Archive: Nov 2011

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  • McHugh says Guard remedy for military, civilian divide

    Nov 10, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh told members of the National Guard Nov. 9, 2011, that military leadership is concerned about the divide between society and the less-than-1-percent that serve in uniform.

  • Class sheds light on importance of Corps' marketing

    Nov 9, 2011

    Op-Ed Through marketing, the Corps has leveraged its valued customers and relationships throughout its history. As a result of marketing strategies and plans, the Corps has transitioned itself from a series of separate divisions and districts responsible only for their own regional areas into an integrated organization with a "One Door to the Corps" policy. Because of the ability of the Corps to market the value it provides and the relationships it has sustained, the Corps has been the federal engineering agency of choice since its inauguration in 1775. In order to maintain this elite status for the next 230 years, marketing is and will continue to be of vital importance.

  • USAG-HI encourages all to reduce, reuse, recycle

    Nov 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIR FIELD -- The Directorate of Public Works, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, aims to reduce solid waste by 50 percent by 2015 -- with an ultimate goal of zero solid waste, or net zero.

  • Army Secretary speaks at the National Guard Joint Senior Leader Conference

    Nov 9, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh gives remarks and answers questions during the National Guard Joint Senior Leader Conference, Nov. 9, 2011, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center near Washington, D.C.

  • Snow White Flight

    Nov 9, 2011

    It was October 1997 when my UH-60 flight crew and I had a mission to fly from Croatia to our higher-command base in Bosnia for the pilots to attend a briefing. Little did I know what was in store for us.

  • Fine arts teacher devotes 25 years to celebrating Veterans

    Nov 16, 2011

    More than 500 Veterans, servicemembers, their families, teachers and students gathered together at Tyee Park Elementary School Nov. 3 for the 25th annual and final Veteran's Celebration. This year's theme was Freedom. The program marked the end of a tradition at this grade school where big things come out of small places.

  • Project Spotlight: New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District completed maintenance dredging along the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway near the Cape May ferry terminal Nov. 10.

  • Message from the Commander

    Nov 9, 2011

  • Christmas comes early to Baumholder children

    Nov 9, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Christmas came exactly two months early this year for hundreds of Baumholder children when on Oct. 25 the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and Child, Youth and School Services teamed up to hand out free toys to children.

  • Don't second-guess your Army career: See your career counselor

    Nov 9, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Amid the rumble of the five-year planned Army drawdown of about 57,000 Soldiers, newly implemented phased reenlistment windows and changed retention control points, career counselors want to make certain Soldiers know where to go to get answers to career-impacting policy changes.

  • Mother honors son's memory, stays connected with 1-71 Cavalry 'Family'

    Nov 9, 2011

    "Having my children was the greatest gift in my life. My biggest fear was having one of my children die before me, and that's exactly what happened."

  • Belgium travel: A living remembrance of American World War II sacrifice

    Nov 9, 2011

    THIMISTER-CLERMONT, Belgium -- Veterans Day, to Americans, comes once a year. But in this little town in Belgium, it comes once a month.

  • Soldiers cheer MSU Mustangs to victory on Military Appreciation Day

    Nov 9, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla.--Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 75th Fires Brigade participated in and were honored during Military Appreciation Day when 5th-ranked Midwestern State University's football team faced off against 20th-ranked West Texas A&M University at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls, Texas Nov. 5.

  • Veterans inspire longest-serving recruiter

    Nov 10, 2011

    As he celebrates his 82nd birthday this week, retired Sgt. Maj. Ray Moran continues to recruit young Soldiers while enjoying his job as the military's longest-serving recruiter.

  • Inspiration from a Fallen Warrior

    Nov 9, 2011

    This personal reflection by a member of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade on the death of an American warrior offers some thoughts to consider over the Veterans Day weekend.

  • Chief of Adjutant General Corps visits Third Army/ARCENT

    Nov 9, 2011

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (November 4, 2011) -- Chief Warrant Officer of the Adjutant General Corps, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Coral Jones, visits Third Army/ARCENT headquarters Nov. 4. During her visit Jones met with Third Army/ARCENT Soldiers and finance employees to ensure they are meeting the needs of Army personnel stationed at Shaw. The Fort Jackson, S.C. finance office augmented two of its employees to work at Patton Hall, eliminating the need for Soldiers to travel to Fort Jackson for pay inquiries and other finance assistance. Jones, a Barbados native, is the first African-American female chief warrant officer five within the active Army Adjutant General Corps. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mylinda DuRousseau, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs)

  • Army's Oldest Civilian Career Program Names Best of the Best for 2011

    Nov 9, 2011

    Career Program 20, Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) (QASAS), is a unique career program in several ways. The QASAS program is the Department of the Army's oldest civilian career program, dating to 1920.

  • Obama announces jobs initiatives for veterans

    Nov 14, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced executive orders today to give tax credits to employers who hire post-9/11 veterans and wounded warriors, as well as enhanced career counseling and related services for veterans.

  • Stronger Installation Management Community, stronger support for Soldiers, Civilians and Families

    Nov 9, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- When I took command of the Installation Management Command in November 2009, we set out to validate that we were doing the right things and doing things right, and to find better ways of doing business.

  • Servicemembers, civilians learn to clean oil, gas spills

    Nov 9, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Third Army hosted a Fuel Spill and Response Course here Nov. 6.

  • Panetta: Active, Reserve relationship forever changed

    Nov 9, 2011

    The relationship between the active duty and the Reserve Components has fundamentally changed in the past 10 years, said Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta.

  • Sesame Street launches site to help separated kids

    Nov 10, 2011

    In an effort to relieve confusion and anxiety that children feel during their parent's deployments, the non-profit organization behind television's "Sesame Street" has created a new digital initiative.

  • SDDC G6 prepares CONUS units for looming e-mail migration

    Nov 9, 2011

    It should be no surprise to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command employees that the command is migrating to the new Department of Defense-wide Enterprise E-mail platform Nov. 29-30.

  • Third Army celebrates 93rd birthday with 5K run/walk

    Nov 9, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Servicemembers, civilians and the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings' cheerleaders were on hand to celebrate Third Army's 93rd birthday with a 5K run/walk here Nov. 7.

  • Soldier's soulful music reflects experience of domestic abuse

    Nov 9, 2011

    In honor of Domestic Violence Month in October, a service member shared her abuse story through song.

  • Premium changes among considerations for NAF civilians during Open Season

    Nov 9, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- An 8 percent premium increase for the Non-Appropriated Fund Employee Health Benefit Plan is one factor NAF employees should be aware of during Open Season, Oct. 31 - Nov. 30. The Jan. 1 premium increase, due to rising medical claim costs, still falls below comparable figures in private sector employment benefit plans.

  • Students sign off against drugs

    Nov 9, 2011

    A sea of red flooded the halls of Hohenfels Elementary school as students donned red shirts and ribbons in support of a drug-free lifestyle in celebration of National Red Ribbon week, Oct 22-30. "It's mostly about raising consciousness," said Maria Ebert, school guidance counselor. "It's a time when parents and teachers talk about the issues of drug and alcohol abuse."

  • LIVE EVENT: SecArmy to speak at National Guard Joint Senior Leader Conference

    Nov 9, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh will speak to the National Guard Joint Senior Leader Conference today at 9:30 a.m. (ET). His remarks will be streamed live at http://www.livestream.com/thenationalguard.

  • 172nd children gear up for 'deployment'

    Nov 10, 2011

    A cold chill filled the air as children of Soldiers from the 172nd Infantry Brigade marched toward the Grafenwoehr Field House, Oct. 22. The day was unlike any other they had experienced in their young lives. Today, these children would deploy with the 172nd Infantry Brigade … sort of. Instead of deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan, they were off to the fields of the Grafenwoehr Training Area to experience the fun and excitement of the "Blackhawk Kids Deploy for a Day" event.

  • Resplendent Regensburg: Take a tour through the Middle Ages and beyond

    Nov 10, 2011

    A medieval city bustling with builders, shippers, dock workers, traders and citizens on the transcontinental Silk Route must have been a sight to see. Such a city would boast grand architecture, strong political and religious influence and a robust economy. Regensburg on the Danube in Bavaria is one such city.

  • Fathers teach sons that hitting is never the right answer

    Nov 10, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's Army Community Service sponsored a free pancake dinner to raise awareness for domestic violence month at Rose Barracks Chapel, here, Oct. 28. While the announcement read "Father and Son Pancake Dinner," more than 70 community members attended, including mothers. "The issue is significant enough that women want to educate their sons, as well," said Cristina M. Piosa, ACS marketing specialist.

  • Afghan National Police station opens in Ashterlee, Daykundi province, Afghanistan

    Nov 9, 2011

    The governor of Daykundi province and the deputy commander of the Afghan National Police headquarters with responsibility for southwestern Afghanistan opened a new district police headquarters in Ashterlee, Daykundi province on 3 November. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South contracted for and oversaw the construction of the facility, which cost approximately $1.5 million.

  • 106th FM Co. adopts 'Young Giraffes'

    Nov 9, 2011

    Soldiers from the 106th Finance Management Company, 16th Special Troops Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, recently adopted the third-grade 'Young Giraffes' class at the Bamberg Elementary School here.

  • Eighth Army trains for full-spectrum operations

    Nov 9, 2011

    Eighth Army is participating in exercise Warpath III in Seoul, South Korea, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 2011, to hone its ability to command combat operations from its mobile headquarters.

  • Soldier's sacrifice leads chaplain back to Army service

    Nov 10, 2011

    After a break in service following eight years as a Reserve medic, the death of a Soldier inspired Todd Cheney to rejoin the Army as a chaplain in 2006. Today, Cheney is a captain in the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, ministering to Soldiers at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Jason P. Pitre

    Nov 9, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Jason P. Pitre

  • Long Knife troopers lend a helping hand to local school

    Jan 3, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, took time out their work schedule to help Brookhaven Elementary School pass out fundraiser orders Nov. 3.

  • CG's spouse gets behind-the-scenes look at FORSCOM band

    Nov 9, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2011) Mrs. Ginny Rodriguez, wife of the U.S. Army Forces Command's commander, Gen. David Rodriguez, spent the morning visiting with The Army Ground Forces Band at its new training facility here. She chatted with many of the band's Soldiers, learning about the band, its music performance teams and its new training facility.

  • Charity Hockey match raises funds for the Wounded Warrior Project

    Nov 9, 2011

    Air Force Lt. Col. Thomas A. Bell, captain of the Army, Air Force hockey team and Petty Officer 1st Class David Taylor, captain of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard hockey team present a hockey stick Nov. 8, to Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commander on behalf of the component commands across Oahu.

  • Presidio Commander's Veterans Day message

    Nov 8, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Nov. 11 marks the 93rd anniversary of the armistice that represented the end of the "war to end all wars." On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918 Allied nations and Germany signed an armistice which essentially put an end to a conflict that cost the lives of over 10 million military personnel on both sides in the "Great War."

  • On the Hunt: Wounded warriors track, harvest mule deer

    Nov 8, 2011

    Four wounded warriors assigned to the Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Bliss, Tx., went on a four-day mule deer hunting trip, sponsored by High Desert Ranch in New Mexico and Safari Club International.

  • Veterans Day shout outs from Afghanistan

    Nov 11, 2011

    Soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan send these video Veterans Day shout outs to veterans, friends and family.

  • Veterans Day shout outs from Fort Bragg

    Nov 9, 2011

    Soldiers currently serving at Fort Bragg send these video Veterans Day shout outs to veterans, friends and family.

  • Veterans Day shout outs from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

    Nov 9, 2011

    Soldiers currently serving at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, send these video Veterans Day shout outs to veterans, friends and family.

  • Military, federal, state, local officials reaffirm their committment to Fort Meade

    Nov 8, 2011

    Military, federal, state, local officials reaffirmed their committment to Fort Meade by signing the Fort Meade Community Covenant at the BWI International Airport today.

  • Combat medics receive intense training

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Sniper fire rained down from a rocky hilltop next to the police station outside the small village of Tiefort, triggering numerous improvised explosive device blasts on the American convoy. For the Soldiers on the receiving end, it's another day of training for the "Lancer" brigade at the National Training Center.

  • Warhorse Soldiers return at last

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Just shy of a year-long deployment in Iraq, the Warhorse Soldiers made their final stop at Fort Hood and rightfully saying "mission complete." The Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division were greeted by spouses, children, parents, close friends, and significant others during a welcome home ceremony held for the unit on Cooper Field, Nov. 2.

  • No place like home: Dagger Brigade Soldiers continue return to Kansas

    Nov 8, 2011

    Hundreds of Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division's 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team continued their return to the Land of Oz this week with troops from 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment; 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment; and the brigade's command team making an appearance at the Fort Riley Redeployment Center Nov. 7.

  • Guardsmen's quick response saves 20 from fire

    Nov 9, 2011

    Two Indiana National Guard Soldiers helped save the lives of more than 20 people on a September evening when the apartment across from where they live went up in flames.

  • 'The family business': Division's first lady offers advice to mothers of deployed Soldiers

    Nov 8, 2011

    It starts with the very first cry. Almost like a light being turned on, a mother's worry switch is flipped with the first squeaks of their little one's tiny voice. Do they have all their fingers and toes? Are they breathing okay? Is their color good? Through the years, the things moms worry about change but the worry itself remains constant.

  • The most important thing: Family of BRO wounded warrior learns to celebrate the small successes

    Nov 8, 2011

    "Ma, I love you." Pfc. Matt Leyva's words came out in a breathy whisper barely audible above the sounds of the busy intensive care unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Across the room, Rene Sochia's eyes locked on her son and she wondered if she had really heard what she thought she heard.

  • SMDC veterans prove it's a small world after all

    Nov 8, 2011

    SMDC veterans continue serving together

  • City of Gainesville signs Community Covenant

    Nov 8, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, commander, U.S. Army Reserve signs Community Covenant with City of Gainesville at All American Liberty Festival, Nov. 6, 2011.

  • 205th Infantry Brigade harvests morale

    Nov 8, 2011

    Soldiers and family members of the 205th Infantry Brigade participated in a unit festival held at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., Nov. 5.

  • 'Steel Dragon' Soldiers write the final chapter of their Iraq-era legacy

    Nov 8, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq--After deploying earlier this year, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division is busier than ever on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq as they prepare to apply the final touches to a legacy that has been forged since March 2003.

  • Sorting equipment saving money in Iraq drawdown

    Nov 9, 2011

    Materiel redistribution team Soldiers with the1729th Field Support Maintenance Company, Maryland Army National Guard, must figure out what to do with equipment in Iraq as the U.S. continues the drawdown there.

  • Rail Gunners certify JROTC program

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Around the second week of March, the 41st Fires Brigade was visited by 80 junior reserve officer training corps cadets from the A.J. Moore Academy located in Waco, Texas. During their visit, the cadets were able to get front row seats for a small glimpse of a military lifestyle.

  • Greywolf spouses receive free oil changes

    Nov 8, 2011

    KILLEEN, Texas -- It's one less thing that our Soldiers have to come back home and worry about, stated Jason Lee, 1st Command consultant.

  • More than just driver's training

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In college you are normally required to write an essay either introducing yourself to the class or explaining why you are taking the class that you signed up for. If you ask a Soldier if he's ever been required to do the same before attending driver's training, well, he most likely will say no.

  • Soldier escorts World War II Navy veteran on Honor Flight

    Nov 9, 2011

    Master Sgt. Tony Gifford volunteered to escort a World War II Navy veteran to see the war memorials in Washington D.C. through the Honor Flight program.

  • Last stop for fuel in Iraq: Bulk fuel farm consolidates fuel as drawdown continues

    Nov 9, 2011

    As Operation New Dawn continues the drawdown of U.S. Forces in Iraq, Contingency Operating Base Adder has become the main fuel hub in the process of exporting military assets out of the country.

  • History Channel and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Join Hands in National 'Call for Photos' Campaign

    Nov 8, 2011

    In a unique partnership, the History Channel and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund combined forces and embarked on a nationwide tour, in an attempt to match each name on The Wall in Washington, D.C. with a photo. The campaign wrapped up its nationwide tour recently in the windy city.

  • Army orchestra to rock D.C. on Veterans Day with legendary band Kansas

    Nov 10, 2011

    The legendary rock band Kansas is planning to play a special Veterans Day tribute concert at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., with the U.S. Army Orchestra, Nov. 11, 2011.

  • Fort Leonard Wood receives 2011 Holcim Award

    Nov 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Fort Leonard Wood received a 2011 Acknowledgement Prize for Sustainable Development from the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Development. The Corps of Engineers and Fort Leonard Wood competed against more than 6,000 entries worldwide and received the award for the case study, Energy, Water and Waste Efficient Military Installation.

  • NCOs strive for excellence at home, abroad

    Nov 9, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Ebony Alexander, non-commissioned officer in charge of medical operations for 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Sgt. 1st Class Scott Bojanowski, equal opportunity adviser for 2nd BCT, 4th Infantry Division, are both members of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. The club is a private U.S. Army organization for non-commissioned officers who achieve great leadership and performance.

  • Meet the Division: Sgt. 1st Class Erica J. Lehmkuhl

    Nov 9, 2011

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

  • Commuting alternatives at Natick

    Nov 8, 2011

    Most of us drive alone to work, but Terry Garrahan wants you to know that there are more efficient ways to commute to Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • University of Maryland honors Fort Meade community

    Nov 8, 2011

    The University of Maryland athletic department honored Fort Meade service members at the Terps's football game against Virginia on Saturday.

  • 3200 Strategic Intelligence Group Hosts Soldier Readiness Processing

    Nov 8, 2011

    The 3200 Strategic Intelligence Group, Military Intelligence Readiness Command (MIRC), US Army Reserve, recently hosted a Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Md., for over 300 MIRC Soldiers in the National Capitol Region.

  • Illinois Army All-American Bowl band selectees gear up for Alamodome performance

    Nov 8, 2011

    An integral part of the week-long celebration features performances by the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band and color guard. Among the nationwide selectees are five Illinois high school musicians and one color guard member.

  • Corps of Engineers divers help preserve, maintain historic Army post

    Nov 7, 2012

    Divers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are helping maintain Ft. Lesley J. McNair, the third oldest post in the U.S. Army, on a peninsula where the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers meet, in Washington, D.C.

  • Deploying Des Moines Reserve Soldier, fiancée marry during military ceremony at Camp Dodge

    Nov 8, 2011

    CAMP DODGE, Iowa -- Reserve Soldiers who arrive at a unit's annual training site are prepared for long days at weapons-qualification ranges, getting near-painful shots and standing in long lines at the local chow hall. For members of the 200th Military Police Command's 348th Military Police Company, based at nearby Ames, Iowa, this annual training was anything but normal on Oct. 29 during a unique formation that helped write a new chapter in the life of one Reserve military policeman.

  • 515th Trans. Co. NCO receives special induction into Sergeant Morales Club

    Nov 8, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Megan Curtis, a motor transport operator with the 515th Transportation Company, 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Brigade, received a special honor from the commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Brig. Gen. Aundre Piggee, at Coleman Barracks, here Oct. 25.

  • First-line leaders receive suicide intervention training

    Nov 8, 2011

    Members of the Joint Sustainment Command- Afghanistan came together Oct. 31 through Nov. 1, to participate in suicide intervention training.

  • JBLM Soldiers, JAF hold Operation Flexible Saif

    Nov 8, 2011

    Near AMMAN, Jordan -- Soldiers forming a Task Force from 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment, based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, recently participated in Operation Flexible Saif with members of the Jordanian Armed Forces.

  • AWAG: Conference helps nurture, support volunteers

    Nov 9, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Volunteers enjoyed a day dedicated to enhancing their quality of life while gathering a host of valuable tips during workshops at the Hessen Area AWAG Conference Nov. 2.

  • Delegates tackle issues at Baumholder AFAP Conference

    Nov 9, 2011

    Doing away with the civilian five-year rule, converting contract positions to GS positions, home-based business restrictions and overcrowding in single Soldier housing are just a few of the issues concerning the Baumholder community are some of the issues brought up at the local annual Army Family Action Plan conference Oct. 19 and 20, 2011.

  • Renovating Rheinblick: Two-year project brings major upgrades to Wiesbaden golf course

    Nov 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A two-year, $1,457,681 Non-Appropriated Fund project to greatly enhance Wiesbaden's Rheinblick Golf Course will raise the overall course standards for all players, according to Mark Smith, Rheinblick Golf Course manager.

  • ROKA Forces use U.S. rail cars for first time

    Nov 8, 2011

    Soldiers from the Republic of Korea's Army conduct rail operations as part of an exercise at Camp Casey, Nov. 6. For the first time ever, ROKA forces used U.S. rail cars to transport their equipment during the exercise.

  • EMF-K transfers authority to 325th CSH (FWD)

    Nov 8, 2011

    The Expeditionary Medical Facility-Kuwait transferred authority to the 325th Combat Support Hospital (Forward) here Nov. 3, marking the end of the Navy's eight year health care mission.

  • Dave Roever delivers message of hope to Soldiers, civilians at Camp Zama

    Nov 9, 2011

    An Army resiliency coach and Vietnam War veteran spoke to community members at Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 2, 2011, in hopes of imparting to them a message of hope, inner strength, and facing life's challenges head on.

  • Army Reserve Strong over satellite

    Jan 21, 2012

    Guaynabo, PR- The distance between Afghanistan and Puerto Rico was dissolved thanks to the technology, when Staff Sgt. Marilyn Bernier, 475th Engineer Company, was interviewed live, via satellite, at WAPA-TV's "Entre Nosotras" show, a local Puerto Rico TV show, 7 Nov.

  • Army Reserve Strong over satellite

    Jan 21, 2012

    Guaynabo, PR- The distance between Afghanistan and Puerto Rico was dissolved thanks to the technology, when Staff Sgt. Marilyn Bernier, 475th Engineer Company, was interviewed live, via satellite, at WAPA-TV's "Entre Nosotras" show, a local Puerto Rico TV show, 7 Nov.

  • Rail Gunners fight for fitness

    Jan 3, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Physical training is part of the daily routine for most Fort Hood Soldiers. However, the Rail Gunners have taken the average Army physical fitness test, turned up the degree of competition, threw in some extra motivation, added some morale boosters, and came out with a challenge that would recognize the most physically fit unit and Soldier within the brigade.

  • Nuclear Disablement Team trains aboard Nuclear Ship Savannah

    Nov 15, 2011

    Most military units' training exercises are not inspired by a National Public Radio broadcast; then again, the 20th Support Command (CBRNE)'s Nuclear Disablement Teams are not like most units.

  • Korean National Police recognized for protecting our Community

    Nov 8, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan invited Korean National Police to the KNP Appreciation Event in order to recognize them for their service in protecting our Community, Nov. 7. Four buses rolled into the Garrison carrying 100 KNP who would visit the Garrison for the day.

  • Korean Army Academy visit

    Nov 7, 2011

  • The Volunteers overcome Northeast weather to reach the local community

    Nov 7, 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 prior to the scheduled concert. Rather than use the extra time for themselves, The Volunteers started calling around in search of a venue to tell the Army story at the last minute. They found that location at a local nursing home in Webster, Mass.

  • HRC deputy commanding general earns first star

    Nov 7, 2011

    The deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Ky., pinned on one-star rank during a ceremony at the Mississippi War Memorial Museum in Jackson, Miss., Nov. 5.

  • Korean Army Academy visit

    Nov 7, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, 19th ESC Commander, participates in a parade ceremony during his tour of the Korean Army Academy in Younchun Nov. 4.

  • Korean Army Academy visit

    Nov 7, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, 19th ESC Commander, salutes the Korean flag during his tour of the Korean Army Academy in Younchun Nov. 4. Gen. Hurley was honored with a parade and then later gave the Korean cadets a lecture on leadership and trust.

  • 94TH AAMDC NCO'S SERVING IN A JOINT ENVIRONMENT

    Nov 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii-- During Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) Non-Commissioned Officers of the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command proved themselves to be a valuable resource to one of the most essential training operations in the U.S. Army. Spread across multiple nations and continents they displayed competent leadership in a joint environment under simulated high stress conditions.

  • The Example of a True Warrior

    Nov 7, 2011

    Fort Shafter, Hawaii -- From day one of the Warrior Leadership Course (WLC) SPC Roberto A. Maldonado, a Senior Early Warning Systems Operator with the 94th Air and Missile Defense Command Air Operation Cell, knew that he would have to give it his absolute best while competing against his fellow peers in competition.

  • CSA Odierno attends Army vs. Air Force game

    Nov 7, 2011

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno attends the Army Black Knights versus Air Force Falcons game at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, Nov. 5, 2011. Army jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead, but Air Force scored 24 straight unanswered points in the second half to claim a 24-14 win.

  • Veterans Day pays tribute to those who served

    Nov 9, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - This year marks a historic occasion. It is the first time Veterans Day is celebrated on 11/11/11, as its origin dates back only to 1918.

  • Tooele Army Depot plans to obtain Deseret Chemical Depot (DCD)

    Nov 7, 2011

    In an address to the Tooele Army Depot workforce on Oct. 13, Col. Chris Mohan, Tooele Army Depot commander, presented the approved plan for Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) to obtain Deseret Chemical Depot (DCD), under the most favorable conditions. Approval has been received from Brig. Gen. Gustave Perna, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island, Ill., in September, for property transfer to take place in July 2013, with a total occupancy in fiscal 2014 and 2015. The TEAD installation will include both North and South areas with tenants and third party workload to cover operation costs and lower the depot rates.

  • Students gain career insights from Corps, USCG during Shadow Day

    Nov 9, 2011

    As Students from the Rockwood School District Career Shadowing Program waited anxiously in the lobby of the Robert A. Young Federal Building in St. Louis, Mo., the morning of Nov. 4, 2011, similar thoughts ran rapidly through their heads: What should they expect? Who would their shadow be? Would they gain anything from this full day of shadowing? Seven hours and one informative experience later, those questions no longer lingered and even more had been answered.

  • Businesses offer free meals, deals on Veterans Day

    Nov 8, 2011

    More than a score of restaurant chains and businesses are offering free meals or specials to over the Veterans Day weekend to those who have served in the military.

  • Vietnam vets faces to adorn Schumacher, Newman race cars

    Nov 10, 2011

    As a Veterans Day tribute, the U.S. Army Racing cars for drivers Tony Schumacher and Ryan Newman will be adorned with more than 350 faces of Army Vietnam Veterans during this weekend's NHRA and NASCAR races.

  • Announcement of Ammunition Hall of Fame

    Nov 10, 2011

    Announcement of Ammunition Hall of Fame

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