Archive: Jun 2011

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  • Insurgents weaken while Afghan forces grow in strength, numbers

    Jun 14, 2011

    Insurgent attacks have made headlines this week, but International Security Assistance Forces and NATO spokesmen stated insurgents are losing capability and solidifying Afghan and coalition forces’ upper hand as the beginning of the transition approaches.

  • Tips servicemembers, and their families, can use for a successful move

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Surface Deployment and Distribution Command’s Personal Property Directorate has compiled a list of moving tips for you to use in preparing for a Permanent Change of Station or move. These tips are even more relevant during this busy peak season.

  • Balloon reconnaissance marks 150th anniversary

    Jun 14, 2011

    The intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support critical to operations in Afghanistan got its start 150 years ago this month, when a balloonist showed then-President Abraham Lincoln how a gas-filled balloon could help the Union Army prevail in the Civil War.

  • New Musahi Police HQ work continues despite vehicle suicide bomber

    Jun 15, 2011

    The morning of April 14, 2011, was like those before at the rural police compound except that a truck parked near the “government building” exploded at 7:14 a.m, detonated by the driver who only killed himself.

  • 7th Signal Command (T) Civilian of the Year selected

    Jun 13, 2011

    John Cardona, a system administrator for the 21st Signal Brigade, National Gateway Center, Fort Detrick, Md., was recently selected as the overall 7th Signal Command (Theater) Civilian of the Year (COY).

  • Military spouses get help with professional licenses

    Jun 14, 2011

    A Defense Department organization is making it easier for military spouses to maintain professional licenses as they move from state to state.

  • Company commander cycles in support of MS awareness

    Jun 15, 2011

    Capt. Theresa Giorno completed a 150-mile, two-day bicycle ride along Virginia’s Eastern Shore to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

  • LIVE EVENT: Watch Army Birthday cake cutting today, 11 a.m. (ET)

    Jun 13, 2011

    LIVE EVENT: Watch Army Birthday cake cutting today, 11 a.m. (ET)

  • Army engineer divers conduct annual training exercise

    Jun 14, 2011

    A group of 85 Army engineer divers made the trek to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to conduct Deep Blue, an annual deep water diving exercise that kicked off mid-May.

  • Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    Jun 13, 2011

    Click for details about the annual Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition from Fort Jackson.

  • Vietnam Moving Wall comes to Town of Natick

    Nov 4, 2011

    The Moving Vietnam Wall was in the Town of Natick from June 9-13. Brig. Gen. John McGuiness, the commanding general of the Natick Soldier Systems Center was the featured speaker for the evening as the town remembered the 11 servicemembers who died in Vietnam.

  • Natick welcomes new garrison commander

    Jun 13, 2011

    Lt. Col. Frank Sobchak takes over as the commander of the U.S. Army Garrison Natick.

  • Army Service Uniform

    Jun 13, 2011

    Learn more about the proper wear of the Army Service Uniform

  • Soldier Show highlights Army talent, teamwork

    Jun 13, 2011

    The U.S. Army’s 2011 Soldier Show was designed to entertain service members and families of all musical tastes.

  • Disciples of speed

    Jun 27, 2011

    The Army has had 24 motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, compared to 18 motorcycle fatalities during the same period last year. The spike in deaths -- a 75 percent increase -- has Army leadership concerned and seeking solutions.

  • Cadets, midshipmen visit Horn of Africa, enhance understanding of regional affairs

    Jun 14, 2011

    Six Army cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and six midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., arrived at the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, May 26, 2011, to better understand the role of U.S. forces in the area.

  • Joint Investigation Team briefs officials, residents

    Jun 12, 2011

    CAMP CARROLL, South Korea - Led by an American Army general and a South Korean scientist, the Joint Investigation Team met with South Korean officials, legislators and residents here June 9 and answered question on the probe into claims that Agent Orange was buried here in 1978.

  • US, Indonesia partner for Exercise Garuda Shield 2011

    Jun 13, 2011

    BOGOR, Indonesia " Hundreds of United States and Indonesian Soldiers gathered to participate in the opening ceremony of an annual bilateral exercise, today, at the Tentara Nasional Indonesia (TNI-Indonesian Armed Forces) Engineer Training Center of Army Education and Training Command, Pusdikzi. Sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific and hosted by the Indonesian Armed Forces, Exercise Garuda Shield is the latest in a continuing series of rigorous, multi-faceted exercises designed to promote regional peace and security.

  • Drill Sgt. of the Year 2011 head and shoulders photos

    Jun 13, 2011

    Head and shoulders photos of competitors of the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition. Learn more about them here: http://www.army.mil/drillsergeant/competitors.html

  • Slideshow: 236th Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 24, 2011

    The 236th Army Birthday Ball was held at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md., June 11, 2011.

  • DoD seeks input from employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

    Jun 13, 2011

    Defense Department officials want to hear by July 6, 2011, from the civilian employers of Reservists and National Guardsmen in a survey intended to measure the impact of servicemembers on the civilian workplace.

  • 319th MI Battalion continues progress at Kandahar inland customs depot

    Jun 12, 2011

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE WALTON, Afghanistan " Soldiers assigned to 319th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, partner with and mentor Afghan Customs Police at the Kandahar Inland Customs Depot and Forward Operating Base Walton.

  • First in last out, Airborne unit continues history of operations in Iraq

    Jun 12, 2011

    As one of the few units to have taken part in every major campaign of the U.S. Military's operations in Iraq, the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division has been tasked with ensuring that the Iraqi Security Forces are able to maintain a safe and secure environment for the Iraqi people as the 2/82 leads the transition of U.S. Forces out of Iraq.

  • Army’s 236th birthday: Courage, dedication has characterized our history

    Jun 11, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr., III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, shares a birthday message as the Army celebrates its 236th year.

  • USARPAC NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Jun 11, 2011

    Warrior Challenge is a U.S. Army, Pacific competition designed to find the best Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) and Soldier in the Pacific. Over the five-day competition, Soldiers are tested on their Army knowledge, physical and mental stamina. At the end of the competition, points are tallied and the highest scoring NCO and Soldier are chosen as NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Crocker, Martin, challenge Army War College grads to lead in uncertain times

    Jun 15, 2011

    Ten months of readings, papers, exercises and complex seminar discussions paid off for the Army War College Class of 2011 as they graduated in front of friends, family, colleagues and international partners on the historic parade grounds of Carlisle Barracks.

  • ISF work together to protect Iraq

    Jun 11, 2011

    " Following the end of combat operations across Iraq late last year, U.S. troops began the mission of advising and training Iraqi Security Forces during Operation New Dawn. U.S. Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, spent the past eight months training their Iraqi counterparts throughout Ninewa province to build a sustainable security force for the country.

  • ‘Guardians’ mark mid-deployment with organizational day

    Jun 11, 2011

    The crowd stood mesmerized as the quarterback quickly dodged defenders, looking for an open teammate. He looked left, scanned right, and then threw a running pass down the field. The receiver leapt into the air, wrapped his hands around the football and fell to the ground just past the goal line etched in the dust at Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq.

  • Senior leaders welcome ‘Head Hunter’ sergeants into NCO Corps

    Jun 11, 2011

    Senior leaders from U.S. Division-North and 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, welcomed recently promoted sergeants into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps during an induction ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, June 3. “Head Hunter” NCOs from 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th AAB, crossed the threshold from junior enlisted to becoming leaders, signifying their progression and place among the senior enlisted Soldiers who joined them during the ceremony.

  • Perfume Palace closes for handover

    Jun 11, 2011

    The Perfume Palace, located on Camp Slayer, officially closed during a ceremony, June 1. The palace closure was a significant step in the closing of Camp Slayer.

  • USF-I aims to increase suicide prevention awareness

    Jun 11, 2011

    When people think of military operations and mission readiness, physical and weapons training are the first things that pop into their heads. Although vital to mission success, these types of training are not the only ones service members go through to be mission ready. Suicide prevention training is another important aspect when it comes to building a strong, productive force.

  • Iraqi corrections officers train on maximum security policies, procedures

    Jun 11, 2011

    For the past several months Iraqi corrections officers have been working hand-in-hand with U.S. correctional specialists in order to learn the policies and procedures of the Cropper Theater Internment Facility, which houses detainees who are linked to terrorism and could potentially harm security forces.

  • Deployed parents witness children graduate

    Jun 11, 2011

    When it comes to graduation day, things like commencement speeches, school-themed caps and gowns, graduates and parents come to mind. For the graduates it is a moment in time that marks the end of their studies and begins the possibilities that lie ahead. For most parents, however, it is simply rewarding to watch their child walk across the stage with diplomas in their hands.

  • 'Saber' Squadron assumes authority in Wasit Province

    Jun 28, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- On June 15, 2nd 'Sabre' Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Division - South transferred authority of their operating environment in Wasit Province, Iraq to 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Division " South in a ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Delta.

  • STT Enforcer applies line of effort concept to police planning

    Jun 28, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq - The goal of stability operations is to strengthen Iraqi Security Forces and posture them as the premier force in Iraq. Successful application of the four lines of effort (LOEs) can quickly realize this critical goal.

  • Japanese-American awarded DSC for actions in WWII

    Jun 13, 2011

    Some 66 years later, during a ceremony June 7, 2011, in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, Shinyei "Rocky" Matayoshi accepted America's gratitude for his service in the form of the Army Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action.

  • NETCOM Soldiers compete for top honors

    Jun 12, 2011

    Under the clear Arizona skies and a hot sun, Soldiers from Signal commands and brigades from around the globe pushed themselves from one event to another. For four days, Soldiers competed for the top spots in the 2011 Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition.

  • Teammates recount Medal of Honor nominee's courageous actions

    Jul 7, 2011

    Three teammates of Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry recently discussed the event that took place May 26, 2008, which landed the noncommissioned officer a nomination to receive the Medal of Honor.

  • SATCOM Support in the EUCOM Theater

    Jun 14, 2011

    Access to satellite communication resources is vital to Warfighters in theater.

  • Advancements made at Arlington cemetery in wake of investigation

    Jun 13, 2011

    Just one year after an investigation directed by Secretary of the Army John McHugh reported breakdowns in accountability and record-keeping at Arlington National Cemetery, the new management team there has released a list of achievements that have strengthened the cemetery's management and oversight.

  • Gen. Cone: Courses Soldiers take today are crucial to the Army's future

    Jun 10, 2011

    Gen. Robert Cone, Commanding General for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command stepped foot on Fort Leonard Wood for the first time this week and was impressed with the quality of training.

  • Media Advisory: ACC/ECC to hold uncasing ceremony at Redstone

    Jun 13, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala -- ACC and ECC will unfurl their flags during the ceremony at 9 a.m. June 16 at their joint headquarters campus at Wells and Mauler roads. Both headquarters are moving to Redstone Arsenal from Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Armor School departs for Fort Benning

    Jun 10, 2011

    The departure ceremony for the 194th Armored Brigade and 316th Cavalry Brigade was held at Fort Knox Friday, June 10. The units are joining the other Armor elements already in place at Fort Benning as armor and infantry branches are incorporated into the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Smart phones increase 'SPOT' reporting in Army evaluations

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Army is finding the use of smart-phone devices such as an Android or iPhone leads to an increase in "SPOT" reports, wherein Soldiers share tactically relevant information across the force in real-time, service officials said.

  • NFL, Carolina Panthers officials talk with Soldiers, fans at Fort Bragg

    Jun 10, 2011

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Carolina Panther head coach Ron Rivera and former Panthers great Mike Rucker came to Fort Bragg to show appreciation to the Soldiers, while visiting several of the post’s key locations. Also traveling with the trio were Sir Purr, the Carolina Panthers’ mascot and Candice and Stephanie, two of the team’s cheerleaders.

  • Public Health Officers at Fort Bragg honored for work with Army

    Jun 10, 2011

    Public Health Service officers, all of whom serve at Fort Bragg as part of the Department of Defense/PHS Memorandum of Agreement, were recognized for the outstanding and critical psychological/traumatic brain injury/physical rehabilitative care given to warfighters and their dependents.

  • Intimate betrayals: A look at domestic abuse on Fort Bragg

    Jun 10, 2011

    This is a series meant to highlight the causes of domestic abuse and what can be done to stop it.

  • Fort Bragg youth conference to focus on leadership, community service

    Jun 10, 2011

    The Youth Leadership Conference and the “Walk a Mile for Hunger” community service project will be held at Albritton Jr High School on Fort Bragg. Conference dates are July 12 to 13; community service project is scheduled for July 18, with a rain date of July 20.

  • Greens involved with Fort Sill ceremony

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Peggy was 10-years-old when he father, Chief Warrant Officer Ivan Green, was killed in Vietnam in 1969. Because her father was deployed a lot, she does not have a lot of memories of him, but she does remember one of his cooking tips.

  • 15th Annual Army Birthday 10-Miler races through Fort Bragg

    Jun 10, 2011

    About 1862 participants ran, walked, rucked, or hand-cranked their way through 10 miles of Fort Bragg, during the 15th Annual Army Birthday 10-Miler. The day was hot and humid and the course consisted of many hills and everyone agreed that the best part of the race was the finish line. However, most said they will definitely run the race next year.

  • Staff ride makes today's battles tangible

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Is there any better way for a field artillery captain to learn about tactics and maneuvers in combat than studying a historic battleground where one of the most influential encounters of the Civil War took place? The Soldiers in the Captain’s Career Course don’t think so.

  • WTB Soldier shares gift of life with bone marrow donation

    Jun 14, 2011

    More than four years ago, when Spc. Christopher Sutton was stationed with the 89th Military Police Brigade, he took part in a bone marrow donor drive and was entered into the Department of Defense bone marrow donor database. Now working as a cadre member of the Warrior Transition Brigade Headquarters, Sutton was stunned when he was told it appeared that he was a match to someone who would benefit from a bone marrow donation.

  • Garrison battalion cases its colors

    Jun 10, 2011

    Lt. Col. Michael Snipes, U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) battalion commander, Sgt. Maj. Leander Singletary, USAG battalion sergeant major, and Col. Deborah Grays, USAG commander, case the battalion colors Tuesday outside the Garrison Headquarters (Bldg. 65). Grays said the casing of the colors was a historic event for the battalion, which has served the community for 126 years.

  • Arlington National Cemetery: One year later

    Jun 12, 2011

    Exactly one year after an investigation directed by Secretary of the Army John McHugh reported breakdowns in accountability and record-keeping at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), the new management team put in place by McHugh today released a list of achievements put in place over the last 12 months that have strengthened the cemetery’s management and oversight.

  • AMC shines as a top three supporter of HBCUs

    Jun 10, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala . -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command was named the 3rd highest supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) according to a 2011 survey conducted by U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine.

  • Post Chapel closes doors after more than 100 years of service

    Jun 10, 2011

    After more than a century of service, the Fort McPherson Post Chapel (Bldg. 42) closed its doors as a place of worship Sunday.

  • U.S. Army Drill Team Training

    Jun 10, 2011

    The United States Army Drill Team, the defending Joint Service Drill Exhibition champions, has represented The Old Guard across our nation and the world since 1948. This video will take you inside the Drill Team to show you a unique view of the training that is required to be the best.

  • Father, son share in unique Army experience

    Jun 10, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Richard Ruddle and Staff Sgt. Andrew Ruddle, father and son snare drum players in the Fife and Drum Corps, share in the experiences of a father and son relationship in the FDC.

  • The 236th Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    News and information about the 236th Army Birthday, June 14, 2011.

  • Hunter receives customer service award

    Jun 10, 2011

    When Matt Hunter arrived at Anniston Army Depot in 2006, he was one of the top experts on the Standard Industrial Fund System. That expertise came, in part, from Hunter’s selfless willingness to help others, a trait that garnered him the Defense Finance and Accounting Service’s Customer Collaboration Award.

  • Third Army uncases colors at new Patton Hall

    Jun 10, 2011

    News Release and photos

  • Depot environmental training shows ‘Obvious’ compliance

    Jun 10, 2011

    An employee in Anniston Army Depot’s Nichols Industrial Complex places the lid on a container of hazardous waste, half-heartedly securing it and leaving the seal open. Suddenly, Captain Obvious steps into the scene.

  • Harford County EOC gets emergency word out

    Jun 10, 2011

    Emergency preparedness and prevention were key talking points for members of the Harford County Emergency Operation Center during a visit by RDECOM staff members June 8.

  • Fort Belvoir Community Hospital ready to soar

    Jun 10, 2011

    Each day that passes brings the new Fort Belvoir Community Hospital closer to its grand opening.

  • Fort McCoy-Sparta softball competition fosters good will

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Eight singles in the sixth inning led to seven runs scored by the Fort McCoy softball team in a 14-10 victory May 22 against the Angelini’s Pizzeria and Ristorante team of Sparta. It was the third time the teams battled in a Chicago-style softball game, the latest game played at McCoy’s Constitution Park. Army won the first two contests. A fourth match-up at Sparta’s Memorial Field is being planned for September.

  • Early morning and early evening best times to be outside over the summer

    Jun 10, 2011

    With the heat and humidity in the area getting ready to increase, it is important that residents and personnel on post maintain hydration and be conscious of the clothes they wear when exercising.

  • 3-D Archery opens at Fort McCoy's Sportsman’s Range

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The new 3-D Archery range at the Fort McCoy Sportsman’s Range complex is open for use.

  • NCO Academy classroom facility at Fort McCoy approved

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Phase II construction at the Fort McCoy Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy at Fort McCoy has been approved and will begin sometime this fall. The project will add 12 classrooms to the NCO Academy. Roy Brewer, Fort McCoy resident engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers, said the facility will be constructed on a vacant lot located near Phase I construction.

  • Fort McCoy to build a barracks for transient-training population

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Fort McCoy is ushering in a new era of barracks space with the construction of a new Annual Training/Mobilization barracks facility in the 2800-2900 blocks. Brian Harrie, a community planner at the Master Planning Division of the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works, said the permanent, brick-and-mortar facility will be the first barracks built to support transient training at Fort McCoy since 1942.

  • Do your parents know …What to do in the event of a weather emergency?

    Jun 10, 2011

    The effects of severe weather and tornadoes reach further than the devastation of local areas. The Soldiers, Families and civilians at Fort Belvoir come from all parts of the U.S. and abroad.

  • Ironman truck drivers perform wartime delivery on Black Hawk

    Jun 13, 2011

    When Soldiers with the 133rd Infantry Regiment were experiencing heavy in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, every available officer and enlisted Soldier in the distribution platoon packaged about 25 bags before helicopters from Company A, 1st Battalion, 169th Combat Aviation Brigade, arrived to deliver the supplies to the troops in contact.

  • Fort McCoy IMMA wins 2nd consecutive, Army-level award for maintenance excellence

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- For the second consecutive year, the Installation Materiel Maintenance Activity (IMMA) at Fort McCoy has won a top award in the Department of the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence (AAME) competition.

  • Awards announced for CGSC ILE class 2011-01

    Jun 10, 2011

    Several members of the Command and General Staff College’s Intermediate Level Education class 2011-01 were honored at the graduation ceremony June 10 at the Lewis and Clark Center.

  • Headquarters Command Battalion prepares financially

    Jun 10, 2011

    Interns Morgan McCorkle and Tiffany Hays, participating in a financial fellowship with Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Community Service, taught a two-day personal financial readiness seminar May 24 and May 31, at the Combined Operations Facility, Bldg. 417 on Fort Myer.

  • ARRTC cases colors at Fort McCoy, moves to Fort Knox

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- To conclude its 35 years as a tenant activity at Fort McCoy, Wis., the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center (ARRTC) held a flag-casing ceremony June 3. It was the last official act of the organization’s rich history and proud service at the installation.

  • Mobile dentistry team keeps Soldiers combat ready

    Jun 13, 2011

    Over the course of five days, a mobile dentistry team from Charlie Company, 201st Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Task Force Duke, examined and treated Soldiers at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan.

  • Commentary: Volunteers help clean up Joplin 2 handfuls at a time

    Jun 10, 2011

    On June 4, 335 volunteers the Fort Leavenworth community went to Joplin, Mo., to contribute to the tornado relief effort there.

  • Fort Leavenworth preps for record floods

    Jun 10, 2011

    Fort Leavenworth and local officials are preparing for potential flooding in the upcoming weeks that could meet or exceed the record levels of 1993.

  • Fort Drum Soldier wins $45,000 in AAFES / Burger King-sponsored game

    Jun 10, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- There are Soldiers down range beating impossible odds on a regular basis. But one Soldier recently assigned to the 10th Mountain Division beat some odds that may make him the wealthiest Army specialist on Fort Drum.

  • June 12-18 Army Strong week in Fairfax

    Jun 10, 2011

    Fort Belvoir’s home county, Fairfax, honors the Army from Sunday through June 18, by proclaiming the time as Army Strong Week throughout the county.

  • JBM-HH takes action during Force Protection Exercise

    Jun 10, 2011

    Directorates and special staff elements at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall were called to action Tuesday morning when a truck leaking an unknown chemical stopped on McNair Road next to Spates Community Club.

  • Fort Leavenworth selects top Soldier, NCO of Year

    Jun 10, 2011

    Fort Leavenworth’s Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year are Staff Sgt. Vincent M. Moore, 256th Military Police Company, 40th MP Internment and Resettlement Battalion, and Spc. James Wilson, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Combined Arms Center, Special Troops Battalion.

  • Afghan officer shares first-hand knowledge at Fort Hood

    Jun 13, 2011

    Leaders of the 57th Signal Battalion, 3rd Signal Brigade, soon to be deploying in phases to Afghanistan, had the opportunity to talk with an officer in the Afghan army June 3, 2011, at the III Corps Headquarters.

  • 18th Engineer Brigade bonds together with Luau

    Jun 10, 2011

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 18th Engineer Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, gathered for a farewell dinner prior to their upcoming deployment and to celebrate Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Spanferkelhof restaurant here, May 18.

  • Panetta vows to put national security, troops first

    Jun 10, 2011

    Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that if he’s confirmed as the next defense secretary, his first and foremost mission will be to protect the United States and ensure it has the “best-trained, the best-equipped and the strongest military in the world” to provide that defense.

  • Kunar border police station opens, improves security

    Jun 10, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers through the Afghanistan Engineer District Jalalabad Office and Kunar Provincial Gov. Fazlullah Wahidi held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Khas Kunar II Afghan Border Patrol Station in Khas Kunar District, Afghanistan, June 4, 2011.

  • Band visits AFN, sings on air

    Jun 10, 2011

    It’s not every day that you get the chance to hear a young Soldier singing his heart out to Marc Anthony’s hit single “You Sang To Me.” But on May 24, Cpl. Xavier Santiago belted it out over the airwaves when the U.S. Army Europe Soldiers Chorus paid a visit to the AFN Studio on Coleman Barracks for an interview with Staff Sgt. Victor Gardner, host of the AFN PowerNet evening talk show.

  • Students sing with heart as they mark school's closing after 59 years in Heidelberg

    Jun 10, 2011

    Students stole the show when they performed during the closing day ceremony for Mark Twain Elementary School in Heidelberg June 3.

  • Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

    Jun 10, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden community members gathered at Veterans Park on Wiesbaden Army Airfield May 26 to remember service members who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • NCO induction: Twenty-three new enlisted leaders welcomed to the ranks

    Jun 10, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Twenty-two sergeants and one corporal were formally inducted into one of the Army’s longstanding institutions during a ceremony to honor some of Wiesbaden’s newly minted noncommissioned officers.

  • Volunteers honored as Baumholder stars

    Jun 10, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER,Germany - Baumholder volunteers saved the U.S. Army $394,070.64 in the last 12 months by volunteering more than 18,500 hours of service to the community. Lt. Col. Sam McAdoo, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander, was presented with a symbolic check for the total amount of savings during the annual volunteer recognition ceremony May 19 at the Rheinlander Community Club.

  • BOSS members serve community, have fun

    Jun 10, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Go to almost any event in the Wiesbaden military community and don’t be surprised if several young single Soldiers are on hand helping contribute to the success of the program. That’s because members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers have vowed to play a role in helping improve the quality of life in the garrison.

  • West Point cadet describes lessons learned from academy experience

    Jun 10, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - For most teens, college life brings to mind images of campus parties, long leisurely weekends and a renewed sense of freedom and independence. But for Steven Billington Jr., a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, life at one of the most prestigious military universities in the world is an entirely different experience.

  • A war remembered: ‘I would not dare to wear my uniform out in public’

    Jun 9, 2011

    In 1965, U.S. ground forces became involved in an armed conflict to support the government of South Vietnam.

  • Safety campaign touts summer well-being

    Jun 15, 2011

    Fort Meade's Installation Safety Office kicked off its annual 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign with a Safety Stand Down on June 1 at McGill Training Center.

  • Green Meade plan presented at annual festival

    Jun 13, 2011

    At last weekend's 2nd Annual Greenlife Festival at Savage Mill, Mick Butler talked about all the installation is doing to reduce the installation's environmental "boot print" through the implementation of the installation's Green Meade Plan.

  • Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 simulates firing range

    Jun 13, 2011

    Units located on Fort Meade, including the 902nd MI, use the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 in a facility with a five-lane setup that concentrates on zero, group, night fire and chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear fire.

  • Former Meade Soldier graduates at top of class

    Jun 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Dysha Huggins-Hodge, formerly of Fort Meade's 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera), graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in transfer, or general, studies with a 4.0 GPA after completing most of the 63 credits for her degree online while deployed to Afghanistan.

  • BGE upgrades provide more reliable power

    Jun 10, 2011

    In 2004, Fort Meade followed a government initiative to privatize utilities on the installation and partnered with the local utilities company, Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

  • Mississippi Army JROTC students challenged at Fort Knox

    Jun 10, 2011

    High school students from Junior ROTC programs in Jackson, Miss., converge on Fort Knox for Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge.

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