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Training Arabic linguists

Training Arabic linguists Steve Harding WHILE the Army’s performance in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom has repeatedly validated weapon systems and tactics, it’s also highlighted a key shortage: that of Soldiers able to read and speak Arabic. It’s a need the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is working to fill. A Specialized School […]

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Care-free camping

Care-free camping Heike Hasenauer ONE-PERSON camping may be easier and more enjoyable than ever before, according to representatives of Kemp-Rite, Inc., distributors of Tent Cot. Strong enough to support 300 lbs., Tent Cot weighs less than 18 lbs., and folds to fit into a thin carrying case. When it’s open, the tent is three feet […]

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Training Arabic linguists

Training Arabic linguists Steve Harding WHILE the Army’s performance in operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom has repeatedly validated weapon systems and tactics, it’s also highlighted a key shortage: that of Soldiers able to read and speak Arabic. It’s a need the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center is working to fill. A Specialized School […]

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in 2002 Congress appropriated $25 million for renovations and new construction at the Army’s Grafenwohr Training Area

Building up Graf: in 2002 Congress appropriated $25 million for renovations and new construction at the Army’s Grafenwohr Training Area Heike Hasenauer A WINDING two-lane road snakes through dense pine forests and rolling fields in southern Germany, connecting the U.S. Army’s Grafenwohr Training Area to a major highway that leads to either Nurnberg or Berlin. […]

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101st in Iraq: chasing the terrorists

101st in Iraq: chasing the terrorists Robert Woodward As a fiery sun rose above the horizon, dozens of Chinook and Black Hawk helicopters touched down in the parched desert of western Iraq, spewed out hundreds of infantrymen in a cloud of dust and departed as suddenly as they had arrived. The Soldiers assembled in loose […]

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The army in action – On Point – Brief Article

The army in action – On Point – Brief Article – Illustration Iraq SPC Ivan Miller of the Fort Campbell, Ky.-based 101ist Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, keeps watch at a traffic control point during a convoy in Mosul. –Photo by SSG Kevin Wastler Bosnia SPC Phillip Weaver (left), SGT Matthew Barnes and […]

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Honoring the fallen – Postmarks: from army posts around the World

Honoring the fallen – Postmarks: from army posts around the World – Brief Article Jonathan M. Stack Fort Stewart, Ga. “FOREVER more these soldiers will be remembered and most of all they will always be here, marching in every formation on the field of honor. They will be in attendance at our most important events. […]

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Guard soldiers drill for water – Postmarks: from army posts around the World – Arizona National Guard

Guard soldiers drill for water – Postmarks: from army posts around the World – Arizona National Guard – Brief Article Jon Wilke San Diego, Calif. GREAT training.” For soldiers from the Arizona National Guard’s 257th Engineer Detachment, these words summarized two weeks of well drilling in support of the Border Barrier Project, California’s long-term border-reinforcement […]

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Iraq update

Iraq update Heike Hasenauer AS summer drew to a close tensions mounted for coalition forces in Iraq. On Aug. 19 the worst single tragedy, to that date, occurred there since President George W. Bush declared an end to combat operations May 1. The United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, located in the Canal Hotel, was bombed […]

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101St Airborne Division re-up – Postmarks: from army posts around the World

101St Airborne Division re-up – Postmarks: from army posts around the World – Brief Article Lisa Gregory Mosul, Iraq More than 150 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division raised their right hands as they took their reenlistment oaths during an Independence Day celebration at a former Saddam Hussein palace where the division main element was […]