Archive: Nov 2011

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  • Soldiers get rare glimpse at presidential compound

    Nov 20, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Headquarters and Headquarters Company Soldiers visited the Blue House, Cheong Wa Dae, in Jongro-gu Nov. 16.

  • Infantrymen ensure smooth passage of U.S. military forces through Baghdad

    Nov 20, 2011

    Infantrymen in Baghdad assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, gather information concerning recent attacks in the area and secure U.S. military convoys traveling to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.

  • Convoy Security: Cavalrymen secure routes for 2/82 convoys

    Nov 20, 2011

    Infantrymen assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, search for roadside bombs and secure a route in Baghdad for 2/82 convoys traveling from Camp Ramadi to Kuwait. The 2nd Brigade is the last brigade in Baghdad and is facilitating the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.

  • Signal School trains using QR codes, latest technology

    Nov 21, 2011

    The signal school at Fort Gordon, Ga., is developing mobile training content which uses technology referred to as "Link Code" to train Soldiers.

  • Flubacher succeeds Taylor as 412th TEC's senior enlisted leader

    Dec 1, 2011

    The 412th Theater Engineer Command said farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Guy Taylor and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher as the TEC's Senior Enlisted Leader during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony in Nashville, Tenn. Nov. 19, 2011.

  • US Army Reserve -Puerto Rico promotes balance among its troops

    Jan 21, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, PR- With the intent of promoting the balance , morale and wellbeing among its workforce, families and the military community across the island, the US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico (1st Mission Support Command) celebrated a Sports Festival and a 5k run, 19 Nov at Fort Buchanan.

  • 'Army Wives' reality show comes to Alaska

    Nov 21, 2011

    A television production company is looking for military family members to appear in a new show about military spouses in Alaska.

  • Campbell Soldiers earn right to wear Stetsons, spurs

    Nov 19, 2011

    With the dark of the night, a chill in the air and rain preparing to pour, Bandits still proved themselves to be a tough squadron capable of any task even in the worst weather conditions. Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, conducted their Spur Ride Nov. 9 at different locations around post. The Spur Ride is an event in which cavalry Soldiers complete a set of tasks meant to test their physical and mental endurance in order to earn the right to wear silver spurs and Stetsons.

  • ISAF Commander observes close air support operations

    Nov 19, 2011

  • Soldier saves life on Cub Scout trip

    Dec 1, 2011

  • Range reconnaissance equips commander with knowledge for future training operations

    Nov 18, 2011

    KAHUKU, Hawaii -- The commander stepped from the vehicle into the open air and surveyed the scenery. A vast expanse of rolling mountain ranges and deep ravines crowded with towering trees stood before him. The view, as eye-catching as it may have been, was not the center of attention. It was the vacant buildings in his near vicinity that were the main point of interest for the commander.

  • USARPAC's CCP demonstrates real-world capabilities during Autumn Laulima

    Nov 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific's Contingency Command Post demonstrated its flexible capability to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, USARPAC commander, during the deployment readiness training exercise Autumn Laulima, Nov. 10 on Fort Shafter Flats.

  • Soldiers give back to community

    Nov 18, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii -- Broken boards, rusted bolts and worn paint were the signs of age and deterioration that covered the bleachers of the school. Over 1,500 seats unavailable for friends, family and students to cheer for their favorite community team. Funding was available, but only for materials, the school would have to wait to repair the bleachers until more funds became available. That was the reality, until a Soldier approached the school administration and asked if there was any way they could help.

  • Forward observers train for close air support missions

    Nov 18, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Forward observers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in the Joint Fires Observer training course Nov. 7 through Nov. 9 here. The course curriculum covered calls for fire and field artillery aspects and key points regarding close air support on the battlefield, said U.S. Air Force Maj. Scott Downey.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses top issues at Fort Bliss

    Nov 21, 2011

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, visited Fort Bliss Nov. 17, 2011, where the Army is testing systems that will make up the network of tomorrow.

  • US Army Pacific Thanksgiving Message

    Nov 21, 2011

    Thanksgiving is a day that allows us to reflect upon the blessings we share with friends and Family. It also is a day we should pause to remember the men and women who volunteer to defend our way of life enjoyed by all of us in the United States of America.

  • Garrison recognizes employees during awards ceremony

    Nov 18, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio held its quarterly garrison awards ceremony at the Presidio's Weckerling Center Oct. 21.

  • CSA Odierno visits Presidio of Monterey

    Nov 18, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond Odierno, visited the Presidio of Monterey and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif. on Nov 4.

  • Thanksgiving gift card program helps Monterey military families

    Nov 18, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - As the holiday season approaches, Thanksgiving dinners weigh on everyone's minds.On some people's minds, those thoughts are probably heavier this year than other years.

  • Special Forces pays tribute to JFK for 50 years of green berets

    Nov 18, 2011

    As the fog and chilly drizzle moved in Thursday, Soldiers representing every Army Special Forces group gathered at the gravesite of John F. Kennedy to pay tribute to the president who authorized the wearing of the green beret just over 50 years ago.

  • ACC leaders discuss contracting at Materiel Enterprise Small Business Conference

    Nov 21, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Several senior leaders from the U.S. Army Contracting Command participated in the 15th annual National Defense Industrial Association Materiel Enterprise Small Business Conference Nov. 15-16 here.

  • Army chaplain in waiting runs away with Marine Corps Marathon

    Nov 18, 2011

  • Md. National Guard helps Eagle Scout earn aviation badge

    Nov 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A local Eagle Scout explored a military aviation career here Nov. 18 with the help of the Maryland Army National Guard. Steven Burkins, 16, joined five Guardsmen from a medevac crew at Weide Army Heliport to earn his aviation badge. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Daniel Chapman explained the many training, educational and physical requirements to become a military pilot. Chapman then briefed Burkins on pre-flight check procedures in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Burkins joined Chapman and Staff Sgt. Chris Willey atop the aircraft for a maintenance check and inspection. The Maryland medevac crew deploys to Afghanistan in March.

  • Army tests Advanced Hypersonic Weapon over Pacific

    Nov 21, 2011

    The Army conducted its first test Thursday of a new weapon designed to fly several times the speed of sound.

  • Fort Campbell officially opens WTB barracks

    Nov 18, 2011

    Fort Campbell ushered in a new level of care for wounded warriors Tuesday as the community gathered for the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex's ribbon cutting ceremony. The completed facility, which houses barracks, headquarters buildings for the battalion as well as two companies and the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, is designed to help wounded Soldiers with resources and medical care as they make the decision to continue active duty service or enter into civilian life. The 15,000-square-foot SFAC opened in July 2010, and is located across the street from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

  • Operation Shower: Non-profit hosts baby shower for moms-to-be

    Nov 18, 2011

    Veterans Day weekend gave more than 50 moms-to-be at Fort Campbell a little more to be thankful for. As spouses of deployed or injured service members or Soldiers themselves, they were invited to take part in a baby shower hosted by Operation Shower. The non-profit partnered with Birdies for the Brave and Pottery Barn Kids to make the event something the moms would remember.

  • Mount Vernon to start Student 2 Student program

    Nov 18, 2011

    Three students from Mount Vernon High School went to the Military Child Education Coalition seminar in Alabama to get information on how to start a Student 2 Student program at the school. The seminar took place Oct. 21-23.

  • Belvoir youth grow through HIRED! Program

    Nov 21, 2011

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Fort Belvoir youth, ages 15-18, can gain real-life work-experience through the Child, Youth and School Services HIRED! Program.

  • Soldier, amputee wins silver at Parapan American Games in Mexico

    Nov 21, 2011

    Sgt. Michael Lukow won the silver medal in the archery competition Nov. 17, 2011, at the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • HQDA Department recognizes veterans'

    Nov 18, 2011

    Soldiers from the Headquarters, Department of the Army Strategy, Plans and Policy, (G 3/5), used their fall formal to recognize past and present veterans from all services, Nov. 10.

  • Soldiers become Veterans Day instructors

    Nov 18, 2011

    The Headquarters Battalion and Fort Belvoir Elementary School joined to celebrate Veterans Day with its bi-annual cemetery clean-up day, Nov. 10.

  • Third Army supports local elementary school students during American Education Week

    Nov 18, 2011

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- When Sgt. 1st Class Lee Knuckles walks his sons to school every day, he walks the same streets to Wilder Elementary School in Sumter, S.C. that he took as a child.

  • 3d ESC conducts Command Post Exercise

    Nov 18, 2011

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) conducted a command post exercise-sustainment from Nov. 2-14 at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Conference of American Armies marks new milestones

    Nov 21, 2011

    The Conference of American Armies' biennial commanders' conference, comprised of armies from the Caribbean, Central, North and South American countries, concluded in Lima, Peru on Oct. 28, 2011, and culminated with new milestones for the organization.

  • 412th TEC 2011 Commander's Conference

    Nov 19, 2011

    The intent of the 412th Theater Engineer Command's Commander's Conference is to assemble all subordinate brigade, battalion and direct reporting command teams to review command and control of operations within the command, discuss the way ahead for fiscal year 2012, and enable subordinate units to achieve success.

  • Wreaths Across America needs volunteers

    Nov 21, 2011

    Wreaths Across America is seeking volunteers to help lay wreaths on the graves of service members at military cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • 2011 MDW Family of the Year

    Nov 18, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Michael Drake, infantryman, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and family, are named 2011 Military District of Washington Family of the Year for outstanding volunteer work in the community.

  • Army concludes second Network Integration Evaluation

    Nov 21, 2011

    The Army has concluded its second Network Integration Evaluation, moving closer to deploying an integrated battlefield network after collecting valuable Soldier feedback on the latest tactical communications technologies.

  • Veterans Honored by Co-workers

    Nov 18, 2011

    The Close Combat Team in the Commodity Management Directorate at Joint Munitions Command's headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal honored co-workers on Veterans Day.

  • U.S. Army Europe names best junior officer

    Nov 18, 2011

    Capt. Troy Peterson was named U.S. Army Europe's top junior officer following a week-long competition that included marksmanship, land navigation, road marches and situational training exercises.

  • SMDC member witnesses accident

    Nov 18, 2011

    SMDC officer witnesses accident during parade

  • Military mom cares for triple-amputee son

    Nov 18, 2011

    Saralee Trimble has been helping her 19-year-old son recover from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan that took both of his legs above the knee and his left arm above the elbow.

  • Army Audit Agency ranks 2nd as 'best place to work'

    Nov 21, 2011

    For the second year in a row, the Army Audit Agency ranked second in the 2011 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.

  • Lincoln grand review: Civil War Soldiers remembered

    Nov 18, 2011

    Fort McNair's parade field hosted a sesquicentennial commemoration of President Abraham Lincoln's Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac Nov. 12.

  • Wreath-laying ceremony recognizes POWs

    Nov 21, 2011

    For the first time, the installation held a joint wreath-laying ceremony Sunday to remember the World War II German and Italian prisoners buried at the post cemetery.

  • Military mom cares for triple amputee son

    Nov 18, 2011

    Pfc. Kevin Trimble was just four months into his deployment when a fellow Soldier standing three feet away stepped on a homemade bomb. The Soldier was killed and Trimble lost both of his legs above the knee and his left arm above the elbow.

  • PEO Ammunition team wins DOD's highest award

    Nov 18, 2011

    A Program Executive Office for Ammunition team at Picatinny Arsenal recently garnered a prestigious award for its acquisition efforts while providing Soldiers with a more reliable and better performing round.

  • Victory Update Vol. 11-09

    Nov 18, 2011

    BCT Soldiers use Social Media to reach out to future soldiers and a Texas teen with cystic fibrosis gets her wish of becoming a Solider granted.

  • Green Berets honor President Kennedy in ceremony

    Nov 18, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder Jr., commander of U.S. Army Special Forces Command, and 2nd Lt. Christopher Kennedy McKelvy, great nephew of President John F. Kennedy, laid a wreath at Kennedy's grave Nov. 17, 2011, in a ceremony to honor the fallen president's commitment Special Forces Soldiers.

  • AUSA president: European command adds unique value to nation

    Nov 18, 2011

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- All his adult life, he's been a Soldier and he doesn't care who knows it. That's why he makes it a point to educate Congress and the public on the merits of America's land force. His career started in 1959, and the Army has been his passion ever since, and retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, the president and chief operating officer of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army observed Kosovo Force training on November 16 in Europe, after mentoring Noncommissioned Officers and Officers at leadership development discussions on Grafenwoehr and the Hohenfels Training Area.

  • 1st ACB flying high over Afghanistan

    Nov 18, 2011

  • Gambling addict's debts raise flag to commanders

    Nov 18, 2011

    Gambling addictions ruin peoples life, but there is a way to treat the addition through cognitive behavioral therapy.

  • U.S. Army Africa Soldier trains troops in Sierra Leone

    Dec 2, 2011

    For Sgt. 1st Class Grady Hyatt, training combat skills to African partner nation Soldiers is a full time job. Hyatt works as a military mentor for U.S. Army Africa with the U.S. Department of State's African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program known as ACOTA.

  • DISA's Combined Federal Campaign off to running start

    Nov 18, 2011

    The Defense Information Systems Agency raised $700 toward DISA's 2011 fundraising goal of $500,000 through its first 5K Trail Run/Walk on Sept. 28.

  • Chilly weather not an issue for Turkey Trot runners

    Nov 18, 2011

    More than 200 competitors gathered early Saturday morning at Murphy Field House for the annual Turkey Trot 5K/Fun Walk, the sixth race in the Fort Meade Run Series.

  • Saturday Scholars celebrate program success

    Nov 18, 2011

    Forty students graduated Saturday from the fall session of the Saturday Scholars program, which matches third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from Fort Meade feeder schools with volunteer service members.

  • Combat Camera FTX focuses on creative photography

    Nov 18, 2011

    The 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) conducted a technical training exercise from Nov. 1-3 with a creative photography focus.

  • DISA complex certified as LEED Gold

    Nov 18, 2011

    The newly constructed Defense Information Systems Agency headquarters complex earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, Gold rating Oct. 5.

  • The Volunteers reach out to community in Northeast

    Nov 18, 2011

    The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band were scheduled to perform at a high school in Massachusetts on Nov. 4, but the performance was canceled due to a winter storm that crippled the Northeast nearly a week earlier.

  • Public hearing focuses on Manor View site cleanup

    Nov 18, 2011

    Members of the Directorate of Public Works held a public hearing Nov. 9 at the Manor View school to educate the community and to gain public comments from the community on the excavation process of a dump site near Manor View Elementary School in early 2012 to remove the organic material that has caused the formation of methane gas.

  • Ceremony salutes Team Meade's military veterans

    Nov 18, 2011

    The Fort Meade museum hosted the installation's annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 10 at the Museum Plaza, as well as a reception indoors after the Defense Information School Color Guard lowered the flag during the retiring of the colors.

  • Major changes are underway for motorcycle riders

    Nov 17, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Safety Center has released a radically different progressive training program for motorcyclists, which will be implemented Armywide as part of the Army Traffic Safety Training Program.

  • Laughter is best medicine for resilient Soldiers, families

    Nov 17, 2011

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Laughter is the best medicine.

  • Supervision policy in place to protect children on post, keep them safe

    Nov 17, 2011

    WHEELER AMRY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Minor children cannot be left alone and unsupervised on post.

  • First lady helps lead charge to hire veterans

    Nov 17, 2011

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The national unemployment rate is currently hovering at around 9 percent, but veterans who have served since 9/11 have a higher unemployment rate than the rest of the country at 12 percent.

  • Ferriter takes command of Installation Management Command

    Nov 21, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter took the reins of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch during a change of command ceremony Nov. 17 on Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Spartan Soldiers become first line against suicide

    Nov 17, 2011

    Understanding and aiding a Soldier with suicidal thoughts can potentially be the most difficult tasks noncommissioned officers might ever face in their careers. For the noncommissioned officers in 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, and 92nd Engineer Battalion the tools have been made available to help leaders deal with a potential suicidal Soldier, during ASIST training, held at Fort Stewart's Marne Chapel, Nov. 8.

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal techs show Congress bomb disposal tools

    Nov 18, 2011

    More than a dozen Soldiers showcased explosive ordnance disposal equipment on Capitol Hill, Nov. 17, 2011, as part of an "inaugural event" for the recently formed House Explosive Ordnance Disposal Caucus.

  • Care for wounded warriors is year-round commitment

    Dec 9, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With the Civil War and its death toll weighing heavy on his soul, President Abraham Lincoln would often find solace visiting wounded Soldiers at Washington-area military hospitals. During one of these visits, Lincoln witnessed an amputation procedure on one of his Soldiers. Shocked at the surgeons' enthusiasm with their knife skills and indifference to their patient, a troubled Lincoln asked them a poignant question: "But what about the Soldier?"

  • Observance shares Native American heritage

    Nov 17, 2011

    A Native American Heritage Month 2011 observance educated servicemembers, civilians and children with living history demonstrations and displays Nov. 9, at Wood Theatre.

  • Marne Soldiers support Veterans Day in Coastal Empire

    Nov 17, 2011

    Hundreds of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers with the Third Infantry Division left their footprint throughout the Coastal Empire last weekend as they marched into Georgia and South Carolina communities honoring the nation's veterans, past and present, and participated in more than 15 Veterans Day events.

  • City unveils statue for fallen Fort Carson hero

    Nov 17, 2011

    Dozens of former and current Green Berets gathered in a Rocky Mountain community Nov. 12 to unveil a bronze battle cross in honor of a local man's military service.

  • Army Cyber Command pays homage to veterans

    Nov 17, 2011

    Past and present veterans gathered at the Nolan Building on Nov. 10 for the U.S. Army Cyber Command/2nd Army's Veterans Day observance ceremony.

  • Veterans Day, a holiday built on honor, respect great country built on blood, sweat of Veterans

    Nov 17, 2011

    People line the street, sitting in lawn chairs or on the curb. American flags wave and cheers are raised as men and women march down the road. The Colors approach and a lone figure can be seen rising in the crowd. With a great deal of effort, he unsteadily and slowly stands, pushing off on his wheelchair as he makes his way to his feet.

  • Fort Belvoir honors past, present Veterans

    Nov 17, 2011

    Fort Belvoir honored the lives of fallen and current servicemembers with its Veteran's Day Observance Nov. 11.

  • Quilts comfort children of deployed parents

    Nov 17, 2011

  • Community salutes Fort Carson military Families

    Nov 17, 2011

    Military Family Appreciation Month kicked off Nov. 4 with an annual dinner at the Southeast Family Center Armed Services YMCA.

  • Pest control and personal protection key to avoiding dengue fever

    Nov 17, 2011

    After an increase in cases of dengue fever found in the Marshall Islands, leaders and experts in the medical and environmental fields emphasized the mounting importance of controlling Kwajalein's mosquito population during a meeting at command headquarters here Thursday.

  • SMA visits wounded warriors, families

    Nov 17, 2011

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  • Dog Face Soldier, serving through 29 campaigns, spanning a century

    Nov 17, 2011

    We're Staying Here! Birthdays are a celebration - A celebration of life, lineage and accomplishments. For those of us who wear the "Broken TV" on our sleeves, the Division birthday is a glimpse at where we have been and where we are going.

  • 13th Sustainment Command, City of Belton Leadership Dedicate Flag Pole on Veteran's Day

    Nov 17, 2011

  • Seahawks show veterans much respect during Military Appreciation Day game

    Nov 22, 2011

  • Remember past, honor present

    Nov 17, 2011

    Veterans Day weekend was no doubt filled with exciting events all across the country. Parades, picnics, concerts and family gatherings are only a few ways Americans spent their weekend in honor of those who are serving this great nation and those who have served in the past.

  • Vice chief visits Network Integration Evaluation

    Nov 18, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli met with Soldiers and key leaders of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Nov. 15, 2011, to get an update on the Network Integration Evaluation and first-hand feedback on some of the Army's newest communication technology.

  • Army explores alternative energy with hydrogen fuel cells

    Nov 17, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army is investing in highly efficient energy sources to reduce its fossil fuel usage, officials said Nov. 16 as APG unveiled hydrogen fuel cells. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior installation commander, praised the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their efforts to preserve the local environment by implementing alternative energy. "We are excited to get technology here that is going to make us even more green than Army green," Justice said. About 50 people gathered at the Building Operations Control Center (Building 325) for the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the installation of the first fuel cells as part of a partnership between DOE and the Department of Defense.

  • Fire!!!

    Nov 17, 2011

  • Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region Commander's Conference

    Nov 17, 2011

    Air Force District of Washington provided the venue for the JFHQ-NCR Commander's Conference at Joint Base Andrews, Md. which welcomed more than 50 attendees on Nov. 15, 2011.

  • 92nd Engr Soldiers train the trainer

    Nov 17, 2011

    Ensuring that our Soldiers have the best possible training is priority number one for the commander of the 92nd Engineer Battalion.

  • CASCOM helps take Soldiers to the front lines and beyond

    Nov 17, 2011

    Soldiers magazine closed the cover on its final print publication this fall however, that was not the end for the Army's flagship magazine. Instead with the help of the Combined Arms Support Command, it was a new beginning and a venture into the "new wild west of mobile web publications," said Matt MacLaughlin, branch chief of the CASCOM Technology Integration Branch.

  • President's 2011 Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

    Nov 18, 2011

    "One of our Nation's oldest and most cherished traditions, Thanksgiving Day brings us closer to our loved ones and invites us to reflect on the blessings that enrich our lives."

  • Army tests new water, fuel bladders for airdrop

    Nov 18, 2011

    Army paratroopers completed two test drops Nov. 10, 2011, to certify a new water and fuel container system for airdrops in Afghanistan and elsewhere.

  • Belvoir renews community covenant

    Nov 17, 2011

    The installation continued its partnership with the local community by signing the third annual Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce covenant Nov. 10

  • McHugh at Special Forces wreath laying

    Nov 17, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to take part in a wreath-laying ceremony spearheaded by U.S. Army Special Forces Command to honor President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, Nov. 17, 2011.

  • Sesame Street comes to JBM-HH

    Nov 17, 2011

    In an effort to relieve confusion and anxiety that children feel during times of deployment, Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind television shows "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company," created a new digital initiative to reach out to military children facing long-term separation from their parents. The initiative will be distributed through various military channels, including the Department of Defense Education Activity.

  • Honoring veterans past and present

    Nov 17, 2011

    "To all our nation's veterans: Whether you fought in Salerno or Samarra, Khe Sanh or the Korengal, you are part of an unbroken chain of men and women who have served this country with honor and distinction. On behalf of a proud and grateful nation, we thank you," said President Barack H. Obama, at a Veterans Day Observance in Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Combat engineers tunnel into leveled buildings to save lives

    Nov 18, 2011

    California National Guard Soldiers picked up their ropes and jackhammers and dug into a destroyed city, Nov. 4-5, 2011, as part of the 2011 Arizona Statewide Vigilant Guard exercise.

  • Lt. Gov. visits Fort Rucker

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Alabama Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey visited Fort Rucker Nov. 9 on her first stop on a tour across the state representing the State of Alabama Job Creation and Military Stability Commission.

  • SMDC runs to support veterans

    Nov 17, 2011

    Soldiers and Civilians run to honor veterans

  • Anderson assumes command of 4th ID, Fort Carson

    Nov 17, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson assumed command of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Colo., during a change of command ceremony Nov. 16.

  • Havoc Soldiers bring excitement to pupils during school aid drop

    Nov 18, 2011

    Soldiers with the 40th Engineer Battalion, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, distributed roughly 100 pounds of scholastic and hygienic supplies to Afghan children, Nov. 15, 2011.

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