Archive: May 2011

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  • Area IV conducts Courageous Channel exercise

    Jun 1, 2011

    The 501st Sustainment Brigade hosted the annual Courageous Channel exercise at Camp Walker’s Kelly Fitness Center May 19-21. Camp Walker was the designated evacuation control center for Area IV during the exercise.

  • 19th ESC SPO moves cost effectively through sea branch

    May 31, 2011

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series.

  • Adaptive Focus exercise tests reaction skills

    May 31, 2011

    U.S. Forces Korea antiterrorism and force protection agencies evaluate how Area IV Soldiers react to crises during the Adaptive Focus exercise May 24-26 at Camps Henry and Walker.

  • DAS teacher shares drama with students

    May 31, 2011

    Being a Department of Defense Education Activity teacher isn’t easy. Admission to the teaching program could take up to two years to finalize.

  • DADT training educates; Summer deadline approaching

    May 31, 2011

    The United States military senior leaders continue the push on efforts to phase in the repeal of the ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ policy that allows gays to serve openly in the military.

  • Corps partners with brigade combat team to pave $3.5 million in unfinished road

    May 31, 2011

    KABUL " The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently issued a $3.5 million contract to manage the construction and design of 8.5 kilometers (5.2 miles) of road in the Balkh province of Afghanistan.

  • 25th Trans carries out peninsula-wide mission

    May 31, 2011

    The 25th Transportation Battalion’s mission is to provide movement control to and from military bases. Based in Camp Henry, Daegu, 25th Trans is the only Transportation Battalion in Korea. They are responsible for any goods and cargoes delivered to the post exchange, and U.S. mails from Area IV all the way up to Area I and the demilitarized zone.

  • Gen. Sharp visits Area IV before change of command 19th ESC honors a four-year legacy left behind by

    May 31, 2011

  • Yellow sand storm blankets the peninsula

    May 31, 2011

    The annual yellow sand spring storms originate in China’s Gobi Desert before sweeping south to cover the Korean peninsula. Meteorologists discovered that the storms have been increasing in frequency and toxicity over the years due to China’s economic growth.

  • Biking to work is healthy, green choice for Corps employees

    Jun 7, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees logged more than 7,300 miles in May for the May is Bike Month campaign. The district was also recognized as a bike-friendly workplace in 2011 by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

  • Warrior Zone: Innovative recreation opportunities for Soldiers

    May 31, 2011

    WARRIOR Zones offer high-tech recreation opportunities for Soldiers who want to get out of their barracks rooms but stay on their installations.

  • Mobile MWR hits the app store

    May 31, 2011

    THE Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command recently developed and produced an iPhone application, bringing its resources to customers and employees on a mobile platform.

  • Operation Rising Star: “The Army’s version of American Idol

    May 31, 2011

    OPERATION Rising Star, the annual singing contest for U.S. military personnel and Family members, was originally licensed through Freemantle Media to mirror Fox’s most popular TV show, “American Idol,” complete with a trip to Hollywood for the winner.

  • Crash vehicles upgrade aircraft-rescue response

    May 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Fort Benning first responders debuted new crash vehicles this month to respond to aircraft-rescue firefighting.

  • Army Entertainment: The Soldier Show experience

    May 31, 2011

    EACH year, 14 to 18 active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers are selected to serve as cast members of the U.S. Army Soldier Show.

  • Toby Keith draws thousands to Fort Benning

    May 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " It was a packed house Sunday night at Wetherby Field. Thousands parked chairs and picnic blankets at Fort Benning’s concert site to watch country music star Toby Keith perform during a Memorial Day weekend tribute to the armed forces.

  • Wounded Soldier to receive Medal of Honor for action in Afghanistan

    Jul 1, 2011

    An Army Ranger who lost his right hand and suffered shrapnel wounds after throwing an armed grenade away from his fellow Soldiers will be the second living Medal of Honor Recipient from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Dancers uplift Fort Irwin Asian Pacific American Heritage celebration

    Apr 30, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Two Pacific Islander dance groups brought a sense of cultural jubilation to the High Desert as they performed at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration today. The First Samoan Pentecostal Church of Barstow Youth Group took the first steps as members sang the National Anthem and then shared their faith and culture in a series of dances that had Reggie's buoyant with the joy of dancers lost in the sounds of the ukelele and other island sounds.

  • Virtual Resiliency Campus: Helping Soldiers, Families, civilians

    May 31, 2011

    IMAGINE a tool that could bring together geographically dispersed Soldiers and their Families as interactive avatars. The space would provide a venue for group activities including live music performances, games, fitness activities and team meetings.

  • Wounded Warrior golf clinics offer rehap alternative

    May 31, 2011

    FIRST Swing” Golf Clinics offer warriors in transition an alternative to traditional rehabilitation efforts.

  • Leveling the playing field: Innovative recreation opportunities available for wounded Soldiers

    May 31, 2011

    WHILE providing premier recreation opportunities for Soldiers returning from combat is a challenge, it is particularly difficult for Soldiers who were wounded in combat.

  • Memorial Day Address hits home following the recent loss of a local Soldier

    May 31, 2011

    A Memorial Day Ceremony was held at 10 a.m., Monday, at Veterans Memorial Park in Rolla, Mo. Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Wells, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, was invited to deliver the Memorial Day address. Wells thanked area Veterans who were in attendance for their service and for the honor of being in their company; he asked attendees to remember the sacrifice of current service members and their families; and he commented on the recent loss of Army Specialist Bradley Melton, formerly of Rolla, Mo.

  • General, Sheila Casey honored for service to Army families

    Jun 1, 2011

    Retired Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. and his wife, Sheila Casey, were recently honored by the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command for their contributions to Army families.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest: High-adrenaline activities help Soldiers transition

    May 31, 2011

    WARRIOR Adventure Quest is a training tool designed to introduce recently redeployed Soldiers to activities that serve as alternatives to potentially destructive behaviors.

  • Task Force Slugger continues push into Nerkh

    May 31, 2011

    A recent three-day operation pushed westward into the Nerkh District of Wardak Province, in central Afghanistan, in an effort to detain insurgents in an area traditionally known to be an enemy safe haven.

  • Casing ceremony marks new era for Army MWR

    Jun 1, 2011

    ALEXANDRIA, VA -- Employees of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command joined together Thursday for the casing of the FMWRC colors near the Nation's capital.

  • Wanted: Elite Soldier-athletes

    May 31, 2011

    ACTIVE-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers who are competitive on the national and international levels in any Olympic sport can apply for the Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Army supports student launch program

    Jun 1, 2011

    White Sands Missile Range in cooperation with state and private agencies supported the launch of a scientific rocket containing student experiments from nearby middle schools, high schools and universities.

  • Guard recruits join flood effort

    Jun 1, 2011

    In a first-of-its-kind activation, some of the newest members of the North Dakota National Guard are getting a taste for one of the missions they signed up to perform -- flood duty.

  • TRADOC and Initial Military Leaders perform Physical Readiness Training

    May 31, 2011

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, joined Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training, and IMT personnel for physical training on Fort Monroe, Va. this morning. Read more about Physical Readiness Training here http://www.army.mil/standto/archive/2010/06/04/ and download the app for your Apple device here:

  • Holocaust survivor shares story of endurance

    May 31, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A former Aberdeen Proving Ground Soldier returned to the installation as the guest speaker for the Days of Remembrance Observance of the Holocaust at the Post Theater May3.

  • Natick commander speaks on Memorial Day

    Jun 1, 2011

    Veterans of American conflicts stretching back to World War II gathered on the Natick Town Common on Memorial Day, May 30, to pay tribute to brothers and sisters in arms who never returned home.

  • Twilight Tattoo at Fort McNair June 1

    May 31, 2011

    Twilight Tattoo will be Live-Streamed June 1 from Fort McNair, D.C. The show is open and free to the public.

  • Armed Forces Recreation Centers

    May 31, 2011

    FROM strolling barefoot on the sandy shores of Waikiki, to exploring medieval European castles or the exotic city of Seoul, Armed Forces Recreation Center resorts provide an array of affordable, world-class vacation opportunities for eligible guests.

  • Thunder rolls in waves across nation's capitol

    Jun 1, 2011

    Rolling Thunder brought over 400,000 members and non-members on motorcycles to celebrate their Ride for Freedom, May 29, 2011.

  • Ribbon Cutting at new TRADOC Headquarters

    May 31, 2011

    The Army Training and Doctrine Command has a new home. The recently completed 263,676-square-foot facility brings the command officially from historic Fort Monroe, to Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Newport News Virginia, where workers will be leaving behind beautiful views for a modern and technologically advanced office building.

  • SDDC names 2011 NCO, Soldier of the Year

    May 31, 2011

    Sgt. Douglas McBroom was named the 2011 Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command NCO of the Year and Private 1st Class Francisco Espino captured SDDC Soldier of the Year honors during a ceremony May 27 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Both Soldiers are assigned to the 597th Transportation Brigade at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.

  • Gen. Robert W. Cone assumes command of TRADOC: April 29, 2011

    May 31, 2011

    Gen. Robert W. Cone became the 14th commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command on April 29 at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • ARRA: Sacramento District transforms barracks into energy-efficient, comfortable quarters

    Jun 3, 2011

    These aren’t your old Army barracks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is transforming housing for U.S. Army reservists at Parks Reserve Forces Training Area near Pleasanton, Calif.

  • Detachment One formally activated, changes commanders

    Jun 1, 2011

    The 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) officially unfurled the guidon for its Detachment One during an Activation and Change of Command ceremony May 13.

  • Safety Day at the 100th focuses on fire/water

    Jun 6, 2011

    Once a quarter, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 100th Missile Defense Brigade (Ground-based Midcourse Defense) takes a day to focus on safety instruction. The May 11 classes featured outdoor topics to match the pending summer weather - water safety and general fire safety to include fireworks.

  • Gen. Robert W. Cone at the Army Learning Summit: May 10, 2011

    May 31, 2011

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, delivers remarks at the 2011 Army Learning Summit on May 10, 2011 in Newport News, Va. Cone talks about his experiences in Iraq and the importance of adaptability in junior leaders. Cone talks about past challenges and current opportunities to hone the current and future generation of Army leaders through the Army Learning Concept. Cone also discusses the Profession of Arms Campaign and technology.

  • Removing educational obstacles for military kids

    May 31, 2011

    THE Army is working to ease the challenges of military children who move, on average, three times more often than their non-military peers and attend up to nine schools before graduating.

  • World War II Honor Flight from Savannah, Ga.

    May 31, 2011

    World War 2 Veterans from the Savannah Georgia Honor Flight pose visited the World War 2 Memorial in Washington, D.C. May 21, 2011. The Honor Flight Program was established in 2005 with the goal of giving Veterans who otherwise would not be able to visit the Memorial erected in their honor as well as being able to visit the Capitol.

  • VA expands TSGLI payment eligibility

    Oct 14, 2011

    Soldiers previously ineligible to receive insurance payments for injuries they received outside of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom will soon have the opportunity to submit claims for the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection Program.

  • Coalition, Afghan forces continue push into Nerkh

    Jun 1, 2011

    A recent three-day operation, based out of a joint security station in Nerkh, pushed westward into the Nerkh district of Wardak province, Afghanistan, in an effort to detain insurgents in an area traditionally known to be an enemy safe haven.

  • Oodles of child, youth programs

    May 31, 2011

    ARMY Youth Programs provides affordable, accessible services for eligible Families both on and off post. Through formal partnerships with several nationally recognized, youth-serving organizations such as the Department of Agriculture, 4-H and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Army kids have access to programs, standardized curricula, special events, camps, scholarships and more.

  • Celebrating diversity: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; Asian American veteran gu

    May 31, 2011

    5th Armored Brigade, “Daggers,” hosted the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance at the Centennial Club here May 26 featuring a highly decorated World War II Asian American veteran.

  • First Army ROC's toward change

    May 31, 2011

    Commanders, Soldiers and Civilian employees from First Army and its subordinate units are briefed during a Mobilization Training Center (MTC) Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) drill held May 17 at Fort Gillem. The ROC drill was intended to facilitate an operational understanding of the affects of personnel reductions and capabilities and to synchronize the reduction of First Army's MTCs.

  • NCOs lead the way!

    May 31, 2011

    Two RDECOM noncommissioned officers brief Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler on Science & Technology successes and demonstrate recent Soldier initiatives at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, May 27.

  • Army Family Action Plan gives everyone a voice

    May 31, 2011

    THE Army Family Action Plan is a grassroots program that identifies and attempts to solve significant quality of life issues impacting Soldiers of all components, Families, retirees and Army civilians.

  • Twenty honored at final retirement ceremony

    May 31, 2011

    Sgt. Irvin Balfour Jr. (left), S-1, and Staff Sgt. Shaun Beufield, training NCO, both with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison, fold a flag during the final Fort McPherson retirement ceremony May 23 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. A folded flag, certificate and an award was presented to each of the 19 Soldiers and one Sailor honored at the retirement ceremony.

  • Family Action Plan - A personal account

    Jun 6, 2011

    The 2011 U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Army Family Action Plan conference took place April 18-22 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Queens Resident Thanks Recruiter for Opportunity to Serve

    Jun 2, 2011

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  • Cash and carry: loading up on BRAC unloads

    May 31, 2011

    From the way money flowed at the cash-and-carry sale at Murray Hall (Bldg. 133) on Fort Gillem May 25, it would be hard to believe its a time when most Americans were tightening their belts and budgets. Less than one hour into the event, the former lodging hall was well on its way to being barren.

  • The Battle for the Bar; Recruiting NCO Battles Bronx Student in Pull-up Competition

    Jun 3, 2011

    Photo with extended cutline//Sgt. Sean C. Fleming, a recruiting noncommissioned officer assigned to the U.S. Army Career Center South Shore on Staten Island, duels against 16-year-old David Lawal, a student at the Bronx's Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology, during a rigorous push-up contest at Manhattan's Pier 86 during Fleet Week New York City 2011, a forum dedicated to showing the community military maritime assets. The U.S. Army's Gen. Frank Besson, a logistical support vessel assigned to Fort Eustis, Va., is anchored at the pier behind Fleming.

  • Target Destroyed! Recruiting NCO demonstrates XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System

    Jun 2, 2011

    Photo and extended cutline//Staff Sgt. Jacob J. Gale, a U.S. Army recruiting noncommissioned officer assigned to the U.S. Army Career Center Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., provides instruction about the XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System, a future weapons system that is currently in development and will allow Soldiers to precisely engage enemies behind cover or 'in defilade.' Using an advanced fire computer and laser distance finder, the Soldier can program a 25mm round to explode at a predetermined distance. If the enemy is in a trench, for example, the Soldier could program the round to burst above them. This shoulder-fired and man-portable weapon can engage defilade and exposed targets at ranges and accuracies not seen in today's small arms.

  • Fort Irwin joins local community in Memorial Day commemoration

    May 31, 2011

    BARSTOW, Calif.- Although Fort Irwin and National Training Center commanding general Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell admitted he’s not usually a man of quotes, he chose a quote from Gen. George Patton to punctuate his remarks at the Barstow, Calif. Memorial Day commemoration at the Mountain View Memorial Park on Monday. “’ It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived,’” Ferrell said as he addressed the more than 100 veterans, Soldiers, Marines and community members gathered for the ceremony as a gentle breeze echoed the voices of the fallen.

  • Employees learn what to do when their 'cheese' gets moved

    May 31, 2011

    For a story about two mice and two "little people" trapped in a maze looking for cheese, the story in Dr. Spencer Johnson’s novel "Who Moved My Cheese" holds a lot of relevance to those about to be displaced by the closures of Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem. May 24, members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community got to discuss the themes found in the book in an Army Community Service (ACS) sponsored program. Kisha Jennings, program manager for the ACS relocation readiness program, lead the hour-long discussion, held in the ACS building (Bldg. 62) classroom.

  • Preventing Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

    May 31, 2011

    MRSA is a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics and may cause skin and other infections. Recent data show that Americans visit the doctor approximately 12 million times each year to get checked for suspected MRSA skin infection. A breakout of MRSA can have a devastating impact on unit readiness and accomplishing the mission. The good news is that a few simple steps can prevent and reduce the spread of MRSA. The goal of the National MRSA Education Initiative is to help Americans better recognize and prevent MRSA skin infections.

  • June is National Fireworks Safety Month

    May 31, 2011

    Although fireworks are a fun and exciting way to celebrate our nation’s freedom, they can also be harmful or even deadly if not used properly. According to Fireworksafety.com, malfunction and careless use of fireworks result in nearly 10,000 injuries every year. More than 65 percent of all fireworks-related injuries occur during the month of July. Of those, more than half are to the hands, fingers, and eyes. The most common fireworks that cause injury are firecrackers, bottle rockets, Roman candles, fountains, and sparklers that are legal in many states.

  • Drill Sergeant Takes Over Jones Beach Air Show

    Jun 3, 2011

    Photo and extended cutline//U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion New York City and a drill sergeant from the U.S. Army Accessions Command Mobile Drill Sergeant Program, Fort Knox, Ky., participate in the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show at Jones Beach, Long Island, N.Y., Memorial Day weekend.

  • Healthy Fathers: Essential to the Army Family"and Yours

    May 31, 2011

    ”My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.“ " Clarence Buddington Kelland (1881-1964) This statement is certainly true in the Army. If you ask a sample of Soldiers why they chose to join the military, many say they wanted to serve their country or protect our freedoms. Others suggest it was because one or both of their parents were in the military. Given that nearly 50 percent of military children enter or consider entering the military, we know that children of Soldiers learn from their parents about a potential career and commitment to their country. But what are they learning from their parents, and particularly their fathers, about health?

  • Soldiers ruck, repair and wrestle through the third day of Installation Management Command’s Best Wa

    May 31, 2011

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Soldiers walked into the third day of Installation Management Command’s Best Warrior Competition, but battled their way out May 24. In the first two days of IMCOM’s first-ever stand alone competition, the 10 noncommissioned officers and Soldiers representing their regions have already faced a written exam on Army topics, essay on fiscal responsibility, board appearance and weapons qualification. The morning of May 24 started at 6 a.m. with a 12-mile road march carrying a 35-pound rucksack through some of south central Texas’ toughest terrain and temperatures, with a high around 80 degrees, though fortunately, no sun -- yet. Nevertheless, the heat and humidity imposed hardship on competitors more accustomed to cooler weather. Staff Sgt. Jacob A. Brewster, IMCOM Europe NCO of the Year, pushed through to cross the finish line first with a time of two hours and 55 minutes. “You’re losing a lot of water and it gets extremely tiring. You’re just trying to make time or stay ahead of the next guy,” he said. “Once I got past mile eight, heading into the wind felt better. But by then you’re just so beat, and even though it’s flat and you have a good breeze it’s real hard to come in on time. My only goal was to come in on time and do the best I could.” After recovering and refueling, the competitors set out to prove both brain and brawn through six stations at the warrior tasks testing component of the competition. Tasks involved reporting intelligence information; preparing a range card for a machine gun; adjusting to indirect fire, using a military map; giving first aid to a fallen comrade and calling for medical attention; transporting casualty remains; requesting medical evacuations and preparing a fragmentary order. Pvt. First Class, Rik Montelongo, a transportation specialist from USAG Kaiserslautern, Germany, a member of the competition cadre at station point six, said he has overseen similar competitions. The tasks involved 100 percent both physical and mental strength despite the fatigue from a 12-mile hike in Texas heat, he said. But the most striking test of character was yet to come. As the sun sank toward the horizon, competitors made their way toward the combatives tournament ring as onlookers, media, cadre and sponsors gathered to cheer them on. Combatives, a combination of hand-to-hand combat and wrestling, is one of the most highly anticipated events of the Best Warrior Competition. It’s a battle of wills, strength and skill that simulates wartime scenarios like being ambushed by an enemy, according to the four drill instructors from Company A, 232nd Medical Battalion from Fort Sam Houston who served as referees. Energy and shouts of encouragement from the crowd grew as the first two competitors, Spc. Paige Plumlee representing IMCOM Northeast and Southwest from USAG West Point, N.Y., and Pfc. Marie Peto, representing IMCOM Pacific from USAG Hawaii, entered the ring to face off. The referee threw his hand and they charged at each other, fell to the ground and grappled for several minutes. Peto gained the upper hand quickly, but Plumlee didn’t relent and twisted out of a choke hold. Peto finally took the win, though, after several minutes of intense battle. The remaining matchups were also close, especially that of Spc. Mardicio Barrot, representing IMCOM Korea from USAG Camp Red Cloud, Korea, versus Sgt. Jonathan Melendez, representing IMCOM Europe from USAG Schinnen, the Netherlands. Melendez, though smaller in stature than Barrot, gave him a run for his money in a seemingly endless scuffle; but Barrot took the win. “My son is my motivation,” said Barrot, speaking of his son, 10-month-old Jayden, back home in Korea. Barrot also took advantage of level two combatives training earlier this month in preparation for the competition. “I’m using my strength and everything in my head in this competition,” he said. Sgt. Steven Kennedy, representing IMCOM West from Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, saw success in the ring, too, despite having no preparation for the event, besides practicing mixed martial arts during childhood. He found out Thursday night, May 19, that he would be coming to San Antonio that weekend to compete in the Best Warrior Competition. “Heart is the key to winning. I’m never satisfied with my position and I always want to do better,” he said. “Mentally, I’m alright, but physically, I’m exhausted. It’s difficult to muster up the desire to kill someone.” But competitors left it all in the ring. “We’re teaching mixed martial arts, which involves discipline, but at the end of the day we’re all on the same team,” said referee Staff. Sgt. Albert Keever. He serves as a platoon sergeant with the 232nd Combat Medical Battalion from Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, but he also teaches level three combatives. “This generation of Soldiers loves this stuff; it really motivates them,” he said. “It’s one of the best things to happen to the military in this time of war. We are still able to train Soldiers as fighters but with safety measures, and it gives them that confidence to fight and have that warrior spirit.” After two rounds of fighting, Barrot and Sgt. Dane Jordan, representing IMCOM Northeast and Southeast from Ft. Benning, Ga., won the tournament --- and significant bragging rights. But they still face two more days of tough competition, including daytime urban orienteering, nighttime urban orienteering, reflexive fire and a mystery event on the last day, May 26.

  • NCO goes the distance for self, good causes

    Jun 1, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Jeremy Logan, a Task Force Resolute plans noncommissioned officer, is using this year to achieve new personal records in distance running while deployed to Kandahar Airfield.

  • Family programs

    Jun 8, 2012

    WANT to voice your concerns about life on the installation to top Army leaders? Need help adjusting to post-deployment life, or maybe just a sympathetic ear? There's a Family program to help with each of these issues, and for just about any others today's Army Families face.

  • IMCOM Best Warrior Competition enters third day

    May 31, 2011

    The third day of the Installation Management Command Best Warrior competition kicked off May 24, 2011, with a 12-mile road march.

  • SWCS keeps on truckin' thanks to the Support Battalion motor pool

    May 31, 2011

    When you get in your vehicle and turn the key, you expect it to start. For many Americans, when that doesn’t happen, they frantically turn to their mechanic. At the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School it’s no different. Vehicles are a key element of the training that Soldiers here receive.

  • Field artillery regiment completes first air assault mission in battalion’s history

    Jun 1, 2011

    Soldiers from Task Force Duke’s 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, supporting combat operations in Serpa district, Khowst province, Afghanistan, made battalion history with the unit’s first combat air assault, May 13, 2011.

  • Fort McPherson helps open Atlanta Passport Agency

    May 31, 2011

    On May 16, Sgts. 1st Class Laquita Martin, Avery Clemintin, Crystall Bennett-hawkins and Master Sgt. Richard Williams served as an honor guard for the opening of the Department of State (DOS), Consular Affairs Bureau, Passport Agency in Atlanta.

  • CBWTU-Utah musters for recreation and resources

    May 31, 2011

  • Irwin Town Center brings new sense of community to High Desert

    May 31, 2011

  • Memorial Day Ceremony a first at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Fort Leonard Wood

    May 31, 2011

    A Memorial Day Ceremony was held Monday, at 1 p.m., at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Fort Leonard Wood.

  • Army Heritage Days kicks off summer, new exhibits, expanded hours at USAHEC

    May 31, 2011

    The summer officially kicked off at the Army Heritage and Education Center with the Army Heritage Day event held May 21-22.

  • Building Strong People: Capt. Devin Pompa " Military Officer

    May 31, 2011

    Short article about the role of a military officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Community partnership focus of Carlisle Memorial Day event

    May 31, 2011

    Col. Alan Bourque, former Army War College Chief of Staff, was the guest speaker for the 2011 Carlisle Memorial Day Observance held in downtown Carlisle, Pa. Before his remarks, veterans groups, bands and fire responders traveled down a flag and people lined Hanover Street.

  • Remembering fallen heroes from Massachusetts

    May 31, 2011

    Against the backdrop of 20,000 small American flags placed on a hill that rose to meet the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Boston Common, a succession of speakers walked to the podium May 26 and read the names of 143 Massachusetts service members who had fallen in defense of their country since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • A ballet of fire, steel: Unit engages all elements of field artillery

    May 31, 2011

    Commanders of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, composed a symphony of rockets, mortars, artillery and bullets during a fire coordination exercise at Yakima Training Center May 22, 2011.

  • Medical Soldiers pay tribute to fallen during ceremony in France

    May 31, 2011

    Soldiers from the Europe Regional Medical Command alongside Marines of France’s 1st Marine Artillery Regiment, gathered with military leaders, dignitaries and members of the local community at the Somme American Cemetery and Memorial in Bony, France May 29, to honor the fallen Soldiers laid to rest at the historic site.

  • Foundation honors MOH recipient with scholarship

    May 31, 2011

    Capping its 23rd Annual National Education and Leadership Awards Gala May 25, 2011, the Sons of Italy Foundation paid tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta when Gen. Raymond T. Odierno threw a salute and presented him with a $10,000 SIF scholarship.

  • USCG Academy graduation is first for RMI citizen

    Jun 1, 2011

    Jefferson Bobo, a citizen of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, graduates from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy this summer.

  • Plans underway for fort to reach 'Net Zero' waste by 2020

    May 31, 2011

    In late April, the Army announced the installations selected to take part in the energy-conserving “Net Zero” pilot program, pledging to only use as much energy as they create by 2020. Fort Hood, Texas, was one of six installations selected by the Army for the Net Zero-Waste program.

  • Comanche Troop deploys to JSS Shield in anticipation of Baghdad demonstrations

    Jun 7, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Soldiers from Comanche Troop, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center deployed to Joint Security Station Shield, in eastern Baghdad, Iraq, from 22 to 27 May to provide security for United States military and civilian personnel assigned to the Iraq Training and Assistance Mission (ITAM) during civilian demonstrations planned for May 26.

  • Miss USA shows support for Steel Dragons

    Jun 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq " Who better to support U.S. troops than Miss USA herself? The two make a perfect marriage. Miss USA 2010, Rima Fakih, of Dearborn, Mich., whole-heartedly supports the American troops and relishes the freedom they serve to protect. Her family moved from Sifra, Lebanon in 1993 to escape the turbulence of the Lebanese Civil War, and is now more aware of how precious our democracy and freedom are.

  • Coalition, Afghan Soldiers complete Operation Maiwan III

    May 31, 2011

    Coalition and Afghan national security forces concluded Operation Maiwan III in eastern Afghanistan, May 19, 2011, which eliminated insurgents and denied them safe havens from which to launch attacks, while showing the Afghan population that International Security Assistance Forces and Afghan forces can and will conduct operations anytime, even in remote areas near Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan.

  • President honors fallen heroes on Memorial Day

    Jun 1, 2011

    President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., paying a Memorial Day tribute to generations of Americans who have fought and died to defend the nation’s freedom.

  • Education brings world to hands of Afghan youth

    May 31, 2011

    Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team members, government officials, school children and villagers attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Perengal School in Dara district, Afghanistan, May 17, 2011.

  • Obama taps Dempsey, Winnefeld as chairman, vice chairman

    May 31, 2011

    President Barack Obama announced his choice of Gen. Martin E. Dempsey as chairman and Navy Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr. as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during a Rose Garden ceremony today.

  • Memorial Day Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony

    May 30, 2011

    Soldier from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) participate in the Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery, Va, May 30, 2011.

  • Flags-In

    Jun 7, 2011

    The Old Guard has conducted "Flags-In" in Arlington National Cemetery since 1948. Here is a story about "Flags-In" 2011.

  • Maintaining tradition through a history of change

    May 30, 2011

    The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment is one of the U.S. Army's oldest remaining units. Through its existence it has changed many times but has not forgotten its past.

  • Memorial Day Remarks by Maj. Gen. Eddy M. Spurgin

    May 30, 2011

    Remarks at the Memorial Day ceremony on Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq. Spurgin is the commander of the 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard, and U.S. Division - South, responsible for U.S. military operations in the nine provinces of southern Iraq. Five Soldiers of the division's 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment died in April from hostile fire.

  • Gates, Mullen praise efforts of troops, families, vets

    May 31, 2011

    Flanked by the memorials of wars past, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today said he has had no greater honor than serving and leading the U.S. military.

  • Corps captures water quality readings at Eagle Lake

    May 29, 2011

    As a result of the recent flooding along the Mississippi River, millions of gallons of water have been diverted into lakes, reservoirs and other bodies of water including Eagle Lake near Vicksburg, Miss. With the introduction of additional flood waters, Eagle Lake’s water quality was affected but to an extent still unknown by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District who is monitoring the lake.

  • Iraqi maintenance crews learn weapon repair techniques

    May 29, 2011

    Iraqi army maintenance soldiers assigned to the 12th Iraqi Army Division studied the proper procedures to evaluate damaged rifles and machine guns, provide necessary repairs and reassemble the weapons.

  • Asians, Pacific Islanders showcase culture, tradition

    May 29, 2011

    The United States Forces " Iraq equal opportunity office hosted a capstone showcase for deployed service members to celebrate the culture, traditions, and history of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Al Faw Palace, May 21.

  • 24 hours, 24 miles: Shadow run contributes to Wounded Warriors

    May 29, 2011

    Twenty-three U.S. servicemembers and civilians participated in a “24 hours in Baghdad” run on Camp Victory, Iraq, May 21.

  • Thunderhorse Soldiers earn their spurs

    May 28, 2011

    “Thunderhorse” Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, deployed to U.S. Division-North in support of Operation New Dawn, participated in a long-standing Cavalry tradition at Contingency Operating Site Warrior, in Kirkuk Province, May 14.

  • Nurture, Care, Honor

    May 28, 2011

    Following a path of conviction may not always offer tangible rewards, but offers a great sense of self-fulfillment for Spc. Faith Bedwell, a chaplain assistant assigned to 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division. Bedwell, a native of Chatom, Ala., said she enjoys helping out and providing Soldiers with resources necessary to help themselves.

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    Jun 1, 2011

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