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  • 210th FA Bde. Chaplains host barbecue

    Mar 24, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division enjoy a barbecue party at the Soldier's Field on Camp Casey, South Korea March 21, 2014. The brigade chaplains hosted the party to encourage Soldiers and to show gratitude for their dedicated work. Family members also came to the party as well. The 210th FA Bde. cares for its Soldiers and appreciates their hard work. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Song Gun-woo 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • Bystander Education Class combats bullying, harassment

    Mar 24, 2014

    An Army Community Services class teaches Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to step in when they see wrongdoing.

  • German Soldiers earn marksmanship medals

    Mar 24, 2014

    The 24th Military Intelligence Battalton conducted a small arms range for German Soldiers, who earned U.S. Army medals for qualifying.

  • LTG Phillip Davidson presides over first MI Officer Advanced Course Graduation at USAICS

    Mar 24, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ- When (then) Major General Phillip Davidson gave the graduation address to the first MI Officer Advanced Course in 1973, he told his attentive audience, "You are among the first military intelligence officers to start out in this field. You're not retreads from other specialties. You will be moving in programs your predecessors only dreamed of."

  • Training to help Soldiers recognize concussions

    Mar 24, 2014

    Spurred by more than 172,000 documented cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) involving Soldiers in garrison and theater since 2000, beginning in August, the Army's Executive Agent for TBI, Army Medicine, will roll out its new concussion training program on the Army Training Network (ATN).

  • Women in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps

    Mar 24, 2014

    The first female chaplains officially began serving in the military during the 1970s. Today, women of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps serve in diverse roles at all levels and represent a variety of faith groups. This article shares the history, milestones, and stories of female chaplains and chaplain assistants that have served across the U.S. Army.

  • IPC Hawaiian classes embrace cultural awareness

    Mar 24, 2014

    Island Palm Communities (IPC) organizers are reaching out to Soldiers and families to offer their residents hands-on learning about traditional elements of Hawaiian culture.

  • Partnership provides education support to schools

    Mar 24, 2014

    Hawaii Education Week concludes today at the state legislature rotunda by saluting military partnerships.

  • Schofield Barracks VTR prepares for ROVR

    Mar 24, 2014

    Beginning April 14th, the Schofield Barracks Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) will become one of the last Army veterinary clinics to use a new Web-based records system.

  • Army civilians recognized for vital contributions to America's infrastructure, security, prosperity

    Mar 23, 2014

    The Army recognized three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians assigned to the New York District, North Atlantic Division, for assisting communities after devastating storms and leading vital civil works projects throughout 14 states in the Northeast, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 20, 2014.

  • Women instrumental, inspirational to 'Pershing's Own' musician

    Mar 21, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Julie A. Boehler, principal timpanist of the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own," shares memories of her career since joining "Pershing's Own" and becoming the first woman soldier timpanist with the band in 2003.

  • Shincheon River Clean-up

    Mar 21, 2014

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 210th Field Artillery Brigade and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division joined citizens of Dongducheon, South Korea in the annual Shincheon River Clean-up March 21, 2014. U.S. Soldiers and members of the community worked side-by-side to make a positive impact on the environment while continuing to build strong relationships with each other. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, 2nd Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, and Mayor Oh Sea-chang, Dongducheon city mayor, were the guest speakers for the event. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released).

  • Little Troopers get new play center at Hohenfels

    Mar 21, 2014

    ACS inaugurates its new facility with an open house.

  • Warrior Citizen tackles competition, saves lives

    Mar 21, 2014

    Knowing how to save a fellow Soldier's life in combat is one thing Sgt. Aaron Cooper is trained to do, and he uses these Army skills daily to save the lives of strangers in Wisconsin.

  • Warfighter of the Quarter inspires others, supports community

    Mar 21, 2014

    An Army recruiter's innovative ideas to strengthen the Army's rapport with several local-area high schools have helped her earn the Tobyhanna Army Depot Warfighter of the Quarter Award. The award recognizes military personnel for outstanding service.

  • Viper pilots strike hard in AVCATT training

    Mar 21, 2014

    Simulators help pilots and war fighters conduct important training, while saving money using the AVCATT trainer.

  • 3rd ID, a staple in military participation for Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Mar 21, 2014

    200 Soldiers from the Third Infantry Division participated in the 190th Savannah's St. Patrick's Day Parade March 17 in Savannah, Ga.

  • Ask, Care, Escort: Soldiers attend intervention course

    Mar 21, 2014

    Although the amount of suicides in the Army decreased from 2012 to 2013, according to the Department of Defense, the sergeant major of the Army has said that the Army's mission to eliminate suicide isn't complete until no lives are lost.

  • Fort Rucker teacher selected to pilot Engineering Adventures program

    Mar 21, 2014

    A fifth grade language arts teacher and Engineering Club director at Fort Rucker Elementary School has been selected to pilot an afterschool engineering program, Engineering Adventures, for the nationally renowned Engineering is Elementary with the Boston Museum of Science.

  • Army ACAP director visits

    Mar 21, 2014

    The Army Career and Alumni Program exists to help Soldiers and their Families transition into civilian life, and the Army's transition assistance program director said there is only one thing Soldiers need to remember when it comes to going to ACAP -- go early and go often.

  • Day in the Life: HOST instructors teach lifelong skills

    Mar 21, 2014

    Many people are familiar with aircraft-crash-water training from movies such as "An Officer and a Gentleman," and although the training has changed drastically over the last 30 years, instructors are still teaching potential Aviators skills they can take with them in their daily lives.

  • Coffee with a Cop: Forum gives community a voice

    Mar 21, 2014

    Fort Rucker's Police officers and first responders are out to make sure the installation remains a safe community for its Army Families, but without input, the community's concerns can go on unknown.

  • Vet clinic: Pet ownership comes with responsibilities

    Mar 21, 2014

    Military Families' four-legged counterparts take the stresses of military life in stride, but there are things people can do to make sure their furry Family members are well taken care of.

  • Back to future at Camp Rucker

    Mar 21, 2014

    Once upon a time, Fort Rucker was a military camp, home to all sorts of Soldiers of different occupations, but with the passing of time and the ever-changing Army, it was renamed Fort Rucker in the 1940s. But it is the old-school camp that the school age center is reviving for its spring break events March 24-28.

  • Readiness course assists with job hunt

    Mar 21, 2014

    Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, once said that change is the only constant in life, and it was Louis Pasteur who is quoted as saying, "Fortune favors the prepared mind." Anyone affiliated with military service understands the truth in these shreds of wisdom.

  • Soldiers get nationally accredited training, trickles into Army PT regimens

    Mar 21, 2014

    Several Soldiers from 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division listen to coach Dave Lipson's lecture on nutrition March 12 during a class at Fort Stewart. The end state for the college-level course is for graduates to take lessons and apply the philosophy to unit physical training programs to coincide with current PT objectives.

  • Treat America offers new dining experience beginning in April

    Mar 21, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. -- (March 21, 2014) People dining at Rock Island Arsenal are in for some new treats -- Treat America, a new contractor is taking over food services at Arsenal facilities. Food operations in buildings 60, 212 and 350 will be closed on April 4 to allow for the transition to the new contractor. The cafeterias in buildings 212 and 350 will reopen for normal business on Monday, April 7. Whereas, the food court in Bldg. 60 will remain closed from April 7 through April 18, for remodeling, and will reopen April 21.

  • Shaq sets bar high for Young Lives, BIG Stories campaign

    Mar 21, 2014

    One of the world's biggest self-professed Army brats, Shaquille O'Neal enjoyed a 19-year career as a "larger than life" character in the NBA. It did not hurt that O'Neal entered the NBA standing 7-feet, 1-inches tall and weighing 301 pounds, yet he considers Army upbringing the key to his success.

  • Army, Presidio celebrate women of character, courage, commitment

    Mar 21, 2014

    March is Women's History Month; a time to celebrate the contribution and honor the sacrifices and accomplishments of women who not only shaped the Army, but the country as well.

  • Child abuse prevention - top of the order in April

    Mar 21, 2014

    The Army's Family Advocacy Program is making child abuse prevention the top agenda item for its service providers at Garrisons and Installations during the month of April.

  • Fort Irwin School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

    Mar 21, 2014

    For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home. But for the children of School Age Services, here, a scheduled day off Feb. 14 meant they got to learn about fire safety, the environment and the helicopter mission of the National Training Center. Children participating in the SAS program spend days off supervised and kept busy with activities at building 1322. The program (under Child, Youth & School Services) has an enrollment of about 100 children, said Ivette Guadalupe, Child & Youth program assistant. Approximately 65 went on a trip hosted by 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to the post helipad. At the helipad, six demonstration stations were staffed by Fort Irwin Fire Department personnel, the Bureau of Land Management, and Soldiers of the 2916th AVN BN.

  • Correctional Facility receives superior grade from ACA

    Mar 20, 2014

    The United States Regional Correctional Facility-Korea received a superior audit score, of 98.6 percent, following an inspection by the American Correctional Association, here, Feb. 23-25. The ACA conducts these inspections to ensure that correctional facilities are in compliance with the organizations small jail standards.

  • Bavarian riot police hone essential skills at US training area

    Mar 20, 2014

    In teams of two, a Bavarian riot police unit spent a sunny, cold morning responding to mock incidents with varying scenarios at the site for Military Operations in Urban Terrain, or MOUT, at U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's local training area recently.

  • HCES, volunteers participate in Read Across America

    Mar 20, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Spc. Georgina C. Terriquez, assigned to 557th Military Police Company, 94th Military Police Battalion, was one of many volunteers to take part in the Humphreys Central Elementary School; "Hats Off to Reading with the Cat in the Hat," March 3-7. The school celebrated its annual "Read Across America with Dr. Seuss" by having adult volunteers share their favorite childhood book or story to students in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. -- U.S. Army photo by William Kim

  • Reserve moves toward embedding master fitness trainers

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Army Reserve is taking a step toward embedding master fitness trainers into its units. Six Reserve Soldiers are currently in training to become certified master fitness instructors. Five of the Soldiers completed Phase I of the training at the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School here last week, the sixth is in the second phase of the program.

  • Humphreys Hero

    Mar 20, 2014

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Natasha Campbell is the March 2014 "Humphreys Hero" for the U. S. Army Garrison Humphreys Volunteer Program. Natasha has logged more than 350 hours of volunteer service during the past year. She has been a stalwart within several organizations, including being the 4-2 Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion Family Readiness Group Chairperson for supporting Family and MWR events, and as a mentor for other FRG leaders. Natasha also supports the United Club Spouses' Association as an executive board member, bazaar committee member and works with the Painted Door Thrift Store. She is also actively involved with the Girl Scouts as a secretary-member of the Overseas Committee Membership Team and is a Pathways Troop Volunteer. She is involved with both the Humphreys Central Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Organization and the Humphreys Middle/High School Advisory Council. As if that isn't enough, Natasha conducts a weekly Story Time session for preschool children and supports the Summer Reading Program at the Library. She also recently founded the Humphreys Book Club as well. Thank you so much for your tremendous efforts. Contact Hal Mullen, USAG-H ACS Volunteer Coordinator at 753-3266 or email harold.j.mullen.civ@mail.mil if you would like to nominate a candidate for the monthly Humphreys Hero recognition.

  • 'Dog Face' Soldiers conquer culinary competition to earn top prize

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- For those in the military food service profession, few retirement gifts can rival that of a shiny piece of hardware with an inscription that partly reads "Installation of the Year."

  • Parents listen, ask questions about CDC abuse case

    Mar 20, 2014

    A town hall meeting addressing recent criminal charges filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office against Cody Child Development Center caregiver Va Nessa Taylor brought nearly 20 mothers, fathers and guardians to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Spates Community Hall March 18.

  • Power brokers: generator repair Soldiers critical to supporting remote military missions

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- At an Army field site, it becomes as inconspicuous as the sounds of trees rustling in the wind or birds chirping.

  • JBM-HH employees, leadership sign employee/customer covenant

    Mar 20, 2014

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall leaders and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employees gathered March 14 in the Spates Community Club to sign the employee covenant, reaffirming the joint base's commitment to its employees and customers.

  • Fort Jackson firefighter honored as IMCOM Atlantic Fire Officer of the Year

    Mar 20, 2014

    A Fort Jackson firefighter has been named IMCOM Atlantic Region's Fire Officer of the Year. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Dollman was among more than 100 officers in the region nominated for the honor.

  • Military spouse named Dole Foundation Fellow for New York

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A Fort Drum Family Member recently was named as New York state's sole fellow for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, an organization whose mission is to provide support to military and veteran caregivers.

  • 9/11 exhibit to stop at Hilton Field

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is bringing the 9/11 Never Forget exhibit tractor trailer to Hilton Field for the Basic Combat Training graduation of 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment.

  • Army Strong event provides glimpse of military life

    Mar 20, 2014

    Nearly 1,000 students, teachers and future Soldiers attended the 4th Army Strong Experience March 13 at Fort Benning, Ga. Hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), the event featured Army Rangers, USAMU shooters and airborne training instructors providing demonstrations to bring the military closer to students, teachers and other attendees.

  • Two Fort Lee civilians train canines for AKC agility contest

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- While many sports enthusiasts are focused on March Madness these days, two Fort Lee community members have a more important athletic event on their minds -- The American Kennel Club National Agility Championship March 27-30.

  • Fort Lee Fire department re-accredited by international commission

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 20, 2014) -- Continuing its membership among an elite group of first responders, the Fort Lee Fire Department learned recently that it has been re-accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. It is one of only five departments across the Army to earn CFAI's ultimate stamp of approval and stands alone in achieving three consecutive accreditations.

  • Australian marries Soldier, enlists in Reserve

    Mar 20, 2014

    A former Australian soldier married a U.S. Soldier then enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve and is attending Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill.

  • 214th Fires Brigade fosters leaders, Army future

    Mar 20, 2014

    With large troop cuts and a more stringent rating system in the Army's future, the leadership of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery created a program to teach, mentor, develop and retain its first line supervisors.

  • 3-2nd Air Defense Artillery holds family readiness group training

    Mar 20, 2014

    leaders of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery participated in various classes about family readiness group (FRG) support agencies to benefit the battalion and unit FRG programs.

  • Youth Expo to offer summer activities

    Mar 20, 2014

    Fort Sill FMWR will host the Youth Summertime Activities and Job Expo, which offers parents many summertime options for children and targets teens by providing assistance with job and summer camp opportunities March 29.

  • Fort Sill road work

    Mar 20, 2014

  • Fitness classes provide new life, energy

    Mar 20, 2014

    Fort Sill will host a health expo and safety fair April 4, as part of the Healthy Base Initiative project. The following story is part of a series on the HBI, and it focuses on how members have taken advantage of the free fitness courses offered through Fort Sill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Luncheon honors Gold Star wives' sacrifice

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Fort Carson community held an event to honor the sacrifices of Gold Star wives.

  • Event makes literacy fun

    Mar 20, 2014

    More than 50 Family members attended Fort Carson's Tell Me a Story featuring the children's book "Verdi." The event also included a visit from the ZooMobile and arts and crafts.

  • Fort Sill hiring event expecting 100+ employers

    Mar 20, 2014

    The "Soldier for Life" hiring event March 27, 2014, at Fort Sill's Rinehart Fitness Center is fast approaching.

  • Know signs of concussion, TBI

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Department of Defense released the "Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness for Soldiers and Leaders" guidelines in June. These guidelines direct commanders and Soldiers as to how to treat concussions. The Cannoneer reviewed these guidelines in a continuing effort to raise awareness about TBI during March.

  • From paint-chipper to command master chief: Navy veteran shares her story at Belvoir Women's History

    Mar 20, 2014

    For retired Command Master Chief Evelyn "Vonn" Banks, her 30-year Navy career wasn't without its struggles. But those struggles helped make her stronger, she told Fort Belvoir community members at the Women's History Month Observance, Tuesday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center.

  • AER Campaign kickoff event designed to inspire donors

    Mar 20, 2014

    Army Emergency Relief kicked off this year's campaign with an event at the USO Warrior and Family Center March 13. The campaign officially began collecting donations March 1. Fort Belvoir's goal is to raise $160,000 in donations before the campaign ends May 15.

  • PWOC creates Easter baskets for special needs children

    Mar 20, 2014

    Protestant Women of the Chapel members put together Easter baskets March 12 during an annual outreach for children in Army Community Service's Exceptional Family Member Program. The women put together 100 baskets, filled with candy and other items, at Woodlawn Chapel after the monthly tea party, according to Michele Fortenberry, PWOC president. The monthly tea parties are designed to give the women an opportunity to talk to each other about some of the difficulties of being a military spouse.

  • Belvoir partnerships benefit local communities

    Mar 20, 2014

    Fort Belvoir is a dynamic military installation that works with dozens of large and small organizations, schools, community groups and governments throughout Northern Virginia, and, leverages those partnerships to benefit the greater community. The post is an important neighbor to the surrounding communities where our Soldiers, employees, and Families live, play, shop and worship.

  • Youth center receives $28,000 grant from Boys and Girls Club of America

    Mar 20, 2014

    Teenagers at Fort Belvoir Youth Center are playing with new basketballs purchased with a $28,000 Triple Play Grant the center received from Boys and Girls Clubs of America headquarters in early November. The grant is designed to impact the mind, body and soul of youth by encouraging them to use their minds to make healthy food choices, their bodies to become more active and their souls to build relationships that will lead to healthier lifestyles.

  • MPs hold first combined Rite of Passage

    Mar 20, 2014

    Military police officers and Soldiers are accustomed to fighting side-by-side, but on Feb. 26, both lieutenants and Advanced Individual Training Soldiers made MP regiment history as they experienced a Rite of Passage Ceremony together at Fort Leonard Wood's Memorial Grove.

  • Presidio wins secretary of the Army's Energy Management Award

    Mar 20, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced the Army's top achievers in energy and water conservation recently, recognizing the Presidio of Monterey in the small group Energy Efficiency and Energy Management category.

  • Ex-NFL player tackles Basic Combat Training

    Mar 20, 2014

    Basic combat trainee Spc. Will Robinson is a former NFL lineman, who enlisted in the Army Reserve.

  • Field Artillery vet shares Vietnam stories

    Mar 20, 2014

    Leaders from 1st Battalion, 40th Field Artillery visited one of their former members March 3 at the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center in Lawton, Okla.

  • USAES guest speaker program to start Friday

    Mar 20, 2014

    Out of the books and into the real world -- the U.S. Army Engineer School is revamping the way Soldiers learn by inviting guests from different walks of life to visit Fort Leonard Wood and speak to new military members about today's society.

  • Drill sergeants, cadre prepare for civilian medevacs

    Mar 20, 2014

    Fort Sill drill sergeants teamed up with Air Methods, an emergency airlift company based out of the Lawton-Fort Sill airport, to practice a medical evacuation.

  • GLWACH hosts annual JOC leadership seminar

    Mar 20, 2014

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital hosted the third annual Junior Officer Leadership Seminar at Pershing Community Club March 11.

  • Post therapy dog put up for special award

    Mar 20, 2014

    He started his life as a little puppy that nobody wanted, but now he's 155 pounds of therapeutic comfort and his name is Bandit.

  • Retired K9 finds peace with veteran family

    Mar 20, 2014

    Thomas and Angela Boggs welcomed Max, a 10-year-old retired military working dog, into their home on Fort Irwin, Calif., after adopting the Belgian Malinois, Oct. 23, 2013.

  • Safety's 'looking up' across the 80th Training Command (TASS)

    Mar 20, 2014

    Maj. Woodrow Anderson did not expect to graduate with honors from the Army Safety and Composite Risk Management Course he attended at Fort Knox, Ky., but he plans on using his new-found knowledge to implement new measures that will improve his unit's safety program. Anderson said the course gave him a better understanding of a safety officer's duties and responsibilities, and he plans on taking a more critical look at the unit's safety program before suggesting some procedural and personnel changes.

  • Benét Labs' mortar redesign to help infantrymen become more lethal, safer

    Mar 19, 2014

    No sooner than a new mortar system is fielded, Infantrymen demand that it be made better in regards to extended range, increased lethality or capability, and reduced weight. This triggers the entire Army research community, from those who improve the lethality of ammunition to those who design the delivery system, to work on parallel and converging fields of science to achieve a common goal.

  • It was freakin' awesome: US Army Garrison Ansbach zu Gast im Sprachenzentrum Süd

    Mar 19, 2014

    Ein Offizier und vier Unteroffiziere der US Army Garrison Ansbach besuchten das Referat S 6/Sprachenzentrum Süd. Die Lehrgangsteilnehmer hatten Gelegenheit, ihre Englischkenntnisse in der Praxis anzuwenden und machten davon regen Gebrauch. Möglich wurde der Besuch durch die langjährigen engen Beziehungen des Standortes Ellwangen zur US Garnison Ansbach.

  • It was freakin' awesome: USAG Ansbach visits Sprachenzentrum Süd in Ellwangen

    Mar 19, 2014

    One officer and four enlisted personnel of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach visited the German language school "Sprachenzentrum Süd." The participants of the seminar had the opportunity to apply their knowledge of English in conversation. The visit was possible due to a long-standing close relationship between the German Army in Ellwangen and the US Army Garrison Ansbach.

  • McMorrow Labs Celebrates Five Decades Of Contributions

    Mar 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- An America's Army action hero. Historical command coins. An old Blackberry cell phone. A Pershing II technical manual. Command patches. A bracelet made from the metal of a Patriot missile fired in Operation Desert Storm. A model of a rocket motor launcher. And a Redstone Rocket dated March 12, 2014. Those items, plus photos, strategic documents and floor plans, were placed in ammunition boxes for inclusion in a time capsule that will be buried at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center as part of its 50th anniversary celebration

  • Women play vital role in peace and global security

    Mar 19, 2014

    The important role women play in peace and security was discussed March 12 at a William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies forum held at the National Defense University on the Fort McNair portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The forum, entitled "women in peace and security," was held in recognition of International Women's Day and in response to the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security and Presidential Executive Order 13595, explained Robert Kravinsky, director, International Humanitarian Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

  • Speaker: Women's history is 'America's history'

    Mar 19, 2014

    Women's historical achievements have helped shape not just the United States military, but the cultural, political and social fabric of the nation itself, according to a founding member of the National Women's History Museum.

  • Army celebrates 2 million hours of unmanned aircraft flight

    Mar 19, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Program Executive Office for Aviation with its Project Office for Unmanned Aircraft Systems celebrated a major milestone of surpassing two million hours of flight with the Army�'s fleet of unmanned aircraft systems during a ceremony March 18.

  • Arsenal breaks ground on 61 million dollar energy savings project

    Mar 19, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill - The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) broke ground today on a $61-million infrastructure modernization project. The project will support critical infrastructure improvements at the industrial facility that will cut energy use by approximately 35 percent, and generate up to $5.3 million in annual energy and operational savings.

  • Ready and Resilient Campaign comes to USAG Ansbach

    Mar 18, 2014

    The Ready and Resilient Campaign is a broad-based effort to leverage change over time that is intended to cause a significant shift in the Army culture, a culture that is ready to respond but is now able to sustain its readiness because it is resilient.

  • 210th Field Artillery Brigade Best Warrior Competition day one

    Mar 18, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in an Army Physical Fitness Test and written exam for the Best Warrior Competition day one on Camp Casey, South Korea March 18, 2014.The APFT is comprised of a two minute push up event, two minute sit-up event and a two mile run. The Best Warrior competition is a four day event where Soldiers are tested physically, mentally, and in the areas of land navigation, warrior tasks and battle drills, and a formal board. This event showcases Soldiers and demonstrates 210th FA Bde."Fight Tonight" spirit. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released). To download these high-quality photos and others from this event, click on the link to go to this set at the 210th Field Artillery Brigade Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/13233332264/

  • New leadership at the 94th Training Division as Brig. Gen. Cornett retires

    Mar 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Mar. 16, 2014) -- Col. Steven W. Ainsworth assumed command of The 94th Training Division (FS), replacing Brig. Gen. Don. Cornett, Jr., during a Change of Command ceremony at Soldier's Field House.

  • Fire prevention training offered to APG community

    Mar 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Remembering the acronyms "R.A.C.E." and "P.A.S.S." can save lives and property, according to Fire Protection Inspector William Bond from the APG Fire & Emergency Services.

  • Motivational speaker encourages audience

    Mar 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Ty Howard, a motivational speaker, author, life coach, habits consultant and military veteran, presented "Tying Into a Better You" to the APG community during "Take Control of Your Life 2014," a free event March 6 at the Myer Auditorium. The event was sponsored by the Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic, Army Substance Abuse Program, the Community Health Promotion Council and the Office of the Post Chaplain.

  • Army researchers use powerful software to analyze blast effects

    Mar 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (March 18, 2014) -- The Ballistic Research Laboratory Computer-Aided Design system is an integral part of empowering, unburdening and protecting Soldiers for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at APG.

  • Iraqi delegation visits Team CBRNE

    Mar 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Ten members of an Iraqi delegation visited APG Feb. 25 to view and obtain information on the capabilities and equipment of the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD), the Army�'s 20th CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives) Command, and the Army�'s Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense.

  • Gathering offers chance to pray for the nation, says chaplain

    Mar 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - No matter how hard he tries, Chaplain (Maj.) Young D. Kim can't keep from smiling. His laugh is frequent, hearty and infectious. Sometimes, it seems like he's so moved by the spirit he's going to bounce off the walls.

  • Foundation keeps alive memory of late wife

    Mar 18, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - When asked to describe his late wife, Dale, retired non-commissioned Army and Air Force officer Greg Branch paused, reflecting for a moment before smiling and leaning forward in the seat he'd taken in the coffee shop in Abingdon, Md.

  • IBOLC introduces ASLTE method

    Mar 18, 2014

  • Retired major general encourages humility

    Mar 18, 2014

  • Wounded Ranger shares recovery experiences

    Mar 18, 2014

  • Vietnam vets present painting at NIM

    Mar 18, 2014

  • MCoE CSM prepares to depart

    Mar 18, 2014

  • IMCOM announces April 8 change of command

    Mar 18, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (March 7, 2014) - Lt. Gen. David Halverson assumes command of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command April 8 during a 10 a.m. ceremony on MacArthur Parade Field, Joint Base San Antonio -- Fort Sam Houston.

  • Reaching out to our German hosts online

    Mar 17, 2014

    USAG Ansbach launches new webpages in German.

  • Culinary training event results announced

    Mar 17, 2014

    Although the 39th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event may be over, the experience that more than 200 food service professionals gained will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the Armed Forces. The event featured 465 judged entries, which made the gathering of culinarians the leading training opportunity for military chefs.

  • Fort McCoy Armed Forces Day Open House returns for 2014; set for May 17

    Mar 17, 2014

    It's not too early to mark your calendar and make plans to attend Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Fort McCoy Public Affairs Officer Linda M. Fournier said it is exciting to once again plan to host this popular event, which was cancelled in 2013 due to sequestration. Armed Forces Day recognizes past and present members of the armed forces and is observed across the nation on the third Saturday in May. "Fort McCoy's Armed Forces Day Open House is a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the role the installation and its people have had in supporting the nation's defense efforts since 1909," Fournier said. "Our open house allows us to share the Fort McCoy story with the public and showcase the post's role as a Total Force Training Center that serves all branches of the U.S. military," she said.

  • Fort McCoy Police expand community outreach effort for child ID

    Mar 17, 2014

  • MISS VIRGINIA HALL

    Mar 17, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Continuing with the theme for 2014's Women's History Month--Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment--this week we honor the courage of Miss Virginia Hall, an American civilian who served with the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. Miss Hall played a significant role in the Allied victory in France while serving in extended perilous undercover activities.

  • USAG Ansbach jetzt auch auf Deutsch

    Mar 17, 2014

    Einige Webseiten der US Militärgarnison Ansbach jetzt auch auf Deutsch.

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