Archive: Jan 2011

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  • Fort Drum conservationists win top Army environmental award

    Jan 28, 2011

    Sixteen biologists, botanists and foresters who care about nature helped Fort Drum win big this year in the Army's annual environmental competition.

  • Natick Soldier finally receives Combat Medical Badge

    Jan 28, 2011

    They had just rolled out on a joint night patrol toward a neighboring village in Diyala Province, Iraq, when the first IED detonated, tearing apart an Iraqi police vehicle and ultimately killing three of its four occupants. As Spc. Aaron Omdahl, a medic attached to 2nd Platoon, Bravo Troop, 5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Division, rushed to help a wounded policeman, a second IED exploded, followed by the sounds of hostile gunfire.

  • Warriors corralled for 'Cowboy Breakfast'

    Jan 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Soldiers sit back and enjoy a breakfast taco treat during the Warrior and Family Support Center's 2nd Annual Cowboy Breakfast Jan. 27 at the WFSC. The Cowboy Breakfast, with the support of its sponsors, donated 3,000 breakfast tacos for the event as a way to say thank you for the sacrifices of the Soldiers, their Family members and the caregivers.

  • Soldiers, community build home for wounded Marne hero

    Jan 28, 2011

    Hundreds of volunteers made up of community members, Soldiers and contractors turned out on the morning of Jan. 21, to begin construction of a specially-adapted home for one of their own, Staff Sgt. Jason Letterman, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • Army Finalizes and Awards Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 LRIP Contract

    Jan 28, 2011

    The United States Army has finalized and awarded the WIN-T Increment 2 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract, allowing for continued production of a tactical communications network which will bring mobile ad-hoc communications to the Army, extending that capability to the company-level Warfighter for the first time.

  • Secretary of the Army: Joint Task Force - Bravo invaluable

    Jan 28, 2011

    Secretary of the United States Army John McHugh paid a visit here, Jan 11-12, to learn more about Joint Task Force-Bravo capabilities and to speak candidly with Soldiers stationed here.

  • New hires get Green Training

    Jan 28, 2011

    If you are a new Department of Defense civilian hire, you will find yourself in Green Training. This newly modified two-day program is geared toward helping civilians understand the military way of doing things.

  • MP fights adversity, fulfills Army commitment

    Jan 28, 2011

    While on patrol in Iraq on Aug. 13, 2008, Ballard's Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device that resulted in an amputation of his left arm above the elbow. Rather than focusing on what he couldn't do, he kept a positive attitude by continuing to look at what he can do in life.

  • Lightning Soldiers prepare for upcoming fighting season

    Jan 28, 2011

    Under the beaming rays of the morning sun Jan. 24, Soldiers with Combined Task Force Lightning rehearsed reacting to enemy contact while on a dismounted foot patrol.

  • White House unveils plan to strengthen military family support

    Oct 14, 2011

    Dr. Jill Biden invited the fiancee of a Delaware Army National Guard member to a White House press conference on Monday to unveil a government-wide plan to strengthen military family support.

  • The Army Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Strategy

    Jan 27, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) Strategy describes the ends, ways, and means for the Army to achieve an effective and affordable TWV fleet through fiscal year (FY) 2025. The Army's Light, Medium, Heavy and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) fleets are included in this strategy.

  • Rockin' with Lt. Dan

    Jan 27, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Save the date for the free Lt. Dan Band concert, 7 p.m., Feb. 12, Sills Field, here.

  • Fitness Facts: Exercise is beneficial for pregnant women

    Jan 27, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Regular exercise during pregnancy can help to improve posture, decrease back pain, relieve stress and build stamina.

  • United We Serve

    Jan 27, 2011

    Visit Serve.gov to learn how you can help support military families.

  • Yama Sakura 59 exercise kicks off in Japan

    Jan 27, 2011

    Yama Sakura 59, a scenario-based bilateral training exercise focused on improving military-to-military relationships and interoperability, officially began Jan. 27 during opening ceremonies at Camp Kengun, Japan. The command post exercise underscores the United States' commitment to Japan's defense in accordance with a mutual defense treaty that was implemented in 1951 and revised in 1960. Yama Sakura was held first in 1982.

  • Army producing new suicide-prevention video

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Army Suicide Prevention Program's latest initiative, "Shoulder to Shoulder: Resiliency of the Army Family," is the third in a series of videos created for suicide awareness and prevention training at installations Armywide. Joint Base Lewis-McChord was one of two installations selected for filming the 20-minute video.

  • New IT hotline at JBLM to improve response time

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Network Enterprise Center's primary help line for computer problems is no longer accepting calls at 966-JBLM. Effective today, anyone requiring information technology support will need to call 866-335-ARMY (2769), which connects customers to the Army Enterprise Service Desk.

  • For the love of chum

    Jan 27, 2011

    More than 50 members of local communities, the Nisqually Tribe and Joint Base Lewis-McChord gathered for the annual Roy Salmon Homecoming on the banks of Muck Creek Saturday at the Roy City Park to celebrate their recovery accomplishments and welcome back spawning Chum salmon.

  • Army recognizes families of fallen with vehicle decal, easier installation access

    Jan 27, 2011

    During a Survivor Outreach Services working group meeting last year, several participants expressed difficulty in gaining access to military installations to take part in SOS programs and support services.

  • House Armed Services Committee calls Fort Irwin and National Training Center 'critical' to

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Freshman U.S. Representative Scott Rigell, R-Va., has been in Congress less than a month, but during his visit to Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, he stressed the importance of the installation even as Congress considers budget cuts. Rep. Rigell, who represents VirginiaAca,!a,,cs 2nd District, and eight other members of the House Armed Services Committee led by chairman Rep. Howard Aca,!A"BuckAca,!A? McKeon, R-Calif., and ranking member Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., visited the installation on Thursday.

  • Stellar Award winner James Fortune & FIYA take gospel to troops

    Jan 27, 2011

    Three-time gospel music Stellar Award winner James Fortune is scheduled to headline Army Entertainment Division's "Lift Up Your Spirit II" tour for troops in Korea and Germany with his band, "James Fortune & FIYA."

  • Softball aficionado reflects on Picatinny tradition

    Jan 27, 2011

    Sports at Picatinny have a long tradition. In 1937, Picatinny employees published a hardcover yearbook called the Ordnance Bomb which captured life on post. In this publication, it was noted that "In the realm of recreational activities at Picatinny Arsenal, athletics have played a prominent part, particularly in the last decade."

  • Shades of Green plays host to 100 Nights for Wounded Warriors

    Jan 27, 2011

    Purple Heart recipient 1st Lt. Brian Donarski's Family was the first of many beneficiaries of "Raytheon's 100 Nights for Wounded Warriors" at the Shades of Green.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits Fort Jackson

    Jan 27, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fort Jackson today to learn from Army leaders about how childhood obesity and physical inactivity affects military readiness and what the Army does to combat these effects.

  • Former Army bobsledder wins back-to-back Team of the Year awards

    Jan 27, 2011

    Former U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program bobsledder Steven Holcomb's team was named Team of the Year for the second consecutive year by the United States Olympic Committee.

  • Family, Friends Wish Finance Soldiers Farewell

    Jan 27, 2011

    More than 50 soldiers assigned to the 395th Financial Management Company mobilized for overseas service in a ceremony at Fort Douglas, Utah, Jan. 9.

  • U.S. Army Human Resources Command civilian wins overall Civilian of the Quarter Award

    Jan 27, 2011

  • The FORSCOM band building 'show goes on' despite wintry weather

    Jan 27, 2011

    While the snow earlier in January slowed things up a few days on the outside, work continued on the inside of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's new training facility. The project is 55 percent complete and on schedule for completion in June. The 18,748-square-foot building will have a state-of-the-art concert band rehearsal hall, a jazz band/large group rehearsal room for a 25-piece ensemble, six small group rehearsal rooms for five- to eight-piece ensembles, and seven individual practice rooms. Acoustic control will be accomplished through finish selections such as acoustical ceiling tile, acoustical wall panels and acoustic floor panels, particularly in the main rehearsal room, practice rooms and main lobby. All finish materials have environmental benefits and are durable and easy to maintain and replace as necessary. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • U.S. Army South earns unit award for Haiti mission

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Air Force Gen. Douglas M. Fraser, commander, U.S. Southern Command, presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to members of U.S. Army South Jan. 20, for their service as part of Joint Task Force-Haiti, in support of Operation Unified Response.

  • Fort Wainwright youth art goes regional

    Jan 27, 2011

    Young artists from Fort Wainwright's School Age Services and Child and Youth Services Center showed their colors (and monochromatics) at a local art exhibit displayed at Bassett Army Community Hospital recently.

  • Memorial HS Junior ROTC students tour Fort Sam Houston

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Junior ROTC Students from Memorial High School in San Antonio spent the day touring Fort Sam Houston to learn about life in the military.

  • Ellis earns Station Commander of the Month Honors

    Jan 27, 2011

    Many recruiters worry when the boss calls. But for Sgt. 1st Class Michael Ellis of the Muncie, Ind., recruiting station, there was no reason to be concerned.

  • ASC staff lead discussions at breakout sessions

    Jan 27, 2011

    Julia Lyons from Army Sustainment Command's 404th Army Field Support Brigade leads a breakout session about improving military-civilian relationships and communication during the second day of the ASC's commanders conference held at the iWireless Center, Moline, Ill., on Jan. 2

  • Fort Sam Houston Technology Expo not just for the geek of heart

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Utter the words "technology expo" and most folks imagine swarms of geeky guys clad in "high-water" polyester pants, black-rimmed glasses and pocket calculators holstered at their hips.

  • The FORSCOM band building 'show goes on' despite wintry weather

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - While the snow earlier in January slowed things up a few days on the outside, work continued on the inside of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's new training facility. The project is 55 percent complete and on schedule for completion in June. The 18,748-square-foot building will have a state-of-the-art concert band rehearsal hall, a jazz band/large group rehearsal room for a 25-piece ensemble, six small group rehearsal rooms for five- to eight-piece ensembles, and seven individual practice rooms. Acoustic control will be accomplished through finish selections such as acoustical ceiling tile, acoustical wall panels and acoustic floor panels, particularly in the main rehearsal room, practice rooms and main lobby. All finish materials have environmental benefits and are durable and easy to maintain and replace as necessary. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Listener Program shows healing power of compassionate communications

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As Brooke Army Medical Center's number-one priority is to provide the very best care and services for our patients, it also recognizes the importance of BAMC volunteers and the important role they play for the well-being of patients and their families.

  • Strengthening our military families

    Jan 27, 2011

    Addressing the issues that affect America's servicemembers.

  • Ex-NFL players inspire Soldiers

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Fort Carson Soldiers and their Families got a double treat Sunday at the Foxhole. The first treat was getting to meet two former NFL players who told the story of how they have transitioned in their lives. The second was watching the two conference championship games on the big screen and the 20 other screens available at the lounge.

  • Detroit Arsenal raises more than $450K during CFC

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Detroit Arsenal employees donated more than $450,000 dollars during this year's Combined Federal Campaign for the Southeast Michigan Area topping the organization's goal by nearly 20 percent.

  • ASC senior leaders receive training

    Jan 27, 2011

    John P. Byrne, PhD, College of Business Professor at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, teaches Army Sustainment Command senior leaders the benefits the Army can obtain from the Executive Cost Benefit Analysis Course.

  • MG Fontaine addresses ASC leaders

    Jan 27, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine addresses ASC commanders, command sergeants major, senior leaders and supporting staff at the ASC commanders conference held at the iWireless center in Moline, Ill.

  • AFSB commander interviewed about Iraq drawdown

    Jan 27, 2011

    Col. Lawrence Fuller, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade commander, is interviewed by Fox 18 News reporter Chris Williams concerning the Army Sustainment Command's mission to support the current drawdown in Iraq.

  • Test title

    Jan 27, 2011

  • Runners 'chill' at LETRA

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Nearly 100 of the 200 5K runners at the Polar Bear Plunge jumped into the icy waters of Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area Jan. 22, at Fort Sill.

  • Fort Carson hosts wildfire training

    Jan 27, 2011

    Fort Carson officials opened Turkey Creek Ranch Jan. 14 for regional wildland firefighter basic training.

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  • Army releases 2011 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle strategy

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Department of the Army today released its Fiscal Year 2011 Tactical Wheeled Vehicle strategy, defining how the Army will modernize and sustain its tactical wheeled vehicle fleets through Fiscal Year 2025.

  • Air Guard, Air Force get new home

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, OKla.-- A ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 18 at Gunnell Hall marked the new home of the Air Force on Fort Sill furthering the joint aspect of the Fires Center of Excellence. The building contains the Oklahoma Air National Guard and the Air Force detachment from which the 138th Combat Training Flight administers the Joint Fires Observer School.

  • 'Biggest Loser' visits Carson

    Jan 27, 2011

    The season-nine winner of the NBC television show "Biggest Loser," Michael Ventrella, shared his story of weight loss with the Fort Carson community during an appearance Jan. 21 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • D.B. Sweeney says thanks to servicemembers at Joint Base San Antonio

    Jan 27, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Actor D.B. Sweeney - who has starred and appeared in movies, mini-series and television shows such as Lonesome Dove, Memphis Belle, House, Criminal Minds and The Cutting Edge - toured Joint Base San Antonio on Jan. 26 to recognize Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen stationed there. Sweeney also visited with wounded warriors at the Center for the Intrepid, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility, as well as inpatients at Brooke Army Medical Center. Following lunch with troops at the Department of Defense's largest dining facility, he observed the 232nd Medical Battalion's Combat Medic training. He ended his visit by meeting with wounded troops and their families at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Sweeney, who also toured Iraq 2008, started the organization "Letters From Hollywood" in 2010 to encourage other actors, actresses and celebrities to write letters of thanks and support to servicemembers. The letters are posted to www.lettersfromhollywood.army.mil

  • 22 become U.S. citizens

    Jan 27, 2011

    Twenty-two Fort Carson Soldiers and Family members from 14 countries pledged their allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony Jan. 20 at Grant Library.

  • Rangers receive awards for recent deployments

    Jan 27, 2011

    About 80 Rangers from the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment stood quietly in formation in the Memorial Courtyard at Hunter Army Airfield at an afternoon ceremony Jan. 21 and received medals for their combat actions in Afghanistan.

  • Brig. Gen. Robin B. Akin tours Red River Army Depot

    Jan 27, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Akin becomes familiar with RRAD depot operations

  • Hunter youth, teens have options with top-notch facility

    Jan 27, 2011

    If you drive down South Perimeter Road on Hunter Army Airfield, away from post about three miles, you will come across a brand-new facility on your left, just past the gas station. This building, 8805, is the home of School Age Services, ages 6-12, and Middle School/Teen program at Hunter Army Airfield. The brand-new facility, which opened in February 2010, is a mecca for children on Hunter.

  • MOH recipient Giunta honored by fellow Iowans on Hill

    Jan 27, 2011

    Lawmakers from Iowa honored fellow Iowan, Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, during a ceremony Jan. 26, on Capitol Hill.

  • Air Force performance group, 'Tops in Blue,' staging free show in Monterey Feb. 8

    Jan 27, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The U.S. Air Force is pleased to announce that Tops in Blue, the U.S. Air Force's premier entertainment group, will perform locally in February. The event is scheduled for the Golden State Theatre at 417 Alvarado Street in Monterey from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

  • Early diagnoses, prevention critical when fighting spread of STD's

    Jan 27, 2011

    Sexually transmitted diseases continue to pose a serious public health threat to Americans. This health threat particularly affects young women, African Americans, men who have sex with men (MSM), individuals living in poverty, or who have limited access to healthcare.

  • Leaders celebrate, vow to continue to promote German-American relations

    Jan 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - German, American and international guests gathered at the Community Activity Center Jan. 23 to celebrate past successes and vowed to continue working closely together in the future. More than 300 people heard speakers, networked and shared social time during a New Year's reception co-hosted by the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, 1st Armored Division and 5th Signal Command. Deployment, redeployments, transformation and friendship were among the main topics.

  • Third Army simulates 'hard landing'

    Jan 27, 2011

    Third Army Soldiers and rescue workers conducted a pre-accident plan exercise on the flight line at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 25.

  • Colder weather brings changes for outdoor fitness training

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Physical training and workouts during the winter months can present different challenges for exercise enthusiasts, according to Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility staff.

  • Allstar Weekend: Fans treated to performance by Disney Channel stars

    Jan 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Armed Forces Entertainment's latest musical tour brought a heart-throbbing mob of fans center stage. Twelve-year-olds Katryn Brown and Monica Gonzalez had their faces pressed against the glass doors at Flyers Theater Jan. 23 hours before Allstar Weekend ever took the stage.

  • Aeromedical Center locks up MPs, 50-39, in season opener

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Last year's intramural basketball champions are not having any trouble getting back to work as this season begins.

  • Fort Rucker EFMP offers February activities

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Exceptional Family Members Program hosts two new activities in February.

  • Fort Irwin singer's star is rising

    Jan 27, 2011

    When Jacinia Whitfield sings, she doesn't worry about fitting in with other people's expectations of her. "I always say, 'Stick with what you've been doing,'" she said. "Don't change because someone else wants you to." It may not be the most common philosophy for an aspiring young R&B singer, but it's one that has taken Whitfield far.

  • Midweek fellowship keeps Fort Rucker worshippers on trajectory

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Wednesday evenings are livening up at the post Spiritual Life Center with the introduction of WOW-short for Worship on Wednesdays-a newly formatted praise and worship service.

  • Soldiers chill out with students

    Jan 27, 2011

    In many cases, the support from these Soldiers has made it possible for students to do activities they otherwise would not have been able to do, said Missy Odsather, the Friday in Fairbanks coordinator at Barnette Magnet School.

  • Aviation Branch chief: 'The time to look forward is now'

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- He called it having a "monastic moment" - an "aha" moment about the future of Army Aviation based on the branch chief's recent work and reflection.

  • Expectant moms should check meds

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Reynolds Army Community Hospital Preventive Medicine and the Resiliency Training Center Body Wellness are joining more than 350 members of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network to share the message that women of childbearing age should talk with a doctor about which medications are safe to take while pregnant.

  • Expectant moms should check meds

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Reynolds Army Community Hospital Preventive Medicine and the Resiliency Training Center Body Wellness are joining more than 350 members of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network to share the message that women of childbearing age should talk with a doctor about which medications are safe to take while pregnant.

  • Army chief of staff visits NTC

    Jan 27, 2011

    Casey said the main reason for his visit was to see how the NTC is preparing for hybrid threat training, which combines unconventional warfare and counterinsurgency with conventional warfare elements such as tank battles. The NTC will conduct its first hybrid threat rotation in August, marking a departure from its focus on training exclusively for current conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Face of Defense: Former NCO patrols as cavalry officer

    Jan 27, 2011

    The graveyard shift requires waking while others are leaving work, working while others sleep and sleeping while the world moves through the normal hustle and bustle of its day. Army 1st Lt. Gerry Holloway of the Iowa National Guard and his soldiers of 2nd Platoon, Troop C, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse, are all too familiar with the graveyard shift.

  • Fallen Rangers honored at memorial ceremony

    Jan 27, 2011

    Rangers of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, friends and Family Members gathered at the Ranger Memorial on Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 21 to pay their respects and remember the lives of the seven Rangers who died in combat in Afghanistan during the battalion's recently-completed rotation.

  • Electronic warfare a new career field

    Jan 27, 2011

    Unique training at Fort Sill has been focusing on the intangible. The subject material: electronic warfare. It's not something Soldiers can touch, taste or see but it's ever present and an asset when respected.

  • Spice illegal in state, on post

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- For Emeril Lagasse, spice is the thing "BAM's" are made of, but a new kind of "spice" is a recipe for disaster. Spice, or K2, is a mixture of herbs sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana. Until recently, Spice could be found in head shops, gas stations and smoke shops in Oklahoma marketed as incense.

  • JMC industrial hygienist makes mark on joint committee

    Jan 27, 2011

    Cathy Sonnenberg's career is peppered with accomplishment and now, she adds another. Sonnenberg will be the next member of the Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force Safety and Environmental Protection subcommittee. The JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Committee is composed of representatives from the Department of Defense and NASA, and consists of an Executive Committee, technical subcommittees, and ad hoc committees. JANNAF exists to promote and facilitate exchange of technical information; establish standards; effect coordination of research, exploratory development, and advanced development programs in the areas of missile, gun, and space propulsion; and accomplish problem solving in areas of joint agency interest.

  • Lake City AAP hosts JMC commander

    Jan 27, 2011

    "Modernization is a holistic plan encompassing safety, quality work environment and production," Perna said. The facility has been modernizing its small caliber manufacturing capability, including 1940s and 1970s era equipment, and had increased its capacity from 300 million to 1.4 billion rounds per year without increasing its footprint. Modernization projects have benefitted LCAAP by reducing the risk of disrupting production, increasing machine efficiencies and reducing scrap. Completed small caliber ammunition modernization projects include upgraded priming, case, bullet and loading lines with other upgrades planned and underway.

  • 'Thunderhorse' Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Jan 27, 2011

    'Thunderhorse' Soldier receives Purple Heart

  • Lake City AAP hosts JMC commander

    Jan 27, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Gustave F. Perna, commander, Joint Munitions & Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command, during a tour of Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Jan. 5 and 6, compared modernizing the plant to a three-legged stool. "Modernization is a holistic plan encompassing safety, quality work environment and production," he said. The facility has been modernizing its small caliber manufacturing capability, including 1940s and 1970s era equipment, and had increased its capacity from 300 million to 1.4 billion rounds per year without increasing its footprint.

  • TRADOC, Aviation recognize retention officers

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Maintaining a strong Army starts with its leaders' abilities to keep good Soldiers in service, according to Fort Rucker command officials.

  • Fort Rucker celebrates service of retirees

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence honored nine Soldiers and four Federal Civil Service civilians during a retirement ceremony Jan. 20 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Wiregrass, Fort Rucker community honors fallen veteran

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Nearly 60 years after his death, the remains of Air Force 1st Lt. Robert F. Dees were laid to rest Jan. 22 in the presence of family, friends, military officials and three generations of veterans.

  • Open for business -- Mother Rucker's staff opens doors, welcomes Soldiers

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- After three years of planning and building, Mother Rucker's, located on Fifth Avenue, is now open for business.

  • Llewellyn to become a multi-occupancy vehicle gate

    Jan 27, 2011

    The installation command has taken another step toward reducing the number of vehicles traveling on Fort Meade's streets.

  • U.S. Army Cyber Command welcomes Headquarters and Headquarters Company

    Jan 27, 2011

    The colors of Headquarters and Headquarters Company were unfurled Jan. 19, activating the unit as a new subordinate of the U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army.

  • New Fort McCoy Training Coordination Branch formed to help ensure training exercise success

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT McCoy, Wis. -- A recently formed Training Coordination Branch allows Fort McCoy to focus its resources to ensure the success of units conducting extended training missions at the installation. Capt. Jim Lavelle, a planning specialist and a Military Training Officer for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), said the branch, formed about four months ago, supports all unit training of two weeks or longer, including large-scale exercises and extended combat training. "Many of the units involved in exercises may not realize the resources we have available to support their training," Lavelle said. "We can guide them on how to get the best service and how to operate more smoothly. That allows them to be more focused on training."

  • Fort McCoy demobilization process helps prepare Soldiers for return to civilian life

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Soldiers still have a lot of important work to do during their last days of active-duty mobilization service as they transition to civilian life. A five-day demobilization process at Fort McCoy facilitates that activity for Soldiers returning from a year of duty in either Operation New Dawn or Operation Enduring Freedom. Col. Scott McFarlane, garrison deputy commander for mobilization, said the demobilization process actually begins as much as a month or two prior to the unit returning to the United States, mostly getting personnel records up to date. "We use an Operations Plan developed here at Fort McCoy that has been adopted by First Army as a model for other installations to use. The Fort McCoy Demobilization Operations Plan clearly outlines what the unit is responsible for and for them to meet our process timeline. Many records are automated and sent to us electronically. That makes life easier when they arrive here. Demobilization certifies, documents and qualifies the Soldier for a lifetime of benefits," McFarlane said.

  • Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services gets new mobile command unit

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) has a new mobile command unit (MCU) to support its emergency operations needs. Ted Richmond, an assistant fire chief, said the vehicle replaces one that was used for both emergency operations and rescue purposes. The DES now can consider obtaining a vehicle to be used solely for rescue operations. "The MCU can do all the functions that are done in the DES buildings during an emergency situation," Richmond said. "It's mobile so it can maneuver away from known threats and still operate and provide the same emergency services that the DES would." All of the latest communications technology is available on or inside the MCU. Richmond said this includes an external video camera that has zoom and tilting capabilities to allow personnel inside the vehicle 360-degree observation of the outer environment.

  • Fort McCoy Garrison Commander communicates priorities to work force

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser used his annual garrison work force briefing to communicate the garrison's mission, strategic vision, recent accomplishments, current and future operations, and operational priorities. That included a review of 2010 accomplishments and where the installation is headed, including its ongoing modernization efforts, training and customer support, organization transformation, challenges, and priorities. "Your presence today provides me an opportunity to inform you about Fort McCoy's current and future operations," Chesser said. "At the conclusion of the presentation you're going to better understand commander's intent and the direction we're headed, and, as a result, you will be better prepared to do your job."

  • Suicide prevention tools, resources

    Jan 27, 2011

    Check out suicide prevention tools and resources available for Soldiers and family members.

  • U.S. Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Jan 27, 2011

    Check out the U.S. Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Army releases December suicide data

    Jan 27, 2011

  • Army releases December and 2010 suicide data

    Jan 27, 2011

    The Army released today suicide data for the month of December and for 2010.

  • Singapore chief visits TRADOC to discuss training, challenges

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT MONROE, Va. (Jan. 27, 2011) - Maj. Gen. Chun Sing Chan, Chief of Army, Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), visited the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters last week. The visit included an office call hosted by Gen. Martin Dempsey, TRADOC commander, and a visit to Joint Training Counter-IED Operations Integration Center (JTCOIC) hosted by Jim Slavin, JTCOIC director. Discussions in both venues revolved around Army training, specifically leveraging automation and simulations in Army training so both Armies can continue to challenge a new generation of Soldiers.

  • Carson observes IA training.

    Jan 27, 2011

    Spc. Amir Taha, a native of Mosul, Iraq, and an Iraqi army artilleryman, practices reflexive fire techniques with an M16 rifle prior to range qualification, Jan. 12, 2011. Taha and IA soldiers from across Ninewa province in northern Iraq, trained to improve soldiering and military leadership skills as part of Operation Lion Leader Forge, a train-the-trainer program, conducted witht the assistance of Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Gen. Dunwoody briefs AMC State of Command

    Jan 27, 2011

    Opening the Commander's Conference hosted by Army Sustainment Command, Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of Army Materiel Command, gives her state of command briefing on Jan. 25.

  • Spouses Forum convenes

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A new program for Fort Jackson spouses got a snow-delayed start Tuesday. The Fort Jackson Spouses Forum, originally scheduled for Jan. 11, had its initial meeting Tuesday at the Family Readiness Center.

  • Prayer breakfast set for next week

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Tom Mullins, founder of Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., will be the guest speaker for the Fort Jackson observance of the National Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 7 to 8:30 a.m., Feb. 4, at the NCO Club.

  • Bingo! Soldiers show vets a good time: Fort Jackson battalion 'adopts' nursing home

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson Soldiers volunteered a few hours of their time for those who have sacrificed a lifetime.

  • Coveted award epitomizes teamwork

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the presentation of the Commander's Cup on post. In case you are unfamiliar with the sports award, the Commander's Cup is an award that is presented each year to the unit that accumulates the most points throughout a single year in intramural sports.

  • Going viral: Town Hall meeting set to be online

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson community members concerned about issues affecting the installation will have the opportunity to provide input during the next town hall meeting from the comfort of their own homes.

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