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  • Blink of an Eye

    Jul 11, 2013

    In a blink of an eye, the motorcycle was on its side and I was hitting the pavement. There was no life flashing before my eyes and no chance to recover, but there was pain in my left knee and elbow. One second I'm on the bike and the next I'm on the ground next to it. A little shaken and quite embarrassed, I sat there for a minute rattling my brain, trying to think what I could have done wrong. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCoach then walked over and asked, "What happened?" I honestly had no idea.

  • 516th Signal Brigade hosts change of command

    Jul 11, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER -- Col. Cleophus Thomas assumed command of the 516th Signal Brigade, from outgoing commander, Col. Scott Baer, during a change of command ceremony on historic Palm Circle, here, July 3.

  • USARPAC becomes 4-star headquarters during change of command

    Jul 3, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presided over the U.S. Army Pacific change-of-command Flying V ceremony from Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski to Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, on Historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 2, 2013.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Risk: a common denominator

    Jul 1, 2013

    Anyone who has ever had a college philosophy class is familiar with the question, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Multiple interpretations of the answer have been given by great minds through the years, but one simple premise is this: The lion's share of human perception is made up of only what we actually observe. Trees fall in the forest all the time, but it's not an "event" unless someone is there to see or hear it.

  • Senior enlisted noncommissioned officer position changes hands

    Jul 1, 2013

    Network Enterprise Technology Command observed the traditional passing of the Noncommissioned Officer Saber from one command sergeant major to another.

  • Riding the Beast

    Jun 20, 2013

    It was the summer of 1980, and I was a young airman stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in southwestern Idaho. I'd recently been promoted to E-3 and decided to reward myself by purchasing a motorcycle. Of course, I wanted the biggest, fastest bike I could afford.

  • Distracted driving is deadly

    Jun 19, 2013

    Motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver kill thousands of people each year on America's roadways. Anytime drivers text, use a cell phone or navigation system, change a radio station, eat or drink, or do anything that diverts their attention from the road, the opportunity for an accident to happen increases exponentially.

  • Cyber Addressed at Mission Command Meeting

    Jun 19, 2013

    Senior Army leaders from the cyber and signal communities, a prominent journalist, and a representative from the civilian communications sector gathered to discuss the state of the Army's Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA) and how they relate to Mission Command during the Association of the United States Army-hosted Mission Command Symposium held here, June 18-19.

  • 11th Signal Brigade changes command, cases colors

    Jun 14, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 11th Signal Brigade held a change of command and casing of colors ceremony on June 7 on Brown Parade Field. Not only did the unit change commanders, but they formally bid farewell to the installation they've called "home" for nearly 50 years.

  • Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion sponsors most successful Grafenwoehr blood drive

    Jun 12, 2013

    Bravo Company, 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) teamed with the Grafenwoehr United Service Organization, better known as the USO, to hold a community blood drive in support of the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, on June 4, 2013.

  • 251st Signal Detachment Donates to Korean Orphanage

    Jun 10, 2013

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- Soldiers from 251st Signal Detachment, 1st Signal Brigade, visited Namsanwon Community Orphanage in Seoul, South Korea 30 May.

  • 5th Signal Command welcomes new leader

    Jun 7, 2013

    LUCIUS D. CLAY KASERNE, WIESBADEN, Germany (June 7, 2013) -- The reins of 5th Signal Command were entrusted to a new leader at a change of command ceremony held at the Newman Housing soccer field. The Dragon Warriors of 5th Signal Command along with nearly 300 guests said farewell to outgoing commanding general Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford and welcomed incoming commander Col. Mitchell L. Kilgo. Kilgo accepted the colors from United States Army Europe's Commanding General Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr. Kilgo also assumes duties as USAREUR's Chief Information Officer/ G6.

  • NETCOM adds another general to fort's ranks

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The newest general officer on Fort Huachuca received his first star during a ceremony Monday at the Network Enterprise Technology Command headquarters building here.

  • EPG, academia partner to improve Soldier communication networks

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground, or USAEPG, recently started work with an academic partner at Arizona State University's Security and Defense Systems Initiative, or ASUSDSI, in Arizona to assist USAEPG in its mission to test the Army's networks.

  • NETCOM remembers fallen Soldiers

    Jun 7, 2013

  • Protect personal information to prevent stolen identity

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In 2012, identity theft was the number-one complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. In 2011, Arizona was the number-one state in complaints of identity theft. Since 2003 Arizona has ranked either first or second nationally in reports of identity theft, according to the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition. Arizona was the first state to enact an identity theft law in 1996 and is a mandatory report state.

  • Pacific Signal Soldiers participate in peace keeping exercise in Cambodia

    Jun 6, 2013

    Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion had the opportunity to work closely with their counterparts in the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces as part of exercise Angkor Sentinel 2013 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, May 16 through 30.

  • The Safety Gamble

    Jun 4, 2013

    After the nationwide frenzy surrounding last month's gigantic Powerball jackpot, I started thinking about odds. The average American stands a one in nearly 176,000,000 -- that's 176 million -- shot of winning any Powerball drawing within his or her lifetime. Yet countless people, including Soldiers and Family members, flock to convenience stores and other lottery outlets week after week, believing they'll pick the lucky numbers. What's puzzling to me, though, is that even while holding on to this far-flung hope, many think an accident could never happen to them.

  • Keeping cool in hot weather

    Jun 3, 2013

    Participating in strenuous activities during the summer months isn't for everyone, but for Soldiers it's business as usual. In addition to the physical demands of Soldiering, some service members participate in extracurricular-sports activities, thus increasing their exposure to extremely hot and humid conditions.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 30, 2013

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • After nearly 50 years, signal headquarters to relocate

    May 30, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - After nearly 50 years on Fort Huachuca, Headquarters and Headquarters, 11th Signal Brigade, is relocating.

  • Preparing to weather the storm

    May 28, 2013

    The weather can change from day to day, and sometimes hour to hour. How Soldiers, Families and civilians live with the weather is up to them.

  • Armed Forces Day highlights Warfighters, technology, heroes

    May 24, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Aberdeen Proving Ground community, students and visitors celebrated Armed Forces Day with festivities at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center May 15.

  • Army launches 'Know the Signs' summer safety campaign

    May 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences its official summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and Family members to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • A Deadly Combination

    May 20, 2013

    Growing up in the early 1980s in Mississippi, I performed a number of unsafe activities on a daily basis - whether just for fun or because nobody knew any better. We flew through the woods on dirt bikes, jumped off bridges into the creeks below and operated large farm equipment at way too early an age, just to name a few. I remember being 5 years old and riding on the fender of my grandfather's tractor while he ran the disc over his field before planting crops, usually at a pretty good rate of speed. Looking back, one slip is all it would have taken for me to have been chopped to pieces!

  • Pacific Signal Best Warrior competes for fallen brother

    May 20, 2013

    Many people compete to honor comrades who have made the ultimate sacrifice. However, in the 311th Signal Command (Theater) annual 2013 Best Warrior Competition, one Soldier competed to honor someone who was more than a fallen comrade; he competed to honor his younger brother.

  • Army Proving Ground, academia partner to improve soldier communication networks

    May 16, 2013

    The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground recently started work with an academic partner at Arizona State University's Security and Defense Systems Initiative in Arizona to assist USAEPG in its mission to test the Army's networks.

  • Signal Meets Chemical in Korean Partnership Training

    May 15, 2013

    CAMP CARROLL, SOUTH KOREA -- The 36th Signal Battalion and the Republic of Korea 19th Chemical Battalion are on opposite sides of the combat spectrum, but teamed up for a joint training exercise here May 8.

  • Signal Soldiers honored as best in Pacific

    May 15, 2013

    Eight Soldiers from across the Pacific contended for the titles of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during the annual NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition held here May 2-8.

  • NETCOM CG selected for new assignment

    May 14, 2013

    The Chief of staff of the Army announced yesterday that Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, commanding general, Network Enterprise Technology Command, has been selected for a new assignment.

  • Fort Drum NEC nears completion of critical pilot program, requests community feedback

    May 9, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Behind brick and mortar and their windowless cubicles, Fort Drum Network Enterprise Center personnel have spent the last several months creating a comprehensive digital "dashboard" that eventually will be rolled out to other NECs Armywide and used as a model for 360-degree customer engagement.

  • Electrical shocks a year-round hazard

    May 9, 2013

    Electricity is one of the greatest amenities of modern life, but it also poses very real and very deadly hazards for those who don't respect it.

  • Training enhancements target reckless motorcyclists

    May 8, 2013

    Army officials are hopeful that enhancements to a mandated motorcycle safety training course will better target the No. 1 killer of Soldier riders.

  • NETCOM Commanding General Reveals plans for future of Signal in Pacific

    May 8, 2013

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn visited Hawaii as part of his recent Pacific engagement tour, which included a visit with Signal Soldiers of the U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Army Pacific.

  • 5th Signal Command's Cyber Center Europe dedicated to former U.S. Army Europe deputy commanding gene

    May 6, 2013

    LUCIUS D. CLAY KASERNE, Wiesbaden, Germany (May 2, 2013) -- 5th Signal Command officially named the Cyber Center Europe building on Clay Kaserne the "Gray Center" in honor of former deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, Lt. Gen. Robert E. Gray. Gray was a distinguished signal officer, leader and mentor who was also the first African-American to become the Chief of Signal and Commanding General of Fort Gordon, Georgia, the headquarters of the Army Signal Regiment.

  • Getting your bike back on track

    May 6, 2013

    It was mid-afternoon on a Thursday when I received a phone call from my best friend asking if I could help him move some furniture. Although I was tired from staff duty the night before, I told him I would be right over. I figured if we could knock out the move quickly, I could get back home to rest. I decided to take my motorcycle, so I threw on an old flight suit and the required personal protective equipment to make the five-mile ride. Little did I know that this ride would change my life forever.

  • May is Mental Health Month

    May 3, 2013

    The Army is determined to decrease the stigma and get help to those who need it, by promoting dialogue between leaders, Soldiers, families, civilians and the community.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Getting riding right

    May 2, 2013

    With snow and freezing temperatures persisting throughout much of the United States well into April, it's safe to say this winter has been particularly long and hard. That's why, when the weather finally warms, Soldiers across our Army will be more eager than ever to bring their motorcycles out of storage. Hopefully you've already been talking to your riders about motorcycle safety, but May -- as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month -- presents a perfect opportunity for you to either catch up on or reinforce the conversation.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 1, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • Faces of the Force: Lt. Col.(P) Robert M. Collins

    May 1, 2013

    This edition of Faces of the Force recognizes Lt. Col. (P) Robert M. Collins who provides an in-depth look at managing the Army's tactical backbone communications network--WIN-T Increment 2. Faces of the Force is a biweekly online feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Theater Signal Command observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 29, 2013

    Members of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) and 516th Signal Brigade commemorated Sexual Assault Awareness Month through a week of activities on Fort Shafter to raise awareness and prevent sexual violence in the military.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • Breaking language barriers, making history

    Apr 25, 2013

    United Nations, U.S. Servicemembers of the Pacific support Key Resolve exercise in Korea

  • Annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation now available

    Apr 17, 2013

    With spring here and summer rapidly approaching, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released an update to the Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation, a tool designed to help Soldiers recognize hazards during these high-risk seasons.

  • Army stresses importance of investments in science, technology

    Apr 17, 2013

    An Army research and technology official told a House subcommittee, April 16, 2013, that investments in science and technology are critical for advances that protect Soldiers, address the threats of today and prepare the service for the challenges of the future.

  • NETCOM senior staff learn communications skills

    Apr 15, 2013

    Network Enterprise Technology Command senior leadership conducted an afternoon of leadership training activities and energy management techniques.

  • CSM Rambert assumes responsibility of 11th Signal Brigade

    Apr 10, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice A. Rambert assumed responsibility as the 11th Signal Brigade command sergeant major Friday during a ceremony on historic Brown Parade Field at 10 a.m.

  • What Would You Do to Save a Life?

    Apr 10, 2013

    Knowing your father caused a serious auto accident while driving under the influence is something you never forget.

  • Army releases second quarter accident data; downward trend continues

    Apr 8, 2013

    Accident statistics from the second quarter show the Army continues to improve its safety performance well into fiscal 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Women's observance focuses on STEM accomplishments/careers

    Apr 4, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 4, 2013) -- The shortage of women in the career fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- or STEM for short -- was the focus of a special gathering here Friday in front of the U.S. Army Women's Museum.

  • Don't be armed & hammered

    Apr 3, 2013

    In today's society, we are bombarded with messages informing us we shouldn't drink and drive because alcohol impairs judgment and slows reaction time, which can make our vehicles deadly weapons. So why do we continue to see Soldiers consuming alcohol and handling firearms, which are designed to be deadly weapons without the addition of alcohol?

  • Complacency bites, especially in the air

    Mar 29, 2013

    It was back in the summer of 2000 and I hadn't yet gone to flight school. At the time, I was serving as a flight engineer on a CH-47D Chinook. Our mission was a simple, routine night vision goggle flight with a couple of very experienced pilots on the controls. During the brief, the pilot in command said he wanted to focus on slingload training and told me it was my night in the cargo hole.

  • Officials mark one more USAREUR transformation milestone

    Mar 27, 2013

    Only a few people were on hand to mark the occasion, but the March 14 ribbon-cutting ceremony marked another major step forward in the transformation of U.S. Army Europe.

  • What's Holding Up Your Car?

    Mar 25, 2013

    Saturday was my day for making repairs on my car, and I'd been having problems with my old, rusty brake rotors. Every time I'd hit the brakes, the steering wheel would vibrate. I wanted to put an end to that, so I bought some good slotted and drilled replacement rotors. I gathered all the tools I needed - including a jack, wrenches, sockets and screwdrivers - and went to my garage to get started. I'd changed rotors on several cars in the past, so I basically knew how to do it.

  • SecArmy: Strong safety culture results in accident reduction

    Mar 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officials recently hosted Secretary of the Army John McHugh at the center's state-of-the-art Crash Dynamics Lab.

  • 51st Signal provides robust communications to NTC

    Mar 20, 2013

    The Cobras of Charlie Company, 51st Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, participated in the National Training Center Rotation 13-03 at Fort Irwin, Calif., from Jan. 7 to Feb. 8 to improve their skill set and provide tactical and upper tier communications in a combat environment.

  • Redeploying Safely

    Mar 18, 2013

    Safety is such a constant part of a Soldier's life they sometimes get complacent. After a while, one of two things usually happens: Soldiers forget about the measures that kept them safe because there have been no accidents, or they become focused on the outcome of a mission instead of their well-being. Often, the prime time for this to happen is when a unit is in the process of redeploying.

  • Army prepares for next Network Integration Evaluation

    Mar 14, 2013

    With two units now readying for Afghanistan with the Army's new tactical communications network, the service will continue to drive technology forward through its next Network Integration Evaluation this spring.

  • MG Keith L. Ware IMCOM level competition results in -- FH stands strong!

    Mar 14, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 2012 U. S. Army Major General Keith L. Ware Public Affairs competition results from the Headquarters Installation Management Command level are in, and the Fort Huachuca Public Affairs Office is home to three of the winners, all within the Broadcast section of the competition.

  • Preserve Your Sight To Fight

    Mar 11, 2013

    Today's Soldiers understand the importance of mission readiness. We prepare our equipment and we train to ensure we are ready to go. But what about your eyes? Are they ready to go? You know you need protection from dust, wind and ultraviolet and bright sunlight, but how about a 0.15-caliber steel fragment coming at you at 660 feet per second?

  • CG's Team Provides Pacific-wide First Class Communications

    Mar 7, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii-- U.S. Army, Pacific Commanding General's communications team conducts first class training with teams of other Pacific global command and control system non-commissioned officers. All Soldiers can identify with the responsibilities inherent in ensuring the Warfighter is able to communicate, but only a select number of Signaleers are chosen to bear the heavy weight bestowed on the commanding general's communication team.

  • NETCOM announces their Civilian of the Year

    Mar 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In a ceremony held in the Greely Hall Auditorium Feb. 27, Network Enterprise Technology Command officials announced their 2012 Civilian of the Year.

  • Check Your Weather

    Mar 6, 2013

    On my most recent deployment, I was assigned to Task Force ODIN to operate and eventually provide instruction on the MQ-1B Warrior Alpha unmanned aircraft system. Shortly after reporting to Fort Hood, Texas, each UAS operator was assigned to a small 10- to 12-Soldier element as they attended their airframe qualification course. They were then deployed to their theater of operation. All of these events would occur within a six- to eight-month period, so, for the majority of the personnel assigned, this was quite a unique experience.

  • CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

    Mar 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning both the Army community and the public about a new Internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials.

  • Army Warriors Defend Cyberspace

    Mar 1, 2013

    CAMP WALKER, SOUTH KOREA -- There is a war being waged 24hrs a day, every day in the shadows of cyberspace that could cost real lives on battlefields.

  • Signal Soldiers Say Goodbye to Uijeongbu

    Mar 1, 2013

    CAMP STANLEY, SOUTH KOREA -- The relocation of the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, from Uijeongbu to Pyeongtaek South Korea, that began 4 Dec. 2012, is bitter sweet for the one civilian and many of the U.S. and Korean Soldiers assigned to the unit.

  • Fort Huachuca recognizes the "best of the best"

    Mar 1, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - TheThunder Mountain Activity Centre hosted a memorable evening dedicated to the outstanding performance given by the 2012 "best of the best" during the Annual Installation Awards Banquet on Jan. 22.

  • Workshop brings 11th Signal Brigade leadership together

    Mar 1, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 11th Signal Brigade faces a unique challenge because its Soldiers and leaders are located at three different geographical locations within the United States. While they may deal with each other on a regular basis, they do not often have the chance to meet with each other face-to-face.

  • Brief Smart

    Mar 1, 2013

    It's March, and that means it's time for another talk about driving safety. As a leader, you know that's just what your Soldiers want to hear, right? Few things elicit more groans from Soldiers than the mandatory safety brief. I'm of the belief, however, that since safety briefings are required, we might as well make them useful and enjoyable experiences.

  • 304th Expeditionary Battalion Soldiers happy with relocation

    Feb 27, 2013

    About 300 Soldiers from 304th Expeditionary Battalion finished relocating from Camp Stanley to Camp Humphreys, South Korea, as part of the 2004 Land Partnership Program agreement between the United States and Republic of Korea governments in February.

  • Narrow Escape from Furious Flames

    Feb 26, 2013

    It was the end of a long Friday evening out with some friends. After a night of partying, my normal routine was to come home and cook something before hitting the sack. This night was no different, and after putting some food on the stove, I decided to lie down for a minute until it was done cooking.

  • NIE: Delivering capabilities to today's Soldier

    Feb 26, 2013

    What does today's Soldier need? Still in its evolutionary state, the Network Integration Evaluation continues to make progress in achieving greater cost benefits and in streamlining the process of getting capabilities into the hands of Soldiers quicker.

  • Cruising to a Crash

    Feb 22, 2013

    It had been a great day at the Atlanta Supercross. Three first-timers and I had driven five hours from Clarksville, Tenn., for the evening show and were determined to have as much fun as possible. We arrived early so we could spend plenty of time in the pits admiring the finely tuned machinery. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and soon it was time for the long trip home. While we didn't know it at the time, the return trip would provide nearly as much excitement as the races.

  • SIPRNet migration to take place on FH

    Feb 22, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Secure Internet Protocol Router Network, or SIPRNet, locally managed exchange email accounts will be migrated to a centrally managed Department of Defense Enterprise Email, or DEE, on Thursday. This is an effort to move DoD assets to "the cloud" to consolidate resources and reduce costs, according to Ken Forner, chief, Server Management Branch, Fort Huachuca Network Enterprise System.

  • The Whys and Hows of Accident Reporting

    Feb 13, 2013

    While serving as a first sergeant years ago, I was frustrated when an accident report submitted to the U.S. Army Safety Center was returned to me for additional information. Unfortunately, because the accident occurred off duty and my Soldier had been rendered unconscious, I couldn't provide any additional information.

  • Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

    Feb 12, 2013

    Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced Feb. 11, 2013.

  • 35th Signal Brigade trains coast-to-coast during FTX

    Feb 12, 2013

    The 35th Signal Brigade soldiers continued training to become experts in their field and masters of the fundamentals during a field training exercise from Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 at Fort Gordon, Ga., Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 67th Signal Battalion starts nine-month deployment

    Feb 12, 2013

    Family and friends greeted more than 290 soldiers assigned to the 67th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, Jan. 2 during a departure ceremony held at Gym 3 at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Feb. 12, 2013 -- CSA testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee

    Feb 12, 2013

    Feb. 12, 2013 -- CSA testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee

  • Hypothermia: The sneaky threat

    Feb 11, 2013

    Outdoor activities in winter are fun for the entire Family, but they can be risky if one chooses to ignore the rules of cold weather.

  • Smart phone charging increases cyber threat

    Feb 8, 2013

    Smart phone owners with access to government computers in South Korea have rapidly become the number one group of cyber security violators at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion cases its colors

    Feb 8, 2013

    The 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade gathered in the camp gymnasium 14 Dec. to case the battalion colors.

  • S6 VS Command: The Discussion Continues

    Feb 8, 2013

    In the late 00's the Army Signal Corps sent a lightening jolt through its junior officer develop program. Captains who serve as primary battalion communications officers, also referred to as S6 or Commo Officers, would no longer be required to serve as a company grade commander to be promoted to Major. The move was logical since the Army reduced the number of signal commands; however, it raised many concerns given the competitive nature for promotion and the legitimacy of Army leadership development without command experience.

  • Yellow Means Stop

    Feb 7, 2013

    How many times have you approached a traffic light just as it turned yellow and said to yourself, "I can make it"? As you punch the gas and fly through the intersection, you look up and see the light change to red. With a devious grin, you praise your great driving skills. I'll be the first to admit that I've done this countless times with no thought of the danger I might avoid if I would have just slowed down and stopped. However, an accident I wasn't even involved in forever changed my thinking.

  • Texting fail - Perils of distracted walking

    Feb 6, 2013

    Thanks to smartphones and the Internet, videos of people walking and texting their way into an embarrassing adventure aren't difficult to find.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Measuring Up

    Feb 1, 2013

    One of the perennial questions in safety is, "How do we measure what we're doing?" Too often, the only metric we have available is how many Soldiers died in accidents during any particular period. We've gotten into the habit of looking at those numbers and attributing our safety programs' success or failure to them. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; we obviously want the arrow pointing downward on accidental deaths. But, I don't believe it's enough to quantify what we do every day with only a single figure - safety is much bigger and more complex than that.

  • 5th Signal Command launches theater wide health, mentorship program

    Jan 31, 2013

    LUCIUS D. CLAY KASERNE, Germany (January 30, 2013) -- More than 400 Soldiers, Civilians, Local Nationals and Family Members participated in 5th Signal Command's Fit To Lead kick-off event at the Lucius D. Clay Kaserne Fitness Center.

  • Cyber security -- more important than ever before

    Jan 31, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - It was long after the hour of darkness and everyone had left the building for the day. Ever so slowly, the door leading onto the main hall swung open, and, after glancing furtively up and down the corridor, a man dressed in janitor cleaning attire slid out.

  • Making a difference is the hallmark of public service

    Jan 30, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal hosts the retirement ceremony for Ms. Cheryl Ryefield, after more than 35 years of public service, 30 Jan. 2013, Pentagon, Washington D.C. During his remarks, Westphal discussed the critical role of DA Civilians in support of the U.S. Army and praised Ms. Ryefield's selfless service and dedication; recognizing her as a beacon to others who are pursuing the mantel of public service. During her remarkable career, Ms. Ryefield worked for the Defense Mapping Agency, Defense Logistics Agency, in support of the U.S. Embassy in Thailand, the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, and the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. She spent the majority of her career as a technical photographer, graphic designer, and video producer; retiring as the Deputy Chief, Electronic Imaging Branch Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Fort Leonard Wood releases mobile app on Google Play

    Jan 29, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Owners of Android mobile devices can now have access to the latest Fort Leonard Wood news and information right at their fingertips -- literally.

  • Thompson retires, Cherry assumes responsibility of 311th Signal Command

    Jan 29, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin J. Thompson officially relinquished responsibility of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) to Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry, who became the senior enlisted leader at Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle Jan. 25. Following the official passing of the sword, a tradition signifying passing of responsibility, an official retirement ceremony honored and bade farewell to Thompson, who served the U.S. Army with 32 years of dedicated service. In keeping with Signal Corps tradition, the official ceremony was conducted silently via semaphore flag communications. The red and white flags are the historic original form of battlefield communications and can direct entire troop movements silently. More recently, the flags have been used in present day ceremonies as a formal honor to Signal heritage.

  • 5th Signal Command hosts NCO induction ceremony

    Jan 25, 2013

    WIESBADEN, Germany (January 17, 2013) -- More than 100 Soldiers from nine units based on Lucius D. Clay Kaserne passed through an arch highlighting a time-honored tradition of induction into the NCO Corps Jan. 17 at the Taunus Theater here.

  • Giving safety a fighting chance

    Jan 25, 2013

    When you hear "combatives training," safety probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind.

  • Pacific Signaleers Welcome Command Sgt. Maj from Korea

    Jan 23, 2013

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Braswell received the noncommissioned officer sword from Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry during a change of responsibility ceremony here at historic Palm Circle Jan. 17. With this ceremonial action, the 516th Signal Brigade officially welcomed the Signal Corps' newest senior enlisted leader to its ranks.

  • Ground guiding safely

    Jan 15, 2013

    Every year, Soldiers and Civilians are seriously injured and killed in ground-guiding accidents.

  • Army upgrades security, collaboration, home use with joint enterprise license

    Jan 15, 2013

    The Army, along with the Air Force and Defense Information Systems Agency, will have access to the newest versions of Microsoft products, including Microsoft Office 2013, SharePoint 2013 and Windows 8, under a $617 million joint enterprise license agreed to in December.

  • Fatal Army accidents down in first quarter of 2013

    Jan 14, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released accident statistics for the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, and the data show a continued overall decline in both on- and off-duty accidental deaths.

  • Army lays out Network path ahead at industry day

    Jan 11, 2013

    Facing both new missions and fiscal constraints, the Army will use the Network Integration Evaluations to respond to emerging requirements, make smarter acquisition decisions and keep pace with technological change, Army senior leaders told industry partners this week.

  • Training enhances network physical security

    Jan 10, 2013

    VICENZA, Italy (January 8, 2013) -- Nine Signal Soldiers now have the expertise necessary to tackle the significant endeavor of securing network systems thanks to the epoxy training provided by 6981st Civilian Support Group (CSG). 5th Signal Command's, 6981st CSG traveled from Mannheim, Germany, to Caserma Ederle, Italy, to conduct epoxy training to Holocom Protective Distribution Systems (PDS) Dec. 11-12, 2012, for nine Signal Soldiers from 509th Signal Battalion, 173D Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and U.S. Army Africa.

  • Hunting Safety an Imperative

    Jan 10, 2013

    Who'd have known - deer are the most hunted animal in the United States.

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