Archive: Apr 2011

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  • Fort Bragg holds bi-annual education forum

    Apr 15, 2011

    The bi-annual education forum t9ook place April 6, at the Fort Bragg Club and had representation from various agencies and organizations, as well as Fort Bragg and local school systems. The forum provides an opportunity for Fort Bragg to learn and to teach - an indication of a relationship of reciprocity with its constituents.

  • 'Green' buildings at Fort Bragg contribute to Army triple bottom line

    Apr 15, 2011

    In a time of declining defense budgets, "going green" makes economic sense, the U.S. Army Reserve Command's top civilian told business leaders March 30. The Army, along with the rest of the federal government, has embraced sustainability. Each new building the Army constructs over the next five years will be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for leadership in energy and environmental design.

  • Fort McCoy personnel attend weather-spotter training to increase installation safety

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The advent of spring and summer at Fort McCoy brings an increased risk of tornadoes, hail, thunderstorms and high winds. Fort McCoy personnel who attended weather-spotter training March 21 at the installation are helping to lay the groundwork for increased safety of the Fort McCoy Soldier, Family and Civilian community. Quentin Graham, Emergency Management specialist for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS), said the training presented by the National Weather Service (NWS) will help installation Emergency Management support personnel react to and issue warnings about impending severe weather. "We wanted to get information about severe weather into the hands of individuals who could help protect the Fort McCoy community," Graham said. "More than half of individuals attending were from either the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) or DPTMS Range Control."

  • Fort McCoy Forestry, LRAM operations support safety, vegetation diversity

    Apr 15, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Logging operations at Fort McCoy are planned and managed to benefit both the installation and neighboring communities, said Jim Kerkman. Kerkman, forester for the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works (DPW), said logging operations provide a source of marketable wood for lumber, firewood and paper, as well as help improve the health of the installation's trees and increase the safety of people both on and off the installation. Management techniques include removing older, dying, dead or fallen trees or thinning out trees for health or safety reasons.

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with run

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fifty teams kicked off the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition with a three-mile buddy run before dawn today. The teams head into a foot movement and canoe race to round out the morning. Events are scheduled around the clock, with teams moving to the firing ranges in the afternoon to conduct machine gun and moving target events before heading out for day orienteering, fast-rope insertion and their first obstacle course. The day ends with teams navigating an approximately ten mile night orienteering course well into the early hours of Day 2.

  • FORSCOM band pursues professional development with major music industry trainer

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Brass Brigade and Loose Cannons are always looking to take their performances to a higher level. One way these members of the U.S. Army Forces Command's band have sought to do that was by having Tom Jackson Productions of Nashville, Tenn., come here for a two-day training session, April 13-14. Tom Jackson Productions states that its mission is to help build artists' live music shows, taking their performances from good to great.

  • Grafenwoehr Senior Leader Breakfast highlights Resiliency programs in Europe

    Apr 15, 2011

  • Rain water helps save money

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Directorate of Environ-mental Management Office on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall hosted a rain barrel workshop in the ballroom of the JBM-HH Community Center March 31.

  • TF Safe promotes electrical, fire safety awareness in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2011

    Whether it's plugging in that cord for your laptop, turning on the air conditioner, or leaving the light on in the CHU, there is always a possibility for a fire or an electrical hazard.

  • Sergeants major gather for senior enlisted conference

    Apr 15, 2011

    The United States Forces - Iraq's top senior enlisted advisors gathered for the USF-I Command Sergeants Major Conference held on Camp Victory, April 7, to discuss various topics and challenges that leaders face as U.S. forces continue to prepare for final operations in Iraq.

  • Kari's Kitchen: Culinary contest teaches life skills

    Apr 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The chef barks out the menu and other instructions. A,A On the menu, are sauteed pork, roasted tomato shallot salsa and chocolate-covered strawberries. A,A "The pork needs to be 145 degrees ... if it's one degree under ... I'm throwing it away," said Shaneil Williams, instructor and professional chef.

  • Workshops aid transitioning spouses with employment issues

    Apr 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Human resources specialists with the Wiesbaden Civilian Personnel Advisory Center want to help military and civilian spouses continue their federal careers stateside.

  • AFN-Wiesbaden radio duo tunes in to listeners

    Apr 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Tuning into AFN-Wiesbaden's 98.7 FM morning show "The Shack" for the first time you might think you're eavesdropping on "head-o-skin" dome twins nodding in agreement by the water cooler. A,A But listen longer. A,A DJ co-hosts Air Force Staff Sgts. Tony Plyler and Tyler Alexander are as similar as Disney's Bambi and champion fighter Georges St. Pierre.

  • US, AFP forces close Balikatan 2011 exercise in Philippines

    Apr 15, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commander, and Armed Forces of the Philippines Army Rear Adm. Victor Emmanuel Martir, retired the Balikatan 2011 colors during the closing ceremonies April 15 for the bilateral training event at Camp Aguinaldo, Philippines. Wiercinski and Martir were exercise directors for the event. "We have learned a lot from this training," said Martir. "We have tested our capabilities and increased them. Many smiles have been painted on the faces in the community. This is the very essence of what Balikatan is all about." Balikatan, which means "shoulder-to-shoulder" in Tagalog, the official language of the Philippines, is a joint exercise between U.S. and Philippines armed forces during which combat and humanitarian capabilities between the countries are reinforced.

  • Leadership: adapting, evolving, improving

    Apr 15, 2011

    Leadership is an essential element within an organization. The military functions and depends on this component to sustain its order and discipline. For more than 200 years, the military has trained its service members to be leaders and pave the path for others to follow.

  • Half-marathon a week: a warrant officer's quest to create a path for others

    Apr 15, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bob Cuyler runs a half-marathon every single week while deployed to Afghanistan to raise awareness of the United Ostomy Association of America Veterans Outreach Program.

  • Sharp says ROK-U.S. alliance ready to fight, win

    Jun 12, 2011

    The senior U.S. military commander in South Korea told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Republic of Korea-United States alliance is ready to confront and defeat any aggression against South Korea.

  • Morale Sat keeps Spin-B Soldiers connected

    Apr 15, 2011

    Soldiers from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade working at the Operational Coordination Center District in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan can communicate with loved ones in the United States at no cost-thanks to the newly installed morale satellite program.

  • Redstone Reaches Out To Detect Radiation

    Sep 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A bit of Redstone Arsenal technology is now on the ground in Japan, helping to ensure the safety of Soldiers and other U.S. government personnel entering radiation contaminated areas of the country - known as the Warm Zone and the Hot Zone -- to conduct search and rescue, and health and safety missions.

  • Coin drive: Students hold fundraisers to provide assistance for Japanese tsunami survivors

    Sep 30, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When the tsunami and earthquakes struck Japan March 11, many people's thoughts turned to those in harm's way. A,A Wiesbaden military community members worried about Japanese friends and colleagues still serving with the U.S. military in the devastated country.

  • Troops hit pavement to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Musicmania: 2ID, Korean bands Rock Camp Red Cloud

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Tour normalization takes giant leap forward

    Apr 14, 2011

    Amenities in this once family member-restricted duty station took a quantum leap forward when U.S. Army Garrison Casey opened several new Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities during an open house here, April 8, 2011.

  • Garrison opens new facilities, celebrates Month of Military Child

    Apr 14, 2011

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea - U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud hosted a Community Spring Festival to celebrate the opening of the Child, Youth and School Services and the Community Activity Center/Youth Center facilities as part of the Month of the Military Child here April 2.

  • Transformation takes top billing at town hall

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Families pedal to podium finishes

    Apr 14, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Athletic seasons come and go but the one constant in Warrior Country cycling and triathlon events is the rivalry between Warrior Country's Gash and Camp Humphreys' Stahl families for top honors.

  • Corps engineers talk clean tech jobs at college career fair

    Apr 14, 2011

    Sacramento District civil engineers talked jobs with engineering students at California State University - Sacramento during a clean tech networking mixer April 11.

  • Corps engineers talk clean tech jobs at college career fair

    Apr 14, 2011

    At the Tau Beta Pi clean tech networking mixer on the campus of California State University - Sacramento here April 11, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District civil engineers explained their jobs and the diversity of career opportunities with the Corps of Engineers.

  • MUSIC Exercise

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Manned Unmanned Systems Integration Capabilities Exercise is made possible due to nearly five years of strategic planning by DoD and Army leaders, engineers, and warfighters building the Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) "Interoperability" systems. The Army's Project Manager (PM) Unmanned Aircraft Systems, PM Apache and PM Armed Scout Helicopter will converge to conduct the first of its kind "hybrid" aviation exercise. Manned aircraft anticipated to take part are the Apache Block II/III and the Kiowa OH 58-D/F as well as the unmanned aircraft Raven, Puma, Shadow, Hunter and Gray Eagle. This event will allow aviation project manager's to put their aircraft and equipment through scripted scenario/situational rigors of combat thus proving out the systems.

  • Army Secretary visits Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Live fire demo for Philippine President

    Apr 14, 2011

    U.S. Marines and members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines performed before a special guest as they conducted a combined live-fire demonstration at Fort Magsaysay, April 13 as part of Exercise Balikatan 2011.

  • ANAD Commander holds Town Hall meeting

    Apr 14, 2011

    "A huge dollar figure has been invested in this great installation," said Anniston Army Depot Commander Col. Timothy Sullivan as he held his first town hall meeting on March 31.

  • New Army hospital to meet high expectations

    Apr 14, 2011

    The new Army hospital scheduled to open in August at Fort Belvoir, Va., will be a world-class facility that meets all expectations and demands, said the DeWitt Army Community Hospital commander.

  • LMP integrates systems, people at ANAD

    Apr 14, 2011

    An unlikely reunion was made between two men at Anniston Army Depot as a result of the Army's Logistics Modernization Program implementation.

  • Over 200 participate in 5K, duathlon at ANAD

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Directorate of Community and Family Activities held the 28th running of Making Tracks April 2. For the second year, the event included a duathlon consisting of two 5K runs and a 17K bike leg.

  • Outstanding: ANAD rates high inspection marks

    Apr 14, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot received an outstanding rating in 43 out of 47 areas evaluated when an inspection team from TACOM Life Cycle Management Command visited the installation March 29-31.

  • CSA sees network as Army's future in war

    Apr 14, 2011

    In meeting the demands of conflict, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey knows the American Soldiers' ability to adapt and learn will overcome the enemy.

  • Soldiers snare Expert Infantry Badge

    Apr 14, 2011

    Fort Sill Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badge

  • Dirt turned for new youth center

    Apr 14, 2011

    Fort Sill leaders break ground on a new youth center

  • 2011 Best Ranger Competition Standings

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Tourney showcases combat skills

    Apr 14, 2011

    Fort Sill holds its annual combatives tournament

  • Baby Loves Disco gets kids, parents grooving

    Apr 14, 2011

    Disco may be dead, but for one afternoon at Fort Irwin it was alive and well and shaking its pint-sized booty. Nearly 450 young dancers and their parents turned out April 5 for Baby Loves Disco, a dance party for kids 10 and under to socialize and bond with their parents and other children.

  • April brings Army seminars and conferences

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - The Battle Command Training Program conducts exercises throughout the world, but before the unit commander and staff training exercises begin, there is a lot that has to happen first. There are meetings, seminars and conferences which set the stage for success.

  • Army, Marine, Air Force combat training leaders share insights, ideas at conference

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, KAN. - Nearly 100 leaders from U.S. and international military training groups met April 12-13 at Fort Leavenworth for the Combat Training Center (CTC) Conference. Organized by the Combined Arms Center-Training's Combat Training Center Directorate, the twice-yearly event focuses on expectations and solutions for delivering needed capabilities and creating the right training environment for U.S. Army Soldiers and units.

  • ASC hosts bulk POL and HMMP ROC drill

    Apr 14, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command leaders hosted a rehearsal of concept drill April 5-7, reviewing bulk petroleum, oils and lubricants and the Hazardous Material Management Program. Senior leaders from Army Materiel Command, Installation Management Command, Army Field Support Brigades and subject matter experts from Defense Logistics Agency and the Army Petroleum Center joined their ASC hosts for a Directorate of Logistics bulk POL and HMMP ROC drill.

  • Fort Irwin celebrates 25th anniversary of Month of the Military Child

    Apr 14, 2011

    The sacrifices and contributions of children to the military community were highlighted April 9 when Fort Irwin came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Let's Move initiative gets Fort Hood families active

    Apr 14, 2011

    Children of all ages and their parents got moving April 9, at Venable Village Elementary School here, during the Let's Move Fort Hood event. The local event was part of the nationwide Let's Move initiative, which is a program championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

  • Sill Soldiers get 'Dose of Reality'

    Apr 14, 2011

  • APG leadership program focuses on BRAC, budget challenges

    May 31, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Army civilian leaders are focusing on collaboration as APG faces challenges from base realignment and closure, or BRAC, and future budget constraints. The APG Leadership Cohort program, which kicked off its third year March 22, aims to help overcome those obstacles by bringing together workers from the across the installation.

  • Army Reserve, Merchant Marine Academy conduct joint training

    Apr 14, 2011

  • 214th Fires Brigade starts initiative program

    Apr 14, 2011

  • National Training Center community urged to pray without ceasing

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-After two years as a task force unit ministry team observer controller at the Combat Maneuver Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany from 2002-2004, the last assignment Chaplain (Maj.) Addison Burgess wanted after attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. was the Operations Group senior chaplain combat training at the National Training Center. But that's the one he received, Chaplain Burgess told the more than 200 Soldiers, family members and civilians gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast celebration at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin.

  • First in, last out for logistics task force supporting Balikatan 2011

    Apr 14, 2011

    The logistics task force set up operations in early February to start the necessary contracts needed to get the life support in place by the time the exercise participants arrived in April. Those contracts made it possible to conduct Balikatan 2011 from six different locations across the northern region of the Philippines.

  • Louisiana Guard to lead Haiti mission

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard will lead a U.S. Southern Command "New Horizons" training exercise in Haiti that includes National Guard, Reserve and active-duty forces from around the country, as well as units from Belize, Canada and Colombia, from late April to late June 2011.

  • Reading program links children with deployed family members

    Apr 14, 2011

    Program helps connect deployed parents with thier children.

  • TAPS helps Families heal at Fort Carson event

    Apr 14, 2011

    More than 100 survivors of loved ones lost during military service converged at Fort Carson Saturday for a peer-support seminar hosted by the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

  • Running with Science: Army biomechanics expert opens research to help runners run right

    Apr 14, 2011

    For scores of runners who sustain overuse injuries each year, learning to run the right way could literally keep them on the road to good health.

  • Exercise tests Fort Carson emergency response

    Apr 14, 2011

    The ominous bulk of an Air Force C-130 sat at the end of the runway, smoke billowing from its fuselage. Strewn across the tarmac was a scene of carnage - smoldering aircraft parts and bodies.

  • Lt. Dan Band involves Fort Carson crowd

    Apr 14, 2011

    Actor and rocker Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band rolled into the Mountain Post Special Events Center April 8 to present a free concert to the community. The band played cover tunes of various artists from Journey to Jimi Hendrix.

  • California Army Reserve Unit Hosts Korean Delegation for Civil-Military Planning

    Apr 14, 2011

    The 351st Civil Affairs Command, which hosted the delegation, is the theater-enabling command for civil-military activities in the Pacific Command area of responsibility and has a core competency of coordinating humanitarian assistance. The workshop, sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific offered the Korean delegates and leaders of the CACOM and other organizations the opportunity to exchange ideas and information about civil-military operations and humanitarian assistance, according to Lt. Col. John Busterud, Korea team plans officer, 351st CACOM.

  • Saving Abel honors Fort Carson Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2011

    Mountain Post and local community members attended a free concert by rock band Saving Abel at the Special Events Center April 6.

  • Fowl elude hunters, live to gobble another day

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- While no turkeys could be reached for comment by press time, it's a safe bet they were all breathing a heavy sigh of relief the morning of April 8.

  • Fort Rucker Health Fair teaches good habits to children, parents

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Developing a healthy lifestyle is important for both children and parents, and Fort Rucker health and Child, Youth and School Services officials hosted the annual Health and Nutrition Fair at the CYSS gym to help both do just that April 6.

  • Post officials promote alcohol abuse awareness

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Drinking to drown sorrows, soothe the transition back home after deployment and "binge drinking" over the weekend is a common form of alcohol abuse among Soldiers throughout the U.S.

  • Defend yourself -- avoidance, anger essential elements for protection

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. --What do keys, rat-tail combs, whistles, screwdrivers, pens and pencils all have in common'

  • Awareness campaign takes aim at sexual assault

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Sexual assault is a serious problem throughout the U.S. Fort Rucker and surrounding community agencies are seeking to teach people how to protect themselves and look out for others.

  • Squadron competes for best "Saber Shooter"

    Apr 14, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Over the course of three days, Soldiers of the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, competed to be the top "Saber Shooter".

  • Children Festival promises fun-filled day for Fort Rucker children

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Several hundred military children and their Families will flood Fort Rucker's festival field April 16 with baskets in hand to eagerly search for more than 14,000 Easter eggs.

  • Army Secretary visits Fort Belvior Community

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Keep CACs, vehicle stickers up to date

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Keeping Fort Rucker documentation up to date is essential for anyone living and working on the installation, according to Directorate of Public Safety officials.

  • 1st ACB uses Fort Rucker facility to get combat ready

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade put the final pieces of its combat readiness puzzle together during an Aviation Training Exercise at the Seneff Aviation Warfighting Simulation Center on Fort Rucker April 4-8.

  • Army Learning Concept 2015 brings Aviation, ground forces together early

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- An AH-64 Apache pilot circles overhead as a Stryker team moves into position on the ground. The pilot identifies an insurgent target posted in a tower and ready to use rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire against the ground troops.

  • On the dotted line

    Apr 14, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Col. Orlando Ortiz, Aberdeen Proving Ground garrison and deputy installation commander, signed proclamations that recognized April as Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

  • Aeromedical Research Laboratory hosts 1st NCO induction

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory held its first-ever non-commissioned officer induction ceremony April 8 and it did so in grand fashion--impressing a higher headquarters command sergeant major who served as guest speaker of the event.

  • Black Jack battalion commander throws out first pitch

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Army Secretary visits Fort Belvoir Community Hospital

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Dempsey discusses range of Army issues

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Army could provide a follow-on force in Iraq if asked, the service's new chief of Staff said here, yesterday.

  • CG's boots on the ground visiting troops in Kuwait, Qatar

    Apr 14, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, visited Soldiers and leadership of Air Defense Units during his recent tour of Patriot sites in Kuwait and Qatar.

  • JTF Guantanamo begins DADT repeal training

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Combatives tournament at Fort Drum tests Soldiers' strength, stamina

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT DRUM N.Y. --- Fifty-five Soldiers shed their blood, sweat and tears at Fort Drum's first combatives tournament at Monti Fitness Center.

  • Arlington leadership moving forward in fixing problems at Arlington National Cemetery

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Army Cemeteries Program and Arlington National Cemetery leadership testified today before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations regarding the progress made to address past issues and establish accountability at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • AMEDDC&S anesthesia nursing master's program tops in nation

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A recent annual U.S.News and World Report magazine ranking of the nation's graduate schools ranked the Army Medical Department Center & School's anesthesia nursing master's degree program as the best in the nation.

  • Fort Drum leader awards USO volunteers for warm welcome home to Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. --- A range of emotions comes with returning home from a yearlong deployment. However, sometimes all it takes is a smiling face and a "welcome home" to remind Soldiers that they are out of harm's way and hours away from being reunited with their Families and loved ones.

  • JBLM group helping to increase awareness about autism

    Apr 14, 2011

    The scene from the 1988 movie "Rain Man" is memorable to say the least. But those who experience autism on a daily basis know the limits to this view, and are working to spread awareness of the realities of the condition, particularly during Autism Awareness Month in April.

  • Soldiers from the 525th journey to New Mexico for memorial march

    Apr 14, 2011

    After passing their qualifying march at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, five Soldiers of the 525th Military Police Battalion competed in the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico.

  • New housing project to begin in May at JBLM

    Apr 14, 2011

    One way the Army keeps its promise is by building new homes to meet the needs and desires of servicemembers and their families. Thanks to a partnership between Equity Residential and the Army, through the initiative, "Grow the Army," more than 250 homes are being built on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Afghan army, 10th Mountain Division make sweet music together

    Apr 14, 2011

    CAMP HERO, Afghanistan - In combat, one can expect to hear gunfire, yelling and the occasional explosion. On Camp Hero, a different sound can be heard - that of music.

  • Community goes Fort Bragg house hunting

    Apr 14, 2011

    Soldiers, Civilian employees, contractors and their Families got a chance to begin building the foundation to their future homes during a Fort Bragg housing expo April 7 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. The expo, which featured 65 different realtors, property managers and home builders, provided individuals moving to the Fort Bragg, N.C., area later this year the opportunity to see prospective houses and apartments, learn about area schools and communities and have their questions answered by subject matter experts.

  • Nightstalkers honored for courageous action

    Apr 14, 2011

    The still classified action resulted in awards to the participants of 18 Distinguished Flying Crosses, among the highest given by the Army, and two Air Medals for Valor - a medal for every U.S. crewmember involved. Eight of the DFCs were presented at a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord Monday.

  • Citizen-Soldier passes life communicating with horses

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Battling cancer, Soldier continues to care for others

    Apr 14, 2011

    "I was just going, and I knew I was going," said Staff Sgt. Sandy Prouty-Lemley, a Warrior with Alpha Company. She was losing her battle with cancer in September 2010. The avid food lover couldn't keep on weight and her blood pressure had plummeted.

  • Citizen-Soldiers compete in 335th Signal Command (Theater) Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Army, contractors forge partner agreement

    Apr 14, 2011

    Managing growth at Fort Benning, Ga., was the main subject during a recent meeting between Army officials and its contract partners. Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Benning met with the Fort Benning U.S. Army GarrisonAca,!a,,cs Directorate of Public Works and Tiya Support Services, LLC, a small disadvantaged Native American business, in February to develop a partnering agreement for a contract to provide facilities maintenance and repair at Fort Benning and Camp Merrill, Ga.

  • Guard Soldiers bring back high-tech, experimental cannon

    Apr 14, 2011

    A piece of artillery history returned to the Watervliet Arsenal today with a little help from New York National Guard Soldiers from the Queensbury's 1427th Transportation Company, as a high-tech howitzer developed at the arsenal came home. The experimental lightweight 155mm howitzer had been sitting at the General Dynamics test range facility in Jericho, Vt., since the conclusion of testing in the mid 1990s. "It's like capturing the prize," said Bob Pfeil, curator for the Watervliet Arsenal Museum. "It will make a great addition to the museum," he added. "It's not just part of a system, it's the whole system and that will give people a chance to see the whole piece and how it works."

  • Jeff Jaczkowski: Robotics Champion

    Apr 14, 2011

    Jeff Jaczkowski, deputy project manager, Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RS JPO), was recognized for his contributions within the military robotics community, March 23, at the 2011 National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibit.

  • 2SCR Soldiers patrol Kandahar

    Apr 14, 2011

    Photos of Soldiers from 3rd Platoon, Mad Dog Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment from Vilseck, Germany, on patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan

  • Obama, Gates, Joint Chiefs to find more savings

    Apr 14, 2011

  • Green initiatives support energy-savings concept

    Apr 14, 2011

    Last week's groundbreaking for a new solar micro grid at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., is the latest example of a military "going green" -- saving environmental resources and taxpayer dollars, too.

  • President's plan likely to affect 2013 defense budget

    Apr 14, 2011

    President Barack Obama's effort to seek additional savings within the Defense Department likely will affect the department's fiscal 2013 budget, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.

  • Commander reports progress in Afghanistan, thanks New Yorkers for support

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. --- During a brief trip home, the U.S. commander of forces in Afghanistan's critical southern region held a press conference at Fort Drum on April 7 to update northern New Yorkers on the war while also recognizing the community's steadfast support for its Soldiers.

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