Archive: May 2011

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  • Douglas native gets support from home

    Jun 1, 2011

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan " Many Americans have different ideas when it comes to supporting the troops.

  • 'Saber' Squadron, Iraqi partners provide water pumps to local farmers

    Jun 2, 2011

    Leaders of the 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, and the 4th Federal Police Division, provided water pumps to ten farmers from Radwaniyah, Iraq, to enhance their farming capabilities.

  • Army Cadet from Pittsburg State, injured in Joplin twister, puts well-being of others before his own

    May 27, 2011

    Army Cadet from Pittsburg State, injured in Joplin twister, puts well-being of others before his own.

  • IMCOM Korea, Europe take home Soldier, NCO of the Year honors

    Jun 1, 2011

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas - After an exhausting week of rucking, wrestling, shooting and Soldiering, each of the nine best Soldiers and noncommissioned officers in the U.S. Army Installation Management Command received an award for participating in the command’s first-ever Best Warrior competition. But only two became Soldier and NCO of the Year.

  • Back to Basics " Sergeants Major Style

    Jun 2, 2011

    Advancing into the future sometimes means looking to the past and getting “back to basics.” This was a common theme of the 2011 Sergeants Major Conference held during Sustainment Week 2011, May 9 - 12.

  • Artillery tradition leaves new platoon leaders hatless

    May 27, 2011

    In the Army, it's a custom in the community of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems, like the High Mobility Artillery Rocket system, to tape a new platoon leader's patrol cap to the giant weapons system and let its back blast do its thing. Second Lt. Shannon McDonnell is one of the newest to endure the rather odd welcoming.

  • Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2011

    May 28, 2011

    For over two centuries, brave men and women have laid down their lives in defense of our great Nation. These heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice so we may uphold the ideals we all cherish. On this Memorial Day, we honor the generations of Americans who have fought and died to defend our freedom.

  • Platoons from 1-23 Infantry BN take on grueling mission at Yakima

    May 27, 2011

    The wind whipped through the hillside with a bone-chilling cold, blowing dust in the faces of the Soldiers from 2nd Platoon Blackhawk Company as they received the operation order for their upcoming mission. 2nd Platoon would be making a 20- to 25-kilometer dismounted movement over rocky, uneven mountainous terrain to assault several objectives. With the operation slated to begin within a few hours the platoon was given the order to get what rest they could while still pulling guard on their position.

  • Future weapons on display at Camp Atterbury

    May 27, 2011

    The National Defense Industrial Association's International held its annual Infantry & Joint Service Small Arms Symposium & Exhibition this year at Camp Atterbury. The symposium provides a forum where small arms community members from across the globe come together for technical paper presentations, informational speakers, and exhibits of the hardware used by current and future defense organizations.

  • Pacific region AFAP looks at child care, advocacy services

    May 27, 2011

    Army Family Action Plan encourages the Army family to identify issues and offer recommendations that can improve the quality of life for the Army community.

  • Soldiers put 'flags-in' at nation's cemetery

    May 31, 2011

    Each year for the past 40 years, the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) has honored America's fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones and niches of service members buried at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldier's and Airmen's Home National Cemetery just prior to Memorial Day weekend.

  • Memorial Day events near USAG Benelux

    May 27, 2011

    USAG BENELUX, Belgium: Several Memorial Day events being held near U.S. Army Garrison Benelux this weekend.

  • Soldiers help make life better for abandoned dogs

    May 27, 2011

    “A lot of people think I’m crazy,” Ray Suarez said with a chuckle as he walks past the animal pens lining his land. In the pens are 53 dogs " of all breeds, sizes and ages.

  • Chinese delegation visits Stewart-Hunter

    May 27, 2011

    A Chinese delegation led by Gen. Chen Bingde, the chief of the general staff for the People’s Liberation Army, spent approximately four hours with Soldiers and leadership at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield as part of their week-long visit to several military bases in the United States, May 19.

  • Avoid wildfire health issues

    May 27, 2011

    Winn Army Community Hospital Department of Preventive Medicine advises Fort Stewart residents and employees to take precautions to avoid health issues which may be associated with wildfire smoke exposure.

  • Guardsman helps rescue tornado victims in Joplin

    Sep 29, 2011

    A National Guard specialist rescued dozens of people trapped in a collapsed Wal-Mart store following a deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011.

  • 4th AAB closes bases, preps for return home

    May 27, 2011

    AL ANBAR, Iraq " Soldiers of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, have begun their departure home to Fort Stewart, Ga., and as their deployment comes to a close, so have three U.S. military installations they occupied during their year-long tour.

  • Suicide prevention remains key

    May 27, 2011

    Suicide prevention means saving lives…the Army’s stated goal is to prevent suicide for Soldiers, Family Members, and Civilians. Suicide prevention involves both public awareness and education; understanding the risk factors and signs of concern is a must.

  • Get out and see some nature … and lasers!

    May 27, 2011

    Well Barrack’s Lifer’s, summer time is upon us. With Memorial Weekend this weekend, and officially starting the summer season, it is time to start looking at some fun summer activities.

  • Army Sustainment Command community celebrates Military Appreciation Week

    May 27, 2011

    Rock Island Arsenal and surrounding communities celebrated Military Appreciation Week with open house and ball game.

  • ‘Spartans’ train, fire for effect with new equipment

    May 27, 2011

    The 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team “Spartan” Soldiers set up to test and train on new integration/communication equipment May 3-20 during the brigade’s Command Post Exercise held at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Keep the pressure up!

    May 27, 2011

    June 5-11 is National Tire Safety Week, time to think about the tires you and your family ride on everyday.

  • From student to instructor, goal fulfilled

    May 27, 2011

    While deployed to Mosul, Iraq, in 2010, Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Pegues had an opportunity to fulfill his life’s goal; to become a teacher. As the oldest child in his Family, he had enjoyed helping his siblings with their school work. When he heard that the search was on for college instructors in Mosul, he jumped at the opportunity to teach the business management curriculum for the University of Maryland, University College.

  • Night Stalkers compete for top honors at competition

    May 27, 2011

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. " Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Campbell Soldiers came out on top in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment’s annual Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Archaeology Month at Stewart revealed rich Georgia history

    May 27, 2011

    May is Archaeology Month in the State of Georgia. You may be surprised to know there are a number of archaeological sites on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. While Fort Stewart is only about seventy years old, humans have been living in the area for thousands of years. Underneath our soil lie archaeological sites that can reveal clues to our common heritage and tell us important information about how people lived long ago.

  • Leaders tackle stigma, discuss PTSD

    May 27, 2011

    During the Civil War, it was called “Soldier’s heart.” Throughout the First World War, it was called shell shock. In World War II, it was called battle fatigue. Today, it is commonly known as post traumatic stress disorder. No matter what you call it, the affects of PTSD are real.

  • 'Raider' Soldier heroes say good deed hasn’t changed them

    May 27, 2011

    It was Valentine’s day and Sergeant William O’Brien, IV and Spc. Brian Darby of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, had just treated their Families to dinner at Kobes Japanese Steakhouse in Hinesville. Sergeant O’Brien had stepped outside as Spc. Darby finished paying his bill, and as he walked out the door he saw Sgt. O’Brien looking back at him and pointing to the highway.

  • Soldiers give children a glimpse of Army life

    May 27, 2011

    The Soldiers stood poised for action as the mob rushed them. Defenseless and outnumbered, the three helicopter pilots reflected on their training and experience to find the proper reaction. Finally one spoke: “How many of you want to be helicopter pilots when you grow up?”

  • Operation Homefront delivers smiles, advice to expecting mothers

    May 27, 2011

    Fifty military affiliated expecting women received free diapers, baby blankets, prizes and more at a patriotic themed baby shower, May 19 at the Liberty County YMCA. Like most showers, ‘mothers-to-be’ participated in nursery rhyme and interactive games, but more importantly they had time to fellowship with each other.

  • Sustainment tour spotlights installation projects, renovations

    May 27, 2011

    An energy plant, a motor pool, a landfill and a recycling processing station were a few of the areas explored during an installation tour at Fort Stewart, May 19. The Directorate of Public Works gave Civilians the opportunity to gain insight of installation projects and construction efforts during a Sustainment Tour.

  • Ophthalmology outreach at MEDREACH in Malawi

    Jun 2, 2011

    Life-changing events can become the norm during a medical readiness education and training exercises conducted in tandem with U.S. Army Africa's MEDREACH 11 mission in Malawi. That mission, featuring medical training exchanges between U.S. and Malawi Defense Force members, included three medical and dental outreach clinics that delivered care to the Malawian people. "There is nothing quite so gratifying as that moment when the bandages come off and the patients realize they can see," said Army Lt. Col. (Dr.) Darrell "Casey" Carlton, assistant officer-in-charge for the eye clinic at the Lions Sight First Eye Hospital. "It's a life-changing change for them."

  • U.S. and German aviators test new attack helicopter in Grafenwoehr

    May 27, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- For the first time, aviators from both countries participated in a coordinated, live-fire training exercise with the U.S. and its rotary-wing, aviation assets. They utilized the U.S. AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter and Germany’s new Eurocopter Tiger Attack Helicopter.

  • USF-I enlisted leadership aims to strengthen Iraqi NCO corps

    May 28, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Earl L. Rice, senior enlisted advisor to the deputy commanding general for operations, United States Forces - Iraq and to the commander, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, N.C., met with Iraqi army Command Sgt. Maj. Nasser Abd Hasan Johai, senior enlisted advisor, 12th Iraq Army Division, May 19, to discuss military training standards and upcoming events.

  • Reenlistment marks retention milestone for STB-K

    Jun 1, 2011

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea - Sgt. Misty Dichristina of Special Troops Battalion-Korea reenlisted with Eighth Army Commander Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson at the helipad here May 6.

  • Good Neighbor English Camp held in South Korea

    May 27, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea " As a part of the 2011 Good Neighbor English Camp, students from around the Korean Peninsula stayed with a host family here May 16 - 23.

  • In the bag: Summer Bagger Program provides students practical work experience

    May 31, 2011

    For many youths, summer break is an opportunity to make a temporary transition from student to employee, gain practical hands-on experience in the work world and, of course, earn extra spending money. For those students who have not yet secured a summer job, the garrison's Summer Bagger Program may be exactly what they are looking for to enhance their summer schedule.

  • Defense Information Systems Agency director recognizes Fort Meade personnel for their support

    May 27, 2011

    The Defense Information Systems Agency's senior leadership held a recognition ceremony Tuesday to show its gratitude to Fort Meade personnel for their assistance in the agency's Base Closure and Realignment move.

  • DINFOS honors DoD's top communicators of 2010

    May 27, 2011

    The military's best writers, photographers and videographers, including two stationed at Fort Meade, were recognized for excellence in a ceremony at the Defense Information School on May 19.

  • Fort Meade honors Asian Pacific Americans

    May 27, 2011

    Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, former Army chief of staff, spoke May 19 to an audience of about 400 people at Club Meade at the installation's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Observance.

  • Community honors Fort Meade installation commander's service to region

    May 27, 2011

    Installation Commander Col. Daniel L. Thomas was honored for his leadership during his tenure as Fort Meade's garrison commander by local business and civic leaders at a farewell luncheon and recognition ceremony May 18 at Club Meade.

  • Fort Meade Highsteppers host track meet, prepare for district qualifier

    May 27, 2011

    The Junior Olympic-caliber athletes of the Fort Meade Highsteppers track and field club had the rare opportunity to compete on their own track.

  • 'Capstone of service': Fort Meade chaplain retires after 30 years

    May 27, 2011

    Installation Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Kevin Stroop, who has served as installation chaplain since June 2009, was honored for his service as an Army chaplain at a retirement ceremony May 18 at the Courses Clubhouse.

  • United In Strength

    May 31, 2011

    Fort Meade celebrated Armed Forces Day with its annual Joint Services Installation Run on Friday.

  • Flags in

    Jun 11, 2012

    The ceremony, known as "flags in," has been conducted annually since The Old Guard was designated as the Army's official ceremonial unit in 1948. Every available soldier in the 3rd U.S. Infantry participates, placing small American flags one foot in front and centered before each grave marker.

  • I Corps cases colors ahead of summer Afghanistan tour

    May 26, 2011

    I Corps hosted a deployment ceremony May 26 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. I Corps will augment International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom this summer.

  • Engineers celebrate history, honor losses

    May 28, 2011

    A former Army slogan once said in part, “We do more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day.”

  • 29 years of service, no regrets

    May 26, 2011

    There are men and women who join the Army and know being a Soldier is for them.

  • Civilian Hall of Fame inductees demonstrate their concern for Soldiers

    May 26, 2011

    On Monday, I Corps Commanding General Lt. Gen. Mike Scaparrotti formally inducted Buckley and Schmeling into the Civilian Hall of Fame during a luncheon. Their photos are now among 15 civilians with places of honor at I Corps Headquarters.

  • America’s Army: 'Strength of the Nation' for 236 years

    May 31, 2011

    The Army celebrates its 236th birthday on June 14, 2011, and the milestone brings a full lineup of events to commemorate the many roles the Army fulfills.

  • Predicting More than Weather

    May 26, 2011

    The 3rd Weather Squadron of West Fort Hood, Texas, predicts a successful blood drive.

  • Creativity, marketing key to success for military-spouse entrepreneurs

    May 26, 2011

    Military spouses are often successful entrepreneurs by using organizational skills developed by living busy lifestyles and tapping into substantial customer bases. With careful planning and research, family members can start and own businesses. Spouses Christina Pruitt, Valerie Zorn and Yvette Esparza-Barajas are mothers of young children and proof that it’s possible, can be lucrative and even enjoyable.

  • Lee audience applauds new safety program

    May 26, 2011

    A new Army Safety training program earned rave reviews during a special presentation Tuesday at Fort Lee.

  • Blessed by Blood

    May 26, 2011

    Spc. Brandon Neal donates with the Armed Services Blood Program after receiving blood transfusions himself while deployed in Iraq.

  • Bicycle helmet saves warrant officer's life

    May 26, 2011

    They say you can’t put a price on life, but Chief Warrant Officer 5 Paul Barnes can pinpoint exactly how much it cost to save his " $180. That’s the amount Barnes, chief of logistics support at Fort Irwin for the 404th Army Field Support Brigade, spent on a bicycle helmet he bought while stationed in Korea in 2004.

  • A “Go-To” Donor at War and at Home

    May 26, 2011

    Sgt. Francine Krohn poses with an apheresis machine similar to the one she donated platelets with in Iraq. Fort Hood, Texas on May 2, 2011.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord celebrates Armed Forces Day

    May 26, 2011

    And he wasn’t the only one talking about what makes America’s military great " hundreds of servicemembers, civilians and local military groups were on hand to greet nearly 20,000 visitors who came for a day of free historical reenactments, military displays and carnival rides.

  • Ready for action, Army equipment rolls aboard ship

    May 26, 2011

    Thousands of vehicles and other equipment items are rolling aboard the USNS Pomeroy at Charleston, S.C., part of the Army Prepositioned Stocks program managed by Army Sustainment Command.

  • Mystery event revealed at IMCOM Best Warrior Competition

    May 27, 2011

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas - The final mystery event, the Combat Pistol Qualification Course, of the Best Warrior Competition was conducted May 26 at Camp Bullis, Texas. Sgt. Jeremy Brake, Daegu, Korea, scored the highest among the noncommissioned officers with a score of 28. Spc. Katelyn Parente, Fort Riley, Kansas, scored the highest among the specialist and below Soldiers with a score of 24.

  • 8th TSC Commanding General visits 65th Engineers at PTA

    May 26, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and members of his command team, visited more than 300 Soldiers, here, May 10, during their field training exercise.

  • Army set to enhance counter-IED training for Soldiers

    May 27, 2011

    Three years after development of counter-improvised explosive device training lanes, the Army is poising itself to standardize and enhance the technology that helps Soldiers defeat the signature weapon in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • I Corps Cases Colors Ahead of Summer Afghanistan Tour

    May 26, 2011

    Casing ceremony marks the final steps in preparation for I Corps to deploy to Afghanistan.

  • Georgia, South Carolina guard units hold annual softball game on Fort McPherson

    May 26, 2011

    The Palmetto Pride needed to end the game the way they started it " with a three-run inning. Unfortunately for the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) Joint Forces Headquarters (JFHQ) softball team " but much to the delight of the Georgia Army National Guard (GAARNG) JFHQ fans " the comeback never materialized.

  • Sullivan addresses Career Academy’s 11th graduating class

    Jun 1, 2011

    The month of May is synonymous with high school graduations. And such was the case when 29 Anniston Army Depot High School Career Academy students received certificates at commencement exercises here May 12 for successfully completing phase one of the Student Educational Employment Program.

  • ANAD commander wishes workforce a safe Memorial Day

    Jun 1, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot Commander Col. Timothy Sullivan gives a memorial day message to the workforce, encouraging them to safely enjoy their holiday.

  • Anniston Army Depot begins Stryker overhaul

    Jun 1, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot began its final step toward becoming the core depot for the Army’s Stryker program May 2 when it inducted an Infantry Carrier Vehicle to be overhauled on the installation.

  • Army receives first THAAD missiles

    Jun 1, 2011

    Lockheed Martin delivered the first two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Missiles to the U.S. Army, capping off years of planning and development. The two missiles arrived at Anniston Defense Munitions Center May 16 and were quickly taken to the ammunition bunker that will be their home until the need arises to ship them to the warfighter.

  • “How will you be spending your Memorial Day weekend?”

    May 26, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked community members: “How will you be spending your Memorial Day weekend?”

  • 1-14 Cav. troops conduct battlefield reconnaissance at YTC

    May 26, 2011

    Cavalry Scouts of 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, practiced their artistic abilities as they provided details to paint a picture of the battlefield during a platoon live-fire exercise at Yakima Training Center May 24.

  • Letterkenny tradition of excellence lives on

    May 26, 2011

    Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, P.A" Former Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) Commander, Colonel Steven Shapiro, has been selected to the rank of Brigadier General. His next assignment will be as the United States Army in Europe (USAREUR) Operations Sustainment, G4-Logisitics.

  • Honor fallen this Memorial Day, honor self by being safe

    May 26, 2011

    Monday is Memorial Day. We tend to approach this traditional first day of summer vacation with both the solemnity of its original purpose and in celebrating the gathering of Family and friends. I have the honor to attend two Memorial Day events. The first one was the Georgia State Memorial Day Ceremony at the state capitol on Thursday. The second will be the 66th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony being held at the Marietta National Cemetery.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Soldiers

    May 26, 2011

  • Mortar platoon Soldiers more than just a team

    May 26, 2011

    The Soldiers of 3rd Squad, Mortar Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., live and work in the confines of a Stryker vehicle during a brigade field training exercise at YTC, May 18-June 8.

  • Panther officers taste Prop Blast

    May 26, 2011

  • Be Army Ready this hurricane season

    May 26, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After witnessing a horrendous month of tornado outbreaks across the South as recent as this week, we easily realize just how devastating weather can be and how important it is to be adequately prepared for severe storms.

  • Natick displays work at Massachusetts State House

    May 26, 2011

    Work done at the Natick Soldier Systems Center was displayed May 24 at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. For the fifth straight year, “Beacon Hill Day” gave legislators, staff and the public a look at NSSC displays in the Great Hall area of the state house.

  • Post bikers ride for safety

    May 26, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- More than 50 military and civilian motorcycle riders took advantage of the sunny weather Tuesday to embark on a 17-mile ride around Fort Jackson. The ride was part of this year’s Victory Thunder Motorcycle Rally at the Solomon Center. The annual event invites bikers to learn about motorcycle safety, enjoy camaraderie and participate in a bike show.

  • Post gets Army Strong: Soldiers compete in Strongman competition

    May 26, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For the second year in a row, Brian Jones with Company F, 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, took home the title in the overall male category of the 2011 Strongman in the post competition.

  • 2-3 Inf. Regt. prepares for total warfare at YTC

    May 26, 2011

    Stryker crews from conducted scenario-based exercises May 21 in which they were given certain amounts of time to engage various targets ranging up to 1000 meters in distance. The Strykers used two main remote weapon systems: the .50 caliber machine gun and the MK-19 automatic grenade launcher. The training was all part of a 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division full-spectrum training exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash.

  • Post salutes armed forces

    May 26, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Past, present and future Soldiers were honored during Fort Jackson’s combined Retiree Appreciation Days and Armed Forces Day activities Friday and Saturday. The celebration included golf, bowling and bingo competitions, a ceremony at Hilton Field and a health and benefits expo at the Solomon Center

  • Driver's Training Toolbox to launch June 1

    May 26, 2011

    New and improved Driver’s Training Toolbox

  • Last line of defense: artillery chart operations outdated, but vital

    May 26, 2011

    In today's Army, the range and direction of artillery rounds are calculated almost solely by computer systems. But the long-outdated method they replaced is still a necessity.

  • Airborne Cavalry receives highest honor

    May 26, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - They were the first reconnaissance, surveillance and acquisition targeting squadron to be activated in the 82nd Airborne Division. With just more than 400 Paratroopers, they were half the size of a full strength battalion and the smallest battalion in the Brigade. That did not deter command from giving Task Force 300 the largest area of responsibility during their deployment to Iraq in August 2006. They were responsible for a more than 200-kilometer stretch on the Iraq-Iran border that had not had a U.S. presence in almost a year.

  • Slice of LIFE: LIFE magazine veteran shares story

    May 26, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson supports about 46,000 retirees who make their home in the Midlands. And while the post provides numerous opportunities for retirees to gather, such as last week’s Retiree Appreciation Days event, it is sometimes difficult to capture each of their unique stories.

  • The moments in between: 3-2 SBCT Soldiers raise spirits amid downtime during training

    May 26, 2011

    A group of Soldiers from Headquarters Platoon, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, an element of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, use their downtime during a brigade-wide, full-spectrum training exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash., wisely - by cracking jokes and having fun. It's all to keep morale and ward of stress.

  • Manpower Assessment Team reviews mission and manning for ASA-Dix, DRFTA

    May 26, 2011

    The Army Reserve appointed a Manpower Assessment Team to review the mission and manning of two Army Reserve garrisons: Army Support Activity-Dix (ASA-Dix) and the Devens Reserve Forces Training Activity (DRFTA).

  • Post becomes outdoor classroom

    May 26, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Although they come from different backgrounds, they share the same goal, to become a certified South Carolina master naturalist. And the on-post field trip Friday provided by Fort Jackson’s Wildlife Branch brought 12 adult students one step closer to achieving their goal.

  • APG celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    May 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Culture was celebrated in song, dance, with exotic food and colorful artifacts during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month observance at the Aberdeen Recreation Center May 13.

  • Lake Fest -- Fort Rucker community invited to beat the heat at Lake Tholocco

    May 26, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lake Fest kicks off the summer swimming season at West Beach on Lake Tholocco May 28 from noon to 6 p.m.

  • Program helps build family resiliency

    May 26, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Vacation, summer camp, summer school, and swimming and tennis lessons are all activities that come to mind once school ends, but there are still a lot of hours and opportunities for families to interact and become closer during those two summer months. How do you fill that time?

  • Rules of the wild -- fishers, hunters must carry documentation

    May 26, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Hunting and fishing on post are encouraged, but there are still several rules all participants must follow, according to Directorate of Public Safety and Outdoor Recreation officials.

  • Gold Stars: A time-honored symbol of sacrifice

    May 26, 2011

    Memorial Day: In 1967, an Act of Congress standardized the service banners and established the Gold Star lapel pins to issue to immediate family members of servicemembers killed in combat, including those who have committed suicide in theater. The Next of Kin pin signifies death from a service-related death or suicide during active duty other than combat.

  • Boys of Summer -- Blue Jays fall to Cardinals in youth baseball

    May 26, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It was a battle of the bats for two Fort Rucker youth baseball teams May 24 as the Cardinals downed the Blue Jays, 10-8, in the 9-10 year old age group.

  • Equestrian center offers outlet for horse lovers

    May 26, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- No matter what their skill level, the Fort Rucker Equestrian Center provides a place for horse enthusiasts, young and old, to saddle up and hit the trails.

  • Warrant officer class honors, helps tornado victims

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- More than 50 warrant officer candidates dedicated their class sign May 20 to citizens of Shoal Creek Valley, Ala., one of the many communities affected by the April tornadoes.

  • Lawton honors its military with largest Armed Forces Day parade

    May 26, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Armed Forces Day parade began with the Fort Sill Joint Service Color Guard leading the way. From left to right they carried the American flag followed by the different military services in order of when they were created.

  • Father gives son his wings during graduation ceremony

    May 26, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Watching a son take up the cause of his father is a rewarding and humbling event, said one father as he pinned Aviation wings on his son at the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Aviator Course graduation ceremony May 19.

  • New mail center provides safer distribution

    May 26, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- After several weeks of construction, the new mail center on post is up and running in its new location in Bldg. 118 on Shamrock and Sixth Avenue.

  • Fort Sill marks field artillery's 100th anniversary

    May 26, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Even Mother Nature seemed to want to join the 100th Anniversary of the Field Artillery celebration as thunder, the heavenly kind and not that shot from howitzers, rumbled in the distance May 19.

  • Valorous Unit - 40 years after the fact

    May 26, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Forty years after the fact, a Fort Rucker unit received a Valorous Unit award for its actions during the Vietnam War.

  • Fires bagpipers build on air defender legacy

    May 26, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- When the Fires Center of Excellence Pipe Band, also known as "Costello's Own," played at the dedication of the First to Fire Room in Snow Hall Friday, they built on the legacy established by Air Defense Artillery at Fort Bliss.

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