Archive: Apr 2011

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  • Short notice deployment for Rhode Island Civil Affairs company

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Battalion was told Charlie Company would be the last company to deploy out of the battalion's current Reserve Center before moving to the Naval Base in Newport, R.I. this summer. Two days following the ceremony and less than 90 days notice to deploy, Bravo Company Soldiers were given notice they were also being deployed to Afghanistan.

  • One-day blood drive aids armed services

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Armed Services Blood Program is holding a one-day only blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lounge at the Lanes.

  • Short notice deployment for Rhode Island Civil Affairs company

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Battalion was told Charlie Company would be the last company to deploy out of the battalion's current Reserve Center before moving to the Naval Base in Newport, R.I. this summer. Two days following the ceremony and less than 90 notice to deploy, Bravo Company Soldiers were given notice they were also being deployed to Afghanistan.

  • MDtrip.org helps Fort Meade commuters

    Apr 28, 2011

    A new local service is designed to help community members find more efficient ways to get to and from work. The Transportation Resource Information Point, or TRIP, officially launched its website on April 21. "It brings everything transit to one point," said Matthew Costa, Fort Meade Mobility coordinator with the Central Maryland Regional Transit. "It's all here together."

  • Warriors on the Water - Soldiers, Anglers, Heroes Meet

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg, N.C. community came together during the the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" from Fort Bragg, Pope Field, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and other locations, were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on Friday, April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing.

  • GoArmyEd provides tuition assistance

    Apr 28, 2011

  • 351st Civil Affairs Command Soldier named Arizona's Small Business Association's 2011 Vete

    Apr 28, 2011

  • Culinary team caters reception

    Apr 28, 2011

    Six members of the U.S. Army Reserve Culinary Arts Team recently joined forces at the 200th Military Police Command's dining facility here to prepare hors d'A..."uvres for the reception following a reenlistment ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

  • Memorial rite honors Fort Meade firehouse mascot

    Apr 28, 2011

    Rookie is gone but not forgotten. On a brisk Friday morning, about two dozen people gathered outside the Fort Meade Fire and Emergency Services to pay tribute to a mascot so beloved that more than one attendee had tears in their eyes.

  • Army researchers mentor Aberdeen senior, help publish capstone project

    Apr 28, 2011

    With guidance from ECBC mentors, Briana Elmore achieved outstanding capstone project results and co-authored a peer-reviewed presentation and technical report, entitled, "Field of View of Commercial Air-Purifying Respirators".

  • 81st RSC battles Mother Nature to continue base operations mission

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. - As tornadoes and extreme weather destroyed communities and uprooted lives across the South early Thursday morning, the hum of an abnormal activity filled the 81st Regional Support Command's headquarters building here as small teams began receiving reports from the field.

  • Gas chamber: Not tears of joy

    Apr 28, 2011

    Basic Combat Training Soldiers go through nuclear, biological and chemical warfare training

  • ADA course sees first female graduate

    Apr 28, 2011

    First woman Soldier graduates from Avenger Master Gunner course

  • Hundreds attend annual Easter Sunrise Service

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- "If there was ever a time where we needed hope and resurrection, it's today," stated Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth Revell, at the beginning of Sunday's Easter Sunrise Service sermon. Approximately 400 people turned out for the annual event, held on Fort Huachuca's Reservoir Hill. As the sun began to rise over the mountains, parishioners of all faiths came together to celebrate Easter.

  • Australian Soldiers observe ANZAC Day in Sierra Vista

    May 26, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The sky was still dark when people began arriving at Veterans' Memorial Park early Sunday morning to commemorate Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Day, often referred to as the most important day of the year in Australia. As each car parked, the occupants walked over to the van where the others were congregating and talking. "Rum and coffee'" someone asked from somewhere within the small crowd. "It's tradition."

  • Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion Promotes Fitness in Schools

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion conducted an interactive tour within two high schools to promote health and fitness. Engaging activities included physical fitness and mental challenges; team building exercises and leadership development; motivational presentations by drill sergeants and military police dog teams; and exhibitions by local agencies.

  • Abuse: A woman struggles with pride

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Recently, I bumped into an old friend, and we started to talk about everything from our career goals to old times. Somehow the conversation shifted and we jumped on the subject of spousal abuse. "Women who stay in abusive relationships are crazy and they should just leave," he said. After his comment, I took a deep breath and calmly told him about someone we both knew.

  • Creating a partnership

    Apr 28, 2011

    The next time the U.S. State Department needs experts in diplomacy to establish partnerships in a foreign country, they should consider using Army Materiel Command subject matter experts from U.S. Army depots. Since September 2009, Anniston and Red River Army depots have deployed approximately 40 subject matter experts on six- to 12-month tours to Joint Base Workshop, previously called Taji National Depot, Taji, Iraq.

  • Depot treasures volunteers' time

    Apr 28, 2011

    Ahoy, mateys! Pirates abounded at the depot's annual Volunteer Recognition April 15.

  • ANAD has role in SPOTA awards

    Apr 28, 2011

    This month, two awards were presented to the Research, Development and Engineering Command Environmental Acquisition and Logistics Sustainment Program for their Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army project and the program placed second for a third honor.

  • ANAD begins M777 pilot program

    Apr 28, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot began a pilot program to overhaul M777 medium, towed Howitzers in September 2010.

  • Hayslette working through retirement

    Apr 28, 2011

    Hayslette spent more than 50 years serving the federal government in one capacity or another and, even in retirement, he is anxious to work for them again.

  • ANAD FRAs assist Soldiers in theater

    Apr 28, 2011

    Deputy to the Commander Jack Cline and Tommy Carlisle, deputy director of production, visited Anniston Army Depot's forward repair activity sites March 2-11.

  • Screens make chipper operation safer

    Apr 28, 2011

    New safety equipment is in place and operational, making use of Anniston Army Depot's two wood chippers a safer process.

  • Congressional staffers trade suits for helmets during NTC visit

    Apr 28, 2011

    A delegation of 50 congressional staffers visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, April 20-21, 2011, to learn about the NTC and to experience life as a Soldier preparing for deployment.

  • Fallen veterans honored, finally laid to rest

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Eighteen local veterans may have been forgotten and never been given a proper burial if it wasn't for the work of the Missing in America Project. Monday, hundreds of people came together at the Southern Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Sierra Vista to properly pay their respect and bury the fallen in proper graves.

  • Pitching in for Earth Day

    Apr 28, 2011

    Last week Soldiers and Family members celebrated Earth Day by picking up trash, decorating recyclable grocery bags and planting trees. Events concluded Saturday as 15 volunteers cleaned parts of the B-Street ditch despite the cold, rainy weather.

  • 32nd Trans. trains at PiAfA+-on Canyon

    Apr 28, 2011

    The 32nd Transportation Company conducted training April 11-18 at the PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site to attain an assessment of the basic skills required to effectively operate as a medium truck company within the U.S. Army.

  • 615th deploys security force

    Apr 28, 2011

    Soldiers from 615th Engineer Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion, cased their unit's colors April 21, ahead of a one-year deployment to the Middle East.

  • Tower of fun

    Apr 28, 2011

    Eliza Elekes, 8, and Devin Almodovar, 11, climb to the top of the Alpine Tower during the Easter egg wall crawl April 21. After reaching the top of the 25-foot tower, children rappelled back down to claim their prize, a bag of candy. The wall crawl is one of many activities the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored in April to observe the Month of the Military Child.

  • MICC officials begin standup of mission contracting centers

    May 24, 2011

    The Mission and Installation Contracting Command is increasing its effectiveness and efficiency by transforming and restructuring its mission and installation contracting offices under mission contracting centers. The first to be established is the Mission Contracting Center-Fort Eustis, Va.

  • San Antonio: Texas' most visited city offers plenty to do for all ages

    Apr 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- Visitors to San Antonio may not realize the city is one of the United States' 10 largest cities and the second largest in Texas. That's because, despite its share of high rises and infrastructure, San Antonio has the feel of a much smaller city.

  • HHC, 705th MP I/R Battalion, top MPAca,!E+company in Army

    Apr 28, 2011

    For the first time in the 40-year history of the award, a headquarters and headquarters company has been named the most outstanding military police unit, company size or smaller, in the Army. This is also the first time an internment and resettlement company has been chosen for this achievement. The Wolfpack of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 705th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion, received the Brigadier General Jeremiah P. Holland Award in a ceremony April 25 at the Lewis and Clark Center. The award was presented by Brig. Gen. Colleen L. McGuire, provost marshal general of the Army and commanding general of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Engineers inspire student interest in sustainability for Earth Day

    Apr 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is showing students how building smart can be very green and secure. A,A Think about saving money. Think about military strategy. And think about all the countries that are implementing laws mandating that within the next 20 years new construction will have to be sustainable.

  • Lt Dan Band Rocks Fort Stewart

    Apr 28, 2011

    A director, an actor and narrator, Gary Sinise has captured the hearts and minds of people through films like Forrest Gump, Of Mice and Men and Truman. However, on April 23, he came to Fort Stewart for an entirely different reason. Sinise is the bassist for the Lt. Dan Band, a cover band that travels the world playing for the military and veterans.

  • One spouse realizes all ACS offers

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 28, 2011) -"I am not an Army wife; I am married to a Soldier." In the days before the political correctness of Army spouses came along, I said those words. I believed them. I didn't join a cult; I married a man who was in the Army.

  • Medal of Honor monument unearthed, rededicated in Baumholder

    Apr 28, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder's Minick Field, Wetzel Housing and Prussman Avenue, proudly bear the names of three war heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice in combat. A,A On July 3, 1986, these Medal of Honor recipients were honored in Baumholder by then Secretary of the Army John O. Marsh Jr. A,A A bronze plaque commemorating the day recently surfaced in a grassy area near the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder headquarters during a landscaping project.

  • Easter Sunrise Service brings the community together

    Apr 28, 2011

    Decorated with lilies in full bloom and soft melodies performed by the 3rd Infantry Division's Brass Quintet, Marne Garden was the center of Fort Stewart's Easter Sunrise Service, April 24.

  • IMCOM Symposium: Leaders recognize outstanding efforts to reduce costs, serve Soldiers, civilians an

    Apr 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "We don't want you to do more with less; we want you to do less better." A,A That was among a series of messages shared by Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command, and his staff during the 2011 Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio April 18-21.

  • DFACs bring troops better breakfast item

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 28, 2011)-Hungry troops found a new item on post dining facility menus Friday morning.

  • Mission essential capabilities continue at Redstone

    Apr 28, 2011

    Due to severe weather impact from yesterday's Alabama storms, Redstone Arsenal is closed today, Thursday April 28. USASAC-Redstone mission essential capabilities continue despite the storms. If you have questions contact the USASAC Command Information Office @ 256-783-0981.

  • Mission essential capabilities continue at Redstone

    Apr 28, 2011

    Redstone Arsenal remains closed Friday, April 28 due to the power outageA,A caused by severe storms earlier this week. USASAC mission essential capabilities continue at Redstone Arsenal at the new headquarters building.A,A Other USASAC field offices outside the Redstone area remain fullyA,A operational.

  • 3HBCT Baker Company: leading by example

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, are part of a proud lineage. As the company that was once led by Audie Murphy, the Soldiers of Baker Company work hard to meet the expectations that many of their peers place on them.

  • High school seniors, junior leaders visit Fort Stewart

    Apr 28, 2011

    High school seniors from the United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors visited with Soldiers from the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division during their visit to Fort Stewart, April 20.

  • HHC Raiders undergo CS chamber training

    Apr 28, 2011

    When the Soldiers of 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Headquarters and Headquarters Company get together for training, it's a sight to see.

  • Pint-sized hero saves Family

    Apr 28, 2011

    The house was brand new, thick carpeting came right to the door, blocking out noise from other parts of the house and from the neighbors next door who also had small children. There were boxes everywhere, opened and rummaged through as the Family slowly moved in. The master bedroom was covered in everyone's clothes. As the final photos were hung on the wall earlier that day, the mess had begun to feel like a home for the Ortiz Family.

  • Illusionist dazzles audiences during Armed Forces Entertainment tour

    Apr 28, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Illusionist Rob Lake suspended disbelief and some laws of nature as he entertained more than 1,000 Wiesbaden community members April 17 at the Taunus Movie Theater. A,A The internationally known magician gave two free performances for U.S. ID cardholders in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden community. A,A "It's the least I can do," said Lake, "is take a month out of the year to come perform for the troops." A,A Lake's Armed Forces Entertainment tour included nine shows in garrisons throughout Germany and five more in Holland and England.

  • Marne Soldier recognized for work against sexual assault

    Apr 28, 2011

    The relentless effort of one Marne Soldier to eliminate sexual assault and ensure victims receive the best possible care was recognized during a ceremony at The Pentagon, April 15.

  • Sgt Sassy gets serious

    Apr 28, 2011

    "I just can't do this anymore." Let's face it. You've thought about it. If we were all honest with each other we'd say, "yeah, there was a time in my life where the pain was so sharp I thought I just couldn't do this anymore."

  • 3rd CAB receives awards at AAAA forum

    Apr 28, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade received four awards at the 2011 Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum and Exposition, April 18, at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Easter Egg Hunt, Family Day brings fun to Families

    Apr 28, 2011

    Easter began with a bam! Children of all ages and sizes scrambled the fields of Bennett Sports Complex for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Fort Stewart, April 23. With Easter baskets filled with colorful eggs, the hunt marked the opening festivities for the Easter observance and Family Day.

  • How does your garden grow'

    Apr 28, 2011

    Fort Drum children Kimberly Flores, daughter of David and Yasemia Flores, waters a flower seed after planting while her friends Madison Wendt, daughter of Staff Sgt. Jeremy and Alicia Wendt, and Alexia Little, daughter of Spc. Chad and April Little, look on the Riva Ridge Child Development Center Science Fair. Riva Ridge CDC staff organized a planting station, worm exploration, leaf prints and a working volcano at exhibits at their Month of the Military Child Science Fair.

  • Spartan Agricultural Team assesses farms, cultural centers

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan - Task Force Spartan's agricultural development team, along with Zabul's Agro-Business Development Team, went to cultural centers and farms April 20 to assess the agricultural situation in the area surrounding Forward Operating Base Pasab.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards multi-million dollar construction contracts to support Afghan se

    Apr 28, 2011

    KABUL - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $15 million in contracts to local Afghan companies in support of the Afghan security forces, April 28.

  • Kids catch spring fever at jamboree

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Several post organizations, including the Post Library, Recycle Center, Fort Jackson Fire Department and more, entertained and educated children during the post's annual Spring Jamboree. Hundreds of children attended the event, which also featured several Earth Day events.

  • Alcohol awareness program enlightens Stewart-Hunter

    Apr 28, 2011

    The "Save a Life" tour made a stop at Stewart-Hunter, to increase driver awareness on the consequences of drinking and driving, April 26 at Fort Stewart's Caro Gym. The high impact drinking awareness program, sponsored by Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Substance Abuse Program, worked to discourage Soldiers and Army Civilians from driving while under the influence.

  • Soldiers reach out to Afghan women

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE PASAB, Afghanistan - Female Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Pasab are reaching out to local women of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, by helping to facilitate war claims, facilitating meetings with the district governor and providing much-needed humanitarian aid.

  • NCO: Being a Soldier not a 9-to-5 job

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Sgt. Andrew LaFramboise comes from a family in which almost everyone is either in law enforcement or in the military, he said. For LaFramboise to combine the two professions into a career as a military policeman seemed to be a logical progression.

  • Soldier spouses: Events offer family members glimpse of basic training

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Brooke Miller felt a little out of place holding a weapon. But once she fired the first round, it felt like second nature.

  • NCOs represent standard, discipline

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Have you read the recent story about the off-duty NCO who jumped into action at the scene of an accident to assist an injured motorcyclist and remained by the rider until emergency responders arrived'

  • Skillful drills: Drill sergeants compete for DSOY title

    Apr 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nineteen of Fort Jackson's top drill sergeants went head-to-head this week in a grueling competition to determine the installation's Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Petraeus plays major role in military getting fair shake

    Apr 28, 2011

    In an interview with the Pentagram, Holly Petraeus, wife of the head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, talked about her background and her role in helping establish the parameters of a new agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • Soldiers teach class at cultural exchange

    Apr 28, 2011

    Cultural Exchange by U.S. Army Soldiers

  • ANA provides eye care at orphanage

    Apr 28, 2011

    Afghan National Army medical personnel, in conjunction with their coalition forces partners, diagnosed and treated a wide variety of eye problems at the Gardez City Orphanage compound, April 26, 2011.

  • Local scouts get big history lesson

    Apr 28, 2011

    Fifteen Mannheim area scouts from Pack 137 took part in a rally on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, April 15-17.

  • Local scouts get big history lesson

    Apr 28, 2011

    Fifteen Mannheim area scouts from Pack 137 took part in a rally on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, April 15-17.

  • Local scouts get big history lesson

    Apr 28, 2011

    Fifteen Mannheim area scouts from Pack 137 took part in a rally on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, April 15-17.

  • Electric car comes to town

    Apr 28, 2011

    Military police in Heidelberg are testing a new vehicle that's proven to be a plus for the planet and the garrison's pocketbook.

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    Apr 28, 2011

    Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, patrol through the Andar district of Ghazni province, Afghanistan.

  • JSA Soldiers hold DMZ class at elementary school

    Apr 28, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Soldiers from the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area held a special class about the world's most heavily armed border April 27 for 5th graders at Seoul American Elementary School.

  • Induction ceremony conducted on Yongsan Garrison

    Apr 28, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - An induction ceremony for the Sgt. Audie L. Murphy Club and Gen. Paik Sun-yup Leadership Award was held here April 27 to honor exemplary U.S. Army noncommissioned officers and Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army.

  • Exercise Courageous Channel scheduled for May

    Apr 28, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The annual Courageous Channel exercise will be conducted May 19 - 21 at U.S. military installations around the Korean Peninsula.

  • Community Covenant signing signifies support, mutual cooperation

    Apr 28, 2011

    PYEONGTAEK, South Korea - An inaugural Community Covenant signing between the City of Pyeongtaek and U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys took place, April 22, at Pyeongtaek City Hall.

  • DoD Issues Purple Heart standards for brain injury

    Jun 21, 2011

    U.S. servicemembers have long been eligible to receive the Purple Heart Medal for the signature wounds of the current wars -- mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions -- but now there is more clarity on how medical criteria for the award are applied, Defense Department officials said yesterday.

  • Survivor: War hero reaches out to help Soldiers

    Oct 13, 2011

    John McCormick survived two combat tours in Vietnam, deep depression and suicidal ideations and came out addicted to alcohol. He has a message for today's troops who face the same fights he fought himself: You can conquer it all, but you don't have to go it alone.

  • 2 Korean War heroes to be posthumously awarded Medal of Honor today

    Mar 27, 2012

    Two Soldiers who died as a result of their gallant and intrepid actions during the Korean War will be posthumously awarded the Medal Honor during a ceremony, May 2, at the White House.

  • National Guard tackles deadly storms, fires, floods

    Sep 30, 2011

    The National Guard is supporting civilian authorities responding to storms that have killed more than 200 people in six states.

  • National Guard tackles deadly storms, fires, floods

    Sep 30, 2011

    The National Guard is supporting civilian authorities responding to storms that have killed more than 200 people in six states.

  • FBI Washington field office receives Pentagon stone commemorating response on 9/11

    Aug 31, 2011

    The FBI Washington Field Office and the JFHQ-NCR/MDW hosted a ceremony to commemorate the permanent placement of a piece of stone recovered from the Pentagon following Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Army's first female Quartermaster General pins on star

    Aug 26, 2011

    Hundreds packed the Lee Club to witness a longtime Fort Lee community member pin on her first star during a ceremony Friday.

  • 20th Support Command (CBRNE)

    Apr 27, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The 20th Support Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., is the DOD's most comprehensive asset dedicated to combating chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive threats. With more than 4,000 military and civilian employees dispersed across 23 installations in 19 states it has personnel trained in more than 90 occupational specialties. It can function as a Joint Task Force-capable headquarters and contains: CBRN and Explosive Ordnance Disposal units, Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordination Elements, Nuclear Disablement Teams, Joint Operations Support-CBRNE, command and control capabilities and specialized chemical and biological laboratories throughout the U.S., all working with a full-time focus to counter and defeat CBRNE and explosive hazards threats.

  • Presidio of Monterey recognized during Army Communities of Excellence ceremony

    May 24, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio of Monterey walked away with three Army-level awards during Army Communities of Excellence ceremony in San Antonio April 18.

  • Army names top recruiters, career counselors for 2011

    Apr 27, 2011

    Five Soldiers were honored April 27, 2011, for their contributions to the health of the Army's all-volunteer fighting force. Under Secretary of the Army Joseph J. Westphal hosted the 2011 Secretary of the Army Career Counselor and Recruiter of the Year Awards at the Pentagon.

  • Army operational energy aiming high

    Jul 6, 2011

    Across the Army, teams of quiet professionals are lightening the load of Soldiers on the ground, introducing new energy efficiencies, reducing logistic tails, shortening convoys and making contingency bases overseas and installations at home more energy and water self-reliant.

  • Senate Military Family Caucus recognizes Month of the Military Child

    Apr 27, 2011

    The Senate Military Family Caucus co-chairs, Senator Barbara Boxer and Senator Richard Burr, signed a letter recognizing April as Month of the Military Child. In the letter, the two senators thank the children of U.S servicemembers for their "strength, courage and optimism."

  • Chinese Army exchange aims to forge friendship through music

    Apr 27, 2011

    Chinese and American cultural exchanges may have started with ping pong in the 70s, but the detente continues today with an upcoming string of joint performances by the People's Liberation Army Band with The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."

  • Basic combat training now includes naturalization

    Apr 27, 2011

    Soldiers are now able to obtain their citizenship faster than ever during a time of war, and may soon see United States Citizenship and Immigration Services personnel at their basic combat training location.

  • US Army Pacific welcomes Malaysian Army chief of staff

    Apr 27, 2011

    U.S. Army Pacific held a welcome ceremony for Gen. Dato' Sri Zulkifeli Bin Mohd Zin, Chief of Army, Malaysia, April 25 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Lt. Gen. Francis R. Wiercinski, USARPAC commander, escorted Zulkifeli during the ceremony and office call. Zulkifeli's visit strengthens military ties between the United States and Malaysia and Army relations between U.S. Army Pacific and the Malaysian Army.

  • JRTC Trainer-Mentors gain valuable battle command system skills through Battle Command Systems Integ

    Apr 27, 2011

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - When Major Lucas Yoho volunteered to attend the U.S. Army's Battle Command Systems Integrator (BCSI) course, he expected to learn skills that would help him assist rotational units attending the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC). He just didn't have a clue how much.

  • U.S. Army Builds Understanding in Persian Community through Community Grassroots Efforts

    Apr 27, 2011

    To increase the number of U.S Army Farsi and Pashtu linguists operating in Afghanistan, U.S. Army Accessions Command has stepped up its outreach with Persian communities in the U.S. and is now working directly with the community at the grassroots level.

  • Battle Command Conference links cadets with combat leaders

    Apr 27, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division, was the keynote speaker April 20 during the 14th Battle Command Conference at West Point's Eisenhower Hall.

  • Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA) - Programmatic Brochure

    Apr 27, 2011

  • Survivor Outreach Services: Fulfilling the Army Family Covenant

    Apr 27, 2011

    In keeping with the Army Family Covenant, a new Army program called the Survivor Outreach Services began a joint effort in 2008 with the collaboration of the Installation Management Command; Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operation; the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. The program provides support and services to active, reserve and Army National Guard surviving Families of fallen Soldiers. Retired Maj. Sandy McClain from Fort Benning, Ga., is the new SOS coordinator for West Point.

  • Korea battalion wins Army maintenance award

    Apr 27, 2011

    The Army Field Support Battalion - North East Asia (Korea) won the Association of the U.S. Army's Army Award for Maintenance Excellence 2010 in the TDA/large unit category. The battalion, located at Camp Carroll, Korea, is part of the Army Sustainment Command. The unit manages the Army Prepositioned Stocks-4 (APS-4). AAME recognizes outstanding accomplishments and initiatives in field and depot-level maintenance. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held May 12, during the AUSA Sustainment Symposium and Exposition in Richmond, Va.

  • West Point team wins Cyber Defense title

    Apr 27, 2011

    West Point cadets tested their cyber defense skills against veteran hackers from the National Security Agency and emerged victorious. The three-day 2011 Cyber Defense Exercise concluded April 22 giving the U.S. Military Academy its sixth win since the competition began in 2001.

  • 'Lifeline' Battalion trains 9th Iraqi Army Division on tank movement operations

    Apr 27, 2011

    Soldiers with the 299th "Lifeline" Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center conducted training on the Heavy Equipment Transport Trailer with members of the 9th Iraqi Army Division at Camp Taji, Iraq, from April 11-20, 2011.

  • Post CSM leads team to Fort Riley

    Apr 27, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Now that the Maneuver Center of Excellence is coming into full view at Fort Benning, leaders here want to tell the rest of the Army all about it.

  • Nine Soldiers inducted into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Apr 27, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Fort Benning chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club staged its first induction ceremony Wednesday in almost two years.

  • Shooting incident in Kabul leaves 9 dead

    Apr 27, 2011

    Eight International Security Assistance Force servicemembers and an ISAF civilian died today following a shooting incident in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, military officials reported.

  • Lack of injuries from severe weather attributed to composite risk management

    Apr 27, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning officials believe the lack of injuries during the severe weather April 15-16 is a direct result of the effective use of composite risk management.

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