Archive: Oct 2011

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  • Texas Military Forces perform during World Series

    Oct 26, 2011

    With more than 50,000 people in attendance at Ballpark Stadium in Arlington, Texas and millions more watching at home, members of the Texas Military Forces joined the Texas Rangers in their battle for the Major League Baseball World Series title, Oct. 22 and Oct. 23.

  • Soldiers run prototype light machine gun through paces at Fort Benning

    Nov 7, 2011

    A military utility assessment on a Lightweight Small Army Technology program machine gun was conducted at Fort Benning, Ga. Picatinny Arsenal's Eric Kowal interviews participants, provides video highlights and narrates.

  • Command Sergeant Major Continues Family Tradition

    Oct 25, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C -- Taking on the role of senior enlisted advisor in a joint command with contractor, civilian employees and service members from three branches of the military takes all of the leadership one can muster.

  • Active Shooter Training at Fort A.P. Hill

    Oct 27, 2011

    Civilian and military police from Army, Marines and Air Force joined local law enforcement personnel for an Active Shooter Training for Trainers Course Oct. 18-20 at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • Jewish Chaplains Memorial unveiled at Arlington

    Oct 26, 2011

    A sleek, granite memorial inscribed with the names of 14 Jewish Chaplains who died while in military service now stands beside memorials to their Roman Catholic and Protestant brethren on Chaplains Hill at Arlington National Cemetery in Northern Virginia.

  • Rabies: Rare but fatal disease

    Oct 26, 2011

    Officials at the U.S. Army Public Health Command have been working aggressively to prevent additional cases of rabies in Army personnel following the death of a Soldier Aug. 31, 2011. The Soldier contracted the disease while deployed to Afghanistan. This death was the first documented case of rabies in the DOD since 1967.

  • 59 Years of Federal Service Honored

    Oct 25, 2011

    Service to the United States of America is a life long journey for many citizens; some more than others.

  • Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Westphal speaks on WLBT

    Oct 25, 2011

  • 2011 Veterans Day Tri-Signed Letter

    Oct 27, 2011

    2011 Veterans Day tri-signed letter

  • Meet the Division: Master Sgt. Billie Suttles

    Oct 25, 2011

    Meet the Division provides provides of Division personnel across its area of operations.

  • Nation honors military families' sacrifices

    Nov 3, 2011

    November is Military Family Appreciation Month, with the Army continuing its focus on building strong, resilient families.

  • Picatinny employee receives national recognition

    Oct 25, 2011

    Samuel Perez was recognized as one of the 2011 HENAAC Military and Civilian Honorees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics during the 23rd Annual HENAAC Conference Oct. 6-8 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

  • Monument Recognizes Jewish Chaplains' Sacrifices

    Oct 25, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 24, 2011 -- The sacrifices of 14 rabbis killed on active military service are now recognized on Chaplains Hill at Arlington National Cemetery here. Many of the rabbis' family members attended the dedication ceremony on Chaplains Hill, and hundreds attended a larger ceremony at the Arlington Memorial Amphitheater today.

  • Third Army CSM visits troops at KNB

    Oct 25, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Stephan Frennier, Third Army/ARCENT senior enlisted advisor and Whitehouse, Texas native, visited Minnesota National Guardsmen with the 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery here Oct. 20.

  • German forest worker climbs to new heights for rescue

    Oct 27, 2011

    When German Federal Forest worker Dirk Wreden trained as a tree-climber, he never imagined that one day he would put his skills to use in rescuing a stranded U.S. paratrooper. But during the opening exercise of the Full Spectrum Training at Hohenfels this month, that is exactly what happened.

  • 21st TSC legal service team wins DA level awards

    Oct 25, 2011

    The motto of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, "First in Support," was clearly evident during the Department of Army level Client Services Awards ceremony on Kleber Kaserne, here on Oct 13. Annually Army legal services compete for the Army Chief of Staff Award for Excellence in Legal Assistance and The Judge Advocate General Award for Excellence in Claims. The fiscal year 2010 competition was dominated by the 21st TSC law centers which are scattered throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

  • Race still going strong after 29 years

    Oct 26, 2011

    A record 453 runners composed of U.S. Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Italian 46th Air Brigade, Carabinieri's, Folgore Brigade, Italian running clubs and more took part in the Annual Run to the Tower Oct. 21. According to U.S. Army Garrison Livorno Commander, Lt. Col. Kevin Bigelman, the 12-K run from the front gate of Camp Darby to the Leaning Tower of Pisa represents the enduring tradition of American and Italian communities fostering camaraderie and friendship over the last 29 years.

  • The lost and found art of deception

    Nov 17, 2011

    "Always mystify, mislead, and surprise the enemy…." - Stonewall Jackson

  • U.S. Army Africa G-6 works around the clock and often on two continents

    Dec 2, 2011

    Nearly 50 Soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army Africa's G-6 ensure the unit has internet and telephone service. They also help people assigned to USARAF map to the right printer, assist with Tandberg desktop video-conferencing and troubleshoot BlackBerry smart phones.

  • 65th Medical Brigade hosts conference on Yongsan

    Oct 24, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The 65th Medical Brigade hosted the 38th Parallel Military Medical Conference on Yongsan Garrison.

  • Eighth Army participates in Seoul Air Show

    Oct 24, 2011

    SEONGNAM, South Korea - Eighth Army participated in the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition here at Seoul Airport Oct 18 - 23.

  • SAES greets First Lady of Georgia

    Oct 25, 2011

    Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal visited Seoul American Elementary School and showed her special interest and care for the school Oct. 17. It was her first visit to Korea after her husband, Nathan Deal, was elected as governor of Georgia this January.

  • USARJ receives token of appreciation for disaster relief operations in Tohoku area

    Oct 28, 2011

    Several thousand origami cranes were presented to U.S. Army Japan on behalf of the Japan Women's Association as a gesture of appreciation for the unit's support during relief efforts following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

  • Cyber Security is everyone's responsibility

    Oct 27, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - The widespread usage of computer networking has become one of the U.S. military's greatest advantages. On the battlefield, computers are valuable force multipliers, greatly aiding commanders in the command and control of their forces. Our enemies also use computers, however, and can turn our advantage into a disadvantage if Soldiers don't follow proper security procedures.

  • Under Secretary of Army promotes South American partnerships

    Oct 24, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Dr. Joseph W. Westphal completed a week-long visit to Chile and Brazil last month, after visits with key government and partner-nation military leaders, and U.S. Department of State officials.

  • Army Child Care fees increase for 2011-2012 school year

    Oct 27, 2011

    Fees for Army child care and related child and youth programs increase between now and Dec. 1 as part of a phased program designed to reduce the impact of a changed Department of Defense policy.

  • Army Corps of Engineers waives day-use fees at recreation areas on Veterans Day

    Oct 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11.

  • Army to use new uniform for Soldier burial clothing

    Oct 25, 2011

    The Army Liaison Team at the Dover Port Mortuary will begin using the new Army Service Uniform for deceased Soldiers effective January 1, 2012.

  • Joint Depot Leads More Hawk's, Components Back to the Fight

    Oct 31, 2011

    Corpus Christi, TX - Corpus Christi Army Depot provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services to more than just Army aviation. Since the early 1990s, the depot has returned more than 170 Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawks and thousands of components for Air Force, Navy and Marine helicopters to the fight.

  • Army to Begin Using New Uniform for Soldier Burial Clothing

    Oct 24, 2011

    The Army Liaison Team at the Dover Port Mortuary will begin using the new Army Service Uniform (ASU) for deceased Soldiers effective January 1, 2012.

  • Army Band rehearses for Halloween-themed show

    Oct 25, 2011

    The Army Band's contemporary vocal group Downrange will thrill audiences who love Halloween and popular music, with a free concert, "Deranged 2," Oct. 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Brucker Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Army business system GFEBS now operational worldwide

    Oct 26, 2011

    The most advanced financial management system in Army history, the General Fund Enterprise Business System, is now operational worldwide.

  • Soldiers at Camp Marmal christen new place of worship

    Oct 24, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Soldiers and civilians at Camp Marmal came together for the dedication ceremony of the new Camp Marmal Chapel, Sept. 25.

  • Passing authority: brigade appoints new first sergeant

    Oct 28, 2011

    The senior NCOs of the 100th MDB passed the sword to a new enlisted leader during a Change of Responsibility ceremony Oct. 18.

  • Army Reserve's Most Seasoned Troops Get New Commanding General

    Oct 24, 2011

    As fall arrived, so did a new season of leadership for U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Jeffrey A. Jacobs here Oct. 23, 2011.

  • APG recognizes sacrifices, contributions of Wounded Warriors

    Oct 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Soldiers wounded in combat sacrificed greatly for their country. Now, they are working as civilians to overcome their disabilities and lead normal lives. Three Wounded Warriors gathered at APG's Post Theater to share their stories. They have confronted amputations, brain injury and memory loss, but they have achieved renewed, vibrant careers after military service.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Santa Clara Pueblo sign historic agreement

    Oct 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District and the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico signed a historic partnership agreement Sept. 21 to conduct a watershed assessment for the Pueblo's lands in the aftermath of June's devastating Las Conchas forest fire.

  • 201st BfSB's food drive makes a difference

    Oct 24, 2011

    The 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord delivered more than 850 items at the Fish Food Bank in Gig Harbor on 22 Oct., after a weeklong food drive. The event supported "Make a Difference Day," the national day of doing good, which encourages Americans to come together and inspire a positive worldly change.

  • Dream Machine kiosks reward recycling on Fort Huachuca

    Oct 24, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Dreams of a greener tomorrow can become a reality today with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's introduction of new recycling kiosks at Fort Huachuca, located in front of the Main Exchange, Main Gate Express, Mini Mall Express and the Express/Class Six stores. The computerized kiosks recycle empty drink cans and plastic bottles into points people can redeem for select merchandise and discounts. They may even use their points to donate to charity.

  • Group honors 30 years of easing pain of loss

    Oct 24, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Thirty years of compassion were recognized on Sunday in a celebration to honor the Fort Huachuca Widowed Support Center's contribution to area widows and widowers. Located just before the Fort Huachuca main gate entrance, the corner building with orange doors has been the center's home since 1983. From providing food on the day of a funeral to offering survivor resources, the center's volunteers handle it all. Widowed persons of all ages from all branches of the service, regardless of rank, and civilians are assisted.

  • 14th Military Intelligence Battalion cases colors

    Oct 24, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion cased its colors Oct. 19 as it prepared to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The casing of the colors represents the movement of the unit's mission to a new theater of operations. The ceremony took place at the Fort Sam Houston Youth Activity Center.

  • New Armed Forces Reserve Center located at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

    Oct 24, 2011

    Dedication ceremony and open house for new reserve center

  • Soldiers excel at Pan Am Games shooting

    Oct 25, 2011

    Soldiers earned six gold medals during marksmanship events at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 16-22, 2011.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits troops in Afghanistan

    Oct 24, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, visited troops from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, stationed at Forward Operating Base Masum Ghar in Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2011.

  • HASC Members Visit Home of Sustainment

    Oct 24, 2011

    Members of the House Armed Services Committee toured U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee Oct. 20.

  • SMA conducts town hall meeting with Third Army Soldiers

    Oct 25, 2011

    The top noncommissioned officers from the Army, Army Reserve, and the Army National Guard, conducted a town hall meeting with Third Army Soldiers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 21, 2011.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office: U-ROC

    Oct 24, 2011

    Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office continues to find innovative initiatives in saving valuable budetary resources.

  • Manned Unmanned Systems Integration: Mission accomplished

    Oct 26, 2011

    Army Aviation's first ever "hybrid" aviation exercise, designed to prove out new technology concepts, surpassed any and all expectations. Now, the task is to make modifications and improvements needed to field the technologies to forward deployed Soldiers.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. recognizes volunteers

    Oct 24, 2011

    Continually transitioning among assignments, duties, living and work conditions, can make life a constant challenge for an Army Family. One of the best ways Family Members can adjust to the constant change of Army life is to volunteer. Volunteering not only provides Family Members with an opportunity to display their skills and contribute to the community, but those same volunteers provide invaluable services to vital community functions.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Construction Photos - October 2011

    Oct 24, 2011

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • 7th CSC Soldiers road march to maintain proficiency

    Oct 24, 2011

    Soldiers of Charlie Company, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 7th Civil Support Command, conducted a road march at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, here, Oct. 16, to maintain proficiency on one of their many warrior tasks. The road march was more than just a motivational event; it was real-life training for the Soldiers.

  • Afghan youth Taekwondo team shows ISAF Kickin' good time

    Oct 24, 2011

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- From front to side, tornado to crescent, the kicks flew as the Afghanistan National Taekwondo Federation Junior Team put on a show at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters gym, Oct. 22. With a crowd of ISAF servicemembers cheering them on, the team of 6 Afghan girls and 11 Afghan boys demonstrated their athletic abilities to kick, break boards and work as a team.

  • New trucks lighten the load for local firemen

    Oct 26, 2011

    Christmas came early for firefighters, and this year they finally got what they've been asking for. As part of an effort to update its aging fleet of fire trucks, Installation Management Command Europe garrisons received eight ladder trucks and four aircraft rescue firefighting trucks, recently. Fire stations in Grafenwoehr, Rose Barracks and Hohenfels each received a ladder truck, and will also get two wildland fire trucks by the end of November; in addition, Hohenfels added an aircraft rescue truck to its arsenal.

  • A home away from home: Family Child Care provides stability and fun for local children

    Oct 26, 2011

    Three-year-old Alexandria Buskirk carefully stroked a paintbrush to paper, creating the wings of a butterfly. She glanced up at her caretaker, Cecilia Valtierra, before finalizing the design. Valtierra gave her a soft smile and slight nod and the painting was completed. The young artist smiled shyly and leaned back to admire her work. "Alexandria is quiet and sweet," said Valtierra. "But she has an outgoing side and loves to play with the boys." Earlier this year, Valtierra opened up her home to a gaggle of small children and became a Family Child Care provider, a job that suits the former kindergarten teacher.

  • The Celtic charm of Kelheim

    Oct 26, 2011

    Nestled at the confluence of the Danube and the Altmuehl rivers, Kelheim can trace its occupation back to the Stone Age. Caves in the area have yielded dozens of prehistoric finds, including a 50,000-year-old human skeleton. Relics from the earliest cave-dwelling inhabitants through the 19th century can be viewed in the city's small but outstanding Archaeological Museum.

  • Medical clinics in Mannheim officially inactivate

    Oct 24, 2011

    In the days after World War II until May 31, 2011, when the garrison closed, the U.S. Army Health and Dental Clinics of Mannheim provided a wide range of health care for service members, families, civilians and local nationals. While clinics were officially deactivated during a ceremony Friday at the Mannheim Sports Arena, leaders said just because military medical services are no longer available in the immediate area, community members remaining in Mannheim are not forgotten.

  • 10 U.S. Army Japan facilities voted 'Best of Pacific'

    Oct 26, 2011

    Ten mainland U.S. Army Japan facilities were voted "Best of the Pacific" in an annual online poll conducted by the regional edition of the Stars and Stripes newspaper.

  • Army Reserve's Most Deployed Force Gets New Commander

    Oct 23, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - As fall arrived, so did a new season of leadership for U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Jeffrey A. Jacobs here Oct. 23, 2011.

  • American service members go the distance with Iraqi Olympians

    Oct 25, 2011

    Members of the Iraqi men's mid-to-long distance Olympic running team met with United States Forces-Iraq service members for a running clinic and five kilometer run Oct. 23, 2011.

  • Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan holds NCO induction ceremony

    Oct 24, 2011

    Joint Sustainment Command --Afghanistan held a non-commissioned officer induction ceremony, here, Oct. 20, 2011.

  • National Guard MEDEVAC team ready for action in Iraq

    Oct 27, 2011

    Every morning flight crews from the South Dakota and Montana Army National Guard, meticulously prepare their Black Hawk helicopters for a mission they hope they will never have to perform.

  • Army Reserve Command Sergeant Major visits AFSBn--KAF

    Oct 23, 2011

    The command sergeant major of the Army Reserve visited the Army Field Support Battalion--Kandahar Oct. 19.

  • SMA visits Camp Stone in western Afghanistan

    Oct 24, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Stone Oct. 18, 2011, during a battlefield circulation of the western region of Afghanistan.

  • ANSF and coalition SOF conduct operations in Deh Chopan

    Oct 23, 2011

    ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan- Afghan National Army Commandos, Afghan National Police and coalition Special Operations Forces conducted an operation in the Deh Chopan district, Oct. 16-17.

  • Commandos conduct multiple day operation across eastern Afghanistan

    Oct 23, 2011

    PAKTIYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Commandos from multiple units conducted clearing operations in eastern Afghanistan, Oct. 9-17.

  • Afghan security forces demonstrate competence and skill for Regional Command South visit to FOB Aziz

    Oct 22, 2011

    Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Combined Task Force Spartan), are working hard with the Afghan security forces stationed in Zharay and Maiwand Districts of Kandahar province, to help develop their fledging Army and Police Corps.

  • Afghan recruits train to fight for peace at KMTC

    Oct 22, 2011

    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (Oct. 22, 2011) -- The graduates walked proudly across the stage that morning, not yet knowing where they would work, but certainly knowing for whom. Dressed not in caps and gowns, but berets and their military uniforms, these 1,400 Afghan soldiers from the 4th Basic Training Kandak at the Kabul Military Training Center had trained long and hard for this day. For Afghan National Army Pvts. Mohammad Ghamy and Imran Hashmaei, Oct. 20 marked the culmination of an eight-week transition from civilian to soldier.

  • TASMG TF 11 transfers authority to 1108th TASMG

    Oct 22, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait --Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group Task Force 11 transferred authority to the 1108th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group here Oct. 15.

  • 15th Eng. Bn. transfers authority to the 230th Eng. Bn.

    Oct 22, 2011

    The 15th Engineer Battalion transferred authority to the 230th Engineer Battalion here Oct. 17.

  • "Never Daunted" spouses get CrossFit

    Oct 21, 2011

    spouses from the 84th Engineer Battalion, "Never Daunted," 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, can be found in Martinez Gym, here, dead-lifting weights, bear-crawling and swinging kettle bells.

  • Game offers military chance at Grammy tickets

    Oct 25, 2011

    Regardless of singing ability, one eligible MWR patron will win two tickets to Hollywood and the Grammys through Operation Rising Star's Ultimate Fan Game, which offers weekly prizes from gift cards to iPods.

  • 14th MI Battalion cases colors

    Oct 21, 2011

    The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion cased its colors Oct. 19 as it prepared to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Wounded Warriors Making a Difference at Fort Hood

    Oct 21, 2011

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers are making a difference in their community by sprucing up the WTB's Soldier and Family Assistance Center's windows as part of USA WEEKEND Magazine's 2011 Make a Difference Day

  • U.S. troops out of Iraq by year's end

    Oct 21, 2011

    President Barack Obama announces that all U.S. troops in Iraq will leave the country by December 31st, 2011.

  • End of an era: Anniston celebrates the end of Chemical Demil

    Oct 21, 2011

    ANNISTON, Ala. -- Not many operations finish ahead of schedule and under budget, but the destruction of chemical munitions at Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility here accomplished just that. On Oct 19, the Anniston community formally recognized the end of an era; Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility's successful completion of the disposal of its chemical weapons stockpile nearly a month earlier.

  • Obama: All U.S. troops out of Iraq by year's end

    Oct 24, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced that all U.S. service members will leave Iraq by the end of the year.

  • Statistics highlight the message of Drug-Free Workplace Week

    Oct 21, 2011

  • FORSCOM recognizes personnel critical to successful BRAC move

    Oct 21, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, presented FORSCOM certificates of appreciation to 29 Soldiers and Army civilian employees for the leadership they demonstrated from August 2010 to September 2011 in laying the groundwork and ensuring the smoothest possible transition of the main body from Fort McPherson, Ga., to here.

  • Former Project Manager for NV/RSTA Wins PM of the Year

    Oct 21, 2011

    With the handing over of a plaque to Brig Gen. Harold Greene, who accepted the 2011 Secretary of the Army Acquisition Director, Project Manager of the Year Award on behalf of the former project manager for Night Vision/Reconnaissance Surveillance & Target Acquisition, yet another example of the various sacrifices and acquisition expertise that earned the PM the award was on display as the honoree could not be on hand.

  • Army Under Secretary promotes critical partnerships in South America

    Oct 25, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal completed a week-long visit to Chile and Brazil aimed at gaining a better understanding of the missions and operations and to ensure the U.S. Army is supporting efforts to promote security and stability in Chile and Brazil.

  • Newman, Thompson to be enshired in Tallegada Walk of Fame

    Oct 21, 2011

    The fans have spoken... and Ryan Newman and Speedy Thompson will be the next drivers enshrined to the Talladega-Texaco Walk of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 22.

  • More then just your everyday PT

    Oct 21, 2011

    The Soldiers of C Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, were motivating each other to stay strong during a special test of physical and mental strength that incorporated parts of the Ranger Physical Assessment Test. This eleven event test included push-ups, sit-ups, rope climbing, buddy carries and running, all the while wearing their full combat equipment load.

  • Fort Polk signs Army Community Covenant with Louisiana governor

    Oct 21, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general, attended a Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce luncheon Oct. 17 in Alexandria for the signing of a community covenant between Fort Polk and Rapides Parish. Alexandria business, education and community leaders participated in the event, as well as United States Representative Rodney Alexander and mayors from Pineville, Boyce and Glenmora.

  • Brazilian-born Soldier meets visiting general

    Oct 26, 2011

    Brazilian Army Maj. Gen. Carlos Cesar Araujo Lima was greeted by a Brazilian-born "Screaming Eagle" Soldier when he visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 13, 2011.

  • Green machines turn food waste into liquid compost

    Oct 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood is working toward a net zero waste goal to eliminate the amount of waste that ends up in the landfill by the year 2020. The antigarbage strategy challenges Soldiers, civilians and their Families to rethink their lifestyles and make changes to their daily routines.

  • USASAC presence at annual AUSA meeting

    Oct 21, 2011

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command participated in the 2011 annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) held in D.C. Oct 10-12. Members of USASAC, and their subordinate command, the U.S. Amry Security Assistance Training Management Organization were present at the Army Materiel Command's exhibit.

  • Brazilian Army visits 'Screaming Eagles' to research air assault excellence

    Oct 25, 2011

    Brazilian military leaders visited the 101st Airborne Division this week to establish a center of excellence of instruction in air assault operations in Brazil.

  • What it means to be an Infantry man

    Oct 21, 2011

    For some Soldiers, the opportunity to be a mechanic or a computer technician could have been the easier choice to make. But the opportunity to live the life as an infantryman was all they were looking for.

  • Fort Bragg residents welcome fall with fourth annual volksmarch

    Oct 21, 2011

    Soldiers, Families and retirees took in the early autumn weather at the 4th Annual Volksmarch at Fort Bragg's Smith Lake, Oct. 15. The march was held at the north side of the picnic area, providing a scenic view for participants.

  • Fort Bragg children jump at chance of world record

    Oct 21, 2011

    On Aug. 2, National Geographic Kids announced a collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama to break the world record of the most people doing jumping jacks. The organization invited schools across the nation to gather their students and time them doing the activity for one minute, between 3 p.m. Oct. 11, and 3 p.m. Oct. 12. Five Fort Bragg schools took part in the project, Irwin Intermediate, Devers Elementary, Holbrook Elementary, Murray Elementary and Pope Elementary schools.

  • Fort Bragg officials stress communication important to recognizing domestic violence

    Oct 21, 2011

  • SMA conducts town hall meeting with Third Army Servicemembers

    Oct 21, 2011

    SMA conducts town hall meeting with Third Army Servicemembers

  • Fort Bragg student wins National Preparedness contest

    Oct 21, 2011

    Fort Bragg in its continued efforts to prepare the earlier generations, hosted its second annual National Preparedness contest. The intent of the contest was to give Fort Bragg students the opportunity express what National Preparedness meant to them using different mediums. This year's winner was Yomaris Martinez, 11, a Holbrook Elementary School student who put together a poster that demonstrated the things that are most vital in the event of a natural disaster -- a flashlight, radio, fresh water and canned food.

  • Volunteers cycle for wounded Soldiers, Marines

    Oct 25, 2011

    Nothing was going to keep 80-year-old Army veteran Frank "the Tank" Barella from cycling the 325 miles from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg, Md., during the Columbus Day weekend.

  • Former XVIII Abn. Corps command sergeant major, 10-miler teams honored at AUSA convention

    Oct 21, 2011

    This year's AUSA meeting and exposition recognized three teams from Fort Bragg that took first place in the men's, women's and men's master team active-duty divisions at this year's Army Ten-Miler. The 82nd Abn. Div. was also recognized for having the largest active-duty division and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Steven R. England, was named the recipient of this year's Sgt. Maj. of the Army William G. Bainbridge Medal for exceptional service to the Noncommissioned Officer Corps.

  • Operation River Assault 2011

    Oct 21, 2011

  • Conference brings together 200 members of Fort Bragg, civilian community to assist military Families

    Oct 21, 2011

    More than 200 men and women from Fort Bragg and the local communities who provide counseling, education and other support services, gathered Oct. 13, at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayetteville for the second Forward March conference to help find ways to assist military Families during challenging times.

  • 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion partners with German Signaleers in training exercise

    Oct 21, 2011

    WILDFLECKEN, Germany (Oct. 19, 2011) -- Disasters can happen at any moment. When lives are in danger, military forces need to be able to quickly coordinate efforts to help people. One unit in 5th Signal Command was given a great opportunity to train with the German Army to prepare for quick reactionary force operations with the host nation. 5th Signal's 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion, headquartered in Schweinfurt, conducted a two-day field exercise with the German Army Air Mobile Division (DLO) and the DLO Signal Battalion using a real-world scenario to train.

  • Historic Donnersberg signal site bids farewell

    Oct 21, 2011

    Donnersberg, or "Thunder Mountain," the highest hill in Rheinland Palatinate at 2,200 feet, has been a primary hub of American military communications since shortly after World War II.

  • NCO's action saves Soldier's life

    Oct 24, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Timothy Warden was on his way to work when encountered a troubled Soldier. He took the time to get the Soldier the help he needed and prevented a potential suicide.

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