Archive: Jan 2011

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  • Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment

    Jan 10, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment (OASA (IE&E)) has responsibility for policy development, program oversight, outreach, and coordination of a wide variety of Army activities overseeing the Army's installations. The OASA (IE&E) executes these responsibilities through innovative business transformation processes and continuous process improvement in the areas of installations, real estate (including military and civil works), housing, environment, safety and occupational health, energy, privatization and partnerships with industry.

  • U.S. Army Pacific Health Promotion Council meeting focuses on Soldier wellness programs

    Jan 10, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Pacific Surgeon's Office discussed suicide prevention and wellness programs at the quarterly Pacific Health Promotion Council meeting Jan. 7 at USARPAC headquarters. "The goal of the council is to have a better appreciation of the significance of suicide and wellness issues throughout the command," said Col. Joseph S. Pina, USARPAC deputy surgeon.

  • Gates: US, China must cooperate as world powers

    Jan 10, 2011

    The United States and China are world powers that need to cooperate, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. At a news conference after their meeting at the Bayi Building, Gates and Gen. Liang Guanglie, China's minister of national defense, spoke of the importance of strong, reliable military-to-military contacts between the nations.

  • Chairman calls for military self-examination

    Jan 10, 2011

    As the military enjoys tremendous support from the American people, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today, now is the time to step back, assess the impact of 10 years of war and ensure the institution remains on course.

  • Army supporters at bowl game soar with Knights

    Jan 10, 2011

    The Golden Knights support the Army All American Bowl each year with dozens of tandem jumps for community leaders from across the US. These VIPs learn much about Army opportunity and become valubale advocates for Army service.

  • Soldiers march through Barstow to Veterans Home

    Jan 10, 2011

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, stationed that the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., marched through Barstow to the Veterans Home there. The march helped raise money for the Home's Morale, Welfare and Recreation fund.

  • Body armor safe, despite procurement shortcuts

    Jan 10, 2011

    Soldiers have the best body armor in the world, the Army said, in spite of a recent Department of Defense Inspector General report that states the service failed to follow contracting rules in purchasing components for Interceptor Body Armor between 2004 and 2006.

  • Gen. Dempsey at the 2011 Army All-American Bowl: Coaches Breakfast, the Center for the Intrepid, and

    Jan 10, 2011

  • Dec. 16, 2010 - CSA's remarks at the Army Diversity and Leadership Symposium

    Jan 10, 2011

    Gen. George W. Casey, Jr.'s remarks from the Army Diversity and Leader Development Symposium held on Dec. 16, 2010.

  • Armed Forces Recreation Center discounted rates now available for Survivors

    Jan 10, 2011

    In recognition of their sacrifice, the Army's Family and MWR Command is offering discounted rates at Armed Forces Recreation Centers to military Families who have lost a Family member in service to our Nation.

  • The Army Management Staff College Opens its 3rd Annual Excellence in Education Award

    Jan 10, 2011

    Announcement of the Army Management Staff College's 3rd Annual Excellence in Education. this award recognizes Army organizations that have invested in professional development programs for the Army Civilian team members. It also promotes the philosophy that education is a lifelong pursuit and a strategic investment for the Army.

  • Africa strategy encourages democracy, development

    Jan 10, 2011

    The United States is pursuing a strategy that aims to foster stability and good, cooperative relationships with nations on the African continent, said Michele Flournoy, undersecretary of defense for policy.

  • Lights outs; night vision only

    Jan 10, 2011

    Soldiers with Battery A, 26th Field Artillery Regiment (Target Acquisition Battery), 41st Fires Brigade, air assaulted into the dark of the night to secure an area, protect their cargo, find their current grid location and convoy back to friendly territory during a joint-service training mission on Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 5.

  • IMCOM shares Army's Home at All American Bowl

    Jan 10, 2011

    Employees from the Installation Management Command Headquarters participated in the Army Strong Zone at the Army All American Bowl in San Antonio Jan. 6-8. The display featured information about IMCOM programs, installations, and gave visitors the opportunity to record a message of support to the troops overseas.

  • 'Dragon' battalion Soldiers train IA on combat life saving

    Jan 10, 2011

    Iraqi Army soldiers completed training in combat life-saving techniques during a two-day course taught by Soldiers from the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Service Project Planned

    Jan 10, 2011

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation and sharing; for a multiracial nation united in justice, peace, and reconciliation.

  • East edges West in Army's 'All-American' Bowl

    Jan 10, 2011

    The longest-running high school all-star game in the nation was played out in front of a nationally televised audience Jan. 8, when the U.S. Army-sponsored All-American Bowl kicked off at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Iraqi health-care providers training at Walter Reed

    Jan 10, 2011

    Six Iraqi military health-care providers began a six-week rotation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Jan. 4, with two Iraqi linguists accompanying the group.

  • HSEEP: Homeland Security seminar helps to hone garrison emergency response

    Jan 10, 2011

    A tornado tears through Fort Leonard Wood and destroys 150 homes. Three U.S. Soldiers are killed when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashes northeast of Mannheim. A gunman opens fire at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 32. In each incident, the affected Army garrisons had to react at a moment's notice.

  • Stuttgart Soldiers visit post-WWII Augsburg

    Jan 10, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart Headquarters and Headquarters Company, explored both a historic German city and a special friendship between two nations during a trip to Augsburg Dec. 10. The Soldiers were guests of the "Amerika in Augsburg Verein" (America in Augsburg society).

  • Local Cub Scouts complete historic Bastogne walk

    Jan 10, 2011

    Battling the freezing cold, Stuttgart area Cub Scouts trudged through snow and slush during the Dec. 11 Bastogne Historical Walk in Belgium as they commemorated the hardships endured by World War II soldiers.

  • U.S. Navy prepares for the future of information warfare

    Jan 10, 2011

    The U.S. European Command Director of Intelligence presented the first group of Navy officers under the EUCOM umbrella with the new Information Dominance Warfare insignia at EUCOM Headquarters in Stuttgart Dec. 16.

  • Panzer Hotel hosts grand opening

    Jan 10, 2011

    It's official. The Panzer Hotel is now open for guests, following a grand opening ceremony Dec. 15.

  • 110th Anniversary Celebration of the Army Nurse Corps

    Jan 10, 2011

    February 2, 2011 marks the 110th anniversary of the inception of the Army Nurse Corps. The celebration in the National Capital Region will be held on February 5th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The theme for this anniversary celebration is "Touching Lives for 110 Years" and we would like to welcome all to attend. The Army Nurse Corps has a wonderfully rich history. Both men and women have served as Army nurses since 1775; however the Nurse Corps did not become part of the Army Medical Department until 1901 when the Army Reorganization Act was passed and became law.

  • USACE Europe District renovates its headquarters

    Jan 10, 2011

    With the opening celebration of the new break room at the Amelia Earhart Center, Dec. 15, 2010, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District officially completes its $5 million office renovation project.

  • Theater Gateway celebrates one-million R&R milestone in Kuwait

    Jan 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Theater Gateway staff celebrated a major milestone in their travel-support mission, Jan. 10, with a One Millionth Passenger Ceremony at the Army Life Support Area in Kuwait.

  • Holly Petraeus aims to bolster families' fiscal knowledge

    Jan 10, 2011

    Holly Petraeus hopes to hear from servicemembers and their families about their financial issues and pitfalls in the coming months as she leads up efforts to create the Office of Servicemember Affairs. The information she gathers will be integrated into the formation of the new office, which aims to strengthen and support military families financially as part of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • Lt. Gen. Webster awards best Thanksgiving decorated Dining Facility

    Jan 10, 2011

  • Soldier prepares for recording contract

    Jan 10, 2011

    In June, Spc. Brian Stowe got a phone call in which record executives offered him a recording contract. He will begin recording after his unit returns from Afghanistan.

  • UNC women's soccer coach holds Heidelberg clinic

    Jan 10, 2011

    Heidelberg women soccer players had a rare opportunity to learn from one of the most successful women's soccer coaches in the United States.

  • Afghan, coalition forces detain insurgents, find weapons

    Jan 10, 2011

    Afghan and coalition detained several insurgents and found weapon stockpiles in recent operations throughout Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • Single Soldiers give back 2,000 hours

    Jan 10, 2011

    The year of 2010 was notable for the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program, and nowhere is that more evident than in the national recognition of the BOSS programs in all three communities.

  • All decked out

    Jan 10, 2011

    Heidelberg students now have a bigger and better after-school hangout thanks to the Soldiers of the 18th Engineer Brigade.

  • Teaching how to give back

    Jan 10, 2011

    Students at Heidelberg Middle School learned the lesson that giving to others who are in need gives the holidays an extra sense of meaning.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit shows educators different side of Army

    Jan 10, 2011

    The Army Marksmanship Unit performed trick shooting and instructed many honored guests of Army Accessions Command in San Antonio during the week leading up to the Army's All-American Bowl.

  • Winter weather delays

    Jan 9, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Fort Rucker officials announce changes to schedules due to forecasted winter weather conditions, Monday, January 10.

  • The Profession of Arms

    Jan 9, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) have directed a review starting in January 2011 of the Profession of Arms after a decade of persistent conflict. Beginning with a Unified Quest 2011 seminar on <i>The Profession of Arms</i> Jan. 11-13, the year-long Army-wide assessment will be led by the commanding general TRADOC and will review Soldiers' and leaders' understanding of what it means to be professionals - expert members of the Profession of Arms -- and encourage a recommitment to a culture of service, and the responsibilities and behaviors as articulated in the Army ethic.

  • Fort Jackson operations to resume Wednesday

    Jan 9, 2011

    Fort Jackson, S.C. -- The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will resume training operations Wednesday.

  • Army converts garbage into energy, reduces carbon footprint

    Jan 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army has furthered its goal to empower, unburden and protect the warfighter by developing green technology that converts waste into fuel.

  • Welcome to high-tech Army

    Jan 8, 2011

    Education, technology and football collided Jan. 8 during the All-American Bowl with the U.S. Army Materiel Command flexing its technology muscle through the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, a major subordinate command of AMC.

  • Contracting specialists train for disasters during contingency contracting exercise

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Shafter, Hawaii - The 413th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Shafter become the first CSB to support a disaster scenario based on real-world events during a recent joint contracting field training exercise. The exercise, Pacific Contingency Contracting Disaster Training, was based on Operation Unified Assistance after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The exercise focused on providing emergency contracting to a joint task force supporting a foreign disaster relief effort.

  • Robots play significant role in protecting Warfighter

    Jan 7, 2011

    Robotic systems created by the U.S. Army reduce the amount of exposure to danger for the American Warfighter.

  • Night vision just the beginning for Army technology

    Jan 7, 2011

    Night vision technology developed by the U.S. Army now allows the American warfighter to own the night.

  • All-American Bowl to showcase nation's top high school players

    Jan 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army's number one outreach program, the "All-American" Bowl, showcases the nation's top high school football players in an East versus West contest to be held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, January 8, 2011.

  • Casey: Army rebalance to be complete by October

    Jan 7, 2011

    During his brief to members of the Association of the U.S. Army today, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., said despite budget cuts he expects the service by the end of fiscal year 2011 to have reached the balance goals it set in 2004.

  • 110th Anniversary Celebration of the Army Nurse Corps

    Jan 7, 2011

    February 2, 2011 marks the 110th anniversary of the inception of the Army Nurse Corps. The celebration in the National Capital Region will be held on February 5th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. The theme for this anniversary celebration is "Touching Lives for 110 Years" and we would like to welcome all to attend. The Army Nurse Corps has a wonderfully rich history. Both men and women have served as Army nurses since 1775; however the Nurse Corps did not become part of the Army Medical Department until 1901 when the Army Reorganization Act was passed and became law.

  • Gates recommends Dempsey for Army chief of staff

    Jan 7, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates recommended to President Barack Obama that he nominate Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as the next Army Chief of Staff.

  • Gen. Dempsey speaks at AAB Coaches Breakfast

    Jan 7, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spoke to the coaches of the 2011 Army All-American Bowl at the Coaches Breakfast today in San Antonino, Texas. Learn more about the Army All-American Bowl here: http://www.usarmyallamericanbowl.com/

  • A starry night

    Jan 7, 2011

  • Newly formed Order of St. Joseph to honor 'best of the best'

    Jan 7, 2011

    A group of spouses from 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, created an organization and award to recognize Soldiers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty while serving in a rear detachment capacity, regardless of branch of service. The award is called the Order of St. Joseph.

  • 25th CAB prioritizes re-deploying Soldiers, families

    Jan 7, 2011

    Leadership with the 25th CAB prioritized the needs of its Soldiers and their families upon the brigade's return from Iraq earlier this summer with a robust Soldier Reset and Reintegration Program targeting physical, emotional, spiritual, family and social dynamics with activities and events from Schofield Barracks to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

  • Cougars return home after year in Kuwait

    Jan 7, 2011

    The ETA changed throughout the day, but the plane with 107 Soldiers of the 62nd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Company arrived the evening of Dec. 16 in plenty of time for the holidays. Cougar Company Soldiers made their way into Wilson Sports and Fitness Center, then into the arms of their loved ones by 10 p.m., marking the end of a yearlong deployment in Kuwait. Traditional and nontraditional missions filled the calendar of the chemical company based at Camp Arifjan during a tour that essentially followed the 2010 calendar year.

  • Sustainer takes competition to a whole new level

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2011) - Many military units across the U.S. armed forces compete in intramural sports at their duty stations, but one member of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took the competition even further - all the way to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) headquarters.

  • Clearing up the recycling confusion at McChord

    Jan 7, 2011

    As part of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord merger on Oct. 1, 2010, LeMay Incorporated took over McChord Field's waste services contract. In addition to being the solid waste services provider for all of Pierce County, LeMay has been the Lewis Main and North solid waste contractor for several years. Shelia Albrecht-Martin, the JBLM Public Works solid waste and recycling outreach coordinator, said the new single-stream recycling system is actually easier to use because nearly all recyclables go into the same 90-gallon cart.

  • Week in Photos: Jan. 3-7

    Jan 7, 2011

    This is a compilation of photos from around the Army from Jan. 3-7.

  • I Corps begins preparations for Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 7, 2011

    This summer, America's Corps will arrive to man, equip and guide the operational arm of Gen. David H. Petraeus and the Kabul-based NATO International Security Assistance Force.

  • Fort Bragg rescuers rehearse down aircraft recovery procedures

    Jan 7, 2011

    Rescue units from Simmons Army Air Field responded to a simulated helicopter crash at the aerial gunnery range in the training area of Fort Bragg, Dec. 9, 2010. The exercise helped assessed the SAAF emergency response plan at night in a remote area of Fort Bragg where aircraft operate as well as fulfill a once-a-year requirement for such a drill.

  • ANCDF Munitions Disposal Operations Pause For Changeover

    Jan 7, 2011

    The Anniston Chemical Disposal Facility (ANCDF) concluded its mustard-filled mortar disposal campaign yesterday.

  • Town hall teaches safe baby practices

    Jan 7, 2011

    Womack Army Medical Center held a town hall meeting in support of this mission. The infant care town hall meeting, held in WAMC's Weaver Auditorium, familiarized parents and professionals with services like the New Parent Support Program and the hospital's state-of-the-art mother-baby unit.

  • Fort Bragg community-based primary care clinics set to revolutionize health care

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Bragg's community-based medical homes are set to open in Fayetteville and Hope Mills by the first week of March. The concept goes back to a time when Family doctors knew children by name and understood the medical needs of each patient. It also relates to the Army chief of staff's directive to improve access to care, which includes opening clinics within the community and bringing health care to the Families rather than requiring them to commute to post for wellness appointments.

  • 'Torch' element departs for Iraq

    Jan 7, 2011

    Early morning Jan 2, 25 Sky Dragon troopers mustered for the manifest that will carry them from Fort Bragg to duty stations in Kuwait and Iraq as the XVIII Airborne Corps first boots forward in its deployment to Operation New Dawn. This movement represents the tipping point as the battalion's weight shifts from preparing to deploy to the actual deployment,

  • 31 engineers join NCO ranks

    Jan 7, 2011

    The 4th Engineer Battalion officially introduced its 31 newest noncomA,Amissioned officers during a time-honored tradition Dec. 10 at McMahon Auditorium.

  • Rogers Clan Finds Home At Redstone

    Jan 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On both personal and professional levels, Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers' assignment as the commander of the Aviation and Missile Command is much like coming home.

  • Memorial features photos of fallen heroes

    Jan 7, 2011

    Twenty-one memorial portraits adorned the Fallen Heroes Family Center Oct. 14, when the Fort Carson garrison commander announced completion of renovations and initiation of Survivor Outreach Services. The Mountain Post began offering one-on-one counselors and support groups in a home-like atmosphere.

  • Exercise joins Army, local K-9 agencies

    Jan 7, 2011

    The Fort Carson military working dog unit and more than 50 local area K-9 agencies came together for a joint training exercise Dec. 14-15 to share knowledge and exchange techniques in the K-9 handler field.

  • Continuous Army innovation yields improved gunner protection

    Jan 7, 2011

    Chances are, if a warfighter has deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, they are familiar with the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, or OGPK. With more than 45,000 of these systems fielded to date, the OGPK is a standard-issue equipment piece for the Army's tactical gunner vehicles - from up-armored Humvees in Operation New Dawn in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, as well as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

  • U.S. Army Human Resources Command to select officers for intern program

    Jan 7, 2011

  • TMC keeps Soldiers mission ready while deployed

    Jan 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, operate the troop medical clinic; providing for the physical and behavioral health care needs of Soldiers at Contingency Operating Site Marez.

  • Fort Lee gets T-12 bomb

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Heavy equipment workers nudge a T-12 "earthquake" bomb into place as a permanent display item here. Hailed as the largest conventional air-dropped piece of munitions ever built, the bomb was conceived by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department during the closing months of World War II.

  • USD-N NCO of the Quarter strives for success

    Jan 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Staff Sgt. Steven Newman, a native of Hobart, Ind., bested six other noncommissioned officers to be named the United States Division-North NCO of the Quarter at the quarterly competition held at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

  • Saving the Baghdad Zoo

    Jan 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - William "Wes" Sumner" is a unique Soldier working in a unique command. But few people know Sumner's story - the story of a man who not only worked to restore the Baghdad Zoo, but recently published a children's book about it.

  • Saving the Baghdad Zoo

    Jan 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - William "Wes" Sumner" is a unique Soldier working in a unique command. Sumner helps to maintain operations and to keep his finger on the pulse of a command that is charged with combating weapons of mass destruction and defeating all types of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats. But few people know Sumner's story - the story of a man who not only worked to restore the Baghdad Zoo, but recently published a children's book about it.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Leonard Wood, ensures ongoing support

    Jan 7, 2011

  • Book fair challenge sparks extreme course work

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 6, 2011) -- The students at J.E.J. Moore Middle School did more than meet a challenge set for the fall book fair at the school that services Fort Lee's sixth and seventh graders ... they pummeled it.

  • USACR/Safety Center Links

    Jan 7, 2011

  • A Day for Horsing Around: Military Kids Make New Friends at Riding on Angel's Wings Ranch

    Jan 7, 2011

    Military kids spilled off of a charter bus at the Riding on Angel's Wings ranch near Felton, Minn., and were greeted with smiles and hand warmers. The frigid cold of Dec. 4 didn't damper spirits as the kids made their way into the horse arena for a day camp to learn about horses and pick up a few life lessons. The camp was sponsored by North Dakota's Operation: Military Kids (OMK) and was open to all military Families.

  • <b>Business is Booming: Engineers Assemble at North Dakota's 164th RTI to Receive Exempla

    Jan 7, 2011

    Military engineers attending the Advanced Leadership Course at the North Dakota National Guard's 164th Regimental Training Institute (RTI) learn various breaching techniques at the school's live explosive breach range. Photos to accompany this story are available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndguard/sets/72157625643239509/.

  • Council Meeting Goes Live

    Jan 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG's Dec. 16 Community Action Council Meeting was opened up to a wider audience when it was broadcast in real time on APG's Cable Channel 97.

  • Former post commander dies

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Maj. Gen. John Renner, former Fort Jackson commanding general, has died. Renner served as Fort Jackson's commanding general from 1989 to 1991.

  • Resiliency Training uses new tools to get better results

    Jan 7, 2011

    The Resiliency Training instructors at Katterbach Army Airfield, have combined similar tools to expand their reach and become more effective in helping Soldiers to recover and reintegrate after returning from deployments.

  • Model behavior: Instructor perpetuates passion for vehicle preservation

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 6, 2011) -- Holding a small plastic model of a military jeep in his hand, Lee Holland pointed out flaws like the globs of glue on the hood and windshield but admitted it wasn't a bad assembly job for a 5-year-old.

  • 313th JMCB meets with Afghan Trucking Company

    Jan 7, 2011

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Members of the 313th Joint Movement Control Battalion met with a local Afghan citizen living outside Bagram Airfield (BAF), December 29, to discuss improving efficiency of host nation trucking operations.

  • West Point signs agreement with Afghan Army

    Jan 7, 2011

    KABUL, Afghanistan- U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point representatives reaffirmed the academy's agreement with the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA) at a signing ceremony, Jan. 5. Superintendent of USMA, Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr., and NMAA commander, Maj.Gen. Shir Mohammad Zazai, signed the declaration of understanding; a symbol of the close relationship between the two academies.

  • Gates reveals budget efficiencies, reinvestment possibilities

    Jan 7, 2011

    The Defense Department has found $154 billion in efficiencies over the next five years and will be able to invest $70 billion of that saved money in more deserving accounts, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.

  • West Point signs agreement with Afghan Army

    Jan 7, 2011

    U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point representatives reaffirmed the academy's agreement with the National Military Academy of Afghanistan (NMAA) at a signing ceremony, Jan. 5. Superintendent of USMA, Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr., and NMAA commander, Maj.Gen. Shir Mohammad Zazai, signed the declaration of understanding; a symbol of the close relationship between the two academies.

  • Female MPs bring professionalism, added capabilities to fight

    Aug 26, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 64th Military Police Company assigned to Combat Outpost Fortress in Afghanistan's Kunar Province have seen plenty of action since they arrived at the outpost nearly nine months ago. Fortunately, the MPs at COP Fortress have a couple of "combat multipliers" in Spc. Cristine Gallagher and Spc. Lauren Hyman.

  • Small Claims Court helps individuals resolve legal issues

    Jan 6, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Small Claims Court provides a simple, inexpensive way to enforce your rights.

  • New year brings changes to Presidio shuttle bus service

    Jan 6, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Routes and schedules were adjusted Jan. 4 for the Presidio of Monterey's "Bluebird" shuttle bus service serving students of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

  • Military Child in Hawaii surveys families for second year

    Jan 6, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Pacific Command-hosted longitudinal study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Curriculum Research and Development Group at the University of Hawaii, is currently in its second year of collecting data from military families.

  • Army continues to push boundaries of food science

    Jan 6, 2011

    Technology being developed by Army food scientists may provide the American warfighter meals on the battlefield that taste freshly made up to three years after it was prepared.

  • Band building well underway as new year begins

    Jan 6, 2011

    In spite of the cold weather, the new Army Ground Forces Band building is still tracking on schedule. "We should finish the shingles in a couple of weeks and then work will focus mostly on the inside," said Project Manager George V. Blackard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fort Bragg office. "Exterior brick work will also begin in a few weeks, which will bring out the true shape and color of the building." The placement of interior studs is well underway as are the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. 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.

  • Program helps Soldier cope with traumatic loss

    Jan 6, 2011

    Watching a friend die in combat changed Sgt. Allen Chase's life. The father of six knew he needed help, but his goal is to become a commissioned officer and a physician's assistant, and he feared asking for help would end that dream.

  • Olympic gold medalist enlists in Army National Guard

    Jan 6, 2011

    Olympic Gold Medalist Justin Olsen competed for his country in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and now Pfc. Justin Olsen will serve it too. Olsen, a member of the United States Bobsled team since 2007 enlisted in the New York Army National Guard in a brief ceremony Jan. 7.

  • Exoskeleton enhances Warfighter strength, reduces injury

    Jan 6, 2011

    The American Warfighter can easily lift up to 200 pounds and significantly reduce knee and back injuries with emerging technology on display this week in the Army Strong Zone at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Olympic Gold Medal winner enlists in NY National Guard

    Jan 6, 2011

    Olympic Gold Medal Winner Justin Olsen competed for his country in the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Now New York Army National Guard Pfc. Justin Olsen will serve it too.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Leonard Wood USO

    Jan 6, 2011

  • SecDef statement on budget and efficiencies

    Jan 6, 2011

  • Gates recommends Dempsey as next Army Chief of Staff

    Jan 6, 2011

  • U.S. Army Showcases Latest Modernization Equipment at 2010 Army Navy Game

    Jan 6, 2011

    To best prepare and equip our Soldiers with advanced capabilities to conduct today's and tomorrow's full-spectrum operations, the U.S. Army is incrementally upgrading and modernizing its equipment and technologies. As a means to demonstrate the Army's latest high-tech vehicle, robotic and Soldier equipment and technologies, multiple Program Executive Offices, in coordination with ASA(ALT), participated in an Army Modernization display at the annual Army/Navy Football Game on Dec. 11, in Philadelphia, PA.

  • Painting For Charity

    Jan 6, 2011

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