Archive: Feb 2011

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  • Army Sustainment Command's top NCO looks into Afghanistan logistics operations

    Feb 22, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Blake, ASC's top NCO, looks into logistics ops in Afghanistan.

  • FM 7-0: Training Units and Developing Leaders for Full Spectrum Operations

    Feb 22, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The just-updated Field Manual 7-0 <i>Training Units and Developing Leaders for Full Spectrum Operations</i>, released this week at Winter AUSA, is the keystone doctrine for Army training. It provides fundamentals for how to train units and develop leaders to prepare for deployments using the ARFORGEN process. This new version was developed by the Combined Arms Center-Training's Collective Training Directorate and supports the concepts in FM 3-0 <i>Operations</i>.

  • SMA Preston reflects on Army's growth

    Feb 22, 2011

    As Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston prepares to step down March 1 as the Army chief of staff's personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, he attended a final bloggers roundtable Feb. 17 to reflect on the Army's changes during his tenure.

  • ADC hosts conference focusing on partnerships among military installations, communities

    Feb 22, 2011

    ADC hosted winter conference in San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 14-16.

  • APG pauses for prayer

    Feb 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground community members pray for Soldiers and the nation during the National Prayer Breakfast event at the APG North recreation center Feb. 10.

  • Morgan State president highlights black achievements during APG Program

    Feb 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Dr. David Wilson said he was not a historian, but he delivered a historic speech on black achievements during the Civil War.

  • Green landscaping puts LID on runoff

    Feb 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The next time someone tells you to put a LID on it, don't take offense. They may simply be asking whether you've considered putting a green roof on that new building you are designing.

  • Employees writing on the walls' Not a problem

    Feb 22, 2011

    One Tobyhanna organization sees the writing on the wall when it comes to cutting overhead costs and improving efficiency.

  • APG doing part to boost forest coverage

    Feb 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2011 the International Year of Forests to raise awareness about forest management and conservation and development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations.

  • Army Reserve Gears Up For Mass Attack

    Feb 22, 2011

    Army Reserve Soldiers flooded into the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center to participate in the mass decontamination and casualty exercise known as Vibrant Response. The two-week simulated training exercise, that commenced July 12, was designed to train responders in dealing with the after-effects of a dirty bomb, and the hysteria that an event may trigger.

  • Blue Star Card holders meet, take photos with Lt. Dan Band

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Cobb makes NASCAR Truck history in 'Driven 2 Honor' debut

    Feb 22, 2011

    Jennifer Jo Cobb posted the highest finish by a female in NASCAR truck racing history while debuting her "Driven 2 Honor" program to salute women of the U.S. military.

  • SKIES students win big at taekwondo competitions

    Feb 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Two Aberdeen Proving Ground taekwondo students recently won first place at regional and world competitions

  • Military women receive 'Driven 2 Honor' treatment at NASCAR race

    Feb 22, 2011

    Cobb teamed with the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers to create the opportunity for female service members to win a NASCAR VIP Weekend as a salute to women in the military.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Construction Photos - February 2011

    Feb 22, 2011

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Survivor Services set at APG

    Feb 22, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Are you a family member, relative or friend of a fallen Soldier' Are you having trouble handling the grief' Has the loss hurt you financially as well as emotionally' For survivors of fallen Soldiers, unsure of where to turn for answers, help has arrived. The Survivor Outreach Services program provides long-term emotional and financial planning support to the Families of fallen service men and women in a compassionate, thorough and timely manner.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Construction Photos - February 2011

    Feb 22, 2011

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Security discussed at AFAP ceremony

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Increasing security within Army Hawaii's military housing communities was among the top items on wish lists presented at the closing ceremony of Fiscal Year 2011's Army Family Action Plan Conference, held at the Nehelani, here, Feb. 11.

  • Natick website named IMCOM's best

    Feb 22, 2011

    In the Installation Management Command-level 2010 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition, the results of which were announced Feb. 22, U.S. Army Garrison Natick won the unit award for best website.

  • Family Camp helps keiki cope

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Twenty-five Army families affected by deployments socialized and relaxed at a recreational camp located on the island's North Shore, Feb. 4-6.

  • JOAX helps All-Americans get back to basics

    Feb 22, 2011

    From the time of notification to the time the first Paratrooper's boots hit the ground, no division in the United States Army has the ability to get there quicker than the 82nd Airborne Division. The method of delivery - parachute drop. Jumping from an air plane to charge the enemy battlefield has been the 82nd's bread and butter since WWII. This is what they are training for in the Joint Operational Access Exercise.

  • U.S. Army doctrine adapts to fit changing needs, requirements

    Feb 22, 2011

    The Army's most important Field Manuals (FMs) for operations and training have been updated to better reflect some of the key tenets for how the Army will train and operate today and in the future.

  • Installation Safety revs several motorcycle changes

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELDAca,!E+BARRACKS, Hawaii - Due a contractual change Dec. 16, 2010, the Army Traffic Safety Training Program is only available to active duty service members.

  • Combined Services Help the 82nd Airborne reach mission success during JOAX

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. just completed its nine-day Joint Operational Access Exercise, Feb. 16, which focused on the basic tasks the division needs to perfect in order to reach mission accomplishment. The 82nd Paratroopers weren't the only ones out there in on the battlefield, important partnerships between outside units and the U.S. Air Force were crucial to getting the 82nd up in the air and out the door on time.

  • USAG-Oahu reorganizes office responsibilities

    Feb 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu, a subordinate command of USAG-Hawaii, will be disestablished, soon.

  • 82nd CAB Medevac trains to save lives

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade medevac company conducted simulated medical evacuations in support of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division during the joint forcible entry exercise using the new HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, Feb. 15.

  • Fort Knox Children participate in mock SRP

    Feb 22, 2011

    Story about a mock SRP conducted for the children of deployed units.

  • 1st Team chemical Soldiers talk change

    Feb 22, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The operation tempo of today's Army is that of a high caliber, so is the advancement within each of its military occupational specialties. These progressions help each Soldier with knowledge and new devices to better themselves and the Army.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers 'Cowboy Up' at K-State Rodeo

    Feb 22, 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. The rodeo is hosted at KSU's Weber Arena for three days and concludes with Sunday's Military Appreciation Day.

  • ACS care teams thoroughly trained to assist Knox surviving spouses

    Feb 22, 2011

    Although no Fort Knox Soldiers have been killed recently, the FMWR directorate employees received training so they could help a co-worker who might also be a surviving spouse. The recent deployment of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division to Afghanistan raises the odds that Knox employees or family members may be affected.

  • Knox Command Sgt. Maj. preparing for return to dream job with I Corps

    Feb 22, 2011

    Departing feature on Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell

  • USACE Europe District gets new commander

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Battle ongoing to defeat combat stress

    Feb 22, 2011

    Members of the Combat Stress Clinic are working throughout Afghanistan to defeat this enemy.

  • House, Freakley reaffirm Army's sponsorship of motorsports teams

    Feb 22, 2011

    On the day the House voted 281-148 to allow the U.S Army to continue its NASCAR sponsorship, Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley explained the importance of the relationship to the media at Daytona International Speedway, Fla.

  • Sustainers participate in Joint Operations Access Exercise

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in the Joint Operational Access Exercise with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division from Feb. 8-16.

  • Take a look inside RFEC-Atlantic

    Feb 22, 2011

    LONDON - The RDECOM Forward Element - Atlantic serves as a resource for emerging global technology and cutting-edge research in Europe, parts of Asia, and Africa.

  • New tools in new age present danger to community children

    Feb 22, 2011

    Many horrific things can happen to children on the Internet, so Child Youth and School Services provided pre-teens and teens an Internet safety session at the Cody Child Development Center Tuesday.

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

    A formation of armored vehicles, manned by U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel, led a convoy of coalition forces Feb. 21, in a rehearsal through the parade grounds established for the 50/20 Celebration in Kuwait.

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Site of July fire at Natick to be demolished

    Feb 22, 2011

    The former military family housing structure at 4 Kansas Street that was the site of a July 2010 fire will be demolished in coming weeks, according to officials at U.S. Army Garrison-Natick.

  • Iraqi Security Forces travel to DC, discuss infrastructure management

    Feb 22, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Feb. 2, 2011) - United States Forces-Iraq advisors work closely with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense's Military Public Works and the Ministry of Interior's Infrastructure Department sharing techniques for planning, budgeting and executing resources to sustain Iraqi Security Forces' infrastructure.

  • U.S. Army Installation Management Command Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards

    Feb 22, 2011

    Up to three winners from each category will represent IMCOM at the Department of the Army-level Keith L. Ware competition. The Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Competition recognizes military and civilian employee print and broadcast practitioners for journalistic excellence

  • Late-race crashes end Newman's bid to win Daytona 500

    Feb 22, 2011

    Ryan Newman led more laps than anyone, but two late-race crashes knocked his No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet into a 22nd-place finish in the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

  • DoDDS-Europe Wrestling Championships

    Feb 22, 2011

    Highlights from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Wrestling Championships held in Wiesbaden, Germany, Feb. 18-19.

  • U.S. Army Ranks, Symbols & Insignia

    Jun 2, 2011

    What do all those ranks, symbols, and heraldry items mean? Learn all about them here.

  • Carnival time again in the Netherlands

    Feb 22, 2011

    Schinnen (Netherlands) - Carnival, or "Fashing" as it is often called, is an important local tradition. This year it is celebrated March 6 to 8 with parades, parties and many other events.

  • Wiesbaden daughters welcome home their fathers by 'Dancing with Daddy'

    Feb 22, 2011

    Girls from across the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden put a spin on their fathers' welcome home celebrations. They also added a few dips, twists, turns and squeals. A,A

  • Leaders outline improved health care services

    Feb 22, 2011

    The Defense Department has taken a number of recent steps to improve health care and family support services for military members and their families, the department's two top leaders told a Senate panel yesterday.

  • Guard, Reserve family readiness groups honored at Pentagon

    Feb 22, 2011

    Unit family readiness group members, representing all of the military Reserve components, were recognized during a ceremony at the Pentagon today, in recognition of their outstanding family support programs.

  • Release of Change 1, Field Manual 3-0, Operations

    Feb 21, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Field Manual (FM) 3-0 is one of the Army's two capstone doctrinal publications; the other is FM 1, The Army. FM 3-0 presents overarching doctrinal guidance and direction for conducting operations. Change 1 to FM 3-0 reinforces the primary role of commanders in military operations by emphasizing mission command, the means by which Army commanders command and control their forces. It reflects how the human dimension has taken precedence over technology, with emphasis on initiative and responsibility at all levels of command.

  • Stewardship

    Feb 21, 2011

    An Afghan worker repairs a chain link fence Feb. 15 that is near a building at the Central Training Center in Kabul.

  • Staying fit through deployment

    Feb 21, 2011

  • Musayyib celebrates new civic center

    Feb 21, 2011

  • Base in southern Iraq hosts Austin Marathon

    Feb 21, 2011

    Runners on southern Iraq's Contingency Operating Site Kalsu participated in a central Texas based half marathon, Sunday.

  • NTM-A leadership tours Afghanistan capital region FOBs

    Feb 21, 2011

    The new deputy commanding general of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan visited a training site and three Forward Operating Bases for the Afghan National Army Feb. 15. Maj. Gen. James B. Mallory was accompanied by Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, deputy commander, Regional Support, and incoming DCOM-RS, Brig. Gen. Guy T. Cosentino.

  • U.S. firefighters bring fight to Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2011

  • 3rd ACR, Iraqi Army practice basic combat skills

    Feb 20, 2011

    Iraqi Army soldiers in Wasit province are continuing to make progress toward being a capable security force for their nation.

  • Afghans to take lead in counterinsurgency operations

    Feb 20, 2011

  • Afghans to take lead in counterinsurgency operations

    Feb 20, 2011

    A class of 20 Afghans and their Australian mentors received training Feb. 16 on COIN tactics as part of an ongoing effort to give the Afghan military the lead in upcoming operations.

  • RDECOM honors employees as leadership address BEYA

    Feb 19, 2011

    Several U.S. Army RDECOM employees were recognized for their contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics during the 2011 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference in Washington Feb. 17-19.

  • Transportation unit puts in heavy miles to provide escort, deliver supplies to Soldiers

    Feb 19, 2011

    Since first arriving in Afghanistan in July 2010, the drivers with the 109th Transportation Company so far have logged approximately more than 600,000 miles.

  • Army command sergeants major gather to better equip, sustain Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (19 Feb 11) - 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 Soldiers. The first two days of the conference allowed the leaders from combat units across Afghanistan, Army Material Command, U.S. Army Headquarters and U.S. Central Command to learn from each other by sharing their challenges and successes in theater. The leaders from the states shared their expertise about what their organizations could do for the combatant leaders in theater.

  • DCOM-Regional Support leadership conducts 'battlefield circulation' in southern Afghanista

    Feb 19, 2011

    The leadership of Deputy Commander, Regional Support, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, conducted a "battlefield circulation" or BFC Feb. 7-11 of the Regional Support Command-South area, headquartered at Kandahar Airfield. Leading the site inspections was Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness, assisted by incoming DCOM-RS, Brig. Gen. Guy T. Cosentino, and DCOM-RS Command Sgt. Maj. David J. Vincent.

  • Touching the heartbeat of America

    Feb 18, 2011

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Despite the political, economic and foreign policy issues facing the nation today, one of America's foremost military leaders and statesmen still finds optimism and confidence in the Americans he meets while traveling on speaking engagements.

  • 32nd Medical Brigade Soldiers experience wounded warrior concert

    Feb 18, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Approximately 150 Soldiers from the 32nd Medical Brigade experienced a moving performance by "Soldier Hard," a recently discharged Soldier who travels the country giving inspirational and motivational concerts to other Soldiers.

  • Train lead singer rolls into WFSC to meet Soldiers, Families

    Feb 18, 2011

    Pat Monahan, lead singer for the band Train (center), stopped by the Warrior and Family Support Center on Fort Sam Houston Feb. 11, a few hours before the band's performance at the AT&T Center as part of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. After getting a short tour of the facility, Monahan stayed to talk to numerous Soldiers and their Families, sign autographs and pose for photos.

  • New helicopter on Army horizon

    Feb 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- While most of the focus in today's Army is on the war fighter and how best to support current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a leader in military aviation is calling for some of that focus to shift to the equipment needs of the future.

  • Home Mortgage Giant Attempts to Make Amends with Military Customers

    Feb 18, 2011

    JPMorgan Chase, recently announced that it will attempt to make amends for its documented poor treatment of military customers who used their bank to finance home loans, credit cards and use other financial services. During a recent Congressional testimony, JPMorgan Chase admitted to not following the tenets of the Service Members Civil Relief Act and overcharging more than 4,500 military families and actually foreclosing on 18 of them.

  • Balloons fly with message of love

    Feb 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Hanging onto Beth Allmandinger's balloon was a message that said simply "Love ya, Bubba."

  • Bird enthusiasts flock to Carlyle Lake eagle presentation

    Feb 18, 2011

    With the temperatures reaching 60 degrees, more than 300 bird enthusiasts flocked to Carlyle Lake Visitors Center this past Sunday to learn, "All About Eagles." "It was great to see all the people that came out to the event," said Kim Hammel, St. Louis District Corp of Engineers' Park Ranger. "I was truly amazed at the interest and enthusiasm that the crowd had for the bald eagle."

  • Deputy Chief of Chaplains nominated for second star

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Donald L. Rutherford for promotion to the grade of major general and assignment as Chief of Chaplains, United States Army. Chaplain BG Rutherford became the 23rd Deputy Chief of Chaplains, United States Army, on November 16, 2007.

  • African nurse saved GIs at Battle of Bulge

    Jul 15, 2011

    The story of a volunteer nurse who saved lives during the Battle of the Bulge is told for the first time during Black History Month.

  • 1st Space Brigade Commander visits local school

    Feb 18, 2011

    Col. Eric Henderson, 1st Space Brigade commander, visited JRTOC cadets at General William Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. to speak about the importance of using caution on the internet. He spoke to the group of nearly 300 students about the importance of keeping their personal information safe when posting to social media websites.

  • Colorado Springs Celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command celebrate Black History Month in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Team Redstone comes together to celebrate Black History Month

    Feb 18, 2011

    Team Redstone came together Wednesday to celebrate Black History Month and learn about the past as well as look to the future.

  • APG leadership cohort aims for community cohesion

    Feb 18, 2011

    Twenty-nine managers representing 14 APG organizations committed a year ago to participate in a unique professional development program. The Office of Personnel Management, with the help of leadership development experts and APG senior executive service members, designed the program.

  • Building resilience across USARPAC

    Feb 18, 2011

    Building resilience in Soldiers is the task for more than 120 students scheduled to graduate Feb. 23 from the 10-day Master Resilience Training course held at Fort Shafter. The Army definition of resilience is the ability to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity. The graduates of this course will be instilling these attributes into their units. The MRT course is one pillar of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program with the mission to increase resilience and enhance the performance of the force by developing five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, social, spiritual and family.

  • NETCOM employee selected as Fort Huachuca Civilian of the Year

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Fort Huachuca Civilian of the Year for 2010 is an Information Technology Specialist working for the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) G-3 operations office in Greely Hall.

  • Fort Leonard Wood soldiers get SHARP on sexual assault training

    Feb 18, 2011

  • U.S. Army to dedicate new satellite operations center on island

    Feb 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army to dedicate new wideband satellite communications operations center in Hawaii.

  • MP returns home

    Feb 18, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- On Valentine's Day, many people gave tokens of love -- whether they were chocolates, jewelry or flowers -- to their significant others.

  • Army Field Support Battalion - Northeast Asia in running for Army award

    Feb 18, 2011

    AFSBn-NEA a semifinalist in maintenance award competition.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers become the new mixed martial arts 'strikeforce'

    Feb 18, 2011

    Michael Warren, owns the Academy of Martial Studies, a Soldier-run, military combatives training facility. He reaches out to Soldiers who see regulated fighting as therapeutic. AMS is a sanctuary for Soldiers, according to Warren. The Urban Military Combatives Program kicks up the operational tempo for Soldiers set to deploy to high-threat areas.

  • Natick hosts Restoration Advisory Board meeting

    Feb 18, 2011

    Focusing on the cleanup of PCBs in Pegan Cove of Lake Cochituate, a Restoration Advisory Board meeting was held Feb. 16 at Natick Soldier Systems Center's Grant Conference Center.

  • TACOM LCMC, ANAD identify LMP roadblocks

    Feb 18, 2011

    The depot will either pay now or pay later to fully benefit from the Army's Logistics Modernization Program, according to leaders from TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, headquartered in Warren, Mich.

  • AFAP conference addresses depot, Army issues

    Feb 18, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot held its annual Army Family Action Plan Conference Feb. 9 and 10 at the DeSoto Entertainment Center here. The AFAP conference is comprised of delegates from various directorates on the depot as well as active duty military, retired military, retired civilians and spouses. This allows the concerns of those groups to be addressed.

  • Lights, camera, action: Fort Bragg spouse in the spotlight

    Feb 18, 2011

    As America celebrates National Black History Month, Gilbert Theater audience members are quickly sent back to a 1960 Greensboro, N.C., lunch counter sit-in of college students who wanted equality for all. Making her directorial debut, Army wife, Raqi Barnett, brings to life a sensitive subject of inequality that is both close to her and others' hearts who experienced segregation and prejudice. The play "Dateline: Greensboro," written by John Merritt with Paul Woolverton and Andra Hale, tells the true story of the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-in as seen through the eyes of the local "whites only" newspaper staff.

  • DLA employee honored by Relay for Life

    Feb 18, 2011

    An administrative assistant with DLA Distribution Anniston has been chosen as the honorary chairperson of Calhoun County's 2011 Relay for Life. Teresa Smith said she began working with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and other charity fundraisers like Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure about 10 years ago when she learned she had breast cancer. She underwent a double mastectomy in December 2000 and has been cancer-free ever since.

  • ICAF observes ANAD, GDLS decision-making processes

    Feb 18, 2011

    A dozen senior military officers of the U.S. armed forces and government officials studying the land combat systems industry spent Feb. 4 at Anniston Army Depot with government officials and defense contractors to observe the similarities and differences in the way each partner-public and private-conducts business.

  • ANCA, depot volunteers test disaster response skills

    Feb 18, 2011

    Years and years of chemical munitions disaster response exercises may be within months - if not weeks - of coming to an end. Redleg exercises, now known as CAIRA exercises, have been conducted on Anniston Army Depot four times a year, every year, for more than 40 years. With the Anniston Chemical Activity managed munitions stockpile almost completely demilitarized, the need for additional exercises, and the training required to support them, is coming to an end.

  • Fort Bragg Finance Rodeo set for Feb. 24

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg military pay office is gearing up for its annual finance rodeo, which will take place Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Sports USA. The event will serve as a one-stop location that allows Soldiers and other military members to take care of any finance concerns they may have, including MyPay personal identification number resets, pay inquiries and pre-deployment decisions.

  • The Old Guard Performs at Mount Vernon on President's Day

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Wreath laying ceremony will be at 10 a.m., and a tactical and musical demonstration by The Old Guard's "Commander in Chief's Guard" and The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps will be at 11 a.m.

  • Families are first at the Fort Bragg Fisher House

    Feb 18, 2011

    Jennifer Leonard, an Army Reservist turned military wife, tells about her stay at the Fort Bragg Fisher House while her husband, Sgt. Matthew Leonard was at Womace Army Medical Center. Matthew had been seriously wounded in action and Jennifer stayed with him for three week before she took a break and stayed at the Fort Bragg Fisher House, a 'home away from home' for Families of wounded warriors and other Soldiers hospitalized at WAMC.

  • Fort Bragg Families enjoy a night at the circus

    Feb 18, 2011

    For 50 Fort Bragg children and their Families it was a party under the big top last week. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus invited the Families to a special animal care seminar followed by the main event, "Zing Zang Zoom," at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, Feb. 10.

  • Fort Bragg kindergartners celebrate day of school

    Feb 18, 2011

  • Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg trains with new medevac helicopter

    Feb 18, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade's is transitioning to the new version of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter - the UH-60M. The transition is in keeping with the Army use of advances in technology to increase the odds of survivability from wounds Soldiers suffer. The medevac version of the aircraft, the HH-60M, incorporates the newer navigation system of the UH-60M and includes upgraded medical care equipment for the patients.

  • EFMP enrollment is key to readiness

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Exceptional Family Member Program allows the military to match the Family members' special needs with the gaining command's available medical and educational resources.

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