Archive: Dec 2011

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  • Monterey service members add toys, joy to Christmas

    Dec 19, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children. As the Christmas holiday season is upon us, people can be sure local Marine volunteers are hard at work giving Santa a hand through the Toys for Tots program.

  • Thousands lay wreaths at nation's cemetery

    Dec 12, 2011

    As part of a tradition now 20 years old, thousands of volunteers showed up early morning at Arlington National Cemetery to place wreaths at the gravestones of those buried there.

  • Christmas in the "Old Army"

    Dec 19, 2011

    "Dum Vivimus, Viamus." ("let us live while we live, i.e., let us enjoy life")

  • USACE cuts costs, saves resources in Afghanistan

    Dec 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South is implementing measures to streamline business processes and save tax-payer dollars. The district is moving out on information technology upgrades, non-tactical vehicle procurement and maintenance improvements, and connection to the Kandahar Airfield electric power network.

  • 101st Soldiers oversee demining in Chad

    Dec 19, 2011

    After decades of conflict, vast stretches of land in Chad are contaminated by mines and unexploded ordnance, affecting millions of people in the country.

  • Soldiers, Marines work with FSR to improve mobility of UAV system

    Dec 21, 2011

    Units going out on patrol often face severe space limitation inside their vehicles. After communications equipment and the Soldiers themselves there is not much room for the additional tools that give them the edge of the battlefield. One FSR at Camp Leatherneck helps Soldiers and Marines develop new carrying cases to the reduce the space taken up the by the systems.

  • M4s, 240 Bs, and Shotguns

    Dec 12, 2011

    2 LT John Mock tells Army Sergeant Dani Rhoades about his Soldiers getting hands on training with their weapons for a week.

  • EOD Team Leaders

    Dec 9, 2011

    An EOD Team Leader must be a highly competent individual. During this week's EOD Team-Leader Certification Training, Army Sergeant Brett Perkins caught some of these candidates in action.

  • Wounded Stryker NCO weds at Walter Reed

    Dec 9, 2011

    Dana Wille and Sgt. Davin Dumar had known each other since high school and ran on the track team together. They admittedly had crushes on each other, but each was too shy to profess his or her love for the other.

  • Fort Shafter Exchange works to improve its offerings, services

    Dec 9, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Improvements are being made at the Exchange, here.

  • Highest level of leadership ensures wounded warriors get help they need

    Dec 9, 2011

    --"We made a commitment to the men and women who volunteer and wear the cloth of this great nation to care for them in the event they become wounded, ill or injured in combat, and we're keeping that promise," stated Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army vice chief of staff.

  • ReportIt as official Army accident reporting tool

    Dec 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. David L. Putnam, Supply NCO, updates Charlie Foreman, 412TEC Safety Manager, about the status of safety measures implemented for the Supply and Arms Room Dec. 9, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • TRADOC continues to reduce civilian workforce

    Dec 9, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will move forward with plans on reducing the size of its civilian workforce based on the President's 2012 budget and decreased funding.

  • Native Hawaiian Liaison Office hosts Blue Star Card families

    Dec 9, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Two dozen middle school students filed onto the stage; the girls' long blue muumuus gently swayed.

  • Rally at Pentagon shows Army spirit to beat Navy

    Dec 10, 2011

    Army leadership and supporters turned out by the hundreds in the corridors of the Pentagon and later in the courtyard Dec. 9 for a rally to cheer on the U.S. Military Academy's cadets who face their 112th gridiron showdown against the U.S. Naval Academy.

  • Holiday Greetings from ACC

    Dec 9, 2011

    Holiday greetings from the employees of the U.S. Army Contracting Command

  • Facebook town hall well received

    Dec 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii hosted its second social media-based town hall, Nov. 30, to address community concerns in a format community members are familiar with: Facebook.

  • Task Force Viper

    Dec 9, 2011

    Here is a digest of our deployed battalion's December newsletter.

  • 593rd Sust. Bde. opens post office

    Dec 9, 2011

    news story about a Soldier-run post office opened on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., one of only two currently in operation. various photos. 2 photos of Chaplain (Capt.) Somya Malasri (Army's only active duty Buddhist chaplain) mailing care packages.

  • USAG-HI to no longer issue DOD vehicle decals for POVs

    Dec 9, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Starting Jan. 16, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will no longer issue Department of Defense decals for privately owned vehicles.

  • Monterey service members add toys, joy to Christmas

    Dec 9, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Since 1947, Marines have been making Christmas wishes come true for needy children.

  • New Year brings new ID card policy at commissary on post

    Dec 9, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A new policy requiring that military ID cards be checked at the commissary's entrance and cash registers, here, starts Jan. 2.

  • Lost vinyl collection returned to AFN home

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Tree lighting ceremony honors warriors' sacrifices

    Dec 9, 2011

  • 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion Soldiers return from deployment

    Dec 12, 2011

    Family members and loved ones received an early Christmas present Dec. 8 when approximately 150 Soldiers with the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion returned here from Afghanistan earlier than anticipated.

  • Rodriguez discusses Soldiers, the Army Family, service to nation in remarks to West Point Alums

    Dec 12, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) commanding general addressed members, family and friends of the West Point Society of the Piedmont during a luncheon in Greensboro, N.C., Dec. 5, 2011.

  • Workers Recognized For Serving In War Zones

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Soldiers, civilians and contractors weren't the only ones recognized at the Dec. 1 deployed work force ceremony.

  • Pacific Northwest Army-Navy game favors JBLM

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Fort A.P. Hill, Army to participate in Bowling Green Christmas Parade

    Dec 9, 2011

    Fort A.P. Hill Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Jack Haefner, Fort A.P. Hill firefighters and the U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps will be participating in the Bowling Green Christmas Parade Saturday at 5 p.m.

  • Army's top non-commissioned officer attends Rakkasan Logistics Ball

    Jan 20, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was the guest speaker at the 626th Brigade Support Battalion, Rakkasan Logistics Ball, Dec. 2 at the James E. Bruce Convention Center.

  • Local Gym Inspires Army Boxer's Return To Ring

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army recruiter Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Judge thought his boxing days were over. But everything changed when he saw something while driving in his truck in Huntsville.

  • Last major JBLM troop movement from Iraq finally home

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Tree Lighting Sends Holiday Greetings To Troops

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As Team Redstone wished Mackinzie and Mikayla McDonald a merry Christmas, the 12-year-old McDonald twins were hard at work making sure Soldiers overseas got the same holiday greetings.

  • Universally accessible homes support wounded warriors on Fort Belvoir

    Dec 13, 2011

    Fort Belvoir, Va., brought healing into the homes of Woodlawn Village Nov. 30, 2011, as the garrison unveiled two 3,000 square-foot single-family residences with universal accessibility features for Wounded Warriors.

  • JROTC Students Encouraged To Pursue Their Goals

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- What's the best branch of the military? The JROTC students at Sparkman High School were asked this by AMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Yates, the speaker at their Career Day on Nov. 30. He got the expected resounding reply of "Army!" Then he corrected them.

  • Santa Enlists "Big Green Elves" For Blackstone Toy Delivery

    Dec 9, 2011

    Santa Claus relies on his sleigh and eight reindeer for the bulk of his mission to deliver toys to children around the world, but every once in a while he calls in some help when a special delivery is required.

  • Army developing next-generation helicopter

    Dec 12, 2011

    The Pentagon and the U.S. Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching science and technology effort designed to engineer, build and deliver a next-generation helicopter with vastly improved avionics, electronics, range, speed, propulsion, survivability, operating density altitudes and payload capacity, service officials said.

  • Soldier earns German medal for saving ally's life

    Dec 12, 2011

    In combat, it doesn't make a difference what language your allies speak -- every Soldier who fights alongside you is like a brother, said a German who was saved by Americans in Afghanistan.

  • The Alaska Post spotlight on: Spc. Michael Polmanteer

    Dec 9, 2011

    Spc. Michael Polmanteer, about singing. "It is just something that I love to do." Polmanteer, Medical Department Activity-Alaska, won second place in the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Rising Star Competition, in September.

  • Future Military Officers Receive Career Advice

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Military officers of the past and present gathered Nov. 30 to honor their counterparts of the future.

  • Arsenal Back In Rail Business

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A major upgrade related to the Redstone Gateway business development project near Gate 9 is bringing the sound of train whistles back to Redstone Arsenal.

  • TRADOC band brings holiday spirit

    Dec 9, 2011

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Brig. Gen. Robert Dyess, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, addresses the audience during the TRADOC band holiday concert at the Ferguson Center in Newport News, Va., Dec. 8.

  • The Army Now; Soldiers Radio News

    Dec 9, 2011

    The Army Now: SFC Woken receives Germany's Medal of Honor for Gallantry for saving the life of a German Soldier in Afghanistan Soldier Radio News: J.R. Martinez Soldier Radio News: SFC Woken

  • Soldier feedback shaping next-generation blue force tracking, handhelds

    Dec 12, 2011

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking system that aims to transform communications for dismounted Soldiers is capitalizing on user feedback as it steps closer to deployment.

  • AMCOM Urged To Become More Efficient

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers wants you to help change this command for the better.

  • Maryland students beta test Army STEM recruiting vehicle

    Dec 12, 2011

    Deonte Lewis, a freshman at Elkton High School, and about 50 fellow students helped the Army beta test its new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle in the school parking lot Dec. 5.

  • Third Army prepares to meet security agreement

    Dec 9, 2011

  • River Training Structures: Innovative engineering keeps a dynamic river open for navigation

    Dec 9, 2011

    Every winter as the water level in the Mississippi River get lower, rock structures in the river start to emerge: long dikes of limestone jut from the banks, and arch-shaped chevrons point upstream. These river training structures are a part of the innovative engineering that allows for safe passage of commerce on the Mississippi River, saving taxpayer money and creating habitat in the river.

  • What You Can't Smell May Kill You

    Dec 9, 2011

    As the weather turns colder, many of us will rely on furnaces and portable heaters to stay warm. Some will also unknowingly invite a killer into their home.

  • J.R. Martinez Visit to Fort Campbell

    Dec 9, 2011

    Dancing with the Stars Winner J.R. Martinez visits with Soldiers at Fort Cambell, KY.

  • The 'Silent' Recalls

    Dec 9, 2011

    You've heard of safety recalls on vehicles, but have you heard of Technical Service Bulletins? Many refer to them as silent recalls -- notifications that go to dealerships about mechanical and other kinds of problems with your vehicle. They're called "silent" because, unlike normal recalls, you'll probably never be notified by the manufacturer. For the most part, it's up to you to be aware of these things. And you might be surprised at how serious some of these bulletins are.

  • The Little Things

    Dec 9, 2011

    It was a cold December day in Mississippi. The temperature was a crisp 28 F and expected to drop to 8 F after dark. That was fine with me since deer move better when there is a cold front.

  • Breaking the Links

    Dec 9, 2011

    A smashed UH-60 weathers under the hot Alabama sun, its scattered parts forever consigned to the ground. Nearby, in the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center's new crash dynamics lab, other aircraft, joined by tactical and privately owned vehicles, rest silently at recreated accident sites. However, these "ghosts" will not remain silent forever. Groups of students learning accident investigation will relive the final moments in these tragic mishaps. What they learn may one day help save Soldiers' lives.

  • Arrowhead Family Readiness Group ready for deployment

    Dec 9, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.- A small child peeks over the back seat of his family vehicle. His bright face peering through duffle bags to his father, pulling the gear that will sustain him over the next year from the trunk of their SUV. While he's unconcerned with events he doesn't understand, the mother next to him looks more concerned. Her husband leaves tonight, but he's not the only one facing a year of challenges.

  • Soldiers train to become EOD leaders

    Dec 9, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. Kevin Renuart embraces the upcoming challenge of being a team leader as well as the responsibilities, which come in tow.

  • Dec. 8, 2011 - CSA remarks for Senate Army Caucus Breakfast

    Dec 9, 2011

    I appreciate the opportunity to join you, along with Secretary McHugh, to talk about our Army and our current and future challenges. But first, I want to recognize and publically thank an Army Leader who many of you know very well. " He's someone I call a true friend -- GEN Pete Chiarelli, the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army -- who will be retiring this coming February. Today he is attending his last Senate Army Caucus Breakfast.

  • The next step in Soldier footwear

    Dec 14, 2011

    When it comes to Army footwear for mountainous terrain, the other shoe -- well, combat boot -- has clearly dropped.

  • Another Army-Navy tradition honored at West Point

    Dec 9, 2011

    The annual Goat-Engineers football games were played at Michie Stadium Dec. 8 during Army-Navy Spirit Week. In the women's flag football contest, the Engineers scored a field goal with seconds left on the clock to beat the Goats, 17-14. The tradition of the Goat/Engineer game dates back to 1905. It was a Thanksgiving morning and the Corps couldn't go home, so they played football.

  • Pentagon, Army developing future, next-generation helicopter fleet

    Dec 9, 2011

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

    Dec 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Nearly 20 Soldiers participated in a two-week assessment of a prototype light machine gun to demonstrate its potential impact on mission effectiveness and to help engineers develop possible improvements to the weapon and its unique ammunition.

  • Army activates first-of-its-kind Cyber Brigade

    Dec 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command activated the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade to support U.S. and Army Cyber Commands with their missions to provide a proactive cyber defense, Dec. 1, 2011, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • APG to unveil alternative energy source

    Dec 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army is installing hydrogen fuel cells at three Aberdeen Proving Ground facilities as part of an initiative to boost alternative energy sources at military installations, officials announced Nov. 14.

  • Dec. 5, 2011 - CSA remarks for MEDCOM Change of Command

    Dec 9, 2011

    It's great to be back here at Fort Sam Houston -- one of our finest installations with a proud heritage of excellence across a broad range of missions. I was just down here a few weeks ago for the IMCOM change of command and know that ARNORTH also changed last week. Hopefully today will close us out on 3-star changes of command for a while. However, it shows the importance that this historic post plays and the depth it provides to our great Army. Not just MEDCOM, IMCOM, and ARNORTH, but also the many other diverse organizations that call Fort Sam Houston home.

  • U.S. ARMY HOSTS SECOND NETWORK INTEGRATION EVALUATION / AGILE PROCESS INDUSTRY DAY

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army will host an informative Industry Day on Jan. 11, 2012 at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Md. for industry partners who are participating in, or that wish to participate in the Army's Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) / Agile Process.

  • Army names Best Missile Warning Crew

    Dec 9, 2011

    Crew D from Det. C based at Osan Air Base, Korea, took home the title of Army's Best Missile Warning Crew.

  • Collocation helps USACE build strong relationships with customers

    Dec 21, 2011

    The successful delivery a $1 billion program on time, on budget, translated into a business practice that does more than contribute to project delivery.

  • Top of the Bay reopened

    Dec 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG's historic Top of the Bay reopened Nov. 28, just in time for the holiday season.

  • 14th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop: A toy's story

    Dec 9, 2011

    Steven Blum, from the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, is looking forward to participating in the 14th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, a philanthropic project where Fort Bragg's paratroopers and visiting paratroopers from across the nation, donate toys to be distributed to children's homes and social service agencies across the country.

  • Children experience a Hunt of a Lifetime at Letterkenny Army Depot

    Dec 9, 2011

    Chambersburg, Pa. -- Three children, each diagnosed with life-threatening diseases, participated in Letterkenny's fifth annual Hunt of a Lifetime on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3.

  • Strong bonds: Fort Bragg couples get more than a weekend getaway

    Dec 9, 2011

    Fort Bragg Soldiers and spouses found out the key to a strong, healthy relationships during the Strong Bonds retreat at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C., Dec. 2 to 4. They learn that the important skill sets of functioning as a team on the battlefield, it is equally important for them to effectively connect and communicate in a relationship with their spouse or significant other.

  • Nov. 17, 2011 - CSA Remarks at the IMCOM Change of Command

    Dec 9, 2011

    It is a pleasure to be here at Fort Sam Houston … a beautiful post … home to so many of our great leaders and Soldiers -- past and present. Thank you all for joining us today. It is a tremendous honor for me to host this ceremony for one of our Army's finest organizations and leadership teams.

  • Koch assumes command of AFSBn-Bagram

    Dec 9, 2011

    Command of the AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade passed to Lt. Col. Peter J. Koch from Lt. Col. Grant L. Morris in a change of command ceremony December 7 at the battalion.

  • ACC-RI now responsible for closing out contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan

    Dec 9, 2011

    The Army Contracting Command has been asked to step in to help close out the current backlog of contracts supporting the efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army Leadership Class comes to Fort Bragg

    Dec 9, 2011

    In an effort to cut cost, the Army continues to use mobile training teams to meet the training demands of Soldiers across America. Rather than uprooting Soldier training groups and transporting them to conventional classrooms, the Army has cut costs by sending instructors to the students for the Army Leadership Class. The class emphasizes teaching 42 Alphas how to lead, as well as how to command situations that would call for them to educate others on what they have learned.

  • Regular PT not enough; commander at Fort Bragg introduces new program

    Dec 9, 2011

    Lt. Col. Brett Sylvia introduced the leaders in his battalion to the Complete Soldier Fitness Performance Resilience Enhancement Program at Frederick Fitness Center at Fort Bragg. The training is part of Sylvia's effort to the sapper athlete warrior program. He said that the program would allow the Soldiers within the battalion to become more mentally and physically fit for combat missions.

  • 20TH Engineer Brigade headquarters returns from Iraq

    Dec 9, 2011

    More than 60 Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 20th Engineer Brigade, were welcomed back home to Fort Bragg after a year-long deployment to Iraq on a chilly evening Nov. 30, at Green Ramp, Pope Field.

  • U.S. Army Drill Team performs at British Military Tournament

    Dec 12, 2011

    The U.S. Army Drill Team was invited to perform at the British Military Tournament at Earls Court in London Dec. 2-4. The British Military Tournament tells the story of the special relationship between the United Kingdom and United States.

  • Third Army prepares to meet security agreement

    Dec 15, 2011

    Sustainment Soldiers in Kuwait are working hard to meet the presidential directive to transition troops and equipment from Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011.

  • Third Annual Warrior Games announced

    Dec 13, 2011

    Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers are currently training and competing to be one of 50 athletes who will represent the Army in the 2012 Warrior Games. The games are slated to take place from April 30 to May 5 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Army testifies during Senate hearings on global water challenges

    Dec 14, 2011

    Principal Deputy for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and Environment testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, focused on exploring opportunities and challenges facing domestic and global water supplies.

  • Housing communities celebrate holidays

    Dec 9, 2011

    If you live in one of the Natick Soldier Systems Center Family Housing areas, you might have noticed that it's beginning to look a lot like the holidays.

  • Soldiers Radio News: Dec. 8, 2011

    Dec 9, 2011

    Air Traffic Controllers in Korea train together to prepare for any situation.

  • U.S. Army awards fire station renovation contracts in Latvia

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District recently awarded three contracts in Latvia to upgrade eight existing fire and rescue stations throughout the country. The contracts, awarded to Koger un Partneri and Ekers SIA, are part of a U.S. European Command-sponsored program to assist Latvia's State Fire and Rescue Service modernize its facilities.

  • Soldiers Radio News: Dec 8, 2011

    Dec 9, 2011

    Radio News from around the Army.

  • Patriot Express makes moving to Germany easier

    Dec 12, 2011

    Beginning in February, personnel on permanent change of station orders to Germany will fly overseas using a new phase of the Patriot Express Department of Defense-chartered air travel, which originates at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Maryland and lands at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

  • Organizations raise funds through Christmas market

    Dec 9, 2011

    Members of the military community began celebrating the holiday season at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony here Dec. 1.

  • Vision 2025: USACE, Sembach develop net-zero energy master plan

    Dec 13, 2011

    Representatives from Sembach Kaserne, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and Parsons architecture and engineering firm met earlier this month to kick off an energy-based master planning process aimed at achieving net zero energy installation status by 2025.

  • 401st AFSB continues to support Afghan National Army

    Dec 9, 2011

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade continued its support of the Afghan National Army from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2011, when 90 M1114 vehicles were inspected by Afghan Army Lt. Col. Ibrahim Wardak, liaison officer to NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, in preparation for final turn over to the ANA.

  • Inclusion: Special education is theme of U.S., German educators' informational get-together

    Dec 9, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. civil rights movement brought about major changes in the way all Americans were treated under the law. Besides helping ensure everyone is guaranteed fairness in all aspects of daily life -- handicapped individuals saw improvements in access to public places, enhancement in services and greater inclusion in mainstream education.

  • FSRs work with mobile parts hospital to improve robots for Soldiers, Marines

    Dec 9, 2011

    Robotics field service representatives and machinists at the Camp Leatherneck Mobile Parts Hospital are working together to make improvements to the robots Soldiers and Marines use to investigate improvised explosive devises.

  • Youths find spiritual enrichment in Awana

    Dec 9, 2011

    The words Nathaniel Enriquez, 8, uses to describe why he enjoys the Awana religious education program are a testament to its popularity among children.

  • Senior logisticians from the services visit 401st Army Field Support Brigade

    Dec 9, 2011

    The Director for Logistics, the Joint Staff and the Service senior logisticians visited the 401st Army Field Support Brigade November 15 to see how the brigade will reset and retrograde thousands of pieces of equipment in response to the presidential directed surge recovery already underway.

  • USO Honors service members' leadership

    Jul 12, 2013

    Medal of Honor recipient Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan in August, Sgt. 1st Class Ty Carter, and an Air Force search-and-rescue team member who repeatedly exposed themselves to enemy fire to save their wounded comrades, and a Coast Guardsman who led maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf received the USO's most prestigious leadership award last night.

  • Fort Meade garrison commander hosts first town hall meeting

    Dec 12, 2011

    Garrison Commander Col. Edward C. Rothstein welcomed an estimated 100 people to the two-hour community event held Nov. 30 at McGill Training Center. The town hall, he said, was a way for him to get a better understanding of what needs to be done on post.

  • Fort Meade cyber training exercise focuses on security threats

    Dec 12, 2011

    Representatives of garrison and partner commands on Fort Meade participated in the installation's first cyber-training table top exercise on Friday at McGill Training Center.

  • Mobile Multi-Functional SIGINT Team deployment ceremony

    Dec 12, 2011

    On Nov. 28, a team of Soldiers from the 742nd MI and 743rd MI Battalion deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Enlisted Spouses Club hosts annual children's holiday party at Meade

    Dec 12, 2011

    More than 275 people enjoyed an afternoon with Santa and several surprise guests at the Enlisted Spouses Club's annual Children's Holiday Party.

  • Fort Meade Picerne's "December in the City" spreads holiday cheer to post residents

    Dec 12, 2011

    About 1,600 military families enjoyed horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday movies, games and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at "December in the City" here at Fort Meade, Md., on Dec. 3.

  • '0-0-1-3' provides an approach to responsible drinking

    Dec 12, 2011

    A program called "0-0-1-3" is an alcohol-abuse prevention program that promotes making responsible choices with regard to alcohol use.

  • Fort Meade tree lighting ceremony kicks off yuletide season

    Dec 12, 2011

    An estimated 500 people attended the installation's annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday evening. The free ceremony, hosted by the Garrison Chaplain's Office, also featured caroling, refreshments and a visit from a fire truck-riding Santa Claus.

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