25 June 2009

THE HILL

It’s not the dirt that makes the hill; it’s the Sledgehammer Soldiers that make the hill.
Vol. 20 – June 25, 2009

- IN THIS ISSUE – Rocking the Marne, Operation: Wedding Bells, NTC Prep, the National Infantry Museum, and all the Brigade news!

- VIDEO: 3RD BRIGADE LOADS UP FOR NTC The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is getting ready for a month long stay at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for their scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Pfc. Erik Anderson reports from Kelley Hill, Fort Benning, Ga. WATCH MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1190

- A TWITTER REVOLUTION You can hardly turn on the news these days without seeing Twitter promoted somewhere. Major news networks are using the micro-blogging platform to connect with viewers and get citizen feedback. Whether it’s a major news network or your local affiliate, the past four months have seen a major rise in popularity for this Web 2.0 platform, which is designed to answer the question, “what are you doing now?” READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1145

- VIDEO: ROCKING THE MARNE Fort Benning TV’s Ron Andruss reports on Queensryche’s stop on Kelley Hill to rock the Sledgehammer Brigade. WATCH MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1196

- 3HBCT SOLDIERS PREPARE FOR NTC As they take the next step in preparation for their scheduled deployment at the end of the year, the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, began preparations to move over 3500 Soldiers, 1,100 vehicles and 250 storage containers across the country to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif. READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1211

- OPERATION HOMEFRONT AND ALFRED ANGELO HOST MILITARY WEDDING Every bride anticipates the day she walks down the aisle in a spectacular bridal gown on her wedding day. On June 13, this dream came true for the military brides from the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Ga. READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1139 AND http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1135

- VIDEO: FORT BENNING COUPLES TIE THE KNOT The men and women of Ft. Benning continue to surpass all expectations in serving our country at home and abroad. Now a few companies and organizations have worked together to make a few of the Soldiers and their loved ones dreams come true. NBC 38’s Maria Jones explains. WATCH MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1183

- GETTING THE WORD OUT By now you likely know the National Infantry Museum has opened. As a volunteer and fan of the museum for many years I can assure you it is truly a spectacular facility. The history of our fighting men is worth remembering in such a fashion because we enjoy the freedoms we have in this country, thanks to the sacrifices of our veterans in many bloody conflicts. Remembering those sacrifices, regardless of military service or branch or gender, is important. READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1208

- PHOTOS: 3RD BRIGADE EXECUTIVE OFFICER PROMOTED Lt. Col. John Cushing's Promotion and Awards ceremony June 25, 2009, Kelley Hill, Fort Benning, Ga. READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1217

- BOSS AND MWR UPCOMING EVENTS Flyers for upcoming events from the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (B.O.S.S.) and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (M.W.R.) organizations at Fort Benning, Ga. Includes Whitewater Rafting, UFC Fight-Night and more!
READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1041

- WEST GEORGIA HONOR FLIGHT HONORS AMERICA’S VETERANS West Georgia Honor Flight exists to help honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. Our goal is to fly veteran heroes from Columbus, GA, and surrounding counties to Washington, D.C., to reflect at their national memorials for a one-day free visit. READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=1027

- ARMY BLOGGERS: TAKE NOTE! The U.S. Army is inviting Soldier bloggers to share their insights into their personal Army experience in an online forum at http://www.armystrongstories.com. READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=981

- FAMILY READINESS NEWS NOW ON FACEBOOK!! CLICK HERE READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=898

- MILITARY SPOUSE PROGRAM NOW OPEN Contact information – Mr. Hodge – 706-545-7677
**Grants starting at $6,000 up to $12,000 per year for spouse education.**
READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=394

- OUTPOST 60 - 3ID SOCIETY The Society of the Third Infantry Division, the US Army’s oldest organization… READ MORE http://www.hammerpao.com/?p=603

- COL. PETER JONES ON TWITTER - http://www.twitter.com/PJHammer6
- 3RD HBCT ON FACEBOOK - http://facebook.hammerpao.com
- 3RD HBCT ON TWITTER - http://twitter.hammerpao.com
- 3RD HBCT ON YOUTUBE - http://youtube.hammerpao.com

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