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  • No Battle Buddy Left Behind: A Piece of C.A.K.E

    Dec 23, 2013

    A new initiative by the 169th Signal Company, 36th Signal Battalion, in Daegu, South Korea, "No Battle Buddy Left Behind," puts peers on the street downtown to help guide fellow Soldiers into making smart decisions.

  • Signal battalion starts pilot program for FAST classes

    Dec 17, 2013

    At the 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, Soldiers are helping Soldiers to make sure they have the best opportunity to stay in the Army and remain relevant. The way these Soldiers are helping is by being a volunteer teacher as part of the battalion's pilot program for providing the Functional Academic Skills Training class. The FAST class is a 4-week program designed to help enlisted Soldiers improve their reading, math and vocabulary skills. After completing the class, they can re-take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery and raise their line scores, specifically their General Technical or GT and Skilled Technical or ST score in order to qualify for special programs, special Military Occupational Specialties or entry into officer programs that they do not qualify for with their current score.

  • Signal soldiers learn combat medical skills

    Dec 17, 2013

    Army Reservists assigned to the 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade participated in a three-day Combat Lifesaver Course November 19 - 21 at the Regional Training Site-Medical on Fort Gordon. Soldiers from Ohio, North Carolina and Maryland joined local troops in learning how to treat and evacuate casualties effectively on the battlefield.

  • Pacific Signal leaders hold town hall for Reserve Soldiers, Families

    Dec 17, 2013

    Soldiers of the 311th Signal Command (Theater) Support Unit hosted their 311th SC(T) leadership team, Maj. Gen. James T. Walton and Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry, who visited during the unit's monthly Battle Training Assembly at the Reserve Center here, Dec. 7-8.

  • 'Enlightened Dragon' allows signal battalion to do more with less

    Dec 17, 2013

    Soldiers in a Signal MOS that requires higher network permissions must pass the Security Plus exam and be certified in order for them to be fully functional in their daily jobs Typically, a Mobile Training Team comes to the different Areas in Korea to provide training for the Soldiers, but as the budget has tightened, the MTTs have been sent less often, and demand for seats in their classes has increased greatly.

  • Army's Military Auxiliary Radio System still relevant in Internet age

    Dec 16, 2013

    Years ago before Soldiers used cell phones and social media and when long-distance calling was expensive, they would often communicate from remote areas to home via MARSgrams and MARS telephone patches through the Military Auxiliary Radio System.

  • Signal leaders assess progress at Humphreys before summit meeting

    Dec 15, 2013

    Leaders from the office of the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6, 311th Signal Command (Theater), Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and 1st Signal Brigade met to see the overall construction efforts underway to make USAG Humphreys the main hub for U.S. forces before attending the Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) Summit the following day.

  • First Army female rabbi speaks at luncheon

    Dec 13, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Chaplain (Col.) Bonnie Koppell, command chaplain, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), speaks to members of the Network Enterprise Technology Command during a luncheon Tuesday, at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • Winter's Unseen Trap

    Dec 11, 2013

    As an officer and aviator in the U.S. Army, I -- like most of you -- have been exposed to a significant amount of safety training. We've all learned that the unseen hazard is oftentimes the most dangerous. For example, Field Manual 3-04.301(1-301), Aeromedical Training for Flight Personnel, highlights Type I (unrecognized) spatial disorientation as the most dangerous because the hapless aviator has no idea they are disoriented, and thus, takes no action to correct the danger facing them. Carbon monoxide is similarly insidious. Whether it is exhaust leaking into your vehicle, or perhaps a propane heater warming a tent, carbon monoxide takes its prey with no warning. However, this article is not about spatial disorientation or carbon monoxide. There is another hazard that's similarly treacherous and just as veiled. Unfortunately, I found myself in its trap on my way home from drill one weekend.

  • Tri-signed letter on Army Safety 2013: Milestone Achievements, but Challenges Remain

    Dec 10, 2013

    In the fall of 2012, our Army marked the passing of its safest year since September 11 , 2001. At that time, we asked you to capitalize on that success during fiscal year 2013 by staying engaged on risk management and treating safety as an imperative. You did just that, and your hard work resulted in the best year for Soldier safety on record. We could not be more proud of this accomplishment- thank you and congratulations on a job well done!

  • Loose lips still sink ships, loose tweets sink fleets

    Dec 6, 2013

    In the social media era, OPSEC is more important, and more difficult, than ever. We must be concerned with both whom we talk to and what we put on the internet. The flow of information from one side of the world to another is now as easy as a few keystrokes and only takes seconds.

  • Cyberspace warriors graduate with Army's newest military occupational specialty

    Dec 6, 2013

    Fifteen Soldiers made history when they were awarded the newest Army military occupational specialty, 25D, cyber network defender, during a graduation ceremony Nov. 27, 2013, held in Alexander Hall at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • CID Offers Holiday Safety Tips

    Dec 5, 2013

    Across the nation, shoppers will be out in force searching for big bargains in the stores and on the World Wide Web, but criminals will be out too.

  • Cold Weather Bites

    Dec 3, 2013

    Excitedly, I boarded a bus bound for Bridgeport, Calif. I was on my way to cold weather medicine training, and as a hospital corpsman stationed with the Marines, I knew this school would significantly enhance my capabilities. The air felt a little thinner as I stepped off the bus and saw snow-covered mountains in the distance.

  • Milgaming site gets new look, improvements

    Dec 2, 2013

    The Army's premiere gaming website has received improvements which make it more user-friendly. Improvements include reducing the number of clicks needed to get to the most used functions and items on the site.

  • Memorial Service held for a 1st Signal Brigade technician

    Nov 26, 2013

    1st Signal Brigade held a memorial service for Lee Jae-min, desktop technician of the Field Service Support Team, Joint Command Information Systems Activity, 1st Signal Brigade, in the Memorial Chapel on USAG Yongsan in South Korea, Nov. 22.

  • Signal Support for Joint Disaster Training Exercise

    Nov 22, 2013

    Six Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade, 311th Signal Command (Theater) provided top notch communications support for the fourth iteration of Operation Pacific Response, a joint collaboration of more than 200 military and civilian personnel from across the globe and from all branches of the service, both Active and Reserve Components.

  • U.S. and Korean Signal Battalions enjoy Organizational day together

    Nov 21, 2013

    The second annual Combined Organizational Day between the 41st Signal Battalion and the 60th Signal Battalion, Republic of Korea Army, was held Oct. 31 at Collier Field on Yongsan Army Base.

  • Accidents Don't Take Holidays

    Nov 14, 2013

    It's that time of year where many of us are caught up in holiday routines and tend to take seasonal hazards for granted. Doing so, however, can mean the difference between a happy holiday and tragedy. Statistics show that mishaps occur more frequently during the holiday period. A little common sense, combined with some advanced planning, can help accident-proof your holidays, making them safer for you, your family members and visitors

  • Retired veteran receives medal for heroism, 46 years after the act

    Nov 8, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Retired Staff Sgt. Alejandro Gonzales was presented with a long overdue Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device by Congressman Ron Barber, Arizona District 2, Nov. 6, at Alvarado Hall. Gonzales received the medal for an act of heroism in the Republic of Vietnam, during the Vietnam War.

  • Native American Scouts

    Nov 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Native Americans had been utilized as Scouts as far back as white men had been settling the American continent. After the Civil War, Indians from more than a dozen tribes were enlisted to assist the Army during the Indian Campaigns of the Great Plains and Southwest regions. By 1866, the Army had been engaged in the Indian Wars for twenty years. The borderlands, however, posed particular challenges.

  • Veterans Day 2013

    Nov 7, 2013

    America's veterans are among our greatest national treasures. Their collective experience is an essential part of our shared heritage, and because of them, liberty will endure here and around the world. This Veterans Day, we will honor the sacrifices of service members both past and present -- including you, our Soldiers, who continue the fight for freedom every day. Thank you for your service and dedication to our nation and its people.

  • Road Weary

    Nov 6, 2013

    In the aviation community, we talk about safety all the time. It's evident that we put a greater emphasis on safety at work. For example, I would never start a flight across three states without first making arrangements to support the mission, such as knowing exactly where I was going to stop for fuel or stay overnight. Last summer, however, I took my family on a road trip to Albuquerque, N.M., and did just that.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

  • Signal Soldiers read to Elementary School students

    Nov 1, 2013

    About a dozen Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), paid their monthly visit to Fern Elementary School to read books out loud to students Friday.

  • Program allows Soldiers to earn civilian IT credentials

    Oct 31, 2013

    Partnership offers service members the opportunity to earn industry recognized IT certifications before transitioning out of the military.

  • 2d Regional Cyber Center opens

    Oct 30, 2013

    The CONUS Theater Network Operations and Security Center and the CONUS and South Regional Computer Emergency Response Teams were officially merged Oct. 29, to become the 7th Signal Command (Theater), 2d Regional Cyber Center.

  • Halloween events Signal support of Army's family covenant

    Oct 29, 2013

    In order to promote fitness, morale and the Army family covenant, the 311th Signal Command (Theater) leadership team held two Halloween events, a costume run in the morning and a Trunk-or-Treat event for the children in the afternoon, at Fort Shafter, Oct. 25.

  • Army bolsters nation's cybersecurity through STEM outreach

    Oct 28, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Computer networks face persistent cyber threats from the nation's adversaries. The future defenders of cyberspace, America's students, honed their skills this summer as they learned from U.S. Army scientists and engineers who are experts in the field. Cybersecurity practitioners from across the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command joined forces to spark an interest and share their knowledge with high-school students as part of the Army Educational Outreach Program at APG.

  • Hunting tips to stay on target

    Oct 24, 2013

    While the rules and seasons for hunting vary from state to state, safety is one common factor that should always be consistent.

  • Army leaders: Network, NIEs critical to future force

    Oct 23, 2013

    After putting the tactical communications network "under pressure" in a realistic operational environment in order to quickly deliver a "digital guardian angel" to troops in Afghanistan, Army leaders said the Network Integration Evaluation process is adapting to drive continued innovation.

  • CS-13: Not just for the guys on the ground

    Oct 22, 2013

    The 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, at Forward Operating Base Tagab, know better than anyone That the Army's new communication suite, Capability Set-13, is far more than just some smart phones and satellite dishes.

  • ATVs: not to be underestimated

    Oct 21, 2013

  • CID urges caution when using myPay or No Pay apps

    Oct 18, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community about the potential dangers of using non-DOD sanctioned applications to access Defense Finance Accounting Services accounts.

  • 1st Signal Brigade celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 17, 2013

    Members of United States Forces Korea came to celebrate and recognize Hispanic culture and Latinos that serve our nation's armed forces. 1st Sgt. Jose J. Santiago, USFK, Special Troops Battalion, United Nations Command Honor Guard Company, was the event's guest speaker.

  • Former Army captain receives Medal of Honor at White House

    Oct 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama honored former Army Capt. William D. Swenson with the Medal of Honor, Oct. 15, 2013, at the White House, citing his extraordinary heroism in the Battle of Ganjgal, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2009.

  • Fiscal year 2013 was Army's safest year

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fiscal year 2013 was the Army's safest year to date, according to end-of-year data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Remember to turn it off; October is Energy Action Month

    Oct 16, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. While October is Energy Action Month, energy conservation is a year-round Army goal. When it comes to energy conservation on Fort Huachuca, the goal is to become a net zero installation in energy water and waste by 2025.

  • Shocking Safety Tips

    Oct 15, 2013

    Electrical safety can mean many different things. It can include protection of outlets in your home to knowing that you can't submerge certain electrically charged items in water. No matter the task, taking appropriate safety measures is important

  • Congresswoman Giffords recognized for resilience, enduring service to Army

    Oct 10, 2013

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords was awarded the Department of the Army Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, Oct. 10, 2013, at the Pentagon.

  • Soldiers get down and dirty during confined space training

    Oct 9, 2013

    Soldiers from 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion and 36th Signal Battalion came together for three days to participate in confined space training at Camp Humphrey, near Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Sept. 27, 2013.

  • Fatigue Management

    Oct 9, 2013

    It was day seven at the Joint Readiness Training Center and it showed on the faces of the young infantrymen. They were exposed to typical central Louisiana weather in November; the nights were cooler and often marked by heavy rains. The platoon sergeant worked hard to keep the troops motivated and moving under their combat loads. No one wanted to be cold or wet, so the rucks were especially heavy.

  • 2014: What's your objective?

    Oct 7, 2013

    We just turned the page on another fiscal year, and preliminary numbers suggest it will be among our Army's best ever for safety. But no matter how fiscal 2013 shakes out, we must allow ourselves to go nowhere but forward into the new year, building upon our successes and paying heed to lessons learned along the way. The Army's annual safety and occupational health objectives, signed in early September by the secretary of the Army and Army chief of staff, provide a sound framework for you to do just that within your formations.

  • Senior leaders make 'First Donation' at CFC Kick Off lunch

    Oct 7, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, season officially began at Fort Huachuca with a kickoff luncheon held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, Sept. 25.

  • Shutdown message from the commander

    Oct 1, 2013

    A message from the commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command.

  • Alpha Company hosts 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial 48-Hour Ruck March

    Sep 30, 2013

    Members of Alpha Company, 304th Expeditionary Signal, held a 48-hour ruck march in Pyeongtaek, South Korea Sept . 13. The 48 hour relay-style ruck march, a memorial for victims of the September 11, officially began at 0830hrs Sept. 13 and finished at 0900hrs Sept 15.

  • Pacific Soldiers, Civilians host 153rd Signal Regimental Week

    Sep 30, 2013

    Signaleers and civilian partners from around Oahu came together for Signal Regimental Week to share best practices and commemorate the 153rd birthday of the United States Army's Signal Corps.

  • Just click it

    Sep 25, 2013

    Soldiers are wearing seat belts at a substantially higher rate than the civilian population, according to recent data.

  • POW/MIA Walkathon, Remembrances event honor Soldiers' memories

    Sep 25, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. Soldiers and members of the Fort Huachuca community held two events this year in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday. Fort Huachuca U.S. Army Garrison and partner organizations started the day with the installation's annual walkathon which began and ended at Warrior/Sentinel Field. A first-time event, "Remembrances," took place from 10 a.m. to noon at Murr Community Center.

  • Accidents compromise mission success

    Sep 20, 2013

    For nearly 12 years, Soldiers and civilians have deployed in support of Overseas Contingency Operations. As units ramp up for deployment, sustain operations and then redeploy, there's an increased potential for accidents to happen.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • Vietnam Veterans visit 1st Signal Brigade

    Sep 18, 2013

    Members of the 1st Signal Brigade Alumni Association, before travelling to Vietnam, stopped by here Sept. 11 - 13 to see how the current 1st Signal Brigade operates in today's Army. Soldiers from the 1st Signal Brigade held a welcome ceremony for the veterans at Commiskey's Community Activities Center. Stories, laughs and cake were shared between alumni members and current Soldiers.

  • HHC 516th Soldiers volunteer to fight back elementary school overgrowth

    Sep 17, 2013

    The dog days of summer had wound down and children that live on and near the installation made their way back to Major General William R. Shafter Elementary School, here, on August 5, the first day of school. The overgrown campus that greeted students and parents was surprising.

  • 1-38th FA conducts training to enhance unit readiness

    Sep 13, 2013

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 38th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conduct a live fire exercise with the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System at Rocket Valley, South Korea Sept. 11. Their mission was to qualify fire direction centers, launchers and ammunition crew members to enhance the battalion's readiness. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released).

  • NETCOM shares morning of prayer

    Sep 12, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Network Enterprise Technology Command Chaplain (Col.) Michael Strohm speaks about the "human network" during a NETCOM-hosted prayer breakfast Tuesday at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre on Fort Huachuca. More than 100 NETCOM Soldiers, civilians and Family members heard Strohm's message about the importance of having a spiritual network.

  • Signal Soldiers, Spouses reach out to Fern Elementary

    Sep 12, 2013

    A rainbow of colorful backpacks, slippers, piles of notebooks, crayons and other school supplies lined the steps of the elementary school, a small group of Soldiers carefully arranged the gifts and waited quietly for the students to arrive.

  • Alpha 307th ESB redeployment concludes following OEF mission

    Sep 11, 2013

    Forty-two members of the final group of Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers returned home, here, on Sept. 5 one month after their redeployment began.

  • Maintenance Support Team repairs Mega Star System

    Sep 10, 2013

    Soldiers from the Maintenance Support Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 41st Signal Battalion, were air lifted in a Black Hawk Helicopter to the Madison Communication Tower site near Seoul, South Korea Aug. 28 to conduct quarterly maintenance.

  • No battle buddy left behind

    Sep 10, 2013

    If you find yourself in trouble in Deagu on a weekend night don't be surprised if you find a group of Americans wandering the streets looking for you. The group is comprised of American Soldiers in civilian clothes. Their only purpose is to help you.

  • ATVs: not to be underestimated

    Sep 9, 2013

    Millions of all-terrain vehicles are in use in the United States, and their popularity grows each year.

  • No season for risk

    Sep 6, 2013

    Autumn offers something for everyone. The coming and going of Labor Day means cooler weather, a return to regular schedules with kids back to school, and most of all, the start of football season (my favorite time of year!). Many Soldiers eagerly await the start of hunting season, while others are ready to start the countdown to time off around the holidays. What we can't look forward to, however, is a "slow" season for safety -- just because the summer is over doesn't mean we can fall into complacency.

  • U.S. Soldier Helps Passengers Escape Train Wreck

    Sep 6, 2013

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA -- A U.S. Army sergeant with the 36th Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, broke through a window to help passengers escape when two trains collided south of Seoul Aug. 31.

  • NETCOM non-rider leaders receive motorcycle training

    Sep 6, 2013

    For the most part, the moderate Arizona weather makes motorcycle riding a year-round activity.

  • Freedom comes with risk, responsibility

    Sep 6, 2013

    A well-known saying in the riding community goes: "There are two types of riders; those who have gone down and those who will go down." In other words… those who have crashed and those who will crash if they ride long enough.

  • Alpha 307th begins redeployment after Afghanistan Signal Mission

    Sep 6, 2013

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION -- An initial group of 30 Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers were welcomed home, here, Tuesday, following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan where they provided vital signal support to three Regional Commands.

  • Signal support for Khaan Quest in Mongolia

    Sep 6, 2013

    Soldiers of 307th ESB: secure comms for multinational exercise

  • Army Safe Autumn Campaign now available

    Sep 4, 2013

    With the passing of Labor Day, minds turn from the lazy days of summer to thoughts of football parties, hunting season and exercise in the great outdoors. Just like any other season, however, autumn can be a risky time of year.

  • Army Cyber conducts first change of command

    Sep 4, 2013

    Army Cyber Command conducted its first change of command, Sept. 3, 2013, at Fort Belvoir, Va. during a ceremony in which Lt. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez, outgoing commanding general, Army Cyber Command, relinquished command to newly-promoted Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon.

  • Recipe for Safety

    Sep 3, 2013

    The Soldier mentality isn't one that usually sets a priority on safety. Most Soldiers instinctively realize that they'll be taking risks consistently throughout their career. Someone scared of risks traditionally isn't the type of person who would even think about joining the military. Col. Timothy Daugherty, brigade commander for the 214th Fires Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Sill knew this when he took command in June 2011. With more than 24 years experience, Daugherty knew the thought process of Soldiers, both young and old.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • Safe social networking

    Aug 23, 2013

    Proper social networking keeps everyone safe and out of trouble

  • ISEC welcomes new incoming commander

    Aug 21, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.-Outgoing Commander, Col. Kris Kramarich, passed the torch of responsibility of U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command's Information Systems Engineering Command to Col. Patrick L. Kerr at a change of command ceremony Thursday, August 15, at Greely Hall Auditorium. Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commanding general of CECOM, based out of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., presided over the ceremony.

  • BG Peter A. Gallagher

    Aug 15, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Peter A. Gallagher, acting commanding general, NETCOM

  • NETCOM's commanding general relinquishes command

    Aug 15, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn relinquished command of NETCOM to Brig. Gen. Pete A. Gallagher, NETCOM's Deputy Commanding General, during a ceremony Aug. 15.

  • Signal Soldiers accomplish mission in Afghanistan

    Aug 14, 2013

    Alpha Company, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion begins redeploying to Oahu, August 6, 2013, after providing signal support to three Regional Commands, throughout Afghanistan.

  • Warfighter Initialization Tool puts the power of change in signal officers' hands

    Aug 9, 2013

    Keeping unit commanders aware of Soldier and vehicle locations has become much simpler for the S6 with the fielding of the Warfighter Initialization Tool (WIT).

  • New 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Motor Pool Makes the Cut

    Aug 7, 2013

    With a snip of the Signal orange ceremonial ribbon, 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion made history, opening an impressive new motor pool on Helemano Military Reservation that will vastly improve their ability to efficiently conduct maintenance, train, and deploy teams and equipment.

  • Former NETCOM senior enlisted Soldier retires

    Aug 6, 2013

    The former command sergeant major of the Network Enterprise Technology Command, retired Aug. 1, after serving this country for more than 28 years.

  • Rider safety: a year-round goal

    Aug 1, 2013

    For the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, motorcycle safety is serious, yet fun, business.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Taming the dog days

    Aug 1, 2013

    The fact that the fiscal year coincides with the end of summer can be a cruel coincidence for those of us in safety. There's no buffer zone that allows us to bounce back from a bad fourth quarter, which traditionally is our Army's worst time of year for accidents. Slow and steady gains made throughout the year can be diminished quickly by just one or two bad months, and that could kill motivation to keep working toward safety goals. But thus far in fiscal 2013, it looks like we won't have that problem: With about two months left to go, accidental fatalities are still 20 percent lower than this time last year. That decline has held steady for several months now, but to keep it going, we'll have to stay on top of our game through August and September.

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • Stay smart on beach safety

    Jul 29, 2013

    A trip to the beach is a summer ritual for millions of Americans, including Soldiers, their Families and Army civilians.

  • Cloud Storage Increases Threat To Military Networks

    Jul 23, 2013

    The latest cyber challenge that Army networks in South Korea, as well as the Department of Defense, is facing is the increasing use of internet based, or cloud, storage services which pose network vulnerabilities.

  • 41st Signal Battalion joins ROK Guerilla Training

    Jul 15, 2013

    American Soldiers from the 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade, participated in Republic of Korea Army guerilla training with Soldiers from the 60th Signal Battalion ROKA in Guri City, South Korea July 2.

  • 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.