Archive: Feb 2011

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  • Top enlisted meet to discuss standards at RSCC

    Feb 7, 2011

    The top enlisted Soldier of NATO's training mission led a round-table discussion Feb. 3 with fellow sergeants major in support of the Regional Support Commanders Conference at Camp Eggers. Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph R. Beam, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, used the meeting to reinforce standards, put out information and take questions from those forward deployed serving the six Regional Support Commands.

  • PHS marksmen head to nationals

    Feb 7, 2011

    After a record-breaking season followed by a disappointing loss in the European championship, the Patch High School precision air rifle team looks to its top shooters to end the year on a high note at the national level.

  • Former NFL players tell Fort Hood kids: For a hero, look no further than your own family

    Feb 7, 2011

    Former NFL players Rodney Bailey and Reggie Howard and other members of the I am NOT a HERO Foundation, Inc., held a football mini-camp for military youths at Fort Hood, Texas, Super Bowl Sunday.

  • Memories abundant for military educator

    Feb 7, 2011

    Marilyn Johnson, an education technician at the Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC), stands silent as she watches over a group of young children in her preschool classroom as they take their afternoon nap. Johnson has been watching over children since she was a teenager, but today, she not only watches the world's future grow, but her own past come to a close.

  • Final leg of BRAC begins

    Feb 7, 2011

    When the BRAC announcement was made May 13, 2005, 2011 seemed an eternity away. After years of looking forward, the New Year has ushered in the start of the final leg of our journey to closure. This special issue of the Sentinel is designed to update you on the status of the closure process and the plan for the road ahead. While most of the dates provided are set in stone, some may shift based on a variety of factors.

  • BRAC announcement revisited

    Feb 7, 2011

    On May 13, 2005, then-U.S. Army Garrison commander Col. Angela Manos announced the scheduled closure of Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem under the BRAC Act during a press conference held at the Vehicle Registration Center at Fort McPherson's Main Gate. Now, six years later, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem remain on track to close their gates in September.

  • Maintaining healthy relationships worth the effort

    Feb 7, 2011

    Anyone in a romantic relationship (yes, that includes those of you who are married) knows that creating and maintaining a healthy relationship takes hard work. In the military, such factors as long hours at work and deployments and separations can take their toll on a relationship. Often, when service members return home after an absence, they discover that some roles have changed. Feelings of anger, isolation, betrayal and fear may be experienced by many people in these circumstances. A variety of stressors can challenge even the best relationships.

  • Great American Spit-Out: Combating Smokeless Tobacco

    Feb 7, 2011

    The Great American Spit-Out occurs in February of each year as a means to raise awareness of the dangers associated with smokeless tobacco. This year, the Great American Spit-Out will occur Feb. 24.

  • Caregivers work from home, benefit community

    Feb 7, 2011

    Family Child Care providers, while operating their own home-based businesses, offer children of working parents a "home away from home."

  • American Heart Month: Improving Cardiovascular Health

    Feb 7, 2011

    Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States. Almost 2,300 Americans die every day from cardiovascular diseases-that's one person every 38 seconds. Cardiovascular diseases claim more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and accidents combined. Every year, approximately 785,000 Americans have their first heart attack. Another 470,000 Americans who have already had at least one heart attack will have another one.

  • Turn these devices off

    Feb 7, 2011

    Certain U.S. electronic devices can disrupt communications in Germany and may result in legal proceedings and fines for those who use them.

  • Homebuyer beware

    Feb 7, 2011

    After Andrew and Candice Nash's friends recommended that they use a particular German company to build their new home, and the company agreed to do everything from finding the property and arranging for financing to installing the kitchen and lights, the Nash family jumped at the opportunity. Now, they are in court proceedings with the company, fighting over a house that was never built. The Nash family is among a small but growing group of Stuttgart militart community members who have recently encountered significant problems while attempting to build a home in Germany and who want to inform the community about their experiences.

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  • Second annual AFRICOM C4ISR Senior Leaders Conference concludes in Vicenza, Italy

    Feb 7, 2011

    U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) hosted its second annual C4ISR Senior Leaders Conference Feb. 2-4 at Caserma Ederle, headquarters of U.S. Army Africa, in Vicenza, Italy. The communications and intelligence community event, hosted by Brig. Gen. Robert Ferrell, AFRICOM C4 director, drew approximately 80 senior leaders from diverse U.S. military and government branches and agencies, as well as representatives of African nations and the African Union.

  • 534th Engineer Detachment: Designing the Future

    Feb 7, 2011

    Members of the 534th Engineer Detachment have been supporting survey and design operations in Afghanistan since their arrival with the 902nd Engineer Company in late November. Led by Sergeant First Class Erich Stemmerding, the NCOIC of the detachment from Cincinnati, Ohio, the detachment works to support construction and renovation of all nine camps in the Kabul base cluster.

  • Tuba-Euphonium Conference elevates bottom notes

    Feb 7, 2011

    Featured artists came from Germany, Japan, Australia, Iceland and a variety of universities.

  • Official Release: Chandler to become next Sergeant Major of the Army

    Feb 7, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler, III will become the Sergeant Major of the Army March 1.

  • HOPSports' interactive program promotes fitness, fun

    Feb 7, 2011

    The Hohenfels Child, Youth and School Services is taking fitness to the next level with the introduction of the award-winning HOPSports training program at the School Age Services (SAS) gym in building 112. HOPSports training systems uses digital technology and celebrity trainers to immerse children in an interactive educational experience that focuses on a healthy and active lifestyle.

  • Insurgents target more Afghan government officials

    Feb 7, 2011

    While Taliban killings of the Afghan general population have decreased over the past year, more government officials have been targeted, a senior U.S. commander said yesterday.

  • Dodgeball: Players give new CYSS sport a big thumbs-up

    Feb 7, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "You can hurt your siblings and get away with it." A,A That sentiment, expressed by dodgeball player Nico Dellacroce, was echoed in various ways as players enthusiastically endorsed Wiesbaden Child, Youth and School Service's latest addition to its winter sports programs.

  • Spotlight on Galveston District's Pablo Hernandez

    Jul 24, 2012

    As a project engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, Pablo Hernandez knows what it means to build strong. In fact, he knows what it means to build strong and safely, having earned a certificate of achievement in safety from Southwestern Division commander Col. Thomas W. Kula on Jan. 12, 2011, for supervising more than 225,000 contract work hours in fiscal year 2010 without any lost time accidents.

  • eSponsorship program eases PCS moves

    Dec 10, 2012

    An online sponsor training and resource tool launched nearly a year ago aims to improve the relocation experience for service members, especially in light of the impending PCS season this summer. The eSponsorship Application and Training site, or e-SAT, is another tool in the Defense Department arsenal in the effort to standardize the quality of training in the decades-old sponsor program, largely viewed as "hit or miss" across the services. Units have varied in how they deliver the mandatory sponsor program.

  • RSCC sets 'enduring' path for next 6 months in Afghanistan

    Feb 6, 2011

    - Words like "enduring building" and "thinning out" were popular phrases for the way forward during the six out-briefs given by Regional Support commanders to NATO's top training commander Feb. 4 at Camp Eggers to conclude the three-day Regional Support Commanders Conference. The flow of the speakers was frequently placed on hold as Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commanding general of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, entertained brief discussions with other supporting commanders in a lively exchange of thoughts and ideas.

  • Academy commandant to be next SMA

    Feb 6, 2011

    Army senior leadership announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III will serve as the 14th sergeant major of the Army.

  • Property Accountability

    Feb 6, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Ten years at war, while undergoing the largest organizational change since WWII, unprecedented modernization efforts (Soldier self-protection, technology enhancements and weapon system lethality) and rapid fieldings to satisfy unique operational requirements have made property accountability more critical than ever before.

  • Changing of the Stole marks arrival of new spiritual leadership

    Feb 6, 2011

    BRUNSSUM, Netherlands - A Changing of the Stole ceremony, presided by Lt. Col. Chad Arcand, USAG Schinnen Garrison Commander, was held to mark the change in the spiritual leadership in the tri-border community Feb. 6 in the JFC Brunssum Chapel.

  • Brother pins new 2SCR sergeant in Afghanistan

    Feb 5, 2011

    For Army Sgt. Sherrie Pratt, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment medical lab specialist, Feb. 4 was an especially proud day because her younger brother pinned the rank of sergeant on her at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Omega Falls II readies garrison for crisis response

    Feb 5, 2011

    The crisis was simulated as a part of the three-day Omega Falls II Antiterrorism and Force Protection Exercise held Jan. 25 to 27. The Fort Meade police, along with organizations from across the installation, were testing crisis skills during the exercise.

  • JLFT-7 trains for missions to Iraq

    Feb 5, 2011

    The training consisted of traveling through a mock Iraq village with civilians on the battlefield, react to contact along an alternate supply route and hasty recover a disabled vehicle. The Soldiers were provided a casualty card for the "injured" driver. The convoy team had to move the injured Soldier out of the kill zone as they provided medical assistance.

  • Team Bliss pulls together in wake of 50-year low temps in El Paso

    Feb 5, 2011

    In the aftermath of a mid-week storm which brought near-zero temperatures to a region which is otherwise known for its mild winters, Fort Bliss Soldiers and civilians put storm preparedness plans into action and continued to serve their community by standing up a series of relief centers across post, Feb. 4.

  • Alaska paratroopers show, tell students about Army life

    Feb 4, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, visited with students Jan. 21, at Orion Elementary School on Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, to show the parachutes and equipment they use in airborne operations.

  • Enhanced Combat Helmet to be fielded in fall

    Feb 4, 2011

    The Army is looking at an improved combat helmet that surpasses the capabilities of what Soldiers are currently wearing in the field, and it may be available in the fall.

  • Nett Warrior looking at plate-shaped batteries

    Feb 4, 2011

    New technology, including SAPI-plate-shaped batteries, came out of the recent limited user test for the Nett Warrior system.

  • Reach, Throw, Row, Don't Go!

    Feb 4, 2011

    What if... Someone you were with fell out of a boat without their life jacket' Would you know what to do' You can follow these four basics steps to help: reach, throw, row and go.

  • Fort Bragg programs offer chance to get into shape

    Feb 4, 2011

    Two exercise programs on Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base not only offer the chance to beat the winter blues, but they also offer the chance to live a healthier lifestyle. Jump into Shape, offered by Womack Army Medical Center, and The Biggest Loser, a NuCo fat loss contest, have both recently started.

  • A float plan could save your life

    Feb 4, 2011

    Before you go boating complete a float plan and leave it with someone who can notify a rescue organization should you not return or check-in as planned.

  • Brother-to-Brother Day advocate marches through Fort Bragg

    Feb 4, 2011

    Lance E. Robinson, a Marine Corps veteran is walking to each state capital to advocate for Sept. 10 to be officially recognized as Brother-to-Brother Day, a day for active-duty military personnel and veterans to celebrate their bonds. On Jan. 25, he visited Fort Bragg, while on his way from Raleigh, N.C. to Columbia, S.C.

  • 'Old Glory' keeps Soldier safe, makes way home

    Feb 4, 2011

    For one Fort Polk Soldier, the post retirement ceremony Jan. 26, was not only the culmination of his career, but also time to retire the flag that he credited with keeping him and its original owner safe through deployments since World War II.

  • Fort Bragg Exchange promotes healthier living

    Feb 4, 2011

    Dining at Fort Bragg is no longer a diet-buster as almost every establishment now offers healthy dining options. Subway's Fresh Fit menu provides eight sandwiches with less than six grams of fat, baked chips and a diet beverage. Burger King allows diners to select a side salad instead of fries for the same price. Also there is the "Fit Pick" program, created by the National Automatic Merchandising Association, "Fit Pick" educates Americans about the role of healthy snacks and the importance of a balanced diet and physical activity.

  • Iraqi physical therapists train at Walter Reed

    Feb 4, 2011

    Three Iraqi military physical therapists are wrapping up a six-week rotation Feb. 14, with Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Korean-American pursues American dream

    Feb 4, 2011

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Spc. Jayson Lee's story is unique. The 29-year-old Soldier serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XI also once served in the Republic of Korea army.

  • APG, Harford Community College discuss tailoring education to future jobs

    Jun 2, 2011

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Partnerships with local schools are vital for Aberdeen Proving Ground to meet the challenges of the base realignment and closure, commonly known as BRAC, a senior U.S. Army official said. As APG evolves into the Army's new hub for science and engineering, Maryland and the surrounding region will need to build and retain the workforce to ensure technological support to Soldiers remains strong, said Gary Martin, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command executive deputy to the commander.

  • Fort Bragg conducts working dogs annual certification

    Feb 4, 2011

    Military working dog teams from Fort Stewart, Ga., Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Bragg and Fort Riley, Kan. went through traing for recertification recently. The annual certification course took place on Fort Bragg, Jan. 10 through the 14.

  • Budget analyst earns Fort Drum 2010 Civilian of the Year award

    Feb 4, 2011

    A mindset of hard work, modesty and appreciation has paid off for a Fort Drum civilian employee, just as his father predicted years ago.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers rewarded for community service

    Feb 4, 2011

    Jose Aguimatang and Ksenia Kulik graduated Albritton Middle School and set aside the lazy days of summer for a volunteer stint with the American Red Cross, Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield. This started a partnership that would lasted through high school. On Jan. 26, the teens received prestigious Iron Mike pins in a ceremony that honored the service of Fort Bragg volunteers.

  • Army Reserve's 301st PSYOP Jumps for the Border

    Feb 4, 2011

    You will not find this company at their Reserve center during most monthly Battle Assemblies. This January's Battle Assembly was no exception. The company conducted multiple airborne operations to include a mass tactical night combat jump, familiarization with multiple weapon systems, and a combat day jump at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier receives Silver Star

    Feb 4, 2011

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier with 1st Brigade Combat Team received the Silver Star Medal - the nation's third highest award for valor in combat - during a ceremony Jan. 26 at Forward Operating Base Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan.

  • JFHQ NCR/MDW to receive CFC Summit Award

    Feb 4, 2011

    JFHQ NCR/MDW surpassed their Combined Federal Campaign goal and will be awarded the CFC Summit Award.

  • Fort Bragg opens doors of new Family Readiness Group resource center

    Feb 4, 2011

    The 82nd Sustainment Brigade opened the doors to a new Family readiness group center on Fort Bragg, that will provide a centralized location for those servicemembers and Family members involved in the unit's FRG. The center is a place where Family members can receive resources and have meetings, a small place for kids to play while conducting business and a place to let your hair down when the deployment gets too long.

  • Vanguard Soldiers train Iraqis on M1A1 tank

    Feb 4, 2011

    The "Desert Lions" of Iraq's 34th Mechanized Brigade are now training with U.S. Soldiers to learn M1A1 Abrams tank skills at Camp Taji, Iraq.

  • Deployment resolutions: Making this year the best it can be

    Feb 4, 2011

    An almost decade-long period of war has generated a significant amount of research into military family well-being and coping during deployments, but there are still many differing opinions about how one spouse can seemingly cope very well into her fourth deployment experience and yet another falls apart early into her first.

  • Spotlight on Spc. Aimee Michael, tax preparer

    Feb 4, 2011

    For now she is completing up to seven tax returns a day, some simple, some a bit more complicated after finishing training online and a hands-on instructional course by the Internal Revenue Service at Eielson Air Force Base.

  • FORSCOM's top enlisted Soldier visits Bragg to review future living and working conditions

    Feb 4, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the top enlisted Soldier for U.S. Army Forces Command, spent three days meeting with Soldiers and checking on the progress of construction projects in preparation for FORSCOM's move here later this year.

  • Rep. Lamborn and Former NFL player speak at luncheon for missile defenders

    Feb 4, 2011

    U.S. Representative Doug Lamborn (R-5) and a former National Football League player were the guest speakers at a luncheon designed to recognize missile defenders Feb. 2 at the Air Force Academy.

  • Following a pioneer, remembering a father

    Feb 4, 2011

    Fort Eustis warrant officer is son of the late Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S. Navy diver

  • Go Pack Go!

    Feb 4, 2011

    Green Bay Packer spirit is alive and well and on display throughout Fort McCoy, Wis. At the installation's Garrison Headquarters, several staff members take a break to show that spirit Friday, Feb. 4, in advance of the Packer's Super Bowl XLV game. Fort McCoy, the only Army installation in Wisconsin, has trained more than 100,000 military personnel from all service branches each year since 1984, and has supported the mobilization and demobilization of more than 122,000 personnel from nearly 2,200 units since 2001.

  • West Point cadet immersed in volunteer work during holiday break

    Feb 4, 2011

    West Point Cadet Dan Thueneman (Class of 2011) was looking for an opportunity not only to experience something that most would never know, but also to volunteer his time to others who were in need. Thueneman traveled to the rural community of Mukono district of Uganda for 11 days to volunteer with the non-governmental organization called A Broader View.

  • West Point Band NCO nominated for Grammy

    Feb 4, 2011

    The West Point Band's newest audio engineer, Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Engineered Album-Classical category.

  • West Point Middle School students, cadets welcome Afghan visitors

    Feb 4, 2011

    The West Point Middle School received three special visitors Jan. 26 when three Afghan teenage girls arrived at West Point to share their experiences with students here.

  • Action-packed class teaches West Point youth the art of comic books

    Feb 4, 2011

    "Deadline, deadline, deadline..." Victor Castro reminded the students more than once during the final session of the inaugural Intro to Comic Book Art class at the West Point Youth Center on Friday. What started as studious concentration on Day One ended with unbridled creativity and it was up to the instructor to temper some of that enthusiasm to keep production on schedule.

  • TARA to the Rescue

    Feb 4, 2011

  • Schweinfurt middle school nurse spearheads nutrition awareness

    Feb 4, 2011

  • Waiting spouse finds time to volunteer with FRG

    Feb 4, 2011

    First of a planned series with various spouses of the 3-1 IBCT and how they are handling the separation of deployment.

  • CAC reflects on 2010, looks forward to year of growth

    Feb 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The new year's first Community Action Council meeting boasted a diverse lineup of guest presenters.

  • Sustainers retire during ceremony

    Feb 4, 2011

    Master Sgt.'s Adam J. McKinney and Cornelius E. Smith officially retired during the Fort Knox Retirement Ceremony at the post's Leader's Club Jan. 28. The ceremony honored the careers of 14 Soldiers and civilians from across Fort Knox who served at least 20 years of active federal service.

  • Army announces availability of Final PEIS on proposed aviation growth, realignment and stationing

    Feb 4, 2011

    The Army has prepared a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the proposed growth, realignment, and stationing of new and existing Army aviation assets. The proposed action includes the consolidation and reorganization of existing aviation units and the potential establishment of one or more combat aviation brigades (CAB). The Final PEIS considers three alternatives, plus a no action alternative. Fort Carson and Joint Base Lewis-McChord are the only stationing alternatives that meet all of the Army's stationing requirements for new CAB stationing.

  • Taken for a Ride'

    Feb 4, 2011

    Some years ago, I purchased a second car for my wife to make the 30-mile back-and-forth drive to school. We checked around and found a used car that appeared to be in decent condition. We bought the car from its owner, purchased insurance and got it registered. After spending a Sunday afternoon with my wife brushing up her skills with a manual transmission, everything seemed to be going well - or so I thought.

  • Chillin'- Not Spillin'

    Feb 4, 2011

    Vehicle crashes take the lives of more Americans during winter than any other accident cause, according to the National Disaster Education Consortium. That makes learning how to safely drive on icy and snowy roads vital, not only for making it to your destination but also for being around to celebrate next spring. And it's not just those who live in the North or Midwest who need winter driving skills. During February 2010, snow touched even southern Alabama, treating residents to a rare driving experience. However, whether you live in Alaska or Alabama, here are some "slick" tips to help keep you safe.

  • A Safe Return

    Feb 4, 2011

    What if you were flying over rugged terrain and encountered a sandstorm, inclement weather or maintenance problems' How would you get your crew and aircraft to the ground safely' Thankfully, the Air Traffic Navigation Integration Coordination System (ATNAVICS) Radar AN/TPN-31 can help. The ATNAVICS is a ground control approach (GCA) radar system used to assist pilots during low-visibility conditions to execute safe approaches to an airfield.

  • Let's See the PPE

    Feb 4, 2011

    As the shop foreman at the Maneuver and Training Equipment Site (MATES), personal protective equipment (PPE) is my highest priority. I believe we must place an enormous amount of emphasis on PPE to protect our No. 1 resource - our employees. To do that, though, safety has to be more than just a word or check-the-block mentality.

  • Middle East Bound and Down

    Feb 4, 2011

    It was the end of a very productive, accident-free day. We'd completed about 10 building safety inspections, and the clock was ticking closer and closer to time to punch out for a well-deserved weekend. Then the phone rang.

  • Leadership: Our Greatest Weapon

    Feb 4, 2011

    In the July 2010 issue of Knowledge, Brig. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield wrote an article on his "Five Deadly Words" philosophy, explaining that the majority of Army accidents have one or more of these common errors. These five deadly words are untrained, unsupervised, undisciplined, overconfident and complacent.

  • Stay Aware, Stay Alive

    Feb 4, 2011

    Adrenalin washes over the Soldiers as they stack outside the door, ready to storm a room with unknown threats inside. The signal is passed and they focus on the entry. Muscles tense and the Soldiers explode through the door. The lead Soldier clears the fatal funnel and then his corner. The second Soldier pivots through the doorway, taking the opposite point of domination as he looks for threats. The third and fourth Soldiers follow, taking their positions inside the room and scanning for threats.

  • TF Lethal medics aid injured Paktya boy

    Feb 4, 2011

    Medics from Company A, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Lethal, at Combat Outpost Herrera, Paktya Province, helped care for and evacuate a Jaji Village boy who fell more than 15 feet from a building and landed on his head, Jan. 29.

  • Guard leaders discuss Contingency Dual Status Commanders concept at JFHQ-NCR

    Feb 4, 2011

    National Guard commanders from 13 states visited Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region as part of their Contingency Dual Status Commanders' (CDSC) Conference Feb. 2.

  • Soldiers prepare helicopters for return to US

    Feb 4, 2011

    An Army aviation brigade out of Fort Riley, Kan., is preparing its aircraft to return from Iraq this spring.

  • Afghan families receive food, clothing for winter months

    Feb 4, 2011

    Afghan National Police Kabul Zone 1 Security Kandak led the humanitarian aid mission in Musahi, Afghanistan, as part of a joint endeavor with Task Force-Kabul's Police Mentor Team Sunday, to provide each family with much-needed supplies to survive the cold-winter months.

  • 170th IBCT commander answers deployment questions

    Feb 4, 2011

    In preparation for the deployment of the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Col. Patrick E. Matlock, 107th IBCT commander, has provided answers to frequently asked questions about the brigade's deployment. Many of the who, what, when, where and why aspects about the deployment are addressed:

  • European Combined Arms Training Center offers Counter-IED Training

    Feb 4, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Since Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are a major threat to U.S. and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Soldiers operating in Afghanistan, and those in Iraq the Combined Arms Training Center (CATC) at Rose Barracks introduced two new courses to support Counter-IED (C-IED) training for deploying units.

  • Sexual assault contrary to Army values

    Feb 4, 2011

    We must continue working as a team to eliminate sexual assault from our ranks. Everyone, not just leaders, Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and victim advocates, has a responsibility to rid the Army of this crime.

  • Afghan National Police secure remote eastern Kandahar

    Feb 4, 2011

    Afghan National Police in Maruf District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, are stopping improvised explosive devices and in turn are gaining the support of the local population.

  • RMI citizens take oath to defend United States

    Feb 3, 2011

    Recently, six young men and women took the oath of enlistment into the U.S. Army Jan. 27 at the community building on Ebeye, in the Republic of the Marshal Islands, with USAKA Commander Col. Joseph Gaines in attendance.

  • Millionth Soldier takes the Global Assessment Tool

    Feb 3, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army reached a major milestone last week when the millionth Soldier took the "Global Assessment Tool" (GAT), an online survey which serves as an entry point for a Soldier's individual journey to maximizing their potential. The GAT is one of the 4 pillars of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) program.

  • Fort Huachuca Emergency Closure Friday, 4 FEB 11

    Feb 3, 2011

  • Olympic hopeful fights for something bigger than self

    Feb 3, 2011

    Those who observe this year's All-Army camp, held here, will notice gender is not a factor. The boxers are simply athletes, with both men and women training and boxing each other indiscriminately as one cohesive team.

  • A taste of the street at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Exchange

    Feb 3, 2011

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord community doesn't have to leave base or endure long lines to get a taste of such cuisine. In addition to an indoor food court, the Lewis Main Exchange features a handful of street vendors outside its two entrances. General Manager Patrick McGhee sees the street vendors as one way to provide more choices for a growing customer base.

  • All-Army boxer hopes to win, follow destiny

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Spc. Jeffery Spencer is headed to the 2012 Olympic trials, and he is going to win because it is his destiny. The pundits certainly agree, the five-time All-Army boxing standout and current national champion is ranked number one in his weight class by USA boxing. Every other 178 pound boxer in the Army seems to agree; Spencer will be unopposed in his weight class at this year's All-Army tournament. His coaches also agree. When "The Fort Huachuca Scout" asked to interview a boxer who could make it to London in 2012, they instinctively pointed to him.

  • 'Huey' takes historic last ride at Yakima Training Center

    Feb 3, 2011

    It was under dark skies that Joint Base Lewis-McChord Yakima Training Center's U.S. Army Air Ambulance Detachment bid a fond and historic farewell to the last UH-1 "Huey" helicopter in its active-duty arsenal Jan. 26.

  • 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division pays tribute to their own

    Feb 3, 2011

    The military strives to ensure that nobody - military nor civilian - forgets the sacrifices made on and off the battlefield. On Jan. 26, hundreds of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, friends, families and strangers alike gathered around the Arrowhead Memorial at brigade headquarters to remember and pay tribute to their own.

  • Yakima Training Center heroes put lifesaving skills to test

    Feb 3, 2011

    Assistant Fire Chief Ed Vertrees and Department of the Army Police Officer Brent Denton recently received Army Civilian awards for Humanitarian Service.

  • 2nd Bde., 2nd Infantry Division back in saddle again

    Feb 3, 2011

    As troops from 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, learned recently during more than two weeks in the field at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Yakima Training Center, good weather isn't always a blessing.

  • Family Readiness Group rewards service

    Feb 3, 2011

    Family Readiness Group event honors volunteers.

  • The "Tucker" Factor

    Feb 3, 2011

    We've all experienced what it feels like to drive fatigued. We've made the mistake of working all day and then taking off on a long drive to be with family or friends during a holiday or vacation. I often did that when I was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. On Thursday afternoons, we would be released about 3 p.m. after Sergeant's Time Training. I would hop into my vehicle, which I'd already packed, and set off on an eight-hour-plus drive to Joplin, Mo.

  • Watch Your Back

    Feb 3, 2011

    Back injuries are a leading cause of lost time from work. They can cause pain, inconvenience and a lifetime of suffering.

  • That's Why We Have Two Pilots

    Feb 3, 2011

    We've all experienced what it feels like to drive fatigued. We've made the mistake of working all day and then taking off on a long drive to be with family or friends during a holiday or vacation. I often did that when I was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. On Thursday afternoons, we would be released about 3 p.m. after Sergeant's Time Training. I would hop into my vehicle, which I'd already packed, and set off on an eight-hour-plus drive to Joplin, Mo.

  • Tips to live by

    Feb 3, 2011

    So you've survived combat and you're back home behind the wheel of your vehicle or on your motorcycle. Think you left all the really serious dangers behind in Afghanistan or Iraq' What if someone told you that you're more likely to get killed in an accident while cruising on the familiar roads back home or around your post' You'd think they're crazy, right' Well, they're not - just look at the statistics. During the last three fiscal years, on average, 118 Soldiers died in these accidents. Think of it this way - imagine losing a company every year, not from combat with the enemy but from crashes on the highway.

  • Hoosier Soldiers share poultry knowledge in Afghanistan

    Feb 3, 2011

    Members of the Indiana National Guard's 3-19th Agribusiness Development Team have spent the last several months assisting Afghan farmers and Feb. 2 they taught a class on poultry management.

  • What's Luck Got to Do With It'

    Feb 3, 2011

    How long does it take to buckle a seat belt' Maybe a better question would be, "How long does it take to roll an SUV, fly through the windshield and die on impact with the road'" As it turns out, not very long as one Soldier found out last July. And it could have been worse - it could have been a "two-fer" that day. Another unbelted Soldier riding with him only survived because his foot caught on the door and kept him from being ejected when the SUV rolled three times. Want to bet he wears his seat belt now' After all, how often can you be that lucky'

  • Worse Than They Appear

    Feb 3, 2011

    With traumatic injuries, such as those seen in combat or vehicle accidents, it's hard to know which injured Soldier needs care first. However, sometimes the Soldier that looks OK is the one who's in most desperate need of help. Although the situation below didn't occur in combat, it happened on duty and under circumstances similar to many accidents in theater - a vehicle rolled over while the driver was speeding. Read on for the lessons this Soldier learned the hard way.

  • Dad donates kidney to save son

    Feb 3, 2011

    A few days after Thanksgiving, two Julius Twymons checked into UAB Hospital in Birmingham for kidney transplant surgery. For one man, this would be a life-saving operation. For the other, he was giving life to his son for the second time.

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