Archive: Dec 2011

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  • Community draws together, remembers through national wreath laying program

    Dec 30, 2011

    The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood hosted the 2nd Annual Wreaths Across America ceremony Dec. 10 as part of a national event originating at Arlington National Cemetery in 1992.

  • Reservists celebrate holidays in Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2011

    FOB Pasab, Afghanistan- Soldiers assigned to the 389th Finance Detachment, US Army Reserve Puerto Rico, who recently arrived to Afghanistan, took a moment to celebrate the holiday season.

  • Corps offers water safety tips for hypothermia

    Dec 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District reminds the public to always wear a life jacket when recreating in, on, or near the water, especially during the winter months when cooler water temperatures increase the risk of hypothermia.

  • Memphis 2nd graders send letters, care packages to Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Jan 9, 2012

    2nd graders at Lausanne Collegiate School proudly show letters and snacks they have prepared for the Soldiers of the 689th Engineer Company currently deployed to Afghanistan.

  • NY Guard Counterdrug Task Force helps keep 100 schools drug-free

    Jan 3, 2012

    Throughout 2011 more than 100 communities across New York State welcomed Soldiers and Airmen of the New York National Guard, not to hear about their overseas wartime experiences, but to share life skills with students and keep them drug-free.

  • Domestic disaster relief, new aircraft among 2011 National Guard highlights

    Jan 3, 2012

    The U.S. experienced an unusual number of natural disasters in 2011, including Hurricane Irene, flooding across the northern Plains states and Midwest, southwestern wildfires and tornadoes that leveled communities.

  • Pilots train on new AH-64D Apache helicopter

    Jan 3, 2012

    The 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, is the first unit in the Army to have their entire fleet of Apache helicopters replaced with the comprehensively upgraded Apache (AH-64D) Block III beginning in February.

  • Deterring insurgency with solar lights

    Jan 3, 2012

    Coalition Special Operations Forces partnered local leaders and Afghan National Army forces to coordinate installing solar panel lights in the Kotgay village bazaar to extend the hours the market could stay open safely.

  • Literacy taught over airwaves in Afghanistan

    Jan 3, 2012

    In a country where the literacy rate is below 30 percent, a coalition Special Operations Forces team assists Afghan citizens by facilitating a regular radio literacy program in Jaji district, Afghanistan.

  • Sesame Street talks, listens and connects with military families

    Dec 30, 2011

    Since the start of current combat operations in 2001, deployments have become all too common for many military families. While it may be easy at times to explain to adults that duty calls them away for an extended period, it can be very complicated to convey that message to children.

  • Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders spread holiday cheer to Fort Bliss

    Dec 30, 2011

    Team Bliss welcomed members of the NFLs Arizona Cardinals cheerleading team to Freedom Crossing, Dec. 15.

  • 15th STB inducts new NCO's

    Dec 30, 2011

    "No one is more professional than I," is how the creed of the noncommissioned officer begins. Those who hold the distinction of being an NCO are tasked with the health, welfare, training and morale of Soldiers under their care.

  • Lancer brothers stay together

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- It is common for Soldiers to meet up after years of being assigned to the same unit, but it is unique for two brothers to have the same timeline documented on their enlisted record brief.

  • Team concludes Agent Orange investigation in Korea

    Jan 3, 2012

    The Republic of Korea-United States Joint Investigation Team announced that it discovered no evidence of Agent Orange during its probe into claims that the toxic defoliant was buried on Camp Carroll, South Korea.

  • New home for the Armor School at Fort Benning

    Dec 30, 2011

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Armor School arrived at their new home, Ft. Benning, Ga., to state-of-the-art barracks, dining facilities, headquarters, instructional and maintenance facilities customized especially for them. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, completed a $1.5 billion construction program, mostly in the Harmony Church training area, in preparation for the Soldiers' arrival.

  • 401st Military Intelligence Battalion soaks up water survival training

    Dec 29, 2011

    The 401st Military Intelligence Company recently conducted water survival training to ensure the confidence of its Soldiers when they encounter a "wet environment."

  • Army's Non-Standard Vehicles are driving the Afghanistan Drawdown

    Jan 3, 2012

    Representatives from across the defense community had the opportunity to view, firsthand, the Ford Ranger J97 LTV Police variant currently in use by the Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF). This variant, which is also the most commonly used vehicle within the ANSF, provides the ANSF with key maneuver capabilities and is critical to expediting the strategic drawdown of U.S. Combat Forces from Afghanistan by 2014.

  • Model offers MICC leaders capability, capacity insight

    Jan 3, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Senior decision makers with the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here will soon have a new planning tool that allows them to better gauge their effectiveness in executing the acquisitions mission.

  • New York Counter Drug Task Force Works Against Drugs in Schools

    Dec 29, 2011

    More than 100 communities across New York State welcomed Soldiers and Airmen of the New York National Guard in 2011, not to hear about their overseas wartime experiences, but to share life skills with students and keep them drug-free. Part of the nation's War on Drugs is fought in classrooms by Soldiers and Airmen of the New York National Guard's Counterdrug Task Force. The Guardsmen and women support drug prevention coalitions, other state organizations and local agencies to reduce the abuse and illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

  • Gulf War vets with 'undiagnosed' illness get more time to qualify for benefits

    Dec 29, 2011

    Veterans of the Persian Gulf War with undiagnosed illnesses have an additional five years to qualify for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Corps of Engineers building 'energy strong'

    Dec 29, 2011

    Since fiscal year 2008, every new construction project in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Savannah District is designed to meet standards of the Leadership in Energy in Environmental Design rating system.

  • RDECOM welcomes senior civilian leader

    Dec 29, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomes its top civilian leader with the coming of the New Year.

  • NY Guard prepares for New Year's Eve duty

    Dec 29, 2011

    The 280 members of the New York National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield will be on duty New Year's Eve assisting police in security missions in New York, N.Y.

  • PEO Fires Inaugural Light Machine Gun Shot

    Dec 29, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. Jonathan A. Maddux, Picatinny Senior Commander and PEO Ammunition, fires the inaugural shot at Picatinny Arsenal's new small arms range on Dec. 16. Maddux is firing the Lightweight Small Arms Technology Light Machine Gun (LMG), which is currently in the technology base by the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny. With a basic load of 1,000 rounds, the LMG and its cased telescoped ammunition is 20.4 pounds lighter than a traditional M249 Squad Automatic Weapon with the same amount of standard, brass-cased ammo.

  • A walk in Helmand: USACE South District engineers visit project sites in Nawa district

    Dec 29, 2011

    Engineers from the USACE Afghanistan Engineer District-South went on a foot patrol with Marines in Helmand province, Afghanistan, to inspect ongoing construction projects.

  • Coalition forces coordinate birth defect repair surgery for Afghan boy

    Dec 29, 2011

    Coalition Special Operations Forces in southern Afghanistan worked with international charities to help 13-year-old Rafeeullah have his cleft palate repaired.

  • Afghan Commandos practice medical evacuations

    Dec 30, 2011

    BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Medics from the Afghan National Army's 5th Commando Kandak trained on the proper loading and unloading of casualties onto medical evacuation aircraft in Mazar-E Sharif, Dec. 27.

  • European garrisons protecting Army communities with virtual training

    Dec 29, 2011

    The United States Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, teamed-up with the Joint Multinational Training Command's Simulation Center to host the garrison's annual force protection exercise.

  • Corps announces Adopt-A-Tree program at J. Strom Thurmond Lake

    Dec 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District will begin its annual Adopt-A-Tree program next month at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and Lake Project on the Georgia-South Carolina border.

  • Freezing rain doesn't dampen warm hearts at Christmas Eve homecoming

    Dec 29, 2011

    Hundreds of family members and friends of Soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division braved near-freezing temperatures and a steady downpour to welcome 176 troops home to Fort Hood, Texas, from Iraq, Dec. 24, 2011.

  • AFCEA aids Soldiers to the tune of $3,339 for the holiday season

    Dec 28, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The president of Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association's Aberdeen chapter presented a $3,339 check to APG's Army Community Service during their "Thanks for Giving" fall social Nov. 16 at the APG North recreation center.

  • Best in Army Food Service Honored

    Dec 28, 2011

    The winning units for the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., manages the program through the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The International Food Service Executives Association and Department of the Army G-4 are co-sponsors of this awards program.

  • Soldier Radio News Dec 28, 2011

    Dec 28, 2011

    Radio News from around the Army

  • Gunner course ensures returning Soldiers stay sharp on small arms

    Dec 29, 2011

    After ten years of conflict, some Army units may take for granted that their Soldiers are well-versed with the weapons on which they are expected to qualify.

  • Commissaries to end magazine sales overseas

    Dec 28, 2011

    Defense Commissary Agency officials have announced the end of magazine sales in their overseas stores beginning January 2012. This affects all commissaries in Europe, the Pacific (Japan, Okinawa, South Korea and Guam) and Puerto Rico.

  • Soldiers complete documentation of Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 29, 2011

    Soldiers with Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), photographed and documented the location of every tombstone, grave marker and cremation site in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 23, 2011.

  • CSM Abe Vega retires after 30 years of service

    Dec 28, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Abe Vega officially retired Dec . 22 after 30 years of service in the U.S. Army. A ceremony marking the event was held at the Fort Sam Houston Theater.

  • Holiday greetings from ACC employees worldwide

    Dec 28, 2011

    A 12-minute compilation video of all 70 U.S. Army Contracting Command holiday greetings from employees around the world.

  • Soldiers join Noncommissioned Officer Corps

    Dec 29, 2011

    Nine new JTAGS NCOs inducted during first NCO ceremony for Det. D, 1st Space Co.

  • 101st Soldiers oversee demining in Chad

    Dec 28, 2011

    Three Soldiers from the 52nd Ordnance Group, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), provided a program of instruction on explosive ordnance disposal to 13 soldiers in the Republic of Chad, Nov. 7-25, 2011.

  • Afghan Army combat camera team becomes first in eastern Afghanistan

    Dec 28, 2011

    Afghan National Army troops now have the skills and equipment to document their successes in securing eastern Afghanistan.

  • Afghan National Police students experience biometrics system

    Dec 28, 2011

    New students entering the Afghan National Police Noncommissioned Officer Course at Bamyan Regional Training Center, Afghanistan, experienced the biometrics record system firsthand, Dec. 12-13, 2011.

  • Afghan engineers learn basic carpentry skills

    Dec 28, 2011

    Coalition forces are training Afghan National Security Forces engineers basic carpentry, plumbing and electrical skills so they can maintain their facilities.

  • Former 'Screaming Eagle' paratrooper remembers post's final jump school class

    Dec 28, 2011

    Lt. Michael McKee graduated from the airborne school at Fort Campbell, Ky., in December of 1961, before the school moved to Fort Benning, Ga.

  • TBI leads Fort Campbell Soldier to new mission

    Dec 28, 2011

    It is a philosophy that has found its way into Vineyard's recovery after having surgery on his knee and being treated for a traumatic brain injury after the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle he was the gunner for was hit with an improvised explosive device. It is something that also helps his fellow Soldiers assigned to Fort Campbell's Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Atterbury opens new IED simulator

    Dec 28, 2011

    Provincial Reconstruction Team Kapisa, who is currently training at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, was the first PRT to train on a new virtual reality combat simulator Dec. 16, 2011.

  • Huntsville Center awards $16.8 M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Dec 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, awarded a $16.8 million task order to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. of Arlington, Va., Dec. 22, to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system and energy conservation measures at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., that will help the installation cut energy use by 10,000,000 kilowatt hours and save $805,000 annually.

  • Fort Knox contracting director to retire

    Dec 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The director of the Mission Contracting Office-Fort Knox, Ky., retires today after almost 38 years of service to the government.

  • DOD releases sexual assault report, announces new policies

    Dec 29, 2011

    Defense Department officials today released the "Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies," covering the academic year from June 1, 2010, to May 31, 2011.

  • Army Reserve Lieutenant Gets 'Em Home

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait -- First Lt. Jill O'Dell, officer in charge of the theater gateway here, received mobilization orders the day after her first battle assembly as an officer with the 300th Sustainment Brigade, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • G6 adopts family for Christmas

    Dec 28, 2011

    The SMDC G6 office adopts a family for Christmas

  • Hawaii Soldiers earn German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Dec 29, 2011

    Soldiers earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in qualifications held Dec. 12-13, 2011, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. 1st Class Richard A. Shutt

    Dec 28, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. 1st Class Richard A. Shutt

  • Ironhorse changes tack

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Over the past five months, Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division took on the responsibility of securing Iraq's roadways running south to Kuwait, aiding in the successful withdrawal of over 30,000 troops and millions of dollars worth of equipment. With one historic moment complete, their mission continues.

  • Austin Army Reservist receives Purple Heart

    Dec 28, 2011

    In these images released by Texas Military Forces Col. Leroy Ontiberos received several military honors during a small ceremony in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Army Maj. Gens. Gary Bunch and Jaye Wells pinned the Meritorious Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart on Ontiberos as several members of his family and friends observed the military ritual. Prior to the ceremony, Allen Bergeron, a representative from the Employer Support of the Guard/Reserve committee, presented a plaque to his longtime civilian employer for his continued support. (Photo/100th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Melissa Bright)

  • Captain measures success by her positive impact on others

    Dec 28, 2011

    When first comparing Capt. Angela Chipman to Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus, there aren't many similarities. She doesn't have a big white beard, a red suit and doesn't rely on reindeer to get from one place to the other.

  • Panetta 'will not tolerate' bullying, hazing

    Dec 28, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta added a pointed anti-bullying directive to a message sent Dec. 23, 2011, to service members around the world.

  • Army Reserve sergeant wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 27, 2011

    Army Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal, a former active-duty Soldier and current military wife and mother, added "Operation Rising Star" winner to her repertoire, Dec. 17, at Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • Soldiers, community leaders receive awards for contribution to unit success

    Jan 9, 2012

    Several local community leaders were recognized for their volunteerism and valuable contribution to the 36th Engineer Battalion Dec. 11, 2011, Schuylkill, Pa. Pictured with the group are Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commander of the 412th Theater Engineer Command, and his wife Nancy (third from right).(Photo: 2nd Lt. Renee Zimmerman)

  • Army Reservist wins Operation Rising Star

    Dec 28, 2011

    Army Reserve Sgt. Melissa Neal, a former active-duty Soldier and current military wife and mother, added Operation Rising Star winner to her repertoire Dec. 17, 2011, at Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • Odierno visits with Iraqi leaders, U.S. embassy staff

    Dec 28, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with Iraqi leaders and U.S. embassy staff in Baghdad, Dec. 22, 2011.

  • MP Soldiers return home to welcoming community

    Dec 27, 2011

    Hours before Christmas, friends and family members gathered at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to welcome home more than 70 Soldiers assigned to the 92nd Military Police Battalion as they returned from an 11-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 'Black Knights' produce mission critical systems

    Dec 27, 2011

    The Search and Recovery section of Company B, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, mass produces Culvert Intrusion Denial Systems, a defense against improvised explosive devices, at Forward Operating Base Walton, Afghanistan.

  • USO partners with TF-Resolute to bring holiday gifts to Soldiers

    Dec 28, 2011

    The Soldiers of Task Force Resolute partnered with the United Service Organization to deliver holiday gift packages to Soldiers in the southern region of Afghanistan with Operation Christmas Convoy, Dec. 20-26, 2011.

  • Nanotech company's relocation to Watervliet proves to be brilliant move

    Dec 27, 2011

    Transporting a company's headquarters and operations from Europe to New York during the middle of the worst economic climate since the Great Depression may seem to some as either foolhardy or simply brilliant. But that is exactly what Vistec Lithography Inc. did when it moved its operations from Cambridge, England to the Watervliet Arsenal in 2008.

  • Community Mail Room helps Santa on Christmas Eve

    Dec 27, 2011

    Many Camp Darby community members who were anxiously awaiting the arrival of gifts in the mail got some help from Santa's special staff at the community mail room.

  • U.S., Polish weathermen synch forecasting skills

    Dec 28, 2011

    Airmen from the U.S. Air Force 7th Weather Squadron hosted multinational weather training at the Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Big cost savings comes in tiny package

    Jan 3, 2012

    A small fingerprinting device allows recruiters to quickly gather background information on applicants while saving the Army money.

  • Army spouse finishes half triathlon, sets sights on full triathlon

    Dec 28, 2011

    For Lisa McCombs, a former U.S. Army engineer officer with the 62nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas, it was truly a thrill to add a half triathlon to her list of accomplishments in 2011.

  • AMC G-3 tours Camp Virginia, Kuwait, for lessons learned

    Dec 26, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Army Materiel Command G-3, toured retrograde operations at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, Dec. 7, as the pace and volume of Soldiers and equipment flowing out of Iraq surged.

  • N.C. Guard Soldiers cross into military history

    Dec 27, 2011

    In the early morning hours of Dec. 18, 2011, while most service members stationed here were sleeping, a small group of Soldiers from the North Carolina Army National Guard's 1452nd Transportation Company, from Winston-Salem, were busy making history.

  • Water treatment team in Afghanistan works to protect Soldiers

    Dec 27, 2011

    According to the U.S. Army, water pollution from raw sewage is the most significant environmental contamination problem in Afghanistan and is one of the most significant health threats to deployed personnel.

  • Four Soldiers win national wrestling championships at U.S. Open

    Dec 27, 2011

    Four U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers won national championships Dec. 16-17, 2011, at the 2011 U.S. Open in Arlington, Texas.

  • New drivers ed program in Germany gives students, parents options

    Dec 27, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern in Germany now offers a comprehensive driver's education program for American teens.

  • Corps of Engineers expands coalition airfield in Afghanistan

    Dec 27, 2011

    A ceremony on Camp Dwyer in Helmand province, Afghanistan, marked the completion of a $14.9-million U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Afghanistan Engineer District-South project to provide parking and taxiways for coalition helicopters, Dec. 12, 2011.

  • Reserve Soldier Helps Cut Costs in Afghanistan

    Jan 3, 2012

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- For many Soldiers, deployment means entering a new environment and operating outside your comfort zone.

  • On duty Christmas Eve: Soldier courage, faith & remembrance

    Dec 27, 2011

    MAASTRICHT, Netherlands -- "I remember times bunkered down as rounds impacted near-by, but I don't think it was ever at the magnitude these men endured," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rachel D. Weimar, a four-time war Iran/Iraq War Veteran from Cleveland, Minnesota, who lit candles today to honor Soldiers who celebrated Christmas Eve 1944 in the De Schark Caves here before facing the Battle of the Bulge.

  • Soldiers in Afghanistan focused on 2012 objectives

    Dec 27, 2011

    As the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan looks to 2012 as a time to build on gains made and extend the security zone east of Kabul, the Soldiers of Regional Command East know they have a vital role to play in making that possible.

  • Dempsey: Hazing, bullying 'intolerable' in military

    Dec 27, 2011

    Emphasizing that bullying and hazing undermine everything the military stands for, the top U.S. military officer said every member of the armed forces has a personal responsibility to uphold its "zero tolerance" standard and intervene to stop any occurrences.

  • Don't let your pet burn down your house

    Dec 23, 2011

    Kitchen fires may not always start for obvious reasons.

  • JBLM E-libraries make 'book' borrowing easy

    Dec 23, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash -- It seems like a foregone conclusion that there will be more e-readers and tablet computers needing gift wrap this holiday season than all previous ones combined. Before anybody in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord community starts making e-book purchases with their shiny, new devices, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation wants you to know ... your library remains open.

  • Soldiers, vets honored at Pearl Harbor observance

    Oct 10, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the Elkton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8175, local dignitaries and guests honored Soldiers, veterans and Family members during a military appreciation ceremony, Dec. 10. The event was also an observance of the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks that took place Dec. 7, 1941. The aerial bombing killed more than 2,400 Americans, sunk 12 ships and destroyed 188 aircrafts. As a result of the attack, President Franklin Roosevelt said that Dec. 7, 1941, was "a date which will live in infamy."

  • SSFC Program now accepting applications

    Dec 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center is currently accepting applications for the 2012-13 SSCF program through March 15, 2012. The SSCF Program is a 10-month educational opportunity conducted under the auspices of the Defense Acquisition University at Huntsville, Ala., Warren, Mich., and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Holiday celebrations offer fun for families

    Dec 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The folks at Aberdeen Proving Ground's Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation were in high spirits during their annual holiday celebrations and fun runs Dec. 6 and 7. More than 400 people from around APG attended the festivities at the APG North and South recreation centers. Prior to the celebrations, approximately 60 attendees took part in the traditional fun runs around APG that were more about holiday spirit than competition.

  • Washington legislators see needs, abilities of Army Reserve

    Dec 27, 2011

    The 88th Regional Support Command conducted an Army Reserve Day in Washington State to demonstrate the needs and capabilities of the Army Reserve in conjunction with operational readiness.

  • Aggressive phishing attack targets military

    Dec 23, 2011

    A recent aggressive phishing attack is making the rounds in an email which appears be from USAA, a financial services company that serves military members, their families, and veterans. The email subject begins with "Deposit Posted."

  • Army to deploy vertical take-off UAS

    Dec 23, 2011

  • Picatinny participates in 'Wreaths Across America'

    Dec 23, 2011

    Picatinny officials along with members of the Civil Air Patrol laid 149 wreaths Dec. 10 in honor of the fallen servicemembers from the Garden State. The trees are part of Picatinny's tree memorial honoring all New Jersey-connected service members who died during the nation's overseas contingency operations. The wreath laying ceremony is a national movement that happens each year at noon on a designated date in December.

  • Sale of APG lighthouse painting benefits Wounded Warriors

    Dec 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Emotions ran high at the unveiling of the Pooles Island Lighthouse painting in the newly renovated Susquehanna Room -- the former Regiment Room - at the Top of the Bay Dec. 9. A small group of observers, including Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior leader; Garrison Commander Col. Orlando Ortiz; artist Anna Sang Justice, the wife of the post commander; Wendy Roberts, CEO Future Skies; and representatives from the Fisher House Foundation, gathered to see the painting of the lighthouse on display in its new home. Roberts purchased the donated painting at the annual "Support Our Heroes" Ball held last summer at APG. The benefit ball raised more than $300,000 to support wounded warriors and their families at "comfort homes" around the nation.

  • Holiday Greetings from the Ferriters

    Dec 23, 2011

    LTG Mike Ferriter -- Installation Management Command's Commanding General -- and wife, Margie, extend their best wishes for a happy and safe holiday season.

  • Picatinny continues drive for increasing efficiency as budgets get squeezed

    Dec 23, 2011

    During a Pentagon ceremony on Nov. 29, Joseph W. Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, recognized Picatinny employees with an award for their efforts in streamlining Army business processes that helped save the Army money and accelerated the delivery of advanced technology to Soldiers.

  • ChalleNGe graduates 116 during commencement

    Dec 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - With heads held high after meeting the ChalleNGe of their young lives, 116 cadets received certificates of completion during commencement ceremonies of the Maryland National Guard's Military Youth Corps Freestate ChalleNGe Academy at the Post Theater Dec. 10.

  • Phishing scams target military, families, veterans

    Dec 23, 2011

    A recent aggressive phishing attack is making the rounds in an email to USAA members, which appears be from USAA, a financial services company that serves service members and veterans.

  • Holiday Greetings from General and Mrs. Dempsey

    Dec 23, 2011

    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey and wife Deanie offer holiday greetings to service members and their families.

  • Training: coalition affair at Kandahar

    Dec 23, 2011

    Romanian Soldiers learned how to operate and maintain new versions of night-vision systems being issued in Afghanistan, with the help of the Logistics Support Element Kandahar.

  • Home for holidays: Last Soldiers redeploy to Fort Bragg from Iraq

    Dec 23, 2011

    For many spouses, family members and friends, their holiday wishes came true when their beloved Soldiers made it home from Iraq to Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 22, 2011, just in time for the holidays.

  • NORAD Tracks Santa 2011

    Dec 23, 2011

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa at www.noradsanta.org throughout holiday season as he travels around the world.

  • Hearing wraps up for alleged document leaker

    Dec 27, 2011

    The prosecution and defense rested Dec. 22, 2011, after delivering their closing statements in the Article 32 hearing of a Soldier charged with leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents.

  • Army submits gravesite study of Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 27, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh released to Congress the results of a year-long effort to ensure accountability of gravesites and records at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 22, 2011.

  • 2nd Brigade Soldiers Have New Place to Call Home

    Dec 22, 2011

    Four hundred 2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers will begin moving into a new home soon. The New Barracks Complex on Schofield Barracks's Lyman Road officially opened in late December during a maile lei untying / ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the Corps of Engineers, the Garrison's Directorate of Public Works, 25th ID's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and Corps' contractor Absher Construction.

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