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  • Belvoir, Quantico businesses form regional alliance

    Jun 16, 2008

    Article describing the creation of a unique community business alliance formed in support of the BRAC realignments of Fort Belvoir and Marine Corps Base Quantico.

  • U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2008

    U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Celebrates Army Birthday

  • Soldiers Select Four Picatinny Inventions as Best of 2007

    Jun 16, 2008

    Picatinny items on this yearAca,!a,,cs list include the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, XM982 Excalibur Precision Guided Extended Range Artillery Projectile, M110 7.62 mm Semi-Automatic Sniper System and the Picatinny Blast Shield for the Light Armored Vehicle. All the inventions are designed to keep Soldiers safer when dealing with potentially volatile situations. Since the Army Greatest Inventions program began in 2002, Picatinny teams have won 17 out of a possible 60 Army greatest invention positions. This is more than any other Army laboratory or organization.

  • Brigade exercise trains leaders on fire support coordination

    Jun 16, 2008

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted a fire support coordination exercise June 2-6 at Range 48 here. The purpose of the exercise was to train and validate company commanders, fire support officers and joint tactical air controllers in planning and executing indirect fires, close combat attack and close air support.

  • Top Drill Sergeants Begin Quest for 2008 Army Title

    Jun 16, 2008

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command launches 2008 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • Carlisle Barracks and the U.S. Army War College celebrate the Army Birthday

    Jun 16, 2008

    The 233 Army Birthday celebration at the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks.

  • Fort Lee Celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 13, 2008

    Fort Lee celebrated the Army's 233rd Birthday June 13 with a ceremony at Williams Stadium. The day's event included an enlistment and re-enlistment ceremony, a post-wide run, and an afternoon of activities for Soldiers and Family members.

  • Lessons of Baqubah now on DVD

    Jun 13, 2008

    For most of SykesAca,!a,,c Regulars, Baqubah was the source of their greatest pride and their worst nightmares. The battle for the capital of Diyala Province during the U.S. troop surge of 2007, is already a topic of discussion among military analysts and historians. Aca,!A"Baqubah was arguably the most significant campaign of the war in Iraq after the initial invasion was completed,Aca,!A? said Dr. Bill Reeder, the chief of leader development at the I Corps Battle Command Training Center. The 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment Soldiers remaining at Fort Lewis who joined that struggle went to a movie premiere of sorts on June 5, a viewing more sober than gala. The BCTC staff spent months processing the battle with its participants, piecing together interviews, still photos and videos shot by Soldiers themselves. The aim was to produce a linear account on DVD of the extended battle in the hope of distilling lessons for the counterinsurgency fight and future U.S. warfare.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Jun 13, 2008

    Photo of Army birthday celebration

  • Celebrating the Army's Birthday

    Jun 12, 2008

    Soldiers from Fort Lee and Fort Pickett, Va., visited schoolchildren from the local communities to read the Army Birthday Book and share a little Army history.

  • Future Combat Systems Complete First Major Test

    Jun 11, 2008

    In the high mountain desert of Fort Bliss, Texas, Future Combat Systems successfully completed a first Force Development Test and Experiment May 18.

  • Army Birthday Celebrates Congressional Partnership

    Jun 11, 2008

    Army and congressional leaders celebrated the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday and the ArmyAca,!a,,cs partnership with Congress yesterday at a cake-cutting ceremony on Capitol Hill.

  • TRADOC Commander receives MacArthur award

    Jun 10, 2008

    The Virginia Peninsula Aca,!" Gen. Douglas MacArthur Chapter, Association of the United States Army, presented the MacArthur Award to the Gen. William S. Wallace, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, at the chapterAca,!a,,cs Industry Day dinner. The MacArthur Award is given annually to a citizen, military or civilian who has significantly contributed to national defense, the Army, Soldiers, AUSA and the local chapter.

  • Fort Lee Prepares to Celebrate Army Birthday

    Jun 10, 2008

    Personnel on Fort Lee, Va., prepare to celebrate the Army's Birthday June 13.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Birthday Greeting

    Jun 10, 2008

    A 233rd Army Birthday greeting from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston.

  • Secretary of the Army Pete Geren's Birthday Message

    Jun 10, 2008

    Secretary of the Army Pete Geren sends out a birthday message.

  • The Chaplain Experience

    Jun 9, 2008

    The Task Force Mountain chaplain describes his role for deployed Soldiers

  • U.S. Army Trial Defense Service protects Soldiers

    Jun 9, 2008

    This article spells out what TDS is and how it serves Soldiers.

  • Chambers Takes Command of CASCOM

    Jun 5, 2008

    Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, former commandant of the Army Transportation Center and School, became the 16th commanding general of the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee June 3 at a change of command ceremony held at the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade sports field.

  • Soldiers Supporting Soldiers, Families Through AER

    Jun 4, 2008

    The Army Emergency Relief campaign recently ended at Fort Lee. The installation reached its goals for at least the ninth straight year, raising more than $94,000. That was more than $14,000 above its goal. Those stellar numbers have a lot to do with a populace that is ingrained with the notion that the Army takes care of its own. Advanced individual training Soldiers may or may not be considered a part of that group because they havenAca,!a,,ct been completely indoctrinated into the culture of giving back, much less the Army as a whole. But donAca,!a,,ct tell that to the Soldiers of Company T, 266th Quartermaster Battalion. Those warriors in training reached into their wallets, purses, bank accounts, piggy banks and more to give like seasoned Soldiers, filling the AER coffer with $10,000 in all.

  • Chambers Takes Charge of CASCOM

    Jun 4, 2008

    Maj. Gen. James E. Chambers, former commandant of the Army Transportation Center and School, became the 16th commanding general of the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee June 3 at a change of command ceremony held at the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade sports field.

  • TRADOC In-Depth with Col. Daniel Roper

    Jun 3, 2008

    Col. Daniel Roper, the director of the Army and Marine Corps Counter-insurgency Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., sat down in late January with the TRADOC News Service to discuss COIN. At the time of the interview, Roper had recently returned from Iraq and talks about what the Counter-insurgency Center does to train Soldiers and Marines and gives his assessment of how the COIN operation is progressing in Iraq.

  • 149th Transportation Battalion trains with Navy during Exercise Trident Arch

    Jun 2, 2008

    Photo, "149th Trans Bn," and article, "149th Transportation Battalion trains with Navy during Exercise Trident Arch"

  • Greatest Army inventions of 2007 Announced

    May 28, 2008

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. - The commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the U.S. Army vice chief of staff and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2007 " in an awards ceremony June 12 at the Hyatt Crystal City - Arlington, Va.

  • Sill rolls out Freedom's Thunder

    May 27, 2008

    The Army's first motorcycle safety rally holds its third annual ride.

  • Simulators Help Aviators Maintain Proficiency

    May 27, 2008

    Aviation units use simulators during mobilization training at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Field Artillery gets new CSM

    May 27, 2008

    Field Artillery gets new CSM

  • 2008 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    May 27, 2008

    2008 Drill Sergeant of the Year page.

  • The 'Journey' carries on...

    May 23, 2008

    The Army Sustainment Command rolled out its latest training endeavor this year, Journey to Leadership, tier III. The program has already garnered success in tiers I and II. Tier III is focused on senior leadership.

  • Medal of Honor: Spc. Ross A. McGinnis

    May 23, 2008

    This feature presentation pays tribute to the life, service and legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Spc. Ross A. McGinnis.

  • Class 58 graduates, bids farewell to USASMA

    May 22, 2008

    After completing more than 1,200 hours of instruction during the last nine months, 642 students from Sergeants Major Course Class 58 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated at Abraham Chavez Theatre in downtown El Paso, Texas, receiving their diplomas from TRADOC Commanding General, Gen. William S. Wallace.

  • Play Ball

    May 22, 2008

    Military honored at Hammons Field as Springfield Cardinals host Fort Leonard Wood Appreciation Night

  • Last Drill Sergeant Class

    May 22, 2008

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. Aca,!" A 44-year tradition ended, Friday, as the Drill Sergeant School graduated its last class, cased its colors and permanently shut its doors.

  • Armed Forces Day at Fort Jackson

    May 22, 2008

    Thousands streamed onto Fort Jackson Saturday to show their appreciation for the military and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Armed Forces Day. Held in conjunction with the Thunder at Fort Jackson air show, an estimated 22,500 turned out for the all-day event that featured static military displays, the Golden Knights Parachute Team, living history exhibits and plenty of hands-on fun for children and adults.

  • DS School consolidates; building to begin

    May 22, 2008

    Fort Jackson is now the only Army installation that trains drill sergeants. The consolidation of the three drill sergeant schools was completed May 16 with the last class to graduate from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The first school to close was located at Fort Benning, Ga. That closed in October. Fort Jackson now trains all drill sergeants based on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure recommendation, which calls for consolidating the three school locations to this installation.

  • Marking Time: Drill sergeant's impact is long lasting

    May 22, 2008

    The following is a letter from a Soldier who attended basic training at Fort Jackson in 1969 to his drill sergeant 38 years later. The drill sergeant, Sgt. Maj. Leo Mons, passed away Feb. 7. The letter has not been edited and is exactly as it was written.

  • Army looking to improve leadership capabilities

    May 22, 2008

    When 98 percent of participants in a pilot program find a program valuable and worthwhile, it makes sense to put it into action. That is what the Army is doing with the Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback (MSAF) program. This new program is designed to provide feedback to individual leaders through the eight Army core competencies.

  • Hundreds at U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy celebrate collegiate degrees in baccalaureate ceremony

    May 21, 2008

    More than 300 Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students, along with more than 30 faculty, staff and spouses, celebrated their collegiate accomplishments during a baccalaureate ceremony held for them in Cooper Lecture Center at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy May 19, 2008. The Class 58 students will graduate from the academy May 22.

  • ARL Conducts Outreach Event at Morgan State

    May 21, 2008

    The Army Research Laboratory conducted an outreach event in April providing technical presentations and exhibits for students and faculty in the School of Engineering at Morgan State University.

  • Soldiers Select Two TARDEC Projects for 2007 Army Greatest Inventions

    May 21, 2008

    Two U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center-led projects , the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer and the Improvised Explosive Device Mine Roller Self Protective Adaptive Roller Kit, were chosen to be included in the top ten 2007 Army Greatest Inventions the U.S. Army Materiel Command announced. Soldier teams from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and U.S. Army divisions throughout the Army evaluated the nominations and cast their votes.

  • Picatinny Hosts Homeland Defense Testbed EOC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    May 21, 2008

    Picatinny officials hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event for the grand opening of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering CenterAca,!a,,cs Homeland Defense Testbed Emergency Operations Center.

  • 2008 Senior Leader Memorial Day Message

    May 20, 2008

    On May 5, 1866, veterans and residents of Waterloo, New York, placed flowers on the graves at each of the town's cemeteries to honor the local Soldiers and Sailors who had fallen during the Civil War. Proposed by a local pharmacist, Henry C. Welles, this act of remembrance centered on his belief that while praising the living veterans of the Civil War, it was equally important to remember the patriotic dead. This tradition has grown for a century and a half - it is Memorial Day.

  • Staff Ride translates a Revolutionary era conflict to safety officers

    May 20, 2008

    Taking an afternoon out of the first Joint Training and Doctrine and Forces Command Safety Professional Development Seminar, 23 TRADOC and FORSCOM safety officers were brought to the fields of Yorktown, where over two centuries ago, the final battle of the Revolutionary War had taken place.

  • Effects of Fort Knox Families' Tragedy Remain Two Decades Later (Commentary)

    May 15, 2008

    The most deadly drunken driving accident in the nation's history took place 20 years ago May 14. Most of the victims were dependents of Fort Knox, Ky., military families. Robert DiMichele was on the scene hours after the tragedy and shares his recollections. DiMichele, then deputy PAO for Fort Knox, spent more than a year working with those affected by the tragedy.

  • Soldier draws strength from Samoan heritage

    May 15, 2008

    The beginning of Basic Combat Training is a time of change and uncertainty for everyone making the transition from civilian to Soldier. But when 2nd Lt. Sorepa Pakileata-Gallahar started training on Fort Jackson almost 13 years ago, everything was new to her. For Pakileata-Gallahar, who serves as the executive officer for Company D, 369th Adjutant General Battalion, it was not only the first time away from her family, but also the first time she set foot on the American mainland, more than 6,700 miles from her home in American Samoa.

  • Barracks upgrades under way

    May 15, 2008

    Fort Jackson has been in the process of renovating barracks long before last weekAca,!a,,cs media stir about living conditions for Soldiers. Work is being done to completely renovate the former 2nd Battalion, 485th Infantry Brigade barracks as the first project in the Training Barracks Upgrade Program.

  • USASMA Class 58 pays tribute to fallen comrade, colleague at ADA NCO academy

    May 15, 2008

    Senior noncommissioned officers attending the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy unveiled a plaque they dedicated to the Air Defense Artillery Center Noncommissioned Officer Academy May 8 to honor Command Sgt. Maj. James D. Blankenbecler, a native of Alexandria, Va., Sergeants Major Course Class 53 graduate, and former commandant at the NCO academy. Blankenbecler, command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas, died Oct 1, 2003, after being hit by an improvised explosive device and rocket propelled grenades in Samarra, Iraq.

  • Walk brings area communities together

    May 14, 2008

    Diversity was celebrated in a big way, May 10, as thousands of Soldiers and hundreds of civilians took part in the first-ever Community Diversity Walk, sponsored by the Fort Leonard Wood Equal Opportunity Program.

  • Best Sapper Competition 2008

    May 14, 2008

    FORT LEONARD WOOD - After 52 hours of engineer challenges requiring muscle-wrenching, rain-soaked exertion, little or no sleep and miles of running, Capt. Jason Winkelmann and 2nd Lt. Joel Groves, both from the 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas, placed first in the 2008 Best Sapper Competition, May 8.

  • Patrol Officers Train in 'Active Shooter' Exercise

    May 14, 2008

    Fort Lee police officers test on breaching and movement techniques during a simulated exercise May 6 in the Post Field House. The exercise tested the departmentAca,!a,,cs training against a gunman suspected of killing people at a ceremony.

  • Barracks Tour Emphasizes Soldiers' Quality of Life

    May 14, 2008

    Local media outlets were invited to tour Fort Lee facilities May 7, to see the conditions in which Soldiers sleep, eat, train and enjoy their free time.

  • Sergeants Major students celebrate Asian/Pacific heritage

    May 12, 2008

    Sergeants Major Course Class 58 students celebrated Asian/Pacific Heritage Month May 9, 2008, with a Polynesian dance troupe, music and a rousing speech by USAREUR and Seventh Army command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course.

  • USASMA inducts two to Hall of Honor

    May 12, 2008

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy recently inducted two individuals into the academy's Hall of Honor. The inductees are considered architects of current Army Transformation and NATO Transformation of NCOES.

  • 'Unified Quest' on Persistent Conflict

    May 12, 2008

    Unified Quest 2008 is the Army Chief of Staff's capstone exercise to explore the Era of Persistent Conflict. Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, deputy director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, and Lt. Col. Tony Garner, deputy director of the Future Warfare Division of ARCIC, talk with the TRADOC News Service about Unified Quest 2008 that is focused on building partnership capacity.

  • USAREUR CSM joins USASMA in Asian Pacific Heritage celebration

    May 9, 2008

    The USAREUR CSM, CSM Savusa, joins many at USASMA in celebrating the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

  • Fort Bliss Spouses Celebrate

    May 9, 2008

    Men and women gathered to celebrate Spouse Appreciation Day May 9 at the Army Community Service center at Fort Bliss, Texas. Glenda Bromberg, wife to the Fort Bliss commander, said, Aca,!A"not only is it a great day to be a Soldier, well, it's great, everyday, to be a SoldierAca,!a,,cs wife.Aca,!A? Post command sergeant majorAca,!a,,cs wife Audrey Rodgers, assisted by Bromberg and ACS director Peggy Brown, cuts slices of cake to serve to celebrating spouses. Visit www.army.mil/spouse for more information on Military Spouse Day.

  • Medal of Honor recognition long overdue

    May 9, 2008

    Only 33 South Carolina Soldiers have been awarded the Medal of Honor. Only two of them are African American. Seventy-three years after his death, Cpl. Freddie Stowers was awarded the Medal of Honor for his valor during World War I. He is the only African American to receive this honor for service during this war.

  • Fort Jackson's best compete for DSoY

    May 9, 2008

    Four of Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs top drill sergeants went head-to-head last week in a competition that culminated with a grueling urban orienteering course. The three-day Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition, held April 28-30, pitted representatives from each training brigade and the Drill Sergeant School.

  • Two aces defy the odds

    May 9, 2008

    According to Golf Digest, the average golferAca,!a,,cs odds of getting a hole-in-one are 12,000-to-1. Retired master sergeant Hardin Aca,!A"BobbyAca,!A? Jones beat the odds twice on the same hole. Jones had his first hole-in-one Feb. 15, 2003, on Fort JacksonAca,!a,,cs Old Hickory par-3 sixth hole. The hole has since been remodeled and Jones repeated the feat April 25 during the Retiree Appreciation Days tournament, striking the ball from the white tees, 151 yards out.

  • Joint-service chaplain school ground broken; completion set for fall 2009

    May 9, 2008

    The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School has had numerous homes before coming to Fort Jackson in 1996. And apparently it isnAca,!a,,ct going anywhere anytime soon as the DoD prepares to relocate Navy and Air Force chaplain schools right next to it. Religious and military leaders from all branches converged on Fort Jackson Tuesday to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center.

  • Setting the bar: 1-58th AOB prepares for summer deployment

    May 8, 2008

    New solar-powered runway lights that can be controlled by pilots and by control towe personnel were put to the test April 29 for the first time since the 1-58th received the equipment a few months ago.

  • Building on Army values: 1/14th Soldiers assemble new ballpark stands

    May 8, 2008

    Soldiers exemplify Army Values in working partnership with community.

  • 'Guilty!' Students learn about legal system

    May 8, 2008

    Fort Rucker Elementary School students participated in a mock trial sponsored by the post Staff Judge Advocate's office May 5.

  • 'Unified Quest' Focuses on Future Persistent Conflict

    May 7, 2008

    The Nigerian government is near collapse and rival factions are vying for power in that troubled part of the world, or at least a visitor to the Army War College this week would think that to be the case.

  • Chaplains and ethics teachers stress character development in Army mission

    May 5, 2008

    Military chaplains and ethics teachers came together for the Training and Doctrine Command Chaplain Service School Instructor Development Training from April 28 to May 2 at Fort Monroe, Va., to discuss how morals and ethics of each Soldier reflect upon the whole Army.

  • AMC Band Soldier Goes Beyond the Call of Duty

    May 5, 2008

    A recent finalist of the 2007 Geico Military Service Award, Spohn serves as clarinet player and Chief, Safety Branch for the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band. The award spotlights the contributions enlisted members of the Armed Forces.

  • Hold'em fans cash in for AER

    May 2, 2008

    A field of 162 Texas Hold'em fans showed up at Fort Rucker's Aviators' Landing April 26 to play in the 11-hour Army Emergency Relief benefit tournament that netted the charity $6,300.

  • Officials unveil new UAS center

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker officials unveiled the Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence at the post's Air Maneuver Battle Lab.

  • Fort Rucker observes 25th Anniversary of Army Aviation Branch

    May 2, 2008

    Fort Rucker celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Aviation Branch.

  • Gen. Petraeus talk to headline Carlisle, Pa., Army Heritage Day

    May 1, 2008

    Gen. Petraeus talk to headline Army Heritage Day

  • Soldiers learn to respond to emergency situations

    May 1, 2008

    Twenty-seven Soldiers from different units across Fort Jackson took part in the training. The first day consisted of classroom learning followed by a tabletop exercise where the Soldiers had to decide on how they would evacuate different areas around post. On the second day, the Soldiers had to set up an actual disaster relief shelter and respond to the needs of role players affected by a hurricane.

  • VTCs connect deployed troops, loved ones

    May 1, 2008

    When Shelley Ray found out that her son Scott was going to be promoted to staff sergeant, she had mixed emotions. Of course, she was proud of her son, who has been in the Army for four years, but also sad that she could not be with him on that special day. Scott, a Columbia native who serves with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Hood, Texas, has been deployed since November on his second tour of duty in Iraq as a tank crew member.

  • Fort Lee's Spiritual Leader Inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame

    Apr 30, 2008

    Fort LeeAca,!a,,cs ranking spiritual leader recently took a trip back to his glory days. Chaplain (Col.) James Walker, installation chaplain, returned to South Carolina State University for his induction into the schoolAca,!a,,cs Reserve Officers Training Corps Hall of Fame April 18.

  • Making a Deal of a Lifetime

    Apr 30, 2008

    Support from friends, fiancAfAe and Family, a free trip to Los Angeles, a personal message from the commander-in-chief and $78,000 in winnings... Not a bad day for Capt. Joseph Kobes, a student at the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course at Fort Lee, who recently returned after appearing on the NBC game show Aca,!A"Deal or No Deal.Aca,!A? Joe stood to win $3 million for appearing on the popular show where contestants play and deal in a game of odds and chance. Confronted with 26 briefcases full of varying amounts of cash ranging from a penny to $1 million, the contestant is tasked with eliminating cases or accepting a payout from the banker.

  • Fifth President Honored at Richmond Cemetery

    Apr 30, 2008

    Brig. Gen. Jesse R. Cross and Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, Quartermaster Center and School, honor the fifth presidentAca,!a,,cs gravesite with a wreath April 28. The ceremony commemorated the 250th birthday of President James Monroe.

  • Unified Quest Panel Discussion

    Apr 30, 2008

    Unified Quest 2008 is the Army Chief of Staff's capstone exercise to explore the Era of Persistent Conflict.

  • Military Working Dog Retires With Handler's Family

    Apr 30, 2008

    A 2-year-old military working dog, whose master was killed in action in Afghanistan earlier this year, found comfort in a new home Friday. Bo, a specialized search dog assigned to the 6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment here, was adopted by his handlerAca,!a,,cs brother in a ceremony at the Gwinnett County Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • El Paso Army reservists commemorate century of service

    Apr 29, 2008

    El Paso veterans join Army reservists from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, to celebrate the Reserve's 100th birthday April 23, 2008.

  • Mother follows son into service

    Apr 29, 2008

    When high school junior Brandon Srinamyom sat down with a recruiter and decided to join the Army Reserves, his father, Randy Hacker, was pleased. The father and son had talked about BrandonAca,!a,,cs joining the military several times, and Randy thought enlisting in the Reserves was in his sonAca,!a,,cs best interest to earn money for college. But when RandyAca,!a,,cs wife, Stephanie Hacker, told him a few days after BrandonAca,!a,,cs meeting with Sgt. Joseph Ooley from the Bloomington, Ind., recruiting station, that she also wanted to join the Army, he got excited. Really excited.

  • Reservist Recounts Silver Star Actions, Friends

    Apr 29, 2008

    Army reservist Jeremy Church recalls events in 2004 that led to his earning the Silver Star and fellow Soldier Matt Maupin's disappearance.

  • Mobile NCO Courses Keeping Soldiers with Families

    Apr 27, 2008

    Mobile training teams are taking Basic NCO courses on the road and allowing Soldiers who recently redeployed home from Iraq to attend without spending more time away from their Families.

  • Training prepares scouts for war

    Apr 25, 2008

    While most people go out of their way to avoid situations that produce the primal fears that humans share, cavalry Soldiers faced their fears of heights, water, darkness and face-to-face combat last week Aca,!" all in a single day. Trainers named the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry RegimentAca,!a,,cs challenging event Aca,!A"Cav Stakes,Aca,!A? four days of intensive training evaluations of individual and team tasks, culminating April 17 in a day of confidence building at Lake Sequalitchew on North Fort Lewis.

  • Kansas, Kentucky Sign Compact for Military Schoolchildren

    Apr 25, 2008

    The nationAca,!a,,cs military children are one step closer to smoother school transfers, thanks to the signing of a bill by the governors of Kansas and Kentucky.

  • FCS Launch System Tested at White Sands

    Apr 25, 2008

    The non-line-of-sight launch system has completed the first of multiple summer tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., meeting all mission requirements.

  • ARDEC Presented Baldrige Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence

    Apr 24, 2008

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center was presented the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award April 23. The award is the nationAca,!a,,cs highest honor for organizational innovation and performance excellence.

  • Community rallies 'round deploying engineers

    Apr 24, 2008

    Community members including nearly three dozen members of the Patriot Guard Riders surrounded the Soldiers of B Company, 46th Engineer Battalion April 19 for an afternoon deployment farewell at Fort Rucker's Lake Tholocco.

  • Event to Test Arsenal's Response to Terrorism

    Apr 24, 2008

    The official word is out: Redstone Arsenal employees are asked to prepare for a large-scale weapons of mass destruction simulation event May 7-8 that will test responses among the ArsenalAca,!a,,cs emergency personnel as well as its organizations and tenants. Thanks to more thorough security measures and heightened public awareness, chances are an incident similar to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, will not occur on Redstone Arsenal. But, as an installation regarded as a prime target for terrorists, Arsenal emergency personnel are continually training and preparing to respond to a wide range of large-scale weapons of mass destruction situations.

  • Honest communication preserves Army Families throughout deployment

    Apr 23, 2008

    Fort Rucker community supports Families during deployment

  • JMRC Falcon Team Uses Air Assets to Train Mentors for War

    Apr 23, 2008

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Joint Multinational Readiness Center Observer/Controllers train NATO Operational Mentor Liaison Teams on mentoring the Afghan National Army and liaising with coalition forces in support of ISAF.

  • Commandants gather, discuss what's necessary for NCOES transformation

    Apr 22, 2008

    More than 150 commandants and senior NCOs from NCO academies throughout the Army gathered for the 2008 Commandants Workshop held in the Centennial Club, April 15-17 at Fort Bliss, Texas, to share their professional opinions and discuss ways to make the far-from-simple NCOES transformation as successful and beneficial as possible. The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy hosts the workshop annually as both a training seminar and a forum for sharing and brainstorming NCOES and NCO academy topics.

  • Military working dog retires with handler's family

    Apr 22, 2008

    A 2-year-old military working dog, whose master was killed in action in Afghanistan earlier this year, found comfort in a new home Friday. Bo, a specialized search dog assigned to the 6th Military Police Detachment, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment here, was adopted by his handlerAca,!a,,cs brother in a ceremony at the Gwinnett County Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • CSA meets with Basic Training Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2008

    CSA meets with Basic Training Soldiers after witnessing their First Aid training.

  • 16 Student Teams Win in eCYBERMISSION Regional Competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Sixteen student teams from throughout the United States are first place regional winners in the 2007-2008 eCYBERMISSION competition.

  • 'Best Rangers' wrap up 2008 competition

    Apr 18, 2008

    Staff Sgts. Michael Broussard and Shayne Cherry of the 75th Ranger Regiment crossed the finish line Sunday in first place after a grueling weekend to win the 25th Best Ranger Competition.

  • TRADOC In-Depth with Lawrence Pope

    Apr 18, 2008

    Mr. Pope talks to the TRADOC News Service about his participation in Unified Quest 2008. UQ is the Army Chief of Staff's war game that is analyzing how the Army will operate in the era of persistent conflict.

  • TRADOC In-Depth with 1st Lt. Sharon Toulouse

    Apr 18, 2008

    Lt. Toulouse shares her experience as a Senate Youth Program mentor. SYP is a week-long program in Washington DC that takes the nation's finest high school students and lets them observe how the US government works while military personnel serve as mentors and guides.

  • AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

    Apr 18, 2008

    AMC NewsCast Edition 1: Army Contracting Command - Part 1 of 3

  • Army Makes Training Grenades Safer for the Environment

    Apr 18, 2008

    Two frequently used ordnance simulators no longer contain perchlorate thanks to the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Perchlorate Replacement Team. A fiscal 2007 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award winner for excellence in weapons system acquisition.

  • Benning Signs First Covenant with Local Communities

    Apr 17, 2008

    The Army formally signed its first community covenant Thursday between Fort Benning and the towns of Columbus, Ga., and Phenix City, Ala., launching a mutual commitment of support by the Army and the local communities to Soldiers and Families.

  • Fort Sill offers prenatal exercise class

    Apr 17, 2008

    Fort Sill's Rinehart Fitness Center offers prenatal fitness classes to women.

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