Archive: Dec 2011

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  • 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.

  • Tomb Guard Soldier makes a difference on and off duty

    Dec 5, 2011

    Sgt. Dontae Skywalker, relief commander for the Tomb of the Unknowns, doesn't just give his time to protecting one of the most solemn memorials in the National Capital Region, he also gives his time to young inner-city kids.

  • USAMITC Employee Participates in the Army Civilian Intern Program

    Dec 5, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- A U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) employee has a lot to be thankful for in his professional career. USAMITC Information Technology Policy and Plans Specialist, Neftali "Nef" Ruiz, is the command's only participant in the Department of the Army Internship Program.

  • 'Old Guard' caisson platoon welcomes new horses

    Dec 6, 2011

    The Caisson Platoon of 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), recently checked out 14 new horses to ensure they are fit for duty.

  • APG celebrates holiday season at Aberdeen parade

    Dec 5, 2011

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- Aberdeen Proving Ground Soldiers joined the Aberdeen community Dec. 3 on a sunny, brisk afternoon for festivities, including a holiday parade and a visit from St. Nick. About 1,000 people gathered along Bel Air Avenue for Aberdeen's 35th annual Christmas Street Parade. The crowd enjoyed an up-close look as APG leadership rode atop Army vehicles that are researched, developed and tested here.

  • MPs secure routes in Baghdad for last convoys

    Dec 6, 2011

    Paratroopers were on the streets at 5 a.m. to check the route for roadside bombs before Victory Complex transitioned to Iraqi control Friday.

  • Meet Fort Bragg's 2011 Family of the Year

    Dec 5, 2011

    As a child, Keri Stevenson acquired the knick name of 'Wonder Woman.' Now days, Stevenson spends her time helping as many people as she can along with raising two children alone while her husband is deployed. Needless to say, many would argue Stevenson is in fact a wonder woman. It doesn't matter if they are related by blood, Stevenson will go out of her way to help anyone who needs it, said Kaye Dunham, a fellow military spouse. For the Stevenson Family, that's just a part of it, and with that said, no one was the least bit surprised when they were named the 2011 Fort Bragg Family of the Year during a ceremony at the Main Post Chapel December 1.

  • Families kick off the holidays at Fort Bragg Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Dec 5, 2011

    Honoring a holiday tradition that dates back several years, the Fort Bragg and surrounding communities gathered for the annual lighting of the Fort Bragg Christmas Tree during a ceremony at the Main Post Parade Field December 1.

  • Connecting locally with international customers

    Dec 5, 2011

    Employees working for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command are in regular contact with their customers around the world through the Foreign Military Sales program. USASAC is often referred to as the "Army's Face to the World" because the organization is the first contact a foreign customer has within the Army. By maintaining Liaison Officers throughout the major Combatant Commands, USASAC's reach is that much closer to their international partners.

  • Louisiana National Guard Soldiers train active duty noncommissioned officers

    Dec 5, 2011

    PINEVILLE, La. (11/21/11) -- The Louisiana National Guard trained active duty Soldiers from Fort Polk, along with Guard members and Reservists from throughout the country during the first multi-component Warrior Leader Course at Camp Cook in Ball, La., Nov. 4-18.

  • The U.S. Army marked the delivery of the 400th High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS)

    Dec 5, 2011

  • Turkey served at the DFAC

    Dec 5, 2011

    Being in the military doesn't always allow servicemembers to return home for Thanksgiving. In honor of those who have nowhere to go or can't make it home for the holidays, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall dining facility offered a special meal from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the holiday.

  • Grafenwoehr practices force protection in a virtual garrison

    Dec 5, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The annual U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's force protection exercise took place for the first time in its history in a virtual world. The all-day event held Dec. 2, 2011 at the Joint Multinational Training Command's Simulation Center took place in a digital replica of the USAG Grafenwoehr Main Post. The exercise is implemented once a year to test the reactions and responses of first-responders, as well as the local garrison command structure.

  • KSC Battalion brightens holiday season in Korea

    Dec 5, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Korean Service Corps Battalion helped to brighten the holiday season by stringing up millions of lights at U.S. Army posts in South Korea.

  • USACE employee retires after 44 years

    Dec 6, 2011

    Wolfgang Kuhl began his career with USACE in 1967. Over a span of more than four decades, Kuhl's work led to the successful completion of numerous multi-million dollar constructions projects in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey.

  • Yongsan mailroom trains to keep Community safe

    Dec 7, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Main Post Mail Room personnel underwent a Suspicious Package Training Exercise to hone their the ability to protect the Community, secure the area and keep personnel safe, Nov. 30.

  • Soldier establishes unique bond with NFL team

    Dec 5, 2011

    Sgt. Dontae Skywalker, Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), has a unique bond with the San Francisco 49ers football team.

  • 2/3 Aviation helps veterans remember Pearl Harbor

    Dec 6, 2011

    Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, Third Combat Aviation Brigade, Third Infantry Division, spent the afternoon at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler, Ga., with some World War II veterans learning of the similarities in their service and experiences.

  • Vice Chief honors former Fort Hood command team at departure, retreat ceremony

    Dec 5, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli led Fort Hood, Texas, in honoring the careers and service of Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola during a Departure and Retreat Ceremony Dec. 1, 2011, on the 1st Cavalry Division's Cooper Field.

  • TF Lobos unscheduled maintenance always has the fix

    Dec 4, 2011

    Soldiers from Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, perform unscheduled maintenance on a daily basis to help maintain a high operational rate for the task force's aircraft fleet.

  • 1st Air Cav flies high

    Dec 4, 2011

  • 1st Air Cav night launch

    Dec 4, 2011

  • National Interageny Confederation for Biological Research hosts student symposium

    Dec 3, 2011

    On Nov. 17, students from high school through graduate age, attended the National Interageny Confederation for Biological Research Exploring Science in a Scientific Environment hosted by the NICBR Education and Outreach Working group. The symposium was focused on students interested in careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with emphasis on medical, biological research and/or bio-defense.

  • Working group conference participants achieve

    Dec 3, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- To help successfully plan and prepare for the transition of USACE-constructed Afghan National Security Forces facilities to Afghan oversight for operations and maintenance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South hosted a Training and Transition Synchronization Conference at Kandahar Airfield Nov. 20.

  • A Holiday Message from US Army Pacific's Commanding General

    Dec 2, 2011

    A Holiday Message from LTG Francis J. and Mrs. Jeannine Wiercinski

  • 70th Anniversary: WHEELER ATTACKED!

    Dec 2, 2011

    WHEELER FIELD, Hawaii -- Shortly before 8 a.m., today, 25 Japanese dive-bombers struck from the north.

  • 'Trees for Troops' starts the spirit of seasonal giving

    Dec 2, 2011

  • Got cabin fever? Outdoor Recreation has the cure

    Dec 9, 2011

    The harsh climate of an Alaskan winter can have Soldiers and their Families feeling a bit closed in. Fort Wainwright, Outdoor Recreation offers many reasons to come out and play no matter what the season brings.

  • Army evaluates company command posts at NIE 12.1

    Dec 6, 2011

    Soldiers recently finished evaluation of three variants of the "Company Command Post Node" as part of Network Integration Evaluation 12.1.

  • Hammack visits Fort Hood, discusses Net Zero programs

    Dec 5, 2011

    The Net Zero Waste pilot program and sustainability was the central focus at Fort Hood, Texas, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1, 2011, during a visit from Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment.

  • Iraq withdrawal focus of December's Soldiers magazine

    Dec 2, 2011

    December's issue of Soldiers magazine features seven stories tied to the transition of U.S. military forces as they exit Iraq.

  • USAPHC deploys air monitoring vehicle

    Dec 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command has a new weapon in its arsenal to keep Soldiers and retirees, their families, and Army civilians safe from airborne environmental hazards. Environmental health experts at the USAPHC have equipped a Mobile Ambient Air Monitoring System capable of rapid deployments to locations affected by air quality hazards such as Arizona, which experienced heavy smoke from recent wild fires.

  • Corps trains on new emergency operations vehicles

    Dec 2, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff from the Sacramento, Los Angeles, Portland and Fort Worth districts trained on operating new emergency command and control vehicles at a Corps facility in West Sacramento, Calif., from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1.

  • Energy tips lower electric bills, usage

    Dec 2, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The following tips will help you save energy at home.

  • Hawaii's public schools bridge gap on national report card

    Dec 2, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The National Center for Education Statistics recently released results of the annual National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP.

  • 'Good Leadership Can Be Contagious'

    Dec 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Credibility. The ability to inspire belief and trust. That's what every command sergeant major -- every Soldier and civilian, in fact -- should strive for as they serve the Army. Developed with a mix of experience, knowledge, leadership capabilities and commitment to the Army values, credibility is the key to success in the Army. For Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling of the Army Materiel Command, it is what he hopes to bring to the table every time he talks with the command's civilian and Soldier work force, and when he advises its four-star commander.

  • 'Tis the season for holiday decorations -- and safety

    Dec 2, 2011

    With Thanksgiving behind us and the holiday season in full swing, holiday lights and decorations have begun to appear all over the post.

  • 7th Signal Command (T) Sergeant Major retires

    Dec 5, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper, commander, Network Enterprise Technology Command, invites you to attend a change of responsibility ceremony and retirement luncheon Jan. 12 honoring Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth O. Williams, 7th Signal Command (Theater), command sergeant major. The change of responsibility ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. in Alexander Hall in Signal Towers and the retirement luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Gordon Club, North Wing Ballroom. R.S.V.P. by Jan. 6, (706) 787-7707.

  • AMC Band to perform 'A New Home for the Holidays' Concert

    Dec 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command Band from Redstone Arsenal will perform a FREE Holiday Concert for the community "A New Home for the Holidays" on Sunday, December 11 at 3:30pm at The Thurber Arts Center, Randolph School, located at 4915 Garth Road in Huntsville.

  • USO brings 'wow' factor to Fort Campbell

    Dec 5, 2011

    A new state-of-the-art USO center opened at Fort Campbell, Ky., to support Soldiers and their families, Nov. 30, 2011.

  • Branches revealed for West Point's Class of 2012

    Dec 5, 2011

    Cadets of the Class of 2012 at the U.S. Military Academy discovered how they will serve as officers in the U.S. Army -- whether it be Infantry, Quartemaster, Air Defense or in any of the 16 branches -- during a branch notification ceremony Dec. 1, 2011.

  • Army CIO promotes NETCOM deputy commander

    Dec 2, 2011

    The first general officer of the Army's Information Systems Management functional area was pinned in a promotion ceremony here Nov. 18.

  • Urban Cluster Training

    Dec 2, 2011

    Soldiers from Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conduct Urban Cluster Training on Fort Riley.

  • Families, friends pay tribute to vets with wreath laying

    Dec 2, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fred Rivera was among more than 1,000 people at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen for the sixth annual Wreaths for Vets wreath-laying ceremony on Nov. 26.

  • RGAAF spruces up terminal for holidays

    Dec 13, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The lights of a twinkling Christmas tree will greet Soldiers arriving and departing Fort Hood's Robert Gray Army Airfield this holiday season thanks to the efforts of several local airfield volunteers and a patriotic friend from Wisconsin.

  • 85th CA Bde partners with Killeen school

    Dec 13, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood's newest brigade is now also the newest official member of the Adopt-a-School program. Soldiers from the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade joined students at the Career and Technical Education facility Nov. 28 to unveil the new sign designating the partnership between the unit and the school.

  • TRADOC welcomes its top noncommissioned officer

    Dec 2, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command officially welcomed its top noncommissioned officer during a welcome and retreat ceremony at the TRADOC headquarters building Dec. 1.

  • U.S., Kuwaiti Soldiers play in Thanksgiving soccer game

    Dec 2, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- On Thanksgiving morning, members of 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment played soccer against a team from the Kuwait Air Defense Information Coordination Center here Nov. 24.

  • 'Angel Tree Program' helps those in need at Natick

    Dec 2, 2011

    What could be more rewarding than making sure that everyone has at least one gift to open over the holidays?

  • Yongsan reaffirms Army Family Covenant

    Dec 2, 2011

    The re-signing ceremony of the Army Family Covenant was held at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's South Post Chapel in order to reconfirm the Army's commitment to improving the quality of life for members of the Yongsan Community, Dec. 2.

  • Accounting for Army property worth $17 billion

    Dec 2, 2011

    The 401st AFSB manages a property book valued at more than $17.4 billion consisting of thousands of pieces of rolling and more than one million pieces of non-rolling stock, said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Barry G. Rice, theater property book officer. Rolling stock includes the largest mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles and non-rolling stock ranges from handheld items to huge generators and Force Provider containers.

  • Soldier awarded Army's highest peacetime award for valor: the Soldier's Medal

    Dec 2, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- A Soldier assigned to the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, was awarded the Army's most prestigious peacetime award for valor, the Soldier's medal, during a ceremony here Dec. 1. Capt. Dennis Edwards received the award for his efforts to extract two drivers whose vehicles had caught fire during a traffic accident in Killeen, Texas on the morning of Jan. 27, according to the citation.

  • 402nd AFSB to support State Department in Iraq

    Dec 5, 2011

    As U.S. forces leave Iraq, they are moving most of their equipment and assets out of the country, but they will hand off some of it to the Department of State to support the diplomatic and security cooperation missions.

  • Poignant essays, passionate speeches highlight Ansbach's Month of the Military Family finale

    Dec 2, 2011

    ANSBACH, Germany -- U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach closed out the Month of the Military Family with a VIP cocktail party and celebration of the military family on Nov. 28 at the Von Steuben Community Activity Center here.

  • Eighth Army honors legendary Korean War leader

    Dec 2, 2011

    Eighth Army officials and Korean War veterans honored the U.S. Army general who helped to save South Korea by holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter in 1950, during a memorial ceremony Dec. 2, 2011, at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea.

  • DET 12 arrives for year-long deployment

    Dec 2, 2011

    Most of the members of U.S. Army Reserve Detachment 12 arrived at Bagram Airfield September 18 to begin their year-long deployment with the 401st Army Field Support Brigade.

  • 18th MP Brigade Soldier saves pregnant woman's life

    Dec 6, 2011

    A Soldier assigned to the 527th MP Company saved the lives of a mother and her unborn baby in base housing on Katterbach Kaserne in Germany, Nov. 16, 2011.

  • LOGCAP IV overview -- civilian contractors supporting the forces in OEF

    Dec 2, 2011

    As the U.S. Army evolved into a smaller force with units focused on combat arms, combat support and combat service support during the 1990s, the need to find ways to provide services once provided by Soldiers became apparent. The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program managed by Army Materiel Command and executed by Army Sustainment Command, AMC's logistics arm, is a way to leverage civilian contractors to support and augment United States and coalition forces in both wartime and humanitarian missions.

  • Tributes to the fallen come home

    Apr 12, 2012

    In some places on Camp Victory in Iraq, there are so many concrete T-walls lining the streets that, combined with the general bleakness of the place, the dust in the air and the eerie dusk-like light it casts on everything, it'd be the perfect setting for a sci-fi movie about a mining camp on some desolate, remote planet.

  • Fort Meade officer donates bone marrow, helps save a life

    Dec 11, 2011

    Navy Lt. Cmdr. John T. Schofield, an instructor and Navy Element Commander at the Defense Information School here at Fort Meade, Md., donated bone marrow to a seriously ill 57-year-old woman who may needed his donation

  • Tripler AMC command group steps up to the plate -- literally

    Dec 2, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii -- In the true spirit of the day, the command team, Tripler Army Medical Center, visited inpatients bearing gifts and later served staff and patients Thanksgiving dinner in the Anuenue Café, Nov. 24.

  • Tele-behavioral Health officially opens its doors in Hawaii

    Dec 5, 2011

    The culmination of a year-long endeavor came to fruition Nov. 28, 2011, with a grand opening ceremony as Pacific Regional Medical Command's Tele-behavioral Health (Tele-Medicine) officially opened its doors at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii.

  • "0-0-1-3" -- A different approach to responsible drinking

    Dec 1, 2011

    A program called "0-0-1-3" is an alcohol abuse prevention program that promotes making responsible choices with regard to alcohol use. It supports the National Prevention Strategy to have a healthy and fit nation, by improving linkages between substance abuse, mental health, juvenile and criminal justice agencies to develop and disseminate effective models of prevention.

  • Safety for the holidays

    Dec 1, 2011

    This season, choose toys that will make the holiday season a safe one. Toys should be a source of fun and learning for children. Too often toys with poor design, toys that are too old for a child, or a toy in bad repair can lead to serious, even fatal injuries. When choosing a toy, make sure to match the toy to the child's abilities. A toy that is too advanced or too simple for a child may be misused, which can lead to injury.

  • New quarters renew morale

    Dec 2, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, who reside in the barracks, moved into a new barracks building on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Nov. 28. The 3-38th is one of many units who are moving their Soldiers to improve the quality of life in today's Army.

  • U.S. Army Africa logistics' Soldiers earn Quartermaster Corps honors

    Dec 1, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa Soldiers, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Joachim Consiglio and Staff Sgt. Keish Hallman recently received honors awarding them the Quartermaster's Corps Order of Saint Martin.

  • New war game developed to study Army's impact

    Dec 5, 2011

    Games mean serious business at the Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., with the development of a new war game that will help evaluate the social impact of Army operations.

  • Army football fans have something to cheer about

    Dec 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Military Academy Black Knights football team is gearing up for the 12th Army-Navy Game to be played Dec. 10, 2011, in Landover, Md.

  • Dental Command makes access to care in Hawaii easier

    Dec 1, 2011

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii--The Pacific Regional Dental Command has teamed with Tripler Army Medical Center to make access to dental care easier for Soldiers stationed in Hawaii. PRDC is automating the telephone system and offering dental text message appointment reminders.

  • Families bond during Advent workshop

    Dec 2, 2011

    The Belvoir community joined in the Religious Education Center for the Advent Wreath Workshop Sunday.

  • Lego® robots invade local middle school during competition

    Jan 6, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Joyce Clark Middle School was the epicenter of excitement as 15 teams of students, 9 -- 14, came together for the inaugural First Lego® League regional competition in Sierra Vista Nov. 19. This was the first opportunity for most students to participate in the robotics challenge event that originally started in 1998.

  • 249th Eng. Bn. members serve Thanksgiving dinner - Soldiers learn from retired veterans

    Dec 1, 2011

  • Biggest loser: Soldier loses more than 50 pounds in two months

    Dec 1, 2011

  • Priorities for 2012 focus on JBLM servicemembers and facilities

    Dec 1, 2011

  • Horse therapy helps wounded Soldiers at Fort Sill

    Dec 5, 2011

    Horseback riding can be fun recreation, and it is also great therapy for wounded warriors at Spirithorse Chisholm Trail Center near Comanche, Okla.

  • Man's best friend helps him deal with PTSD

    Dec 2, 2011

    Former Soldier Luis Carlos Montalván spoke at the Pentagon Library, Nov. 30, 2011, about the book he wrote that documents his struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, and how his service dog "Tuesday" helped him.

  • Changes unveiled at Womack Army Medical Center

    Dec 1, 2011

  • 'Be a buddy, not a bully:' Fort Bragg anti-bullying campaign urges students to find common ground wi

    Dec 1, 2011

    In an effort to focus on bullying, schools across the nation are creating programs to educate students and parents on the subject and from Oct. 13 through Nov. 10, Irwin Intermediate School launched an anti-bullying campaign. The campaign featured a series of activities, performances and workshops, aimed to give students the tools to tackle the issue. The campaign's mission urges students to tap into their personal courage, make an effort to celebrate each other's differences and find common ground to help them connect to other students.

  • Soldiers, animals build bonds during deployments

    Dec 2, 2011

    Soldiers and animals are reunited through the efforts of many

  • Fort Bragg recognized as a 'StormReady' community

    Dec 1, 2011

    Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service recognized Fort Bragg as a StormReady Community at a ceremony Nov. 21.

  • New AER categories boost relief efforts

    Dec 1, 2011

    The Army Emergency Relief program has announced several new categories to its operations to better serve Soldiers.

  • I Corps commander details unit's successes in Afghanistan

    Dec 1, 2011

  • Fort Bragg-based unit plans to hand over Iraq, be home by holidays

    Dec 1, 2011

    According to the 2008 Iraqi-U.S. bilateral agreement, all U.S. Forces are required to withdraw from Iraqi territory by Dec. 31. But during a video teleconference Tuesday, it seemed that if Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick has his way, those stationed at Fort Bragg will be home before Christmas.

  • When is enough -- Enough?

    Dec 1, 2011

    With the holidays and their observances rolling rapidly one into the other and more upcoming, leaders consistently thank Soldiers, veterans, Wounded Warriors and recognize fallen Soldiers.

  • Vice president attends Iraq Commitment ceremony

    Dec 1, 2011

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden took the time to talk to more than a hundred airmen and Soldiers after the Government of Iraq Commitment ceremony in Al Faw Palace at Victory Base Complex, Iraq, Dec. 1.

  • Students display gingerbread houses at Mount Vernon

    Dec 1, 2011

    Seven gingerbread houses designed, built and baked by fourth graders from Fort Belvoir Elementary School are now on display in the estate's museum lobby, where they will be seen by an estimated 50,000 people over the next few weeks.

  • Judge denies pre-trial motion in Hasan case

    Dec 2, 2011

    In a pre-trial hearing Wednesday in the case of U.S. v Maj. Nidal Hasan, defense attorneys asked the military judge, Col. Gregory Gross, to recuse himself.

  • Leaders share Thanksgiving at Belvoir's Dining Facility

    Dec 1, 2011

    Soldiers, their Families and retirees followed their noses Nov. 24 to the Fort Belvoir Dining Facility, where a Thanksgiving meal awaited them inside.

  • 2011 Turkey Bowl

    Feb 10, 2012

    Columbia Recruiting Battalion 3rd Annual Turkey Bowl Football Game was held November 22, 2011.

  • Get me there brother

    Dec 1, 2011

    Lt. Col. Mark Leighton, HHC 412th Theater Engineer Command, had a lot on his mind while performing his warm up stretches prior to the 27th Annual Army 10-Miler in D.C.

  • Hoops player rolls new game

    Dec 2, 2011

    An adaptive physical therapy program is helping a Soldier return to the game of his youth as he tries out for the All-Army Wheelchair basketball team.

  • Financial troubles...even for military members

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 1) -- Staff Sgt. Shawnette Pryor has proudly served in the Army for 19 years as a petroleum supply specialist. She has been stationed in Europe, Asia and multiple stateside locations. She now resides in post housing with her three children -- Keayondra, 18, Jalen, 7, and Kendric, 4.

  • Gen. Odierno talks with J.R. Martinez

    Dec 1, 2011

    Dancing With The Stars sensation and actor, J.R. Martinez, talks about his role as a celebrity and former serviceman with Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno as he waits to meet with Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta at the Pentagon Thursday, December 1, 2011. Panetta, a fan of Dancing With the Stars, invited Martinez to the Pentagon to meet and congratulate him. In 2003, Martinez was severely burned over 40 percent of his body while serving in Iraq as a U.S. Army Soldier.

  • Fort Drum Families get sidewalk view of NYC

    Dec 1, 2011

    Instead of gathering around a table for Thanksgiving this year, a handful of Fort Drum Families spent the holiday on the streets of New York City, trading street vendor hot dogs for a turkey dinner, navigating to famous Manhattan sites and attending one of the most celebrated parades of the year.

  • Answer: A Fort Carson Soldier; Question: Who competed on Jeopardy?

    Dec 1, 2011

    Capt. Daniel Kull insists he's not a nerd. "I'm fascinated by trivia," said Kull, company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Carson.

  • Army training to college credit; Education Services supports Soldiers

    Dec 1, 2011

    Pfc. Chrys Papachristou is close to earning his degree in exercise science with a concentration in physical education. "I only need four credits to finish," said Papachristou, 64th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. "I'm almost done."

  • Army's top installation, energy, environment official tours Fort Hood recycling

    Dec 7, 2011

    The HON Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, presents a "Net Zero" coin to Craig Hutton, an employee with the Fort Hood Recycle Center, during her visit to Fort Hood Wednesday. The assistant secretary will meet with installation officials throughout her two-day visit, which is focused on energy, conservation and environmental issues.

  • The Little Things

    Dec 1, 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.

  • Commissioned artwork depicts sustainers at work

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 1, 2011) -- Col. Todd Heussner, 43rd Sustainment Brigade commander, and Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, unveil a painting that was commissioned by the brigade after the completion of its deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan as part of an increase of troops announced in December 2009. The painting was presented to CASCOM -- the Home of Sustainment -- to honor and recognize the accoplishments of all sustainment Soldiers who have served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, said Hodge.

  • Winter PMCS for Mission Success

    Dec 1, 2011

    Some consider a properly maintained and safely operated Army combat vehicle or Army motor vehicle the Army's first line of defense. Getting to the fight with all the necessary equipment is critical. If Soldiers don't have a way to travel, the unit is less capable of achieving its mission, putting forces on the front line at risk. Cold weather can add another layer of complexity to already challenging conditions for vehicle crews -- especially in theater -- so it's vital Leaders and Soldiers focus on preventive maintenance checks and services to keep their equipment fully mission capable and safe on the road.

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