Archive: Apr 2011

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  • Armed Forces Reserve Center dedicated

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, OKla.-- Fort Sill, Oklahoma Army Reserve and National Guard, and state leaders dedicated the Fort Sill Armed Forces Reserve Center here Friday, consolidating the battle assembly sites of 13 Reserve and Guard units.

  • 434th selects drill sergeant of year

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The point of this year's Fort Sill Drill Sergeant of the Year competition wasn't just to distinguish the best drill sergeant on post, it was to train the future winner of the Training Doctrine and Command competition in June.

  • Wind, drought feed fires on Fort Sill

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, OKla.-- Gusty winds fanned the flames of multiple fires on Fort Sill as the worst drought in Oklahoma recorded history continued with only the possibility of rain many days away. Blazes began April 11 as a house fire consumed a structure off Geronimo Road. Clint Langford, Fort Sill assistant fire chief, said 80 to 90 percent of the department was recalled out to the house fire that afternoon.

  • Industry Squaring off for Army's Carbine Competition

    Apr 21, 2011

    The Army carbine competition is the first such contest for an Army service rifle in the past hundred years. The competition will determine the most effective, accurate, and reliable individual weapon available for the Soldier. Any weapon chosen in the competition would also feature better ergonomic features and be compatible with the current accessories and enablers (i.e. sights, grips, sensors, lasers, grenade launchers, etc). The competition is fully funded through the "Research, Development, Testing & Evaluation" phase.

  • Fingerprints give parents tools to help locate missing children

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Roughly 800,000 children in the U.S. are reported missing each year, according to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Of that number, an estimated 450,000 run away, 200,000 are abducted by family members and 115 are kidnapped by strangers with the intention of killing them, holding them for ransom or keeping them permanently.

  • PEO Ammunition hosting live-fire media demonstration of Army's new M855A1 Enhanced Performance

    Apr 21, 2011

    Media Event: Witness and get a chance to fire the Army M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

  • Commentary: Former Army brat speaks out

    Apr 21, 2011

    The other day, after a new coworker found out that I'm a former Army brat, she said that I must get along with many different kinds of people and adjust easily to new situations.

  • Fort Hood community welcomes new commanding general

    Apr 21, 2011

    Soldiers, civilians, family members and Central Texas community leaders congregated at Fort Hood's Sadowski Field, April 21, 2011, to welcome the new III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr.

  • MIRC Soldiers compete in All-Army Championship

    Apr 21, 2011

    Five Soldiers with the Military Intelligence Readiness Command recently competed in the 2011 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship, also known as All Army. They are: Sgt. Eric Nystrom, Staff Sgt. Joseph Weston, and Capt. Kevin Halleran, Charlie Company, 377th Military Intelligence Battalion, Staff Sgt. Jesse Frigo, with the 325th Military Intelligence Battalion, and 2nd Lt. David Walker, with the 208th Regional Support Group.

  • Fort Irwin child development center sets gold standard for entire Army

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT IRWIN,Calif.- The day before the Army celebrates Earth Day, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin marked an ecologically sound first as its $8.5 million state-of-the-art child development center was certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold facility Thursday morning. LEED certifications are given by the U.S. Green Building Council, which uses site sustainability, water and energy efficiency and innovation in design among other criteria to determine a facility's level of energy and environmental design.

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers train with former WWE fighter

    Apr 21, 2011

    Soldiers from United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Headquarters Headquarters Company took part in a training opportunity with former World Wrestling Entertainment star Bobby Lashley at American Top Team on April 15. The soldiers were there as part of an off-site physical training activity

  • USASMDC/ARSTRAT Soldiers train with former WWE fighter

    Apr 21, 2011

    Soldiers from USASMDC/ARSTRAT HHC trained with former WWE star Bobby Lashley at American Top Team on April 15 as part of an off-site physical training activity.

  • NCO of the Year presented award at IMCOM Symposium

    Apr 21, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO - The noncommissioned officer of the year was recognized April 20 by Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, commanding general, Installation Management Command and IMCOM's Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola at the IMCOM Symposium held in San Antonio, Texas, April 19-2

  • IMCOM Soldier of the Year recognized at IMCOM Symposium

    Apr 21, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO - The Installation Management Command's Soldier of the year was recognized April 20 by Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, IMCOM commanding general, and IMCOM's Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola at the IMCOM Symposium held in San Antonio, Texas, April 19-21.

  • Several IMCOM installations identified as net zero pilot installations

    Apr 21, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, announced April 19 that several of Installation Management Command's installations and other U.S. Army installations were identified as net zero pilot installations as part of the Army's efforts to conserve precious resources such as energy and water and to eliminate waste to landfills.

  • Motors, manuals and motivation

    Apr 21, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The sound of an air compressor and the smell of grease filled a dimly lit bay while mechanics wearing coveralls concentrated over their work.

  • 'Ole Miss' ROTC Hall of Fame honors Army Reserve general

    Apr 21, 2011

    The Commanding General of the Army Reserve's 99th Regional Support Command was inducted into the University of Mississippi's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Hall of Fame April 8.

  • Soldiers participate in middle school career day

    Apr 21, 2011

    Capt. Nicholas Williams, commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), U.S. Army Garrison (USAG), allows a student at Coan Middle School to try on his combat gear during the Coan Middle School career day March 31. The career day allowed Nicholas and other Soldiers to interact with 350 students and staff at the school. Nicholas, who was accompanied by his wife, 2nd Lt. Natalie Williams, Georgia State Reserve Officers' Training Corps, Sgt. Matthew Ollar, USAG HHC administration NCO, 2nd Lt. Tharus Nixon, USAG HHC executive officer, and Staff Sgt. Tara Mason, USAG Headquarters Command S-4 NCOIC, said interacting with the students was a good way to give them up close and personal interaction with Soldiers. Besides educating students, the interaction also allowed helped humanize Soldiers to many of the children whose only knowledge of Soldiers and what they do comes from movies, cartoons and video games, Nicholas said.

  • Passover is significant in our world

    Apr 21, 2011

    Passover this year began the evening of April 18 and concludes Tuesday with a Memorial Service. Passover has a message for the conscience and the heart of all mankind, even though it was intended for and observed by Jews world-wide. Its meaning is in the heart of every Jew and has been since the days of Moses. But what does it mean, commemorate and how can its lessons help our all people' Passover commemorates the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in the land of Ancient Egypt. It is Israel and God's protest against unrighteousness, whether individual or national. Passover declares that while wrong may triumph for a time, it will meet with its inevitable retribution in the end.

  • Prevent storm water pollution with these tips

    Apr 21, 2011

    Now that Spring is here and the weather is warming up, many of us have plans to enjoy our waterways by swimming, boating and fishing. We all want to enjoy clean water. So what can we do to help keep our water ways clean' It all starts with clean storm water.

  • "What are you doing this Easter weekend'"

    Apr 21, 2011

    Man on the street:This week the Sentinel asked community members: "What are you doing this Easter weekend'"

  • Don't drink the Kool-Aid; think for yourself

    Apr 21, 2011

    Last Friday, April 15, I was invited to and attended a South Atlanta Tea Party meeting. Though I didn't necessarily agree with all the Tea Party stands for, I opted to go, as it would be educational and could challenge and sharpen my own beliefs.

  • Soldiers practice Pashto, protect the people

    Apr 21, 2011

    Language barriers can make it difficult for units deployed to Afghanistan, but one unit is fighting against that barrier by using the local language and achieving positive results in the process. Pashto is the main language spoken by villagers in southern Afghanistan and that is why most of the Soldiers of 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, have taken it upon themselves to learn a basic form of the language during their deployment, said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Dustin L. Carroll, the unit's platoon sergeant.

  • Officials promote child abuse prevention, increase awareness through education

    Apr 21, 2011

    Child Abuse Prevention Month is each April and aims to increase awareness about the importance of preventing child abuse and neglect.

  • Center Library offers community more than books

    Apr 21, 2011

    The library is a place where stories begin, so Fort Rucker Center Library staff encourage Soldiers and Families to follow the theme of National Library Week, "Create your own story @ your library."

  • Showstoppers continue winning - 1-145th top 164th TAOG, 75-54

    Apr 21, 2011

    Fort Rucker Intramural Basketball tournament play is under way, and one team is already making a statement about who will reign supreme.

  • Children's Festival fun for the whole Family

    Apr 21, 2011

    Easter came a week early for some military Families living and working at Fort Rucker.

  • Fort Carson achieves Net Zero status

    Apr 21, 2011

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, announced Tuesday at the Installation Management Symposium in San Antonio that Fort Carson has been designated as an Army "Net Zero" installation.

  • Enjoy your motorcycle, but do it safely

    Apr 21, 2011

    Earlier this week, we all received a stark reminder concerning the dangers of motorcycle riding in the greater metro-Atlanta area. In Cobb County, a person suspected of being under the influence of alcohol was fleeing police at speeds up to 130 mph. The ensuing crash threw the individual 100 yards from their motorcycle. News like this always gives me pause when I think about my Soldiers and Civilian employees out on the roads in our area, enjoying the warm weather on their favorite brand of bike. But we need to be thinking safety while enjoying our fun.

  • Energy drinks, alcohol - a deadly combination

    Apr 21, 2011

    Mixing energy drinks, which are a stimulant, with alcohol, a depressant, can create a deadly cocktail.

  • Spouses find off-beaten-course outlet for coping with military life

    Apr 21, 2011

    They don helmets, mouth guards and knee pads about five days each week. They raise families and hold down careers while their husbands fight for a peaceful nation. And they love to blow off steam by plowing through groups of roller skaters.

  • Soldiers encouraged to 'take back' old prescriptions

    Apr 21, 2011

    Cleaning out the medicine cabinet is not a high priority for most individuals who work steady jobs and have children, said Fort Rucker health officials.

  • Army's research command ups ante in nationwide thrust to grow systems engineering

    Apr 21, 2011

    Thousands of Army scientists and engineers will have opportunities to collaborate with academia and contribute to the advancement of a critical skill, systems engineering. The Army's Research Development and Engineering Command signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement CRADA with the Systems Engineering Research Center to create opportunities for those scientists and engineers to collaborate with 20 universities and more than 200 academic researchers as part of this nationwide, DoD backed effort.

  • Volunteers honored at ceremony for selfless service to community

    Apr 21, 2011

    While most people work to make a buck, there are some who work to make a difference. On April 14, the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem communities honored the volunteers who made differences on the installations and in neighborhood communities in an Installation Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony, held at The Commons at Fort McPherson, gave the 392 volunteers a spot in the limelight and be honored for their service, all while enjoying a lunch provided by The Commons staff.

  • Earth Day 2011 - Sustain the environment for a secure future

    Apr 21, 2011

    Fort Rucker and surrounding communities join together April 22 to celebrate Earth Day, raising awareness for conservation and recycling.

  • 98th Army Band prepares for summer concert series

    Apr 21, 2011

    Wiregrass residents have the opportunity to get a taste of some of Fort Rucker's musically-talented individuals in an upcoming concert series by the 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band.

  • ResiliencyA,A doesn't mean being a superhero

    Apr 21, 2011

    You may have heard the word "resiliency" used a lot in the Army and in Family programs recently, but what does resiliency mean'

  • Garrison Commander holds final Town Hall

    Apr 21, 2011

    In her final town hall meeting April 12 at Hunter Auditorium, Lt. Col. Kari K. Otto, U.S. Army Garrison-Natick commander, recognized the hard work of garrison employees and outlined a busy upcoming schedule for the installation.

  • Fort Drum simulates SARS outbreak at airfield

    Apr 21, 2011

    What happens if 200 troops serving in Afghanistan are returning to the North Country after being exposed to a highly infectious disease' What if one Soldier has died, many more show serious symptoms and their plane now sits on a tarmac at Fort Drum'

  • Fort Drum community honors post volunteers

    Apr 21, 2011

    Soldiers, Family Members and volunteers from across post received recognition for their time and efforts during Fort Drum's Annual Volunteer and Man / Woman of the Mountain appreciation ceremony April 14 at the Commons.

  • Army names Fort Drum 'Community of Excellence'

    Apr 21, 2011

    Fort Drum may no longer be "The Army's Best Kept Secret." On Tuesday, the garrison's command group was in Texas to accept the 2011 Army Communities of Excellence "silver" award, marking the first time Fort Drum ever received the coveted distinction.

  • III Corps commander, wife reflect on 19-month stay at Great Place

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With the III Corps' change of command slated for 10 a.m. on Sadowski Field April 21, III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone and his wife, Jill, took time April 19 to reflect on the past 19 months of command time in an interview at III Corps headquarters' Phantom Warrior Studio.

  • SDDC commanding general recognizes 'Patriotic Employer'

    Apr 21, 2011

  • Army Reserve, Merchant Marine Academy re-affirm partnership during Career Night

    Apr 21, 2011

    Army Reserve, Merchant Marine Academy re-affirm partnership during Career Night Story by - Mr. Shawn Morris, 99th Regional Support Command Public Affairs Office Several senior leaders from the Army Reserve offered career information and opportunities to hundreds of midshipmen at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

  • Change Comes To The Spearhead Of Logistics

    Apr 21, 2011

    Change of Command Ceremony for the Chief of Transportation

  • New SDDC Eagle Award recognizes excellence, challenges the 'status quo'

    Apr 21, 2011

    Air Force Lt. Col. Derek Oliver and Vernita Anderson-Manning are the first recipients of the Eagle Award - a new Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command award created to highlight excellence within the command and "challenge the status quo." Oliver is the deputy chief of staff for Personal Property, and Anderson-Manning is a lead traffic management specialist with SDDC's Strategic Business directorate.

  • Children, teachers enjoy Rodeo Week at Pre-K Center

    Apr 21, 2011

    Cowboy hats, bandanas and ropes decorated the campus of Fort Stewart's Pre-K Center, building 7097, for Rodeo Week, April 13. In conjunction with the Month of the Military Child, the week-long adventure supplemented the children's everyday learning of the world of rodeo.

  • Bargains, bargain hunters plentiful at yard sale

    Apr 21, 2011

    Cloudy skies and a less-than-encouraging weather forecast that called for afternoon thundershowers persuaded a few buyers and sellers to pass up the Great MWR Yard Sale at Fort Stewart, April 16.

  • Soldiers get new Arby's restaurant on Fort Stewart

    Apr 21, 2011

    On April 15, at Fort Stewart, Soldiers and their Families got a new way to appreciate what the Army and Air force Exchange Service has to offer those who serve.

  • Waycross leadership learn Soldier skills at Stewart

    Apr 21, 2011

    More than 20 community representatives from Leadership Waycross visited Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield during a tour of the installation hosted by 5th Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment.

  • Spartan Infantrymen crawl, run, shoot their way to earn EIB

    Apr 21, 2011

    The sound of enemy gunfire crackles through the air as a U.S. Soldier quickly dives to the ground and finds cover. The Soldier, fighting nerves and enemy contact, notices a wounded Soldier nearby. Pinned down, with a wounded comrade at arm's length, the Soldier knows what he has to do. The Soldier, tired to the point of exhaustion, musters the determination and energy to fight back his foe and aid his fallen fellow Soldier.

  • RC-East troops making progress against insurgents

    Apr 21, 2011

    Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell makes no bones of the fact that his job as the commander Regional Command East is the most challenging problem he ever has confronted.

  • Commander in eastern Afghanistan notes progress

    Apr 21, 2011

    Coalition forces eventually will have to say they've done all they can in Afghanistan, but "we're not there yet," the commander of Regional Command East said here yesterday.

  • Spartan Soldier saves life, receives key to city

    Apr 21, 2011

    The Key to the City of Richmond Hill, Ga., was awarded to Sgt. Walter Boyle, 3rd Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division after saving the life of a choking Richmond Hill native. The Key was presented to Sgt. Boyle during a City Council meeting, held April 5.

  • Fourth grader copes, thrives through constant deployments

    Apr 21, 2011

    Forty-three percent of active-duty Soldiers have children, and those children face the challenges that go hand-in-hand with their parents' deployments.

  • Maj Gen Abrams assumes command of 3rd ID from Maj Gen Cucolo

    Apr 21, 2011

    With 29 years of service, Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams comes to the Marne Division, April 15, after serving as the 17th commanding general of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Ca.

  • Victims of sexual assault share stories

    Apr 21, 2011

    April is Sexual Assault Prevention Month. The observance aids in providing awareness and prevention of sexual abuse. The truth is that sexual assault is not prejudice to race, age, education, sex or class. It can happen to anyone. A victim, who requested to remain anonymous, shares her story of sexual assault.

  • 3rd ID holds Twilight Tattoo for Soldiers, Families, community

    Apr 21, 2011

    To honor the legacy of the U.S. Army and the Third Infantry Division, the division held a Twilight Tattoo, a chance to honor the legacy of freedom the unit has left around the world.

  • Ceremony honors post volunteers

    Apr 21, 2011

    Fort Jackson honored Volunteers of the Year during a ceremony last week. Volunteers were also inducted into the Hall of Fame.

  • Ceremony honors post volunteers

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Throughout the last year, Fort Jackson volunteers have given more than 35,000 hours of their time, not counting the numerous hours invested in family readiness groups.

  • 4-10th leads way in resiliency

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- How do you know that your resiliency program is dialed in and working' When Soldiers openly talk about having issues and escort others to programs where they can get treatment. You also know it's working when you spend $350,000 less than before.

  • Acting against sexual assault our duty

    Apr 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- April, as you may already know, is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Army leaders recently converged in Arlington, Va., to discuss our strategy in the war against sexual violence and harassment.

  • Army organization streamlines the COMSEC process to do "more without more"

    Apr 21, 2011

    Project Director Communications Security (PD COMSEC) is partnering with platform and system integrators across the U.S. Army to more efficiently secure networked mission command solutions whose future enhancements will require greater protection. "We can really bring to the table a focus and an in depth knowledge-base as programs try to integrate COMSEC into their systems," said Chris Manning, project director for COMSEC.

  • Soldiers prep to pave new path in war

    Apr 21, 2011

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Though the issue of women taking frontline combat roles is currently being volleyed back and forth in Washington, D.C.'s political discourse, the Army has recently begun assembling small teams of female Soldiers for a new strategy not yet attempted during the war in Afghanistan. Schweinfurt Soldiers gearing up for deployment later this year are leading the way with this new initiative. When they go to Afghanistan later this year, the 172nd Infantry Brigade will bring an organized squad of several female engagement teams to augment the utility of the brigade's infantry task forces, an action among the first of its kind on this scale in the U.S. Army. The brigade's Schweinfurt-based elements-172nd Support Battalion, 9th Engineer Battalion and 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment-will provide most of the female personnel for the teams.

  • Third Army showcases its readiness during Lucky Warrior 2011

    Apr 21, 2011

  • NSRDEC mentors robotics competitors

    Apr 21, 2011

    They called it "Logo Motion," a game that pitted two alliances of three teams against each other on a 27-by-54-foot field.

  • Bi-Annual Theater Aerial Delivery Symposium

    Apr 21, 2011

    The 824th Quartermaster Company, Detachment 10 hosted the Fifth Bi-Annual Theater Aerial Delivery Symposium beginning April 4, 2011. The purpose of the four day symposium was to facilitate discussion among the different branches of the Armed Services and aerial delivery counterparts within the theater of operations. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jimmy Taylor, Senior Airdrop System Technician with the Army's 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC), stated that the purpose of this symposium was to identify trends, issues, and shortfalls within the full spectrum of logistics, aircraft, and infrastructure that enables aerial delivery capacity in the Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility.

  • 17 killed, 1 detained during security operation in Kunar

    Apr 21, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces killed seventeen insurgents including foreign fighters and detained one suspected insurgent while searching for an al-Qaida senior leader during a security operation in Dangam district, Kunar province last night.

  • USACE helps raise Big Bucks for College

    Apr 21, 2011

    More than 140 golfers gathered at the Rheinblick Golf Course to take part in a "best ball" Big Bucks for College Charity Golf Tournament April 8. The annual tournament is designed to help seniors at Wiesbaden High School counterbalance the cost of college.

  • Controlled burns help environment, wildlife

    Sep 30, 2011

    Thick clouds of smoke have been seen over Fort Rucker at various times during the last several weeks, but it's nothing to be alarmed over, installation Forestry Officials said.

  • Army launches 'Net Zero' pilot program

    Apr 20, 2011

    The Army has released a list of installations which are participating in a conservation pilot program to use only as much energy and water as they create.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Apr 20, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Celebrating its golden anniversary, April 21, 2011, Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) ensures aviation readiness through, overhaul, repair, modification, recapitalization, retrofit, testing and modernization of helicopters, engines and components for UH-60, CH-47, AH-64, and OH-58. The depot's mission is to return Army rotary wing aircraft and components to the fight with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, and in the shortest amount of time; to support the Army's accident investigation processes with subject matter expertise and reliable laboratory analysis anywhere in the world; when required, assess, evaluate, and repair forward deployed aircraft and components anywhere in the world, to include depot forward capabilities as required; and to support Active, Reserve and National Guard maintenance skill development with hands-on experience.

  • 2010 Installation Management Command Stalwart Award nominees, winners announced at Installation Mana

    Apr 20, 2011

  • FORSCOM Forward OIC addresses North Carolina Defense Business Association Symposium and Exposition

    Apr 20, 2011

    Ronna Garrett, officer in charge of U.S. Army Forces Command Forward, gave the keynote address to attendees at the North Carolina Defense Business Association Symposium and Exposition during their luncheon session at Pinehurst, N.C., April 20, 2011. In telling them about the Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of FORSCOM & U.S. Army Reserve Command Headquarters to Fort Bragg, N.C., Garrett explained that the three guiding considerations in accomplishing the move have been to maintain continuity of operations, retain or recruit a highly capable workforce and take care of people as they make the move and settle in. FORSCOM is moving from Fort McPherson, Ga., in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation.

  • U.S. Army Alaska names NCO, Soldier of the year

    Apr 20, 2011

    Soldiers and noncommissioned officers vie for the titles of NCO and Soldier of the Year during the USARAK Warrior Challenge Competition April 11-15 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Combat helmet continues to evolve, step by step

    Apr 20, 2011

    The results of a year-long study to build the best helmet to withstand blunt trauma were unveiled at a Pentagon press briefing April 19.

  • At 1-year anniversary of cancer diagnosis, teen gets dream visit to Fort Benning

    Apr 20, 2011

    Christopher McNally received his orders April 6, to report to Fort Benning, Ga. Like others before him, his first stop on post was the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Unlike the others, McNally is 16 and has been battling osteosarcoma for a year.

  • CCAD Celebrates 50 Years of Support to the Warfighter

    Apr 20, 2011

  • At one-year anniversary of cancer diagnosis, teen gets dream visit to Fort Benning

    Apr 20, 2011

    Christopher McNally received his orders April 6 to report to Fort Benning. Like others before him, his first stop on post was the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Unlike the others, McNally is 16 and has been battling osteosarcoma for a year. "I was completely surprised," McNally said of his invitation to Fort Benning, a request granted by the nonprofit Make-a-Wish Foundation.

  • PEO Ammo to hold live-fire media demonstration of Army's new M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

    Apr 20, 2011

    The Program Executive Office for Ammunition here will host a live-fire demonstration for media of the Army's new M855A1 5.56mm bullet May 4 at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., beginning at 8 a.m.

  • West Point youth soars new heights in snowboarding

    Apr 20, 2011

    Brian Mott took a trip out west to Copper Mountain, Colo., April 8 to compete for the first time in the Boardercross National Competition. The West Point youth finished 43rd out of 50 racers in the snowboard racing competition and received a $100 scholarship based on points and grade average.

  • Army to inactivate Accessions Command

    Apr 20, 2011

    U.S. Army Accessions Command will be inactivated as part of Defense and Army efficiency reviews, officials announced today.

  • Happy Birthday To The Army Reserves

    Apr 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--There wasn't a whole lot of age spread between them. But Reserve Master Sgt. Mark Chaplin and Sgt. Jack Bynum were more than happy to represent the oldest and youngest Soldiers at Friday's cake-cutting ceremony for the Army Reserve's 103rd birthday.

  • Children, teachers enjoy Rodeo Week at Pre-K Center

    Apr 20, 2011

    Cowboy hats, bandanas and ropes decorated the campus of Fort Stewart's Pre-K Center, building 7097, for Rodeo Week, April 13. In conjunction with the Month of the Military Child, the week-long adventure supplemented the children's everyday learning of the world of rodeo.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Construction Photos - April 2011

    Apr 20, 2011

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Bargains, bargain hunters plentiful at yard sale

    Apr 20, 2011

    Cloudy skies and a less-than-encouraging weather forecast that called for afternoon thundershowers persuaded a few buyers and sellers to pass up the Great MWR Yard Sale at Fort Stewart, April 16.

  • Local museum makes learning fun for kids

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Spring is the perfect time to schedule family outings that had been put on hold all winter. But as temperatures climbs into 90s, many of us are looking to get out of the sun, even for just a while. Edventure Children's Museum in downtown Columbia offers the perfect respite from the heat, while providing an educational outing for children that doesn't leave parents bored.

  • Letterkenny Commands Contribute to DoD Green Effort

    Apr 20, 2011

    Letterkenny Munitions Center, along with Letterkenny Army Depot, recently took steps to reduce congestion on the highways and help the environment through vanpooling.

  • Explosive Training Goes Full Blast

    Apr 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Consider this your official introduction to the National Center for Explosives Training and Research on Redstone Arsenal.

  • West Point cadets are "Winning the Peace" in diverse community

    Apr 20, 2011

    West Point cadets enrolled in the "Winning the Peace" course visited Jersey City's many different ethno-religious communities to develop their understanding of and ability to interact with a myriad of other cultures and religious groups.

  • Post loses Tank Hill landmark

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A 70-year-old Fort Jackson landmark was torn down last week, marking the end of an era and evoking memories of the countless Soldiers who trained and lived on Tank Hill.

  • Professionals: Leaders discuss Armywide initiative

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Being a physician is a profession. So is law enforcement and theology. But what about being a Soldier' That's what Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, former TRADOC commanding general, asked Soldiers to discuss last year as part of an Armywide initiative on what is being called the Profession of Arms.

  • LSS Project Saves CAAA Money through Better Accountability

    Apr 20, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity increased the percentage of Inventory Count Accuracy and percentage of Compliance with Army Regulations through a Lean Six Sigma project that examined durable tools valued over $50 maintained and tracked by the CAAA main tool room.

  • Gen. Dempsey visits Iraq, Camp Victory

    Apr 20, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey visits Iraq and Camp Victory during his first overseas visit as the new 37th Chief of Staff of the Army.

  • "How-To" Videos for Personal Protective and Load Carrying Equipment

    Apr 20, 2011

    PEO Soldier has recently developed new videos highlighting the proper care of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and load bearing equipment.

  • Tax center nets $1 million in refunds for APG Soldiers

    May 31, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The installation tax center secured about $1 million in refunds for Soldiers, their families and retirees, Staff Judge Advocate Lt. Col. Joseph Masterson said. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, senior APG commander, joined Masterson April 19 in a ceremony to mark the end of tax-filing season outside Building 4313.

  • Cadets step onto virtual battlefield

    Apr 20, 2011

    Army ROTC Cadets at the George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar were transported via virtual reality more than 6,000 miles and six years into the past to an ambush on Palm Sunday 2005 near Baghdad.

  • Marshall seminar positions Cadets for success

    Apr 20, 2011

    The leadership seminar held this week to honor the top Cadets from each of Cadet Command's 273 programs exposed them to senior leaders and practical discussions over the last two days and helped build upon the leadership foundation laid over the last four years at their home campuses.

  • Cav Soldiers become this summer's local lifeguards

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division received more than Soldiering skills training this past week.

  • Soldier's love of volunteering flows into current service

    Apr 20, 2011

    Before joining the Army, Pfc. Phillip Plack spent four years volunteering at his local hospital by dressing as an elf during Christmas for the kids. When Plack arrived at Fort Hood, he began searching for volunteer opportunities. He found the United Service Organization.

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