Archive: Jan 2011

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  • Initiative helps Leonard Wood tornado victims

    Sep 29, 2011

    When a devastating tornado struck Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., New Year's Eve day, the Army Claims Service moved into overdrive to help residents of 159 housing quarters that were damaged or destroyed get back on their feet.

  • Award-winning program serves Suwon-area troops

    Jan 19, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - When Spc. Kevin Gonzalez first became the president of the Suwon Air Base Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program, he made a promise to himself and the Soldiers of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment that the unit's new BOSS program will be run by the Soldiers and for the Soldiers.

  • Casey Exchange employee among first Koreans to serve Soldiers abroad

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service motto is "We go where you go," and one trailblazing 49-year-old Korean employee from Camp Casey is proud to say he did just that.

  • Exchange, garrison bring Laundromat customers Wi-Fi

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has teamed up with the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Cable TV Office to make free Wi-Fi available to customers using four Laundromats in Warrior Country. Wi-Fi is available in Bldg. 3004 at Camp Casey, Bldg. 3814 at Camp Hovey, Bldg. 8 at Camp Red Cloud and Bldg. 2367 at Camp Stanley. The Cable TV Office installed the drop and the Exchange is paying for the service.

  • Camp Casey Tax Center to open for business Jan. 24

    Jan 19, 2011

    CAMP CASEY - The Camp Casey Tax Center will open Jan. 24 for customers to make appointments to file their 2010 returns.

  • Old Guard supports Chinese President's Arrival

    Jan 19, 2011

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) supports the arrival of Chinese President Hu Jintao during a State arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19.

  • 'Virtual world' helps with post-traumatic stress

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Defense Department is using virtual-world interactivity to educate and help warfighters and others who are reluctant to seek more direct care to deal with post-traumatic stress, said an official at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, also known as "T2."

  • Effectiveness of Pre-Deployment Mental Health Support and Care Coordination Program

    Jan 19, 2011

    <b>What it is' </b> On Jan. 18, 2011, the American Journal of Psychiatry published results of an Army study that reports on the success of pre-deployment mental health support and coordination of care that reduced adverse behavioral health outcomes for Soldiers who received pre-deployment support prior to deployment

  • Corps of Engineers completes Yuba River salmon habitat restoration project

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed a salmon habitat restoration project on the Yuba River, below the Corps' Englebright Dam near Smartsville, Calif.

  • Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army vice chief of staff reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009 to 156 in 2010.

  • IMCOM's new home bridges past and future

    Jan 19, 2011

    The new IMCOM headquarters buildings will feature advanced "green" design while maintaining the integrity of the 1930s structure.

  • Tax deductions available to Army contractors

    Jan 19, 2011

    The assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment has signed a policy that will enable and help civilian Army contractors in validating and obtaining tax deductions.

  • Tax Center provides valuable service

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I am not sure if it's because of holiday bills rolling in or if it's because of the uncertain economy in general, but there seems to be a greater number of people very eager to get their tax refunds this year.

  • Fit for a King: Post honors legacy of civil rights leader

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- C.C. Pinckney Elementary School student Victoria Thomas can appreciate Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream for equality among people as much as any adult.

  • Garrison Manager Addresses Community Leaders

    Jan 19, 2011

    Brenda Lee McCullough, garrison manager for the U.S. Army's Detroit Arsenal, addressed several hundred community and business leaders from Metro Detroit and Macomb County during the Selfridge Base Community Council meeting Jan. 18.

  • First Strike volunteers help relocate local charity

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Two Soldiers from the 575th Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, volunteered their time to help move a local charity to a new location to better support the Central Texas community, Jan 12.

  • First Strike certifies their capabilities

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Hours before sun rise and with an apparent temperature of 12-degrees including the wind-chill factor, Soldiers from Battery B, 1st Battalion, 21st Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Fires Brigade accepted the cold weather conditions, lined their vehicles up in motorpool and headed out.

  • Army significantly changing contracting policy, APG leader says

    May 31, 2011

    EDGEWOOD, Md. -- The U.S. Army is significantly changing the way it does business with defense contractors, a senior Aberdeen Proving Ground leader said Jan. 18. Industry has a vital role in helping the military save money as it faces budget cuts, said Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Phoenix Soldiers go the extra mile

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The cold morning did not stop the Soldiers with the 324th Network Support Company, 41st Fires Brigade, as they readied themselves mentally and physically with their casualty training dummy, Randy, in preparation for the Phoenix Mile obstacle course here, Jan 11.

  • Lieutenant Colonel command board held at 81st RSC

    Jan 19, 2011

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    Jan 19, 2011

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  • U.S. Army Drill Team performs for All-American Bowl

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Drill Team, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), 4th Battalion, conducted performance exhibitions at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. The All-American Bowl is a high school football all-star game that brings 90 of the nation's top high school football players in an East versus West match up. An estimated 34,000 people attended the game. As of 2007, there were over one hundred Army All-Americans in the National Football League.

  • Army Fraud Unit recovers $1.6 billion

    Jan 19, 2011

    Since 2006, MPFU has conducted investigations resulting in more than 236 indictments and 299 convictions, 266 suspensions of contractors and 126 debarments of contractors.

  • Promotion boards branch grateful for assistance

    Jan 19, 2011

  • Guard general: Investments in Army Guard critical for domestic operations

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army National Guard is the best force provider for domestic operations, said Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Carpenter, acting director, during opening remarks Tuesday at the 2011 National Guard Bureau Domestic Operations Workshop.

  • Sharing the ride shortens the road

    Jan 19, 2011

    Up before the sun rises, you climb into your vehicle and drive a long distance alone each day to your job at Natick Soldier Systems Center. When the workday is done, you make a similar journey home. It doesn't necessarily have to be that way. We could save money, help the environment, reduce traffic congestion, and lessen the wear and tear on our vehicles and ourselves by changing the ways we commute to work.

  • Overview: WIN-T Inc. 1 enables battlefield communication

    Jan 19, 2011

    Enabling the exchange of information across the battlefield, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 1 positions commanders and Soldiers to meet the Army's full spectrum operations.

  • Brown: Don't let post changes blur mission

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As transformation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence unfolds with the spectacle surrounding the historic Armor-Infantry consolidation, leaders shouldn't lose sight of the post's primary mission, Maj. Gen. Robert Brown said.

  • Contracting centers renamed to reflect expanded customer base

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army Contracting Command has renamed its seven major contracting centers to reflect their geographic location.

  • MCoE welcomes first unit from Fort Knox

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The first Fort Knox, Ky., unit pegged for relocation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence has cranked up basic combat training on Sand Hill. The 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, succeeded 1st Battalion, 378th Infantry Regiment - a Reserve unit from LaFayette, La. - at a transfer-of-authority ceremony Jan. 11 in the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) headquarters building.

  • Armor School kicks off first class at Harmony Church

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning ushered in a new era Wednesday with the launch of the Armor School's first class at Harmony Church. At a ceremony in the Bradley Vehicle Maintenance Instruction Facility's main bay, the Maneuver Center of Excellence formally kicked off the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer course and activated F Company, 3rd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, which will direct the advanced individual training for Bradley maintainers.

  • Competition for Army's top marksmen set for March

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, will host the 2011 U.S. All-Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26. The competition is open to all Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen. The All-Army Matches consist of Small Arms Firing Schools, Excellence-in-Competition Matches, rifle and pistol matches, and special combined-arms combat matches.

  • Downhill safety: Plan ahead, check gear to enjoy accident-free time on the slopes

    Jan 19, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - For many, winter means only shorter days, colder temperatures and hazardous road conditions. But for some, the winter months are a welcome change from summer as it is a time to dust off the skis or snowboard, dig out the winter clothes and head to the hills for some fun in the snow. A,A While many skiers and snowboarders get excited at the fall of the first snowflake, they fail to remember their skis and snowboards weren't the only things that gathered dust over the summer months. The muscles needed to meet the physical demands of skiing are often not used with summer activities and are in need of preparation as much as the ski equipment.

  • National Guard biathlon team defends title

    Jan 19, 2011

    The North Dakota National Guard Biathlon Team has repeated last year's championship win and were named the Central Region Biathlon champions, held at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, Minn., Jan. 12-16, giving the team an opportunity to defend their national title in March.

  • Fort Benning Soldier surprises family at BCS championship

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Alton Jr., Alexandria, Alannah and Aydan didn't know what was in store for them when they headed to Glendale, Ariz., to attend the Tostitos BCS National Championship Jan. 10. But when they were called out on the field during the pre-game ceremony, they were surprised by a familiar face standing alongside the football players - Staff Sgt. Alton Day, the children's father and support operations NCO for the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.

  • Army Strong Stories

    Jan 19, 2011

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  • Fair offers one-stop, predeployment readiness venue for Baumholder Soldiers, family members

    Jan 19, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Soldiers and family members with the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team attended a pre-deployment fair at the Rheinlander Club Nov. 20. A,A "The purpose behind the event is to be a one-stop information and educational resource for deployment readiness," said Rachel A. Dooley, the 170th IBCT family readiness support assistant. "Events like this make it easy for Soldiers and family members to get information from every agency on post."

  • Reveille, retreat return to Fort Rucker

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The bugle's emission cracks the increasingly quiet evening and echoes through the buildings and trees. Nearby, Soldiers brace for the shattering sound of 10-gauge cannon fire. For years, this has occurred at other installations. Now, Fort Rucker community members again experience this as "Reveille" and "Retreat" observances returned to the installation Jan. 18.

  • AWAG offers professional development for military community volunteers

    Jan 19, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - AWAG leaders are urging volunteers to get registered early for one of the U.S. military in Europe's largest professional development seminars to be held May 15-19 at the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. A,A "If you are a volunteer, then you are invited to AWAG," said Madison Burke, AWAG publicity chair and Rheinland-Pfalz Area representative.

  • Two Brigadier Generals, One Unified Vision

    Jan 19, 2011

  • Women in the U.S. Army

    Jan 19, 2011

  • Contenders Find Common Goal at Alamodome

    Jan 19, 2011

    High school coaches from the same Wisconsin county meet at the Alamodome to attend the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Army specialist pins on captain's bars

    Jan 19, 2011

    An enllsted man and foreign-educated physician transitions to the officer ranks.

  • Buffer enhances quality of life, wildlife restoration

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As land outside of Fort Benning makes way for more houses and businesses, conflicts over noise, smoke, lights and radio signal interference increases. The result is encroachment that could interfere with the post's training mission. A 7,000-acre buffer surrounds parts of Fort Benning, providing a cushion that addresses encroachment and helps conservation efforts. This land - part of the Army Compatible Use Buffer - can't be used for training and is not owned by Fort Benning, but it does help the installation continue its mission.

  • 3rd HBCT hails new commander

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENING, Ga. - Col. Johnnie L. Johnson Jr. took command of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, from Col. Pete Jones in a change of command ceremony Thursday at the National Infantry Museum parade field.

  • Study shows additional pre-deployment screening yields benefits to Soldiers

    Jan 19, 2011

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  • Facebook 'angels' named inspired leaders

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you've been on the Fort Benning Facebook page recently, you may recognize the names of a few women who patrol the site daily, answering questions and offering advice to thousands of the installation's Facebook followers: Andrea McTaggart, Rhonda Young and JoLynn Mowrer.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Shawn H. Geib

    Jan 19, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Shawn H. Geib

  • Nov. 5, 2010 - Fort Hood Remembrance Ceremony remarks

    Jan 19, 2011

  • Are you a fan' Thousands tune in to Fort Benning's first-ever Town Hall via Facebook

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As social media reinvents the Web through online videos, chats and Facebook pages, Fort Benning has found a new tool in talking to troops and families.

  • Recruiters Engage Community During Holidays

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion partnered with a local radio station to open a mall storefront in one of the largest shopping centers in Wisconsin during the holiday season.

  • Army Contracting Command renames contracting centers

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today the renaming of its major contracting centers to reflect their geographical locations. The centers provide comprehensive acquisition, contracting, business advisory, production support, and depot-level maintenance services in acquiring, fielding, and sustaining Army weapon systems, services and Soldier support.

  • US, UK, Iraq partnership opens school

    Jan 19, 2011

    Through the joint efforts of the United States, British and the leaders of a small marshland community within Basrah Province, local children now enjoy the gift of education.

  • Team Cherokee comes home

    Jan 19, 2011

    Soldiers from C Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry regiment returned to Hohenfels in the early morning hours of Jan. 7 from their nearly 5-month deployment in the Zabul province of Afghanistan.

  • Eighth Army hosts annual holiday reception in Korea

    Jan 19, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Korean and American military leaders met here at the Hartell House Jan. 8 for the 8th Army Commanding General's Holiday Reception.

  • 8th Army joins fight against foot-and-mouth disease

    Jan 19, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army is actively working to assist its allies in containing an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease which is occurring on the Korean Peninsula for the second year in a row.

  • Army minimizes stress suffered by victims of domestic, child abuse

    Jan 19, 2011

    On Jan. 21, eligible enlisted family members wiil begin receiving 36 months of Transitional Compensation (TC), the same as officer family members, rather than the average of 22 months of payments they formerly received. This change ensures payments are standardized for all approved applications.

  • 25th CAB Soldiers participate in color guard during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade

    Jan 18, 2011

    Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade participated in a Joint Service Color Guard made up of Soldiers, Marines, a Seaman, an Airman, and a Coast Guardsman during the 22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade from Magic Island in Waikiki to Kapiolani Park in Honolulu, Jan. 17.

  • Exercise Yama Sakura 59

    Jan 18, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> U.S. Army Pacific's Yama Sakura is USARPAC's premier bilateral command post annual exercise between Japanese and U.S. military forces. The simulation-driven exercise is the foundation of Japanese and U.S. defense cooperation.

  • WCAP bobsledder wins World Cup gold on farewell tour

    Jan 18, 2011

    Team USA bobsled pilot Sgt. Shauna Rohbock is back in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program for what may be her farewell tour on the World Cup circuit.

  • Bliss Tax Center opens for business

    Jan 18, 2011

  • BRAC to amplify peak moving season

    Jan 18, 2011

    This year's peak moving season is expected to be even busier than usual due to Base Realignment and Closure and officials warn that prior planning is important to avoid stress.

  • Fort continues energy reduction effort: Turbines may power installation in future

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Soon, those driving near or on Fort Huachuca will have a visual reminder that Fort Huachuca continuously strives to reduce its environmental footprint. The installation of a giant wind turbine on the south range near the aerostat is the beginning of the fortAca,!a,,cs effort to produce much or all of its own power. Construction is underway on the massive project. But, before changes can happen here or at any other military installation, the turbine needs to undergo extensive testing

  • Physical therapy clinic keeps USD-N Soldiers strong

    Jan 18, 2011

    Members of 256th Combat Support Hospital, working at the physical therapy clinic here, help keep U.S Division-North Soldiers at 100 percent medical readiness.

  • APG commander briefs committee on BRAC progress

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Base Realignment and Closing legislation is set in motion and everything is on schedule, according to Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, senior Aberdeen Proving Ground commander, in testimony to the Maryland Joint Committee on BRAC, Jan. 18.

  • MICC leaders visit JROTC cadets

    Jan 18, 2011

    Junior ROTC cadets at Tom C. Clark High School and John Jay High School recently hosted the Mission and Installation Contracting Command commanding general where he discussed service to the Nation. Brig. Gen. Stephen B. Leisenring and Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton Jackson, MICC command sergeant major, visited the schools and were treated to performances by the cadets' drill and ceremony squads and talked with the students.

  • RDECOM names Obusek as Natick director

    Jan 18, 2011

    Dr. John P. Obusek was tabbed Jan. 11 as the new director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Mission Success: Bosnia Herzegovina EOD Unit

    Jan 18, 2011

    Over the past five years, the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization has assisted Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH) in the formation and training of their first Explosive Ordnance (EOD) Unit.

  • New Command Sgt. Maj. at A.P. Hill

    Jan 18, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Miguel E. Reyna replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Mark V. Brandenburg as the new senior enlisted advisor to the A.P. Hill commander.

  • Study shows additional pre-deployment screening yields benefits to Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2011

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Jan. 18, 2010) -- An Army study released today found that Soldiers who received extra behavioral-health screening prior to deployment had significantly lower rates of combat stress than those who did not.

  • Surviving black ice

    Jan 18, 2011

    Black ice can be a serious driving hazard when the temperature dips near or below freezing. Read about winter driving safety tips.

  • Commission to recommend lifting ban on women in combat

    Jan 18, 2011

    A commission of current and retired officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians charged with evaluating Defense Department policies to ensure they promote equal opportunity plans to recommend lifting the ban on women in combat.

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    Jan 18, 2011

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  • Black Dragons provide security for PRT medical assessment team

    Jan 18, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, provided security and assistance for the Ninewa Provincial Reconstruction Team during a mission to inspect medical clinics in the city of Ashuar, near Mosul, Jan. 9.

  • Greywolf gala 'Keeps the Fire Burning'

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The Greywolf Gala, a military ball by the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was held Jan. 7 at the Killeen Civic Center.

  • Life-like patrol helps prepare Black Jack Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A Soldier that's never been on a patrol in a combat zone would probably have a hard time imagining what it's like. They can hear stories from their bosses, read training manuals or watch war movies, but until they've been a part of it, they'll never know quite what to expect.

  • Study shows pre-deployment screening yields benefits

    Jan 18, 2011

    An Army study released today found that Soldiers who received extra behavioral-health screening prior to deployment had significantly lower rates of combat stress than those who did not.

  • NCAA honors Dunwoody with Theodore Roosevelt award

    Jan 18, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Jan 14, 2011 -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody joined a short list of distinguished recipients when she was awarded the NCAA's highest award, the Theodore Roosevelt Award, at the NCAA Honors Celebration in San Antonio, Friday.

  • Army expanding UAS fleet, speeding up delivery

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Army is speeding up delivery of some of its newer Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) assets such as the Gray Eagle and expanding the size and range of its overall fleet to include a Family of Small UAS and a Vertical-Take-Off-and-Landing UAS, service officials said.

  • Head Hunters celebrate IA birthday

    Jan 18, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - In a display of mutual respect gained during cooperative operations, U.S. Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and Iraqi Army troops participated in a short ceremony to celebrate Iraqi Army Day at the al-Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, here, Jan. 6.

  • Drawdown brings non-standard equipment mission to Sierra

    Jan 18, 2011

  • ASC officer promotes camaraderie at Civil Air Patrol event

    Jan 18, 2011

    Lt. Col. Steven T. Wall of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command was the keynote speaker at Davenport, Iowa, Composite Civil Air Patrol Squadron dining out on Jan 15.

  • Living the dream: Soldiers march to recall Dr. King's accomplishments

    Jan 18, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Even a constant drizzle couldn't dampen the spirits of marchers on Wiesbaden Army Airfield Jan. 13. As community members made their way from the Community Activity Center to the Wiesbaden Fitness Center in the early morning darkness, they paused to listen as Soldiers shared personal reflections about the life and work of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 1st AD Soldiers are first in Europe to experience newest reintegration tool for behavioral health

    Jan 18, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Soldiers are comparing the Army's new Tele-Health behavioral screenings to Skyping with their families. And that relaxing comment is sitting well with the Army's behavioral health professionals. In December more than 600 Soldiers returning with the 1st Armored Division from a one-year deployment to Iraq had the option of participating in Tele-Health behavioral health screenings.

  • PM-CAS recognizes employees for past year's accomplishments

    Jan 18, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - As 2010 came to a close Project Manager Combat Ammunition Systems leaders highlighted the past year's successes during an all-hands meeting and awards ceremony at the Cannon Gates Catering and Conference Center here Dec. 15.

  • Soldiers receive awards for helping save accident victim

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Two Soldiers who happened to be at the right place at the right time received an award for coming to the aid of an accident victim last fall. Company B, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, presented Army Achievement Medals to Pvt. Stephen Jackson and Pvt. Christopher Morris, Jan. 6, for assisting an accident victim at the Intersection of State Route 90 and State Route 80. The single-vehicle accident, which occurred Oct. 16, 2010, left both the car and driver stranded 100 feet up a mountain.

  • Fort Bragg youth hockey tradition remains on a roll

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's fall and winter youth ice hockey has been in full swing since October 2010 and won't end until February of this year. The Fort Bragg's FMWR has partnered with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation to offer this exciting and tough sport to children both military and civilian.

  • Tracking Fort Bragg's newest engine

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg ushered in the new decade with a softer-sounding chug, thanks to USAX 6508, a firebrick red engine commissioned for service on Dec. 15, 2010. The new model replaces one of two train engines that hauled military equipment for more than 20 years. The new engine runs on ultra-low sulfur fuel, an improved grade of diesel designed to lower emissions of particulate matter with a 2,900-gallon tank capacity of "greener" fuel, which will leave a lighter railmark for decades to come.

  • Fort Bragg mission essential personnel work through snow, ice to provide service to others

    Jan 18, 2011

    As everyone stayed snuggled up in their beds when Fort Bragg closed for inclement weather and hazardous road conditions Jan. 10 and 11, mission essential personnel carefully made their way to post to continue normal operations. Along with having crews scraping the roads clear of ice, DPW also ensures salt gets to customers who need it to prevent slipping on sidewalks frozen solid.

  • Anzio Annie comes to Fort Lee

    Jan 18, 2011

    Anzio Annie was on display at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. and was moved to Fort Lee as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • USACE builds a new small arm simulator in Israel

    Jan 18, 2011

    At an infantry basic training base in the northern Israeli city of Regavim, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is overseeing a nearly $1.7 million, small arms firing simulator project designed to improve the capability and training of the Israeli military.

  • Fort Bragg lights flame to honor lives lost

    Jan 18, 2011

    Leaders from across Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base came together Friday to light the flame on the new memorial located on the Main Post Parade Field near the flagpole. The memorial pays homage to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the servicemembers who have since fallen while fighting to protect our freedom.

  • Now's the time to get Pretty Hot and Tempting

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla.--With the new year comes a new weight loss competition for members of the Pretty Hot and Tempting or P.H.A.T. Club. The competition, which began this week, will have three teams and each team will have a trainer as team leader. The team leaders will pick the team names and the teams will be formed through Jan. 21.

  • Fort Sill Tax Center set to open for Soldiers and retirees

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla.-- Tax season is quickly approaching and the chief of Fort Sill's Income Tax Assistance Center would like every military ID card holder to file his or her taxes on post.

  • Jan. 6, 2011- Institute of Land Warfare remarks

    Jan 18, 2011

  • Behavioral Health Screening Study

    Jan 18, 2011

    Identifying Soldiers for behavioral-health problems before they deploy to a combat zone, and then coordinating continuing care for those Soldiers while they are overseas, can reduce suicidal thoughts, psychiatric disorders and other problems, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • First female Soldier promoted to CW5 in N.D. National Guard

    Jan 18, 2011

    When Chief Warrant Officer 5 Susan Johnson, a native of Wilton, N.D., enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1980 she never envisioned herself being a pioneer in womens' history. But on Nov. 2, 2010 she did make history when she became the first woman to achieve the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 in the North Dakota National Guard.

  • TRICARE to extend dependent coverage to age 26

    Jan 18, 2011

    To ensure military families don't get left out as the new national health care reform law extends parent's health insurance to their children up to age 26, TRICARE plans to roll out its new Young Adult Program by spring and to provide an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.

  • Army STARRS

    Jan 17, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) is the largest study of mental health risk and resilience factors ever conducted among military personnel. Carried out in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Study's goal is to identify - as quickly as possible - factors that protect or pose risks to Soldiers' emotional well-being and mental health. This study is part of the Army's commitment to promote the overall health of Soldiers and to prevent suicide across the Army.

  • Deployed troops graduate from special NCO professional development course

    Jan 17, 2011

    The Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, an aviation brigade deployed to Iraq from Fort Riley, Kan., graduated its third class of Soldiers from a special academy designed to develop young leaders, Jan. 15. The course, known as the Demon Academy, consists of a week's worth of training, ranging from leadership philosophies to troop leading procedures, all designed for NCO professional development.

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