Archive: Jun 2011

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  • Expo focuses on men’s health

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Young and old were in attendance at Fort Rucker’s first-ever Men’s Sports, Fitness and Wellness Expo June 15 at The Landing.

  • Officials urge caution when handling fireworks

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Dry conditions in the area have sparked a word of caution from Fort Rucker officials to those thinking of launching their own fireworks in the Wiregrass this Fourth of July.

  • ACC welcomes new chief of staff

    Jun 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command welcomed Col. Jeff Gabbert as the new chief of staff June 20. Gabbert comes to ACC from the Defense Contract Management Agency, where he served as the Central Region Commander.

  • Children ‘travel’ back to biblical times

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Almost 140 Fort Rucker children traveled back in time 2,000 years to the city of Nazareth at the post’s annual Vacation Bible School where they experienced what it was like to be a child in biblical times.

  • Fort Rucker hotel goes ‘Express’

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- After almost two years of planning and renovating, the Holiday Inn Express opened its doors at Fort Rucker June 16.

  • Contracting Center helps build a better Afghanistan

    Jun 24, 2011

    SALERNO, Afghanistan - Working in a combat zone, such as Operation Enduring Freedom, presents various challenges in the integral world of expeditionary contracting. Even with those challenges one contracting office continues to work toward improving relations with the local population in Afghanistan.

  • UASTB holds redesignation, change of command ceremony

    Jun 24, 2011

    A redesignation and change of command ceremony was held for the unit previously known as the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Training Battalion on the U.S. Army’s birthday June 14 at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • CGSC  announces top military, civilian educators

    Jun 24, 2011

    Lt. Col. Leonard Lira and Dr. Kevin Shea were recognized at the June 10 Intermediate Level Education graduation ceremony as the top military and civilian instructors of the year at the Command and General Staff College.

  • Searching for the best

    Jun 24, 2011

    USASMDC/ARSTRAT competition to determine the best Noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Rader Clinic celebrates new renovated facilities

    Jun 24, 2011

    After several years of planning, U.S. Army Andrew Rader Health Clinic's renovations completed with a ribbon cutting on June 10. After more than a year of having its resources separated into three temporary buildings around Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, all clinical services have been reunited in Bldg. 525 on Ft. Myer.

  • CAC NCO, Soldier of Year both from Fort Benning

    Jun 24, 2011

    Soldiers from Fort Benning, Ga., took both titles this year in the Combined Arms Center Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition.

  • Fort Sam Houston NEC named best in 106th Signal Brigade

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The 106th Signal Brigade commander presented the Fort Sam Houston Network Enterprise Center an award for being the best within the brigade during an impromptu ceremony June 15.

  • Fort Sill kids learn, perform play in five days

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Saturday’s “Alice in Wonderland” play, performed by 45 local children from ages 5 to 17, was only possible because children don’t realize that casting, rehearsing and performing a play in five days is impossible, said one of the Missoula Children’s Theatre actor/directors.

  • 1-145th welcomes new commander

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Hundreds of Soldiers and employees of the 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment “Old Warriors” welcomed a new commander June 17.

  • Fitness program rocks Civilians into shape

    Jun 24, 2011

    As Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division continue to deploy, the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Civilian team remain on standby to support the Army's mission. Ready for the call, Army Civilians are given the opportunity to get into tip-top shape all the while incorporating the command philosophy of teamwork, caring, training and having fun. Civilians jog, lunge and tone their way to health with the Fort Stewart Civilian Fitness Program at Newman Fitness Center, June 16.

  • New leader takes reins of 1-14th

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A former flight student returned to Fort Rucker this week to take command of an attack and recon unit.

  • Golden Anniversary: Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center marks 50 years of service to Fort Meade

    Jun 24, 2011

    Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center celebrated its 50th anniversary June 24. This is a look back at Kimbrough's history and service to the Fort Meade community. Information is courtesy of Kimbrough's website.

  • Spotlight on Galveston District's Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Montgomery

    Jul 24, 2012

    When the opportunity arose to work in Iraq as the senior advisor to the 373rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Donald Montgomery jumped at the chance, knowing that his leadership abilities could really make a difference on the front lines.

  • Obeying traffic laws prevents bike accidents

    Jun 24, 2011

    With many cyclists on the roads -- the same roads occupied by many motor vehicles that are larger, heavier and faster than bicycles -- defensive driving applies to both cyclists and drivers.

  • Hooah 5K Run celebrates Army birthday

    Jun 24, 2011

    More than 300 runners stood near Burba Park, stretching or doing jumping jacks while waiting for the signal that would send them speeding. The group participated Saturday morning in the Army Birthday Hooah 5K Run and Fun Walk, the third in the post's annual Run Series, which features eight runs throughout the year.

  • 70th ISRW hails its new wing commander

    Jun 24, 2011

    About 300 Airmen of the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing rendered their first salute to Col. Mary F. O'Brien, the organization's new commander, during a change of command ceremony held Friday on McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • 1st Recruiting Brigade welcomes incoming commanding officer

    Jun 24, 2011

    After a 28-year career that spanned counterdrug operations in Panama, military intelligence in Korea, Iraq and Fort Meade, and command of a recruiting battalion in Florida, Col. Ricky N. Emerson has taken the reins of leadership of the 1st Recruiting Brigade.

  • Pulling Together

    Jun 24, 2011

    Soldiers from 704th Military Intelligence Brigade team up for tug-of-war during the unit's annual Organization Day held June 3 at Burba Lake. Festivities included sporting events, games, food and music for the brigade Soldiers and their families.

  • America's Army Heritage

    Jun 24, 2011

  • Volunteer fair provides options for community service

    Jun 24, 2011

    Representatives from about 20 clubs and organizations on post and local nonprofit and community groups attended the fair to inform the community about volunteer opportunities.

  • GS grade step increases made simple

    Jun 24, 2011

    Within-grade increases or step increases are periodic increases in a GS employee's rate of basic pay from one step of the grade of his or her position to the next higher step of that grade. Each General Schedule grade has 10 steps.

  • Construction Zone: Ongoing construction and renovations on Fort Meade

    Jun 24, 2011

  • Boy Scouts conduct flag retirement ceremony

    Jun 24, 2011

    At Camp Meade RV Park, five Boy Scouts from Fort Meade Troop 379 retired 13 flags into the flames during an hourlong ceremony June 14.

  • President Obama visits Fort Drum after announcing drawdown

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The day after announcing a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, President Barack Obama visited Fort Drum on Thursday afternoon to thank members of an Army division that was among the first to deploy units following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Secretary of the Army discusses efficiencies at Army’s largest command

    Jun 24, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the U.S. Army Materiel Command’s new home, June 23, 2011.

  • Bliss DES assets depart for Huachuca to assist Monument wildfire effort

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT BLISS, Texas " Almost a half-dozen Fort Bliss firefighters and a 25-ton fire truck, along with other Directorate of Emergency Services assets, departed Bliss en route to Fort Huachuca, Ariz., June 23.

  • Obama thanks Soldiers, discusses Afghan drawdown at Drum

    Jun 24, 2011

    President Barack Obama assured 10th Mountain Division Soldiers today that the drawdown in Afghanistan is not precipitous, and that gains made there will be sustained.

  • Presidio's 517th changes command

    Jul 26, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Members of the Air Force's 517th Training Group said goodbye to one commander and welcomed a new commander during a formal change-of-command ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey June 9.

  • Community celebrates troops with Military Appreciation Day

    Jun 23, 2011

    MONTEREY, Calif. - Service members and their families were treated to Military Appreciation Day at Del Monte Shopping Center June 4. In addition to discounts from mall merchants, attendees were treated to free coffee, donuts, hot dogs and other refreshments.

  • Fort Sam Houston swimmers jump into the record books

    Jun 24, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- With room to spare in the Olympic-size Fort Sam Houston pool and in 100-degree heat, 97 children, eight instructors and three life guards swam, splashed and kicked their way into the Guinness Book of World Records June 14.

  • Star-studded grand opening for newest Fort Sam Houston fitness center

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- To stay on track, the 502nd Mission Support Group inaugurated the newest addition to the post’s athletic facilities, the Fort Sam Houston Fitness Center at the Medical Education and Training Campus, June 20.

  • Civilian Assistant to the Secretary of Army for N.C. , civic leaders visit new headquarters

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 23, 2011) -- Tommy Bolton, the Civilian Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for North Carolina, and 20 business and community leaders from Pinehurst, N.C., visited the newly completed U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex here today. Ted Kientz, the FORSCOM Base Realignment and Closure Liaison Team leader, escorted the group and answered their insightful questions, which ranged from what FORSCOM and USARC’s missions are, to the project’s economic impact on the region. As they traveled from floor-to-floor, viewing design feature after design feature, Kientz told the group about the sustainable materials used in the building’s construction, environmental and historic considerations, and state-of the-art enhancements designed to optimize mission accomplishment, and working conditions for the nearly 2,800 Soldiers and Army civilians who will occupy in the building. FORSCOM is the Army's largest command and the generating force provider for combatant commanders worldwide. A major subordinate command of FORSCOM, USARC commands, controls and supports all conventional Army Reserve units in the continental United States. Both headquarters are now relocating to Fort Bragg in accordance with the 2005 BRAC legislation.

  • Army Reserve best warriors put marksmanship on display

    Jun 23, 2011

    More than 40 Army Reserve Soldiers competing at the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior competition were tested on their M4 rifle accuracy during both day and night conditions on Wednesday.

  • Quartermasters - Celebrating 236 Years of Supporting Victory

    Jun 23, 2011

    The 2011 Quartermaster Week comes to Fort Lee, June 14-17.

  • Taekwondo master sets sights on All-Army team

    Jun 23, 2011

    Taekwondo was a natural fit for Charity Beyer.

  • Sill FMWR takes members rafting

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla. -- Soldiers, veterans and civilians got a taste of adventure through Fort Sill's Outdoor Recreation, and already they want more. The group said goodbye to the plains June 16 and hello to high altitude for a white water rafting trip in Buena Vista, Colo.

  • 50 years of love and laughter ... and counting

    Jun 23, 2011

    Larry Gilley had no idea that his decision more than 50 years ago to learn to skate at the old Alexandria Roller Rink would lead him to the love of his life.

  • Van Noy Library wants children to read this summer

    Jun 23, 2011

    Van Noy Library kicked off its summer reading program Saturday morning with a gathering in the children’s reading center.

  • Combatives facility named after slain officer

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Sill dedicated the Cerrone Combatives Facility June 17, to Capt. Michael Cerrone, an Army officer who epitomized the fighting spirit instilled at the facility that bears his name.

  • Belvoir site chosen for Army Museum

    Jun 23, 2011

    In the coming years, Soldiers’ stories will unfold on Fort Belvoir like never before, as the Army announced Friday that Belvoir’s North Post area is the definite site of the National Museum of the U.S. Army, after years of speculation and delays.

  • Independence Day concert, food, Family fun

    Jun 24, 2011

    Fort Stewart’s “Worth Fighting For” Independence Day Weekend Celebration will offer something for every member of the Family, including golf, food, kids’ activities, Grammy-winning performers in concert and fireworks to light up the night sky.

  • Bullying is a pain

    Jun 24, 2011

    Joseph Mendes was a young 15-year-old boy who was bullied and eventually ended up killing himself. He used to put on his Facebook page: “Stop the bullying and stop the pain.” Police are now investigating the case.

  • Sill dedicates DFAC to Fires Soldier

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Team Sill gathered June 15 to dedicate the new $9.8 million Staff Sgt. Juan Garcia Dining Facility to a Soldier whose service included both branches of the Fires Center of Excellence.

  • Potty training leaves mom pooped

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Monday morning, I had my son’s bag packed to the brim: five pairs of shorts, five T-shirts and an extra pair of shoes.

  • New CDC opens at Hunter

    Jun 24, 2011

    Child, Youth and School Services demonstrated its support of the Army Family Covenant on June 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new $5 million child development center at Hunter Army Airfield's Haley Avenue location. It’s the third CDC facility built on Hunter Army Airfield for children, age six-weeks to five years old. A second CDC, located on Perimeter Road, was completed last March; the oldest center, which is still fully operational, is located just off Middle Ground Road.

  • Welcome back! 299th returns to Belvoir after a successful deployment to Iraq

    Jun 23, 2011

    Those were the words the 80 Soldiers, family and friends of the 299th Engineer Company Multi-Role Bridge had been waiting 10 months to hear.

  • Fort Stewart’s Women’s Wellness Center opens

    Jun 24, 2011

    Fort Stewart’s Winn Army Community Hospital officially opened its newly renovated Women’s Wellness Center, June 20, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Third Infantry Division female Soldiers and Family Members have begun utilizing the clinic in its new location inside the hospital.

  • Red Cross shows appreciation, support to WTU Soldiers

    Jun 24, 2011

    Volunteers with red shirts, boxes with hygiene products and tables covered with toiletries filled a room at the American Red Cross office at Fort Stewart’s Soldier Support Center, June 10. The mission is to show Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Unit support and appreciation for their sacrifices.

  • Ceremony honors Oklahoma's CASA

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Sill honored the Oklahoma Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army with a retreat ceremony June 14. Bill Burgess Jr., who was appointed the CASA in October by the secretary, uncased his flag, and was presented with an artillery canister representing the first round fired in his honor as the CASA.

  • 3rd ID Soldiers graduate from Warrior Leader Course

    Jun 24, 2011

    Junior Soldiers with the Third Infantry Division graduated from Warrior Leader Course in a ceremony held at Newman Fitness Center, June 21. The WLC class they attended was for three weeks in June.

  • 260th QM joins Adopt-A-School program

    Jun 24, 2011

    The 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division has been an active participant in the 3rd Infantry Division's Adopt-A-School program.

  • GC awards coin to lab technician

    Jun 24, 2011

    Helping teens reach their full creative potential is second nature to Child, Youth and School Services Computer Lab technician Luis Camacho. Thirty one-year-old Camacho received the garrison coin during the Army’s birthday celebration at Fort Stewart’s Youth Center, June 14 for his role in helping three teens win the 2010-2011 Digital Arts Festival film award.

  • Military Police train to improve performance, abilities

    Jun 24, 2011

    Five seconds. It’s just an instant, barely a thought in everyday life.

  • 'Moral Combat' Comes to Army Units

    Jun 23, 2011

    Combined Arms Center " Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - The “Moral Combat” version of the “America’s Army” game is being shipped to Army units. This game transforms traditional Army ethics education into an interactive experience capitalizing on the popularity and success of “America's Army.” Breaking away from traditional, case-study based instruction, the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) adds a series of challenging ethical scenarios to the game’s maps, missions, and objectives.

  • Last armor BOLC graduates from Knox before move

    Jun 23, 2011

    The last basic officer leadership course for armor officers being trained at Fort Knox graduated June 16. Future armor BOLC courses will be conducted at Fort Benning, Ga. as part of the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Soldiers engage students at eCYBERMISSION competition

    Jun 23, 2011

    Sixteen teams composed of 59 student finalists from around the nation gathered here this past week as part of the Army's eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event.

  • From the CSMs Desk: Preventing suicide is everyone's duty

    Jun 24, 2011

    First, let me remind you that suicide prevention rests on all our shoulders… no Soldier, leader, Department of the Army Civilian or Family Member stands alone.

  • "Battleboars" receive new Bradley Fighting Vehicles, first at Stewart

    Jun 24, 2011

    On June 8, 14 new Bradley M2A3s rolled into the motor pool of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment "Battle Boars" as Bravo Company became the first unit on Fort Stewart to draw these lethal fighting vehicles. It was an exciting event for the Soldiers of Bravo Company as many proudly took pictures and videos of their brand new vehicles. For some Soldiers, this was their first experience with the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, while other, more experienced members of Bravo, jumped right into the training helping out their battle buddies.

  • Army National Guard task force aids children in Haiti

    Jun 23, 2011

    Members of the Louisiana Army National Guard Task Force Bon Voizen provided the logistical support and operational muscle for two American not-for-profit organizations to distribute 2,560 donated school supply kits to three public schools in the greater Gonaives area on June 16.

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    Jun 23, 2011

  • Justice shares vision for APG at contracting showcase

    Jun 23, 2011

    BEL AIR, Md. -- Aberdeen Proving Ground’s focus is shifting toward a hub for science and technology, and the Army is searching for business partners to help achieve that goal. The APG Showcase kicked off June 22 as Army leaders, defense contractors, educators and Harford County government officials convened at Harford Technical High School’s Amoss Center.

  • High adventure for Fort Carson youths

    Jun 24, 2011

    Children from Fort Carson, Colo., hiked, mountain biked, rock climbed, kayaked and went white-water rafting as part of Fort Carson’s Adventure Programs and Education’s Wilderness Adventure Camp.

  • Junger meets, talks with fans

    Jun 23, 2011

    Kari Jimenez and Stacy Rencher were first in line to get copies of the book “War” signed for their husbands who deployed with 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

  • Vanguard Soldiers return home

    Jun 24, 2011

    This Father’s Day weekend was bitter sweet for many Families who were reunited after a year-long separation. Approximately 1,000 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers were welcomed home by thousands of Family Members and friends, June 19 " 21, from their year-long, advise-and-assist mission in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, at Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center and Cottrell Field.

  • ANAD participates in Dream Team

    Jun 23, 2011

    Army Materiel Command’s LMP Dream Team, formally known as the LMP Enterprise Team, made its first of many stops at Anniston Army Depot to determine what AMC can do to support the industrial base sites as they push towards LMP sustainment.

  • Engineers clear the way forward

    Jun 23, 2011

    Combat engineers from the 4th Engineer Battalion conducted route-clearance patrol training on Fort Carson April 11-20 and May 31-June 12 in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

  • Partnership links military spouses with employers

    Jun 27, 2011

    The Defense Department is launching a new partnership that’s intended to expand job opportunities for military spouses by connecting them with employers actively seeking to hire them.

  • Col. Sullivan: Enjoy a safe Fourth of July

    Jun 23, 2011

    The Fourth of July holiday period is just a few weeks away. Founded July 4, 1776, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we will celebrate our nation’s 235th birthday this year

  • Fort Lee supports local Flag Day, Army Birthday event

    Jun 23, 2011

    RICHMOND, Va. (June 23, 2011) -- Fort Lee helped the local community celebrate Flag Day and the Army Birthday Saturday. Fort Lee's senior mission commander, Maj. Gen. James Hodge, Combined Arms Support Command commanding general, and CASCOM Command Sgt. Maj. CC Jenkins led the installation's participation in the event that included the 392nd Army Band and Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department.

  • Boundless Playground opens at Fort McCoy's Pine View Campground

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Youth in the Fort McCoy Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services program could barely wait until the ribbon-cutting and opening remarks for the new Boundless Playground at the Pine View Campground were complete before they raced into the new facility. Everyone smiled with pleasure as the youth quickly tried out all the new equipment in the $250,000 complex. Fort McCoy Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser, who presided over the opening festivities, recounted how the project took five years to come to fruition.

  • EOD unit deploys to assist brigade

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Carson’s 749th Ordnance Company deployed to Afghanistan June 17 to assist 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Cerrone Combatives Facility dedicated

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Fort Sill dedicated the Cerrone Combatives Facility Friday to Capt. Michael Cerrone, an Army officer who epitomized the fighting spirit instilled at the facility that bears his name. Cerrone graduated the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2004. Following training in the Infantry Officer Basic Course and Army Airborne School, Cerrone served as a platoon leader in Company A, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry

  • Operation Ready Warrior at Fort McCoy ensures troops' dental pre-deployment readiness

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Soldiers who want to be prepared for deployment need to ensure they have taken care of all of their pre-deployment needs, including having their dental readiness up to date. Operation Ready Warrior (ORW) was held at Fort McCoy June 4-18 to help support those dental needs. Lt. Col. Marcia Lewis, commander of the 810th Medical Company (Dental Support), said Army Reserve Dental personnel conducted dental screenings to help Army Reserve Soldiers participating in Operations Red Dragon (Homeland Defense), Essayons (engineer, troop projects) and Diamond Saber (finance) take care of any dental issues that could affect their deployment status. Dental facilities were established at Contingency Operating Location Freedom and at two cantonment area locations to serve the troops, Lewis said.

  • ANAD Receiving and Storage Branch becomes tenant

    Jun 23, 2011

    A ceremony held yesterday officially activated DLA Land at Anniston, transferring 38 employees from Anniston Army Depot to DLA Land and Maritime, which is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Small decisions crucial for drivers

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 23, 2011) -- "Small, split-second decisions can have enormous consequences," Kelly G. Narowski, a safe driving speaker, told members of the Petroleum and Water Department Tuesday during one of her nine presentations at Fort Lee this week. Installation and CASCOM Safety Offices sponsored the post-wide training, "Drive to Stay Alive."

  • New DFAC dedicated to staff sergeant's memory

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Team Sill gathered June 15 to dedicate the new $9.8 million Staff Sgt. Juan Garcia Dining Facility to a Soldier whose service included both branches of the Fires Center of Excellence. Garcia began his Army career as a cannon crew member for A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery here. He then moved on to Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea, where he served as a Bradley commander with B Battery, 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery.

  • Fort McCoy events help observe Army Birthday

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Members of the Fort McCoy community turned out in large numbers to support Army Birthday events held at the installation throughout the day June 14. The day featured a luncheon at Constitution Park, which included lunch and the cutting of the ceremonial cake. Garrison Commander Col. David E. Chesser and Pfc. Kourtney Buckner of the Ohio Valley District Veterinary Command Great Lakes Branch Fort McCoy Veterinary Food Services cut the cake. The Religious Support Office and the Recruiting Command provided the cakes for the ceremony. Chesser said the cake-cutting and luncheon ceremony was held to honor the Army’s 236th birthday. “Today’s Army is not the Army of your father or grandfather,” he said. “It is a world-class Army.

  • C-130 ‘lands’ at Lee for USAF training

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 23, 2011) -- A C-130A Hercules joined Fort Lee's tiny Air Force fleet Saturday when it arrived by truck from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The 116-foot-long aircraft no longer has wings and was transported without its tail during a 12-day journey that spanned more than 1,500 miles.

  • Pentagon priest celebrates Mass at Fort McCoy with 34th Brigade Combat Team

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Chaplain (Brig. Gen.) Patrick Dolan’s message to 34th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) Soldiers was that the unit’s senior leadership personally cares about their Soldiers. Dolan, a Roman Catholic priest, and the Assistant to the Chief of Chaplains, U.S. Army, Pentagon, celebrated Catholic Mass at Fort McCoy’s Catholic Chapel June 10. The 34th BCT, with 3,200 members of the Minnesota Army National Guard, is undergoing mobilization training at Fort McCoy prior to deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Military firefighters hone skills with Fort McCoy training

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Army Reserve firefighters filled their two weeks at Fort McCoy in June with training, including assisting with a prescribed burn on South Post. Jim Kerkman, Fort McCoy forester, said the unit requested the training. Even though the installation usually doesn’t do prescribed burns in June, he was able to find a project to help restore and provide proper respect to lands in the Ho Chunk sacred mound areas on Fort McCoy. The area previously was damaged by hail, and dying trees in a nearby pine plantation were clear-cut to prevent a bark beetle infestation, Kerkman said.

  • Being the expert

    Jun 23, 2011

    Soldiers from 2-2 SBCT challenge themselves to earn their Expert Infantryman Badges at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • After Iraq, Soldier heals through photography

    Jun 23, 2011

    Sgt. Keith McKern sees the world in snapshots of beauty. When a cloud moves to just the right spot in the sky or a tree branch tilts at precisely the right angle, McKern is in his element. But it wasn’t always that way for McKern, the NCO in charge of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s legal assistance office.

  • 23 new housing units open on Fort McCoy's South Post

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Military Family housing at Fort McCoy reached a 40-year high as a ribbon-cutting to mark the completion and opening of 23 units was held June 16 on South Post. Darrell Neitzel, director of the Directorate of Public Works, said in his welcoming remarks at the ceremony that construction of 23 military Family Housing units brings the installation’s total to 47. Another eight housing units currently are under construction and are scheduled to be completed next year. “This is the highest number of military Family housing units we have had at McCoy during my nearly 40 years at the installation,” Neitzel said. “The ceremony for these 23 units today is truly historic and significant.”

  • Combat engineer receives medals for injuries, valor

    Jun 23, 2011

    When smoke has clouded their vision and battle noise has deafened their ears, Soldiers need to gather their nerves to survive, but the true test lies with continuing the fight after being wounded.

  • Dunwoody visits Fort Lee

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 23, 2011) -- The most senior quartermaster Soldier in the Army drew a standing-room-only crowd during her June 16 presentation at the Quartermaster Symposium in the Petroleum and Water Department auditorium.

  • Red Dragon 2011 creates culture of preparedness

    Jun 24, 2011

    Army Reserve units join forces with emergency responders of five states to create a culture of preparedness during Exercise Red Dragon 2011.

  • Guard working to ensure safety of Minot citizens

    Jun 24, 2011

    The North Dakota National Guard is working to ensure a safe evacuation of approximately 12,000 people and 4,200 homes in Minot, N.D., in addition to the Souris River Valley.

  • ASC Commanding General visits 404th AFSB

    Jun 23, 2011

    During his June 14 trip to the 404th AFSB, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Maj. Gen Yves J. Fontaine, Army Sustainment Command’s Commanding General visited maintenance shops and met with brigade personnel.

  • Afghan-American woman first to receive valor award

    Jun 24, 2011

    Shakilla Zikeria, an Afghan-American interpreter working for Paktya Provincial Reconstruction Team, was the first female in the history of U.S. efforts in Afghanistan to receive the Military Essential Personnel Award for Valor at Forward Operating Base Gardez, June 17, 2011.

  • ASC tests Lead Materiel Integrator software

    Jul 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command hosted a Lead Materiel Integrator proof of principle evaluation during the week of May 16 at the Rock Island Arsenal. LMI's goal is providing Army-wide distribution of materiel with speed and precision.

  • Miranda Lambert returns to Fort Sill for July 2 concert

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. - Country music star Miranda Lambert, eight-time Grammy nominee and platinum-selling recording artist and songwriter, is looking forward to coming to Fort Sill to celebrate the Independence Day Weekend, she said in an e-mail interview.

  • Guard helping Dakota residents evacuate flooded areas

    Jun 23, 2011

    Alongside local officials, the North Dakota National Guard is working to ensure a safe evacuation of about 12,000 people and 4,200 homes in the Souris River Valley and Minot, N.D.

  • New lab aims to save energy at base camps

    Jul 26, 2011

    A System Integration Laboratory is scheduled to open Friday at Fort Devens, Mass., to test futuristic technologies aimed at creating more energy-efficient base camps.

  • Armor School brings its colors to Fort Benning

    Jun 24, 2011

    The 194th Armored Brigade and 316th Cavalry Brigade " the Armor School’s primary training units " officially landed in their new home at Harmony Church, uncasing the unit colors in a ceremony on Brave Rifles Field. Leaders said it’s a big step toward finishing the move from Fort Knox, Ky., and meeting the Sept. 15 deadline for Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Brazilian Army’s doctrine, education and culture representatives visit TRADOC

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT MONROE, Va. - The Brazilian Army is currently working on an initiative to update and modify their programs in the areas of concept development, doctrine, leader development, and lessons learned.

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