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  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Kandahar Airfield

    Dec 15, 2011

    The objective of Secretary of the Army John McHugh's visit to Regional Command (South) and Kandahar Airfield Dec. 14 was to assess the current status of U.S.-Afghan relations in RC(S) and to see military training and facilities.

  • Quartermaster School riggers donate toys to local community

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT PICKETT, Va. (Dec. 15, 2011) -- Operation Toy Drop now has a Quartermaster School version.

  • Comedian delivers side-splitting safety messages

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (December 15, 2011)-Drawing the audience in with humor, comedian Bernie McGrenahan was able to impart a powerful message to the Fort Lee community during the installation's annual Safety Show Dec. 6-7

  • Stewart-Hunter on path to meet manpower goals

    Dec 15, 2011

    Installation leaders are confident the efforts underway since late last spring to meet the Army's manpower goals have local workforce numbers on a glide path to avoid involuntary separations in the future.

  • Hunter kicks off holidays with Tree Lighting ceremony

    Dec 15, 2011

    It's that time of the year again. Bright colorful lights, wreaths, and signs that convey messages of good tidings and cheer are displayed en masse throughout Hunter Army Airfield. With all of the friendly displays of the season, there was only one thing missing: the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

  • First ever ICE heroes honored at Stewart's CLIF

    Dec 15, 2011

    The first order of business at the community leader's information forum Dec. 6 was used to recognize 10 Civilians who exhibit superior customer service in their daily line of work. Fort Stewart's Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton briefly addressed the fully packed ballroom at Club Stewart and recognized each individual.

  • Civilian leader ends 36 year-long career, leaves profound legacy

    Dec 15, 2011

    Dedicated and loyal are words used to portray Royce Kennedy, Director of Logistics, by his employees. Kennedy ends his 36-year career with the directorate and turns over the reins to James Niksch effective Dec. 31.

  • Getting into the holiday spirit, even away from home

    Dec 15, 2011

    For most, the holiday season is a time to gather with Family and friends, spend some time around a fireplace, and generally enjoy the time spent together.

  • 260th QM participates in Wreath Laying Ceremony

    Dec 15, 2011

    The ultimate sacrifice of a Soldier in the midst of combat is one of the highest and most difficult callings of the military service. It is felt by the Family and the comrades of the Soldier, alike. The holiday season, however, becomes a time for heavier reflection for such a loss.

  • 2/3 Avn Flight Medics graduate Paramedic Training Course

    Dec 15, 2011

    Eight flight medics from the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, became the first Marne Air medics to graduate from the Rescue Training Inc. paramedic course Dec. 9 in a ceremony at the Rescue Training building.

  • Tree planted in observance of Arbor Day

    Dec 15, 2011

    In early 1872, Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees.

  • Excalibur 155mm artillery round vignette

    Dec 15, 2011

    The new Excalibur 155mm artillery round on display during the Joint Center of Excellence for Guns and Ammuniton ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

  • Fort Bragg moves to reduce impact of civilian reductions

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Army's move to reduce the size of its civilian workforce will impact Fort Bragg. However, measures taken will be voluntary and deliberate, and pragmatic choices will ensure that installation services will not be significantly impacted. But fewer employees will mean a reduction of some services. About 85 percent of the vacated positions will be filled by Soldiers, mainly providing security at access control points. Another ten percent will result in curtailment of existing services; and the remaining five percent will continue with modifications in service delivery.

  • Fort Lee military members honor the fallen

    Dec 15, 2011

    HOPEWELL, Va. (Dec. 15, 2011) -- More than two dozen service members from the Fort Lee community participated in the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday at Hopewell's City Point National Cemetery. Similar observances were conducted nationwide to honor the sacrifices of America's military and teach the nation's younger generation about the high cost of freedom and democracy.

  • Operation Snowball Express treats Families of Fallen service members

    Dec 15, 2011

    For Betsy Whisenhunt and her daughter, Allison, 7, the holidays are an especially difficult time -- and have been since 2008. That's when her husband and Allison's father, Sgt. 1st Class Jerald Whisenhunt of the 25th Infantry Division, was killed in Iraq.

  • Military Teen Talk: DUI Awareness

    Dec 15, 2011

    DUI. We have all heard it and I am sure we all know what it stands for - Driving Under the Influence. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009 approximately 11,000 people were killed in alcohol related crashes, and over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. That's a lot of people; don't you think?

  • Diamond students travel 'Around the World' for holidays

    Dec 15, 2011

    Diamond Elementary School second graders had the opportunity to travel around the world, Dec. 14. Their "Holidays around the World" adventure gave the students an opportunity to learn about seven countries -- Germany, England, Netherlands, Scotland, Mexico, Italy and Israel.

  • Hunter Soldier ends Rugby career with spot on All-Army squad

    Dec 15, 2011

    Rugby isn't your typical American family sport -- that is, unless you're part of the Rutkowski Family. Sergeant Matt Rutkowski, a section sergeant with Company D, 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, has played rugby since his adolescence in Delaware. He even married a rugby player -- he met wife Annessa on the rugby pitch in Hawaii.

  • St. Nick's benefit brings holiday joy to area children

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Fort Leonard Wood Lions Club, in combination with Army Community Service and numerous community groups surrounding the installation, hosted the 31st Annual St. Nick's Benefit, Dec. 13, here in Grant Hall. With the generous help of all involved, the 2011 St. Nick's Benefit will provide gifts to more than 830 children and young adults.

  • Captain signs with minor league hockey team

    Dec 15, 2011

    3rd HBCT Soldier signs with Southern Professional Hockey League

  • 'True miracle' helps light Fort Hood tree

    Dec 15, 2011

    Lights shined brightly in the East Atrium during the annual III Corps and Fort Hood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 7, 2011, but the glow on one set of parent's faces shone even brighter as they watched their little girl help the commanding general light the Christmas tree.

  • Army tightens retention

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers whose term of service is scheduled to end in fiscal year 2012 and want to stay in the Army must make that commitment sooner rather than later.

  • 56th Army Band spreads holiday cheer

    Dec 15, 2011

    Three Soldiers from the 56th Army Band, accompanied by one of their spouses, formed a quartet of horns and visited different units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to surprise them with music on 13 Dec.

  • 'Steel Rain' Soldiers home after fastpaced deployment

    Dec 15, 2011

  • ANASF and CF assess bridge construction in Day Kundi province

    Dec 14, 2011

    DAY KUNDI PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Army Special Forces and coalition Special Operations Forces conducted a bridge assessment in Qasamabad village, Kajran district, Day Kundi province Dec. 10.

  • ALP: Afghanistan's Hometown Heroes

    Dec 14, 2011

    KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Villages across Afghanistan have many different views of safety. Some villages take the task of security into their own hands, resisting anyone who they view as a threat, while others seek help from their government.

  • Summit Soldiers represent 1st BCT at Army Best Medic Competition

    Dec 14, 2011

    Two medics from 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, finished in sixth place in the demanding 72-hour Army Best Medic Competition last month at Camp Bullis, Texas.

  • Trees for Troops program delivers more than 700 trees to Fort Drum families

    Dec 14, 2011

    Some 720 farm-grown trees were delivered to Fort Drum Dec. 8, 2011, for distribution to Soldiers and their families as part of this year's Trees for Troops program, a national campaign.

  • Spartan Soldiers give new meaning to 'brothers in arms'

    Dec 14, 2011

    Specialists Craig Pruden and Anthony Gaston, while not biologically related, are like brothers in every other sense of the word.

  • Soldiers, Families stay Army Strong by maintaining good health through nutrition

    Dec 14, 2011

    Because of their demanding lifestyle, Soldiers are expected to stay in good physical shape. For a strict exercise regimen to be successful, it must be partnered with the right fuel. This begins with a healthy diet. To help them sustain a healthy lifestyle through the proper diet, Fort Drum personnel work with Soldiers and Families to keep them in tip-top shape, ultimately making them Army Strong and Family Strong.

  • Regional Command (South) NCOs receive the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award

    Dec 13, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The Combined Joint Operation Area Afghanistan chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club welcomed six new members into its ranks during a ceremony on Kandahar Airfield Dec. 9.

  • West Point's new Army Mule Mascots Ranger III, Stryker assume duties

    Dec 13, 2011

    Ranger III and Stryker, the two new Army Mule Mascots made their public debut at at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., during a ceremony Dec. 8, 2011, at Michie Stadium. The two new Army Mule Mascots were welcomed by the Corps of Cadets while Raider and Ranger II were officially retired from service.

  • Tip of the SABER

    Dec 13, 2011

    Division recognizes Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers for excellence in substance abuse prevention.

  • Master Gardeners demonstrate garden technique, water conservation in El Paso County

    Dec 13, 2011

    Master Gardeners, agriculture and water usage researchers, gathered in the frosty morning air Dec. 6 at Texas A & M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso, Texas. They to discussed gardening plans for 2012 and water usage within the Paso del Norte and Fort Bliss communities while walking through demonstrations gardens here.

  • Christmas Story, combat version

    Dec 13, 2011

    This poem was written by Kim Etherton last Christmas for her son Private First Class Alvaro Aquino-Cervantes of Kelso, Wash. Cervantes was deployed from July 2010 to June 2011 to Kandahar Airfield with Delta Company, 1-4 Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion, 1-501 Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Disabled American Veterans serving those who serve

    Dec 13, 2011

    Disabled American Veterans local chapter 187 teams with Team Bliss and other organizations to assist active military of all branches, and veterans, whether they have disabilities or not.

  • Arctic blast chills Bliss

    Dec 13, 2011

    Dec. 5 winter storm blankets Fort Bliss and the El Paso, Texas community making driving hazardous.

  • Soldiers serve Thanksgiving dinner to parents, students at Bliss Elementary

    Dec 13, 2011

    Soldiers from 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 4 -- 1 Field Artillery, 3rd IBCT, 1st AD participated in decorating and serving the dinner. The Soldiers assisted with decorating bulletin boards in the hallway and dining room, which quickly brought the school into the holiday season.

  • CASCOM Receives Memorial Honoring Fallen Sustainment Soldiers

    Dec 13, 2011

    A memorial honoring sustainment Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn was presented to the Combined Arms Support Command in a small ceremony Dec. 13.

  • 10th Mountain Division NCO receives Soldier's Medal

    Dec 13, 2011

    A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier who pulled passengers to safety from a burning tour bus July 22, 2011, was awarded the Soldier's Medal Dec. 13, 2011, in Fort Drum's Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • PT, Camaraderie part of great workout on the ice

    Dec 13, 2011

    With the U.S. Army emphasis on running, sit-ups, pushups and pull-ups in its physical training program, a change of venue and team building can help cut down on daily workouts from going stale. Sacramento Recruiting Battalion Soldiers competed in broomball at an area skating rink with Team Officer versus Team Enlisted.

  • U.S. Soldier first to graduate Polish NCO Academy

    Dec 12, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Tomasz Bartoszyn, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, became the first U.S. Soldier to graduate from the Polish Land Forces NCO Academy in Poznan, Poland, Dec. 9, 2011. While Soldiers from other partner nations routinely train at the U.S. Army Europe's 7th Army NCO Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, this is the first time a U.S. Soldier has attended a foreign NCO Academy.

  • 2-87 Infantry Soldiers train ANA staff

    Dec 12, 2011

    ZHARAY DISTRICT, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan--Throughout the past ten years, Soldiers have understood that the key to success in Afghanistan is partnership. Soldiers in the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Spartan), have been deployed to Kandahar province since April 2011, and partnered with Afghan security forces in every operation, both lethally and non-lethally.

  • RDECOM facilitates collective NCO feedback on communications-electronics capabilities

    Dec 12, 2011

    Non-Commissioned Officers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's centers provided a Soldier's perspective on defense technology when they visited the command's communications-electronics center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. They received a tour of CERDEC's facilities and hands-on demonstrations of its technologies as part of the RDECOM Quarterly NCO Professional Development program.

  • 412TEC celebrates the Holidays with Families

    Dec 12, 2011

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher and Chaplain Timothy Samorajski share a moment with Lt. Col. John Breland, Staff Judge Advocate Section Chief, and his family during the unit's Family Day/Christmas celebration Dec. 11, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • Good Ol'Boy

    Dec 12, 2011

    A Soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., trains on handling a shotgun during a weeklong training exercise.

  • Military, civilian communities bid farewell to Army's oldest 4-star general

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, the former commanding general of U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, presents a flag to William Haines, the son of retired Gen. Ralph Haines Jr., at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Dec. 3. Soldiers from Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood joined with community members to pay their respects for Haines, who was 98 years old at the time of his death and was the oldest living 4-star general and senior retired officer. Haines served as the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from 1967 to 1968. He also served as the commanding general of 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and as the commanding general of III Corps, also at Fort Hood.

  • Sale of APG lighthouse painting benefits Wounded Warriors

    Dec 12, 2011

    The sale of Anna Justice's Pooles Island Lighthouse painting will benefit the families of America's Wounded Warriors. Anna Justice joined her husband, senior APG commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Fisher House Foundation representatives and APG officials Dec. 9 at Top of the Bay club to unveil her fourth painting to be sold to benefit charity.

  • NCO Induction Ceremony

    Dec 12, 2011

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  • "Uniform 4" redeploys in time for the holidays

    Dec 12, 2011

    redeployment of 20 soldiers, photo and short article

  • 41st Fires Bde. host St. Barbara's Ball

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--There were no horse-drawn carriages seen on this night. It was more plausible to say "Cinderella arrived at the ball on an M-270 Multiple Launch Rocket System."

  • Marne Division families, friends remember their fallen

    Dec 11, 2011

    Fort Stewart Soldiers, families, and Soldiers came together Dec. 10, 2011, to honor the memories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the War on Terror. The 439 trees that line the Marne Division's Warriors Walk each received a wreath during the annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony.

  • FSRs work with mobile parts hospital to improve robots for Soldiers, Marines

    Dec 9, 2011

    Robotics field service representatives and machinists at the Camp Leatherneck Mobile Parts Hospital are working together to make improvements to the robots Soldiers and Marines use to investigate improvised explosive devises.

  • Patriot Express makes moving to Germany easier

    Dec 9, 2011

    Beginning in February, personnel on permanent change of station orders to Germany will fly overseas using a new phase of the Patriot Express Department of Defense-chartered air travel, which originates at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Maryland and lands at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

  • Army Leadership Class comes to Fort Bragg

    Dec 9, 2011

    In an effort to cut cost, the Army continues to use mobile training teams to meet the training demands of Soldiers across America. Rather than uprooting Soldier training groups and transporting them to conventional classrooms, the Army has cut costs by sending instructors to the students for the Army Leadership Class. The class emphasizes teaching 42 Alphas how to lead, as well as how to command situations that would call for them to educate others on what they have learned.

  • Strong bonds: Fort Bragg couples get more than a weekend getaway

    Dec 9, 2011

    Fort Bragg Soldiers and spouses found out the key to a strong, healthy relationships during the Strong Bonds retreat at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C., Dec. 2 to 4. They learn that the important skill sets of functioning as a team on the battlefield, it is equally important for them to effectively connect and communicate in a relationship with their spouse or significant other.

  • 14th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop: A toy's story

    Dec 9, 2011

    Steven Blum, from the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, is looking forward to participating in the 14th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, a philanthropic project where Fort Bragg's paratroopers and visiting paratroopers from across the nation, donate toys to be distributed to children's homes and social service agencies across the country.

  • Army activates first-of-its-kind Cyber Brigade

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command activated the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade to support U.S. and Army Cyber Commands with their missions to provide a proactive cyber defense, Dec. 1, 2011, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Another Army-Navy tradition honored at West Point

    Dec 9, 2011

    The annual Goat-Engineers football games were played at Michie Stadium Dec. 8 during Army-Navy Spirit Week. In the women's flag football contest, the Engineers scored a field goal with seconds left on the clock to beat the Goats, 17-14. The tradition of the Goat/Engineer game dates back to 1905. It was a Thanksgiving morning and the Corps couldn't go home, so they played football.

  • Soldiers train to become EOD leaders

    Dec 9, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. Kevin Renuart embraces the upcoming challenge of being a team leader as well as the responsibilities, which come in tow.

  • Arrowhead Family Readiness Group ready for deployment

    Dec 9, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.- A small child peeks over the back seat of his family vehicle. His bright face peering through duffle bags to his father, pulling the gear that will sustain him over the next year from the trunk of their SUV. While he's unconcerned with events he doesn't understand, the mother next to him looks more concerned. Her husband leaves tonight, but he's not the only one facing a year of challenges.

  • Breaking the Links

    Dec 9, 2011

    A smashed UH-60 weathers under the hot Alabama sun, its scattered parts forever consigned to the ground. Nearby, in the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center's new crash dynamics lab, other aircraft, joined by tactical and privately owned vehicles, rest silently at recreated accident sites. However, these "ghosts" will not remain silent forever. Groups of students learning accident investigation will relive the final moments in these tragic mishaps. What they learn may one day help save Soldiers' lives.

  • AMCOM Urged To Become More Efficient

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers wants you to help change this command for the better.

  • Future Military Officers Receive Career Advice

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Military officers of the past and present gathered Nov. 30 to honor their counterparts of the future.

  • JROTC Students Encouraged To Pursue Their Goals

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- What's the best branch of the military? The JROTC students at Sparkman High School were asked this by AMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Yates, the speaker at their Career Day on Nov. 30. He got the expected resounding reply of "Army!" Then he corrected them.

  • Last major JBLM troop movement from Iraq finally home

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Local Gym Inspires Army Boxer's Return To Ring

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army recruiter Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Judge thought his boxing days were over. But everything changed when he saw something while driving in his truck in Huntsville.

  • Pacific Northwest Army-Navy game favors JBLM

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Rodriguez discusses Soldiers, the Army Family, service to nation in remarks to West Point Alums

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) commanding general addressed members, family and friends of the West Point Society of the Piedmont during a luncheon in Greensboro, N.C., Dec. 5, 2011.

  • Tree lighting ceremony honors warriors' sacrifices

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Lost vinyl collection returned to AFN home

    Dec 9, 2011

  • 593rd Sust. Bde. opens post office

    Dec 9, 2011

    news story about a Soldier-run post office opened on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., one of only two currently in operation. various photos. 2 photos of Chaplain (Capt.) Somya Malasri (Army's only active duty Buddhist chaplain) mailing care packages.

  • ReportIt as official Army accident reporting tool

    Dec 9, 2011

    Staff Sgt. David L. Putnam, Supply NCO, updates Charlie Foreman, 412TEC Safety Manager, about the status of safety measures implemented for the Supply and Arms Room Dec. 9, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • EOD Team Leaders

    Dec 9, 2011

    An EOD Team Leader must be a highly competent individual. During this week's EOD Team-Leader Certification Training, Army Sergeant Brett Perkins caught some of these candidates in action.

  • M4s, 240 Bs, and Shotguns

    Dec 9, 2011

    2 LT John Mock tells Army Sergeant Dani Rhoades about his Soldiers getting hands on training with their weapons for a week.

  • Santa's Workshop brings joy this season

    Dec 8, 2011

    Countless Soldiers and their Families across post will have a merrier holiday season, thanks to the generosity of Santa's Workshop.

  • 'Rock of the Marne' Division is 94 years strong

    Nov 22, 2011

    The Third Infantry Division celebrated their 94th birthday Nov. 21, 2011. This anniversary of the Division marks the first time the entire Division has been home in more than five years of combat.

  • Tempo accelerates for convoy traffic out of Iraq

    Nov 21, 2011

    As Soldiers step up the pace moving out of Iraq, the teams that take control of their equipment are getting busier and the teamwork factor becomes increasingly more important.

  • HELLFIRE team sustaining fight, cutting costs

    Nov 21, 2011

    HELLFIRE missiles are the primary precision air-to-ground weapon used by joint and coalition services. Having a Forward Test and Repair Facility for them is saving the Army money.

  • Electrical space heaters

    Nov 21, 2011

    Portable electric space heaters are a convenient option for warming a work or living space, but they can also be dangerous.

  • Army safety video wins international award

    Nov 21, 2011

    The safety video "Pass it On," produced by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., won a first-place award at the 22nd International Military Film Festival held in Bracciano, Italy, Nov. 7-13, 2011.

  • Fort Meade launches web app for smart phones

    Nov 21, 2011

    The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade, Md., Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.

  • FORSCOM Band and Fayetteville Symphonic Band to perform free Holiday Concert

    Nov 21, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band and the Fayetteville Symphonic Band will perform a joint Holiday Concert at Reeves Auditorium on the Methodist University campus, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15. The free performance will include traditional and contemporary holiday music that is perfect for the entire family's enjoyment. General admission tickets are available, while they last.

  • 302nd MEB Military Policeman awarded Purple Heart

    Nov 21, 2011

    Capt. Brien Durkee woke up at 3 a.m. and went to the Bahgram Airfield MP station to call his family back home in Massachusetts before starting the workday on September 11, 2010.

  • Lean Six Sigma streamlines processes, saves time and money

    Nov 21, 2011

    Complex processes can lead to unintended, and multifaceted, challenges that can consume more time and money than necessary. Whether it is inventory control, the preparation of Soldiers and equipment to deploy, or the tracking and management of information flow within a large headquarters, the better the process works -- the better the quality with the least amount of wasted money and time. In 2005, the U.S. Army adopted the Lean Six Sigma methodology as a strategic approach for continuous process improvement.

  • Age-old rite of passage makes some of Army's newest sergeants proud to wear their stripes

    Nov 21, 2011

    For some Soldiers the achievement of sergeant rank comes quickly and easily. For Sgt. Nathaniel Floyd Jr., it was more of a journey.

  • 94TH AAMDC's Guardian Angel

    Nov 21, 2011

    Senior noncommissioned officers are faced with making on the spot decisions everyday when dealing with Soldiers safety and their well-being.

  • Fort Lee's newest soldiers join old 'GIs' at D.C. observance

    Nov 20, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- About 110 advanced individual training Soldiers from the Ordnance School at Fort Lee spent Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial here, paying tribute to those who served in past wars.

  • Campbell Soldiers earn right to wear Stetsons, spurs

    Nov 19, 2011

    With the dark of the night, a chill in the air and rain preparing to pour, Bandits still proved themselves to be a tough squadron capable of any task even in the worst weather conditions. Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, conducted their Spur Ride Nov. 9 at different locations around post. The Spur Ride is an event in which cavalry Soldiers complete a set of tasks meant to test their physical and mental endurance in order to earn the right to wear silver spurs and Stetsons.

  • AUSA president: European command adds unique value to nation

    Nov 18, 2011

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- All his adult life, he's been a Soldier and he doesn't care who knows it. That's why he makes it a point to educate Congress and the public on the merits of America's land force. His career started in 1959, and the Army has been his passion ever since, and retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, the president and chief operating officer of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army observed Kosovo Force training on November 16 in Europe, after mentoring Noncommissioned Officers and Officers at leadership development discussions on Grafenwoehr and the Hohenfels Training Area.

  • Operation Shower: Non-profit hosts baby shower for moms-to-be

    Nov 18, 2011

    Veterans Day weekend gave more than 50 moms-to-be at Fort Campbell a little more to be thankful for. As spouses of deployed or injured service members or Soldiers themselves, they were invited to take part in a baby shower hosted by Operation Shower. The non-profit partnered with Birdies for the Brave and Pottery Barn Kids to make the event something the moms would remember.

  • Fort Campbell officially opens WTB barracks

    Nov 18, 2011

    Fort Campbell ushered in a new level of care for wounded warriors Tuesday as the community gathered for the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex's ribbon cutting ceremony. The completed facility, which houses barracks, headquarters buildings for the battalion as well as two companies and the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, is designed to help wounded Soldiers with resources and medical care as they make the decision to continue active duty service or enter into civilian life. The 15,000-square-foot SFAC opened in July 2010, and is located across the street from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses top issues at Fort Bliss

    Nov 18, 2011

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, visited Fort Bliss Nov. 17, 2011, where the Army is testing systems that will make up the network of tomorrow.

  • Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson assumes command of 4th Inf. Div., Fort Carson

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Major General Joseph Anderson assumed command of the units and Soldiers of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field, Nov. 16.

  • Afghan man killed by insurgent IED

    Nov 17, 2011

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- An Afghan man working on a canal irrigation project was killed when he unknowingly stepped on an insurgent's improvised explosive device in Zharay district, Nov. 13.

  • Fort Drum honors America's warriors on Veterans Day

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. --- Soldiers, veterans, their loved ones and Fort Drum community members gathered in a cold and windy Memorial Park to honor the sacrifices of American service members past and present.

  • Fort Drum spouses on their way to becoming financial counselors

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. --- In a time when not only Americans but people worldwide are being forced to tighten their financial belts, some Fort Drum spouses have been given an opportunity to help Soldiers and Families alleviate financial strain and learn how to stretch a buck.

  • Artillery crewmen change to personal security

    Nov 16, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment's Personal Security Detachment is tasked with providing protection wherever the battalion's commander, Lt. Col. Kolin Bernardino goes to conduct business. Whether it's visiting civilian facilities to assess their needs, or meetings with local leaders, the PSD is a security presence to protect the commander, those he's meeting with and any nearby civilians.

  • Rodriguez receives historic award, celebrates veterans in return to home area

    Nov 11, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 11, 2011) -- Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, was presented the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Award during a Veterans Day celebration at The Union League of Philadelphia, here today.

  • Command surgeon delivers Veterans Day speech

    Nov 10, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command's command surgeon, Brig. Gen. Brian Lein, told the almost 500 people attending the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce's annual Military Affairs Council luncheon here today, "Our veterans are coming home and are unemployed at a higher rate than the rest of the community. We have to fix that. We've got to make opportunities for those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to get jobs." Naming several recent outreach efforts, Lein also acknowledged how exemplary the Fayetteville, Cumberland County and surrounding communities have been for a long, long time in supporting its service members and their Families: "You are the community that supports the Family that supports the Soldier that is the key to the Army."

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