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  • Motorcycle deaths on the rise, riders stay aware, keep training updated

    May 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month kicked off nationally May 1, but Army leaders are encouraging riders to be aware of motorcycle safety every day, year-round.

  • LRC provides support to deploying Soldiers

    May 15, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - As Soldiers of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion deployed May 1 and 4, they not only received emotional support from loved ones and friends, but also earlier logistical support from the divisions of the Logistics Readiness Center.

  • Fort Sill holds annual polo classic

    May 15, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Polo Field once again saw action that in years past was reserved for cavalry training. An audience comprised of bright colors, big rimmed hats and bow ties lined both sides of the field as the Dallas, Austin and Military polo clubs mounted horses for the 4th Annual Fort Sill Polo Classic.

  • Training features 'Shot of Reality'

    May 15, 2014

    Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians are required to receive a certain amount of alcohol and drug abuse training each year, and Fort Rucker is providing that training in an unconventional way.

  • Good resume an essential part of job search

    May 15, 2014

    Preparing a resume is the toughest and yet the most important step in getting a good job. Why do you need one?

  • Spouses get to experience Aviation training firsthand

    May 15, 2014

    Army spouses often hear about how much their Soldiers must endure during training, but it can be hard to appreciate just what Soldiers go through until they walk a mile in their boots.

  • 'The best' step forward - Best Warrior Competition returns for 2014

    May 15, 2014

    Year after year, competitions come and go where Soldiers from different units across the Army vie against each other to see who is truly the best Soldier or noncommissioned officer of them all. What seems truly amazing is there almost never seems to be a shortage of men and women who accept this challenge and step forward to compete. For four of the senior commands at Fort Sam Houston -- Installation Management Command, Medical Command, U.S. Army South and U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) -- 35 Soldiers took three days to find out who would come out on top in the 2014 Best Warrior Competition from May 4-7 at Camp Bullis.

  • History remembered: Casey's cross

    May 15, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, hike the steep incline of a nearby mountain through deciduous forest on a path long hidden by brown broad leaves from seasons past, May 10, Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • Newcomer Information

    May 15, 2014

    General information for newcomers or anyone thinking of heading to USAG Daegu or Area IV units and installations.

  • DAS Kids and Chilgok officials see green during Earth Day

    May 14, 2014

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Korean Environmental officials and Daegu American School Kids learn the meaning of Earth Day and th value of Camp Carroll's unique wetlands reclamation project.

  • 'Like, for sure': Glow For It Run brightens Storck Barracks

    May 14, 2014

    In appreciation of military spouses, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach organization held a 1980s-themed five-kilometer Glow For It Run at Storck Barracks May 9, 2014.

  • 7th Signal Command recognizes Soldier, NCO, civilians of the Year

    May 14, 2014

    Two Soldiers from the 21st Signal Brigade earned recognition for their selection as the 7th Signal Command (Theater) Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony at the command's recognition ball at Fort Gordon, Georgia, recently.

  • IMCOM Best Warrior competitors exemplify readiness, resilience

    May 14, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (May 12, 2014) -- Amidst sweat, smoke grenades and a four-day rush of adrenaline, four Soldiers and four noncommissioned officers, representing each of U.S. Army Installation Management Command's four regions, tested their mettle and resilience in hopes of winning the Best Warrior Competition and earning the title of IMCOM Soldier or NCO of the Year.

  • Can Do soldiers prepare for US Army Ranger School

    May 14, 2014

    Sgt. David Fleming, a scout platoon team leader with 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, continued to push forward looking for his fifth and final point during the land navigation portion of a pre-ranger selection course on Fort Stewart, April 29.

  • Team Redstone Salutes Military Spouses

    May 14, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- While their Soldier is away, they keep the home fires burning. They take care of the kids, pay the bills and maintain the home.

  • Top Volunteer Finds Blessings In Doing For Others

    May 14, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In every way, Edna Cole is home. From the Exchange shopping area within a short walk of her Redstone Arsenal residence to the group of women she has gotten to know so well at the Redstone Arsenal Community Women's Club, from the kids in the neighborhood that she sometimes babysits to the officers and Soldiers she gets to know through Army Community Service, from friends and family in the community to the friends she has made serving in a hospitality role at Redstone events, "Ms. Edna" knows she is right at home. And, as any good neighbor will tell you, being at home means feeling you are part of your community. Cole is, indeed, part of the Redstone community in a big way. Since moving to Redstone Communities on post four years ago, she has become one of the Arsenal's leading volunteers, and was recognized by Army Community Service in April -- National Volunteer Month -- as Team Redstone's Volunteer of the Year for 2014.

  • Patriot soldiers show students mathematical side of combat

    May 14, 2014

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, attended Statesboro High School's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics day, or STEM day, in Statesboro, May 9, to explain artillery-related mathematics to students.

  • Memorial Day 2014

    May 14, 2014

    As our Army continues its transition to a peacetime force, this Memorial Day will be especially poignant for the Soldiers and Families who have served and sacrificed the past 13 years.

  • Exercise Kai Malu O' Hawaiian helps keep Hawaii's waters safe

    May 14, 2014

    HONOLULU--The sixth annual Kai Malu O' Hawaii joint and interagency full-scale threat training exercise took place at the Honolulu Airport and Bellows Air Station training areas, May 7 to 9.

  • Top energy, environment expert visits Fort Irwin

    May 14, 2014

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited several locations here, April 23. She met with installation personnel from Directorate of Public Works and Fort Irwin leadership. Currently, DPW manages nine energy conservation measure projects, said Muhammad Bari, director of DPW.

  • Barbers to bicycles: Barkley Elementary students explore career opportunities

    May 14, 2014

    Barkley Elementary School hosted its fifth annual career day May 2, giving students an opportunity to explore a variety of future career opportunities. With more than 25 booths set up outside of the school, students were able to rotate and listen to presenters talk about their occupations that varied from a veterinarian, to golf professionals, to a barber. Students from pre-K through fifth grade were encouraged to dress up to reflect "what they want to be when they grow up," said Shirley Chester, guidance counselor at Barkley, however the career fair goal was to introduce kids to not so obvious career paths. "Our goal is to open up the world of occupations," said Chester. "Basically, it is an exploration -- so they can have exposure to some careers or occupations that they may not know anything about."

  • Corps aids Army Reserve upgrades through Real Property Exchange

    May 13, 2014

    In a time of shrinking federal budgets for military construction, how does the Army Reserve gain new facilities to train and equip their Soldiers? One solution gaining popularity is a Real Property Exchange.

  • Camp Zama Exchange offers protection for bikers

    May 13, 2014

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (May 13, 2014) -- According to NBC 4 in Washington, 20 percent of Soldiers and six percent of Airmen ride motorcycles.

  • 210th Soldiers get a day of adventure

    May 13, 2014

    INJE, South Korea -- For Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, even fun starts before the sun rises over the mountain ridge and its rays tumble into Camp Casey, South Korea.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels cases its colors

    May 13, 2014

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels in Germany, officially cased its colors in a ceremony May 12, 2014, formally marking the dissolution of the garrison and reorganizing its workforce as an integral part of USAG Bavaria.

  • Willkommen to Bavaria, CSM Dillingham

    May 13, 2014

    New garrison CSM Jeffrey Dillingham answers questions about his new job and life in Bavaria

  • Representatives of local host nation media, city government see inside garrison at Ansbach

    May 13, 2014

    Col. Christopher M. Benson, USAG Ansbach commander, and several representatives of garrison directorates and other organizations took the host nation government officials and members of the media through Katterbach Kaserne and Urlas Housing by bus May 9, 2014.

  • Post Soldiers pedal in Bluegrass Challenge

    May 13, 2014

    Dozens of Fort Campbell Soldiers lined up the morning of May 2 in front of the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters to cheer on about 150 Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge cyclists. The crowd waved and clapped as Sgt. 1st Class Richard Gatewood, Garrison command group operations, sped by on Indiana Avenue -- leading the rest of group, which included Garrison Commander Col. David "Buck" Dellinger. Ride 2 Recovery is a nonprofit organization which provides physical and mental rehabilitation for injured Veterans and healing service members, with cycling as the core activity.

  • Senior leaders highlight ASC capabilities in Pacific

    May 13, 2014

  • Army unveils 2nd "Gold Star" PSA during Memorial Day weekend

    May 13, 2014

    The Army announced plans today to release the second of three public service announcements developed to increase awareness of DoD-issued gold star and next-of-kin lapel pins.

  • Armed Forces Day Car Show set for May 17

    May 13, 2014

    The Fort Benning Sergeant's Major Association will host the fourth annual Armed Forces Day Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17 at the National Infantry Museum.

  • Resilience seminar offered to Families

    May 13, 2014

    Resilience is the ability to persist in the face of challenges and to bounce back from adversity.

  • Spouses club awards scholarships

    May 13, 2014

    Fourteen high school students and 18 continuing education students were awarded $30,750 worth of scholarships May 7 at Riverside.

  • 14th CSH thrives on versatility, partnerships

    May 13, 2014

    Whether domestically or internationally, Soldiers of the 14th Combat Support Hospital are trained to provide health care services for a wide range of needs.

  • Sullivan Cup kicks off at Fort Benning

    May 13, 2014

    As the 2014 Sullivan Cup kicked off May 12 at various locations on Harmony Church, the 194th Armored Brigade commander Col. Scott King said spectators will have a unique view of Armor tanks operated by some of the best crews in the world.

  • Former Ranger commander talks Iraq combat

    May 13, 2014

    Col. Mike Kershaw, a former commander of 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment and most recently the director of training for Installation Management Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited Fort Benning May 9 to speak to a group of Maneuver Captains Career Course students about his experiences in command during deployment.

  • OCS set to recognize Patterson 2014 winner

    May 13, 2014

    One Officer Candidate has stood out as a distinguished Infantry leader to receive the 2014 Patterson Award.

  • New deputy to the CG to manage civilians

    May 13, 2014

    Fort Benning has a new official overseeing all civilian employees, as Donald Sando was promoted to deputy to Maneuver Center of Excellence Commanding General Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster during a ceremony April 22.

  • STEM Week exposes DHS students to tomorrow's demands

    May 13, 2014

    Camp Walker, Daegu, South Korea - STEM week prepares students to take on the world of technology.

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014

    May 13, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, hosts the 2014 2nd Infantry Division Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Casey Theatre on Camp Casey, South Korea, May 1, 2014. The gathering is intended to provide insight into the history of the Holocaust, from a first person perspective. Col. Jacob Goldstein, from Brooklyn, N.Y., a 1st Mission Support Command chaplain spoke to troops about his experience with the Holocaust, and the importance of promoting understanding and compassion.

  • Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, "Got Your Back"

    May 13, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in "Got Your Back," an interactive training session that is part of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program May 9, in the Casey Theatre on Camp Casey, South Korea. The "Got Your Back" instructors opened up the dialogue for Soldiers to learn the differences between healthy situations and language, and the harmful kind through real-life scenarios.

  • Thunder Inn grand opening ceremony

    May 13, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division attend the grand opening ceremony for the Thunder Inn Dining Facility May 5, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The dining facility reopened after going through a renovation for the past two months.

  • 210th FA Bde. Soldiers win EFMB

    May 13, 2014

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, win the Expert Field Medical Badge on May 2, 2014 on Warrior Base, South Korea. Maj. Paul Clark, a native of Fairfax Station, Va., the brigade surgeon, and Pfc. William Barton, from San Antonio, Texas, a health care specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th FA Bde., 2nd Inf. Div., won the coveted badge.

  • New undersecretary highlights value of service, sacrifice

    May 12, 2014

    Brad R. Carson was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Army during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 9, 2014.

  • 210th FA Bde. conducts ACL retrieval exercise

    May 12, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in an Ammunition Combat Load Retrieval Exercise May 7-8, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The training exercise focused on the brigade's ability to retrieve, upload and transport the brigade's ACL.

  • Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, "Got Your Back"

    May 12, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea --Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division participate in "Got Your Back," an interactive training session that is part of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program May 9, in the Casey Theatre on Camp Casey, South Korea. The "Got Your Back" instructors opened up the dialogue for Soldiers to learn the differences between healthy situations and language, and the harmful kind through real-life scenarios. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Sara E. Wiseman, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released)

  • Gun Devil with a cause: Female leader proud to break new ground

    May 12, 2014

    Five years ago, 2nd Lt. Stephanie Hecker could not have guessed where life would lead her. The Army was an option, but she never imagined it would lead to her current position.

  • Robotic operating vehicles hit water at Fort Gordon

    May 12, 2014

    Georgia high school students in Columbia County made a splash at the Outdoor Pool as they put their handmade Robotic Operating Vehicles to the test. The first-ever underwater ROV competition for Columbia County school students took place May 2 thanks to an Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association Central Savannah River Area STEM -- science technology engineering math - teaching tools grant that was awarded last year to Lakeside High School teacher Greg Shouse.

  • Trend indicates training may play role in declining accident statistics

    May 12, 2014

    One day after tornado watches plagued Fort Benning and its surrounding communities, light beamed through the windows of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Sledgehammer" chapel, May 1, as Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, conducted their safety stand down training.

  • JBM-HH volunteers praised at ceremonies

    May 12, 2014

    Two ceremonies honoring Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall volunteers took place April 29 and May 1. JBM-HH Marines honored their volunteers at the end of April with a luncheon at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel while 21 organizations and over 110,000 Army volunteer hours were recognized May 1 at Spates Community Club.

  • ANC opens gates for sunrise photographer walk

    May 12, 2014

    Photo hobbyists and professionals alike congregated in the pre-dawn hours of May 4 for a rare opportunity to capture photographs at two sites inside Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Bike giveaway caps Month of the Military Child

    May 12, 2014

    Designated military families from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, including the Fort McNair portion of the joint base, were given the opportunity to take home a shiny, new bicycle May 2 courtesy of JBM-HH's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS), United Service Organizations (USO) and a District of Columbia law firm.

  • What's in a name?

    May 12, 2014

    The Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec Pool is one of the most popular recreation and training spots on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Civil servant, Vietnam vet retires after 55 years of service

    May 12, 2014

    When David W. Clark enlisted in the Marine Corps with two of his high school football team buddies, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, segregation was still a reality and the war in Vietnam was just under way.

  • JBM-HH honors children's heroes

    May 12, 2014

    The Department of Defense recognizes April as both National Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child. Diane Neilson, JBM-HH Family Advocacy Program community educator, said nominations for the children's hero award were sought from the community.

  • Financial counselor passionate for helping service members

    May 12, 2014

    In addition to the Transition Assistance Program instruction received as Soldiers prepare to retire or end obligated service, the Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall offers additional workshops and seminars to benefit those needing more detailed financial assistance.

  • Flags fly in honor of all who serve

    May 12, 2014

    In a show of pride and patriotism, members of the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville community gathered May 10, for the 2014 North Carolina Field of Honor at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville

  • Week of the Eagles to honor 101st Vietnam Veterans

    May 12, 2014

    For more than 40 years, Week of the Eagles has been a Fort Campbell tradition that has honored past and present 101st Airborne Division Soldiers. This year's Week of the Eagles will kick off May 16 with its historic division run, led by Maj. Gen. James C. McConville, commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, and division Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo J. Smith. The 2014 Week of the Eagle's theme, "Remembering the 101st in Vietnam: Building on the legacy of courage and strength," will be emphasized throughout the week as the division highlights and honors Screaming Eagle and Fort Campbell Soldiers who served in Vietnam. The weeklong event will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the deployment of the 101st Airborne Division to Vietnam, as well as the storied division's 72nd anniversary. "The main purpose of the Week of the Eagles is to help honor the Soldiers of the 101st and Fort Campbell and the unit lineage and history within the division," said Sgt. Maj. Steven McNally, WoE project manager.

  • Camp Lejeune based Marines train at Fort A.P. Hill

    May 12, 2014

    Camp Lejeune-based Marines have spent the last week training at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. During their time here the Marines conducted combined arms live fire training with A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft from the Maryland Air National Guard and trained at A.P. Hill's various live fire ranges.

  • Good Samaritans return valuable lost and found item at Tripler

    May 12, 2014

    When spending a large amount of money on a wedding ring set, the last thing you'd expect to happen is for it to go missing.

  • Spc. King takes the crown at the Eighth Army Best Warrior

    May 12, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Spc. Nickolaus King, from Mission Viejo, Calif., a small arms/artillery repairer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 70th Brigade Support Battalion, 210th Field Artillery Brigade., 2nd Infantry Division, wins the Eighth Army Best Warrior Competition May 9, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The event was held to challenge the Soldiers physically and mentally, in order to select the best warrior.

  • HHB, 210th FA Bde. conducts change of command ceremony

    May 12, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducts a change of command ceremony at Carey Field May 9, 2014 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The change of command ceremony was held to honor Capt. Christopher Maes, a native of Billings, Mont., the outgoing battery commander, and to welcome Capt. Andrew Dietz, a native of Littleton, Colo., as the new battery commander.

  • Something's Cooking at Henry's Place

    May 12, 2014

    CAMP HENRY, South Korea - The cooks work hard behind the scenes at Henry's Place to keep Soldiers and Civilians happy.

  • 40 Years: A journey of no regrets

    May 12, 2014

    DoD Civilian and former Soldier prepares for retirement after more than 40 years of service.

  • MANPRINT program integrates human element

    May 9, 2014

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 9, 2014) -- Practitioners throughout the Manpower and Personnel Integration community, known as MANPRINT, gathered here recently for a workshop to further professional coordination and collaboration.

  • Fort Hood Soldier sets historic moment for pilot program

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recently was selected to host a pilot Active Component to Reserve Component program for Soldiers approaching their estimated time of separation window.

  • Army Sustainment Command touts opportunities at small business contracting symposium

    May 9, 2014

  • 40th ESB Soldiers deploy, Families, friends provide support

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Two groups of Soldiers from the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion left Fort Huachuca and headed to the Middle East and southeast Asia during two separate deployments on May 1 and Sunday.

  • Ceremony pre-empted by real-world emergency as Army Reserve Soldiers respond

    May 9, 2014

    Stories of the events of May 3, 2014, could easily start with, "An interesting thing happened on the way to ceremony."

  • New Soldiers, DA Civilians on Fort Huachuca now receive resilience training

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In a continued effort to increase the physical and psychological health, resilience and enhanced performance of Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians, Fort Huachuca is now incorporating Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, CSF2, resilience training into the in-processing procedures for all arriving Soldiers and newly hired Civilians.

  • Communications security community meets, networks on post

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - A Global Integrated Partnership for Communication Securities (GIPC) User Information Process and Technology (IPT) Meeting, facilitated by Communications Security Logistics Activity, or CSLA, took place Tuesday and Wednesday at Greely Hall, to provide updated information and training for users in the communications security, or COMSEC, community.

  • Drill sergeants compete for best on Fort Sill

    May 9, 2014

    Five drill sergeants from the 434th Field Artillery Brigade competed to become the 2014 Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year (DSoY), during a grueling competition April 30 through May 2 here.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month ends, Soldiers continue to 'Speak Up!'

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention, SHARP, office hosted a luncheon May 2 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre to wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, or SAAM.

  • Prescription refill or prescription renewal?

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - A continuing issue for pharmacy patients at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, is the difference between a prescription refill and a renewal.

  • Colonel Smith Middle School hosts 'Run for Your Life'

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Colonel Smith Middle School hosts 'Run for Your Life'

  • Torn Between Two Countries -- Colonel Harry K. Fukuhara

    May 9, 2014

  • 3rd RRU arrives in Vietnam, May 13, 1961

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the US sending combat troops to Vietnam. However, there had been US personnel in the troubled region for many years prior to that. Americans had been sending supplies to South Vietnam and had assumed responsibility for training its army when France pulled out of the country in 1954.

  • Wiesbaden students get peek at engineer life

    May 9, 2014

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A group of Wiesbaden Middle School students got a glimpse of engineer life recently while engaging in some hands-on demonstrations during "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" at the Amelia Earhart Center.

  • AIT barracks dedicated to fallen field artillery officer

    May 9, 2014

    Fort Sill paid tribute to an Oklahoman and field artillery officer with the dedication of the 2nd Lt. Robert (Bob) Wright Hall May 2.

  • Fires Seminar under way, focuses on future

    May 9, 2014

    The 2014 Fires Seminar hosted by Fort Sill is under way this week with senior Army field and air defense artillery officers, and defense contractors focusing on the futures for fires missions and battles. This year's theme is "Deep Future: 2025 and Beyond."

  • Half section reunites pair of horses with owner

    May 9, 2014

    A pair of horses got a rare treat in touring Fort Sill unbridled April 26 and then received deluxe treatment from the Field Artillery Half Section until they were reunited with their owner.

  • Fort Sill celebrates 145 years in frontier style

    May 9, 2014

    Students from a number of schools around Southwest Oklahoma experienced frontier life 145 years ago at the Fort Sill Frontier Army Days May 2.

  • Maryland Air National Guard Thunderbolts train with Marines at Fort A.P. Hill

    May 9, 2014

    A-10 Thunderbolts from the Maryland Air National Guard flew into Fort A.P. Hill today to provide live fire support to Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C. The A-10s carry bombs, rockets and missiles, it's primary weapon is the 30 milimeter seven-barreled Gatling gun that can fire up to 3,900 rounds per minute.

  • DLIFLC Language Day Celebration draws 2k+ K-12 visitors to Presidio

    May 9, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The return of the Defense Language Institute's Language Day celebration was a welcome -- and well attended -- event, with visitor turn-out numbered in the thousands.

  • Fort Gordon chefs serve up top-notch chow

    May 9, 2014

    There's an old saying, "the way to a man's (or woman's) heart is through the stomach," and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Erica Nowells was eager to prove it true. Fort Gordon hosted its third annual Soldier and Family Customer Appreciation Day April 29 at the Gordon Catering and Conference Center. It was the Fort Gordon food service staff 's way of showing appreciation for its customers. Attendees were treated to a food show highlighting a vast array of samples, all free of charge. This year's theme was "Fueling the Force."

  • Fort Gordon Marine Mud Challenge offers lots of fun, memories

    May 9, 2014

    The 7th Annual Marine Mud Challenge at Fort Gordon drew more than 2,000 adults and teens to the challenge and 500 children to the Marine Corps Children's Mud Challenge. Now a five-mile, off-road course made challenging by adding additional military-style obstacles, it will takes a team effort to get through the course. This year's Marine Mud Challenge course is longer for adults and teens.

  • Amputee Soldier set to attend Ranger School

    May 8, 2014

    When 1st Lt. David Brunett lost his leg after an improvised explosive device explosion in Afghanistan three years ago it permanently changed his physical appearance, but never changed his mind about going to Ranger School.

  • That's for the Birds

    May 8, 2014

    It's 6:30a.m., and the base is alive like the city that never sleeps. Soldiers everywhere are executing their daily exercise regimens when suddenly a loud shotgun-like sound is heard echoing across the base. As some Soldiers continue what they were doing, others looked startled, scratching their heads in confusion. What those Soldiers were hearing, is the same sound Airmen at Osan and Kunsan Air Bases hear every day. The sounds come from a deterrent system called the 'bird cannon.' These cannons are well known to those who work in the aviation field, but not all Soldiers assigned here are aviators.

  • With high school prom at risk, on-post financial institution steps in

    May 8, 2014

    With only a few months until U.S. Army Garrison Schweinfurt closes its gates, the high school is busily working to finalize details for the last prom.

  • Fort Drum honors volunteers, Man / Woman of the Mountain

    May 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and volunteers from across post received recognition for their time and efforts during Fort Drum's Annual Volunteer and Man / Woman of the Mountain appreciation ceremony held Thursday at the Commons.

  • Fort Drum restores grassland for threatened bird species

    May 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Those who have traveled on state Route 3A in recent months may have noticed a rather significant change in the landscape. During the winter, Fort Drum contracted out a large-scale timber harvest operation to remove all woody stemmed vegetation in the 350-acre Training Area 7.

  • Athletes build lasting integrity on Mount Vernon crew team

    May 8, 2014

    U.S. ARMY GARRISON FORT BELVOIR, Va., May 8 -- Members of the Mount Vernon High School crew team, many of whom live on Fort Belvoir where they got their athletic starts in the installation's youth leagues, are taking the definitions of teamwork, dedication and personal quality to the next level with the lessons they learn each day on the water.

  • Ansbach Ten-miler team trains for qualifiers

    May 8, 2014

    The Ansbach Ten-Miler team meets weekdays at 6 a.m. at the Katterbach Physical Fitness Center. They are training to qualify for the Army Ten-Miler, a race that occurs annually at Washington D.C. in October.

  • Preservation month a time to discover FLW history

    May 8, 2014

    Priceless art, the Black Officers' Club, World War II barracks and stonework laid by prisoners of war are historic icons on Fort Leonard Wood, dating back to the installation's beginning in 1941.

  • Facility dedication honors fallen Soldier

    May 8, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 8, 2014) -- The Petroleum and Water Department here dedicated their updated Fire Suppression Training Facility to Spc. Trevor A. Win'E during a ceremony May 1.

  • Holocaust observance stresses exemplary response of U.S. Army

    May 8, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 8, 2014) -- A noted World War II historian, author and CEO of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond praised the U.S. Army's response in liberating the concentration camps "as exemplary" during the Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance at Memorial Chapel on May 1.

  • Experts explore sustainment future at ALU Rehearsal of Concept Drill

    May 8, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 8, 2014) -- In the words of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, "You can't skate to where the puck is now; you have to figure out where the puck is going to be."

  • Sky Sox honors Fort Carson community

    May 8, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Sky Sox recognized the Fort Carson community with a military appreciation day and game, May 3, 2014.

  • Fort Carson shuttle ridership increases 1,000 percent

    May 8, 2014

    Fort Carson's Post Shuttle program has increased 1,000 percent from October 2013 to March 2014, giving free transportation to community members and helping to meet the Net Zero post's goal of reducing pollution.

  • Low crawling Army style

    May 8, 2014

    It's the halfway point for the 55-year-old former Sailor turned Soldier-in-training on Fort Leonard Wood. Sgt. 1st Class John Taffe is setting a high standard for his much younger battle buddies.

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