Archive: Dec 2011

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  • Mistletoe 5K

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility will hosts its annual Mistletoe 5K event Dec. 10 with registration from 7:30-8:45 a.m. and the run starting at 9 a.m.

  • Era of Vietnam War Veterans Serving in N.D. National Guard Ends with Peterson

    Dec 1, 2011

    FARGO, N.D. -- While most N.D. Guardsmen are war veterans, one holds a special distinction: He's the last serving combat Vietnam War veteran in the North Dakota National Guard.

  • Here We Go Again

    Dec 1, 2011

    "Here we go again … same old stuff again!" Remember marching to those words? Sometimes it seems like all we do in the Army is train. Each week brings a new method or technique that must be incorporated into our kit bag. And as soon as it is mentioned, you either hear or say those magic words, "Here we go again!"

  • No Margin for Error

    Dec 1, 2011

    In the summer of 2000, my commander gave me a mission to set up a CH-47D helicopter static display. The scheduled takeoff time was 7 a.m. with an estimated time en route of two hours. With such an early takeoff time, the pilot in command wanted to preflight the aircraft the night before. Since I was the flight engineer on this mission, I normally would be present during the preflight to assist the pilots with the inspection. However, I was conducting another task on a different airframe and couldn't break free to open panels and remove covers for the pilots. That was the first mistake.

  • A Little 'Slippery' Self Confidence

    Dec 1, 2011

    I've been driving since I was 16 years old. I'd like to think I'm an "average" driver with a safe driving record -- barring the occasional speeding violation. I can count on one hand the number of motor vehicle accidents I've experienced. The Army has provided me with very comprehensive driver training to make me aware of the hazards on the road. However, I had one of those lessons reinforced the hard way to help me realize how important that training was.

  • The Right to Bear Arms

    Dec 1, 2011

    Rights and responsibilities go hand in hand. As a citizen, you have the right "to keep and bear Arms" under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. You also have a legal and moral responsibility to handle those "arms" in a safe manner. Safe weapons handling procedures protect you, as well as your Family members, fellow citizens and fellow Soldiers, from harm. Following some simple do's and don'ts for the handling and storage of firearms will allow you to enjoy your constitutional rights and the activities associated with your weapons.

  • A taste of home -- food service personnel bring Thanksgiving to troops

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 1, 2011) -The dining room was a showcase of sparkling white tablecloths and cornucopia and decorative tallow displays. That distinct smell of oven-roasted turkey permeated the air and the aura of goodwill could be felt everywhere.

  • Angel Tree brings brighter Christmas to military Families

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- With the holiday season approaching, Fort Rucker's Catholic Parish seeks to spread Christmas spirit to children who might otherwise go without by providing two Angel Trees in the Main Post Chapel and post exchange.

  • Be a 'flu fighter'

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Post health officials stress making cleanliness a priority during Hand Washing Awareness Week, Dec. 4-10, and say humming a few tunes along the way can help.

  • Pushing the Limit

    Dec 1, 2011

    Author's note: If the accident crew in the following scenario had known the "how to" of identifying and assessing hazards and establishing controls, they might be alive today to tell their story. Sadly, they didn't. Now it's up to me to tell you where we failed to effectively manage the seemingly minor hazards that combined to claim their lives.

  • Local actors perform free Christmas play

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker's Above the Best Theater Company will perform the play "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson Dec. 9 and 10 at the Spiritual Life Center.

  • Picatinny provides Soldiers with quicker, safer mortar fire control system

    Dec 2, 2011

    The M150/M151 Mortar Fire Control System - Dismounted provides mortarmen with increased speed and effectiveness previously only available to the mounted mortar systems using fire control. It makes dismounted 120mm mortars easier to fire and keeps Soldiers safer.

  • Commanders serve Soldiers Thanksgiving meal

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers gathered at the Warrant Officer Career College consolidated dining facility Nov. 23 to have commanders from various units serve them a Thanksgiving meal that they might not have had the opportunity to experience.

  • Donated golf cart assists disabled veterans

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Disabled and limited mobility veterans who receive treatment at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System Wiregrass Community Based Outpatient Clinic on Fort Rucker will receive some extra assistance getting to and from the parking lot in the form of a deluxe golf cart that was donated to the clinic last week.

  • Know Your Tires

    Dec 1, 2011

    How well do you know the tires on your car? If you're doing a permanent change of station move to Europe and ship your vehicle, do you know if your tires will be safe for the high-speed conditions of the autobahn? Before you get out there and put the pedal to the metal, you need to know your tires' speed rating.

  • Legal … but is it Safe?

    Dec 1, 2011

    There I was, month 13 of a 15-month deployment. My only thoughts were of going home and reuniting with my Family. The other Soldiers in my unit were doing the same. We were told during this critical time that we needed to be more vigilant and not let complacency set in. An age-old sense of urgency associated with many aviation support profiles -- to launch in marginal weather -- has been the recipe for far too many aircraft mishaps.

  • 1-58th AOB walks the walk on deployment

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Prior to boarding buses in February on their way to a yearlong deployment, the 1-58th Airfield Operation Battalion executive officer looked the Soldiers in the eyes and asked them if they were ready.

  • Concert gives a slice of history

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Community members will hear a winter wonderland of music during this holiday season at the commanding general's annual holiday concert provided by the 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band Dec. 13.

  • MEDCOM change of command, Army Surgeon General swearing-in ceremony to be webcast

    Dec 2, 2011

    For the first time in Army Medicine History, the entire AMEDD Family will be able to watch live webcasts of two unprecedented events from the comfort of their office or personal computers on Dec. 5 and 7.

  • Fireproof Your Holidays

    Dec 1, 2011

    Whether you're celebrating the 12 days of Christmas, eight nights of Hanukkah, seven principles of Kwanzaa or any other special holiday tradition, a fire-safe environment is one gift everyone can appreciate.

  • Aviation community reinforces partnership with high school

    Dec 1, 2011

    Members from the Utility Helicopters Project Office gets students interested in Army Aviation.

  • PM-FSS

    Dec 1, 2011

  • Army Leaders meet to discuss future of operational energy

    Dec 1, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment and the Army G-4 sponsored an "Army Operational Energy Roundtable" at the US Army War College recently to address the Army's challenges in ensuring a sustainable energy future.

  • US Army finds STEM Superstars in Maryland school

    Dec 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, piloted a science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, program for students in first-through-fifth grade, Nov. 7 -- 10, Hickory Elementary School, Bel Air, Md.

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  • World's best FMWR employee works at West Point Five Star Inn

    Dec 1, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2011) -- With belt-tightening a way of life in this challenging economy affecting employees and employers, many are finding the need to do more with less----and that often means employees doing other jobs to cover positions eliminated due to cost-cutting measures. This is the case with Rose Tumacder, administrative assistant at the Five Star Inn located near the Visitor's Center, who recently received the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employee of the year worldwide.

  • 'Commando' couple embraces Army, Family values

    Dec 1, 2011

    Balancing work and personal responsibilities is a challenge for many families, but dual-military Families face a different set of challenges when dealing with long duty days, deployments and other separations.

  • Army Lacrosse Team supports Regan Run

    Dec 1, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 1, 2011) -- Forty members of the Army Lacrosse team traveled to New York City Nov. 20 to participate in "A Run Down Hero Highway." The memorial run is described on the Lead the Way Fund's website as "A fun-filled, patriotic event that pays tribute to a local hero and helps raise money for the families of Army Rangers who have been killed, disabled, or are currently serving in harm's way."

  • Food service specialists put culinary skills to test in dining facility competition

    Dec 1, 2011

    Food service Soldiers from Fort Drum dining facilities put the final touches on their Thanksgiving displays and decorations Nov. 22 in hopes their DFAC would be selected as the best decorated.

  • West Point Combat Weapons Team inducts new members

    Dec 2, 2011

    The U.S. Military Academy Combat Weapons Team, with their newest members, traveled to Long Island, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2011, to compete against local skilled civilian shooters.

  • MQ-9 'Reaper' finds training home at Fort Drum

    Dec 2, 2011

    The MQ-9 "Reaper" unmanned aerial system can be seen in the airspace above Fort Drum, N.Y., now that Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield has been established as a home base for training missions.

  • Third Army CG visits Tajikistan

    Dec 1, 2011

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT Commanding General, conducted his first visit since taking command with key leaders here Nov. 20-21.

  • Native American Heritage

    Dec 1, 2011

  • Raising the Bar: Marine Corps Exchange displays polished look at grand opening

    Dec 1, 2011

    Large crowds filled the multi-tiered parking garage, parking lots and curb side spots surrounding the Marine Corps Exchange during its Nov. 17-20 grand opening weekend.

  • Division welcomes new deputy commander

    Dec 1, 2011

    Senior leaders, Soldiers, civilians and Family Members gathered Nov. 22 at Magrath Gym to welcome Col. (P) Richard D. Clarke as he assumed duty as 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy commanding general of operations.

  • Website provides leaders continuity, collaboration

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson has initiated a leadership development Web page to promote idea sharing across the Army Training Center on Fort Jackson and across Initial Military Training. The Web page has two versions -- an open version for all military IMT installations and units to review and an AKO-access only SharePoint version with more guarded information and postings for Fort Jackson leaders.

  • Picatinny designated DoD's joint center for guns and ammunition

    Dec 1, 2011

    VIDEO: Picatinny Arsenal marked its designation as the Department of Defense's Joint Center of Excellence for Guns and Ammunition with a special ceremony Nov. 18.

  • Stewardship efforts help more than post

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- You don't need a math degree from MIT to understand the concept that saving energy equates to saving money. As taxpaying citizens, we always need to make sure that we scrutinize our costs so that the funding that is allocated to us is used to its maximum benefits.

  • Taking care of HRVs after they leave Natick

    Dec 1, 2011

    As long as there has been a Natick Soldier Systems Center, there have been Human Research Volunteers who brought the research and development to life. This year, NSSC is sponsoring the "Adopt an HRV" program to help take care of some of the HRVs who are deployed in harm's way.

  • Post community decks the halls

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- It's that time of year. Tales of a nutcracker prince and a red-nosed reindeer fill the ears of those young and old. Shoppers rush to stores in search of perfect gifts while nativity scenes and menorahs remind us of the miracles of the season.

  • Army STARRS: Post participates in mental health study

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Some of the first things new Soldiers do when they arrive at the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) have been around for generations -- getting an Army haircut, receiving uniforms and undergoing medical tests. But since last January, new Soldiers have been given the opportunity to contribute to a long-term Army-wide study that aims to enhance Soldiers' well-being.

  • Commanding General Visits Uzbekistan War College

    Dec 1, 2011

    Lieutenant General Vincent Brooks, the commanding general of the Third army, spoke to students from the War College in Tashkent on November 23. He began by thanking officials for inviting him, calling it "a great honor to come to speak to the future leaders of Uzbekistan." He also congratulated everyone on Uzbekistan's 20 years of independence.

  • New water heating system improves quality of life, reduces energy consumption

    Dec 1, 2011

    The quality of life has improved for some community members this month with the implementation of hot water tanks here at Warner Barracks.

  • Soldiers earn coveted weapons badge

    Dec 1, 2011

    The coveted German Armed Forces Badge for Weapons Proficiency (Schuetzenschnur)was awarded to 11 Hohenfels Soldiers at a small ceremony here, recently.

  • First Lady kicks off holiday season with military families

    Dec 1, 2011

    In a gesture of gratitude for their service and sacrifice, First Lady Michelle Obama today invited military families -- including families of the military fallen -- to be among the first to see the White House decked out for this year's holiday season.

  • Army/Air Force compete in Sembach's first annual flag football tournament

    Dec 1, 2011

    On a cold, foggy Saturday morning five flag football teams battled on the grid iron for the right to be called champion in the first annual Sembach Invitational Flag Football Tournament here, Nov. 19.

  • Rebuilding the foundation: Academy builds confidence, skills of Iraqi NCOs

    Nov 30, 2011

    BUILDING a strong and effective noncommissioned officer corps that lives up to the title of "backbone" takes time. Iraq lost experienced NCOs through attrition during the Iraq-Iran War and years of sanctions, as well as the invasion in 2003 and subsequent dissolution of the old Iraqi army.

  • Customs inspections keeping homeland secure

    Nov 30, 2011

    THE number of military units packing up equipment and personal belongings is increasing as the U.S. continues to prepare its exit from Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn. But before anything crosses over U.S. borders, everything that is shipped back to the States must go through a thorough customs inspection.

  • Responsible transition: coordinated efforts ensure successful transfer of property, facilities

    Nov 30, 2011

    IN 2008, there were more than 500 military bases in Iraq manned by U.S. military personnel. Before United States Forces-Iraq leaves that country at the end of 2011, the future of each installation must be determined, and an appropriate transition must be made to either the Iraqis or the U.S. State Department.

  • Security: Iraqis stand ready to defend their own

    Dec 1, 2011

    BEGINNING in 2012, Iraqis will be responsible for defending their own borders and air space, and for policing their own people, both inside and outside their cities.

  • Partners for peace - Civil Capacity projects help improve prosperity in Iraq

    Nov 30, 2011

    ELECTRICITY, water, schools, hospitals, transportation networks and an active police force are among the things often taken for granted in the United States. In Iraq however, these services are greatly appreciated. United States Forces-Iraq has been working to develop these and other "civil capacity" elements there in advance of USF-I's departure from the country at the end of 2011.

  • The office of security cooperation maintaining a presence in Iraq once soldiers go home

    Nov 30, 2011

    BY Dec. 31, a large portion of the United States presence in Iraq will be gone -- but not all of it.

  • New stadium to get useful add-on, thanks to ACOE

    Dec 2, 2011

    When Fort Hood, Texas, opens its new stadium in late summer or early fall next year, it will have an extra addition not featured on the old stadium: a permanent stage for festivals and performances.

  • 2010 Year in Photos

    Nov 30, 2011

    Check out the 2010 Year in Photos.

  • Army Senior Leaders All Points Tour

    Jul 18, 2012

    Check out where Army senior leaders are headed to visit Soldiers and families.

  • The Battle of the Bulge

    Dec 1, 2011

    In late 1944, it seemed as if the Second World War was all but over...

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