Archive: Oct 2011

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  • "Four Corners" Prepares for Withdraw

    Oct 4, 2011

    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait - The 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, also known as the Leopard Battalion, took over the Four Corners Operation, a vital part of the responsible drawdown from Iraq, to retrograde multiple classes of supply at Camp Virginia and support redeploying units.

  • Third Army kicks off annual CFC-Overseas

    Oct 4, 2011

    Third Army kicked off the annual Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas here Oct. 3, marking the 50th anniversary of the fund-raising campaign.

  • Officials aim to manage TRICARE costs, preserve future benefits

    Oct 4, 2011

    Modest increases to certain aspects of military health care will help to responsibly manage costs and ensure benefits for future service members, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said today.

  • JSA Security Battalion conducts live fire exercise

    Oct 4, 2011

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea - U.S. Soldiers assigned to the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area do more than serve as security escorts and give historical briefs to visitors of the Joint Security Area at Panmunjom.

  • 'Old Hickory' rises to challenge of moving vehicles, supplies out of Iraq

    Oct 4, 2011

    The Tennessee Army National Guard's 230th Sustainment Brigade has been chosen as one of several units responsible for withdrawing all U.S. Forces from Iraq by the end of this year.

  • Repair team keeps robots on the road

    Oct 5, 2011

    Soldiers in the Joint Robotics Repair Detachment at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, are members of an elite program trained specifically to repair robots that are used for route clearance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

  • Highway Traffic Division Keeps Operations Running Smoothly Throughout Kuwait

    Oct 4, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - It is an early morning at the Kuwaiti Naval Base on the shore of the Persian Gulf, but already the temperature is well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The sun is just peeking over the horizon as Soldiers busy themselves throughout the truck lot, preparing equipment for loading on the trucks lining the gates. These Soldiers are preparing to move to Iraq, where they are responsible for the continuing mission of training the Iraqi Army and Security Forces. Movement through Kuwait is vital to them accomplishing their mission, and allowing for preparations for massive amounts of equipment and personnel is just one part.

  • 541st 'Pacesetters' poised for drawdown

    Oct 4, 2011

    The 541st Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, under the operational control of the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, prepares for the main event in Operation New Dawn, relieving Soldiers of their property as they exit Iraq.

  • Third Army trains with Kuwaiti fire department

    Oct 4, 2011

    Third Army spearheaded a joint-training exercise here to share firefighting and life-saving techniques Sept. 26.

  • Rhinehorse Spirit gauges 21st TSC unit's readiness

    Oct 4, 2011

    Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's, 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center participated in a training exercise entitled "Rhinehorse Spirit" on Rhine Ordnance Barracks here, Sept. 27.

  • Fort Hood kicks off statewide crime prevention campaign

    Oct 4, 2011

    The Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services joined area law enforcement agencies Sept. 22, 2011, during the kick off of Texas' statewide National Night Out campaign.

  • IMCOM Pacific, Korea unite to form a single region

    Oct 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command demonstrated its commitment to efficient operations and a leaner Army when it integrated IMCOM-Korea into IMCOM Pacific Sept. 30, 2011.

  • University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson tours Kuwait to say thank you to 'Red Bull' soldi

    Oct 14, 2011

    Developing his answers to the tests of life, Coach J Robinson wanted to share them with soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division as a way to say thank you to 'Red Bull' soldiers who are currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Bulldog Platoon sharpens teamwork with medical training

    Oct 4, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING STATION GARRY OWEN, Iraq -- Bulldog Company has chosen to be proactive as 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division prepares to transfer Contingency Operating Station Garry Owen to Iraqi Security Forces and move their equipment to Contingency Operating Base Adder in advance of the drawdown of United States Forces-Iraq later this year.

  • Best Warrior underway at Fort Lee

    Oct 4, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 3, 2011) -- Contestants in the Best Warrior shook off the jitters with the first event of the day, the Army Physical Fitness Test, then when on to complete the exam/essay event and Army Physical Readiness Test.

  • A Commander's vision - 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade trains for the fight

    Oct 3, 2011

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wa.---Given the Army's high operational pace, combat security, the collection of intelligence and long range surveillance (LRS) communications must be integrated to provide commanders on the battlefield with real time information regarding current situations and educated assessments of what lies ahead.

  • Best Warrior-100th sends Maye to compete, show skills

    Oct 4, 2011

    The Colorado National Guard hosted their yearly Best Warrior competition at Fort Carson Sept. 23-25, and welcomed those brightest and motivated Soldiers to test their wills during the three day event.

  • Best Warriors battle for top Army titles

    Oct 4, 2011

    Twenty-six motivated Soldiers began their pursuit of prestigious Army titles at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 3, 2011, as they completed the first challenges of the 2011 Best Warrior Competition.

  • Competitive events begin for Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 9, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 3, 2011) -- The first day of competitive events for the 2011 Best Warrior Competition began with the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • New 'family' of bombs in production

    Oct 3, 2011

    A new family of bombs designed to make them safer from accidental detonation due to fire is in full rate production at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP), the Department of Defense's premier bomb and warhead producer.

  • California Guardsmen train Iraqis on HEMTT fuel trucks

    Oct 5, 2011

    American Soldiers here recently conducted a week-long class to train fellow Iraqi Army personnel how to operate heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks in preparation for the upcoming assumption of operations by Iraqi Security Forces at the Camp Taji airfield.

  • 35th Infantry Division concludes milestone exercise

    Oct 4, 2011

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- The 35th Infantry Division ("Santa Fe"), Kansas National Guard successfully reached a number of milestones last week, completing the first-ever division-level Full Spectrum Exercise, or FSX, at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Sept. 28.

  • Aviation battalion successfully transitions Diamondback

    Oct 5, 2011

    More than 400 installations in Iraq have already been transitioned from American to Iraqi control -- but until the transfer of forward Operating Base Diamondback, none of those handovers had been completed by an aviation unit.

  • Soldier Raised $2310 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation

    Oct 3, 2011

    Staff Sgt. David Tompsett joined the race with thousands of Minnesotans in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, August 19-21, 2011. Together they raised money for the fight against breast cancer. In this "battle" supporters wore pink not Army green; and money was raised for future investments in research and community programs.

  • TRADOC Analysis Center celebrates 25th anniversary

    Oct 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center, or TRAC, celebrated its 25th anniversary Oct. 3.

  • A 'general' change atop the 412th TEC

    Oct 6, 2011

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler takes over the 412th Theater Engineer Command

  • Battalion changeover

    Oct 3, 2011

    An assumption of responsibility ceremony was held Sept. 23 at Spates Community Club on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for Headquarters Command Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Jessup, who took over from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Andrea Marks in early September.

  • Bobber delivers USACE water safety message at Morro Bay Harbor Festival

    Oct 3, 2011

    LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles District participated in the 30th Annual Morro Bay Harbor Festival Oct. 1-2. "No one is ever too young or too mature to learn valuable water safety tips that can save lives," said Cecy Ordonez, Army health promotion coordinator for the District. Ordonez and Bobber, the USACE Water Safety Dog, delivered the message to those who stopped by the Corps exhibit during this year's festival.

  • Army Sustainment Command salutes fallen Soldier

    Oct 4, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers and civilian employees saluted as the funeral procession for Spc. Chad Dellit passed Sept. 30, en route to the Rock Island (Ill.) National Cemetery.

  • Spotlight On...Staff Sgt. Jose Santamaria

    Oct 5, 2011

    A proven asset to the noncommissioned officer corps contingency contracting team, Staff Sgt. Jose Santamaria excels at leadership by example.

  • 101st Airborne Vietnam vet's remains retrieved after 45 years MIA

    Oct 3, 2011

    An unexpected and emotional reunion occurred Monday in Grundy County, Tenn., when 17 Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, escorted the remains of a Vietnam veteran back to his hometown and Family, after being missing in action for 45 years.

  • 412th Soldier killed in motorcycle accident

    Oct 6, 2011

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill opens doors for Soldiers after service

    Oct 3, 2011

    For Soldiers looking beyond the combat zone to life after the military, the Post 9/11 GI Bill may be their ticket to a new career. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a fairly new education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. Administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to service members.

  • Bayonet soldiers observe Rosh Hashanah in Afghanistan

    Oct 3, 2011

  • Colorado Guard selects top Soldiers

    Oct 5, 2011

    The Colorado Army National Guard began a three-day challenge at Fort Carson Sept. 23, 2011, to determine the state's top Guardsmen.

  • Browne to wear bib No. 1 for one last hurrah in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 7, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program distance runner Maj. Dan Browne, a three-time winner and two-time record-holder of America's largest 10-mile road race, is one of eight WCAP runners who will attempt to keep the International Army Cup on American soil Oct. 9 at the Pentagon.

  • Faithful follower ministers to deployed soldiers

    Oct 3, 2011

    BAGHDAD - When soldiers deploy around the world, far from home, in harm's way, many look to their faith to help them though. The military's ministry follows them to ensure chaplains are there when they are needed. Victory Base Complex in Iraq is no different as the soldiers of the 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade have their own faithful followers.

  • Fort Campbell's new helicopter simulator provides virtual training

    Oct 4, 2011

    The Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module came to post last week to be used for the first time beyond the testing stages. The module is a simulator that was created to train helicopter crews on the rear of both the CH-47 Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk.

  • Game of Chicken: US, Afghan troops take back road held by Taliban

    Oct 4, 2011

    U.S. Soldiers and Afghan National Security Forces in Zabul province reclaimed a road between Qalat, the provincial capital, and Mizan, the Mizan district capital, held by the Taliban for the past year.

  • We can now fight as one nation

    Oct 4, 2011

    Forty-six service members took the Oath of Allegiance, becoming U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony held on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2011.

  • Sailing Forward Together

    Oct 3, 2011

    History set sail recently as the USNS Spearhead, the Navy's first Joint High Speed Vessel, was christened during a ceremony at the shipbuilders' facility in Mobile, Ala. The JHSV is a new class of ship, designed for rapid intra-theater transport of troops and military equipment. Commonly referred to as the "workhorse of the nation," it was conceived as a joint endeavor among the services.

  • Soldier credits ASAP for help after suicide attempt

    Oct 3, 2011

    A former noncommissioned officer who spent a life-altering deployment in Iraq, Soldier Doe is currently enrolled in Fort Myer's Army Substance Abuse Program which provides information about substance abuse and its negative consequences.

  • 3 FLW Soldiers die of wounds suffered in Sept. 28 improvised explosive device attack in Afghanistan

    Oct 3, 2011

    Three Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood died Wednesday in Afghanistan of injuries suffered when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device while conducting route clearance.

  • October is Army Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 3, 2011

    October is Army Energy Awareness Month

  • California National Guard Soldiers compete in the 2011 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 4, 2011

    California National Guard's Best Warrior Competition 2011 kicked into high gear at Camp San Luis Obispo with nine special Soldiers vying for the title of best of the best.

  • Three black hawks delivered to Mexico through FMS program

    Oct 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command delivered three UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to Mexico City, Mexico, this month through its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. The helicopters will be used by the Navy Secretariat (SEMAR), which is responsible for the safety and security of Mexico's waters and coastlines.

  • Military Command in DC Wins Civilian Law Enforcement Award

    Oct 7, 2011

    The Provost Marshal/ Protection Directorate of the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region/Military District of Washington won the 2011 International Association of Chiefs of Police/DynCorp International Civilian Law Enforcement-Military Cooperation Award.

  • Admiral Mullen's Change of Responsibility

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Old Guard participated in the Change of Responsibility ceremony for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Admiral Michael Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff relinquished his responsibility to Gen. Martin E. Dempsey the 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • Get Belted!

    Oct 3, 2011

    Oh, crap!" I yelled as I jammed on the brakes. An Army vehicle with four Soldiers came across the intersection from my left, violating right of way. Thanks to a tall brick wall, they couldn't see me and I couldn't see them until they entered the intersection. We were in Germany and they had deployed from Fort Carson, Colo., to participate in a field exercise. They were about to help me fulfill my mission for the day (read on to find out how).

  • Avoid 'Smelling the Barn'

    Oct 3, 2011

    Twentynine Palms, Calif., is home to the largest training area in the U.S. Marine Corps. Unfortunately, it's also home to a lot of accidents.

  • Army 10-miler satellite run held in Kuwait

    Oct 4, 2011

    Camp Buehring, Kuwait, played host to the Army 10-Miler satellite run Oct. 2, 2011. Hundreds of deployed service members and civilians participated in the run.

  • Soldier-driven TIGR to continue expansion under Army leadership

    Oct 3, 2011

    A breakthrough multimedia reporting system for troops patrolling in Afghanistan and Iraq has officially joined the Army's portfolio.

  • Surviving the Enemy and More

    Oct 3, 2011

    On a dark night in a combat environment, the last thing you want your co-pilot to say is, "Hold on -- the hydraulics just quit!" What now? The enemy is not the only variable on the battlefield

  • Drink for Your Health

    Oct 3, 2011

    Dehydration is a leading cause of injury for Soldiers. To keep them in the fight, it's essential they remain properly hydrated -- even during the winter.

  • Army Surgeon General visits USAMITC

    Oct 3, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker, recently visited the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) to get a first-hand look at the upcoming technologies that USAMITC is testing prior to implementation in Army Medicine. This also gave him a chance to see how many advances USAMITC has made and how many successes the command has counted since he first assumed the position of Surgeon General in 2008.

  • DCOM-RS sergeant major observes progress in western Afghanistan

    Oct 3, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. Michael Mosites, sergeant major of Deputy Commander, Regional Support, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combines Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, conducted a battlefield circulation Sept. 26-29 to Regional Support Command-West.

  • 82nd Airborne begins mission in Southern Afghanistan

    Oct 3, 2011

    Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, outgoing commander of Regional Command South, cased the 10th Mountain Division (LI) colors and officially handed over command to Maj. Gen. James L. Huggins Jr., 82nd Airborne Division and new RC(S) commander, during a transition of authority ceremony Saturday on Kandahar Airfield.

  • Dempsey outlines key themes in letter to troops

    Oct 3, 2011

    The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff outlined key themes for the military in a letter to the force released today.

  • Reserve engineers assist USACE with year-end work

    Oct 18, 2011

    The Army's 733rd Facility Engineer Detachment (EFD) out of Leavenworth, Kan., arrived in Wiesbaden in late August to assist the Europe District's Installation Support Branch with year-end work. The reservists spent two weeks here, during the busiest time of year, providing support to ISB project managers and fulfilling their annual training requirement.

  • Watervliet Arsenal's history, tradition, and pride help restore guns, community spirit

    Oct 4, 2011

    A little bit of Arsenal history, tradition, and a sense of pride was demonstrated during the Christian Brothers Academy Opening Day Ceremony when the Arsenal celebrated the reconstruction of two 1914-era guns that adorn the entry to the school.

  • Army launches new accident reporting software program

    Oct 3, 2011

    Army accident reporting is quicker and easier thanks to new software designed at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. The Oct. 3 release of ReportIt! means Army Leaders have a new tool to better monitor accident data and take corrective action to keep our Army safe.

  • Memorial Service honors fallen veterans and Soldiers of the Pacific

    Oct 21, 2011

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Pins, patches, berets, medals and ribbons are all tokens of their sacrifice and remembrance. The members of this crowd have all given pieces of themselves to honor their country and the fallen who have fought for freedom. A veteran addresses the crowd, speaking only the 113 names of fallen veterans and Soldiers, their units and the wars they served in. These are the names of veterans of past wars and Soldiers of the Pacific who lost their lives this past year.

  • Humphreys hosts Army 10-miler shadow run

    Oct 3, 2011

    More than 300 runners from across the Korean peninsula took part in the second annual Army 10-miler Shadow Run hosted here Oct. 2.

  • Elite Afghan Police Train with ISAF

    Oct 2, 2011

    Members of the Third Kandak, Fifth Brigade demonstrate new capabilities. This particular Kandak is part of the Afghan National Civil Order Police or ANCOP. They are the first to train under an extended four month program,

  • Community honors division Soldiers past, present at Adirondacks high peak

    Oct 2, 2011

  • Going to extremes without going outside

    Sep 30, 2011

    SO you like to go to extremes. The Natick Soldier Systems Center has just the place for you: the Doriot Climatic Chambers.

  • The Natick Soldier Systems Center

    Oct 20, 2011

    THE Natick Soldier Systems Center provides the science behind the Soldier. It's the only place in the world that is totally focused on the Soldier. This is what the folks at the NSSC in Massachusetts focus on every day. They answer questions like, "How can we give Soldiers all the nutrients they need while operating at high altitudes in the mountains of Afghanistan," and "How can we lighten the load of a foot Soldier on patrol in Iraq?" At Natick, it's all about the Soldier.

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