Archive: Nov 2011

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  • Announcement of Ammunition Hall of Fame

    Nov 10, 2011

    Announcement of Ammunition Hall of Fame

  • Mild traumatic brain injury experts address athletic trainers

    Nov 8, 2011

    Whether it's a Kevlar or a helmet, a battle field or playing field, Soldiers and athletes try to avoid concussions, but they can be a reality for both populations.

  • U.S. Army Reserve Center named after a fallen hometown Soldier

    Nov 13, 2011

    Story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Andy Yoshimura, USACAPOC(A) PAO NEWPORT, R.I. - Anniversaries are symbols of significant events and mile markers in one's life. Typically yielding memories and gifts, these celebrations help remind us of the things we have to be joyous about. However, for the family of Michael Paranzino, the anniversary they recognize on Nov. 5 is not a joyous one.

  • HOOAH!

    Nov 16, 2011

    Healing Outside of a Hospital, or HOOAH, reunites disabled Soldiers with their favorite outdoor pastimes.

  • Strengthening the ranks: 1st Infantry Division welcomes two to command team

    Nov 7, 2011

    The 1st Infantry Division command group grew by two Nov. 3 as the Big Red One officially welcomed Brigadier Felix Gedney and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles V. Sasser, Jr. to the Danger Team. "Today we welcome two great military families, one from across the Atlantic Ocean and one from just across the state line in Colorado," Maj. Gen. William Mayville, commanding general of the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, said as he introduced Gedney and Sasser to the BRO family during a Victory Honors Ceremony in Victory Park on Fort Riley. "We are excited to have them both on board."

  • CECOM Commander welcomes CECOM Deputy to the Commander, Gary Martin, Nov. 7

    Nov 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commander, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, welcomed Gary Martin, incoming CECOM deputy to the commanding general, as he arrived at his new assignment with CECOM, Nov. 7, at the C4ISR Center of Excellence

  • Special Troops Battalion conducts Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training

    Nov 7, 2011

    Soldiers of the Special Troops Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade are learning how to combat sexual harassment and assault by way of the Army's I. AM. Strong campaign, its objective: to combat sexual assaults by engaging all Soldiers in preventing sexual assaults before they occur.

  • The NCO Corps and the demands of our Profession of Arms

    Nov 7, 2011

    Article by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III originally published in the 2011 Association of the United States Army Green Book.

  • Soldiers complete first cycle of new Fort Hood Air Assault Course

    Nov 9, 2011

    After 10 days and 77 drop-outs, 163 Soldiers and Airmen graduated the first Air Assault Course held at Fort Hood, Texas, in two decades.

  • 'Resolute' officer makes downrange promotion a family affair

    Nov 7, 2011

    Maj. Victoria Snow, the Task Force Resolute support operations liaison officer to Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel during a ceremony at the TF-Resolute support operations conference room on Kandahar Airfield, Nov. 1.

  • 62nd Medical Brigade trains to help on the home front

    Nov 16, 2011

    The Soldiers from the 62nd train at the Mission Command Training Center here on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to provide rapid medical support for any chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) incident that the Department Of Defense responds to throughout the United States and its territories.

  • Active Army seeks Guard, Reserve officers with specialized skills

    Nov 7, 2011

    Army National Guard and Army Reserve captains and majors seeking Regular Army appointment and service on active duty can apply for the Call to Active Duty, or CAD, program.

  • Building on a foundation of strength: The nation's force of decisive action

    Nov 7, 2011

    Article by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno originally published in the 2011 Association of the United States Army Green Book.

  • Soldiers man access control points

    Nov 9, 2011

    People visiting Fort Hood, Texas, began seeing new faces at the installation access control points Oct. 31, 2011, when Soldiers started checking IDs of those entering the Great Place.

  • Thinking, adaptive Soldiers: Our edge for the future

    Nov 7, 2011

    Article by Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh originally published in the 2011 Association of the United States Army Green Book.

  • NBC anchor Brian Williams visits Natick

    Nov 9, 2011

    Brian Williams has consumed his share of Meals, Ready to Eat. So when the NBC News anchor visited the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center on Nov. 4 to film a segment for his new "Rock Center with Brian Williams" newsmagazine, expected to air Monday, Nov. 14 at 10 p.m., he literally brought his own experiences to the table.

  • CECOM Commander welcomes CECOM Deputy to the Commander, Gary Martin, Nov. 7

    Nov 14, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commander, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, welcomed Gary Martin, incoming CECOM deputy to the commanding general, as he arrived at his new assignment with CECOM, Nov. 7, at the C4ISR Center of Excellence.

  • Army gets faster, more capable Apache aircraft

    Nov 7, 2011

    Inside a hangar against a backdrop of lights, 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, Ariz.

  • Survey shows lack of Army civilian leader development

    Nov 8, 2011

    Findings in a Center for Army Leadership annual survey indicate the quality of civilian leadership is favorable and appears stable, but improvements are needed in leader development.

  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new commanding general

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Friday proved to be a bittersweet farewell for one command team, as another friendly face took the reins of the 10th Mountain Division (LI). Maj. Gen. James L. Terry relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Mark. A. Milley during a ceremony at Magrath Gym.

  • Veterans Day message from Sgt. 1st Class Petry

    Nov 7, 2011

    A Veterans Day message from Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry.

  • Veterans Day activities kicked off

    Nov 7, 2011

    Parades in Athens, Ala., and Colorado Springs, Colo., begin a week full of activities in honor of Veterans Day.

  • Army step closer to enabling self-aware network

    Nov 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center has developed cognitive wireless networking capabilities that employ network-wide learning and reasoning algorithms that share information that enable nodes to make decisions.

  • SecArmy visits Soldiers, families at Fort Drum in his homestate

    Nov 8, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh brought big Army and local support to the 10th Mountain Division (LI) change of command, as both the organization's top civilian leader and local hero.

  • Captain America, Reserve Soldiers share big screen

    Nov 8, 2011

    Twenty-five Soldiers assigned to the Columbus, Ohio-based 391st Military Police Battalion were battling bad guys with Captain America and his Avengers superheroes during an intensive battle scene that will soon play out in movie theaters worldwide in 2012.

  • Sustainer cast for national gospel show

    Nov 7, 2011

    A simple game of jacks changed the life of Staff Sgt. Terriance Hamilton when he was a child. While playing the game with his sister, he swallowed a jack and after visiting the emergency room, discovered he could do things with his voice that he wasn't always able to.

  • Howitzer program helps strengthen Afghan self defense

    Nov 8, 2011

    Picatinny Arsenal is helping the Afghan National Army develop their indirect fire capability to bolster self-defense.

  • New York National Guard Conducts "Dirty Bomb" Drill in Urban Setting

    Nov 7, 2011

    More than 400 New York Army and Air National Guardsmen and women will take part in an emergency response exercise with local first responders here on Saturday, Nov. 5. The exercise, which called for the local emergency agencies and the Guard to respond to a terrorist attack with a "dirty bomb"- an explosive which sprays radioactive material-will take place at the site of the former Kings Inn, which Guard engineers demolished to allow the exercise to take place.

  • Arts and Crafts Center employees offer a 'personal touch'

    Nov 7, 2011

    For those whose artistic interests have been pushed to the wayside to make room for adulthood, parenthood or a 9-to-5 job, there is a way to renew the creativity.

  • Grooming the next Emeril: Pint-sized cooks make big strides in the kitchen

    Nov 10, 2011

    The after-school cooking class proceeded like normal. Pizza, made from scratch, was on the menu. Children kneaded dough, spread the sauce -- and then it happened. "Who wants spinach on their pizza?" asked Kristyn Giles, cooking club instructor and third-grade teacher at Netzaberg Elementary School. "Me, me me!" shouted the pint-sized chefs. "Here is the zucchini," said Giles. The "me, me me's" continued to echo throughout the vast room with each healthy ingredient.

  • SMA answers troop concerns on Yongsan

    Jan 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Yongsan Garrison with his wife, Jeanne, to be briefed on the situation in the Republic of Korea and to show support for the troops at a town hall meeting Nov. 7, 2011.

  • U.S. Army's top NCO returns to South Korea

    Nov 7, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III returned to South Korea more than 11 years after serving there in the 2nd Infantry Division.

  • FSYP presents donation checks to Third Army organizations

    Nov 7, 2011

    Renee S. Acosta, Global Impact president and CEO, presented Third Army leaders with donation checks from Family Support and Youth Programs as part of the Combined Federal Campaign -- Overseas here Nov. 2.

  • Gold Star families join Fort Hood AFAP to improve Army programs

    Nov 8, 2011

    Soldiers, family members and civilians at Fort Hood, Texas, took part in the annual Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 25-28, 2011, in an effort to improve Army programs and issues both locally and Army-wide.

  • N.Y., Mo. schools repeat as national Raider champs

    Nov 6, 2011

    Francis Lewis and Smith-Cotton high school repeated as 2011 national JROTC Raider champions.

  • FORSCOM leaders bike in 2nd Annual Ride 2 Recovery Cyclefest

    Nov 6, 2011

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2011) Led by Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, members of the FORSCOM family were among the more than 100 able-bodied and Wounded Warrior riders in the 2nd Annual Ride 2 Recovery Cyclefest today. They were there to demonstrate their support for wounded veterans.

  • Mixing efforts in the "mixing bowl"

    Nov 6, 2011

    Each passing day signals the drawdown is one step closer, 2/82 will work with ISF to enable the safe withdrawal of thousands of Soldiers and pieces of equipment.

  • USACE turns over another headquarters facility to Afghan Uniform Police

    Nov 6, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Building facilities that enable the government of Afghanistan to provide security for its citizens is a priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Military Justice: 2/82 legal advisors partner with Iraqi counterparts

    Nov 6, 2011

    Members of the 2/82's legal team, Capt. Matthew Laird and Capt. Nathan Macht, met with members of the 1st Iraqi Army Division's legal team and the Anbar Operations Command legal advisor Brig. Gen. Saleh, at the AOC on Nov. 1

  • Commandos capture three insurgents and find large weapons caches

    Nov 6, 2011

    NANGAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The 1st Afghan National Army Commando Kandak, partnered with coalition Special Operations Forces, captured three insurgents and found two large weapons caches during a clearing operation in Lal'Pur district, Nov. 4.

  • Commandos clear Gardez bazaars, capture Taliban facilitator

    Nov 6, 2011

    PAKTIYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Commandos from the 3rd Company, 2nd Commando Kandak cleared four bazaars and captured a Taliban facilitator in Gardez City, Gardez district, Nov. 3.

  • Two Taliban facilitators captured in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 6, 2011

    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Afghan security forces captured two Taliban facilitators operating in eastern Afghanistan, Nov. 2-3. Mohammad Alim was captured in Wardak province Nov. 2, and Assanullah was captured in Paktiya province Nov. 3.

  • New way to train our troops

    Jan 21, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, PR -- Lead by Brig. Gen. Fernando Fernández and his staff, soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD) for the 1st Mission Support Command (MSC), conducted the new Army Physical Readiness Training (APRT) during their first battle assembly for the current fiscal year, Nov. 5.

  • Key spouses recognized for contributions

    Nov 8, 2011

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The University of Hawaii hosted its annual Military Appreciation game on 5 Nov. at the Aloha Stadium here. Just prior to the game, the Honolulu Navy League presented Key Spouse Awards to eight military spouses and the University of Hawaii in partnership with Oceanic Cable recognized Wounded Warriors for their service during the half-time show.

  • Cadets look to claim Raider national title

    Nov 5, 2011

    Thirty-five high schools from around the country are in Molena, Ga., this weekend vying for the title of Junior ROTC national Raider champion.

  • Soldiers leaving Iraq, unloading ammunition

    Nov 5, 2011

    Soldiers in Iraq hung onto their ammunition until the last possible minute before departing the country. Now, ammunition holding areas are flooded and amnesty boxes are full.

  • TACOM team charging batteries, saving money

    Nov 5, 2011

    Tank Automotive-Armament Command staff at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, receive about a thousand batteries a month and recharge them to ship back to units, saving the Army millions of dollars.

  • Battalion dons AMC patch for drawdown mission

    Nov 5, 2011

    The 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion from Fort Riley, Kan., dons the Army Materiel Command patch in a ceremony at Camp Virginia, Kuwait for Operation New Dawn. The patch comes with a huge mission to get tons of equipment out of Iraq.

  • Army summit attracts potential energy investors

    Nov 7, 2011

    The Army's Energy Initiatives Task Force, which stood up in September to accomplish the Army's energy goals, hosted a summit Nov. 3 to bring in interested private-sector investors together to learn about the Army's way ahead on energy independence.

  • President designates Fort Monroe as national monument

    Nov 7, 2011

    President Obama signed a proclamation designating historic Fort Monroe, Va., as a national monument under the National Park Service, Nov. 1, 2011.

  • Quad City area vets take 17th Honor Flight

    Nov 7, 2011

    For 89 Quad City area World War II veterans and 70 Honor Flight escorts, Nov. 2 was a night of anticipation at Hy-Vee's Northgate Place, where a dinner was served in their honor. The next day, the veterans would head to Quad City International Airport to board a flight to Washington, D.C., where they would visit the National World War II Memorial for the day.

  • Fort Riley garrison commander tries hand at firefighting

    Nov 4, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Garrison Commander Col. William Clark traded in his ACUs and combat boots for bunker gear and an air tank Oct. 28 when he trained with Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services firefighters.

  • BOSS scares up ghoulish time at haunted house

    Nov 4, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Haunted House spanned multiple rooms and three stories. Ashley Stevens, Junction City High School senior, went through the haunted house, but didn't see a large portion of it. "I don't really know how a lot of it was because I was buried in my friend's back," she said. "I didn't want anything to touch me. The moments I did have my eyes open freaked me out."

  • Fort Riley ASP extends accident-free streak to 5 years

    Nov 4, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Five years and 162 days, 47,688 hours, 2,861,280 minutes or 1,987 days -- however you count it, as of Nov. 1, that's how long it has been since the Ammunition Supply Point has experienced an accident.

  • Children and Deployment: Caring For the Army's Smallest Members

    Nov 4, 2011

    It's no secret that lengthy deployments to a combat zone can be tough on Soldiers, especially since they are spending months away from everything familiar and comforting to them. So then it should come as no surprise that deployments can also have an adverse affect on the military's smallest members, as well.

  • ACAP, a boost to Soldiers taking the next step

    Nov 4, 2011

    "It is stressful getting out of the military," said Linda Christ, transition services manager, Fort Hood Army Career and Alumni Program. "It is stressful looking for work. Why would you want to do that on your own?"

  • Region nets zero environmental impact on organizational day

    Nov 4, 2011

  • Spartans, Families celebrate fall festivities

    Nov 4, 2011

    Ghouls, monsters, and zombies were seen lurking throughout the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division last week, as battalion's throughout the brigade celebrated the Halloween and Fall Festivities with multiple events for Soldiers and Families.

  • Army computer scientist delivers solutions in combat

    Nov 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A U.S. Army computer scientist from APG has been developing mission-critical software in Afghanistan to support Soldiers in combat. Zach Hall, a civilian scientist with the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, has deployed twice to Operation Enduring Freedom as part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency team. His first tour was at Bagram Air Base; this past summer, he spent three months at a small outpost in Kandahar Province. Federal Computer Week magazine recognized Hall in October as a "Rising Star" in government information technology for his work in theater.

  • Fort Campbell Falcons cage Tigers to end regular season play

    Nov 4, 2011

    Fort Campbell High School took on Hopkinsville High School in their final home game of the regular season Friday night. Despite their best efforts, the ambush of Tigers was unable to bring down the Falcons. The Falcons won 62-0. "I think they played awesome, I really do," said Shawn Berner, Fort Campbell head coach. "They've worked so hard this week. We've talked about things we needed to fix and to try to get ready not only for this game, but for the post season. They did a good job this week."

  • Region nets zero environmental impact on organizational day

    Nov 4, 2011

    Three-hundred employees from the Central Region headquarters of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command celebrated their organization day with no impact on the environment

  • Business travelers learn to adapt to foreign cultures

    Nov 9, 2011

    Students attended a week long course on Cross-Cultural and Anti-Terrorism Awareness training in order to expand their understanding of different countries and how to communicate effectively with them. The major differences between American society and other cultures can be overwhelming and often result in culture shock when traveling abroad. By knowing ahead of time what to expect from other countries and what is and isn't acceptable in their customs will aid travelers in their international interactions.

  • Night Stalkers soar over 5th SFG in title game

    Nov 4, 2011

    Fort Campbell's double-elimination post soccer championship tournament brought together the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and 5th Special Forces Group for the final match up of the season. It took two games to determine the post champions, but in the end 160th SOAR came out on top. "Fifth Group is a good team," said Sgt. 1st Class James Lange, 160th SOAR. "We play them on the weekends so we know they're the team to beat."

  • Fort Campbell names new clinics for fallen Soldiers

    Nov 4, 2011

    Surnames -- we all have them -- some more than one. But, behind every surname is a story, however, few have the story of Adkins and Byrd at Fort Campbell -- two names that will be forever attached to the newly dedicated dental and medical clinics just inside Gate 10.

  • Fort Campbell Special Ops Soldiers test skills in web competition

    Nov 7, 2011

    Special Operations Soldiers at Fort Campbell, Ky., are competing against each other for bragging rights, and a new Jeep, while the world watches competition online.

  • Fort Campbell still in testing stages for automated entry system

    Nov 4, 2011

    The process to enter post will change within the next several months, and Fort Campbell officials emphasize patience and preparation during the transition. The Automated Installation Entry System is installed at each of Fort Campbell's gates, and it will go online as soon as the contractor of the project remedies any final glitches and completes the final testing stages. The guard presence will continue at all gates and personnel not registered into the system will have their DoD Identification checked by the guards.

  • Army's longest serving active employee retires after 69 years of service

    Nov 4, 2011

  • Fort Bragg Soldier's tip for the race: 'Train hard, win easy'

    Nov 4, 2011

    Hillary Cheruiyot finished first among active-duty men in the 27th Annual Army Ten-Miler, in October, with a time of 54 minutes, 15 seconds. To maintain readiness, Cheruiyot usually runs 80 miles a week, abstains from eating any junk foods, loads up on carbohydrates, including rice, and lives by the Kenyan motto -- train hard, win easy, said Cheruiyot.

  • Author visits children of fallen heroes

    Nov 4, 2011

    An award-winning children's author and illustrator visited the Fallen Heroes Family Center Oct. 26, to discuss the loss of a loved one.

  • BRAC brings Navy back to Picatinny with new facilities

    Nov 4, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - BRAC 2005 called for creation of an integrated weapons and armaments specialty site for guns and ammunition at Picatinny Arsenal, thus U.S. Navy officials marked the official opening of six new naval facilities at Picatinny Arsenal on Oct. 18.

  • Fort Carson dog park named for fallen Soldier, K-9

    Nov 8, 2011

    The dog park at Fort Carson, Colo., was named after dog handler Cpl. Kory Wiens and his canine partner Sgt. Cooper, the first K-9 team killed in action since Vietnam.

  • Fort Bragg riding stables temporarily shuttered to rehab pasture, seek new stable site

    Nov 4, 2011

    After devastating tornadoes damaged Fort Bragg in April, the riding stables at Smith Lake were effectively closed as the facility's administration building was significantly damaged and riding trails were blocked by storm debris. Coupled with overgrazing of the pasture for the horses, Fort Bragg's garrison commander decided against reopening the stables at their current location in lieu of finding a more suitable and sustainable site for the riding stables.

  • Marne Division hosts 'mass re-enlistment' ceremony

    Nov 7, 2011

    The Third Infantry Division hosted its 'mass re-enlistment' ceremony Nov. 3, 2011, in Marne Garden at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • 4th Inf. Div. DCG-S bids farewell; to be director of Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program

    Nov 4, 2011

    Spc. Andrew Ingram (Fort Carson)

  • Bliss strives to be Army's first 'net zero' installation

    Nov 8, 2011

    Fort Bliss, Texas, participated in the Re-Energize the Americas Conference at El Paso's Judson F. Williams Convention Center Oct. 26, 2011.

  • Fort Bliss technology is heavy on exposition

    Nov 4, 2011

    Technology companies displayed their wares at Fort Bliss' Technology Expo Oct. 28.

  • Families reunite as XVIII Airborne Corps redeploys from Iraq

    Nov 7, 2011

    Soldiers from XVIII Airborne Corps are reunited with friends and family after completing a yearlong deployment to Iraq, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 4, 2011.

  • McCain, Lieberman receive NDU Foundation award

    Nov 7, 2011

    Senior defense and national security leaders were on hand here yesterday as the National Defense University Foundation honored Arizona Sen. John McCain and Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman at its American Patriot Award dinner.

  • McCain, Lieberman receive NDU Foundation award

    Nov 7, 2011

    Senior defense and national security leaders were on hand here yesterday as the National Defense University Foundation honored Arizona Sen. John McCain and Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman at its American Patriot Award dinner.

  • Veterans Day Holiday Weekend Safety Message

    Nov 10, 2011

    On 11 November 2011, our nation honors military members past and present. As we honor our veterans, may we remember the wonderful things they have done and are doing, we are thankful and wish to celebrate their selfless service to our nation.

  • New drill sergeants complete indoctrination course

    Nov 4, 2011

    Drill sergeants and Advanced Individual Training platoon sergeants completed a week-long indoctrination program, Oct. 24-28, in order to be certified on critical training needed before being assigned to their units.

  • Darnall medics prove themselves at Air Assault School

    Nov 4, 2011

    Six Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center medics overcame two weeks of mental and physical challenges to earn the coveted Air Assault wings in a ceremony here Oct. 28.

  • Fort Bragg honors volunteers with Iron Mike Award

    Nov 4, 2011

    Dozens of volunteers were honored at Fort Bragg's Memorial Hall for excellence in volunteer service, Oct. 27. The quarterly award tradition was implemented in 2001 to honor outstanding volunteer service on Fort Bragg. Of the awards presented, 28 earned an Iron Mike pin, five earned a bronze star, three earned a silver star and one earned a gold star.

  • New Fort Leonard Wood Main Post Chapel dedicated

    Nov 4, 2011

    A ribbon cutting ceremony, Tuesday, brought a decade of planning to fruition as the new Main Post Chapel on Fort Leonard Wood was officially dedicated.

  • 'Bragg' about recycling efforts on Facebook

    Nov 4, 2011

    Sustainable Fort Bragg and Bragg About Recycling will observe America Recycles Day with a variety of activities to encourage everyone on the installation to reduce, reuse and recycle. This year, social media contests will encourage interactive participation in the annual recycling campaign. For the One Bag Challenge, the Fort Bragg community is encouraged to reduce home or office trash to one bag each week by recycling, composting, reusing and participating in other waste reduction activities.

  • National Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 4, 2011

    What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

  • 21st MP Company Soldiers head to Afghanistan to train police units

    Nov 4, 2011

    A departure ceremony was held Oct. 24, for Soldiers of the 21st Military Police Company who deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while the rest of their company remains at Fort Bragg.

  • Helmick addresses Fort Bragg community prior to redeployment

    Nov 4, 2011

    In less than 65 days, the entire XVIII Airborne Corps should be home, according to Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commander, and deputy commanding general for operations, for U.S. Forces-Iraq, who spoke with local reporters in a video interview, Oct. 27. Currently there are about 39,000 troops in Iraq, many of whom are moving through Kuwait as the U.S. prepares to depart the country. Next month, the corps' headquarters will depart the country for Kuwait, marking the end of XVIII Abn. Corps operations in Iraq.

  • Big Red One Soldier Saves Life by 'ASIST'ing Friend

    Nov 4, 2011

    When Spc. Alex-Ray Link arrived home that Monday night this past October, his first thought once he walked passed his door was to change out of his uniform and kick back. One phone call a few minutes later and his night would then be thrown in a very different direction.

  • Providers Parenting Day hosted, first of its kind

    Nov 4, 2011

    The 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, took a proactive approach to domestic violence and hosted the first-ever Provider's Parenting Day, an educational event geared toward building resiliency amongst Families at the Main Post Chapel, Oct. 28.

  • GPEE highlights Taylors Creek Elementary

    Nov 4, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, took part in highlighting Taylors Creek Elementary School during the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's 19th Annual Bus Trip Across Georgia.

  • Vanguards thank residents of The Landings for Soldier support

    Nov 4, 2011

    Gratitude is a continuum, a two-way street through which givers and receivers exchange good will.

  • 'Vanguard' Soldier finds second love in building motorcycles

    Nov 4, 2011

    He pushes the cloth slowly across the surface of the motorcycle's gas tank, bringing out a brilliant luster in the classic patina green and inlayed cream-colored paint hues. Moving to the tail section of the bike, he polishes his lucky number 13, which he painted in black on each side using whimsical stencils.

  • 260th QM Soldiers keeping battlebudies safe!

    Nov 4, 2011

    Imagine, for a moment, an organization of all different kinds of people doing their part to ensure the health and well being of their fellow man or woman.

  • Lt. Gen. Helmick meets with Maj. Gen. Huggins, reminiscent of iconic WWII Airborne photo

    Nov 4, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general and United States Forces-Iraq deputy commanding general of operations, speaks with Maj. Gen. Jim Huggins, 82nd Airborne Division and Regional Command (South) commanding general, during a visit to RC(S) headquarters on Kandahar Airfield Nov. 4. Their meeting during Operation Enduring Freedom echoes back to the iconic photo from the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium, taken of Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, then commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, and Maj. Gen. James M. Gavin, then commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division. (Photo Illustration/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)

  • 90th HRC Soldier volunteers to be "G.A.R.D.ian Angel"

    Nov 4, 2011

    They cower in cages, afforded only enough room to tremble with fear; their cheeks lined with the trails of so many useless tears. They are innocent; victims of fate, from which there is so little chance of escape. They stare past bars, their sad eyes conveying a desperate plea… "Rescue me."

  • New light machine gun aims to 'SAW' Soldiers' load

    Nov 7, 2011

    A series of tests under battlefield conditions were conducted to see how a prototype light weight machine gun and its distinctive ammunition impact Soldier effectiveness in battle

  • Marne Soldiers rally for first division run in 5 years

    Nov 4, 2011

    It's been five years since all Third Infantry Division units were at Fort Stewart, so about 20,000 'Dog Face' Soldiers seized the opportunity to foster camaraderie by going for an esprit de corps run.

  • Eighth Army officials visit Seoul police headquarters

    Nov 7, 2011

    Eighth Army law enforcement officials got a first-hand look at the headquarters of one of the world's largest metropolitan police forces in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 4, 2011.

  • 773rd Civil Support Team welcomes new commander

    Nov 4, 2011

    Lt. Col Leslie M. Dillard assumed command of the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, from Maj. Michael J. Stribrny at NCO Field on Daenner Kaserne, here Nov. 1.

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