Archive: Oct 2011

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  • Fort Bragg Teacher of the Year challenges students

    Oct 28, 2011

    Julia Goodrich, a third grade teacher at Gordon Elementary School at Fort Bragg was named 2011 North Carolina Department of Defense Education Activity teacher of the year. Goodrich, a two time teacher of the year awardee has been with the school for three years

  • CROWS gets Industry Close-Up

    Oct 28, 2011

    Picatinny Arsenal opened its "Cannon Gates" on October 6 to host an industry day for the upcoming M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station (CROWS) competition. The CROWS is a turret system that provides Soldiers the ability to employ cameras, sensors, and weapons from inside the protection of an armored vehicle.

  • Airborne museum exhibit tells story of prisoner of war

    Oct 28, 2011

    A special exhibit will be on display in the Airborne and Special Operations Museum's main lobby beginning through Nov. 13. "The Animal Called POW" tells the story of Col. James "Nick" Rowe by depicting the conditions Rowe lived through during his five years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. The exhibit includes a realistic "tiger cage", an exact replica of the one that imprisoned Rowe. Rowe, a United States Army officer, was one of only 34 American prisoners of war to escape captivity during the Vietnam War.

  • Fort Bragg AFAP meets to address concerns, offer solutions

    Oct 28, 2011

    Fort Bragg held an AFAP outbrief, Thursday, at the Fort Bragg Club, in which leaders listened to issues and likely solutions from various Army-associated work groups. Once concerns have been presented to leadership, those concerns may be reviewed and resolved locally or sent forward for consideration by the Headquarters Department of Army.

  • CFC marks 50 years of giving; on track to make goals

    Oct 31, 2011

    In the past 50 years, federal employees and service members have raised some $7 billion for charities and are striving to continue the trend in this year's Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Golden Knights, Blue Angels perform at 30th Annual Amigo Airsho

    Oct 31, 2011

    Aerial performers from all five armed forces filled the skies above roughly 100,000 spectators from Fort Bliss, Texas, and the El Paso community Friday and Saturday for the 30th Annual Amigo Airsho.

  • Darnall earns its highest patient satisfaction rating

    Oct 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center earned an overall patient satisfaction rating of 93.5 percent for September, its highest on record, according to the monthly Department of Defense and Army surgeon general's Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey (APLSS).

  • Fort Bragg rededicates health and dental clinic to war hero

    Oct 28, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Lawrence Joel Health and Dental Clinic opened its doors Friday for a rededication ceremony honoring Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. 1st Class Lawrence Joel of 1st Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade. Joel, a medic, was awarded the Silver Star and Medal of Honor for his heroic actions in South Vietnam aiding his fellow Soldiers during an ambush by a Viet Kong battalion.

  • Army to add rotary wing unit at Lewis-McChord

    Oct 31, 2011

    The Army announced Oct. 25, 2011, the planned activation of the 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the 46th Aviation Support Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Strength Like No Other in Unity: Recruiting Command, Cadet Command Join Forces at Bowie State Univer

    Oct 28, 2011

    On many university campuses, it's not uncommon for friendly opposition to emerge between the Cadet Command Recruiting Operations Officer and the USAREC recruiters. One is looking to enroll students into the ROTC program; the other is looking to enlist Soldiers into the active Army and Army Reserve. While this has all the makings of a competitive environment, the two recruiting components at Bowie State University have learned that working together yields a greater reward for both parties.

  • Army flight medic sets example at Red Ribbon Run

    Oct 28, 2011

    Snapping the Red Ribbon Run finish line, Sgt. Joseph Campbell honored a personal commitment to his family and his community -- leading a healthy, drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. Campbell, 32, a flight medic with the Landstuhl-based Company C, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, missed U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Red Ribbon Run last year when his unit was deployed to southern Afghanistan. He was among 3,525 people who attended the Oct. 22 event at Rhine Ordnance Barracks, including more than 1,060 runners, 900 walkers and dozens of dogs.

  • U.S. Army Europe food service specialist earns Army award for innovative field kitchen design

    Oct 28, 2011

    Spc. Shaunta Cain, a food service specialist from U.S. Army Europe's Bravo Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, designed a new piece of equipment that makes it possible to quickly feed real food to Soldiers in remote areas.

  • Oct. 27, 2011 - VCSA testimony to HASC Subcommittee on military readiness, budget cuts

    Oct 28, 2011

    Oct. 27, 2011 - VCSA testimony to HASC Subcommittee on military readiness, budget cuts

  • USAG Ansbach breaks ground on new Storck Barracks Child Development Center

    Oct 28, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach commander Col. Kelly J. Lawler and several new friends broke ground on a new $9.3 million child development center at Storck Barracks in Illesheim Oct. 25. Several children joined Lawler, garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Ocanas, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation director Dan Riley and Europe Region Army Corps of Engineers chief of construction John Curtis in the groundbreaking for the new CDC.

  • Army Gears up for NIE 12.1

    Oct 28, 2011

  • Army testifies to Congress on acquisition, technology

    Oct 28, 2011

  • Recognition ceremony honors civilian service

    Oct 28, 2011

    Over three dozen civilians were recognized at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's civilian award ceremony on Oct. 20 at Spates Community Club.

  • Soldier, NCO of the Year honored

    Oct 28, 2011

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall colleagues, friends and dignitaries gathered at Spates Community Club to recognize NCO of the Year Staff Sgt. Michael Williams and Soldier of the Year Spc. Sarah Deckert. The annual awards went to Deckert, who is a food service specialist for the Pentagon Army Executive Dining Facility, and to Williams, the assistant NCOIC of the Primary Care department at Andrew Rader Clinic.

  • Mud, rain and rubble doesn't stop Capital Shield 12 warriors

    Oct 28, 2011

    Companies, battalions and individual Soldiers from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall participated in Exercise Capital Shield 12, a regional training exercise conducted by Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington.

  • Issues? Submit them before November deadline

    Oct 28, 2011

    The Nov. 9 deadline to submit Army Family Action plan issues and sign up to volunteer for the upcoming AFAP symposium here is fast approaching.

  • Dempsey: Troops mission-focused despite budget worries

    Oct 28, 2011

    While U.S. troops are concerned about how the country's budget issues will affect them and their families, service members take their profession seriously, the nation's top military officer said.

  • Now we're cookin'

    Oct 28, 2011

    Food service specialists assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, took control of the Camp Ramadi dining facility from KBR civilian contractors on Oct. 25 in preparation for the camp's closure by the end of the year. The 2/82 cooks feed about 2,700 personnel each day, and will continue keeping soldiers' stomachs full of hot chow for as long as possible.

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler visits Regional Command South

    Oct 28, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler, Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, Regional Command South and 82nd Airborne Division command sergeant major, and Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, International Security Assistance Forces Joint Command command sergeant major, spent three days touring RC(S), speaking with Soldiers about their mission and the future of the Army.

  • Find the path to financial peace

    Oct 28, 2011

    Financial planning sounds like a great idea in theory, but between buying groceries, another coat for your child and juggling other expenses, sometimes the best you can do is put a few dollars in the piggy bank and call it a day. Army Community Service has partnered with the Religious Support Office to present Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University to U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg community members

  • The haunting of Fort Monroe

    Nov 1, 2011

    The Civil War buildings at Fort Monroe, Va., are rumored to be haunted by Civil War era apparitions. Haunted or not, the place is creepy at night.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Meade

    Oct 28, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III discussed the future of the Army with junior enlisted Soldiers and noncommissioned officers during three stops here at Fort Meade on Monday.

  • Hoops stars dine, train with Warrior brigade Soldiers

    Oct 27, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division, enjoyed the company of some distinguished visitors on Oct. 24 at the Warrior Inn dining facility here.

  • Warrior brigade command team takes cues from cooks in kitchen

    Oct 27, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The clanging of dishes and pans against the metal countertops rang throughout the kitchen as Soldiers hastily prepared for the first meal of the day. Potato cubes dropped in the fryer, spatulas flipped flapjacks on the griddle and knives sliced fresh vegetables into pieces hours before the dining facility had even opened.

  • Pacemaker Battalion dedicates print honoring engineers

    Oct 27, 2011

    Soldiers of the 864th Engineer Battalion gathered to unveil a painting honoring the unit in a ceremony Oct. 24 near its headquarters building. Titled "Clear -- Hold -- Build," the work by artist Patrick Haskett features combat engineers standing watch while their fellow Soldiers build a new structure.

  • SMA visits Alaska Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Oct 27, 2011

    Raymond F. Chandler III, the 14th Sergeant Major of the Army, visits troops Oct. 20 from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25 Infantry Division, serving at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar, Afghanistan

  • Soldiers take time to help community

    Oct 27, 2011

  • Historic guns restored, returned

    Oct 27, 2011

  • I Corps commander talks Afghanistan via satellite

    Oct 27, 2011

  • Career peak

    Oct 27, 2011

    Alaska-based Soldiers with 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division re-enlist on a craggy mountaintop high above Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar, Afghanistan.

  • Army surgeons operate on Soldiers in field environment

    Oct 28, 2011

    The medical professionals of the 250th Forward Surgical Team at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., set up their surgical tents and perform real, scheduled operations in field settings.

  • JBLM museum's tale no ghost story

    Oct 27, 2011

  • Vietnam vet presented long-overdue award

    Oct 27, 2011

    More than 40 years ago, a young Navy reservist from El Paso, a single son who qualified for the "sole surviving son exemption" from combat service, volunteered for deployment to Vietnam when his unit was activated in 1968. Four decades later, the Navy veteran finally received his Navy Combat Action Ribbon during a surprise ceremony Oct. 20 at Fort Bliss, Texas, organized by his family.

  • ACC Small business workshop provides EXPRESS training

    Oct 27, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Local small business owners got the opportunity to learn more about doing business with the Army through the Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services system during a workshop here.

  • RRAD gears up for Heroes Hunt

    Oct 27, 2011

    For the second year, Red River Army Depot's Land Management Branch, along with the help of several sponsors, will host the Heroes Hunt for wounded warriors. The hunt is scheduled for December 16-18.

  • Expert discusses building resiliency in military children

    Oct 27, 2011

    A renowned pediatrician says the ultimate act of resilience is for a person to turn to someone else and say, "I need you." Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is the co-author of "Less Stress, More Success," "A Parent's Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens," and "But I'm Almost 13!: An Action Plan for Raising a Responsible Adolescent." Ginsburg serves on the science advisory board of the Military Child Education Coalition.

  • ACAP helps Soldiers find employment

    Oct 27, 2011

  • Signal senior enlisted leaders want Army space Soldiers input

    Oct 28, 2011

    The Army's Signal Corps senior enlisted leader Command Sgt. Maj. Ron Pflieger visited USASMDC/ARSTRAT's signal Soldiers Oct. 24-26.

  • RRAD, Toys for Tots campaign underway

    Oct 27, 2011

    This year the depot is dedicating the campaign to the memory of Ryan Johns who worked in the Heavy and Medium Tactical Division of the Directorate for Maintenance. RRAD has participated in the campaign for over 20 years contributing over 20,000 toys and non-perishable food items.

  • Army testifies to Congress on acquisition, technology

    Oct 28, 2011

    By this time next year, the Army will have a good idea about alternatives for the ground combat vehicle program, Army leaders told Congressmen Wednesday. They said the GCV will be the first combat vehicle developed to operate in an improvised-explosive device and hybrid-threat environment.

  • APG brings hooah spirit to Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 27, 2011

  • Retired Infantryman writes, directs local movie about PTSD

    Oct 27, 2011

    Sometimes people face a turning point -- a choice between heading down a wrong path or looking up for help. That's the central theme of "The Turning Point," a film written and directed by retired Maj. Ty Manns and filmed in the tricommunity over the past six days. Drawing from 24 years of service as an Infantryman, during which he was always interested in filmmaking, Manns said he knew he wanted to create a movie focused on the military. Two events combined to give him the inspiration for the 40-minute feature, which deals with a sergeant's struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Inland Empire youth learn about firefighting at Fort Irwin

    Oct 27, 2011

    Young adults from around the Inland Empire got a taste of firefighting life at Fort Irwin during the 20th annual Inland Empire Fire Explorers Academy last week. More than 150 youth ages 14 to 21 spent nearly five days at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin getting hands-on fire fighting training.

  • APFRI shutting down, services covered by others

    Oct 27, 2011

    An organization that supported Command and General Staff College students is gone, but there are similar services students can find on Fort Leavenworth, post officials say. The Fort Leavenworth annex of the Army Physical Fitness Research Institute was cut earlier this fall along with its parent program at the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., and another satellite at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Retirees gather for information on Appreciation Day

    Oct 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - From health care choices and post services to pending bills in the state legislature, area military retirees received updates on a variety of topics during the Aberdeen Proving Ground Retiree Appreciation Day Program Oct. 15.

  • Fort Leavenworth Senior Leaders tour Fort Riley's First-Rate facility

    Oct 27, 2011

  • Fort Hood volunteers make a difference

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood volunteers helped various nonprofit organizations and Families in need Oct. 21 through Oct. 23 during the largest Make a Difference Day in the Central Texas area.

  • Harvest Fest: CYSS kicks off holiday season in grand style

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 27, 2011) -- Fort Lee's Child and Youth and school Services hosted Harvest Fest Oct. 21. The event targeted the parents and patrons of installation child care services. It featured face painting, games and other crafts.

  • AMSC opens new digs in old USDB

    Oct 27, 2011

    A new home for the Basic Course of the Civilian Education System is the latest benefit to the repurposing of buildings at the historic U.S. Disciplinary Barracks. The facility has housed Basic Course classes for the CES within the Army Management Staff College since August, and will integrate other courses and the AMSC headquarters to Fort Leavenworth from Fort Belvior, Va., next year.

  • Army takes STEM recruiting on the road

    Oct 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- About 500 Maryland students will soon get the first look at the U.S. Army's new STEM effort to recruit civilian scientists and engineers. The Army is rolling out its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle, a recruiting vehicle designed to attract and engage aspiring young scientists. Elkton, Dundalk and Joppatowne high schools and Perryville, Holabrid, Parkville and Sligo middle schools will begin beta testing the vehicle Nov. 14, said Louie Lopez, STEM outreach coordinator for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command.

  • Air Assault Course comes to Fort Hood

    Oct 31, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - More than 250 Soldiers from across Fort Hood began the first day of air assault training Oct. 17 during a course that Fort Hood is trying to permanently offer. The National Guard's Fort Benning-based Warrior Training Center conducted the course, which includes three phases of instruction involving rotary wing aircraft. Students are trained and tested in combat air assault operations, rigging and sling load operations and rappelling from a helicopter.

  • CASCOM commanding general presents retention awards

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 27, 2011)-The Combined Arms Support Command hosted its fiscal 2011 Commanding General's Retention Awards Luncheon Tuesday at the Lee Club.

  • Depot Completes its 500th Engine

    Oct 28, 2011

    Corpus Christi, TX - Corpus Christi Army Depot and partner, Honeywell International, celebrated the completion and delivery of the 500th T55-GA-714A engine overhaul at the depot's T-55 engine shop September 12, 2011.

  • Pueblo West, military leaders unite

    Oct 27, 2011

    Leaders from Fort Carson, civilians, veterans and military personnel gathered Oct. 20 to take part in the Army Community Covenant signing ceremony joining the civilian community of Pueblo West with its military neighbors at Fort Carson.

  • STEM Merit Badge Day draws more than 600 Scouts

    Oct 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 600 Boy Scouts from surrounding counties to include Deleware and Virginia gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground Oct. 15 for the first ever STEM Merit Badge Day hosted by Team APG.

  • Survivors visit Fort Carson support center

    Oct 27, 2011

    More than 100 survivors of servicemembers who died by suicide visited Fort Carson Oct. 23 for an evening gathering at the Fallen Heroes Family Center.

  • Student 2 Student program helps military kids adjust

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 27, 2011) -- Fort Lee students arriving to Hopewell's Carter G. Woodson Middle School will have personal guides and potential friends waiting to help them adjust to their new surroundings.

  • 'Ivy' Division back home; leaves 'lasting legacy'

    Oct 28, 2011

    Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins scanned bleachers filled with excited, expectant faces then turned his gaze to the approximately 50 troops standing wearily but ecstatically in formation before him.

  • Proving Ground celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - It wasn't a military lifestyle that caused Jose Hernandez to move from city to city every few months. It was his hardscrabble life as the child of migrant workers.

  • Lancers combat hunger in Puyallup

    Oct 27, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- On a Saturday afternoon, soldiers from the Lancer brigade could be doing anything. They could have taken advantage of the activities offered by the North West Adventure Center here, such as a kayaking trip. Perhaps they could have had a relaxing weekend catching up on their favorite television shows or catching the weekend's big game.

  • 'Whose the BOSS?' car show highlights Soldiers' rides

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 27, 2011) -- More than 45 entrants brought their cars, trucks and motorcycles to show off their rides and be judged as best in show at the "Whose the BOSS?" car show.

  • DPW employees receive awards for efficiency in hurricane aftermath

    Oct 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Twenty-four Department of Public Works employees received Special Act Awards from U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Center Commander Col. Jeffery Holt for the hard work and dedication they exhibited in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

  • Agriculture lease program benefits Fort Sill, farmers

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Oct. 27, 2011) -- Fort Sill's 94,000 acres primarily consists of land used to train artillerymen, however, a sliver provides benefits to the entire base populace and people outside the gate, too. The Agriculture Lease Program leases about 6,000 acres to area farmers who work that ground in five-year leases.

  • Components of first Army train in 25 years arrives at Fort Lee

    Oct 31, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 31, 2011) -- The first components of a passenger train that will transport sustainment warriors to Fort A.P. Hill arrived here Wednesday.

  • Sumter School District leaders visit Third Army/ARCENT Headquarters

    Oct 28, 2011

    Third Army/ARCENT Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, met with with Sumter School District leaders at Patton Hall, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Oct. 18. Superintendent Randolph Bynum Sr., his cabinet members and members of the school board attended a briefing where Lt. Gen. Brooks explained Third Army/ARCENT's mission and its involvement throughout a 20-country area of operations.

  • Balfour Beatty provides new playground at Fort Bliss

    Oct 27, 2011

    Fort Bliss' historic Red Bricks community receives a new playground that will benefit 20 families.

  • New vet offers expanded services, hours

    Oct 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A recently retired Soldier is filling a much needed post in the APG community by serving as the new veterinarian at the APG Veterinary Clinic.

  • Air Defense Artillery trains at Altus Air Force Base

    Oct 27, 2011

    Altus, Okla. - Training on Altus Air Force Base in 71-degree weather is a walk in the park for two Patriot missile batteries from Fort Sill that have been out in the field for much of an excruciatingly hot summer.

  • AER increases grants to injured Soldiers

    Oct 29, 2011

    Army Emergency Relief has increased the amount of its grants to wounded warriors evacuated from theater.

  • BK gets futuristic facelift, opening soon

    Oct 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Aberdeen Proving Ground Burger King is getting a revamped, modern look with its new 20/20 redesign.

  • Bliss MPs stake claim at local school

    Oct 27, 2011

    The 93rd Military Police Battalion unveiled a sign with their unit ensignia at Travis Elementary School in central El Paso, Texas, signifying their commitment to the school as part of the Partners in Education program.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits FORSCOM

    Oct 27, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, visits FORSCOM headquarters at Fort Bragg for briefings on ARFORGEN and the command's role in setting the stage for the Army of 2020.

  • 2011 National American Indian Heritage Month Tri-signed letter

    Oct 27, 2011

    2011 National American Indian Heritage Month Tri-signed letter

  • TRADOC commander addresses senior leaders' role in transition

    Oct 27, 2011

    Two sets of leaders in Army War College strategic education courses confronted the realities of doctrine and practice from the unique perspective of the commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. Gen. Robert Cone spoke to both the flag officers engaged in the Combined/Joint Force Land Component Command, and the "crown jewel of our leadership and our Army," as he described the Army War College resident class, Oct. 26.

  • Feds., Florida announce major effort to restore River of Grass

    Oct 27, 2011

    The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, including representatives from the Army, announced a fast-track planning effort to improve the Central and Southern Everglades by putting more fresh and clean water into the River of Grass.

  • AMC, a Profession of Arms

    Oct 27, 2011

    The Army is an American Profession of Arms, a vocation comprised of experts certified in the ethical application of land combat power, serving under civilian authority, entrusted to defend the Constitution and the rights and the interest of the American people. It is Soldiers, it is civilians. Behind the Army's Profession of Arms is the U.S. Army Materiel Command, comprised of more than 70,000 experts in the field of technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment.

  • Fort Drum community honors departing general

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Mountain Division (LI) command group conducted a farewell ceremony Oct. 18 for a general who has served more than two years at Fort Drum and who played a pivotal role in leading operations while deployed to Regional Command South in Afghanistan this past year.

  • U.S., European leaders meet at 31st U.S. Army Europe Legion of Merit conference

    Oct 28, 2011

    Approximately 65 U.S. and European senior military leaders from six countries and members of leading military think tanks met here Oct. 27 to share their viewpoints and experience in discussions of European security cooperation and partnership.

  • Fort Drum football prodigy heads to Cowboys Stadium

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Rather fittingly, Cedarious Barfield was born on the day in February known for heart and passion. On the football field, he hits opponents with the packed punch of an NFL cornerback and spins off tacklers with the kind of grace that marks this 11-year-old's life.

  • Military post offices in Iraq to close Nov. 17

    Oct 27, 2011

    Because U.S. forces are coming home from Iraq by the end of the year, the U.S. Postal Service will stop accepting mail addressed to military post offices in Iraq starting Nov. 17, Defense Department officials said today.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) MP named Army Soldier of the Year

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- After months of preparation and a week spent competing in the Army's intensive "Best Warrior Competition" at Fort Lee, Va., earlier this month, Spc. Thomas Hauser of the 563rd Military Police Company was named the Army's Soldier of the Year in an Oct. 11 ceremony presided over by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Army Vice Chief of Staff Peter Chiarelli.

  • ADMC employees work safely, earn DA award

    Oct 27, 2011

    As of press time Wednesday night, the Anniston Defense Munitions Center had 1,093 days without a lost time accident -- nearly three years. Because of their excellent safety record, and the procedures ADMC has in place to ensure it continues, the organization was recently awarded the Department of the Army's Industrial Operations Safety Award. Brig. Gen. Gustave Perna, commanding general of Joint Munitions Command, presented the award to ADMC during his Oct. 25 visit to Anniston, congratulating leadership, workforce and their partners in Anniston Army Depot's Safety Office.

  • Energy group keeps facilities running green

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- October is Energy Awareness Month, but that's not why several environmentally conscious Soldiers and civilians met Thursday. The meeting was a quarterly affair, where members of the Energy Resource Group gather to discuss green efforts on Fort Benning, energy use in post facilities and related issues. The ribbon cutting for the new Flex Powerstation FP250, set for Nov. 8, and described some of the science behind the new technology, which uses methane gas produced from biodegrading materials in a covered landfill on Harmony Church. "What we've been able to do is take the gas we were burning off, and there's actually a structure down there at the landfill now that captures the gas," Marshall said. "Then it's mixed with something else, has a reaction and turns the turbine which creates electricity. It actually produces enough energy to power about 200 homes. We're looking at doing some other things across the installation in order to take advantage of resources we have here already."

  • Fort Drum's outgoing garrison senior enlisted leader reflects on service

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A Fort Drum leader with nearly 26 years of service is preparing to take on the biggest job in his career next month. Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. John F. McNeirney will take the reins as the U.S. Army Military Police School command sergeant major / Military Police Corps regimental command sergeant major on Nov. 18 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Purser shares his story at ANAD Disability Awareness event

    Oct 27, 2011

    Johnathan Purser, a quality assurance specialist in Anniston Army Depot's Directorate of Engineering and Quality shared his story at the installation's Disability Awareness Month luncheon Oct. 20 at the Berman-Varner House.

  • ANAD DLAMP graduates 2011 class

    Oct 27, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot graduated 12 individuals from its Depot Leadership and Management Program Oct. 5. This was the first class in the program's history to complete the course in its entirety while on depot property.

  • Getting in synch

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, opens the Aviation Synchronization Conference Oct. 24 at the Fort Rucker Seneff Building with a call to the Branch to "take an appetite suppressant"-- to separate wants from needs, in light of the resource-constrained defense environment.

  • Spooky 5K

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility hosts the annual Spooky 5k, 1-Mile Fun Run and Costume Contest Saturday. Registration is 7:30-8:45 a.m. at the track behind the physical fitness facility on Andrews Avenue the day of the event.

  • Anniston Army Depot's night shift shows versatility

    Oct 27, 2011

    The night shift staff of Anniston Army Depot's Directorate of Production are often called upon to work in different shops, wherever they are needed, making for a versatile workforce.

  • Celebrating the end: Dunwoody, others commemorate ANCDF final chemical demilitarization

    Oct 27, 2011

    Army Materiel Command's Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody visited Anniston Oct. 19 to celebrate the end of chemical munitions demilitarization operations at the Anniston Chemical Demilitarization Facility and to tour Anniston Army Depot operations.

  • Annual AFAP conference at Fort Drum helps solve quality-of-life issues

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and retirees made their voices heard Oct. 17-19 during the Army Family Action Plan Conference at Fort Drum.

  • Armor School commandant promoted

    Oct 27, 2011

    Col. Thomas S. James, commandant of the U.S. Army Armor School, was promoted to brigadier general Friday in a ceremony outside McGinnis-Wickam Hall, the Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. The event took place between the "Follow Me" and "Trooper of the Plains" statues. "Wow … this truly represents hallowed ground," he told the audience. "The team here is really making history as we form the Maneuver Center. I stand before you honored, humbled and blessed to be selected. There's so many who are deserving of this that don't get this opportunity."

  • MCAAP exceeds continuous improvement goal

    Oct 27, 2011

    Thanks to people like Dennis Altfillisch who saved the government $2,709,426 through a Value Engineering (VE) suggestion, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) has exceeded their FY11 continuous improvement goal of $3.47 million. This was accomplished through saving $3.75 million using Lean Six Sigma and $3.175 million using VE.

  • Coming to our city: Big & Rich performs for Soldiers, civilians on post

    Oct 27, 2011

    Duo Big & Rich performed a free concert at Fort Jackson last week.

  • Making apple juice is elementary

    Oct 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Students at Aukamm Elementary School got a taste of apple juice and Wiesbaden's heritage when they helped produce more than 70 gallons of apple juice at the school Oct. 17.

  • Sustainability Covenant fuels energy conservation

    Oct 27, 2011

    One year ago, U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels made history by signing the first Sustainable Communities Partnership between the U.S. Army in Europe and a host nation. Last year, Quarles had stated that one of the garrison's primary goals is to convert its energy production from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy, and Hohenfels has made significant progress toward that end.

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