Archive: Aug 2010

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  • Club Beyond knocks out a success

    Aug 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - More than 100 middle and high school students filled Schofield Barracks' Bowling Alley with dancing, trick-shots and laughter, as they made friends during Club Beyond's annual kickoff, "Knockout," Aug. 15.

  • VJ Day was cause for celebration in Alaska

    Aug 26, 2010

    People around the United States celebrated on Sept. 2, 1945, when Japan officially surrendered to the United States, ending World War II in the Pacific Theater. Alaskans too celebrated, and with good cause - it meant no more fear of Japanese invasion and occupation, and no more battles fought in Alaska like that on Attu Island.

  • Fellows Program benefits IMCOM, employees

    Aug 26, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A recent arrival at Installation Management Command headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, is a good example of how the IMCOM Fellows Program is a win-win situation for both the organization and the employee.

  • USARAK, Wainwright leaders bolster partnerships with local schools, make it official

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Leaders from Fort Wainwright and U.S. Army Alaska joined Pete Lewis, Fairbanks North Star Borough school district superintendent, and representatives from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska Tuesday at the FNSB school district office to sign an official partnership agreement

  • Top of the class

    Aug 26, 2010

    HONOLULU - Natasha White (right) is one of 37 Boys & Girls Club artists whose work has been chosen to appear in the 2011 National Fine Arts Exhibit. White participates in the Fine Arts Program with the Boys & Girls Club at Aliamanu Military Reservation Teen Center.

  • Sweet ride

    Aug 26, 2010

    KAPOLEI, Hawaii - Along with saving big bucks by shopping in the commissary, Lt. Clint Brown (on motorcycle), information warfare officer, Naval Information Operations Command-Hawaii, won a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, Aug. 18, in a putting contest sponsored by 7UP at the Kapolei Golf Course. Brown qualified for the contest by entering a drawing at the Pearl Harbor Commissary.

  • AHFHAca,!E+is building community in Hawaii

    Aug 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Building a strong sense of community is just as important at Army Hawaii Family Housing as building quality new homes.

  • WTB travel to Valdez as guests of Reel Thanx

    Aug 26, 2010

    Reel Thanx considers their mission "to honor Soldiers for their service, bravery and love of their country by "getting them back to nature for nurture." The group treated six Fort Wainwright Soldiers to a fishing trip in Valdez.

  • Research inventors receive design patent

    Aug 26, 2010

    AMRDEC employees receive design patent for their invention that converts pintle hook system to a ball receiver, which allows the driver to tow a trailer with a forklift in the standard driving position and improves safety while moving other than palletized materials.

  • National conference features housing partnership

    Aug 26, 2010

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Simpson Wisser community may be the most sustainable neighborhood on a U.S. military installation and was the focus of much attention at the annual Association of Defense Communities conference held earlier this month in San Francisco.

  • Construction to begin at post entrances

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Fort Sill officials have been working to get state-of-the-art gates at the post's entrances for more than three years. Starting Sept. 7, the future will begin.

  • Female drill sergeants walk same path to respect

    Aug 26, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Malease Cross is nearing 20 years in the military and the mother of three teenage daughters. Staff Sgt. Mary Nelson has deployed twice to Iraq, while Staff Sgt. Maria Nanita, who's been to Afghanistan, felt her Army career was in a rut.

  • DOL teams earn performance awards

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- When transportation assistant Glenda Clipp heard she was going to receive a performance award she was surprised because she believed that she was just doing her job. Clipp worked as part of the passenger travel office team at the Directorate of Logistics, which provided travel support to the 434th Field Artillery Brigade. The team assisted more than 15,000 Soldiers graduating from basic training during a 10-month period.

  • Fairbanks North Star Borough, Pioneer Park celebrate military community

    Aug 26, 2010

    Pioneer Park, a Fairbanks landmark and Alaska's only historic theme park, rolled out the red carpet for approximately 5,000 military personnel and their families from Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base during a Military Appreciation Day event Saturday.

  • Contest opens to name mascot for Army Ten-Miler

    Aug 26, 2010

    Army Ten-Miler officials have announced that the world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, will serve as the mascot for the 26th annual race which starts and ends at the Pentagon on Oct. 24.

  • NCO mentors Soldiers, student athletes

    Aug 26, 2010

    For the student it's just another day of combative training at Fort Wainwright, but for the man teaching the Soldiers it's years of dedication, determination and a road rarely spoken of that has brought him to this point.

  • Commandants receive charters

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - MG Michael Ferriter, commander of Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, presented charters Aug. 25 to BG Bryan Owens, U.S. Army Infantry School commandant, and COL Ted Martin, U.S. Army Armor School commandant.

  • SDDC Change of Command photos

    Aug 26, 2010

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command has a new commanding general. Photos from the unique change of command (colors were passed to both Army and Air Force four-star generals) are available on <a href="http://bit.ly/aK0ZFS" target="_blank"> SDDC's Flickr page</a> SDDC is a unique Army command with the global mission to provide deployment and distribution services in support of the Department of Defense. Those services reach beyond seaports, to the hazardous roads into Afghanistan, the railroads of Iraq, the airport in Port-au-Prince, and anywhere American combat boots touch the ground.

  • Calling all Soldiers: Instructors, junior NCOs in demand at Ranger Training Brigade

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Ranger Training Brigade is looking for a growth spurt in the ranks. Facing critical shortages across the Army, the unit has cranked up a recruiting campaign to lure more candidates to Ranger School, especially at the junior NCO level.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Wainwright

    Aug 26, 2010

    "Wainwright is a very important facility and in a very important part of the world." McHugh said. Its ability to rapidly deploy in the Pacific sets it apart from other CONUS locations the Army maintains, he said.

  • 'PT for CFC' campaign begins

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Take out your wallet and make a difference for charities. The Combined Federal Campaign kicks off the season of giving Sept. 1 with the goal of topping last year's collection of more than $1.1 million.

  • VA to award $6 million to research deployment-substance abuse link

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is partnering with the National Institutes of Health to award $6 million in grants for research examining the link between substance abuse, military deployments and combat-related trauma.

  • Presidio's largest Army unit welcomes new commander

    Aug 26, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!" Presidio of Monterey community members welcomed the new 229th Military Intelligence Battalion commander during a change of command ceremony on Soldier Field here recently.

  • Diamond Inferno fires up ranges

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Like a giant puzzle made of military pieces, Operation Diamond Inferno just came together. The exercise was a melting pot of services as each played their part in training for real-world combat.

  • Privatized lodging continues improvements

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--More than 150 hotel patrons and guests took in a free buffet dinner as privatized lodging on Fort Sill celebrated its first anniversary.

  • Half section horse retires after 21 years

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla.--Retiring from a career in the Army is pretty common at Fort Sill, but on Aug. 17 things were a little different. General Dinges retired after 21 years of service with the Fort Sill Field Artillery Half Section. Dinges, 28, is a quarter horse one of a dozen horses which are used by the ceremonial unit.

  • HHC 'Bombers' beat 'Team Falcon' in 1st AAB end-of-season tournament

    Aug 26, 2010

    BAGHDAD -On a blistering hot Iraq day, most Soldiers would find some excuse to remain indoors, citing the risk of heat exhaustion. But for two softball teams in the 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the heat of the desert couldn't compare to the rivalry between them. The Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st AAB 'Bombers' beat the 1/3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion 'Team Falcon' by one run in the last inning of the game.

  • Stopping The Loss

    Aug 26, 2010

    Sgt 1st Class Amy Y. Gholston, Army Reserve career counselor with the 13th Battalion, loves the Army and her new job as a career counselor. Gholston utilizes professionalism and customer service when discussing career options with Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers at an IRR Muster held in Denver, Colo., on 7 Aug 2010.

  • In a memory of a fallen hero

    Aug 26, 2010

    Soldiers and guests attended a memorial ceremony held in remembrance of Sgt. Jamal M. Rhett, who was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, at the Main Post Chapel, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Aug. 25. Rhett served as a combat medic in his unit during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was killed in action in Iraq August 15.

  • New ARDEC director reflects on growth as a leader

    Aug 26, 2010

    Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., welcomes Dr. Gerardo Melendez, new director of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). Through experience and role models, Melendez learned to balance "mission first, people always." In his new role at ARDEC, he seeks close alignment with the concept of a materiel enterprise.

  • Mrs. Georgia-America visits Fort Stewart

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The newly crowned Mrs. Georgia-America 2010, LaLona Richards, visited, listened to and spoke with cadets at Fort Stewart's Youth Challenge Academy, Aug. 20. A former middle school teacher from the Atlanta area, Richards visited Youth Challenge Academy as part of her year-long speaking tour of the state and nation.

  • Soldiers test combatives skills in tourney

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla--It was a night for Soldiers to practice their training Saturday inside Rinehart Fitness Center where the gymnasium was packed with fellow Soldiers, family members and friends ready to witness the Fort Sill Combatives Tournament.

  • Bricklaying ceremony stepping stone to new 4th IBCT complex

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Under the hot morning sun, individuals gathered on just one plot of the 475 acres that will house the new area for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, to enclose their special bricks in a time capsule on the building, Aug, 18.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command Forward (Forward), Week in Review,

    Aug 26, 2010

    A compendium of images and captions highlighting the activites at the forward locations of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the week of August 16-22, 2010.

  • Stewart-Hunter commissaries not affected by egg recall

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> -The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commissaries are not affected by the half-billion egg recall, according to Steven Young, Fort Stewart commissary store director.

  • 434th Soldier honored at Warriors Walk

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> -Sergeant Johnny Wayne Lumpkin loved his wife, Carol; he loved his cat, Gammy; and he loved fixing things. He was known to those close to him as "Big Country," and was, as his wife said, "unapologetically loud, proud and country."

  • Green to Gold program shines at Fort Drum

    Aug 26, 2010

    Soldiers at Fort Drum who want a college degree and a commission as an Army officer are stationed at an ideal location to be considering the Army's Green to Gold program.

  • Picatinny Arsenal to honor fallen Marine with dedication of new pyrotechnic complex

    Aug 26, 2010

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny community will honor fallen New Jersey Marine 2nd Lt. John Thomas Wroblewski and his family by dedicating a new Pyrotechnic Research and Technology Complex in his name during a ceremony here Sept. 8 at 1:30 p.m.

  • Iraqi Police graduate first Counter Explosive Team Course in Anbar

    Aug 26, 2010

    ANBAR PROVINCE, Iraq-Twenty eight Iraqi police officers became certified technicians specially trained to handle what has traditionally been one of the most hazardous weapon in Iraq - roadside bombs - after completing Anbar's first 12-week Counter Explosive Team course at the Ramadi Training Center, Aug. 21.

  • Along came the Spiders

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan - Based out of Forward Operating Base Salerno, these Black Hawks soaring through the air are not your ordinary helicopter unit. They are Company A, "SPIDERS" (4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment), 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Task Force Viper's lethal Black Hawk unit who is continuously entrusted by Soldiers with the mission of safe passage across the P2K region of the provinces Paktika, Paktiya and Khowst.

  • Fort Rucker youth soccer teams evaluate players

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Youth soccer season begins Sept. 7 and parents, coaches and players began preparing Aug. 19 at the annual parents and coaches meeting at the Child, Youth and School Services Sports Complex.

  • Resolute signal Soldiers build communications from the ground up

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT HOOD, TEXAS (Aug. 23, 2010) - The construction of a brigade headquarters requires the expertise of Soldiers with a multitude of skills. Mechanics maintain the generators and vehicles, force protection crews ensure security measures are taken and all Soldiers aid in raising a mobile Tactical Operations Center. A TOC is not complete, however, until it has the ability to communicate with other units around the world.

  • Rockin' Rucker's names talent show winners at luau

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A husband and wife duo took home the top prize in the post's "Rockin' Rucker's" talent competition at the Lake Party Luau on Lake Tholocco Aug. 21.

  • Blacksmiths train-up on combat medical care

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers of the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted a training exercise, here, Aug. 24, to prepare them for combat medical scenarios they may face while deployed.

  • New chief warrant officer of the branch joins Fort Rucker team

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A new leader took over as the fifth chief warrant officer of the Aviation Branch during an honor eagle ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Aug. 24.

  • Timber industry big for Georgia, Stewart-Hunter

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The total economic activity making up the forest industry in Georgia amounts to nearly $30 billion a year. This figure includes not only the actual sale of timber statewide but also the wages of more than 128,000 forest industry employees plus federal payments to landowners. Part of that figure also includes timber sales at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Army partners with industry to test futuristic technologies

    Aug 26, 2010

    Employees from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center's Smoke and Target Defeat Branch, in support of the Joint Project Manager Nuclear Biological Chemical Contamination Avoidance Obscuration Team, recently hosted more than 50 interested parties during a "proof of concept" demonstration of futuristic, non-lethal battlefield capabilities at the APG's M-Field.

  • Fort Rucker motorcyclists get new training range

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A new motorcycle training range is open at Fort Rucker for active-duty Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and Family members to learn about safety and riding techniques.

  • PEO Ammo visits McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Program Executive Officer for Ammunition recently visited McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP), Okla., for a hands-on look at the facility's capabilities and some of the operations that the McAlester staff performs for the PEO Ammunition.

  • BOSS Soldiers active on post, in community

    Aug 26, 2010

    The members of the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program stayed busy with community service projects in August.

  • Defense Contract Management Agency gets new leader

    Aug 26, 2010

    Col. Kevin P. Stoddard succeeded the now-retired Col. Jack A. Pellicci Jr. as commander of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Springfield during a change of command and retirement ceremony Aug. 4 at Picatinny Arsenal.

  • Fort Rucker's Center Library adds new features for online patrons

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Center Library patrons may notice some changes to how they check out items in the coming weeks. From Aug. 30-31, the library will be closed so library staff can train with the new General Library Information System.

  • Wounded Warrior Meets The Chairman

    Aug 26, 2010

    Capt. Scott Leifker, badly wounded in Iraq in 2006, honored as Hero of the Game by Chicago White Sox, where he meets Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward) Week in Review, August 16-22, 2010

    Aug 26, 2010

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

  • Fort Rucker officials urge planning as hurricane season ramps up

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, and individuals and Families should be aware of possible threats and prepare for challenging situations.

  • Soldiers helping Soldiers--Battle buddies assist in military training, life

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The battle buddy system teaches Soldiers how to work together as a team and how to look out for fellow Soldiers at all times, according to Sgt. 1st Class Casey Vanzant, A Company, 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment platoon sergeant.

  • Anti-terrorism month promotes 'remaining vigilant'

    Aug 26, 2010

    Anti- Terrorism Awareness Month is ending, but officials want people to maintain a high level of readiness year-round.

  • 'Give us your Soldiers with a problem': CATEP comes to Fort Carson

    Aug 26, 2010

    Dr. Lester McFarling, with Army Personnel at headquarters, Department of the Army, said this was too late. Those 400 were referred because of a serious incident - either driving while under the influence, abuse of a Family member or the like. What the Army would like to happen is that Soldiers seek help before drinking becomes a serious problem. A possible solution is the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Pilot program currently being tested. McFarling, along with Wayne Stramer, Dr. Wanda Kuehr and Linda Martinez of the Army Installation Management Command, came to Fort Carson Aug. 23 to brief commanders and Soldiers about the program, which starts Aug. 30 on post.

  • Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard

    Aug 26, 2010

    Quote by Maj. Gen. Kevin A. Leonard

  • ACS builds resiliency in Fort Rucker Soldiers, Families

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and Families who visit Army Community Service can find a variety of free resources to improve their quality of life and build resiliency.

  • Dreams do come true

    Aug 26, 2010

    Special needs schools, service organizations and subject matter experts spent an afternoon sharing information with Aberdeen Proving Ground Familes during the Community Connections Expo at the Aberdeen Area Recreation Center August 11.

  • Utilizing the Army's Newest Equipment, the Army Evaluation Task Force Digs in for its Company S

    Aug 26, 2010

    The 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF) recently battled through two weeks of rough terrain and triple digit heat to test the Brigade Combat Team Modernization equipment during their company level Situational Training Exercise (STX).

  • Kidnap Kings rock COS Marez

    Aug 26, 2010

    Story and photos of Kidnap Kings' concert at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq.

  • 18th MP NCO strives for excellence

    Aug 26, 2010

    Sgt. Nicole Jenkins, a corrections officer with U.S. Army Confinement Facility- Europe, took the Army commercial that said Soldiers do more before breakfast than most people do all day to heart. She has lived it the last four years and shows no signs of stopping any time soon.

  • Civilian, military leaders: Guard is America's solution in changing times

    Aug 26, 2010

    Civilian and military leaders said here on Aug. 21, that the National Guard is America's solution in a time of constrained budgets, increased missions and is a necessity in developing greater partnership capacity.

  • Synergy Theme Unites Conference Speakers

    Aug 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Two general officers, who work daily to address the security threats in existence in Europe and globally, called for a collaborative approach to regional and worldwide missile defense during their Aug. 17 presentations at the 13th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference.

  • Looking Toward Joining Your Team

    Aug 26, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In his first official appearance in Huntsville as the next commander of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Maj. Gen. Richard Formica expressed what has become a common theme among the officers who find themselves assigned to Redstone Arsenal - an appreciation for the opportunities and synergy that such an assignment can bring.

  • Crystal Clear: Potty-mouthed boy ready for next step'

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The other day, my son took a diaper from our portable caddy and handed it to me. He then grabbed the box of wipes, a changing pad and laid down on the floor. And just this week, as I picked him up from the day care, he said, "potty," and raised his shirt, indicating that he needed to be changed.

  • Fountain of youth comes in a glass: Water provides benefits for appearance, health

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Drinking water is a primetime star for health and fitness success. Every person knows he or she needs to drink more water but - agh! Some just cannot get over the taste. But this precious nutrient deserves another try.

  • Iraqi fulfills dream of being U.S. Soldier

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Spc. Mazin Mozan's path to becoming a Soldier is not your typical graduation story.

  • Library offers digital 'reading' options

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Having trouble staying motivated during the last few miles of your run' Fort Jackson's library may have the solution.

  • Suicide prevention is leaders' business

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As National Suicide Prevention Week approaches, Army leaders find themselves dealing with a disturbing trend: The Army suicide rate is higher than the civilian population rate for the second year in a row.

  • Tours offer inside look at Basic Combat Training

    Aug 26, 2010

    As Ronald Evans watched a Soldier rappel from Victory Tower last Thursday, he said he wished he could be the next to climb to the top. At 72, Evans has been retired from the Army for 31 years; nevertheless, he said he still dreams of coming back in.

  • Traumatized: Facility offers realistic medical training

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- An improvised explosive device is detonated in a crowded marketplace, causing severe trauma to the lower body of a Soldier sitting in his Humvee. Moments later, a team of Soldiers arrives to provide life-saving first aid and get the wounded Soldier out of harm's way.

  • Maysan truck lift hastens distribution of grain

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Maysan Provincial Reconstruction Team and Soldiers of from 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Maysan Central Wheat Granary to unveil a newly-built truck lift.

  • Hiring Improvement Training held for supervisor and managers at Ft. McNair

    Aug 26, 2010

  • NSSC Master Plan Town Hall Slides

    Aug 26, 2010

  • Agency works to ensure 'Every Dollar Counts'

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Defense Logistics Agency is taking steps to cut costs and boost efficiency as part of a larger effort to reform the way the Pentagon does business.

  • 'New Dawn' to open new potential for Iraq

    Aug 26, 2010

    When Operation Iraqi Freedom ends and Operation New Dawn launches Sept. 1, don't look for a lot of fanfare as the mission officially moves from combat to stability operations.

  • Lakota flies first medevac mission in Germany

    Aug 26, 2010

    The 121st Medical Company (Air Ambulance) of the District of Columbia National Guard recently became the first unit to perform a medical evacuation mission using the UH-72 Lakota helicopter in Hohenfels, Germany, on Aug. 10.

  • Army asks industry to support warfighter requirements

    Sep 9, 2011

    What Soldiers need to be successful on the battlefield and how the technology should be developed were questions the Army and industry met to talk about during Panel Session One at the Team C4ISR Symposium in Baltimore yesterday.

  • Senior leaders focus on professional development

    Sep 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- Senior civilian leaders met with up-and-coming Aberdeen Proving Ground managers for a panel discussion on human capital, mentorship and transformation issues Aug. 25 at the Aberdeen Higher Education and Conference Center.

  • Pacific Endeavor Aims to Improve Response Time during National Disasters

    Aug 25, 2010

    CHANGI VILLAGE, Singapore - Saving lives using agreed upon communication procedures was the goal during Pacific Endeavor, a multi-nation humanitarian workshop hosted by U.S. Pacific Command and the Singapore Armed Forces at Changi Command and Control Center in Changi Village, Singapore Aug. 16-27.

  • UNC increases participation in annual UFG exercise

    Aug 25, 2010

    COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - Officers from five of the nations that fought together with the United Nations Command in Korea 60 years ago participate in annual exercises such as Key Resolve/Foal Eagle and Ulchi Freedom Guardian.

  • Command post exercise winds down in Korea

    Aug 25, 2010

    COMMAND POST OSCAR, South Korea - Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2010 concluded Aug. 26.

  • American women capture Incheon triathlon gold, silver medals

    Aug 25, 2010

    INCHEON, South Korea - Members of the U.S. Army participate in the 2010 Incheon Asian Continental Cup Triathlon Aug. 22 at Songdo Central Park here. The Olympic course included a 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 kilometer bike and 10 kilometer run events.

  • Warriors stand down for New Horizons Day

    Aug 25, 2010

    CASEY GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud and Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, USAG Casey gathered for the 16th Semiannual New Horizons Day - a series of briefings to help them better understand each other - July 29 at the theater here.

  • First-ever elementary school set to open on Camp Casey

    Aug 25, 2010

    When the Casey Elementary School warning bell rings for the very first time at 7:55 a.m. Monday, Principal Shelly Kennedy will have already met her students at the entrance of the new building, and a new era will have begun in South Korea.

  • Army Celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 25, 2010

    What is it' Women's Equality Day is celebrated annually on Aug. 26 to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Women's Suffrage Amendment, to the U.S. Constitution. As a result, U.S. women were given full voting rights in 1920. Today, Women's Equality Day remembers those who ensured women's equity and honors their historic achievements. Women continue to make great sacrifices on behalf of the nation dating back to the American Revolutionary War when Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley ("Molly Pitcher") replaced her husband who collapsed at his cannon. The many achievements of women today include the promotion of Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Materiel Command commander, to four-star general in November 2008.

  • BCTP Operations Groups Alpha and Foxtrot work with Joint Task Force Civil Support to meet unique mis

    Aug 25, 2010

    FT. LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS - Operations Groups Alpha and Foxtrot observer/trainers conducted a command post exercise (CPX) from Aug. 15 to 20 at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.

  • 2010 AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year: Day 1 Photos

    Aug 25, 2010

    The Army's top 11 Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Platoon Sergeants from across the nation will gather here Aug. 24-27 to compete for the title of the AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year. The competition begins Aug. 25. Candidates will be tested on their knowledge of Soldier tasks, how they teach those tasks to new trainees, and Warrior Skill Tasks. The selection process will conclude with each candidate appearing before a board of senior command sergeants major to answer questions on leadership and training. Learn more about the competition here: http://bit.ly/2010AITPSOY

  • Army Combat Uniform may have female-only version in 2014

    Aug 25, 2010

    Female Soldiers may be wearing a more form-fitting version of the Army Combat Uniform featuring more room in the hips and legs by 2014, according to developers at Program Executive Office Soldier.

  • Presidio celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 25, 2010

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? "Celebrating Women's Right to Vote" was the theme of the 2010 Women's Equality Day observance by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey held Aug. 24.

  • Departing Soldiers leave choppers behind

    Aug 25, 2010

    While combat troops are leaving Iraq, the helicopters they traveled in are sticking around.

  • New tradition at West Point adds bit of 'molten' history into each new class ring

    Aug 25, 2010

    The concept of a class ring originated in 1835, as West Point became the first American university to honor its senior class with a treasured keepsake of gold. A decade ago, a new chapter to this West Point tradition was forged when molten gold emerged from a fiery furnace to inaugurate the Memorial Class Ring Donor Program.

  • Khaan Quest 2010 participants gather for two closing ceremonies

    Aug 25, 2010

    Service members with the U.S. Military, Mongolian Armed Forces and exercise observers from other countries gathered for a dedication ceremony and closing ceremony of Khaan Quest 2010 in Mongolia Aug. 20.

  • West Point Class of 2011 celebrates Ring Ceremony

    Aug 25, 2010

    The Class of 2011 Ring Ceremony was held at West Point, N.Y., on Aug. 20 as senior cadets stood in formation, anxiously awaiting the ring presentation from their tactical officers and noncommissioned officers, while Family, friends and guests gathered 300 feet away, ready to celebrate Ring Weekend festivities with the senior class.

  • Bionic Foot Project is a work in progress

    Aug 25, 2010

    West Point Class of 2011 Cadet Elijah Bales spent four weeks this last summer working on improving West Point's own bionic foot project. Originally, the bionic foot was a three-year program. In the first year, the project team developed a walking foot, followed by a running foot the next year. For this third year, the team will develop a model that an amputee will use to conduct an Army Physical Fitness Test. In order to achieve that, the team plans to cut the weight by over 50 percent and add a second degree of freedom to allow for more range of motion and a more biologically accurate ankle.

  • U.S. and Mongolian Military Leaders Share Vision and Strategy at Senior Leader Seminar

    Aug 25, 2010

    More than 25 U.S. and Mongolian military leaders gathered in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the inaugural Mongolian Armed Forces Senior Leader Seminar Aug. 18.

  • West Point cadets provide assistance in Nicaragua

    Aug 25, 2010

    In the classroom, West Point cadets learn how to build paths of cooperation between the United States military and foreign nations in need of assistance. From July 23 to Aug. 6, Class of 2011 Cadet Emeline Hood did just that outside of the classroom...literally. The Freeland, Pa., native, traveled with fellow cadets Sam Yoo, Taylor Mosera and David Payne, and Maj. James Schreiner, an instructor in the Department of Systems Engineering, to assist the University of Connecticut chapter of Engineers Without Borders - USA in and around Granada, Nicaragua.

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