Archive: Oct 2011

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  • Third Army, Jordan look to improve JAF NCO Corps

    Oct 19, 2011

    A Third Army/ ARCENT contingency traveled to the Noncommissioned Officer Academy to meet with officers, leaders of the schoolhouse and NCOs of all ranks here Sept. 21, 2011.

  • Garmisch signs anti-bullying policy, leads pilot program for U.S. Army

    Oct 19, 2011

    Principal Debbie Parks and Deputy Garrison Manager Jeff Darrow signed an anti-bullying policy Oct. 18, 2011, before the student body of Garmisch Elementary-Middle School, Germany.

  • Third Army meets with Jordanian leaders

    Oct 18, 2011

    Four senior noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army Central Command met with top leaders from the Jordanian Armed Forces to discuss the evolving nature of the NCO corps here Sept. 22.

  • Hunting for history leads daughter to Hohenfels

    Oct 19, 2011

    When Norman Young died in 1965, his 12-year-old daughter realized there were many things about her father and his life that she didn't know. 46 years later, Tricia Richardson is still filling in the blanks, and her search recently brought her to Hohenfels.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern seeking emergency care volunteers

    Oct 18, 2011

    When a child in the Kaiserslautern Military Community is in need, Master Sgt. Jim Sharp and his family are there to step in and open their hearts and home to help. Sharp, along with his wife, Jen Guth, are volunteers in the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Emergency Placement Care program. The Army Community Service program provides children in need with a temporary home. It is comparable to the civilian foster care program back in the United States, said Yonette Davison, the Family Advocacy Program manager.

  • Single warriors get new den

    Oct 19, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The new Warrior Zone on Wiesbaden Army Airfield is a haven for single Soldiers. "It looks really nice," said Spc. Gerardo Bahena, Wiesbaden Health Clinic. "It has air conditioning, and it is a place where you can come and escape after a long work day."

  • Congressmen, Army Surgeon General visit FOB Pasab medical facilities

    Oct 22, 2011

    Brigade medical personnel with the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Combined Task Force Spartan), hosted a Congressional visit led by Congressman Phil Roe, U.S. Representative of Tennessee's First District, and escorted by the Army Deputy Surgeon General, Maj. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Oct. 9, at Forward Operating Base Pasab.

  • Girl Scout Gold Award: Project helps youths during hospital stay

    Oct 19, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Being a child alone in a hospital can be a scary situation no matter what, but not knowing the language can make it even scarier. For military children in Germany, who often must go off post for medical care, any hospital stay can make that situation a reality. As much as parents would like to be present for a child's entire stay, that isn't always possible.

  • Breaking Ground at Kandalay School

    Oct 22, 2011

    Soldiers in Combined Task Force Spartan's 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment are working hard to improve the Zharay district of Kandahar province by seeking out and destroying the insurgency, as well as improving the Afghan way of life through infrastructure and development, alongside Afghan security forces.

  • Assessing brain injury: Virtual reality may hold answer

    Oct 25, 2011

    Participants at a national workshop on the biological assessment of brain dysfunction held in spring 2011 discussed recent advancements in neurocognitive testing, including the use of virtual reality.

  • Expo unveils FMWR services

    Oct 18, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Families new to Area I converged on Camp Casey Oct. 6 for an open air event that showcased the recreational, sports and other services offered by the U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Soldier ranks tops in All Army and Armed Forces golf

    Oct 18, 2011

    Fort Jackson, S.C. -- 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) officer finishes first overall in All Army golf trials and top for the Army women in the annual Armed Forces golf championships held this year at the Wildcat golf course on Fort Jackson, SC Sept. 28 - Oct. 1.

  • Garrison's pools, gym to get big upgrade

    Oct 19, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- Swimmers in Area I will soon have three good-as-new indoor pools to enjoy thanks to a renovation project slated for the coming months at Camps Hovey, Stanley and Red Cloud.

  • Energy, Sustainability Technology fair kicks off at Pentagon

    Oct 17, 2011

    Maj. Mark Owens, assistant program manager for power at PEO Soldier, explains some of the latest sources of energy and recharging capabilities Soldiers have available in the field to Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy and Environment) Katherine Hammack as Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, Army Deputy G-4 looks on. The secretaries toured the Oct. 17 opening of a three-day Energy and Sustainability Technology Fair in the center courtyard of the Pentagon.

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    Oct 17, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek, Commanding General for First Army, answers a question during The Future of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN): A Total Army Approach discussion at the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Convention in Washington DC. Seated behind Lt. Gen. Bednarek are Lt. Gen. Jack Stoltz, Commanding General for the Army Reserve Command, and Maj. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, Deputy Director, Army National Guard. The annual AUSA Convention is taking place October 10-12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Official photo by Scott Curtis, First Army Public Affairs - Released.

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    Oct 17, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Kendall W. Penn, Deputy Commanding General for First Army, contributes to a discussion during the Army National Guard Seminar at the annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Convention in Washington DC. The discussion was chaired by Maj. Gen. Raymond W. Carpenter, Acting Director, Army National Guard. The annual AUSA Convention is taking place October 10-12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Official photo by Scott Curtis, First Army Public Affairs - Released.

  • US Army modified UH-60M used in arrest of alleged members of Mexican drug cartel

    Oct 17, 2011

    Blackhawk helicopters modified by the U.S. Army for the Mexican military were used in an operation in Colombia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico that lead to the arrest of alleged members of Los Zetas.

  • Continuous process improvement savings over $3 million

    Oct 17, 2011

    Earlier this year, Pine Bluff Arsenal opened its continuous process improvement office in the Directorate of Engineering and Technology. Staffed by David Deane and Anthony Gabriel, the office's goal was to improve the value engineering management system on the installation, and increase efficiency by using the tools of Lean Six Sigma and lean manufacturing. Their hard work has paid off.

  • CDC Annex construction to begin in mid October

    Oct 17, 2011

    Construction work on Pine Bluff Arsenal has been plentiful this year -- from energy saving work in various mission areas, to the completions of the new Army Reserve Center and pool/concessions areas. Now the area around the Arsenal's Child, Youth and School Services Center is about to get very busy in the next few months as construction begins on the new Child Development Center Annex.

  • Ordnance Challenge

    Oct 20, 2011

    59th Ordnance Brigade, Ordnance School, held its first Commander's Cup Challenge at Fort Lee, Va.

  • KCA signs Army Community Covenant

    Oct 17, 2011

    Kansas chiropractors pledged their commitment to service members in a community covenant signing here Oct. 15 at the 100th anniversary celebration and fall convention of the Kansas Chiropractic Association.

  • MEDCOM aims to apply 'Medical Home' model worldwide

    Oct 25, 2011

    The Army Medical Command is working to improve care by focusing on creating clinics based on small-group family practices.

  • Adder welcomes redeployment convoy

    Oct 18, 2011

    The first self-redeploying unit to leave Iraq stopped at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, Oct. 7, 2011, to rest and re-fuel on their way out of the country.

  • USAG Kaiserslautern kicks off Red Ribbon Week with flash mob

    Oct 18, 2011

    Soldiers and local teenagers kicked off Red Ribbon Week, a national observance that encourages people to take a stand against drugs and alcohol, with a flash mob at the food court on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 15, 2011.

  • Schweinfurt chef earns top European honor

    Oct 19, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Robert Szatkowski, part of the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, is the administration Non-commissioned officer in charge at the Ledward dining facility. He recently received thanks in the form of a prestigious award. On Sep. 13 he was named the culinary NCO of the year for the U.S. Army in Europe. "This shows that if you come in day after day dedicated to your job, it does get recognized," said Szatkowski.

  • 330th Movement Control Battalion Facilitates 1-8 CAV Repositioning

    Oct 17, 2011

    The 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment traveled through Khabari Border Crossing on Oct. 9, 2011, in order to reposition the unit to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, for the remainder of its deployment. The battalion constituted one of the first repositioning units to travel from Iraq to Kuwait this fall as part of the final drawdown of troops from Iraq during Operation New Dawn.

  • "Fly like a G-6" IT Soldier soars with CSF

    Oct 17, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Hobbies impact all five dimensions of strength in the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program. But they especially impact the social dimension.

  • Iraqi Forces create long range refueling capabilities to enable future operations

    Oct 17, 2011

    Paratroopers with 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division have trained Iraqi Soldiers how to build, run and maintain a forward area refueling point capable of supporting aircraft. They are building a FARP to extend the reach of Iraqi aircraft to the borders on an outpost in Al-Anbar, Iraq, Oct. 10.

  • Biden, Odierno support military children

    Oct 17, 2011

    Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spoke on behalf of military children, at the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's national conference, citing the challenges and stresses they endure to an audience of child support professionals from across the nation.

  • Donald Rumsfeld meets Yongsan eye to eye

    Oct 19, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense for the Bush Administration until 2006 and a public servant for over 50 years, visited Yongsan Garrison to promote his memoir with a book signing at the Post Exchange Oct. 13.

  • Third Army hosts firefighters training

    Oct 18, 2011

    Third Army hosted firefighters from the Kuwaiti army, U.S. Air Force and Area Support Group -- Kuwait as they completed their fifth week of cooperative training, Oct. 11, 2011.

  • Keeping pace with special needs children

    Oct 17, 2011

    The mother of an autistic child on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is working to create an education program for children like her son, who suffers from an autism spectrum disorder and doesn't benefit from mainstream classrooms.

  • Full-Spectrum Training Environment tests medical support, ground forces together

    Oct 17, 2011

    The Joint Multinational Training Command is providing a realistic training environment for 30th Medical Command and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Soldiers taking part in a Full-Spectrum Training Environment rotation Oct. 3-24, 2011.

  • Legislation could expand Reserve role in homeland security

    Oct 18, 2011

    Legislation being considered by both houses of Congress could provide the Army Reserve broader authority to call up troops for homeland security and also allow the force to deploy units for operations lasting 120 days or less.

  • Finding commonality in a 'job shop'

    Oct 17, 2011

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has come a long way since their Lean transformation started in 2003. Since the depot is a massive job shop that repairs everything from various radars to missile guidance equipment and surveillance systems, the focus has been on the value streams of individual weapons systems.

  • Threat emitter mission at Tobyhanna earns Shingo visit

    Oct 16, 2011

    Increased efficiency and decreased cost for a threat emitter mission here has earned a Shingo Prize evaluation.

  • USACE joins with ANP, US Army mentor to inspect Ashterlee construction

    Oct 16, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District South engineers teamed up with an Afghan National Police facilities manager and his U.S. Army mentor to inspect contractor progress in constructing a district police station in a remote area of Daykundi province, Afghanistan.

  • Army hosts Army Hawaii Polo at Fort Shafter

    Oct 17, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, threw out the match ball and welcomed the military and public to a day of Army polo Oct. 15 at historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter. The exhibition match between the Army Gold and Army Black teams was a culmination of an inaugural polo season for Army Polo Hawaii that participated in five games, all of them a benefit for the Association of the U.S. Army, which supports Soldiers and their Families.

  • Panther chefs remain tops at Ft. Bragg

    Oct 15, 2011

    Food service specialist is a term used to describe the fine men and women who often work around the clock 365 days a year to ensure Soldiers in garrison, in the field, or deployed in combat zones, are properly nourished. Sgt. Daniel Hanshew and Pfc. O'Brian Palmer, food service specialists for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division proved they are more than ordinary cooks by finishing first in the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg installation culinary competition.

  • Last Marine team of Operation New Dawn leaves Iraq

    Oct 17, 2011

    Marines assigned to the Iraqi Marine Training Team 03 completed their mission and made history Oct. 14, as the last Marine team of Operation New Dawn to leave the country.

  • Soldiers Find Place In Regimental History

    Oct 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For some, it's about proving their ability to master Soldier skills. For others, it's about team building. But for all of the members of the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, completing the "Gimlet Challenge" is a journey to finding their true place among their Royal Gimlet Clan brothers. The Royal Gimlet Clan is made up of members of the 21st Inf. Regt. that have completed the "Gimlet Challenge" and earned the right to carry the "Gimlet Stick."

  • General Cone speaks with 'company commanders of 2020'

    Oct 15, 2011

    "I'm talking today to the most important people in this room, and those are the company commanders of 2020," said Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during a luncheon Oct. 10 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.

  • CSA addresses national conference on children's justice

    Oct 17, 2011

    The Army chief of staff thanked more than 2,500 social workers, judges, lawyers and youth advocates Oct. 14 for the acknowledgment and support they are giving to military families and their children.

  • Pacific Soldiers compete for top honors in USARPAC's Paralegal Warrior Challenge

    Oct 17, 2011

    Five noncommissioned officers and five Soldiers representing major U.S. Army Pacific commands gathered, here, to compete for a title in USARPAC's fourth Annual Paralegal Warrior Challenge, Sept. 19-23.

  • FORSCOM Foreign Disclosure Officer receives Army-level award

    Oct 17, 2011

    Kay Buice of the U.S. Army Forces Command G-2 (Intelligence) Directorate was presented today with the 2010 Kenneth C. Raymer Memorial Award by Patricia Stokes, senior security advisor to the director of Counterintelligence, Human Intelligence, Disclosure and Security at the Department of the Army. Buice is the FORSCOM Command Foreign Disclosure Officer whose duties entail executing requests for foreign visit authorization to FORSCOM senior mission commands and separate units. Last year her work affected more than 3,200 foreign national visitors within her command. She was selected from more than 230 nominees Army-wide for "exemplifying the attributes of expertise, professionalism and devotion to duty essential to providing U.S. Army commands with clear, concise, responsive and accurate foreign disclosure support."

  • Army transforms for future of Soldiers, families, nation

    Oct 17, 2011

    To ready itself for the future, the Army is transforming installations and housing as well as its use of fuel, water and energy.

  • Testing in progress - Soldiers help researchers develop, refine gear for warriors

    Oct 20, 2011

    Four times a year 30 Soldiers report to the Natick Soldier Systems Center to help researchers conduct medical studies and equipment testing to determine where to spend, or not spend, millions of taxpayer dollars.

  • Feedback - Listening to soldiers

    Oct 20, 2011

    SOLDIERS should always have their say.

  • Fort Bragg school named after MOH recipient

    Oct 14, 2011

    A dedication ceremony was held Oct. 6, of the Randall D. Shughar Elementary and Middle School that paid tribute to the Medal of Honor recipient after whom the state-of-the-art facility is named. Shughart served as a sniper team member with the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Task Force Ranger when he was killed in action on Oct. 3, 1993. Shughart voluntarily inserted into the city of Mogadishu, Somalia to protect the four-member crew of a downed Black Hawk, despite being well aware of the growing number of enemy insurgents closing in on the crash site.

  • Combat feeding delivers for soldiers

    Oct 20, 2011

    WHEN Soldiers open up pocket sandwiches in Afghanistan, they probably care a lot less about how they were developed than how they taste and whether they curb hunger.

  • 'Ironman' a game-changer on battlefield

    May 1, 2013

    After a 2 1/2 hour firefight in Afghanistan Iowa National Guard Solders started wondering how they could carry loads of crew-served weapon ammunition over rough terrain like Jesse Ventura did in the movie "Predator."

  • MD-based 29th CAB validates at Hood; ready for deployment

    Oct 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A Maryland-based reserve-component aviation brigade is completing its mobilization training at Fort Hood in preparation of assuming the air mission in Iraq next month.

  • Task Force seeks $7 billion in energy investments

    Oct 17, 2011

    A new Army task force is trying to convince private industry to invest in solar energy, wind power and other renewable-energy projects on military installations.

  • Physical therapy taking away Soldiers' pain

    Oct 17, 2011

    Many Soldiers suffer from muscle, bone, and joint pain due to a variety of injuries. In some cases, pain medication can be helpful, but only for a short period. There are many long-term benefits Soldiers can gain from physical therapy.

  • Project Spotlight: Summit Bridge Painting and Steel Repairs

    Oct 14, 2011

  • Marne division brings the fight to Washington D.C. for Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 14, 2011

    The wounded warriors readied themselves at the starting line. Some made last-minute maintenance checks on their hand cycles, while others stretched their arms or prepped their prosthetic legs for the race ahead.

  • Senior makes grades, receives rewards

    Oct 14, 2011

    Seventeen year-old Jasmine Gilmore is $2,000 richer because she made the grades. In a small ceremony inside the Fort Stewart Army and Air Force Exchange Services main store, Gilmore was awarded $2,000 in savings bonds by Fort Stewart's Main Exchange store manager, Donald Basil, Oct. 5.

  • VIDEO: Routine logisitcs operation quickly changes during Full Spectrum Training Environment

    Oct 17, 2011

    Cpl. Robert Chavez and the other Soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are participating in U.S. Army Europe's first Full Spectrum Training Environment at Hohenfels Training Area in Germany.

  • Las Vegas style Soldier Show rocks Newman

    Oct 14, 2011

    Switch the flip, and the gymnasium at Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center becomes dark. The darkness soon filled with center stage lights reflecting red, blue, orange and green hues. The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation 2011 U.S. Soldier Show, featuring this year's production as the "Carnival - A Traveling Thank You," rocked the stage with high energy, enthusiasm and an electrifying performance to remember, Oct. 11.

  • Panetta: Services Must Work Jointly on Budget 'Storms'

    Oct 14, 2011

    The services must work together to face mounting budget pressures and determine the nation's future military needs, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

  • Full Spectrum Training - 1-4 Infantry plays Opposition Force

    Oct 14, 2011

    Sgt. Mike Chesser and his squad, members of Charlie Company, 1-4 Infantry, are trained in opposing force tactics and are assigned to Hohenfels, Germany. They are providing key training to the 173rd Airborne BCT during US Army Europe's first Full Spectrum Training Environment rotation.

  • 3rd CAB Soldier proves herself to be tops in her field

    Oct 14, 2011

    For some people, losing is a discouragement -- but not for Staff Sgt. Yelixa Mawhorr. Last year, when the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Soldier didn't win Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year, it motivated her; it motivated her to study for hours every night, to read regulation after regulation and to be the best career counselor she could be.

  • Boy Scouts get taste of Army life

    Oct 14, 2011

    "Fall in!" Sergeant First Class Robert Braudis' troops snapped to the position of attention and anticipated the senior non-commissioned officer's next command.

  • Deaf employee doesn't let impairment push her out of picture

    Oct 18, 2011

    Canons blasted, the band played with gusto, and excited family members shouted with glee -- and she heard none of it. Catherine "Diane" Johnson, is deaf.

  • Medics become experts at the MCoE

    Oct 14, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence is a place of many graduations. From Initial Entry Training to Ranger School, Airborne qualification to Maneuver Captains Career Course, almost every day is graduation day at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Full Spectrum Training - Jump Day

    Oct 14, 2011

    Soldiers from the Polish Land Forces join 'Sky Soldiers' of U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team for a parachute jump into the Hohenfels (Germany) Training Area as part of the brigade's ongoing Full-Spectrum Training Exercise. More than 100 Polish troops were among the approximately 650 paratroopers who participated in this morning jump, while another 650 'Sky Soldiers' are scheduled to jump later in the day.

  • Barracks Life: Let's broadcast it, defeat domestic violence

    Oct 14, 2011

    An American entertainer drew international attention in 2009, but it wasn't his headlining performances and chart-topping singles that had everyone talking about Chris Brown. The pop music icon was plastered all over the news as he was charged with a felony assault on his then-girlfriend and R&B recording artist, Rihanna. Most of us remember the high-profile domestic case that rattled the 'Facebook Generation' two and a half years ago. Disgusted, the American public took a stance against the intolerable crime, and broadcasted their support against domestic violence through social media venues, blogs, text messages and protests. But in that same year we took a stance against Brown's Hollywood drama that unfolded on just about every major television network, there were thousands of other Americans who were also suffering similar tragedies behind closed doors.

  • Battle Boar Families receive Master Resiliency overview

    Oct 14, 2011

    Soldiers and Family Members from 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, participated in a Master Resiliency overview and Family Readiness Group meeting held at Fort Stewart's Woodruff Theater, Oct. 5.

  • Victim Advocates:we are not the enemy

    Oct 14, 2011

    So often people see the Victim Advocates as the enemy - we get in the way, are too touchy feely or are Temporary Protective Order generators. These descriptions do not define Victim Advocates. We wear many hats and perform many different duties aside from direct victim services.

  • Memorial service honors ultimate sacrifice of U.S. Service members made for Iraqi people

    Oct 14, 2011

    Paratroopers with 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division held a memorial service to honor past Service members who made the ultimate sacrifice to bring peace and security to Anbar province. The service was held at the Camp Ramadi Chapel, Iraq, Oct 9.

  • 24th FM Co returns home

    Oct 14, 2011

    Soldiers of 24th Financial Management Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, stepped onto Cottrell Field, Oct. 5, to a chorus of cheers and applause after a year-long deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. "It feels amazing to be home," Spc. Billy Stanley said, a commercial vendor services specialist assigned to the 24th FM Co., STB, 3rd Sustainment Bde., 3rd Inf. Div. "It's an indescribable feeling; I'm just looking forward to spending time with my Family."

  • Washington Army Reserve Unit Faces Big Challenges During Deployment

    Oct 14, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- More than 270 Washington-based Army Reserve soldiers of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command arrived here Sept. 16 to begin their unit's first overseas deployment.

  • ESSC--KAF displays latest in electronic warfare at open house

    Oct 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army Communications- Electronics Command's Electronic Sustainment Support Center on Kandahar Airfield held an open house here on Oct. 8.

  • ASACS: A vital resource for students, parents

    Oct 17, 2011

    Parents and students looking for guidance on drug and alcohol issues have a place to turn.

  • Dirndls, lederhosen required to party

    Oct 14, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder holds its annual Oktoberfest

  • Firefighter wraps up nearly 50 years of service

    Oct 17, 2011

    Why would a German employee give nearly five decades of his life to the U.S. Army?

  • Air Defenders participate historical parade in Suwon

    Oct 14, 2011

    SUWON, South Korea - Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52d Air Defense Artillery proudly marched in traditional Korean military costumes as part of Suwon's annual historical re-enactment of a key moment in Korean history.

  • Facebook town hall prompts Fort Meade to chat

    Oct 19, 2011

    Fort Meade hosted its first social media town hall on Oct. 6, employing the installation's official Facebook page.

  • Army Field Band media producer scores Emmy

    Oct 18, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Jared Morgan, media producer for the U.S. Army Field Band, won an Emmy Award in May for his contributions as a highlight producer for the Major League Baseball Network in 2010.

  • Army Cyber Command NCOs take hands-on tour at U.S. Army Women's Museum

    Oct 17, 2011

    Army Cyber Command noncommissioned officers from Fort Meade and Fort Belvoir, Va., joined for professional development Sept. 30 at the U.S. Army Women's Museum at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Fort Meade airman takes tap-out win in MMA bout

    Oct 17, 2011

    Air Force Technical Sgt. David Perez sealed his first professional win during a mixed martial arts fight Oct 8 at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore. Perez, of U.S. Cyber Command, trains daily with the Fort Meade-based MMA team, Team Warfighter.

  • Annual CFC kicks off with $400,000 goal

    Oct 17, 2011

    This year, Fort Meade coordinators plan to add $400,000 through the Chesapeake Bay Area Combined Federal Campaign before the Dec. 15 deadline. The program officially began Oct. 1, marking the CFC's three-month campaign of solicitation.

  • A fiery bloodline

    Oct 14, 2011

    The son of a fireman, Spc. Jameson Warren, 369th Fire Fighter Detachment, discusses how the Army Reserve has helped him fulfill his passion as a firefighter in an otherwise competitive career field. For more on the 369th Fire Fighter Detachment click the link below and turn to page 24: http://thecastle.imirus.com/Mpowered/book/vcastle11/i1/p1

  • Alaska MPs host 'Spouses Challenge'

    Oct 13, 2011

    Spouses of the 793rd Military Police Battalion walk a mile in their Soldiers' boots.

  • Alaska aviators on the move in Iraq

    Oct 17, 2011

    Soldiers of the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, an Attack-Reconnaissance Squadron consisting of OH-58 Kiowa Warriors, based out of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, are the first aviation unit in Iraq to close a forward operating base.

  • Alaska Sappers train on forced entry ops

    Oct 13, 2011

    Operation Boreal Wolverine tests Alaska Sappers' ability to support forced entry operations.

  • Strykers learn vehicle recovery in Afghanistan

    Oct 17, 2011

    Soldiers deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, recently honed their ability to recover damaged vehicles during a wheeled vehicle recovery course Sept. 26-28, 2011.

  • Arctic Warriors at the Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 13, 2011

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Alaska run in the Army Ten-Miler Oct. 9 in Washington, D.C.

  • Army civilian workforce development on track

    Oct 17, 2011

    In the last year, the Army has moved closer to transforming its civilian work force of more than 320,000 employees.

  • Fort Riley, local students embrace Walk a Mile Day

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- More than 8,000 Unified School District 475 Geary County elementary and middle school students, including Fort Riley students, as well as St. Xavier students, Junction City, participated in Walk a Mile Day Oct. 4.

  • FES supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Throughout the month of October, members of Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services will sport pink T-shirts in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "This is something that we have decided to do to honor and remember Family members that have lost their battle and to help inspire the fight within for those who are dealing with it now," said FES Capt. Marty Coufal.

  • Fort Riley conserves water, uses alternative sources

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- In recent months, there has been a lot of publicity regarding Fort Riley being picked as one of only six military installations to become a net-zero water use installation.

  • Program senses danger both above and below ground

    Oct 14, 2011

    SMDC program detects disasters

  • Campaign promotes energy awareness at Fort Riley

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fort Riley's Energy Branch, Directorate of Public Works, reminds Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees to be energy conscious while recognizing the 20th anniversary of the presidential proclamation designating October as Energy Awareness Month.

  • Better Opportunities for Single Parents: Benchmark program begins at Fort Bliss

    Oct 13, 2011

    Better Opportunities for Single Parents, an initiative of Maj. Gen. Dana J. H. Pittard, commanding general of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, and his wife Lucille, ensures single parents in the military do not get overlooked.

  • Identity Theft: New Victims; Elderly Parents; a Hidden Yet Common Crime

    Oct 13, 2011

    Identity theft is now recognized as a multi-billion dollar international problem. However, a new group is being targeted more and more for the crime, senior citizens; this according to Security Firm, ID Analytics. While reviewing billions of credit applications, the firm's chief researcher, Stephen Coggeshall, found that children and the elderly are often victims of identity theft. The study found that, while only roughly 500,000 children in the United States under 15 share their Social Security Number and last names with adults, more than 2 million elderly adults are sharing their SSN with their adult children.

  • Deployed parent groups at Fort Belvoir Elementary provide safe haven for children

    Oct 13, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Elementary School supports children of deployed parents with an outlet to share any feelings the children might be having.

  • Reunion, reintegration classes eases transition for Soldiers, Families

    Oct 13, 2011

    Fort Belvoir's Army Community Services Mobilization and Deployment program offers Reunion and Reintegration classes for Soldiers returning from deployment as well as their Family members.

  • Belvoir cancer survivor honored in community

    Oct 13, 2011

    A Belvoir cancer survivor was honored at a Manassas City council meeting to receive a proclamation naming October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month on behalf of the American Cancer Society.

  • Semi-pro football player is also JBLM MP

    Oct 13, 2011

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