Archive: Jun 2011

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  • Fourth of July use of fireworks should factor law, safety first

    Jul 3, 2011

    Before lighting your first fuse, make sure fireworks are legal to possess and use in your city and state.

  • Fort Meade youth hone skills, get kicks at 'Brit' soccer camp

    Jul 1, 2011

    Coaches from across the pond in England traveled to America to teach the Challenger British Soccer Camp through Friday on the fields between Chisholm Avenue and Huber Road.

  • Fort Meade teen, youth centers $2.5K grants promote reading

    Jul 1, 2011

    Both the Fort Meade Teen Center and the Middle School program at the Youth Services Center each received a $2,500 grant from the Walmart Bright Spot Reading Initiative in late April. The funds are being used to create a space for books, magazines and newspapers, along with some comfortable chairs so young people can sit and enjoy the materials.

  • Motorcycle protective equipment mandatory for military personnel

    Jul 1, 2011

    Military personnel at any time, on or off a DoD installation, are required to wear Personal Protective Equipment when riding as the operator or as a passenger of a motorcycle.

  • Kimbrough celebrates 50th anniversary of dedication

    Jul 1, 2011

    A painting was unveiled Friday as part of the 50th anniversary of the dedication that named Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center after Col. James Claude Kimbrough. About 400 people attended the commemoration held on the facility's front lawn.

  • Headquarters Command welcomes new battalion commander to Fort Meade

    Jul 1, 2011

    Pledging his devotion to his new command, Lt. Col. Edmund J. Barrett assumed the leadership of Headquarters Command Battalion in a change of command ceremony Friday on McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • Fort Meade celebrates Independence Day with fun, food, fireworks

    Jul 3, 2011

    Thousands of people of all ages will be bustling from activity to activity during the installation's annual Independence Day celebration that begins Monday at noon on McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • Eagles soar above Sergeant Majors in softball game

    Jul 1, 2011

    Eagles beat the Sergeant Major's 15 to 13 during a softball game June 30 at the Aliamanu Military Reserve. The softball game was part of One Team Week activities. After the game both teams took time for a group photo.

  • Love at first sight: an Army story

    Jun 30, 2011

    More than a decade after they met in training, Alaska-based husband and wife team serve together in Afghanistan.

  • More you know

    Jul 1, 2011

    Infantry soldiers with the 201st BfSB learn a diffrent set of skills at Yakima Training Center, Washington.

  • Alaska Strykers bring hope to Afghan villagers

    Jul 5, 2011

    During a recent mission Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and 25th Infantry Division came to the aid of the people of Daman district.

  • Human Animal Bond brings pets to patients, staff

    Jul 12, 2011

    Members of the Human Animal Bond organization visit places throughout the Leavenworth and Fort Leavenworth community -- schools, libraries, nursing homes and hospitals.

  • They run to remember the fallen

    Jul 1, 2011

    More than 100 heads bowed as the names of 41 fallen Soldiers were read aloud at the start of the race. The runners " all members of the “wear blue: run to remember” running group " gathered in Corral 17 amidst a crowd of 26,000 at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle Marathon Saturday to continue a tradition they observe each week before their training runs in DuPont.

  • Akin bids farewell after 27 years

    Jun 30, 2011

    Col. George G. Akin, former commander, 404th Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, received decorations and gratitude, as family, friends and co-workers gathered at Rock Island Arsenal’s Constitution Square to celebrate his retirement, June 30.

  • Seeing is believing

    Jan 9, 2012

    Did You Know? According to statistics from the U.S. Army Public Health Command (Provisional), the average Soldier who suffers an eye injury is an E3 " E5, 20- to 24-year-old male, who is struck by an object while performing combat soldiering, participating in sports or doing maintenance, repair or servicing. He is not wearing eye protection and will lose an average of 6.1 workdays at an average cost of $9,724 because of the injury. To learn more about authorized eyewear, go to https://peosoldier.army.mil/pmseq/eyewear.asp

  • 4th of July Message from LTG Francis Wiercinski

    Jun 30, 2011

    The annual 4th of July holiday has traditionally been a day of parades and speeches from politicians. But it is also a day that that can be far more meaningful and remind us of our nation’s tradition of service and sacrifice.

  • APG leaders discuss transformation with Lt. Gen. Via

    Jul 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The focus of APG's transformation efforts has shifted to accommodating the growth in the civilian workforce and the missions they accomplish, installation leaders told Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, Army Materiel Command deputy commanding general, during a visit here June 30.

  • Breaking the Chain

    Jun 30, 2011

    Editor’s note: This article is based on a UH-60L Class C accident that occurred in Frankfort, Ky.

  • Scouts find honor, adventure at Fort Lee

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 30, 2011) --Twenty-one cub scouts experienced the adventure and honor of Army life during a special Fort Lee visit Friday that included participation in the installation's evening "Retreat" ceremony.

  • CYSS celebrates grand opening of new campus

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 30, 2011) -- Child, Youth and School Services held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening of its new CYSS campus June 24 in front of Child Development Center Sisisky.

  • DOD adopts personnel form developed by HR specialist

    Jul 26, 2011

    An automated form developed practically overnight by a human resources specialist here in a search of a more intuitive tool to track performance planning and the appraisal process for the Army's acquisitions workforce is being adopted by the Department of Defense.

  • Farewell Message from Secretary Gates

    Jun 30, 2011

    To the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces: Tomorrow, 30 June 2011, I will retire as Secretary of Defense. It has been the greatest honor of my life to serve and to lead you for the past four and a half years. All of that time we have been engaged in two wars and countless other operations.

  • USO Fort Drum, 2nd BCT Soldiers host baseball legends

    Jun 30, 2011

    The USO Fort Drum hosted Cy Young Award winner Vida Blue and former New York Yankee Tommy John on Tuesday to boost the morale of Soldiers and Family Members.

  • Soldiers help students at academy

    Jun 30, 2011

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bri-gade Combat Team, volunteered to help Carthage Augustinian Academy students participate in a walk-a-thon June 14 in the village.

  • Saudi General Visits University

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. - The U.S. Army Quartermaster General, Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham (left), accepts a gift June 29 from Brig. Gen. Mohammed Abdullah Ali Al Qarni, the director of training for the Saudi Arabia National Guard. He visited here while on a tour of Army schools across the country. His stop at the Combined Arms Support Command included a visit to the Army Logistics University, where he met with Saudi Arabia National Guard officers currently attending training.

  • JFHQNCR/MDW Friends and Family for July 15th

    Jul 14, 2011

    JFHQNCR/MDW Friends and Family Listserv material for digest.

  • Fort Drum community recognizes Air Assault School graduates

    Jun 30, 2011

    Installation Soldiers and Family Members gathered June 17 to recognize 84 Air Assault School graduates from Class 01-11 at the Light Fighters School.

  • High Street Gate hours to change

    Jun 30, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Beginning July 5, High Street Gate will be open to vehicle traffic 6:15 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Only vehicles with appropriate Department of Defense decals will be allowed access.

  • Medal of Honor citation marker instills warrior ethos

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Company C, 264th Medical Battalion unveiled a Medal of Honor citation marker honoring retired Lt. Col. Alfred Rascon during a ceremony June 17.

  • Guard members save elementary school from flood

    Jun 30, 2011

    When Army Capt. Gary Ripplinger and his Soldiers received the call to save a local elementary school, they sprang into action and were on the scene and placing sandbags within 45 minutes.

  • Soldiers, community members enjoy fun, activities at Mountainfest celebration

    Jun 30, 2011

    Thousands of Soldiers, Family Members and civilians flocked to Division Hill for the culmination of Fort Drum’s annual Mountainfest celebration.

  • An ounce of prevention is worth tons of fun at Summer Safety Day 2011

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Shamu and McGruff were popular attention-grabbers for children at the Fort Sam Houston Summer Safety Day June 22, a great way to remind them and their parents to be safe during the hot months ahead.

  • Fort Drum community honors fallen Soldiers of 2010

    Jul 1, 2011

    Soldiers, Family Members and hundreds of guests gathered June 22 in Memorial Park for Fort Drum's annual Mountain Remembrance ceremony. The observance honored 21 Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) who died during contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2010.

  • Fort Drum Mountainfest sports events build camaraderie among troops

    Jun 30, 2011

    Fort Drum Soldiers participated in friendly sports competitions last week as part of the Mountainfest celebration to stimulate esprit de corps within 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • 10th Mountain Division NCO of the Year wins runnerup at XVIII Airborne Corps

    Jun 30, 2011

  • Soldier of the Year wins corps honor, advances to next level of competition

    Jun 30, 2011

    After winning the 10th Mountain Division Soldier of the Year competition on Fort Drum, Pfc. Thomas Hauser, a Soldier from 563rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion, advanced to compete in the XVIII Airborne Corps Soldier of the Year Board and emerged triumphant.

  • Taekwondo teaches sport and life lessons

    Jun 30, 2011

    The Fort Belvoir Youth Service Center offers School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills Unlimited beginner and intermediate taekwondo lessons at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays for ages 6 to 17.

  • Beyond GI Joe bridges gap between students, veterans

    Oct 14, 2011

    Fort Belvoir's Army Family Team Building program hosted 25 students from George Mason University who were participating in Mason's Beyond GI Joe: The Contemporary College Student-Veteran class.

  • Fort Belvoir residential communities showcase conservation efforts

    Jul 1, 2011

    Board members from Fairfax County supervisors toured the Fairfax Village Neighborhood Center on Fort Belvoir, Va., to learn about the energy conservation innovations that were built into the neighborhood center and other residential areas on post.

  • Why Consider Army Reserve?

    Jun 30, 2011

    Video compilation of Army Reserve stories from the Recruiters of the Columbia Recruiting Battalion in Columbia, SC

  • Army Guard members act quickly, save elementary school from flood

    Jul 1, 2011

    When Capt. Gary Ripplinger and his Soldiers received the call to save a local elementary school, they sprang into action and were on the scene and placing sandbags within 45 minutes.

  • Future Soldiers visit NIE to see equipment of future

    Jul 1, 2011

    Future Soldiers from the El Paso Recruiting Company toured Condron Airfield where the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Tactical Operation Center was located during the Network Integration Evaluation event in White Sands Missile Range, N.M., June 24, 2011.

  • Family Members awarded scholarship grants

    Jun 30, 2011

    Four local Family Members of Soldiers who are either in college, or are about to attend college were awarded $1,500 each through the Defense Commissary Agency’s Scholarship For Military Children Program, in a ceremony held at the Fort Stewart Commissary, June 22.

  • Vacation Bible School at Hunter gets volunteer boost

    Jun 30, 2011

    Hunter Chapel got some unexpected assistance with this year’s Vacation Bible School program, June 20-24.

  • The Columbia Recruiting Battalion and South Carolina Department of Education Offer Military Career P

    Jun 30, 2011

    S.C. Department of Education and the Columbia Recruiting Battalion pair up to show educators the benefit of Army service.

  • STB, 3SB Soldiers strengthen marital bonds

    Jun 30, 2011

    Eight Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division and their spouses attended the Strong Bonds marriage retreat, June 24-26 at St. Simon’s Island, Ga.

  • Stewart-Hunter Army Family responds to those in need

    Sep 30, 2011

    The Red Cross accepted a check on behalf of Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Religious Services Organization at the main post chapel, June 21. Stewart-Hunter parishioners donated more than 12,000 dollars to the organization to help those affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • Army Recruiter Frank Makes Alabama Relief Personal

    Jul 19, 2011

    Army recruiter uses personal time to gather items for Alabama tornado victims.

  • GI Jane runs the deployment race, spurs spouses to finish line

    Jun 30, 2011

    Editor’s Note: The Alaska Post features the GI Jane column every other week. GI Jane is a composite character of many different military spouse contributors and offers a wide variety of viewpoints and perspectives. We would like to hear from readers. Submit column ideas and feedback to pao.fwa@us.army.mil.

  • Graduation exercise culminates educational journey milestone

    Jun 30, 2011

    College graduates reached another milestone in their lives during the 31st annual commencement exercise, June 24 at Fort Stewart’s main post chapel. The commencement exercise, sponsored by Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s Army Education Centers, proved to be a major accomplishment for hundreds of former students.

  • 260th gives CAP cadets a taste of Army life

    Jun 30, 2011

    The blazing sun on June 23 did not deter the cadets of the South Carolina Civil Air Patrol from touring the various facilities that keep Hunter Army Airfield operational.

  • 3/7 hosts ‘Garry Owen Day’ for Soldiers, Families

    Jun 30, 2011

    Laughs, cheers, and good times were had by Soldiers and Families of 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, during the squadron’s “Garry Owen Day."

  • Scholarship winner

    Jun 30, 2011

    Local student is awarded scholarships

  • Fort Benning boasts Army’s top drill sergeant, again

    Jul 1, 2011

    For the second time in three years, a Fort Benning, Ga., drill sergeant is the Army’s best.

  • Future Soldiers Redefine Country Hit

    Jul 7, 2011

    Major country music festival hosts future service members for an oath of enlistment ceremony.

  • Kovaleski assumes command of Hunter Army Airfield

    Jun 30, 2011

    “The only constant in the Army is change, and we move from place to place.”

  • British return for Eagle Owl exercise

    Jun 30, 2011

    What has become one of the largest training exercises within Training and Doctrine Command received a new set of participants this month " with six staff members from the United Kingdom’s Stabilisation Unit. The Eagle Owl exercise places U.K. military officers in the Defence Academy’s Joint Services Command and Staff College (Land), with military officers in the Intermediate Level Education program at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The British military officers have visited Fort Leavenworth twice a year for about four years, most recently working together to conduct a joint exercise.

  • Come catch the magic: Camp Adventure comes to Fort Wainwright

    Jun 30, 2011

    “We create magical moments that last a lifetime,” Mitchell said. “For the kids, there are always things that may be going on at home, but once they come into Camp Adventure, we want them to forget that.”

  • Senior Soldiers stay SHARP

    Jun 30, 2011

    It is a crime and the aftereffects upon the victim and the unit can be profound, taking many Soldiers out of the fight when it occurs. And it’s something that will not be tolerated.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: Making good Soldiers better through education

    Jun 30, 2011

    Deciding to further ones education beyond the undergraduate level while working full-time can be an arduous task. Try having the responsibilities of being garrison command sergeant major and the educational journey can be tough yet very gratifying.

  • The Last PSYOP Group change-of-command

    Jun 30, 2011

    With the PSYOP name change looming, the 7th PSYOP Group changes command at Moffett Field, Calif., giving the commanders present a historic opportunity.

  • Career opportunities expand for military spouses

    Jul 1, 2011

    In an effort to address military spouses’ employment challenges, the Defense Department today launched a program to expand career opportunities for military spouses worldwide, and to recognize the skills and talents they bring to the employment table.

  • Three Soldiers honored for counseling, retention work

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT BENNING, GA.,-- The Career Counselor of the Year is Staff Sgt. William Cunningham of 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, while Staff Sgt. Jason Boyd of the 6th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp Rudder on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., earned the Retention NCO of the Year award. Sgt. 1st Class Sylvia Rainer of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, MCoE, was selected as Reserve Component Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Old Guard fine tune Third Infantry Division Honor Guard

    Jun 30, 2011

    Three elite honor guard Soldiers from the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry [The Old Guard] from Fort Myer, Va., traveled to Fort Stewart June 21-23 to train 3rd Infantry Division honor guard on the proper techniques to perform firing party and funeral details.

  • Soldier Medical Readiness Campaign Plan

    Jul 7, 2011

    Soldier Medical Readiness Campaign Plan

  • FROM THE SENIOR COMMANDER: Boots on the ground, first impressions

    Jun 30, 2011

    I am taking this opportunity to introduce myself and talk about my initial observations and a little about my vision. I’m Maj. Gen. Robert “Abe” Abrams and I am the new Commander here.

  • Post receives new garrison commander

    Jun 30, 2011

    Col. Jeremy Fletcher replaced Col. Thomas Macdonald as garrison commander June 21 in a change of command ceremony at Ridgway Hall.

  • First cavalry scout trainees arrive at Fort Benning armor school

    Jul 5, 2011

    More than 65 recent high school graduates turned Soldiers are the first cavalry scouts to train at the Armor School on Harmony Church.

  • DoDDS Europe to open new high school in Schweinfurt community for school year 2011-12

    Jun 30, 2011

    The Department of Defense Education Activity announced yesterday the establishment of a high school in the Schweinfurt community.

  • Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility sports improvements

    Jul 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility reopened its racquetball courts, locker rooms and indoor pool Monday.

  • Vanguard Brigade returns, uncases colors

    Jun 30, 2011

    Excitement filled the late night air as the last remaining Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in Iraq, minus some Soldiers on “Trail Party” in Kuwait, were welcomed home at Fort Stewart’s Cottrell Field, June 23. Their return followed their year-long advise-and-assist mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

  • FORSCOM Cases colors, on the move

    Jun 30, 2011

    U. S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) held it's color casing ceremony June 24 in front of it's headquarters building at Fort McPherson, Ga. FORSCOM is moving to Fort Bragg, N.C., after 38 years at the Georgia installation. Though relocating as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law, the command will continue its mission of training and preparing Soldiers for deployment, as well as assisting in natural disaster and national emergency relief. FORSCOM .

  • FRGs, programs help spouses connect

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- While it may be easy for Soldiers to feel connected to their units after relocating to a new duty station, it isn’t always the case for many military spouses.

  • Fort Rucker Soldier dances with ‘Stars’

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A captain with the Basic Officer Leadership Course here showed off some of his dance skills at the Dothan Civic Center June 25 during the second annual Dancing with the Stars, Dothan-Style.

  • Decorated CSM retires to Wiregrass

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A highly-experienced and respected member of the Army Aviation community brought a 35-year career in the military to an end June 23 during a retirement ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Competition lets athletes flex muscles

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For two hours Saturday, audience members at the Solomon Center watched as the 15 competitors in the post’s inaugural Natural Fitness and Bodybuilding Competition took to the stage and well, flexed their muscles.

  • IET chaplains’ mission unique

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Each Friday night, the 187th Ordnance Battalion classroom is filled with coffee, cookies, Bibles and smiling Soldiers. This weekly Fortress Coffeehouse service is one of the many ways that chaplains appeal to the needs of Soldiers-in-training at Fort Jackson.

  • Preparation eases PCS moving woes

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- To many people, summer means trips to the beach, backyard barbecues and fun activities. To military members, it also means peak season for being on the move.

  • Sponsors provide real image of U.S.: SSI’s international students connect with U.S. families

    Jun 30, 2011

    Egyptian Army Maj. Sherif Awadallah said he arrived at Fort Jackson after completing his 32-hour trip from Egypt expecting to see Americans as they appear in movies.

  • July 4 celebration pays tribute to country

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As we again prepare to celebrate Torchlight Tattoo Friday with a spectacular fireworks display and a 282nd Army Band concert, I am reminded of the remarkable teamwork that takes place each year in making our Independence Day tribute. This event is always successful thanks to the hard work and dedication of countless Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians across Fort Jackson.

  • Fond farewell: 157th cases colors, leaving Fort Jackson

    Jul 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After almost 14 years here, the 157th Infantry Brigade bade farewell to Fort Jackson during a casing ceremony June 23 at the Joe E. Mann Center. The brigade will move to Camp Atterbury, Ind., where it will uncase its colors Aug. 15.

  • E. coli outbreak update

    Jun 30, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The Europe Regional Medical Command and the Public Health Command Region-Europe advise all Department of Defense personnel and their families to avoid eating raw sprouts from any source.

  • Far from home, but never alone

    Jun 30, 2011

    Today, in a small bastion of Army presence in upstate New York sits the Watervliet Arsenal. This historic center of Army-owned manufacturing has been continuously supporting our nation’s warfighters for nearly 200 years. And by all evidence today, the Arsenal is grooming tomorrow’s generation of combat multipliers. Several months ago, one of the Arsenal’s employees by the name of Ken Church was recalled to active duty to deploy with his New York Army National Guard unit the 501st Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance or EOD). Church is the command sergeant major of this unit. This is a story about how the community becomes a combat multiplier through their support of local Soldiers who have deployed.

  • Wounded warrior returns to Iraq during Operation Proper Exit

    Jul 1, 2011

    A was able to seek closure by returning to the battlefield as part of Operation Proper Exit.

  • Yongsan offers variety of religious services

    Jul 1, 2011

    SEOUL - Soldiers on Yongsan Garrison have a variety of religious services they can attend to explore their own personal connection to their Higher Power each week in the Yongsan area.

  • Battalion recapitalizes Patriot air defense systems

    Jun 30, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Patriot air defense units in South Korea play a critical role in protecting Allied assets from the threat of tactical ballistic missiles.

  • 1st Infantry Division honors fallen Soldiers

    Jun 30, 2011

    The 1st Infantry Division honored 22 Soldiers assigned or attached to the division who died over the past 18 months while supporting operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The ceremony was part of the division's "Victory Week" honoring the legacy of the Big Red One.

  • Joint training benefits from real-world difficulties

    Jul 6, 2011

    A Joint Operational Access Exercise between the Air Force and Army at Fort Bragg, N.C., benefited from summer thunderstorms, as personnel had to adapt and communicate effectively to continue the mission.

  • Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    Jun 29, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) " The Army Ground Forces Band’s state-of-the-art training facility came a step closer to becoming home for the U.S. Army Forces Command’s band today as the post Department of Public Works conducted a thorough and detailed inspection. The building is scheduled to be turned over to the post on Thursday, July 7, after the discrepancies turned up by the DPW inspectors have been fixed.

  • Fort Bliss firefighters, DES assets to return from Huachuca Monument wildfire effort

    Jun 29, 2011

    “I appreciate you guys saddling up at Fort Bliss. We fight wars wherever our nation needs us and sometimes it’s right in our own backyards,” said Col. Timothy Faulkner, Fort Huachuca’s garrison commander, to Fort Bliss firefighters as he thanked them for their support and augmentation efforts at the Arizona post in response to the Monument wildfire, June 27.

  • Winning Community Support

    Jun 30, 2011

    The Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion signed community covenants with the cities of Fond du Lac and Greenfield; and formalized a partnership with the local district Kiwanis International.

  • Family and Friends

    Jul 8, 2011

  • Army Recruiting Unites Grade-School Buddies

    Jun 30, 2011

    Grade school buddies reunite after a decade during an Army recruiting event.

  • Army Years

    Jul 8, 2011

  • 1-223rd Spartans welcome new leader

    Jul 1, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilian employees of the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony June 27.

  • Soldier Show wows 'em in Iowa

    Jun 30, 2011

    The 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show wowed a packed house at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa, June 28.

  • New leader assumes command of 1st Aviation Brigade Golden Hawks

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Soldiers and civilians of the 1st Aviation Brigade look to continue the work started by their previous commander as a new leader takes command.

  • Bliss, DeCA christen new $25 million commissary

    Jun 29, 2011

    Fort Bliss marked another growth milestone when they teamed with the Defense Commissary Agency to celebrate the opening of the post’s new commissary June 29.

  • FBI joins Army CID to investigate Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the FBI are now looking into possible wrongdoing involving past burials and contracts at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • CBT cadre ready to lead West Point Class of 2015

    Jun 29, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- All eyes fell past the cadets in the red sashes and onto the new arrivals marching onto the Plain for the oath ceremony. Over the course of several hours Monday, a remarkable transformation occurred turning the group of more than 1,200 from civilian status into the initial stage of becoming West Point cadets. That couldn’t have happened without those red-sashed cadets, who spent countless hours over the past couple weeks training, planning, rehearsing and executing a precise and orderly operation. The pressure on new cadets to execute a perfect “right turn, march” and “eyes, front” was the same for the cadet cadre to make it happen.

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