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  • Commander's Message: Thanksgiving is time for blessings, safety

    Nov 25, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander, encourages garrison community members to travel safely and practice outdoor and fire safety during the Thanksgiving weekend.

  • AFAP conference tackles issues

    Nov 25, 2014

    The Vicenza Military Community will soon hold an annual conference to fix issues within the community. Delegates from numerous organizations are invited to share their voice.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day at the Vicenza Health Center

    Nov 25, 2014

    Many U.S. Military retirees or their surviving spouses gathered at the Vicenza Army Health Center for the 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 17.

  • Angel Tree program connects community with gifts

    Nov 25, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza will kick off its Angel Tree program Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at Army Community Service. Last year more than 90 children from 40 families received gifts from those within the community.

  • VMC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with poems, dancing

    Nov 25, 2014

    In keeping with this tradition the Vicenza Military Community members had the opportunity to appreciate various aspects of the Native American history and culture during this year's observance at the Lion's Den on Caserma Ederle Nov. 14.

  • Celebrity Chefs serve up fun and food

    Nov 25, 2014

    Local volunteers team with celebrity chefs to create delectable dinner

  • Army in Europe to change emergency dialing numbers in 2015

    Nov 25, 2014

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army in Europe plans to change the on-post emergency dialing number on all USAREUR installations to 112 starting Jan. 1.

  • Polish Consul visits monuments in Hohenfels

    Nov 25, 2014

    Pledges to help maintain historical monuments.

  • Hands of my ancestors: Machinist helps arsenal to honor American Indian heritage

    Nov 25, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Before there were cities, manufacturing centers, and yes, before Disney World this great land of ours was nurtured and loved by a proud people who today are commonly refered to as Native Americans. The remarkable attributes of Native Americans was their ability to live off the land by creating lifesaving and life-improving tools with their hands. While today's society is no longer rich in such skills, it doesn't mean that those skills ̶ creating tools and products from scratch ̶ have been lost through generations of convenience. At least not at the Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Traditions, customs fill German Christmas season

    Nov 25, 2014

    Christmas time in Germany holds a certain magic, be it in the romantic historical markets, the tasteful decorations of the cities with their garlands, lights and magnificent Christmas trees, or the typical German seasonal customs that make the darkest time of the year shine bright.

  • Thanksgiving greetings from Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command

    Nov 25, 2014

    Gen. Mark A. Milley expresses his appreciation and wishes for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday to the FORSCOM team of Soldiers, Army civilians and Family members.

  • Medal of Honor recipient visits Fort Jackson

    Nov 25, 2014

    Don Jenkins, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions in Vietnam in 1969, visited the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment. Jenkins served with the 2-39th in Vietnam.

  • Fort Jackson prepares to feed thousands for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2014

    Fort Jackson dining facilities are preparing to feed more than 10,000 Soldiers, family members and retirees this Thanksgiving.

  • Observances offer cultural education

    Nov 25, 2014

    The 193rd Infantry Brigade places special emphasis on educating Soldiers in Basic Combat Training about diversity.

  • Assistant chief calls fire station home

    Nov 25, 2014

    Fort Jackson's assistant fire chief was born in the post's old hospital -- at the same site where the fire station is now located.

  • November ASAP testimonial

    Nov 25, 2014

    Self-referring to the Army Substance Abuse Program is an option if you believe you are contending with substance abuse.

  • USAG Ansbach observes Volkstrauertag with city of Ansbach

    Nov 25, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach and members of the American Legion, Post 1982, recently observed the Volkstrauertag downtown Ansbach.

  • Slideshow: Gamecocks salute the military

    Nov 25, 2014

    The University of South Carolina Gamecocks football team played its annual salute to the military game Nov. 22, 2014, at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C.

  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Nov 24, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Veterans teary eyed, while children jump for joy ... It must be Veterans Day

    Nov 24, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The City of Albany, whose roots trace back to the early 1600s, is certainly a community of contrasts. But no disparities may have been as obvious earlier this month than seeing old Veterans tear up while children standing next to them jump with joy. Truly, this was a strange, but wonderful, site ̶ it was Veterans Day.

  • AFSBn-Kuwait Soldiers participate in Army Ten-Miler shadow run

    Nov 24, 2014

  • Head of Pakistani army visits National Training Center

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The chief of army staff for Pakistan visited this installation, Nov. 21. General Raheel Sharif received a command brief at the National Training Center headquarters before visiting Operations Group. There, the general listened to a description of an exercise design for rotational units, who train here.

  • 101st BSB learns why APS-5 means 'Ready to Fight'

    Nov 24, 2014

  • Multinational forces tackle Exercise Kiwi Koru challenges during force-on-force scenario

    Nov 24, 2014

    WHANGAMONONA, New Zealand -- The New Zealand Defence Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and U.S. Army combined efforts during the main assault of Exercise Kiwi Koru Nov. 14.

  • Army Cyber branch offers Soldiers new challenges, opportunities

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers who want to defend the nation in cyberspace, as part of the Army's newest and most technologically advanced career field, now have an Army branch to join that will take its place alongside infantry, artillery and the other Army combat arms branches.

  • Evans training ground for future lab technicians

    Nov 24, 2014

    Patients visiting Evans Army Community Hospital's laboratory are doing much more than helping their doctor diagnose their health issue. The patient is also helping to train the Army's future laboratory technicians. The year-long Advanced Individual Training sites for 68Ks -- laboratory technicians -- is split into two phases, the first six months is at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where the students are taught the basics of lab work. For their second six months the students attend one of 21 Army military treatment facilities for Phase II and hands on training.

  • CIED Instructors reach historic level In South Korea

    Nov 24, 2014

    After two years of expert exchanges and friendship building, instructors with the Asia Pacific Counter IED Fusion Center (APCFC) conducted the first ever train the trainer (T3) counter IED course with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Army.

  • Students graduate American Red Cross Dental Assistant Program at Fort Drum

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Family Members, dental providers and guests gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of five dental assistants during a small graduation ceremony Nov. 14 at Stone Dental Clinic.

  • Taylor named 402nd AFSB's NCO of the quarter, receives officer selection board nod

    Nov 24, 2014

  • PLA officers engage Army War College students

    Nov 24, 2014

    The expanding relationship between the U.S. Army and the People's Liberation Army of China took a distinctly personal character when students at the U.S. Army War College engaged future policy and decision makers of the PLA Nov. 21 at Carlisle, Pa.

  • North Fort Hood monitoring area reaches operational capability

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --North Fort Hood's Controlled Monitoring Area Site is operational and ready to accept troops returning from Ebola virus disease outbreak areas. Troops are anticipated to arrive here for monitoring within the next few weeks.

  • IMCOM commander, command sergeant major send Thanksgiving message

    Nov 24, 2014

    Thanksgiving is a great American tradition. It offers us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the blessings in our lives. We are thankful to live in this great country, and for the liberties provided by our Constitution. We are blessed that we get the opportunity to serve the Soldiers, Family members, Civilians and contract teammates that make up the Army team.

  • Was ist los in Franken? Nov. 21 through 28, 2014

    Nov 21, 2014

    "Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza CSM bids farewell

    Nov 21, 2014

    USAG Vicenza CSM looks back at his tenure

  • U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza, Suggestion Box: Good ideas can help improve quality of life

    Nov 21, 2014

    Members of the Vicenza Military Community now have an additional method to submit ideas for improving the quality of life for Soldiers, Families, workforce and the garrison

  • Fort Rucker celebrates Native American Heritage, impact

    Nov 21, 2014

    Native Americans have contributed much to the United States, including the introduction of different foods, animals and agriculture, but many Native Americans have also impacted the nation by serving in the military.

  • SERE training develops leaders for complex environment

    Nov 21, 2014

    Faced with an ever-evolving and dynamic operational environment, the Army must produce small unit leaders capable of making independent tactical decisions.

  • Planning lessens cold weather impact

    Nov 21, 2014

    People may not think of cold weather when they think about Alabama, but not properly planning for the cold can cost you dearly in the deep south this winter.

  • Camping Under the Stars: Hundreds brave cold to camp out

    Nov 21, 2014

    More than a hundred Soldiers and family members braved the wind and cold Nov. 14 for a night under the Alabama stars as part of Fort Rucker's tribute to its military family members during Month of the Military Family.

  • Arts and Crafts Center helps hone lifelong skills

    Nov 21, 2014

    The classic image of an old craftsman, hunched over a masterpiece, pouring a lifetime of hard-learned lessons into every movement might be an inspiration to some, pushing them to take up a craft. But the masterpiece is not the prize -- the value is in the act of crafting, according to the Fort Rucker Arts and Crafts Center manager.

  • APG honors veterans as 'Soldiers for Life'

    Nov 21, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Team APG honored the service and sacrifice of the nation's veterans during the Veterans Day ceremony at the APG North (Aberdeen) post theater Nov. 12.

  • SHAPE community celebrates opening of US schools

    Nov 21, 2014

    MONS, Belgium - Top military and civilian leaders from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, the Department of Defense Education Activity and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially dedicated the U.S. sections Monday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at SHAPE International School. The new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe elementary and middle schools -- to be followed by an American high school this coming winter -- are the first to open as part of a multinational-funded venture to build a state-of-the-art campus on this NATO base by the fall of 2019.

  • The "New" Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Regimental Distinctive Insignia

    Nov 21, 2014

    The change in the AMEDD Regimental Distinctive Insignia is based on an old design, in fact, one of the oldest coats of arms used by the United States Army. Developed during the Civil War and approved by Surgeon General William Hammond, the symbolism of the Medical Corps Coat of Arms was selected to symbolize the medical profession, the Union, and the year of the Medical Department's creation, 1818. The coat of arms was placed on items that had been inspected and approved for use by departmental personnel, such as medicine bottles and medical textbooks.

  • Military basketball programs retain Soldier for life

    Nov 21, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Ronald Bartley credits military basketball for making him a Soldier for life. The U.S. Army's "Soldier for Life" campaign is designed to ensure that Soldiers start strong, serve strong and reintegrate strong so they remain "Army Strong" when they leave service or retire and return to their communities. Bartley has already run youth basketball camps in Colorado Springs while stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, and intends to coach throughout the remainder of his military career and beyond.

  • New policy outlines JBM-HH's social media, photography policy

    Nov 21, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Mike Henderson earlier this month signed a memorandum establishing the joint base policy for using social media and taking photographs and video.

  • JBM-HH command talks Ebola, employee concerns during town hall

    Nov 21, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Commander Col. Mike Henderson addressed the concerns of employees and the installation's preparedness for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during a town hall Nov. 12 in Spates Community Club on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Much media attention has been given to the massive outbreak of Ebola in western Africa and the few cases that have popped up in the United States.

  • Holiday race challenge coin to be awarded following Dec. 5 race

    Nov 21, 2014

    Fort Myer Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate Commander's Race Series Organizer Todd Hopkins has made a list and is checking it twice.

  • Buchanan: Trial-and-error, humility at core of leadership

    Nov 21, 2014

    The Joint Forces Headquarters-National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general led the first Memorial Chapel-hosted series of leadership discussions at JBM-HH.

  • Henderson Hall a 'point of light' for off-base communities

    Nov 21, 2014

    From the Halls of Montezuma, to the cafeteria of Barcroft Elementary School.

  • Redskins salute the military

    Nov 21, 2014

    The score wasn't what Redskins fans had hoped, but service members who attended the Nov. 16 Washington-Tampa Bay game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., had other reasons to cheer.

  • Don't burn, baby

    Nov 21, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall firefighters dashed into smoke and flames Nov. 8 and 15, during a training exercise at nearby Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • Nearly 175 years later, Army research center still deals with new substances

    Nov 20, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, NY -- In 1840, a small building located along the Erie Canal became one of the first, if not the first, Army weapons research centers. Although the Erie Canal has long since been filled in, building #41 still remains on the Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Fort Jackson honors families of the year

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Jackson honored its families of the year in a ceremony Nov. 14, 2014, at the Solomon Center. The Family of the Year ceremony is part of the post's Military Family Appreciation Month activities.

  • Drill sergeant graduates Ranger School with top honors

    Nov 20, 2014

    A Fort Jackson drill sergeant graduated Ranger School with honors. Staff Sgt. Matthew Vitug, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, earned a leadership award in the 61-day elite training course.

  • Hiring Our Heroes job fair connects veterans, employers

    Nov 20, 2014

    Eighty employers participated in the Hiring Our Heroes job fair for veterans Nov. 18, 2014 at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Garrison personnel turn out to learn winter safety at Ansbach

    Nov 20, 2014

    To take a refresher course on winter safety, about 250 members of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community gathered at Katterbach Fitness Center Nov. 14.

  • FLW Soldiers learn to master fitness

    Nov 20, 2014

    The difference between a pushup and an eight-count pushup is a higher Army Physical Fitness Test score. That knowledge and other secrets were unveiled as the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School conducted a four-week class on Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Construction begins on Fort Leonard Wood's new weapons simulator

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood, broke ground signaling the start of construction on a $3.5-million simulator building, Nov. 13.

  • Army Prepositioned Stock-4 partners U.S. Army Pacific for PULSE-W Exercise

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Pacific Utility and Logistics Support Exercise-Watercraft, or PULSE-W is a U.S. Army Pacific initiative to utilize Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS, watercraft stored in Japan to support various exercises as part of Pacific Pathways.

  • IMCOM commander visits Fort Carson

    Nov 20, 2014

    The commanding general of Installation Management Command (IMCOM) traveled to Fort Carson Nov. 17-18 to learn more about the post and its programs.

  • Great Scott! Fort Sill recognizes family of year

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Sill honored its family of the year, the Scotts, Nov. 13 at the Patriot Club.

  • Sleep: "Trauma-Associated Sleep Disorder" proposed by Army medicine researchers

    Nov 20, 2014

    Trauma, the kind a Soldier may have faced in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, has effects beyond physical wounds and traumatic brain injury. Disturbances in the ability to get a good night's sleep following traumatic incidents are a real consequence of deployment for Soldiers. Army Medicine researchers are helping to focus on this issue.

  • FLW dining facilities prepare for Thanksgiving feast

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood is scheduled to celebrate Thanksgiving with a traditional Thanksgiving meal served in 10 dining facilities.

  • Fort Sill uses AtHoc, social medai for adverse weather notifications

    Nov 20, 2014

    When winter weather affects Fort Sill, personnel will be notified by the Fort Sill Mass Warning and Notification System known as AtHoc.

  • Discover the inventor, scientist, American icon at George Washington Carver National Monument

    Nov 20, 2014

    For many Americans, George Washington Carver's name conjures images of peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. To others, his achievements as a scientist and inventor are eclipsed by the fact that he was an African American who excelled in an almost exclusively white profession in the early 20th century.

  • Special offers salute military Families' sacrifice during Military Family Month

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Carson, Colorado, honored military Families with a variety of free and discounted services provided by Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, in observance of Military Family Month throughout the month of November.

  • Fort Carson DPW expands single-stream recycling

    Nov 20, 2014

    Fort Carson is expanding its single-stream recycling operations within motor pools to ramp up Net Zero waste efforts in units.

  • 31st ADA names Soldier best sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014

    The 31st ADA Brigade recognizes outstanding Soldiers who participate in its Army sponsorship program.

  • Lieutenants pilot new course load in Field Artillery BOLC-B

    Nov 20, 2014

    Students in Field Artillery Basic Officer Leader Course-B Class Nos. 6-14 and 7-14 learned not only how to fire on a gun line and operate a fire direction center, but also the complexities of serving as joint fires observers.

  • 'Holly-Graham' delivers fitness, wellness information at Fort Sill

    Nov 20, 2014

    As the new Healthy Base Initiative exhibit in Rinehart Fitness Center and other locations on post, Holly-Graham, a hologram of a woman who relays health information, will be traveling to multiple locations on Fort Sill throughout the coming year.

  • Soldiers back from Liberia completing controlled monitoring

    Nov 20, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis' 688th Rapid Port Opening Element are completing their 21-day controlled monitoring period at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after returning from Liberia.

  • First Army hosts Thanksgiving feast for Soldiers, civilians, Families

    Nov 20, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The holidays got off to an early start for First Army Soldiers, civilians and Family members Thursday when they participated in First Army's 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Luncheon.

  • First Army officer highlights Navajo contributions during Native American observance

    Nov 20, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Lt. Col. Tracey Clyde served as guest speaker during a Native American Heritage Month observance on Friday.

  • Camp Zama hosts father, daughter date night

    Nov 19, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 19, 2014) -- The first "Father-Daughter Date Night" was held Nov. 15 hosted by the Camp Zama Protestant and Gospel Chapels at the Camp Zama Community Club, here.

  • APG STEM Expo provides local students hands-on opportunities with advanced Army technologies

    Nov 19, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- More than 400 local students, teachers and school administrators converged here Nov. 18 for APG's bi-annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Expo.

  • Total Army effort at Rock Island supports new ambulance production for National Guard

    Nov 19, 2014

    Last January, the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) unveiled the newest tactical HMMWV ambulance in the Army. The M997A3, the most modern ambulance in the fleet, is fitted on a HMMWV chassis with a modified body and now is headed to Army National Guard (ARNG) units around the country. Today, RIA-JMTC continues to satisfy the National Guard's order for 500 ambulances. RIA-JMTC manufactures the shelter box and integrates it with the HMMWV purchased from a contractor. The program has continually improved since the first five pilot trucks were made last year. Last month, the program clocked in ahead of schedule and on budget.

  • Long-term TDY rates change to save Army $9 million annually

    Nov 19, 2014

    Long-term temporary duty rules that became effective Nov. 1, 2014, across the Department of Defense, are expected to result in an annual savings of $22 million, of which nearly $9 million will be reaped for the Army each year, according to the service's chief for compensation and entitlements.

  • Active duty Service members must change Roth TSP contributions

    Nov 18, 2014

    Active duty members of the Army, Air Force or Navy making dollar-amount Roth contributions to a Thrift Savings Plan account should know that these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, 2014, unless action is taken.

  • Keep the holidays accident free

    Nov 18, 2014

    Follow these simple tips to ensure the holidays are safe and not disastrous

  • Born to run

    Nov 18, 2014

    Local Soldier runs 2,500 miles in nine months and keeps on going.

  • Units, organizations commended for joining effort to save energy, resources

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Visitors might have thought the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was getting a jump start on St. Patrick's Day this month as more and more of the distinctive Green Boot signs began appearing around the community. "It's an honor for us to come and give these," said Col. Mary Martin, USAG Wiesbaden commander, as she presented employees of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Readiness Center, Wiesbaden, with the Green Boot Certificate Nov. 12. "This shows that members of your organization are doing their part to save energy and resources.

  • Wiesbaden salutes its veterans

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Young and old, white and black, Sailor and Soldier -- no matter their background, all veterans share a common bond that cannot be broken. Such was David Cain's experience when greeting World War II veterans at Frankfurt Airport, a story he retold during U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 7 at Memorial Park.

  • Garrison recognizes outstanding individuals, teams during All-Hands Assembly

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders celebrated outstanding customer service and looked to the future during the quarterly Recognition Event Oct. 31 at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center. "I want to thank everyone for all of your hard work -- we appreciate everything you do every day to take care of our Soldiers and their families," said USAG Wiesbaden Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Rocco.

  • 'Stand Strong': Soldier Show offers messages of strength, resilience

    Nov 18, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The day Spc. Kiari Mhoon decided to join the Army, he opened the fridge and saw no food for him and his sisters. Someone has to step up and it has to be me, he thought. So he enlisted as an infantryman in 2012 -- "to take care of my family" -- and a few years later the childhood church singer and dancer found his way to the Soldier Show auditions. Today, he takes care of another family: the Army Family.

  • First Army leaders, Soldiers represent military at Bears game

    Nov 18, 2014

    CHICAGO -- First Army leaders and Soldiers participated in pregame ceremonies and the coin toss prior to a National Football League game between Minnesota and Chicago on Soldier Field here Nov. 16.

  • DOD/NCAA Launch Mind Matters Challenge

    Nov 18, 2014

    The Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently announced that their Mind Matters Challenge is accepting submissions

  • Women to serve as observers, advisers for potential Ranger Course Assessment

    Nov 18, 2014

    Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female Soldiers to serve as observers and advisers for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring.

  • American Education Week is Nov. 17-21

    Nov 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach kicked off its weeklong observance of American Education Week at the Education Center Nov. 17, 2014. American Education Week runs now through Nov. 21 and is scheduled to feature tutoring, workshops and seminars, as well as a "CLEP-a-thon" slated for Wednesday and Friday.

  • Volunteers perform 'small miracle' at Army veteran's Disputanta home

    Nov 17, 2014

    Knowing a small part of the Conner's story is important to understanding the significance of a community service project that took place at their home Nov. 8. About a dozen volunteers -- most of them Skookum Contract Services workers from Fort Lee -- donated their time and talents to build a pair of much-needed wheelchair ramps for the elderly couple.

  • Lee Marines mark 239th birthday with cake cutting, warrior dinner

    Nov 17, 2014

    A celebration of the United States Marine Corps' 239th birthday here Thursday featured a cake-cutting ceremony and warrior's dinner attended by the 580-plus military personnel assigned to the USMC Detachment at Fort Lee.

  • 200th MPCOM Soldiers roll through Performance Triad

    Nov 17, 2014

    Nearly 400 Soldiers participated in the Army Reserve's pilot Performance Triad program Nov. 1-14 here.

  • Partnership to aid local job seekers

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Signifying a committed, ongoing partnership to help local job-seekers find employment, a memorandum of understanding was signed by Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Susquehanna Workforce Network Oct. 29.

  • DPW to construct new energy plant

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded the garrison's Directorate of Public Works a grant to fund the construction of a new energy plant on APG South (Edgewood).

  • ACC battalion heads to Kuwait

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Army Contracting Command's 926th Contingency Contracting Battalion bid farewell to fellow Soldiers, Family and friends during a deployment ceremony at the Ball Conference Center on APG North (Aberdeen) Nov. 6.

  • Dustoff pilot recalls medevac missions

    Nov 17, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Wally Mueller likes to say that veterans are victors, not victims. The Vietnam War veteran was the guest speaker at the Garrison's Veterans Day program Nov. 12.

  • US Army Pacific honors Australian generals

    Nov 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Pacific team bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Richard M. Burr, and welcomed Maj. Gen. Gregory C. Bilton, both from Australia, with a Flying V ceremony on Nov. 17 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • USARJ hosts National American Indian Heritage Month observance

    Nov 17, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 18, 2014)-- "A warrior's tradition: Contributing to our Nation's Freedom" was this year's theme for the National American Indian Heritage Month observance hosted by the United States Army Japan and I Corps (Forward).

  • Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

    Nov 16, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit to the Army's National Training Center, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation's 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to the U.S. Army's vast terrain in the Mojave Desert and saw a portion of the training conducted here that builds readiness for brigade combat teams. Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (from Fort Carson, Colo.) reacted to a scenario within the training village, "Razish" -- where NTC Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment provided an opposing force. Non-commissioned officers and commissioned officers from Operations Group here served as observer/controller/trainers for the rotational unit.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers join in on the Manchu Mile

    Nov 14, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division join 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Inf. Div., to take on the Manchu Mile, a grueling semiannual 25 mile ruck march to honor warriors from the regiment who fought bravely during the China Relief Expedition during the early 20th century on November 7, 2014. Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Brinton, the senior enlisted adviser for 210th FA Bde., also participated in the ruck to build esprit de corps and cohesion among Soldiers in both 210th FA Bde., and 1st ABCT.

  • Fort Rucker, schools honor veterans

    Nov 14, 2014

    From scientists and politicians to human rights activists and countless Average Joes, it's taken a lot of innovation, sacrifice and hard work to get the United States of America from the first shots of revolution to where it stands today.

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