Archive: Jul 2011

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  • Heat Index Monitoring Program measures heat stress

    Jul 30, 2011

    Memorial Day marked the official start of the Heat Index Monitoring Program at Fort Meade. Given the hot and humid weather, personnel in Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center's Preventive Medicine Service would like to ensure that the community is well informed to protect themselves from heat injuries by knowing the actual heat load they experience.

  • Keeping spiritually fit in a combat zone

    Jul 30, 2011

    As 1st Lt. Jeremy Dillard prepared to jump into Iraq as a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he carried only one personal item with him: his Bible. Now, years later, he strives to explain to Soldiers the importance of staying spiritually fit while deployed.

  • FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters gets finishing touches

    Jul 31, 2011

    Some finishing touches were taken care of today in the pre-function area of the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command's new combined headquarters complex in preparation for the dedication of the building and uncasing of their command colors here during a 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1, ceremony. In particular, the display featuring General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, 1939-1945, was made ready for the ceremony. The new headquarters has been named in honor of Gen. Marshall.

  • TRADOC’s Brigade Modernization Command changes leadership

    Aug 2, 2011

    Brigade Modernization Command’s guidon passed from Maj. Gen. (P) Keith C. Walker to Brig. Gen. Randal A. Dragon at the Fort Bliss Museum Thursday with Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, presiding.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers brave heat, qualify on weapons

    Jul 29, 2011

    Despite sweltering temperatures, Fort Riley aviation Soldiers managed to put more than 70,000 rounds down-range during weapons qualification this week.

  • State of the art clinic named after fallen soldie

    Aug 1, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. " A fallen Special Forces medic was given the opportunity to continue his legacy of helping soldiers and their families when the first Leed Gold Army clinic, Winder Family Clinic, was dedicated in his name here Wednesday.

  • Army airborne ISR platform slated for early 2013 arrival

    Aug 1, 2011

    Army acquisition officials say they expect the service's newest airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset to be available to the force within 18 months.

  • July 28, 2011 - Secretary McHugh's Remarks at the Closing of Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    Jul 29, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh spoke at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Colors Casing ceremony on July 28, 2011.

  • Mock attacks help prepare for worst in Basra

    Aug 1, 2011

    In the wake of attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, personnel on Contingency Operating Base Basra joined together during a mock attack to help prepare themselves for a possible worst-case scenario.

  • Garrison commander honors local veteran on 99th birthday

    Aug 1, 2011

    Col. Glenn A. Kennedy, Fort Gordon Garrison Commander, presented a command coin to retired Sgt. Maj. William L. Tumlin July 22 at Darling Hall in recognition of his service to the nation on his 99th birthday.

  • Fort Riley MEDEVAC starts hoist training

    Jul 29, 2011

    Lt. Col. Brian Hughes, commander of the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, is lowered on a hoist from a Black Hawk MEDEVAC helicopter during training on Fort Riley, July 28. This is the first time the battalion’s MEDEVAC company has conducted hoist training since its return from Iraq this March. Like the rest of the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, the MEDEVAC company is back in the full-swing of its training cycle here, and is working around the clock with ground units across Fort Riley. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Roland Hale, CAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)

  • Joint paralegal personnel come together to train on common tasks

    Jul 29, 2011

    Hawaii-based Army paralegals routinely train every third Thursday of the month, and each quarter, U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard paralegals join them. The joint training educates paralegals and brings the services together to keep the paralegal partnership alive on island.

  • Fort Bragg youth attend swim camps

    Jul 29, 2011

    Members of Fort Bragg Fighting Fish, a competitive swim team, conduct swim camps during the hot summer months. Students must already know how to swim to participate in the camp, where they learn techniques for navigating in water that enable them to become better swimmers,

  • Paratroopers win FORSCOM Best Warrior competition

    Aug 1, 2011

    Two XVIII Airborne Corps troops, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Castillo and Pfc. Thomas Hauser, snagged top honors at the 2011 Forces Command Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competition held at Fort Hood, Texas, July 25-28, 2011.

  • Pre-service debt: Your interest rate might be lower than you think

    Jul 29, 2011

    Many Soldiers don't know that all it takes is a short letter to reduce the interest rate on your loans down to 6 percent. Indeed, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act places a 6 percent interest rate cap on pre-service loans (other than student loans), which can save you thousands of dollars.

  • Old Guard Soldiers help Feds Feed Families

    Jul 29, 2011

    Soldiers from the 529th Regimental Support Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and the D.C. National Guard, traveled around the nation’s capital, July 27, in support of the 3rd annual Feds Feed Family food drive. Old Guard Soldiers picked up boxes of non-perishable food items donated from more than 40 federal agencies ranging from the Department of Labor to the National Aeronautics and Space Center Headquarters.

  • Course at Fort Bragg aims to improve Soldiers’ physical fitness

    Aug 1, 2011

    Physical training and hitting the gym during lunch aren’t the only options available to Fort Bragg Soldiers looking to get in shape. The Soldier Strength and Conditioning Course is a program built to improve Soldier physical fitness and educate them on ways to share those strategies.

  • Farewell: A meaningful career

    Jul 29, 2011

    As Col. Glenn A. Kennedy II hands over the reins as garrison commander and marks the end of his military career, he does so with a great sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.

  • Wounded warrior receives surprising welcome home

    Aug 9, 2011

    Wounded warrior returns home to a surprise homecoming at Fort Wainwright , Alaska.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Christmas in July

    Aug 1, 2011

    Although temperatures soared in the triple digits Saturday, Christmas came early to Fort Bragg " five months early. It was a hot and muggy North Carolina afternoon by the pool … but Christmas carols were churning out of the PA system and staff were running around in Santa hats. Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored the Christmas in July event and Fort Bragg Families sought to cool off and enjoy the “dive-in” movie, “Polar Express.”

  • Fort Bragg decontamination company prepares for domestic disasters

    Aug 1, 2011

    The 101st Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Company must not only be ready for events that may occur in foreign lands, but they must be equally ready to handle domestic disasters. The simulated mobile mass casualty decontamination validation course was held July 20, 2011, and designed to test Soldiers' readiness to deal with such disasters on American soil.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program: Supporting Soldier career success

    Jul 29, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The decision to transition out of uniform is as important as the initial decision to put it on. Soldiers deserve as much support at this critical point in their service as they do with earlier parts of their career.

  • Elements of Task Force Thunder redeploy to Fort Bragg

    Aug 4, 2011

    Hundreds of Family members, friends and supporters of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion waited and held their collective breaths as the sun rose and their Soldiers marched onto the parade field on Friday, after a year deployed in Afghanistan. The 519th MI Bn. redeployment is the second of five redeployments for the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.

  • Deputy Director’s foresight leads to $317K summer education funding

    Jul 29, 2011

    A deputy director with the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, was honored by the Maryland Department of Education at a board meeting here July 19 for his efforts to help the state obtain funding for Maryland Summer Centers for gifted and talented students.

  • Operation Back to School

    Jul 29, 2011

  • Military Police brigade commander installed, FLW

    Jul 29, 2011

    The 14th Military Police Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood held a change-of-command ceremony July 22, on Gammon Field. Col. Jerry Stevenson transferred command of the brigade to Col. Kevin Vereen. Stevenson, who has served as the brigade’s commander since July 2009, received the Legion of Merit Award and the Military Police Regimental Association Silver Marechaussee Medallion.

  • CCAD Says 'So Long' to UH-1H Huey

    Aug 1, 2011

    CCADers said goodbye to the legacy aircraft, the UH-1H Iroquois “Huey.” CCAD employees, alongside community members and veterans, young and old, gathered on the Depot’s flight line to bid an emotional farewell to CCAD’s last Huey. The Patriot Guard Riders and the Veterans Band of Corpus Christi helped send off the Huey with a bang.

  • Retiree commendation packets available

    Jul 29, 2011

    Installation retirement services offices can order a newly redesigned Retiree Commendation Packet from the U.S. Army Installation Management Command G1 Military Personnel Division beginning Aug. 1.

  • First Army celebrates 236th Chaplaincy anniversary

    Aug 1, 2011

    A small and enthusiastic group of First Army Soldiers and civilians participated in a two-mile spiritual run on a warm and humid mid-western morning to celebrate the 236th Chaplaincy Corp anniversary July 29.

  • Airborne combat medic inducted into prestigious club

    Jul 29, 2011

    An airborne combat medic from the 67th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) during an award ceremony at the Yellow Ribbon Room here July 28.

  • ANSF celebrates its 100,000th graduate of literacy training program

    Jul 29, 2011

    The Afghan National Army graduated 1,287 soldiers from Basic Warrior Training at Kabul Military Training Center, July 28, including a special commemoration marking the graduation of the 100,000 Afghan National Security Force literacy program trainee.

  • Historic Dining Facility Closes

    Aug 4, 2011

    For 106 years the Dining Facility at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. has served meals to service members and civilians. On July 29, 2011 that mission ended.

  • Hon. Katherine Hammack tours Camp Humphreys (AFN-K Report)

    Aug 3, 2011

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment, Honorable Katherine Hammack visited South Korea and Camp Humphreys. KATUSA Corporal Joon Sang Yoon reports.

  • Backpack journalists find voices at Fort Campbell

    Aug 3, 2011

    Fort Campbell's Taylor Youth Center was a hive of activity July 23. Children and adults bustled through hallways with cameras. In certain rooms, people could be seen collaborating at crowded tables, heads together and pens in hand. In others, groups congregated at the feet of acoustic guitarists.

  • Update your bookmarks or keep living in the past

    Aug 3, 2011

    Traffic on the Army Acquisition Support Center's (USAASC) website has significantly increased this year, but exactly which website customers visited is a source of confusion.

  • 2nd BCT leaders with 101st Airborne Division set, maintain physical training standards

    Aug 1, 2011

    Physical training is a cornerstone of the Army. Whether in combat or garrison, Soldiers' physical fitness helps them complete any mission they are assigned. The leadership team of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Strike Brigade," 101st Airborne Division, believes in setting and maintaining standards for the physical fitness of its Soldiers.

  • Chaplains in unique position to promote stability, peace in Africa

    Aug 4, 2011

    According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, sub-Saharan Africa is clearly among the most religious places in the world. Religion is a critical structure in sub-Saharan African society given the widespread reality of failed states and collapsing governments. "Following years of civil war we are helping them re-establish their chaplaincies," said Chaplain (Sgt. 1st Class) Timothy Eye. "Across the board we have been trying to help [African nations] professionalize their chaplaincies."

  • ECC NCO Spotlight...Staff Sgt. Rickie Spivey

    Jul 29, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Rickie Spivey is an acquisition logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer with the 683rd Contingency Contracting Team based in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Fallen Friend creator leaves legacy of patriotism at Fort Campbell

    Jul 29, 2011

    Clairfield, Tenn., resident and former Soldier, Bobby Parker lived what he preached " by example. Now, Parker’s recent passing has placed him as a fallen friend…of the fallen.

  • Col. Jeff Gabbert: New ACC chief of staff pulling it all together

    Jul 29, 2011

    Col. Jeff Gabbert sees his primary role is to synchronize and integrate the Army Contracting Command's staff elements.

  • Future U.S., Tanzanian military officers find common ground

    Aug 4, 2011

    Cadets from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis visited the Tanzanian People's Defense Force (TPDF) Naval Command Training Center in Dar Es Salaam, for training recently. The students came at the invitation of the Tanzanian government to visit TPDF junior officers and exchange training philosophies, best practices on leadership styles and introduce the junior officers to one another to facilitate future working relationships.

  • EIB testing brings Florida infantrymen ‘back to the basics’

    Jul 29, 2011

    Recently, 99 Soldiers from the 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team set out on a journey many infantrymen take and few complete with success. For the first time in more than 20 years, the Florida National Guard conducted testing for the Expert Infantryman Badge, a coveted award and symbol of tradition for U.S. Soldiers who accept the difficult and sometimes thankless job of infantrymen.

  • MEDFLAG 11 comes to close in Ghana

    Jul 29, 2011

    MEDFLAG 11, a joint humanitarian assistance exercise between U.S. and Ghana Armed Forces, came to an end today with a culminating event at the nearby Ghana army base, Burma Camp. Sponsored by U.S. Army Africa, the bilateral MEDFLAG 11 exercise strengthened the relationship between the U.S. and Ghana through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civilian assistance in local communities.

  • Partial completion of apron provides additional capability for U.S. Air Force at Shindand

    Jul 29, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan " The partial completion of a strategic airlift apron at Shindand Airbase gives the U.S. Air Force added capability as it supports Afghan Air Force and coalition efforts in western Afghanistan’s Herat province.

  • USACE contributes to the counternarcotics mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan "Afghanistan’s illegal narcotics industry undermines the country’s lawful economic development, erodes government legitimacy and threatens the nation’s stability and security

  • U.S. Forces Korea Good Neighbor Program English Camp

    Aug 3, 2011

    Members of 501st Sustainment Brigade recently participated in an "English camp" on U.S. Army Garrison Carroll, South Korea. The 7th annual English camp ran from July 25-29, 2011. The five-day camp is part of U.S. Forces Korea’s Good Neighbor Program and is provided for students at Waegwan Middle School. It is designed to enhance cultural awareness and provide Korean students an opportunity to use, improve, and develop confidence in the English language skills through interaction with native English speakers.

  • Russell assumes command of 401st AFSB

    Jul 29, 2011

  • Army chief of staff visits Soldiers in South Korea

    Jul 29, 2011

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey visited Soldiers, civilians and families in South Korea July 28 - 29, 2011.

  • O’Connor awarded Legion of Merit

    Jul 29, 2011

  • Ghana, U.S. veterinarians learn, work together

    Aug 4, 2011

    Soldiers from the Iowa-based 949th Veterinary Company, U.S. Army National Guard, united with veterinarians from Ghana's 37th Military Hospital during MEDFLAG 11 to learn from each other and to work together. Occurring July 11 to July 21 and sponsored by U.S. Army Africa, MEDFLAG 11 strengthens the relationship and interoperability between the U.S. and Ghana military forces through 10 days of collaborative training and sharing of medical expertise, as well as joint humanitarian civic assistance (HCA) in local communities.

  • Soldiers prepare for new Army physical fitness test

    Aug 1, 2011

    As the U.S. Army overhauls its physical fitness program, Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery are embracing the Physical Readiness Training and are preparing for the new Army Physical Readiness Test.

  • Army Community Service celebrates 46th anniversary

    Jul 29, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Army Community Service, commonly known as ACS, celebrated its 46 years of service July 25 at major U.S. Army installations around the world.

  • August brings Army's second anti-terrorism awareness month

    Jul 29, 2011

    August is the 2nd annual Anti-terrorism Awareness Month -- an Army sponsored program designed to enhance awareness to prevent and protect people and information from terrorism.

  • Technology to aid DoD mental health services

    Jul 29, 2011

    The first-ever live Introduction to Telemental Health Delivery Workshop at the National Center for Telehealth and Technology's headquarters on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., last week offered guidance to providers on offering mental health services from a distance using videoconferencing technology.

  • Cav spouses learn new appreciation for Soldiers' jobs

    Jul 29, 2011

    Spouses and children of 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, experienced a day in the life of a cavalry trooper when they participated in Family Spur Ride.

  • National Night Out promotes Fort Meade crime prevention

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Fort Meade Directorate of Emergency Services and Picerne Military Housing have partnered to bring the 28th Annual National Night Out to the post community on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • Sports Shorts

    Jul 30, 2011

    Sports briefs for July 28, 2011

  • Meade Wildcats focus on AAU championship

    Jul 30, 2011

    The Meade Youth Basketball Association Wildcats U16 team polished their game before heading down to the Amateur Athletic Union Basketball National Championships in Orlando, Fla. The tournament, which began Monday and runs through Saturday, features the country's top 60 AAU boys basketball teams going head-to-head for the title of national champions.

  • Picerne Military Housing launches new website

    Jul 30, 2011

    On July 18, Picerne Military Housing launched a new website designed to be user-friendly and better serve incoming and current residents.

  • Installation chaplain delivers first post sermon

    Jul 30, 2011

    Installation Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Sid A. Taylor Sr delivered his first sermon on post July 21 at the Courses Clubhouse before a group of about 55 people from the Main Post Chapel's Protestant Congregation during the group's monthly prayer breakfast.

  • U.S. Army Field Band arranger scores in music workshop

    Jul 30, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Adrian Hernandez, a music arranger for the U.S. Army Field Band, followed his passion for composition and film scores to the classrooms of New York University, where he participated in a film scoring workshop from May 24 to June 2 in Manhattan.

  • ACS celebrates 46 years serving Soldiers, families

    Aug 1, 2011

    In 1965, the Army established Army Community Service to assist commanders in reducing conflicts between a Soldier's family responsibilities and duty requirements. On Friday, staff members from Fort Meade's ACS celebrated the organization's 46th birthday by sharing cake, ice cream and program information with military families at Picerne Military Housing neighborhood centers.

  • Baltimore Recruiting Battalion welcomes new Army commander

    Jul 30, 2011

    Army Lt. Col. Thomas M. Fife assumed command of the Baltimore Recruiting Battalion during a change of command ceremony Friday at McGill Training Center.

  • Fort Meade garrison welcomes new commander

    Jul 30, 2011

    Pledging to draw upon his family background and more than 25 years of military service, Col. Edward C. Rothstein assumed leadership of Fort Meade in a change of command ceremony Tuesday at McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • Asia-Pacific Army Chiefs participate in regional cooperation conferences

    Jul 28, 2011

    The Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference VII and Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV opened July 27 and will run through Aug. 1 in Singapore.

  • AFPAK Hands make bonds stronger than steel, begin phase III

    Jul 28, 2011

    TAMPA, Fla - Army Lt. Col. Michael King could have imagined that his military career would take many unexpected turns, but he never expected to become an Afghan village elder's marriage counselor, a former Mujahedin freedom fighter's best friend, or create such strong bonds with his Afghan "brothers in arms" that he would put his life in their hands with ease.

  • Tooele Welcomes Golden Cargo 2011 Exercise

    Jul 28, 2011

    Approximately 120 Reservists were stationed at Tooele Army Depot for two weeks, starting June 25. They received hands-on training to load and transport conventional ammunition in a convoy structure from Tooele, Utah to Hawthorne, Nev.

  • It is beginning to look like home

    Jul 28, 2011

    The flags of the 50 United States and six territories (U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, District of Columbia, Northern Marianas and American Samoa) were raised today for the first time in front of the new Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex at Fort Bragg.

  • ECC headquarters' staff continues to grow

    Jul 28, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Less than two months after officially moving the command's flag here, the Expeditionary Contracting Command has filled more than 70 percent of its staff positions.

  • Chaplain Corps turns 236 with new strength

    Jul 29, 2011

    The Army Chaplain Corps is marking its 236th anniversary July 29 with a new chief, peak numbers and unprecedented diversity.

  • Wounded Warriors hunt with greater ease at Iowa AAP

    Jul 28, 2011

    A recently completed project at Iowa Army Ammunition Plant will ensure on-site hunting opportunities are now available to hunters utilizing wheelchairs. This puts IAAAP on a short list of U.S. military installations that provide adaptive hunting for disabled Americans.

  • Veterans laid to rest at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

    Jul 29, 2011

    The unclaimed cremated remains of 14 veterans and three military wives were laid to rest at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery July 26, 2011, with full military honors. The remains were found and identified by the Missing in America Project, a nonprofit organization.

  • Evans becomes 65th adjutant general

    Jul 29, 2011

  • 13-Tangos forecast accuracy

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- When artillery rounds fly through the sky there are multiple pieces in the Army's arsenal of Soldiers that make it happen. From the forward observers, cannon crewmembers and field artillery automated tactical data system specialists. Another vital player on the fires team are the 13T field artillery surveyor/meteorological crewmembers.

  • Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV held at Singapore

    Jul 28, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Yeo See Peng, commander of 6th Division Singapore Armed Forces presents Lt. Gen. Francis Wiercinski, commander of U.S. Army Pacific a gift July 28, during Pacific Armies Management Seminar XXXV held at Singapore during an ice breaker.

  • Army 'builds for today but thinks for tomorrow' with reconnaissance surveillance system

    Jul 29, 2011

    Following a bidding war with protests beginning December 2010 against the Army and its selection process, Boeing was finally awarded the contract when the stop-work was lifted June 16, 2011, to begin building the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System.

  • WNBA players visit kids, warriors at Fort Sam Houston

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A gaggle of kids, some sitting cross-legged while others draped themselves over basketball bean bags at the Keith A. Campbell Library, waited anxiously to hear a story read to them from a famous athlete.

  • USO Metro hosts youth ‘boot camp’

    Jul 28, 2011

    How often is it that children get to do the same things their parents do every day? More than 75 military children had that opportunity at Fort Belvoir’s Castle Park July 20.

  • Cannonballs wallop Indians 9-8

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- "The Fort Sill Cannonballs Wallop the Fort Sill Indians." This may have been the headline if you were reading the Caddo or Wichita newspapers back in July 1876. Fort Sill was just a small frontier post in 1869, consisting of a few houses and a couple hundred tents, but for a few months out of the year, the Fort Sill troops played base ball.

  • Hired! program gives youth window to work force

    Jul 28, 2011

    Fort Belvoir’s Child, Youth & School Services Youth Center’s Hired! Apprenticeship Program is a 12-week term program designed to develop, train and place youth at work sites with mentors around Fort Belvoir.

  • Air Force graduate missing class ring

    Jul 28, 2011

    A class ring serves as a record of achievement and time capsule for memories.

  • Ex-49er visits Fort Sill Soldiers, units

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Former San Francisco 49er Riki Ellison visited Soldiers here July 20, and though he talked of his professional football accomplishments, he came to learn more about his first passion -- missile defense.

  • VETCOM inactivates, combines forces within USAPHC

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- A ceremony was held July 22 to inactivate the U.S. Army Veterinary Command as they integrate into the U.S. Army Public Health Command.

  • New Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill chief of staff

    Jul 28, 2011

  • Summer program geared to help students make connections

    Jul 28, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Elementary School is conducting a math and science summer program for rising, first- through sixth-grade students.

  • Fort Campbell's Stelly shines at combatives competition

    Jul 29, 2011

    A group of 101st Airborne Division and 5th Special Forces Group Soldiers traveled to Fort Hood, Texas, July 20-23 to face the best of the best in the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship.

  • Transporters Move on Fort Lee

    Jul 28, 2011

    2011 Transportation Symposium

  • Public Health Command Region-South gains new commander, unfurls colors

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Army Public Health Command Region-South held a change of command and redesignation ceremony July 21 at the Fort Sam Houston flagpole.

  • Spartan Female Engagement Team, Zhari District women host craft fair

    Jul 28, 2011

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan " Combined Task Force Spartan’s Female Engagement Team and local Afghan women from Zharay District hosted a craft fair July 17 at the Zhari District Center. Local women from throughout the district produced several colorful items for sale, in only the second event of its kind at the district center.

  • Fort Riley Team wins Top Medical Team Competition

    Jul 28, 2011

    Forty-four Soldiers battled the triple-digit temperature and tested their skills and teamwork during the Top Medical Team Competition hosted by Irwin Army Community Hospital and Fort Riley.

  • Hay is for kids at Horse Camp

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Obstacle courses are usually for horses, but this summer at the Fort Sam Houston Equestrian Center corral, they are also for unsuspecting kid campers.

  • Directorate provides support for nation’s security

    Jul 28, 2011

    One SMDC directorate is studying ways to provide missile defense for American forces on current and future battlefields.

  • Army civilians experience convoy training at Fort Drum

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum civilian employees recently had an opportunity to step into Soldiers’ “boots” when they participated in a simulated convoy exercise at the Directorate of Plans, Training and Mobilization’s Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer.

  • Enlisted class first to receive college degrees for military training

    Jul 28, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Twenty-two enlisted service members made history as the first graduating class to receive civilian associate degrees for completing military training during a July 22 ceremony at Anderson Hall.

  • DOD Live: 'Day in the life' seamless transition, patient care

    Jul 28, 2011

    As final preparations are underway to move patients currently at Walter Reed Army Medical Center to National Naval Medical Center, the Department of Defense is ensuring staff are properly trained for the transition.

  • Course manager all about teamwork

    Jul 28, 2011

  • JBLM's growth of EFMP ‘beyond our expectations’

    Jul 28, 2011

    That’s how she ended up starting a working focus group for the Army Community Services Exceptional Family Member Program. The group has monthly meetings where everyone from medical professionals to EFMP members can get together to identify and address problems " and it’s grown dramatically since starting five months ago.

  • Spirit of America Takes Center Stage this September

    Jul 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington invites you to experience The U.S. Army's Spirit of America, a free, action-packed show performed by more than 300 U.S. Army Soldiers, in Washington, D.C., North Charleston, S.C., and Jacksonville, Fla., this September.

  • DCOM-Regional Support conducts new defensive training in Kabul

    Jul 28, 2011

    Leaders attending the Regional Support Commanders Conference got a break from indoor presentations and took to range training the morning of July 28 at the Kabul Military Training Center. The training " defensive in nature " is a direct result of the horrific shooting spree at Kabul International Airport April 27 when an Afghan military pilot opened fire and killed nine American U.S. personnel during a meeting.

  • JBM-HH benefits from privatization of electricity

    Jul 28, 2011

    Since 2007, Dominion Virginia Power has managed the electricity needs for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall when electrical service was privatized.

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