Archive: May 2011

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  • Elementary school starts composting program

    May 5, 2011

    Students at Fort Belvoir Elementary School have started an energy conservation initiative where they will take leftover fruit and vegetables from their lunches to fertilize gardens started in the back of the school.

  • AMEDDC&S selects 2011 NCO and Soldier of the Year

    May 5, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Army Medical Department Center and School announced its top Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony at Blesse Auditorium April 25.

  • DPW civilian nabs top Army award

    May 5, 2011

    After working more than 30 years for the Directorate of Public Works, Dan Golden reached the pinnacle of recognition in his field when he was awarded the DPW Operations and Maintenance Executive of the Year Award.

  • Strategic planning workshop charts future of Joint Base San Antonio

    May 5, 2011

    Military and civilian leaders from the 502nd Air Base Wing, Fort Sam Houston, and Lackland and Randolph Air Force Bases gathered recently for a strategic planning workshop to chart the future of Joint Base San Antonio.

  • Fort Lee first responders participate in event with local counterparts

    May 5, 2011

    RICHMOND, Va. (May 5, 2011) -- Fort Lee first responders recently enhanced their ability to save lives.

  • Aviation battalion welcomes new commander

    May 5, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, bid farewell to one comA,Amander as they welcomed in another Monday.

  • 597th Maint. Co. deploys 8 Soldiers

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Eight Soldiers from the 597th Maintenance Company deployed from Fort Rucker April 27 as part of Special Repair Activity 17 in support of operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.

  • Families play Army for a day

    May 5, 2011

    Family members of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hustled to formation Saturday to learn what it is like to be a Soldier.

  • Wounded warrior still gets bad guys

    May 5, 2011

    Buddha-like, Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts clears his mind and focuses intently on an array of lines crisscrossing his computer screen.

  • Fort Rucker executes plan for greater sustainability

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Celebrating this year's Earth Day, Fort Rucker Directorate of Public Works Environmental and Natural Resources Division staff hosted the post's first-ever Zero Waste event April 26.

  • Checkup day helps women monitor health

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- National Women's Checkup Day, May 9, is part of National Women's Checkup Week geared toward encouraging women to take time for themselves and see a physician for their yearly checkups.

  • Month of the Military Child

    May 5, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 19, 2011) -- Soldiers, family members and child, Youth and Shool Srvices personnel march along the installation's Battle Drive to show suppport for the Month of the Millitary Child, an annual observance.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest program provides adrenaline rush

    May 5, 2011

    Like many Soldiers, 1st Lt. Jon Morgan said he struggled adapting to the slower pace home life offered after a deployment. Morale Welfare and Recreation created the Warrior Adventure Quest program, which introduces recently redeployed Soldiers to high-adrenaline activities like whitewater rafting, paintball and challenge and high ropes courses, to help them transition back to garrison and family life.

  • Summer in sight at West Beach

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- West Beach at Fort Rucker's Lake Tholocco opens for the season May 28.

  • Fort Rucker honors retirees

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker honored 11 Soldiers during a retirement ceremony April 28 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Fort Rucker community mourns loss of instructor pilot

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker community mourns the loss of one of its own after an instructor pilot died in an incident involving an AH-64 Apache on a cross-country training flight April 28 near Monroeville.

  • NCOs restore Army Aviation history

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A CH-47 Chinook display at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum almost looks ready to take to the skies again thanks to a group of B Company, 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment Soldiers.

  • Soldiers support local Arbor Day activities

    May 5, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 5, 2011) -- In communities across the country, citizens celebrated Arbor Day with the traditional planting of trees and participated in other activities meant to increase environmental awareness.

  • Cadet Command to celebrate 25th Anniversary

    May 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Cadet Command will celebrate its silver anniversary on June 3 at Fort Knox with a large celebration, dedication and memoriam.

  • Post requires registration of all firearms

    May 5, 2011

    To guarantee the safety of Fort Meade residents and personnel who live and work here, all privately owned firearms must be registered with the weapons registration section of the Directorate of Emergency Services at the Demps Visitor Control Center.

  • American Soldiers train for German Army badges

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Physical training is part of every Soldier's life, but some are seeking even tougher challenges from their German counterparts here.

  • Free program targets beginner, experienced triathletes

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Year-round, free triathlon training kicked off May 2 at Flynn Pool as a loosely organized group workout session.

  • Cadet Command to celebrate 25th Anniversary

    May 5, 2011

    U.S. Army Cadet Command will celebrate its silver anniversary on June 3 at Fort Knox with a large celebration, dedication and memoriam.

  • Fort Rucker community gains 3 new Eagle Scouts

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Standing in front of their peers and Families, three Scouts took the next step in their life journeys April 30 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Fort Irwin takes on active shooter scenario

    May 5, 2011

    If an emergency happens on Fort Irwin, the post has proven itself ready and able to respond well and quickly, officials say. The installation took part in an active shooter exercise April 27 that was designed to test its ability to respond to an emergency situation.

  • Fort Sill band ensemble plays lush Latin melodies

    May 5, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- There's a new sound emanating from the 77th U.S. Army Band it's the sound of warm Caribbean evenings, cool afternoon siestas and hot salsa dancing. That sound comes from a Latin jazz big band, the brainchild of a couple Army noncommissioned officers: Staff Sgt. Patricia Licon and Sgt. Juan Rosaly.

  • Leaders discuss present, future of Air Traffic Services

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Air Traffic Services leaders from around the Army gathered to discuss the present and future of the command during the annual ATS Leaders Conference at The Landing May 3.

  • Community celebrates Asian-Pacific American heritage

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Individuals from many different backgrounds stopped at the post exchange to get a taste of a different culture April 29.

  • Community celebrates Asian-Pacific American heritage

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Individuals from many different backgrounds stopped at the post exchange to get a taste of a different culture April 29.

  • Logistics Support Team transfers to Fort Sill DOL

    May 5, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- In a move to provide the warfighter with a single face for logistics support, the 407th Army Field Support Brigade turned over operational control of its logistics support team to the Fort Sill Directorate of Logistics.

  • Dempsey hosts Antwerp retirement ceremony

    May 5, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the 37th chief of staff of the Army, hosted a relinquishment of command and retirement ceremony May 3, 2011, for Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at Fort McNair, Washington, D.C.

  • Youth must abide by Fort Meade curfew

    May 5, 2011

    Youths age 17 or younger are not allowed in public places on the installation after post curfew hours. In an effort to promote youth safety and curb crime on post, the Fort Meade military police are enforcing Policy #69. Otherwise known as the on-post curfew for juveniles, the policy states that no person 17 years of age or younger may be in a public place on the installation after 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; or before 5 a.m.

  • Training prepares officers

    May 5, 2011

    Fifty civilians and service members gathered at Fort Belvoir's U.S. Army Inspector General School April 18-22 for the Unit Antiterrorism Officer Basic Training course.

  • Top culinarians compete for titles, chance to compete at nationals

    May 5, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 5, 2011) -- It's been a little more than six weeks since the 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition concluded at Fort Lee, but the competitive spirit of that event has not waned for the U.S. Coast Guard Team, the Chef of the Year and the Junior Chef of the Year who the continue their quests for culinary greatness.

  • Adm. Mullen to speak at West Point graduation

    May 5, 2011

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, will be the graduation speaker for the U.S. Military Academy's Class of 2011 commencement ceremony May 21. More than 1,000 cadets are expected to graduate and be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army after completing their 47-month leadership experience at West Point.

  • Fort Meade honors, entertains, educates children at Fun Fair

    May 5, 2011

    More than 2,500 people attended Fort Meade's Family Fun Fair at McGill Training Center and Murphy Field House.

  • Back-to-back wins for AER golf champs

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Repeat golf tournament wins were not part of the plan, but the command group of the 1st Aviation Brigade is more than happy to have it.

  • 'Wings of Freedom' welcomes new leader

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment greeted their new commander during a change of command ceremony at Howze Field April 28.

  • MANNHEIM AND HEIDELBERG PARENT TO PARENT

    May 5, 2011

    Heidelberg High School's Student to Student team will soon put their training to work as they welcome over 100 new students from Mannheim in the next school year.

  • Watch livestream of Wednesday's Twilight Tattoo at 7 p.m. (ET)

    Jun 2, 2011

    Watch the live stream as The Old Guard and "Pershing's Own" band celebrate the heritage of the Army, Wednesday, at 7 p.m. (ET).

  • Wiesbaden hosts town hall meeting for Heidelberg

    May 5, 2011

    To alleviate the concerns and questions surrounding the V Corps move to Wiesbaden this summer, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden staff hosted a town hall meeting April 27 at the Patrick Henry Village theater in Heidelberg.

  • Malawi, U.S. armed forces launch exercise MEDREACH 11 in Lilongwe

    May 5, 2011

    Malawi Defence Force and U.S. military servicemembers officially kicked off exercise MEDREACH 11 with an opening ceremony May 3, 2011, at the Kamuzu Barracks, Lilongwe, Malawi.

  • TIME OUT! Sports world shows us a snapshot of American sentiment

    May 5, 2011

  • Mossy Oak Gun Club makes donation to USO reps at Hunter

    May 5, 2011

    Representative from the USO gladly accepted a $1,000 check from the Mossy Oak Gun Club Treasurer Charles Cobb, at the Hunter Skeet Range, April 27.

  • Major renovations at golf courses coming to a close

    May 5, 2011

    A major renovation project at Taylors Creek Golf Course and Hunter Golf Club is in its final stages.

  • Parents gain insight of new school logistics

    May 5, 2011

    When it was announced that Chatham County would build the new Pulaski Elementary School on Hunter Army Airfield land, many people wondered how the installation's security would remain intact.

  • MOMC ends with a bang, spirit lives on

    May 5, 2011

    U.S. Army military installations around the globe celebrated Month of the Military Child throughout the month of April. Fort Stewart closed out their celebration with a Family festival and picnic, April 29 at building 403.

  • CSA speaks at ILW breakfast

    May 5, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey gives the keynote address at a breakfast hosted by the Institute of Land Warfare in Arlington, Va., May 5, 2011.

  • Soldiers, Family Members join community, walk for life

    May 5, 2011

    Forty eight teams and over 442 participants showed their support in Relay for Life event, April 29 at Liberty County recreation department football field in Hinesville. This annual event is held to raise awareness and money for cancer research. According to information found at relayforlife.org. $3.86 billion dollars have been raised since 1985.

  • Army selects site for new Reserve Center in Danbury, Conn.

    May 5, 2011

    The 99th Regional Support Command (RSC) Environmental Division has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) from an Environmental Assessment it performed to examine the potential environmental impact of building an Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) in Danbury, Conn., on April 29, 2011.

  • USACE and Missouri National Guard partner for sandbagging efforts

    May 5, 2011

    Pictures from a Missouri National Guard sandbagging operation in Sikeston, Mo. Soldiers with the Missouri National Gaurd work to fill sandbags provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, using both traditional manpower via shovels and a sandbagging machine deployed by the Corps. Corps experts deployed from Kansas City District with the sandbagging machine to assist the Missouri National Guard with its operation and maintenance. To date, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, has issued nearly 2 million sandbags for communities within its area of operations to help with this year's historic floodfighting efforts.

  • Military children cope with deployment through song

    May 5, 2011

    School teacher, partners with singer/songwriter to create music celebrating the pride military children have for their military parents.

  • CPAC Notes: Message from the Fort Stewart Civilian Personnel Advisory Center Director

    May 5, 2011

    Our overarching mission is to provide Human Resources Management support, guidance and services to the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield area.

  • 'Maintain' Soldiers close out deployment with IA team competition

    May 5, 2011

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Wrenches turned quickly and so did the second hand on the clock as Iraqi army soldiers showcased their vehicle maintenance skills while competing for their chance at the 'Best Mechanic Team' in Anbar, Iraq. The competition-held April 25-27 and known as a maintenance rodeo-was orchestrated as a culminating event for Soldiers of the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division who have advised and assisted these IA mechanics for the past 10 months.

  • New Jersey chiropractors help Soldiers through partnership

    May 5, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Brig. Gen. Jonathan Maddux, along with about a dozen military dignitaries with ties to the state of New Jersey signed the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors' community covenant pledging their support for military servicemembers and their families.

  • Army Contracting Command Announces Annual Award Winners

    May 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command has selected 24 individuals and six teams as recipients of this year's Army Contracting Command annual contracting awards. Jeffrey P. Parsons, ACC executive director, will present the awards at a formal ceremony May 17, in Huntsville, Ala.

  • BARRACKS LIFE: "Death by Powerpoint" can save lives

    May 5, 2011

    If you are a Soldier, the mention of the curse word "Powerpoint" is enough to cause a shudder. Anyone who has spent more than a week in basic training knows the pain of a "death by Powerpoint" class. But as much as we moan and gripe about these days, the sole reason isn't just to test your durability in a room with weak air conditioning, surrounded by the scent of energy drinks and exhaustion.

  • Resilience - just one big reason life is amazing!

    May 5, 2011

    The first in an seven-part series to help Soldiers become healthier, more balanced and resilient; The author attended Soldier 360A,Ao, a course offered by the Grafenwoehr Military Community designed to help Soldier-leaders gain insight, knowledge and skills to foster a healthier unit environment and become better leaders.

  • Military fathers learn to make most of their time at home

    May 5, 2011

    For Fathers Only helps military fathers learn skills

  • Fort Drum community honors retiring Soldiers

    May 5, 2011

  • Marne Soldiers salute their spouses

    May 5, 2011

    The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Military Spouse Appreciation Day opened at the Army Community Service Playground, May 4. May marks the month of the Military Spouse Appreciation observance, in which spouses across the nation are recognized for their contributions and sacrifices. The Stewart-Hunter community wants every military spouse to know that their efforts do not go unnoticed.

  • Holocaust survivor tells Soldiers to 'train like hell'

    May 5, 2011

    Holocaust survivor Steven Hess tells Soldiers to 'train like hell'

  • ACS presents "Fashion with a Purpose"

    May 5, 2011

    The 3rd Infantry Division Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program hosted a talent show April 29 in the Woodruff Theater at Fort Stewart.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducts change of command

    May 5, 2011

    Fort Drum's 2nd BCT change of command - outgoing Col. David M. Miller incoming Col. Dennis S. Sullivan

  • Pearls of good news for Army Engineers' oysters program

    May 5, 2011

    Since the founding of the United States, military engineers have worked to ensure the waterways of the country are healthy enough to support maritime law enforcement, commerce, and recreation. Although engineers have had many partners along the way, one overlooked partner has received much attention recently for its success in clearing the water and stabilizing shorelines: The Eastern Oyster.

  • A wish come true for transplant patient

    May 5, 2011

    Kevin Dunne's tenth birthday came a bit early this year, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

  • Learning the ropes: Event provides glimpse of Basic Combat Training

    May 5, 2011

    Drill sergeant, cadre and officer spouses got the chance to see what their loved ones go through in a 10-week Basic Combat Training cycle last weekend during the 165th Infantry BrigadeAca,!a,,cs John and Jane Wayne Day event. More than 50 spouses took part in the April 30 event that included such activities as a taste of what reception is like, conquering Victory Tower, running the Fit to Win course, basic rifle marksmanship at Range 4 and physical readiness training.

  • Business Community Rallies to "Support Our Heroes" for C4ISR Military Ball in June

    May 5, 2011

    "Support Our Heroes" Military Ball, Saturday, June 25, 2011, 5:00 PM

  • USACE Commander Retires at Fort McNair

    May 5, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Robert Van Antwerp, chief of engineers and commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) retired May 3 at Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C.

  • Kansas Adjutant General Visits Fellow Kansas Guardsmen

    May 5, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the adjutant general of the Kansas National Guard, came to visit his Soldiers from the 778th Transportation Company on May 3, 2011.

  • 'Golden hour' initiative pays off in Afghanistan

    May 5, 2011

    Medical and aeromedical evacuation personnel in Afghanistan and at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany say they're seeing the results, in lives saved, of an initiative to get servicemembers to care within an of being wounded. They say casualties are getting medical treatment faster and closer to the point of injury than ever before.

  • Malawi and U.S. Forces launch exercise MEDREACH 11

    May 5, 2011

    Malawi Defence Force (MDF) and U.S. military servicemembers officially kicked-off exercise MEDREACH 11, May 3, with an opening ceremony at the Kamuzu Barracks. The program brought the MDF shoulder to shoulder with the United States military in a symbolic display of the unity that has been created between the two forces.

  • Army civilian selected for 2011 National Image Award

    May 5, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - A U.S. Army civilian here was selected as the 2011 winner of the National Image, Inc., Meritorious Service Award.

  • Desert Soldiers Train at Sea

    May 25, 2011

    Select Soldiers within the 718th Transportation Battalion participated in a live-fire exercise on May 5, 2011. However, this was not your normal range exercise. Members from the 778th Transportation Company, 377th TC and 217th TC joined the crew of Landing Craft Utility 2018 vessel, also known as Five Forks, out in the Persian Gulf to fire select weapons designated for the waterborne vessel’s defense.

  • Language Institute fills communication gap during Operation Tomodachi

    Sep 30, 2011

    Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center graduates put their language training to good use in support of Operation Tomodachi after the recent disaster in Japan.

  • Three Soldiers awarded Soldiers Medal

    Oct 17, 2011

    On April 28, Sergeant Nicholas Anderson, a mental health specialist with Winn Army Community Hospital, Maj. Sabon Shelton, evening/night supervisor with Winn ACH, and Sgt. Hubert Hensen, a medic with Winn ACH were awarded the Soldier's Medal for their role in defusing the hostage situation at the hospital last September. Major General Robert Abrams, Third Infantry Division commanding general, alongside Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson, 3rd ID command sergeant major, presented the medals to the Soldiers.

  • Month of the Military Child culminates with fair

    Mar 30, 2012

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Children and parents flocked to Hilton Field Saturday to participate in post's annual Family Fun Fair - the last of several monthlong activities held in honor of the Month of the Military Child. The fair was a cooperative effort among Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Child, Youth and School Services and Army Community Services. The Month of the Military Child was first observed in 1986 to honor the youngest members of the military family.

  • U.S. Army South and Peacekeeping Operations - Americas

    May 4, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Peacekeeping Operations-Americas (PKO-A) is the Army's primary peacekeeping training event in the Central and South American region. The exercise provides a forum for militaries of the region, civilian agencies, non-governmental organizations and inter-governmental organizations to build valuable professional relationships, promote alliances and regional relations, and reinforce security cooperation through professional development engagements, junior and senior leadership seminars, a battalion staff exercise and a capstone Command Post Exercise (CPX).

  • 1-37th FA Leadership Completes Mangoday Challenge

    May 4, 2011

    As a part of the Red Lion Battalion's leader week, Mangoday consisted of eight stations that tested the mental, physical and teamwork abilities of the 1-37th FA's leadership. Leaders were organized into platoon-size elements to accomplish the tasks, and leadership positions were rotated among Soldiers regardless of rank. April 21, each team negotiated its way through the eight stations spread out on Joint Base Lewis McChord. Three of the stations consisted of Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills. Four stations were spread out along a 12-mile course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the final station, the regimental and brigade history challenge, was conducted back at the battalion conference room. The entire course took 13 hours to complete.

  • Joining Forces

    Jun 2, 2011

    Support and honor America's military servicemembers and their families.

  • Bright Ideas: The Shades of Green is Getting Greener

    May 4, 2011

  • Sacramento District completes new fuel system for Hill Air Force Base

    May 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District has completed a new, $15 million hydrant fuel system for Hill Air Force Base in Utah, making plane refueling easier, faster and safer.

  • 'We Did Our Best To Support Soldiers'

    May 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As he walks out the door following his retirement, the Army Materiel Command's Lt. Gen. Jim Pillsbury will leave behind a 38-year legacy of working in support of Soldiers.

  • Redstone Arsenal Returning to Full Operations

    May 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal is rapidly gaining electrical power. All those having appropriate identification to enter the installation will be permitted access.

  • Regular work schedules resume May 5

    May 4, 2011

    Personnel to resume regular work schedules May 5.

  • Ground broken on MACH replacement

    May 4, 2011

  • Twilight Tattoo 2011 Preview

    May 4, 2011

    View Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, describing the 2011 Twilight Tattoo performance to Army Times reporter Thomas Brown.

  • Alert system gets upgrade

    May 4, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Just in time for the start of this year's hurricane season June 1, the Fort Jackson Emergency Operation Center is rolling out a new mass notification system to alert the community in case of impending disaster

  • MCRP student uncovers green behind LSS project

    May 4, 2011

    As a leader in Lean Six Sigma implementation, the Joint Munitions Command has proven savings can be found anywhere, anytime and by anyone. Ask Avery Wheeler.

  • MACH opens off-post health clinic

    May 4, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For some family members, making the drive from their Northeast Columbia homes to receive health care can be a hassle. With traffic, rising gas prices and gathering the children, a simple trip to the doctor can become an all-day event.

  • MCoE opens registration for combatives tourney

    May 4, 2011

    MCoE combatives tournament is May 20. Combatives brings out warrior ethos, confidence in self.

  • Wappapello Lake cresting

    May 4, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in St. Louis reported that Wappapello Lake's pool elevation is cresting today at just over 400.0 feet

  • Even in victory, our mission continues

    May 4, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When our commander in chief, President Barack Obama, made the announcement Sunday evening that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a special operations mission, the nation immediately rejoiced, knowing that the United States had notched its greatest victory against terrorism since the war began almost 10 years ago.

  • Athletes gather for Special Olympics Spring Games

    May 4, 2011

    Competitive spirit and fun brought more than 600 athletes from surrounding counties to participate in the annual Special Olympics Spring Games at West Point April 30.

  • Annual Camporee connects West Point cadets with scouts

    May 4, 2011

    The West Point 49th annual Boy Scout Camporee was a huge success with more than 5,500 participants including cadet volunteers, scout troops and scout masters. Although the fields surrounding Lake Frederick were muddy in parts, the warm spring sun was just what the more than 220 scout troops from 27 different states needed for a weekend of fun. The annual Boy Scout Camporee is hosted by the Cadet Scoutmaster's Council.

  • Army engineers break ground for Fort Benning hospital

    May 4, 2011

    Army officials broke ground at the site of the future Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Ga., April 29, 2011. The $333 million project is scheduled for completion by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District in January 2014.

  • Construction battalion provides engineer assistance in Cambodia

    May 4, 2011

    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, constructs new three-room schoolhouse and renovates health clinic Additional task include investigating possible repair of inoperable wells in area as time, budget and conditions permit as part of Exercise Angkor Sentinel. Angkor Sentinel is a continuation of ongoing U.S. Army efforts co-sponsored by the U.S. Military and Royal Cambodian Army. The exercise for will include planning and executing a battalion level command post exercise, constructing engineer civic action projects and executing a medical civic action project. The exercise will also provide the venue for assistance and training to the Cambodian military, and support U.S. and Cambodian security objectives.

  • Negotiation exercise puts West Point cadets in real-world scenarios

    May 4, 2011

    The final exam in the Negotiation for Leaders course is not of the traditional pen and paper variety. To adequately test their knowledge requires a departure from the familiar confines of a West Point classroom and into a simulated arena of the unknown. On April 19 and 27, more than 70 cadets deployed to Constitution Island where they met imams, NATO officers and local militia in a scenario-driven test of their ability to resolve conflict and garner agreeable conclusions.

  • Corps continues to fight historic Mississippi River flooding

    May 4, 2011

    Hundreds of engineers and technicians from the Mississippi Valley, Lakes and Rivers and Northwestern Divisions, along with scientists from the Corps' Engineering Research and Development Center, are working around the clock to combat flooding stemming from historic Mississippi River levels.

  • Fort Hood Culinary Arts Exhibition

    May 4, 2011

    13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas hosted the first Culiary Arts Exhibition here April 29 to display the local culinary talent of soldiers and civilians here at "The Great Place."

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