Archive: Nov 2011

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  • School shows its support for Veterans

    Nov 11, 2011

    CULLMAN, Ala. -- One local elementary school showed their appreciation for all those who have served and sacrificed to defend and keep America free.

  • JIEDDO working to reverse trend for larger IEDs in Afghanistan

    Nov 14, 2011

    The amount of explosives used in improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan is increasing, while at the same time, the number of attacks are at "historic highs."

  • ANAD honors Veterans

    Nov 10, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot held two ceremonies Nov. 8 to honor those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces in the past, present and those who will service in the future.

  • Pilot overhaul complete at ANAD

    Nov 10, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot completed its first pilot Stryker overhaul program Oct. 18. The program called for the pilot vehicle to be disassembled and its components and hull reworked by depot personnel, with the assistance of General Dynamics Land Systems, which refurbished or replaced some components. GDLS is the original equipment manufacturer for the Stryker.

  • Combatives course builds Soldiers' confidence, individual skills

    Nov 10, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two Soldiers stood opposite of each other on a gym mat, one Soldier armed with boxing gloves, the other, bare-fisted. As the unarmed Soldier barreled forward, the boxing gloves repeatedly connected with his face and head, yet he pushed onward, eventually locking his opponent's arms so he could no longer swing them.

  • AFAP Conference discusses security, commissary issues

    Nov 10, 2011

    A man standing in front of the classroom's whiteboard directed a dozen delegates like a traffic cop controlling a busy intersection.

  • ANAD gets ADA-compliant playground

    Nov 10, 2011

    Working on a short deadline, the depot's Directorate of Community and Family Activities developed a plan for an ADA-compliant playground just in time to receive funding from Installation Management Command.

  • Employees discuss concerns in AFAP conference

    Nov 10, 2011

    There were 15 issues raised during the depot's annual Army Family Action Plan Conference, held Oct. 25.

  • Army-Hawaii leadership renews commitment to families with AFC

    Nov 10, 2011

    The Army Family Covenant, or AFC, was renewed in a resigning ceremony, here, Oct. 20.

  • Anniston Army Depot's weld lab ensures proper environment for tests

    Nov 10, 2011

    The building may be small and unimposing, compared to the much taller buildings that surround it, but Anniston Army Depot's welding lab makes a large impact on the installation.

  • Second Army Network Integration Evaluation under way

    Nov 14, 2011

    The Army has begun the second of a planned biannual series of Network Integration Evaluations (NIE) examining a series of network and non-network capabilities in realistic scenarios to see how they work in the real world and how they would fit in and work across the service, officials said.

  • IPC utilities trivia contest tests knowledge of energy, conservation

    Nov 10, 2011

    A new utilities trivia contest is being launched by Island Palm Communities in November, called "I Got the Power."

  • Native Hawaiian plants featured in new outdoor classroom garden

    Nov 10, 2011

    A new outdoor classroom at Hale Kula Elementary School, here, was officially dedicated, here, Oct. 25.

  • Commentary: Re-naming of Bethesda hospital conjures memories

    Nov 14, 2011

    Nearly 71 years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone on the tower in Bethesda, the ribbon-cutting on the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center brought back memories.

  • Joint Services National Family Volunteer Day

    Nov 10, 2011

  • 3rd Annual Turkey Trot 5k Run

    Nov 10, 2011

  • TF Ramrod Soldier helps others stay connected

    Nov 10, 2011

    U.S. Army Spc. Luis Torres, a satellite communication systems operator, helps his fellow Soldiers stay connected while deployed.

  • Leaders share views on combat stress

    Nov 11, 2011

    During deployment, service members can undergo a massive amount of stress. The military deploys combat stress teams and behavioral health professionals with military units to help these Soldiers work through the emotional problems they face and keep them in the fight.

  • MEDCOM increasing hiring of disabled employees

    Nov 10, 2011

    As Army Medicine continues to seek highly qualified talent to join its civilian work force, a new member of the Army Medical Command team is promoting employment opportunities for people with targeted disabilities.

  • Nov. 9, 2011 - Secretary of the Army remarks at the National Guard Joint Senior Leader Conference

    Dec 7, 2011

    Remarks by Secretary of the Army John McHugh at the National Guard Joint Senior Leader Conference at the Gaylord National Convention Center, Maryland.

  • Leaders cut ribbon on Fort Carson WTB barracks

    Nov 10, 2011

    Fort Carson officials cut the ribbon on the $28 million Warrior Transition Battalion barracks Monday.

  • Veterans continue to serve

    Nov 11, 2011

    President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 proclaimed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day, a day to remember the more than 4 million Americans who served in the trenches of Europe during World War I and the 126,000 servicemembers who lost their lives. In 1954, lawmakers designated Veterans Day as a time to honor American veterans of all wars. This Veterans Day, Americans honor more than 21.8 million military veterans who have served their country, many of whom continue to serve the nation in various ways.

  • ESPN2 'First Take' takes over Quadrangle

    Nov 10, 2011

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Quadrangle on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston took on a Hollywood look the morning of Nov. 7, as the cast and crew of ESPN's "First Take" sports program took over the historic area as part of the network's "Salute to America's Heroes."

  • Retired Lt. Gen. Inge conducts professional development at Fort Irwin

    Nov 10, 2011

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin's leaders received leadership lessons from a distinguished visitor last week. Retired Lt. Gen. Joseph Inge visited the NTC and Fort Irwin for two days to conduct a leadership development program on the profession of arms for the installation's senior NCOs, civilian leadership and field-grade officers.

  • Spotlight On...Maura C. Reyes

    Nov 10, 2011

    Learn more about Maura C. Reyes, contract specialist at ACC-APG

  • Green power: Fort Hood breaks ground on solar field

    Nov 14, 2011

    Officials from Fort Hood, Texas, and Universal Services Fort Hood, Inc., broke ground on a solar field that will provide one million kilowatt-hours, approximately 20 percent of renewable energy annually for 300 single-family homes here.

  • ARL celebrates National Chemistry Week

    Nov 10, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Chemistry came alive when a team of volunteers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Army Research Laboratory presented experiments to children that coincided with National Chemistry Week theme: Chemistry-Our Health, Our Future! at the Aberdeen Proving Ground Youth Center Oct. 28.

  • Iowa Coach and Olympian speaks to First Army leaders

    Nov 10, 2011

    Success requires an attitude -- it's a passion for some. As an athlete, Gold Medal Olympian, coach and mentor, Iowa native and legend Dan Gable spoke about some of the very same traits and characteristics inherent in his passion -- wrestling -- and how they relate to traits and characteristics we practice and cherish in the Army. As part of the First Army Commander's Conference at the Jumer's Hotel conference center here, Gable spent the evening with First Army Senior leaders, spouses, and Family Support Group members to talk about his life's experiences as a disciplined world-class athlete and coach.

  • Speakers discuss combat injuries, endurance

    Nov 10, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Three stories of endurance after life-altering incidents were presented during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month program at the post theater Oct. 20.

  • Arctic paratroopers save lives in the tropics

    Nov 10, 2011

    The 8th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne), based out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, recently spent two weeks in Miami training at the Army Trauma Training Center.

  • The lucky 'one'

    Nov 10, 2011

    1st Infantry Division veteran continues to contribute to BRO family

  • Legacy Continues -- Board Determines Future Hall of Famers

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT LEE, VA - The Army's Senior Ordnance Officer, Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, the president of the hall of fame board, and Brig. Gen. Clark W. LeMasters Jr., Chief of Ordnance, head hall of fame selection meeting Nov. 8 on the Ordnance Campus at Fort Lee. On the board were multiple members of the Ordnance Hall of Fame and current Corps leadership. The future inductees will be announced during the Ordnance Corps' 200h Anniversary in May 2012. Photo by Jamie L. Carson, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command Public Affairs Office.

  • Fort Hood takes part in recycling forum

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Members of Fort Hood gathered with local city managers and interested citizens Nov. 3 at the Harker Heights Activities Center to hear feedback and questions about a proposed regional recycling program.

  • ESPN salutes veterans, Soldiers in live broadcast

    Nov 14, 2011

    Leading up to Veterans Day, ESPN originated a live broadcast of SportsNation Nov. 8, 2011, with Soldiers participating from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Garden to pay tribute to APG's women in R&D

    Nov 10, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The brisk fall weather didn't stop close to a dozen volunteers Oct. 22 as they planted hundreds of shrubs and flowers representing 22 species on the east side of Garrison Headquarters.

  • Soldiers compete for Army's best medic title

    Nov 14, 2011

    Sixty-two Soldiers from across the Army competed in a grueling 72-hour two-Soldier team competition at Camp Bullis, Texas, Nov. 4-6, 2011, to earn the title of best medic.

  • SportsNation

    Nov 10, 2011

    ESPN broadcasted "SportsNation" live from Whipple Field at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall on Tuesday 8 November in celebration of Veterans Day! For all the high resolution photos from the broadcast check out our Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/theoldguard/sets/72157628091818460/

  • Soldiers go back to class for Adopt-A-School

    Nov 10, 2011

    Each week, Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 40th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion, take a break from regular duties to read to children. Gayle Bertram, principal at MacArthur Elementary School, said Soldiers who volunteer through Fort Leavenworth's Adopt-A-School program bring an important aspect into children's lives.

  • Martha Puckett Middle pays visit to Stewart

    Nov 10, 2011

    A class of 86 sixth graders from Martha Puckett Middle School arrived at Fort Stewart Nov. 4 for a school field trip.

  • Mattox installed as CGSC's first ethics chair

    Nov 10, 2011

    Dr. John Mark Mattox was installed as the first Gen. Hugh Shelton Chair of Ethics at the Command and General Staff College Nov. 7. As the eithcs chair, Mattox has a visiting professorship, the first privately-funded position at CGSC, said Dr. Chris King, dean of academics at CGSC. The position was part of a $2.5 million gift to the CGSC Foundation by Ross Perot two years ago.

  • Leavenworth airfield cleared to reopen after months under water

    Nov 16, 2011

    The airfield runway on Fort Leavenworth, Kan., has passed tests and was cleared to reopen after the Missouri River flooded and left Sherman Army Airfield and the surrounding peninsula underwater throughout the summer.

  • Army rolls out new Apache Block III aircraft

    Nov 10, 2011

    MESA, Ariz. -- The world's most lethal attack helicopter just got even better. Inside a hangar against a backdrop of lights and fog, and looking as intimidating as ever, the first AH-64D Longbow Apache Block III was revealed to the public for the first time during a Roll Out ceremony Nov. 2, at the Boeing Apache production plant in Mesa.

  • Fort Leavenworth area 1st responders answer challenge

    Nov 16, 2011

    Law enforcement agencies from outside and inside Fort Leavenworth, Kan., competed in a First Responder Challenge Nov. 9, 2011.

  • Falcon Soldiers train with Air Force, Marines

    Nov 10, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Third Infantry Division, participated in a joint air mobility training exercise with Airmen and Marines at Hunter Army Airfield, Nov. 3. The exercise was part of the 3rd CAB's continuing preparation and readiness for its Global Response Force mission.

  • Chili 5k

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers, Family members and civilians came out to the AAAA Chili 5k to run and raise funds for scholarships Nov. 5.

  • Sledgehammer brigade conduct mass casualty training

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING - The scene at Fort Benning resembled an episode of "M*A*S*H", Nov. 2, with helicopters flying and Army medics practicing medical procedures in front of television cameras.

  • Hollyday Mart

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Patrons browse the vendors at the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club's annual Hollyday Mart Nov. 5.

  • Spartan Soldiers become Drown Proof

    Nov 10, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, took a break from their normal field training duties to participate in Drown Proofing training at Fort Stewart's Newman Gym, Nov. 4.

  • Garin Family celebrate promotions, Army Family cohesion

    Nov 10, 2011

    Neither time nor location seems to prevent the Garin Family from coming together as a supportive team.

  • Game Mania kicks off Military Family Appreciation Month

    Nov 10, 2011

    Military Families in the National Capital Region flocked to Fort Belvoir's Army Community Service building for Military Family Appreciation night, Friday.

  • Group meets to plan Joint Dawn 2012 exercise

    Nov 10, 2011

    Army Contracting Command professionals traveled to Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 17-20, for the Joint Dawn 2012 mission readiness exercise working group.

  • Letterkenny makes Progress in PATRIOT and Milestones in Missiles

    Nov 10, 2011

    Chambersburg, PA -- Two ribbons were cut by Letterkenny Army Depot Commander, Col. Cheri A. Provancha and Mr. Scott Jackson, PATRIOT program manager for Raytheon during ceremonies for the PATRIOT Launcher New Build and the Certified Round Assembly Facility (CRAF) Missile Final Assembly Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011.

  • Retired Veterans spend day with current 'Cottonbaler' Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2011

    Although Veteran's Day is still a few days away, the Third Infantry Division hosted a special group of military heroes at Fort Stewart, Nov. 2. Over 50 members of the Sun City Veterans Association spent the day touring the post and visiting with Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team. The members of SCVA have all served in a military branch in the past, and now spend their time helping the present day military community in any way they can; from sending phone cards to deployed troops to donating money so Family Members can visit their wounded warriors in the hospital.

  • Helping Wounded Warriors Return Home

    Nov 11, 2011

    Three times a week, sometimes more, Soldiers from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (MDW) stationed at Fort McNair, D.C. travel to Joint Base Andrews, Md. and assist America's Wounded Warriors as they return to U.S. soil.

  • AFAP Symposium focuses on quality of life issues

    Nov 10, 2011

    Fort Belvoir residents, employees, Family and Soldiers discussed military quality of life issues during the Army Family Action Plan Symposium at the Barden Education Center.

  • Communities embrace literacy program throughout Afghanistan

    Nov 10, 2011

    HERAT PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The Afghan government, working with coalition Special Operations Forces, recently reintroduced a radio literacy program throughout Afghanistan. To nourish Afghan citizens' excitement about education, link the government to its people and increase the populous' listenership to the radio, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan implemented the Radio Literacy Program.

  • Army Family Action Plan leads to change

    Nov 10, 2011

    Representatives from U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg and U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern came together Oct. 19 for a combined 2011 AFAP conference. Roughly 200 people attended the three-day event held at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne. In past years, ideas were submitted anonymously in community drop boxes. This year, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern webmaster Brandon Spragins created a way for community members to offer AFAP ideas online -- increasing submission numbers. Also, mobile device photographed a special bar code that pointed them directly to the submission site.

  • Cook-off, Salute acknowledges Families' strength, contributions

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and their Families enjoyed the fall weather with warm chili and an even warmer thanks to Military Families at Festival Fields Nov. 5 at the 1st Battalion, 14th Aviation Regiment and Army Aviation Association of America Chili Cook-off and 5K.

  • Event gives Families a well-deserved thanks

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker Families can get a well-earned night of relaxation at Lake Tholocco Nov. 19 as the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation offers a memorable Night Under the Stars to thank them for their commitment.

  • Post offers electronics e-cycling

    Nov 14, 2011

    The Fort Rucker, Ala., Environmental Office will celebrate America Recycles Day by holding an electronic e-cycling event Nov. 13-15, 2011, at the Recycling Center and post exchange parking lot to help raise awareness about recycling electronics responsibly.

  • ANA Commando medics provide care on eve of Eid al-Adha

    Nov 10, 2011

    HERAT PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- On the eve of Eid al-Adha, a major holiday in the Islamic culture, Afghan National Army Commando medics, assisted by coalition Special Operations Forces, provided healthcare assistance to a small village in the Guzarah district, Nov. 5.

  • 'Carnival' show brings entertainment for Soldiers, by Soldiers to Wiregrass

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers from around the country visited the Wiregrass Nov. 5-6, putting on two performances of the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show at Enterprise High School.

  • Grünstadt Depot now U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern

    Nov 10, 2011

    Situated a few miles north of Bad Dürkheim, just east of the Palatinate Forest along German Autobahn 6, the depot has been a U.S. Army post since the early 1950's. In the past, workers there produced ice cream, packaged meat and photo prints. The bakery opened in the early 1980's. In 1996, the depot began producing bottled water. In May, when U.S. Army Garrison Mannheim deactivated, the depot briefly fell under Heidelberg-based U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg, which is also due to inactivate. On Oct. 1, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern became responsible for the depot.

  • Fort Rucker kicks off Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army and Air Force Exchange Service and the Fort Rucker Equal Opportunity Office kicked off Native American Heritage Month Nov. 4 at the post exchange to help celebrate Native American history and culture.

  • New Alabama immigration law impacts military, Families

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Do you know where your birth certificate is? If not, it's probably time to go find it.

  • Soldiers stay 'United Through Reading': Reading program a way for loved ones to stay connected

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Pfc. Tameka Harte opened a children's book and began reading her 8-year-old daughter a story about Thomas the Tank Engine. And though the ritual sounds routine, what made it unique was that the Basic Combat Training Soldier was reading to a camera set up in the corner of her chaplain's office; and her daughter was more than 200 miles away.

  • Marne Division hosts mass reenlistment

    Nov 10, 2011

    The Third Infantry Division retained 46 Soldiers Nov. 3 in a mass reenlistment ceremony at Marne Gardens. The event followed the Division's run earlier that morning, which included every brigade, separate battalion and Garrison unit on Fort Stewart. The day's events were dubbed "Super Thursday," partially because it was the first time in more than 10 years that the entire Division, including those stationed at Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Benning, Ga., was together on Fort Stewart.

  • Post command teams relive history

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Command teams from across Fort Jackson took a break from Basic Combat Training to visit two Revolutionary War battlefields to discover what lessons learned from the past apply today.

  • Marne Soldiers rock through historic division run

    Nov 10, 2011

    The 3rd Infantry Division is known for making history, and on Nov. 3, the 'Rock of the Marne' Division came together to make memories.

  • Visit focuses on financial education

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Holly Petraeus, director of the Office of Servicemember Affairs in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, visited Fort Jackson Friday and Saturday to assess the financial readiness training provided to Soldiers in Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.

  • 171st hosts spiritual resilience class

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The man who taught America "How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk," visited Fort Jackson last week to teach Soldiers, family members and civilians about resiliency.

  • Vogelweh Elementary opens up "Wall of Honor"

    Nov 10, 2011

    The walls of the Vogelweh Elementary School gymnasium transformed into a monument of students' colorful collages, dedicated to veterans and all those who are serving and have served. During the week of Veteran's Day, the school hosted two celebrations for the "Wall of Honor," which included veterans and Kaiserslautern Military Community leaders offering thoughts on the meaning of being a veteran and why they have served.

  • Quartermaster unit hosts safety stand down

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 10, 2011) -- Nearly 700 Soldiers from the 49th Quartermaster Group participated in a safety stand down here Friday.

  • Soldier's son punts, passes, kicks way to NFL game

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT DRUM, NY -- Sunday was a big day for one Fort Drum youngster. That was the day 9-year-old Alex Geraci had a chance to show his football skills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, the same place where the Bills played a game against the New York Jets.

  • Veterans Day a testament to service

    Nov 11, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Call it optimism. Call it wishful thinking. Or call it a belief that mankind would come to its senses. When America's lawmakers more than 90 years ago created Veterans Day -- or Armistice Day, as it was known back then -- they thought that the end of World War I would be the end of all wars.

  • Cadets, local students explore ethics

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 10, 2011) -- Ten Army cadets from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., and approximately 100 students from Richmond-area high schools participated in a conference that focused on leadership and positive morale values Monday at Fort Lee's Liberty Chapel.

  • Native American Heritage Month at Fort A.P. Hill

    Nov 17, 2011

    A member of Chickahominy Tribe and Virginia Indian Tribal Alliance for Life and a member of the Rappahannock Tribe joined the Fort A.P. Hill employees for a Native American Heritage Month observance Nov. 8.

  • Fort Drum Garrison welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, commanders, senior noncommissioned officers and top civilian leaders of the Fort Drum workforce said goodbye this week to the garrison's senior enlisted leader while welcoming a new one.

  • Private wish: Teen fulfills dream of being a Soldier

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Alyssa Braden could have had any wish in the world fulfilled. But -- in lieu of meeting a celebrity or visiting a theme park -- the diminutive teen chose to get down and dirty.

  • West Point hosts leadership program for high schoolers

    Nov 10, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2011) -- The fifth annual Frances Hesselbein Student 2 Student Leadership Program, in partnership with the Military Child Education Coalition, was held at West Point Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Ten high school student leaders from around the country attended, including one local student, Taylor Endres, from James I. O'Neill High School in Highland Falls.

  • 'Muleskinners' take reigns of sustainment mission

    Nov 10, 2011

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of Soldiers gathered to witness a moment in history as one great organization transferred authority to another. Soldiers, ready to return home to their Families, joined their replacements for a final ceremony here before departing.

  • Taking a proactive approach to combating substance abuse

    Nov 10, 2011

    Wayne Johnson, ASAP manager, came to West Point in August after spending eight years in Korea as an alcohol and drug control specialist. Johnson feels that a proactive prevention approach to substance abuse is the best way to help stem the tide of substance abuse in the Army.

  • Lincoln's grand review to be reenacted at Fort McNair

    Nov 10, 2011

    The National Capital Region and Military District of Washington, Civil War buffs and War Between the States re-enactors will celebrate the sesquicentennial of The Army of the Potomac's Grand Review Nov. 12 on Fort McNair's parade field.

  • Watervliet Arsenal teams with Mandus Group

    Dec 1, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal signed an agreement this week with Mandus Group Ltd. to establish the framework for the mutual sharing of expertise and capability in the field of cannon production. The goal of this partnership is to explore opportunities that will enhance Department of Defense readiness, while also reducing government costs for products manufactured at the Arsenal.

  • Undergraduates analyze U.S. policy at West Point

    Nov 10, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 10, 2011) -- The 63rd Student Conference on United States Affairs concluded Nov. 5 when more than 200 undergraduates and cadets from 90 schools presented their findings on the global challenges facing the nation today. "Since 1949, SCUSA has been a forum for civilian and military undergraduate students to discuss U.S. foreign policy," Class of 2012 Cadet Josh Miller, the SCUSA cadet commander, said.

  • Camp Darby Soldiers honor the fallen at World War II massacre site

    Nov 10, 2011

    SANT' ANNA DI STAZZEMA , Italy -- Soldiers assigned to Camp Darby hiked up a narrow mountain path on the Gothic line to Sant'Anna di Stazzema, a little village in the Lucca province. They came to pay tribute to the massacre's victims and to acquire a closer understanding of one of the most tragic pages of the history during World War II.

  • Garmisch manager relinquishes command, retires after 30 years service

    Nov 10, 2011

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- After capping a career of more than 30 years of civil service and being a member of the U.S. Army family since 1963, United States Army Garrison Garmisch Manager Karin H. Santos relinquished responsibility for the remote Alpine garrison to John M. Cavanaugh.

  • Humphreys MASCAL tests first responders

    Nov 10, 2011

    A 25-passenger bus crashed into a bus stop, hitting a bystander who broke his back, paralyzing him from the waist down. The bus driver had suffered a heart attack, causing him to lose control of the bus, and the passengers suffered various injuries. With the bus on fire and completely covered with smoke, and the possibility that the bus could explode at any minute, the U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Fire Department arrived to extinguish the fire and rescue the victims. While the firemen tended to the bus, local medical personnel performed first aid with the victims, and then transported them to the Osan Air Base Hospital, Good Morning Hospital and Dankuk Hospital.

  • Veterans Day shout outs from Special Operations Command

    Nov 10, 2011

    Soldiers currently serving with Special Operations Command send these video Veterans Day shout outs to veterans, friends and family.

  • "Long Knife" warriors reintegrate through adventure quest

    Jan 3, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Redeployed 1st Cavalry Division troopers leaped, climbed and free fell during controlled activities as part of the morale, welfare and recreation sponsored reintegration training, Warrior Adventure Quest, Oct. 31-Nov. 4.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force unit celebrates dual anniversaries on U.S. Army installation

    Nov 10, 2011

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan -- The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's 4th Engineer Group and its headquarters celebrated nearly 80 collective years in existence during a ceremony held Saturday inside the Yano Fitness Center here.

  • IMCOM-Pacific region director surveys Korea

    Nov 9, 2011

    Debra Zedalis, IMCOM Pacific Region director, immersed herself in Korea Nov. 3-9 surveying the garrisons and seeking insight from U.S. Army leaders on the peninsula who will help her gauge how IMCOM-Pacific can best adjust to the mission of running Army posts on the peninsula.

  • Ohio Vietnam veteran awarded Silver Star

    Nov 10, 2011

    Former Army Sgt. Thomas R. Gdovin was awarded the Silver Star Medal on Capitol Hill, Nov. 8, 2011, for his actions in combat on March 8, 1968.

  • World War II vet still serving

    Nov 10, 2011

    A World War II veteran's memories may help the U.S. Army save millions of dollars while protecting people and the environment.

  • Defense Secretary delivers annual Veterans Day message

    Nov 9, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta extends his thanks to troops and veterans in his Veterans Day message.

  • Fuelers keep Lancers rolling

    Nov 14, 2011

    Fuel handlers with 2nd Brigade Support Battalion are at the National Training Center filling a key role for the logistical requirements of 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division as it trains in preparation for deployment.

  • Chairman, Senior Enlisted Advisor deliver Veterans Day message

    Nov 9, 2011

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, deliver their Veterans Day message to troops and veterans around the world.

  • Redstone survivor raises breast cancer awareness

    Nov 9, 2011

    In October, as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Angela L. Sims, dual-cancer survivor and management analyst with Army Contracting Command, educated students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on what individuals should know to protect their health.

  • Chiarelli says research continuing on 'unseen traumas'

    Nov 10, 2011

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli said the biggest problem he sees in the force today is the "unseen traumas of war."

  • Veterans Day shout outs from 1-182nd Infantry

    Nov 11, 2011

    Soldiers currently serving with the 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment, in Afghanistan, send these video Veterans Day shout outs to veterans, friends and family.

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