Archive: Feb 2011

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  • Third Army, 20th Fighter Wing work together to ensure BRAC transition a success

    Feb 17, 2011

    In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure committee mandated that Fort McPherson, Ga. close, and the Third Army headquarters be moved to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. That means approximately 1,400 new military and civilians in the workforce, many with their Families, will be entering Shaw AFB, shopping at the Base Exchange, using the gym, taking their children to the child development center, and utilizing other facilities when the command complete its move later this summer.

  • Driven Soldier looks to past for inspiration

    Feb 17, 2011

    Sergeant Eddie Clark is your typical 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldier in many ways: he's motivated, strong-willed and proficient. However, he is one of the few Soldiers that has received a battlefield promotion and is hoping to be an officer.

  • HPV vaccination has proven benefits

    Feb 17, 2011

    You may remember hearing about the human papillomavirus (also called HPV) but did you know that there is a vaccine that can help protect you against this infection' HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection according to the Centers for Disease Control, and currently there are two vaccines being offered, Gardisil and Cervarix, that can help protect you against the types of HPV that cause most cervical cancers.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Marne Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2011

    As the tenure as the 36th Army Chief of Staff draws to an end, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visited Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 14, accompanied by his wife Shiela and Dr. Jill Biden.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Marne Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2011

    As the tenure as the 36th Army Chief of Staff draws to an end, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visited Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 14, accompanied by his wife Shiela and Dr. Jill Biden.

  • NCR Military History: Quarters One

    Feb 17, 2011

    Quarters One, the home to the chief of staff of the Army, was originally completed in May 1899 as the home for the Fort Myer garrison commander.

  • Senior leaders hold ruck march, encourage morale

    Feb 17, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq- "You doing all right, first sergeant'" Command Sergeant Major Clifton Johnson, command Sgt. Maj. of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and a Lima, Ohio, native, yelled as he made his way to the rally point.

  • Second Lady visits school, speaks with spouses

    Feb 17, 2011

    As the halls of Joseph Martin Elementary School stand filled with decorative photo boards of Soldiers and their Families, the teachers and students waited for the arrival of a special guest, one who holds military Families dear to her heart. Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, accompanied by Mrs. Sheila Casey, visited the home of the 3rd Infantry Division, Feb. 14.

  • Showcasing a strength like no other

    Feb 17, 2011

    Sgt. Robert Price and Sgt. Kisha Makerney suffered devastating injuires while serving yet wanted to stay in Army. As if by fate for these two noncommissioned officers, the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit with the assistance of the World Class Athlete Program was in the process of building a ground-breaking Paralympic section, thus creating a unique opportunity for wounded veterans deemed able to continue to serve on active-duty to demonstrate the strength of our Soldiers in Paralympic competition.

  • 36th Culinary Arts Competition: event sports new name, reward for participation same

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va (Feb. 17, 2011) -Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Gray and Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Justin Reed last competed in the Culinary Arts Competition two years ago.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Marne Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2011

    As the tenure as the 36th Army Chief of Staff draws to an end, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visited Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 14, accompanied by his wife Shiela and Dr. Jill Biden.

  • Crystal Clear: Grumpy Old Troll replaces Jay-Z

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Last week, my husband surprised me for our anniversary by signing us up for a cooking demonstration. As the chef prepared and cooked the dinner that we, and four or five other couples, would eat, he explained his techniques.

  • Spirit of giving: Volunteers build home for Soldier

    Feb 17, 2011

    Members of the Fort Jackson community turned out in force last week to lend a helping hand to a fellow Soldier.

  • Mobile 'Apps' supply troop training

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va (Feb. 17, 2011) -Today's Soldier is tech savvy, uses state-of-the-art equipment to quickly and safely accomplish a mission, and can multitask with efficiency. To capitalize on these talents, the Army is conducting a pilot program that could potentially change the training environment.

  • School Days: Army civilian residence course comes to post

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Army civilians at Fort Jackson are receiving leadership education to help further their careers and gain more job fulfillment with no out-of-pocket cost.

  • Month's theme is blacks in Civil War

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson takes great pride, as we do every year, in hosting a number of events to celebrate African-American/Black History month.

  • Classy home: Drill Sergeant School ribbon cutting set

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- If victory starts here, then victory has a new starting line, and it's located at the corner of Kemper and Marion avenues.

  • Lee Soldier among USO honorees

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 17, 2011) -A Fort Lee staff sergeant was among the honorees at the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia 2011 Gala Saturday in the Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton.

  • Gates tells Congress funding cuts would cause crisis

    Feb 17, 2011

    The Defense Department would face a crisis if it's forced to continue operating under a continuing resolution or doesn't receive the funding it needs, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told Congress today.

  • New environmental control units keep systems, Soldiers on target

    Feb 17, 2011

    In the sweltering temperatures of the Middle East, Soldiers aren't the only ones who can overheat - their communications equipment must also be kept cool in order to function properly. Efforts by Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power (PM MEP) to provide environmental control in support of mission success took a major step forward on 2 Feb., when a A,A Full Rate Production Ceremony for the 60k British Thermal Units per Hour (BTUH) Improved Environmental Control Units (IECU) was held in Florence, Ky. The 60k IECU will be a more efficient consumer of power on the battlefield, and its standardization means it can be installed, operated and maintained by Soldiers using the tools and training they receive in Army schoolhouses. The first fielding with an operational unit is expected to take place in March.

  • American Soldiers moonlight as German 'Gunnerz'

    Feb 17, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Jermaine Grandison, Staff Sgt. Brett Thomas and Sgt. Anthony Bynum are Soldiers by day, but play for "The Gunnerz," the DJK Schweinfurt basketball team who play in the German 2nd regional league.

  • New welcome center opens for Joint Security Area

    Feb 17, 2011

    CAMP BONIFAS, South Korea - A new state-of-the-art Joint Security Area Visitor Center opened here Feb. 9 just south of the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • New building brings equal treatment for security at Kabul airport

    Feb 17, 2011

    It may be just a building, but what a difference it's going to make. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held the morning of Feb. 15 to open a building -- the Women's Customs Search area -- where the female gender can now be checked with dignity for security purposes to enter Kabul International Airport. Prior to the opening, females had to go in a shabby looking conex with a low-wattage light bulb to be searched to ensure security.

  • Special Forces Soldiers honored for their courage

    Oct 7, 2011

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

    Oct 14, 2011

    KHILLIGAY, 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 Wednesday at Forward Operating Base Khilligay in northern Afghanistan.

  • Worship service in the desert

    Feb 16, 2011

    Despite intense around-the-clock operations at the U.S. Army's National Training Center here, Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held their first worship service at Forward Operating Base Denver Feb. 13.

  • Chaplain assistant on mission to boost morale

    Feb 16, 2011

    Despite intense around-the-clock operations at the U.S. Army's National Training Center here, Soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division held their first worship service at Forward Operating Base Denver Feb. 13.

  • Lawyer captures a spot on Alaska's Royal Court

    Feb 16, 2011

    Amy Cauthen Marshall, USAG Fort Greely Paralegal Specialist, was named first runner-up in the Mrs. Alaska America Pageant of 24 women from all walks of Alaskan married life.

  • Air Defenders conduct sling load operation in Korea

    Feb 16, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - U.S. Army 1st Lt. Steve Bonner conducted one final inspection on the sling load as he prepared for the arrival of the CH-47 helicopter.

  • JSA Soldiers mark 60th anniversary at Chipyong-ni

    Feb 16, 2011

    CHIPYONG-NI, South Korea - South Korean and American Soldiers who serve inside the Korean Demilitarized Zone visted four battle sites Feb. 15 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War battle took place here.

  • Korea-based medical team deploys for Cobra Gold

    Feb 16, 2011

    BANGKOK - Seven U.S. service members from 8th Army's 65th Medical Brigade are participating in the 30th Operation Cobra Gold through Feb. 21 in various locations throughout Thailand.

  • FORSCOM's Command Sgt. Maj. assesses quality of life for Soldiers during JBLM visit

    Feb 16, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command's senior enlisted leader, assessed the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis McChord Feb. 15-16 during a two-day visit to the installation.

  • Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 17) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26 and runs through March 11. The annual event is hosted by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and includes culinary teams from each of the services. Both U.S. and overseas installations will be represented. The event is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation.

  • PM WIN-T employee ensures SATCOM equipment is up and running

    Feb 16, 2011

    For the past two years Crudo has served as the project lead for the Army and Marine Corps' Deployable Ku Band Earth Terminals (DKET) and the Marine Corps' Support Wide Area Networks (SWAN) and Wireless Point to Point Links (WPPL). Crudo has synchronized PdM SATCOM's support staff to meet Warfighter requirements.

  • Army safety leaders updated on progress

    Feb 16, 2011

    Army Safety Program leaders from around the world gathered at Fort Rucker to discuss trends and discuss programs to continue reducing the number of accidental deaths in our Army

  • Army Reserve breaks ground on new facility

    Feb 16, 2011

    Construction of the new $19.6 million facility for the Office of the Chief of the Army Reserve officially began at Fort Belvoir, Va., Monday, with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

  • 'Arctic Titanic' general water restoration complete at Bliss, housing repairs continue

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Following arctic temperatures which reeked havoc on thousands of homes in greater El Paso, eight days of round-the-clock relief and repair efforts culminated with the close of water distribution and restoration missions across Fort Bliss' 15 Balfour Beatty Communties neighborhoods, Feb. 14.

  • FORSCOM CSM visits Joint Base Lewis McChord

    Feb 16, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, visits with Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 during a two-day stop on JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life and training among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers.

  • The "PERRCs" of Long Range Marksmanship

    Feb 16, 2011

    Servicemembers learned valuable lessons about long range marksmanship, ballistics and elemental factors in the Practical Extended Range Rifle Course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord from Feb. 7-11. The PERRC course is a five day course developed to train and enhance non-commissioned officers' and servicmembers' marksmanship skills using the outcomes based training model.

  • Obusek becomes NSRDEC director

    Feb 16, 2011

    In a ceremony held Feb. 16 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Dr. John P. "Jack" Obusek assumed responsibility as director of the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and was appointed to the Senior Executive Service.

  • Command's realignment means increased support to customers

    Feb 16, 2011

    The Expeditionary Contracting Command is in the midst of realigning its forces to provide even better support to its internal and external customers. With input from its customers and stakeholders, the realignment will posture the command for continued success. "We've taken great ideas and feedback from lots of individuals and organizations in order to craft this plan," Brig. Gen. Joe Bass, ECC commanding general. "We think we're on the right track to further improve expeditionary contracting for our Army."

  • BEYA conference provides opportunity for RDECOM engineer

    Feb 16, 2011

    Networking and potential employment opportunities are available at the Black Engineer of the Year Award STEM Global Competitiveness Conference taking place this weekend in Washington, D.C.

  • Recruiter Hits Home Run in Army

    Feb 16, 2011

    It's a typical night out on the baseball field, and by the second hour a dull ache creeps into his arms and lower back, and the weight of his fiberglass bat feels like a hundred-pound bar of led. But there's no sign of fatigue as Sgt. Kenneth Turlington stands over the plate like a loaded spring, his bat cocked over one shoulder. Following an underhanded pitch, he swings and smashes the ball with a gratifying crack! He's hit maybe a hundred of these tonight, and he'll go through another hundred before he's done. Tomorrow night he'll start all over again. It's an endless pursuit of perfection and a way of life for this Army recruiter, who also happens to play on the All Army Men's Softball team. Already he's gearing up for tryouts in August 2011.

  • Black Knights Sports Watch: Q&A with Cadet Laura Baranek

    Feb 16, 2011

    This is a Q&A with one of the stars of West Point Women's Basketball, and a new feature in the Pointer View newspaper.

  • UFC fighters see different side of combat with 178th MPs

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Six Ultimate Fighting Championship combatants joined 178th Military Police detachment, 89th Military Police Brigade for a range and military police demonstrations Jan. 21 here.

  • Security Cooperation for the Army National Guard

    Feb 16, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> According to JCS Pub 1-02, Security Cooperation includes "All Department of Defense (DoD) interactions with foreign defense establishments to build defense relationships that promote specific U.S. security interests, develop allied and friendly military capabilities for self-defense and multinational operations, and provide U.S. forces with peacetime and contingency access to a host nation." From an Army National Guard (ARNG) perspective, Security Cooperation forces are mobilized to engage in "self-defense and multinational operations."

  • JFHQ NCR/MDW Soldier Graduates Cum Laude

    Feb 16, 2011

    Years of hard work paid off for a Soldier with the JFHQ NCR/MDW during his college graduation ceremony Feb. 15 at Fort McNair.

  • Training center tailors training to fit Iraqi combat roles

    Feb 16, 2011

    As Iraqi Army battalions continue to train at the Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center near Mosul, Iraq, U.S. instructors adapt classes to best aid the current unit's future operational needs.

  • 4th AAB infantrymen enhance IA skills, train on M16 rifles

    Feb 16, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq - Troops assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, taught Iraqi Army soldiers basic rifle marksmanship skills, Feb. 6.

  • Troops bring security to remote Afghan checkpoint

    Feb 16, 2011

    2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment sends a platoon to the checkpoint spending up to four days at a time, providing security for a paved bridge crossing over the Arghandab River as well as north-south route connecting Kandahar and Uruzgan provinces.

  • 'Black Dragon' medics train Iraqi federal police

    Feb 16, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Medics assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, taught Iraqi policemen assigned to 3rd Federal Police Division, basic combat lifesaving skills, Feb. 12.

  • PresidioAca,!a,,cs RCI project wins national honors, DPW employee recognized as Aca,!EoeUnsung HeroA

    Feb 16, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of MontereyAca,!a,,cs Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) project garnered top honors from the national Professional Housing Management Association. And the projectAca,!a,,cs deputy manager was recognized with the PHMAAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Unsung HeroAca,!A? award Jan. 21 in New Orleans.

  • Army armors more heavy tactical trucks

    Feb 16, 2011

    The Army has introduced modular, add-on armor capability to key portions of its fleet of heavy tactical trucks to include the new M915-A5 Line-Haul Tractor, Palletized Load System PLS-A1, and Heavy Equipment Transporter HET-A1, service officials said.

  • Academy Band NCO earns Grammy

    Feb 16, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brandie Lane, U.S. Military Academy Band audio engineer, received a Grammy for Best Engineered Album - Classical category.

  • Listening, empathizing and building rapport to handle crisis

    Feb 16, 2011

    West Point Class of 2013 Cadets Chris Beatty and Christian Zarnke recently attended the 32nd annual FBI and Baltimore County Police Department Hostage Negotiation Seminar in Baltimore, Md.

  • Joint patrols offer leaders a community view

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Keeping Soldiers safe while off-duty is a concern for leaders on Fort Hood.

  • Two West Point cadet clubs unite for mediation seminar

    Feb 16, 2011

    Cadets from the Margaret Corbin Forum and West Point Negotiation Project recently participated at the Institute for Inclusive Security's annual policy forum.

  • Recycling becomes competitive for West Point cadets

    Feb 16, 2011

    Recycling in the Corps of Cadets has just gotten competitive. The U.S. Military Academy has joined more than 600 colleges across the nation in the 2011 Recyclemania Tournament. The eight-week competition was established by the College and University Recycling Council, in coordination with Keep America Beautiful and the Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise program.

  • Military recognizes contributions of outgoing congressman

    Feb 16, 2011

    The military said goodbye to a longtime friend Feb. 14 as the U.S. armed forces provided a farewell review for Congressman Ike Skelton at Joint Base Myer-Henderson

  • African-American experience presented from Civil War, beyond

    Feb 16, 2011

    Many times before West Point Cadet Robert Weir appreciated the African-American History Month program sitting among an audience. On Feb. 11, he proudly took the stage with his fellow cadets to present "A Ways to Go: African-Americans in the Civil War and Beyond."

  • Military Saves Week kicks off Sunday

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 2011 Military Saves Campaign kicks off Sunday with Military Saves Week. Enlisted personnel and junior noncommissioned officers are more likely to fall into financial trouble, according to a recent study by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, a partner in the Department of Defense Financial Readiness Campaign

  • 'Raven' sees all in battle

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - At first glance, the small unmanned aerial vehicle looks as harmless as a remote-control airplane buzzing around a city park. But the "Raven" is a real heavyweight on the battlefield, instructors said.

  • "Lakota" flies first mission in the National Capital Region

    Feb 16, 2011

    The UH-72A twin engine helicopter is an essential enabler during contingency missions by providing enhanced defense support to civil authorities and as well as providing secure passenger transportation within the National Capital Region.

  • Military farewells House Armed Services chair

    Feb 16, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh hosted an armed forces farewell review Feb. 14 for Congressman Ike Skelton at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • BRM with Champions!

    Feb 16, 2011

    Soldiers of 501st Sustainment Brigade conducted a basic rifle marksmanship range at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea Feb. 16, 2011.

  • 8th Army Commander Visits Champions

    Feb 16, 2011

    Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commander of 8th Army, visited Soldiers of 501st Sustainment Brigade at Camp Carroll, Republic of Korea Feb. 16, 2011. Johnson visited the 501st to gain a better understanding of the unit's capabilities during a tour of 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command units.

  • European Rifle Champs head Stateside

    Feb 16, 2011

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- Fresh off their victory at the 2011 DODDS-Europe marksmanship championship in Baumholder last month, the Hohenfels Tigers head to the U.S. this week to compete in the 2011 Army JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) Service championships in Anniston, Ala., Feb. 18-19.

  • Women's shura convenes for first time in 2 years

    Feb 16, 2011

    A CH-47 Chinook carrying eight Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, a 3-30th Military Police Company Personnel Security Detail comprised entirely of female soldiers, and members of Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3-19th Agricultural Development Team from Indiana touched down Thursday, Feb. 10 on a patch of green farmland, which stood in stark contrast from the otherwise brown countryside.

  • Enhancing security awareness

    Feb 16, 2011

    The banging sound of guns being shot into an empty building were loud enough to set off the fire alarm made the scene of the active shooter training in Camp Darby realistic. Camp Darby's 511th Military Police Company conducted active shooting training in the old soldier's barracks building to learn how to be more efficient in reacting to a real situation.

  • Skelton receives Secretary of the Army Public Service Award

    Feb 15, 2011

    The Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, congratulates former Congressman Ike Skelton during a ceremony Feb. 14, 2011 at the Pentagon.

  • Soldier bridges language gap in Thailand

    Feb 15, 2011

    Amid the bustle of Thai and U.S. leadership speaking through interpreters, working to bridge the language gap, there is one Soldier who stands out from all the rest. Twenty-five-year-old Pfc. Ativut Son, a utilities equipment repairer from the 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, based at Schofield Barracks Hawaii, has been attached to the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment to work as an interpreter.

  • Eighth Army deputy commander retires after 38 years

    Feb 15, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Eighth Army Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Robert J. Williamson was honored for 38 years of service during his retirement ceremony here at Collier Field House Feb. 14.

  • AFAP gives ohana power to affect change

    Feb 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Nicole Roames threw a soft, gray, woolen shawl over her blouse to ward off the chill in the standard-issue classroom in the Education Center, here, Feb. 8.

  • Medal of Honor recipient buried at Punchbowl

    Feb 15, 2011

    Pvt. Barney Hajiro, 94, died Jan. 21 and was, at the time of his death, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient. He was buried Feb. 14 at the National Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu.

  • Gary Sinise visits Wounded Warriors

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Brigade Modernization Command

    Feb 15, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Brigade Modernization Command (BMC) is the new name for the Future Force Integration Directorate (FFID), part of the Army Capabilities Integration Center. This change aligns with the Army's modernization plan and validates BMC's enduring mission. BMC has a key role in physical integration and evaluations of the network, capability packages and other capabilities to provide doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel and facilities recommendations to the Army. The Army attached the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD), to the BMC, assigning it the Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF) mission.

  • Hundreds take aim at Expert Infantryman Badge

    Feb 15, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Hundreds of Soldiers from units across Fort Benning are taking aim at the Expert Infantryman Badge this week. A total of 567 candidates began the hunt, but Monday's Army physical fitness test and day and night land-navigation courses were expected to cut into the pool.

  • The Army's looking for a few good athletes

    Feb 15, 2011

    DENTON, Texas - After the last class of the day Billy Ryan High Schools' track team ran paced laps in the gathering shadows. This afternoon was special. They weren't running as alone two Soldiers from the United States Army World Class Athlete Program decided to join the students' afternoon run.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Nelson Villanueva Jr.

    Feb 15, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Nelson Villanueva Jr.

  • Jennifer Jo Cobb to unveil 'Driven 2 Honor' program at Daytona

    Feb 15, 2011

    LOS ANGELES - Even as a race-car driver, Jennifer Jo Cobb finds it hard to fathom how fast her "Driven 2 Honor" program is coming to fruition. Cobb teamed with the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers to create a NASCAR VIP Weekend for female troops as a salute to women in the military.

  • DoD STEM group discusses science of learning

    Feb 15, 2011

    Understanding the science of learning will help advance education was the topic of discussion at a Department of Defense summit Feb. 14. Three scientists explored ways to advance science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly known as STEM.

  • CSA visits Marne Soldiers

    Feb 15, 2011

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 14, accompanied by his wife Shiela and Jill Biden.

  • Military Saves Campaign Week, Feb. 20-27, Build Your Savings Arsenal

    Feb 15, 2011

    Military Saves is a DoD-wide financial readiness campaign to persuade military service and family members, as well as the wider military community, to reduce debt and save money thereby ensuring personal financial readiness and positively impacting the nation's personal and household savings rates. Part of the national America Saves campaign, Military Saves' strategies include "The Saver Pledge," a commitment to exercise good financial habits and encourage other Americans to do the same. Savers who enroll online receive electronic newsletters and e-Wealth Coach advice.

  • Army wife, mom, became Soldier at 39

    Feb 15, 2011

  • IMCOM commanding general swears in Army's newest recruits at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rod

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Local veteran's group brings Valentine cheer to brigade's heroes

    Feb 15, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS (Feb. 14, 2011) - Dee Guillory (left) Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6002, Ladies Auxiliary, presents Lt. Col. Marc Spencer, rear detachment deputy commanding officer, 7th Sustainment Brigade a bundle of Valentine's Day cards Feb. 14 in front of the brigade's headquarters. The cards were made by the post's Ladies Auxiliary Junior Girls Unit and given to Soldiers of the brigade who recently returned home from deployment operations. Spencer, who a short time ago returned from a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan as the commander of the brigade's 382nd Transportation Theater Opening Element, Special Troops Battalion, expressed great thanks to the auxiliary's Junior Girls for taking the time to make the cards and bring his Soldiers a bit of Valentine's Day cheer. "Happy Valentine's Day to our American heroes," said Guillory as she handed the bundle of brightly colored cards to Spencer. "We are here to support you and the entire community of veterans stationed at Fort Eustis."

  • IDEA program fosters innovation for Army technology

    Feb 15, 2011

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) fosters innovation and inventiveness for Army technologies with the IDEA program, "Innovative Developments Everyday at ARDEC." The initiative aims at helping ARDEC remain competitive with the best innovating labs in government and industry while also providing catalysts for solving problems or gaps in warfighter capabilities.

  • Presidio Free Bus Service

    Feb 15, 2011

    Information regarding the Mass Transportation Benefit Program.

  • Secretary of the Army Public Service Award

    Feb 15, 2011

    The Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, congratulates former Congressman Ike Skelton during a ceremony Feb. 14, 2011 at the Pentagon.

  • Mosquitoes' buzz hits Hawaii

    Feb 15, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii - While a mosquito's irritating, high-pitched buzz can be a nuisance, the irritating pests have not yet caused any serious illness to humans, here, according to the Hawaii State Department of Health.

  • Great Aloha Run to kick off on President's Day

    Feb 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - Hawaii runners, including those in the armed services, are lacing up for the Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run, scheduled, here, Feb. 21.

  • Madigan commander accepts new position, set to retire

    Feb 15, 2011

    After almost 29 years as a Soldier, including nearly two as the comA,A!mander at Madigan Healthcare System, Col. Jerome Penner III will trade his Army Combat Uniform for a suit March 10 and begin a new journey as a civilian. "It all came down to timing. Had this been three years ago I probably would not have done it," said Penner.

  • Rock 'N Wellness Expo explores CSF benefits

    Feb 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Before enjoying the free Lt. Dan Band concert, 7 p.m., Feb. 12, Martinez Physical Fitness Center, here, enjoy the "Rock 'N Wellness" Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Expo, 3-6 p.m., Tropics Recreation Center, here.

  • WCAP runners lead All-Army to silver in Armed Forces Cross Country

    Feb 15, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runners Spc. Robert Cheseret won the men's 12K and Maj. Emily Potter finished second in the women's 8K at the 2011 Armed Forces Cross Country Championships on Feb. 5 in San Diego.

  • USAG-HI begins Net Zero goals

    Feb 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Net zero, resource management and sustainability are terms being used more frequently during a time of persistent conflict.

  • DoDEA holds town hall, discusses public education in Hawaii

    Feb 15, 2011

    HONOLULU - A survey asking military families about their perception of public education in several states, including Hawaii, was discussed at a town hall meeting, here, Feb. 3.

  • CSM returns to roots

    Feb 15, 2011

    The 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) welcomed back a familiar face as the new regimental sergeant major. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery T. Stitzel assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. David Martel, outgoing regimental sergeant major, during a Change of Responsibility ceremony in Conmy Hall in December.

  • Byers determined to wrestle another Olympics before coaching

    Feb 15, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO - With the 2012 London Games looming over the horizon, U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Greco-Roman heavyweight wrestler Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers is more determined than ever to win an Olympic gold medal.

  • Forces in Afghanistan detain Taliban attack leader

    Feb 15, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces detained a Taliban attack leader along with several other suspected insurgents in Afghanistan's Kandahar province yesterday, military officials reported.

  • Wildcats prepare for GFEBS inauguration

    Feb 15, 2011

    The 81st Regional Support Command perepares to implement GFEBS

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