STAND-To! One Year Anniversary

Friday October 7, 2005

Some facts about Stand-To!:

- In one year, Stand-To! has grown in subscriptions from zero to close to 8,000 subscribers.

- Stand-To! reaches communities in all branches of the service, DoD and many state and federal governmental agencies and department.

- Anyone interested in Army issues and news can subscribe to Stand-To!, not just Army, DoD or government.

- Stand-To! is researched, compiled,and edited in the U.S.Army Soldier Media Center in Crystal City, Virginia.

- After the 100th edition, Stand-To! received a "make-over" to its current format. Stand-To! went from a daily email to the web-based product it is today.

- Back issues of Stand-To! can be found on AKO on both the Senior Army Leaders Page and the Strategic Communications Page.

- You can also access back editions of Stand-To! by going to

- All information in Stand-To! is unclassified and cleared for release. Sources include publicly available, authoritative Army documents, as well as input from the Army Staff and major commands.


Weekend Army Football Schedule

- Saturday October, 08- CENTRAL MICHIGAN West Point, N.Y. ESPN Classic 1:00 PM


  • Army plan to boost its combat power (WP | EB)
  • Plans to increase troops deemed adequate (NYT898i9Q3Dh50N0Gd98iYQ5EVM(Q3CNV5) | EB)
  • National Guard troops to stay on in LA (USAT | EB)
  • National Guard rotating thousands of soldiers into Louisiana (BS/EB)
  • Fire destroys Florida Ranger camp PX (ARNEWS)
  • Former TRADOC chief retires (AT)
  • Personnel who bought gear can claim reimbursement (ARNEWS)
  • Joint U.S.-Afghan patrol combs zormat area (DA)


  • U.S. military increases its force in Iraq (ADS | EB)
  • Two suicide attacks and two assassinations in continuing violence (WP | EB)
  • Local issues top list in Iraqi town (WP | EB)
  • Osama bin Laden's deputy complains terrorist network is short of cash (CNN)
  • President mentions foiled al Qaeda attacks against the United States and its allies (MH)
  • U.S. encourages Iraq's Arab neighbors to support the political process (ST)
  • U.S.obtained letter from Osama bin Laden's deputy (WP)


  • Iraq veterans tell their stories in new memoir (MSNBC)
  • Al Qaeda posted ads on the web (LAT/EB)
  • U.S. captain held on suspicion of espionage, recounts ordeal (MH | EB)
  • Plans to hand palace over to the Iraqi Government (LT/EB)
  • Female critic of Afghan warlords wins seat in election (HC | EB)
  • $7 billion a month to wage the war on terror (FN)


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We have the greatest Army in the world because we have the greatest Soldiers. As the enemy becomes more complex and lethal, our Soldiers deserve the most current and useful equipment to enhance their capabilities and reduce risk to injury or loss of life. I am amazed and impressed every day with the dedication and determination of these young men and women in accomplishing their dangerous daily missions.

Kenneth O. Preston
Sergeant Major of the United States Army

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STAND-TO! is an information paper-based web platform that supports the U.S. Army’s strategic communication objectives.

The information papers -- written, approved and submitted by the Army agencies -- provide a broad, objective view of the Army’s current operations, doctrine and programs. The "Today’s Focus" topics highlight Army Staff initiatives and support Army wide strategic-level issues.

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