News Archives For February 2008

2008 Army Posture Statement
We live in a world where global terrorism and extremist ideologies threaten our safety and our freedom. As we look to the future, we believe the coming decades are likely to be ones of persistent conflict.We live in a world where global terrorism and extremist ideologies threaten our safety and our freedom. As we look to the future, we believe the coming decades are likely to be ones of persistent conflict. Our Nation has been at war for over six years. Our Army—Active, Guard and Reserve—has been a leader in this war ... more

Parade for Returned Troops
Diana Garcia, with 4-year-old son Rolando Jr. and 1-year-old daughter Jocelynn, pays tribute to her husband, Spc. Rolando Garcia, a member of 27th Brigade Support Battalion, during a homecoming parade in El Paso, Texas, Feb. 27, 2008.Diana Garcia, with son Rolando Jr. and daughter Jocelynn, pays tribute to her husband, Spc. Rolando Garcia, a member of 27th Brigade Support Battalion, during a parade in El Paso Feb. 27, 2008. Photo by Donna Miles more

SyncLive to Stream Live Music
Key events from Fort Hood that will be streamed via SyncLive include the Welcome Home Show, Month of the Military Child, Freedom Fest, Operation Rising Star and other targeted events.Live webcasts of music and comedy shows will be presented on SyncLive throughout 2008. Key events from Fort Hood that will be streamed via SyncLive include the Welcome Home Show, Month of the Military Child, Freedom Fest, Operation Rising Star and other targeted events. more

Army Seeks Business Partners
Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve, explains his Army Reserve Force Generation model and plan to forge a partnership with American businesses. Photo by Gary SheftickLt. Gen. Jack Stultz, chief of the Army Reserve, explains his Army Reserve Force Generation model and plan to forge a partnership with American businesses. more

‘Living’ Iraqi Legend
Brig. Gen. Khattab Omer Aref Waly, Kirkuk's Emergency Services Unit commander, imparts words of encouragement to Iraqi Police recruits at the Kirkuk Police Academy during a recent visit.Brig. Gen. Khattab Omer Aref Waly, Kirkuk's Emergency Services Unit commander, imparts words of encouragement to Iraqi Police recruits at the Kirkuk Police Academy during a recent visit. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Margaret C. Nelson, 115th MPAD) more

Obeidi Tribal Leaders Discuss Security
Multi-National Corps – Iraq,
Public Affairs Office, Camp VictoryOver forty tribal leaders from the Sunni-Arab Obeidi tribe met at the Kirkuk Government Building to discuss security issues on February 19. They gathered to generate support within the largest tribe in the Kirkuk Province ... more

Donations Help Iraqi Families
Blackanthem Military NewsLt. j.g. Kristen Wheeler and others assigned to the 384th MP Battalion deliver clothes to Iraqi citizens at Camp Bucca Feb. 10. Camp Bucca provides for the care and custody of detainees determined to be a threat to Iraq's security. more

Pushing Men Out of Airplanes
Lt. Gen. Jim Campbell retires March 1 after nearly 37 years of Army service. During his career he amassed a collection of baseball memorabilia that includes everything from baseball cards, to bats, to jerseys. The general says after he retires he will travel south to watch spring training with the Atlanta Braves.Lt. Gen. Jim Campbell retires March 1 after nearly 37 years of Army service. During his career he amassed a collection of baseball memorabilia that includes everything from baseball cards, to bats, to jerseys. more

Iraqi Boy Returns to Family
Blackanthem Military NewsA Military Transition Team from 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, attached to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Multi-National Division - Baghdad, continues its ongoing sponsorship of an Iraqi youth. more

Warrior Clinic Officialy Opens
Army News ServiceWASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 15, 2008) - Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Richard Cody were at Walter Reed Army Medical Center today for the official opening and ribbon cutting of the hospital's Warrior Clinic. more

The Capture Of a Key Taliban Leader
Army News ServiceBAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (Army News Service) - Afghan National Army Commandos from the 203rd Kandak, assisted by Coalition forces, captured a key insurgent facilitator in Khowst Province Feb. 9. more

Def Dept Seeks Death Penalty
Army News ServiceWASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 12, 2008) -- The Defense Department announced today it has sworn criminal charges and is seeking the death penalty against six detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. more

Army Vice Chief Visits Troops
Gen. Richard Cody, Army vice chief of staff,FOB SALERNO, Afghanistan (Army News Service, Feb. 11, 2008) - Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody talked to Soldiers at a forward operating base near Afghanistan's border with Pakistan Saturday about the Army's plan to alleviate some of the burden of long deployments. more

Army Improving Quality of Life
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston Photo by File PhotoWASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 7, 2008) - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston told Congress today that 22 new child development centers will be built this year across the Army, adding spaces for more than 15,000 children by September 2009. more

Tornadoes Bring out National Guard
As part of its fiscal 2009 budget request, released Feb. 4, the Army hopes to purchase additional Stryker nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance vehiclesARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, Feb. 6, 2008) - More than 160 National Guard members turned out Wednesday to support tornado recovery missions in three of the states hit by a violent string of twisters Tuesday night. more

Budget Request Funds 43,000 More Soldiers
As part of its fiscal 2009 budget request, released Feb. 4, the Army hopes to purchase additional Stryker nuclear, biological and chemical reconnaissance vehiclesWASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 5, 2008) -- The Army's budget request went forward to Congress Feb. 4 as part of President Bush's fiscal 2009 budget. The request includes funding for an across-the-board pay raise of 3.4 percent and money to increase the service's end strength by 43,000 Soldiers. more

SecDef Listens to Soldiers', Spouses' Concerns
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates speaks with members of the pressFORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AFPS, Feb. 4, 2008) - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met with a number of soldiers who are getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan, and he visited with a group of Army spouses during his first official visit to Fort Campbell Friday. more

New Course for Intel Aircraft Program
The RC-12N Guardrail Common Sensor planeFORT BELVOIR, Va. (Army News Service, Feb. 1, 2008) -- The project manager of an airborne-intelligence program delayed due to a contract termination in 2006 has proposed a new strategy. more



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