Archive: May 2011

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  • ATC experiment looks at how clay performs in body armor testing

    May 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - To support the Army Product Manager, Soldier Protective Equipment, the Army Developmental Test Command's Aberdeen Test Center recently conducted an experiment to characterize the clay backing material used for testing body armor.

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

    May 4, 2011

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

  • Citizen-Soldiers rescue elderly woman in dramatic flood video

    May 4, 2011

    Two Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldiers became citizen-heroes after being caught on videotape while conducting a daring rescue of a 93-year-old woman from her flooded car on the swollen Black River May 3, 2011.

  • Resiliency and adaptability crucial to Army Aviation's future

    May 4, 2011

    Resiliency is the ability to "bounce back" in the face of adversity and stress. Adaptability is the ability to quickly adjust to changing conditions. According to the Army Aviation branch Chief, to be successful today and in the future, both characteristics must be prevalent in Army Aviation.

  • Two Soldiers honored at memorial

    May 4, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A memorial and dedication ceremony was held Wednesday on Kelley Hill for two Soldiers killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Retirement ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. James Pillsbury

    May 4, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - May 4, 2011 - A retirement ceremony in honor of Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury, U.S. Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General, is scheduled for May 6 beginning at 3 p.m. in the Bob Jones Auditorium, Sparkman Complex on Redstone Arsenal.

  • Captain presumed dead by comrades alive, recognized for heroism after 43 years

    May 4, 2011

    The men of 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment assumed Capt. Jay C. Copley was dead after they watched him be evacuated from Vietnam 40 years ago, until they noticed his name wasn't on the Vietnam Wall. Copley stood in front of his comrades, family members, and distinguished guests to receive the Distinguished Service Cross at the National Infantry Museum parade field.

  • Holocaust survivor speaks at ASC observance

    May 4, 2011

    As part of the Army Sustainment Command's Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance, Walter Reed, born Werner Rindsberg in WAfA1/4rzberg, Germany, shared the story of his family's persecution by Nazi Germany and his three-year escape through Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States as a teen. Soon after Reed gained his U.S. citizenship, he was drafted into the Army and shipped out to a war-torn Europe in 1944 serving at the front lines as an interrogator in the 95th Infantry Division. Assigned as part of Gen. George S. Patton's renowned Third Army, the division saw fierce action throughout Northern France and Germany. Reed was the guest speaker for the ASC's May 3 observance in Rock Island Arsenal's Black Hawk Conference Room.

  • Severe weather doesn't deter homecoming

    May 4, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 598th Maintenance Company arrived home just ahead of a powerful tornado outbreak that swept across Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Nearly 120 Soldiers returned Wednesday evening from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, when the storm system moved south toward the tricommunity area.

  • NCO to receive award from Asian-Pacific Americans

    May 4, 2011

    The Federal Asian Pacific American Council and National IMAGE Inc. are two organizations that promote equal opportunity and cultural diversity. Within their ranks are two Soldiers who exemplify these attributes: Sgt. 1st Class Mark Steinfeld and Col. Anthony Reyes.

  • New e-mail service will create efficiencies, capabilities

    May 4, 2011

    Email users on Army networks can expect big changes heading their way. By end of year, all Army users will migrate to the new Enterprise Email system.

  • Lady Gaga, Shakespeare' West Point cadets interpret bard's best

    May 4, 2011

    West Point cadets took center stage at Robinson Auditorium on April 28 to present an original play entitled "This Can't Be Love: A Shakespearean Revue." Cadets enrolled in the EP394 Shakespeare course served as cast, crew and orchestra for this Projects Day production, which was a mash-up of the bard's work exploring the theme of love through a sampling of history, comedy, romance and tragedy plays.

  • Deployed Field Artillerymen recognize K-State basketball player

    May 4, 2011

    Though they are 6,681 miles away supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq, the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team command team presented the "Never Broken" award in front of the more than 400 in attendance at the 2011 Kansas State University Men's Basketball Awards Banquet in Bramlage Coliseum, April 27, 2011.

  • Tornado causes major damage to 81st RSC property

    May 4, 2011

    Tornado damages AMSA 154 building in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Army seeks nominations for Soldier Greatest Invention awards

    May 24, 2011

    Since 2003, Army Materiel Command has conducted the Army Greatest Inventions program to encourage and reward those fighting the war from research labs throughout the Army by developing the best technology solutions for the Soldier.

  • West Point's Projects Day showcases ingenuity, innovation

    May 4, 2011

    Sometimes simplicity lends itself to ingenious solutions. That was the case when Class of 2012 Cadet Gerrit Van Ommering designed a better defensive barrier. Working with Class of 2012 Cadets Justin Weeks, Josh Peterson and John Paulson, the team used a current model HESCO sand-filled barrier and modified it to reduce the need for heavy equipment and extensive construction time. The design was showcased April 28 at Projects Day, which featured more than 300 capstone projects, senior theses and research activities from West Point cadets and invited colleges and academies.

  • Landstuhl CDC opens the door to care for dozens of children

    May 4, 2011

    The CDC at Landstuhl opened for business to infants April 4 and has been adding children by age group weekly. It's opened the door for 62 full-time slots and several hourly slots - part of the garrison's commitment to support Soldiers and families in Kaiserslautern.

  • Kaiserslautern volunteer stocks up during commissary spree

    May 4, 2011

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Diane Isla, 36, a U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern volunteer, won the free trip through the Vogelweh commissary- recognition for her work as a volunteer at Army Community Service. The event, supported by the Defense Commissary Agency, was part of U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's volunteer recognition. Isla and her husband, Sgt. 1st Class George Isla, a noncommissioned officer from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, went home with more than $1,000 in groceries from the two-and-a-half minute shopping spree.

  • Holocaust survivor speaks at ASC observance

    May 4, 2011

    As part of the Army Sustainment Command's Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance, Walter Reed, born Werner Rindsberg in WAfA1/4rzberg, Germany, shared the story of his family's persecution by Nazi Germany and his three-year escape through Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States as a teen. Soon after Reed gained his U.S. citizenship, he was drafted into the Army and shipped out to a war-torn Europe in 1944 serving at the front lines as an interrogator in the 95th Infantry Division. Assigned as part of Gen. George S. Patton's renowned Third Army, the division saw fierce action throughout Northern France and Germany. Reed was the guest speaker for the ASC's May 3 observance in Rock Island Arsenal's Black Hawk Conference Room.

  • Soldier injured in Fort Hood shooting continues rehab, recovery at WTB

    May 4, 2011

    For Spc. Matthew Cooke, Nov. 5, 2009, started off as an ordinary day. In the year-and-a-half since the shooting, Cooke has quietly applied himself to healing physically and mentally, as a member of the Warrior Transition Brigade. His ultimate goal is to remain a Soldier in the U.S. Army.

  • Light shines on Shadow Platoon

    May 4, 2011

    There are no shortage of reasons why Shadow Platoon was selected to represent the Army April 20, at the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad A) convention in Nashville, Tn.

  • The 2011 Twilight Tattoo Season Begins

    May 4, 2011

    The final rehearsal of the 2011 Twilight Tattoo was held May 3, at Fort McNair, D.C. and free public performances begin May 11 at 7 p.m.

  • 'Dog Whisperer' visits Fort Hood: Works with military families, their dogs

    May 4, 2011

    Three Fort Hood families, including the four-legged members, got the chance to work with Cesar Millan, who is better known as the "Dog Whisperer," during his recent visit to Central Texas.

  • U.S. Army Africa, Atlas Drop 11, Uganda

    May 4, 2011

    Atlas Drop 11, an annual joint aerial-delivery exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Africa (USARAF), brings together U.S. service members with counterparts from the Ugandan People's Defense Forces (UPDF), and is designed to enhance the readiness of both countries' resupply and logistical capabilities.

  • U.S. Army Africa, Atlas Drop 11, Uganda

    May 4, 2011

    Atlas Drop 11, an annual joint aerial-delivery exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Africa (USARAF), brings together U.S. Soldiers with their counterparts from the Ugandan People's Defense Forces (UPDF), and is designed to enhance the readiness of both countries' resupply and logistical capabilities.

  • USACE volunteers celebrate Earth Day with future engineers

    May 4, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With a small science experiment, USACE volunteers demonstrated clean-up methods used by the Corps of Engineers to environmental science students April 25 in honor of Earth Day.

  • USACE, tri-border community mark beginning of construction on joint CDC-YSC

    May 4, 2011

    BRUNSSUM, Netherlands - With three shovels of dirt, the tri-border community and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers marked the end of the Month of the Military Child with the beginning of construction on a combined child care and youth services center.

  • Operation Lion's Leap shows Iraqi military is mission-capable

    May 4, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi Security Forces gathered at Khor az-Zubayr, Iraq, April 28, to witness one of the largest joint-military exercises in ISF history.

  • A Triumph of Hope: Minister hits bottom to rise as an Army Chaplain

    May 4, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - Life was good for Harold B. Bender. He had it all; a nice house, nice car, a wonderful wife and three kids, and what he considered his dream job - the youth, singles and recreation minister at a church in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • 36th Infantry Division Band Soldiers receive honors

    May 4, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - Two 36th Infantry Division Band Soldiers were recently chosen to receive prestigious awards from the School of Music, the military occupational skill school for band members of all branches of service.

  • Swapping combat boots for football cleats

    May 4, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - When most Soldiers take off their uniforms and call it a day, one 52nd Aviation Soldier changes his for one that lets him live out a childhood fantasy. A,A Spc. Kenny Colbert has been suiting up with the Wiesbaden Phantoms since 2008 and living his dream of playing football beyond high school in the top division in the German Football League.

  • Point Alpha: Place for remembering those who stood on the front lines of the Cold War

    May 4, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sometimes history is made by events that never happened. The Fulda Gap, a location of a former Cold War observation post, is an example of just that. A,A German and American high school students joined this year's celebration of the last U.S. patrol at Point Alpha - located between Hessen and Thuringia. The site was regarded as a crucial invasion route for East Germany into the west had actual warfare erupted.

  • Blackhorse Children earn their spurs

    May 4, 2011

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment hosted a Children's Spur Ride fore more than 240 children at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., April 30.

  • Women's Health Center opens doors at Fort Hood

    Aug 26, 2011

    A new Women's Health Center at Fort Hood, Texas, opened its doors April 26 to rave reviews by the many patients, family members and hospital staff who attended the open house celebration.

  • New fiscal reality, same commitment to Soldiers, Families

    Jul 27, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A fundamentally different fiscal reality. We will be hearing some variation of that phrase from Army leaders for a long time to come. The Army's budget is smaller than it has been in previous years, and it will get smaller still. However, a different fiscal reality does not change the reality of what we owe to Soldiers and Families for their service and sacrifice. The Army's commitment to Soldiers and Families remains as strong as ever.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Spc. Trey W. Barker

    Aug 29, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Spc. Trey W. Barker

  • Halll of Heroes induction

    May 3, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey presents the Hall of Heroes induction plaque to Silvia Svehla, sister of Korean War Medal of Honor recipient Army Pfc. Henry Svehla, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, May 3, 2011.

  • Mental Health

    May 3, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Medicine is committed to strengthening psychological resilience and improving the behavioral health of our Soldiers and their families. Overall, the total Army rate of Soldiers with a behavioral health diagnosis is consistent with that of the general U.S. population, at 5.9 percent vs 6 percent. However, the ongoing wars are having considerable impact on the population at large with higher rates within our wounded warrior population. The Army Medical Department offers an extensive array of behavioral health services to address the strain on Soldiers and families who have experienced multiple deployments and other demands of military life during this period of increased operational tempo.

  • Fighting Fire with Fire: Government Employees, Emergency Workers Train for Flames

    May 3, 2011

    Fire becomes more constructive than destructive at Milan Army Ammunition Plant.

  • Lewis-Mcchord Soldiers Compete for German Badge

    May 3, 2011

    For the first time ever soldiers from various units across Joint Base Lews-McChord had the opportunity to compete for the right to wear the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, one of the few foreign badges allowed to be worn on the Army dress uniform.

  • Family Resiliency Academy brings CSF to families

    May 3, 2011

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program provides Master Resilience Training to assist Soldiers and families in maximizing their potential physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual well-being. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is being taught Armywide to Soldiers, family members and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • April Storm Damage

    May 3, 2011

    Milan, Tenn., residents try to pick up the pieces in the aftermath of the severe thunderstorms and deadly tornadoes that raged across the Southeast in April, 2011.

  • USASAC-Redstone remains open and fully operational for May 4

    May 3, 2011

    USASAC's Redstone Arsenal office is fully operational and will be open May 4. Employees and contractors are to report to work at their normal duty time. Liberal leave policy remains in effect but employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors.

  • USASAC-Redstone remains open and fully operational

    May 3, 2011

    USASAC's Redstone Arsenal office is fully operational and open as of May 4. Employees and contractors are to report to work at their normal duty time. Liberal leave policy remains in effect but employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors.

  • Medal of Honor ceremony at the Hall of Heroes

    May 3, 2011

    A ceremony at the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes honored Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano and Pfc. Henry Svehla, two Soldiers who were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for displaying conspicuous gallantry during the Korean War.

  • Network Improves Access to Services, Support

    May 3, 2011

  • Soldier Show opens with taste of carnival

    May 3, 2011

    Wallace Theater was packed this weekend as the U.S. Army Soldier Show kicked off its 2011 tour at Fort Belvoir.

  • Suit up for safety

    May 3, 2011

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA. - Depot Sgt. Maj. Kelvin Spencer briefs members of Tobyhanna's Safety Council on the importance of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the work place.

  • 1st Infantry Division warriors past, present gather in nation's capital

    May 3, 2011

    A tradition that has held fast within the 1st Infantry Division for more than nine decades was honored April 30 as current and former "Big Red One" Soldiers gathered in Alexandria, Va., for the 92nd Annual Officers of the First Division Dinner.

  • MRAP University expands

    May 3, 2011

    MRAP University began teaching classes April 18, 2011, for the new mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, Wrecker Vehicle. To keep up with demand for training, the school now also offers a night class.

  • Lt. Gen. Dennis Via assumes duties as U.S. Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General

    May 3, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via assumed duties as the U.S. Army Materiel Command's Deputy Commanding General May 1.

  • Recycling effort benefits Crane Army, charity

    May 3, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity improved its storage capacity, preserved the environment, and helped a local charity by donating bulky polystyrene material to be recycled versus thrown away.

  • Fort Belvoir gets taste of carnival at Soldier Show kickoff

    May 3, 2011

    Wallace Theater was packed this weekend as the U.S. Army Soldier Show kicked off its 2011 tour at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Recycling Effort Benefits Crane Army, Charity

    May 3, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity donated foamed polystyrene from storage bunkers for recycling with Crossroads Industrial Services in Indiana.

  • Sew, what's new'

    May 3, 2011

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA. - Bill Butts, fabric worker, uses one of the 18 sewing machines in the Woodworking/Fabric Application Branch to stitch together pieces of a pole bag for the Tactical Satellite Communications system.

  • Pentagon Channel: The Ultimate Sacrifice

    May 3, 2011

    Learn about servicemembers who have paid the ultimate price for freedom.

  • Army Ground Forces Band alumni reunite for final concert in Atlanta

    May 3, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band and 53 of its alumni bid farewell to Atlanta with a reunion concert at McEachern High School Performing Arts Center, April 30. This performance was the band's last public showcase in the Atlanta area before the band moves to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • MICC-Fort Sill director retires after 39 years of service

    May 3, 2011

    Almost 40 years after starting his career at Fort Sill, Okla., as a mail clerk, Bernard Valdez, the Mission Installation Contracting Command-Fort Sill director, said his farewell to friends and colleagues and joined the ranks of the recently retired.

  • ECBC Helps Boost Innovation in the Classroom

    May 3, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. Aca,!aEURc The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) recently offered biology, chemistry and physics teachers from high schools across Cecil County a Smart Sensors training opportunity, sponsored by the National Defense Education Program.

  • Parameters celebrates 40 years contributing to national security dialogue

    May 3, 2011

    As the 40thanniversary of Parameters drew near, its staff considered how to recognize four decades of contribution to the intellectual mission of the Army War College and, how to capture the essence of the entire body of work'

  • Shura gives voice to women's role in Paktika

    May 3, 2011

    An all-female delegation of women from Paktika province convened for the first time April 25, 2011. Influential female Afghan representatives, like the director of women's affairs for Paktika, attended.

  • APG business community rallies to 'Support Our Heroes' at June military ball

    May 3, 2011

    The Aberdeen Proving Ground community is continuing a Fort Monmouth tradition by hosting the "Support Our Heroes" Military Ball Saturday, June 25, with all donations going to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • Students reflect on internship learning experiences

    May 3, 2011

    Donovan Williams, a 2010 graduate from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, briefs other student interns of the Minority College Relations Program and senior leaders, including Col. Richard Dix, Army Sustainment Command chief of staff, April 28. To complete their internship, the participants of the MCRP program will have to brief their senior advisor, explaining the scope of their assignments and what they learned from their experience at the Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Hot Stuff at JFHQNCR-MDW

    May 3, 2011

    Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region/Military District of Washington staff members conducted their annual Chili cook-off competition fundraiser, at Fort McNair, April 27. The Chili Cook-off competition is the first event of the MDW Commanders Trophy competition that will be presented at the command's Organizational Day in August.

  • Surfing the Road and the Concrete Waves: Texas Guardsman skating in Basrah, Iraq

    May 3, 2011

  • Surfing the Road and the Concrete Waves: Texas Guardsman skating in Basrah, Iraq

    May 3, 2011

  • 36th Infantry Division, U.S. Division - South Medical Keeps Soldiers "In the Fight"

    May 3, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - The list is daunting. It includes some very sensitive and private subjects: suicide, marital distress, the emotional turmoil that comes with taking another's life--or seeing the life of a fellow Soldier violently taken away.

  • Class is in Session: $300 million Dinar to refurbish school in Wasit

    May 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq - The Al-Aziziyah school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 27 in the province of Wasit, Iraq. It was attended by the Wasit Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), Brig. Gen. Stephen Sanders, the U.S. Division - South and 36th Inf. Div. deputy commander for support, as well as local officials from the city itself, eager to show their support for the completion of the project.

  • Program Director Counter-Rockets, Artillery and Mortar transitions to new home

    May 3, 2011

    In order to facilitate the migration of the Air and Missile Defense community to a single, common Command and Control (C2) user interface, the Army Acquisition Executive directed Program Director Counter-Rockets, Artillery and Mortar (PD C-RAM) to transition from Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) to PEO Missiles and Space. The transfer was officially complete on April 10; however, some actions will hold over through the rest of the fiscal year. Although PD C-RAM has been reassigned to another office, the capabilities fostered under the leadership of PEO C3T will continue to protect and support the Warfighter well into the future.

  • Redstone Arsenal office open Tuesday, May 3

    May 3, 2011

    USASAC employees and contractors: In line with the message published by Redstone Garrison, Redstone USASAC employees and contractors are to report to work at building 7613 and 7613A & B on Tuesday 3 May.

  • Diverse radio fleet, dedicated field support enhance Soldier communications

    May 3, 2011

    When the Army sends sophisticated equipment to the battlefield on an accelerated schedule to meet urgent operational needs, troops and their trainers often improvise with solutions like "Tiger U."

  • Celebration showcases local talent

    May 3, 2011

    Artisans across Hohenfels displayed their talent at the First Annual Celebration of the Arts, an event aimed at raising funds for the High School art department through the Schwartz Foundation for the Fine Arts.

  • Forces kill insurgents in Baghlan province

    May 3, 2011

    A combined force killed numerous armed fighters in a gun battle yesterday in the Doshi district of Afghanistan's Baghlan province, military officials reported.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battery certifies during gunnery evaluation

    May 3, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Soldiers from Alpha Battery, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery recently became certified on their semi-annual gunnery evaluation April 21 here.

  • Eighth Army forms sexual assault prevention task force

    May 3, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commanding general of Eighth Army here, recently created a task force to enhance current efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assaults across the Korean Peninsula.

  • Building Strong: The Corps of Engineers provides war-torn Kabul University with engineering books

    May 3, 2011

  • Building Strong: The Corps of Engineers provides war-torn Kabul University with engineering books

    May 3, 2011

  • Building Strong: The Corps of Engineers provides war-torn Kabul University with engineering books

    May 3, 2011

    KABUL - Mustafa Kanishka attended Kabul University at a time when peace reigned in Afghanistan, when the Kabul School of Engineering was ranked one of the highest in the region and when going to school to get a higher education was an expectation, not a privilege. That was in the early 1970s. Today, the university that gave Kanishka the foundation to succeed as an engineer struggles to maintain its war-torn buildings and its instructors teach outdated material from outdated books. What was once a renowned school for engineering currently fails to provide students with the fundamentals of a good education, something Kanishka refuses to let continue. Aca,!A"Practically anyone under the age of 45 can be called a child of war,Aca,!A? Kanishka says. Aca,!A"And the education opportunities in this country have suffered because of it.Aca,!A?

  • Building Strong: The Corps of Engineers provides war-torn Kabul University with engineering books

    May 3, 2011

  • Korean War MOH recipients inducted into Hall of Heroes

    Mar 27, 2012

    The names of two Soldiers, Korean War veterans, were placed into the Hall of Heroes during a ceremony May 3, 2011, at the Pentagon. It's an honor reserved for those who have earned the Medal of Honor.

  • Presidential remarks at Kaho'ohanohano, Svehla Medal of Honor ceremony

    Mar 27, 2012

    Presidential remarks at Kaho'ohanohano, Svehla Medal of Honor ceremony

  • New Brigade Combat Team Counterinsurgency Seminars

    May 2, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army Counterinsurgency Center begins conducting pre-deployment counterinsurgency (COIN) training in May, 2011 for Brigade Combat Team leaders. The focus of the seminar is to ground units in counterinsurgency, operational environment, and the theater campaign plan to prepare them to conduct counterinsurgency in full spectrum operations in the Afghan and Iraq theaters.

  • "There's nothing more fitting" 2-75 commander publicly recognizes rangers for valorou

    May 2, 2011

    TACOMA, Wash. - With the quiet, picturesque Puget Sound as a backdrop, members of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment were distinguished April 29 for the first time in a public setting for exceptional gallantry while engaged in recent combat operations in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Dave Hodne, the battalion commander, awarded two Bronze Stars for valor; 11 Army Commendation Medals for valor; four Joint Service Commendation Medals for valor; 16 Purple Hearts; five Orders of Saint Maurice; and one Order of Saint Martin on the stadium grounds at Stadium High School. Ten rangers who couldn't be present also received awards.

  • Combat vehicle work continues for FMS to Iraq, ceremony held

    May 2, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot officially announced production of 586 M113 Family of Vehicles and 21 M88A1s through a foreign military sales case during a rollout ceremony here on April 28. These vehicles will be used by the Iraqi government to meet their specific national requirements.

  • Army accelerates app innovation, delivery

    May 2, 2011

    The Army is now developing another "Apps for the Army" challenge, which will be the next increment of the Army Marketplace.

  • Soldiers train on new FBCB2 to prep for network exercise

    May 2, 2011

    Soldiers preparing for this summer's Network Integration Evaluation at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., are receiving training on the new Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below Joint Capabilities Release.

  • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening - May 2011

    May 2, 2011

    We would rather not talk about it. We do not want to be the ones to deal with it. But suicide among youth is a reality, and it is more common than we might think. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds, claiming more lives than any single disease or condition. Fortunately, the emotional crises that so often precede suicides are both recognizable and treatable, and good prevention tools can help parents identify a problem before it's too late. In honor of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, May 1-7, the Rock Island Arsenal Employee Assistance Program invites you to take advantage of the Brief Screening for Adolescent Depression, a new online screening tool that lets parents assess their children's risk for depression and suicide and determine whether to seek further help.

  • Top Army civilians meet to discuss civilian role in Profession of Arms Campaign

    May 2, 2011

    More than 30 of the most senior career Army Civilians met April 15, 2011, at Fort Belvoir, Va., to discuss the Army Civilian Corps' role in the ongoing Army Profession of Arms campaign.

  • Army Ground Forces Band alumni reunite for final concert in Atlanta

    May 2, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band and 53 of its alumni bid farewell to Atlanta with a reunion concert at McEachern High School Performing Arts Center, April 30. This performance was the band's last public showcase in the Atlanta area before the band moves to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Kosek Receives JMC's 2010 Peer Superior Choice Award

    May 2, 2011

    Robert Kosek has been awarded the Joint Munitions Command's 2010 Peer Superior Choice Award.

  • Army Partners with Kiwanis International

    May 2, 2011

    While it was formally launched with three signatures, a few words and a couple of handshakes, the Army's partnership with Kiwanis International is more than a signed memorandum of understanding - it is about collaboration and positive action for the future of the nation.

  • Marine Is Liaison at Army's Joint Munitions Command

    May 2, 2011

    At the Joint Munitions Command's headquarters, Thompson works as a Marine liaison vessel planner. Through scheduling and logistics, he moves ammunition from the continental United States to ports all over the world to support warfighters.

  • Army clarifies award of Purple Heart for concussion

    Jun 20, 2011

    The Army issued new guidance April 29 that clarifies how Soldiers who've suffered concussive injuries as the result of enemy action might be eligible for the Purple Heart.

  • Warrior Clinic reduces pain medication use

    May 2, 2011

    The pain management program at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Warrior Clinic has drastically reduced the number of wounded warriors receiving prescribed pain medication.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord locals reacts to bin Laden's death

    May 2, 2011

  • Speed-dating connects Corps and small businesses

    May 2, 2011

    Speed-dating at Corps small business conference in Sparks, Nev., April 12-14 helps small businesses connect with Corps contracts.

  • Task force assesses likely impact of bin Laden's death

    May 2, 2011

    Within minutes of the president's televised announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden, leaders from the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team met for their daily battle update briefing and began discussing the impact the al-Qaida leader's death would likely have within the unit's area of operation over the coming days and weeks.

  • Tomb guard brothers to continue service at home state

    May 2, 2011

    "Here rests in honored glory an American Soldier known but to God," is inscribed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier where Sentinels from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) walk day and night to honor and protect fallen heroes who sacrificed their lives and identities for our country's freedom.

  • CASCOM Honors President James Monroe at Hollywood Cemetery

    May 2, 2011

    Soldiers from the Combined Arms Support Command serve as the color guard at Hollywood Cemetery during the wreath-laying ceremony in honor of President James Monroe, our nation's fifth president. Maj. Gen. John P. McLaren, commander, 80th Reserve Training Command, led the ceremony and described Monroe as, "one of the greatest Virginia statesmen of all time and an exceptional commander in chief."

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