Archive: Mar 2011

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  • TF SAFE program reduces electrical incidents Iraq-wide

    Mar 26, 2011

    Making that morning pot of coffee, watching the news and checking your e-mail are things most of us do on a daily basis that require electrical power. Task Force Safety Actions for Fires and Electricity was created to ensure electrical safety is always on the minds of service members deployed to Iraq.

  • HAZMAT centers clean up Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    Over the course of the war in Iraq, the country has accumulated a substantial amount of waste that has the potential to affect not only the environment, but the Iraqi people and U.S. forces on the ground as well.

  • Third Army showcases readiness with ROC drill for U.S. transition in Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

  • Zabul farmers to harvest livelihood from National Guard ADT

    Mar 26, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE APACHE, Afghanistan -- A bee sting can hurt, but farmers in Zabul province, Afghanistan, where there are far more dangerous threats, are embracing the new livelihood of beekeeping.

  • Sept. 11 flags transferred to Reserve unit headed to Iraq

    Aug 31, 2011

    The 462nd Movement Control Battalion transferred U.S. and New York City Fire Department flags to the 77th Sustainment Brigade on March 20, 2011. The ceremony marked the final time this particular set of flags transfers from one New York state/New Jersey Army Reserve unit to another serving in the Middle East.

  • Country singer Ricky Lee holds a free concert at White Sands Missile Range

    Mar 25, 2011

    A free concert was held at White Sands Missile Range to kickoff the Bataan Memorial Death March weekend. Ricky Lee, an up and coming country singer performed for a crowd of WSMR residents and Bataan Memorial Death March participants March 25 at the WSMR football field.

  • Fort Wainwright youth take the stage

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Wainwright's Child, Youth and School Services partnered with Missoula Children's Theatre for an original adaption of the classic fairy tale "Snow White" which was performed at Pioneer Park March 19.

  • Defense leaders mark 150th year of the Medal of Honor

    Mar 25, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Walter Ehlers, left, Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler, center, and Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army vice chief of staff, pray during the benediction of a ceremony in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011.

  • How the Army keeps rolling along

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Wainwright's transportation office supports the 1st Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division in the unit's efforts to successfully deploy approximately 4,000 Soldiers and their equipment across thousands of miles of land, air and sea from Fort Wainwright to Fort Irwin, Calif., and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Defense leaders mark 150th year of the Medal of Honor

    Mar 25, 2011

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli, left, speaks with Medal of Honor recipients Robert F. Foley, center, and Thomas G. Kelly at a ceremony honoring the 150th anniversary of the Medal of Honor at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes in Washington, D.C., March 25, 2011.

  • Soldiers battle cold at Army's northern warfare school

    Mar 25, 2011

    Soldiers at The Northern Warfare Training Center at Black Rapids Training Site south of Fort Greely, Alaska, learn how to survive, maneuver and fight in the these extreme conditions.

  • New spouse resiliency academy offers holistic fitness program for families

    Mar 25, 2011

    Building resilience into the Army team, from Soldiers to spouses to children, is now taking center stage at most Army installations. In that spirit, Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Army Community Services has launched the new spouse resiliency academy, using civilian and military master resilience trainers as part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program for spouses. The academy develops and institutes a holistic fitness program for families to enhance performance and build resilience. Like Soldiers, the spouse resiliency academy offer spouses detailed knowledge and learning opportunities on the six competencies associated with resilience: self-awareness, self-regulation, optimism, mental agility, strength of character and staying connected. Spouses learn specific skills within each competency to identify strengths in themselves and others to overcome challenges and build effective families.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord powerlifter adds to record total

    Mar 25, 2011

    Retired Master Sgt. Leamon Woodley competed in the 2011 Washington State Powerlifting, Bench Press and Deadlift Championship in Tumwater, Wash., March 5 and 6, and set two national records.

  • Soldiers, Sailor, and civilian retire in joint ceremony

    Mar 25, 2011

    Four Soldiers, one sailor and one civilian retired while two others received awards at a joint Army and Navy retirement and retreat ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal's Constitution Square March 25.

  • Tripler Army Medical Center provides "Strong Bonds" for families of autistic children

    Mar 25, 2011

    Tripler Army Medical Center's Pastoral Care Department organized a retreat for families with autistic children.

  • 1st Cavalry prepping for Afghanistan with partners

    Mar 25, 2011

    Continuing to build partnerships with Afghan security forces will be a key priority in May for the new leadership of Regional Command East in Afghanistan.

  • Army dependents ease deployment stress through acting

    Mar 25, 2011

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - Characters from a common Disney movie made an appearance on the Junction City High School stage in the drama department's production of "Beauty and the Beast" March 17 to 19. JCHS senior Marvin Palacios Jr., portrayed Maurice in his second performance at JCHS. He also was involved in "Egad! The Woman in White" and participates in small plays at his church and is in Concert Choir at JCHS. Palacios is the son of Herlinda and Sgt. Marvin Palacios Sr., Company E, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

  • South Korean Army Visit to CASCOM

    Mar 25, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Choon Soo Kim, commander of the Republic of Korea Army Combined Logistics School (center), shakes hands with Warrant Officer Hee S. Yi (right), a student in the Transportation Warrant Officer Basic Course, Army Logistics University. The three-day visit to Fort Lee and Joint Base Langley-Eustis provided the general with an overview of the Combined Arms Support Command and the Transportation, Ordnance and Quartermaster schools as well as the Army Logistics University.

  • Youth, local employers partner during job fair

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Kyle Doughall, 14, was looking for a job to earn some extra money at the first Child, Youth and School Services and Employee Readiness Program's Youth Job Fair and Volunteer Opportunities event March 12 at the Forsyth East Child Development Center.

  • Fort Riley conducts its first virtual community forum

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - From left to right, Brian Beauregard, program director, Picerne Military Housing; Scott Rhodes, Riley TV producer; Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Brown; and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Colvin Bennett Sr. sit on the set of the first virtual Fort Riley Community Forum Mach 11. Subject matter experts, like Beauregard, were on-hand to answer more than 15 questions, submitted to the Fort Riley Facebook page and called in on the hotline 240-TOWN (8696).

  • 97th MPs solidify partnership with local high school

    Mar 25, 2011

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. - Junction City High School and Soldiers with the 97th Military Police Battalion formalized their previously informal partnership with a Partnership Charter Signing Ceremony March 18 in the JCHS school gymnasium.

  • Helping Heroes Heal

    Mar 25, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Installation Management Community is seeking Psy. D, Ph.D. clinical or counseling psychologists, clinical social workers, Licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed mental health counselors and licensed professional counselors to counsel Soldiers, their Family members and Civilians struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and suicide risk associated with post-traumatic stress order, or PTSD.

  • USASAC NC March 2011 Employee Recognition and Town Hall

    Mar 25, 2011

    Several employees from U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's New Cumberland office were recognized Friday, Mar. 18, during the quarterly Employee Recognition ceremony. Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker, Commanding General, presents Logistics Management Specialist Kevin Turnbaugh with a Certificate of Appreciation from the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior for his exceptional support to its Foreign Military Sales program. In addition to the recognition ceremony, Tucker also conducted a town hall and addressed topics such as USASAC Headquarters' move in May to its new Redstone Arsenal building adjacent to Army Materiel Command's new Headquarters, and upcoming military personnel changes at both commands.

  • Casey gets sense of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal training progress at Fort Ril

    Mar 25, 2011

    The chief of staff of the Army visited Fort Riley March 24, to conduct sensing sessions for the repeal of the law commonly known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

  • Fort Hood families create their own March Madness

    Mar 25, 2011

    Children in Kouma and Montague village communities celebrated March Madness March 18, with the 4th annual Kouma Classic. It included a basketball tournament, bounce houses, tug-of-war contests, sack races, music, drinks and grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and Polish sausages.

  • Leaders Visit as Fort Bragg BRAC Preparations Continue

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -Civilian leaders representing the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G3/5/7 Directorate traveled to Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, N.C., March 23, for a first-hand look at temporary and permanent workspaces being readied for the relocation of the command's headquarters in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation.

  • March 21, 2011 - TRADOC Relinquishing of Command

    Mar 25, 2011

  • Fort Riley conducts its first virtual forum

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - From left to right, Brian Beauregard, program director, Picerne Military Housing; Scott Rhodes, Riley TV producer; Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Brown; and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Colvin Bennett Sr. sit on the set of the first virtual Fort Riley Community Forum March 11. Subject matter experts, like Beauregard, were on-hand to answer more than 15 questions, submitted to the Fort Riley Facebook page and called in on the hotline 240-TOWN (8696).

  • Joint Interoperability Conference reestablished, held

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Military representatives from around the country came together in Sierra Vista this week, during the 2011 Joint Interoperability Conference, to share insight and increase their understanding on the interoperability issues faced by today's joint warfighter. The three-day event, which began on Tuesday, is being hosted by the Joint Interoperability Test Command on Fort Huachuca and co-sponsored by the local chapters of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the International Test and Evaluation Association Huachuca Chapter. The conference is being held at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center, and wraps up today.

  • What will you miss most about the library'

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Sentinel staff asks: What will you miss most about the library'

  • General awarded second star

    Mar 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Miller (left), First Army commanding general, promotes Mark MacCarley to major general March 17 during a private ceremony held at First Army Headquarters, Fort Gillem. MacCarley, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Reserve, First Army, assumed his position Sept. 15, 2010. MacCarley is responsible for assisting Miller with the training, readiness and mobilization of all Reserve and National Guard units across the U.S. and two U.S. territories. MacCarley is also the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Support Command at First Army.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers, family members help search for missing Texas girl

    Mar 25, 2011

    Three months ago Hailey Dunn vanished from Colorado City, Texas, seemingly without a trace. Soldiers and spouses in the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Missile Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade have voluntarily made two 500-mile trips to help in the search.

  • Fort McPherson Library turns page to its final chapter

    Mar 25, 2011

    Like a good book taken out of it, the Fort McPherson Library unfortunately, has an end. Although the final page in its history may not be until May 3, the story of the library has hits its climax. The beginning of the end will occur April 1, when patrons will no longer be able to check out items.

  • ACC Small Business training workshop 'a huge success'

    Mar 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Programs held a two-hour training workshop March 23 at the Hogan Family YMCA in Madison.

  • Iowa legislative director visits ASC headquarters

    Mar 25, 2011

    Derek Miller (left), legislative director for Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, visited Army Sustainment Command headquarters, March 25. Scott Welker (center), ASC deputy to the commander, briefed the director and field representative Alison Hart (right), on the core functions of Rock Island Arsenal and the impact the installation has on the surrounding community.

  • From school to combat outpost, then back again

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Duwaya Primary School in northern Baghdad had no students since 2006, but just reopened after more than a year of planning and construction.

  • Community celebrates final prayer breakfast

    Mar 25, 2011

    First, there was the Last Supper. And now there was the "final breakfast." On March 17, Fort McPherson held its final National Prayer Breakfast at The Commons at Fort McPherson. While the last of its kind, the prayer breakfast held to the tradition of allowing people to feast, fellowship and worship in their own tradition.

  • "What is your favorite spring activity'"

    Mar 25, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked community members: "What is your favorite spring activity'"

  • Study to help with design of future equipment

    Mar 25, 2011

    Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center is currently conducting an Army-wide study of human physiology, called the U.S. Army Anthropometric Survey, or ANSUR II.

  • Fort Bragg equipment center rents summer fun

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Recreation Equipment Checkout Center at Fort Bragg offers rental prices for different types of equipment such as camping, sports and games, picnic and party, lawn and garden, fishing and boating and other miscellaneous items such as floor buffers, roll-a-way beds, Santa costumes and lawn trailers. The center offers better rates for Soldiers and provide equipment for their rental needs at a cheaper rate than they can get from an outside source.

  • Gates open longer

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Rucker's Newton and Faulkner gates are going to be open longer starting March 28. Both gates will now be open from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays as a move to better support the Aviation training mission. Check out the March 31 Army Flier for more information on this change.

  • Spring finally here

    Mar 25, 2011

    Children from the Child, Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten class at Fort McPherson enjoy the warm weather while they play during recess Tuesday. March 20 marked the first day of spring.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers to compete in international shooting match

    Mar 25, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard Soldiers are determined to excel in a world-class marksmanship competition in South Africa in May. Eight Soldiers will take part in the South African National Defense Force 2011 Regional Combat Rifle Competition. The competition pits Soldiers from around the world and Africa in friendly competition.

  • Volunteers read at Fort Bragg elementary school

    Mar 25, 2011

    Dozens of retired teachers, local sororities, fraternities, Soldiers and a couple of canine helpers visited McNair Elementary School on Fort Bragg March 18, to read to children from second through fourth grades. The event was part of "Read Across America," a national event based on Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2.

  • 'Bragg' about recycling at WAMC

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg was the first Army installation to lead the way in recognizing that steps needed to be taken to preserve the sustainability and environment of Fort Bragg in order to continue to meet the mission goals for our Soldiers, civilians and Families on post. Womack Army Medical Center is now doing its part to lead the way by implementing a wider approach to an existing recycling program by passing out recycling containers throughout the hospital to capture those types of recyclable items as well as taking steps to incorporate all white paper, color, computer, and ledger paper.

  • Fort Bragg AFAP moves Family issues forward

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Army Family Action Plan provides a voice for servicemembers and their Families in the Army chain of command. It helps ensure that Soldier, spouses and Families' concerns and issues are addressed and forwarded to Army leadership. Fort Bragg is unique in that the leadership addresses local issues through quarterly town hall meetings which allows officials to solve issues that impact more than just the Fort Bragg community. The annual AFAP Conference focuses only on Army-wide issues.

  • 1-1 CAV first to train for Operation New Dawn at NTC

    Mar 25, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have earned a distinction at the National Training Center - they're the first unit to train here for a deployment in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Former Fort Bragg paratrooper pursues music career

    Mar 25, 2011

    Edward Andrew Loraditch, is a former Fort Bragg paratrooper who is currently pursuing a career in music. The Texas native who was once attached to All-American Chorus, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, before separating from the service in 1987, sings under the name Andrew Lords and has recently recorded his fifth CD, "Carolina Blue."

  • Fort Bragg spouse sets soaring standard for Spouse of the Year

    Mar 25, 2011

    Crystal Cavalier was nominated by her husband for the Military Spouse Magazine, Spouse of the Year Award, for 2011. He wrote a letter outlining her accomplishments and the sacrifices she made to keep the Family together. He talked about her volunteer work for the local Red Cross disaster team, her involvement with the Family readiness group and her stint as the Fort Bragg chapter director for Blue Star Families. Cavalier also earned the President's Volunteer Service Award from the National Military Family Association for giving over 250 hours of her time in 2010. All this while holding down a fulltime job as the Congressional affairs assistant for USASOC and attending college at a nearby university.

  • 'Bragg'ing rights

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Culinary Arts Team, competed in the 36th Annual Armed Forces Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., March 7 and won 2nd place in the competition.

  • Fort Bragg set to host Operation Medicine Drop at North Post PX

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg and surrounding communities who have medicine that has expired or is no longer needed, have the opportunity of disposing of it, free of charge Saturday at the post sponsors Operation Medicine Drop. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., all medicines will be accepted amnesty-free as the event is set to coincide with National Poison week, March 20 through Saturday. The statewide initiative is an opportunity for people to bring in unwanted medication, whether it be prescription or over-the-counter materials.

  • Life of a Drill Sergeant

    May 31, 2011

    Hear from drill sergeants and a spouse as they talk candidly about life on the trail and how they and their families deal with the long hours.

  • U.S. military helps Kenyan Defense Force peers build NCO skills

    Mar 25, 2011

    Four Kenyan Defense Force sergeants major, representing their Army, Navy and Air Force branches, visited the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), March 14-16, 2011, to gain a better understanding of American noncommissioned officer leadership style. The visit came in the aftermath of remarks made at the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) change of command ceremony, held March 9 in Stuttgart, Germany, where incoming commander, U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, remarked on the importance of having a strong NCO corps.

  • 502nd MSG Commander Speaks at USAMITC's Commander's Call

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - The 502nd Mission Support Group Commander, Col. Mary Garr, recently spoke at the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center Commander's Call. As the guest speaker, she shared her vision of what development she sees for Fort Sam Houston for both the immediate and the distant future.

  • Leaders discuss way ahead for air and missile defense community

    Mar 25, 2011

    Leaders working on the Air and Missile Defense Task Force met March 8-10 at the USASMDC/ARSTRAT in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to discuss the way ahead.

  • ASC connects Gold Star mom, QC kids and soldiers in Iraq

    Mar 25, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command's Galen Putnam speaks to seventh grade students and shares a video from Soldiers stationed in Iraq at the John F. Kennedy Catholic School on March 24. The students along with Gold Star mom Teri Johnson, put together care packages, called Jason's Boxes, that were sent to the 276th Maintenance Company. Jason's Box is a charity honoring Corporal Jason Pautsch, Johnson's son, who was killed in 2009 by a suicide bombing in Mosul, Iraq. While home on leave, Putnam shared a video of the Soldiers thanking the students for the packages they sent.

  • MEDCOM is First to Complete Essentris® Deployment

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS - In an effort to streamline and ensure efficiency in maintaining Soldiers' medical records, the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center, in partnership with the U.S. Army Medical Command and the Military Health System, recently completed deployment of its Clinical Information System-the Essentris® Clinical Suite.

  • Anti-hacking poster garners first-place award at DA level

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca's Operational Security team hacked out their competition and took home a big win. The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, OPSEC, a tenant unit here, won first place in the Army Achievement Award, 2010 OPSEC Awards Multimedia Achievement, print category.

  • USARAF JAG supports rule-of-law education in East Africa

    Mar 25, 2011

    Lt. Col. Stephen Salerno, Judge Advocate for U.S. Army Africa's (USARAF) Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (OSJA) recently provided a week of stability-focused legal instruction in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRoC). The weeklong event, hosted by the Defense Institute for International Legal Studies (DIILS), included classes on refugee rights under international law; internal armed conflict and the law; and counter-insurgency doctrine. DIILS is the lead Department of Defense security cooperation resource for professional legal education, training and rule-of-law programs.

  • APS-4 equipment used in U.S.-Korea joint exercise

    Mar 25, 2011

    More than 800 U.S. and Republic of Korea Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and ROK Service Corps personnel joined forces for the Combined/Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore training exercise at Anmyeon Beach, March 23.

  • Testing, cleaning at wind turbine an adrenaline rush

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Staff Writer Imagine being a specialty window cleaner for cleaning the outside windows on skyscrapers. It takes a gutsy individual who thrives on adrenalin rushes to take on this role, a potentially dangerous one in which a sudden wind and the wrong conditions can cause an individual to make a deadly plunge. Now, envision an even more specialized role in which an individual climbs a ladder to the top of a gigantic wind turbine to inspect and clean the blades and assure they are in proper working order before rappelling down its shaft, inspecting it along the way. It happened on Fort Huachuca, March 15, when Fort Huachuca's gigantic wind turbine was inspected and cleaned, making it one step closer to being put into operation.

  • Aspiring scientists explore their futures at career fair

    Jun 2, 2011

    BEL AIR, Md. -- The U.S. Army's cutting-edge technology was on display for hundreds of aspiring scientists and engineers March 24 at Harford Community College. The exhibits were part of the Futures 11 conference for 11th-grade students in Harford County.

  • DoD Special Report: Tsunami Relief Efforts in Japan

    Mar 25, 2011

    DoD Special Report: Tsunami Relief Efforts in Japan

  • Support group helps parents tackle teen challenges

    Mar 25, 2011

    Geared to parents of children ages 11 to 18, the support group provides a venue to confidentially discuss the challenges parents encounter with their teens and pre-teens and develop practical solutions that work for all involved.

  • Defense Information Systems Agency move on target

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Defense Information Systems Agency is one of the newest agencies to call Fort Meade home. As a combat support agency, DISA provides network and computing infrastructure, and enterprise services to support information-sharing and decision-making. In 2005, the agency was recommended to consolidate its three facilities and relocate to Fort Meade as part of the Base Realignment and Closure mandate. A 1.1 million-square-foot facility was built on a 95-acre site along Cooper Avenue. The construction is valued at $420 million. The information technology infrastructure is valued at an additional $120 million. Employees began the move from facilities in Northern Virginia to Fort Meade in January. Workers are moving in at a rate of 150 to 200 people per week. In July, when the relocation is scheduled to be complete, 4,300 military, civilian and direct contractors will be working out of the new, state-of-the-art facility. David Bullock, DISA's BRAC executive, sat down to discuss the progress of the relocation.

  • Need for skilled workers fuels technical job fair

    Mar 25, 2011

    The event, which drew more than 1,160 job-seekers, featured 84 employers including the NSA, the Defense Information Systems Agency, Northrop Grumman, Howard County Public Schools, the Internal Revenue Service and the University of Maryland University College.

  • Need for skilled workers fuels technical job fair

    Mar 25, 2011

    The event, which drew more than 1,160 job-seekers, featured 84 employers including the NSA, the Defense Information Systems Agency, Northrop Grumman, Howard County Public Schools, the Internal Revenue Service and the University of Maryland University College.

  • Whiz kids: Meade High math club takes first-place overall in county competition

    Mar 25, 2011

    Members of the Meade High school math club won first-place overall in the 2010-2011 Anne Arundel County High School Mathematics Competition on March 5 at Anne Arundel Community College.

  • Casey: Wars have been catalyst for Army change

    Mar 25, 2011

    In a recent speech at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the Army has changed the most of all the services.

  • ASC hosts discussion on Iraqi maintenance requirements

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Army Sustainment Command hosted a discussion with the Office of Security Cooperation (OSC-I), concerning Iraq maintenance requirements on March 24. Neils Biamon (from the left), deputy of current operations at Army Munitions Command, Gary Motsek, deputy assistant secretary of defense for program support, Scott Welker, deputy to the ASC commander and Will Moser, deputy assistant secretary for Department of State Logistics Management, were in attendance as well as other ASC representatives and TACOM Deputy to the Commander Michael D. Viggato.

  • Lt. Gen. Hertling formally assumes command of USAREUR

    Mar 25, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling formally assumed command of U.S. Army Europe during a ceremony at Campbell Barracks here March 25.

  • Afghans lead Aussies on 14-hour patrol through Taliban hotspot

    Mar 25, 2011

    Afghan National Army soldiers and their Australian Army mentors conducted one of their longest patrols through Tangi Valley, Afghanistan March 22.

  • West Point teens demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics

    Mar 25, 2011

    Four exceptional high school girls and daughters of military parents not only achieve A's in their classes, but also excel in their individual sport. From James I. O'Neill High School, freshman Alex Hartke, sophomore Darby Germain and junior Megan Clark, and junior Olivia Jebb from Cornwall Central High School, have the distinction of achieving recognition in the sports they've worked hard to perfect.

  • Mannheim Police Band performs

    Mar 25, 2011

    A variety of classical music, show tunes and medleys from German and American popular eras enchanted the standing room only audience in Festhalle Baumhain in Mannheim's Luisenpark March 20 during a benefit concert by the Polizeimusikkorps Mannheim, the city's police band.

  • Holocaust survivor speaks to Heidelberg history class

    Mar 25, 2011

    Students at Heidelberg High School had just finished the last day of Terra Nova testing Friday. I was off to history class. As I thought about it, I realized we are in a unique situation. We live in a city with so much history and located so close to so much other history. It's a past my teenage counterparts in the states will only learn from books, while I have been lucky enough to walk in the footsteps of those before me.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. NCO teaches lifesaving skill to Soldiers through the spirit of competition

    Mar 25, 2011

    Behind every great competitor is a great and dedicated instructor, and that's just what Sgt. 1st Class Curtis Mosely aspires to for the Soldiers he trains in Modern Army Combatives.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. Soldiers vie for best warrior in competition

    Mar 25, 2011

    In a brigade of approximately 3,300 Soldiers, only 10 from five battalions made it to the most recent 16th Sustainment Brigade Warrior and Warrior Leader of the Quarter competition. Five junior enlisted and five noncommissioned officers, each the best in their respective battalions, went head-to-head with minimal sleep and the knowledge that one mistake could end their chances of winning.

  • Calling all sergeants major of the 21st TSC

    Mar 25, 2011

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's senior enlisted advisor held a three-day offsite conference for all the sergeants major of the command at the Rhinelander Club here March 13-15.

  • Observing tax relief rules helps buyers avoid potential problems

    Mar 25, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Thinking of using a value added tax relief form to buy a house or maybe to buy your host nation landlord a nice gift' Wrong. VAT relief doesn't do that.

  • 'Spice' now illegal

    Mar 24, 2011

    There's no more wiggle room for Soldiers who want to use marijuana substitutes like "Spice" or K2. New rules by both the Army and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency make at least one thing clear to Soldiers: Spice will burn you.

  • Missing for 70 years, 11 Army airmen return home

    Mar 24, 2011

    Eleven Army Air Force servicemembers, missing in action since Nov. 20, 1943, after they took off from Jackson Airfield, Port Moresby, New Guinea on an overwater mission, were finally laid to rest on American soil.

  • Fort Drum unit trains at Lee

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 24, 2011) -- An element of 10th Mountain Division chose Fort Lee as the location to conduct a two-week deployment training exercise that ends this weekend.

  • Lee ACS on front lines of transformation

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 24, 2011) -- Fort Lee is on the front lines of an Installation Management Command Army Community Service transformation initiative that is meant to improve the delivery of support services to military families

  • Coordination sparks agriculture in Afghan province

    Mar 24, 2011

    Students at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute learned Monday about some the challenges and successes of working within the complex political and cultural landscape of Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers Radio News, March 24, 2010

    Mar 24, 2011

    SRTV presents Soldiers Radio News, a daily look at stories from around the Army.

  • Leadership guru to vist Army Logistics University

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 24, 2011) -Ori Brafman, a New York Times best-selling author and a major contributor to the Army Starfish Program, will be the featured speaker at an April 11 professional development event starting at 2 p.m. in the Fort Lee Theater. All active duty and reserve military members and interested government civilian personnel are invited to attend.

  • Arsenal changes product line to shape mettle versus steel

    Mar 24, 2011

    Arsenal machinists have been shaping various forms of metal for nearly 200 years, but on the production floors this week the mettle they shaped was somewhat - different. During 23 & 24 March, more than 70 mechanical engineering cadets from the United States Military Academy visited the Watervliet Arsenal and the Army's BenAfAt Laboratories, which is collocated on the Arsenal. According to Maj. Hank Henderson, course director for the Manufacturing and Machine Component Design Course, the cadets are juniors who came to the Arsenal to see firsthand the real world application of mechanical engineering.

  • Army JROTC Program Soars At Columbia High

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Columbia High's fifth annual Army JROTC awards program March 16 recognized individual cadets with national and local honors. Garrison commander Col. John Hamilton was among the presenters.

  • APG leader encourages students to pursue careers in science

    May 31, 2011

    BEL AIR, Md. -- The future of Harford County gathered March 24 at Harford Technical High School to explore their education and careers. About 800 high-achieving 11th-grade students from Harford Technical, Joppatowne, Aberdeen, Bel Air and Edgewood high schools attended the Futures 11 conference to prepare for the next phase of their lives.

  • Iraqi security improving as New Dawn nears end

    Mar 24, 2011

    A top Army leader in Iraq said Thursday all Operation New Dawn troops are expected to withdraw from Iraq by December.

  • Training for Operation New Dawn

    Mar 24, 2011

    The Soldiers with the 373rd Military Intelligence Battalion participated in 3 weeks of traiing at Regional Training Center - West, Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. The final days were convoy lanes training. In this particular scenario, a convoy experiences a simulated IED attack and one vehicle is damaged. The Soldiers in vehicle "Red 5" assist the vehicle with a tow while experiencing simulated indirect and sniper fire. All the Soldiers used their training to get through the convoy lane and return to the FOB safely.

  • First CSMs selected under new system to take units this year

    Mar 24, 2011

    Under a new system taking effect later this year, commanders and command sergeants major will begin and end their assignments at the same time.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Soar Into Future Roles

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The message came across loud and clear - unmanned aircraft systems are here to stay in the Department of Defense's joint forces fleet. From keynote presenter Dr. Steve Messervy of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command to Navy Capt. Gregory McGuire of the Joint Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence, the speakers at the Pathfinder Symposium sponsored by Pathfinder Chapter of the Association of Unmanned Systems International at the Von Braun Center on March 16-17 reviewed technologies and new initiatives that will grow the role of unmanned aircraft systems across the services. The theme of the symposium was Unmanned Systems - A Roadmap to the Future.

  • Spring break activities keep children busy

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Many area children stayed local during spring break week, but they didn't stay still. All school age children from the kindergartners enrolled in the child development center spring camp to the teens in the youth center Boots On camp, got outside and active March 14-18.

  • Leaving With Gratitude For Community

    Mar 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Marines are marching on. And their presence at Redstone Arsenal will be sorely missed. Gone will be the young Marine privates anxious to make a good impression in their first-ever ammunition training class. Gone will be the Marine instructors who know what it takes to be the best ammunition tech in the military. Gone will be the units of Marines marching between classes, their barracks and the dining facility in the Arsenal's Gate 10 area.

  • Rapid Afghanistan Experience Project: Contemporary Lessons Learned

    Mar 24, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> In full collaboration with other Army operational readiness stakeholders, U.S. Army Forces Command leads the Rapid Afghanistan Experience Project (RAEP) consolidating the knowledge, skills, lessons learned, and the Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) currently employed in the Afghanistan Area of Responsibility to rapidly improve CONUS-based pre-deployment training and better prepare Soldiers for combat in the Afghanistan theater.

  • Fort Sill observes Women's History Month

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Approaching a small airstrip to land just south of Seattle, Elizabeth Lundin realized she was flying too fast so she tried turning her single-engine airplane around to fly around the airfield. However, the plane was low and tree tops looked as if they were quickly approaching the Grumman American AA-1. Seeing she wasn't going to clear the trees, Lundin did what she was taught.

  • C-17s practice assault landings at Sill

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill is transforming over the next 30 days into an airfield busy with frequent evening arrivals and departures as C-17 crews from Altus Air Force Base, Okla., are training here. Altus pilots are perfecting their skills in assault landing zone procedures that require them to land in a 500-foot area on the runway then coast out to no more than 3,500 feet.

  • Senegalese officers exchange information with CALL

    Mar 24, 2011

    When members of the Senegal army serve in peacekeeping operations in other African nations, they're known as a force for good, said a former U.S. Army attachAfA to that country. On March 12-18, Senegalese officers visited with Fort Leavenworth's Center for Army Lessons Learned to further their professional abilities. Senegal wants to stand up a similar organization in its country. Also, U.S. CALL employees got the chance to ask Senegalese about their experience in peacekeeping operations in Africa.

  • Exercise blends joint, international, interagency entities

    Mar 24, 2011

    Students at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College are accustomed to conducting warfighting exercises, but this week had an opportunity to learn alongside joint, international and interagency partners. The Joint Intermediate Staff Planning Exercise has been conducted since 2003. In addition to staff groups from CGSC, there is participation from the Air Command Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., and Canadian Forces College, the Canadian equivalent to CGSC. Typically the exercise also utilizes general officers and ambassadors as mentors, but the Department of Defense hiring freeze prevented this, so CGSC instructors stepped into this role.

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