Archive: Mar 2011

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  • TF Duke NCO motivated by Family, Soldiers

    Mar 15, 2011

    His reasons for joining the U.S. Army were ones frequently heard from countless other Soldiers; being inspired by a close relative and the chance to find himself and see some of the world. But Sgt. Cecil L. Montgomery still serves not simply because of an attachment to the past, but largely for two special reasons left behind in Kentucky, one of whom still gets around on all fours.

  • Army aims to streamline equipment testing

    Mar 15, 2011

    The Army's Test and Evaluation Command is seeking to harvest efficiencies in time and money by taking a hard look at the 1,100 tests it has ongoing every day around the world.

  • Exercise tests Army War College students to apply lessons learned

    Mar 15, 2011

    Considered the student's capstone exercise, the Strategic Decision making Exercise is a six-day, interactive, strategic-level, political-military exercise based in the year 2025, which gives students the opportunity to integrate and apply the knowledge they've acquired during the academic year to a "real-life" situation.

  • Arlington burial planned for last Aca,!EoedoughboyAca,!a,,c Frank Buckles

    Mar 15, 2011

    America will pay its respects to its last World War I veteran March 15, as former Army Cpl. Frank Buckles is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Wiesbaden celebrates opening of new state-of-the-art Army Lodge

    Mar 15, 2011

  • 402nd AFSB donates Iraqi RPG launcher to Rock Island Arsenal Museum

    Mar 15, 2011

  • 402nd AFSB wins Joint Base Balad soccer championship

    Mar 15, 2011

  • Official notes readiness challenges in Pacific

    Sep 28, 2011

    The U.S. military response following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan highlights the importance of a forward troop presence in the region, a senior defense official told Congress March 15. Michael Schiffer, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, testified today before the House Armed Services Committee's readiness subcommittee on long-term challenges in the Pacific region. "Our forward presence in Japan and throughout the Asia-Pacific region has allowed us to respond to Japan's urgent needs quickly," Schiffer said.

  • America pays final respects to last WWI veteran

    Oct 25, 2011

    Hundreds of visitors to Arlington National Cemetery filed through the Memorial Amphitheater Chapel here to pay respects to America's last "Doughboy."

  • Red Cross website links Japan-based troops to home

    Sep 28, 2011

    In the wake of Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami, Red Cross officials are encouraging U.S. servicemembers and families posted there to register with an online resource intended to keep family and friends back home informed of their welfare.

  • USARPAC civilian employees honored for service excellence

    Mar 14, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific held its first annual Army Civilian Recognition awards program, recognizing civilian service excellence.

  • Police, security guards keep the community, installations safe

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Department of the Army security guards and DA civilian police do more than just check ID cards and wave cars through the gates on installations in Hawaii.

  • Residents get security updates at Oahu-North town hall

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The community watch program will return soon to Oahu-North housing communities.

  • USAG-HI provides cultural resource update at Makua

    Mar 14, 2011

    WAIANAE, Hawaii - U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii representatives and environmental officials reviewed cultural resource guidelines and annual findings concerning cultural preservation at Makua Military Reservation, Feb. 24, here.

  • Education Front: Survey studies on-post schools for possible facility upgrades

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - On-post schools throughout U.S. Army-Hawaii currently are being surveyed for facility improvements.

  • Decreased budget, workforce levels are discussed at employee town hall

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Col. Douglas Mulbury, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, held an employee town hall for the garrison workforce, March 3, at the Sgt. Smith Theater, here.

  • Redstone Arsenal is home to the Army's Unmanned Aviation Fleet

    Mar 14, 2011

    The Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has planned the Manned Unmanned Systems Integrations Capabilities Excercise for 5 years. This article describes capabilities and technologies being showcased in the Army's first ever "hybrid" aviation exercise. Manned and unmanned aircraft will work together as a team, in scenarios designed to run them through their paces.

  • 'Vibrant Response' tests emergency aid

    Mar 14, 2011

    A simulated nuclear bomb is detonated in Louisville, Ky., and a local community is portrayed as being torn apart in the aftermath of the explosion as part of a coordinated exercise with multiple governmental agencies.

  • Captain cares for pets left behind in Egypt

    Mar 14, 2011

    On Jan. 25, citizens of Egypt began protesting against the government of then-President Hosni Mubarak. By Feb. 1, the U.S. Department of State had ordered the departure of dependants and all non-emergency U.S. government personnel and their families from Egypt.

  • Mother's Milk: Abundance of Breast Milk Becomes a Gift from One Mom to Another

    Mar 14, 2011

    Garrett Jacobs was born on April 30, in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Ill., with VACTERL syndrome. Garrett Jacobs is the son of Adam and Stephanie Jacobs, and the grandson of Bill Jacobs (who has more than 29 years with TACOM-Rock Island on Rock Island Arsenal) and Marcia Jacobs, and Tom and Dee Daily. They are all longtime residents native to the Quad City area. Adam is a journeyman carpenter; Stephanie left her position as a preschool teacher at a local daycare to care for Garrett. VACTERL is an acronym for the various abnormalities associated with the syndrome. Garrett has spina bifida, cardiac, rectal, and renal malformations and a missing radius in his left forearm. He has had surgeries to repair his back and heart. Garrett also has a shunt to drain excess fluid from his brain and a colostomy. His parents switched from breast milk to formula after Stephanie stopped producing her own milk during Garrett's prolonged hospital stay.

  • FORSCOM Frontline

    Mar 14, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> <i>FORSCOM Frontline</i> is U.S. Army Forces Command's weekly web information page, designed to ensure that FORSCOM Soldiers, families, civilians and others have a one-stop online source for the latest information about to the command. <i>FORSCOM Frontline</i> gives readers insight into recent FORSCOM leadership discussions, news about Forces Command's units, hot topics and input from the command's public affairs units around the world.

  • Last American World War I Veteran Served Briefly in New York National Guard

    Mar 14, 2011

  • Brig. Gen. Kurt Story Departs USAMSDC/ARSTRAT

    Mar 14, 2011

    Lt. Gen Richard P. Formica awards Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story the Legion of Merit Medal for his tour as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Story moves on to his new assignment as the Director, J-33, United States Forces-Iraq Operation New Dawn.

  • Forces kill, capture insurgents in Afghanistan

    Mar 14, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces killed several insurgents today in a shootout in the Darah-ye Pech district of Afghanistan's Kunar province.

  • Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story Recieves Legion of Merit Award

    Mar 14, 2011

    Lt. Gen Richard P. Formica awards Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story the Legion of Merit Medal for his tour as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Story moves on to his new assignment as the Director, J-33, United States Forces-Iraq Operation New Dawn.

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    Mar 14, 2011

    Lt. Gen Richard P. Formica awards Brig. Gen. Kurt S. Story the Legion of Merit Medal for his tour as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Story moves on to his new assignment as the Director, J-33, United States Forces-Iraq Operation New Dawn.

  • ASC Soldiers take aim

    Mar 14, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers participated in M9 Pistol training at TACOM's Keith L. Ware weapons test facility on Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. Approximately 40 ASC Soldiers completed the Feb. 9 training.

  • Saying good-bye after more than 30 years in uniform

    Mar 14, 2011

    "It's tough to take the uniform off... it's what I know," said Master Sgt. Lewis Mikulecky during his retirement ceremony on March 11 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • 402nd AFSB wins Joint Base Balad soccer championship

    Mar 14, 2011

  • Army Family Readiness Groups enhance mission

    Mar 14, 2011

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- Overseas assignments bring unlimited opportunities for adventure and excitement, but they may also bring stress, frustration and a profound sense of loneliness if individuals don't connect with familiar support systems. Army Family Readiness Groups can help.

  • Friends assist mom with at-home birth

    Mar 14, 2011

    While waiting at home for her husband to return on rest and recuperation leave, new mom, Julia Gallegos, was greeted by a suprise visitor; her new daughter Phoebe.

  • Defense Department makes 'great strides' in brain-injury care

    Mar 14, 2011

    The Defense Department is making great strides in the field of traumatic brain injury that will benefit not only the department, but also its global and civilian partners, a traumatic brain injury expert said today.

  • Dominating the Competition

    Mar 14, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr selects two outstanding Soldiers to be sent to the IMCOM NCO and Soldier of the Year competitions.

  • Logistics conference charts path out of Iraq

    Mar 14, 2011

    More than 50 logisticians from throughout Iraq and Kuwait gathered for what will likely be the last time, to share ideas and to plot a course for the final push out of Iraq at the 2011 Responsible Officer/Team Chief Conference here, March 11-12.

  • TARDEC's Hitchcock promoted to SES

    Mar 14, 2011

    The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center's Jennifer Hitchcock wasa promoted to Senior Executive Service by Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command in a March 11 ceremony in Warren, Mich.

  • U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr CYSS employees take customer service to a new level

    Mar 14, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Tonya Phillips was at her wit's end. Snowstorms and the resulting flight delays had forced her family to spend several days strung out in various airports and on myriad modes of transportation between Fort Irwin, Calif., and Vilseck, Germany.

  • USAMITC Selects Employee of the Year for 2010

    Mar 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center recently celebrated selection of their Employee of the Year for 2010: Matthew Wimpee. USAMITC held a luncheon to not only recognize the Employee of the Year, but to also acknowledge those employees who outshined and excelled in their job performance for each quarter of 2010.

  • USAMITC's Fellowship Program Shows Joint Direction

    Mar 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - As the Military is moving on in a more joint service operational direction, the United States Army Medical Information Technology Center is coming on strong in its contribution to this effort in the form of its Fellowship Program.

  • First Army, USAG get involved in area schools

    Mar 14, 2011

    In honor of Read Across America Day March 2, Capt. Lawrence Reid, finance resources officer, First Army G-8, prepares to read the Dr. Seuss book "Go Dog Go!" to Virgann Maddison's first grade class at W.A. Fountain Elementary School, one of First Army's partnership schools. Col. Deborah Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, visits with students at Hapeville Elementary School as part of their Military Day event Feb. 17.

  • Movie depicts figures in Lincoln assassination

    Mar 14, 2011

    With ''The Conspirator," film director Robert Redford and The American Film Company have brought to the movie screen an honest portrayal of the final tragedy of the American Civil War which occurred from May to July of 1865 at what we today know as Fort Lesley J. McNair.

  • USAMITC's Enterprise Service Desk Blazes the Trail

    Mar 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - Entering the impressive cyber work space, you're struck by the fact that this looks like a call center; and indeed it is. But this isn't just any call center. This is the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center's (USAMITC) Enterprise Service Desk (ESD), whose goal it is to provide outstanding customer service and information technology assistance.

  • Logistics conference charts path out of Iraq

    Mar 14, 2011

  • "THE LAST SOLDIERS -- THE LASTING SOLDIERS"

    Mar 14, 2011

  • PEO Ammo picks up 155mm Lightweight Howitzer program

    Mar 14, 2011

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition has expanded to add towed artillery systems to the growing list of products that it manages for the military.

  • Task Force Thunder lifts off in RC South

    Mar 14, 2011

    The only two sister aviation brigades in the Army made history March 12 as they swapped places during a transfer of authority ceremony here. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, handed over the reins of the aviation mission throughout Regional Command - South to the 159th CAB, TF Thunder - both brigades fall belong to the 101st Airborne Division, which is the only division in the Army with two aviation brigades.

  • Community honors phenomenal women

    Mar 14, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - U.S. Army Europe selected local women for their positive impacts within the community to kick-off Women's History Month observations in March. Christi Ham, wife of Gen. Carter Ham, commanding general, USAREUR, called on senior leader spouses to nominate a woman from each of their communities for the first "USAREUR Phenomenal Woman Scroll of Impact."

  • Works Council reps have explosive experience

    Mar 14, 2011

    The IMCOM level Works Council got a bang out of their recent visit to Hohenfels when their tour included a demonstration at the Improvised Explosive Device Academy.

  • Airstrike in Afghanistan kills terrorist leaders

    Mar 14, 2011

    International Security Assistance Forces conducted a precision airstrike yesterday targeting two Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist organization leaders in the Dara Soof Payan district of Afghanistan's Samangan provincek, yesterday, military officials reported.

  • Army ready to help after earthquake, tsunami in Japan

    Sep 30, 2011

    In response to the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, March 11, U.S. Army Japan/1st Corps Forward has activated its Emergency Operations Center and is mobilizing a disaster assessment team.

  • Army joins Morgan State to spur Maryland students at S&T symposium

    Aug 15, 2012

    Senior Army officials, scientists and engineers from APG will join industry and academia counterparts to celebrate and evaluate student STEM research at the Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Morgan State University March 17-19.

  • US forces provide relief aid to Japan

    Sep 30, 2011

    U.S. military forces are working alongside their Japanese counterparts to provide aid as the country digs out in the aftermath of the massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck March 11.

  • Getting buff in the bush

    Mar 13, 2011

    A group of Australian Army soldiers are finding out they don't need fancy equipment or an expensive gym membership to get fit in the Afghan wilderness.

  • International sport brings Afghans and Aussies closer

    Mar 13, 2011

    In the mountains of Afghanistan, a pickup game of soccer is played overlooking the valley below. The teams are mixed Aca,!" there is no distinction between Afghan and Australian - and for a brief period the warriors of Mirabad Valley are simple athletes under the golden sun.

  • Servicemembers swap weapons for a day

    Mar 13, 2011

    AK-47 rifles, Squad Automatic Weapons, Steyr AUG models, M-4 carbines and even the Singaporean SAR 21 were up for test fire during a weapons familiarization range Mar. 11, at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army South and Central American Commanders' Conference

    Mar 12, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> U.S. Army South will host Central American commanders from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, March 14 - 17, 2011. The Central American Commanders' Conference provides an opportunity for military discussion between the respective armies. The conference seeks to promote regional efforts in order to mature military relationships, and increase interaction between partner nation armies. It also provides a venue suitable for open discussions where regional partners can present concerns and explore reasonable approaches in the areas of security and illicit trafficking. The overall objective of the conference is to promote peace and stability in Central America through mutual understanding, partnership, and cooperation.

  • Army's new PRT comes to National Training Center

    Mar 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the Army Physical Fitness School came to Fort Irwin, Calif., to train NTC Soldiers on the proper procedures to conduct the Army's new Physical Readiness Program.

  • Keeping a watchful eye

    Mar 12, 2011

    For the last six months, the Soldiers of E Troop, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, have maintained what is for them, an unfamiliar security mission at the TIF, ensuring continued progress during Operation New Dawn.

  • Sec. of Education Duncan and CSA launch Project PASS

    Mar 12, 2011

    Project PASS - Partnership for All Student Success - is an umbrella for high schools that feature Junior ROTC and middle schools with a new program called the Junior Leadership Corps for seventh- and eighth-grade students. Casey and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan heralded the initiative as a potential life-changer for students in need of structure and motivation.

  • Service and Support - to both TRADOC and FORSCOM alike

    Mar 11, 2011

  • Governor, military leaders sign covenant

    Mar 11, 2011

    TOPEKA - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback hosted senior military leaders from around the state for the signing of the Army Community Covenant and the continuation of the Governor's Military Council Feb. 24 at the state capitol in Topeka.

  • IMCOM commanding general, wife visit Fort Riley

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fort Riley and the Central Flint Hills Region hosted a lieutenant general and his wife March 2 and 3. Installation Management Commanding General Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and his wife, Sarah, visited the area to discuss strategies and sources of funding for higher education for military Families' research and outreach programs.

  • Redstone Pilots New Family Service Model

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, ala. -- Redstone Arsenal is among 22 Army installations that have been chosen as a pilot site for enhanced delivery of services provided by Army Community Service that will make it easier and faster for Soldiers and their family members to get the help they are seeking.

  • Army unveils Project PASS, Junior Leadership Corps

    Mar 11, 2011

    Against a backdrop of banners, students and a crowd of several hundred people, Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and other national leaders officially unveiled Project PASS.

  • AMC Official Gives Directions On Road Toward Success

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- To achieve success, you must first plan for success.

  • JLC helping students become young leaders

    Mar 11, 2011

    Bicari Truitt laughs about it now. But the self-proclaimed former class clown realizes his disruptive humor was no joke.

  • School Lessons In Building Partnerships

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Team Redstone solidified some educational partnerships March 1.

  • Big Thank You Goes To Deployed Work Force

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Recognizing employee performance is a "big deal" to the Aviation and Missile Command's Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers.

  • BCTP leads the way in new approach to caring for Soldiers

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - Comprehensive Soldier Fitness (CSF) is the U.S. ArmyAca,!a,,cs latest approach to keeping its members Aca,!A"fit to fight.Aca,!A? The Battle Command Training Program (BCTP), the ArmyAca,!a,,cs only worldwide Exportable Training Center has partnered with Fort Leavenworth Installation Agencies and MAHC to support its CSF campaign.

  • Senior leadership development opportunities open for Army civilians

    Mar 11, 2011

    A limited number of slots are available for Army civilians to attend senior leadership development courses and the suspense date for application is June 15.

  • Rolling Out Welcome Mat For BRAC Transplants

    Mar 11, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- At 3 a.m., the alarm clock would ring. By 4, Yolanda McKenzie was out the door. And so began her 100-mile commute each morning from her home in Martinsburg, W.Va., to her job as records administrator for the Army Materiel Command in Fort Belvoir, Va., a commute that on a good day was two hours. Somewhere between 4:30 and 8 each evening, after the work day was said and done, she'd get in her car and prepare for the 100-mile commute back home, and less than 12 hours later would hear the alarm clock's ring, beckoning her to do it all over again. Today that commute from her brand new home in Owens Cross Roads to Redstone Arsenal is a mere 14 miles.

  • March conference promises best practices, hands-on tutorials and idea-sharing for Army "gamers&

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS - As part of continuing efforts to enhance its computer-based Games for Training efforts, the U.S. Army will bring together about 200 Army training developers, schoolhouse instructors and operators for a March event to share ideas and best practices on using Virtual BattleSpace 2 (VBS2) and other Army games for training.

  • Academy trains Fort Bragg spouses on resiliency

    Mar 11, 2011

    Being truthful about where you are - in relation to your daily experiences - lays the groundwork for programs like the new Spouse Resiliency Academy. The objectives of an Army-wide program like SRA, teaches spouses to improve their coping skills and better understand the perspectives of their Soldiers, friends, children and coworkers. More than a self-help program, SRA emphasizes a positive, realistic and strategic approach to life as a military spouse.

  • Every Point Counts at 36th Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. - With more than 250 competitors and 788 competitive entries, this culinary competition is the largest of its kind in North America. It was also the closest for Installation of the Year Candidates, with first through third place being separated by only 1.06 points. The point spread between second and third was an astonishing .0063 points.

  • Red Cross Month spotlights service at Fort Bragg

    Mar 11, 2011

    Each year, during the month of March, millions of Americans observe Red Cross Month. To honor Red Cross Month, the Fort Bragg/Pope Field Red Cross Station hosted Red Cross Day March 10, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Macomb Street office, near the intersection of Macomb and Hamilton streets. This event will offered potential and current volunteers the opportunity to provide updates on their experiences. The Red Cross staff also featured giveaways and provided light refreshments.

  • Fort Bragg Army Emergency Relief kicks off annual contributions campaign

    Mar 11, 2011

    AER has provided more than $1.2 billion in assistance to Soldiers and their Family members during emergency situations. The formula is the annual AER campaign to gather contributions for replenishing AER funds. Army Community Service kicked off this year's campaign March 2, with an 8 a.m. breakfast at the Fort Bragg Club. The campaign is expected to run through May 15, with the theme of "Helping Maintain Army Strong."

  • Every Point Counts at 36th Culinary Arts Competition

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. - With more than 250 competitors and 788 competitive entries, this culinary competition is the largest of its kind in North America. It was also the closest for Installation of the Year Candidates, with first through third place being separated by only 1.06 points. The point spread between second and third was an astonishing .0063 points.

  • Local bike shop auctions custom bike, presents proceeds to Fort Bragg Fisher House

    Mar 11, 2011

    Five thousand, one hundred and one dollars. That's how much was recently donated to Fort Bragg's Fisher House as local motorcycle builder Hot Rodz auctioned a custom bike and presented all proceeds to the organization that assists Soldiers and Families in need. The motorcycle, began life as a 1977 Harley Davidson Springer and Hot Rodz added a lot of parts taken from around the shop, to go along with various outsourced parts, including many that were donated by various vendors.

  • Pentagon Claims Top Award at Fort Lee Culinary Competition

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., concludes with an award ceremony in which the Pentagon team was named Installation of the Year

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers receive Soldier's Medal for heroism during Haiti earthquake relief operatio

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 82nd Airborne Division Pre-Ranger Training Course was held Jan. 31. Each candidate had to pass the Big Five events: land nav, a road march, PT test, obstacle course, and a five-mile run to keep alive the slim chance of Ranger selection. Of the 55 candidates who joined the Pre-Ranger ranks, only nine emerged successful after 17 days.

  • Exercise tests JBSA's response to natural disasters

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A recent three-day exercise tested the responses of the three military installations that make up Joint Base San Antonio in the event of several scenarios involving mass casualties.

  • Memorial service remembers the 175th anniversary of Battle of the Alamo

    Mar 11, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- With the ringing of the Alamo Bell by Sam Clark, president general of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, followed by the posting of the colors by the Alamo Rangers, the memorial service inside the Alamo Shrine March 6 for the 189 defenders of the Alamo who perished 175 years ago in 1836 began.

  • Army vice chief of staff visits Fort Bragg

    Mar 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg community played host to the Army's second highest-ranking general March 3. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, who became the 32nd vice chief of staff Aug. 4, 2008, visited the XVIII Airborne Corps leadership, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Joint Tactical Radio System's Handheld, Manpack, & Small Form Fit Excursion.

  • Hiring Heroes Career Fair offers job opportunities for wounded warriors, spouses

    Mar 11, 2011

    About 40 employers were on hand March 8, for the Hiring Heroes Career Fair at the Sam Houston Club.

  • 2011 FORSCOM AFAP Report Out Session

    Mar 11, 2011

    This slideshow contains photos captured during day five of the 2011 FORSCOM Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • Community honors 101st anniversary of first military flight

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Two T-6A Texan II jets flew over MacArthur Field March 2 marking the 101st anniversary of the first military flight completed by Lt. Benjamin Foulois from that very field.

  • ASC Wounded Warrior addresses Women in Defense

    Mar 11, 2011

    Capt. Scott Leifker, Army Sustainment Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company commander, addressed the Iowa/Illinois Women in Defense Leadership training event at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa on March 10.

  • New York City Recruiting Battalion Reaches Out to Community Through Basketball Clinic

    Mar 11, 2011

    If it takes a village to raise a child, then it's easy to understand why the New York City Army Recruiting Battalion does its part to mentor and guide students in the neighborhoods of the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester Counties.

  • Arsenal program provides students with 'real world' experience

    Mar 11, 2011

    Students and recent graduates from colleges across the United States are gaining real world experience through the Minority College Relations Program. There are 15 participants in MCRP's spring 2011 internship program here at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. The 15-week program in place at nine Army installations runs from January through May and focuses on getting students integrated into the federal work place and shows them many different ways to serve the nation, aside from military service.

  • Old Guard infantrymen train for EIB

    Mar 11, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) conduct Expert Infantryman Badge training lanes at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., 9 March, 2011. The training lane exercise was conducted in preparation for EIB testing, scheduled 19-21 March, 2011, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • BRAC will increase local educational needs, APG leaders say

    Jun 2, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Base Realignment and Closure will significantly increase the need for higher-education programs near APG, Army and Maryland state officials said here March 8. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, APG senior commander, encouraged the development of an infrastructure in Harford County to accommodate the needs of scientists and engineers coming to the area. "Maryland has an incredible opportunity," Justice said. "Government, industry and academic collaboration is incredibly valuable as a catalyst for innovation."

  • Puerto Rico-based unit tackles snow, trains, prepares for deployment at Fort McCoy

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Soldiers from the 475th Engineer Company trudged through 15-inches of snow and shivered in minus-26 degree temperatures as they trained to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. That was unusual for the 475th because it is an Army Reserve unit from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Company Executive Officer 1st Lt. Mike Martinez said normal high and low temperatures at this time of the year in Puerto Rico are 82 and 62 degrees, "with sunny beaches, and that's what we normally train in." Summer high and low average temperatures in their home territory are 100 and 89. The Puerto Rico unit members stepped off the plane at the La Crosse Airport Jan. 16 into near zero temperatures. It got down to minus-26 degrees Feb. 10, the lowest of their stay at Fort McCoy.

  • Fort McCoy ready to support large-scale training exercises

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Seven scheduled exercises and other extended combat training are on tap for the remainder of fiscal year 2011 at Fort McCoy. Fort McCoy Training Scheduler Mark Stelzner said training will be conducted by Air Force, Marines, Navy and Army Reserve personnel. All of the major, large-scale scheduled exercises have been held at Fort McCoy in previous years. Capt. Jim Lavelle, a planning specialist and a military training officer for the Directorate of Plans, Training Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), said although the exercises are the same ones as last year, the focus can change from year to year. The Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) and the Warrior Exercise (WAREX) were military-police focused exercises in 2010, he said. For 2011, they will be engineer-focused exercises.

  • Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium held in Sri Lanka

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 2011 Joint Medical Blast Injury Symposium was held Feb. 15- 17 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, as part of a medical exchange program to enhance cooperation across nations. Sri Lankan Armed Forces partnered with U.S. Army Central and U.S. Army Pacific to conduct a subject matter exchange on managing the effects of blast injuries.

  • NSSC holds Health and Wellness Fair

    Mar 11, 2011

    Even sitting forward in the massage chair with his face cradled by the headrest, Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Allen still led the way for others at U.S. Army Garrison-Natick.

  • Fort Riley's 'Good Soldiers' at Kansas State University

    Mar 11, 2011

    In early 2007, David Finkel, a Pulitzer prize-winning writer with the Washington Post, was writing an article about then-Lt. Col. Ralph Kauzlarich's 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment when Kauzlarich pitched the idea for Finkel to do a mid-tour and after-tour article on his unit's upcoming deployment.

  • National business group recognizes ACAP manager

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - A retired Army Blackhawk pilot who helps steer careers safely into the future recently was recognized for letting the dreams of Soldier entrepreneurs take flight.

  • Brooks visits ACC facilities at Redstone Arsenal

    Mar 11, 2011

    Jeff Parsons, Army Contracting Command executive director, shows U.S. Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama's 5th Congressional District, the ACC and Expeditionary Contracting Command headquarters campus at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Brooks visited the Redstone campus March 7 for an orientation and Army contracting update.

  • ACC Hosts First Industry Executive Council Meeting

    Mar 11, 2011

    Senior Army Contracting Command leaders and a group of industry representatives came together on Feb. 24 at ACC headquarters on Fort Belvoir, Va., for the first meeting of the ACC Industry Executive Council. The council is a forum to exchange information, identify common issues, build partnerships and develop solutions to move ACC even further in its quest to improve Army contracting.

  • Soldiers Receive Purple Hearts at Lee Ceremony

    Mar 11, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 10, 2011) -- Two Fort Lee Soldiers joined the distinguished ranks of Purple Heart recipients Friday at a ceremony near the 49th Quartermaster Group headquarters along A Avenue.

  • Army Medicine's Culture of Trust

    Mar 11, 2011

    In September 2010, the Army Surgeon General authorized the creation of a task force to design and implement a strategic initiative to build a Culture of Trust throughout Army Medicine. Army Medicine has a rich and proud heritage of bringing value and inspiring trust with our patients. As the Surgeon General stated "the Culture of Trust Initiative will permeate all facets of Army Medicine."

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