Archive: Apr 2011

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  • Retiree posthumously awarded Purple Heart

    Apr 25, 2011

  • IMCOM recognizes civilian 'Stalwarts'

    Apr 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command and Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, recognized nine Army Civilians for exemplary leadership and performance April 20.

  • General Dunwoody arrives in Huntsville

    Apr 25, 2011

    Gen. Dunwoody completed her relocation from Fort Belvoir, Va. and arrived at her command's new location at Redstone Arsenal today. She and her husband, retired Air Force Colonel Craig Brotchie, join an already robust and productive AMC team of approximately 800 employees at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Chiarelli addresses Army's fiscal future at AUSA Symposium

    Apr 25, 2011

    Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli said that the Installation Management Command is "setting the standard" when it comes to reducing inefficiencies, at the Association of the United States Army Institute for Land Warfare Installations Symposium, April 21, 2011, in San Antonio.

  • Earthquake leaves depot employees stranded at Tokyo airport

    Apr 25, 2011

    TOOLE ARMY DEPOT, Utah -- Everyone who experienced the devastating earthquake in Japan has a different story to tell. Chuck Holland and Gary Holbrook, two civilian employees from the Tooele Army Depot, Ammunition Equipment and Manufacturing Directorate, were stranded at the Narita International Airport, near Tokyo, for more than 24 terrifying hours waiting for a plane back to the United States.

  • Gen. Martin E. Dempsey visits Afghanistan

    Apr 25, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey visits leaders and Soldiers in Afghanistan, April 21-22, 2011.

  • Fifty-seven U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers reaffirm commitment to serve in nation's capital

    Apr 25, 2011

  • 3 Army Reserve Installations Selected as Net Zero Pilot Installations

    Apr 25, 2011

  • Newborns network through ACS Program

    Apr 25, 2011

    It was a gaggle of giggles and coos as a handful of babies gathered together for the Newborn Network program, crawling their way into introductions. Each baby brought their mom along for support and a helping hand with difficult tasks such as sitting up and sharing toys.

  • Vilseck students travel to D.C. to advocate for military children

    Apr 25, 2011

    Not many high school students can say that they had a chance to present their own advocacy issues to a general, the Department of Defense Education Activity director, congressional staff and the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

  • 405th AFSBn-Italy supports humanitarian relief efforts to Libya

    May 24, 2011

    The 405th Army Field Support Battalion-Italy prepared a shipment of humanitarian aid supplies in support of a U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance mission to Libya.

  • Local Summer Hire programs now accepting applications

    Apr 25, 2011

    While many teens will be soaking up the sun and sleeping in this summer, a few will join the U.S. Army Europe work force with the Summer Hire Program, operated by Installation Management Agency-Europe.

  • TRICARE Online improves health data access

    Apr 25, 2011

    New TRICARE Online features give users access to expanded personal health data, including lab results, patient history and diagnoses, and provider visits.

  • Afghans lead way at Regional Training Center Mehtar Lam

    Apr 25, 2011

    Regional Training Center Mehtar Lam in eastern Afghanistan's Laghman province has been the home for this country's police trainees, the Afghan National Civil Order Police.

  • LT. Gen. Michael Barbero visits Spin Boldak, Afghanistan

    Apr 25, 2011

  • Jazz Guardians give highlight performance for Jazz Appreciation Month

    Apr 24, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians performed as one of the highlights of the WFSS-FM-sponsored Fayetteville, N.C., Jazz Appreciation Month, April 22. And by the end of the evening's concert, the eleven-member ensemble had given the Fayetteville, N.C., community a swinging taste of the highly polished and professional quality the U.S. Army Forces Command's band will bring to the region when it moves here permanently this summer from Fort McPherson, Ga. in compliance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation.

  • New Army PT Tests: Army Physical Readiness Test, Army Combat Readiness Test

    Apr 24, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Since 1980, the U.S. Army has assessed a Soldier's physical ability through the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT). Commonly known as the "PT Test," Soldiers are required to complete three events; two-minutes of pushups, two-minutes of sit-ups, and a two-mile run. Together, these events lack the ability to adequately measure components of muscular strength, endurance, or mobility needed for success on today's battlefield.

  • TF Duke: Operation Maiwan

    Apr 24, 2011

    Series of photos from 3rd BCT, 1st Inf Div, TF Duke's Operation Maiwan and a village clearance operation.

  • Forward Operating Base Jelawur weapons training

    Apr 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, from Fort Hood, Texas,conduct weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011.

  • Coalition Airman mentor Afghan Air Force

    Apr 24, 2011

    Members of the Lithuanian, Belgian and American Air Force are mentoring the Afghan military to develop their own independent Air Force.

  • Teens problem-solve at chess tournament

    Apr 23, 2011

    The tournament was April 11 - April 15 and was played round-robin style, which requires every player to play an opponent at least twice, for an average of four games per day. At the end of each day, Morris tabulated the standings and calculated the total scores of the top three players on the final day.

  • Defense Information Systems Agency cuts ribbon

    Apr 23, 2011

    The Defense Information Systems Agency held its ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 to celebrate the official opening of its new facility at Fort Meade. The event was held in the conference center of the main building on the 95-acre campus.

  • Elementary school students enjoy 'edible art'

    Apr 23, 2011

    Manor View Elementary School's first Edible Art Competition combined creativity with confections. The competition room was filled with the smell of sweet things to eat, the bright colors of the "art" and the excited squeals of children. The contest on April 6 was part of the school's Book Fair, which ran from April 5-8. More than 50 students from kindergarten to high school participated in the competition. There was an adult category as well.

  • Fort Meade's Freedom Inn receives trophy as the "Large Garrison Winner" of the 2011 U

    Apr 23, 2011

    (Enlarge) Installation Commander Col. Daniel L. Thomas is surrounded by members of the Freedom Inn dining facility staff as he holds the trophy presented to Fort Meade as the "Large Garrison Winner" of the 2011 U.S. Army Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Food Service program. The competition is a year-long event and focuses on the overall operation and effectiveness of Army facilities throughout the world. The trophy recognizes the hard work and dedication of Fort Mead's dining facility staff over the past year. Representatives from the winning teams came from around the world to be honored during a formal joint service ceremony held April 3, in the Chicago area.

  • Fort Meade holds Earth Day events

    Apr 23, 2011

    Earth Day, April 22, came to Fort Meade early this year. Fort Meade held its annual Earth Day festivities Thursday afternoon, April 14, at Burba Park. The free event was held throughout the park and featured informational booths, games, and activities for all ages.

  • New Army Chief of Staff speaks, gives awards at Camp Eggers, Kabul, Afghanistan

    Apr 23, 2011

    New Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey presented awards to 13 Soldiers while visiting troops at NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Camp Eggers, April 21. Dempsey - the Army's 37th Chief of Staff and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff - listened to troops and answered their questions at a "town hall" meeting during his first visit to Afghanistan. Then he surprised Soldiers by presenting them with medals for accomplishments impacting Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • NCO improves detainee food program

    Apr 23, 2011

    At the age of 16 he started his first job in the food service industry as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. Going home soaked wet everyday didn't stop this teenager from succeeding in the food service industry. He used his love and interest for serving up the best possible meal for his customers, earning him the position of kitchen manager eight years later. In 2004, he combined his passion to prepare the best meal and love for his country by enlisting in the Army as a food service specialist.

  • Meade ACS gives aid to repatriated family after Japan disaster

    Sep 28, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Alan Martin and his wife, Megumi, were celebrating the birth of their daughter Maria when, eight days later, on March 11, a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit northeast Japan. On March 18, the Department of Defense and the Department of State issued a directive that authorized the voluntary departure of eligible family members of U.S. government personnel in Japan. Soon afterwards, the Japanese government issued a warning about traces of radiation in the country's water and its unsuitability for consumption by young children. The Martins were living at Camp Zama, an Army installation 25 miles southwest of Tokyo and about 165 miles from Futaba, site of the earthquake and tsunami.

  • Army Reserve-Pacific kicks off Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 22, 2011

    Nine of the top U.S. Army Reservists from across the Pacific gathered to compete in the 9th Mission Support Command's regional Best Warrior Competition, which kicked April 20.

  • SMDC Officer moves through the ranks

    Apr 22, 2011

    Lt. Harold Butterfield is promoted to the rank of captain during a ceremony April 22 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Reserve celebrates 103rd birthday, re-enlists 56 Soldiers at National Archives

    Apr 22, 2011

    On the cusp of the Army Reserve's 103rd birthday, 56 Reserve Soldiers from all 50 states and the territories gathered in the National Archives rotunda April 20, 2011, to re-enlist.

  • Units To Receive Honors For Deployment Capabilities

    Apr 22, 2011

    Units To Receive Honors For Deployment Capabilities

  • Programs ease transition for military youth when moving to new schools

    Apr 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Army youth relocating to Hawaii can ease into their new schools through the transition centers and Army Youth Sponsorship Program, or AYSP.

  • Schools get funds for AP classes

    Apr 22, 2011

    Campbell, Leilehua, Mililani and Radford High Schools are among the 32 public high schools nationwide that will receive financial funding to support advanced placement, or AP, courses in math and science.

  • USAG-HI fellows learn about PTA's natural, cultural resources

    Apr 22, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii - The heavy, pop-pop, whirring sound of two Black Hawks deepened as the helicopters prepared to land on the heat-cracked runway at Bradshaw Army Airfield, here, April 12.

  • Progress made on local AFAP issues

    Apr 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Status updates on community issues raised at the 2011 Hawaii Army Family Action Plan Conference were presented to U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii leadership, March 23, here.

  • April 30 is National Prescription Take Back Day

    Apr 22, 2011

    To deter mishandling and support a drug-free community, National Prescription Take Back Day, April 30, 2011, will provide the opportunity for anyone to turn in unused or expired prescriptions for proper disposal.

  • I. A.M. STRONG: Hitting like a girl still causes a lot of damage

    Apr 22, 2011

    HONOLULU - The attacker grabs you from behind, attempting to choke you. After the initial panic moment where you freeze, you remember that you chose not to be a victim of sexual assault.

  • I. A.M. STRONG: Domestic violence conviction can end Soldier's career

    Apr 22, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS - Domestic violence is incompatible with Army values and has an immediate effect on a Soldier's military career.

  • Fort Riley honors children of fallen Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2011

    Fort Riley honored 19 children of fallen comrades during Fort Riley's Ceremony of Remembrance, April 10, 2011, during the Month of the Military Child Festival.

  • Maintenance mentorship collaboration graduates Afghan vehicle maintainers

    Apr 22, 2011

    Four Afghan Soldiers graduated from the inaugural session of the M1114 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle 45-day maintenance mentorship program during a ceremony held here April 13. The mentorship program, a collaboration between 401st Army Field Support Brigade, 101st Sustainment Brigade and Afghan 201st Corps Logistics Kandek, is an example of the counterinsurgency strategy of Gen. David H. Petraeus, NATO International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan commander.

  • Youth team with USO to stuff packages for troops

    Apr 22, 2011

    The United Service Organizations warehouse on Fort Belvoir, Va., was alive with children's laughter and ringing bells Thursday, during the organization's third-annual children's stuffing party hosted by Operation USO Care Package.

  • Apache to field ground fire-detection system

    Apr 22, 2011

    Apache attack helicopters will soon field a new, high-tech Ground Fire Acquisition System, which uses cameras and infrared sensors to instantly identify the source location of ground fire, service officials said.

  • ASC Command Sergeant Major addresses new Eagle Scouts

    Apr 22, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command's Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen D. Blake congratulates Cody James of Troop 203 at the 2011 Illowa Council Eagle Scout recognition dinner held April 20 at the Rock Island Arsenal Heritage Hall.

  • SMA discusses Soldier issues at AUSA Symposium

    Apr 22, 2011

    Despite the stress on Soldiers after nearly a decade at war, the Army is doing well, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said during the Association of the United States Army Institute for Land Warfare Installations Symposium, April 21, 2011, in San Antonio.

  • Aviators praise F model Chinook

    Apr 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army and its industry partner Boeing have built 126 CH-47 Chinook "F" model helicopters, the latest modernized cargo aircraft built with state-of-the-art avionics, automated flight controls and a digital cockpit GPS map display, service officials said.

  • Teen promotes fitness through running club

    Apr 22, 2011

    Hannah Lombardo has been pounding the pavement as a runner next to her father, Col. Gregg Lombardo, since kindergarten.

  • Diving in: DFMWR searches for lifesavers

    Apr 22, 2011

    As warm weather approaches, Assistant Aquatics Manager Sherita Baker is wading through her share of applicants in her search for lifeguards.

  • National Museum of the U.S. Army moves forward

    Apr 22, 2011

    The Army Historical Foundation is progressing in its efforts to raise money to build The National Museum of the United States Army at Fort Belvoir. The foundation has raised $55 million of the $155 million needed to build the facility.

  • Internal review employees recognized at IMCOM Symposium

    Apr 22, 2011

  • Internal review employees recognized at IMCOM Symposium

    Apr 22, 2011

  • Belvoir participating in National Prescription Take Back Day April 30

    Apr 22, 2011

    Did you know that what you do with your old prescription medication directly affects everyone' I was startled to hear one gentleman's response was to just flush them down the toilet.

  • ER doctor delivers baby in hospital parking lot

    Apr 22, 2011

    Lt. Col. Timothy Barron knows emergencies can strike at any moment. It is something he's learned during his time in the military and as the department head of DeWitt Army Community Hospital's Emergency Room.

  • Okinawa Veterinary Treatment Facility Re-Opens on Kadena Air Base

    Apr 22, 2011

    The remodeled Okinawa Veterinary Treatment Facility opened for normal business on Wednesday April 20th at their original location in building 731 on Kadena Air Base.

  • Family readiness key to NY Army National Guard success

    Apr 22, 2011

    Developing key leaders and stronger family readiness groups was the focus for more than 180 New York National Guard family volunteers and military personnel here, April 15-17, 2011.

  • A quick glimpse at Army science advisors

    Apr 22, 2011

    The science advisor serves a vital purpose - to get answers to technology questions and push scientific solutions that support soldiers on the ground.

  • Face of Defense: Chef finds success in Army

    Apr 22, 2011

    When White House ushers told the auditioning chef it was a good sign if the president wanted to meet him after the third course. It was a defining moment in the culinary career of J.D. Ward, at that time an Army staff sergeant.

  • Ruck to remember: Fort Bragg all-female team competes in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Apr 22, 2011

    Soldiers, veterans and former prisoners of war ... the warriors gathered as one, creating a trail of dust across a 26-mile stretch of Southwestern desert on the morning of March 27. Fort Bragg had two, female-heavy teams that completed the march.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers honored at Stoneybrook 60th anniversary

    Apr 22, 2011

    Carolina Horse Park, in partnership with Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Services and Leisure Travel Services, distributed 1,600 free tickets around Fort Bragg and Pope Field for the Stoneybrook Steeplechase event April 9. In addition to the free tickets, anyone with a military I.D. received a 20 percent discount on pre-orders for Stoneybrook Steeplechase. In addition to the steeplechase, festivities included a 5k Run for the Ribbons (cancer care fund run), a Hawkins and Harkness hat contest, a stick horse race for the kids, a wine cellar tailgate contest and the much more.

  • Medal of Honor - Pfc. Henry Svehla

    Apr 22, 2011

  • Fort Bragg ACS talks straight about Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Apr 22, 2011

    Child Abuse Awareness Month is a time to reflect on a topic that makes us feel a bit uncomfortable. Child Abuse Awareness Month is also about prevention. Acknowledging the existence and extent of child abuse, having open and honest discussions and a willingness to intervene, are all strong preventative steps. Being alert for signs of child abuse where we live, and having knowledge of community resources are also important steps in prevention.

  • Army Earth Day 2011

    Apr 22, 2011

  • Tornadoes bring awareness to Fort Bragg community preparedness

    Apr 22, 2011

    In the wake of a string of deadly tornadoes that destroyed areas around Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, and caused extensive damage to hangars and equipment at Simmons Army Airfield, post leadership wants to ensure that residents are prepared for future disasters. Officials are urging community members to become familiar with the Ready Bragg disaster preparedness website to ensure that they are able to survive and sustain in case another round of storms hit the area.

  • Fort Bragg cleans up in tornado aftermath

    Apr 22, 2011

    The sounds of metal scraping pavement and chainsaws buzzing through wood filled the air Monday morning at Simmons Army Airfield, the Material Maintenance Department building and two warehouses at the Knox Street warehouse complex. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Public Works had already started cleaning up in the aftermath of tornadoes that hit the area, Saturday.

  • Army Maintenance Support Activity host first blood drive

    Apr 22, 2011

    Army Maintenance Support Activity 110(G) in New Castle, Pa, partnered with the local chapter of the American Red Cross to host its first blood drive April 14.

  • Stateside Lakota deliveries let Black Hawks go to theater

    Apr 22, 2011

    Some 23 Black Hawk helicopters have been freed from duty in the United States to go to combat elsewhere, thanks to stateside delivery of UH-72A Lakota helicopters.

  • Medal of Honor Citation for Pvt. 1st Class Henry Svehla

    Apr 22, 2011

    Medal of Honor Citation for Pvt. 1st Class Henry Svehla

  • Moving forward with new resource management chief

    Apr 22, 2011

    When you hear Belinda Gemme discuss the strength of the employees working in her resource management directorate on, it's evident that she has faith in each of them and the way they work together as a unit.

  • Medal of Honor Citation for Pvt. 1st Class Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano

    Apr 22, 2011

    Medal of Honor Citation for Pvt. 1st Class Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano

  • Fort Sill unit helps make dream come true

    Apr 22, 2011

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - At the age of 13, "Pvt." Erick Morales can say he's commanded one of the most powerful rocket and missile launchers in the Army, led the charge against an invading hoard, and helped ensure an Army National Guard training site was safe from fire and explosives. And the kid hasn't even been to basic training.

  • Everyone Shares Duty To Prevent Sexual Assault

    Apr 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Can I kiss you' To some, it's a laughable question when it comes to love and lust, but by the very definition of consent, classified by the dictionary as to give assent or approval, to agree, it is the first step in preventing a sexual assault.

  • LSS projects boast projected financial benefits for Army, Fort Drum

    Apr 22, 2011

    In September, 10th Mountain Division (LI) employees began working on four Lean Six Sigma projects, in hopes that they would earn their green belts and help the Army save money.

  • Task Force Paladin holds memorial for fallen comrades

    Apr 22, 2011

    Afghanistan - Combined Joint Task Force Paladin honored fallen comrades who made the ultimate sacrifice during the past 12 months during a ceremony.

  • U.S., Iraqi firefighters gather for joint egress exercise

    Apr 22, 2011

    A distress call comes in through the radios of a helicopter on fire. Firefighters respond by placing a fire truck at a 90 degree angle away from the front of the aircraft. Using hand lines, a team creates an entry way towards the aircraft, while the other team secures the inside of the aircraft extracting an injured pilot. The casualty is taken to a triage area where medics treat him. Meanwhile, the firefighters perform a second check of the aircraft to ensure no other passengers or crew members are left behind or thrown out and to declare the aircraft safe.

  • First stop: 37th Chief of Staff of the Army visits troops in Iraq

    Apr 22, 2011

    The Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, made his first visit to Iraq since being sworn in on April 11. The general met with more than 70 service members in the Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory, April 20.

  • Exercise leaders establish pregnancy training program

    Apr 22, 2011

    BAMBERG, Germany -- Soldiers have to be physically and emotionally ready for field exercises, deployments and even normal duty at all times. For an expecting Soldier, military readiness can be challenging. Once a Soldier finds out she is pregnant, she is exempt from regular physical fitness training, testing and weight standards until six months after delivery. Subsequent to receiving medical clearance, pregnant and postpartum Soldiers are able to take part in the Army Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Training Program, or PPPT, state Army regulations.

  • Net Threats: Knowing the dos and don'ts of posting on social media

    May 25, 2011

    During World War II, the U.S. government adopted the slogan "loose lips might sink ships" to warn people to be careful when talking in public. Almost 70 years later, the same slogan could be used in relation to today's tweets, posts and published photos in the online world of social media.

  • Medal of Honor - Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano

    Feb 29, 2012

  • In the name of her brother

    Apr 21, 2011

    Growing up apart, yet so close together. We vowed to each other, that we'll be together forever. SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan - What inspires an individual to join the Army can be as varied as the Soldiers who serve in its ranks. Spc. Kinsasha Johnson carries a torch handed to her by her brother. She ensures the light he carried will continue on even if he cannot.

  • Deployed dentists test lightweight mobile X-ray system

    Apr 21, 2011

    It can sometimes be difficult for deployed Soldiers to access conventional dental treatment, but Army dentists at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, are testing a portable X-ray system which could change that.

  • U.S. Army in Europe Transformation

    Apr 21, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Department of Defense, in coordination with the Department of the Army, announced on April 8, 2011 that U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) will be comprised of three Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) as well as V Corps, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, 5th Signal Command, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade and other key enabling units. This mix of BCTs, combined with other capability enhancements, will re-balance U.S. force posture in Europe to be more capable, more effective, and better aligned with current and future security challenges. Those challenges include USAREUR's unique role in leading the ground effort in building allied and partner nations' capacity in support of global requirements.

  • Remote Alaska students visit paratroopers

    Apr 21, 2011

    Middle-schoolers from a remote coastal Alaska community spend a day with U.S. Army Alaska paratroopers.

  • Bagpiper NCO honors fallen comrades

    Apr 21, 2011

    The haunting wail of the bagpipes dignifies Army memorial ceremonies at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, thanks to the talent and efforts of one Soldier.

  • Expert infantrymen forged in Alaska

    Apr 21, 2011

    Paratroopers earn the Expert Infantryman Badge at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • JBLM reforestation project replants 120 acres with more than 80,000 seedlings

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last month had more than 20,000 Douglas fir, Western Red cedar and Ponderosa pine seedlings planted on a 30-acre tract of clear-cut terrain that was logged in 2008 because laminated wood rot had targeted the plot's Douglas fir.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord new housing project in progress

    Apr 21, 2011

    Clayton is just one of several new residents of McChord's newest development. Residential Communities Division broke ground last year and has completed 26 of 62 Cascade Village duplexes and single-family homes on McChord Field. All 26 homes are currently occupied.

  • Soldiers with 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment work to overcome fear

    Apr 21, 2011

    The fear of drowning affects many people, but the Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment overcome that fear by training in pools at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to prepare for the remote chance of water ditching.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord wins three environmental honors

    Apr 21, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord was recently chosen as a pilot site for two of the Army's Net Zero projects, adding to the installation's recent environmental winning streak.

  • Reserve Soldiers re-enlist at National Archives

    Apr 21, 2011

    The rotunda of the National Archives provided a backdrop April 21 for 56 Army Reserve Soldiers to re-enlist on the Army Reserve's 103rd birthday. Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz, commander, U.S. Army Reserve, administered the oath of enlistment to the Soldiers.

  • Symposium honors military youths during Month of the Military Child

    Apr 21, 2011

    Educators, counselors, senior military officials and members of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's staff gathered Friday for the Military Child and Youth Symposium held at Peterson Air Force Base.

  • Commentary: Earth Day should be everyday

    Apr 21, 2011

    We no longer wash air cleaners with gasoline and dump oil in the driveway, and over time the Army has also become an exemplary steward of the environment.

  • Children 'hoppy' at Eggsperience, Month of the Military Child events

    Apr 21, 2011

    Most children clamored to hug the bunny and duck mascots walking through the crowds at Saturday's Eggsperience. But when the Easter Bunny hopped to greet Elle Mouton, 2, the toddler screamed and ran to her mother, sobbing.

  • Bikers go hog wild for safety

    Apr 21, 2011

    Three hundred bikers from the Mountain Post and surrounding communities kicked off spring with the 3rd Annual Motorcycle Safety Event and Mentorship Ride Friday at Ironhorse Park.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Sportman's Club fosters supportive atmosphere

    Apr 21, 2011

    Families looking for an inexpensive way to spend quality time this summer should check out the McChord Field Sportsman's Club. Offering skeet, trap and archery, the not-for-profit club provides servicemembers and their families hours of entertainment for what club officials say is one of the cheapest places in the state to shoot archery targets or clay pigeons.

  • Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden program focuses on military, education

    Apr 21, 2011

    For Brea Harper, getting to travel to Coors Field in Denver to play on the field with cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy, seeing the Rockies' clubhouse and watching Jessica Simpson perform for military Families paled in comparison to meeting her hero: Michelle Obama.

  • Space Badge recognizes warriors of the high ground

    Apr 21, 2011

    The Space Badge is awarded to active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who successfully complete appropriate space-related training and attain the required Army space cadre experience.

  • Wounded Veterans and Wild Turkeys

    Apr 21, 2011

    Sportsmen and wounded veterans enjoy a weekend of turkey hunting on Milan Army Ammunition Plant.

  • State Harvests Green on Milan AAP

    Apr 21, 2011

    Milan Army Ammunition Plant shares the wealth of natural resources located inside its boundaries.

  • Kiowa pilots stop IED triggerman on Iraqi highway

    Apr 21, 2011

    The actions taken by Kiowa Warrior pilots last month prevented a triggerman for an improvised explosive device from harming Americans and Iraqis.

  • Maintenance mentorship collaboration graduates Afghan vehicle maintainers

    Apr 21, 2011

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- Four Afghan Soldiers graduated from the inaugural session of the M1114 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle 45-day maintenance mentorship program during a ceremony held here April 13.

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