Archive: Apr 2011

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  • Equation for IT success: Process + People + Education = Solutions

    Apr 14, 2011

    Like fortune tellers gazing into crystal balls, Army Contracting Command's information technology professionals focus on solving tomorrow's challenges today. The mission of the ACC chief information officer is to provide command, control, communications, computers and information management operational capabilities in support of the ACC enterprise.

  • Trans School gets new regimental chief warrant officer

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 14, 2011) -- In a ceremony following his promotion, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Thomas Wilson assumed responsibility as the regimental warrant officer for the U.S. Army Transportation Corps Friday at the Transportation School's auditorium.

  • Events honor service members, retirees

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nothing pleases me more than having an opportunity to give back to our veterans. I had the great honor a few weeks ago to present a Columbia-area veteran with the Bronze Star.

  • 359th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade return to US soil

    Apr 14, 2011

  • First lady spotlights public support of warrior family center

    Apr 14, 2011

    As part of a two-day tour to launch their national initiative called "Joining Forces," First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, visited Brooke Army Medical Center Wednesday.

  • 9th AML deploys to Japan

    Apr 14, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A casing ceremony was held at noon March 30 in front of the 9th Area Medical Laboratory warehouse to farewell the unit's 19 Soldiers who deployed to Japan the following day. The unit will perform radiation testing, air sampling and disease surveillance in Japan

  • Fort Lee chooses 'Ultimate Warrior'

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 14, 2011) -- When he sent Sgt. Don Drivas to the Ultimate Warrior Competition, 1st Sgt. LaDerek Green knew it would make him a better Soldier and leader, and he hoped it might steer him down a career-changing path.

  • Cannon search at Myer-Henderson Hall continues

    Apr 14, 2011

    For Kim Holien, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall historian, the continuation of the Directorate of Environmental Management sponsored archeological investigation on Summerall Field brought renewed hope of unearthing a buried Civil War cannon.

  • Local high school military class gets hands-on education

    Apr 14, 2011

    Students of Richmond Hill's Modern U.S. Military History class got a hands-on education when they visited the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, April 8, at Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Marines assist Miss America reception

    Apr 14, 2011

    The Embassy of Croatia and the Miss District of Columbia Scholarship Organization held a reception honoring Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, March 28.

  • Soldier receives 'true blue' honor

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When 97 Fort Jackson Soldiers set out recently to test for the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge, 42 ended up meeting the requirements, but only one, Sgt. 1st Class Scott Wilkie, did so without making any mistakes, which earned him the designation "true blue."

  • Family Members graduate resiliency training

    Apr 14, 2011

    Family Members graduated from the first resiliency training class offered at Fort Stewart. The Family Members went through 28.5 hours of training and received a diploma in a ceremony held at Stewart, April 7.

  • Coupon connoisseur offers post's families penny-pinching tips

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As the president unveils his plan to cut spending, many of us are trying to do the same in our own households. For the most part, aside from a few splurges on shoes or handbags every now and then, I tend to be fiscally responsible when it comes to my weekly expenses.

  • Soldier support: MacDermott: 4-10th detachment 'lifeline' for Soldiers

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- While Fort Jackson is known as one of the Army's largest training installations, one unit is responsible for Soldiers who do their training thousands of miles away.

  • Fort Lee festival features band, bagpipes, best legs

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 14, 2011) -- Any community celebration that has a "magic moment" is sure to be a success.

  • Club's youth of year named

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson's Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year will go head-to-head against youth from across the state for a chance to be recognized by President Barack Obama and win valuable scholarships.

  • Post proactive in stopping child abuse

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As Fort Jackson and other military communities celebrate the Month of the Military Child, April is also a month designated to raise awareness about child abuse.

  • Building boom: Installation barracks receive face-lift

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson is on its way to completely renovating and constructing new living quarters for Soldiers in Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.

  • Iraqi Army Soldiers learn how to operate, maintain M1A1 tanks

    Apr 14, 2011

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi Army Soldiers from the 9th Mechanized Division recently began learning how to operate and maintain the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank at Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq.

  • Program aims to ensure safety at off-post establishments

    Apr 14, 2011

    Living in Europe affords many Americans the unique opportunity to take advantage of the local culture, and savor the sights and sounds of their host nation country. However, along with these opportunities, come an increased level of responsibility and awareness.

  • 6-52nd ADA recognizes families at volunteer lunch

    Apr 14, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Family Readiness Group leaders and other families from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery were recognized by the battalion command group during a special volunteer appreciation luncheon at the dining facility here April 8.

  • Contracting officials hold international conference in South Korea

    Apr 14, 2011

    SEOUL - Defense contracting officials from 14 nations gathered here in the South Korean capital April 11 - 13 to discuss best practices in government quality assurance.

  • 9th AML deploys to Japan

    Sep 30, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A casing ceremony was held at noon March 30 in front of the 9th Area Medical Laboratory warehouse to farewell the unit's 19 Soldiers who deployed to Japan the following day.

  • US, Philippine forces build classrooms, friendships

    Apr 13, 2011

    Engineers from the U.S. and Philippine armed forces put finishing touches on new classrooms April 8 at the Pedro L. Quines Elementary School. The classrooms were built during a Balikatan 2011 community assistance project.

  • Apache Troop learns hand-to-hand combat at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines

    Apr 13, 2011

    Armed Forces of the Philippines soldiers train Apache Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers based at Camp Hovey, South Korea on the art of hand-to-hand combat April 7 at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines as part of Balikatan 2011. This is the 27th exercise in the Balikatan series and serves as opportunity for bilateral training that is vital to maintaining readiness capabilities for both the U.S. and AFP. The exercise runs from April 5-15 in various places in the Philippines.

  • Canadian, U.S. paratroopers trade wings

    Apr 13, 2011

    Canadian and U.S. paratroopers exchange airborne badges in Alaska.

  • Logistics Information Warehouse

    Apr 13, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW) is the Army's single, authoritative location for all Army materiel stakeholders to access materiel data. LIW facilitates the integration of legacy systems data with emerging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) data to provide critical strategic business analytics and business intelligence for today's logistics leaders. It maintains a data repository and data sourcing solution for logistics information drawn from authoritative sources that enable materiel management in support of Army Force Generation and the Army's Equipping Strategy. This strategy supports the chief of staff's vision of a joint-capable logistics community that maintains a domain-wide visibility of requirements and capabilities to sustain current operations and enables the transformation necessary to support future requirements.

  • DSTB inactivated, reactivated as DHHB

    Apr 13, 2011

  • Quilts given to Warriors as symbol of love, appreciation

    Apr 13, 2011

    Stars & Stripes Quilt Guild of Hinesville presented gifts of appreciation to wounded Soldiers from Fort Stewart's Warrior Transition Unit at the Winn Army Community Hospital Patriot Auditorium, April 7.

  • Range preps paratroopers for combat firing

    Apr 13, 2011

    Fighting a machine-gun heartbeat and labored breathing, the paratrooper peered through his optic. The reticle jumped and wagged.

  • Marne Soldiers take to streets for division run

    Apr 13, 2011

    In the early morning hours of April 13, thousands of Dog Face Soldiers gathered on Fort Stewart for the esprit de corps event known as the division run.

  • Low-tech methods give useful intel on enemy fire

    Apr 13, 2011

    Much can be gleaned from analyzing the crater made by an enemy mortar, field artillery cannon or rocket launcher.

  • Garrison teams sign anti-child abuse, anti-sexual assault proclamations

    Apr 13, 2011

    Colonel Kevin Milton, garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin, command sergeant major for Stewart-Hunter, signed a proclamation against sexual assault and child abuse, in a ceremony, April 7.

  • Engineers assess Micronesia hospital repair

    Apr 13, 2011

    A team of Soldiers from the 6th Engineer Battalion based here traveled to the Federated States of Micronesia in early April to perform an engineer assessment of a state hospital in the Pacific island nation.

  • Alaska paratrooper awarded for Afghanistan valor

    Apr 13, 2011

    An U.S. Army Alaska paratrooper is recognized for his decisive actions and leadership in Afghanistan fire fight.

  • Seamen come ashore on Stewart

    Apr 13, 2011

    Sailors with Navy Special Boat Team 20, based out of Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va., participated in training at Fort Stewart, April 4-8.

  • Local high school military class gets hands-on education

    Apr 13, 2011

    Students of Richmond Hill's Modern U.S. Military History class got a hands-on education when they visited the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, April 8, at Hunter Army Airfield.

  • Month of the Military Child: Siblings reflect on military lifestyle, continue support to others

    Apr 13, 2011

    "Don't think of their being gone as a negative," says Cortney. "They [Soldiers] are there for a good cause, and they will be back really soon. The time will fly by, so in the mean time, go out and have some fun."

  • Another eating lifestyle: Gluten-free

    Apr 13, 2011

    Another medical trend coming to the forefront in recent months is that of reading labels containing gluten.

  • US, Philippine servicemembers conduct medical exchange during Balikatan 2011

    Apr 13, 2011

    Members of the U.S. Army Pacific surgeon's cell and those with the Armed Forces of the Philippines Nurse Corps worked together over five days to exchange the latest medical practices during Balikatan 2011.

  • A parent's plea on Autism

    Apr 13, 2011

    Dear Frontline Readers: Since this is Autism awareness month, I wanted to share a little information on understanding a child diagnosed with autism.

  • "Horse of the Month"

    Apr 13, 2011

    Whistle is our "Grandmother" at the Bits & Bridle Equestrian Club Barn.

  • Family Fun Day at Stewart-Hunter includes Easter Egg Hunts, Lt Dan Band concert

    Apr 13, 2011

    There'll be kids by the hundreds, Easter eggs by the thousands and prizes galore at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, April 23.

  • Uncasing ceremony marks signal unit's homecoming

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The 86th Expeditionary Signal Battalion officially marked its return from a yearlong deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom by uncasing its colors in a ceremony on Fort Huachuca's Brown Parade Field, Tuesday. The uncasing ceremony signifies the completion of the unit's overseas mission and their return to garrison operations.

  • SMA testifies before Senate subcommittee on personnel

    Apr 13, 2011

    Maintaining a combat edge while reconstituting the force and building resilience in Soldiers and their families continues to be the Army's top priorities, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Wednesday.

  • Reggie provides effective therapy at health center

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- One minute, a clerk, nurse or patient is focused on everyday things - rescheduling an appointment, advising a patient, waiting for a prescription. The next minute, there is a palpitable change in the atmosphere, and a cheerful ruckus down the hall intrudes on the daily clinic routine

  • TF Storm locks out insurgents from Charkh bazaar

    Apr 13, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 2-30th Infantry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's Task Force Storm, secured villages in Charkh district for five days, which prevented insurgents the freedom of movement, during Operation Charkh Resolution, April 1-5.

  • President to award posthumous Medals of Honor for Korea

    Apr 13, 2011

    The White House announced Wednesday evening that the president will present the nation's highest award for valor to the families of two Korean War heroes.

  • Former Chief Of Military Justice Always Went Extra Mile

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--She was a dedicated Soldier who voluntarily deployed to Afghanistan, a hard-working lawyer, a prosecutor, a devoted wife and an avid runner.

  • Health Center Celebrates Facelift's Finish

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Fox Army Health Center has a new face. Team Redstone and the greater Huntsville healthcare community gathered April 4 to celebrate the completion of the health center's front entrance renovations, an achievement for Fox, where wellness is as evident in the aesthetics of the building as it is in the doctors, nurses, patients and staff that inhabit it.

  • U.S.-Friendly Buys Are Big Business

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--"Selling" the idea of foreign ownership of U.S. hardware is easy in the worldwide market. The reputation of high quality missile and aviation systems combined with the best technical, maintenance, training and logistics support makes the Army's equipment a popular commodity among U.S. allies.

  • US Marines conduct training with Filipino forces during Balikatan 2011

    Apr 13, 2011

    The exhilarating live-fire training between U.S. Marines from Combat Logistic Battalion 4 and Armed Forces Philippine forces was conducted April 8 as part of Balikatan 2011, an annual joint military exercise between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.

  • Logistics Soldiers keep Balikatan moving

    Apr 13, 2011

    It's said that in military operations the line between disorder and order lies in logistics. If that's true, credit members of the 45th Sustainment Brigade and 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, provided logistical support for Balikatan 2011 from April 5-15, and helped ensure things stayed on track.

  • Competitors gear up for Best Ranger this weekend

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The events are set for another grueling 60-hour demonstration of mental toughness and physical strength among contestants in the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition.

  • Citing Those Who Best Serve Troops

    Apr 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--On a night when everyone was congratulating Lars Ericsson on his win as the top Department of the Army civilian at Redstone Arsenal, this chief scientist could only think about the Soldiers who have put his organization's unmanned aircraft systems to good use in theater.

  • War fighter tours Prototype Integration Facility

    Apr 13, 2011

    Scott Frye and 1st Lt. Joshua Frye toured the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility to learn how it has had a long-lasting impact on the battlefield in support of the war fighter.

  • Fort Drum natural resources conservation efforts merit recognition

    Apr 13, 2011

    Fort Drum is known as the Army's premier installation in the Northeast and, based on its recent selection for a Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, can also lay claim to the title of the premier Army installation for natural resources conservation.

  • Senior leaders discuss capabilities at 2011 Reconnaissance Summit

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army must define a future strategy to deal with hybrid threats that operate along increasingly intricate networks in a "realm of uncertainty" on the battlefield, officials said last week at the 2011 Reconnaissance Summit.

  • Highlighting volunteerism at West Point

    Apr 13, 2011

    Volunteerism has a long and spirited history in America going back to when the colonies were struggling for independence. West Point has about 1,200 volunteers currently active in the community with an estimated 85,000 hours of service contributed in 2010.

  • New codes to identify right talent for senior-enlisted positions

    Apr 13, 2011

    New proficiency codes for senior noncommissioned officers will help identify and develop top talent for national-level sergeant-major positions.

  • Security assistance worker climbs career ladder

    Apr 13, 2011

    NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. - As a recent college graduate and young government employee, one person at the Army Security Assistance Command's New Cumberland office has quickly made an impact on his team.

  • Security assistance worker climbs career ladder

    Apr 13, 2011

    NEW CUMBERLAND, Pa. - As a recent college graduate and young government employee, one person at the Army Security Assistance Command's New Cumberland office has quickly made an impact on his team.

  • Challenge Forum poses complex problems for leaders

    Apr 13, 2011

    West Point Class of 2012 cadets, tactical officers and faculty members involved in the Leader Challenge Forum at the Firstie Club April 6 look at real-life situations handled by officers in the field.

  • West Point cadets get political during congressional exercise

    Apr 13, 2011

    West Point cadets studying American Politics role-played media, lobbyists, presidential advisers and congressional legislators in a hands-on, real-world simulation of government in action. About 120 cadets participated in the Congressional Simulation Exercise April 4 at Eisenhower Hall.

  • Texas National Guard Historian wins Cultural Resource Management Award

    Apr 13, 2011

    Old houses were always special to Chantal McKenzie, architectural historian and cultural resource specialist with the Texas National Guard. Now they have taken on an even more important role as her love of balancing historic building preservation with sustainability and mission readiness has led to recognition as winner of the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, Cultural Management, Team or Individual Category.

  • West Point Boxing earns fourth national collegiate title

    Apr 13, 2011

    The West Point Boxing Team earned their fourth consecutive national championship by winning on their own turf April 7-9.

  • Food service specialists join forces to feed troops in Philippines

    Apr 13, 2011

    Joint service food specialists prepare meals everyday for the U.S. Armed Forces attending exercise Balikatan 2011

  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Cook!

    Apr 13, 2011

    The International Food Service Executive Association's 110th annual conference and trade show, was held April 1 and featured Army, Navy and college teams competing for medals and bragging rights.

  • Apr. 11, 2011- Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony remarks

    Apr 13, 2011

  • IMCOM, JBSA commands take part in the Pilgrimage to the Alamo

    Apr 13, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Horlander, Installation Management Command director of resource management, and Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola took part in the Pilgrimage to the Alamo Monday April 11 at 4 p.m. Since 1925, the Daughters of the Alamo have led this time-honored tradition to pay homage to the defenders of the fateful garrison. 2011 marks the 175th anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo. A solemn procession of various civic organizations, patriotic groups and military units and commands silently carry wreaths six blocks from the Municipal Auditorium and lay them to rest in front of the Alamo. A voice calls out the names of the defenders who gave their lives for Texas independence. Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, commanding general of U.S. Army North, gave remarks and the ceremony ended with taps.

  • Gen. Martin E. Dempsey assumes duties as 37th CSA

    Apr 13, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey assumes duties as 37th chief of staff of the Army during a swearing-in ceremony April 11, 2011, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Maysan Province Iraqi Police conduct riot-control training

    Apr 13, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING STATION GARRY OWEN, Iraq - Over 50 members of the Iraqi Police (IP) Emergency Response Unit in Maysan Province are now better prepared to react to riots and organized protests after receiving riot-control training by the "Warhorse" troopers of 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • Police training in northern Afghanistan

    Apr 13, 2011

    Command Sgt. Major David J. Vincent, DCOM-Regional Support, conducted a three-day battlefield circulation beginning April 9 at the Konduz Regional Training Center in northern Afghanistan. Vincent, stationed at Camp Eggers in Kabul, visited various police training sites to check on training, living conditions, morale, welfare, and any health issues concerning coalition forces and Afghan trainees.

  • Recycling and reuse results in recognition at Tobyhanna Army Depot

    Apr 13, 2011

    Because of Tobyhanna Army Depot's dedication to maintaining or exceeding environmental objectives, Tobyhanna recently won the industrial installation category of the Secretary of the Army's Environmental Awards Program for fiscal year 2010. Now the installation's nomination is being reviewed by another panel of judges as they represent the Army, in a competition against other services, for the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards.

  • SARC of Year takes on zero tolerance as life's mission

    Apr 13, 2011

    A noncommissioned officer who worked hard to eliminate sexual assault in Iraq will be recognized at the Pentagon, April 15.

  • Transition teams partner with Basrah authorities

    Apr 13, 2011

    Leaders with the Stability Transition Team, or STT, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, laid the groundwork for growth and strength within the agencies they partner with in southern Iraq using an Army quad chart for guidance.

  • ATX fills final piece of combat readiness for 1st Air Cav

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade put the final pieces of their combat readiness puzzle together during an aviation training exercise at the Seneff Aviation Warfighting Simulation Center, here, April 4-8.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord has 20/20 vision

    Apr 13, 2011

    Today, Joint Base Lewis-McChord remains true to its sustainability commitment despite the challenges of increased training needs, additional maneuver units and rapidly increasing development inside and outside of the installation fence line.

  • What is daunting for some is doable at Grafenwoehr

    Apr 13, 2011

    Some might consider supporting the stationing of six additional battalions, a population increase of 8,000 and construction of 50 new facilities daunting, but for the Environmental Management Division staff of U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, Germany, this task was just part of their ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship. The staff's ability to successfully meet the garrison's expansion-related challenges, as well as other environmental goals, has earned them the Environmental Quality award for an overseas installation in the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award program. They are now competing with other services as the Army's representative for this category in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards program.

  • Post shuttle service running

    Apr 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - As of April 4, Aberdeen Proving Ground began operating a government-run shuttle bus to and from the Aberdeen train station to support daily commuters.

  • Airborne Battle Memorial dedicated

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 2011 Airborne Awards Festival's Fort Benning stop was highlighted by the dedication of a new $112,000 monument Friday on Eubanks Field. The Airborne Battle Memorial commemorates every major parachute and glider combat assault carried out by U.S. paratroopers and glidermen, from Operation Torch in 1942 during World War II to Operation Northern Delay eight years ago in Iraq.

  • A supreme event

    Apr 13, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes visited Aberdeen Proving Ground March 31 as part of Women's History Month.

  • Guard sandbags save farm, avert flood disaster

    Apr 13, 2011

    North Dakota Guard members used 900 sandbags to shore up a dike wall and save the Lindsey farmhouse.

  • SecArmy uncovers award-winning Cultural Resources Program at Fort Bliss

    Apr 13, 2011

    Selfless service, a qualified, passionate team and committed partnerships across state borders was the winning combination for the Fort Bliss Cultural Resources Management Team as they won the fiscal year 2010 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for an installation.

  • Exchange uses customer base to promote and spread sustainability practices

    Apr 13, 2011

    The Exchange's across-the-board commitment to sustainability and implementation of innovative techniques and technologies has made them a winner in the Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program and positions them to successfully represent the Army in the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award competition later this year.

  • ANP station reopens in Takhteh Pol district

    Apr 13, 2011

    TAKHTEH POL, Afghanistan -Afghan National Police stood proud and attentive while posting guard outside their newly renovated station in Takhteh Pol, as they awaited the start of a ribbon cutting ceremony, April 11. The police station houses 45 ANP who are responsible for serving and protecting approximately 115 villages in the Takhteh Pol district.

  • ANP station reopens in Takhteh Pol district

    Apr 13, 2011

    TAKHTEH POL, Afghanistan -Afghan National Police stood proud and attentive while posting guard outside their newly renovated station in Takhteh Pol, as they awaited the start of a ribbon cutting ceremony, April 11. The police station houses 45 ANP who are responsible for serving and protecting approximately 115 villages in the Takhteh Pol district.

  • Run raises awareness of sexual assault

    Apr 13, 2011

    Service members and civilians gathered at the Fort Myer Physical Fitness Center in support of the event April 1 as part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk.

  • Picatinny hosts community firefighters, police to train in nuclear counterterrorism

    Apr 13, 2011

    As part of a training program on the use of technologically advanced equipment in Picatinny Arsenal's Special Hazards Response Vehicle, Picatinny firefighters trained with local police and firefighters on the use radiological equipment. The equipment and training improves not only Picatinny's capability for preparation and response to potential homeland nuclear threats, but that of the surrounding communities as well.

  • Neumarkt Partnership strenthened

    Apr 13, 2011

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- For the first time in the history of the Hohenfels Military community, a garrison commander was invited to participate in the city council meeting of the County of Neumarkt as the "unofficial burgermeister of the 20th community of the county" last month

  • Morale Sat keeps Spin-B Soldiers connected

    Apr 13, 2011

    SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan -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. The satellite, known as the Cheetah system, is an auto-acquiring portable satellite receiver that provides high-speed data communications for internet and phone connections for Soldiers at remote operating bases.

  • Redstone reaches out to detect radiation in Japan

    Sep 28, 2011

    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.

  • Philippine president attends joint military demonstration during Balikatan

    Apr 12, 2011

    President of the Republic of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III and Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, U.S. Army Pacific commanding general, attended a joint military demonstration April 13 involving the armed forces of the U.S. and Philippines at Fort Magsaysay, Philippines. The demonstration is part of Balikatan 2011, an annual joint military exercise between the U.S. and the Republic of the Philippines. USARPAC directs Balikatan side-by-side with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to develop interoperability and cooperation. The exercise hones the armed forces' ability to quickly provide relief and assistance in the event of a natural disaster or other crises that threaten public safety and health.

  • Military family support a 'national priority,' Obama says

    Apr 12, 2011

    President Barack Obama today made caring for military families a national priority, calling to action his entire administration and communities across the United States on their behalf.

  • First Lady, Jill Biden urge support of military families

    Apr 12, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched a national initiative today that calls on all sectors of society to join forces to support and honor servicemembers and their families.

  • Blackhorse Troopers earn their Spurs

    Apr 12, 2011

    More than 250 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Troopers were inducted into the Order of the Spur after Spur Rides at Fort Irwin, Calif., April 4-6. All three squadrons of the 11th ACR conducted Spur Rides to test their Soldiers to earn the right to wear Silver Spurs. A Spur Ride is a traditional event in Cavalry units that tests a Soldier's knowledge of basic Soldiering skills, unit history and Cavalry history.

  • U.S., South Korea prepared to deter aggression

    Apr 12, 2011

    The South Korean and U.S. militaries are well prepared to defend South Korea should North Korean provocations continue, the top U.S. military commander posted in the region told Congress today.

  • There's still time to enter to win a dream vacation

    Apr 12, 2011

    Imagine attending a luau on Waikiki Beach; golfing in the shadows of the Magic Kingdom; sightseeing in a seventh-century city in The Land of the Morning Calm; sunbathing beneath a famous lighthouse on the Atlantic; or skiing or hiking in the Bavarian Alps.

  • "Coolest Toys, Hottest Gadgets" online promotion honors military kids

    Apr 12, 2011

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command is hosting an online promotion through the month of April. The "Coolest Toys, Hottest Gadgets" online promotion highlights the Army MWR Library Program and Child, Youth and School Services activities, and coincides with the Army's celebration of Month of the Military Child.

  • Apr. 11, 2011- Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony remarks

    Jun 7, 2011

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