Archive: Jul 2011

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  • Photos and Biographies

    Aug 31, 2011

  • Army leverages Guard and state-facilities for communication equipment reset

    Jul 12, 2011

    The Army’s Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical teamed up with the National Guard and the state of Maine to upgrade key communications equipment.

  • Vintage base ball game set for July 23

    Jul 8, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla.--The National Historic Landmark Museum will once again conduct a special exhibition of 19th century base ball (old spelling) on the original playing field here, July 23, at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Station Commander of the Month Returns Home to Tornado-Ravaged Town

    Jul 8, 2011

  • SKIES Visual and Culinary Artists

    Jul 8, 2011

    Professionals within the community and CYSS, (Child, Youth, and School Services,) have come together to make a high level of professional and artistic ability available to the children of service members, civilians, retirees, and others as a part of the CYSS, SKIES program. The name SKIESUnlimited combines the acronym for “Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills” with the word “Unlimited” for the unlimited learning possibilities this exciting initiative offers Army children and youth. SKIESUnlimited is a part of the Army’s Division of Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS), under the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR).

  • 369th Vignette of Military Persistence

    Jul 8, 2011

    Spc. Timothy Hall was assigned to Company E, 369th Signal Battalion from June 3, to Sept. 23, 2009 where he was trained as a 25U1O Signal Support Specialist. Hall was assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion out of Bamburg, Germany and almost immediately deployed to Afghanistan. He was injured in a mortar attack June 9, 2010.

  • New online training tools help troops prep for deployment

    Jul 8, 2011

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, KAN. - The Army Training Network (ATN) has added brigade counterinsurgency, two culture-focused packages and Concussion/Traumatic Brain Injury training materials that are specifically targeted for U.S. units and Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan. ATN, which is a one-stop Army training center, is available to anyone with an Army Knowledge Online (AKO) login ID or CAC card.

  • Europe’s training command paving way for new physical fitness standards

    Jul 8, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany "From the noncommissioned officer attending the Warrior Leader Course (WLC) to the Soldiers at the unit, the Joint Multinational Training Command is training Soldiers on the U.S. Army’s new physical training model.

  • Dedication of the George C. Marshall Corridor at the Pentagon

    Jul 8, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, participates in the dedication of the George C. Marshall Corridor at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va. on July 7. Gen. C. Marshall served as Army Chief of Staff from 1939-1945. Marshall's visionary thinking on peace and war gained him distinction as the only Soldier to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Army engineers welcome new commander in Europe

    Jul 12, 2011

    USACE in Europe received a new commander, Col. D. Peter Helmlinger, during a change-of-command ceremony July 12 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Scouting: Learning, fun opportunities abound for boys and girls of all ages

    Jul 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - “What did you do today?” isn’t just a question at the beginning of a Girl Scout meeting anymore, it’s their new motto. Scouts have evolved from gender-role-skills-focused organizations to places where youths can “step outside what they know as traditional roles, gain self-confidence and focus on community service,” said Girl Scout Troop 276 leader Holly Strout.

  • Youths gain experience, cash in Summer Hire Program

    Jul 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - More than 50 young people headed off to work in Baumholder and Wiesbaden June 20 at the start of this year’s Summer Hire Program. The annual six-week summer employment opportunity in the Installation Management Command-Europe gives youths ages 14-22 a chance to earn a little spending money while gaining insight into the working world and potential careers.

  • Wiesbaden gets first 'sacred shelter'

    Jul 8, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Soldiers got the first look at a new portable “mini chapel” on Wiesbaden Army Airfield June 28. The easily deployable tent structure, also known as a “sacred shelter” by developers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center, provides units with a small worship facility that can be set up rapidly in the field.

  • Reinforcing Army's stand on sexual assault, harassment

    Jul 8, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder Army Community Service held its first Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention Summit June 14 at the Rheinlander Community Club. Participants at the summit provided Lt. Col. Steve L. Fandrich, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team rear detachment commander, with numerous suggestions to help prevent sexual assault and harassment in the community as well as ways to improve Soldiers’ personal safety.

  • Mortar training lights up southern Iraq

    Jul 25, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING STATION GARRY OWEN, Iraq -- Mortarmen from the 38th Brigade, 10th Iraqi Army Division met with Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division for joint training on a 120mm mortar system to include a four-round live-fire mission on July 4, at Contingency Operating Station Garry Owen.

  • A musical tribute...

    Jul 14, 2011

  • Fort Meade service members connect with martial arts

    Jul 8, 2011

    Team Warfighter, a mixed martial arts team formed by service members based at Fort Meade, trains twice a day, five days a week. Mixed martial arts combines many different fighting styles and disciplines into one full-contact combative sport. Fighters compete in a steel cage with the goal of victory by submission or knockout.

  • Construction Zone: Ongoing construction and renovations on Fort Meade

    Jul 8, 2011

  • Military expo helps Fort Meade service members advance

    Jul 8, 2011

    More than 300 other service members and civilians filed into Fort Meade's McGill Training Center on June 29, seeking information to further their military careers through education and competitive military specialties.

  • EDGE program exposes Fort Meade youths to different, fun experiences

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Army created the Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel program two years ago to provide children with more after-school activities. EDGE offers activities every weekday from 3 to 6 p.m.

  • Fort Meade summer reading program begins with magic

    Jul 8, 2011

    "Books -- The Magic Is Real 2," a show created by Joe Romano, a professional magician who uses magic and illusions to encourage youths to read, attracted more than 200 people to Fort Meade's Burba Lake Cottage June 28

  • New contracts support Fort Meade operations

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Fort Meade base operations contract made a seamless change of hands Friday when IAP Worldwide, Inc. turned over facility maintenance and other related services that support the installation, after six years of service, to two AbilityOne contractors.

  • Fort Meade Independence Day festivities draw 20,000 to McGlachlin Parade Field

    Jul 7, 2011

    The sultry weather of a day in early July did not prevent an estimated 20,000 people from celebrating the nation's independence on Monday at McGlachlin Parade Field.

  • FORSCOM band accepts keys to new training facility

    Jul 22, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band took possession of its state-of-the-art training facility here today. The Army Ground Forces Band (www.forscom.army.mil/band) provides musical support for the Army’s largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command (www.forscom.army.mil). The turnover of the building took place after a final inspection was made by representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, the post’s Department of Public Works Real Property and Master Planning Divisions, and LifeCycle Construction Services, the company that has overseen the overall project. The new 18,748-square-foot building will consolidate the band’s operations, which were scattered around various locations at the unit’s former home at Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • OMK offers resiliency opportunity for military families

    Jul 7, 2011

    HONOLULU -- Hawaii’s Operation Military Kids, or OMK, will host a Family Resiliency Retreat in August for military families with youth ages 6-17 years old who have experienced multiple deployments. Younger siblings may also attend.

  • Army spouse pursues dog training career through DOD education program

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- A military spouse, here, used the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program to achieve her dream.

  • Resident lends a helping hand during threat

    Jul 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- During a bomb threat that forced 60 adults and 27 children from their beds, here, around 10 p.m., June 7, Treva Williams took the initiative to keep her fellow neighbors safe.

  • Leaders debate way ahead for 'Great Place'

    Jul 13, 2011

    Senior leaders on the Great Place joined III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. to work on the installation's way ahead.

  • Wheeler Chapel offers variety to residents

    Jul 7, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Wheeler Chapel celebrates its 43rd anniversary this year.

  • Old Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 7, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) pushed through their final obstacle course during the Old Guard’s Best Warrior Competition, Jun. 29, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. Over the course of three days, 14 Soldiers were tested on their performance of the Army Physical Fitness Test, multiple choice and written exams, day and night land navigation, weapons qualification, a simulated combat obstacle course and a military appearance board.

  • USAG-HI executes successful ATX

    Jul 7, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Multiple directorates and agencies from U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii came together to conduct the annual antiterrorism exercise, “Rapid Response,” June 23-24.

  • New homes at Radar Hill, Rim Loop to open in summer

    Jul 12, 2011

    SHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Nearly 200 homes within Island Palm Communities will be completed during the next three months, just in time for the summer’s permanent change of station, or PCS, season.

  • Commanders credit JBLM community

    Jul 7, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord Garrison Commander Col. Thomas Brittain and Deputy Commander Col. Kenny Weldon have a message for the joint base community: Thank you for all the hard work in making the joint base a success. Those sentiments were passed to hundreds of joint base civilians, Airmen and Soldiers during back-to-back Joint Base Garrison town hall meetings June 29, at the Evergreen Theater on Lewis-Main and the McChord Theater at McChord Field.

  • Medics learn to navigate crowds on bikes

    Jul 8, 2011

    While vendors were busy setting up during the days leading up to Freedom Fest, a team of firefighter/paramedics learned -- or relearned -- how to ride a bike.

  • Medics set for return to Iraq

    Jul 7, 2011

    Leaders of the 47th Combat Support Hospital cased the unit colors in front of the medical professionals in formation during a deployment ceremony June 30 at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis North June 30, bringing it a step closer to Iraq.

  • Solider Spotlight: Getting to know Warrant Officer One Marcus B. Kent

    Jul 15, 2011

    Solider Spotlight: Getting to know Warrant Officer One Marcus B. Kent

  • Hawaii confronts invasive superweed in Kahukus

    Jul 7, 2011

    KAHUKU, Hawaii -- Chromolaena odorata, an invasive weed, has been discovered in the training area, here, recently.

  • July 4th Freedom Fest 'rocks' Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jul 7, 2011

  • Recruiting Command Farewells/Welcomes Deputy CG

    Jul 7, 2011

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command's new deputy commanding general and his family are no strangers to Kentucky or Fort Knox.

  • Joining Forces with the Washington Nationals

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Nationals were assisted by the JFHQ-NCR/MDW Color Guard as they dedicated their home game with the Chicago Cubs in support of the Joining Forces Initiative.

  • PTA staff preserve, protect fragile sites

    Jul 7, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- A tall, thin woman stood atop sharp-as-broken-glass volcanic rock, here, as she pointed in different directions to bring attention to Native Hawaiian cultural sites, here, recently.

  • Spouse employment program expands to all services

    Jul 11, 2011

    The Army Spouse Employment Partnership was expanded last week by the Department of Defense and opened its resources to all military services and the U.S. Coast Guard, and to both active and reserve components.

  • Preventing injuries starts at home, work

    Jul 7, 2011

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

  • Army releases modernization plan

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Army last week released its Modernization Plan 2012, an in-depth explanation of how next year's budget request aims to move the Army toward achieving its objectives to equip the force in the 21st century.

  • Old Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 7, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) pushed through their final obstacle course during the Old Guard’s Best Warrior Competition, Jun. 29, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. Over the course of three days, 14 Soldiers were tested on their performance of the Army Physical Fitness Test, multiple choice and written exams, day and night land navigation, weapons qualification, a simulated combat obstacle course and a military appearance board.

  • Falcon junior presents at national conference

    Jul 7, 2011

    Keenan Britton knows he has to stay in line. If not, he’d have to answer to his mother.

  • Madigan staff named top facility manager

    Jul 7, 2011

    Britt Stockrahm, electronic industrial controls mechanic work leader for Madigan Healthcare System, was named this year’s Barney W. Richmond Facility Management Award recipient for the U.S. Army Medical Command.

  • McChord Clinic staff member named MEDCOM Employee of the Year 2011

    Jul 7, 2011

    A total shock came Heather Taylor’s way last week when she was called up on the stage and named the U.S. Army Medical Command’s Employee of the Year for the Tier I category.

  • Carson’s best battle III Corps elite

    Jul 7, 2011

    The III Armor Corps’ Best Warrior Competition 2011 took place at Fort Hood, Texas, June 27-29 as two Fort Carson warriors took on Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Riley, Kan.; and Fort Bliss, Texas, for Best Warrior bragging rights and a chance to compete at the Forces Command competition in July.

  • ASC on track to absorb installation logistics activities

    Apr 26, 2012

    Army Sustainment Command hosted a Directorate of Logistics Day at its Rock Island, Ill., headquarters, June 30. The event featured discussions on the multi-faceted transfer of some DOL capabilities from Installation Management Command to Army Materiel Command, ASC's parent.

  • Sustainers sponsor Tour de Fort Knox

    Jul 7, 2011

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) sponsored Fort Knox’s first ever Tour de Fort Knox bicycling event on Friday, July 1.

  • Fort Lee police earn state, national awards

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 7, 2011) -- The law enforcement team at Fort Lee continues to earn accolades for its programs that promote community safety and accident prevention throughout the year.

  • Walter Reed staff meets to plan pending move

    Jul 14, 2011

    As the September closing of Walter Reed Army Medical Center fast approaches, the surgeon general and other Army medical leaders met with hospital staff July 6 to ensure a smooth transition into two new area hospitals.

  • Mock terrorist incident tests Fort Lee's emergency response capabilities

    Jul 14, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 7, 2011) -- A gunman fires shots indiscriminately into a crowd of bystanders. Some fall instantly from direct hits. Others scatter in all directions to avoid being hit.

  • Medic plays versatile role at clinic

    Jul 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq -- Whether treating a Soldier with a cold or helping save the life of a wounded warrior, there is always something to keep a medic busy while deployed.

  • USAG Ansbach opens new School Age Center at Storck Barracks

    Jul 7, 2011

    The new School Age Center at Storck Barracks opened on June 15 and special guest, Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, U.S. Army Europe commander, and his newest friends cut the ribbon marking the official opening. A group of USAG Ansbach SAC students sang a rendition of “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood as Hertling walked up to the door of the center. The brand-new building, which took less than a year to build, is near the Bunch Physical Fitness Center. It was designed specifically as a SAC with one room for a child care center.

  • Contracting family mourns loss of legendary mentor

    Jul 25, 2011

    William E. "Bill" Turnis, considered a legend and mentor in Army contracting circles, died June 25. He was 65.

  • Contingency Contracting Team provides support to Ayara Guardian 2011

    Jul 7, 2011

    Members of the 646th Contingency Contracting Team, Taegu, South Korea, provided contracting support May 22 through July 1 during Ayara Guardian 2011, a training exercise in the Pran Buri District of Thailand.

  • Fort Meade Army Emergency Relief 2011 campaign ends, exceeds goal by $33,000

    Jul 7, 2011

    Army Emergency Relief's annual fundraising campaign came to an end May 15. This year's campaign yielded $118,000, toward AER which exceeded the $85,000 Fort Meade goal.

  • Guardrail turns 40, modernization keeps it going

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Guardrail aircraft has been in the Army inventory for 40 years, and is still going strong, thanks to Army modernization efforts.

  • Military equipment collected as drawdown approaches

    Jul 11, 2011

    As the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq approaches, the 640th Aviation Support Battalion is collecting and itemizing unused or misplaced military equipment that has accumulated over the eight years the Army has been at Camp Taji. The effort is called Operation Clean Sweep.

  • USC men's BB team invites Fort Jackson Family to Fan Experience on post

    Jul 7, 2011

    Soldiers, families and DA civilians are invited to a fan experience with the University of South Carolina men's basketball team at Solomon Center.

  • ASC General greets Wounded Warrior

    Jul 8, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Brian Layer, Army Sustainment Command deputy commanding general for sustainment, greeted Sgt. Alex Pracht, a Wounded Warrior, following a Birdies for the Brave presentation at the John Deere Golf Classic, Silvis, Ill., July 6.

  • MITRE representatives tour RDECOM laboratories

    Jul 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, led MITRE representatives on a tour June 30 of RDECOM laboratories.

  • Three Ten-Miler qualifiers down, one to go

    Jul 7, 2011

    The sun was out and the temperature was rising as runners warmed up and stretched before taking part in the third Army Ten-Miler qualifying race for the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall team.

  • Concert series draws 7,000

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- More than 7,000 country music fans braved triple digit temperatures to get to the 2011 Army Concert Tour Saturday featuring Miranda Lambert with special guests Merle Haggard and Stoney LaRue.

  • Field Artillery BOLC students complete studies with 'war'

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Students in Field Artillery Basic Officer Leaders Course B completed their studies with a culminating exercise June 20-24 at the Brig. Gen. Horace Sanders Training Area and west ranges here.

  • Fort Sill joint training goes to dogs

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Though closed for the summer, a school on post got several extra checks for illegal drugs June 30, part of a day of training shared by military and local law enforcement dog handlers.

  • Ride 2 Recovery at Fort Monroe

    Jul 7, 2011

    Servicemembers here were honored to host the "2011 Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge" Saturday, as injured veterans biked from Manassas to Virginia Beach with a stop-off at the Headquarters for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, to benefit America's wounded veterans. The bike ride included over 225 injured veteran bikers as they journeyed south through historic Virginia with stops in Manassas, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Williamsburg, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Fort Monroe, and Virginia Beach. At approximately 10:30 a.m., the riders, garbed in colorful attire, rode through the front gate of historic Fort Monroe to ride the perimeter, and to be honored by Gen. Robert W. Cone, Commanding General, TRADOC, at Continental Park in a short ceremony. "I am so honored to be here. Two years ago, I was sitting over there on the porch, when you guys came through in 2009. And I didn't really know what Ride to Recovery was, I saw you guys come through and I saw the truck at the end, and I said, 'if I ever get to be in charge of Fort Monroe, we're going to stop and have a little ceremony to say thank you for what you do'. That's why we are here today " it's just a tremendous event," said Cone.

  • Summer brings new faces to USACE

    Jul 7, 2011

    This summer, USACE is hosting a variety of students who are looking to gain valuable experience and knowledge about engineering and professional business.

  • 235 Years of Independence ... and counting!

    Jul 7, 2011

  • National Guard plays role in Arctic operations

    Jul 8, 2011

    The National Guard, working through the Defense Department with multinational forces, is promoting a balanced approach to improve human and environmental security in the Arctic region, Pentagon officials said in a May report to Congress.

  • 731st EOD Company comes home

    Jul 7, 2011

    In the early morning hours of June 29, Soldiers with the 731st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company returned to their Families in a ceremony at Fort Stewart, June 29.

  • Harrisburg recruiters instill ‘AIRBORNE!’ to Civil Air Patrol cadets

    Jul 7, 2011

    Recruiters from the Harrisburg Opportunity Center, taught an Army Airborne class June 29 for 15 cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Harrisburg International Composite Squadron 306 on the on the 193rd Special Operations Wing Pennsylvania Air National Guard Base.

  • Support through reintegration

    Jul 12, 2011

    As the United States Military prepares to return from two ground conflicts, sometimes Soldiers may face obstacles at home as they return from the battlefield.

  • Team zeroes in new sniper system

    Jul 8, 2011

    The Fort Sill Special Reaction Team is setting their sights further downrange, with new M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems. They received the new weapon last week, and 'Oh boy' were they excited.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Helps Feds Feed Families

    Jul 8, 2011

    For the past two years, DOD officials have participated locally in the national capital region, collecting nonperishable items and distributing them -- thousands of pounds worth -- to food pantries here.

  • “Risk Reduction and Sexual Assault… It’s everybody’s business”

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Risk Reduction Program is a part of the Army Substance Abuse Program. The coordinators work along with subject matter experts and commanders to identify high risk behaviors within the unit. The program tracks 14 areas of high risk behaviors. Once identified through provided data, resources are provided to commanders to assist in eliminating those behaviors through prevention education and/or counseling efforts. One of the areas is “Crimes against Persons," and Soldier sexual assaults are captured in this data. The definition of measure is: the number of crimes against persons charged to Soldiers of this reporting unit. These include, but are not limited to, simple assault, aggravated assault, murder, robbery, concealed weapons, kidnapping, harassment and threats, sodomy, rape, indecent assault, adultery and forgery.

  • 92nd Engineers welcomes new battalion commander

    Jul 8, 2011

    The 92nd Engineer Battalion bade farewell to outgoing commander Lt. Col. Diana M. Holland and welcomed Lt. Col. Ken D. Boggs during its change of command ceremony June 23 on Cottrell Field.

  • Division troops mount up for motorcycle safety stand-down

    Jul 7, 2011

    More than 35 division Soldiers took to the roads, June 23, in the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion's first-ever motorcycle safety stand-down.

  • BARRACKS LIFE: To blog or not to blog

    Jul 7, 2011

    So I seem to be late to the party when it comes to the world of social media that has swept the nation in the last decade. Twitter this, Facebook that, it all seemed like I woke up in a foreign country where everyone spoke with more @, #, and “Tweets” than I could wave a stick at. Was I just too old to understand this social media “trend”? I mean, I didn’t feel old. I was just shy of a decade out of college, so it wasn’t like I was an old man yelling at kids to turn “that racket down!”

  • Giving life force to save fellow servicemembers

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Armed Services Blood Program came to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall June 24 to collect the life force of anyone willing to give it up. Staff Sgt. Rodolfo Rojas, 529th Reg. Support Company, took the lead on bringing the blood drive to JBM-HH.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: Hunter says goodbye to an old friend

    Jul 7, 2011

    Don Wright, an 81-year-old Hunter Army Airfield employee, sits quietly at his computer checking e-mails in the Army Substance Abuse office before this interview to talk about leaving the Army after 59 years of service.

  • Eagle Scout project to aid with joint base storm water run-off

    Jul 7, 2011

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has added another environmental-friendly project to an ever-growing list of green initiatives with some help from a local Eagle Scout candidate.

  • 3rd Infantry Division Salutes Nation

    Jul 7, 2011

    On July 3, at Cottrell Field, Third Infantry Division held a Salute to the Nation. The event featured Soldiers from First Heavy Brigade Combat Team putting flags at the center of the field from each American state, territory and the District of Columbia, and Soldiers from First Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st HBCT firing a cannon as each flag was put in place. Major General Robert "Abe" Abrams, Third Infantry Division commanding general, alongside 3rd ID Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson, addressed the crowd and the meaning of the Fourth of July.

  • STB, 87th CSSB add new captains to their ranks

    Jul 7, 2011

    With more than 2,000 first lieutenants promoted to the rank of captain Army wide July 1, the Special Troops Battalion and the 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, both part of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, were lucky to count nine of those new captains amongst their own ranks.

  • Fulfilling vision by providing childcare spaces

    Jul 7, 2011

    Fort Stewart’s Child, Youth and School Services officially opened its newest child development center located on Davis Ave., during a ribbon cutting ceremony, June 23. The 144 capacity CDC is one of three that have opened in the past 24 months and was funded by the Army Family Covenant.

  • Fitness day promotes Family togetherness

    Jul 7, 2011

    Soldiers and Family Members of the Desert Cat battalion gathered together for a Family fitness day, July 1, to kick off the Independence Day weekend. The event was designed to promote camaraderie and competition between the participants, as well as highlight ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the whole Family.

  • Soldier in Iraq gets 4th of July call from Secretary of Defense

    Jul 8, 2011

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who was sworn into office Friday, marked the 4th of July holiday by making phone calls to six deployed servicemembers, including an Ohio Army National Guard Soldier in Iraq.

  • Native Spanish-speaker refused to quit

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As a drill sergeant with the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception), Staff Sgt. Jose Pacheco’s job is to introduce new Soldiers to life in the Army. Eight years ago, Pacheco was one of those Soldiers, going through inprocessing at Fort Sill, Okla. Unlike most of his peers, though, the Puerto Rico native spoke only Spanish.

  • Crystal Clear: Mom, son take reading staycation

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I knew we were watching too much television when my son grabbed the remote control, handed it to me and shouted, “Woohoo! TV!”

  • Lone Spartan trains for All-Army Combatives Tournament

    Jul 7, 2011

    His Army combat uniforms have no name tapes or patches " not even the U.S. Army strip or the American flag. Instead of being covered by tan boots laced tight, his feet are bare. He is in position, poised and ready to attack.

  • Happy birthday, USA: Fort Jackson celebrates Independence Day

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Thousands of Soldiers and families came together to celebrate America’s birthday at Fort Jackson’s annual Torchlight Tattoo event Friday at Hilton Field hosted by the Soldier Support Institute.

  • Marne East combatives leader prepares team for victory

    Jul 7, 2011

    Thick black- and blue-colored mats blanketed the far end of Caro Gym where bleachers once rested and basketballs bounced. Soldiers, barefoot and adorned in various configurations of the Army Combat Uniform, are paired off across the mats practicing arm bars and sweeps.

  • Email migration set for August

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As part of a DoD-wide effort to consolidate email services for all users, Fort Jackson is scheduled to migrate its users’ email accounts starting in August.

  • Renovated BCT museum reopens: Updated exhibit shows progression of basic training

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After two years of renovations, the Fort Jackson Basic Combat Training Museum reopened Friday.

  • 21st TSC honors members for service

    Jul 7, 2011

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command held a retreat and retirement ceremony on the Panzer Parade Field at Panzer Kaserne here, June 30, to honor a lifetime of commitment and service of eight 21st TSC personnel.

  • Red Bulls turn over remote Bad Pech

    Jul 8, 2011

    Violence has decreased over the last few months in Bad Pech, one of the most remote outposts in all of northeastern Afghanistan.

  • Museum provides fun way to relive BCT

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community is in for a real treat. The Basic Combat Training museum has re-opened and is something to behold. The official ribbon cutting was held last Friday, and I was proud to be able to show off our new museum to some of our community leaders.

  • German-American friendship endures beyond farewells

    Jul 7, 2011

    There was plenty of potato salad, pretzels, sauerkraut and schnitzel to literally feed an Army during the German-American Friendship picnic held in honor of outgoing U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg Commander Col. Bill Butcher.

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