SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"The Secretary of the Army John McHugh, and I have six major objectives for 2011. We will continue our efforts to restore balance to the Army by 2011; execute Afghanistan plus-up and responsible drawdown in Iraq; sustain Soldiers, Families and civilians; establish an integrated Army management system; implement an Army leader development strategy; and establish the Army of the 21st century. But the most important thing we will do is to increase the time Soldiers stay home."
- Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., opens up the final day of the 2010 AFAP Conference with the six objectives he and Secretary of the Army John McHugh have set for the Army to accomplish in 2010
AFAP delegates choose top five issues
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"My leadership ... my commander, my first sergeant, my squad ... have all been very supportive and try to help me out. It's hard, but this is where I need to be. I want to stay here with my friends and do my mission."
- Spc. Franck Joseph, maintaining his focus on the mission at Afghanistan even as he awaits news about the status of his family back in Haiti
Soldier keeps eye on mission, ear to Haiti
Dec. 16 to Jan. 25 : 65th Anniversary of Battle of the Bulge
African American Heritage Month
Feb.1-7: National Patient Recognition Week
Feb. 15: President's Day
Feb. 24- 26: AUSA Winter Symposium
What is it?
The Army's antiterrorism (AT) program protects personnel (Soldiers, members of other Services, Department of the Army (DA) civilian employees, Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and family members of DoD employees), information, property and facilities (including civil work and like projects) in all locations and situations against terrorism.
Why is it important to the Army?
The Army accepts as reality the intent of those that would use terrorism as a tool to destroy people, disrupt our mission, and deter us from our responsibilities. In turn we accept the obligations to not only prevent terrorist attacks targeting the Army community, but to respond effectively to an attack should an enemy attempt to break through our protective posture. The entire Army must be involved with this important endeavor so that every organization, every unit and every person that is part of the Army community understands their role and responsibilities. All leaders must insist on effective antiterrorism measures. Through resourcefulness and careful planning, Army strengths will prevail over terrorists' intent. In turn there is little doubt that we will successfully prevent terrorist attacks and are ready to respond to an attack if necessary.
What is the Army doing?
The Office of the Provost Marshal General (OPMG) and Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, is hosting the 10th Annual Worldwide Army Antiterrorism (AT) Conference, Jan. 25 - 29, 2010, at the Shades of Green Military Resort in Orlando, Fla. This conference provides a forum for Army command, Army service component command, direct reporting unit, and Army National Guard AT representatives to share knowledge and reinforce program improvements over the last year. The goal is to educate and develop Army AT personnel, build synergy for AT strategic goals and initiatives and involve AT officers in solving key issues impacting the program.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
(1) Development of quarterly awareness themes and products to assist the local Army and community leaders in focusing their awareness programs. These will be available on the Army Antiterrorism Enterprise Portal.
(2) Planning for a proposed 2010 Antiterrorism Awareness Month.
(3) Implementation of revised DoD threat reporting procedures in which Army law enforcement agencies enter and track suspicious activity reports.
(4) Finalizing of the Antiterrorism Field Manual (FM 3-07.2) that establishes doctrine for antiterrorism operations across the full spectrum of military operations.
Requires site registration: Army Antiterrorism Enterprise Portal
ABOUT THE ARMY
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- Infantrymen train hard for coveted badge (El Paso Times)
- Study investigates sit-ups vs. core strengthening during APFT (The U.S. Army)
- Top Army doc: No clues before Hasan shooting (Army Times)
- Ray guns real: Army betting big on laser weapons (Fox News)
- Army invites 14,000 IRR Soldiers to readiness musters in 2010 (The U.S. Army)
- Firm will remove Bible references from gun sights (Washington Post)
- Petraeus calls gunscope inscriptions "disturbing" (Reuters)
- U.S. forces in Haiti to grow to 20,000 (The U.S. Army)
- Army bringing high-tech help to Haiti earthquake relief effort (The U.S. Army)
- Guantanamo closure still a long way off (Boston Globe)
- Guantanamo's new Mission is lending a hand to Haiti earthquake victims (Miami Herald)
- In midst of suffering, a surprise: New life (Baltimore Sun)
- U.S. troops 'vulnerable to back pain' (BBC)
- 'Bible codes' on Afghan army guns (Al Jazeera)
- Haiti earthquake: search and rescue mission comes to an end (London Daily Telegraph)
- Haitians flee shattered, barren city for new life in countryside (The Guardian)
- Robert Gates: U.S. regrets 'grave mistakes' in Pakistan (London Daily Telegraph)
- Pakistan 'wants unarmed drones' (BBC)
- Russia: Iran nuclear plant to start up this year (Haaretz)
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