News Archives For June 2007

Military Center Studies Brain Injuries
The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.FORT DETRICK, Md. (Army News Service, June 28, 2007) - The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center treats and researches traumatic brain injuries, signature wounds of Operation Iraqi Freedom. more

Kit Keeps Soldiers Living Well
Expeditionary Force Provider Kit.FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOGAR, Afghanistan (Army News Service, June 27, 2007) - With the new Expeditionary Force Provider Kit, deployed Soldiers can have fully-functional living quarters ready in the field in as little as four hours. more

Tiger Woods to Honor Soldiers
Tiger Woods, seen here making his professional debut in the U.S. Open.WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 27, 2007) - Tiger Woods will honor Soldiers and military Families July 4 at the inaugural Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am Tournament, part of the AT&T National PGA Tour event, scheduled for July 3-8 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. more

Army's Medical Hotline Serves Soldiers
Vanessa Bradchulis, a customer care representative at the WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 27, 2007) - The Army's three-month-old "Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline," established March 19, has already fielded thousands of calls from Soldiers and concerned Family members, officials said here June 25. more

Reservists Carry Heavy Load in Missions
A Chinook helicopter from the 7th Battalion.WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 26, 2007) - Three Army Reserve Soldiers appeared with Chief of the Army Reserve Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz at the State Department's Foreign Press Center Thursday to share their deployment stories with the media. more

Top 2007 Drill Sergeants
The hurdles on the obstacle course require the contestants to hurdle them while holding their hands behind their heads.FORT MONROE, Va. (Army News Service, June 22, 2007) - The top 17 drill sergeants from throughout U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command competed this week at Fort Eustis, Va., to earn the honor of being named the 2007 Drill Sergeant of the Year. more

Miss USA Visits Soldiers
Miss USA, Rachel Smith, took a moment to sit for a portrait.WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 22, 2007) – The reigning Miss USA Rachel Smith paid a call on the Army yesterday. After lunch and a Pentagon tour, Miss USA visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she spent several hours chatting with wounded warriors. more

U.S., Iraqi Troops Rescue Malnourished Boys
Staff Sgt. Kyle Richey cares for one of 24 starving boys in the back of an Iraqi army ambulance.BAGHDAD (Army News, Service, June 21, 2007) - U.S. and Iraqi army forces found an orphanage housing 24 severely malnourished and abused boys in Baghdad's Fajr neighborhood June 10, military officials reported yesterday. more

Army Secretary Nominee Affirms Commitment
The Honorable Pete Geren, Acting Secretary of the Army.WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 20, 2007) - With more than 140,000 Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, "we can never take our eye off the ball," the Army secretary designate told a Senate committee yesterday, but he also reaffirmed that taking care of Soldiers and Families remains his top priority.

Greatest Inventions for 2006
The Humvee Crew Extraction D-ring pictured here is one of the Army's top ten greatest inventions for 2006.WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 15, 2007) - Researchers behind the Army's top 10 greatest inventions for 2006 were recognized at a ceremony Tuesday in Arlington, Va. more

Young Medics Gain Experience
Staff Sgt. Carlington Hewitt helps rush a wounded Soldier into the trauma room at the 28th Combat Support HospitalBAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service, June 18, 2007) - The busiest emergency room in the world is providing a wealth of experience and confidence to 82nd Sustainment Brigade medics. more

Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder
Army Pfc. Mathew Moreno, 2nd Platoon, Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), looks through a Lightweight Laser Designator RangefinderKORENGAL VALLEY, Afghanistan - The paratroopers were keen for the mission despite their rough conditions. The difference between a tan line and dirty skin has long since passed. Bites from sand fleas and mosquitoes just add to the problem. Electricity, toilets and running water (a 45 minute patrol away) are long forgotten conveniences. more

Key to Better Mental Health
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 18, 2007) - The key to improving mental health care in the military and in America is to reduce the stigma associated with seeking help, Defense Department medical officials said Friday. more

Birthday Bash Features New Technology
Army Lt. Col. Robert Myles, product manager for soldier survivability, explains features of the Army's new improved outer tactical vest.WASHINGTON, June 14, 2007 - The Army celebrated its 232nd birthday here today in the Pentagon courtyard by displaying some of the newest clothing, personal equipment and weaponry coming on line to support warfighters. more

Iraqi Leaders Call for Unity
Pfc. Ashley Denson, a medic from the 82nd Airborne Division, provides convoy security in Samarra.WASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service, June 15, 2007) - Iraqi leaders called for unity from the Askra Mosque, the scene of another terrorist attack. more

Happy Birthday U.S. Army!
U.S. Senate 232nd Army Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony.Since its birth on 14 June 1775—over a year before the Declaration of Independence—the United States Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of our Nation. Soldiers have fought more than 10 wars, from the American Revolution through the Cold War, the Gulf War, to the current War on Terrorism. This 232nd Birthday is a recognition of The Army's history, traditions, and service to the Nation, a Call To Duty, 232 Years of Service to Our Nation. more

Fort Bragg holds Army Birthday 10-miler
Approximately 900 runners gather at the start line Friday at Fort Bragg to celebrate the Army’s 232nd Birthday.FORT BRAGG - Approximately 900 participants ran in the 11th annual Army Birthday 10-Miler on Fort Bragg Friday. The men's overall champion was Derek Fenton, 37, of Holly Springs, N.C. who finished in 55:46. The women's overall champion was Donna M. Palisca, 29, who finished the race in 1:07:21. "My goal was to break 70 minutes," said Palisca. Palisca said she was in a rush during the race. "In three hours my husband is deploying to Iraq, so I wanted to get back to see him off." more

Airport Celebrates 500,000th R&R Traveler
Soldiers arriving from Iraq and Afghanistan are greeted by more than 200 guests.DALLAS (Army News Service, June 13, 2007) - A "shower of affection" greeted an aircraft carrying the 500,000th servicemember and DOD civilian returning home for R&R from operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom Tuesday.

Army to Celebrate 232nd Birthday
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 12, 2007) - Installations and commands all over the world will celebrate the Army's 232nd birthday June 14. The celebrations honor Soldiers answering the call to duty during one of the most dangerous periods in history. more

Disabled Vets to Test Limits During Games
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 12, 2007) - More than 20 veterans injured during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan will join some 600 other disabled veterans next week for the 27th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. more

Officials Optimistic About Army Recruiting
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 11, 2007) - Defense officials said today they're not overly concerned that the Army fell slightly short of its recruiting goal for May, noting that the service is still 2,000 recruits ahead of its year-to-date goals.

Army Driver Scores Season's 7th Top-10 Finish
LONG POND, Pa. (Army News Service, June 11, 2007) - Mark Martin and the U.S. Army Team used a combination of pit strategy and speed to earn a seventh-place finish in Sunday's rain-shortened Nextel Cup race at Pocono Raceway. more

New Way to Assign Pilots to Aircraft
FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Army News Service, June 11, 2007) - A team of Fort Rucker researchers is assembling a new computer-based test that will help the Army determine the best aircraft and mission for aviator candidates. more

Forensic Science Gives Edge to Warfighters
BAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service, June 11, 2007) - Since opening its doors seven months ago, the Multinational Corps - Iraq Law Enforcement Forensics Laboratory has been enabling warfighters to track down criminals and insurgents throughout Iraq. more

Policy Allows Soldiers to Retain ACUs
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 8, 2007) - A temporary change to Army uniform policy now allows active-duty Soldiers to retain the Army Combat Uniforms they were issued prior to deployment into combat zones. more

Cultural Resources Program in Fort Drum
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (Army News Service, June 8, 2007) - Fort Drum was recognized for the cultural resources program it provides to 10th Mountain Division Soldiers in a Pentagon ceremony yesterday which netted the fort the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Installation Cultural Resources Management. more

Al Qaeda Support Waning
WASHINGTON (American Forces Press Service, June 8, 2007) - Circumstantial evidence indicates al Qaeda in Iraq is weakening and popular support is swinging toward the coalition in Iraq's Diyala province, the commander of U.S. military forces there said June 4. more

A New Generation of Officers
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 7, 2007) -- Among the seven Army initiatives that Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. has said are vital for balancing the Army's strategic requirements and resources is the need to improve leader development. And over the past several weeks he has taken the opportunity to express his views in person to newly commissioned Army officers. more

Troops disrupt operations, capture insurgents
BAGHDAD (Multi-National Force-Iraq News Service, June 6, 2007) — Coalition forces detained a number of suspects and uncovered an enemy mortar system in Iraq during operations that ended Tuesday. more

UGA Army ROTC Graduates In Iraq
ATHENS, Ga. ( Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications, June 6 2007) - Major Chris Carter and Major Russ Black, two UGA Army ROTC graduates currently serving in Iraq, display a Georgia flag signed by former athletic director and head coach Vince Dooley and current head football coach Mark Richt.

Counterinsurgency Expert Advises Soldiers
CAMP STRIKER, Iraq (Army News Service, June 5, 2007) - Recruit more Iraqi Soldiers and increase their divisions from 11 to 20 is what one counterinsurgency expert said he would do if he was in the shoes of the Multinational Forces - Iraq commander. more

Army Helps Prepare Hurricane States
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, June 4, 2007) - The Army is helping out U.S. states and territories that are in the paths of potentially deadly hurricanes by providing equipment to help fill shortages identified by National Guard commanders there, a senior Army official said June 1. more

Saving Robots to Save Battlefield Lives
BAGHDAD - One arm and a visceral cavity, wide open with its contents scattered about, is the cost of saving Soldiers' lives. But the brain is intact. more

Sergeant Major Visits Soldiers in Djibouti
CAMP LEMONIER, Africa (Army News Service, June 4, 2007) - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston visited Soldiers deployed here in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa June 2-4. more

Modular Combat Team Makes Mark in Iraq
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 31, 2007) - In its first deployment to Iraq, one of the Army's newest modular light infantry brigade combat teams is making its mark under the president's troop plus-up plan, the brigade's top officer said in a May 25 briefing to Pentagon reporters.

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