Archive: Apr 2011

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  • 4th MEB celebrates Dauntless Week

    Apr 20, 2011

  • Methane gas conversion to be tested at Fort Benning landfill

    Apr 20, 2011

    Fort Benning, Ga., is the first military installation to acquire the Flex Powerstation, which will be tested at Fort Benning this summer to see if it can successfully generate cost-effective electricity.

  • Fort Benning boasts Army's top bomb-disposal unit

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army's best bomb-disposal unit calls Fort Benning home. The 789th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company outperformed detachments from Fort Stewart, Ga., and Fort Bragg, N.C., to capture first place in a competition March 28-30 at Fort Campbell, Ky. Because of the high operations tempo since 9/11, it marked the first Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team of the Year event since 2001.

  • Drill sergeants, recruiters team up for 'Ask a Drill Sergeant'

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The message is simple: You've answered the call to duty, now we will answer you.

  • Astronaut Now On Earthly Mission

    Apr 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Col. Doug Wheelock's six-month deployment to the International Space Station has ended with a down-to-earth mission.

  • Spartan Soldier saves life, receives key to city

    Apr 20, 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.

  • Panthers receive Quality of Life award

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A Fort Benning basic training battalion is among nine Quality of Life Award winners announced April 8 by the Secretary of Defense.

  • Support key for competitors

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Best Ranger Competition teams traveled more than 60 miles by foot leading up to Sunday's Darby Queen Obstacle Course, said Ranger Training Brigade's event officer in charge, Capt. Joshua Ollek, more mileage at this point than in previous years.

  • Sergeant major of the Army makes first visit to Fort Benning

    Apr 20, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was at Fort Benning, Ga., for the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition, but also took part in a working lunch with 10 drill sergeants at the Kouma Dining Facility on Harmony Church.

  • International Programs Person of the Year

    Apr 20, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command congratulates Lu Ting on his selection as RDECOM's International Programs Person of the Year for 2010, April 18. Congratulations Lu.

  • Tornado, lightning delay BRC

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A tornado touched down about a mile away from the Ranger Training Brigade compound in Harmony Church early Saturday morning, which forced organizers to delay the start of the night orienteering course at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Residents urged to beware of dryer fires in housing

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Officials have a message for post residents: Dryers could do more than simply take the dampness out of your clothes if they're not maintained properly. Three small dryer fires, including one at Smith Fitness Center, have broken out at Fort Benning in the last few months, said Steven Lowell, the installation's assistant chief of fire prevention.

  • USASOC Ranger team comes out on top

    Apr 20, 2011

    The "super team" of Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski and Master Sgt. Eric Turk is the winner of the 28th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Colors cased and ready to charge

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, the 1st Cavalry Division commander, along with Soldiers from the division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team and Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, cased the division's colors in preparation for deployment in support both fronts of the War on Terror on Fort Hood's Cooper Field April 15.

  • Depot Riggers' Deft Response Saves Aircraft Parts From Sinkhole

    Apr 20, 2011

  • Depot Riggers Salvage Aircraft Parts After Sinkhole Develops

    Apr 20, 2011

  • Army ROTC teams find Sandhurst a challenging learning experience

    Apr 20, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. - An exhausted Mark Delaney crossed the finish at Saturday's Sandhurst Military Skills Competition. He wasn't drained physically. He was mentally spent. "It's tougher than Ranger Challenge because it doesn't focus on the physical," said Delaney, captain of the University of Maryland team. "It's hard to prepare for what you don't know is coming your way."

  • World War II veteran a regular at Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 20, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - William Boyd said he rarely misses the Best Ranger Competition - even if it means not telling relatives about his weekend travel plans. The 87-year-old former Soldier who trained at Fort Benning in the early 1940s and participated in D-Day was back on Harmony Church for this year's installment. He began attending BRC in the late 1990s and drives up to Columbus every year from his home in Sun City, Fla.

  • Army Secretary leads 'Transforming the Institutional Army'

    Apr 20, 2011

    As the nation's current conflicts persist, the outcome is uncertain. But the role of the Army remains the same - produce and train a tactical and adaptable fighting force to sustain our nation's freedoms, the secretary of the Army told the nation's top Army ROTC Cadets Wednesday, during the annual George C. Marshall seminar.

  • Supplying excellence, sustaining the force

    Apr 20, 2011

    Regardless of where they're fighting, operating or training, Soldiers require supplies to accomplish their mission. The Supply Excellence Award recognizes those who keep the Army moving by providing superior supply operations for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The SEA program started in 1986 to highlight the critical role sustainers play in supporting the warfighter. The purpose is to increase the logistical readiness of all Army units; enforce the Command Supply Discipline Program; encourage the use of available resources; and provide a structure for recognition of group and individual initiatives.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Spc. Daniel Romero

    Apr 20, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Spc. Daniel Romero

  • Students demo new learning technology at Quad-A

    Apr 20, 2011

    Technology is advancing learning opportunities for Soldiers in areas like mission training and even equipment repair.

  • Bayonet Soldiers climb to new heights

    Apr 20, 2011

    Within the steep hills surrounding Ghormach are dug-in bunker systems often manned by insurgent fighters watching and waiting to spring an attack on ISAF Soldiers during daily patrols.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant Construction Photos - April 2011

    Apr 20, 2011

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. 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 Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Afghan forces work with 2SCR to protect their country

    Apr 20, 2011

  • Intelligence course in Bamako, Mali, fosters cooperation among West African neighbors

    Apr 20, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) intelligence assets extended a helping hand to their African continent counterparts in Bamako, Mali, recently. A total of 18 students from various African nations took part in a six-week Military Intelligence Professional Course (MIPC) that was conducted in French and English, said Maj. Kevin Cahill, USARAF Intelligence Security Cooperation section.

  • From West Ranch to West Point Prep: 525th Soldier makes the cut

    Apr 20, 2011

    -An Army specialist meticulously stuffs his rucksack and duffle bag until they are ready to burst at the seams. It wasn't the first time he packed his bags for his deployment, but this time the task was different - not many people have the opportunity of going home ahead of schedule. Nicholas De La Flor will soon end his enlisted career and begin the journey of becoming a West Point graduate. The 21-year-old intelligence analyst, with the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, is scheduled to return to Fort Bragg, N.C., from Afghanistan and begin school mid-July

  • Progress is prompt along 'Gateway to Kandahar'

    Apr 20, 2011

    A vital highway reconstruction project to repair stretches of road near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is progressing ahead of schedule. Highway 4 is often referred to as the "Gateway to Kandahar." The stretch of road is the economic corridor that allows passage from the Weesh crossing, near the Pakistan border, to Kandahar City in Afghanistan.

  • Installations face 'fundamentally different' environment, says IMCOM commander

    Apr 20, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch brought a message of confidence in the face of a new fiscal reality as he addressed Soldiers, Army Civilians, Family members and contractors assembled for the Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare Army Installations Symposium and Exhibition in San Antonio April 19.

  • 411th CSB Provides Support to Operation Tomodachi

    Sep 30, 2011

    The main island in the country of Japan experienced one of its worst earthquakes in history March 11. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake lasted several minutes and was followed by a tsunami that devastated the countryside in the vicinity of the city of Sendai.

  • Army to transfer Manning to new Leavenworth correctional facility

    Apr 19, 2011

    The Army plans to transfer Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, charged with leaking classified military information in the WikiLeaks incident, to a new Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department's general counsel, announced today.

  • North Carolina bases mostly ok after severe weather

    Apr 19, 2011

    Operations on Fort Bragg, N.C., are Aca,!A"pretty fluidAca,!A? today after severe weather damaged buildings and cut off power to the installation and surrounding communities over the weekend, Fort Bragg officials said.

  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service wins Sustainability Team Award at Installation Management Sympos

    Apr 19, 2011

  • Chief of Chaplains delivers final National Prayer Breakfast keynote address

    Apr 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Although Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas Carver, the U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains, is preparing to retire from the Army after 38 years of service, he took the time for one last trip to the Great Place. Carver spoke with nostalgia as he attended his final National Prayer Breakfast in his current position April 19, remembering many of his previous visits to Fort Hood.

  • ORION

    Apr 19, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> ORION is a ecosystem of private, protected web-enabled professional forums for senior leaders in the Army's generating force. This initiative leverages the benefits of collaborative technologies in support of our senior leader forums and decision making processes. Developed within milSuite , a collection of secure online tools that promote workforce collaboration across the Department of Defense, <a href="https://orion.army.mil" target="_blank">ORION</a> provides a common, virtual workspace for leaders to interact on decisions, create and access shared documents, and share ideas around core activities and emerging initiatives. ORION provides the ability to establish private sub-communities, where members of varied synchronization and governance forums, staff groups, special task forces or tiger teams can easily connect and collaborate within their team space, and as applicable, horizontally across organizational boundaries.

  • West Point squad wins Sandhurst Military Skills Competition

    Apr 19, 2011

    For the first time since 1993, a West Point squad secured the victory over its international rivals at the 45th annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, April 15-16, 2011, here.

  • 2nd ID TKD Team performs at Cherry Blossom Festival

    Apr 19, 2011

    Pfc. Christopher R. Brown a member of the 2nd Infantry Division Tae Kwon Do Team executes a back-flip kick April 17 at the at the 2011 Gyeonggi Province Cherry Blossom Festival in Suwon. Cherry Blossom festivals are yearly events held throughout the Korean peninsula. They mark the onset of spring and bring colorful additions to the Korean landscape

  • Army chief of staff visits Soldiers in Iraq

    Apr 19, 2011

    Leader development is key to the ongoing success of Army, said the Army's new chief of staff during a visit with troops from United States Division - Center at Camp Liberty, Iraq.

  • Being earth-friendly with West Point Recycling

    Apr 19, 2011

    The oohs and aahs almost matched the loud roar of the industrial shredder echoing inside the West Point Recycling Center. Dozens of children from School Age Services were visibly impressed by the gigantic machine as they toured the facility, enjoyed a hearty lunch of hot dogs and created earth-friendly arts and crafts during the Open House on April 8

  • 'Hawaii Five-O' teams with 25th CAB

    Apr 19, 2011

    Revival of the popular television series "Hawaii Five-O" has involved some Soldiers in action sequences set in Honolulu.

  • Senator, APG leaders discuss education, transportation challenges

    Jun 2, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Local education and transportation are continuing challenges for the Aberdeen Proving Ground workforce and their families. Military officials met with U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski to discuss these issues during an April 19 meeting.

  • St. Ambrose University to Conduct Information Sessions (Update)

    Apr 19, 2011

    St. Ambrose University personnel will be on the Island to hold information sessions for those who are interested in taking undergraduate, Master of Organizational Leadership, or Master of Business Administration courses through the contracted R.I. University housed in the Garrison. The perspective commands, locations and dates for these information sessions are listed below. If you wish to learn more about the contracted St. Ambrose University/R.I. University Program, we encourage you to please stop in at your convenience.

  • Security assistance workers tour their new building

    Apr 19, 2011

    Security Assistance Command employees are one step away from completing their BRAC 2005 relocation as they prepare to move into a new headquarters facility on Martin Road. The Garrison took possession of the joint buildings, shared by Army Materiel Command and USASAC, from the contractor March 15.

  • Making international customer happy is business as usual

    Apr 19, 2011

    Careful planning and ensuring a happy customer is the way two Security Assistance Command employees approach their role in foreign military sales.

  • Security assistance enterprise members cited

    Jun 9, 2011

    Members of the Army's Security Assistance Enterprise were recognized by the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan at the start of the recent Afghanistan Program Management Review in Crystal City. Most team members recognized are part of Army Materiel Command's subordinate command's Security Assistance Management Directorates.

  • Cadets discuss how social media applies to small Army units

    Apr 19, 2011

    Maj. Roger Cabiness, who has spent the last nine months working at Google, Inc., in an Army program to partner with industry, lead a roundtable discussion at the George C. Marshall Awards Seminar on social media and how it applies to new lieutenants.

  • Marshall Cadets learn value of officer-NCO relationship

    Apr 19, 2011

    Aca,!A"The relationship a lieutenant has with the platoon sergeant is fundamental to ensure the platoon runs smooth,Aca,!A? said Seifert, who attends George Mason University. Aca,!A"If the two of them arenAca,!a,,ct talking, itAca,!a,,cs hard to accomplish the mission and make sure all the Soldiers in the unit are taken care of.Aca,!A?

  • Marshall Cadets learn value of officer-NCO relationship

    Apr 19, 2011

    The relationship a lieutenant has with the platoon sergeant is fundamental to ensure the platoon runs smooth," said Seifert, who attends George Mason University. "If the two of them aren't talking, it's hard to accomplish the mission and make sure all the Soldiers in the unit are taken care of."

  • Freakley offers frank assessment of challenges new leaders face

    Apr 19, 2011

    The popular saying "there is no better time than the present" imparts immediate relevancy from a new leader's perspective. At least, that's the message Lt. Gen. Benjamin Freakley, commanding general of the U.S. Army Accessions Command, conveyed during his final address Monday to George C. Marshall Award winners.

  • Soldiers Maintain The Force With Excellence

    Apr 19, 2011

    The Army Award for Maintenance Excellence provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding units and their efforts to keep the force sustained.

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month in the Army - April 2011

    Apr 19, 2011

    The Army is committed to providing a wide range of programs and services for Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians, and their Families. One of the important resources at U.S. Army Garrison - Rock Island Arsenal is our Garrison's Family Advocacy Program. A key mission of FAP is to conduct an annual public awareness and community education campaign every April in connection with Child Abuse Prevention Month. The theme of this year's campaign is "Child Abuse Prevention Requires Safe Communities and Responsive Families." As manager of this installation it is my goal to provide a safe community that contributes to the quality of life and well being of everyone. We pride ourselves in fostering a culture of safety and personal responsibility. Child abuse in an Army Family marks the breakdown in our culture of safety. This is unacceptable. Resources are available for Army Families to help all our children and their parents, no matter how stressful their lives might be.

  • How to find spiritual resiliency: Coping with life in the fast lane

    Apr 19, 2011

    We live in a fast-paced, hectic stressful world. Do you ever feel like youAca,!a,,cre rushing through life' Our society helps us to hurry with fast food, expressways, Jiffy Lube, Express Mail, drive-through lanes and express checkout.

  • Maneuver Center Sgt. Maj. invites you to "Ask a Drill Sgt." on Facebook

    Apr 19, 2011

    If you have questions about this Army journey, mark your calendars to participate in the Ask a Drill Sergeant discussion on Fort Benning's Facebook Fan Page from 6-8:30 p.m. April 21. Drill Sergeant's (also called Cadre) from two training units at Fort Benning - the 192nd and 198th Infantry Brigades - will answer questions.

  • Funding for Active Duty Soldier's Testing Program Has Changed

    Apr 19, 2011

    As of Nov. 20, 2010, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support changed funding for Active Duty Soldier's testing program. DANTES now will only fund a Service member's initial examination fee for each subject College Level Examination Program, DSST (previously known as the DANTES Subject Standardized Tests) and Excelsior College Examinations exams. To prevent test familiarity and safeguard test security, the testing agencies requires that all examinees must wait 180 calendar days from the last test date to retest on these exams. If an examinee tests before the 180 calendar day waiting period has elapsed, the test score will be invalidated and the waiting period starts over.

  • Sacramento District hosts first-ever regional Corps environmental conference

    Apr 19, 2011

    The first-ever South Pacific Division environmental conference in March 2011 brought together the Corps' environmental clean-up professionals in the Southwest.

  • Responsibility changes for America's First Team

    Apr 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With two brigades deployed, and two more and its headquarters scheduled for deployment, the 1st Cavalry Division experienced a significant change within its ranks.

  • Before You Consider a Payday Lender, Consider This

    Apr 19, 2011

    When borrowing money, it is important to consider your options carefully. A payday loan can appear quite attractive on the surface. Payday loans are quick and easy and you get the cash you need. You don't have to risk being turned down or lectured about emergency savings. You can even get service over the internet. However, this quick and easy cash option can come at a hefty price. A payday loan is essentially a cash advanced secured by a personal check or paid by electronic transfer at a very high annual percentage rate. For example, you might pay $15 for a $100 loan due in two weeks. That's already an APR of 391 percent (see footnote 1). And if you can't come up with the cash to pay the $115 for the $100 loan you received, they will be happy to "roll over" the loan and add another $15 to the loan every two weeks until you can pay the loan off. Within a few months, you can easily end up paying more in fees than you originally borrowed.

  • 'Oldest Cadet' motivates Marshall Award recipients

    Apr 19, 2011

    The story is about Maj. Gen. (Ret) Robert Wagner's speech to the 2011 George C. Marshall Award recipients on Tuesday, 19 April at the Natural Bridge Hotel in Lexington, VA. The Marshall Awards honor the top ROTC Cadets from across the nation annually.

  • Army training app adds popular 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' repeal teaching materials,

    Apr 19, 2011

    Two months after being posted on the Army Training Network, U.S. Army training materials on the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" continue to be the most-downloaded information on the Army training website, with more than 85,000 total downloads.

  • Behavioral health teams trade professional information in Malawi

    Apr 19, 2011

    As part of a two-man theater contact team, U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Majs. Allen Staley and David Sensiba worked with the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to exchange information on military behavioral health from March 26 through April 1. More than 30 MDF Soldiers participated in the exchange.

  • Black Jack Brigade cases colors, prepares for deployment

    Apr 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Soldiers and families of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered together on Cooper Field April 15 to watch as the brigade cased its colors during the division's color casing ceremony.

  • Ugandan, American Soldiers build drop zones, skill sets during Atlas Drop 11

    Apr 19, 2011

    Soldiers from the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF) and the U.S. Georgia Army National Guard have been training and living together in the bush north of Soroti as part of Atlas Drop 11. Infantrymen, cavalry scouts and pathfinders from 3rd Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, 560th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, and soldiers from UPDF's 27th Infantry Battalion have been training alongside each other on patrolling and clearing aerial-resupply drop zones in three locations in the Olilim and Kapelebyong areas.

  • Army Africa CSM Hu Rhodes meets South African land force leaders

    Apr 19, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa senior noncommissioned officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, and a delegation conducted an NCO Senior Leader Visit in the Republic of South Africa to meet with the country's Land Forces Senior Chief Warrant Officer Mothusi Victor Kgaladi and South African Army Staff recently. Soldiers gathered together to enhance senior NCO relationships between active and reserve Senior Chief Warrant Officers and included tours of the armor, airborne and artillery regiments.

  • Deployed Unit Shares Frontline Tales from Afghanistan on Army Strong Stories

    Apr 19, 2011

    In a Soldier blogging project spearheaded by U.S. Army Accessions Command, a group of deployed Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division are sharing their deployment experiences while stationed in the Khowst and Paktya provinces of Afghanistan on Army Strong Stories - the U.S. Army's premiere blog where every Soldier is invited to blog about their day-to-day life in the military.

  • 91 years and still Cavtastic

    Apr 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Ivor McKay, one of the eldest members of the 1st Cavalry Division, celebrated his 91st birthday, April 18, in the north foyer of the division's headquarters.

  • USO Recognizes Five Military Volunteers

    Apr 19, 2011

    The Metropolitan Washington USO held a Luncheon honoring volunteers and announced the winner of the 2011 C. Haskell Small Award for Volunteerism at the Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall Officers Club April 16, 2011.

  • Army's oldest NCO Academy adjusts training to stimulate leadership

    Apr 19, 2011

    It is day 14 for a platoon of Warrior Leader Course students from Bravo Company, class 07-11, at the 7th Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy here April 11.

  • Virtual Counter IED system enhancing training in Europe

    Apr 19, 2011

    Soldiers from Baumholder, Germany were attending the Multicultural Mobile Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Interactive Trainer at the Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany, April 12.

  • Working Dogs perform demonstration for Multinational Partners

    Apr 19, 2011

  • Westphal thrilled by U.S. Army Europe's multinational training

    Apr 19, 2011

  • Air defense unit tested during gunnery evaluation

    Apr 19, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Capt. Carlos Tristan and Chief Warrant Officer 2 David Bates sat quietly inside the compactly-spaced Tactical Control Station, both reviewing one final time the maintenance record for their equipment.

  • European training command NCOs inducted into Sgt. Morales Club

    Apr 19, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - In a room filled with many senior and junior noncommissioned officers, seven Joint Multinational Training Command NCOs became lifetime members of the United States Army Europe's prestigious Sergeant Morales Club at the 7th Army NCO Academy chapel here April 13.

  • European Counter IED training expanding partner capacity

    Apr 19, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Multinational military personnel from five countries attended the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Train the Trainer (T3) Course here at the Joint Multinational Training Command from April 4 - 8.

  • Aviators set 'aim point' for future vertical-lift aircraft

    Apr 19, 2011

    The Army needs to plan now for a replacement helicopter -- one that has a longer range, is faster, can carry a bigger payload, is more survivable and that has a reduced logistical footprint, the commander of the Army Aviation Center of Excellence said Monday.

  • Comprehensive fitness continues to challenge FOB Union III

    Apr 19, 2011

    BAGHDAD - More than 100 Forward Operating Base Union III residents are participating in the United States Forces-Iraq Deputy Commanding General for Advising and Training and FOB Union III 10-week long weight loss challenge that began here March 13.

  • Korea's Best Battle for Title of Combatives Champion

    Apr 19, 2011

    More than 80 competitors battled in the Area IV Better Opportunities for Single and Unaccompanied Soldiers Combatives tournament at Camp Carroll, South Korea Apr. 16.

  • The 2011 Joint Services Power Expo

    Apr 18, 2011

    <b>The 2011 Joint Services Power Expo</b> <b>What is it' </b> The Joint Services Power Expo brings together warfighters, decision-makers and technical experts from across the Joint Services and other government agencies, so they may interact with experts from industry and academia to identify current solutions and to develop short-term solutions for the warfighter's portable power needs.

  • Military Working Dogs put teeth into demonstration

    Apr 18, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Members of the 142nd Military Police Company here demonstrated the effectiveness of working military dogs to visiting Canadian soldiers April 18.

  • 6-52nd ADA holds annual Easter event in Suwon

    Apr 18, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - "Let the Hunt begin!" with these words, more than 80 children from the House of Dreams Orphanage sprinted toward the soccer field to chase after more than 1,500 colorful plastic eggs, carefully hidden by the volunteers and families from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion during the Annual Easter Adventure April 16.

  • Army brass applaud Cadets at Marshall opening

    Apr 18, 2011

  • T-School officers tackle inaugural induction challenge

    Apr 18, 2011

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers fly high, see all via unmanned aircraft

    Apr 18, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will have a hawk's eye view of the battlefield thanks to the Soldiers who operate the brigade's Shadow RQ-7 unmanned reconnaissance aircraft.

  • Soldiers need to retake GAT survey

    Apr 18, 2011

    Within the next couple of weeks, Soldiers will begin to see reminders that they must re-measure their resiliency and psychological health by taking the Global Assessment Tool survey again.

  • 45 years later Vietnam veteran returns to Fort Irwin

    Apr 18, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-At night, the North Star shines prominently in the High Desert skies, but for Vietnam veteran Edward Vigneault the Joshua tree outside his barracks during his 11 months at Fort Irwin 45 years ago helped him re-orient himself to his surroundings. Vigneault and his wife made a brief visit to Fort Irwin on Monday morning. "That was cool. I sort of regret that our original building was gone," Vigneault said. "My Joshua tree's still there. We had a little 10x10 lawn, and we watered that and it that was our front door. It was home. It was kind of cool to see that same area again." Vigneault, who was born and raised in Maine, arrived at Fort Irwin in April 1966 after completing basic training at Fort Dix, N.J. and signal training at Fort Gordon, Ga. en route to Vietnam.

  • Personal Effects Depot relocating from Aberdeen to Dover

    Apr 18, 2011

    Army officials helped Dover Air Force Base welcome its newest tenant unit with a much-awaited ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15.

  • Month of the Military Child: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question

    Apr 18, 2011

    Childhood immunizations may possibly be the worst part of becoming a new parent, and they are certainly the low point of all well-baby appointments, but most parents view them as a necessary evil.

  • Joint Regional Correctional Facility (JRCF)

    Apr 18, 2011

    Photos from the 45-acre Joint Regional Correctional Facility, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

  • ROTC Cadets discuss social media and small unit leadership

    Apr 18, 2011

    ROTC Cadets hear from an Army major who has been working with Google, Inc., for nine months on how to utilize social media in their unit leadership strategies.

  • JBM-HH celebrates children, says 'no' to abuse

    Apr 18, 2011

    Key leaders and children at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall came together April 6 to recognize the importance of keeping kids safe throughout military installations world-wide.

  • Be the Smart Example - Wear your seat belt

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Do the Smart Thing - Wear your seat belt

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Be a Smart Friend - Wear your seat belts

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Be a Smart Soldier - Wear your seat belt

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Servicemembers walk for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 18, 2011

    The Sexual Assault Awareness Month Walk on D.C. took place April 7. Servicemembers and civilians gathered at Freedom Plaza, Washington, D.C. to show their support for eliminating sexual assault.

  • New CDC to open in December

    Apr 18, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A new Child Development Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground North (Aberdeen) is expected to open up 40 jobs and add an additional 130 child care slots.

  • Environmental office, CDC reach out to new generation to preserve planet Earth

    Apr 18, 2011

    The Directorate of Environmental Management and the Child Youth and School Services School Age Services taught children about environmental awareness April 6 through an open discussion forum and poster drawings.

  • New consumer agency holds listening session at Myer-Henderson Hall club

    Apr 18, 2011

    Two representatives from a newly-created federal consumer oversight agency were the guests at a town hall meeting April 13 at Spates Community Club on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Soldiers must keep records updated for dependent EFMP enrollment

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Old Guard Soldiers win boards

    Apr 18, 2011

    Pvt. 1st Class Christopher Thore and Sgt. Jonathan Pierce were recently selected as Soldier of the Quarter and Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for the second quarter, 2011.

  • Secretary of Army awards 'best Ranger'

    Apr 18, 2011

    The "super team" of Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski and Master Sgt. Eric Turk are the winners of the 2011 Best Ranger Competition. At an awards ceremony today at Freedom Hall, Secretary of the Army John McHugh congratulated the teams on their accomplishment.

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