Archive: Feb 2011

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  • Wildcat Reserve team assists Soldiers in need of assistance

    Feb 2, 2011

  • MCoE gets first Australian LNO

    Feb 2, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence has made a permanent splash Down Under. Lt. Col. Michael "Mick" Ahern recently became the first Australian liaison officer assigned to Fort Benning.

  • Night Missions

    Feb 2, 2011

    A Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Ch-47F Chinook helicopter moves troops during the night in southern Afghanistan Feb. 1. Task Force Destiny's CH-47s provide ground support to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces, and the civilian population through personnel movements and resupplies throughout southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released)

  • Net Zero is 100 Percent Benefit

    Feb 2, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army has a bold vision for managing natural resources on its installations: they will become net zero.

  • Face of Defense: Brothers earn combat decorations

    Feb 2, 2011

    Two brothers in the 101st Airborne Division were decorated for separate combat actions during their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Army Family Action Plan delegates tackle 88 issues

    Feb 2, 2011

    The perception of a week-long meeting of Army spouses is one of the greatest misnomers about the annual Army Family Action Plan Conference, organizers said, as the event opened its 2011 rendition here, Monday, at the Sheraton National Hotel.

  • Woven mats cut convoy time in Paktika

    Feb 2, 2011

    To combat the soft, deep sand, Staff Sgt. Lucas Pedigo, distribution platoon sergeant, suggested the Combat Logistics Patrol lay down large woven mats over the sand to provide traction during their most recent patrol.

  • Digging in

    Feb 2, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A local Army Reserve unit with a mission to groom noncommissioned officers for Drill Sergeants School has opportunities for Soldiers getting out of active duty.

  • Army wounded marksmen aim for Warrior Games

    Feb 2, 2011

    Wounded warriors took aim at becoming members of the Army's 2010 Warrior Games team at a shooting clinic set up just for them last week by the elite Army Marksmanship Unit.

  • Dedicated blood donors recognized with ceremony

    Feb 2, 2011

    On Jan. 26, 2011, blood donors, unit representatives and supporters crowded the rotunda of Fort Hood's Robertson Blood Center to watch and participate in the blood donor center's annual Donor Recognition Ceremony.

  • DEA bans 'Spice'

    Feb 2, 2011

    In a Nov. 24, 2010 press release, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced their action

  • AFAP Conference receives more than 120 issues

    Feb 2, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Members of the Fort Benning community submitted 126 issues to last week's Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star rocks Camp Victory

    Feb 2, 2011

    Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star took to the Camp Victory stage as servicemembers cheered from the audience.

  • 81st SRP team gets a new(er) place to live

    Feb 2, 2011

    The 81st RSC team now has a new place to hang their hat.

  • Battalion commander escaped dictator in Uganda to pursue dreams in America

    Feb 2, 2011

    FORT BENNING, GA. - As a young boy growing up in Uganda, Joseph D'costa became inspired by America's role in World War II and told his teacher he wanted to go to the U.S. Military Academy someday. "She laughed at me for my dream of going to West Point, telling me it would be impossible because I wasn't an American and Uganda had no ties to the U.S.," he recalled. "I still remember that to this day."

  • King's legacy honored in Hohenfels

    Feb 2, 2011

    Hohenfels honored the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his extraordinary contributions to the American civil rights movement at a ceremony at the Community Activities Center on Jan. 12.

  • Afghan, coalition forces kill, detain insurgents

    Feb 2, 2011

    Afghan and coalition killed numerous insurgents and detained several others in recent operations throughout Afghanistan, military officials reported.

  • General: Afghanistan planning yields steady progress

    Feb 2, 2011

    U.S. and coalition troops have spent 18 months carrying out the first comprehensive campaign plan linking their efforts with those of their Afghan counterparts, a senior U.S. commander said today.

  • USAG Baumholder readies Bayonet Brigade for deployment

    Feb 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder stood up its pre-deployment processing center Jan. 25 to help Soldiers of the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare for deployment to Afghanistan by the end of February.

  • Top Army attorney visits his starting point

    Feb 2, 2011

    On Jan. 27, Lt. Gen. Chipman, the head of all attorneys in the Army, visited the garrison here in a journey that turned up old memories and familiar friends. His presence was a rare honor for Schweinfurt's legal team, as the JAG Corps only has six general officers. Chipman's first duty station as a judge advocate was in Schweinfurt, where he served as a young captain from 1987 to 1990.

  • Troopers 'ride to the sound of guns'

    Feb 2, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Two troopers with the 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, in a Bradley fighting vehicle, drive off the firing lane during Table II Gunnery qualifications at Chipori Range Jan. 11. Despite the bitter cold, 4-7th Cav. Troopers vigorously carried out their mission during the month-long training designed to enhance the Squadron's direct fire lethality.

  • Top chefs add spice to menu for Division Families

    Feb 2, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Thai spiced soup with shrimp and cod, adobo chicken with lemon gravy and roasted vegetables over rice, topped-off with a slice of pomegranate mouse chocolate cake served with a tangerine and pineapple glaze and a butterfly wafer; a menu not typically found at an Army dining facility. These days, in Warrior Country, menus like this will be popping up all over as the Division's top chefs test their skills as they prepare for the Army-wide culinary competition at Ft. Lee, Virginia.

  • Students, Soldiers team up to learn, practice English

    Feb 2, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Fifty-eight elementary and middle school students from throughout Dongducheon, and 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers, participated in the "Kum-ta-rae" Teenage English Camp on Camp Casey Jan. 7, where students were taught English for four days and were given a chance to use what they had learned on the final day.

  • 6-37th FA brings Christmas to the children

    Feb 2, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Soldiers with 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade visited the "House of Isaac," an orphanage located in Uijeongbu Dec. 21.

  • Talon team learns to fight as integrated force

    Feb 2, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - In an effort to prepare Soldiers for full-spectrum operations, one brigade commander is aiming to change the norm so Soldiers will be prepared to fight as an integrated team.

  • Air Defenders participate in joint training in Korea

    Feb 2, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Capt. Cameron Craig, Sgt. Jose Velazquez and Spc. Philip Harrel attentively observed the air picture showing up on their display scopes inside the Patriot Information Coordination Central shelter.

  • Safety officials urge caution on roads during holiday

    Feb 2, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Motorists should expect heavy traffic, increased drive times and more dangerous road conditions than usual during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, which begins Feb. 2.

  • Manchu Lightfighters sneak exercise in darkness of night

    Feb 2, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Several battalions from the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade combined their assets for a night time air assault training exercise during Operation Iron Forge Lite at the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex Dec. 9-10.

  • U.S. Soldiers fight foot-and-mouth disease in Korea

    Feb 2, 2011

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - U.S. Soldiers sprayed down humvees leaving the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex to help prevent the spread of foot-and-mouth disease Jan. 22.

  • Korean Service Corps Battalion holds 60th anniversary dinner

    Feb 2, 2011

    SEOUL - The Korean Service Corps Battalion celebrated its 60th anniversary at a dinner in the grand ballroom of JW Marriott here Jan. 28.

  • National Guard responding to year's biggest storm

    Nov 18, 2011

    In response to the blizzard conditions and strong winter storms across a third of the nation, six governors have declared states of emergency with about 1,100 National Guard members from 11 states either activated or on standby.

  • National Guard responding to year's biggest storm

    Nov 18, 2011

    In response to blizzard conditions and strong winter storms across a third of the country, six governors have declared states of emergency and about 1,100 National Guard members from 11 states have been activated or are on standby, National Guard Bureau officials said.

  • ACAP: Helping Soldiers transition from the Army to civilian life

    Oct 14, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Transitioning into the next phase of life can bring about feelings of uncertainty. And that uncertainty intensifies when one doesn't have a plan. A,A Wiesbaden service members phasing into a new chapter can get assistance from the Army Career and Alumni Program to make the move easier.

  • Common language helps bridge communication gap between Japanese, U.S. forces

    Feb 1, 2011

    As Yama Sakura 59 focuses on building strong alliances and partnerships, Japanese and U.S. forces have discovered a common bond that has made it easier for them to communicate. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mario A. Torres and Maj. Seiichi Yokoyama worked together when, by chance, Yokoyama asked Torres about his background and learned that they had something in common - they speak English and Spanish.

  • U.S. Soldier uses postal skills to boost morale for Japanese counterparts

    Feb 1, 2011

    Sgt. Kim Rene Blackgoat, from Gilbert, Ariz., is in Japan for Yama Sakura 59, and is assigned to the 376th Human Resources Command. Her mission is to assist her Japanese counterparts with shipping and receiving mail. "Customer service is my calling," said Blackgoat, who has been in the Army for 17 years. "I enjoy giving Soldiers a little bit of comfort. It's not much to most, but to a Soldier in the field it means a lot.

  • Army Nurse Corps Celebrates 110th Anniversary

    Feb 1, 2011

    <b>What it is' </b> The Army Nurse Corps, on Feb. 2, 2011, celebrates its 110th anniversary and another chapter in its rich tradition of dedicated service. The theme for this year's celebration <i>"Touching Lives for 110 Years"</i> epitomizes the women and men of the Army Nurse Corps and is the essence of what Army nurses do every day.

  • Chiarelli expects increase in behavioral health needs

    Feb 1, 2011

    The Army's vice chief of staff opened the Reserve Officers Association National Security Symposium by predicting an increase in the number of Soldiers suffering from depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

  • Post exchanges plan changes for 2011

    Feb 1, 2011

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is planning a host of initiatives for the upcoming year to include more concept shops, beauty bars and PowerZone electronics.

  • Efficiencies mean extra money to upgrade Army critical equipment

    Feb 1, 2011

    Money saved through an effort by the Department of Defense to trim a target $100 billion from military budgets will be used to modernize some Army capabilities.

  • Army surgeon general presents top 10 initiatives

    Feb 1, 2011

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker announced his Top 10 initiatives for Army medicine Jan. 27.

  • CG participates in ASMDA luncheon; six employees honored

    Feb 1, 2011

    USASMDC/ARSTRAT was featured prominently at the Air, Space, and Missile Defense Association's annual luncheon Jan. 31 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica, commanding general, USASMDC/ARSTRAT, was the guest speaker, and command employees received six of the 13 awards handed out.

  • Anniston depot reusing concrete from C&D projects

    Feb 1, 2011

    A 2010 value stream analysis here identified ways to divert construction and demolition waste from being sent to landfills. Conducted by the depot's Directorate of Risk Management, the VSA resulted in meeting goals outlined in Executive Order 13514, which requires federal facilities to divert at least 50 percent of construction and demolition, or C&D, materials and debris from landfills.

  • U.S. Army Alaska examines Soldier, family programs

    Feb 1, 2011

    U.S. Army Alaska is taking a close look at the many programs which address the health and wellbeing of its Soldiers, civilians and family members.

  • Marne Soldiers, Family Members participate in Aerobic-thon

    Feb 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army has always taken the opportunity to make sure that Soldiers and their Family Members are physically fit. On Jan. 22, Newman Fitness Center helped to make sure that people in the Fort Stewart community knew there was a fun way to keep in shape, by holding the 2011 Aerobic-thon and Health Fair.

  • Rocky's Zone: Super Bowl home for Soldiers

    Feb 1, 2011

    Rocky's Zone will be showing the Super Bowl at an all-day Super Bowl party featuring tournaments, prizes and a chance for eight lucky Soldiers to get V.I.P. treatment while watching the game. Doors open at 11 a.m.

  • An Alaska Native blessing for aviation brigade

    Feb 1, 2011

    Alaska Natives salute members of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Wainwright, Alaska with a traditional Athabascan feast and ceremony

  • Historic fort "not forgotten" on website

    Feb 1, 2011

    The US Army Corps of Engineers, New York District and partnering agencies and individuals created a website to preserve the rich history of Fort Slocum on Davids Island, New Rochelle, New York, after the military installations abandoned remains were removed from the island.

  • EE Migration Hub

    Feb 1, 2011

    During 2011, all Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, users will reach through the network to access email services from the DoD cloud. The migration of email services to DISA is part of a larger DoD effort to consolidate IT services, improve capabilities, and reduce overall costs. Migration begins on 15 February 2011 with a initial "fielding" to about 2000 selected email users from CIO/G-6, NETCOM/9th SC(A), U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, and the Information Technology Agency. This first step will allow the Army to refine the migration process and ensure a smooth transition. It will provide a validation of the migration process, email functionality, and system management procedures. Immediately following successful migration of the first wave of users, migration will continue. The goal is to migrate all Army users to Enterprise Email by 31 Dec 2011.

  • Army North Soldiers enhance vital skill set through marksmanship training

    Feb 1, 2011

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas - During the Revolutionary War, "Baron" Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, a former Prussian officer, was brought in to teach marksmanship training to Continental Army Soldiers, and he clearly demonstrated the importance and the effectiveness of properly placing volleys of fire against enemy forces. A little more than 223 years later, Soldiers from U.S. Army North's Headquarters Support Company concentrated on modern principles of advanced rifle marksmanship during live-fire weapons training Jan. 27 at the Camp Bullis Military Training Reservation in San Antonio; the training, however, was not with muskets but rather with current weapons: the M-16A2 Rifle and the M-9 Berretta Pistol.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Master Sgt. Richard A. Bauer

    Feb 1, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Master Sgt. Richard A. Bauer

  • Orsi promoted to Colonel during ceremony on Fort Detrick

    Feb 1, 2011

    Douglas Orsi, commander, 302nd Signal Battalion, 21st Signal Brigade, was promoted to Colonel during a ceremony Jan. 10 on Fort Detrick.

  • Maj. Gen. James K. Gilman speaks at Cyber-Security Conference for Business

    Feb 1, 2011

  • Are you Secure' Fort Detrick hosts Cyber-Security Conference for Business

    Feb 1, 2011

    Representative Roscoe Bartlett welcomed over 200 businesses and several major universities here Monday for a congressionally sponsored conference on security of computers and networks.

  • Afghan security forces hold inaugural recruiting, retention course

    Feb 1, 2011

    Members of the Afghan National Security Force army and police joined coalition forces for the first day of the inaugural "Recruiting and Re-Contracting Master Training Course" held at the Afghan air force, here.

  • Fort Detrick invites community to mingle and ask questions

    Feb 1, 2011

    Following public comments regarding the format of previous community town hall meetings, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Detrick officials rethought how to invite the public to learn about the installation's various missions and people. The answer was tested Jan. 31 at the Whittaker Campus Center, Hood College in the form of an exhibition-style event.

  • Retention Awards Recognize Senior Career Counselors

    Feb 1, 2011

    Twelve senior career counselors and Reserve Component Counselors were recognized at JFHQ NCR/MDW retention awards ceremony.

  • 18th MDSC hosts first Pacific Integration Conference

    Feb 1, 2011

    Personnel from U.S. Pacific Command, 8th Army U.S. Army Pacific, the Army Medical Department, 8th Theater Support Command, 65th Medical Brigade, and 18th Medical Deployment Support Command gathered to participate in the first Pacific Integration Medical Conference Jan. 4-6.

  • Presidio dining facilities cooking healthier meals

    Feb 1, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - An extensive phase-in of healthy changes in menus and food preparation is well under way at dining facilities here at the Presidio of Monterey.

  • Test

    Feb 1, 2011

  • NCO leaders change at IMCOM Northeast

    Feb 1, 2011

    FORT MONROE, Va. -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command Northeast Region conducted a command sergeant major change of responsibility ceremony Friday, Jan. 28 at the Fort Monroe, Va.

  • TRICARE's at-home counseling program reaches nearly 3,000 calls

    Feb 1, 2011

    In existence since 2009, the TRICARE Assistance Program, or TRIAP, offers 24-hour confidential counseling for those needing immediate help, or those who may not want to visit a behavioral health practitioner in person.

  • Motorcycle Class Registration Now On-Line

    Feb 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Installation Command Registration system (AIRs) is a web-based scheduler and tracking tool for the Army Traffic Safety Training Program. AIRs allows military and civilian personnel to electronically register for traffic safety courses (Motorcycle Safety Classes and Intermediate Driver Training Classes) conducted at IMCOM garrisons. The tool requires each Garrison Safety Office to create their own training schedules for everyone's viewing on the AIRs website. The tool makes it easier for military and civilian employees to find and register for the required traffic safety courses they need, and helps Garrison Safety personnel manage course registrations, fill classes, and track training statistics. Statistical reports offer commands, regions, and garrisons analyses of training registrations, cancellations, completions, and no-shows.

  • Congressman visits USASAC

    Feb 1, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Congressman Mo Brooks visited the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's Redstone offices Jan. 31.

  • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening -- February, 2011

    Feb 1, 2011

    We've all seen the ads, if only you had this diet pill, exercise device, or meal plan you would feel attractive and happy. It can be tempting to think that changing your weight can solve the problems in your life. However, for the millions of people who struggle with eating disorders each year their initial diet or weight loss tricks spiraled out of control into a mess of isolating rituals, despair, and medical complications. Organizations across the U.S. are working to raise awareness of eating disorders and their prevention during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 20-26. The Rock Island Arsenal Employee Assistance Program would like to help you increase your personal awareness by making confidential online screenings for eating disorders, as well as other common mental health conditions, available to you.

  • VA tweaks automation, benefits for Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Feb 1, 2011

    A new automation system will speed up the turn-around time for veterans and Soldiers to receive new benefits under the latest version of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Veterans Affairs officials said Monday.

  • Army JAG shares vision with Wiesbaden legal eagles

    Feb 1, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The Army's judge advocate general was in town Jan. 24 to personally welcome back members of the 1st Armored Division legal team to Wiesbaden from Iraq.

  • Families prepare to welcome home III Corps troops

    Feb 1, 2011

    The long wait is almost over for families of III Corps' Special Troops Battalion Soldiers. In the next few weeks, the Corps' steady return of Soldiers will continue and their families and friends could not be happier.

  • U.S. Army Human Resources Command employee named Army G-1 Civilian of Quarter

    Feb 1, 2011

  • Free Tax Preparation at Fort Myer

    Feb 1, 2011

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Tax Preparation Center is now open for business and the service is free.

  • 3rd AAB, 4th Inf. Div. assists with first-ever Al-Tadreeb Al-Shamil course in Nasiriyah

    Feb 1, 2011

    3rd AAB, 4th Inf. Div. assists with first-ever Al-Tadreeb Al-Shamil course in Nasiriyah, Iraq.

  • Ceremony pays tribute to upgrades at ANP battalion headquarters

    Feb 1, 2011

    The Ring of Steel is getting stronger. The metaphorical police protection of 25 checkpoints around this country's capital city is morphing into a professional force with each passing day. So it was fitting that Lt. Gen. Mohammad Ayub Salangi, Kabul City Police Commander, was the keynote speaker and one of several honored guests in a ribbon-cutting morning ceremony Jan. 31 that marked the completion of Phase 2 construction at the Ring of Steel Kandak (battalion) headquarters.

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