Archive: Jun 2011

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  • ACC-Redstone Major promoted

    Jun 2, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Jeffrey Caldwell, Army Contracting Command-Redstone, was promoted to lieutenant colonel during a ceremony June 2. Col. Daniel Cottrell , former ACC-Redstone deputy director, presided over the ceremony and Caldwell's wife, Gloria, pinned on the new rank.

  • Beat the heat -- keep cool while working out in high temps

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Just because the weather is hotter doesn’t mean working out has to stop, according to Lyster Army Health Clinic officials and Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility staff.

  • Lake Fest provides easy ‘staycation’ for Families

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Sun and surf were in abundant supply at the 2011 Lake Fest on Lake Tholocco May 28 as Soldiers, Families and those from the local communities came out for a day of fun.

  • Fort hosts joint, multinational intelligence exercise

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The eighth annual joint and multinational intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance interoperability demonstration, Empire Challenge 2011, is underway in various military locations here and world-wide until June 3. EC11 will display emerging ISR capabilities and provide crucial knowledge gleaned from the exercise to improve joint and combined ISR interoperability (the ability of the sensors to communicate with each other and with the sensors of other nations), which will support current combat troops in the field.

  • Fort Rucker Soldiers receive quilts from grateful community

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers touched by the hardship of war received a special honor May 26 at Lyster Army Health Clinic.

  • Fort Rucker spouse ‘social’ explores artistic possibilities

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker spouses interested in exploring their creative sides will want to mark their calendars for the Creative Social June 23 from 10 a.m. to noon at Bldg. 8950, 7th Avenue, The Commons Family Support Facility.

  • Fort Rucker police offer housing checks for those on vacation

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Before leaving on a spring or summer vacation, it’s important to plan ahead, according to Directorate of Public Safety officials.

  • Aviation Branch CSM speaks to NCOs at Fort Riley

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. " Noncommissioned officers on Fort Riley found out what the future holds for Army Aviation during a brief given to them May 19 by the senior enlisted Soldier in their career field.

  • Cookies for a cause: Girl Scouts donate 540 boxes

    Jun 2, 2011

    Members of Girl Scout Troop 1888, Gwinnett County, poses with Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) June 1 following a delivery of cookies to the Soldiers.

  • Silver Wings Band kicks off on-post summer concert series

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Summer band concerts are coming to Fort Rucker beginning June 10.

  • Knowledge is power: staying informed key to success

    Jun 2, 2011

    Today there was more evidence that our closure date is nearly upon us.

  • Fort Rucker, Wiregrass communities honor fallen servicemembers

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- To celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer, many community members spent the long weekend recreating with Family and friends cooking out, camping out and enjoying the onset of vacation season on various area lakes.

  • McPherson Prekindergarten class of 2011 takes first steps toward college

    Jun 2, 2011

    After nine months of growing close, laughing, loving, playing, studying, enriching and helping mold, the Child, Youth and School Services pre-kindergarten (pre-K) classroom staff handed back the 19 children entrusted to their care back to their parents in a graduation ceremony May 26 at the Fort McPherson Post Theater.

  • Labor Department grants to provide veterans job training

    Jun 3, 2011

    As part of an interagency effort to support America’s veterans, the Labor Department today announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21,000 veterans, many of them homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • Wisconsin Recruiting Station Commander Takes Pride in Helping People Reach Goals

    Jun 2, 2011

    Recruiting station commander in Onalaska, Wis., is selected as top in the battalion. Noncommissioned officer discusses the challenges he encountered when he first started recruiting and the changes in current recruiting operations.

  • Panjshir PRT helps bring Afghan village drinking water

    Jun 3, 2011

    The Panjshir Provincial Reconstruction Team civil affairs visited a village in Bazarak Municipality, Afghanistan, May 24, 2011, to assess the final stages of a system designed to supply clean drinking water.

  • Combined operation expands security in rural Afghanistan

    Jun 3, 2011

    Soldiers of Blackhawk Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Warrior, and Afghan National Army troops moved though orchards and farmland toward the Chak district center, unaware of the fierce enemy opposition they would encounter during the 48-hour Operation Compass, May 15-16, 2011.

  • Gen. Dempsey visits Grafenwoehr

    Jun 2, 2011

  • Names of fallen etched in stone

    Jun 3, 2011

    The Fort Carson community gathered with survivors of 22 fallen war fighters May 26 for a Mountain Post Warrior Memorial ceremony.

  • Community gets glimpse of Asian-Pacific American culture

    Jun 2, 2011

    Fort Drum Soldiers, Family Members, civilians and community members came together to learn about and experience Asian-Pacific American culture May 25 at the Commons.

  • Engineers build school in Cambodia

    Jun 3, 2011

    A joint venture of the 544th Engineer Company, 52nd Eng. Battalion, and Royal Cambodian Armed Forces engineers concluded with a ribbon-cutting of a newly-constructed school in Taing Sia Village, Kampong Speu Province, Cambodia, May 25.

  • Soldier pleads guilty to murder

    Jun 3, 2011

    Pfc. David Lawrence, was convicted of premeditated murder May 25 during his court-martial for killing an Afghan detainee while on guard duty in Afghanistan.

  • 1st BCT begins return from Afghanistan tour

    Jun 2, 2011

    Fifty-two Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, arrived from Afghanistan Saturday to prepare for the redeployment of thousands more.

  • America's Army: 'The strength of the nation' for 236 years

    Jun 13, 2011

    War fighting and humanitarian assistance are just a few of the roles some one million members of the U.S. Army play today, and has been for more than two hundred years.

  • ACC recognized as one of the CIO 100

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. "The U.S. Army Contracting Command has been named as a recipient of the IDG CIO magazine’s 2011 CIO 100 Award.

  • Army Safety director reports on accidents at home, abroad

    Jun 2, 2011

    Fort Drum senior leaders gathered Thursday at the Commons to hear the latest information about Army safety at home and abroad.

  • Army celebrates its 236th birthday with a lineup of events in the National Capitol Region

    Jun 13, 2011

    Upcoming events for the 236th Army Birthday in the National Capitol Region.

  • Environmental exhibit highlights German-American stewardship of the Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Jun 2, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany " A U.S. Army exhibit focusing on the environmental history of the Grafenwoehr Training Area is on display beginning in June at the city of Grafenwöhr’s Historical and Cultural Museum.

  • AFRICOM service members go on Memorial Day mission to honor fallen

    Jun 22, 2011

    More than 35 Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) servicemembers climbed aboard two CH-53 Super Stallion Helicopters on May 30, Memorial Day, and traveled to some of Djibouti’s most remote regions to honor CJTF-HOA members who lost their lives in two separate aircraft accidents.

  • Army wife challenges body, finds self

    Jun 2, 2011

    Hard work, determination and family support keeps one Fort Drum spouse focused on living a unique lifestyle.

  • Raising the Bar

    Jun 2, 2011

    Sergeant Maj. of the Army visits Fort Lee Soldiers.

  • U.S. Army Africa staff ride focuses on Italian World War I trench warfare battlefields, memorials

    Jun 2, 2011

    A three-day USARAF staff ride May 24-26, 2011, followed a route in northern Italy through the mountains of western Slovenia where the 1917 battle of Caporetto was fought. Italian military history experts provided participants the benefit of their vast knowledge of each and every memorial and battlefield during the ride.

  • Army medics conduct African Lion 11 MEDEVAC to Guelmim, Morocco

    Jun 2, 2011

    Soldiers of the 848th Forward Surgical Team participating in exercise African Lion 11 organized a rehearsal medical evacuation with the Moroccan military May 8, 2011. Exercise African Lion is a joint exercise involving U.S. Army, Navy and Marines, and the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces that consists of peacekeeping operations, humanitarian civic assistance operations and construction projects.

  • Memorial Day more than a long weekend

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. --Memorial Day has come and gone, and I am hoping that all of you have taken time to reflect on our fallen military members. That’s what Memorial Day is all about, even though it’s labeled as the unofficial beginning of summer.

  • Joint effort delivers power, supplies to Morocco for African Lion 11

    Jun 3, 2011

    Exercise African Lion 11 is joint and bi-lateral exercise between the Kingdom of Morocco and the United States that involves more than 2,000 U.S. servicemembers and approximately 900 members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, between April 25 and June 18.

  • NSSC senior enlisted adviser calls it a career

    Jun 2, 2011

    In August 1988, gas prices averaged $1.01 per gallon, Ronald Reagan was the president, Steve Winwood had the number one song in America with “Roll With It,” and Alfred and Diane Poff said goodbye to their son John as he went off to basic combat training.

  • Army chief of chaplains dedicates memorial garden at Fort Jackson

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Douglas L. Carver, Army chief of chaplains, spoke Wednesday as the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School here held a dedication for its memorial garden. The garden features a wall of remembrance that holds the names of the chaplains and chaplain assistants who died in service to their country.

  • Experimental solar shade in Djibouti provides constant power

    Jun 3, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command is the lead in coordinating an experiment using flexible solar cells that could eventually save millions in Army fuel costs.

  • S.C. Guard delivers USO in box

    Jun 3, 2011

    The S.C. Army National Guard answered a “special delivery” request and supported an organization that has done so much for the military, the USO.

  • Post organizations on the move

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Finding a unit or organization on Fort Jackson these days may not be as easy as looking at a post map. A flurry of construction and renovation projects has led to a number of relocations " some of them necessitated by the need for more space, others by required renovations.

  • Lkg 4 wrk?: Course uses social media to job hunt

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In this age of up-to-the-minute Tweets and Facebook status updates, some are left disappointed when the same connectivity can’t be achieved in the job-searching arena.

  • Chaplain receives TRADOC award

    Jun 2, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School has long been proud of its instructors, who turn out many successful chaplains and chaplain assistants without much fanfare. But sometimes an exceptional member of the staff will bring attention to the organization, allowing all its members to bask in the glow of excellence.

  • ‘All gave some, some gave all’: Post remembers fallen service members

    Jun 2, 2011

    Fort Jackson remembered fallen service members during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the Andrew Jackson statue in the Gate 1 traffic circle.

  • Soldiers share combat lifesaving skills with Malawian troops at MEDREACH 11

    Jun 2, 2011

    Medreach 11 is a U.S. Army Africa-run exercise designed to enhance U.S. and Malawian military medical capabilities and enhance the two militaries’ ability to work together during a humanitarian emergency or other crisis. In addition to humanitarian and civic assistance outreach projects, a major emphasis during the exercise was on training: in the classroom, in training lanes and ultimately, during a field training exercise.

  • Home-based business an option for some job seekers

    Jun 2, 2011

    Home based businesses are great for spouses living overseas. Certain restrictions apply to what businesses can be approved for home-bases businesses overseas.

  • Web-based tools prepare Families for relocation

    Jun 2, 2011

    Web based tools can help people relocate.

  • The search for employment: Getting hired in community can take work

    Jun 2, 2011

    Employment overseas for command sponsored spouses can be difficult, but employment opportunities are available and there are resources to help spouses with employment.

  • Soldier's training saves life of a German child

    Jun 2, 2011

    A Hohenfels Soldier’s quick action saved the life of a drowning local national girl at a public swimming pool in Burglengenfeld last month.

  • Local volunteers recognized for their service

    Jun 6, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels paid tribute to its legion of volunteers with a recognition ceremony and luncheon in appreciation for another year of giving “from the heart.”

  • Joint Investigation Team expands Camp Carroll probe

    Jun 1, 2011

    SEOUL - Following a high-level meeting on Yongsan Garrison May 27, the joint investigation team announced that it will examine claims that chemicals were buried in the vicinity of the bachelor officers’ quarters and installation fire department on Camp Carroll in 1972.

  • 6-52nd Air Defense Artillery conducts safety training

    Jun 1, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - With the summer season just around the corner, Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery recently went through a comprehensive Summer Safety Stand-down Training here, learning how to prevent and react to some of the common safety hazards associated with this time of the year.

  • American heroes remembered at ceremony in Seoul

    Jun 1, 2011

    SEOUL - South Koreans and Americans joined together to pay respects to the hidden U.S. heroes in enhanced grave sites at the Seoul Foreigners’ Cemetery in a Memorial Day ceremony at Yanghawgin District here May 27.

  • Suwon unit celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month

    Jun 1, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Through dances, games, food and a genuine Samoan luau, Soldiers and leaders from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage Month this week with creativity and enthusiasm, not to mention satisfied appetites.

  • 6-52nd ADA Battalion honors ROK Ship Cheonan

    Jun 1, 2011

    PYEONGTAEK, South Korea - Soldiers and families from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery spent an unforgettable Memorial Day visiting the ROK Navy Ship Cheonan wreckage at the Republic of Korea Navy 2nd Fleet Base and honored the 46 ROK Navy sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice more than a year ago.

  • Gates: U.S. remains committed to ties with Asia

    Jun 2, 2011

    There will be no “slackening” of U.S. commitment to Asia, even as the nation goes through tough financial times, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Hawaii yesterday.

  • 65th Engineers Join with 2-6 CAV for Air-Ground Integration Training

    Jun 1, 2011

    Enemy targets that have been spotted in the open, but are out of range, are difficult and dangerous scenarios for Soldiers on the battlefield, as these targets are an explicit but unattainable threat.

  • 4,300 Guard members responding to U.S. floods

    Sep 28, 2011

    The number of National Guard members responding to severe spring flooding rose to about 4,300 over the weekend as parts of the Missouri River began to swell in states such as North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

  • Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge comes to Hampton Roads

    Jun 1, 2011

    JOINT BASE LANGELY-EUSTIS AND FORT MONROE, Va. " More than 225 injured veterans and their supporters will culminate a six-day, 325-mile ride with two stops Friday, June 3 at Fort Eustis and Saturday, June 4 at Fort Monroe to support rehabilitation for injured veterans before ending at Virginia Beach on Saturday, June 4.

  • Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

    Jun 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families brought two shows, here, May 21, and one to Aliamanu Military Reservation, May 25, to help military parents and children talk, listen and connect with familiar characters and important issues.

  • TRADOC CG visits Initial Military Training at Fort Eustis

    Jun 2, 2011

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (May 31, 2011) - Relevant, rigorous, and standardized training from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Initial Military Training were demonstrated for Gen. Robert W. Cone, the new TRADOC Commanding General at both Fort Monroe, Va., and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, on 31 May.

  • Biggest Loser’s motivation was starting a family, deployment

    Jun 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - With her husband deployed and starting a family on her mind, Rebecca Clark decided to hit the gym " hard.

  • Army Sustainment Command officers, NCOs participate in Memorial Day events

    Jun 21, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command officers and NCOs fanned out from their Rock Island, Ill., headquarters to participate in Memorial Day events across America's Heartland.

  • Full Spectrum Operations

    Jun 2, 2011

    Video package of 3-2 SBCT conducting Full Spectrum Operations training at Yakima Training Center, Washington. The Arrowhead Brigade is preparing for their NTC rotation at Fort Irwin, California this fall where they will be tested on their ability to successfully integrate their air and ground forces.

  • Flag casing ceremony marks new era for Army MWR

    Jun 2, 2011

    Employees of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command joined together May 26, 2011, for the casing of the FMWRC colors, a traditional flag ceremony that marks the official move of FMWRC from its former headquarters in Virginia to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

  • Col. Pinkerton assumes command of Fort Irwin Army Garrison

    Jun 1, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- As he took command of the Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Col. Kurt Pinkerton paid tribute to the legacy left behind by outgoing Garrison commander Col. Jim Chevallier on Wednesday morning. “During my transition I’ve been humbled by the efforts that have been made to make Fort Irwin a better and even stronger community and place to serve,” Pinkerton said. “I will continue to work so Fort Irwin is not only known as the world’s premiere training center , but to achieve that vision Col. Chevallier and Gen. Ferrell (Fort Irwin and National Training Center commanding general Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell) frequently talk about: about being a ‘community of choice,’ where Soldiers across the country want and ask to come and serve.”

  • Social media spurs town hall participation

    Jun 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Fueled by social media, the latest edition of the televised garrison town hall produced a fast-paced, 75-minute broadcast of information to Soldiers and their families from the Visual Information studio, here, May 18.

  • Sustainment Brigade Soldiers Drive Toward Universal Humvee Qualification

    Jun 1, 2011

    Members of the 369th Sustainment Brigade strive towards complete Humvee driver qualification to better prepare Soldiers for deployment and mission support.

  • Green project has bright future

    Jun 8, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and partnering agencies use their successful, large green project in Alexandria, Va., to educate youth about energy efficiency.

  • HQDA G-4 Directorates

    Jun 1, 2011

    Description of the directorate offices within the HQDA, G-4

  • Picatinny tree memorial ceremony set for June 11

    Jun 1, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Charlene Bowie-Cosgrove and Shawn Wroblewski each lost a son who was serving in Iraq. Each year since 2007, Picatinny Arsenal has recognized service members of all branches of the armed forces with ties to the state and who died in uniform. Red Oak trees have been planted in honor of their sons Lance Cpl. Christopher Cosgrove III and 2nd Lt. John T. Wroblewski as well as the other 147 servicemembers from the Garden State who have lost their lives defending our freedom since Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Hawaii Chamber of Commerce hosts concert to honor service members

    Jun 1, 2011

    HONOLULU " The sounds of freedom reverberated throughout the historic Hawaii Theatre, as service members mustered for the 2011 Combined Military Band Concert, here, May 21.

  • USAG-O cases colors, disestablishes command

    Jun 1, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii - In a bittersweet ceremony, the inactivation and color-casing of U.S. Army Garrison-Oahu was held here, May 24.

  • 'Long Knife' Soldiers sharpen skills at Destiny Range

    Jun 2, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, sharpened their skills during a combined arms life fire exercise at Destiny Range, Iraq, May 28, 2011.

  • Iraqi Army Medium Workshop - Ur commander visits COB Adder

    Jun 1, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Iraqi 10th Army officers visited COB Adder, May 28, 2011, to gain insight into U.S. forces logistical operations. Officers and noncommisioned officers with the Logistical Training Advisory Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, worked side by side with their Air Force counterparts to conduct a tour of the base.

  • Community Unites With Troops In Patriotism

    Jun 1, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL.--The Huntsville/Madison County community will once again have its patriotic spirit on display as it holds the annual Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • Wounded Warrior reminds the Arsenal of the kid next door, the war

    Jun 2, 2011

    Former Army Sgt. Bryan Anderson delivered a powerful message to hundreds of workers at the Watervliet Arsenal as he talked about his two tours in Iraq and the date of his 'accident.' On Oct. 23, 2005, while driving his HMMWV through the streets of Iraq, an Improvised Explosive Device exploded. Anderson's injuries included the loss of both legs and his left hand. Although some people may view Bryan as being disabled, after hearing him speak and seeing him move about today, we can all agree that he is 'enabled.' Although the Watervliet Arsenal workforce has been supporting our Nation's warfighters for nearly 200 years, a visit by someone of the character as Sgt. Anderson truly redefines the purpose, as well as the urgency of the Arsenal's mission.

  • Corporate Leader Gives Advice Toward Achieving Goals

    Jun 1, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL.--She was born in a traditional Chinese family in Hong Kong and came to the United States by herself as a teenager.

  • West Point and STEM: Dedication to student development

    Jun 1, 2011

    Nearly 100 middle school students from across the country participated in a three-day Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program from May 24-27 hosted by the West Point Center for STEM Education through the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department.

  • West Point program provides strength training to Army’s warriors

    Jun 1, 2011

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program (CSF-PREP), currently headquartered at West Point, recently led the mental skills training for the Army team at the second annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • 1st Air Cav Soldiers begin journey to Afghanistan

    Jun 1, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan - As the sun sets on one Army aviation unit’s time in Afghanistan, a new dawn is on the horizon for another.

  • On the ground…not for long

    Jun 1, 2011

  • Career Of Change Brings Historical Honor

    Jun 1, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL.--One of Redstone Arsenal’s very own was honored by the Ordnance Corps during an annual induction ceremony into a historical group that includes some prestigious company.

  • Iraqi Army soldiers successfully complete combat training rotation at GWTC

    Jun 1, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - With mortar rounds flying overhead and artillery rounds exploding near the front lines, Iraqi Army soldiers maneuvered toward their objective during a battalion-level live fire exercise at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, May 26.

  • MC4 Training Goes Mobile

    Jun 1, 2011

    Soldiers on-the-go can now train on electronic health record, medical logistics, and medical command and control apps using their personal or approved iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

  • Combined Security Forces conduct medevac training

    Jun 1, 2011

    KIRKUK TRAINING CENTER, Iraq - In an effort to continue building on medical knowledge, the Kirkuk Combined Security Forces conducted an air medevac exercise at the Kirkuk Training Center, May 25.

  • U.S. Forces-Iraq deputy commanding general recognizes outgoing military police company

    Jun 1, 2011

  • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening -- June 2011

    Jun 1, 2011

    Man, what are you drinking? Or more importantly, how much? If you are like many men, you may drink alcohol occasionally. Or, like others, you may drink moderate amounts of alcohol on a regular basis. But did you know that drinking more than the moderate levels -even occasionally- may put you at risk for serious health problems? Although alcohol affects everyone differently, excessive drinking can negatively affect a man's health regardless of age, race, marital status, income level, profession, or lifestyle. Common medical problems that can be caused by excessive drinking include heart disease, arthritis, liver cirrhosis, high blood pressure and various cancers.

  • Post sends trucks full of donated items to Joplin

    Sep 29, 2011

    Fort Leonard Wood sent several 3 1/2 ton trucks packed full of donated items to Joplin last week to help local tornado victims.

  • Dark Knight Maintenance is a key to success

    Jun 1, 2011

  • Two-Phase Design/Build Selection Process Speeds Contract Review

    Jun 1, 2011

    In 2004, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) received one of its greatest contracting challenges. As the Army's agent for military construction (MILCON), USACE needed to execute an unprecedented surge in construction requirements to meet the imminent demands of Army Transformation, the Global Posture Initiative, and Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Straight Into the Night

    Jun 1, 2011

    Editor’s note: This article is based upon a recent Army accident investigation. The names of the Soldiers have been changed to protect their privacy. One hundred and eighty-four mph " that’s what the bike could do right off the showroom floor. Pfc. Jesse Morales was well above 100 mph as he bored a hole through the night on a straight section of the divided six-lane highway. Never had he felt so much power at his fingertips. Time, distance and speed all blurred together as he crouched forward over the sport bike’s fuel tank. He’d never gone so fast before and still been on the ground.

  • Burned on the Fourth of July

    Jun 1, 2011

    The Fourth of July is a festive time of year. Many of us get the day off and have cookouts or parties, and some cities and towns hold festivals. Of course, no Fourth of July celebration would be complete without a fireworks display. From skyrockets to Roman candles, fireworks have entertained and captivated young and old for years.

  • ‘We Hit the Mountain!’

    Jun 1, 2011

    On Nov. 3, 2010, I almost killed my co-pilot gunner and myself. I was the air mission commander for a standard AH-64D team supporting ground operations in Afghanistan. Here’s my story.

  • Maryland third graders, Soldier connect

    Jun 1, 2011

    Perry, a Soldier with 20 years of experience, was asked to speak at Bellows Spring during their career week after the division received a letter from Xavier, a student who attends the school.

  • The Bag-Drag Boogie

    Jun 1, 2011

    June 7, 2006, was supposed to be a special day. It was my girlfriend’s birthday and I wanted to surprise her by riding my motorcycle to Atlanta from Valdosta, Ga. To get an early start, I cranked up my bike at 2 a.m. and headed up Interstate 75 North. Little did I know it was going to be a (very) short trip.

  • Horse Sense

    Jun 1, 2011

    It was late summer and I, along with the rest of the guys in my platoon, was preparing for my first deployment. We had met a few months earlier during our pre-mobilization training and were already beginning to function as a cohesive team. With about a month left before mobilization, going-away parties were in full swing. It was a nervous time for many of us, but we were determined to make the most of our final days at home.

  • Behind the Barrel: Clearing Barrels Prevent Harm to Soldiers

    Jun 1, 2011

    Troops employ clearing barrels in training all the time to prepare for their use overseas during contingency operations. They are a standard of discipline and safety to ensure the safe conduct of operations.

  • ICE Your Phone

    Jun 1, 2011

    Imagine finding yourself “speechless” " unable to communicate with emergency responders when you need to most. Maybe you’ve had an accident and are unconscious. Maybe you’ve fainted. Maybe you’re having a heart attack, stroke or severe allergic reaction and can’t talk. The emergency responder needs to know who to contact on your behalf, but you’re not able to tell them. That’s where your cell phone might be able to “speak” for you.

  • Gulf War tribute kicks off Memorial Day weekend

    Jun 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Two decades ago, U.S. and coalition forces shoved Iraq out of Kuwait in relatively rapid fashion to claim an overwhelming victory in the Gulf War. The first national ceremony honoring the 382 American men and women who gave their lives took place Thursday.

  • From BBs to Bullets

    Jun 1, 2011

    When I was about 8 years old, I got a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. It was probably the most prized gift I ever received. Before I could shoot it, my father gave me some important instructions that apply to any firearm: “Always treat any gun as if it were loaded, even if you think it is empty, and never point it at anyone.” I took him seriously and have applied his advice to every weapon I have encountered since. Unfortunately, Soldiers sometimes forget that advice. An accident that occurred during basic combat training (BCT) reminds us all too painfully that this basic principle of weapons handling must apply to every weapon " from BB guns to .50-caliber machine guns.

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