Archive: Feb 2011

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  • LIVE EVENT: Secretary Gates to Speak at West Point at 1:15 p.m. EST today

    Feb 25, 2011

    LIVE EVENT: Secretary Gates to Speak at West Point at 1:15 p.m. EST today

  • Black History Month, a time for building strength

    Feb 25, 2011

    Imagine a celebration that lasts an entire month. If you happen to choose the month of February you will find yourself not using your imagination but experiencing this celebration in real time as February is Black History Month.

  • Resolute Warriors kick off one year deployment in Kandahar

    Feb 25, 2011

    Resolute Warriors kick off one year deployment in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • Top participants qualify to represent Fort Bragg in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 25, 2011

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored 2011 Fort Bragg Post Intramural Combat Cross Country Meet, Feb. 17. The top five participants to cross the finish line in both men and women's divisions are eligible to continue on to New Mexico to represent Fort Bragg at Bataan Memorial Death March, in White Springs, N.M., March 27.

  • Fort Bragg commissaries now open seven days a week

    Feb 25, 2011

    In past years, defense commissaries were open every day of the week, except Sundays and Monday. For the Fort Bragg community, Defense Commissary Agency offers an added convenience as both of the post's commissaries are now open seven days a week. The decision to open an extra day was made months ago by the Fort Bragg senior leadership and commissary officials as a benefit to the community.

  • Honoring Soldiers, celebrating those who support them

    Feb 25, 2011

    The Atlanta Military Personnel Assistance Point celebrated helping its 1 millionth Soldier to travel on rest and recuperation (R&R) leave through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The R&R Leave Program provides the opportunity for U.S. servicemembers and DoD Civilians who are deployed within the U.S. Central Command combat theater for one year to take up to 15 days of leave away from their current area of operation while deployed.

  • A mind that made a difference

    Feb 25, 2011

    During World War II one Marine, Harold Dickman, was starting a lifelong journey which would eventually help thousands of people worldwide cope with post traumatic stress disorder. Since his service during World War II, he has conducted extensive research on post traumatic stress disorder, and worked as the chief of psychology at multiple Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. He also co-authored a manual on group therapy for those afflicted with PTSD, but it was the insight he gained from his time in the Marine Corps that would eventually serve as his life's guide.

  • 3-19 ADT heads back to school

    Feb 25, 2011

    Members of the Indiana National Guard's 3-19 Agribusiness Development Team recently had an opportunity to experience life on a college campus. The Soldiers and airmen of the 3-19 ADT were not enrolled in classes, however, but rather providing quality assurance at a seminar at Shaikh Zayed University in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Feb. 21.

  • Region's command chaplain speaks at National Prayer Luncheon

    Feb 25, 2011

    Using the biblical story of Jacob from the Old Testament as an allegory for humankind's relationship with God, Chaplain (Col.) Steven Berry, chaplain for the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington, D.C., reminded an audience of more than 250 people at Club Meade that God is present everywhere -- even where we least expect.

  • Situational support: Fort Bragg Care Teams trained for Family tragedy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Family Readiness Group Care Team, is trained to be a first-responder in times of tragedy. The Care Team provides that logical and emotional support to a Family immediately after notification of a casualty. It allows the Family to focus on themselves, instead of all the things that go with that notification of a loss.

  • Shared sacrifices: case for conservation

    Feb 25, 2011

    As our nation forges democracy and freedom abroad, and endures financial challenges at home, all government employees must make sacrifices to support our nation's success. Curtailing the costs of energy, supplies, services and training are key and essential to managing how we defend our nation and provide services to our warfighters and their Families.

  • Fort Bragg program provides resource for military parents

    Feb 25, 2011

    With the added stresses of deployments and Family separation, military Families face challenges that other Families don't have to consider. Fort Bragg's Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program helps parents recognize the pressures they are under, enabling them to better care for themselves and their child. The FAP provides home visits and is a source of information for the parents - offering advice, answering questions and providing guidance on important measures like building your child's self worth and child proofing your home.

  • Teen Job Fair offers work, volunteer opportunities

    Feb 25, 2011

    As adults vie for jobs in a competitive job market, teens may wonder if they will be able to land a part-time or summer job. But at the installation's annual Fort Meade Community Teen Job Fair on March 3, more than 40 employers will offer real job and volunteer opportunities for qualified teens in the hope that they develop marketable professional and personal skills.

  • Combat divers remain selective in their mode of travel

    Feb 25, 2011

    Students attending the Combat Diver Qualification Course in Key West, Fla. jumped into the ocean as part of a helo-casting exercise Feb. 9. Conducted at the Special Forces Underwater Operations School, the CDQC is a six-week course in most any form of military waterborne infiltration. Course curriculum includes open and closed circuit breathing systems and tactical underwater movement using various watercraft.

  • What do Soldiers need to know while the installations transition to closure'

    Feb 25, 2011

    Man on the street:This week the Sentinel asked first sergeants: What do Soldiers need to know while the installations transition to closure'

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers earn Expert Infantry Badge

    Feb 25, 2011

    Warfighters with the 82nd Airborne Division bestowed the title "expert" on 65 infantrymen Feb. 4 at Fort Bragg. From a field of 544 candidates, 65 paratroopers with 1st Brigade Combat Team passed a week-long series of tests required for the Expert Infantry Badge - a silver musket on a sky-blue rectangle worn only by the best of the infantry.

  • Fort Bragg MP patrol cars go high-tech

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg Military Police are now able to access a vast database of information while on the go. Using a computer system in their patrol cars, military police can access various state and national vehicle databases. They can even link to the 911 call center to receive information. The system enhances law enforcement operations by allowing a military policeman to look up information regarding a vehicle or driver without having to call a dispatch station to retrieve it.

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 25, 2011

    Elements of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) performed in the Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony and Firing Demonstration in honor of President Washington at Mount Vernon, VA.

  • Defense department provides joint basing overview

    Feb 25, 2011

    A Joint Basing Program Management Review conference held by the Office of the Secretary of Defense on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Feb. 2-3 provided a window to the ongoing struggles and successes of joint basing as installations realign and merge resources to achieve greater efficiencies.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Feb 25, 2011

  • Army Community Services launches proposed logo with transformation

    Feb 25, 2011

  • Soldiers must maintain mission readiness during transition

    Feb 25, 2011

    As Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem continue on their path toward BRAC, a number of positions will empty as personnel either move on to other assignments or retire. As a result, Soldiers and other select personnel will be called upon to help backfill these positions through closure.

  • Fort Bragg National Prayer Breakfast serves food, 'spiritual fitness'

    Feb 25, 2011

    A National Prayer Breakfast was held the morning of Feb. 16, at the Fort Bragg Club, offering healthy portions of scripture and breakfast food to those who attended. The keynote speaker, Chaplain (Col.)Pat Hash, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Command chaplain, spoke and used the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den to illustrate why principles, character and personal courage are essential for Soldiers serving in the United States military.

  • Fort Bragg champ radiates green energy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Jennifer McKenzie, earned her right to be named the 2011 Energy Champion and the entire Fort Bragg community benefitted. The Fort Bragg energy manager with the Directorate of Public Works, McKenzie has worked to improve Soldiers' quality of life while reducing operational costs. Each year, the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program hosts a "You Have the Power" campaign, which honors the work of one outstanding federal employee.

  • Fort Bragg takes over Pope Air Force Base under BRAC

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg's rich heritage will get a lift Monday as Pope Air Force Base becomes Pope Field. During a 10 a.m. ceremony to be held at Pope Air Force Base's Hangar 4, the base will become Pope Field and several Air Force units will be re-designated or inactivated. Pope will become an Army operated facility supporting Air Force operations and merging the post's growing Army and joint force community.

  • Personal pain of post closure

    Feb 25, 2011

    Yesterday, the garrison staff held its quarterly BRAC town hall meeting. It was an extremely successful event in that a great amount of useful, timely information was released and discussions were active and insightful. As always, the major topic of conversation and concern involved personnel issues.

  • Feb. 25, 2011 - CSA Remarks at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 25, 2011

    Feb. 25, 2011 - CSA Remarks at AUSA Winter Symposium

  • Managing transitions, profession highlighted in CSA-select speech

    Feb 25, 2011

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed steps needed to manage transitions and how industry can contribute during his keynote speech at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium here, today.

  • Soldiers of 1-26 volley for peace

    Feb 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Soldiers of the Fort Knox, Ky.-based 3rd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, however, are hoping that a volleyball game in Sarobi, Afghanistan, Feb. 21 might go a long way in bringing peace to a country that's known mostly violence and lawlessness over the last 30 years.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers 'cowboy up' at K-state rodeo

    Feb 25, 2011

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division traded in their combat boots and berets for cowboy hats and boots for the 55th Annual Kansas State University Collegiate Rodeo, Feb. 20.

  • Get ready

    Feb 25, 2011

    Members of the 40-man Afghan National Security Platoon stationed at Adraskan National Training Center share a light moment before coming to attention Feb.17 to be inspected by Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, deputy commander, Regional Support, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and Brig. Gen. Guy T. Cosentino, incoming deputy commander, during a battlefield circulation.

  • Franchelle Craft earns Modern-Day Technology recognition

    Jul 24, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Franchelle Craft was selected and recognized as a Modern-Day Technology Leader, an honor bestowed upon men and women who demonstrate outstanding performance in their fields, by the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Lockheed Martin Corporation and US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine.

  • AUSA, the AMC perspective

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, briefed an audience of Army leaders, international soldiers and industry on AMC's perspective concerning an array of topics at the AUSA Winter Symposium here, Feb 24.

  • AMC senior leaders tour new home

    Feb 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command's leadership took a survey of its nearly completed headquarters here, Feb 23.

  • MilSuite

    Feb 24, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> MilSuite is a collection of online tools that promote workforce collaboration and secure information-sharing behind the Department of Defense firewall. These secure capabilities include milWiki, a living military encyclopedia editable by the experts who know their subjects best; milBook, a professional networking tool providing communities of practice; milBlog, the place to share and comment on internal news and events; and milTube, a video-sharing platform for the military workforce.

  • Dr. Robert W. McMillan reflects on career

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Dr. Robert W. McMillan reflects on career

    Feb 24, 2011

    Dr. Robert W. McMillan, Ph.D., senior research scientist for sensor applications in the technical center of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, can celebrate a career full of technical achievements as he prepares to take the next step in life.

  • U.S. Army dedicates new Wideband Satellite Operations Center

    Feb 24, 2011

    WAHIAWA, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) dedicated its new Wideband Satellite Communications Operations Center (WSOC) during a ceremony here Wednesday at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBHH), Wahiawa Annex.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers head to Afghanistan

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 24, 2011) -- About 64 Soldiers of Fort Lee's 530th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 49th Quartermaster Group, participated in a deployment ceremony Feb. 16. The unit was headed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Army Hammer-thrower to compete in 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships

    Feb 24, 2011

    The thought of standing in the middle of a packed stadium and listening to the roar of cheering fans is not an uncommon fantasy. Maj. Mike Mai has actually been there.

  • Picatinny officer oversees PEO Ammunition fieldings in Afghanistan

    Feb 24, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Long hours, hectic schedules and extensive training - this was the norm for a Picatinny military officer during a recent six-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • I Corps deputy pins on second star

    Feb 24, 2011

    Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Lloyd Miles was promoted Feb. 17, during a ceremony at American Lake Community Club on JBLM Lewis North. Miles is one of fewer than 100 major generals on active duty in the U.S. Army. Fewer than one-half of 1 percent of commissioned U.S. officers make it into the top echelon, the highest three ranks.

  • Picatinny exceeds Army's energy reduction goal 5 years ahead of schedule

    Feb 24, 2011

    The energy management team at Picatinny Arsenal recently surpassed the Army-wide goal to reduce energy consumption by 30 percent five years ahead of schedule. The Army's time table for all installations to achieve this goal is slated for fiscal year 2015. Picatinny met the goal at the close of fiscal year 2010.

  • Quartermaster Corps Remembers Fallen Comrades

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 24, 2011) -The Quartermaster Corps, led by the 51st Quartermaster General Col. (P) Gwen Bingham, honored its fallen brethren during a wreath laying ceremony Tuesday at the Petroleum and Water Department's 41st Street Water Training Site. The commemorative ceremony marked the 20th anniversary of an attack that killed 13 members of the 14th Quartermaster Detachment from Greensburg, Pa.

  • Army Community Services launches new logo with transformation

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Armed Forces Community Covenant brings JBLM, community leadership together

    Feb 24, 2011

    Civilian and military community leaders marked Feb. 16 an important day as 281 cities and towns across Washington signed the Armed Forces Community Covenant, promising to stay committed to building partnerships that support the strength, resilience and readiness of servicemembers and their families.

  • Two ASC leaders enter Senior Executive Service

    Feb 24, 2011

    Two Army Sustainment Command leaders, Carl J. Cartwright and Tommy L. Marks, were permanently appointed to the Senior Executive Service during a ceremony held Feb. 24 at the Rock Island Arsenal's Heritage Hall.

  • Culinary arts: strong program forges history

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Army wants to develop Soldier as decisive weapon

    Feb 24, 2011

    The Army needs to continue investing in and developing new technologies which help make Soldiers themselves a decisive weapon in combat, service leaders told hundreds of industry and military attendees here, Feb. 23, at the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium.

  • ACS: How are we doing' General Lynch wants to know!

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In an effort to find out how things were at Fort Sam Houston's Army Community Service, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and his wife, Sarah, held an open dialogue with 52 Families from the Joint Base San Antonio installation community Feb. 14.

  • Net Zero waste goal becoming a reality at JBLM

    Feb 24, 2011

    This year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord sustainability team has received two prestigious national awards for its accomplishments in 2010.

  • Mortuary affairs Soldiers train for contingencies

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 24, 2011) -- In a mass casualty emergency, the 111th Quartermaster Company would be employed to recover remains. Part of that responsibility would be to ensure the remains are safe to handle.

  • Retired officer reaches goal of climbing world's 7 highest peaks

    Feb 24, 2011

    Having summitted the highest peak on each of the world's seven continents - each on the first attempt - retired Air Force Col. Steve Giesecke has been everywhere from the equatorial jungles of Indonesia to the ice sheets of Antarctica.

  • AUSA winter symposium focuses on technology

    Feb 24, 2011

    The Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare launched its 2011 Winter Symposium and Exposition here, yesterday, with panels and speakers focusing on emerging technologies.

  • Acquainting congressional members with Army logistics

    Feb 24, 2011

    Military Legislative Assistants from Senators Tom Coburn, Okla., and Claire McCaskill Mo., offices recently visited the Software Engineering Center's Tactical Logistics Directorate at Fort Lee, Va., to learn more about the capabilities of the Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army).

  • IMCOM commander visits Fort Lee, discusses ACS transformation

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 24, 2011) -- Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, the commander of Installation Management Command, and his wife, Sarah, came to Fort Lee Feb. 17 to visit various facilities on post and meet with military families, installation employees and organizational leaders.

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Presidents Day Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Ceremony

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Fort Sill celebrates black history month

    Feb 24, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla. celebrates black history month

  • Goldner manager leads by example

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Duo keeps hi-tech range on target

    Feb 24, 2011

    Civilian employees keep training range ready for Basic Combat Training Soldiers

  • Vicki Olson receives Army Public Service Award

    Feb 24, 2011

    Vicki Olson received the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award Feb. 23 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, USARPAC commander, presented the award for Olson's contributions to the 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii and the U.S. Army. Olson began Pohai Pulama - the Caring Circle - that improved the wellness and resiliency of Soldies and Families, especially during deployments. She also raised more than $100,000 for the Hawaii Army Museum.

  • Area firefighters burn to learn

    Feb 24, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla., Destry Horton Wildland and Emergency Medical Service Regional Fire School

  • LIVE: CSA to address AUSA symposium 8:55-9:30 a.m. today

    Feb 24, 2011

    LIVE: CSA addresses AUSA symposium today from 8:55 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

  • ASC participates in the 2011 AUSA Winter Symposium and Exhibition

    Feb 24, 2011

    Representatives from Army Sustainment Command displayed an exhibit at the 2011 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Winter Symposium and Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. Participants of the AUSA conference are offered the opportunity to interact with exhibits and learn about Army modernization.

  • Recruiting Battalion Explores Possibilities With Social Media

    Feb 24, 2011

    Social media is changing the way recruiters communicate with prospects, Future Soldiers and centers of influence. The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion is exploring ways to leverage social media even as it keeps up with fluctuating rules set by Facebook and the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

  • LIVE EVENT: CSA to address AUSA winter symposium today from 8:55 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Army team at Fort McCoy March 17 to brief Soldiers, Families about benefits

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- In addition to pay for their duty in uniform, Soldiers earn a long list of financial, health-care and other benefits that enhance their quality of life. But some of those earned benefits go unclaimed, according to Kevin Herman, Mobilization/Deployment program manager at Fort McCoy's Army Community Service (ACS) Center. Herman equated the situation with an employer laying several $100 bills on a table in front of a Soldier, telling the Soldier this is what they earned. "Does the Soldier pick up the money and take it with them, or do they leave it on the table'" "Many Soldiers leave it on the table," Herman said. "They leave a lot of money (benefits) unclaimed." Soldiers can learn more about their benefits at either of two presentations Thursday, March 17 at the 88th Regional Support Command Headquarters auditorium, building 60.

  • Fort McCoy works toward Net Zero status

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy has implemented aggressive conservation/reduction programs for energy, water and waste-stream resources. The efforts seek to protect and extend, and, whenever possible, recycle or reuse those resources, said Fort McCoy water and energy program managers.

  • Fort McCoy representatives bring input to Army AFAP Conference

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Two Fort McCoy representatives participated at the Headquarters, Department of the Army Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference Jan 28-Feb. 4 in Alexandria, Va. Kevin Herman, the installation's Army Community Service (ACS) AFAP program manager, attended as an FRTI (Facilitators, Recorders, Transcribers, and Issue support staff) and helped facilitate the processes of his assigned group. Laurene "Susie" Krueger of the Fort McCoy Network Enterprise Center represented the installation as a delegate to the conference. Krueger also served as a delegate for the Fort McCoy AFAP conference during the past several years. "Attending the Army-level conference gave me a firsthand look at the entire process from the lowest level to mid level to the Army level," Herman said. "Our voice is just as important as those from other installations, and our concerns are equally heard."

  • Fort McCoy Family & MWR director recognized as Department of Army Recreation Employee of the Yea

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A Fort McCoy employee is the Department of the Army (DA) Recreation Employee of the Year. Daryl Budda, the director of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Directorate, was honored during the fiscal year (FY) 2010 competition for his innovations and contributions to the recreation program and his efforts to enhance community life. Budda, who has more than 29 years of service in the recreational field, has been at Fort McCoy since 1998. The award is presented to an employee who best exemplifies superior achievement as an Army community recreation professional. "This award reflects an entire team effort," Budda said. "The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation team at Fort McCoy has a very positive attitude and is committed to serving Soldiers and Families."

  • SEC congratulates its first intern graduating class at APG

    Feb 24, 2011

    During the ceremony, Keeler presented graduates with a newly minted SEC coin and certificate of achievement. Major General Randolph P. Strong, CECOM commander, presented each student a CECOM commander's coin and a personalized two-star note commending them for their recent educational milestones. Six graduates earned the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service for attaining a 4.0 grade point average while supporting mission requirements.

  • Fort McCoy to benefit from new Enhanced 911 system

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The addition of a new Enhanced 911 system has improved emergency-response services at Fort McCoy. Joe Clemens, the Fort McCoy Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) 911 supervisor, said the new equipment will be used for emergency calls handled by both the installation police and fire departments, which includes the ambulance service. The equipment will be operational 24-7. "The new equipment will provide phone numbers, maps and a history of calls from any location on post that has a building number or a street name and an address," Clemens said. "It replaces the pen-and-paper system we used that relied on logbooks to provide that information."

  • Paratroopers get back to basics with JOAX

    Feb 24, 2011

    Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division and two of its brigade combat teams conducted a Joint Operations Access Exercise, or JOAX, Feb. 8-16, to test their ability to jump into a hostile environment and conduct combat operations.

  • Taji fuelers quickly extinguish fire

    Feb 24, 2011

    With their office next to 60,000 gallons of fuel, Soldiers at the Taji Forward Arming and Refueling Point heard the alarm "FIRE ON THE FARP" ring out, they sprang into action to attack the fire.

  • Preparing for repeal of DADT brings training for Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2011

    With pending repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law banning gays and lesbians from military service, the Army is implementing a tiered training program for Soldiers worldwide.

  • Army command sergeants major focus on Afghanistan

    Feb 24, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - More than 55 command sergeants major attended the Command Sergeant Major Sustainment and Equipping Conference at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 14-18, either in person or via video telephone conference, to discuss ways to equip Soldiers and improve the equipment available to them.

  • Out and Back -- retired Soldier, teenager, take top honors during Lake Tholocco West Beach bike race

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Nine seconds separated the top three racers at the West Beach Out and Back Road Bike Race Saturday at Lake Tholocco.

  • Army archaeologist studying in Rome increases her influence

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A Fort Drum-based archaeologist who became the first-ever DoD employee to win a scholarship to the prestigious American Academy in Rome says she is digging up key insights and discoveries during her studies that are impacting everything from NATO training to preservation efforts in turbulent Middle Eastern cities.

  • Spring is school testing time

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Spring, specifically March, is school testing time in Alabama. Schools take these tests seriously and so should you and your children. While the tests cover the subjects taught in school all year, they also serve a larger purpose.

  • Army's MOVE! Program not new to Lyster Army Health Clinic

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As our nation struggles with the obesity epidemic many of our servicemembers, retirees and Families are feeling their waist bands getting tighter as well.

  • Proper immunization can help prevent influenza illness

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It's that time of year when even a muffled cough can sound like a volcano erupting.

  • Fort Rucker BOSS helps Wiregrass community

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers in the Fort Rucker Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program spent more than 2,586 hours volunteering in the community last year.

  • ACS offers advice for Military Saves Week

    Feb 24, 2011

  • USAACE picks new Leading Change Team

    Feb 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence selected new members of its Leading Change Team in mid-February.

  • Profiles in courage: Audiologist keeps ear to ground for Aviators' problems

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers in today's battlefields suffer from various types of injuries, but the two most common are hearing loss and tinnitus, or ringing ears. Dr. Efrem Reeves fights every day to make sure the number of Soldiers affected by these afflictions decreases.

  • U.S. Army partners with UK defense group

    Feb 24, 2011

    LONDON -- U.S. Army and British defense officials partnered Feb. 17 to strengthen research and development ties. Representatives from the UK Trade and Investment Defense and Security Organization and the U.S. Army International Technology Center - Atlantic discussed ways to bring their scientists together.

  • Job hunter's final hurdle: salary negotiation strategy

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Negotiating a salary is every job hunter's final hurdle.

  • Night Stalkers awarded for combat heroics

    Feb 24, 2011

    Six Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) were honored at Hunter Army Airfield for their actions during the battalion's recent deployments to Afghanistan, Feb. 17.

  • Save time at gates by changing habits

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Directorate of Public Safety sometimes receives complaints or questions about traffic congestion and backup of traffic at access control points.

  • Army Safety Program updates leadership

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The status of the Army Safety Program was front and center at the Army Senior Safety Professional Development Symposium here, Feb. 7-10.

  • Fort Rucker hosts advanced K-9 training

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military working dog handlers from across the area participated in the Advanced Decoy Seminar hosted on Fort Rucker, Feb. 16-18.

  • Aircraft Shoot Down Assessment Team conducts exercise

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Officers from all military branches participated in a joint exercise here in mid-February as part of the Aircraft Shoot Down Assessment Team.

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