News Archives For April 2008

1-87 Dedicates Patrol Base
Multi-National Corps – IraqA barrier at Patrol Base Howell in Riyad stands in honor of its namesake, Pfc. George Howell, revealed during a dedication ceremony held April 26.
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Bagram PRT Women's Meeting
Blackanthem Military NewsProminent Afghan women from Kabul, Kapisa and Parwan provinces discuss women's affairs in Afghanistan with Suzie Schwartz.

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Politicized Military Would Lose Trust
American Forces Press ServiceIf the U.S. military lost its politically neutral footing, the armed forces would surrender the public’s trust, a senior U.S. military officer said in an interview.
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DoD Announces New Relocation Tool
DoD It’s almost peak moving season again for military families, and Defense Department leaders want families to know new resources are available to help. more

Hanau Bids Farewell to U.S. Army
Hanau Lord Mayor Claus Kaminsky, left, reads a commemorative plaque before presenting it to Col. Ray Graham, commander of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, during a special farewell ceremony at Hanau's Olof-Palme Haus April 17.Hanau Lord Mayor Claus Kaminsky, left, reads a commemorative plaque before presenting it to Col. Ray Graham during a special farewell ceremony. more

122 Detainees Released
Multi-National Corps – IraqKirkuk Police assist a family member overcome with emotion during his brother’s release at the Kirkuk Police Academy in Iraq. A total of 122 detainees were released April 21 during a ceremony.
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Petraeus Nominated for CentCom
Blackanthem Military NewsThe White House will nominate Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, currently commander of Multinational Force Iraq, to be the next U.S. Central Command commander.

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Military Working Dog Retires
Bo, a newly-retired specialized search dog, poses with his new Family Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga.Bo, a newly-retired specialized search dog, poses with his new Family Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga. Photo by Michelle Owens

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Army Reserve’s Centennial Birthday
"As we mark 100 years of service to America, we must also remember the service and sacrifice of our fellow Soldiers who have given their lives for our freedoms. We will always be grateful." more

Army Earth Day 2008
Army Earth Day 2008The Army celebrates Earth Day at about 200 Army commands, installations and organizations in the United States and around the world. This year’s theme is “Sustaining the Environment for a Secure Future.”
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MWR Keeps Bartley 'in the Game'
Army News ServiceSgt. Ron Bartley drives past Senior Airman Ollie Bradley during All-Army's 95-93 overtime victory over All-Air Force in the Armed Forces Men's Basketball Championship Tournament March 26. more

Soldiers Distribute School Supplies
Cpl. Markbradley Vincze gives students from al-Raqhaa School backpacks April 14 in the Monsouri area of Iraq. Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-76th FA, 4th BCT, 3rd Inf. Div., delivered backpacks, soccer balls and notebooks.Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-76th FA, 4th BCT, 3rd Inf. Div., delivered backpacks, soccer balls and notebooks. more

Foreign Disclosure Officer of the Year
USASOC News ServiceLt. Gen. John F. Kimmons presents Joe DiNotothe 2007 Kenneth C. Raymer Memorial Award in a ceremony March 6 at USASOC headquarters. more

Iraqi Police Provide Security of Kirkuk
Multi-National Corps – IraqIraqi Police greet residents as they entered the first city in Iraq to be under the full operational control of the Iraqi Police on April 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Bendet) more

Iraqi Army Transformed
April 17, 2008 – In the past year, the Iraqi army has transformed into a national force that has deployed across the country in operations that show its increasing combat capabilities, a senior commander there said today. more

Medical Command Best Warriors
Spc. Daniel Farrier, Medical Command's Soldier of the Year, removes a mannequin simulating a casualty from a vehicle during the combat scenario part of the MEDCOM Best Warrior Competition. Photo by MEDCOMSpc. Daniel Farrier, Medical Command's Soldier of the Year, removes a mannequin simulating a casualty from a vehicle during the MEDCOM Best Warrior Competition. more

Unit Takes on ‘Eagle Challenge’
Army 1st Sgt. Kenya Berry, of Company C, 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, puts on her war face while high crawling in the mud during the Eagle Challenge on Forward Operating Base Hammer, Iraq, April 6, 2008.Army 1st Sgt. Kenya Berry, of Company C, 203rd Brigade Support Battalion, puts on her war face while high crawling in the mud during the Eagle Challenge. more

Progress in Afghan Army, Police
American Forces Press ServiceThe Afghan National Army is growing, and the police force is nearly through its rank and pay reforms, helping eventually to put in place competent, professional security forces across the country. more

Children Enjoy Day of Fun
Paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment celebrated the joys of parenthood during the battalion's Paratroopers celebrated the joys of parenthood during the battalion's "Me and my dad" event at the Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Complex, April 12. more

Servicemembers Become U.S. Citizens
259 raise their hands in largest U.S. overseas naturalization ceremonySpc. Vivek Mishra (right) shakes hands with Pfc. Henry Michael during a naturalization ceremony held April 12 at the Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, Iraq. Photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy D. Crisp more

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Kills Six
A Hellfire missile fired from a coalition unmanned aerial vehicle killed six heavily armed criminals in northeastern Baghdad yesterday, military officials reported.A Hellfire missile fired from a coalition unmanned aerial vehicle killed six heavily armed criminals in northeastern Baghdad yesterday, military officials reported. more

Shorter Deployments
President George W. Bush meets with Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker April 10 at the White House.President George W. Bush meets with Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker April 10 at the White House. Photo by Eric Draper (White House photographer) more

Active Army 12 Month BOG
The Army will return to 12-month deployments for active component units and Soldiers. The “Boots on the Ground" policy states that beginning Aug. 1, 2008, no active component Army unit or Soldier will deploy to named operations for more than 12 months. more

Suicide Bomber Solidifies SoI’s Resolve
Multi-National Corps – IraqCapt. Quinn Eddy thanks Khalaf Ibrahim Ali, for his efforts and those of his men during a recent visit. Ali was targeted by a suicide bomber, April 2, who he shot and killed. more

Willie Nelson Guitar Raffle Moved
Waterloo officials suggested that the Willie Nelson ‘Support Our Troops’ Signature Guitar Raffle Drawing previously scheduled for the main stage in Lafayette Park on Sunday, be moved to Memorial Day, Monday the 26th.Waterloo officials suggested that the Willie Nelson ‘Support Our Troops’ Signature Guitar Raffle Drawing previously scheduled for the main stage in Lafayette Park on Sunday, be moved to Memorial Day, Monday the 26th. more

Investigator Supports War on Terrorism
Sine Pari US Army Special Operations Command“I just saw myself as a simple ex-cop. Nobody was going to take me.” Born and raised in New York City, law enforcement ran through the veins of DiNoto and his clan. His grandfather worked for the U.S. Customs Service, and his uncle is a decorated detective with the New York City Police Department. more

Operation Education Donates Supplies
In an effort to assist children of the Kirkuk Province, friends, family, and an elementary school in West Lafayette, Ind., donated school supplies to the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division to distribute to students of a primary school in Hawijah, Iraq, April 3. more

Army Reserve Employer Relations
The Army Reserve shares the workforce with the civilian business community. Forging partnerships with civilian employers is fundamentally important to the success of the AR's mission of training Soldiers and growing leaders. more

New SoIs Bring Security to Kirkuk
A Sons of Iraq contract signing ceremony was held, April 7, representing over 500 citizens in the Kirkuk Province. Iraqi Security Forces, Coalition Forces, local tribal leaders and SoI members were on-hand to witness the signing of two SoI contracts representing over 500 members at the Bushariya Iraqi Police station, approximately 20 miles south of Kirkuk. more

Vietnam Vet Gets Ride of a Lifetime
Valley NewsThe Texas resident took to the sky at the controls of the UH-1B helicopter near the Wings and Rotors Air Museum at French Valley Airport in Murrieta, home to the Vietnam-era helicopter and other warbird vestiges. more

Military Family Watches Child Grow Up
Blackanthem Military NewsSgt. Lindsey Souza of Troop R, 4th Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, points to her favorite picture of her daughter, Taylor. She and her husband are one of several deployed married couples, with children, in the squadron. (Photo by Sgt. Brandon Little) more

MyArmyLifeToo Web System
MyArmyLifeToo (MALT) provides single portal access for Family members and is a Web site that highlights programs and services of the Army Community Service (ACS), Army National Guard and Army Reserve Family Programs with links to important Army and community services. more

Phishing E-mail Actually Army Exercise
Phishing scams use e-mail and web-based technology to trick users into providing personal information. Getting caught in such a scam can result in anything from spam-mail to identity theft.Phishing scams use e-mail and web-based technology to trick users into providing personal information. Getting caught in such a scam can result in anything from spam-mail to identity theft. more

Salute to Our Heroes Webcast
Fort Hood’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Fort Hood’s agencies and its sponsors will honor all who have served our country in a “Salute to Our Heroes”, April 11th. The event will take place at Hood Stadium on Fort Hood, 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. and will be broadcast around the world via a live webcast at www.SyncLive.com. more

National Military Appreciation Month
May 2008’s agenda is full and includes star spangled stunts from folks of all ages such as a well decorated half mile long tricycle train in Nashville, massive air show in Orlando, month long fireworks in Dallas and cross country parade departing Sacramento then traveling to D.C. and back. more

Surviving The First 100 Days in Combat
The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) is producing a series of handbooks that help leaders and Soldiers accomplish the mission and survive the first 100 days in combat. In this initial period, a commander and the staff adjust to the tactical environment, the enemy and each other. more



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