It's all about yesterday, it's all about tomorrow, it's all about now. The Soldier has been and continues to be the centerpiece of our Army.
Peter J. Schoomaker
Chief of Staff, United States Army
CALL TO DUTY
For 230 years, America's Soldiers have answered the Call to Duty to end tyranny, free the oppressed, and light the path to democracy. The enduring Army Values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personnel courage guide our Soldiers and inspire remarkable performance and astonishing acts of bravery. Now, despite the challenges of a complex and dangerous 21st century security environment, the Army will continue to preserve our nation's peace and freedom by drawing on the four-fold strengths of its Soldiers, Leaders, Modular Forces and Institution.
THE ARMY - SOLDIERS ARE THE CENTERPIECE
Soldiers are the centerpiece of all Army organizations.
Professional Soldiers--warriors well trained, well equipped, and well led--serve as the ultimate expression of what the Army provides to the Nation and the joint force. They are the engine behind Army capabilities.
Nearly half the Soldiers on active duty are deployed or forward-stationed in more than 120 countries. In addition to conducting combat operations, these Soldiers secure the homeland by deterring aggression and supporting friends and allies.
To benefit Soldiers, the Army's transformation is working toward resetting, restructuring, rebalancing, and stabilizing the force.
Resetting refers to actions taken to prepare redeploying units and Soldiers for future missions.
Restructuring refers to the Army's transition from a division-based to a brigade-based force--the modular force.
Rebalancing involves retraining Soldiers and converting organizations to produce more Soldiers and units with high-demand skills.
Stabilizing involves assigning Soldiers to brigades for longer periods which increases unit readiness and cohesion, reduces turnover, and eliminates repetitive training requirements.
The Army is enhancing its training, education, and Soldier and leader development programs to develop the flexible, adaptive mindset needed to prevail in joint, expeditionary operations.
Source: FM-1: The Army
Another great weekend for the Sarge! This weekend Tony gained 138 points, the most points you can possibly get at one event. Four of our US Army Cowboys had qualified for the Pace event this weekend in Omaha which resulted with bull rider, Zack Oakes finishing 3rd, and tie down roper, Fred Whitfield, finishing 4th. Joe Nemechek moved up 1 position in the NASCAR point standings (to 15th position), finishing 9th this weekend in Talladega.
Race: UAW-Ford 500 at Talladega Speedway
Driver: Joe Nemechek
Rank: 15 (up 1 spot from last week)
Next race: October 9th, Banquet 400 presented by ConAgra Foods at Kansas Speedway
Race: Ameriquest Mortgage NHRA Nationals in Joliet, IL
Driver: Tony Schumacher
Finished: Won the race defeating Doug Herbert
Rank: 1 (now is 205 points ahead of Larry Dixon)