Archive: Nov 2011

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  • Modular Airborne Firefighting System slideshow

    Nov 22, 2011

    A C-130J Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard, drops water to flush out their Modular Airborne Firefighting System near Abilene Regional Airport, Abilene, Texas, May 5. MAFFS is capable of dispensing 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in under 5 seconds. MAFFS operations are preparing to shutdown until they are needed again.

  • Columbia's Veterans Day parade

    Nov 22, 2011

    South Carolina Army National Guard tactical vehicles drive through downtown Columbia, S.C., during the city's Veterans Day parade Nov. 11, 2011.

  • 25th Infantry Division Soldiers begin redeployment

    Nov 22, 2011

    After a year in Iraq, about 250 Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division arrived back at Schofield Barracks Nov. 21 at 9 p.m. The Tropic Lightening Division was selected to be the last U.S. division headquarters and organization in Iraq. Its mission was to oversee all forces that withdrew and removed equipment. The unit suffered no casualties during its deployment.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff observes new technologies at NIE

    Nov 22, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Peter Chiarelli, visits White Sands Missile Range to see the new technologies in use at the Network Integration Evaluation.

  • Company Command Posts on the go at Army integration exercise

    Nov 22, 2011

    In line with the Army's priority to drive increased communications to the tactical edge, Soldiers leveraged Company Command Posts (CoCP) at the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.1 to send and receive information at lower echelons where the mission is physically executed. Product Manager Command Post Systems and Integration (PdM CPS&I) integrates fielded mission command and other C4ISR technology into CoCP tents and vehicles. Many of the systems managed by the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), to which PdM CPS&I is assigned, are integrated into the CoCP.

  • Spotlight On...Staff Sgt. Rodney A. Whitaker

    Nov 22, 2011

    Working as a contracting specialist with the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, Staff Sgt. Rodney A. Whitaker is an integral part of the 622nd Contingency Contracting Team, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Gold Star Mothers support Veterans Day

    Oct 10, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Representing Gold Star Mothers on Veterans Day, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Candis Martin, (center) from Fort Lee, Va., and Myra Rintamaki, (right) from Washington, present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Both Martin and Rintamaki are part of the color guard for the American Gold Star Mothers organization. Gold Star Mothers are those who have lost a son or daughter in military service. They were escorted by a representative from the Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guard. Martin is the Reserve Component personnel developer for the Quartermaster School, Combined Arms Support Command.

  • Soldiers worldwide prepare for gobbler, trimmings

    Nov 23, 2011

    Soldiers across the Army, including those at more than 270 dining facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq, can give thanks for a familiar taste of home this week on Thanksgiving.

  • C-130 air drop

    Nov 22, 2011

    Two Air Force C-130 transport planes from the 30th Aerial Port Air Reserve Base at Niagara Falls drop some of the more than 10,000 pounds of simulated cargo during an exercise Nov. 16 using Fort Drum's training areas. The air drop exercises prepare pilots and crew members for actual supply drops over war zones.

  • Task Force Falcon marks return from Afghanistan deployment

    Nov 22, 2011

    Task Force Falcon, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, uncased its colors during a ceremony Nov. 18 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield. The ceremony not only marked the unit's return from a recent 12-month deployment to Afghan-istan, but also the completion of the brigade's second deployment in 24 months.

  • AbilityOne partnership 'a good fit' for ACC

    Nov 23, 2011

    One needs only to read the headlines, listen to the radio or watch the evening news to learn that the unemployment rate is high and thousands of people are without jobs.

  • One swing, one hole in one on 11/11/11

    Nov 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Grace McNamara already knew there was something special about Nov. 11, 2011 but never figured a friendly golf outing would figure into the once-a-century date.

  • Home sweet firehouse: Firefighters keep traditional with holiday meals

    Nov 22, 2011

    While most Families will be sitting down to a special turkey dinner, garnished with all the "fixins" this Thanksgiving, some people will be gearing up for another day of work.

  • CECOM Commander welcomes new CSM

    Nov 22, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis J. Dent accepts the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command color during an assumption of responsibility ceremony Nov. 22, 2011, at the C4ISR Center of Excellence at Aberdeen Proving Ground. This ceremony signifies his transition and official arrival as the CECOM command sergeant major.

  • Enjoy a safe Thanksgiving

    Nov 22, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- Thanksgiving is a time for Americans to reflect on our beginning as a nation, and give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy. Thanksgiving also marks the beginning of the winter holiday season and provides well-deserved time off for our Soldiers, Civilians, and Family members.

  • Aberdeen Salutes Vets

    Nov 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - On the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, at the eleventh hour of the year 2011, the citizens of Aberdeen received thanks for selfless service and encouragement to keep longstanding traditions in place during the Veterans Day ceremony at Memorial Park.

  • Soldiers, Families start holiday season with USO event

    Nov 22, 2011

    Fort Drum Soldiers and Families kicked off the holiday season at the USO's first-ever Home for the Holidays celebration Friday at the Commons here.

  • 2011 Profession of Arms Junior Leader Conference

    Nov 22, 2011

    Fort Sill was host to the 2011 Profession of Arms Junior Leader Conference Nov. 15 through 18. The conference was held for junior leaders ranks E-4 and E-5, warrant officers and O-1 to O-3, to get their ideas on shaping the Army into the year 2020.

  • VIDEO: CECOM commander addresses network challenges, solutions at MILCOM 2011

    Nov 23, 2011

    Approximately 300 military and industry exhibitors showcased their capabilities as it relates to the joint network and communications needs in a tactical environment. Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, CECOM commanding general, emphasized the important role the Army's Network will play in battlefield engagements.

  • 3d ESC Chaplain speaks at Roosevelt Perry Elementary

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (November 22, 2011) -- While deployed to combat zones, Soldiers face many different hardships.

  • Plan to spend wisely this holiday season

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With "black Friday" upon us, consumers need to make a plan, shop carefully and stay within their budget.

  • Prestigious Electronic Warfare Association gives Outstanding Unit Award to the XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 29, 2011

  • Gear up before boating in cold weather

    Nov 22, 2011

    Cold weather is here so if you are planning on going boating or waterfowl hunting the St. Louis District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would like to remind you to gear up before venturing out on the lake.

  • COMET Team focused on saving Army money

    Nov 22, 2011

    The United States defense budget is on the chopping block, leaving the military to reduce spending and tighten Uncle Sam's belt a notch.

  • ARCYBER leader visits SMDC for conference

    Nov 22, 2011

    LTG Rhett Hernandez visits SMDC for ARCYBER conference

  • New two-story dining facility brings four times more space to feed U.S. Army Soldiers

    Nov 22, 2011

    Fort Leonard Wood hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Garrison Command Double Dining Facility, Nov. 15, in Building 6111, here. The event included a tour of the new facility and refreshments prepared by dining facility staff members. The 46,000-square-foot facility is four times the size of the post's older dining facilities that are 13,000-square-feet.

  • Teachers tour: Giving educators greater insight into military life

    Nov 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Stress, family separation and fear of the unknown are givens during any military deployment. But after a decade of continuous conflict, Soldier and family readiness leaders have learned a host of valuable lessons for confronting and coping with these challenges.

  • SMA Chandler Biography, Nov. 22, 2011

    Nov 22, 2011

    SMA Chandler Biography, Nov. 22, 2011

  • Anniston Army Depot resets 1,000th Stryker

    Nov 22, 2011

    Over a two-year span, Anniston Army Depot, Ala., and General Dynamics Land Systems have reset 1,000 Strykers.

  • Employee-led safety makes a difference for DDAA

    Nov 22, 2011

    Two years ago they ranked among the worst -- 29th, 33rd, even 34th out of 34 Defense Logistics Agency organizations in safety. Today, with accidents rates on a decline, production rates rising and safety programs emulated by other installations, DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., rightfully has pride in their safety record.

  • Anniston Army Depot AER donations top $67,000

    Nov 22, 2011

    Since 2001, Anniston Army Depot's Army Emergency Relief program has received over $414,000 in donations, an impressive feat for an installation with such a small military presence. In 2011 to date, $67,315 has been donated.

  • ANAD participates in Veterans Day parades

    Nov 22, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot participated in Veterans Day activities for the cities of Anniston and Gadsden.

  • New U.S. hunters welcomed in traditional German ceremony

    Nov 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - In a place where Cistercian monks once gave themselves to prayer and hard work, members from the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community gave themselves to the fraternity of German hunters.

  • Under SecArmy visits wounded warriors

    Nov 22, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, U.S. Army Europe Commander, Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher visit with wounded warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

  • Commander's Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 22, 2011

    As professionals in a unique Profession of Arms, we have an interesting connection to the establishment of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. In fact, the institution of this peaceful observance strongly relates to war. The Thanksgiving holiday evolved not in times of ease or contentment, but during or immediately after times of struggle.

  • Army Acquisition Support Center Publications Earn Three Awards from International Competition

    Nov 22, 2011

    Army AL&T Magazine and Access AL&T have earned 2011 MarCom Awards in three categories; including one platinum award, the competition's highest honor.

  • Rising Above the Flood: The Mission of AFRIMS

    Nov 22, 2011

    All work at the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences located in Bangkok, Thailand, continues despite the worst flooding the region has seen in half a century.

  • South Carolina Natives Provide Steady Leadership in Southwest Asia

    Nov 22, 2011

    Lt. Col. D. Kelvin Green and Command Sgt. Maj. Darris Curry grew up listening to the same music and watching the same television programs and movies. The South Carolina natives graduated from high school a year apart--Green from Orangeburg Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, SC and Curry from Eau Claire High School, about 45 miles away in Columbia, SC. Green transferred command of 54th Signal Battalion to Lt. Col. Joel Lindeman in a ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Curry relinquished his responsibility as the command's senior enlisted advisor to Sgt. Maj. Ulysses Rayford in a separate ceremony.

  • Fair spells fun for family members

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson Child, Youth and School Services treated post families to a treat with its annual Family Fun Fair at the Solomon Center Saturday. The fair was one of many actitivies scheduled throughout the month for National Military Family Appreciation Month.

  • Event celebrates Native Americans

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson hosted chiefs from three different local tribes during its annual Native American Heritage Month Luncheon at the Officers' Club Friday. Representatives from the South Carolina-based Catawba, Beaver Creek and Edisto tribes came to share information about their histories and futures with the Jackson community.

  • Post honors families of the year

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In celebration of National Military Family Appreciation Month, the Fort Jackson community honored 16 families for their contributions to the community in its annual Families of the Year ceremony Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • Milano: Thanks for supporting our Army

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2011, our nation finds itself in a decade-old war. Ironically, Thanksgiving became a national holiday more than 150 years ago as our nation was embroiled in a long and grueling Civil War so that Soldiers in the field could enjoy some of the comforts of home.

  • USARAF Officer Leads a Bilateral Military Intelligence Training for Botswana Defense Force soldiers

    Nov 22, 2011

    GABORONE, Botswana: Twenty-eight instructors from the U.S. and Botswana worked together to train 115 officers and Non-Commissioned Officers from the Botswana Defense Forces (BDF) during the second iteration of the Botswana Tactical Intelligence Course (BTIC-II), Oct. 5 - Nov. 18.

  • Food fight: Thanksgiving competition under way

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Dining facilities are competing to bring Fort Jackson Soldiers and families the best culinary experience this Thanksgiving. The Best Decorated Dining Facility Competition benefits the Soldiers and also the dining facility staff said Robert Cook, a contest judge with Directorate of Logistics.

  • Operation Solemn Promise: USAREUR commander leads effort to reaffirm Army values

    Nov 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - More than a decade of continuous conflict has taken its toll on the U.S. Army. An erosion in Army values is one aspect of that stress on the force, according to U.S. Army Europe leaders.

  • Veterans get boost as Obama signs tax credits into law

    Nov 22, 2011

    President Barack Obama delivered a clear message today when he signed two new tax credits into law to increase the hiring of military veterans and wounded warriors.

  • 'Rock of the Marne' Division is 94 years strong

    Nov 22, 2011

    The Third Infantry Division celebrated their 94th birthday Nov. 21, 2011. This anniversary of the Division marks the first time the entire Division has been home in more than five years of combat.

  • Cutting their teeth: Fresh faces invigorate garrison workforce

    Nov 22, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- In addition to seeking avenues for saving money and conserving energy, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr has been developing a means to protect a different, intangible asset: corporate knowledge. Of the garrison's 1,700 employees, local nationals comprise 70 percent, and of that percentage, nearly one half are over 50 years old. And when you consider local nationals are required by law to retire at 65, it doesn't take a magic eight ball to predict where that road leads. To combat this trend, the garrison recently hired four apprentices for the Local National Apprenticeship Program, which is part of a continued effort to retain institutional knowledge and rejuvenate its aging local national workforce.

  • 'Rising Star' leans on experience

    Nov 22, 2011

    VILSECK, Germany -- Tamara Stinson is not nervous about singing on national TV. Not yet. Stinson, who won Grafenwoehr's preliminary Operation Rising Star in September, will compete for the grand prize in a national American Idol-style event, Dec. 11-17. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, where he or she will benefit from the tutorial of industry professionals and record a three-song demo. A polished singer with professional credentials, Stinson's performance chops and strong voice propelled her to the top of the Rising Star competition at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr.

  • Fox Sports prepares for NFL game broadcast in Korea

    Nov 25, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Fox Sports is preparing to broadcast live from Yongsan Garrison during their Thanksgiving Day coverage of the Detroit Lions-Green Bay Packers game.

  • Soldiers push their bodies to the limits during powerlifting competition in Afghanistan

    Nov 22, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- He stood there poised, ready to put his body to the test. As sweat dropped from his pores, Sgt. Brian Patterson took a deep breath and seemingly released every last grain of physical exertion that lurked inside of him. As he successfully lowered and raised 565 pounds perched on his upper back, camera flashes from a crowd of roughly 100 Soldiers and civilians filled the scene. Patterson was one of the more than 40 participants who took part in a powerlifting competition that took place Nov. 20 at the Camp Marmal Gym.

  • U.S. Army Africa ACOTA team trains Sierra Leone troops

    Dec 1, 2011

    As part of the ongoing Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance (ACOTA) program, two U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Soldiers are training members of the Sierra Leone Armed Forces to conduct peacekeeping operations in Darfur. Currently members of the Sierra Leone (SL) military are serving in Darfur as part of a joint UN-African Union force.

  • Live from Afghanistan: it's the Zack & Jim Show with the 1st Air Cav

    Nov 22, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- It's been almost six months since the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade deployed to Afghanistan and it can be assumed for many in the Fort Hood area it has been that long since the community has heard the voices of many 1st ACB Soldiers. Zack Owen and Jim Cody, hosts of the "Waco 100" radio show, "The Morning Show with Zack and Jim" changed that by letting 1st ACB Soldiers voices be heard throughout Central Texas. Owen came to Afghanistan and from November 14th through the 18th hosted their morning radio talk show live from the 1st ACB's headquarters at Camp Marmal, Afghanistan.

  • Connelly

    Nov 21, 2011

    Soldiers in the 542nd Maintenance Company compete at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for the Phillip A. Connelly Memorial Award Program.

  • 94TH AAMDC's Guardian Angel

    Nov 22, 2011

    Senior noncommissioned officers are faced with making on the spot decisions everyday when dealing with Soldiers safety and their well-being.

  • Installation's community members address quality-of-life issues

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska -- (Nov. 18, 2011) Changes in Family Readiness Support Assistance roles and responsibilities, family care plans for married Soldiers and a variety of transportation issues concerning the Fort Wainwright community were a few of the topics discussed by the working groups during the Army Family Action Plan conference at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center this week.

  • Age-old rite of passage makes some of Army's newest sergeants proud to wear their stripes

    Nov 21, 2011

    For some Soldiers the achievement of sergeant rank comes quickly and easily. For Sgt. Nathaniel Floyd Jr., it was more of a journey.

  • Yongsan expresses gratitude to Retirees

    Nov 22, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated its Retirees during the 2011 Area II Retiree Appreciation Day at the R & R Bar and Grill Nov. 19.

  • WTB at Schofield Barracks celebrates Warrior Care Month

    Nov 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers and leaders from the Warrior Transition Battalion came together, Nov. 10, to celebrate Warrior Care Month, here.

  • Tripler Medical Simulation Center achieves SSH accreditation

    Nov 22, 2011

    The Tripler Army Medical Center Medical Simulation Center in Hawaii recently achieved the Society for Simulation in Healthcare accreditation.

  • Lean Six Sigma streamlines processes, saves time and money

    Nov 22, 2011

    Complex processes can lead to unintended, and multifaceted, challenges that can consume more time and money than necessary. Whether it is inventory control, the preparation of Soldiers and equipment to deploy, or the tracking and management of information flow within a large headquarters, the better the process works -- the better the quality with the least amount of wasted money and time. In 2005, the U.S. Army adopted the Lean Six Sigma methodology as a strategic approach for continuous process improvement.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Nov 22, 2011

    Building Homes for Heroes welcomed Sgt. Joel Tavera home to his newly built house in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 19, 2011.

  • Fort Hood Culinary Arts Team Hosts Harvest Show

    Nov 21, 2011

    The III Corps and Fort Hood Culinary Arts team hosted its third annual Harvest Show at the Culinary Arts Center on Fort Hood, Texas, November 17.

  • Building Homes for Heroes Welcomes Sgt. Tavera Home

    Nov 22, 2011

    Building Homes for Heroes welcomes home Sergeant Joel Tavera to his newly built home in Tampa, Fla. Nov. 19. Sgt. Tavera was wounded in an RPG blast in March 2008, and has undergone 73 surgeries since that time. He is blind, missing his right leg, has no fingers on his left hand, and suffered burns to more than 65 percent of his body.

  • New rehab handbook to assist Warrior Transition leaders

    Nov 22, 2011

    A new handbook was hot off the presses Nov. 17, 2011, for leaders of the warrior care and transition program.

  • "Wranglers" partner with Polk Panthers

    Nov 25, 2011

    Soldiers from the 15th Sustainment Brigade reached out and spent the day with children Wednesday at Polk Elementary.

  • Picatinny designated DoD's joint center for guns and ammunition

    Nov 22, 2011

    Picatinny Arsenal marked its designation as the Department of Defense's Joint Center of Excellence for Guns and Ammunition with a special ceremony Nov. 18.

  • MICC officials name deputy to CG

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A contracting professional possessing a diverse background of government and private sector experience was named Nov. 16 as the incoming deputy to the commanding general for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here.

  • Learning Under Fire!

    Nov 28, 2011

    The Army Develops New COIN Doctrine.

  • 302nd MEB Military Policeman awarded Purple Heart

    Nov 21, 2011

    Capt. Brien Durkee woke up at 3 a.m. and went to the Bahgram Airfield MP station to call his family back home in Massachusetts before starting the workday on September 11, 2010.

  • 'How to' celebrate Saint Barbara's Day

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the passing of Halloween and on to Thanksgiving -- and with Christmas and New Years just around the corner, most are officially kicking off the holiday season.

  • FORSCOM Band and Fayetteville Symphonic Band to perform free Holiday Concert

    Nov 21, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band and the Fayetteville Symphonic Band will perform a joint Holiday Concert at Reeves Auditorium on the Methodist University campus, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15. The free performance will include traditional and contemporary holiday music that is perfect for the entire family's enjoyment. General admission tickets are available, while they last.

  • Panetta: Future rests on partnerships, modernization

    Nov 22, 2011

    The key to meeting challenges facing the United States and its allies lies in partnerships and modernization, as they near a turning point after a decade of war and adapt to new challenges and priorities, said Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta.

  • Commentary: From one public servant to another

    Nov 21, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Maybe Benjamin Franklin had it right when he considered proposing that elected officials forego payment for their services.

  • French Battlefield Dedicates Memorial to Troy-Based 42nd Infantry Division Soldiers

    Nov 21, 2011

    Officials from the Croix Rouge Farm Memorial Foundation joined U.S., French military and political leaders to dedicate a memorial Nov. 12 to the Soldiers of the 42nd Infantry Division who fought at the Croix Rouge Farm in the summer of 1918. The division headquarters, whose members served in Iraq in 2005 and which has elements across the northeast, is headquartered at the Glenmore Road Armory. The memorial, located on the site of the battle near Fère-en-Tardenois, honors the service and sacrifice of WWI servicemen of the 42nd Infantry Division, in particular the men of the 167th Infantry Regiment, an Alabama Army National Guard unit called to federal service in the "war to end all wars."

  • Fort Meade launches web app for smart phones

    Nov 22, 2011

    The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade, Md., Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.

  • Natick holds Community Thanksgiving Service and Luncheon

    Nov 22, 2011

    Recalling that a year ago, he was in Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness reminded employees of the Natick Soldier Systems Center how important their work is, that they need to take care of each other over the holidays, and that they shouldn't forget deployed service members.

  • Belvoir hospital hosts Kenyan military officers

    Nov 21, 2011

    Two Kenyan medical officers recently shadowed doctors at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital to observe how American medics manage hospital operations and medical care.

  • Newman finishes 12th, Stewart wins NASCAR finale

    Nov 21, 2011

    Ryan Newman posted a 12th-place finish in Sunday's Sprint Cup season finale while U.S. Army team owner Tony Stewart won the event and captured the Sprint Cup season championship.

  • U.S. Army Europe names best junior officer

    Nov 22, 2011

    Sleep deprivation, fatigue, and strenuous warrior tasks didn't stop Capt. Troy Peterson, the squadron logistics officer for 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (STRYKER), from being victorious in the U.S. Army in Europe's "Best Junior Officer Competition, Nov. 14-17.

  • Army safety video wins international award

    Nov 23, 2011

    The safety video "Pass it On," produced by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., won a first-place award at the 22nd International Military Film Festival held in Bracciano, Italy, Nov. 7-13, 2011.

  • Electrical space heaters

    Nov 21, 2011

    Portable electric space heaters are a convenient option for warming a work or living space, but they can also be dangerous.

  • For one Kenyan, military service a testimony of faith

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan -- You may have guessed by his accent that Chaplain (Maj.) David Waweru is not native to the United States of America. But, where is he from? How did he find himself serving in the U.S. Army and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom?

  • Wildcat sax player inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Nov 21, 2011

    It started with only a couple of weeks' prep time and it ended with a recitation of the NCO creed while in the front-leaning rest position. However, it is an event that will only happen once in the life of Staff Sgt. Tyler Myers: induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Construction Photos - November 2011

    Nov 21, 2011

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. 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 Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Wounded Warrior and Wife Speak to USAMITC about the Fisher House

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- A Wounded Warrior and his wife spoke about the Fisher House at a recent U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center Commander's Call. This event took place at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston. On behalf of the Fisher House at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), and in an effort to help kick off the Combined Federal Campaign, Army Staff Sgt. Keith Dunn and his wife Kandi Dunn both gave heartfelt presentations on the Fisher House and on all it has to offer.

  • MEDCOM Chief of Staff Speaks at USAMITC Commander's Call

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) Chief of Staff, Mr. Herbert Coley, spoke at a recent U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) Commander's Call held at the Blesse Auditorium on Fort Sam Houston.

  • Watervliet Arsenal hosts largest HAZMAT exercise in New York's Capital District

    Dec 1, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal and more than 100 local emergency first responders from four New York counties were activated Nov. 19, 2011, to respond a simulated attack by a disgruntled employee who was attempting to perform a terrorist act.

  • USACE facilitates medical mission in Daykundi province

    Nov 21, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Access to healthcare is not always possible in Afghanistan, but for 33 men and boys in the remote village of Miramor, in Daykundi province, much-needed care came to them Nov. 14 courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Collision course: Second half spark propels North to 23-14 win in DoDDS-Europe All-Star game

    Nov 22, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- An hour before kick-off the harvest moon positioned itself low in the sky as if to get a prime seat for the much-anticipated DoDDS-Europe All-Star football game, here, Nov. 12. The smell of grilled hamburgers permeated from the north end zone where Kori Pollock, a physical education teacher at Vilseck High School, and fellow members of the booster club waited for the hungry crowd to arrive. Side judge Lorinza Williams paced the sidelines, checking the placement of yard markers, which had already begun to gather frost. "In the meantime, I'm just trying to stay warm," he said before heading over to stretch with the other six referees. As if on cue, John Cougar Mellencamp's "Authority Song" blasted from speakers as the crowd began to filter in.

  • Picatinny battle captain hones skills in Afghanistan

    Nov 21, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Travis Rodenburg, Emergency Operations and Planning Officer for the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) left behind a wife and four small children to serve as a battle captain in Afghanistan for a period of six months.

  • The capital city of Portugal offers a cultural experience for ambitious travelers

    Nov 22, 2011

    LISBON, Portugal -- Lady Lisbon is the beautiful and captivating capital city of Portugal, filled with art and mystique. Its cobbled streets, tiled walls and staggered buildings are inimitable and full of gilded history. It is easy to digest this eclectic scenery while strolling the winding walkways of each neighborhood. When a trolley passes, however, be prepared to suck in your gut as the sidewalks are unreasonably narrow -- but that's part of the city's charm. In recent years, Lisbon has become a hodgepodge for contemporary culture, art and dining, and its tourism has grown exponentially. The bustle of the city is contrasted by the lazy beach towns shadowing the coast, making it a well-rounded trip for the no-holds-barred traveler.

  • HELLFIRE team sustaining fight, cutting costs

    Nov 21, 2011

    HELLFIRE missiles are the primary precision air-to-ground weapon used by joint and coalition services. Having a Forward Test and Repair Facility for them is saving the Army money.

  • Tempo accelerates for convoy traffic out of Iraq

    Nov 21, 2011

    As Soldiers step up the pace moving out of Iraq, the teams that take control of their equipment are getting busier and the teamwork factor becomes increasingly more important.

  • 515th Trans. Co. Soldiers control nerves and excitement in anticipation of deployment

    Nov 21, 2011

    For a unit getting ready for a deployment, the road to preparing for Overseas Contingency Operations can be long and stressful with numerous training events and ceremonies. However, once a unit finally cases its colors, the Soldiers know they are reaching the end of the road and it is time put on their game faces.

  • Fort Lee chef demonstrates heart-smart cooking

    Nov 20, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 17, 2011)-"If I don't know how to read it, why should I eat it?"

  • Fort Lee's newest soldiers join old 'GIs' at D.C. observance

    Nov 20, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- About 110 advanced individual training Soldiers from the Ordnance School at Fort Lee spent Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial here, paying tribute to those who served in past wars.

  • Itaewon becomes a new commercial hub of culture

    Nov 22, 2011

    Itaewon is a melting pot in Korea where people from all different nationalities gather and share their culture. Forming an international street since U.S. Soldiers were first stationed in Yongsan after the Korean War, Itaewon has gradually become the meeting spot of choice for people from all over the globe including the Western, Middle Eastern and Asian countries.

  • Fort Lee military policeman assists man who stopped breathing

    Nov 20, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 17, 2011) -- A Fort Lee Soldier carried out lifesaving procedures on a man who collapsed at a gas station in Chesterfield County Nov. 7.

  • Marine earns Quartermaster School instructor title

    Nov 20, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 17, 2011) -The U.S. Army Quartermaster School named Marine Staff Sgt. Van L. Jenkins as the 2011 Distinguished Instructor of the Year in a ceremony Nov. 9 at Mullens Auditorium.

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