Archive: Dec 2011

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  • Redstone Has Procedure For Weather Emergencies

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- You get emails from emergency operations centers on post about it, interruptions of programs on the TV and radio about it, and folks talking about it in the next cubicle. What is it? The weather. And we've had lots of it in 2011.

  • Doing The Right Thing For This Community

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's not every month that police, fire and security personnel get recognized for their commitment to a job that requires working in challenging situations, hazardous conditions and threatening environments.

  • Construction Begins On Missile Production Facility

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Earth is being moved to make way once again for missile production on Redstone Arsenal.

  • Trip To Pacific Showcases Nation's Strength

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For Soldiers throughout the world, the support of the Aviation and Missile Command is just a video teleconference or email away. But sometimes that support comes in the form of actual "boots on the ground" visits by senior leadership who want a better understanding of the issues and working conditions of Soldiers who are trained and experienced in fielding the aviation and missile systems managed by the command.

  • Army leader urges officers to measure their commitment to the nation

    Dec 20, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maj. Gen. Nick Justice gave his fellow U.S. Army officers an assignment -- to memorize and heed their promotion orders. "How many of you can recite your last promotion order?" asked Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. "You have a homework assignment. Memorize it. It has values in it that you should never forget. They are consistent through all 236 years of Army service."

  • NY Guard conducts record number of military funerals in 2011

    Dec 21, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard's Honor Guard performed more than 10,500 military funerals in 2011, which is more than any other year since it was started in 1999.

  • Berlin: Germany's capital city is rich with culture and history

    Dec 20, 2011

    BERLIN -- It's easy to fall into the trap. You're in Germany for just a few years, and at first your possibilities for travel seem endless. But you take the common advice. You wait in line to see the storybook castles. You take a noisy, crowded train home from one of southern Germany's trademark adult-beverage festivals. You drive hours to a low-fare airport, elbow your way onto a plane and sunburn at a high-fare beachfront resort.

  • Crossing the generational gap: Grafenwoehr students bring holiday cheer

    Dec 20, 2011

    GMUEND, Germany -- More than 50 children from Grafenwoehr Elementary school celebrated the true meaning of Christmas -- giving back to the community -- during a field trip, here, Dec. 15. The students visited the Rot-Kreuz Seniorenheim (senior citizen home) to spread some holiday spirit through song, dance and sugary treats.

  • AFSBn-KAF civilian awarded the Defense of Freedom Medal

    Dec 20, 2011

    Aaron Ardon, a Department of the Army civilian from Red River Army Depot, was awarded the Defense of Freedom Medal, here, Dec. 17.

  • Child Development Center opens after $9 million in improvements

    Dec 21, 2011

    The Beachwood Child Development Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., reopened Dec. 6, 2011, after $9 million in improvements.

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers learn leadership skills

    Dec 21, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion were challenged for 10 days at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., as part of the unit's Team Leader Training Academy.

  • Happy Hour: Comedy with a message

    Dec 21, 2011

    The Fort Hood Army Substance Abuse Program teamed up with comedian Bernie McGrenahan as he performed "Happy Hour -- Comedy With a Message," at Howze Auditorium on Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 2, 2011.

  • Phoenix Soldiers green on communication

    Jan 3, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Communication is essential to the basic every day operations and it is the key to every successful mission in the Army. Like all others functional skill-sets in the Army, communication is a skill that requires constant training, upgrades and reevaluation.

  • US Pacific Command honors service of CSM Iuniasolua T. Savusa

    Dec 20, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commander, U.S. Army Pacific, hosted a Flying "V" Dec. 19 ceremony to honor the service of Command Sgt. Maj. Iuniasolua T. Savusa, the U.S. Pacific Command's senior enlisted Soldier on Fort Shafter's historic Palm Circle here.

  • Troops in Korea first to field new equipment

    Dec 20, 2011

    The U.S. Army's most recent push to better equip and protect their Soldiers took place in October when aviators and crew members from the 2nd Combat Aviation "Talon" Brigade, became the first Army unit to field the new Joint Protective Aircrew Ensemble equipment.

  • 'Task Force Duke' Soldiers patrol Khowst province

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division's, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team partnered with members of the Afghan National Army for a patrol through Khowst province, Afghanistan.

  • Huntsville Center awards $16M Energy Savings Performance Contract

    Dec 19, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, ALA. -- The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, awarded a task order for $10 million in energy reduction equipment and $6 million in energy services to provide renewable energy for the Army to Johnson Controls Government Systems, LLC., Milwaulkee, Wis., that will result in a total of about 2.2 million renewable energy kilowatt hours and renewable energy credits each year for Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Sgt. Perkins earns Soldier's Medal

    Dec 20, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division commander, presents Sgt. Jacob J. Perkins of Higher Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, with the Soldier's Medal during a ceremony held at Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Last brigade leaves Iraq

    Dec 20, 2011

    After the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division drove into Kuwait on the morning of Dec. 18, 2011, Soldiers from the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Third Army, and Kuwaiti border military police closed the gate at Khabari Crossing.

  • Ghazi Stadium reflects changes in Afghanistan

    Dec 20, 2011

    After nearly two years of work between coalition forces, the Afghan Olympic Committee and the U.S. Embassy, Ghazi Stadium was crowded with people Dec. 15, 2011, many waving and cheering in a show of national pride.

  • Godbee promoted to Major

    Dec 19, 2011

    Maj. Ryan Godbee of the DOL Transformation Team is promoted by his father during a Dec. 16 ceremony.

  • 'Black Jack' brigade home for holidays

    Dec 20, 2011

    Exactly eight months to the day they cased their colors, Soldiers with the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, assembled again on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 15, 2011, and uncased their colors, marking one of the last units to leave Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn and allowing Soldiers to be home just in time for the holidays.

  • Army seeking support for cloud integration capabilities

    Dec 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center will hold an Industry Day Jan. 10 -- 11 to inform potential partners of emerging technologies that will facilitate the integration of new capabilities that support Army cloud computing development efforts.

  • U.S.-South Korean consults follow Kim's death

    Dec 20, 2011

    U.S. officials are carefully watching the situation on the Korean Peninsula in the wake of news that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il has died.

  • 5th Signal Command warrant officer awarded by the Department of Defense

    Dec 19, 2011

    A recent member of 5th Signal Command was recognized by the Pentagon yesterday as one of the winners of this year's Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Awards.

  • 82nd Association delivers Operation Christmas Stocking

    Dec 19, 2011

    Paratroopers and their family members stop by Gavin Hall at the 82nd Airborne Division headquarters here to pick up free stockings delivered by Operation Christmas Stocking, Dec 15. The operation delivered more than 2,000 stockings stuffed with toys to members of the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • CYSS employees promote healthy eating habits

    Dec 21, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Every weekday, Soldiers, Family Members and civilians drop their children off at child care facilities across post. While parents are busy starting their work day, one group of Child, Youth and School Services employees is ensuring Fort Drum's youngest members receive balanced, nutritious meals and snacks.

  • CSM Tennant hands over reins during ceremony

    Dec 19, 2011

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) officially said goodbye to its only senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony on Thurs. Dec. 15 at Haszard Auditorium.

  • ASC adopts local classroom

    Dec 19, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Public Affairs Office adopts a Rock Island Academy classroom for holiday donations.

  • Fans view equipment at Army-Navy game

    Dec 21, 2011

    Army equipment on display at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., for the Army-Navy football game drew large crowds and enthusiastic onlookers, including scores of service members, friends and family members as well as veterans and potential recruits.

  • Bagram's digital detectives dig in

    Dec 20, 2011

    There is another war in Afghanistan. A war that has no armor or aircraft yet expands well beyond the boundaries of every nation known to man, the vast landscape of the digital realm.

  • C4ISR Center of Excellence reaches out to industry

    Dec 19, 2011

    More than 450 business and economic development representatives from across the country gathered here Dec. 7-8 for the annual command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry and Small Business Conference.

  • JEFF labs tackle Taliban, train Afghans

    Dec 21, 2011

    Half way around the world and peppered across the battle spaces of Afghanistan, Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facilities carry out their critical mission of providing tactical science technology at the tip of the spear in the Army's continuing war on terror.

  • Military Surgeons Association Names MC4 Top IT Team

    Dec 19, 2011

    The Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) program was recognized by the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) as the 2011 top information technology (IT) team last month.

  • Maj. Gen. Buckler holds second Town Hall meeting

    Dec 28, 2011

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, discuss priorities and the Army Force Generation process with Soldiers and full-time civilian personnel during a town hall meeting Dec. 13, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • Sports Fan Friday promotes spirit of team work

    Dec 28, 2011

    Calvin T. Henderson, Debbie McNeal and Cedric Douglas, 412th Theater Engineer Command, don their favorite football jerseys in promoting the essence of team work on Sports Fan Friday Dec. 16, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • Panetta concludes Iraq mission, noting service, sacrifice

    Dec 19, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta joined Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and other U.S. and Iraq leaders in honoring eight years of service and sacrifice as they commemorated the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq.

  • Exercise tests response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear threats

    Dec 19, 2011

    This is the first of a two-part look at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade's Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force training exercise conducted at Fort Polk, La., Dec. 4-9, 2011.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers give gift of written word to local students

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with Fort Stewart's 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, dressed up as characters from their favorite holiday stories and read Christmas stories to the students as part of the battalion's adopt-a-school community outreach program.

  • 'Duty, honor and valor' values espoused during Menton Week

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with the1st Special Forces Group reunited with "forcemen" from Canada for a week of joint recognition and exhibition of their countries' elite Soldiers, better known as the 67th annual Menton Week, Dec. 5-9, 2011, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Net Zero Waste workgroups hold kick-off focus session

    Dec 19, 2011

    Work continues to move forward on the Net Zero Waste program at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Army finalizes STEM vehicle for recruiting trail

    Dec 19, 2011

    The Army will unveil the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle during All-American Bowl Week in San Antonio, Jan. 6, 2012.

  • New system delivers water, fuel to Soldiers

    Dec 21, 2011

    The CUBE system promises a more reliable, cost-effective way to sling load vital liquids to the field.

  • Army aiming for vehicle-based Common Operating Environment

    Dec 20, 2011

    On the dynamic and complex battlefield, the Common Operating Environment will streamline communications between Soldiers in vehicles and higher headquarters, creating seamless interoperability between the computers, sensors and applications they use.

  • General Dempsey visits Kuwait

    Dec 18, 2011

    KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait -- Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Goshen, N.Y. native, reaches out to shake the hand of Kuwaiti Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz Al-Jassim, Kuwait Air Force commander, after getting off the plane Dec. 14. Both Al-Jassim and Brig. Gen. Rick Mattson, Chief, Office of Military Cooperation -- Kuwait, waited at the bottom of the plane's steps to greet the visiting general. While in Kuwait, Gen. Dempsey took the time to meet with key officials, conducted interviews with the media and introduced celebrities for a United Service Organizations Holiday Tour show. Third Army is shaping the future by strengthening relationships with partnering countries. (Photo by Cpl. Jordan Johnson, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs)

  • New troop medical clinic brings health care to Camp Zafar

    Dec 19, 2011

    A newly constructed troop medical clinic will allow the Afghan National Army to provide expanded routine medical services to its soldiers assigned to Camp Zafar near Herat, Afghanistan.

  • 1st Cav. logisticians provide 'supplies for the skies' in Afghanistan

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's supply, support and activity warehouse work around the clock to provide everything from office supplies to highly expensive aircraft parts.

  • 'He was just a baby'

    Dec 19, 2011

    While reading recent news from Afghanistan, I was surprised to open the Alaska Post and see a familiar face-- Spc. James Burnett, Jr. I spent time with Burnett while covering his battalion's operations in Kandahar province. Oct. 17 was the first night I met him; we spent eight hours waiting in a Stryker for the men in his company to return from a foot patrol in Do'ab village. In the not-so-spacious confines of the vehicle, I heard about this young man's life. He was 20, but his goofy demeanor reminded me of my little brother-- he was just a baby in my eyes.

  • Devil Brigade Soldiers return to Fort Riley

    Dec 17, 2011

    Slideshow of Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment returning from Afghanistan on Dec. 17. U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Robert Dedeaux, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs.

  • Soldier gets back to 'old' routine following deployment

    Jan 3, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- As Sgt. Quentin Johnson hugged four of his children, the weariness from long months spent deployed seemed to melt away. He had been waiting for what seemed like forever for this moment, and when it was over, he finally felt like he was home.

  • 56th Army Band spreads holiday cheer across JBLM

    Dec 23, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- As if their holiday concerts weren't enough, what may be the hardest working Army band in show business continued to earn their title as 56th Army Band instrumental quartets played festive music throughout the month of December.

  • 94TH AAMDC Soldiers Celebrate the Holidays

    Dec 16, 2011

    Fort Shafter, Hawaii--The 94th Air and Missile Defense Command held their annual Holiday party at the Aliamanu Military Reservation chapel on December 13. Soldiers and family members enjoyed the festivities that were prepared by the 94th AAMDC's Family Readiness Group.

  • 'Terps' commissioned by Under Secretary of Army

    Jan 20, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal hosted the University of Maryland's Fall Commissioning Ceremony Dec. 15, 2011, in the Pentagon.

  • Fitness Centers to begin charging for classes

    Dec 16, 2011

    Come January, the Fort Myer and Fort McNair Fitness Centers will change the way they run fitness classes.

  • FORSCOM logistics team brightens holidays for foster children

    Dec 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command logistics directorate (G4) at Fort Bragg donated gifts for more than 50 needy children through Cumberland County (N.C.) Department of Social Services.

  • Remembering heroes during the holidays

    Dec 19, 2011

    Maj. Dale Terrill, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), remembers our nation's heroes during the holiday season.

  • Family Readiness Group recognizes volunteers

    Dec 16, 2011

    Family Readiness Group recognizes volunteers.

  • FORSCOM Band, Fayetteville Symphonic Band perform rousing joint Holiday Concert

    Dec 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band and the Fayetteville Symphonic Band wowed an audience of almost 1,000 with a rousing evening of entertainment during their first ever joint Holiday Concert at Reeves Auditorium on the Methodist University campus in Fayetteville, N.C., Dec. 15

  • LMI Decision Support Tool released to the Army

    Dec 16, 2011

    Army Materiel Command's Logistics Support Activity released the Lead Materiel Integrator Decision Support Tool to the Army Dec. 15.

  • Incoming executive deputy visits RDECOM facilities

    Dec 16, 2011

    The incoming top civilian for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command toured facilities at Aberdeen Proving Ground Dec. 13-14.

  • Discoveries found at historic Fort McNair building

    Dec 16, 2011

  • Winter swim season opens with triathlon

    Dec 16, 2011

    Zembiec Pool reopens for the winter swim season with water temperature from 79- to 82-degree range.

  • Demobilizing Reserve Soldiers to get holiday passes

    Dec 19, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno issued instructions Wednesday concerning reserve-component Soldiers who will be demobilizing at installations in the United States over the holidays.

  • CSA Editorial: Prevent, shape, win

    Dec 19, 2011

    There is much discussion in the halls of the Pentagon these days about the role of the Army, and I'd like to share with you my thoughts on the issue.

  • Tour of Homes: JBM-HH decks the halls

    Dec 16, 2011

    Nearly 400 people made the trek to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Dec. 12 for a glimpse of the military's top officers' homes.

  • Army, USACE open doors to new Ansbach lodge

    Dec 19, 2011

    Army lodges are a key element of a Soldier's transition into Europe, especially for those who have never been stationed overseas.

  • Army Chief of Staff issues instructions for Reserves on demobilizing

    Dec 16, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno issued instructions Wednesday concerning Reserve Component Soldiers who will be demobilizing at bases in the United States over the holidays.

  • Panetta Concludes Iraq Mission, Noting Service, Sacrifice

    Dec 16, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta joined Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and other U.S. and Iraq leaders in honoring eight years of service and sacrifice as they commemorated the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq.

  • CIO aims to consolidate, close 185 data centers by FY14

    Dec 16, 2011

    Before more than 500 information technology business representatives, the Army's chief information officer said Wednesday the service plans to consolidate data centers and close at least 185 by fiscal year 2014.

  • Sniper classmates break culture barriers

    Dec 16, 2011

    Young Soldiers from both the U.S. and Germany received awards and praise from the commanders at a recent sniper course held in Hammelburg at the German Army's Infantry School. Troops from the Bundeswehr and USAG Bamberg's 42nd Route Clearance Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade took part in the three week school.

  • USACE team member aids paraplegic cycling team in Australia's Crocodile Trophy

    Dec 16, 2011

    Every October, athletes from around the world flock to the starting line in Carins, Australia, to begin what is known as the hottest, hardest and longest mountain bike race in the world. But for Team Can Be Venture, the 2011 Crocodile Trophy race was not just a physical challenge--it was a testament to their mental fortitude.

  • Army's top NCO visits Vicenza

    Jan 20, 2012

    One Facebook post from the Army's top non-commissioned officer garnered more than 1,200 comments, which led to further discussions about future changes in the Army.

  • Best Ranger tryouts challenge 'Warrior' brigade's best

    Dec 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nine Ranger-qualified Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division, competed in the Best Ranger Competition tryouts Dec. 6 and 7 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The tryouts yielded the Soldiers that will represent the 25th Infantry Division at the annual Best Ranger Competition at Ft. Benning, Ga., in April 2012.

  • 94th AAMDC's Saint Barbara's Day Ball Annual Event

    Dec 15, 2011

    Honolulu -- Soldiers and Family members were treated to a lovely evening at the Marriot Resort and Spa in Honolulu for the annual Saint Barbara's Day Ball hosted by the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Fort Shafter, HI. Thursday, Dec 8.

  • 'Steel Rain' Soldiers home after fastpaced deployment

    Dec 15, 2011

  • 56th Army Band spreads holiday cheer

    Dec 15, 2011

    Three Soldiers from the 56th Army Band, accompanied by one of their spouses, formed a quartet of horns and visited different units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to surprise them with music on 13 Dec.

  • Engineers train for disaster response

    Dec 15, 2011

    With temperatures dropping into the low 40s and rain pouring, Soldiers from the 232nd Engineer Company train by conducting a no-notice Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) Dec.13 to ensure unit preparedness in the event of a real world disaster.

  • TRADOC Band puts Eustis in the holiday spirit

    Dec 16, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Members of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band spread holiday cheer on behalf of the command and Gen. Robert Cone, TRADOC commanding general, as they performed for more than 60 organizations throughout Fort Eustis during the past week.

  • Army tightens retention

    Dec 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers whose term of service is scheduled to end in fiscal year 2012 and want to stay in the Army must make that commitment sooner rather than later.

  • 'True miracle' helps light Fort Hood tree

    Dec 20, 2011

    Lights shined brightly in the East Atrium during the annual III Corps and Fort Hood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 7, 2011, but the glow on one set of parent's faces shone even brighter as they watched their little girl help the commanding general light the Christmas tree.

  • Army suspends commandant of Drill Sergeant School

    Dec 15, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King has been suspended from her duties as commandant of the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, S.C., pending resolution of an investigation.

  • Bold Ideas program extended

    Dec 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Bold Ideas campaign is extended until the end of January to compensate for time lost due to technical issues.

  • Fort Benning addresses civilian reductions, Reshaping efforts underway since July

    Dec 15, 2011

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW 2011 Holiday Social

    Dec 15, 2011

    Santa and members of The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" entertained staff members of the JFHQ-NCR/MDW during the 2011 Holiday Social at Fort McNair's gym 15 Dec.

  • Picatinny "Sound Off" Video Vignette - Engineer describes the M24E1 gun mount

    Dec 20, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Three Picatinny engineers recently received U.S. flags flown by 10th Mountain Division helicopter crews over Afghanistan for designing better gun mounts for door and window guns in CH-47 "Chinook" helicopters. Receiving the tribute were David Javorsky, chief of the Weapons Technical Support Branch, Adam M. Jacob, project officer for In-Station Gun Mounts, and Michael Colonnello, mechanical engineer.

  • Fort Belvoir basketball teams prep for WAMAC match-ups

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Washington Area Military Athletics Conference 2011-12 basketball season is underway and Belvoir athletes are staying busy at Graves fitness center, preparing for some tough upcoming opponents.

  • Captain signs with minor league hockey team

    Dec 15, 2011

    3rd HBCT Soldier signs with Southern Professional Hockey League

  • Army benefits from international film fest

    Dec 15, 2011

    The U.S. Army took home more than awards from the International Military Film Competition in Italy last month, according to a DOD employee who was there.

  • A Revolution in Prosthetics

    Dec 20, 2011

    At the upcoming Military Health System Conference, Wounded Warriors facing amputations now look forward to a better future thanks to revolutionary new prosthetics.

  • Champion Bulldogs coach shares insight into success

    Dec 15, 2011

    Head coach Vincent Whitehurst's 85-pound central-2 division Belvoir Bulldogs culminated a perfect 9-0 football season Nov. 12, clinching the 2011 Fairfax County Youth Football League championship title.

  • Soldier sheds 190 pounds to join Army

    Dec 15, 2011

    n October 2010, Scott Jones was studying computer graphics and Web design at a local community and technical college in Kentucky when he came to a personal crossroads. At the time, he topped the scales at nearly 440 pounds. "I literally got up one morning, stood in front of my computer ready to jump in on an online class and I said, 'I'm fed up with it,'" he recalled. "It was a snap decision just to go out and start doing it. … I tried (losing weight) before, but I didn't stick with it." That day, the 6-foot-2 Jones set in motion a chain of events that changed his entire life and led to the realization of a dream, he said. The 22-year- old now weighs 250 pounds, will graduate Thursday from Cavalry scout one station unit training on Harmony Church and is headed to Airborne School after the New Year.

  • Servicemembers join ranks of combatives instructors

    Dec 15, 2011

    Nearly 20 warriors received their combatives instructor certification in front of the Installation Management Command commanding general Dec. 7 at the Fort Belvoir Combatives Training Center.

  • St. Nick's benefit brings holiday joy to area children

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Fort Leonard Wood Lions Club, in combination with Army Community Service and numerous community groups surrounding the installation, hosted the 31st Annual St. Nick's Benefit, Dec. 13, here in Grant Hall. With the generous help of all involved, the 2011 St. Nick's Benefit will provide gifts to more than 830 children and young adults.

  • Fort Bragg ballerinas perform the 'Nutcracker'

    Dec 15, 2011

    Following Thanksgiving, and nestled between the rush to make holiday preparations and the eminent New Year, comes a seasonal staple -- the "Nutcracker." The ballet, as performed by the North Carolina State Ballet has entertained thousands at the Crown Center, Dec. 4, 10 and 11. Performing notably among the cast of more than 60 trained dancers were the daughters of some Fort Bragg service members.

  • The MHS Conference Is Approaching

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Military Health System conference will be held from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, 2012, at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md.

  • APG coordinates CSSC visit to wounded warriors at Walter Reed

    Dec 15, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For Denise Carnaggio, when asked to participate in the second annual Spirit of Thanks Tour, the answer was an emphatic "Yes!"

  • Army's first Buddhist chaplain serving 11th Engineer Bn.

    Dec 15, 2011

    Capt. Thomas Dyer became the Army's first Buddhist chaplain in 2008 when he was accessioned through the Tennessee National Guard. Last year, a second-generation Thai joined him in the chaplain corps. In the early 1990s, the Army endorsed both the Islamic and Buddhist faiths, creating positions for chaplains, he said. The branch got its first Muslim chaplain in 1996, but the Buddhist slot went unfilled for another dozen years.

  • Drill sergeant saves private's life

    Dec 15, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Darius Andrus said he doesn't consider himself a hero. Others on Sand Hill, including the Soldier he saved in the barracks who had slipped into unconsciousness and stopped breathing last month, would disagree.

  • Keeping pets safe reduces holiday stress

    Dec 15, 2011

    One of the many precautions homeowners can take to ensure a joyous holiday season is taking care of their pets.

  • Hunter Soldier ends Rugby career with spot on All-Army squad

    Dec 15, 2011

    Rugby isn't your typical American family sport -- that is, unless you're part of the Rutkowski Family. Sergeant Matt Rutkowski, a section sergeant with Company D, 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, has played rugby since his adolescence in Delaware. He even married a rugby player -- he met wife Annessa on the rugby pitch in Hawaii.

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