army Day at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. Almost 40 Congressional Staffers participated in small unit tactical training at NTC Congressional staff in order to better understand the training and mission requirements of the Army's war fighters, 20 March 2009. NTC, Fort Irwin is the Nation's pre-eminent joint training center, replicating the contemporary operating environment and arduous environmental conditions for a full spectrum operational training experience.

  • Tournament raises big bucks for AER

    Mar 20, 2009

    Fort Rucker 2009 Army Emergency Relief No-Limit Texas Hold'em Charity Benefit raised $6,500 for AER during the more than 12-hour tournament March 14 at Aviators' Landing.

  • From the classroom to the flight line, fieldtrip gives local children Army Aviation experience

    Mar 20, 2009

    A class of 5- and 6-year-olds from the Enterprise Preparatory Academy took the morning of March 19 to learn about Army Aviation and meet pilots.

  • Richmond coach visits Fort Eustis

    Mar 20, 2009

    University of Richmond coach visits Fort Eustis

  • SMA celebrates Year of the NCO at 8th annual ATSC workshop

    Mar 20, 2009

    The Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston was the keynote speaker March 10 at the 8th Annual Army Training Support Center Distributed Learning Workshop, March 9 through 12, at the Marriot at City Center in Newport News.

  • Youngsters 'scout out' career opportunities

    Mar 20, 2009

    Cub Scout Pack 150 and Boy Scout Troop 150 from Enterprise visited the Fort Rucker Fire Department and 6th Military Police Detachment March 14.

  • NCO mentors young Soldiers

    Mar 20, 2009

    Master Sgt. James Goins, serving as first sergeant of B Co., 2nd Bn., 25th Avn. Regt. in Hawaii, is currently here at the NCOA for ANCOC training.

  • Students 'think outside the box'

    Mar 20, 2009

    Leadership Reaction Course tests NCO leadership abilities, teamwork and communication skills.

  • Department of Defense Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Role Model Award

    Mar 20, 2009

    For the Army's civilian winner of the 2009 Department of Defense Women's History Month Foreign Language and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Role Model Award serving her country, giving back to her community, and helping students of all ages build a future is part of the job-a job she loves.

  • War heroes and descendants scatter soil from historic battlefields

    Mar 19, 2009

    Heroes are honored Thursday as they add soil from Revolutionary War to Iraqi battlefields during the Sacred Soil Ceremony at the new National Infantry Museum.

  • Troops provide medicine to remote villagers in Djibouti

    Mar 19, 2009

    Servicemembers traveled throughout remote regions of Djibouti March 7-14 to provide medical and public health aid to more than 2,000 villagers.

  • Warrior Tactical Academy Prepares Soldiers for Deployment

    Mar 19, 2009

    The 832nd Ordnance Battalion is the last stop for many trainee Soldiers before they head off to their respective units. So when the chance comes up for these Soldiers to receive extra training to prepare them for a possible deployment overseas, they head off for Warrior Tactical Academy where they will receive a refresher course on their "Warrior Task and Battle Drills." While at the WTA, trainee Soldiers could face a multitude of scenarios, making preparation for each a vital part of their training mission. "What we had going on (March 10) was training the Soldiers for the lane they will go on tomorrow. They will be conducting convoy operations where they will be dealing with civilian scenarios and also IED (improvised explosive device) scenarios, all to prepare them of any possible deployments overseas," said Staff Sgt. Alexander Cox, a member of Headquarters & Alpha and also a cadre at the WTA.

  • Setting Example for Young Soldiers with Dedication to Cause

    Mar 19, 2009

    Leading by example - it's what a noncommissioned officer is committed to do from the first day they are promoted to a leadership position. NCOs live the Army values. They are known as "The Backbone of the Army" and the professional trainers of the Soldier force. Their mission and the welfare of their Soldiers always come first. Their professionalism and care for Soldiers in their charge has ensured Army success both on and off the battlefield during a time of persistent and extended conflict. The Army is recognizing the efforts, dedication and exemplary performance of its NCOs by proclaiming 2009 the Year of the Noncommissioned Officer. Secretary of the Army Pete Geren announced the year's special designation at the opening of the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in Washington, D.C. in October 2008.

  • Czars' private music unveiled by U.S. Army, Russian partnership

    Mar 19, 2009

    Quintets from the U.S. Army Band and Russian National Orchestra joined together March 17 to perform music from the private collections of Czars Alexander III and Nicholas II -- music that hadn't been heard in over 100 years.

  • WTU Soldier prepares for life after Army

    Mar 19, 2009

    It has been nearly two years since Staff Sgt. Timothy Gillem was injured when an Improvised Explosive Device exploded under the vehicle he was traveling in. The road to recovery has been a long one for the 13-year veteran - a road of physical, emotional and vocational rehabilitation while assigned to the Warrior Transition Unit. His condition is like a "strange animal," Gillem said. "I get better one day, then on a cold day it bothers me. I wake up and I can feel it. It makes me ache. I hate it." On April 12, 2007, while stationed in Samarra, Iraq, with the 82nd Airborne Division, Gillem, the infantryman and his team were headed back to their base. While crossing a canal, the IED was detonated underneath them.

  • Job pact: Local businesses, Reserves team up to fight unemployment

    Mar 19, 2009

    With South Carolina suffering from one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, Soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserve who call the Palmetto State home now have an edge in the job hunt in these tough economic times. As part of the Employment Partnership Initiative, the Army Reserve signed a Memorandum of Agreement with 16 local businesses and law enforcement agencies March 5, to make it a priority to the recruit, train and hire Reserve Soldiers.

  • AFCC advance team gears up for classes

    Mar 19, 2009

    The first classes at the new Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center are not scheduled to begin until February, but an advance team has been working on establishing the center since August. The team of five consists of Air Force, Army and Navy chaplains and chaplain assistants. The team members act on behalf of their chaplain schools' commandants to facilitate the move of the Air Force Chaplain Service Institute, the Naval Chaplain School and the Navy's Religious Program Specialist School to Fort Jackson.

  • Drill sergeant stands a fighting chance

    Mar 19, 2009

    When Staff Sgt. Anitra Randall went through Basic Combat Training 12 years ago, Modern Army Combatives was not part of the curriculum. Now, Randall is a drill sergeant with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment and one of roughly 150 female Soldiers in the Army who are certified as a Level III combatant - the second highest level attainable. Randall was certified at Level I during her preparation to become a drill sergeant, but decided to take her training further soon after she got on the trail.

  • Stop-Loss stops in January, Army leaders say

    Mar 18, 2009

    That Army plans to phase out its reliance on stop-loss by January, Army leaders say.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • 'No Thin Skin' - Trainers Help Hawaii-based Soldiers Improve During Exercise

    Mar 18, 2009

    The small group of Soldiers walked around the controlled chaos of the forward command post, observing and writing notes. The Soldiers wore their patrol caps indoors, to be more easily identified. Their purpose - to help a developing theater sustainment command staff raise their game and better serve their commanding general. The observer trainers are part of Operations Group Sierra Fox, a specialized unit of combined arms experts from the Battle Command Training Program out of the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The group was formed as part of Army Transformation to oversee and train theater sustainment commands, expeditionary sustainment commands, and other support and functional brigades.

  • Recon course teaches leadership, communication

    Mar 17, 2009

    It's not often that Soldiers, Navy Seals and Marines are all on the same team, but at the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course, cooperation across military branches is all in a day's work. RSLC, led by the Ranger Training Brigade, is a 26-day course teaching skills such as observation and reporting, in-depth planning, surveillance site construction, and use of radio and cameras. Training is divided between classroom instruction and hands-on work in the field.

  • AMU shooters take aim at excellence

    Mar 17, 2009

    At the Army Marksmanship Unit, which calls itself "Home of Champions," it's not unusual for a Soldier to hold multiple Olympic, national and world titles. In fact, as one of the unit's three missions - to win competitions; to provide research, development and training; and to assist with recruiting and public relations - winning is part of an AMU Soldier's job description.

  • AER, Army Community supports victims of fire

    Mar 17, 2009

    Right before the Dinger family suffered a house fire on post Feb. 28, they were more worried about the possibility of dealing with a tornado. "It was raining hard. We had discussed where we would go in case of an emergency," said Jennifer Dinger, a mom of three. The family was in the living room when they saw a flash from the kitchen. In a matter of minutes, oil cooking on the stove had caught fire.

  • Fort Bragg Earns Culinary Bragging Rights

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., concluded March 13 with an awards ceremony. The culinary arts team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the top prize of Installation of the Year, while Spc. Javier Muniz was awarded Armed Forces Junior Chef of the Year. Javier and Spc. Gregory Smith earned the award for best two-member team in the Nutritional Hot Food Challenge.

  • "Selfless" 1SG to donate kidney to 10-year-old

    Mar 17, 2009

    "Selfless" is how Rebecca Story describes 1SG Corey Myers, B Company, 4th Ranger Training Battalion. Myers is going to donate a kidney for Story's 10-year-old son, Nicholas. The transplant is scheduled for April. In 2006, a sports physical revealed Nicholas had an underdeveloped kidney, which stunted his growth.

  • Interservice Fitness Challenge turns two

    Mar 17, 2009

    It's been nearly two years since the Interservice Fitness Challenge made its debut on Fort Leonard Wood, and for those who were there from the beginning, seeing the event grow has been a rewarding experience. "We've gotten the word out about it every time, and it continues to grow because more people want to be a part of it - more people want to participate, and more units want to get their Soldiers involved," said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hayes, Maneuver Support Center and Fort Leonard Wood, Saturday, as hundreds of servicemembers competed in the 2009 second-quarter Interservice Fitness Challenge at Gerlach Field.

  • Sacred Soil Ceremony to feature decendents, participants of American Wars

    Mar 17, 2009

    The Sacred Soil Ceremony will feature descendents and participants from major American wars who will sprinkle soil from the battlegrounds of Yorktown, Antietam, Soissions, Normandy, Corregidor, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan, said MG(R) Jerry White, chairman of the National Infantry Museum Foundation.

  • Undersecretary of Defense for Policy provides policy preview to TRADOC senior leaders

    Mar 17, 2009

    The national security inheritance and key challenges that the new administration and the military face in the future were key themes of a top Defense Department official at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's senior leader conference in Williamsburg, Va.

  • Families find fun at physical training

    Mar 17, 2009

    One of the post's newest units -Task Force Phoenix - started a new tradition with a Family Fun Run at Gerlach Field, Friday. The run is intended to promote unification of the Phoenix team - both Soldiers and family members, organizers said. Family fun runs are a great morale boost for Soldiers and families," said Lt. Col. DZ Zink, Task Force Phoenix commander.

  • 342nd Military Police Battalion cases colors

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 342nd Military Police Battalion cased it's colors after five years of service, at Nutter Field House, Friday. Lt. Col. Jesse Galvan, 342nd MP Bn. commander and Command Sgt. Maj. James Schultz rolled up the unit's standard for safekeeping, until the next time the organization answers the call of duty for the Military Police Corps.

  • Firefighters go tactical

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is the proud owner of a new counterpunch in the fight against fire. The 562nd Firefighter Detachment, 94th Engineer Battalion, is the first active-duty Army firefighting detachment to receive a HEMTT-based water truck, known as the HEWATT

  • 4th MEB adds power

    Mar 17, 2009

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade took another step toward being a fully-operational MEB with the addition of more than 70 new up-armored humvees, March 5.

  • Fort names servicemembers of the year

    Mar 17, 2009

    The Fort Leonard Wood Outstanding Servicemembers and Civilian of the Year found out who they were at the award ceremony, Friday. "You have set yourself apart," said Col. Leslie Smith, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School commandant, to the winners.

  • U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mar 16, 2009

    The Golden Knights, the U.S. Army's official parachute demonstration team, kicked off their 50th anniversary during a special ceremony that celebrated the team's half century of serving the country as Army ambassadors while also representing more than one million American Soldiers.

  • Army cooks aim for speed, flavor, skill in culinary competition

    Mar 16, 2009

    Like a scene from "Iron Chef" or perhaps "Hell's Kitchen," Soldiers in whites scrambled against the clock to prepare meals for patrons they knew would eat only a bite before waving it away.

  • Chicagoland Soldiers and Cadets March in St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 16, 2009

    Local Chicagoland Soldiers and ROTC Cadets marched in the 54th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Chicago, Saturday, March 14, 2009. Soldiers from the Chicago Recruiting Battalion, 416th Theater Engineer Command, and Cadets from Loyola and DePaul University were hailed by the estimated 250,000 spectators. Sgt. David Obray, 2008 Soldier of the Year, 416th Theater Engineer Command, marched in front of the combined formation in support of the 2009 Year of the NCO initiative.

  • GAO report mischaracterizes Army efforts on FCS

    Mar 16, 2009

    Army leaders question the findings in a report released March 12 by the U.S. Government Accountability Office concerning the service's Future Combat Systems.

  • 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 13, 2009

    The 34th U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition concluded March 13 at Fort Lee, Va., with an awards ceremony. After two weeks of competitive events, the team from Fort Bragg, N.C., earned the Installation of the Year award.

  • WMRD team wins recognition for standardizing Army process

    Mar 13, 2009

  • 20th SUPCOM NCO speaks to legislators

    Mar 13, 2009

    20th Spt Cmd (CBRNE) NCO speaks to Maryland legislators for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children

  • APG & RDECOM top NCO sees promise in Year of NCO

    Mar 13, 2009

  • APG kicks off Year of the NCO celebration

    Mar 13, 2009

    Ceremonial kickoff at APG to celebrate the Year of the NCO

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Belvoir welcomes new additions to NCO Corps

    Mar 13, 2009

    Fort Belvoir welcomed 15 Soldiers into the noncomA,Amissioned officer corps Friday, during an induction cereA,Amony at the DAU auditorium.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • CGSC Deputy Commandant speaks at Brookings workshop

    Mar 12, 2009

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, KAN. -- Brig. Gen. Edward Cardon, Command and General Staff College deputy commandant, addressed guests at the Brookings Institution's workshop entitled "Mastering Counterinsurgency - Pakistan and the United States" in Washington D.C. March 10.

  • 8th Theater Sustainment Command Soldier gets attention with 'pink bike'

    Mar 12, 2009

    typical day for Cpt. Lynn Song, a staff officer with the 8th Theater Sustainment Command's secretary of the general staff, looks something like this: wake up early, beat the commanding general to work, make sure he's taken care of during the day, prepare for the next day late in the evening, and leave the office after the general goes home. It's a demanding schedule and doesn't leave much free time for Song, so time management is vital.

  • Leading the way in the Year of the NCO

    Mar 11, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark-Davis isn't really concerned about the motives that cause a Soldier to join the Army. "Some join the Army to provide for their family and to serve. Some join to go to college and to serve. There are a lot of reasons. Each of those reasons comes with 'and to serve.' Soldiers have a desire to serve their country and to be part of something that's bigger than all of us," Clark-Davis said. "And they are a better person for that."

  • USACR/Safety Center Reminds Soldiers to Drink Responsibly this St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 11, 2009

    News release

  • Army FMWRC offers Great Getaways to Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    Mar 10, 2009

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps. One of those dream vacations awaits the winner of the Great Getaways Sweepstakes, an Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command-sponsored contest that began March 1 and runs through May 31 at www.afrcresorts.com

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