Archive: Jul 2011

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  • One-stop shop: Citizenship services center opens on post

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has a new home on Fort Jackson dedicated to helping service members and their family members become U.S. citizens.

  • Theme of Support highlights 39th MCB Change of Command

    Jul 7, 2011

    Although a change-of-command ceremony is often about the symbolic exchange of roles between two officers, one relinquishing and one taking command, it often provides insight into the irreplaceable support network that makes a Soldier and a unit function.

  • C4ISR Center of Excellence hosts “Support Our Heroes” Ball

    Jul 11, 2011

    The C4ISR Center of Excellence became the new home to “Support Our Heroes” ball as more than 500 people turned out to raise $300,000 for the Fisher House Foundation, the foundation that provides free lodging for military families when family members are hospitalized.

  • Blake leads WTB's Delta Company

    Jul 7, 2011

    More than 60 community members gathered at Dragoon Field here, June 22, to witness as Capt. Ryan M. Putnam relinquished command of Delta Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe, to Capt. Michael C. Blake. Following the time-honored tradition of passing the guidon from the outgoing to the incoming commander to signify the official transfer of command, Lt. Col. Michael C. Richardson, commander, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe, addressed the crowd.

  • Rodriguez outlines ISAF’s drawdown, transition plan

    Jul 7, 2011

    The drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan will begin this month with some 1,600 troops set to redeploy without replacement by fall, according to a senior U.S. commander there.

  • Court orders halt to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ enforcement

    Jul 7, 2011

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered the government to stop enforcing the terms of the law that prevents openly gay service members from being in the military.

  • Service members become U.S. citizens in final Iraq ceremony

    Jul 7, 2011

    Forty five service members earned their U.S. citizenship through their service to the nation during the 20th and final naturalization ceremony held in Al Faw Palace, here 4 July.

  • Future of Army is green; Manfred Rieck named DPW Garrison Support Executive of the Year

    Jul 7, 2011

    Manfred Rieck, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr’s DPW Environmental Division Chief, is the epitome of environmental stewardship, and he has the experience to match the heart.

  • DFAC manager ambushes Soldiers with healthy food

    Jul 7, 2011

    As the doors opened at 11:30 a.m. sharp, the line of about 100 patrons, mostly Soldiers, filed in. Most didn’t even know what hit them. As part of the Go for Green customer awareness lunch, patrons were treated to a healthy surprise, where the overwhelming majority of choices were “green,” meaning high in protein and low in fat. “You hear green, green, green, so I said, ‘let’s go all green,’” said Goodman. Ninety-five percent of Goodman’s Go for Green menu that day consisted of healthy items. “No one’s done it in Europe " not with this much green in one setting,” he said.

  • Hungry for Adventure

    Jul 7, 2011

    They were “Army tough” as 214 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets tested their mental and physical capabilities during the 10-day Cadet Leadership Challenge, held in the training area, here, June 19-29.

  • RSC-Capital commander bids farewell, welcomes incoming

    Jul 7, 2011

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- He was the odd one, sort of. He was the one from the Air Force. With that distinction compared to his Army peers, Air Force Col. Bob Wicks Jr. said goodbye to Regional Support Command-Capital and began looking forward to his next assignment as the deputy director for the Air Force International Training and Education Center, San Antonio, Texas.

  • West Point Cadet previews regular Army with the 16th Sust. Bde.

    Jul 7, 2011

    Making the transition from college student to every day professional can be a stressful adjustment for graduates. However, making the transition from college student to wartime leader involves challenges that spending your time in the classroom cannot simulate. For upcoming graduates of West Point and various Reserve Officer Training Corps programs on college campuses around the country, their first challenge as a college graduate is not to find a job, but to inspire Soldiers of varying ages to follow them into harm’s way.

  • 21st TSC EOD techs help Romania Armed Forces destroy excess munitions

    Jul 7, 2011

    21st Theater Sustainment Command Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians provided their Romanian Armed Forces counterparts classroom and hands-on procedures to help expedite the elimination of excess stockpiled munitions here, June 6-17.

  • Videos provide a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Benning's Infantry One Station Unit Training program

    Jul 8, 2011

    In an effort to provide potential prospects, new Army recruits and their supporters with a comprehensive look at Fort Benning’s Infantry One Station Unit Training program, U.S. Army Accessions Command recently published five brief video segments showcasing a range of activities, including the Confidence Course, the Gas Chamber, the Turning Blue ceremony and OSUT graduation.

  • Spouse on mission to West Point

    Jul 25, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--The spouses of several hundred Soldiers laced up their walking shoes and headed out on a mission that would take them all the way to New York and back.

  • 1st ACB celebrates Independence Day with combat patch ceremonies

    Jul 12, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Any soldier who is assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division dons the division’s patch on his or her left shoulder sleeve as a formality.

  • Iraqi Prime Power Production Course students learn CPR

    Jul 13, 2011

    Soldiers from the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, recently taught a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course to a group of Iraqi Army Soldiers with the Prime Power Production Course for the Government of Iraq Ali Power Academy.

  • 1st Air Cav takes charge of aviation mission in northern Afghanistan

    Jul 12, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- During this past year, Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained and prepared for a unique mission in an unfamiliar area of operations. The brigade, with a plethora of combat veterans from the war in Iraq, was faced with a new challenge: deploy and execute combat operations in the rugged and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan.

  • Maj. Gen. Spurgin presents coins to GREYWOLF Soldiers

    Jul 12, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Maj. Gen. Eddy M. Spurgin, commander, 36th Infantry Division, United States Division-South, presented coins to various GREYWOLF Soldiers in front of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division headquarters at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, June 27, 2011. Coins were handed out for exceptional service in support of Operation New Dawn during his recent visit.

  • Gambler Troops convoy supplies to Black Jack Soldiers

    Jul 9, 2011

    DIYALA PROVINCE, Iraq - The Gamblers 15th BSB of 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade 1st Cavalry Division provide security for supply convoys in Diyala Province. Includes an interview with convoy commander.

  • JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD opens its gates to Scout’s Honor

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Boy Scouts of America, Troop 1496 from Bainbridge, Wash., visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 24. The purpose of their visit was to show the scouts that the Army does more than just fight while deployed.

  • Tobyhanna strong on radar support

    Jul 7, 2011

    In the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, a large, white radome dominates the high ground at Tobyhanna Army Depot symbolizing the growing number of radars and sensors that depot personnel maintain for the military.

  • ‘Old Skool’ beat-down: Army Fleet Support team gets ‘Skooled’

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Last year’s Fort Rucker Intramural Softball champions attempted to send a message to other teams in the league with a dominant win June 30.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Forum Fosters Trust

    Jul 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--More than 400 attendees flocked the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Warfighter Forum from June 21-24 in Tucson, Ariz. Now in its 11th forum, the invitation-only gathering is an annual opportunity for attendees to confer openly with each other and discuss issues to identify what the Army has done right, what it can improve, and encourages the free flow of ideas, all in support of the Soldier.

  • BOSS takes top honors 3 years straight

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Fort Rucker Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program won the Army’s Best Installation honors for the third year in a row.

  • Preparation essential to surviving disasters

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Disaster can strike when you least expect it, which is why advance preparation is essential, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

  • 'Aerial layer' expands Army network during evaluation

    Jul 7, 2011

    Aerostat blimps and Shadow Unmanned Aircraft Systems configured with Joint Tactical Radio Systems have been flying above the desert terrain at White Sands Missile Range, N.M, during the Army's Network Integration Evaluation.

  • Fort Rucker Job Fair ‘too large’ to be held on post

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The annual Fort Rucker Job Fair is set for Aug. 17 beginning at 10 a.m., but it won’t take place on post.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot stays strong on radar support

    Jul 6, 2011

    In the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, a large, white radome dominates the high ground at Tobyhanna Army Depot symbolizing the growing number of radars and sensors that depot personnel maintain for the military.

  • Freedom Fest 2011: Almost 30,000 celebrate America’s birthday

    Jul 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A crowd of nearly 30,000 attended this year’s Freedom Fest at Fort Rucker, according to Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials.

  • Army Emergency Relief Celebrates $266K

    Jul 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army’s annual fund-raising drive overcame a tragic twist of fate this year. The deadly tornadoes April 27 occurred midway through the Army Emergency Relief campaign scheduled March 1 through May 31.

  • New ‘Warrior’ assumes command of 110th

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- An old “Warrior” handed the reins to a new leader after a long, accomplished career in Army Aviation.

  • New York Army National Guard Father and Son Saluted by Hometown Ball Team

    Jul 6, 2011

    1st Sgt. Joseph Landy and Pfc Josephy Landy, a New York Army National Guard father and son team, threw out the opening pitches during the July 5th fame of the Tri-City Valley Cats, their hometown minor league baseball team in Troy, N.Y. The Elder Landy is home on leave from Iraq while the younger Landy will deploy to Afghanistan in 2012.

  • ACC-Redstone hosts DCAA Summit

    Jul 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Contracting Command-Redstone contracting center hosted a government/industry Defense Contract Audit Agency Summit June 21-22 at the John J. Sparkman Center.

  • Army Ombudsman Makes Difference With Industry

    Jul 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With 27 years of experience related to Army acquisition and business management, Randy Richardson was an easy pick back in 2004 for the Aviation and Missile Command's ombudsman position.

  • Fort Rucker community honors traditions

    Jul 7, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Reveille and Retreat are traditions that run deep in the veins of Soldiers throughout the world, the beginning and end of each duty day at Fort Rucker is signified with these long-held traditions of the U.S. Army.

  • ECBC helps eCYBERMISSION finalists discover science inside strawberries

    Jul 6, 2011

    Research Microbiologist Lauren McNew from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center conducted strawberry DNA extraction with eCYBERMISSION finalistS during Army Labs Day June 22.

  • USARPAC, TAMC teach medical first responder course to save lives on battlefield

    Jul 6, 2011

    The words “Ek dol, Ek Juddho!” or “One Team, One Fight!” thundered from the mouths of more than 60 Bangladesh officers, nurses and soldiers during the recent graduation ceremony of the Medical First Responder Train-the-Trainer course, here, June 5-9.

  • Fort Polk Mission Command Training Center offers units, individuals training opportunities

    Jul 6, 2011

    Let’s say you are a unit commander who wants to train his unit on the latest mission command system, a section leader who wants to teach his Soldiers how to integrate their mission command systems with other systems in the unit, or a Soldier looking to become more proficient at your job and earn promotion points at the same time.

  • New Military Medical Research Focuses on Saving War Fighters’ Sight

    Jul 6, 2011

  • Fort Polk Soldiers put cooking skills to test

    Jul 6, 2011

    Nine Soldiers from Fort Polk’s 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade’s Dining Facility have spent months perfecting their culinary crafts in preparation for one of the Army’s most prestigious competitions.

  • Military Medical Panel Reviews New Devices for Rapid Identification of Infection or Disease in War F

    Jul 6, 2011

  • New Technology Quickly Navigates Electronic Health Records to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

    Jul 6, 2011

    Clinical Looking Glass software tool to analyze patient outcomes will be piloted at Walter Reed this year.

  • Thinking Outside the Box

    Jul 6, 2011

    A recent national workshop reaches across medical disciplines to get closer to real help for our deployed service members and combat veterans facing brain and mental injuries.

  • Using meds beyond 6-month dispense date forbidden

    Jul 7, 2011

    Soldiers who take their prescription medications six months after dispensation and pop positive on a urinalysis test could see their careers go down the toilet.

  • Reusable Bag Campaign to Eliminate Plastic Bags by 2013

    Jul 7, 2011

    JBM-HH has established a goal to be 100% free of plastic bags by 22 April 2013.

  • An Ounce of Prevention and the Extra Mile

    Jul 6, 2011

    USAMMA oversees the critical mission to deliver vaccines to Soldiers worldwide

  • Emergency grant to aid job search for military spouses

    Jul 6, 2011

  • VCSA's Statement on policy change regarding condolence letters

    Jul 6, 2011

    VCSA's Statement on policy change regarding condolence letters

  • EFMP Respite Care: Enhancing the Quality of Life for Caregivers

    Jul 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Starting in July, the Exceptional Family Member Program is standardizing and streamlining the process for delivering respite care to eligible Families in need of support.

  • First Team takes flight in Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    First Team takes flight in Afghanistan

  • Army Civilian leaders learn about education and career development opportunities

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Army’s chief of Civilian Training and Leader Development Division, addressed students of the Civilian Education System (CES) Advanced Course at the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) on Fort Belvoir, VA and provided them with an update on current and future Civilian education and training opportunities.

  • 1st Air Cav transports Afghan women to female security meeting

    Jul 6, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Afghan women attending a female security shura at International Security Assistance Force Regional Command North headquarters along with members of RC North’s Female Engagement Team depart a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, June 21. Two air crews from TF Lobos transported the attendees and members of the FET from other Coalition bases within northern Afghanistan.

  • Combined security forces kill, detain several insurgents

    Jul 7, 2011

    A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents and detained several others during an overnight security operation yesterday targeting an insurgent leader responsible for directing attacks against Afghan forces in the Sherzad district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, military officials reported.

  • Bliss BOSS Soldiers invaded El Paso's KLAQ Street Fest, served community over holiday

    Jul 6, 2011

    Sgt. Muhammad Sheikh, Fort Bliss Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers president, said he wants the name “BOSS” to be known not only on his post, but “from the west side, up to the northeast, downtown, and out in the valley.” Well they didn’t waste any time as almost two dozen BOSS troops rolled up their sleeves for fun work and helped set up KLAQ’s Downtown Street Festival in El Paso, Texas, June 30.

  • Combined operation kills 100 insurgents in eastern Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Coalition Forces killed approximately 100 insurgents and wounded more than 40 while conducting combat operations in the Watahpur Valley, June 25-30, along the Afghan/Pakistan border.

  • An Oath of Allegiance

    Jul 6, 2011

    A special ceremony was held in Baghdad, Iraq on the 4th of July. 1st Infantry Division Soldier, Specialist Angie Schaefer had the opportunity to raise her hand and swear an oath she has wanted to take since high school " the oath which made her an American citizen.

  • Dust and heat no deterrent for fun, celebrations

    Jul 6, 2011

    Iraq is not typically synonymous with fun. The Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment made the best of a hot, dusty Independence Day with sports, food, and friends.

  • Auto Insurance: Looking at Your Policy

    Jul 6, 2011

    In the legal assistance office at Rock Island, we normally have a number of clients who have been involved in auto accidents. Our first question is, "Do you have insurance to cover this accident?" In order to drive your vehicle in either Illinois or Iowa, you are required by state law to have insurance on your vehicle. The Pass and ID office will not give you base decals unless you show evidence that you currently have insurance. Even though you have insurance, very few of us take the time to review and understand what the insurance policy covers or does not cover. This article is a brief overview of what auto insurance is supposed to provide and what is normally contained in your auto insurance policy.

  • Bliss Recycling partners with SALB in Green Patch purchasing program

    Jul 6, 2011

    The sizable U.S. government executive orders which cover its agencies’ purchasing of eco-friendly goods and materials, better known as “affirmative procurement,” may be beyond the layman’s basic comprehension, but the orders are no less admirable in an effort to set the standard for an environmentally friendly society. One facet of this effort is being helped along at Fort Bliss through cooperation between its Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division’s Recycling Center and tenant base service centers, run by the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind.

  • Military Takes Top U.S. Confidence Rankings

    Jul 6, 2011

    WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 -- Americans continue to express high confidence in the armed forces, with more than three-quarters of those surveyed in a recent Gallup poll reporting higher confidence in the military than in other national institutions for the 14th consecutive year.

  • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screening -- July 2011

    Jul 6, 2011

    Summer is here and your commute to work is filled with sites of pretty gardens, sunny sidewalks and children playing. You cannot help but smile, but after a few seconds you start thinking about the risk that the kids will become dehydrated, sunburned or get hit by a car.

  • ‘Thunderhorse’ Soldiers prepare new MRAPs

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, added new Maxx Pro Plus armored vehicles to their fleet at Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, June 27. Maj. Christopher Rozhon, Brigade Logistic Support Team chief, 1st AATF, said “Thunderhorse” Soldiers of 2nd Bn., 12th Cav. Regt., turned in their Maxx Pro vehicles and prepared the Maxx Pro Plus after conducting inventory and stripping down what they needed from the older models.

  • Redstone Arsenal remembers Families of fallen warriors

    Jul 7, 2011

    Redstone Arsenal’s Survivor Outreach Services held its second annual “Meet and Greet” program June 18 to show their support for Families of fallen warriors and let them know they are not forgotten.

  • Summer Vacation Travel Tips

    Jul 6, 2011

    Nothing defines the summer season better than the ultimate vacation. In 2009, U.S. residents logged 1.5 billion trips for leisure purposes and most often traveled to visit relatives, shop, visit friends, sightsee and visit beaches. When the kids are out of school and the weather is warm, airports and highways are packed during the months of June, July and August with travelers eager to reach destinations more exciting, fun or relaxing.

  • UV safety

    Jul 6, 2011

    The summer season is upon us, and that means more swimming pools, more beach time, more outdoor activities and best of all, more sunlight! While some exposure to sunlight can be enjoyable, too much can be dangerous. Sunlight contains ultraviolet rays that can be harmful to our skin, cause redness and sunburn and even cause skin cancer! To ensure your summer is both fun-filled and sun-safe, consider adopting a few simple sun safety action steps endorsed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SunWise School Program, a health education program that teaches children and parents how to protect themselves from overexposure to the sun.

  • Summer safe grilling

    Jul 6, 2011

    The summer season is in full swing, and the American appetite for outdoor barbeque grilling never goes out of season. Whether you are grilling traditional burgers, hot dogs and steak, or going “healthy gourmet” with fish, shrimp skewers, chicken and vegetable kabobs or grilled vegetables, these foods need to be prepared safety.

  • Sustainability: Garrison works to refine strategic planning processes

    Jul 6, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While many Wiesbaden military community members know by now the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden was named the top Army installation in the Department of Defense, most probably don’t know the vision, planning and execution that led to the recognition. Despite the critical challenges of transforming USAG Wiesbaden to meet future demands " relocating U.S. Army Europe Headquarters, V Corps and 5th Signal Command to Wiesbaden, building state-of-the art housing, improving environmental efforts to surpass DoD and host nation standards " garrison leaders have continued to strategically plan to keep the ball rolling in the years to come.

  • Local firefighters ramp up training with live fire exercise

    Jul 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Saturday’s controlled burning of an Aberdeen Proving Ground building provided APG firemen a rare and realistic training opportunity.

  • Serving Alongside our Soldiers - ACC's Deployable Cadre program

    Jul 26, 2011

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Deployable Cadre program supports critical contracting requirements by providing skilled and experienced contracting specialist to support missions beyond the scope of ACC's day-to-day mission.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot: Center of Radar Excellence

    Jul 6, 2011

    A large, white radome dominates the high ground at Tobyhanna Army Depot in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. It symbolizes the growing number of radars and sensors, including Air Defense, Air Traffic Control, Ground Surveillance, Airborne, Shipborne, Range Threat systems and critical Counter Fire systems, which Tobyhanna personnel maintain and support for the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy.

  • Spotlight On... Lynn Roberts

    Jul 14, 2011

    Q and A with Lynn Roberts, member of the ACC Deployable Cadre program

  • Fort Benning children cook with local chef

    Jul 6, 2011

    Chef Jamie Keating, usually known for his cooking demonstrations and wine-pairings, scaled down his usual fare in favor of pizza-making June 22 while he partnered with the Villages of Benning for another Resident Event.

  • Fort Benning, USAMU remember Soldier during memorial at Main Post Chapel

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Fort Benning community said goodbye to one of its own Thursday in a ceremony at the Main Post chapel.

  • The 199th Infantry Brigade changes command

    Jul 6, 2011

    Col. Lance “Duke” Davis replaced Col. Sean McCaffrey as commander of the 199th Infantry Brigade during a change of command ceremony June 28 at Stilwell Field.

  • Welcome to the 3rd ESC!

    Jul 6, 2011

    On behalf of the Soldiers, Civilians and Family members, I would like to welcome you to Fort Knox and your new command, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) (ESC). We look forward to you joining the 3d ESC Team and I can promise your upcoming assignment will be professionally and personally rewarding.

  • The 194th Armored Brigade changes command

    Jul 6, 2011

    Col. David Thompson relinquished command to Col. Kevin MacWatters as the commander of the 194th Armored Brigade Wednesday during a change of command ceremony at Brave Rifles Field.

  • Chaplain center offers resources for emotional resiliency

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Family Life Chaplain Training Center offers individual, couple, family and group counseling in 13 subject areas: premarital, marital, divorce recovery, blended family, communication, conflict resolution, parenting, anger and stress management, spiritual, addiction, child therapy, combat and grief.

  • 192nd Infantry Brigade receives new commander

    Jul 6, 2011

    Col. Ronald Clark became the commander of the 192nd Infantry Brigade Thursday during a change of command ceremony at Pomeroy Field. Clark replaces Col. Terrence McKenrick.

  • The U.S. Army Armor School changes command

    Jul 6, 2011

    Col. Thomas James replaced Brig. Gen. Ted Martin as the commandant of the U.S. Army Armor School June 28 in a change of command ceremony at the Benning Conference Center.

  • Symposium focuses on improving Army learning

    Jul 6, 2011

    The challenge of information overload and how to teach people differently was the concept for the two-day Learning and Technology Symposium. Co-sponsored by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Columbus State University, the symposium’s theme, Implementing the Army Learning Concept for 2015 at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, looked at using technology to improve Army training.

  • Veterans Job Fair in Northern Virginia

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a career fair July 12 to promote the hiring of veterans.

  • Third Army and Sumter celebrate Independence Day

    Jul 6, 2011

    SUMTER, S.C. (July 4, 2011) -- Staff Sgt. Nicholas Salcido, Third Army Public Affairs noncommissioned officer, greets guests at the annual Jammin’ July 4th celebration at Dillon Park. The event attracted more than 30,000 people and showcased South Carolina's largest free fireworks display. Photo by Staff Sgt. Mylinda DuRousseau, Third Army Public Affairs.

  • Six years success in southern Iraq, Mission complete for U.S. reconstruction team

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq have accomplished much over the last eight years and in Babil Province, one team has thousands of success stories to its name.

  • Tournament strengthens warrior spirit

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers from across Bavaria gathered at Hohenfels Sports and Fitness Center to test and display their combative skills in the 2011 Bavarian Open Combatives competition, June 25.

  • 100th band marches in first 4th of July parade

    Jul 6, 2011

    100th band marches in nation's first 4th of July parade

  • Overseas deployment training gives reservists opportunity to experience active duty

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Joint Multinational Training Command gives reserve component Soldiers the opportunity to train on their military occupation specialties as part of the overseas deployment training program.

  • MRAP course gives Soldiers feel for navigating roads of Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    Grafenwoehr's Combat Drivers Training program is the only program in Europe to train drivers for driving conditions and vehicle familiarization in Afghanistan.

  • Sim Man saves lives on battlefield

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Medical Simulation Training Center brings medical training to a new level with advanced technology and dedicated simulators that simulate real-life situations troops will encounter downrange, such as gunshot wounds to the chest and open femur fractures.

  • Allied Strike 11 brings multinational feel to close air support operations

    Jul 6, 2011

    Allied Strike 11, Europe’s premier Close Air Support exercise, is held annually to conduct CAS training that helps build partnership capacity among NATO nations and joint services to refine the latest operational CAS tactics.

  • Grafenwoehr's drop zone giving Soldiers diverse airborne experience

    Jul 27, 2011

    Grafenwoehr's Bunker Drop Zone, owned by the Joint Multinational Training Command, provides one of the only drop zones which allows for heavy equipment and personnel to be dropped in Europe.

  • An Oath of Allegiance

    Jul 6, 2011

    Swearing the oath to support, defend and serve the United States was not quite enough for one Soldier deployed to Iraq with 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division. Specialist Angie Schaefer, a petroleum supply specialist serving with Company A, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st AATF, now has the opportunity to raise her hand and swear another oath she has wanted to take since high school " the oath which will make her an American citizen.

  • Iraqi soldiers learn M198 basics at GETS

    Jul 6, 2011

    Iraqi soldiers of 102nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, conducted emplacement and displacement procedures training on the M198 155mm howitzer at Ghuzlani Eagle Training Site, Iraq, June 28. Field artillerymen assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, advised and assisted Iraqi soldiers to effectively use the portable weapon system for future operations.

  • Task Force Smith remembered on 61st anniversary

    Jul 11, 2011

    The first U.S. ground battle of the Korean War was remembered July 6 at a 61st anniversary ceremony on the same ridgeline where Task Force Smith made its stand against enemy forces in 1950.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Lian Pino

    Jul 5, 2011

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Lian Pino

  • Samoa-based Army Reservists return home after training in Hawaii

    Jul 5, 2011

    More than 100 Samoa-based U.S. Army Reservists of the 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, 9th Mission Support Command, returned to American Samoa, June 30, after completing 18 days of training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Fort Polk Soldier earns honors at All Army Basketball Tournament

    Jul 5, 2011

    First Lt. Stephanie Riviello, of the 1st Battalion, 162nd Infantry Brigade, grew up in the small Missouri town of Pomona, a small hamlet in the south of the state, where, as a self-admitted tomboy, she dreamed of playing basketball.

  • OPSEC trains Soldiers, Famiiy members about protecting information

    Jul 5, 2011

    When you talk, text or type, does how much information you give other people ever make you think twice? Probably not, and that’s part of the problem as far as Faye Smith is concerned.

  • Fort Polk summer reading program offers otherworldly vistas

    Jul 5, 2011

    The ultimate goal for the book clubs, according to library technician Mary Grange, “is to start a literary community, share thoughts and have open discussions about literature. It’s a way of meeting new people and exercising your brain, all while having a good time.”

  • Fort Polk signs Community Covenant with Lake Charles

    Jul 5, 2011

    Leave Fort Polk by way of Entrance Road, make a left turn onto U.S. Hwy 171 and head south for about an hour and a half. You’ll soon find yourself in the city of Lake Charles. Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general, and other Fort Polk dignitaries did just that June 24 to attend the Chamber Southwest and Southwest Louisiana Economic Alliance program at the Lake Charles Civic Center. One of the purposes of the event, according to Chinn, was to reach out to communities beyond Fort Polk’s gates in order to forge an atmosphere of understanding and friendship.

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