Archive: Mar 2011

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  • Remains of WWII pilot missing in action 66 years return home

    Mar 4, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Missing in action for 66 years, 2nd Lt. Dewey Foster, a World War II pilot, is finally home with his family. Foster was laid to rest with full military honors on Feb. 22 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

  • Financial Boot Camp helps make sense out of dollars and cents

    Mar 4, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program held a Financial Boot Camp Feb. 24 and 25 at the Sam Houston Community Center for people interested in building financial security.

  • Deadline to claim Stop-Loss pay extended

    Mar 4, 2011

    The deadline to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has been extended to March 18.

  • Fort Sam Houston begins fueling Soldier Athletes

    Mar 4, 2011

    Since its inception the Army has prided itself on transforming everyday civilians into Army Strong Soldiers. Now it seeks to transform its Soldiers into something more: Soldier Athletes.

  • DINFOS Airmen land in newly renovated barracks

    Mar 4, 2011

    After a long wait, the Airmen have a home. A ribbon-cutting ceremony held Feb. 24 on the front steps of Bldg. 8478, 6th Armored Calvary Road, marked the completion of renovations to the barracks. Approximately 65 Airmen, who are students at the Defense Information School, will reside in the three-story facility.

  • Twenty earn coveted Expert Field Medical Badge

    Mar 4, 2011

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Pro football players strive for a Super Bowl ring. Actors give the performance of a lifetime to garner an Emmy or Oscar. Military medical personnel give their all, physically and mentally, to earn the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge.

  • USARIEM Soldiers prepare for competition

    Mar 4, 2011

    One will depart. The other will move up and make space for a third to join in the fun. That's the story of the candidates whom the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center will send on to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command NCO and Soldier of the Year competitions in late April.

  • Hayden crushes Bataan March challengers

    Mar 4, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Champion Jeffrey Hayden, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment at Camp Casey, triumphantly defended his men's division title during the 2011 8th Army Bataan Memorial Death March Qualifier at Carey Fitness Center here Feb. 26.

  • March 2, 2011 -- Opening Remarks to the House Armed Services Committee

    Mar 4, 2011

    March 2, 2011 -- Opening Remarks to the House Armed Services Committee

  • Full Spectrum Operations' battle drills, plans aim to save lives

    Mar 4, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - Sounds of small arms fire pierced the brisk, heavy late evening air as defensive forces inside U.S. Army installations here braced themselves to withstand simultaneous coordinated attacks on all access control point gates throughout Warrior Country - a situation that made for an intense exercise.

  • 704th MI Soldiers brave cold rain for brigade run

    Mar 4, 2011

    Soldiers from the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade trek through the rain during a brigade run Friday morning. At 6:30 a.m., participants departed McGlachlin Parade Field for a 90-minute run to the bridge on Rock Avenue and back.

  • Army National Guard Gets Digital Medical Systems for Disaster Relief

    Mar 4, 2011

    Army National Guard Soldiers will have the ability to digitally document patient care and manage medical supplies during disaster relief and homeland security missions in the U.S., according to a new partnership between the Army National Guard Bureau and the Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) program at Fort Detrick, Md.

  • U.S. Army Africa Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes assumes responsibility in Vicenza ceremony

    Mar 4, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes joined U.S. Army Africa as its senior noncommissioned officer in an assumption of responsibility ceremony Feb. 17 at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. "Thank you all for attending today," said U.S. Army Africa Commander, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg. "This is an important ceremony for this command."

  • President signs continuing resolution, extends 'Stop Loss' deadline

    Mar 4, 2011

    Extending the continuing resolution also means that servicemembers and veterans have until March 18 to file for 'stop-loss' funds if their service was involuntarily extended between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009.

  • Commander: Helmand province makes security gains

    Mar 4, 2011

    The fight against insurgents in Afghanistan's Helmand province may have turned the corner and the trend lines are going up, the commander of Regional Command-Southwest said today.

  • Kenyan Army Commander deepens partnership with U.S. Army Africa visit

    Mar 4, 2011

    Commander of the Kenyan Army, Lt. Gen. Njuki Mwaniki, met with U.S. Army Africa leaders and toured the command's headquarters in Vicenza, Italy, Feb. 23-25. In addition to meeting with U.S. Army Africa Commander, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, Mwaniki delivered a presentation on border security issues affecting Kenya and toured some of the installation's skills training facilities and Battle Command Training Center.

  • Post celebrates African-American heritage during event

    Jan 20, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - The post honored the contributions of African-Americans during an African-American/Black History Month luncheon at The Landing Feb. 25.

  • Culinary Arts Competition participants step up their game

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 4, 2011) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition kicked off Feb. 26 at Fort Lee. It is hosted by the U.S. Army Quartermaster School's Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and includes competitors from all five Armed Services, who compete, attend classes in the culinary arts and interact with their peers. The American Culinary Federation-sanctioned event is the largest of its kind in North America.

  • Permanent Change of Station Moves

    Mar 3, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Permanent Change of Station moves are a challenging reality of military life. The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), executes the Personal Property mission as the Army Service Component Command of U.S. Transportation Command and they are committed to improving the move process and educating warfighters, civilians and their families. Move.mil is a valuable resource which can walk a member through the entire moving process or they can visit their local Transportation Office (TO)/Personal Property Shipping Office (PPSO) for assistance.

  • Dempsey pledges as CSA to serve Soldiers every day

    Mar 3, 2011

    Soldiers expect their leaders to provide them with the tools they need to do their jobs, something the general nominated as the next Army chief of staff says he'll focus on every day.

  • USASAC facilitates FMS of Jeeps to Uruguayan Army

    Mar 3, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command successfully facilitated the delivery of 10 J8 Jeeps to the Uruguayan Army Jan. 27 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti program.

  • Army's vice chief checks BRAC construction at Bragg

    May 24, 2011

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited the future home of the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., today, for an up close and personal view of the 631,000-square-foot facility slated for completion June 21.

  • Trip to Disney World helps give JBLM teen, family break from chronic illness

    Mar 3, 2011

    Kristen, who has autism, juvenile arthritis, chronic lung disease, and dozens of other diagnoses, recently got a chance at her dream with a little help from the Dream Factory, Inc.

  • Lewis-McChord runners honor the fallen

    Mar 3, 2011

    "Wear blue: run to remember" was formed by a group of Army wives whose husbands were deployed with a unit which suffered casualties of historic proportions. The group's founder, Lisa Hallett, lost her husband, Capt. John Hallett III, when he was killed Aug. 25, 2009. John was one of 40 assigned to 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, now 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the brigade's yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Roller derby includes Soldiers, spouses

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Female Soldiers and military spouses are joining a rough and tough gang. Their colors are purple and black and leaving with a few bruises is a common occurrence. But hey, it's all part of roller derby. The 580 Lawton Roller Girls have taken the city and Fort Sill by storm with 56 skaters, and counting. During the day the women may be your bank teller, your librarian or even your wife but when they lace up their skates they transform from the average Amber or Kimberly into something fierce like Devilicious or Kitty Chaos.

  • Butler retires following 30 years of service

    Mar 3, 2011

    The workforce of Anniston Army Depot had the distinct privilege Feb. 28 of presenting Tony Butler, depot sergeant major, with well wishes and tokens of appreciation upon the occasion of his retirement.

  • Pope Air Force Base changes name, keeps same mission

    Mar 3, 2011

    Before a crowd of dignitaries, generals, Airmen and Soldiers at Hangar 4, Maj. General Rodney O. Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, and Air Force Col. James C. Johnson, 43rd Airlift Wing commander, signed a proclamation, Tuesday, officially changing Pope Air Force Base's name back to the historic Pope Field. The 63-year change in ownership was due to the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Act.

  • Anniston Army Depot welcomes 'Sledgehammer' Soldiers

    Mar 3, 2011

    Four 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division "Sledgehammer" Soldiers toured the depot Feb. 22 and 23 as part of Operation Tell Your Story.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers manage money during Military Saves Week

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program financial specialists were on hand at the Military Saves Week kick off, which took place at the Fort Bragg Club's Lafayette room, Feb. 22. The program targets Soldiers' spending habits and features educational forums, individual financial counseling and money-related materials. It encourages Families to set realistic goals that focus on long-term solutions over financial fads.

  • 31st ADA offers pregnancy PT program

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers and physical training go hand-in-hand, but when the Soldier is pregnant the program has to be altered. In the 31st Air Defense Artillery that's where Sgt. Stacey Dawes, 31st ADA medic and noncommissioned officer in charge, comes in.

  • Rev. Kyles: 'Hold fast to your dreams'

    Mar 3, 2011

    "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us to dream and not to give up on our dreams," said Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles as he addressed a large group of depot employees gathered for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day/Black History Month celebration Feb. 17 at the Physical Fitness Center.

  • JBLM contracting program earns national recognition

    Mar 3, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord has received national recognition from the AbilityOne Program for its role in contracting with nonprofit agencies that employ significantly disabled people.

  • Pathfinder students take on night mass tactical jump

    Mar 3, 2011

    One hundred paratroopers, including 26 U.S. Army Pathfinder School students, participated in a night mass tactical airborne jump Wednesday at Fort Benning.

  • McFry would rather block, brace than be indoors

    Mar 3, 2011

    Cindy McFry is a self-proclaimed tomboy. She said she would rather work outdoors than be anywhere near a desk and computer.

  • Fort Bragg library hosts environmental programs from children

    Mar 3, 2011

    In the spirit of environmental responsibility, Sustainable Fort Bragg has partnered with John L. Throckmorton Library to host a series of environmental programs for children designed to educate children about the environment and provide a connection to the natural world. The programs will feature stories, music and activities with an environmental theme.

  • TACOM CG visits ANAD

    Mar 3, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Kurt Stein, commanding general of TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, toured Anniston Army Depot earlier this week, using the day-and-a-half visit to see the depot's workforce in action and to honor a Soldier.

  • Chandler sworn in as 14th SMA

    Mar 3, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. swears in Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III as the 14th sergeant major of the Army during a ceremony, March 1, at the Pentagon. Chandler's wife, Jeanne, holds the Bible during the ceremony.

  • Male Soldiers put empathy for expectant mothers to the test during wellness expo

    Mar 3, 2011

    The first Expectant and New Parent Health and Wellness Expo at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center tested male Soldiers' endurance by putting them in empathy bellies, 30-pound strap-on stomachs that simulate the look and feel of pregnancy.

  • Chandler sworn in as 14th SMA

    Mar 3, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. congratulates Sgt. Maj. Raymond F. Chandler III after swearing him in as the 14th sergeant major of the Army during a ceremony, March 1, at the Pentagon. Chandler's wife, Jeanne, stands by before them.

  • Devers students help Fort Bragg's animals

    Mar 3, 2011

    First graders at Devers Elementary School got the chance to help some of the animals awaiting new homes at the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter during a learning experience Feb. 17. Fort Bragg's veterinary specialists and shelter volunteers, brought Elmer, a dog who has been a long-term resident at the shelter as well as three-week-old kittens with them to show the students. They taught the children how to properly approach animals and about playing safely with their dogs or cats. The students repaid their guests with a large donation of blankets, treats and toys for the shelter's fuzzy residents.

  • Manning faces more charges for classified leaks

    Mar 3, 2011

    After seven months of additional investigation, the U.S. Army has charged Pfc. Bradley E. Manning with 22 additional charges.

  • 4th MEB ROCs Fort Leonard Wood

    Mar 3, 2011

  • Fort Bragg honors Black History Month

    Mar 3, 2011

    In the annual celebration of diversity and acceptance, the XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Special Operations Command and Team Bragg Equal Opportunities representatives put together a unique presentation about African-Americans and the Civil War in honor of National Black History Month, Feb. 23. The presentation included remarks by Maj. Gen. Rodney Anderson, XVIII Airborne Corps' deputy commanding general, skits, poems and performances by the Yoruba Descendants Union of Fayetteville who talked about their country, their culture, clothing and danced for the audience. . The cast from the play, Dateline: Greensboro (Antony Bishop, Dashawn Bryon, Andra Hale, and Ken Keaton) acted out a scene about the civil rights sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C. Raqi Barnett, an Army spouse and director of the play, also read and acted out poems by Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Closing the presentation was

  • SMDC hosts D3I Acquisition Strategy Industry Day

    Mar 3, 2011

    Members of the defense industry came together to learn about the new Design, Development, Demonstration and Integration, or D3I, program on Feb. 23 at the Jackson Center in Research Park West.

  • Community runs to show support for wounded warriors

    Mar 3, 2011

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - More than 400 runners from across the Tennessee Valley came out Feb. 26 to support wounded warriors as well as active duty military members.

  • March 1, 2011 -- SMA Chandler swearing-in remarks

    Mar 3, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III's remarks from his swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon Auditorium on March 1, 2011.

  • Chemical battalion conducts decontamination training at Fort Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

    Members of the 83rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion were evaluated during a five-day training, Feb. 11 to 15, which took place in and around Forward Operating Base Patriot, Fort Bragg. Commanders evaluated the platoons on a number of factors, including knowledge of the mission, troop leading procedures and chemical decontamination criteria. About 477 Soldiers participated in the event.

  • History and Security in the NCR

    Mar 3, 2011

    The Military Order of Foreign Wars fosters and encourages the study of American history and particularly of American military history.

  • Fort Bragg to hold resiliency fair

    Mar 3, 2011

    Fort Bragg continually works to stand up programs and resources that help Soldiers and their Family members maintain Army readiness. In that spirit, Fort Bragg will conduct a resiliency fair at the Soldier Support Center, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide Soldiers an opportunity to learn more about all the different resiliency resources that are available currently on the installation.

  • Operation Enforce Standards: Fort Bragg MPs work to reclaim the streets

    Mar 3, 2011

    Operation Enforce Standards, a monthly initiative to ensure that Fort Bragg is a safe and law-abiding community was conducted Friday from11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The MPs from the 82nd Airborne Division set up multiple traffic checkpoints to check for driver's licenses, proper registration, insurance and cell phone violations. They also had speeding checkpoints on the All-American expressway, to catch drivers who exceeded the speed limit. There were 99 traffic citations, three towed vehicles, three apprehensions for possession of marijuana and Spice in Linden Oaks housing area and two more apprehensions for possession of Spice at the All-American Expressway.

  • U.S. Army Pacific announces top journalists

    Mar 3, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific selected its best military and civilian journalists and broadcasters during the 2010 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware journalism competition. The USARPAC competition garnered more than 40 entries in 10 categories from journalists assigned to commands in Hawaii, Alaska and Japan, including several Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Fort Bragg town hall addresses customers' concerns

    Mar 3, 2011

    More than 100 people attended the quarterly town hall meeting Feb. 23 at the Yntema Club on Gruber Road, to address several issues with the Fort Bragg Garrison commander, other leadership, and subject matter experts. Town halls are venues that allow servicemembers and their Families to bring issues to the attention of leadership and work together towards the resolution of those issues

  • First Navy Joint Culinary Center of Excellence class graduates at Fort Lee

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, VA. (March 3, 20100) -- The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence here conducted its first graduation for an all-Navy "A-School" class Friday at Bldg. 2300 on B Avenue. The "honor class" - so named because of its high overall grade point average - consisted of 27 Sailors, and they were among the first to complete the five-week course in the newly built JCCoE extension.

  • March 1, 2011 -- CSA's remarks from the swearing in ceremony of Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Raymond

    Mar 3, 2011

    Gen. George W. Casey, Jr.'s remarks from the swearing in ceremony of Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Raymond F. Chandler, III at the Pentagon Auditorium on March 1, 2011.

  • Georgia politician marks Black History Month at Fort Drum

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the Fort Drum community gathered Feb. 24 to learn more about the invaluable role African-Americans have played in U.S. history, particularly during the Civil War.

  • MEDDAC officers mentor students

    Mar 3, 2011

    Six Fort Carson Medical Department Activity officers spoke Feb. 22-25 at a Widefield junior high school to a group of female students enrolled in a Department of Defense Education Activity-funded initiative.

  • Soldier's skills keeps commanders in battle connected

    Mar 3, 2011

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Operating in a country encompassing rugged, mountainous terrain and recovering from years of conflict can present many communications challenges, but at least one Soldier successfully keeps his units connected.

  • New York Army National Guard Chaplain's Heroic Life Illustrates Story of the National Guard Cha

    Mar 3, 2011

    As the chaplain of the 69th Infantry, Father Francis P. Duffy inspired a generation of New York National Guardsmen during World War I. Now Maj. Gen. John Ellington, the National Guard's top chaplain, wants the story of Father Duffy - immortalized by actor Pat O'Brien in the 1940 movie "The Fighting 69th" -- will inspire a new generation of National Guard Chaplains and inform Soldiers and civilians about the military chaplaincy. A video that interlaces Father Duffy's story with the history of the chaplaincy, produced by the Air National Guard's TEC TV visual information center, will tell that story. It will be shown to chaplains, leaders, and anybody else who wants to know about the National Guard chaplaincy, Ellington said.

  • Fort Hood shooting victim battles bulge to go on active duty

    Mar 3, 2011

    Spc. Logan Burnett, a Soldier who was shot three times Nov. 5, 2009, has overcome many of his medical issues, but is fighting hard to lose weight and show the Army he is "lean, mean and ready to fight."

  • Fort Carson honors retiring warriors

    Mar 3, 2011

    Ten Fort Carson warriors were honored Feb. 23 as Family, friends and colleagues gathered for the monthly retirement ceremony at the Special Events Center.

  • Watervliet Arsenal graduates will prove that America still makes things

    Mar 3, 2011

    After four years of schooling and 8,000 hours of hands-on training, the Arsenal graduated 11 members of the Arsenal Apprenticeship Program in a recent ceremony conducted here. Since 1905, some of the finest machinists in the country have been homegrown from this program that is supported by the Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.

  • New vehicle crews train to standard

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - In the Army, people are always on the move. Soldiers come and go all the time, and switching jobs and positions is just part of career progression.

  • 1st Cav., 1-12 team up for training

    Mar 3, 2011

    When a 1st Cavalry Division aviation unit came to Fort Carson for high-altitude training to prepare for its deployment to Afghanistan, it needed the assistance of ground troops to make training as realistic as possible.

  • Memorial walls a world apart unite two patriots

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike Ebinal, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, who served in Iraq, and Carson George, a Houston contractor who served in Vietnam during the Tet offensive of 1968, are joined by walls commemorating the lives and deaths of men who fought for and served their country.

  • Arsenal welders bring new heat to old product line

    Mar 3, 2011

    Are Arsenal welders working on a new product line' Well, kind of. The Arsenal recently received a $750,000 order from the Army to fabricate support legs for the 120mm mortar system...a mission the Arsenal had until the early 1990s.

  • Facility opens for combatives training

    Mar 3, 2011

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday at Pershing Field to commemorate the official opening of the Combatives Outdoor Physical Fitness Training Facility.

  • Dental care should begin in infancy

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Every February, the American Dental Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise attention on oral health care to the nation's youth. "The key to a lifetime of oral health is to start when you are young," said Col. Bernard Hennessy, Comanche Advanced

  • Governor tours Fort Sill

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The governor of Oklahoma said she appreciated the tremendous work being done at Fort Sill and is deeply committed to being a partner with the installation.

  • Public health experts brief ASC on air quality

    Mar 3, 2011

    Subject matter experts from the U.S. Army Public Health Command briefed members of Army Sustainment Command's workforce about air quality in Building 350 during two information sessions held on March 2.

  • ISF, Iraqi Emergency Response Unit first to graduate 'Thunderhorse' Emergency Medical Tech

    Mar 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq - "I'm proud to call every one of you my colleague," said 1st Lt. Jordan King, platoon leader of the "Thunderhorse" medics assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, attached to 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, from Fort Riley, Kan., acknowledging the achievements of 38 men in front of him.

  • Iraqi Army battalion conducts LFX at GWTC

    Mar 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Iraqi and U.S. leadership watched from an observation platform atop the summit of a hill as Iraqi forces moved tactically through a valley, demonstrating their newly honed skills.

  • Securing from a line

    Mar 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Iraqi Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 11th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, get on line during training at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, Feb. 22, 2011. U.S. Soldiers led IA units of the 3rd IA Div. during the second iteration of training at GWTC, part of Tadreeb al Shamil, an Iraqi training initiative to modernize IA division capabilities through collective unit-level training. During the 25-day training rotation at GWTC, Iraqi soldiers trained with Troop A, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, in preparation for a battalion live fire exercise, Feb. 24, 2011, the culminating training event for the training cycle.

  • Practicing for Bataan Death March

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-10 Rail Gunner Soldiers threw on 40 pound rucksacks across their backs and started out on a 22-mile trek through the tank trails and back roads of North Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 26, to practice for the upcoming 22nd annual Bataan Memorial Death March.

  • Lynn: Continuing budget resolution puts security at risk

    Mar 3, 2011

    The Defense Department is losing billions of dollars by Congress' failure to pass the department's fiscal 2011 budget, putting readiness, modernization and efficiency initiatives at risk, the deputy defense secretary said today.

  • Get hooked on fly-fishing

    Mar 3, 2011

    PINE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Was it a sunken log or a clever fish' For Charles Prickett, it will forever be "the one that got away."

  • RTB selects representatives for BRC

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Nine teams have been selected to represent the Ranger Training Brigade at the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition April 15-17.

  • Nashville Connection

    Mar 3, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Elvis was in the building, along with Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Carrie Underwood and the Blues Brothers for The Nashville Connection, a tribute show celebrating the roots of Rock and Roll. The concert, which was presented by the U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, was held at the Aberdeen Proving Ground South (Edgewood) Recreation Center Feb. 26.

  • RIA hosts strategic planning luncheon

    Mar 3, 2011

    Senior leaders from the Rock Island Arsenal, along with representatives from the surrounding Quad City area, participated in a March 2 strategic planning luncheon. The discussion focused on the future of RIA and how to ensure success over the long term through synchronized efforts with the surrounding community and its leaders

  • Local brigade visits Savannah Civil Rights Museum

    Mar 3, 2011

    As part of an exploration of black history, a group of Soldiers from the 188th Infantry Brigade took time out for a staff ride to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum to learn more about Savannah's civil rights history.

  • FORSCOM commander assembles command leaders for worldwide training

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga., (March 3, 2011)-U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Commander Gen. James D. Thurman conducted a command-wide training session March 2, to educate senior leaders within FORSCOM about the changes in policy and expectations for behavior pertaining to the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Wednesday's training session was available via video teleconference for more than 20 FORSCOM subordinate unit commands throughout the United States and abroad, to include Iraq and Afghanistan. This session is only one component of the Army's ongoing training plan for educating the total Army force about the DADT Repeal Act. Thurman, along with other Army general officer and senior executive service personnel, received training materials from the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey, to assist with their task to educate the total Army Force.

  • Research continues to advance helicopter maintenance

    Mar 3, 2011

    A deadly civilian helicopter crash in the North Sea on Nov. 6, 1986, led the British Civil Aviation Authority to invest more into vibration health monitoring systems used to detect maintenance issues and prevent accidents. Twenty-five years later, improvements on installed systems are still being developed to provide flight and maintenance crew's earlier detection and lower false alarms.

  • Air Force Services graduates first students at Fort Lee

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 3, 2011) -There was something about this graduation that gave Chief Master Sgt. James Gill a sense of pride and relief. "I envy them," he said. "They're starting out fresh in the Air Force; they're going to their first bases, and they have so many opportunities in front of them, so many challenges."

  • 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion executes its first pre-deployment exercise

    Mar 3, 2011

    The 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C., invested almost a year planning then executing the Expeditionary Contracting Command's annual two-week training exercise, Operation Joint Dawn held at Fort Campbell, Ky., Jan. 24 through Feb. 4.

  • A new place to hang their hats: Ceremony marks opening of new Drill Sergeant School

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The new U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School opened Feb. 23 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Fort Lee launches civilian employee fitness challenge

    Mar 3, 2011

    It's "off-and-on" time for the civilian employees of the installation workforce. That's "off your chair and on your feet" to participate in a new fitness program that is part of a nationwide effort to improve the overall health of Americans everywhere.

  • Volunteer served four decades

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A few hours a week has turned into 40 years of selfless service for one of Fort Jackson's most loyal volunteers.

  • Martins get new Semmes Lake home

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Directorate of Public Works Wildlife Office and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation have high hopes that new housing on Semmes Lake will be occupied this spring by tenants from South America.

  • Battalion remembers BCT Soldier

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON ,S.C. -- Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment remembered a fallen comrade during a memorial service for Pvt. Jordan Chase Friday at Bayonet Chapel.

  • Red Cross services invaluable to post

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- March is American Red Cross Month. It is a time each year that we set aside to recognize and show our appreciation for the work that this great organization does. If it were not for a presidential proclamation, the fact that March is Red Cross Month might escape you merely because of the humble way the Red Cross goes about its business.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers to battle for Best Warrior Title

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 3, 2011) -- For Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Vogt, it's simple: "If I expect my Soldiers to do something, what better way to show them than to do it myself'"

  • VTCs keep Soldiers, Families connected during deployments

    Mar 3, 2011

    Video teleconferencing is one of the many ways Soldiers of the Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, can communicate with their families while deployed here.

  • U.S. Army flexes logistical muscles during KR/FE

    Mar 3, 2011

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - The U.S. Army flexed its logistical muscles March 3, moving pre-positioned stocks onto trains here during railhead operations in support of Key Resolve/Foal Eagle.

  • Babil Museum opens gate to past

    Mar 3, 2011

    Babil Museum opens gate to past

  • School welcomes first female combatives instructor

    Aug 26, 2011

    Remember what your mother taught you about hitting girls. Combatives instructor Spc. Teddra Rodriguez wants you to try, but you better be prepared to defend yourself.

  • Fish and Wildlife get new digs, thanks to the 'Hillclimbers'

    Mar 2, 2011

    Aviators from B Company, "Hillclimbers," 3rd Battalion, 25th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), conducted a sling-load operation to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in studying the Oahu Tree Snail, Feb. 1.

  • CAB aviators train while preserving cultural treasures in Makua Valley

    Mar 2, 2011

    Soldiers from 209th Aviation Support Battalion (ASB), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), assisted in moving three detailed replicas of enemy fighting vehicles into the valley to assist in enemy target engagement simulations recently.

  • Schmitt Makes First Visit To Fort Greely

    Mar 2, 2011

    IMCOM Pacific Region's command sergeant major made his first visit to Alaska and Fort Greely.

  • NTC/Fort Irwin CG says he'll engage community, stay on 'cutting edge' of training

    Mar 2, 2011

    As Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell begins his tenure as the National Training Center and Fort Irwin's newest leader, he wants the community to know he's glad he's here. "First and foremost, I would tell you that it is with great honor and pride that I have the opportunity to serve as your commander," said Ferrell. "My wife and I both are excited to be here. We look forward to the opportunity to serve with our Soldiers, families and civilians that make the mission happen every day."

  • Leaders meet for Civil Support Conference

    Mar 2, 2011

  • Dental Command celebrates 100th anniversary

    Mar 2, 2011

    On March 3, 1911, the United States Army commissioned its first officer to take care of Soldiers' teeth. Prior to this date, private contractors had been hired to provide dental work for troops.

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