Archive: Nov 2011

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  • Exceptional Accomplishment: Anniston Chemical Weapons Stockpile End of Operations

    Nov 2, 2011

  • Gym packed for special story time with guest reader

    Nov 2, 2011

    The Patrick Henry Elementary school gymnasium looked like a giant picnic scene Oct. 23. The gym floor was covered with blankets as more than 230 family members gathered for Tell Me A Story hosted by the Heidelberg and Mannheim Parent to Parent cadre and the Military Child Education Coalition.

  • Tooele incorporates Continuous Improvement with savings over $4 million

    Nov 2, 2011

    With proposed budget cuts across the Department of Defense (DoD) of more than $450 billion in spending over the next ten years, and additional spending cuts based on Congressional bipartisan committee recommendations, the Army is preparing to conduct business with less funding. Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) has already positioned itself to be a leader within the Army Materiel Command (AMC) in the cost cutting arena through its ongoing Continuous Improvement Program. Fiscal 2011 proved to be a banner year for TEAD with 16 Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Value Engineering projects completed with validated savings or cost avoidance totaling approximately $4.1 million. This exceeds the Joint Munitions Command (JMC) goal of $2.4 million by $1.7 million.

  • Army Completes Chemical Stockpile Destruction at Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility

    Nov 2, 2011

    The Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF), located at Umatilla Chemical Depot (UMCD), Oregon, completed the disposal of the chemical weapons stockpile stored at UMCD Oct. 25, 2011.

  • Sembach residents to see increase in services

    Nov 2, 2011

    It's the newest "gem" in U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's crown of Army installations. Last October, Installation Management Command officially acquired Sembach Kaserne, formerly known as Sembach annex, from the U.S. Air Force, which had occupied it since the early 1950s. Prior to the turnover, many of Sembach's facilities had fallen into disrepair as the future of the small installation nestled in the rural farm hills northeast of Ramstein Air Base remained unclear.

  • Army networking radios improve communications at tactical edge

    Nov 3, 2011

    Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications-Tactical awarded a $66 million contract Sept. 30, 2011, for the procurement of eight Brigade Combat Teams worth of AN/PRC-117G radios.

  • Umatilla facility destroys last ton of mustard blister agent

    Nov 3, 2011

    Nearly 50 years of chemical agent storage came to an end Oct. 25, 2011, with the destruction of the last ton container of mustard blister agent in the Metal Parts Furnace at the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.

  • Nov. 2, 2011 (Roll Call) McHugh: Strong, Decisive Army Critical to National Defense

    Nov 2, 2011

    Nov. 2, 2011 (Roll Call) McHugh: Strong, Decisive Army Critical to National Defense

  • Business leaders get glimpse of Army life at 'Great Place'

    Nov 3, 2011

    About 60 business leaders from Central Texas came to Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 26, 2011, to see learn about the Army and to see what the installation has to offer.

  • Meet the Division: Master Sgt. Gregory Betty

    Nov 2, 2011

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

  • Paratroopers receive effective cultural training during field exercise

    Nov 2, 2011

    Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division train with Afghan nationals to learn the Afghan culture during a two-week, scenario-based, field training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • NIE pushes major network upgrade closer to field

    Nov 2, 2011

  • Operation Tuscan Sun 2011

    Nov 2, 2011

    As the old English proverb goes, "hope for the best, but prepare for the worst." Members of the Camp Darby military community in partnership with Italian emergency responders put this into practice often through Operation Tuscan Sun 2011.

  • Dignitaries observe coalition training, efficiencies

    Nov 2, 2011

    Janine Davidson, the deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Plans, observed Europe's Full-Spectrum Training Environment rotation, Oct. 20-22, during the final stages of training.

  • Third Army hosts Zumba Fitness for Breast Cancer Awareness

    Nov 2, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait - More than 200 Servicemembers and civilians participated in a Zumba Fitness event here Oct. 28, in support of the Party in Pink Movement to raise awareness of breast cancer.

  • Soldiers of the 156th Military Police detachment lay down the law

    Nov 3, 2011

    The primary objective of the 156th Military Police Detachment, attached to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, is to keep law and order in northern Afghanistan.

  • TF Spearhead rules the skies of the 'wild' RC West

    Nov 2, 2011

    Providing constant aerial support can sometimes be an arduous task, as flight crews, medics and maintainers must be fully vigilant and aware while protecting the skies and ground below 24 hours a day. This has been the mission for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade over the last eight years in Iraq and now Afghanistan, with this proud tradition continuing to be upheld by Task Force Spearhead of the 1st ACB as they are the only active duty aviation unit in Regional Command West conducting full spectrum operations.

  • MP Corps celebrates 70th Anniversary

    Nov 2, 2011

    More than 850 Soldiers, Family Members and friends from throughout Europe came together Oct. 22 at the Village Pavilion on Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg, Germany, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Military Police Corps Regiment. This was the third consecutive year the MP Corps ball in Europe was hosted by the 18th Military Police Brigade. Col. Brian Bisacre, the commander of the 18th MP Bde. presided over the event, and Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, the commanding general of the U.S. Army Europe was the guest speaker for the evening.

  • Award-winning female aviator says challenges same for men as women

    Nov 3, 2011

    Before taking home the 2011 leadership award from the non-profit Women in Aerospace organization, Col. Laura J. Richardson said she believes the challenges for both men and women in Army aviation are largely the same.

  • Navy Law, Order unit transfers authority to Army after seven years

    Nov 2, 2011

    Navy Law and Order Detachments I and J transferred authority to the 368th Military Police Company at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 31.

  • TF Spearhead cooks excel, provide good food in austere conditions

    Nov 2, 2011

    When three Soldiers, all food operations specialists from Task Force Spearhead, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, were placed at a remote FOB in western Afghanistan, they were asked to simply perform to standard. They have done more than that though, they have excelled.

  • German President visits 1st Air Cav

    Nov 2, 2011

  • 40 Bronze Stars awarded to Japanese-American vets

    Nov 4, 2011

    More than 66 years after hostilities ended in World War II, 40 Americans were presented the Bronze Star medals they deserved for combat service in that conflict.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Christina Borges

    Nov 2, 2011

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Christina Borges

  • JTF-Odyssey Guard transports wounded Libyan freedom fighters to Boston

    Dec 2, 2011

    In response to a request to the U.S. State Department from the provisional Libyan government, a Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster aircraft transported 22 wounded Libyan freedom fighters to Boston, Oct. 29, where they are being treated at a local medical center.

  • Baseball pros share faith

    Nov 2, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two former Major League Baseball players spoke about their religious experiences during a Devotional Luncheon at the Warrior Inn Dining Facility here on Nov 1st. Terry Evans, formerly an outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Bryan Hickerson, formerly a pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, spoke of how their religious beliefs kept them grounded in light of their success in baseball.

  • Nisei WWII Veterans receive Bronze Star

    Nov 2, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presented 40 WWII Veterans with the Bronze Star before an audience of over 2,000 fellow comrades-in-arms, friends and family during the WWII Nisei Veterans Program National Veterans Network tribute to the 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service on Nov. 1, 2011 in Washington, D.C. In addition to the presentation, Nisei World War II Veterans presented wreaths in memory of lost comrades.

  • CSA Odierno visits 10th Mountain Division

    Nov 1, 2011

    U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, meets with commanders and reenlists Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division during his visit to Fort Drum, N.Y. Oct. 25, 2011.

  • CSA Odierno visits commands at Fort Bragg

    Nov 1, 2011

    U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, visits U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, N.C. on Oct. 27, 2011.

  • NIE pushes major network upgrade closer to field

    Nov 2, 2011

    The Army's on-the-move, satellite-based communications network is getting its first field tryout with Soldiers this month as the service moves closer to deploying the capability next fall.

  • Phoenix Recruiters support canine helpers for disabled veterans

    Nov 2, 2011

    Two Phoenix Battalion Recruiters, Sgt. 1st Class Michael LaHaye and Staff Sgt. Bryan Thompson, Scottsdale Recruiting Station, participated in a golf tournament Sep. 9 which gives disabled veterans a four-legged helping hand.

  • Wellmont Health System Opens New Facility at Holston Army Ammunition Plant

    Nov 1, 2011

    The official grand opening of the Kingsport Hematology Oncology Facility, the newest ARMS tenant at Holston, took place at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011.

  • Army kicks off second Network Integration Evaluation

    Nov 1, 2011

  • AMC launches Bold Ideas Campaign

    Nov 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command is soliciting Bold Ideas from AMC personnel from Oct. 31 to Dec. 30, as part of an effort to transform the command into being more cost-effective, creating leaner processes and becoming more energy-efficient command-wide.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate

    Nov 2, 2011

    The Fort A.P. Hill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate opened two new log cabins this Fall and held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 27 to celebrate the newest additions to its lodging inventory.

  • Guard family proves closest connection when Guardsman needs kidney

    Nov 2, 2011

    When North Dakota Guardsman Spc. John Chase needed a kidney his brother in arms Sgt. Francisco "Cisco" Raatz knew immediately he would help his battle buddy, if he could.

  • Blue Grass Army Depot Showcases Unique Inert Demilitarization Capabilities

    Nov 1, 2011

    A new inert demilitarization facility at Blue Grass Army Depot has begun shredding unserviceable M-15 landmines and is saving the depot money.

  • SMDC employees receive national award

    Nov 1, 2011

    SMDC team receives national award

  • Senior Leaders' Training Course focused on Regional priorities, Soldier Services

    Nov 1, 2011

    Last month, commanders and their senior enlisted advisors from the 11 Military Treatment Facilities in the Western Regional Medical Command, to include several general officers, came together in Fairbanks, Alaska for a week-long Senior Leaders' Training Course (SLTC) that focused on the Region's medical readiness priorities and strategies for the way ahead.

  • Fort A.P. Hill hosts its first Citzens' Academy

    Nov 2, 2011

    Nine citizens stepped into the shoes of Fort A.P. Hill employees and the boots of the Warriors they train and support during the Fort A.P. Hill Citizens' Academy Pilot Program.

  • West Point hosts stranded football fans during snowstorm

    Nov 4, 2011

    West Point agencies provided shelter for more than 100 people stranded on post by the weekend snowstorm that struck during the Army-Fordham football game.

  • Ohio National Guard Soldiers train for Afghanistan deployment

    Nov 1, 2011

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- When Daica Rogers, a 21-year-old native of Cleveland, Ohio, joined the Ohio National Guard a year ago, she wasn't sure what to expect, but she knew one thing -- she was going to Afghanistan.

  • Field Artillery School uses gaming technology to teach fire support skills, combined arms training

    Nov 1, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.--The U.S. Army Field Artillery School, as a part of the Fires Center of Excellence, is using gaming technology not only to teach students attending the Field Artillery Basic Officers Leader Course here the fundamentals of calling for fire but giving them a glimpse of what to expect when they are teamed up later in their careers with maneuver commanders in combat. The FA School earlier this year conducted two, collaborative leadership development exercises with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Aviation Center using Virtual Battlespace 2 or VB S2.

  • Sustainers assist with Pierce Elementary fall festival

    Nov 1, 2011

    The 3d ESC is a part of the post wide Partnership in Education (P.I.E) program which involves partnering with schools to provide volunteers for school functions and beautification of the school grounds during spring and fall cleanup.

  • 188th Soldier enjoys passing on knowledge to troops preparing to deploy

    Nov 1, 2011

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - Sgt. 1st Class Jason Mikan, a Trainer/Mentor with the 188th Infantry Brigade, has been charging hard his entire military career.

  • First Army trains Ohio National Guard for Afghanistan mission

    Nov 2, 2011

    Soldiers from the 188th Infantry Brigade, headquartered at Fort Stewart, Ga., returned to Camp Shelby to do what they do best, ensuring that other Soldiers are "Battle Ready" before they deploy into theater.

  • APG South heralds holidays with annual food, toy and gift drive

    Nov 1, 2011

    To help less fortunate families at this time of the year, sponsoring organizations invite their workforce to support this charitable campaign with generous donations of new toys and gifts for all ages.

  • 100th Infantry: Cane fields to Congressional Gold Medal

    Nov 4, 2011

    Mitsuo "Ted" Hamasu will receive the Congressional Gold Medal Nov. 2 for his service in the Army during World War II as part of the all-Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion.

  • Above and beyond is every day

    Nov 1, 2011

    Nina Wilson arrived at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., more than 18 months ago. Driving around the barracks that were built during WWII, old office buildings and no family medical facility or post commissary, she realized that she was not at the type of military installation she was accustomed to, and it hit her extremely hard.

  • Depot Painters Use Virtual Reality to Hone Their Craft

    Nov 1, 2011

    Corpus Christi Army Depot held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Virtual Reality STAR4Defense Painter Training and Certification Program.

  • U.S. Army South conducts army-to-army staff talks with Chile

    Nov 2, 2011

    U.S. Army South, as the Army's executive agent, are conducting bilateral staff talks with the Chilean army from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2011, to strengthen professional partnerships and increase interaction between armies.

  • Army dedicates new chapel at Fort Leonard Wood

    Nov 1, 2011

    The Installation Chaplain's Office at Fort Leonard Wood plans to host a Ribbon Cutting and Chapel Dedication Service at 9:30 a.m., Nov. 1, at the new Main Post Chapel, Building 608. The event is being held to celebrate the completion of the 32,900-square-foot facility, to recognize key individuals involved in the project and to officially mark the chapel's opening.

  • TRADOC looks to future with Unified Quest

    Nov 1, 2011

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 28, 2011) -- "I think the threat [of cyber-attacks] is very real and could potentially be very near-term," said Brig. Gen. John Davis, U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Army's 'March 2 Success' tops 1 million registrants

    Nov 2, 2011

    Since 2003, nearly 1.1 million people have registered in "March 2 Success," an online test-preparation program for youth that continues to average about 14,000 new registrants every month.

  • 16 coalition personnel killed in Afghanistan attacks

    Nov 1, 2011

    A car bomb smashed into an International Security Assistance Force convoy in Kabul today killing 13 coalition personnel, NATO officials said.

  • LTG Curtis Scaparrotti attends Regional Command - Capital transfer of authority

    Nov 1, 2011

    A series of photographs of Lt. Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of ISAF Joint Command and I Corps, at the Regional Command - Capital transfer of authority ceremony in Kabul Oct. 26.

  • KATUSAs stand as symbol of ROK-U.S. alliance

    Nov 1, 2011

    The United States of America and the Republic of Korea maintain one of the strongest military alliances in the world. Korean Augmentation to the United States Army stands as a symbol of this prolonged alliance.

  • Tricks and treats mark Yongsan Halloween

    Nov 1, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Halloween is a night filled with spooky delights. Children long past their bedtimes dress up in costumes ranging from the cute to the creepy. Princesses and witches laugh while mummies, ninjas and Batman ask for candy on doorsteps.

  • Tale of a 10th Mountain Division Muleskinner

    Oct 28, 2011

    Harry DeSmet Thompson is one of the 10th Mountain Division's oldest surviving "muleskinners."

  • Foreign Military Sales: Army supports international relations through military partnerships

    Oct 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command is known as the "Army's face to the world," maintaining relationships with more than 150 countries through its role in Foreign Military Sales.

  • New child development centers open at Fort Hood

    Nov 2, 2011

    Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the two newest child development centers on Fort Hood, Texas, were held Oct. 19, 2011.

  • Soldiers magazine

    Oct 28, 2011

    November 2011 Soldiers magazine

  • The future of networked mission command

    Oct 28, 2011

    On their patrols through a mountain village, Capt. Scott DeWitt's Soldiers knew they were safe from sniper fire. Sensors and unmanned aerial systems scanned the tops of buildings, rapidly feeding information and images to the smartphones carried by the Soldiers below.

  • Living hard: The story of Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel "Dan" Laguna

    Nov 2, 2011

    Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel "Dan" Laguna should be dead. The former Green Beret should have died several times, actually.

  • Warrior Games: Soldiers triumph over injuries in 2011 Warrior Games

    Oct 28, 2011

    Soldiers of all ages and disabilities participated in the 2011 Warrior Games. Injuries, illnesses and wounds vanished amid the enthusiastic cheers of onlookers and the athletic precision present in every event.

  • Survivor: War hero uses experiences to reach out to Soldiers

    Nov 2, 2011

    John McCormick is a survivor. He survived two combat tours in Vietnam and came out a hero. He survived deep depression and suicidal ideation and came out addicted to alcohol. He survived his substance abuse and came out with a message for today's troops who face the same fight: You can conquer it all, but you don't have to go it alone.

  • Understanding sacrifices for freedom

    Nov 2, 2011

    Most teenagers spend their summers working, hanging out with their friends and grumbling about reading assigned for the coming school year. Very few would voluntarily give up a chunk of their vacations to study World War II history, and fewer still would do it eagerly.

  • Coming home: Building support for veterans

    Nov 2, 2011

    The Army is always trying to improve the standard of care Soldiers receive today. But with the emphasis on the new veterans returning, sometimes the veterans from previous wars are unintentionally forgotten.

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