Archive: Dec 2011

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  • NBCRV 'Strykes' Raider, Spartan Brigades

    Dec 7, 2011

  • Nation observes 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

    Dec 8, 2011

    Seventy years ago on Dec. 7, 1941, at 7:55 a.m., more than 350 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes from six aircraft carriers roared across the Hawaiian sky and began unleashing their deadly payloads.

  • Marne Division takes stand against 3D

    Dec 7, 2011

    While the month of December reflects moments of joyous celebrations and the spirit of giving, the last month of the year also symbolizes prevention and awareness. December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month or 3D Month.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates lighting of Christmas tree, menorah

    Dec 7, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some 150 Soldiers, spouses and children huddled together in the cold blue twilight Thursday waiting for nightfall, when Fort Drum officials were scheduled to light the installation's Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah in front of the Main Post Chapel.

  • Christmas comes early for Soldiers of 24th Ord.

    Dec 7, 2011

    Friends and Family of the Soldiers assigned to the 24th Ordnance Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, received an early Christmas present at the Newman Fitness Center, Dec. 6, as the last of the unit returned home after a four-month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Fort A.P. Hill DEERS office will be closed Dec. 14-16.

    Dec 7, 2011

    The DEERS office will be closed Dec. 14-16 due to relocation of the system to the Directorate of Human Resources.

  • Fire safety tips for a safe holiday

    Dec 7, 2011

    Two house fires, in a span of two days, took place at Hunter. The first fire, in the New Savannah housing area, was a major fire that resulted in a total loss to the home, though the cause of the blaze is still under investigation. The cause of the second fire, in the New Gannam housing area, was a candle left unattended in the bedroom that was placed too closely to combustible materials, which resulted in government and personal loss. That home is currently being renovated and the Family will be able to move back in.

  • Spotlight On...Staff Sgt. Michael France

    Dec 14, 2011

    Learn more about Staff Sgt. Michael France, 408th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • FORT A.P. HILL TO HOST CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

    Dec 9, 2011

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- All are welcome to join Fort A.P. Hill as it rings in the holidays with its annual Christmas Candlelight Service at Liberty Church Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.

  • NAF employees: Flexible spending account signup open through Dec. 28

    Dec 7, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Non-Appropriated Fund open season for flexible spending accounts -- the annual period in which employees can make changes to this benefit -- has been extended through Dec. 28.

  • 'Lighting the Night' rings in holidays at tree light ceremony

    Dec 7, 2011

    Children playing, Families laughing, live-music everywhere and a colossal Christmas tree, given by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, set the moment for the holiday jollies at Fort Stewart's Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, Dec. 1.

  • Families send holiday greetings to deployed loved ones

    Dec 8, 2011

    Holiday greetings were tied with a bow, wrapped in a virtual package and sent through cyberspace to deployed Soldiers and family members, Dec. 6, 2011, during Operation Best Wishes recording sessions.

  • Croatian projects building trust in Afghanistan

    Dec 8, 2011

    Three separate villages in the Balkh province of northern Afghanistan will benefit from projects led by members of the Croatian armed forces.

  • During rutting season, deer can be dangerous neighbors

    Dec 7, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - In addition to generally being a nuisance by eating, trampling and defecating on landscaping and gardens, deer can also be dangerous to human beings and other domestic animals, particularly dogs.

  • General talks to TRADOC during time of transition

    Dec 16, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, took time out of his schedule to talk with TRADOC headquarters and the Army Capabilities Integration Center during two town hall-style meetings Dec. 6. at the Jacobs Theater at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • DA announces new ACC general officer assignments

    Dec 7, 2011

    The Department of the Army announced the following general officer assignments Dec. 5.

  • Army Offers Officers MBA Fellowship

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The U.S. Army is searching for a few good logisticians who are seeking to attend one of the nation's top-ranked, military-friendly colleges. If selected, these officers will be able to pursue their Master of Business Administration with an emphasis on logistics.

  • USAREC DCG returns to alma mater for homecoming weekend

    Dec 7, 2011

    There was a lot to celebrate during Kentucky State University's homecoming weekend in October. The university marked 125 years since its 1886 founding, staged a come-from-behind win and honored some of its most distinguished alumni. Joining in the celebration was Brig. Gen. Henry L. Huntley, USAREC deputy commanding general.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin reflects on 30-year Army career

    Dec 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin will retire Jan. 19 after more than 30 years of service in the U.S. Army. He is the senior noncommissioned officer for the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. When you joined the Army in 1981, what were your goals and expectations? "When I joined in 1981, all I wanted to do is to join the service and give back to the nation. I'm an immigrant. I was born and raised in Honduras. I came to the United States at the age of 10. I went to elementary, junior and high school in New York City. I felt that because I was allowed to come into this nation, I wanted to give something back. That is what I really wanted to truly do. I had no clue that I would end up serving 31 years. I wanted to give back to a grateful nation."

  • Bruce retires after almost 70 years of service to the nation

    Dec 7, 2011

    A gallon of gas in 1946 was 15 cents, the classic holiday movie, "It's a Wonderful Life," was released and John Bruce, Jr., was on his way to Michigan for a temporary government job.

  • Soldier Tells Her Army Story Through Music

    Dec 7, 2011

    Recruiting Command's Entertainment Team has a new face and a new name: Sgt. Corrin Campbell -- Soldier, musician, singer, songwriter and Army storyteller.

  • RDECOM NCOs learn ECBC capabilities

    Dec 7, 2011

    Command NCOs are touring APG facilities as part of quarterly professional development program.

  • DCG-IMT says: Eustis tree lighting symbolizes new traditions

    Dec 7, 2011

    Deputy Commanding General, Initial Military Training, Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo speaks to the past, present and future of Eustis as the new home of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters during official remarks he delivered at a Christmas tree lighting Dec. 2.

  • 94TH AAMDC Commanding General supports "Tell Me A Story"

    Dec 7, 2011

  • Maj. Gen. Justice says goodbye to Natick

    Dec 7, 2011

    Returning to the region where he had his first assignment more than four decades ago, Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Commander of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, came to the Natick Soldier Systems Center on Dec. 6 to say goodbye.

  • Director of Army Safety applauds BRO safety record

    Dec 7, 2011

    More than 370 days have passed since a 1st Inf. Div. Soldier, Family member or civilian assigned to Fort Riley has died in a privately owned vehicle or privately owned motorcycle accident.

  • Tobyhanna cuts costs for TRC-190 radio mission

    Dec 8, 2011

    Employee dedication to process improvement has cut costs for Tobyhanna Depot's AN/TRC-190 radio support mission, which saw its 1,000th system inducted for the repair program called Reset.

  • Command senior warrant officer, CWO5 Cornwall retiring Dec. 13

    Dec 7, 2011

    FORT GORDON, Ga. -- Brig. Gen. LaWarren Patterson, 7th Signal Command (Theater), commanding general, cordially invites you to attend a retirement ceremony honoring Chief Warrant Officer 5 Leslie Cornwall, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Gordon Club. Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible to Sherida.a.gunn.civ@mail.mil.

  • DOTS building named after fallen Soldier

    Dec 7, 2011

  • Army Facts ....

    Dec 7, 2011

  • Commandant recognizes Dean Johnsen's 10-year leadership, announces next dean for Army War College

    Dec 7, 2011

    After ten important years and enormous contributions as the Dean of the U. S. Army War College, Dr. William Johnsen has decided to step aside. To continue the USAWC commitment to excellence and innovation, Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin has selected Col. Lance Betros to be the next dean as of Summer 2012.

  • Agribusiness vet makes village call in Parwan

    Dec 8, 2011

    In the small village of Jabbulsaraj, Afghanistan, the Kentucky Army National Guard Agribusiness Development Team is working to improve the lives of farmers and connect them with their government through simple agricultural projects and outreach.

  • USACE repairs Harbor of Refuge Breakwater

    Dec 8, 2011

    The Harbor of Refuge Breakwater and its historic lighthouse off Cape Henlopen, Del. are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This year, the breakwater received much needed repairs through a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District project.

  • General Odierno's press conference on Fort Hood

    Dec 7, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno held a press conference on Fort Hood during his recent visit.

  • German group tours installations to view real estate to be released to host nation

    Dec 8, 2011

    Nearly two years before the U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg inactivates, officials offered a tour of Army property in Heidelberg Friday to city leaders who will help decide the future of the land.

  • Bulgarian Land Force Commander visits Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Dec 7, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Stefan Vasilev, Bulgarian Land Forces Commander, visited with Bulgarian soldiers assisting in Operational Mentor Liaison Team (OMLT) training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center on Dec. 2, 2011.

  • West Point Negotiation Project trains SF Group

    Dec 7, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 7, 2011) -- "We are here today because the number one thing we need to do better down range is negotiation," the company commander told team leaders and team sergeants of the First Special Forces Group. The group of Special Forces Soldiers from the Second Battalion of the First Special Forces Group recently gathered for negotiation training taught by members of the West Point Negotiation Project.

  • Free credit reports? Not so fast!

    Dec 7, 2011

    In today's global economy where many transactions are done through a computer with credit cards instead of face to face with cash in hand, it is essential that consumers continuously monitor their credit score.

  • Paratroopers prepare to leave Al-Asad

    Dec 7, 2011

    Paratroopers assigned to 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, are among the last 1,000 servicemembers on Al-Asad and are preparing to turn over the base to the Iraqi Army.

  • Army player Andrew Rodriguez claims Campbell Trophy

    Dec 8, 2011

    U.S. Military Academy linebacker Andrew Rodriguez has been named the 22nd recipient of the William V. Campbell Trophy at the 54th National Football Foundation Annual Awards Dinner in New York City.

  • Verona: A city by any other name would smell as sweet

    Dec 7, 2011

    VERONA, Italy -- Many people today know Verona as the setting for William Shakespeare's tragic love story "Romeo and Juliet," but this sensational city has been attracting visitors for more than two millennia. A UNESCO world heritage site, Verona abounds in spectacular architecture and important historical attractions.

  • Red silhouettes tell a powerful story in Amberg

    Dec 7, 2011

    AMBERG, Germany -- Thanks to the Weinnachsmarkt and the scent of spicy gluehwein, Christmas was in the air for the International Day for fighting against women's violence, Nov. 25. What made this day even more special was the fact that the Soroptimist International, Amberg-Sulzbach Club, adopted the red silhouettes from U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program.

  • Vilseck High School cheerleading squad inspires next generation

    Dec 7, 2011

    VILSECK, Germany -- Cheerleaders aim to make their energy and enthusiasm infectious. While this is usually accomplished before a crowd at sporting events, cheerleaders at Vilseck High School recently spread their vim through less traditional means.

  • Stinson is USAG Grafenwoehr's 'Rising Star'

    Dec 7, 2011

    VILSECK, Germany -- Tamara Stinson gets a group hug from tiny supporters during her send-off party, here, Dec. 1. A small group gathered at the Child Development Center, noise makers in hand, to wish Stinson good luck before she leaves to compete in the national "Operation Rising Star" event at Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, beginning Dec. 11.

  • USAG Grafenwoehr begins to 'right-size' its workforce

    Dec 7, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Following two recent transformation and reshaping announcements last month that will reduce the Army in Europe by more than 1,000 military, local national and Army civilian positions, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr began taking actions to minimize the impact these reductions will have on its workforce and to inform affected employees of their options.

  • Third Army CSM visits Soldiers in Southwest Asia

    Dec 7, 2011

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Command Sgt. Maj. Stephan Frennier, Third Army/ARCENT senior enlisted advisor and Whitehouse, Texas native, visited Soldiers at two bases here Dec. 2 - 5.

  • Enduring mission: AMC to train Iraqi Army

    Dec 8, 2011

    The Army Materiel Command's Joint Base Workshop will continue to support the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq by training the Iraqi Army on maintenance, repair and overhaul of U.S. Army tactical vehicles after U.S. forces depart Iraq.

  • Catholic chaplain in Japan bestowed with 'Order of Holy Sepulchre' honor from Vatican

    Dec 7, 2011

    Chaplain (Maj.) Paul G. Passamonti, the Catholic chaplain for U.S. Army Garrison Japan, was invested in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem during a Solemn Mass held Oct. 29 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.

  • 2011 Operation Rising Star finals, voting begin Dec. 11

    Dec 7, 2011

    The final competitions for Operation Rising Star--the military's equivalent of American Idol--will be broadcast on the Pentagon Channel and streamed online at www.OpRisingStar.com beginning Dec. 11.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Zaybreon M. Jeter

    Dec 8, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Zaybreon M. Jeter

  • Eco-dome will help build sense of community

    Dec 8, 2011

    Local villagers, Djiboutian service members and soldiers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs Team 4902, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, worked side by side on an eco-dome in Karatbi San, Djibouti, November 29 through December 2.

  • Fishing program a safe haven for wounded JBLM veterans

    Dec 8, 2011

    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Capt. Marshall Davis recalls life during his recent deployment to Iraq with one word: Indescribable -- at least to anyone who wasn't physically there. The Idaho Army National Guard construction officer oversaw the movement of concrete barriers and walls, massive storage containers and other equipment out of Victory Base Complex in Baghdad after the inception of Operation New Dawn, a formal transition signifying the end of U.S. military involvement in the country.

  • 380th Engineer Company returns home from Iraq

    Dec 12, 2011

    Soldiers of the 380th Engineer Company collect personal belonings after a 9-month deployment to Iraq Nov. 28,2011 at Camp Shelby, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • Odierno discusses Iraq drawdown, transition at Fort Hood

    Dec 7, 2011

    As American forces are scheduled to be out of Iraq by the end of this month, they are leaving the nation in a position to sustain the long-fought peace that has been established over the past nine years, explained Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 6, 2011.

  • Reserve looks to preserve Army investment in personnel

    Dec 7, 2011

    With force cuts looming for the active component, the Army Reserve is looking for ways to preserve some of that investment which might otherwise be walking out the door, for good.

  • M119A2 howitzer upgrade to provide quicker firepower

    Dec 6, 2011

    Soldiers are one step closer to receiving a digitized M119A2 howitzer that will make it possible for them to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker.

  • Native American Soldiers beat drum of warrior spirit

    Dec 7, 2011

    Four Native American Soldiers drummed and sang for guests at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., Dec. 2, 2011, while telling their story of war in Iraq, Korea and World War II.

  • Nano technology marches on

    Dec 13, 2011

    A year ago, engineers at Picatinny Arsenal were busy processing and refining nanomaterials. This year, they have made the next logical step in their ongoing work by forging objects from those nanopowders.

  • Camp Shelby has gone to the dogs

    Dec 8, 2011

    Military working dogs, which recently arrived at Camp Shelby, Miss., with their handlers, are here to train as Tactical Explosive Detection Dogs for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Overseas DOD school lunch prices to increase

    Dec 7, 2011

    Beginning Jan. 3, school lunch prices at all Department of Defense Education Activity schools outside the continental United States will increase for the first time since 2004.

  • IRS MPs CONDUCT CONVOY LIVE FIRE AT YAKIMA

    May 27, 2014

    Soldiers of the 595th Military Police Company were not just battling the heavy winds of Yakima Training Center; the pop-up targets and the adrenaline rush of reacting under pressure were other conflicts they encountered as they conducted a Convoy Live Fire Exercise from June 27, 2001 to June 29, 2011.

  • MPs receive awards for valor

    Dec 7, 2011

    The 504th Military Police Battalion, 42nd Military Police Brigade, recognized 13 Soldiers with awards for service, valor, for injures suffered in combat, and for saving the life of a military dependent while on patrol.

  • ADPAAS Accounts for People … Not Just Numbers

    Dec 9, 2011

    Accounting for and taking care of the Army Family is the primary purpose of the Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (ADPAAS).

  • RDECOM commander tours the future of Army STEM recruiting

    Dec 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army's efforts to inspire, attract and develop the next generation of scientists and engineers received a boost Dec. 5. Outside the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command headquarters building, RDECOM commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice got a preview of the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Asset Vehicle.

  • Pauly D visits, trains at Fort Irwin

    Jan 18, 2012

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Michael J. Spear from K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, front, teaches Pauly D the flutter kick at Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 18. Pauly D exercised with the K Troop soldiers while filming an episode for his new TV show. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Zachary A. Gardner, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs Office / Released)

  • Darnall preparing to meet growing demand for behavioral health services for returning Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2011

    With more than 13,000 Warriors still expected to return to Fort Hood over the next few months, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is up to the challenge of an increasing demand for behavioral health care. Darnall's commander, Col. Patrick Sargent, said the medical center has been preparing for months to make sure Soldiers have access to behavioral health care.

  • Kuwait team adds armor, keeps road builders safe

    Dec 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army opened an add-on armor facility at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in 2005 and the work has been steady ever since.

  • Outside the comfort zone

    Dec 6, 2011

    1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment recently put several of its Soldiers through 48 hours of rigorous assessment to see if they have what it takes to become U.S. Army Rangers.

  • Army Capabilities Integration Center: At the forefront of the Army Profession

    Dec 6, 2011

    The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a profession as the whole body of persons engaged in a calling, vocation or employment requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation.

  • DO AS I DO

    Dec 6, 2011

    Leadership is one of the most difficult jobs on the planet, especially in an Army that's been at war more than a decade. The overwhelming majority of our Leaders have done a great job managing the many challenges that have come before them: multiple deployments, doing more with less and preparing for whatever missions their Soldiers might be called to execute. In fact, excellent leadership is at the very heart of our recent success in reducing on-duty accidents to one of the lowest levels ever recorded.

  • Noble Johnson, 91, visits place of youth at MCAAP

    Dec 6, 2011

    MCALESTER, Okla.--Noble "Buddie" Johnson, 91, stepped briskly without aid, as he walked the terrain of his youth at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. He maneuvered through tall grass next to historical markers that noted the past existence of structures long gone but certainly not forgotten. He recalled with clarity the daily life of a grade school boy growing up in the hard times of the Great Depression on his family farm, more than two decades before it became part of the McAlester Naval Ammunition Depot in 1943.

  • Night Stalkers Praise CCAD Workforce

    Dec 6, 2011

    The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) commanders calls CCAD's production record over the past year "phenomenal."

  • Caring exemplifies the spirit of the holiday season

    Dec 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- One of the world's greatest leaders was a gate guard who worked at the main gate of Fort Benning, Ga. What made Mr. McCoy so great was that he knew his job was more than checking ID cards. With his awesome attitude, he conveyed to every person passing through his lane that he cared.

  • Army streamlining network management through NIEs

    Dec 7, 2011

    As it makes major upgrades to its tactical communications network, the Army is also revamping the way Soldiers can monitor and manage network performance in real time.

  • New York Army National Guard Honors President Martin Van Buren

    Dec 6, 2011

    Leaders and Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard marked the 229th birthday of U.S. President Martin Van Buren here at the eighth president's grave site. Brig. Gen. Renwick Payne, Director of the Joint Staff and Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Wicks, the senior enlisted Soldier of the New York Army National Guard joined members of the military forces honor guard and more than a dozen Soldiers from the Joint Force Headquarters facility in Latham to present honors and lay a wreath at the grave site of Van Buren to honor his birth date, Dec. 5, 1782.

  • M119A2 Howitzer upgrade provides quicker firepower

    Dec 7, 2011

    Soldiers are one step closer to receiving a digitized M119A2 howitzer that will make it possible for them to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker.

  • Memorial Chapel drive gets an upgrade

    Dec 6, 2011

    Road construction has been underway for weeks at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Memorial Chapel to improve access for Soldiers and other services to assemble for funeral ceremonies.

  • Small-town chef now serving meals in Secretary of Defense Executive Dining Room

    Dec 6, 2011

    Only the U.S. Army could take a young chef from a small, Midwestern civic center and move him to an executive dining room at the world's largest office building. And that's exactly what happened for Peru, Ind., native Kevin Arwood, now a specialist in the U.S. Army.

  • Support center is 'oasis' for wounded warriors, families

    Dec 6, 2011

    The Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which was completely funded through civilian donations, offers wounded warriors and their families a place to connect and find emotional support, and to serve as a respite away from the rigors of recovery.

  • Research course helps students discover career pathways

    Dec 6, 2011

    Bamberg Middle High School now offers a new course to its curriculum that assists high school students with secondary education and workforce plans.

  • Humphreys kicks off holiday season

    Dec 6, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS - The holiday season got off to its bright, official start here during the Community Tree Lighting Dec. 5.

  • Eighth Army commander visits Humphreys

    Dec 6, 2011

    The U.S. Army's mission in Korea requires continued vigilance by motivated Soldiers, the Eighth Army commander said during a visit here Dec. 1. The commander, Lt. Gen. John Johnson, and the Eighth Army's senior enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris, spoke with leaders in a town hall meeting at the Super Gym.

  • Engineering unique tastes at West Point

    Dec 6, 2011

    West Point chemical engineering cadets and members of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Club work in the "West Point Chocolate Factory," exploring the science behind making the most amazing chocolate.

  • Malian Defense soldiers learn logistics with U.S. Army Special Forces

    Dec 8, 2011

    West Virginia Army National Guard Special Forces Soldiers from Charlie Company, 219th Special Forces Group, along with the 300th Military Intelligence Battalion, the 294th Quartermaster Company and the 5th Quartermaster Battalion from Germany taught the Malian Defense Forces (MDF) of the 33rd Parachute Infantry Regiment how to effectively conduct drop zone selection, request aerial resupplies along with different methods of dropping supplies via air transport in order to maximize joint stability and security efforts.

  • 516th Signal Brigade welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Dec 5, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Travis L. Cherry accepted the responsibility for the Soldiers of the 516th Signal Brigade from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis J. Dent during a ceremony Nov. 16 on historic Palm Circle, here.

  • McChord Holiday Bazaar a bonding tool for military spouses

    Dec 5, 2011

    McCHORD FIELD, Wash. -- Jessica Morales values sewing as far more than just a handy household skill. To the 12-year Army spouse, it's a hobby, a relaxer and a stress reliever. It's a way to deal with her husband's deployments, a chance to honor her Japanese heritage and an opportunity to craft products that make others happy.

  • USARPAC top NCO brings uncle's remains home

    Dec 6, 2011

    Korean War prisoner of war Pfc. Jimmie Gaitan's remains were escorted home to his family by his nephew, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota, U.S. Army Pacific's top noncommissioned officer, Nov. 22, 2011, more than 60 years after he died.

  • Thinking about trying 'spice'? Think again

    Dec 5, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - There's no more wiggle room for service members at the Presidio of Monterey or elsewhere who want to use marijuana substitutes like "spice" or K2.

  • Community invited to share concerns during AFAP

    Dec 5, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Army wants to know what you have to say. The Presidio of Monterey Garrison is hosting its annual Armed Forces Action Plan Conference at the Weckerling Center Jan. 26 and 27, and you're invited.

  • 316th Engineer Company commander joins City of Chattanooga leaders for Reserve center grand opening

    Dec 18, 2011

    CHATTANOOGA Tenn.-Nearly a year after the 316th Engineer Company officially activated, the unit commander Cpt. Lex Oren joined community leaders in a ribbon cutting ceremony that marked the grand opening of the Chattanooga Army Reserve Center, the unit's new home on Bonny Oaks Drive.

  • Army chief of staff chooses MICC CG for new assignment

    Dec 5, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army chief of staff announced today that Brig. Gen. Stephen B. Leisenring, the commanding general of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, has been selected for assignment as the deputy commander for the Joint Theater Support Contracting Command for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Army National Guard changes leadership

    Dec 5, 2011

    On the day he formally assumed the duties of the director of the Army National Guard, Maj. Gen. William E. Ingram, Jr. was also promoted to lieutenant general.

  • Fierce rivals Army-Navy bring roar to new gridiron

    Dec 8, 2011

    The Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen, one of the fiercest rivalries in all of college sports, will rumble on to FedEx Field at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 10, 2011.

  • Vice Chief wants outcome-based system for transitioning Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2011

    With the Army facing a force downsizing the Army needs to do a better job preparing Soldiers for life after the military, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli told transition officials at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 1, 2011.

  • Solid Warriors depart for downrange law enforcement mission

    Dec 5, 2011

    More than 120 Soldiers from 463rd Military Police Company said farewell to family and friends Dec. 5 during a deployment ceremony at Nutter Field House.

  • Guard's last convoy puts Iraq in rearview mirror

    Dec 6, 2011

    With Operation New Dawn coming to a close, the Virginia Army National Guard left Iraq in its final convoy, Dec. 2, 2011.

  • Horoho assumes command of MEDCOM

    Dec 8, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became the first woman and the first nurse to command the Army's largest medical organization when she took command of the U.S. Army Medical Command during a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 5, 2011.

  • Recruiting Command Implements Master Recruiter Badge

    Dec 5, 2011

    Motivated recruiters will soon have their first opportunity to compete for the Master Recruiter Badge. The first step, however, is determining individual desire and eligibility.

  • USAREC implementing Small Unit Recruiting operations across command

    Dec 6, 2011

    In support of the command's ongoing Pinnacle transformation initiatives, U.S. Army Recruiting Command is implementing Small Unit Recruiting operations across the command.

  • Standing silent watch over heroes

    Dec 6, 2011

    As the sun rises and sets over Arlington National Cemetery, gates open and close to sacred ground that honors thousands of military personnel from wars past.

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