Archive: May 2011

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  • IMCOM employees ride through Texas countryside for Motorcycle Safety Day

    May 17, 2011

  • Had this been an actual emergency, how would you know'

    May 24, 2011

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands (news and editorial) - In cooperation with emergency responders from the Municipality of Schinnen, the Province of Limburg, the Royal Dutch Marechaussee (KMAR) and the Dutch Ministry of Defense, USAG Schinnen held an emergency response exercise May 16 with observer controllers from USAG Benelux, USAG Hohenfels and U.S. Army Europe.

  • NY Guard Yellow Ribbon Program helps Soldiers, families deal with redeployment stress

    May 17, 2011

    Soldiers from across New York State and their families gathered for a two-day session during which they learned about problems and concerns that can crop up when National Guard Soldiers return from a combat zone to civilian life.

  • Gates to troops: U.S. must sustain force excellence

    May 17, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke with Marines and Soldiers and watched them train today at two East Coast military installations, thanking them for their service, and -- 48 days away from his June 30 retirement -- saying goodbye.

  • Fallen Army journalist honored at Newseum

    May 17, 2011

    Staff Sgt. James Hunter was an Army public affairs noncommissioned officer who was killed by a roadside bomb in June 2010, during a foot patrol in Afghanistan. He and 76 other fallen journalists were memorialized at the Newseum here, today, in the 2011 re-dedication ceremony of the Journalists Memorial.

  • Law enforcement professionals discuss mission focus

    May 17, 2011

    Law enforcement professionals from across Iraq came together at the deputy commanding general of detainee operations and provost marshal general's Senior Leaders Conference, Camp Victory, Iraq, May 4.

  • Senior leaders review proposed Army PT test

    May 17, 2011

    More than 50 senior leaders participated in and gave feedback on the proposed Army Physical Readiness Test at Camp Victory, May 7.

  • Joint Task Force Troy honors fallen EOD techs

    May 17, 2011

    "What is it that would possess an individual to walk down range against an inanimate object that presents certain death at the slightest misstep, yet relishes the opportunity to exercise mastery of a situation where you can only get the opportunity to make a mistake once'" asked Capt. Edward W. Eidson, commander of Joint Task Force Troy, United States Forces - Iraq, during his speech at a memorial service held in Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, May 7. "The names you are about to hear are those brave individuals."

  • Operation Shear Love: Troops donate long locks to children

    May 17, 2011

    Troops on Victory Base Complex participated in Operation Shear Love, in which they donated their hair to Locks of Love, May 8.

  • Marine returns to Iraq for closure

    May 17, 2011

    During the height of the war in Iraq, patrols, setting up checkpoints and vehicle searches were standard and occurred every day. Most of those ended without any type of conflict or casualties.

  • Marine returns to Iraq for closure

    May 17, 2011

    During the height of the war in Iraq, patrols, setting up checkpoints and vehicle searches were standard and occurred every day. Most of those ended without any type of conflict or casualties.

  • Battalion participates in marriage retreat on Yongsan

    May 17, 2011

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - To view and treat marriage as a sacred art was the main message taught to the couples who participated in the Strong Bond Marriage Retreat held at the scenic Dragon Hill Lodge on Yongsan Garrison May 12 - 14.

  • Barracks tattoo: a life-altering decision

    May 17, 2011

    Tattoos are markings made by inserting indelible ink into the skin for artistic preferences as well as many other reasons. They are common among service members.

  • Tornado disaster assistance may be available for some vets

    Nov 4, 2011

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that special disaster assistance may be available to veterans with VA-guaranteed home loans who have been affected by recent tornados in the South.

  • Special Forces vet reflects on 63-year Army career

    Oct 25, 2011

    Arif R. Zaky will retire at a May 24 luncheon at the APG-North recreation center. By his accounting, he will have completed 63 years, 5 months and 13 days of federal service. He is 80 years and 8 months old.

  • Bay State Corps of Engineers personnel greet Sen. Kerry in Kabul

    May 16, 2011

  • Bay State Corps of Engineers personnel greet Sen. Kerry in Kabul

    May 16, 2011

    KABUL - Several U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees from Massachusetts met U.S. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts at the U.S. Embassy on Sunday, May 15. The Democratic senator thanked them for the work in Afghanistan and spoke briefly about ending the war.

  • BRAC 2005 Recommended Relocation of U.S. Army Materiel Command

    May 16, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> On July 17, 2011 Headquarters, U.S. Army Materiel Command will complete its Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) directed transfer from Fort Belvoir, Va. to Redstone Arsenal, Ala. This marks the end of AMC's nearly 50-year presence in the National Capital Region. AMC set the conditions for success years ago, ensuring this move is transparent to its customers and stakeholders. Although HQ AMC is leaving the NCR, the command will continue to conduct global operations ensuring continuous, uninterrupted support to Army, Joint, Department of Defense, multinational, and interagency partners.

  • Boxing, more than hitting

    May 16, 2011

    The all women's boxing class, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, teaches proper technique, form, self-defense and helps build women's self-confidence during the hour long class on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

  • 31st CSH's 219th Med. Det. (COSC) activates at Bliss

    May 16, 2011

    Soldiers, friends and family members gathered to witness the activation of the 219th Medical Detachment (COSC), 31st Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade, on Bliss Field at Fort Bliss' main post May 16.

  • 51st TICO Soldiers finally have barracks of their own

    May 16, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Since the 51st Translator Interpreter Company was stood up at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin in October 2008, its Soldiers have served the nation all around the globe as they have provided translator and interpreter services as a force multiplier for the Armed Forces. However, until May 13, the Soldiers didn't have a place to call home at Fort Irwin as they were moved from modular facilities to other units' barracks facilities but were never together in one place. With the opening of their new $9 million barracks facility, the TICO Soldiers now have state-of-the-art living quarters complete with a kitchen and living area in each two-person room.

  • Army One Source Partnership Institute meets in San Antonio

    May 16, 2011

  • 'Head Hunter' squadron trains Iraqi Army on cordon, search techniques

    May 16, 2011

    Iraqi Army Soldiers of 3rd Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division cordoned the area and stormed through the neighboring buildings during the urban operations exercise, May 12, 2011, while Soldiers from the "Head Hunter" 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division watched intently, taking note of the Iraqi soldier's progress.

  • Training helps first responders provide peer support

    May 16, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - With the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq reaching the 10-year mark, the plight of war-weary Soldiers exhibiting post traumatic stress disorder systems has become a major concern - and rightfully so.

  • Fort Irwin athletes take softball to a new level

    May 16, 2011

    Unique softball team is comprised of athletes from military and civilian families, team is coached by Non-Commissioned Officers in NTC Operations Group and an Army wife.

  • Lady Warriors score late, top Lucky Laydeez 3-2

    May 16, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Lindsey Gregory stroked a game-tying two-out RBI single and came in with the winning run on a line-drive single by Shelby Prolozola to lead the Lady Warriors to a 3-2 victory over Lucky Laydeez in intramural softball action May 10 at the Fort Polk Soldiers Athletic Complex.

  • Blackhorse Troopers dominate at NTC combatives tournament

    May 16, 2011

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment took first place in six out of seven weight divisions at the Warrior Challenge Combatives Tournament at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 9-10, 2011.

  • General Chiarelli, Sergeant Major of the Army Chandler Honored 99 Logistics Units In May 12 Ceremony

    May 16, 2011

    Ninety-nine logistics units from throughout the Army were honored last week at the Army's 2011 Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA) in Richmond, Virginia.

  • Fort Polk's littlest Soldier fallen

    May 16, 2011

    Brennan Daigle, 10, lost his battle with cancer May 5. When I met him at the end of February for his 10th birthday and honorary induction into the Army, he had already outlived his prognosis by days. Despite knowing this, he was happy and gracious: Though he must have been in pain and was, as he said himself, shy, he never stopped smiling.

  • SMDC teams with MDA to promote safety

    May 16, 2011

    SMDC teams with MDA to promote safety among personnel May 11.

  • 3/89 Cavalry kids camo up to earn their spurs

    May 16, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. -They low crawled through mud, carried casualties, learned to throw grenades and moved across a field while under small arms fire. That is, water balloon "grenades" and electronic small arms fire resounding from speakers. This probably doesn't sound like normal training for a Soldier, but it was just a peek at Soldier training for more than 80 kids of the 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division May 7 for the unit's annual Kid's Spur Ride at the Siegfried Youth Center.

  • Army building foundational software for COE

    May 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army's System of Systems Engineering effort has identified a number of computing environments through which to implement G6-defined standards, service officials said.

  • Recruiting officer urges APG, RDECOM to share Army's high-tech message

    May 16, 2011

    Sharing the Army's high-tech story with the American public will help build a stronger military, a senior recruiting officer said May 13, 2011, during a visit to Aberdeen Proving Ground's research facilities.

  • Guardsmen in Louisiana continue battle along state's waterways

    May 16, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard is out in force to assist in building levees, providing security and searching for "sand boils" that threaten levee integrity, as flooding along the state's waterways threaten property and lives there.

  • Presidential Proclamation--Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 16, 2011

    This month, our Nation celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

  • Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, U.S. Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General

    Jun 6, 2011

  • CBRN training tested in urban environment

    May 16, 2011

    In light of recent world events, the abilities of an Army unit to respond to a situation involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents has become more significant to contain a disaster of a large or small magnitude. The 61st Chemical Company, Bulldogs, of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, participated in a four day field training exercise at Satsop Developmental Park in Elma, Wash., May 12.

  • A2B Groundbreaking Ceremony

    May 16, 2011

    On Wednesday, 4 May 2011, Holston Army Ammunition Plant (HSAAP) broke ground on the largest project ever undertaken since the construction of the facility in 1942.

  • Retiring 5AR BDE trainer compares 'Nam-era' training to today

    May 16, 2011

    Soldier who served in Vietnam is retiring after 42 years.

  • 1st Armored Division cases its colors before moving to Fort Bliss

    May 16, 2011

    German and American leaders gathered in a hangar on Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany, May 13, 2011, to mark the casing of the division's colors in anticipation of the unit's move to Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Secretary of the Army Contracting Award Winners Announced

    May 16, 2011

    Winners of the Secretary of the Army Awards for Excellence in Contracting were announced May 12 at the conclusion of the DOD Procurement Conference and Training Symposium. The Army Contracting Command received 10 of the 13 awards. The symposium included eight training sessions and four general sessions, and featured Dr. Heidi Shyu, Principal Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, who offered the keynote address and announced the award winners

  • 101st CAB Uncasing Ceremony

    May 16, 2011

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade uncase their battalion and brigade Colors at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 12 after returning from a year-long deployment in Southern Afghanistan. This was the brigade's fifth combat tour since Sept. 11, 2001.(U.S. Army Photo by 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released/ www.facebook.com/101cab)

  • EOD detonates unserviceable ordnance

    May 16, 2011

  • Regional Support Command-East leader conducts visit to Gardez, Afghanistan

    May 16, 2011

    Army Col. Ronald Metternich, Regional Support Command - East commander, completed a battlefield circulation visit to Gardez, Afghanistan on May 8 to visit Afghan National Army enabler facilities and forward deployed team members in the area.

  • Coalition mentors produce Afghan instructors, trainers

    May 16, 2011

    The Regional Military Training Center - North, under the Afghan National Army Training Command, is hosting the first Train the Instructor class, charged with training ANA military instructors as the nation moves toward an independent military and peacekeeping force. The inaugural class graduates May 17, 2011.

  • Soldiers share combat lifesaving skills with Malawian troops

    May 16, 2011

    Medreach 11 is a U.S. Army Africa-run exercise designed to enhance U.S. and Malawian military medical capabilities and enhance the two militaries' ability to work together during a humanitarian emergency or other crisis.

  • Afghan Army's 207th Corps conducts mass casualty exercise in western area

    May 16, 2011

    Cries for help, coupled with screams of agony and pain could be heard as stretchers were unloaded from blaring ambulances May 11 during a morning mass casualty exercise at Camp Zafar's Herat Regional Medical Center. This was the first time the Afghanistan National Army's 207th Corps has conducted a mass casualty exercise of this size and complexity.

  • All welcome - American Memorial Day honored by Dutch at Margraten

    May 26, 2011

    MARGRATEN, Netherlands - In a tradition observed since May 1945, a Memorial Day service will be held at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, May 29, 3 p.m. The public is encouraged arrive early as this free event is regularly attended by thousands. This 67th Memorial Day service will feature Dutch and American dignitaries, the laying of more than 70 wreaths by numerous national delegations, choral music and a flyover by the Royal Dutch Air Force.

  • 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade selects top Soldier

    May 16, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - It is a common feeling shared by young Soldiers arriving at their first duty station overseas - the feeling of homesickness and loneliness in a foreign country.

  • SMDC employees help community in aftermath of storms

    Sep 29, 2011

    In the aftermath of the recent tornado outbreak, two members of the command spent time with local, state and national authorities in efforts to save lives.

  • Army, VA muster Soldiers for readiness in D.C. area

    May 24, 2011

    About 300 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers, as part of their eight-year military service obligation, were ordered to attend a readiness muster May 14, 2011.

  • Flag raising brings Afghan control to FOB outside Kabul

    May 14, 2011

    As the flag went up the pole, a new chapter in Afghan history took off as Forward Operating Base Deh Sabz fell under control of the Afghan Army.

  • Practice make for perfect landing

    May 14, 2011

  • USARPAC holds retirement ceremony for deputy commander

    May 13, 2011

    A retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. John E. Seward, deputy commander for United States Army Pacific, was held May 13 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander of 8th Theater Sustainment Command was the presiding officer during the ceremony.

  • Army looking at blood test for concussions

    May 13, 2011

    A medical test in the works, though possibly still years away, could show Army medics in just a few hours if a Soldier has suffered from concussion.

  • Signaleers find solidarity in 311th Best Warrior competition

    May 24, 2011

    Soldiers and non-commissioned officers from the 311th Signal Command (Theater) found solidarity with one another during the 2001 311th Best Warrior competition in Hawaii. Competitors traveled from throughout the Pacific only to find common ground with one another during the week of challenges.

  • Charlie Co. Titans prove versatility in deployment training

    May 13, 2011

    The Signal Corps Soldiers have been conducting convoy operations training in preparation for their slated deployment this summer to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Retreat offers holistic care for service members

    May 13, 2011

    National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center offer seven-day retreats to servicemembers and veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The alternative wellness retreats are free for these military members and spouses (or caregivers), and welcome veterans of war. Retreats feature various complementary and alterative forms of medicine, and provide therapies that are virtually untapped in the traditional military healthcare system.

  • Promise Passport ceremony recognizes Fort Bragg youth volunteers

    May 13, 2011

    Samira Sruggs, 18, was one of nearly 55 volunteers who were recognized in a Promise Passport ceremony, Wednesday, at Tolson Youth Activities Center, by Child, Youth and School Services. Sruggs has volunteered with the American Red Cross at Womack Army Medical Center as well as an assistant to Annette Bennett, Tolson's teen program director. Promise Passport was an initiative begun by retired Gen. Colin Powell as a way to give back to young people and to try to instill in them a sense of giving back to the community,

  • The United States Army Exchange Program with People's Liberation Army of China

    May 13, 2011

    In 2009, the United States Army established a four-part exchange program with the People's Liberation Army of China designed to enhance the relationship between the two armies. The four exchanges include functional, cultural, mid-level officer, and a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief exercise.

  • Fort Irwin Soldiers take to the mat for Warrior Challenge

    May 13, 2011

    National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers kicked, shrimped and struck their way to victory during the post's Warrior Challenge combatives tournament May 9-10 at Freedom Fitness Center.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers, students enjoy field day

    May 13, 2011

    Every year Loyd Auman Elementary School conducts its own field day, a day of activities that provides students an opportunity to interact with Soldiers and get a taste of Army physical fitness training. This year, the Soldiers of Battery C, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment and the 54th Forward Support Company, 188th Brigade Support Battalion, 18th Fires Brigade, got to experience a new and unique field day that both challenged and rewarded them.

  • Fort Bragg spouses experience military camaraderie

    May 13, 2011

    Fort Bragg hosted Military Spouse Day Conference 2011, coordinated by Army Community Service. The two-day conference took place May 5 and 6 and featured fun workshops like faux stained glass crafting, jewelry beading and building shell wreaths to bring out the spouse's creativity. Friday not only incorporated a 34-foot jump tower exercise, but morning physical training, as well as a final formation and dismissal.

  • GI Film Festival honors wounded warriors

    May 13, 2011

    A number of young wounded warriors showed up at the Navy Memorial May 12 to view the world premier of "Ironclad," directed by Jonathan English and starring Paul Giamotti.

  • Soldier of the Year competition tests warrior skills, endurance

    May 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Travis Lanzendorfer, 106th Signal Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, was named the 7th Signal Command (Theater) Noncommissioned Officer of the Year after a week of competition at Fort Gordon, April 24-29.

  • Combat-seasoned Fort Bragg Soldiers transform into West Point cadets

    May 13, 2011

    The United States Military Academy at West Point selected 11 Fort Bragg Soldiers for the 2011 academic year, more than any other post in the Army. It's the best-kept secret in the Army. Soldiers between the ages of 18 and 23 can dust off their combat boots and hit the books at one of the country's top academic institutions.Congress allots 170 admission slots to active-duty Soldiers, who receive a $450,000 education by graduation day, fully funded by the government.

  • IMCOM troops compete at Bragg for title of 'Best Warrior'

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers competed in the Installation Management Command Northeast and Southeast regions' Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg. On May 6, after four days of physical fitness tests, written exams, weapons qualifications and evaluations of general Soldier skills, two IMCOM Soldiers, Spc. Paige Plumlee, a military police officer assigned to U.S. Army Garrison, West Point, and Sgt. Dane T. Jordan, an infantryman who serves as Fort Benning, Ga.'s substance abuse prevention noncommissioned officer will go on to compete at the IMCOM best warrior competition in San Antonio, May 23 to 27. The winners of the IMCOM competition go on to compete at the Army level.

  • Honoring the past while planning for tomorrow

    May 13, 2011

    The ordnance Soldier creed states, "I will utilize every available talent and means to ensure that superior mobility, fire power, and communications are advantages enjoyed by the United States Army over its enemies." These words were the foundation for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps' celebration of 199 years of excellence, professionalism and ordnance during their 2011 Ordnance Week, held here May 2 - 5.

  • History Shapes Current Operations

    May 13, 2011

  • Guard responds to emergency calls as Mississippi rises

    May 13, 2011

    Louisiana National Guardsmen from the 139th Regional Support Group and the 225th Engineer Brigade helped raise a levee to protect 240 homes from potential flooding in Krotz Springs, May 12.

  • Underwater Fun at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    May 13, 2011

    The area surrounding Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., lends itself to a plethora of outdoor activities. Biking, hiking, camping and climbing Mt. Rainier are just a few. But for service members, their families and Department of Defense civilians, there is the opportunity to discover the world which lives below the surface of Puget Sound. The North West Adventure Center on JBLM North provides the opportunity to explore the world of diving and the benefit of being trained by the only Professional Association of Diving Instructors, 5 Star Instructor Development Center in the DoD.

  • Jay Leno creates a roar of laughter on McChord Field

    May 13, 2011

    Sounds of airplanes and helicopters were silenced by thunderous roars of laughter from the hundreds of servicemembers and their families who came out to enjoy the comedic stylings of funny man Jay Leno at Hangar 4 on McChord Field May 7.

  • Presidio observes Days of Remembrance

    May 13, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Days of Remembrance, also known as Yom Hashoah and Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a day set aside for people to remember the horrors of the European Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.

  • "I'm just here to compete" Female Soldier proves dominant in hand-to-hand combat

    May 13, 2011

    Pfc. Jennifer Jones, a Soldier with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, became the first female May 5 to take top honors in her respective weight class during the second annual Joint Base Lewis McChord Combatives Tournament, held May 2-5.

  • U.S., Dutch partnership benefits both nations during aviation training

    May 13, 2011

    Active duty and National Guard U.S. Soldiers are training with 139 Dutch soldiers as part of a combined effort to benefit both forces.

  • Coast Guard sinks 704th in softball opener

    May 13, 2011

    Last year, the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade trotted into the sunset with the intramural softball championship trophy. The 2011 season, however, picked up on a very different note for the team, as they were mercy-ruled in the fourth inning to fall 26-11 at the hands of the Coast Guard.

  • When preparation meets opportunity: Soldier, Kempo black belt dominates combatives weight class

    May 13, 2011

    Many participants were looking through the peep hole of success during the second-annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Combatives Tournament May 2-5, but only a chosen few were able to break through the barricades and stand victorious.

  • Meade athletes show school spirit, support 5K

    May 13, 2011

    Meade High School athletes bolted to the finish line in an inaugural Meade Athletic Boosters 5K fundraiser held Saturday at the school. About 130 runners helped raise $1,400 for the organization.

  • Military spouses celebrated at annual appreciation luncheon

    May 13, 2011

    Beth Chiarelli calls military spouses "unsung heroes." She should know. A military spouse for nearly four decades, she is the wife of Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli. She discussed her experiences at Fort Meade's Military Spouse Appreciation Luncheon on May 3 at the Courses' Clubhouse.

  • Fort Meade command sergeant major retires after 32 years of service

    May 13, 2011

    Honest, direct and humble are the three words Installation Commander Col. Daniel L. Thomas used to describe Command Sgt. Maj. Mike W. Watkins at the sergeant major's retirement luncheon May 4.

  • Less is more: Dieting got NCO's career back on track

    May 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Brett Michael, an instructor at the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., lost 70 pounds in a year, and has taken back control of his life, his body, and his career.

  • MI Soldier finishes degree at SOC school while serving

    May 13, 2011

    Sgt. Margaret Smith chose a Pennsylvania State University online degree program to help her achieve her education goal while serving on active duty. Smith, an information technology specialist with 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 704th MI Brigade, will travel to Penn State's University Park campus to pick up her bachelor's degree at the College of the Liberal Arts' commencement ceremony Saturday.

  • Clusters unite students, fun at Meade Madness

    May 13, 2011

    The future of Meade High School flooded the hallways and gym Saturday morning as more than 450 elementary and middle school students from the Meade High feeder system and their parents attended Meade Madness.

  • All spun out

    May 13, 2011

    Cyclists take part in the final spin cycle class offered at the Fort McPherson Wellness Center (Bldg. 60) Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. The spin classes were offered beginning in January and provided individuals a different way to get and stay in shape.

  • Fort Gillem general welcomes Soldiers home

    May 13, 2011

    Solders from the 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support) Detachment 25 participated in an April 28 Welcome Home Warrior (WHW) ceremony at Camp Shelby, Miss. The detachment had just concluded a year-long tour in Kuwait and held the ceremony as part of their week-long demobilization process.

  • American, British, German medical Soldiers build skills, interoperability

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Europe's 212th Combat Support Hospital, the United Kingdom's 1st Medical Regiment, and the German Army's 22nd Medical Regiment conducted a joint medical training exercise here, May 2-13, 2011.

  • Army working to streamline disability evaluation system

    May 13, 2011

    Army leaders told lawmakers Wednesday the service is revamping its disability evaluation system because the current process is inefficient.

  • Workshop helps employees sharpen job-landing skills

    May 13, 2011

    The search for a job is a job in itself, so to help better prepare Civilian employees and retiring or transitioning Soldiers for this task, the Fort McPherson Army Community Service (ACS) sponsored an employment workshop May 9. The workshop, which took place 10 a.m. at the ACS center (Bldg. 62), featured the advice of Charles Huffstetler, Managing Director, HR Access, LLC., and Alfonso Lewis, ACS employment readiness program manager, in a question and feedback setting, with one-on-one counseling available.

  • Fort McPherson celebrates National Day of Prayer

    May 13, 2011

    On May 4, members of the Fort McPherson community gathered near the flagpole on Hedekin Field at Fort McPherson to take part in the 60th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer (NDP). The NDP, made an official day of observation by President Harry Truman, sets aside the first Thursday of May as a day for various faith groups to get together to pray for the country and its institutions. This year's theme was "A mighty fortress is our God," based on Psalm 91:2 - He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.

  • Wheelchair basketball team gears up for competition

    May 13, 2011

    Army athletes from around the country gathered in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 9, 2011, to start practicing sports like archery, swimming, wheelchair basketball, cycling, shooting, track and field, and volleyball. Practices will continue through Friday, in preparation for the Warrior Games, May 16-22, 2011.

  • DOD threat assessment helps Fort Sam Houston stay secure

    May 13, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The intent of the antiterrorism program at Fort Sam Houston is to reduce the likelihood of attack and to lessen the effects if one should occur. By making a thorough assessment of possible vulnerabilities and getting feedback on what those are, the post can better protect itself in the future.

  • Military spouses enjoy a day of appreciation

    May 13, 2011

    Celebrated as the backbone of the U.S. military, spouses enjoyed a day of appreciation for the sacrifices they make and the unyielding support they give to their families with an afternoon of pampering and prizes at the Fort Sam Houston Community Center May 6.

  • Daedalians honor first military aviator to perish while piloting aircraft

    May 13, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- A small group of former military aviators quietly gathered at the San Antonio National Cemetery May 10 to salute 2nd Lt. George E.M. Kelly who died in an aircraft crash at nearby Fort Sam Houston 100 years ago to the day.

  • Fort Meade community cleans up

    May 13, 2011

    More than 40 people throughout the Fort Meade community came together Saturday afternoon to help clean up the installation. For a third consecutive year, the Enlisted Spouses Club sponsored Fort Meade Cleanup Day in an effort to give back to the community.

  • "What program has Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem offered that has best helped prepare you for l

    May 13, 2011

    Man on the street: This week the Sentinel asked community members: "What program has Fort Mcpherson and Fort Gillem offered that has best helped prepare you for landing a new job'"

  • Big challenges lead to bigger dreams for wounded warrior

    May 13, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Capt. Juan Guerrero never thought of himself as an inspiration to others. Born in Lima, Peru, Guerrero enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in Miami., Fla., and deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

  • Arsenal's first responders become part of the community's message

    May 13, 2011

    The Army's Watervliet Arsenal participated in a community-wide emergency response exercise May 12, that was hosted by the City of Watervliet and the Watervliet High School. First responders from the Village of Green Island and the City of Troy also supported the event. The purpose of the exercise was to demonstrate to 11th and 12th grade students what could happen if they drink and drive or ride with someone who had been drinking. This exercise had a robust scenario that involved a distraught parent to multiple injuries to a death. The Watervliet Arsenal has a mutual aid agreement with the City of Watervliet.

  • International Micro Air Vehicle competition fills North Alabama sky

    May 13, 2011

    The annual IMAV conference and flight competition serves as a platform to exchange information on state-of-the-art micro air vehicles. The event is focused on development of autonomous controls for very small unmanned aircraft. Control of the air vehicle may be remote, operator control through on board video, or autonomous. The aircraft must weight less than 5 kilograms and measure no greater than 1 meter in any direction.

  • Vicenza EFMP Sports Day Gets High Marks

    May 13, 2011

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  • EFMP Sports Day in Vicenza gets high marks

    May 13, 2011

    The members of U.S. Army Garrison - Vicenza, Italy, held a sports day the community's members of the Exceptional Family Member Program.

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