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  • 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.

  • Computer detectives hunt hackers, deliver digital justice

    Jan 8, 2013

    The U.S. Army CID's Computer Crimes Investigative Unit is turning the tables on would-be predators online to where the hunters now have become the hunted.

  • Signal Soldiers donate to blind children

    Jan 7, 2013

    Soldiers from 1st Signal Brigade have worked together with Hanbit School for Blind for over 50 years. The top leaders in the brigade visited the school Dec. 26 on behalf of the 1st Signal Brigade Association. The children performed various Christmas carols for Col. Paul H. Fredenburgh III, Commander of 1st Signal Brigade and Command Sgt. Maj. Darris Curry, Command Sergeant Major of 1st Signal Brigade.

  • Don't ignore the signs of extreme temperatures, snow and ice

    Jan 7, 2013

    Winters can be brutal at Fort Richardson, Alaska. After being stationed there for two years, however, I thought I could handle just about anything winter could dish out. It took a close call to make me realize we can never become complacent when it comes to winter driving - no matter how familiar you may be with the area.

  • Balancing the risks versus the benefits of hurrying home

    Jan 7, 2013

    Sometimes you come to the end of a mission and realize you owe your life more to luck than smart decisions. But Lady Luck is a fickle spirit. She may not treat you so well the next time.

  • Thankful for Motorcycle Safety Training

    Jan 7, 2013

    After several months of pleading and negotiating, I finally convinced my wife to let me purchase the motorcycle of my dreams. We had just become debt free - and she wanted to stay that way - so there were two promises I made in order for her to feel comfortable with our decision. First, I had to purchase the motorcycle outright so we weren't saddled with a monthly payment. Second, I had to attend a motorcycle safety training course.

  • Motorcycle Personal Protective Equipment Lessons Severity of Accident

    Jan 7, 2013

    I began riding motorcycles at 8 years old when my father bought me a little Honda dirt bike. More than 35 years later, I still love the freedom and thrill of riding. I have always considered myself a skilled rider; but before I could register my bike on post, I had to complete the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse. While I didn't think the course would teach me much or improve my riding skills, I went into it with an open mind. To my surprise, I actually learned something, especially regarding personal protective equipment. That training likely lessened the severity of the accident I thought would never happen to me.

  • A Significant, Emotional Driving Event

    Jan 7, 2013

    It was April 2005, and I was preparing for my first permanent change of station move to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., from Fort Bragg, N.C. During my monthly checks of my 1999 GMC Sonoma pick-up, I noticed my brakes would soon need replacing. Since I was about to take a long drive across the country, I figured I would replace the front and back brake components beforehand. I had no idea how much that preventive maintenance would later pay off.

  • Danger On The Range

    Jan 3, 2013

    As I pulled into my driveway after a long day at work, the last thing I wanted to receive was a phone call from the brigade S-3.

  • 'On-the-move' network is commander's eyes, ears at Network Integration Evaluations

    Jan 2, 2013

    During Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 provided Soldiers down to the company level the on-the-move communications and situational awareness needed to conduct real-world battlefield operations.

  • Soldiers redeploy to Fort Huachuca in time for holidays

    Dec 21, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The doors to Hangar 3 at Libby Army Airfield lay open allowing the large, American flag hanging from the ceiling to wave freely in the breeze. Soldiers and community figures alike wait patiently while staring off into the horizon. They catch a glimpse of a plane getting closer as it nears the staging area and know that the time has finally come for their colleagues, loved ones and friends to return home.

  • 304th ESB rolls to Camp Humphreys

    Dec 21, 2012

    CAMP STANLEY, SOUTH KOREA -- After seven years of working at Camp Stanley the 304th Expeditionary Signal Battalion is relocating to Camp Humphreys as part of the 2004 Land Partnership Program agreement between the United States and Republic of Korea governments to move American Soldiers south of the Han River.

  • Army applies NIE lessons to integrating network equipment

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army is applying integration lessons learned from completed Network Integration Evaluations as it continues production of networked vehicles to support fielding efforts to 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • 2012 Hawaii Signal Holiday Run

    Dec 20, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Hawaii's Signal Soldiers gathered here for a motivational Holiday Run led by 311th Signal Command (Theater) Deputy Commanding General Brig. Gen. Janice M. Haigler. (Photos by 1st Lt. Kenneth DeBerry, 1st Lt. Jeff Slinker, Spc. Laura Morrison, Pfc. Edna Green, Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Berg, Spc. Nikko-Angelo Matos, Spc. Jacob Kohrs, Spc. Che'mar Micou, Spc. Morgan Smith, and Sgt. James Garrison)

  • Fans view new equipment, technologies at Army-Navy game

    Dec 11, 2012

    The Army displayed a wide variety of equipment and technologies at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 2012, including the tactical operations center, mine-resistant, ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles, a Stryker vehicle, small and large military robots, and a variety of Soldier weapons, uniforms, helmets and body armor, during the 113th Army/Navy football game.

  • Jeopardy-style Safety Showdown hit with Soldiers, civilians

    Dec 10, 2012

    More than 300 Soldiers and civilians from seven U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden units participated in 5th Signal Command's Winter Safety Showdown at the Lucius D. Clay Kaserne Community Activity Center, Dec. 6, 2012.

  • Celebrate sensibly, not senselessly this holiday season

    Dec 10, 2012

    Typically, the holiday season is synonymous with celebration, but Army leaders want Soldiers, Civilians and Family members to make safety part of their plans.

  • Cyber defense take center stage at Yama Sakura

    Dec 8, 2012

    Yama Sakura is a bilateral training exercise between U.S. Army and Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces in order to enhance cooperation procedures during contingency operations. While this exercise is primarily for command posts, it is also an opportunity to teach U.S. forces and its allies about a new type of warfare currently being waged through computers, smartphones and many other sources of communication.

  • Army Medicine Joins Enterprise Email

    Dec 7, 2012

    On January 7, 2013, the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) will begin full deployment of the Defense Enterprise Email (DEE) service provided by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In coordination with our mission partners at NETCOM, DISA, and Army CIO/G6, Defense Enterprise Email signals a new era for Army Medicine in the delivery of cloud computing as a service. Everyone in MEDCOM will migrate to enterprise email by March 31, 2013.

  • New online information about Training Aids, Devices Simulators and Simulations

    Dec 5, 2012

    The Army Training Network (ATN) recently added a web page to bring Soldiers the most current information about Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS).

  • NIE drives technology growth, cost savings

    Dec 4, 2012

    Initial findings from the Army's latest Network Integration Evaluation show steady progress toward improved, user-friendly tactical communications systems, as well as new efficiencies from the consolidation of test practices.

  • Cold weather survival for Soldiers

    Dec 3, 2012

    Winter has changed the course of many battles in history. Both Napoleon in 1812 and the Germans in the 1940s found Russia had a powerful ally: a giant, icy "sledgehammer" that stopped armies in their tracks.

  • A Momentary Lack of Good Judgment

    Nov 30, 2012

    As aviators and crewmembers, we are highly trained professionals. We do our job repeatedly to the point of muscle memory. The only thing that changes are the conditions or missions we fly. We are expected to operate with great attention to detail. But once we are off duty, why do we find ourselves taking risks that we might not take on duty?

  • A Shocking Experience

    Nov 30, 2012

    The holiday season has arrived, and the time for decorating is in full swing. Most of us trim the tree, hang the lights and hook up our air-filled, oversized Santa, Rudolph and whatever else we have in our arsenal of decorations. Here is the problem -- we forget that our old friend electricity powers most -- if not all -- of our holiday decorations. What we fail to realize is most outlets are generally 15-20 amps, so overloading them is easy.

  • 5th Signal Command displays strength, readiness through maintenance

    Nov 30, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (November 14, 2012) -- 5th Signal Command units were selected as the best in maintenance by winning Network Enterprise Command's Army Award for Maintenance and Excellence for fiscal year 2012. 5th Signal Command's 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion won the Modified Table of Organization & Equipment (MTOE) large category, 39th Signal Battalion won the Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) medium category, and 6981st Civilian Support Group won the "all others" category.

  • Don't Toy with Safety

    Nov 30, 2012

    This Christmas, choose toys that will make the holidays safe and memorable for your children. Toys should be a source of fun and learning. Too often, however, children are injured -- or even killed -- by toys that are not age appropriate, poorly designed or in disrepair. When choosing a toy, make sure to match it to the child's abilities. A toy that is too advanced or too simple for a child may be misused, which can lead to injury.

  • Simulation teaches collection asset management, situational order of battle, symbology analysis

    Nov 29, 2012

    As the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence continues its campaign to build a more effective and efficient future force, its Learning Innovation Office, or LIO, is responding to the call to action by developing adaptable interactive multimedia instruction.

  • 5th Signal Command highlights the Army Profession during the Operation Solemn Promise annual commemo

    Nov 26, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (November 16, 2012) -- More than 2,000 Soldiers, Civilians, Local Nationals and Family Members came together in the Lucius D. Clay Kaserne Fitness Center and through video teleconference Nov.16 to participate in 5th Signal Command's Operation Solemn Promise annual commemoration ceremony. Operation Solemn Promise began Nov. 17, 2011 with a kick-off ceremony at the fitness center highlighting the OSP theme, "A constant reminder of why we serve." The broader intent of the OSP initiative was to conduct a simultaneous re-affirmation of the oath of office to officers, soldiers and civilians and leverage the on-going Army dialogue on Army values to increase leader accountability and responsibility throughout the command. This year's ceremony built upon the success of last year's program in reenergizing a dialogue of the Army values and was the official launch of the command's portion of the Army's Profession of Arms campaign.

  • Alpha 307th tackles Afghanistan Signal Mission

    Nov 21, 2012

    HELEMANO MILITARY RESERVATION, Hawaii-- Friends and family members of Soldiers from the 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion's Alpha Company gathered Nov 16 to bid farewell to the Soldiers at a deployment ceremony here. The ceremony officially announced the Signal company's deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and was officiated by 516th Signal Brigade Commander Col. Scott D. Baer, and 307th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Scott A. Bird.

  • 5th Signal Command provides internship for local nationals

    Nov 13, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (November 6, 2012) -- Having the qualifications to land an information technology job can be a challenge for some, but with 5th Signal Command's three-year apprenticeship program, German local nationals receive all the qualifications needed to get that desired IT job.

  • 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducts change of command

    Nov 10, 2012

    The 63rd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, held a Change of Command Ceremony Nov. 2, 2012 at Barton Field at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • Army builds team of elite cyber professionals

    Nov 8, 2012

    Twenty-nine Soldiers in the 781st Military Intelligence Battalion, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command raised their hands and recited the Army Oath of Re-enlistment during a formal ceremony held Oct. 26 at the Pentagon.

  • Deer Crossing

    Oct 31, 2012

    Living in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the deer population is abundant, I've had more than my fair share of run-ins with our four-legged friends while riding my motorcycle. Despite my previous encounters, it took a more serious accident before I truly learned to expect the unexpected.

  • Evaluating mobile technology for warfighter use challenging

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Mobile technology, or mobility as it is referred to by the military, is for the first time, taking a prominent role in defense. Defense Information Systems Agency Director U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, Jr. announced mobility would be one of his eight initial efforts for his agency, which has raised the next question -- "how to test and evaluate these technologies before our nation's warfighters use them?"

  • It Won't Happen to Me

    Oct 31, 2012

    Most of us probably don't give much thought to slip, trip and fall hazards, but they pose a danger as we go about our daily routines. Perhaps you've seen someone at a store stretching for an item on the top shelf that's just out of reach. The next thing you hear is a loud crash.

  • Back to basics: Weapons safety

    Oct 30, 2012

    Soldiers depend on their weapons, and when one fails, it could mean the difference between life and death. But by taking precautions like thorough preventive maintenance checks and services and proper storage, they greatly reduce the likelihood of malfunction and possibly an accident.

  • Installation Operations Center brings together Army couple for long-distance reenlistment ceremony

    Oct 19, 2012

    Standing before a video camera in Afghanistan, Capt. Sharonda Smith, assigned to the U.S. Army's 25th Signal Battalion, administered just such an oath to her husband, a platoon sergeant serving in South Korea, during a unique reenlistment ceremony conducted via video teleconference, Oct. 18.

  • Frequency management now administered by Network Enterprise Center

    Oct 17, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Network Enterprise Center, or NEC, on Fort Huachuca is now responsible for the management of the electromagnetic spectrum on the installation. This electromagnetic spectrum is the full range of all frequencies that make up electromagnetic radiation in the environment. For example, each time a person uses a cell phone, unlocks a vehicle with a remote device, opens a garage door remotely, accesses wireless Internet or microwaves a meal, the person is using electromagnetic spectrum.

  • Don't slip and trip your way into fall

    Oct 15, 2012

    Each year, numerous people are injured and killed from dangers lurking in the places they least expect - at home and at work. The culprit is slips, trips and falls.

  • Panetta spells out DOD roles in cyberdefense

    Oct 12, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spelled out in detail the Defense Department's responsibility in cybersecurity during a speech to the Business Executives for National Security meeting in New York, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • DISA conducts emergency-response exercise

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Defense Information Systems Agency performed a readiness exercise on Oct. 2 at its Fort Meade headquarters location in coordination with Fort Meade emergency response and security personnel and the National Security Agency's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.

  • "Fireside Chat" leads to better understanding between federal and industry leaders

    Oct 10, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discusses Army Transformation, Business Transformation and Army Equipment Modernization during Government Executive Leadership Briefing's "Fireside Chats", Oct. 10, 2012, at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

  • Deadly choices

    Oct 9, 2012

    Bad decisions, not bad skills, kill more Soldiers on motorcycles than any other cause.

  • 516th Signal Brigade honors fallen Warriors, wins first Bronzed Boots Award

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORD ISLAND, Hawaii - The 516th Signal Brigade was awarded the first "Traveling Bronzed Boots" award for the most unit participation for the first "Boots on the Bridge" Memorial Fisher House Run. The Hero Remembrance Run featured boots for fallen Warriors and started and finished at the Pacific Aviation Museum on Ford Island. Combat boots, donated by Army Soldiers, Civilians and Families on Oahu, lined the path of the run. Each boot represented a service member who has died since Sept. 11, 2001, and was displayed with a photo of the service member and a small American flag. All boots were donated, and bronzed boots on the award itself are actually a pair of combat boots that have been bronzed. The "travelling" part of the moniker denotes that the trophy will be passed on to the unit with most participation each year of the event. This is due in part to the cost of the award and also to encourage maximum unit participation in future events.

  • Missouri Air National Guard uses Fort Huachuca

    Oct 4, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Air Force personnel at the Advanced Airlift Tactics Training Center, or AATTC, at Fort Huachuca may not be your average installation patrons; they come to Fort Huachuca one week out of the month to train.

  • Communication exercises in full swing as Army preps for its next large-scale network test

    Oct 3, 2012

    In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, the System of Systems Integration Directorate, with support from the Army Test and Evaluation Command, the Brigade Modernization Command and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, kicked off a four-week-long network validation exercise, last month.

  • Army successfully demonstrates tactical operations smart grid

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations, this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Hunting: The adventure, and the risk

    Oct 1, 2012

    Hunters who bag a buck, a bird or nothing at all still agree it's great just to be outdoors.

  • When Risk Rides the Road

    Oct 1, 2012

    In 1995, I was a drill instructor stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Recently divorced and financially burdened, I couldn't afford a car. Instead, I purchased a 1994 red and silver Suzuki 750 motorcycle so I could get out and enjoy the San Diego weather and activities. The Suzuki was the first motorcycle I had ever ridden, so I began by riding it around base to get accustomed to it.

  • Speaking Up For Safety

    Oct 1, 2012

    In the quest to be the best-trained, best-equipped military in the world, Soldiers and equipment are pushed to the limit during grueling exercises and operations. However, we cannot forget that safety must always be considered and integrated into any activity, both on and off duty.

  • Westphal recognizes contributions of veterans, outlines future of Army

    Sep 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal was in Minnesota to show the Army's appreciation for National Guard Soldiers at Camp Ripley, and discuss the future of the Army with heroes from a different era.

  • Governance process aligns IT requirements

    Sep 26, 2012

    In a command as vast and loaded with such a huge variety of information technology, the Army Contracting Command's Chief Information Office G6 has the task of corralling the various information tools to ensure they are aligned with the command's tasks and missions.

  • Army examines feasibility of integrating 4G LTE with tactical network

    Sep 25, 2012

    The U.S. Army employed a 4G cellular network this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.; this was done to address integration with current network designs and to enable actionable intelligence for dismounted squads.

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