Archive: Jun 2011

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  • Local school thanks Soldiers for volunteering

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (June 23, 2011) -- Fort Lee's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program has lent a voluntary hand to various causes in the local community over the past few years.

  • Texas Guard unit passes key readiness inspection

    Jun 23, 2011

    This month, a Texas National Guard unit charged with assisting civil authorities during events such as these achieved an important milestone toward becoming a certified asset to first responders by scoring 94 percent on a demanding, two-day initial evaluation.

  • Riverfest reaches record attendance

    Jun 23, 2011

    Alexandria Bay saw record-setting attendance during the 15th Annual Riverfest on June 6. More than 5,700 Soldiers, Family Members and civilians took advantage of northern New York's 80-degree, mostly sunny weather that day and headed north for a fun and historical experience.

  • Couponing class teaches community to be savvy shoppers

    Jun 23, 2011

    Some 40 Fort Drum Family Members gathered June 14 at Army Community Service learn easy ways to “stretch a buck.” ACS offered its first Couponing Class and shared easy tips to help the attendees get organized and start saving.

  • Task Force Bon Voizon completes Haiti relief operations

    Jun 24, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard-led task force providing humanitarian relief to Haiti officially ended its two-month mission in a small ceremony here today.

  • Fort Drum community recognizes Warrior Leader Course graduates

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Drum Soldiers, civilians and Family Members gathered June 14 to recognize 97 graduates of Warrior Leader Course Class 09-11 at the Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • Suwon AB holds Korean War memorial ceremony

    Jun 24, 2011

    To commemorate the alliance and honor those who have served in the defense of freedom -- not only during the Suwon engagement but also the entire conflict -- every June, the Republic of Korea Air Force 10th Fighter Wing and U.S. Army's 6-52nd Air Defense Artillery Battalion hold a combined Korean War Memorial Ceremony at Suwon Air Base, South Korea.

  • Fort Drum Soldier earns honor as Transportation NCO of the Year

    Jun 23, 2011

    Each year, the U.S. Army Transportation Corps selects one deserving noncommissioned officer for recognition as the Transportation Corps Regimental NCO of the Year. For 2010, that honor has been awarded to a Fort Drum Soldier.

  • Only one way down

    Jun 23, 2011

    Sgt. Josh R. Brandt, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, lowers himself from the Light Fighter School rappel tower last week during training at Fort Drum. Brandt was one of 84 students to graduate the Air Assault Course, which culminated in a 12-mile foot march.

  • Military working dogs offer multiple capabilities to Army

    Jun 23, 2011

    When Soldiers are deployed, they rely on their equipment " weapons, armor, vehicles and other gear " to keep them safe. An often-overlooked asset is the Army’s military working dogs and their handlers.

  • Museum set to reopen

    Jun 23, 2011

    Museum ready to reopen after two years.

  • Combat engineer receives medals for injuries, valor

    Jun 23, 2011

    When smoke has clouded their vision and the 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.

  • Soldier Show rocks troops

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The traveling troupe of the 2011 U.S. Army Soldier Show made a stop on Fort Jackson last weekend, bringing its carnival-themed show to Soldiers, civilians and family members.

  • Sports Office keeps Soldiers in game

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Tucked away in a little office at the Hilton Field Softball Complex, away from the hustle and bustle of the cantonment area, the two-woman staff of the Fort Jackson Sports Office plans and coordinates the installation’s intramural sports events. In addition to offering familiar sports staples like flag football, basketball and softball, the Sports Office puts on events like the strongman competition or the darts league.

  • Rock Island Arsenal hosts CBWTU muster

    Jun 29, 2011

    On June 13, a crowd of more than 50 Soldiers and their Family members heard a panel presentation by one former Soldier and two current Soldiers during a Community Based Warrior in Transition Unit " Illinois muster at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Sanderson says final good-bye

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- By this time next week, for the first time in nearly three decades, Col. Jeffrey Sanderson, Fort Jackson’s chief of staff, will wake up and not know what to wear.

  • Torchlight Tattoo set for July 1

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson’s annual Torchlight Tattoo event is scheduled for July 1 at Hilton Field.

  • Senator recognizes Fort Drum spouse for community betterment

    Jun 23, 2011

    What began as one Fort Drum spouse's mission to better her health, has turned into a chance to not only improve her well-being, but also better the community " one Zumba class at a time.

  • School officials get lesson in emergencies

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When school officials from Fort Jackson, Richland 1 and Richland 2 school districts and Shaw Air Force Base came together last week at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School, they did not discuss questions of academics or extracurricular school programs.

  • Drill sergeants take skills to TRADOC: DSOYs will serve yearlong stint at headquarters

    Jun 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. John Heslin of Fort Benning, Ga. was awarded the title of 2011 Active Duty Drill Sergeant of the Year at a Solomon Center ceremony Friday.

  • Outgoing chief a mentor, friend

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- At one point in our lives or careers, each of us have benefited by having someone serve as a mentor. Mentors influence our views and subsequently shape our lives.

  • Competition showcases dedicated NCOs

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Let me start out by stating how proud I am that Fort Jackson last week had the opportunity to host the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • Bye-bye, beret: Switch to patrol cap brings mixed feelings

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Last week, after 10 years of the beret, the patrol cap became the official headgear of the Army Combat Uniform again. But, Fort Jackson Soldiers should not pack away their berets so quickly.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Bridging the language gap to create a better Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2011

    KABUL- Navy Lt. Cmdr. Joel VanEssen studied architecture in college with hopes of using his skills in the engineering field. But, in an unexpected twist of events, his aspirations took a sharp right turn in a field he had never even imagined. “As someone who went to school to study fields in math and science, learning a foreign language was something I never expected I’d do, “VanEssen said.

  • Harvesting energy while walking

    Jun 23, 2011

    SPaRK is a biomechanical energy harvester, a device that is attached to a Soldier’s boots to harvest energy, while the Soldier is walking, that can be used to power batteries. West Point’s Departments of Civil and Mechanical Engineering and Physical Education are collaborating with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center and SpringActive Inc. with testing on the Soldier Power Regeneration Kit.

  • Task force 'good neighbor' leaves Haiti a better place

    Jun 23, 2011

    Task Force Bon Voizen handed over the keys yesterday to the two engineer construction projects that the task force set out to complete when it hit the ground here two months ago.

  • Obama announces troop reductions, way forward in Afghanistan

    Jun 23, 2011

    Thanks to the tremendous progress U.S., coalition and Afghan troops have made, the United States will draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan by 10,000 this year and 33,000 by the end of summer 2012, President Barack Obama said here tonight.

  • Reaching net zero energy

    Jul 22, 2011

    The commander of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., encourages all members of his community to strive toward Net Zero energy goals.

  • U.S. forces keep promise to Wasit Province farmers

    Jul 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- Members of 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, the new incoming squadron to Wasit Province; 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, the outgoing squadron and the Provisional Reconstruction Team delivered on a long-awaited promise to local farmers in Wasit Province by providing mechanical grain probes to three local grain silos.

  • Soldiers test M-9 pistol accuracy at Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 22, 2011

    Forty-three Soldiers continued their aim to be named the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior today by testing their M-9 pistol accuracy in a “mystery event” at the 2011 U.S. Army Reserve Command’s Best Warrior Competition.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts joint Retiree Appreciation Day

    Jun 22, 2011

    In years past, Army and Air Force retirees attended separate Retiree Appreciation days. Now that Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base are combined, the event is a joint effort and is open to retirees from each branch of military service. “This provides a lot of information to augment what the Navy gave me upon retirement,” said retired Navy Commander and native of Renton, Wash., Andrew J. Peck. “It was so organized and done on a much larger scale.” Joint Base Lewis-McChord sponsored its first joint Army and Air Force Retiree Appreciation Day and Madigan Health Fair at McChord Air Field, May 20.

  • Walter Reed move should be painless for wounded warriors

    Jun 29, 2011

    About 430 wounded warriors will be moving in August, along with the Walter Reed staff, to one of two refurbished medical centers in the National Capital Region.

  • Army on course to leave Iraq by December

    Jun 23, 2011

    With the U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq just six months away, the general helping to ensure that Dec. 31 deadline is met said that many of the tasks the military now does will fall into the hands of the State Department and Iraqi Security Forces.

  • TRADOC commander glimpses Army in 2020, entices tech-savvy citizens to serve

    Jun 23, 2011

    Commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Robert Cone, visited 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at White Sands Missile Range Tuesday to observe the Army’s six-week network field exercise scheduled through mid-July.

  • IMCOM Fellow develops self, others with ‘Psychosomatic Success’

    Jun 22, 2011

    While the U.S. Army Installation Management Command Fellows Program is designed to develop future Army civilian leaders with fundamental leadership skills, one Fellows Program participant took this opportunity a little further by educating his peers in a self-development philosophy he refers to as “Psychosomatic Success.”

  • SMA: Expect sew-on skill badges in 10 weeks

    Jun 23, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said the Army/Air Force Exchange Service was working with suppliers to embroidered skill badges hanging from peg hooks in clothing sales by end of the summer.

  • Soldiers complete 10k road march on road to become Army Reserve Best Warrior

    Jun 22, 2011

    Forty-three Soldiers set out early on a 10k road march today on the third day of their quest to be named the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade ensures 149th MEB is ‘Battle-Ready’

    Jun 24, 2011

    The 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade is currently conducting its gunnery validation requirement necessary for deployment with the assistance of 1-306th Regiment, and members of the 2-306th Regiment, both components of the 188th Infantry ‘Battle Ready’ Brigade.

  • Presidio EO advisor goes distance in Boston Marathon

    Jun 22, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Many students and employees who work and study at the Presidio of Monterey have probably crossed paths at one time or another with Sgt. 1st Class Couretta Johnson.

  • NY Guard Soldiers deploy for Cuba mission

    Jun 23, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard's 107th Military Police Company held a unit send-off ceremony, June 17, 2011, at the State University of New York Institute of Technology, before heading to Fort Bliss, Texas,for pre-deployment training.

  • CSM Troxell rifles first pitch across home plate

    Jun 22, 2011

    SEATTLE, Wash., " To throw from atop the pitcher’s mound or in front, that is the question. When I Corps Command Sgt. Major John Troxell was asked where he wanted to throw the ceremonial first pitch, his decision was already made. After being announced to more than 34,000 cheering fans at Safeco Field, Troxell waved and confidently jogged across the diamond to the top of the Seattle Mariners pitcher’s mound, baseball in hand.

  • Patriot Academy sergeant breaks world record

    Jun 23, 2011

    Staff Sgt. John Halsey, an assistant platoon sergeant in Bravo Company for the Patriot Academy at Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex, decided to break a world record when he noticed his students were a bit lethargic on their days off.

  • Wildfire Smoke Health Threats and Protective Actions

    Sep 30, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- This information paper provides guidance on the health threat from wildfire smoke and preventive actions.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Expert Infantryman Badge competition

    Jun 22, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. "Over 800 infantrymen in 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division challenged their expertise during an evaluation of their skills with aspirations of earning the prestigious Expert Infantryman Badge at Joint-Base Lewis-McChord, June 13-17. At the end of the strenuous testing only 60 Soldiers were deemed expert infantrymen.

  • JBM-HH celebrates Army Birthday

    Jun 22, 2011

    JBM-HH celebrates the Army's 236th birthday

  • Tripler medic makes all Armed Forces Soccer team

    Jun 22, 2011

    For nearly 17 years, Spc. Ashleah Dingle, a medic assigned to Tripler Army Medical Center Charlie Co., has loved the game of soccer. She played as a child. She played through school. She played in leagues. Now, she plays for the "All Armed Forces Soccer Team."

  • Soldiers put medical treatment skills to test at Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition

    Jun 22, 2011

    Soldiers competing at the Army Reserve’s Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., were tested Tuesday on how to treat casualties in the first “mystery event” of the competition.

  • Roses, Yellow Ribbons Symbolize Love Of Military Spouses

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--As he chased after his big brother Tristen with a piece of melon in his hand, it was hard to tell that toddler Jacob Wojtaszek has had any health problems.

  • Medical professionals in Afghanistan strive to treated wounded within 'golden hour'

    Jun 24, 2011

    Pfc. Shawn Williams was driving a Stryker vehicle when a roadside bomb detonated and ignited the vehicle on fire. Williams’ foot was fractured, his face covered with hot grease, his right and left hands suffered second-degree burns and were blistering. He made it to the Role 3 hospital at Kandahar Airfield within the "golden hour" of care.

  • Test Week Brings Out Best Of Military Hardware

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In the military, test and evaluation is a serious business.

  • NCO/Soldier Of The Year Rewarded For Their Efforts

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two Soldiers have been recognized as Redstone Arsenal’s best of the best for 2011.

  • Contracting Command Unveils Colors To Cement Move

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command is now an official resident of sweet home Alabama.

  • CECOM leader says farewell after 37 years of service

    Jun 22, 2011

    "It’s hard to believe I’ve been here since 1974,” said Edward C. Thomas, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command deputy to the commanding general, as he reflects on his CECOM career before retiring this summer. “Thirty-seven years went by in a heartbeat.”

  • AMC Crosses Historic Goal Line At Redstone

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--June 15, 2011 will be remembered as an “exceptionally special day” in the history of the Army Materiel Command.

  • Dancing With The Stars professionals dazzle Soldiers, Families

    Jun 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - You could feel the excitement in the air as the professional dance stars of “Dancing With the Stars” made appearances at the Wiesbaden Dining Facility and Entertainment Center June 15.

  • Dancers dazzle Soldiers and are thrilled in return

    Jun 22, 2011

    Three dancers from the television show “Dancing with the Stars” rolled in to the garrison here under thick gray skies and heavy rains this Thu, June 16. They arrived with a set of publicists and handlers who scurried with raised umbrellas to shield the on-screen personalities from the elements as they were led inside the garrison headquarters for a quick tour and introduction to the command team. “This is one of the best parts about our jobs,” said Chelsie Hightower, a dancer who has cut a rug on the show with such celebrities as singer Michael Bolton and rodeo star Ty Murray. She said she was especially interested in meeting the everyday Soldiers who train here. “We love this opportunity to come see the people who take care of us.”

  • 'Torch Of Freedmon' Burns Bright For 236 Years

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Expressing his pride in leading a patriotic state, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley steered the spotlight at a June 15 Army birthday celebration to the real reason the Huntsville and Tennessee Valley community honors the military during its annual Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • CECOM CSM transitions to new command

    Jun 22, 2011

    “It’s been a fast and furious 32 months,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Tyrone Johnson, outgoing CECOM command sergeant major, describing his tenure at CECOM during its transition to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • First Palmetto Passing League a hit

    Jun 30, 2011

    We created a first ever summer football passing league in our battalion footprint. Florence Recruiting Company hosted and executed the event on June 18, 2011 Our Public Affairs Intern covered the event

  • Commander recognized for military service, volunteer work

    Jun 22, 2011

    Maj. Armando Kuppinger, commander of the 690th Rapid Port Opening Element, Fort Eustis, Va., was recently awarded the 2011 American Legion Missouri Boys State Alumnus of the Year award.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground Celebrates 151st Anniversary of the Signal Corps

    Jun 24, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commanding general of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, took the opportunity of the Signal Corps’ 151st anniversary to give a history quiz to the members of the local chapters of the U.S. Army Signal Corps Association and the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association.

  • Smoke detector check essential

    Jun 22, 2011

    Service members must inspect smoke detectors at home, according to U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern’s fire chief.

  • RDECOM Soldiers bring Army home to eCYBERMISSION kids

    Jun 24, 2011

    Soldiers from throughout the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command are lending their considerable support to the eCYBERMISSION National Judging and Educational Event this week in the nation's capitol.

  • Crane Army Countermeasures Division Scores Laser Etcher Machine

    Jun 22, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity has “etched” out a new product that will help save the activity thousands of dollars annually by allowing it to permanently engrave critical tracking information and serial numbers into the casings of decoy flares.

  • Watervliet Arsenal welcomes Navy business...again

    Jun 23, 2011

    Now that the dust has settled from the last Army-Navy game, defense contractor OTO Melara North America, Inc. announced that it will bring U.S. Navy business back to the Army’s Watervliet Arsenal after an absence of many years. The Watervliet Arsenal welcomed its newest civilian tenant, OTO Melara, in a ceremony here on June 16 that was heralded by local political leaders as a major step toward retaining skilled manufacturing jobs in New York’s Capital District.

  • Quad City Navy Week comes to Rock Island Arsenal

    Jun 22, 2011

    Rear. Adm. Tilghman D. Payne, Commander, Navy Region Midwest, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology center on Tuesday as part of Navy Week in the Quad Cities. During his visit he toured the only vertically integrated metal manufacturer in the Department of Defense and saw opportunities where RIA-JMTC can work with the Navy. Currently RIA-JMTC is working on ball valves for Navy Submarines. Quad Cities Navy Week celebration 2011 gives area residents an opportunity to meet some of the Navy's Sailors and learn about the Navy's mission and its broad-ranging capabilities. The U.S. Navy conducts approximately 20 Navy Weeks each year, reaching out to communities across the country to show Americans the investment they have made in their Navy. During a Navy Week celebration, the Navy concentrates a variety of outreach events in a metropolitan area for a week, sharing the Navy story with as many people as possible.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Construction Photos - June 2011

    Jun 22, 2011

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Afghan, coalition force kills terrorists

    Jun 22, 2011

    A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents, including a senior Haqqani leader, during a nighttime security operation in the Zurmat district of Paktiya province yesterday, military officials reported.

  • Senate confirms Panetta as Defense Secretary

    Jun 22, 2011

    The U.S. Senate voted unanimously this evening to confirm Leon E. Panetta as the next Secretary of Defense.

  • Hohenfels Fire Department a cut above the rest

    Jun 28, 2011

    In recognition of outstanding service as the community’s first responders, the Hohenfels Fire Department has been named the IMCOM Europe Best Small Fire Department of FY 2010.

  • Keeping Soldiers SHARP

    Jun 22, 2011

    They disrupt day-to-day operations, wreak turmoil, create a climate of fear and distrust, and victims’ lives are all but changed forever. In recent years, the Army has stepped up its efforts to eventually eradicate incidences that studies indicate are only reported about 33 percent of the time.

  • Sharp says alliance ready to counter provocations

    Jun 23, 2011

    During an address to the Association of the Republic of Korea Army at Koreana Hotel here June 20, 2011, the top U.S. military commander in Korea said the Republic of Korea-U.S. Alliance is ready to counter any provocations against South Korea.

  • Army spouse: Wives share the challenges, joys of serving alongside Soldiers

    Jun 22, 2011

    Wiesbaden Army spouses share their Army experiences -- coping with separation, deployments, careers and raising families.

  • Soldier volunteers at orphanage for seven years

    Jun 22, 2011

    SEOUL - Staff Sgt. Bobby McKnight from the Eight Army Civil Affairs unit in South Korea has volunteered at the Namsanwon Orphanage here in Myeongdong for seven years.

  • Manila training cycle kicks off with live fire range operations

    Jun 22, 2011

    Soldiers of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, supported members of the 1st Kurdish Regional Guard Brigade during an AK47 live fire weapons familiarization exercise at the Manila Training Center, Iraq, June 15. The training center’s Iraqi cadre, graduates of previous training courses led by U.S. forces, now lead the courses and exercises for new recruits cycling through Manila Training Center as U.S. Soldiers continue their supervisory and support role.

  • Like father, like son: Dual enlistment, now they’re both NCOs

    Jun 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They joined the Army together and now they are both noncommissioned officers.

  • Iraqi mortar crews build confidence, prepare for Operation Iron Lion

    Jun 22, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, conducted a mortar live fire exercise at Destiny Range in Ninewa province, Iraq, June 16, in preparation for Operation Iron Lion. Iron Lion is a series of exercises demonstrating cooperative abilities between Iraqi Security Forces as U.S. forces continue the advise, train and assist mission of Operation New Dawn.

  • New Hazardous Material Re-use Center offers free supplies for units, activities

    Jun 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Need some paint for a project? Missing cleaning supplies, but short of funds with the end of the fiscal year approaching? Before attempting to procure new supplies, consider checking with the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s new Hazardous Material Re-use Center at Mainz-Kastel Storage Station.

  • American hunters welcomed to brotherhood of traditional German hunters

    Jun 22, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s Outdoor Recreation Hunting, Fishing and Sport Shooting Program offers hunters the opportunity to learn about and test for the prestigious German Jagdschein, or hunting license.

  • Deployed officer in Afghanistan recalls days of being a WAC

    Jun 22, 2011

    The 1970s probably seem like a long time ago for today’s new Soldiers, but for one officer serving in Afghanistan, the era is still a vivid memory of when women Soldiers were treated differently than men.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Neisha M. Mendiola

    Aug 29, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Neisha M. Mendiola

  • Spouses Club gives $130,000 to help service members, families thrive

    Jun 21, 2011

  • Taking 'a bite out of crime'

    Jun 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Ways to improve personal and family safety were on display at the Safety & Compliance Expo held at Island Palms Communities’ Porter Community Center, here, June 9.

  • ­PAIO provides tools, resources to resolve service issues at the installation level

    Jun 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Providing personalized customer service and responsive feedback for the garrison are top priorities.

  • Community leaders, senior government officials gather at PTA

    Jun 21, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- Big Island senior government officials and community leaders attended the Community Leaders Day, here, June 14.

  • Chaplain corps focuses on different type of fitness

    Jun 21, 2011

    Cadets at Army ROTC's Leader's Training Course, Fort Knox, Ky., have a chaplain team available to ensure their spiritual fitness.

  • Personal choices help all drivers stay safe

    Jun 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Every year, safety professionals across the Army look at accident statistics to predict what trends are developing both on and off post.

  • Hawaii-based units celebrate Army's birthday, nation's strength

    Jun 28, 2011

    This year marks the 236th birthday of the U.S. Army, which was established June 14, 1775, to secure the nation's independence.

  • Soldiers compete in Land Navigation to become Army Reserve Best Warrior

    Jun 21, 2011

    The Army Reserve’s Best Warrior Competition is in full force on Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. All 43 Army Reserve Soldiers who began the event June 20, 2011 are still with it, meeting new challenges every day, and are focused on the awards banquet June 24 when two winners will be announced.

  • Rock Island Arsenal celebrates the 236th Army Birthday

    Jun 21, 2011

    The annual Army Birthday Ball was held June 17, at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center, Bettendorf, Iowa. Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of Army Sustainment Command, hosted the annual event, attended by the Rock Island Arsenal community and its neighbors.

  • Literacy event brings in over $10,000

    Jun 21, 2011

    According to story that ran at education-portal.com in September 2007, there are at least two million adults every year that are considered to be functionally illiterate. Forty-two million of those can’t read at all, and 50 million are considered to be unable to read at a higher level than is expected of a fourth or fifth grader. These statistics are staggering but Vivian and Anthony Ashcraft, and countless volunteers are doing their part to change those statistics here in Arkansas.

  • Shipment of tanks arrives at Fort Benning

    Jun 22, 2011

    More than 70 armored vehicles were offloaded at the Ochille Railhead at Harmony Church today, marking yet another milestone as the Armor School completes its move from Fort Knox to the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Ammunition Operations makes 2 million grenades without a failure

    Jun 22, 2011

    Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Directorate of Ammunition Operations has produced two million M18 colored smoke grenades without a failure, according to lot acceptance tests that were conducted May 11, 2011.

  • Fort Drum holds inaugural Army Birthday Ball

    Jun 22, 2011

    For the first time, Fort Drum held a ball to celebrate the U.S. Army's birthday.

  • Guam Regional Hub Node complete, training begins

    Jun 21, 2011

    When the 311th Signal Command’s newly-completed Regional Hub Node here becomes operational, the reach of the Army network will truly become global. This was the source of excitement at the facility’s inauguration ceremony here June 10. The Guam RHN, the fourth to be built worldwide, was specifically designed to extend the Global Information Grid to deployed tactical organizations, providing them with immediate access to services critical to executing battlespace operations regardless of their location. The fixed platform, equipped with two antennae commonly used for satellite communications in remote locations, is scheduled to become operational in October.

  • USAG-HI to host realistic ATEX scenarios

    Jun 21, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii will conduct its annual antiterrorism exercise, or ATEX, “Rapid Response 2011,” on Sills Field, here, June 23-24.

  • Army builds, tests future network during NIE exercise

    Jun 22, 2011

    The future of the Army’s tactical network is taking shape this month as more than 3,800 Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, evaluate key technologies that connect units to one another and higher headquarters. As the Army’s largest network field exercise to date, the six-week Network Integration Evaluation will assess these capabilities separately and in tandem as a “system of systems” by gathering Soldier feedback from realistic operational scenarios.

  • Guard still tackling Midwest flooding

    Sep 28, 2011

    About 2,000 National Guard members from nine states are continuing operations in support of the 2011 Midwest floods, which have ravaged thousands of acres and potentially caused billions of dollars in damage, Guard officials said.

  • Video: U.S. Army 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    Jun 28, 2012

    Congratulations go out to Staff Sergeant John Heslin of Fort Benning, Georgia for being named the 2011 active duty Drill Sergeant of the Year and to Staff Sergeant Andrew Palmer of the 98th Training Division for being named the 2011 reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year. See what it took for them to earn top drill honors.

  • Civilians, Soldiers make Golden Cargo successful

    Jun 21, 2011

    Operation Golden Cargo allows the McAlester Army Ammunitions Plant civilians and U.S. Soldiers an opportunity for great training.

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