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  • U.S. citizens pledge their allegiance

    Jan 26, 2012

    Nineteen servicemembers and Family members began the new year by raising their right hand and vowing their loyalty to the United States during a ceremony Jan. 19 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • Behavioral health clinic nears completion

    Jan 26, 2012

    The Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic at Fort Carson, Colo., Evans Army Community Hospital's newest premiere medical facility, is slated to open in March.

  • State and federal agencies establish continuum of response and capabilities

    Jan 25, 2012

    During the first week of January, members of state and local civilian and military emergency response agencies within Texas met with the United States Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force to develop a deeper understanding of capabilities and limits inherent to each group.

  • Corps of Engineers offers internships for warriors in transition

    Jan 25, 2012

    Soldiers in Warrior Transition Units at four installations now have the option to learn valuable construction and engineering skills through internships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

  • Army chaplain attributes life experience to success with Soldiers

    Jan 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When people think of a new recruit, they might envision a fresh-faced high school or college graduate ready to conquer the world, not someone with a whole other life of experiences.

  • 'Go for broke' Soldier remembered

    Jan 25, 2012

    Family and friends of a Japanese-American Soldier who fought in World War II gathered to celebrate his life and to honor his military service at a memorial held Friday at St. Columba's Episcopal Church. Mitsuru Hayashi was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal but could not attend the presentation ceremony in Washington, D.C. due to his failing health. Hayashi died Nov. 16, and his children accepted the medal on his behalf during the memorial service Jan. 6.

  • Army engineering team builds solutions in Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2012

    American Soldiers in Afghanistan confronted with a technological hurdle have a new resource they can engage. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center, or RFAST-C, Prototype Integration Facility became fully operational in late December, said Sgt. Maj. Matt DeLay, the team's noncommissioned-officer-in-charge from July to November 2011.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness director visits Fort Hood

    Jan 24, 2012

    The resilience of Soldiers, civilians and family members at Fort Hood was on full display Jan. 12, 2012, during a visit from the new Director of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, Brig. Gen. Jim Pasquarette.

  • 'Carl Gustaf' weapon extends Soldiers' lethal reach

    Jan 24, 2012

    With the need for Soldiers in Afghanistan to engage the enemy at longer distances, Picatinny Arsenal has completed an initial training and fielding of a weapon for traditional Army units previously used only by special operations commands.

  • JBLM Families make the best of bad weather

    Jan 24, 2012

    With weather bad enough to delay military operations, close down schools and block some roads on JBLM, the families who live here still managed to enjoy the "snow days" Jan. 17-20.

  • Former Marine sharpens knives to support Soldiers

    Jan 24, 2012

    Personality feature about an AAFES concessionaire at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Deployed Soldiers connect with Army scientists for technical solutions

    Jan 24, 2012

    American Soldiers deployed across Afghanistan are asking questions and making suggestions about their equipment, weapons and vehicles to U.S. Army scientists at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 'Proud Americans' make Field Artillery history on Fort Riley

    Jan 24, 2012

    The 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, held its first live fire exercise with the Ultra lightweight Field Howitzer M777, on Fort Riley, Kan., Jan. 23. This was the first time the M777 was fired by a field artillery battalion in the 1st Infantry Division.

  • Winter comes calling to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jan 24, 2012

  • Family in no short supply as staff sergeant becomes an officer

    Jan 24, 2012

    Having spent the last decade in the Army, Erica McLean is more than familiar with the act of rendering a salute. Having others salute her, however, might take some getting used to. After 10 years of climbing her way through the Army's enlisted ranks, McLean finally stepped into the shoes of an officer Jan. 13 -- for the first time, and for good -- trading her staff sergeant stripes for the gold bar of a second lieutenant during a direct commissioning ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's North Chapel.

  • 110th Chem. Bn. trains for mission success

    Jan 24, 2012

    Snow, rain and ice did not deter Soldiers of the 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) as they suited up to train on their meticulous and vital mission at Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Wash., Jan. 24.

  • Town hall to take new approach with social media integration

    Jan 23, 2012

    The Fort Hood, Texas, Facebook and TV Town Hall, which will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2012, will combine social media, over-the-air television broadcasts and Internet radio for the first time in an attempt to engage as many community members as possible during the event.

  • Dutch defense minister visits Fort Hood

    Jan 23, 2012

    Dutch Defense Minister Hans Hillen came to Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 10, 2012, to meet with his troops training here under the 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat).

  • Author, World War II vets remember 'Operation: PLUM'

    Jan 23, 2012

    A military author, World War II veterans, military and community leaders around Savannah, Ga., gathered to remember the men of the 27th Bombardment Group, which returned home with only 30 percent of their men after World War II.

  • A Tale of Two Command Sergeants Major

    Jan 23, 2012

  • Wounded Warrior headed to Paralympic Games

    Jan 23, 2012

    Showcasing courage, determination and inspiration, USA Shooting has announced the nomination of Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team contingent on the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Olson is the first active-duty Soldier to be nominated for the Paralympic Games and first active-duty servicemember to ever be nominated to compete in shooting sports at the games.

  • Military panel urges agility as budgets decline

    Jan 23, 2012

    The U.S. military must become more agile to defeat future adversaries as budgets shrink, defense officials said Jan. 19. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, led the five-member panel discussion, "Meeting the Warfighters' Full Spectrum Operations Challenge: Joint Warfighter Requirements and Challenges." "When we know we have a wartime mission coming up, we want to be able to rapidly equip the latest technologies," Justice said in opening remarks to about 75 military officials and defense contractors at the 11th annual Warfighter TechNet Conference.

  • Miami Soldier attends 'State of the Union' Address

    Jan 23, 2012

    2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos, assigned to the 841st Engineer Battalion, had the chance of a lifetime at the State of the Union address Jan. 24, 2012, thanks to an invitation from Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The 22-year old was selected for the opportunity following an impressive interview with Schultz's District Office staff. Ramos, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, and an Honors BOLC graduate last year, is proud of her family's Army strong heritage.

  • GA senator encourages 3rd ID Soldiers to 'let freedom ring'

    Jan 20, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division joined in on the nation's celebration and remembrance of Civil Rights Icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an equal opportunity observance ceremony held at Fort Stewart, Jan. 18.

  • Stewart, local community work together for cause

    Jan 20, 2012

    Among the six principles of the Third Infantry Division's Command Philosophy, the element of team work exemplifies the collaboration between Fort Stewart and the local community.

  • Using resiliency training skills at home keeps things in perspective

    Jan 20, 2012

    Embracing skills learned from resiliency training helps Family Member Michelle Grabill with daily stressors as an Army spouse and mother. Like other spouses, Grabrill registered to attend the four-day course that's offered though Army Community Services which focused on five core competencies.

  • Honor Dr King by living Army Values

    Jan 20, 2012

    As our nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, I encourage our Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians at Fort Stewart -Hunter Army Airfield to pay tribute to the American hero by embodying the beliefs and ethics that he exhibited during his lifetime. It's no coincidence that these same beliefs happen to provide the framework for our Army--we know them more commonly as core Army Values.

  • 'Balers' add streamers during 200th birthday ceremony

    Jan 20, 2012

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  • Shred It -- Don't Share It Days

    Jan 20, 2012

    It seems that 2012 will offer little respite from identity theft. It is already being reported that over 300,000 individuals have fallen victim to this crime. The risk of printed Personally Identifiable Information being compromised is a constant threat. Identity Theft in many cases is a low tech crime accomplished through dumpster diving for your information.

  • Signal Soldier becomes unlikely hero

    Jan 20, 2012

    A hero doesn't always wear tights and go by an alias. Sometimes if you look hard enough, you may find a hero among your own ranks. Someone like Spc. Michael Steven Cox.

  • 3SB Soldiers, Families attend FRG War Week

    Jan 20, 2012

    Soldiers and Family Members of 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division attended War Week, hosted by the Army Community Service Mobilization/Deployment Program Staff for members of the Family Readiness Group.

  • WANTED! "Garryowen" Troopers who served with 3/7th Cav during Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Jan 20, 2012

    Troopers from 3rd Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, also known for being cavalryman, horseman, troopers, or its historical nickname "Garryowen," are focusing their efforts on an important new mission during 2012, which will honor all former 3-7th CAV Troopers who have gallantly served and put themselves in harm's way.

  • Author, WW II vets remember 'PLUM'

    Jan 20, 2012

    In November 1941, 1,209 men with the 27th Bombardment Group left what is now Hunter Army Airfield to beef up Gen. Douglas MacArthur's defense of the Philippines. A year later, only 20 returned to the U.S. Of the remaining, the rest were killed or became prisoners of war. Only 30 percent of the unit ever returned home.

  • Federal employees break record in CFC giving

    Jan 20, 2012

    Colonel Kevin Milton, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, accepted a certificate of appreciation from Coastal Georgia Combined Federal Campaign Chairman Gerry Phelan at the 2011 CFC Awards Breakfast and Celebration, held at the Savannah Civic Center, Jan. 11. This year, Third Infantry Division pledges totaled $582,667; more than $100,000 over its goal of $475,000, according to Amy Riesinger, the campaign director. It was also the first year that campaign pledges topped the 2006 record.

  • Spiritual fitness takes Soldiers to new heights

    Jan 20, 2012

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas--Several First Strike Soldiers along with the help of their battalion chaplain and his assistant, made small work of some oversized boulders while showing the true strength of their combined spiritual fitness.

  • Visit from Savannah community changes perspectives

    Jan 20, 2012

    The adverse weather did not impact a local community group when visiting the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 11.

  • Spartan Soldiers adopt a new way to look at fitness

    Jan 20, 2012

    Drawing from the proven methods employed by the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, the Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment with the help of the unit's commander, spearheaded a new pilot physical training comprehensive development program focused on Soldiers to become more resilient in combat and reach new levels of fitness.

  • Commit to be Fit: Resolutions - winning mindset required

    Jan 20, 2012

    A new year can mean a fresh start; a renewed hope and a list of resolutions that you vow to keep in the coming months.

  • Fort Campbell well-represented in online show

    Jan 20, 2012

    When an online reality challenge program began looking for active duty special ops Soldiers, two Fort Campbell representatives answered the call: Sgt. 1st Class Drew Penny of the 5th Special Forces Group and Staff Sgt. Cody Sieber of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The object was to compete in a variety of challenges, including marksmanship and rescue missions, to see who would emerge as 2011's Maximum Warrior.

  • Everything is Roses for the Horse Cavalry Detachment

    Jan 20, 2012

    PASADENA, Calif. -- The 1st Cavalry Division's Horse Cavalry Detachment rang in 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. by representing the First Team for the ninth time in the 123rd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan 1.

  • Fort Campbell MP Battalion deploys to Afghanistan for one year

    Jan 20, 2012

    As he walked into one of the post shopettes dressed in an Army Multi-cami uniform, Lt. Col. David Thompson said he was told, "thank you" and "welcome home" from a few of the civilians there. "They thought I had come home from a deployment," he said. The fact was Thompson, commander of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, was actually preparing to head out on deployment. He and the rest of his battalion headquarters staff left this week for their year-long tour to Afghanistan.

  • Stallion medics compete for "Best"

    Jan 20, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- The sky was overcast and the climate cool as Soldiers donned protective body armor and helmets. These Soldiers steeled themselves, steadied their nerves and readied their weapons for the next life-saving ten minutes of their lives

  • "Long Knife" troops keep skills sharp

    Jan 20, 2012

    FT. HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, ruck marched out to the Black Gap range complex in order to conduct rifle marksmanship training, here Jan. 11-12.

  • Army Crash Dynamics Lab nears completion

    Jan 20, 2012

    The Crash Dynamics Lab (CDL), a state-of-the-art training facility for Army safety investigators, took a giant step toward completion Jan. 18 with the placement of a CH-47 'Chinook' helicopter accident display.

  • Do your part and help Fort Bragg recycle

    Jan 20, 2012

    The Fort Bragg Bragg About Recycling event Jan. 14, collected over 5,000 pounds of electronic waste.

  • Fort Bragg events geared to building camaraderie

    Jan 20, 2012

    Every other month, through a program coordinated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation an event called Bosses' Night, is held. The flip side of Bosses' Night is known as Right Arm Night, designed to give senior leadership the opportunity to mingle with their "right-arm" or junior personnel. FMWR strategically coordinates Bosses' Night to coincide with the Leadership Development Program.

  • Kickboxing changes up normal aerobic activity on Fort Bragg

    Jan 20, 2012

    Aerobic kickboxing doesn't involve kicking butt, but it does offer Pope Fitness Center members a break from the normal grind of everyday fitness routines. Sometimes changing workout routines helps to keep it interesting for gym members, said Amanda Christianson, kickboxing instructor and group fitness manager for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Deviating from the normal routine sometimes makes a big difference.

  • Wounded warriors gather for Army Warrior Games shooting camp

    Jan 20, 2012

    Twenty five wounded Soldiers came to El Paso and Fort Bliss, Texas, from different installations to participate in the Warrior Games Shooting Training Camp, Jan. 11-14, 2012.

  • T-Hawk gives Soldiers, Marines eyes on the battlefield

    Jan 19, 2012

    Soldiers and Marines are getting a new unmanned aerial vehicle that will give them real time intelligence on the battlefield.

  • A Fort Drum Icon: Retired colonel reflects on Army career, road to 10th Mountain Division and Fort

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Michael Plummer has been championing Fort Drum's progress since 1984, the year he played a role in bringing the 10th Mountain Division to a little-known Army training post in northern New York.

  • Fort Drum community bids farewell to senior leader

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and civilians bade farewell to a senior leader who served Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) for the past 16 months.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates King legacy

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A 10th Mountain Division (LI) brigade commander credits Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with who he is today and allowing him the opportunity to travel the road to get here.

  • Career counselors help Soldiers find their place after active duty

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Soldiers prepare to leave active-duty service, they have to go through many steps to clear the installation. One of the many stops on their outprocessing checklist is a visit to Fort Drum's Reserve Component Transition Office.

  • Keenan pins major general: MEDDAC receives new commander

    Jan 19, 2012

    Col. John M. McGrath took the helm of Fort Carson Medical Department Activity from Col. Jimmie O. Keenan during a change of command ceremony at the Special Events Center Jan. 12.

  • TAPS honors Soldiers for mentoring

    Jan 19, 2012

    Fifty Soldiers were honored in the Fallen Heroes Family Center Jan. 13 for taking an extra, extraordinary step as Soldiers.

  • New Fort Carson TSC facility improves training

    Jan 19, 2012

    Fort Carson's ability to ready Soldiers for contingency operations expanded and improved this month with the opening of a new Training Support Center.

  • Accessions Command discontinued

    Jan 19, 2012

    A Fort Knox, Ky., ceremony Wednesday marked the end of the Accessions Command, which is being discontinued in a cost-cutting measure ordered by the Department of the Army.

  • Make way for Hunter Ridge

    Jan 19, 2012

    The lined-up shovels with construction helmets mounted on the handle marked the ceremonious occasion of an upcoming Family housing community at Hunter Army Airfield. Community leaders gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of Hunter Ridge, Jan. 12.

  • 'Vanguard' Soldiers unmask with confidence during CBRN training

    Jan 19, 2012

    The smoke caused by burning O-chlorobenzylidene-malononitirle gas capsules wafted slowly to the top of the chamber. When the door at the head of the building opened and the Soldiers stepped in, the smoke snaked toward the opening, almost inviting the Soldiers to come in and play.

  • 'Bushmasters' plunge into deep end to train

    Jan 19, 2012

    The Soldiers, wearing Kevlars, load-bearing vests and blindfolds over their faces, inched their way to the outer edges of their respective diving board.

  • Army general's promotion reflects strength of family, character

    Jan 19, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Mark Yenter, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, was promoted to the rank of major general during a ceremony held here, Jan. 18. Maj. Gen. Merdith Temple, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, acting chief of engineers and acting commander, presided over the ceremony.

  • SMA Chandler: 'We have an incredible Army'

    Jan 18, 2012

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala., happened to be a test ground for more than missiles and helicopters on Jan. 10-11, 2012.

  • Training center's Engagement University critical to deployment train-up

    Jan 18, 2012

    Leaders at every level of command within a soon-to-deploy brigade combat team learn valuable relationship-building skills at the Joint Readiness Training Center's Engagement University.

  • Fort Bliss Junior Enlisted Family Center a "blessing" for Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2012

    When Spc. Javad Golphin moved to Fort Bliss with his family a few months ago his household goods shipment was delayed. He worried about having his three small children sleeping on the floor, and with a self-described level of skepticism, turned to the Fort Bliss Junior Enlisted Family Center for help. What happened next, he said, was a true blessing.

  • Former players connect with transitioning Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2012

    The Hub hosted a "Game Day" Sunday where Soldiers and Families met with four former NFL players to discuss common reintegration challenges facing servicemembers today.

  • Patient Centered Medical Home: Military medicine undergoes transformation

    Jan 18, 2012

    For most people, home is the place to see a familiar face, feel comfortable and talk about the things in life.

  • Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site: DPW improves wildlife access to water

    Jan 18, 2012

    Elk, deer, antelope and other wildlife on Fort Carson's 236,000-acre Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site in Las Animas County will spend more time foraging for food and less time looking for water.

  • Gen. Rodriguez shares vision of future with senior FORSCOM leaders

    Jan 18, 2012

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), addressed more than 65 senior leaders and staff members of the command during the opening session of the FORSCOM Senior Leadership Development Course, Jan. 18, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Task Force Thunder begins redeployment

    Jan 17, 2012

    The first of nearly 3,000 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers, returned to Fort Campbell Jan. 6 , 2012, from a 12-month deployment to southern Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Team Bliss cloth diaper brigade shows how to save green

    Jan 17, 2012

    Walk down the baby aisle of your local grocery store and you will see shelves stacked from top to bottom with disposable diapers. Huggies, Pampers and store brand names, ranging from newborn up to size six or more.

  • Army integrating intel systems to increase response time in the field

    Jan 17, 2012

    The Army is looking to decrease the time between data collection and Soldier action by the spring with the Vigilant Pursuit system. The Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, is working with the Army G-2 to accomplish G-2 Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Richard P. Zahner's military intelligence rebalance by delivering a relevant and robust multi-intelligence capability that helps facilitate commanders' decisions, said Ephraim Joe Befecadu, a systems engineer at CERDEC's Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate.

  • Paratroopers learn latest battlefield skills at Fort Polk

    Jan 17, 2012

    Fort Bragg paratroopers bound for Afghanistan picked up the latest skills and equipment from those most recently returned at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.

  • Fort Leonard Wood's Commanding General to receive second star

    Jan 17, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Mark W. Yenter, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, is scheduled to be promoted to the rank of major general Jan. 18.

  • "Longknife" troops train to win

    Jan 17, 2012

  • Ironhorse Soldier selected, competes for MI award

    Jan 17, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Apple Valley, Ca. native, Spc. Matthew McPherson, a military intelligence (all source) analyst, assigned to the A Co., 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, works at a computer terminal, here, Jan 9. McPherson was selected among five peers who competed in the Ironhorse Brigade for the Command Sgt. Maj.(Ret.) Doug Russel Award, an award given to those with outstanding achievements within the Military Intelligence community. He will now compete against fellow Soldiers at the Department of the Army level.

  • SDDC operations branch the 'hourglass' of DOD surface transportation

    Jan 17, 2012

    Many military operations centers tout themselves as the "nerve center" or the "heartbeat" of their organization. The deputy chief of Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Command Operations Branch described SDDC's operations center as an hourglass.

  • Army expert receives national recognition for combating sexual assault

    Jan 17, 2012

    A military professional from the U.S. Army Law Enforcement community will be recognized in a big way this April for his significant contributions in combating sexual assault and violence against women.

  • Home fire brings out Hunter heroes

    Jan 13, 2012

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - Sergeant Arron Hill, 416th Transportation Company, was sitting in his bedroom at 63 Gannam Ave. on Hunter Army Airfield when he heard sirens, Jan. 3. When he ran to the window to see what was happening, he watched a Hunter Military Police Officer break down the front door of his neighbor, and saw thick, black smoke billow out.

  • 'Vanguards' host women's forum

    Jan 13, 2012

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - The "Vanguard" brigade hosted a women's forum for female Soldiers in the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, Dec. 15, at the Main Post Chapel. The day-long event, which featured keynote speakers Lt. Col. Heidi Hoyle, commander of 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Inf. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Howard, command sergeant major of 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd SB, included a panel discussion and a presentation on sexual assault awareness.

  • Medic training provides real world skills

    Jan 13, 2012

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Combat medics from the 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team participated in a 5-day Brigade Combat Team Combat Medical Readiness Training, held at Fort Stewart, Dec. 5-9.

  • Spartan 6's last gift wrapped in obstacle relay race

    Jan 13, 2012

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - The Spartans ended 2011 with a brigade run. The run started with pushups led by the commander on Cottrell Field to get the blood flowing; however, in a blink of an eye, that all changed as Soldiers took off in a mad dash towards the Spartan Field, where they were met by Col. Cardinale, who was waiting with one last gift--the Spartan Obstacle Challenge Relay Race.

  • Air Force captain becomes Army specialist in career change

    Jan 13, 2012

    Going from green to gold is a familiar transformation in the Army. But switching from being an officer to an enlisted man while changing service branches is far less common. Yet that's exactly what Joe Newsom did, choosing to continue serving the best way he knew how.

  • Warehouse makeover yields enviable, larger Soldier processing site

    Jan 13, 2012

    Renovation of old warehouse building resulted in a modern, efficient Soldier Readiness Processing site, which is a huge improvement over previous SRP. It's friendlier for Soldiers and eliminates the wasted time of previous system.

  • Ceremony marks discontinuation of command

    Jan 13, 2012

    A discontinuation ceremony for U.S. Army Accessions Command is scheduled for Jan. 18 at retreat.

  • Afghan, ISAF enlisted leaders visit Afghan National Army NCO Academy in Zabul

    Jan 12, 2012

    Afghan National Army Command Sgt. Maj. Kafayatullah, 205th Corps command sergeant major; Afghan National Police Command Sgt. Maj. Abdul Zafar, ANP command sergeant major; U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, ISAF Joint Command command sergeant major; Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, 82nd Airborne Division and Regional Command (South) command sergeant major; and other Afghan, U.S. and Australian enlisted leaders visited an ANA Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Eagle in Zabul province Jan. 10. The visitors were able to see the progress being made by ANA Soldiers during their four-week course, as well as observing demonstrations by the NCOs that included room-clearing procedures, searching shops, questioning locals, and reacting to and successfully handing the discovery of an Improvised Explosive Device.

  • Soldiers, professional athletes share threat from brain injuries

    Jan 12, 2012

    When Don Lee relaxes on his couch at home to take in the NFL playoffs on TV, chances are he watches the games a little bit differently than most people.

  • Army shooters hit their mark at All-American Bowl

    Jan 12, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Shotgun team started off the New Year in Texas displaying their skills as part of the week's long worth of activities leading up to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 3-7. The team hosted dozens of civilian Army advocates, commonly known as Centers of Influence, at the San Antonio Gun Club. COIs guide young people down the right path towards their future and provide them with all of the information that the Army and ROTC offer our nation's youth.

  • Soldiers practice medevac mission to increase division capability

    Jan 12, 2012

    Medics from 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team called in a simulated medical evacuation request Monday as part of Fort Drum's initial training event to expand the installation's capabilities as a fully functional unit by using 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's ability to provide medevac support.

  • Social media, community lauded for help in locating missing girl

    Jan 12, 2012

    A massive outpouring of support from Fort Hood, Texas, surrounding communities and social media helped a potential nightmare for one Fort Hood family end happily last week.

  • Blackhorse troopers march to veterans' home

    Jan 12, 2012

    More than 225 Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment paraded through Barstow for the 15th Annual Veterans Home Memorial March to bring holiday cheer to the Veterans Home of California -- Barstow on Dec. 14.

  • Teamwork, cohesion keys to two-time award winning unit

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Selection for the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence means a unit has maintained its logistics and service readiness to an exceptionally high standard over a period of time. When a unit is selected for the award twice, covering two back-to-back deployments to Iraq, a habit of excellence begins to reveal itself.

  • UH-1 helicopters retire from service at National Training Center

    Jan 12, 2012

    Saying goodbye is sometimes hard, but at this farewell ceremony the mood was upbeat among the attendees reuniting one more time to bid adieu. The National Training Center held a retirement ceremony Dec. 13 for several UH-1 Huey helicopters it had been using since 1980, and on hand to witness the occasion were command staff and military veterans.

  • 2-20th earns 2nd AAME

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade made a prediction last year, and it came true. Not only did the Black Knight Soldiers accomplish what many Soldiers only dream about, but they did it twice.

  • Last logistics battalion returns from Iraq

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (January 12, 2012)--When Soldiers from the 275th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deployed to Iraq last March, they embarked on a historic 10-month mission that helped close the chapter on more than

  • Garrison keeps focus on people during workforce cuts

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Utilizing voluntary retirement and incentives programs, Fort Hood is on the path to meeting the Army-mandated reduction of the civilian workforce. As efforts continue Armywide to meet the adjusted authorizations, Fort Hood garrison is keeping the focus on taking care of people.

  • Post trainer offers advice to make new year's resolutions last all year

    Jan 12, 2012

    Two of the top resolutions each year include losing weight / getting fit and eating healthier. According to Time Magazine, these also are two of the top resolutions that also are broken only months after making them. With the odds stacked against them, how are those people whose pants that are feeling just a bit snug after gorging on scrumptious spreads, captivating cocktails and delectable desserts over the holiday season supposed to keep up with their resolutions?

  • ASC improves training gear storage

    Jan 12, 2012

    New shelters designed to protect and organize basic issue items for pre-deployment training equipment managed by Army Sustainment Command will be delivered to 17 training sites. The project is a competitive, all-Army effort, teaming ASC with its Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., neighbors at the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center to ensure Soldiers can train with top-notch tools.

  • Team convenes to standardize Army's disability evaluation process

    Jan 12, 2012

    A team charged with establishing an Army-wide standardized disability evaluation system has convened to improve the Army's portion of the Department of Defense's Integrated Disability Evaluation System, through which it is determined whether or not service members are fit for continued service.

  • Federal grant to help ease JBLM traffic congestion

    Jan 12, 2012

  • NCOs rewarded for their efforts by being inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Jan 12, 2012

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