Archive: May 2011

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  • EFMP Sports Day in Vicenza, Italy, gets high marks

    May 13, 2011

    Vicenza, Italy, military community members go all out at the first-ever Exceptional Family Member Program Sports Day May 12, 2011 on Caserma Ederle.

  • Swimmers practice for Warrior Games

    May 13, 2011

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, May 13, 2011) Aca,!" The second annual Warrior Games, a joint endeavor between the U.S. Olympic committee and the U.S. Department of Defense, is gearing up for competition with practice sessions this week. Army athletes from around the country gathered in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 9 to start practicing sports like archery, swimming, wheelchair basketball, cycling, shooting, track and field, and volleyball. Practices will continue through Friday. Members of the ArmyAca,!a,,cs swimming team practice using imagery techniques to run a race in their minds, so they can be practicing in and out of the water, in addition to physical training. After visualization exercises, team members build up their endurance with a few warm-up laps before diving in to the more intense parts of their training. The swimming competition includes five individual races, followed by a final, combined relay race. Athletes are not allowed to use full-body suits, wetsuits, flippers, or any other device that aids buoyancy, speed or endurance, according to the official rules. Swimming preliminaries will be held on May 18 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time at the Olympic Training Center swimming pool. Finals will take place Friday, May 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. MDT.

  • Cadets visit Luxembourg

    May 13, 2011

    Cadets from Heidelberg High School Army JROTC recently honored fallen Soldiers in a wreath-laying ceremony held at Luxembourg American Cemetery.

  • Summer slide - a definite wipe out

    May 13, 2011

    Summer vacation is notoriously nicknamed "summer slide" by the Military Child Education Coalition, a worldwide nonprofi t organization that conducts research, holds conferences and publishes resources regarding quality educational opportunities for military children affected by family separation, deployments and transitions

  • Dental buses decommissioned

    May 13, 2011

    On May 2, the buses were decommissioned and will return shortly to the motor pool because they are too expensive to maintain and are no longer requested on a regular basis. The last assignment was to Rotterdam in the Netherlands in April 2010, DuVall said.

  • Garrison SAFER after day of training

    May 13, 2011

    When Pfc. Alfred Wesley woke up May 5, he probably didn't expect a German Shepherd would chase him a few hours later. Wesley, an Information Technology Specialist for 43rd Signal Battalion, volunteered to play the part of the bad guy during U.S. Army Garrison Baden-WAfA1/4rttemberg's annual Soldier and Family Exposition day, a free biannual event open to servicemembers, civilians and family members on Patrick Henry Village in Heidelberg.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade puts volunteer spirit into practice

    May 13, 2011

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - "Celebrating people in action," was the theme for this year's Volunteer Recognition Ceremony for the Soldiers, civilians and family members of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. A group of 32 Soldiers, civilians and family members from the 188th Infantry Brigade was among those recognized by Maj. Gen. Robert B. Abrams, commanding general, Third Infantry Division, during the ceremony on May 11 at Club Stewart, which paid tribute to those who have gone above and beyond by volunteering their efforts during the past year to help the community. "It is priceless what you do, and I just want to say thanks for all you do," said Abrams. Abrams said that more than 14,400 hours of volunteer time were logged during the last year. He also acknowledged that a large number Soldiers and civilians in the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield community volunteer outside the system that keeps track of volunteer hours and thanked them for their commitment to better the community. Soldiers of the 2-306th Regiment "Red Dragons" of the 188th are among those who have gone above and beyond in bettering the community through untracked volunteer hours at the Liberty County Head Start in Riceboro, Ga., despite a hectic deployment schedule.

  • Hunter bodies 'shocked' into shape

    May 13, 2011

    HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - This is Bodyshock, a fitness program at Hunter Army Airfield that's getting people into the gym and showing them that they can reach their fitness goals.

  • Soldier Show a carnival getaway for US/NATO personnel May 25

    May 13, 2011

    The carnival concept of the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show will take audiences on a globe-spanning journey to more fun-filled venues in 90 minutes than some folks experience in a lifetime - and it's coming to the Tri-Border Community May 25. The show, which is FREE, is open to US/NATO ID cardholders and takes place in the JFC Brunssum Alliance Theater May 25, 7 to 8 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m.

  • Mechanic-turned-drill sergeant excels

    May 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Keeping hands sanitized and clean, cleaning up messes and personal hygiene all sound incidental when Soldiers are training to fight. But as field sanitation officer for Company C, 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, Staff Sgt. Jamie Woods did all that, and more, leading her company to being recognized as having the best field sanitation programs in the brigade.

  • Secretary of Defense visits Fort Jackson

    May 13, 2011

    Fort Jackson, S.C. -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates visited Fort Jackson today to get a first-hand look at how civilians are transformed into Army Soldiers during basic combat training. His visit was part of a multi-base tour that started at Camp Lejune, N.C., this morning, and will include other training installations.

  • Louisiana Guard raises levee

    May 13, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard begins construction on a project to raise a levee due to potential flooding at the southern end of Krotz Springs, La., May 12, 2011. The Louisiana National Guard is working jointly with local, state and parish officials on a nearly two-mile long levee that will add one to nine feet of protection for 240 homes outside of the town's ring levee.

  • Malawi Defence Force masters vital combat lifesaver training at MEDREACH 11

    May 13, 2011

    Soldiers from the 399th Combat Support Hospital instructed Malawi Defence Force (MDF) medical staff and Soldiers from the 404th Maneuver Enhancement Battalion, May 5, at the Kamuzu Barracks, on a variety of procedures to help them better respond to combat-related injuries. The four-day course is designed to be an information-sharing exercise between the MDF and U.S. Soldiers participating in MEDREACH 11, a joint humanitarian medical exercise taking place in Malawi. "Their Soldiers are very intelligent," said 1st Lt. Jason J. Proulx, a Combat Life Saver instructor with the 399th Combat Support Hospital in Mass. "They are asking very appropriate questions and answering appropriately. I have no doubt that there will be a 100 percent pass rate."

  • Third Army seeks new solutions during container conference

    May 13, 2011

  • Alabama Guard continues state's largest-ever domestic response

    May 13, 2011

    Nearly two weeks after tornadoes that devastated much of the state April 27, the Alabama National Guard remains engaged in responding to the disaster.

  • Equal Opportunity Hosts Holocaust Remembrance Exhibit

    May 13, 2011

    In addition to listening to Soldiers and assisting them with filing formal and informal complaints, Equal Opportunity Leaders and Advisors conduct Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Consideration of Others Training. For special events such as Black History month, Women's history month, and Holocaust Remembrance, just to name a few, the equal opportunity (EO) community holds observances. Since the 230th Sustainment Brigade has been here, there have been two of these such observances.

  • Chiarelli: Stress disorder, brain injury science lacking

    May 13, 2011

    The therapies used for the treatment of brain injuries lag behind the advanced medical science employed for treating mechanical injuries, such as missing limbs, Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli told reporters here today at the Defense Writers Group breakfast.

  • Navy vet becomes Army officer despite 'senior' age

    May 13, 2011

    As the saying goes, three times is a charm. So it was for an Army platoon leader at Camp Eggers in Kabul who was turned down twice to attend the Army's Officer Candidate School. But, on the third try to enter America's land force, he was accepted.

  • Communicating on a moment's notice

    May 13, 2011

  • Baumholder students do their part for the environment

    May 13, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - April 22 marked Earth Day 2011. And to mark the occasion a Baumholder Middle High School students did their part to make the earth a greener place April 21 by planting 10 saplings next to the High School Playhouse.

  • EOD combats IEDs

    May 13, 2011

  • Elementary school students learn to 'say something' against bullying

    May 13, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Bullying happens every day. And nothing is said. A,A Adults and children both are targets. And nothing is said. A,A People are hurt emotionally, physically. And nothing is said.

  • Going on a shopping spree: Volunteer takes home more than $1,500 worth of goods

    May 13, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A normal trip to the commissary usually takes Lilly Parkos two hours to gather items on her grocery list. Imagine the anxiety she felt when she learned she would only get two minutes to grab as much as she could as the winner of the second annual Commissary Shopping Spree.

  • Army Community Service tests family assistance measures

    May 13, 2011

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea - Anger, confusion, lost ID cards, medical care and pregnancy complications, foreign languages, lost powers of attorney, no money, shelter or food. These challenges and many others were part of an Army Community Service exercise here to test U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud's ability to run a family assistance center.

  • NCO leads in prestigious platoon honoring our fallen heroes

    May 13, 2011

    In keeping the tradition of providing final honors to our nation's heroes, The U.S. Army's Caisson Platoon, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), pulls a flag-draped casket on a black artillery caisson, leading a fallen comrade to their final resting place in Arlington National Cemetery. Sgt. 1st Class James Dean, Caisson Platoon Sergeant, has the opportunity to be a vital part of this heritage.

  • CHRA Employees, Kall, Gindl, Earn Kushnick, Hoge Awards

    Jul 19, 2011

    Edward Kall and Michael Gindl, Civilian Human Resources Agency, North Central Regional Director's Office, Information Systems Division, earned and were awarded two of the highest human resources awards in government this year on May 13.

  • Wounded warriors honored at GI Film Festival

    Nov 4, 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.

  • Twilight Tattoo on May 11, 2011

    May 12, 2011

    3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) performs during Twilight Tattoo on May 11, 2011 at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.

  • The 2011 Army Commemorative Coins

    May 12, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The 2011 Army Commemorative Coins consist of a five dollar gold coin, a silver dollar, and a copper-clad half dollar that the U.S. Mint is offering during CY 2011 only. The three different commemoratives are the first and only coins in American history to afford unique public recognition of the United States Army and the service and sacrifice of American Soldiers, past and present. The respective themes of the coins are "Army Service in War," "Modern Army Service," and "Service in Peace," and symbolically, the design of each distinct coin celebrates the storied history and traditions of the U.S. Army from the colonial period to the present.

  • Army Reservists provide invaluable support to Operation Arctic Care

    May 12, 2011

    A small team of six U.S. Army Reservists with the 9th Mission Support Command's 297th Engineer Company was tasked with a large mission in support of Operation Arctic Care 2011 - to provide the only mode of transportation to remote villages in the Tok sub-region of Alaska.

  • Chief of the Army Reserve visits 9th MSC Soldiers and families in Alaska

    May 24, 2011

    The Chief of the Army Reserve, joined by his wife, met with local Army Reservists and family members of the 9th Mission Support Command at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, here, April 30-May 1.

  • Burger King says farewell to Ord Military Commmunity

    May 24, 2011

    SEASIDE, Calif. - The Ord Military Community Burger King, open since 1985 and a site long standing from the former glory days of the former Fort Ord, will close May 28 in preparation to turn over the land as part of the former Fort Ord Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Presidio children celebrate moms

    May 24, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. Aca,!A? Monterey Road Child Development Center preschoolers invited their moms to an early Mother's Day celebration May 6 at the center.

  • Rocker, solo country artist performs at Fort Riley

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - "One of the most autobiographical songs I've ever written," was the way Aaron Lewis, country solo artist and lead singer of the rock band, "Staind," described his new single, "Country Boy." The song, which debuted at No. 1 on the country music Billboard charts, was the last song he sang before a crowd of about 1,500 people in a concert April 30 on Marshall Army Airfield. Lewis also performed music from Staind and his new solo country EP, "Town Line."

  • Soldier, actor honored by Truman Foundation

    May 12, 2011

    An Army veteran and an actor and humanitarian were honored at the 59th Annual Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award Foundation Luncheon May 5 at the Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. This event is held annually on or before the May 8 birthday of the late President Truman. Gary Sinise received the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award and Capt. Mollie E. Keith received the Philip Pistilli Silver Veteran's Medal during the awards luncheon.

  • Soldiers hone defense tools during jBLM combatives tournament

    May 12, 2011

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

  • Tradition returns to Fort Sill

    May 12, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla. holds first polo match since 1968

  • Losing weight helps get NCO's career on track

    May 12, 2011

    When Staff Sgt. Brett Michael stepped off a scale in summer of 2008 and realized that by Army standards he was overweight, he wasn't all that surprised. It was when he failed a tape test to determine his body fat percentage that he began to critically re-evaluate his current physical condition. That was the moment the motor sergeant, now an instructor at the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy, realized how severely he'd damaged his career.

  • Reserve 2-star reflects upon retirement from Accessions Command

    May 12, 2011

    MG Steve Abt juggled his career as an Army Reserve officer and Colorado State engineering professor and dean from Vietnam to 2011.

  • Airmen and Soldiers give artillery a lift

    May 12, 2011

    If this had been a live mission, the C-17 would have taxied toward the runway to take off to a distant land where the HIMARS was needed. Instead, the training mission provided Soldiers from A and C batteries, 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, the opportunity to learn how to load, secure and unload the vehicles into an airplane, at real-time speed. The unit's intent is to go beyond familiarization and fly to Yakima Training Center next month and fire live rockets at real targets, in real time. The idea is to land the C-17, off load the rockets, fire them with the engine still hot, load the HIMARS and fly away immediately after the last one has fired.

  • Seminar facility named for fallen colonel

    May 12, 2011

    On May 18, 2010 the Battle Command Training Program lost Col. John McHugh, then the chief of Operations Group Alpha, to a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. This month, the newly renamed Mission Command Training Program has changed the designation of one of its key facilities to honor one of its own. Townsend Hall, home of the former Battle Seminar Facility, will now serve as the host to the Col. John M. McHugh Training Center.

  • CSM Jeffrey J. Mellinger, U.S. Army Materiel Command command sergeant major

    May 12, 2011

  • New JTAGS Osan C Det. command assumes duties

    May 24, 2011

    Capt. Victoria Phipps relinquishes command to Capt. Corey H. Ruckdeschel during a ceremony at Osan Air Base, Korea, April 26.

  • Battle Command Training Program now Mission Command Training Program

    May 12, 2011

    In keeping with the U.S. Army's move from the use of "battle command" terminology to "mission command," the Battle Command Training Program is changing its name to the Mission Command Training Program. The move reflects recent changes in Army doctrine and the evolution of training over the last decade for the unit, which is the Army's only worldwide deployable combat training center.

  • JBLM bluebirds to aid species restoration

    May 12, 2011

    Western Bluebirds on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are being captured and relocated as part of an effort to restore the species on San Juan Island off the northern coast of Washington state.

  • Paralegal specialist praised for claims career

    May 12, 2011

    Mary Manderscheid, lead paralegal claims specialist on post, was presented with the Career Claims Award May 5 at Fort Leavenworth. Manderscheid, who also received her 35 years of federal service pin, has spent 28 years of her career handling federal service claims. From 1982 to 2006, Manderscheid processed tort claims, personnel claims and career recovery, according to the award nomination. During that time, she recovered about $7.9 million in claims for the federal government. The Career Claims Award is presented to personnel who have made lasting contributions to the field of Army claims. Recipients must have at least 20 years of service and worked for claims for at least five years. Brig. Gen. Thomas Ayres, assistant judge advocate general for military law and operations, presented Manderscheid with the award.

  • ASC accepts proclamation of Military Appreciation Week

    May 12, 2011

    Col. Richard Dix, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, accepted the proclamation of Military Appreciation Week from Mayor Bill Gluba during a meeting of the Davenport City Council on May 11. The proclamation designates May 13-22 as Military Appreciation Week to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served and are currently serving our country.

  • Fort Leavenworth police earn county law enforcement awards

    May 12, 2011

    Seven police officers from Fort Leavenworth were honored at the Leavenworth County Law Enforcement Awards May 9.

  • Hunting for jobs

    May 12, 2011

    Members of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem community talk with potential federal employers at a federal job fair Wednesday at The Commons at Fort McPherson. The job fair featured nine different federal agencies around the Atlanta area. Attendees included the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Fort Benning Human Resource Office, the Fort Benning Martin Army Hospital, the Fort McPherson Human Resource Office, the Atlanta Small Business Administration, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Secret Service.

  • IMCOM's top NCO and Soldier of the Year revealed, now headed to Texas

    May 12, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany - IMCOM Europe's Command Sgt. Maj. Barry E. Maieritsch announced who won the IMCOM Soldier and NCO of the Year "Best Warrior Competition" in a ceremony held May 12 here in the Village Pavilion on Patrick Henry Village. Following a tough 3-day battle at the Grafenwoehr Training Area May 2 to 4 among 11 soldiers competing for the honors, USAG Benelux's Spc. Jonathan Melendez is IMCOM Europe's 2011 Soldier of the Year and USAG Stuttgart's Staff Sgt. Jacob A. Brewster is IMCOM Europe's NCO of the Year.

  • Retirees deserve our thanks, gratitude

    May 12, 2011

    Last year I spoke to you all about our final Retiree Appreciation Day, which was held June 19. It was thought this year's activities of closing down Fort McPherson and reducing Fort Gillem to an enclave would have made it difficult to prepare an appreciation event. However, the Fort McPherson Military Retiree Council felt we needed to do it one more time and asked me for one more "final meeting." As the military retiree community is extremely important to me and this command, we are going to make it happen.

  • Soldiers try new PT test at Benning

    May 12, 2011

    The Army's new physical fitness test was administered to a group of Fort Benning Soldiers this week as part of the service's pilot program.

  • ASC's Chief of Staff welcomes group to Family Assistance event

    May 12, 2011

    Following an introduction by Rock Island Arsenal's Army and Community Services Director Penny Dixon, Col. Richard Dix, chief of staff for the Army Sustainment Command, welcomed guests to the first-ever combined Illinois and Iowa Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee on May 10. Dix's address kicked off the two-day event at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club.

  • Soldiers return to Okinawa from relief mission

    May 12, 2011

    Soldiers returned to Okinawa, Japan on May 4, after spending six weeks assisting the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force in relief efforts. Approximately 200 Soldiers formed the Joint Logistics Task Force 10 comprised of Soldiers from the 10th Support Group, 35th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 1-1 Air Defense Battalion, 83rd Ordnance Battalion, and 505th Quartermaster Battalion and 1-1 Special Forces. Col. Lance R. Koenig, commander of 10th Support Group explained to Family members, friends and colleagues about the significance of their endeavors and their unwavering commitment and dedication to help those affected by this tragedy.

  • Black Jack Soldiers carry the "torch" back to Iraq

    May 12, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Nothing leads to success as well as being prepared. For a unit deploying this means having Soldiers ready and support channels established well before the main groups begin to arrive overseas.

  • 1st Cavalry Division NCOs train to win

    May 12, 2011

  • Commissaries hold customer appreciation day

    May 12, 2011

    On May 6 and 7, the staffs of the Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem Commissaries, respectively, hosted a customer appreciation day to honor the patrons who keep the stores up and running. "We just wanted to show our patrons how much we appreciate them," said Marilyn Pargo, Fort McPherson commissary store manager.

  • 'Big Red One' commander says Fort Riley closing in on Premier Installation Distinction

    May 12, 2011

    Fort Riley is well on its way to being the Army's premier division-level installation the post's senior commander said May 11 in an update to post and community leaders on the Fort Riley 2015 Campaign Plan.

  • SDDC employee adds new spin to healthy 'Hart' program

    May 12, 2011

    Betty Hart was hired as the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Health and Wellness coordinator about a month ago as part of a Department of Defense-wide initiative geared toward the mental and physical well-being of federal civilian employees.

  • Army wife sheds light on education

    May 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - An Army wife who recently moved here as part of the Armor School arrival wants to bring more attention to spouse educational opportunities and hurdles. Alicia Hayes, an online adjunct professor of education for Park University, completed a quantitative study last year on the educational needs of Army spouses during deployment and nondeployment cycles.

  • Rucker spouses aspire to inspire by 'opening old pages'

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Two Fort Rucker spouses discovered a welcoming venue for expressing their creativity, and are becoming well-known community contributors in the process.

  • Soldiers' artwork salvaged from Sand Hill 'starship'

    May 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Bob Gehricke has a special gift for his son's birthday this summer: a large skull surrounded by bullet holes painted on a double-door. While going through Infantry one station unit training in 2009, Jared Gehricke and two battle buddies from 2nd Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, completed the rendering on the entrance to their barracks bay at Sand Hill.

  • Fort McCoy NCO Academy Soldiers participate in Bataan Death March re-enactment

    May 12, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Five members of the Noncommissioned (NCO) Officer Academy at Fort McCoy participated as a group in a re-enactment of the World War II Bataan Death March. The event honored the heroic American and Filipino servicemembers who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II, sacrificing their freedom, health and, in many cases, their very lives.

  • ROC Drill at Fort McCoy prepares for Minnesota National Guard arrival, training

    May 12, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Sixty Soldiers surrounded three sides of a 20-by-30-foot Fort McCoy map during a Rehearsal of Concept (ROC) Drill conducted by Maj. Gen. Charles Anderson, commanding general, First Army Division West. The drill was held at Fort McCoy to prepare for the arrival of the 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota Army National Guard. Approximately 2,400 Soldiers with the 1st, 34th are mobilizing to deploy in support of Operation New Dawn, and will train at Fort McCoy.

  • Chapter closes for Air Force JSTO mission at Fort McCoy

    May 12, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- April 22 marked the end of Airmen coming to Fort McCoy to receive specific, in-theater mobilization training prior to deploying in support of overseas combat contingencies, specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Social Media Platforms Provide Support During Crisis

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--When Lisa Oliver, administrative support specialist in the AMCOM/Garrison Public and Congressional Affairs Office, was without electrical power in the aftermath of the April 27 storms that ravaged the Tennessee Valley, she knew there was one form of communication she could count on.

  • Soldiers volunteer for thrift shop move

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers from D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment, Class 11-013 spent May 7 giving back to those who "provide and give so much to them."

  • Dinner theater returns to Fort Rucker

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It's been over 20 years since Fort Rucker had a theatrical performing arts group. Now it has Above the Best Theater Company.

  • Rucker spouses aspire to inspire by 'opening old pages'

    May 12, 2011

  • Storm hits close to home for emergency responders

    May 12, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--For the firefighters, law enforcement and others that make up the Directorate of Emergency Services, there was no second thought about returning to work in the days following the April 27 storms - it was simply the call to duty.

  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month aims to save lives

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and it coincides with the arrival of warmer weather that lures bikers to answer the call of the road.

  • Enjoy the Great Alaskan Experience with the Outdoor Recreation Center

    May 12, 2011

    Explore the natural wonders of Alaska without breaking the budget. The Outdoor Recreation Center is offering some great trips, tours and things to do this summer at reduced rates.

  • Lyster Pharmacy offers variety of refill options

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Filling a prescription may stir anxiety for some people, but Lyster Army Health Clinic Pharmacy works to make the process as simple as possible for Soldiers, retirees and Family members.

  • Saving power takes energy

    May 12, 2011

    Larry A. Kappel, chief of facilities management for Bassett Army Community Hospital, loves his job. After 21 years of civil service he couldn't be happier than to be doing what he does,

  • Lyster Army Health Clinic looks to beneficiaries for feedback

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Lyster Army Health Clinic looks to its beneficiaries for feedback in order to grow, improve and succeed.

  • AVC3 Soldier sets Iron Aviator record

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers in Fort Rucker's Aviation Captains Career Course showcased the high standard they set for themselves during the Iron Aviator competition at Lake Tholocco May 5.

  • Sooie! Hogs fair game on post

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It's almost always open season on wild hogs on Fort Rucker. The feral hog population here is booming, according to John Clancy, outdoor recreation program manager.

  • BOSS receives Golden Heart Award

    May 12, 2011

    The members of the Fort Wainwright Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program have chosen to give back to their community through public service and recently received the Golden Heart Award for the work they have done.

  • One-way ticket: 'Pandemonium' -- WWII glider pilot recalls operations in Germany

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Thinking outside the box is not new to Army Aviation. From the Civil War-era balloon corps to today's air/ground integration, Army Aviation has remained adaptive and a leader in military technology.

  • Warm weather brings creepy critters

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- With temperatures on the rise, more and more animals are making their presence known throughout the installation, according to Fort Rucker wildlife officials.

  • Post names top Soldier, NCOs of the quarter

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. - The post recognized three Soldiers as being the best of the best for the second and third quarters of the year May 3 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • 1st Bn., 223rd Avn. Rgt. earns high marks for safety

    May 12, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Safety is paramount to success for the Soldiers and civilians of 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, said battalion leaders.

  • Fort Rucker jails leaders to help Soldiers

    May 12, 2011

    The Army Emergency Relief Jail-A-Thon, with the help of the 6th Military Police Detachment, went off without a hitch May 5, 2011, as a few big names were brought in on charges.

  • MORE FROM JFHQNCR/MDW

    May 12, 2011

  • CAO a 'pillar of strength'

    May 12, 2011

    The casket of a Colorado Soldier killed in action descended from the cabin of a charter plane at Buckley Air Force Base April 20 as Sgt. 1st Class Luis Alicea, 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, guided the grieving Family to the Soldier's remains.

  • Army Reserve, Guard, Fort Jackson work together with other services to help military families

    May 12, 2011

    On May 10, several real military wives gathered at the coastal base along with members of all branches of the military and nearly a dozen outside agencies to talk about taking care of military families. Army, Air Force and Marine Reserve and Guard components joined their active-duty counterparts during the quarterly South Carolina Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee to talk about issues and concerns about all servicemembers who call the Palmetto State home - temporarily or permanently.

  • Like father, like daughter, son: Flying Apaches runs in family

    May 12, 2011

    Having an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter pilot for your dad is pretty cool. Even cooler is being an Apache pilot and having two of your children follow in your footsteps to become pilots, too.

  • Carson to compete in Warrior Games

    May 12, 2011

    Three Soldiers from Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion are listed with more than 200 other disabled and injured servicemembers preparing for the 2011 Warrior Games May 16-21 in Colorado Springs.

  • Build healthy bones to prevent osteoporosis

    May 12, 2011

    A healthy body with strong bones is vital to overall health and quality of life. Bones play many roles in the body. They provide structure, protect organs, anchor muscles and store calcium.

  • Girls just want to have fun

    May 12, 2011

    The women from Fort Carson came out in full force Saturday for Girl's Night Out: Camo and Pink sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • BOSS claims best installation trophy

    May 12, 2011

    The Fort Carson Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program received first-place honors at the annual BOSS Best Installation Competition April 20 in San Antonio.

  • 2011 Army Birthday tri-signed letter

    May 12, 2011

    2011 Army Birthday tri-signed letter

  • 2011 Army Birthday tri-signed letter

    May 12, 2011

    2011 Army Birthday tri-signed letter

  • Soldiers, NCOs compete to be Best Warrior

    May 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command held its 2011 European Region Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition May 3-5.

  • Soldiers, NCOs compete to be Best Warrior

    May 12, 2011

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command held its 2011 European Region Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition May 3-5 in Stuttgart, Germany.

  • NOAA, USACE, and USGS Partner to Support Water Resources Management

    May 12, 2011

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

  • Annual safety and health fair at FLW

    May 12, 2011

    The 2011 Fort Leonard Wood Annual Safety & Health Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday, at Nutter Field House and the USO. This event will coincide with a Family & Children's Safety and Health Fair to be held at the same location from noon to 6 p.m. The 2011 Safety & Health Fair at Fort Leonard Wood is being held to increase awareness and to reduce hazards that may result in injuries or fatalities, especially during summer months when there are more activities taking place outdoors. According to the safety specialist on post, "The highest risk for accidents occurs between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when personnel participate in activities that they haven't performed in a while such as riding motorcycles, swimming or boating. It's important to realize that accidents can happen to anyone. Everyone, even experts, can benefit from practice and occasional reminders."

  • Season Opener! Twilight Tattoo in DC

    May 12, 2011

    The first performance of the 2011 Twilight Tattoo program in D.C. opened May 11 at Fort McNair to thousands of American citizens from around the nation.

  • GREYWOLF hosts commander's conference

    May 12, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The commander of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Col. Douglas Crissman, hosted a commander's conference here on May 5 and 6, for all GREYWOLF stability transition team leaders, battalion commanders, and command sergeants major. The conference also was attended by Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, currently deployed to Afghanistan and Maj. Gen. Eddy Spurgin, commander of United States Division-South.

  • Anniston Army Depot upgrading tanks for Saudis

    May 12, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot is upgrading 57 M1 Abrams tanks for Saudi Arabia's Royal Saudi Land Forces through a partnership with General Dynamics Land Systems' facility at Lima Army Tank Plant in Ohio.

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