Archive: Jul 2011

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  • Army Leaders Engage Media on Army BRAC-2005 Successes

    Jul 27, 2011

    HON Hammack and MG Thurgood meet with media and discuss the successes and outcomes of Army BRAC-2005

  • At Watervliet, they are never too young for safety

    Jul 27, 2011

    There is a big reason why the Watervliet Arsenal was the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff Safety Award winner for Fiscal Year 2010 at the brigade level, we start training when they are young.

  • Arsenal's new machine will shave 100s of hours of production time, manufacturing costs

    Jul 27, 2011

    Watervliet Arsenal announced this week that it has installed a $250,000 state-of-the-art calibration machine that may attain a payback to the Army in less than two years. This coordinate measuring machine or CMM was purchased from U.S. manufacturer Brown & Sharpe and will save a significant amount of inspection time of tools and gauges, according to the Arsenal’s Calibration Coordinator.

  • Leaving a life-saving legacy

    Jul 29, 2011

    The Robertson Blood Center conducts a blood drive to honor Sgt. 1st Class James Edwards.

  • Review ceremony celebrates legacy of USAES, Fort Leonard Wood

    Jul 27, 2011

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood held a Review and Departure Ceremony for Brig. Gen. Bryan Watson, USAES commandant and deputy commanding general concepts, doctrine and organizations, at 9 a.m., July 14, on the MSCoE Plaza.

  • Army Environmental Policy Institute's Sustainability Lecture Series

    Jul 27, 2011

    The Honorable Ms. Katherine Hammack presents a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Sarah Slaughter (MIT), who gave a presentation on Achieving Federal High Performance Facilities: Strategies and Approaches for Transformational Change, as part of the Army Environmental Policy Institute's Sustainability Lecture Series.

  • Staying connected 6,000 miles apart

    Jul 27, 2011

    The Stephens, a married couple deployed to Iraq with the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, find ways to connect with their children back home.

  • Alpha company moves to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

    Jul 27, 2011

    Alpha Company Soldiers made the move from Fort Lesley J. McNair to their new home at Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place, July 26, to mark the opening of the new barracks.

  • Dan Rather speaks at DCOM-Regional Support dinner in Kabul

    Jul 27, 2011

    One of America’s icons in broadcast journalism spoke at a dinner July 26 at Camp Eggers in Kabul, Afghanistan grabbing the attention of the audience as he did for years as a network anchorman. Rather, who turns 80 Oct. 31, now works for the HDNet and hosts Dan Rather Reports -- a weekly one-hour show. He is in country for about a week to report on the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, the challenges faced by NTM-A, and issues related to transition.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Construction Photos - July 2011

    Jul 27, 2011

  • 173rd Airborne Soldiers jump into Ukraine

    Jul 27, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Travis Surber, a native of Franklin County, VA and a paratrooper with the 173rd Brigade Combat Team’s Battle Company of the 2nd Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment parachutes out of a C-130 Hercules Transport Aircraft and into the Ukraine sky.

  • Dempsey to SASC: Joint force must be versatile, affordable

    Jul 27, 2011

    Work ahead for the U.S. military includes completing current conflicts and preparing for an uncertain future, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

  • Progression of crew chiefs

    Aug 23, 2011

    In the military, personnel move up in rank, depending on their time in and desire to do so. In the aviation community, crewmembers can move up in position, regardless of rank. Here, on the aircraft, rank and position are mutually exclusive.

  • Expanded CSF conducts first full-strength patrol with U.S. forces in ‘back-seat’ role

    Jul 27, 2011

    The newly expanded Combined Security Force conducted its first patrol as a full-strength element with members of 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, manning an outer security cordon in villages north of Kirkuk City, Iraq, July 19. Soldiers of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st AATF, served in a support-only role, standing by to provide assistance if requested by the eCSF ground commander, Capt. Ahmmad.

  • Soldier combines 'AIRBORNE!' recruiting to tell the Army story

    Jul 28, 2011

    Army Recruiter Staff Sgt. Joseph Tremblay, from the Harrisburg Opportunity Center, shares his experiences as an Airborne Soldier and former instructor at the U.S. Army Airborne School to design and teach airborne training sessions in the communities surrounding Harrisburg, Pa.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Master Sgt. Douglas A. Bram

    Jul 27, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Master Sgt. Douglas A. Bram

  • Spotlight on Brazos River Floodgates Lockmaster Robert Page

    Jul 24, 2012

    Ensuring operational readiness and compliance of the Brazos River Floodgates for nearly 2,500 commercial and recreational vessels each month is no easy task, but it's one that a handful of talented U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a dedicated lockmaster make look easy.

  • Walter Reed to case colors in July 27 ceremony

    Jul 27, 2011

    The Walter Reed Army Medical Center colors will be cased July 27, 2011, at 10 a.m. on the parade field in front of the Heaton Pavilion.

  • Corps’ Knights Ferry Covered Bridge set for landmark status

    Jul 26, 2011

    The historic Knights Ferry Covered Bridge, near Oakdale, Calif., is set for inclusion as a historic landmark in the Library of Congress. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District manages the bridge as part of its Stanislaus River Parks.

  • Golden Knights lead Team USA at CISM Military World Games

    Jul 26, 2011

  • New lab aims to save energy at base camps

    Jul 26, 2011

    A System Integration Laboratory opened June 24, 2011, at Fort Devens, Mass., to test futuristic technologies aimed at creating more energy-efficient base camps. The 10-acre System Integration Laboratory, or SIL, will measure water, fuel and power usage at a site that is modeled after forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Logistics specialist conquers blindness

    Jul 29, 2011

    Diagnosed with an incurable eye disease 27 years ago hasn’t stopped one employee from doing his job for 24 years. Enthusiasm to support his customers, along with the help of technology, co-workers and a devoted dog have contributed to a successful career.

  • 2011 Armed Forces Operational Medicine Symposium

    Jul 26, 2011

    The 2011 Armed Forces Operational Medicine Symposium, held in May in Colorado Springs, CO, provided a golden opportunity for medical personnel across the Services to share their wealth of experience. It also offered an opportunity for personnel to expand their knowledge by hearing updates from the Services and various Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, including the Military Vaccine (MILVAX) Agency, which conducted a two-day Immunization Leaders Course (ILC) for attendees.

  • Corps of Engineers helps Joplin recover after devastating tornado

    Sep 29, 2011

    After the nation's deadliest-ever tornado struck Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping the city get back on its feet.

  • Golden Knights lead Team USA at CISM Military World Games

    Jul 27, 2011

    The U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team won four medals, including gold in the coveted women's overall country competition, to lead Team USA athletes at the 5th CISM Military World Games.

  • Fort Sill remembers Gen. Shalikashvili as Fires warrior

    Jul 26, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla. - When you look back at a soldier’s service record, it seems to march forward like a unit in parade. While the records seem built of similar assignments and duties, each of those biographies takes a unique route as the soldier marches on. The career path comes to reflect the qualities of the person behind the uniform.

  • France bestows high honors on Green Berets

    Jul 26, 2011

    On Monday, five National Guard and one active-duty Special Forces Soldier took the limelight here to receive a French award roughly equivalent to the Silver Star.

  • Senate Armed Services Commitee holds confirmation hearing on the nomination of Gen. Martin Dempsey

    Aug 5, 2011

    On July 26, 2011, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a confirmation hearing on the nomination of Gen. Martin Dempsey, chief of staff of the Army, to be joint chiefs of staff chairman.

  • Hammack conducts three-country tour of Army Installations in the Pacific Region

    Jul 26, 2011

    Ms. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment is conducting a three-country tour of Army Installations in the Pacific Region. During her first stop in Hawaii she visited and dove off Ordnance Reef to watch technology demonstrations of underwater mutations recovery systems. She also met with local broadcasters and talked about what she found.

  • MDW Chief of Staff Receives Legion of Merit

    Jul 26, 2011

    The Legion of Merit medal was presented to Col. Jerry L. Blixt for his service as Chief of Staff at the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Military District of Washington during his farewell ceremony held at Fort McNair, July 25, 2011.

  • Spotlight On...Kathy Valentine

    Jul 26, 2011

    Q and A with Kathy Valentine, a contracting officer currently deployed to Iraq with the ACC Deployable Cadre

  • 82nd CAB Pilot encourages African Americans to seek commissions

    Jan 20, 2012

    82nd Combat Aviation Brigade pilot, 1st Lt Curtis Dotson, discusses the benefits and opportunities available to African American men and women seeking to become U.S. Army officers, July 12, at Simmons Army Airfield. Dotson was among four officers in the brigade interviewed for a U.S. Army Accessions Command advertising campaign.

  • 2011 MDW Best Warrior Competition

    Jul 27, 2011

    While temperatures rose to more than 100 degrees, six NCO's and six junior Soldiers participated in the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Best Warrior Competition, at Fort A.P. Hill Va. July 18 - 22.

  • Falcon medevac keeps Afghans, coalition forces alive

    Jul 27, 2011

    Company C, 3rd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Falcon, is a medical evacuation unit, performing patient transfers from one base to another and picking up patients from the point of injury, which in this case usually means the battlefield.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Joint demonstration shows promise for future satellite capabilities

    Jul 26, 2011

  • Ukrainians Learn Emergency Response in the NCR

    Jul 26, 2011

    The Ukraine will host the European Football Championship matches in June next year, and the Director of the Ukrainian Ministry of Emergency is looking for information from the Joint Forces Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington to assist their planning.

  • Soldiers vote on greatest Army inventions

    Jul 29, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After carefully reviewing nomination packets for the most innovative advances in military technology, a group of 10 Soldiers cast their votes for the Army's Greatest Inventions in a panel July 21.

  • 82nd CAB Pathfinders train for extreme weather in Afghanistan

    Jul 26, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. " Pathfinders, of Company F, 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade conduct squad level movement to contact drills during a live fire range at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 21. The training, conducted on a hot summer day with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit, will help prepare the Pathfinder Company for the extreme conditions of eastern Afghanistan during their coming deployment.

  • Sim Center hosts site visit

    Jul 26, 2011

    Different organizations on Redstone Arsenal come together during a High Performance Computing site visit

  • Thrill of victory eludes Team USA

    Jul 27, 2011

    Members of Team USA's women's soccer squad experienced one of the most bittersweet victories of their lifetime at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain during the 5th CISM Military World Games.

  • Persistence Platform provides enduring capabilities to the Soldier

    Jul 26, 2011

    Persistence Platforms can include both lighter-than-air (LTA) and heavier-than-air (HTA) unmanned crafts, flying at either medium or high altitudes.

  • Detective warns of new designer drug

    Jul 27, 2011

    Bath Salts are the new "designer drug" becoming increasingly popular on the streets and Army law enforcement warns that they're dangerous.

  • Force Protection Thought for July

    Jul 26, 2011

    Terrorism is an enduring, persistent, world-wide threat to our nation and to our Army forces. The Army community must seek to understand the threat, detect and deter terrorist activities, ward and defend against the full range of terrorist tactics. Antiterrorism awareness themes seek to focus efforts and instill Army-wide heightened awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect the Army community and critical resources from acts of terrorism.

  • Award recognizes contributions to engineering excellence, education

    Jul 26, 2011

    Tobyhanna Army Depot engineer earns 2011 John Slattery Professional Achievement Award.

  • France bestows high honors on National Guard, active-duty Green Berets

    Jul 26, 2011

    One active-duty and five National Guard Special Forces Soldiers were honored with the Croix de la Valeur Militaire in a private ceremony at the French ambassador's residence attended by senior leaders.

  • Newcomer orientation: a real life saver… literally

    Jul 27, 2011

    Lt. Col. Jack Bone had only minutes to react when his young daughter accidently stepped on a piece of glass and sliced a deep gouge in her foot. Thanks to the orientation he received at USAG Schinnen’s newcomers program, he knew where to go for help.

  • Depot provides training for prototype program

    Jul 26, 2011

    Tobyhanna Army Depot partnered with the Harbormaster Command and Control Center (HCCC) Program to create a training piece and technical manuals.

  • Sealed bidding expedites contract awards for AED-South

    Jul 26, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan " The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South resurrected an unused procurement method and a decades-old tool from the contracting toolkit to expediently award contracts for large Afghan National Army projects.

  • 60th GPC changes command, realigns to USAREUR

    Jul 26, 2011

    Warm winds filled the air as members of the military community filed onto Campbell Barracks parade field in Heidelberg, Germany to witness the official change of command ceremony for the 60th Engineer Geospatial Planning Cell, here July 15. Lt. Col. Craig Guth relinquished his command of the 60th GPC to Lt. Col. John Byrn in front of Soldiers and Families attending the event.

  • Fresh Minnesota Soldiers, Airmen assist with Minot flood recovery mission

    Jul 26, 2011

    The day the North Dakota State Fair was to begin, Soldiers and Airmen from the North Dakota and Minnesota National Guard were working around the clock to bring the city of Minot back to a sense of normalcy after a historic flood crest on the Souris River.

  • 391st CSSB says farewell to mentor, friend

    Jul 26, 2011

    Soldiers of the 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sust. Brigade said farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Kent Mace during a relinquishment of responsibility ceremony July 14 here on Warner Barracks.

  • 18th MP Brigade welcome new commander

    Jul 26, 2011

    More than 1,500 Soldiers, family members and civilians of the 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, were on hand to welcome a new commander during a change of command ceremony held on Benjamin Franklin Village here July 15.

  • 4-401st AFSBn host Joint Sustainment Command TOA and commander's conference

    Jul 26, 2011

    4-401st AFSBn host transfer of authority ceremony and commanders conference.

  • Ranger Rendezvous 2011: Day 1

    Jul 27, 2011

    More than 1,500 Rangers from the 75th Ranger Regiment conducted a Ranger Capabilities Demonstration and Mass Tactical Airborne Operation to kick-off Ranger Rendezvous 2011, July 25-28.

  • Despite winning 2 of 3 matches, thrill of victory eludes Team USA

    Jul 26, 2011

  • A Soldier and his dog

    Jul 25, 2011

    A Soldier with the 51st Military Police Detachment works with his partner, a military police dog named Blitz.

  • Community barbecue a family affair

    Jul 25, 2011

    Lewis-McChord Communities’ annual barbecue at Eagleview Community Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord-North July 23 was an event with a simple purpose: treating servicemembers and their families who live on the installation to a cost-free day of fun while allowing them to build friendly bonds with others.

  • Medical professionals participate in Vietnam outreach mission

    Jul 26, 2011

    Personnel from 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) and Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center participated in the third Vietnam Bilateral Military Medical Outreach July 7-18. The continued Medical First Responder training, and subject matter expert exchange with Vietnamese Armed Forces personnel in order to enhance host country medical proficiency and further contribute to their medical readiness .

  • New Counter-IED Trainer Saves lives through realistic training

    Jul 26, 2011

    Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- The Asia Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center recently added a mobile CIED trainer device to help Soldiers identify deadly roadside bombs during their deployments.

  • Wounded Warriors build for Habitat for Humanity

    Jul 28, 2011

    Building homes for deserving families Story by Staff Sgt. Teresa L. Adams In the United States, the concept of the American Dream is synonymous with family and home ownership. Millions of families live this dream. However, there are many honest, hard-working families who are challenged by owning a home in today’s less than friendly economy. Couple this with being forced to rent expensive or substandard and in some situations unhealthy homes and you end up with many families who are in need of and deserve home ownership. Wounded Warriors and Habitat for Humanity have made owning a home a reality for many families in Tacoma. An exceptional partnership between more than 30 Wounded Warrior volunteers and cadre from the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Habitat for Humanity of Tacoma-Pierce County June 13-15 continued the process of building two of six Habitat for Humanity homes located at Founder’s Circle. These affordable and decent homes are now one step closer to being ready to provide respectable and affordable housing for deserving families.

  • Hale Kula students reconnect via Facebook

    Jul 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Yuki Rhinehart, a former student at Hale Kula Elementary School, here, is using technology to connect Hale Kula alumni.

  • Residents invited to ‘National Night Out’

    Jul 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Island Palm Communities’ residents are invited to celebrate “National Night Out” with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and IPC, Aug. 2, here, and at Aliamanu Military Reservation.

  • Horse Detachment helps Big Bear celebrate Old Miners' heritage

    Jul 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Spc. Brian Hall, left, Sgt. Jared Davis, center left, Sgt. Sean Brockie, center right, and Sgt. Jacob Irish, right, of the Horse Detachment, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, march in the Old Miners’ Big Bear Heritage Parade at Big Bear, Calif., July 23, 2011. The parade’s theme, “Respecting Our Past " Protecting Our Future,” celebrated the men and women of the military services. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Zachary A. Gardner, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Public Affairs Office / Released)

  • Six Soldiers help Team USA win basketball bronze at Military World Games

    Jul 25, 2011

  • ACS celebrates 46 years of helping families find ‘real-life’ solutions

    Jul 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army Community Service; Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, is inviting the community to its birthday party, here.

  • Fort Campbell Screaming Eagle rebuilds vehicle to fulfill fallen Soldier’s dream

    Jul 25, 2011

    One Fort Campbell Operations NCO is spending all his extra time these days in the garage at his Clarksville home, bent over the engine of a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ. For many that know Staff Sgt. Jason Axelson, assigned to the Installation Chaplain’s office, this scene comes as no surprise. After all, he is known as the “Jeep guy.”

  • Native Hawaiian Covenant promotes partnerships

    Jul 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A symbolic, yet powerful, first step in initiating proactive dialogue between the Native Hawaiian community and the U.S. Army was signed at Fort DeRussy by respected leaders of both communities, March 24, 2010.

  • AFTB seeks volunteers for instructor training, positions

    Jul 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army spouses and Soldiers who want to become Army Family Team Building, or AFTB, instructors can sign up now for classes offered in August.

  • Green and Strong U.S. Army project reduces waste, recycles more than six million pounds of steel

    Jul 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) recently completed a project that resulted in recycling more than 6.5 million pounds of steel.

  • Moving time

    Jul 25, 2011

    A group of movers packs up the belongings of a Staff Row resident Wednesday afternoon. The moving truck was one of two on the street that day preparing Families for their moves off of Fort McPherson and to their next duty station. The signs of a dwindling population can be seen not just in the moving trucks around base, but also in the lack of nameplates on many of the signs outside Staff Row homes.

  • Airborne engineers breach wire barrier

    Jul 25, 2011

    Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team trained July 21, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 105-degree heat.

  • IPC adds buffer, trigger to billing

    Jul 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii " To ease service members and their families into the Army-mandated and congressionally approved live utilities billing program, Island Palm Communities has implemented a 10-percent buffer above and below the rolling monthly baseline.

  • Ghanaians, Americans close MEDFLAG with mass causality exercise

    Jul 25, 2011

    The a joint humanitarian assistance exercise between the United States and Ghana Armed Forces, MEDFLAG 11, ended July 21, with a culminating event at the nearby Ghana army base, Burma Camp.

  • Army Logistics University Welcomes New President

    Jul 25, 2011

    Army Logistics University Welcomes New President

  • A walk to remember

    Jul 25, 2011

    Armed with the pamphlet, people can learn about the storied past of some of Fort McPherson’s oldest buildings and how they have changed over the years, not only in function, but sometimes in name and appearance. With Fort McPherson scheduled to close in less than two months (and with many individuals duties decreasing), now is a perfect time to enjoy the summer weather and take a stroll through Fort McPherson’s past, take some pictures and make some memories before it is all gone.

  • A little bit of magic

    Jul 25, 2011

  • Premier installation support will continue within realistic capabilities

    Jul 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Even with budget and manning limitations, the garrison will continue its important mission of supporting Soldiers and families with services to promote readiness and well-being.

  • USAG-HI opens new maneuver area at PTA

    Jul 25, 2011

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- U. S. Army Garrison-Hawaii opened portions of the Keamuku Maneuver Area, here, to local hunters, July 16-17.

  • Army civilian recalls days as a Soviet ping pong champ

    Jul 25, 2011

    One depot employee’s story has brought her from the Soviet Union to the United States on an awe-inspiring journey that includes two college degrees, years of persistence and a lot of ping pong. Meet Yelena Helen Raykhel.

  • New deputy commander settles in at Cadet Command

    Jul 25, 2011

    Col. Peggy Combs, incoming deputy commander for U.S. Army Cadet Command, credits her mom with inspiring her Army career.

  • Under Secretary begins visit to Central, South America

    Jul 26, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Joint Task Force Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, July 24, 2011. The JTF-B commander and staff briefed the under secretary on the mission and capabilities of JTF-B and it's units. Westphal also had a chance to visit with servicemembers and tour the base and facilities.

  • Troxell Thanks Bagram Hospital Staff, Patients

    Jul 25, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell toured the military hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan to visit the staff and wounded warriors from coalition nations and Afghanistan.

  • Panthers’ Janney, Gavin competitions; hot

    Jul 25, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. " Rivalries got hot last week as the mercury climbed and the heat index pushed category five by 10 a.m. most days, at the 82nd Airborne’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team Janney and Gavin competitions, which ran July 19-22. The Panther Brigade resurrected the competitions, not held since 2004, to showcase and acknowledge outstanding Paratroopers in the brigade.

  • 189th changes command, cases colors

    Jul 25, 2011

    The 189th Infantry Brigade welcomed a new commander July 20 in a ceremony that also marked the end of the unit’s 14-year sojourn at Fort Bragg ...

  • Marne Soldiers contend in All-Army Combatives Tournament

    Jul 26, 2011

    Third Infantry Division Soldiers from Fort Stewart, Ga., and Fort Benning, Ga., were not an easy target for their competition with 11 of the team's 26 members advancing to the semi-finals after the first day of the 2011 All-Army Combatives Tournament held at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Reserve dentist honored for humanitarian work

    Jul 25, 2011

    The University of Pristina, Kosovo, recently honored an Army Reserve dentist from the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Coraopolis, Pa., for her outstanding humanitarian work while deployed to Camp Bondsteel.

  • Information systems NCO provides technical support to Cavalry troopers in Iraq

    Jul 25, 2011

    Soldiers deployed in support of Operation New Dawn rely heavily on communications to conduct their daily operations, whether it means sending an e-mail or making a phone call. Sergeant Matthew Cogburn, senior information systems noncommissioned officer assigned to Company B, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, ensures Soldiers stay mission-ready by successfully maintaining communication lines throughout the brigade.

  • Picatinny teams up with West Point on technology research

    Aug 2, 2011

    Picatinny Arsenal and the United States Military Academy have formed a closer relationship to enhance mutual research capabilities.

  • Fort Riley youth participate in skeet-shooting camp

    Jul 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. " Being “voluntold” by his father may have helped find a Fort Riley middle school student a new talent and hobby. Diego Obregon, who will be an eighth-grader at Fort Riley Middle School this fall, was one of 23 children to participate in the second annual Fort Riley Youth Skeet Camp sponsored by Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range June 28-30.

  • Six Soldiers help Team USA win basketball bronze at Military World Games

    Jul 26, 2011

    Air Force Capt. Matthew McCraw scored 34 points and Army 2nd Lt. Paul Nelson added 23 to lead Team USA to an 84-83 victory over South Korea for the bronze medal in men’s basketball at the 5th Counseil International du Sport Militaire Military World Games July 24, 2011.

  • Soldier finishes 4th in modern pentathlon at CISM

    Jul 25, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program Spc. Dennis Bowsher finished fourth in the men’s modern pentathlon at the 5th CISM Military World Games on July 22.

  • Fort Riley EFMP kids get hands-on experience at rodeo

    Jul 26, 2011

    Zayvion Haseman enjoyed his horse ride so much at the Exceptional Family Member Program Special Needs Rodeo that he kissed the horse. Zayvion, who will be a kindergartner at Chapman Elementary School this fall, surprised his father with that move.

  • Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex complete, ready to roll

    Jul 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. " Inspection of the newly completed Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex was completed May 16 to 20 and full usage is “about to start,” said Tim Livsey, director of Fort Riley’s Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. Five years in the making, the DMPRC will provide a 24-hour live-fire training facility with immediate digital feedback of the training.

  • Fort Riley opens new neighborhood center after Medal of Honor recipients

    Jul 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. " Members of the Warner Family and two Families of the Warner and Peterson Heights neighborhoods were joined by Maj. Gen. William Mayville, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, and his wife, Shand, to cut a ribbon signifying the official opening of the third of four Picerne Military Housing neighborhood centers June 28.

  • Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver's retirement ceremony

    Jul 25, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hosted the retirement ceremony for Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, chief of chaplains, at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 22,2011. Carver's wife, Sunny, was also recognized.

  • Last class of tankers graduates from Fort Knox

    Jul 25, 2011

    One hundred and forty tankers graduated from Fort Knox's last One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox July 22.

  • SMART students bring skills to Army lab

    Jul 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, welcomed six scholarship students at an orientation in Washington D.C. July 11-15.

  • Fort Riley OSJA receives multiple awards, honors

    Jul 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate recently won several awards, including the Army Chief of Staff Award for Excellence and the Judge Advocate General’s Award for Excellence in Claims. The Fort Riley Tax Center also has been honored for saving money for those they served.

  • Army in Training: Pardon Our Noise

    Jul 25, 2011

    “Growing up near Aberdeen Proving Ground in the ‘40s and ‘50s meant that you heard a lot of big guns firing and felt a lot of vibration from those guns,” explained lifelong Harford County, Md., resident Jack Molnar. “But you understood that the testing was important and was just part of life in the area.”

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

    Jul 25, 2011

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

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