Archive: Oct 2010

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  • Yongsan community celebrates at annual fall festival

    Oct 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - During the Columbus Day weekend, a large number of community members gathered to watch a parade here Oct. 9.

  • 2011 Best Warrior Competition

    Sep 29, 2011

    Twenty-six of the Army's finest Warriors will gather at Fort Lee, Va., to compete in the 2011 Best Warrior Competition.

  • RAD brings services to retirees: Retiree Appreciation Day set for Oct. 22

    Oct 14, 2011

    Once again U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr is proud to host retirees and surviving family members at its annual Retiree Appreciation Day, Oct. 22. The event is part of the commander's program to thank military retirees for their service and continued support. All U.S. military retirees from all U.S. services, their family members and survivors are welcome.

  • Domestic Violence Prevention Month

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Domestic Violence Prevention Month is an awareness campaign, developed on the premise that prevention of domestic abuse requires an informed, educated, and motivated Army community willing to team up and to get involved.

  • 25th ID holds reenlistment ceremony

    Oct 14, 2010

    Four Souldiers reenlist during the 25th Infantry Division Commanding General's Retention Celebration held at the Nehelani Club, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 13. "I want to thank this community, leadership of this division, and the units that allow the Soldiers to see the merit in their service," said Maj. Gen Bernard S. Champoux, commanding general, 25th Inf. Div. during his speech at the ceremony.

  • Army astronaut takes command of space station

    Oct 14, 2010

    The first U.S. Army astronaut to command the International Space Station said Wednesday the experience has been the pinnacle of his career.

  • Fort Riley, Morris County pledge continued support

    Oct 14, 2010

    COUNCIL GROVE, Kan. - Leaders with the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Rear Detachment, 1st Infantry Division, and Morris County re-affirmed the commitment between the brigade and the Morris County community by signing the Army Community Covenant Oct. 9 during Council Grove's annual Grillin' in the Grove event at the Canning Creek Cove campground near Council Grove.

  • Army leadership discusses today's issues with Army War College students

    Oct 14, 2010

    More than 20 senior leaders came to the Army War College today to discuss current and future challenges and issues that face our nation's military during the 2010 Anton Myrer Army Leader Day, the capstone event for the college's Strategic Leadership course.

  • Fort Lee, Sustainment Center of Excellence readies stage for 'Best Warrior'

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 14, 2010) -- In a few days, a select group of warriors will converge upon Fort Lee to showcase their soldiering skills for the 2010 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition.

  • Teens, adults voice issues, solutions at AFAP conference

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Adults and teens presented solutions for their top three issues in five categories to post officials during the Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 7 at Riley's Conference Center. The conference, which ran Oct. 2 and Oct. 5 to 7, focused on five categories: Force support and entitlements, medical and dental, installation support services and Family and consumer programs. Spouses and Soldiers were divided into each group and laid out a plan for their top three issues surrounding the topic.

  • Oktoberfest reminds military spouse of home

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Karina Wallace felt somewhat at home at Fort Riley's fourth annual Oktoberfest. Wallace, a military spouse, is German, so she said she appreciated the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosting the festival Oct. 7 to 9 at Rally Point Field.

  • Spirit points liven up Task Force Marne 10 miler

    Oct 14, 2010

    Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq - Nearly 300 servicemembers and civilians from Contingency Operating Base Speicher, including Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, the commanding general of Task Force Marne, participated in the TF Marne 10-Miler, Oct. 10. The 10-Miler was the last of three runs organized by the 21st Combat Support Hospital.

  • Alaska Guard helping Hollywood with film on saving whales

    Oct 14, 2010

    The Alaska National Guard is working closely with production crews in the filming of a Universal Studios movie based on a whale rescue that captured the world's attention near the end of the Cold War.

  • 3rd Sustainment Bde receives retention awards, combat action badges

    Oct 14, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - U.S. Division-North commander, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a visit to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), during which he presented awards to the brigade for achieving 146 percent of its retention mission for fiscal year 2010.

  • Two academies transfer to Afghan forces

    Oct 14, 2010

    A formation of U.S. Soldiers stood next to a formation of Afghan soldiers during a ceremony transferring authority of two academies from U.S. forces to Afghan forces at Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, Oct. 9.

  • CECOM settles into new Center of Excellence

    Oct 14, 2010

    Nina Gallup, administrative assistant for the deputy to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, unpacks a box in Building 6002 in the new C4ISR Center of Excellence campus at Aberdeen Proving Ground. She, and the rest of the CECOM command group, moved into the facility Oct.4.

  • Fire prevention a year-round effort

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> -Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield took part in National Fire Prevention Week, as an opportunity to inform Soldiers, Family Members and the southeastern Georgia community on the importance of fire prevention.

  • New HRC commander takes over at Knox

    Oct 14, 2010

    In its first change of command since moving to Fort Knox, Ky., the U.S. Army Human Resources Command welcomed Maj. Gen. Gina S. Farrisee -- its first female commander.

  • Combat veterans hold leader development class on PTSD

    Oct 14, 2010

    Lt. Col. Timothy J. Gauthier, battalion commander for the 1-306th, related his personal experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder and recovery as part of an effort to establish a supportive command climate and destigmatize perceptions about PTSD. As part of his efforts he provided the leaders in the battalion with a copy of "Once a Warrior Always a Warrior: Navigating the Transition from Combat to Home, Including Combat Stress, PTSD and mTBI," by Dr. Charles W. Hoge, Col, U.S. Army (Ret.), and held a Leader Professional Development session to help soldiers understand the causes of PTSD and the effects it has on Soldiers' minds and bodies.

  • Putting the needs of others first

    Oct 14, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For an outsider looking in, it may appear that Capt. Norven Charles' job as the Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander for the 20th Support Command is a dream job with many advantages. He has a reserved parking space, comfortable office, and his photograph is posted on the outside of his headquarters building. But that's where the perks end.

  • Strykers arrive in Latvia for Saber Strike 11

    Oct 14, 2010

    Deployment and Distribution Support Teams from SDDC's 950th Transportation Company in Bremerhaven, Germany, played a vital role in orchestrating the receipt and discharge of Stryker vehicles at the Vecmilgravis Terminal in Riga, Latvia.

  • Area mayors sign community covenant

    Oct 14, 2010

  • Fort Stewart evaluates knowledge with suicide prevention exercise

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - In order to evaluate the installation's knowledge of preventing Soldiers from taking their own lives, the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Suicide Prevention Task Force conducted a drill to test the Soldier's knowledge of ACE - Ask Care and Escort. These are the basic steps of what to do if a Soldier is contemplating suicide. A card with those words and instructions of what to do if someone approaches them saying they are thinking of committing suicide, is issued to every Soldier to make sure they know what to do should their battle buddy be depressed or thinking of suicide.

  • Bliss Soldiers recognized, new goals set during Partners in Education kickoff

    Oct 14, 2010

    Fort Bliss' School Liaison Office welcomed Bliss Soldiers and El Paso-area educators for a Partners in Education award ceremony and planning session at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center at East Fort Bliss, Oct. 12.

  • Warrant Officer Career College welcomes new commandant

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Warrant Officer Career College students and staff welcomed a new commandant during a change of command ceremony Oct. 6 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Col. Stanley O. Smith replaced Col. Mark T. Jones during the traditional ceremony.

  • 164th TAOG deploys to Middle East

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Saying goodbye to Family and friends isn't easy for the Soldiers of the 164th Theater Operations Airfield Group, even when it's for a shorter time than usual.

  • USAACE commander, Leading Change Team push for change at summit

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Leading Change Team gave post officials, Soldiers and civilians a chance to voice their ideas and concerns during the LCT Change Summit at the post theater Oct. 7.

  • 'Festival of the Arts' brings out APG talents in three FMWR shows

    Oct 14, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community showcased their talents during the APG Festival of the Arts Weekend with Aca,!A"Tribute to the Troops,Aca,!A? a patriotic three-act variety show and the APG Adults Got Talent and Kids Got Talent showcases at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center Sept. 24 and 25. APG Festival of the Arts is entered into competition at Department of the Army level each year. This is the first year it has included a theater production.

  • Raider Brigade raises funds for Fallen Soldiers' Memorial

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - For two years, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, has been working on a project to honor fallen Soldiers who served in the unit during combat operations in Iraq.

  • Lyster clinic officials urge patients to obtain flu vaccine

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As influenza season approaches, Lyster Army Health Clinic officials emphasize the importance of obtaining vaccinations early to protect against illness.

  • Fort Rucker Fire Prevention Week 'successful'

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fire prevention officials offered many tips on how to protect homes and Families from potential danger during Fire Prevention Week through Oct. 9.

  • Southern Regional Medical Command stands up, merges two inactivated commands

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In a move designed to better serve the Army of the 21st century, the Southern Regional Medical Command was activated during a ceremony at the MacArthur Parade Field Oct. 8. At the same time, the Southeast Regional Medical Command and Great Plains Regional Medical Command were inactivated and their colors retired.

  • Army and industry synchronize workforce development as APG grows

    Oct 14, 2010

    The science and technology hub the Army planned when it placed these capabilities through the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005 is now coming together.

  • Fort Rucker couples invited to say 'aloha' to building strong marriages

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Couples can enjoy time together and strengthen their marriages during the Couples Aloha Paradise Fun Night Oct. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at West Beach Lake Tholocco.

  • Building respect - Fort Rucker anti-bullying seminar 'just the beginning'

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Talking about bullying and learning how to handle it was the goal of the anti-bullying workshop, a joint project between Picerne Military Housing and Child, Youth and School Services.

  • New course teaches innovative techniques for pain management downrange

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- New and innovative techniques using ultrasound for pain management were recently introduced in the Army Medical Department Center & School's first "Ultrasound Guided Nerve Block Course for Anesthesia Providers," offered through the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing last month.

  • AFAP volunteers 'think big' to raise Fort Rucker quality of life

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker Soldiers and Families took ownership in improving their quality of life during the annual Army Family Action Plan conference at The Landing Oct. 5 and 6.

  • Fort Rucker Army 10-Miler Team prepares for race

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Members of the Fort Rucker 10-Miler Team begin practice Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays before the sun rises.

  • Military construction program carries strong momentum into new fiscal year

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Construction on Fort Sam Houston reached another milestone Sept. 30. A total of 24 contracts worth $164 million were awarded in fiscal year 2010 for BRAC and non-BRAC construction projects on the post and Camp Bullis.

  • Collection boxes pop up to receive AFAP issues

    Oct 14, 2010

    The first of three boxes to gather information on issues affecting Army life was placed in the Fort McPherson Library Wednesday in preparation for the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference. According to the Military One Source website, AFAP is the Army's grassroots process to identify and elevate the most significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers, retirees, Civilian employees and Families to senior leaders for action.

  • CSM Andrews leaves legacy on 3rd ID

    Oct 14, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - The four deployments to Iraq. The numerous awards, medals, certificates of achievements and various accolades. The never-ending stream of parades, events, ceremonies and formations. Throughout the last four years, Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews built a remarkable portfolio of memories and accomplishments during his tenure as the 3rd Infantry Division command sergeant major.

  • Knowledge Management Directorate: Connecting those who know with those who need to know

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- More than 400 years ago, English philosopher and statesman Sir Francis Bacon uttered the immortal words: "Knowledge is power." In the 21st century, it's the capture, transfer and reuse of knowledge that powers the Knowledge Management Directorate at the Army Medical Department Center & School's Medical Capabilities Integration Center.

  • Base transfer largest, last for 1st AAB

    Oct 14, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Forward Operating Base Falcon was transferred from U.S. control to the government of Iraq during a ceremony on site, Oct. 10. The last scheduled transfer for 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the ceremony marked another milestone in the increased independence of the Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Hispanic heritage celebrated at several post events

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, several events were recently held on Fort San Houston.

  • EOD information exchange builds relationships

    Oct 14, 2010

    Members of the Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team and the DoD Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program partnered with members of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) Sept. 20 through 24 for an EOD seminar in Beirut, Lebanon. More than 40 Soldiers, NCOs and officers attended the information exchange on EOD and demining operations and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) operations.

  • Fort Sam Houston Network Enterprise Center transfers to 106th Signal Brigade

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- An Oct. 11 ceremony transferred authority of the Fort Sam Houston Network Enterprise Center from the 502nd Mission Support Group to the 106th Signal Brigade.

  • Wildcats celebrate Hispanic Heritage during celebration

    Oct 14, 2010

    From a short history lesson to tasty foods, dozens of 81st Regional Support Command Soldiers, civilian employees and contractors spent more than 90 minutes celebrating a lifetime of Hispanic heritage. As part of the month-long national celebration, the Army Reserve command, based here, took time out of their base operation missions to remember the past accomplishments of the Hispanic community.

  • 65th Inf. Reg. remembered at heritage luncheon

    Oct 14, 2010

    Lt. Col. (Ret.) Baltazar Soto, contracting officer with the Fort McPherson Mission and Installation Contracting Command Center and a historian on Puerto Rican Soldiers, shares a trailer of the Public Broadcast Service documentary "Borinqueneers" during the National Hispanic American Heritage Month luncheon Oct. 6 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. Soto, who served as a researcher on the film about the Puerto Rican 65th Infantry Regiment, spoke about the contributions this Puerto Rican unit, which can trace its lineage back to 1899, made to the American military.

  • Medic is Army All-Star

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - After two tours to Iraq and non-stop training in between, Sgt. Windy Klein finally got a break. The medic, who now works at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, got to play softball for the All-Army Women's Softball Team.

  • CECOM Commander and logistics staff discuss requirements with units

    Oct 14, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commander of the Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), joined key leaders and staff of the CECOM Logistics and Readiness Center in equipment Reset discussions with unit commanders Sept. 24 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., at the sixth Combined Equipping Conference of 2010.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers prepare for Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers from Fort Drum will soon be running through the nation's capital to tell people about the Army's best kept secret.

  • 3-6 FA Soldiers bring aid to people of Ghormach

    Oct 14, 2010

    MAIMANEH, Afghanistan - Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment brought medical supplies to the Ghormach Clinic and provided medical aid to local people Oct. 2 and 3.

  • Soldiers remember fallen comrades by completing 'Mogadishu Mile'

    Oct 14, 2010

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted a battalion run in the 2nd Brigade area Oct. 4 in commemoration of events that took place 17 years earlier in Somalia.

  • Community Covenant set for Saturday at popcorn festival

    Oct 14, 2010

  • Deadly silence: Abuse Awareness Rally aims to end stigma

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Dale Wells remembers clearly the chorus of the gospel song, "No Weapon," by artist Fred Hammond. The song, his cell phone ringtone, signaled an incoming call.

  • School board convenes

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Children get more out of school when parents are involved. That was the sentiment among Fort Jackson community members who gathered Thursday at the C.C. Pinckney Elementary School auditorium for the first school board meeting of the 2010-11 academic year.

  • Army band flutist covers all the bases: Soldier helps lead Army softball team to championship title

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nichole Flory may play a sweet tune on her flute as a member of the 282nd Army Band, but she swings a mean bat as a member of the All-Army Women's Softball Team.

  • Crystal Clear: Fitness failure an unlikely success

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Years ago, as a college sophomore, I did something I had never done before. I failed a class. I'd taken statistics, and between my social life, my sorority and my sleep, I had little time left for another "s." I recall showing up for class after a weeks-long hiatus to find that my classmates were taking a test in a statistics program I apparently missed during one of my off weeks.

  • Military, families invited to 'Smile City': State fair offers free admission to military,

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The South Carolina State Fair is rolling out the red carpet - and a smile - for Soldiers this year.

  • Neutrality key in political campaigns

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- With many Congressional seats up for election this year, there has been no shortage of political messaging and activities. As the political fanfare heats up as we approach Election Day, the Fort Jackson community needs to remain focused on our responsibilities and obligations as Soldiers or as members of the government work force.

  • 'Charging Boar 2010' evolves with threat

    Oct 14, 2010

    A bomb shattered the relative calm at the Rose Barracks' food court the morning of Sept. 25, tearing through tables and personnel, leaving a trail of carnage in its wake. The culprit, a disgruntled and recently redeployed Soldier, nonchalantly left the scene and was joined by another Soldier on the other side of post, where the two went on a shooting rampage and took several hostages.

  • New service invites spiritual transition: Sunday evening chapel service to start this week

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Beginning Sunday, a new Christian worship service will invite the Fort Jackson faith community to participate in spiritual transitions. The service will begin at 6 p.m. at Anderson Street Chapel and will be led by Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel Middlebrooks, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, and Chaplain (Capt.) Jerry Wagner, 187th Ordnance Battalion.

  • USACE commander visits Europe District; brings Building Strong message

    Oct 14, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Building Strong - was the message the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general brought during his visit to Europe District Sept. 10-15.

  • U.S. Army aviation brigade strengthens Iraqi army

    Oct 14, 2010

    An Army aviation brigade from Fort Riley, Kan., deployed to Iraq this March to provide mobility and security for ground forces here, but one of the unit's unofficial missions is possibly its most important: maintaining a healthy, visible relationship with Iraqi army aviators.

  • Red Cloud observes disabilities month

    Oct 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea -Soldiers and Defense Department civilians gathered to observe the National Disability Employment Awareness Month at the Commanding General's Mess here Oct. 8.

  • DTSB advances, falls to 2-9th Infantry

    Oct 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Moses Odeke, Company B, 302nd Brigade Support Battalion, looks for a passing lane in a game against Company C, Division Special Troops Battalion, during the Warrior Country Soccer Tournament here Oct. 7. DSTB won the game 2-0 and advanced to the championship game where it lost to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment 1-0.

  • Casey Cougars drop two games to Humphrey

    Oct 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Casey Cougars quarterback Veronica Bangi heaves a pass down field under heavy pressure from the Humphreys Garrison post-level women's flag football team. The team from Warrior Country lost a pair of games to Humphreys here Oct. 9 to fall to 1-3 on the season.

  • Students practice safety techniques for fire prevention week

    Oct 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Isaiah Hardy (left) and Brittany Rose Lonergan (right), fifth grade students from Casey Elementary School, climb up a ladder to reach an emergency exit as part of a Casey Garrison Fire and Emergency Services Station-organized Fire Prevention Week activity in a parking lot near the school Oct. 7. The activity was designed to educate students about fire accidents and how they should respond to them.

  • Hovey pays tribute to Hispanic heritage

    Oct 14, 2010

    CAMP HOVEY, South Korea - Like other young Soldiers with families who are new to South Korea and are beneficiaries of new command sponsored positions in Warrior Country, Spc. Eric Bass appreciates having a safe and comfortable place to bring his family to unwind.

  • Civilian focus group cites food, auto service among top concerns

    Oct 14, 2010

    RED CLOUD GARRISON, South Korea - Restaurant choices, an automotive service station and hair salons were the top concerns raised by civilian employees during a focus group meeting here to solicit their feedback for the command Sept. 24.

  • Braving the great outdoors: Grafenwoehr students take lessons from Mother Nature

    Oct 14, 2010

    Orange and red colored leaves fell gingerly off the trees and lined the newly built environmental trail located near Dickhaeuter Lake on the Grafenwoehr Training Area. The picturesque setting was the perfect backdrop for more than 40 Grafenwoehr Elementary students during an educational outing, Oct. 1.

  • Soldiers, families get healthy dose of information

    Oct 14, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers and families received a large dose of information - information about a myriad of health and wellness programs in Warrior Country - during a Health Fair held in the parking lot at Casey Garrison's Gateway Club Oct. 2

  • Europe District sees major construction projects, unique challenges in new countries

    Oct 14, 2010

    WIESBADEN, Germany - At 6 a.m. local time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District closed the books on fiscal year 2010 - only to pave the way for an anticipated record-breaking fiscal year with $922 million predicted for FY2011.

  • Blowing up ordnance in paradise

    Oct 14, 2010

    Not all explosive ordnance disposal units are created equal, nor are their demolition and training ranges.

  • Team dons pink for breast cancer awareness month

    Oct 14, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army hosted a flag football game Oct. 10 at Lombardo Field in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • APG Commander's Corner: People

    Sep 9, 2011

    Aberdeen Proving Ground is unique in the Army. As far as installations go, APG is large. We have more than 144 miles of Chesapeake Bay coastline along the base. But it's not just unique because it's large. We're unique because of our people.

  • Sgt. Zachary Reese to receive the Silver Star

    Oct 17, 2011

    A 1st Infantry Division Soldier will receive the Silver Star for his actions while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the division's 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stationed at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Army retirees hit the road to promote awareness of nation's military

    Oct 14, 2011

    Retired Lt. Col. Doug Adams had just finished a run and was staring at a snow-capped Mount Rainier one sunny day last year at Fort Lewis, Wash., when the ambitious vision came to him: Launch a national campaign to draw people's attention to service members and veterans by cycling cross country for a year.

  • Petraeus cites 'hard-won' progress in Afghanistan

    Oct 13, 2010

    Though hard-won progress has taken place in Afghanistan, it has been uneven, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces there said.

  • Completion of Nickel II Mission

    Oct 13, 2010

    <b>What is Third Army's Role in Nickel II' </b> Third Army is the logistical center of gravity in the CENTCOM area of responsibility carrying out the requirements for Operation Nickel II. Operation Nickel II includes Responsible Draw Down from Iraq by August 31 and the buildup of forces in Afghanistan. This complex operation of moving personnel, equipment and supplies through a multitude of countries and challenging terrains was completed in conjunction with many organizations to set the standard in completing the requirements for the largest logistical operation since World War II.

  • CID seeks special agents

    Oct 13, 2010

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is actively recruiting qualified Soldiers who are interested in careers as highly-trained federal law-enforcement officers.

  • Army again beats yearly recruiting numbers, quality

    Oct 13, 2010

    The Army exceeded its recruiting goals again this year, turning more than 74,577 young Americans into Soldiers in fiscal year 2010. That's about 77 more Soldiers than it planned to recruit.

  • Saving energy saves lives says new Army exec

    Oct 13, 2010

    In Afghanistan, fewer fuel convoys in theater can mean saving the lives of Soldiers, said Katherine Hammack, the new assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment.

  • Stallions take on gunnery challenges

    Oct 13, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - "Fire and adjust! Fire and adjust!" The commands came fast and loud from the vehicle commander as he spotted targets during a recent gunnery round on the Brook Haven Gunnery Range, here.

  • Stigma for seeking mental health decreasing

    Oct 13, 2010

    Openly discussing the damage stigma does to Soldiers in need of mental health services is a step toward eradicating the problem, said an Army suicide-prevention leader Tuesday.

  • Photo Update, U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward), Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 1

    Oct 13, 2010

    A selection of photographic highlights from the forward location of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 2010 Operation Rising Star finalists announced!

    Oct 13, 2010

    The 12 semi-finalists for the 2010 Operation Rising Star live finals were selected by the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command's Army Entertainment Division this week.

  • West Point faculty, cadets teach engineering to local high schoolers

    Oct 13, 2010

    Faculty members from the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department, cadets majoring in CME and local engineers took their expertise to Cornwall Central High School math classes Oct. 6 for the second annual Engineering Day. The idea is to introduce math students to the engineering field through hands-on experiments and to promote the field of engineering.

  • Celebrating Fiesta Style

    Oct 13, 2010

    It was time for a fiesta as U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's operational element conducted their annual Hispanic Heritage Observance. This year's theme, "Heritage, Diversity, Integrity and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America" set the tone for the celebration conducted Sept. 29 at Peterson Air Force Base's Building Three.

  • Final Aca,!A"Preserving the LegendAca,!A? performance

    Oct 13, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 1st Cavalry Division's Jazz Quintet performed for an audience, Oct. 12, at the division's museum. This was the final concert as part of the "Preserving the Legend" series by the 1st Cav. Div. band.

  • Black Jack Soldiers support Texas veterans home

    Oct 13, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- It was a morning filled with savory smells of eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes; all folded into a soft, warm tortilla shell.

  • Honor Guard takes the mound

    Oct 13, 2010

    RANGERS BALLPARK, Arlington Texas Aca,!"The 1st Cavalry Division Honor Guard presented the nations colors behind the pitcherAca,!a,,cs mound of Rangers Ballpark, Oct. 10, before Game Four of the American League Championship Series, here.

  • Thunder Horse Soldiers uncase colors, take on Operation New Dawn

    Oct 13, 2010

    Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, took part in a transfer of authority ceremony in Kirkuk, Oct. 11.

  • Rough Riders start their mission

    Oct 13, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq- Soldiers assigned to the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division relieved the 26th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division during the battalion's transfer of authority ceremony, Oct. 11.

  • Army doctor's quick response saves lives

    Oct 13, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Capt. David Kassop, M.D. had only been assigned to the 22d Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) for about two weeks Aug. 4 when he showed up late for work. The new surgeon for the 22d Chemical Battalion had just spent two hours rendering medical assistance to save the lives of a man and woman who were involved in a horrific accident on I-95 in Baltimore.

  • Casey visits deployed Soldiers, meets with ISAF leaders in Afghanistan

    Oct 13, 2010

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr., traveled to Afghanistan to visit deployed Soldiers and meet with International Security Assistance Force leadership.

  • American and British medical units conduct Joint Medical Training Exercise

    Oct 13, 2010

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 212th Combat Support Hospital and the United Kingdom's 208th Field Hospital (Liverpool), conducted Operation Starlight Oct. 2-6 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center here. The joint medical training - the first of its kind between the two countries - enabled the units to exercise a 44-bed medical facility as they conducted joint medical interoperability operations. The training also serves to validate the units' training and readiness to support any future real-world missions.

  • 41st Trans. Co. prepares to move to Fort Polk

    Oct 13, 2010

    The 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion's 41st Transportation Company has begun the necessary steps needed to complete a successful equipment move to their future duty location at Fort Polk, La., scheduled for early 2011.

  • Legend of Diamonds and Tail-booms

    Oct 13, 2010

    The black diamond worn on the helmet of Task Force Destiny Soldiers is an iconic part of their uniform and history. The legend began in World War II, when the 101st Airborne Division created tactical helmet insignias to help reassemble the paratroopers on the ground. After jumping into Normandy on D-Day, the troops were divided over miles of terrain. If they were unable to recognize each other, it would be difficult to regroup. The four infantry regiment commanders pulled cards from a deck before D-Day, which is why they were labeled with card suites, said John O'Brien, Fort Campbell, Ky. installation historian at Don F. Pratt Museum. Some additional symbols were later added to designate other assets within the division.

  • Face of the Brigade

    Oct 13, 2010

    A surge of military and civilian traffic passes through the U.S. Army rotary wing terminal at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan introducing to them the face of Task Force Destiny. The TF Troubleshooter Movement Control Team, an element of Destiny, coordinates passenger and cargo travel. Providing rotary air support for Regional Command (South), they have enhanced an operation that efficiently manages incoming and outgoing movement of space available and air movement request for personnel and cargo, in addition to providing professional and courteous service.

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