Archive: Oct 2011

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  • Sounding Alarm For Fire Safety

    Oct 7, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--It's been said that Redstone Arsenal is much like a small city with amenities and services that support a work force, residential families and visitors.

  • Strong Bonds at home enhance Soldier readiness

    Oct 7, 2011

    Soldiers train to improve their leadership and physical fitness, to perfect their handle on Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, and to grow in their assigned military occupational specialties. Conducting thorough, tough training is the most important part of every Soldier's day at work.

  • 1HBCT platoons compete for Raider Top Shot

    Oct 7, 2011

    Soldiers of 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team competed against one another at the platoon level from Sept. 17-21 in an effort to designate who was the best. Each platoon that competed had a full day's worth of events, starting from an air insertion early in the morning leading late into the evening. In the end, 1st Platoon, Bravo Troop, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment received the honor of being the Raider Brigade's Top Shot.

  • 'Vanguard' Soldiers revolutionizing food service

    Oct 7, 2011

    Specialist Darryl D. Fisher's idea of starting small when learning how to cook at 12 years of age was preparing an entire Thanksgiving dinner, complete with sweet potato pie. The food service specialist, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, said he spent most of his childhood in the kitchen learning the secrets of preparing flavorsome cuisine and desserts from his mother, Sharyl, and his aunt, Francine.

  • Raider chefs fight to be 'Last Cook Standing'

    Oct 7, 2011

    Chicken breast stuffed with spinach, bean sprouts and cream cheese, pan seared and finished in the oven. Rosemary diced potatoes sautéed in bacon fat, and a side of carrots. The dish sounds like one being described in a white tablecloth restaurant, with a napkin-draped-over-the-arm waiter and a reservation list.

  • Barracks Life: YouTube Star, matches a no-go

    Oct 7, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Hey you! Don't play with matches! Ok, fire safety brief done, right? It might be enough to cover what you thought you knew, but today is not that day. A quick YouTube search of "stupid fire accidents" yields some rather interesting results.

  • Gates urges Corps of Cadets to keep connected with society

    Oct 7, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 7, 2011) -- The U.S. Military Academy welcomed former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates on Oct. 6 as the 2011 recipient of the Sylvanus Thayer Award, presented by the Association of Graduates.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places - Stroke makes one-handed golfer tougher, not disabled

    Oct 7, 2011

    Disabled is not how Employment Readiness Program Manager, Thomas Barnard would portray himself. "I'm one of the most resilient people," lamented Barnard. "I get upset that I have not completely recovered from my stroke. I'm 23 years post stroke and I'm doing amazing, but I always knew I would."

  • Raider officers visit their 'Guardian Angels'

    Oct 7, 2011

    Soldiers of 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, stood on Donovan Field, joking and talking on a bright September day. They were waiting on helicopters from the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment to give them a ride to Hunter Army Airfield, where they would be conducting an Officer Professional Development Session, Sept. 30. The steady 'whoop whoop whoop' of a CH-47 Chinook signaled the start of a very eventful day for the officers.

  • 3SB support operations officer receives Purple Heart

    Oct 7, 2011

    The golden border draws the eye, perfectly contrasting the dark purple center. The unmistakable profile of George Washington sits directly below his coat of arms, a simple reminder of his legacy carried on. On the back are three words, 'For Military Merit;' words that mean so much, yet not enough to convey the sacrifices made.

  • Last Draftee Bids Farewell to Fellow Soldiers

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Army's last draftee on active continuous service, Command Sgt. Maj. Jeff Mellinger, bid farewell to friends, family and fellow Soldiers during his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Arlington Va. Oct. 3, 2011.

  • No Soldier left behind: Return of Korean War vet brings closure to family, friends

    Oct 10, 2011

    Cpl. Eduardo Pedregon, a Korean War veteran, received news of his missing in action in 1950, and since then they have been awaiting for his return.

  • Marne leadership takes stand against domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2011

    In support of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Third Infantry Division's Commander, Maj. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams and Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson signed a formal proclamation, Sept. 29, 2011, in an effort to bring more knowledge and understanding to this unmentionable topic.

  • Joint Munitions Command Commanding General Visits Iowa AAP to Kick off Second Round of Installation

    Oct 7, 2011

    Commanding General of Joint Munitions Command visits Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

  • Battle tested former Army Rangers visit 1st ACB troopers in Afghanistan

    Oct 7, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Whether it was enduring a 500-foot combat jump onto the small island of Grenada, patrolling the jungles of Vietnam, or navigating the streets of battle-ravaged Mogadishu, Danny McKnight, Keni Thomas, Max Mullen, and Charlie Manis have experiences that few others can account for.

  • You can't just hook and tow -- applying the science of recovery and the mechanical advantage

    Oct 7, 2011

    They came to teach the science of vehicle recovery and instill trust in the mechanical advantage.

  • Belvoir Hospital delivers its 100th baby

    Oct 7, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital OB/GYN department delivered its 100th baby last week, one month after the opening of the new facility. FBCH had 108 deliveries total for September, making it one of the busiest months since last October.

  • Providing shelter for Soldiers

    Oct 11, 2011

    The Force Provider system furnishes everything 150 Soldiers need; climate-controlled billeting, shower, latrine, kitchen, power distribution, even morale, welfare and recreation facilities.

  • South African Army soldiers visit U.S. Army Africa

    Dec 2, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer Charles Laubscher and Master Chief Warrant Officer Ketshwerebothata R. Boikanyo from the South African Army took part in a U.S. Army Africa command visit Sept. 26-29.

  • Shaping the Army of 2020

    Oct 6, 2011

    "As we near the end of our involvement in Iraq and begin the drawdown in Afghanistan, the Army is approaching a strategic transition" -- Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

  • RDECOM commander recognizes future science, technology leaders

    Oct 7, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Nick Justice presented awards to two high-school students and two future military officers at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference.

  • Cavalry reunion highlights changes, technology

    Oct 10, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord,Wash., hosted the 110th anniversary and reunion of the U.S. Army's 14th Cavalry Regiment, Sept. 30, 2011.

  • Group helps Families learn to save money with coupons

    Oct 6, 2011

  • Special Forces Soldiers save motorist's life, earn them Soldier's Medal

    Oct 7, 2011

    Two Special Forces Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., risked their lives to save a trapped man from a vehicle overturned in a river.

  • Rain garden helps JBLM become stewards of environment

    Oct 6, 2011

  • Deploying Soldiers to receive ballistic briefs

    Oct 7, 2011

    Deploying Soldiers will have several new items in their kit when they deploy, including ballistic underwear designed to mitigate some of the effects of an improvised explosive device blast.

  • Army ready to face budget challenges

    Oct 7, 2011

    Budget challenges loom in the Army's future. In fact, just about any portion of the federal budget could be cut to help the United States reduce its yearly deficit.

  • Soldiers represent Campbell at Fort Jackson Armed Forces golf tourney

    Oct 6, 2011

    Two Fort Campbell Soldiers were among a select few chosen to represent the All-Army team during the Armed Forces Golf Tournament at Fort Jackson, S.C. Captain Brent Riley, a dentist with the Dental Activity, and Sgt. Kelly Holliday, an infantry Soldier with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat team, 101st Airborne Division, were two of six Soldiers to play for the All-Army team. They were among 20 Soldiers chosen from among approximately 70 applicants to compete for the six slots.

  • Herschel Walker shares personal adversity with Top Guns

    Oct 6, 2011

    Oftentimes people feel alone in life due to circumstances beyond their control and Soldiers are not exempt from feelings of isolation, depression and despair. The Army encourages Soldiers and their Families to seek proper medical help and attention when needed and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, offers assistance at all times, sometimes with the help from well-known celebrities.

  • 'Spark'ing interest in fire prevention

    Oct 6, 2011

    It only takes a spark to start a fire. It only takes a Sparky to start fire prevention safety. Sparky, the mascot of the Fort Campbell Fire Department just might be the most popular figure on post to kids.

  • Legendary rock group Kansas to perform with US Army Band "Pershing's Own"

    Oct 11, 2011

  • Nightstalkers bring heavy assault aerial platform to European exercise

    Oct 7, 2011

    The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment brought the heavy assault Chinook helicopter to Exercise Jackal Stone 2011 with two MH-47G Chinook helicopters and crews.

  • Fort Irwin earns 'green' building award

    Oct 6, 2011

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took another step forward in its commitment to environmental stewardship last week. Building 309, the Company Operations Facility, located at Barstow Road and Ninth Street, was officially awarded LEED Gold certification during a ceremony Sept. 28.

  • Budget crisis, military spending cuts may impact future Afghanistan mission

    Oct 7, 2011

    The worldwide economic crisis is having an impact on the NATO mission militarily as the alliance transitions to a post-International Security Assistance Force environment, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe during a bloggers roundtable today.

  • Corps quickens flood-studies, starts with Sutter Basin Project

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Corps is changing how they study area flooding--in order to move more quickly from studying a problem, to fixing it.

  • New Commander Happy To Join The USASAC Family

    Oct 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This product of a military family says he's happy with his newest affiliation. Maj. Gen. Del Turner has become the commander of the Army Security Assistance Command. On Sept. 30 he succeeded Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker, who retired after 32 years of service.

  • Japanese American Soldiers will receive Congressional gold medal

    Nov 4, 2011

    More than 1,500 Japanese American representatives, including Soldiers, widows and family members associated with the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442d Regimental Combat Team, and Military Intelligence Service -- collectively known as "Go for Broke" -- will descend upon the nation's capital this November to receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

  • Combined Campaign Makes Giving Easier

    Oct 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Bill Fowler remembers what it was like before the Combined Federal Campaign. In 1972, at installations overseas where the Combined Federal Campaign had not yet migrated, enlisted Soldiers stood in line every payday to receive cash for their pay. Then, with cash in hand, they had to pass by various organizations and charities asking for a contribution from the Soldier's pocket.

  • FORSCOM opens new band training facility

    Oct 11, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band held a ribbon-cutting ceremony here today, officially opening its 18,748 sq. ft. training facility. Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromber, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, hosted the event. The new facility consolidates the band's operations, which were spread across various locations at the band's former home at Fort McPherson, Ga. The band made the move here last summer with FORSCOM, its parent unit, because of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. The band's Brass Ensemble played during the ceremony. Afterwards, guests attended a reception and toured the facility, while the Jazz Guardians, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Brigade and Loose Cannons provided rousing background music.

  • Campbell Civilian receives national award

    Oct 6, 2011

    Silent professionals fill the ranks of the Soldiers and civilians working at Fort Campbell. Among them is Jim Greer, Army Field Support Battalion-Campbell. "I'm the support operations officer here for the battalion," said Greer. "There are multiple departments and multiple programs that fall underneath my realm."

  • Redstone Takes Action On Quality Of Life

    Oct 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Diversity. That's what Carie Green wants to see around the table when members of the Redstone Arsenal community come together to discuss issues during this year's Army Family Action Plan conference. But that diversity is not limited to race, gender or religious affiliation. It also has to do with employment status -- civilian, contractor, retiree and military -- and tenant representation.

  • 'We Care' program reflects 214th Fires Brigade concern for Soldiers

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 6, 2011) -- A new program at the 214th Fires Brigade takes high-risk Soldiers and immerses them in training designed to strengthen them physically, emotionally and spiritually to set them up for success.

  • Dedication ceremony for Randall David Shughart Schools at Fort Bragg

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Shughart Elementary and Middle Schools at Fort Bragg, N.C., were dedicated during a ceremony October 6, 2011.

  • Breaking drill

    Oct 6, 2011

    Soldiers from 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) will get a sneak peek into the world of the U.S. Army Drill Team during the team's 14-day training cycle beginning Oct. 11. Interested applicants will learn more than 20 rifle movements, uniform standards, and marching sequences and formations unique only to the drill team. Those wishing to become members, this is only the tip of the iceberg. If you want to be a part of this elite group of Soldiers, you must be willing to really prove it.

  • 'Run Amok' obstacle course full of surprises, fun

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 6, 2011) -- The first MWR Run Amok event took place Oct. 1 at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area here.

  • Soldiers meet Oklahoma State football players to share values

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 6, 2011) -- Soldiers, from the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, traveled to Stillwater, Okla., to spend the day with the Oklahoma State University Cowboy football team Sept. 27. They explored the similarities of leadership, core values and team building between Army units and college football.

  • 'Bulldogs' poised to bite out terrorism from Afghanistan

    Oct 6, 2011

    More than 200 Soldiers from 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, or the "Bulldog" Brigade, deploy to Afghanistan from Biggs Army Airfield Sept. 30.

  • Serving Up Support For Military Families

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Richmond Fisher House is truly a "home away from home" for families of service members and veterans receiving care at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Medical Center. The kitchen is the heart of the facility as family members gather to talk about their loved ones, share information on programs and grab a bite to eat in between trips to the hospital. Most days, residents of the Fisher House must either rely on their own skills in the kitchen or get meals from local restaurants. But on a recent Saturday, Advanced Culinary Course students and instructors from the Joint Center of Culinary Excellence, Quartermaster School volunteered to prepare a brunch designed to nourish their bodies and spirits.

  • Enthusiastic Families turn out for Worldwide Day of Play

    Oct 6, 2011

    More than 250 people attended the 7th annual World Wide Day of Play held Sept. 24 at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The U.S. Army Garrison-Detroit Arsenal Child, Youth and School Services in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Nickelodeon and Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation, sponsored this all day event full of fun for the entire family.

  • APG South health fair takes holistic approach

    Oct 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 200 people attended the first health fair hosted by the Community Health Promotion Council and Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic at the APG South (Edgewood) recreation center Sept. 21.

  • Army Corps Construction helps revitalize Dover Air Force Base

    Oct 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving Dover Air Force Base a major facelift. The Corps' Philadelphia District is managing a $235-million construction program that has already given the base a host of new facilities, including a new air traffic control tower and a state-of-the-art medical examiner's facility and will soon deliver more.

  • Giant voice a life saver

    Oct 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Giant Voice, used by the Aberdeen Proving Ground Emergency Operations Center, is an important mass communication tool that just might save your life.

  • APG employee gets Bronze Star earned 40 years ago

    Oct 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 40 years ago, 1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire earned a Bronze Star for valor in Vietnam. On his way home in 1971, Berkshire's duffel bag was stolen--in the duffel bag was his Bronze Star. He never saw his medal again.

  • 1-6 CAV completes AGI village validation

    Oct 6, 2011

  • How safe is your electrical safety program?

    Oct 6, 2011

    Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR 1910.331-.335, "Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices" regulation has been in force for over 20 years. And yet, surprisingly, many Army units still do not have a written electrical safety program or an electrical safe work practice procedure in place.

  • New inductee to Audie Murphy Club

    Oct 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Staff Sgt. Edith Canada, the property book noncommissioned officer in charge, assigned to the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), was inducted into the Audie Murphy Club Sept. 23 at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Autumn marks Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Blessing of the Animals

    Oct 6, 2011

    Each year, in early autumn, you can see a small procession of animals being led to churches and chapels for a special ceremony known as the Blessing of the Animals.

  • Precaution key to seasonal driving

    Oct 6, 2011

    Motor vehicle maintenance and safety continue to be an installation emphasis as the fall and winter seasons near.

  • Plan on three days in an emergency

    Oct 6, 2011

    An emergency readiness kit is essential to have in the event of an evacuation according to officials.

  • ATEC ribbon cutting one more BRAC goal achieved

    Oct 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The raising of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command and Evaluation Center flags in front of the new ATEC headquarters building symbolized the accomplishment of yet another Base Realignment and Closure goal for an Aberdeen Proving Ground organization.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month observance informs, educates

    Oct 6, 2011

    Fort Belvoir's Equal Opportunity Office hosted the Hispanic Heritage Month observance Sept. 29, at the Officers' Club.

  • Deployment topic of book signing

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Van Noy Library hosted a discussion focusing on the hardship and triumphs of a Belvoir Family during a book signing event, Sept. 29, in the Fort Belvoir Community Center.

  • Purple Ribbon Fair to promote happy, healthy Belvoir Families

    Oct 6, 2011

    October is Domestic Violence Prevention Month and Fort Belvoir's Army community Services Family Advocacy Program recognizes the common desire to end interpersonal violence and abuse with a Purple Ribbon Fair Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Commissary Field.

  • Battalion showcases TECHINT

    Oct 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 150 observers from federal and state intelligence, law enforcement and active, Reserve and ROTC military organizations got up close and personal with equipment and weapons of the 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion during TECHINT Day festivities Sept. 16.

  • Ordnance Corp selects former Watervliet commander for Hall of Fame

    Oct 6, 2011

    Earlier this year, former Watervliet Arsenal Commander Lt. Col. Francis H. Parker (1838 - 1897) was inducted into the 2011 Class of the Ordnance Corps' Hall of Fame. On Sept. 7, 2011, in the presence of Arsenal employees, including former Arsenal employee and Ordnance Hall of fame member Fred Clas, Col. Clark W. LeMasters Jr., Chief of Ordnance, visited the Arsenal to present Parker's certificate and ribbon to Col. Mark F. Migaleddi, the Arsenal's current commander.

  • 38th Regional Support Group Change of Command Ceremony

    Oct 6, 2011

    The 38th Regional Support Group held a change of command ceremony for incoming commander Lt. Col. Bryan G. Peterson, and outgoing commander Col. Robert M. Pelletier, Oct. 1. The 38th RSG is the largest Army Reserve force in the state of West Virginia.

  • Army Reserve center opens at Fort Campbell

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky -- A new US Army Reserve center on the Tennessee side of Fort Campbell had its ribbon cutting ceremony on October 1. The new Reserve center will be the home for three Mobilization Support Battalions, the 1108th, 1109th and 1110th, as well as the 2nd Battalion, 399th Regiment, an element of the 100th Division (Institutional Training). The MSBs were stood up in 2008.

  • Air traffic controllers train, get hands on experience

    Oct 6, 2011

  • Warriors in transition: Education, training program paying dividends

    Oct 6, 2011

    What does a Soldier do when he can no longer be a Soldier?

  • Army Professional Development toolkit

    Feb 22, 2012

    Find news and resources about the current state and future of the Army.

  • EIB: Soldiers conquer 5-day challenge

    Oct 6, 2011

    About 70 Fort Carson Soldiers proved Sept. 26-30 that they have what it takes to earn the Army's prestigious Expert Infantryman Badge.

  • Hispanic engineer conference opens, focus is on building science workforce

    Oct 6, 2011

    The 23rd Annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference kicked off Oct. 6. Great Minds in STEM, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing STEM education, hosts the three-day conference.

  • Soldiers to get first glimpse of on-the-move network at next NIE

    Oct 10, 2011

    The Army is preparing to deploy a secure wireless network that can support vehicles traveling on the move. This major upgrade to the tactical network backbone will extend satellite communications to the company level, allowing Soldiers to communicate seamlessly through voice, data, images and video -- even in complex terrain.

  • Domestic violence: Time to end vicious cycle

    Oct 6, 2011

    Have you ever felt isolated, unworthy, frightened or trapped in a relationship? I have, and it's a scary scenario to be in, but I can tell you that you are not alone and you can end the vicious cycle of abuse.

  • Fort Drum welcomes home 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers from yearlong deployment

    Oct 6, 2011

    On Oct. 3 Fort Drum Family Members and friends welcomed nearly 200 avaiation Soldiers from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan

  • Indiana Guard medics visit orphans in Afghanistan

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Indiana National Guard's 4-19th Agribusiness Development Team and Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team examined more than 100 boys and girls at an orphanage in Khowst City, Afghanistan, Oct. 1, 2011.

  • 988th MPs bid farewell to final security squad

    Oct 6, 2011

    Dozens of friends and family members gathered at the main post chapel Wednesday to say farewell to the last of three Personal Security Detachment (PSD) squads assigned to 988th Military Police Company, 92nd Military Police Battalion slated to deploy in support of Operation New Dawn this year.

  • Fire festival emphasizes prevention, fun

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson Fire Department Fire Prevention Kick-off Carnival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. This year's theme is "Protect your family from fire."

  • SMDC Soldiers represent command at Best Warrior competition

    Oct 6, 2011

    SMDC Soldiers compete in Best Warrior competition

  • Running Amok is exactly what I did Saturday

    Oct 6, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla.--My plans of taking on the obstacle course also ran amok, as I fell over a wall of hay and fell out of my kayak into the lake. What can you do? Clumsiness should always be accounted for.

  • Fort Drum archaeologist's influence grows after year at prestigious academy in Rome

    Oct 6, 2011

    As an archaeologist living in rural northern New York working for the military, she is destined to feel like an oddball at times. If she ever wrote a memoir, she said it would probably be called "Square Peg Smooshed into Round Hole."

  • 82nd Sust. Bde. Soldiers assume official mail mission

    Oct 6, 2011

    It's official. Soldiers from the 82nd Sustainment Brigade's 18th Human Resources Company took responsibility of the Official Mail Distribution Center on Fort Bragg Sept. 28. A nine-soldier team from the company processes all of the official mail for a majority of the tenant units here.

  • Paratroopers inducted into historic corps

    Oct 6, 2011

    Newly promoted non-commissioned officers walked out in front of their peers and waited for a recommendation by his or her first line supervisor. As they were recommended they were able to pass through an archway and over a line symbolizing stepping into the new responsibilities of the NCO.

  • Army band drum major elevated to third band CSM

    Oct 6, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. Mitchell D. Spray was appointed to the position of command sergeant major and senior enlisted advisor of The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" Sept. 28.

  • West Point grad donates WWII chaplain kit to museum

    Oct 6, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 6, 2011) -- Michael Healy, Class of 1969, returned to his alma mater Sept. 30 to donate several items to the West Point Museum. Healy's uncle, Father Casimir Keydash, was a Catholic chaplain who served in the 378th Infantry Regiment, 95th Infantry Division, during World War II, landing at Normandy after the first wave of troops stormed the beach.

  • Wounded Warrior's message of being "differently abled"

    Oct 11, 2011

    October is National Disability Awareness Month and so, inviting someone who is disabled to talk to the Watervliet Arsenal workforce should have seemed like a natural, if not typical, thing to do to help educate the workforce about those who live with life challenging abilities. But "disabled" and "typical" was not the message brought by the Arsenal's guest speaker, Marine Sgt. Glenn Kunkel.

  • Fort Drum community honors heritage of Hispanic-Americans

    Oct 6, 2011

    Soldiers, civilians and Family Members took time to celebrate Hispanic-American culture Sept. 29 during Fort Drum's annual National Hispanic Heritage Month observance at the Commons.

  • Prevention: Domestic violence awareness day set

    Oct 7, 2011

    Prevention of Domestic Abuse Community Awareness Day will begin at Fort Jackson, S.C., with a Walk Against Domestic Abuse, followed by guest speakers from the Family Advocacy Program, the state Attorney General's Office and the Department of Social Services.

  • 2-14 Infantry hosts combat spouse day

    Oct 6, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons" hosted Combat Spouse Day on Sept. 23, 2011, to build camaraderie and esprit de corps among Soldiers and families.

  • Famed explorer, educator makes trek to Fort Jackson

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- At age 50, Helen Thayer became the first woman to travel alone to the magnetic North Pole. And after a car accident that she was told would leave her unable to walk, she -- at 63 -- went on to become the first woman to walk all the way across the Mongolian Gobi Desert.

  • Exchange program brings Australian cadets to West Point

    Oct 7, 2011

    Four cadets from the Australian Defence Force Academy concluded a 10-day visit to West Point Sept. 27, 2011, as part of a military exchange program between the two academies.

  • Proper clearance, access part of security awareness

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- October is Security Awareness Month, and because all DA personnel are required to have some type of background check and are responsible for safeguarding information, now is a good time to remind everyone of some key points with regards to personnel and information security.

  • Base firefighters host burn camp

    Oct 6, 2011

    On the afternoon of Sept. 27, two buses carrying ordinary kids, each with their own extraordinary story, rolled up to the front of the Fort Myer Fire Department seconds after truck 161 responded to a call.

  • Symposium offers encouragement, fun

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson spouses enjoyed a day full of encouragement, education and laughter at the first Spouses Embracing Life Fully, or SELF, Symposium on Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • 63rd EOD Battalion redeploys to Fort Drum

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Army's explosive ordnance disposal units are among the most highly trained personnel in today's force, and any Soldier who has served in Iraq or Afghanistan can attest to the significance of the life-saving skills that EOD personnel bring to combat with them.

  • West Point partners with VA for servicemember support

    Oct 6, 2011

    West Point Superintendent, Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon, Jr., looks on while Gerald Culliton, Director of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care Services, signs a Memorandum of Agreement on Oct. 5, establishing the first joint Individual Disability Evaluation System (IDES) in the country. The IDES program at the VA's Montrose Campus will have medical personnel from West Point and the Department of Veterans Affairs working together to streamline the process of servicemembers being medically evaluated as they leave the military.

  • Food Expo serves taste of Army

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson held its annual Food Expo Tuesday to give members of the post community a chance to get a "taste" of what is offered in the on-post dining facilities. Although the theme of the expo was "Victory thru nutrition," attendees were also able to sample some comfort food and occasional treats.

  • Post to celebrate Hispanic heritage

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community will have the opportunity to experience Hispanic culture at the installation's annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, which is scheduled for Oct. 15 at Patriot Park.

  • Soldiers help build Afghan National Army's NCO Corps

    Oct 6, 2011

    Sept. 18 marked the graduation of the second class of the 4th Kandak, 3rd Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps' Noncommissioned Officers Academy.

  • Hotoberfest event promotes fire safety

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson is getting ready for its fifth annual "Hotoberfest" and fire station open house to promote fire prevention and safety. Each year Directorate of Emergency Services and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation organize an open house and carnival that are as educational as they are entertaining.

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