Archive: Jul 2011

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  • Fort Drum joins Feds Feed Families food drive

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- While the downturn in the economy continues to affect millions around the country, needy families in northern New York should know that an annual federal effort, which includes Fort Drum personnel, is extending a helping hand to community members this summer.

  • First Army uncases colors at Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 22, 2011

    First Army relocated to RIA from its previous headquarters at Fort Gillem, Ga., under the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment authorization. The unfurling of organizational colors is the Army’s traditional way of symbolizing the arrival and official beginning of a unit’s mission at a new location.

  • Military Times selects female first sergeant as Soldier of Year

    Aug 26, 2011

    First Sgt. Monekia Y. Denkins loves to lead by example, yet she doesn't really think the leadership skills she's built on over the last 20 years in the Army are anything extraordinarily over the top.

  • Patriot Brigade unfurls, welcomes new commander

    Jul 22, 2011

    In a formal ceremony on Sharp Field, the 174th Infantry Brigade, along with its First Army higher headquarters and Joint Base mission partners, gathered to unfurl the brigade colors and welcome a new commander July 19.

  • Jacksonville Battalion stage Station Commander Training and Team Building on the St. John's River

    Jul 22, 2011

    Jacksonville Battalion conducts semi-annual Station Commander training in June in Jacksonville emphasizing team building and professional development among leaders. Company and station commanders tested critical skills and challenged one another to physical and mental performance tests.

  • CASCOM CG's spouse encourages all to get involved

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 21, 2011) -- Since her first day as the post commander's wife, Michelle Hodge has hit the ground running to show her support of the Fort Lee community.

  • Team USA beats Netherlands women in CISM soccer

    Jul 21, 2011

    Team USA scored a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands July 20 in women's soccer at the 5th CISM Mililtary World Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Soldiers lead Team USA in CISM track and field

    Jul 22, 2011

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program runners Capt. Nate Garcia and Capt. Kelly Calway led Team USA in the first three days of track and field competition at the 5th CISM Military World Games at Olympic Stadium.

  • Fort Lee Seminar explores robotic sustainment options

    Jul 27, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 21, 2011) -- Any initiative that "takes America's sons and daughters off the battlefield and out of harm's way but still gets the job done" is definitely worth exploring, noted William F. Moore, CASCOM deputy to the commanding general, during opening remarks at a robotics seminar here Tuesday.

  • SEC’s Standard Army Maintenance System-Enhanced ensures operational readiness worldwide

    Jul 21, 2011

    SAMS-E is the key maintenance component of the Army’s Logistics Information Technology systems. It provides Warfighters around the world with automated management of equipment maintenance on everything from M-16 rifles to aircraft.

  • Fort Lee NCO earns prestigious award

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (July 21, 2011) -- A Fort Lee Soldier has been recognized for his work in Afghanistan.

  • Irwin Town Center brings community core to ‘installation of choice’

    Jul 21, 2011

    National Training Center and Fort Irwin commanding general Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell called it “a stepping stone in making Fort Irwin an ‘installation of choice,’” and former NTC/Fort Irwin commanding general Lt. Gen. Joseph Fil, who is now special assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, called it “a wonderful addition to the community.” “It” is the Irwin Town Center, which features more than 26,000 square-feet of retail space, unaccompanied housing and a community plaza, located in the heart of the Fort Irwin Garrison as the entire Fort Irwin/National Training Center community gathered to celebrate the event today.

  • Chamber sponsors day at lake for Fort Sill

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- More than 1,600 Soldiers, chamber of commerce partners and their family members splashed into cool summer fun as the temperatures hit triple digits July 16 at the Military Appreciation and Family Fun Day at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

  • New unit university contributes to Warfighter readiness

    Jul 21, 2011

    Brigade Combat Teams, as well as Divisional G6/S6 and G3/S3 shops, are often forced to make difficult decisions when it comes to scheduling and funding Program Manager or U.S. Army Forces Command mobile training to ensure enough of the right Soldiers get trained.

  • Configuration Management’s web tool helps

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Central Technical Support Facility’s Configuration Management Branch manages the deployed force software baseline for the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 to support interoperability certification testing by receiving and verifying the software that needs testing.

  • Post-Deployment Health Reassessment is Critical

    Jul 26, 2011

    The Army Post-Deployment Health Re-assessment (PDHRA) is a critical Army and commander's tool that promotes the health and well-being of Soldiers and DA civilians.

  • Belvoir sergeant supports autism awareness with bike ride event

    Jul 21, 2011

    A soldier supports autism awareness with a 100 mile bicycle ride from Washington D.C. to Dewey Beach Del., in the #? Annual Bike to the Beach fundraising event.

  • Simulator takes Soldiers to 'Iraq'

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- When it comes to training for the battlefield, nothing beats real life scenarios. On Fort Sill, one of the best training simulations for the field artillery Soldier is the Joint Fires Effects Training Simulator.

  • Enlisted spouses club recruits at bowling center

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Belvoir Enlisted Spouses Club recruited new members at the Bowling Center Monday night. Five members and one prospective member came with their Families.

  • Auto Shop steers visitors to maintenance, safety classes

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Kawamura Arts and Crafts Center Auto Skills Shop offers two classes for residents who want to learn how to take care of their automobile.

  • Enlisted Spouses Club looks to increase membership

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Belvoir Enlisted Spouses Club met July 13 at the Vernondale Community Center in an effort to increase the club’s membership. As a result of the meeting, the club now has an additional seven members

  • Belvoir testing new Smartcard Program for Army Spouses, Retirees

    Jul 21, 2011

    Fort Belvoir is one of several military installations selected to run a pilot program designed to provide smartcards, or common access card-enabled identification, to Army spouses and retirees.

  • Program helps Soldiers with home-buying class

    Jul 21, 2011

    Finding a place to live can be a very demanding task. But, there are services Soldiers can use to alleviate the stress built from the home-buying process.

  • Engineer battalion welcomes new leader

    Jul 21, 2011

    The 249th Engineer Battalion conducted a change-of-command ceremony July 14, as Lt. Col. Calvin Hudson assumed command from Lt. Col. Matthew Tyler.

  • Post performs as expected during active shooter exercise

    Jul 21, 2011

    A shooter started at the post exchange and made his way over to Fort Belvoir Elementary School.

  • There's more to cadences than just left-right-left

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Throughout a Soldier's career, cadences carry the beat every step of the way. Beginning with simple 'left, right, left' in Basic Combat Training, the tunes blasted out of the mouths of drill sergeants are forever entwined to the movement of troops.

  • Army health care to make changes

    Jul 21, 2011

    In his last five months before retirement, Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker, U.S. Army Surgeon General, remains committed to meeting the health care needs of Soldiers, their Families, and veterans. In January, Schoomaker outlined his Top 10 Initiatives.

  • Dentists complete advanced residency program

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- During a two-week humanitarian mission in May, four Fort Sill Army dental students treated more than 250 children in an impoverished area. The training was part of their curriculum in the Comanche Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 year program -- a post-doctoral level training for new Army dentists.

  • Fort McCoy supports surrounding communities through Mutual Aid agreements

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- In times of emergency or distress, neighbors often help neighbors. Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Emergency Services Fire Department has agreements with surrounding communities and provides and receives assistance, as needed, said David Biondi, Fort McCoy fire chief.

  • Study at Fort McCoy helps identify tick, Lyme disease risks

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Researchers are helping Fort McCoy learn more about the prevalence of Lyme disease on the installation while collecting valuable data in a regional effort to better understand the ecological factors associated with Lyme disease in the eastern United States.

  • Nights and Weekends: Dedicated to Making Soldiers Whole

    Jul 21, 2011

    Lt. Cols. Brett D. Owens, M.D., and Philip J. Belmont Jr., M.D., first met more than a decade ago at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where they served as a general surgery intern and an orthopedic surgery resident, respectively. They collaborated on a research project early on, but it wasn’t until 2007 when they rekindled their partnership working at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Col. Owens was serving as director of Orthopedic Surgery Research, and Col. Belmont as the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program director, when they began collaborating extensively on research projects focused on musculoskeletal injuries in U.S. military service members.

  • Fort McCoy training areas evolve to meet unit, mission needs

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Training areas at Fort McCoy continue to evolve to include a mixture of areas including urban, rural and woodland environments, said Terry Hoff. Hoff, Range officer for Fort McCoy’s Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, said the new mix more accurately portrays what Soldiers will face in the real world, including deployments and contingency operations. “We are continuing to develop training areas that best support what our customers request,” Hoff said. “We still can offer them the forest/woods setting, if that’s what they need.”

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits Army North, Fort Sam Houston

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas " Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited service members, Wounded Warriors and new recruits July 8-9 at Fort Sam Houston and U.S. Army North.

  • Unclaimed remains of veterans coming to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

    Jul 21, 2011

    Members of the Fort Leavenworth community will have the rare opportunity to attend burial services for a Civil War veteran and World War I veterans next week. Civil War veteran Pvt. George McCarthy is one of 14 veterans and three wives whose unclaimed remains will be buried at 10 a.m. July 26 at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

  • Fort McNair DFAC Closing Meal

    Jul 21, 2011

  • Military Appreciation Night sees 36 new enlistments

    Jul 21, 2011

    Several new Soldiers were enlisted at the Augusta Green Jackets Military Appreciation game, July 16 at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Thirty-six new Soldiers from across the Central Savannah River Area were enlisted by Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon commanding general.

  • SALT prepares proof-of-principle course for junior officers

    Jul 21, 2011

    The School of Advanced Leadership and Tactics is getting ready to try out a core curriculum for captains that a team of about seven full-time employees developed from the ground up in less than six months. Col. William Raymond, director of SALT, which is the Command and General Staff College’s newest school at Fort Leavenworth, said a team of instructors will begin teaching a proof-of-principle course to 32 captains and promotable first lieutenants Aug. 1 at Fort Bliss, Texas. The six-week course will focus on critical thinking and leadership and the topics of mission command, the operations process, training and full-spectrum operations.

  • Taking Command

    Jul 21, 2011

    23rd Quartermaster Brigade change of command

  • Growing population of homeless women veterans gain new resource

    Jul 22, 2011

    The Women's Bureau at the Department of Labor reports Women veterans are four times more likely to be homeless than civilian women. They are also four times more likely to be homeless than male veterans. There were more than 10,220 female veterans in shelters between October 2008 and September 2009.

  • Sergeants Major Association awards scholarships to local students

    Jul 21, 2011

    Five students are now closer to achieving their academic goals after the Fort Gordon Sergeants Major Association awarded them with scholarships during a banquet on July 15.

  • Command Sergeant Major assumes responsibility

    Jul 21, 2011

    The United States Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon welcomed Command Sgt. Major Ronald Pflieger as the 21st Signal Regimental and Fort Gordon Command Sergeant Major at an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony.

  • Fort Knox welcomes truck wranglers

    Jul 21, 2011

    The first truck rodeo was hosted by the 800th Logistical Support Brigade-- part of the 80th Training Command -- at Fort Knox last week.

  • Fitness class teaches leaders to plan effective PT programs

    Jul 21, 2011

    Soldiers must find balance between staying fit and protecting themselves from injury. While units conduct physical training to help increase and maintain troops’ fitness levels, a course is available to help unit trainers plan effective workout schedules to keep Fort Drum Soldiers in tip-top shape.

  • Col. Jenkins assumes garrison command

    Jul 21, 2011

    Fort Knox garrison command passes to Col. Bruce Jenkins.

  • Fort Drum research project findings help biologists understand bat disease

    Jul 21, 2011

    As the sun sets over the tree tops surrounding Fort Drum's LeRay Mansion, Fish and Wildlife biologists wait in anticipation for the first sighting of their favorite nocturnal winged critter, a species that is slowing losing presence in North America.

  • Army Acquisition Review

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Army Acquisition Review final report, the implementation guide, and the Secretary of the Army's memorandum concerning implementation are provided as attached files.

  • Fort Drum joins Feds Feed Families food drive

    Jul 21, 2011

    While the downturn in the economy continues to affect millions around the country, needy families in the North Country should know that a federal effort, which includes Fort Drum personnel, is extending a helping hand to the community this summer.

  • Equipment maintenance performed during shutdown

    Jul 21, 2011

    It was so quiet you could almost hear a pin drop in the Combat Vehicle Repair Facility. No tanks or Strykers looped around the test track. Even the engine test cells were silent. Twice a year, during shutdown, the only movement in the Nichols Industrial Complex is by utility trucks and a handful of men and women toting tools between buildings. These are the worker bees of shutdown, which recently occurred the week of July 4 " employees of the directorates of public works and engineering and quality " who keep the depot running by performing preventative maintenance and other tasks on equipment and infrastructure while production comes to a halt.

  • 1st Brigade Combat Team welcomes new commander

    Jul 21, 2011

    The 1st Brigade Combat Team and Brig. Gen. Harry E. Miller, senior commander of Fort Drum, passed the unit colors on to a new commander Thursday.

  • Anniston Army Depot donates surplus cell phones to local non-profit

    Jul 21, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot donated 50 cell phones to 2nd Chance June 30 at the United Way of East Central Alabama Volunteer Center. These phones will enable victims of domestic violence being helped by 2nd Chance to call 9-1-1 in an emergency.

  • ANAD Contracting Office earns business award

    Jul 21, 2011

    Associates from Army Contracting Command, Anniston Army Depot Contracting Office, received the Alabama Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Business Award for outstanding achievements in hiring practices and personnel development with regard to persons with disabilities June 28 at the Marriott Grand National Hotel in Opelika, Ala.

  • New guide helps communities aid homeless women vets

    Jul 21, 2011

    The Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor has released an online publication that will help community service providers aid homeless women veterans, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis said today.

  • Anniston Army Depot overhauls M16s for FMS

    Jul 21, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot’s Small Arms Repair Facility recently overhauled more than 24,000 M16A2 rifles to be sold through foreign military sales contracts.

  • 94 and going strong

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Hundreds of people showed their support for Fort Jackson Friday at the post’s 94th birthday celebration at the Solomon Center.

  • U.S., Ghana partner to teach malaria prevention

    Jul 22, 2011

    A team of U.S. Soldiers from the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, an Army Reserve unit from Connecticut, partnered with Ghana's National Disaster Management Organization during MEDFLAG 11 to implement a malaria outreach program and train disaster volunteers on basic first aid skills.

  • Choose the right brain bucket now

    Jul 25, 2011

    How to choose the right helmet for you.. The wear of helmets is law for personnel under the Status of Forces Agreement in Germany.

  • U.S. dental teams train, work with Ghanaian Armed Forces

    Jul 21, 2011

    Soldiers from the 965th Dental Company, U.S. Army Reserve Texas, and the 814th Medical Company of the North Dakota Army National Guard, shared information with Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) medical personnel about U.S. dental practices July 18 during MEDFLAG 11. The GAF and 965th Dental Co. participated in group instruction to ensure both teams leave MEDFLAG 11 with a better understanding of their own capabilities while learning new ways to do their jobs more efficiently.

  • Local Soldier pipes his way to band championships

    Jul 25, 2011

    Local Soldier pipes his way to band championships

  • Soldiers prepare to make final act for fallen comrades

    Jul 25, 2011

    Soldiers attend Casualty Assistance Notification and Assistance Class

  • Patriot's Rhapsody: Soldier's mother shares love of music, performing

    Jul 25, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - One piano hopeful took his place in the front pew careful not to miss a note of “A Patriot’s Rhapsody.” From the first pressing of the ivory keys, the audience members were captivated by the music flowing from the heart of a military mom.

  • U.S. Soldiers welcomed, experience Ghanaian culture

    Jul 21, 2011

    About 100 U.S. Soldiers experienced firsthand the vibrant history and culture of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana July 17 while participating in MEDFLAG 11. The Ghana Army-sponsored cultural day was one of the many examples of kindness the Ghana Armed Forces has shown to U.S. servicemembers, who traveled here to work side-by-side with their GAF counterparts in the joint humanitarian assistance exercise.

  • New School Age Center gets thumbs-up from accreditation team

    Jul 25, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - In addition to moving to a new location in May, Hainerberg Housing’s School Age Center was recently recognized with flying colors by the Council on Accreditation. The new SAC, part of Wiesbaden’s Child, Youth and School Services program, and located in Building 7894 between the Hainerberg Chapel and Teen Center, offers more room and other amenities including air conditioning. The new facility can comfortably support up to 105 children " nearly twice as many students as the former facility.

  • BOSS Soldiers push hay wagon in local contest

    Jul 25, 2011

    Volunteers from U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers tested their brute strength by pushing and pulling an 800-kilogram hay wagon at the Eppelheim City Fest July 16.

  • Americans join their German neighbors in annual dragon boat competition

    Jul 25, 2011

    A team from the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade, better known as the “Lazy Dragons,” reeled in 11th place at the 16th annual Dragon Boat Races at the Schierstein Harbor Festival July 9-10, 2011.

  • Amb. Vicki Huddleston visits U.S. Army Africa

    Jul 21, 2011

    Amb. Vicki Huddleston, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, Office of the Secretary of Defense, visits U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) July 11, 2011. The ambassador meets with command leaders and shares her perspective on the Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance (ACOTA) program.

  • Competition fierce in annual Heidelberg sports event

    Jul 21, 2011

    Sports teams and spectators from just about every corner of Europe came to try their hand at a little healthy competition courtesy of the 20th annual Summer Slam event in Heidelberg.

  • New commanders welcomed to Wiesbaden

    Jul 25, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Two U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden-based commands welcomed new leaders this month. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Europe District, bid farewell to Col. J. Richard Jordan III during a change of command ceremony July 2 at Wiesbaden’s Schloss Biebrich, which saw the assumption of command by Col. D. Peter Helmlinger.

  • U.S. military in Germany join fans worldwide in catching World Cup fever

    Jul 25, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - World Cup fever swept the globe again a year after the men’s World Cup in South Africa. This time it was the women competing in soccer stadiums throughout Germany.   Among fans at the semifinal match pitting France against the United States and the championship with the USA facing Japan, were plenty of U.S. military community members from around Europe.

  • MOH recipient still wants to make contribution

    Jul 21, 2011

    Not everyone gets tips on penmanship from a president. But then, not everyone is Sgt. 1st Class Leroy A. Petry, an Army Ranger and recent Medal of Honor recipient.

  • Corps of Engineers, coalition forces improve power for Afghans

    Jul 21, 2011

    Residents in Helmand and Kandahar provinces will get some improvement in the amount of electricity they receive, thanks to an interim measure designed to reduce the number of daily circuit interruptions occurring at the Kajaki Dam power house on the Helmand River.

  • All-Army Combatives hit Fort Hood

    Jul 21, 2011

    Sixty-five teams from around the world have sent more than 400 fighters to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Combatives Championship starting July 21, 2011, in Fort Hood's Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

  • Pele lights torch as Brazil celebrates Opening of CISM Military World Games

    Jul 20, 2011

  • Military Team USA soccer players pilot athletes to Brazil for CISM Games

    Jul 20, 2011

  • Families kick their way to fitness, have fun

    Jul 20, 2011

    Despite rain clouds, Family fun and laughter was found at Fort Stewart’s Jordan Youth Gym, July 15 during the “Kicking for Fitness” program. Families and youth as young as four-years-old took part in the program in an effort to become more physically active and encourage Family play time.

  • Soldiers beat feet at Adventure Games

    Jul 20, 2011

    The Warrior Adventure Program is an Army-wide program, offered to Soldiers returning from deployment. It is an avenue that helps Soldiers cope with different kinds of issues that may have been developed while deployed.

  • 260th QM wins first Hunter bowling title in seven years

    Jul 20, 2011

    Staff Sergeant Keith Hayes, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, bowls during the 2011 Hunter Army Airfield Intramural Bowling Tournament, held at the Hunter Lanes, July 12-14. The 260th QM Bn. won the tournament, with a three-day total of 6,923.

  • Fort Stewart Track Team member wins

    Jul 20, 2011

    A member of Fort Stewart’s 2011 Youth Sports Track Team has earned an all-expense-paid trip to Hershey’s Track & Field Games North American Final in Hershey, Pa., Aug. 4-7.

  • Military Teen Talk: It all falls back on you!

    Jul 20, 2011

    Skipping school may seem fun when you’re doing it, but in the long run, it just makes school harder than before.

  • Patient centered medical home opens

    Jul 20, 2011

    A ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony occurred June 15 at Winn Army Community Hospital’s Family Practice Clinic to symbolize the impact of how patients utilize the Family practice clinic and its progress.

  • Youth athletes to compete nationally

    Jul 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Three youth athletes with Fort Jackson ties are set to make their mark on a big stage as they prepare to compete in national meets.

  • Top Girl Scout honored

    Jul 20, 2011

    Beverly Carradine-Gilmore winner of the Garrison Commander Award of Excellence category one winner is extremely proud to be recognized by her peers and directorate.

  • MACH offers school physicals

    Jul 20, 2011

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital is offering back-to-school and sports physicals Aug. 2-11 for TRICARE Prime family members, ages 4 to 18.

  • Going strong after 50 years of service

    Jul 20, 2011

    Sixty-nine-year-old Harry Mitchell slips quietly into the headquarters building at Hunter Army Airfield carrying an unlit cigar. He sits in a corner office and reminisces during this interview about his 50 years of federal service and the twists and turns it’s taken.

  • Strong Bonds makes for strong leaders

    Jul 20, 2011

    Senior leaders assigned to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division attended a Strong Bonds marriage retreat July 15 - 17 on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

  • ACS program helps spouses find jobs

    Jul 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- It’s hard enough nowadays to find employment when the playing field for job seekers is level, much less when the turf is uneven. Military spouses are used to dealing with adversity and additional hurdles when it comes to job hunting.

  • Marne Soldiers join Fortune 500 companies

    Jul 21, 2011

    Two Third Infantry Division Soldiers are spending the next year in the corporate world, learning the ropes of their profession from some of the best at Fortune 500 companies.

  • 3SB hosts division Caribbean Heritage program

    Jul 20, 2011

    It isn’t unusual to see an Army installation host a cultural observance. These celebrations are held nearly monthly to celebrate the diversity of the U.S. military.

  • Career on track: Fort Jackson Soldiers get trained on ACT

    Jul 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Soldiers spoke and the Army listened. Now there is a new tool aimed at helping them track their Army careers.

  • 25 graduate from resiliency training

    Jul 20, 2011

    Soldiers, Family and DA Civilians gathered at Marne Garden July 14, to honor 25 Civilians having graduated from the post’s newly created resiliency training course. The 40-hour course prepares Soldiers, Family and Civilians to deal calmly and rationally with the rigors of every day life, whether ordinary or extraordinary.

  • Chiarelli: 'Without energy, Army stands still and silent'

    Jul 21, 2011

    The second day of the first joint Army-Air Force Energy Forum became standing room only as they waited for leaders from the military and government to enter.

  • Marne Division honors leaders at Welcome Retreat

    Jul 20, 2011

    As the Coastal Georgia rain poured over the home of the Third Infantry Division last week, it was not enough to postpone the Welcome Retreat ceremony held at Marne Garden, July 14.

  • AFSBn-Italy earns ISO recertification

    Jul 20, 2011

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Italy recently earned recertification from the International Organization for Standardization as 9001:2008 compliant for its quality management system.

  • AMC selects Best Warriors

    Jul 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command selected its 2011 Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year following a “Best Warrior” competition at Rock Island Arsenal,Ill., July 10 -15.

  • Bradley Fighting Machines added to Spartan Brigade

    Jul 20, 2011

    Although it weighs over 50,000 lbs, is equipped with a 25mm cannon and twin missiles capable of destroying targets at a maximum range of 12,300 feet, and is loaded with new technological upgrades, this machine is still not too much of a challenge for them " facing challenges are what they are best at.

  • AFSBn-Italy earns ISO recertification

    Jul 20, 2011

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Italy recently earned recertification from the International Organization for Standardization as 9001:2008 compliant for its quality management system.

  • Abrams tanks added to ‘Desert Rogue’ battalion

    Jul 20, 2011

    It’s been a while since he’s been in a tank, since the end of his basic training. This tank has the same basic build and frame work, but the upgrades are immaculate. He knows the three-month training to bring him and his battle buddies up to speed on this new vehicle will be difficult, but he is ready and quite excited.

  • West Point community gathers to make annual fair a success

    Jul 20, 2011

    The annual West Point Community Fair sponsored by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Army Community Service at Eisenhower Hall was, by all accounts, a great success.

  • New York National Guard Compares/Contrasts Modern and Civil War Soldiers to Mark Battle of Bull Run

    Aug 5, 2011

    In 1861 it cost $42 ($1,080 in today's dollars) to outfit a New York Militia Soldier like those who fought at the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21st, 1861.Today a New York National Guard Soldier wears $18,087 worth of equipment when he or she goes into combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. To highlight the difference in the equipment a Citizen Soldier of 2011 carries, versus a volunteer of 1861 such as those who fought at Bull Run 150 years ago, the New York National Guard invited the media to see what a Soldier of 2011 wears into battle versus a Soldier of 1861 at New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs Headquarters on Wednesday, July 20.

  • Corps of Cadets welcomes 73rd West Point commandant

    Jul 20, 2011

    West Point cadets have a new commandant at the helm as Brig. Gen. Theodore Martin took command as the 73rd commandant of the United States Corps of Cadets July 15. He replaced newly promoted Maj. Gen. William Rapp at a change of command ceremony at Eisenhower Hall.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade ensures 149th MEB receives top-notch training

    Jul 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 188th Infantry ‘Battle Ready’ Brigade, headquartered at Fort Stewart, Ga., assisted the 205th Infantry Brigade in conducting a culminating training event for the Kentucky National Guard’s 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

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