Archive: Aug 2011

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  • Gen. David H. Petraeus' retirement ceremony remarks

    Aug 31, 2011

    Well, thank you very much, Secretary [William J.] Lynn, Admiral [Mike] Mullen. Ambassadors, members of Congress and the Cabinet, service secretaries, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and combatant commanders, fellow alumni of the great U.S. military [academy] class of 1974, "Pride of the Corps" -- wait, steady, not yet, not yet, not yet -- enthusiastic bunch -- other distinguished guests, fellow members of the U.S. military, ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for being here this morning and for helping to make a very special occasion even more special by your presence.

  • FORSCOM conducts safety, suicide prevention stand down

    Aug 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command leadership directed all FORSCOM commands to conduct a safety and suicide prevention stand down before the Labor Day holiday weekend. Over the course of two days, Aug 30 - 31, all FORSCOM headquarters personnel complied with that directive and completed training on personally owned vehicle and in particular motorcycle safety, suicide prevention and, for good measure, how to use the Automated External Defibrillators found throughout the FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters building and frequently in public venues.

  • Petraeus garners praise at retirement ceremony

    Sep 1, 2011

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised Army Gen. David H. Petraeus for his 37 years in uniform, noting the four-star general ranks among the great military leaders in U.S. history.

  • American Disaster: Training to respond

    Sep 1, 2011

    Federal, state and local disaster responders, with Department of Defense counterparts, are working together here to ensure America has a trained and ready force poised to respond to various natural disasters or terrorist attacks should America face another large-scale terrorist attack.

  • First Army provides Guard, Reserve medics realistic training

    Sep 1, 2011

    The most realistic training available for Army National Guard and Army Reserve medics resides at the 24 Medical Simulation Training Centers Army-wide.

  • Club Beyond kicks off school year's youth scene on post

    Aug 31, 2011

  • Applause for paws: Canines shake hands, roll over and show off latest doggie runway fashions

    Aug 31, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Audio speakers blasted canine-friendly tunes, such as "Hound Dog" and "Bingo Was His Name-O," as dogs and their owners congregated, here, Aug. 13, for the third annual "Dog Days of Summer."

  • CSA's Transition Team holds family forum

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- The Chief of Staff of the Army's Transition Team met with key leadership, here, Aug. 12, as well as conducted a family member forum to gather feedback from military families on Oahu about Armywide programs.

  • Patriotism On Display In Every Thread, Stitch

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Behind every quilt there is a story.

  • ACC uses Hurricane Irene to test plan

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--As the weather forecasters predicted last week, Hurricane Irene's target was the East Coast from South Carolina to Maine.

  • Cartoonist Tickles Funny Bone With New Book

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Pvt. Hazard is about to become even more famous.

  • Watervliet's revolutionary process lightens the load for Soldiers

    Sep 1, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal released its first shipment of redesigned 60mm lightweight mortar barrels this week that are up to 20 percent lighter than the previous versions used since the late 1970s.

  • Stop! In The Name Of Women's Equality

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--While women's voices were speaking up in determination to be heard in the 1960s, Mary Wilson's was carrying a tune above them all.

  • Suicide Prevention Campaign 2011

    Aug 31, 2011

    National Suicide Prevention Week is the week of Sept. 4, a time when organizations including the Rock Island Arsenal work to increase awareness about suicide and reduce the stigma surrounding suicide. The Army is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of its Soldiers, DA Civilians, and their Family members. To emphasize this commitment, the Army is joining the nation in observing September as National Suicide Prevention Month.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Supports Feds Feed Families Campaign

    Aug 31, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) 529th Regimental Support Company gathered boxes of donated food and toiletry items from Fort McNair and 35 other locations throughout the National Capital Region in support of the Feds Feed Families campaign, Aug. 31, 2011.

  • Dunwoody: 'We Truly Are Bidding Farewell To An Army Legend'

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Thirty minutes before AMC Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mellinger was scheduled to depart for the ceremony that would officially free him of the duty and responsibilities that made him the man he is today, Mellinger was hard at work, signing papers and doing everything he possibly could to serve the Soldier for one last time.

  • Civil Engineering cadets tackle outdoor construction projects

    Aug 31, 2011

    Civil engineering majors built timber, steel and concrete masonry structures Aug. 23 in a daylong construction laboratory, which the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering arranges for the firsties annually at the start of the fall semester.

  • West Point team trains SEAL personnel in negotiations

    Aug 31, 2011

    The West Point Negotiation Project recently conducted a course on effective negotiation concepts and tools with Navy SEALs as part of the Naval Special Warfare Platoon Leaders Course at Norfolk Naval Station, Va.

  • Eagle Scout helps Fort Rucker community

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Joshua Halverson is described as trustworthy, helpful and determined, just a few of the qualities that are necessary to reach the Boy Scouts of America's Eagle Scout rank.

  • 19th Engineers conduct air assault operations

    Aug 31, 2011

    Fort Knox's 19th Engineer Battalion conducted an air assault training event Thursday, August 25 to provide Soldiers a better understanding of air operations.

  • CID Mentorship program bridges active Army, Reserve relationships

    Aug 31, 2011

    LAKELAND, Fla. -- From basic training to the battlefield, Soldiers take care of Soldiers. Taking care of each other is the simple model for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's mentorship program between the active-component and reserve-component CID units.

  • Catholic Chaplain Grateful For Presence At Redstone

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The call to the priesthood and chaplaincy with the Army has never been about Maj. Jose Herrera, but rather, the connection he can provide others to Christ.

  • Workshop helps Soldiers, Families cope with stressors

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army Community Service's Family Advocacy Program staff wants to help the people of Fort Rucker identify, treat and prevent stress at its quarterly stress management workshop September 6 from 9-11 a.m. at the Early Childhood Activity Center.

  • 155th Inland Cargo Transfer Company keeps it moving in Afghanistan

    Aug 31, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to the 155th ICTC, 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade began arriving to Afghanistan June 29 under the leadership of Capt. Tera Autrey and First Sgt. Anthony Sanders, with a non-stop operational tempo the unit is working consistently, leaving its mark on each of its operational bases.

  • Amid budget uncertainty, APG Cohort reinforces role of change

    Aug 31, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The installation's need to employ new ways of thinking to overcome budget challenges was the central theme of a leadership cohort discussion Aug. 30. The APG Leadership Cohort program, now in its third year-long session, aims to help 32 civilians from across the installation confront the Army's difficult problems while developing them as future leaders.

  • DFMWR program manager wins IMCEA award

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Turning around a failing program is no easy task, but The Landing Zone's Bingo Program manager did just that and received recognition for it.

  • AER implements changes

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Army Emergency Relief is a private, non-profit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to active duty Soldiers, retirees, Family members, survivors, National Guard and Reserve.

  • 'Kraken' provides needed intelligence, force protection at NIE

    Sep 1, 2011

    The Army is evaluating a cutting-edge force-protection system which combines radar, surveillance cameras, unmanned sensors, gunshot detection and remote-controlled weapons.

  • Fifty Years Of Giving To Others

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--For 50 years, there's been a whole lot of giving going on.

  • Aviators help Army right-size uniforms, equipment

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Over the next five weeks, 1,000 Fort Rucker Aviators will contribute their body measurements for the servicewide anthropometric survey known as ANSUR II, conducted by a team from Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Suicide prevention campaign focuses on techniques, education

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Fort Rucker officials welcome the community to join local icon, Sgt. Ted E. Bear, by donning the designated color of yellow to show support of the Army's September observance of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

  • Concert-goers flock to APG to hear world renowned rock

    Aug 31, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Concert photo highlights.

  • CG urges Soldiers to remember 'basics'

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Graduating Soldiers of the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Aviator Course received professional counsel from their Branch commander as they prepared to embark on their new career paths.

  • Building 5681 Safety Assured For Occupants

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Occupants of building 5681 can breathe easier now.

  • 'Resolute' warrior burns his mark during deployment

    Aug 31, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Omar Pagan, a battle operations Noncommissioned Officer with Task Force Resolute, 7th Sustainment Brigade, combines his gift for drawing and his passion to work with his hands, into an interest in Pyrography.

  • Kids steal show at community center

    Aug 31, 2011

    "The Princess and the Pea" was performed by 40 talented, shining stars from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Child, Youth and School Services Aug. 19 at the JBM-HH Community Center.

  • Redstone Energy Tab Surges To $4M

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--How would you like to get a $4 million utility bill?

  • National Guard Soldier recalls Sept. 11, marches on for Third Army

    Aug 20, 2012

    "I lost a close family friend during Sept. 11," said Lt. Col. Mark W. Leahey, deputy commander for the 197th Fires Brigade, New Hampshire National Guard, and native of Rochester, N.H. "He was our next-door neighbor growing up outside of the Boston area."

  • ATEC gathers for leadership transfer

    Aug 31, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - To symbolize the shared missions of those in and out of uniform, Soldiers and civilians of the U.S. Army's Test and Evaluation Command, Developmental Test Command and Evaluation Center stand in shoulder-to-shoulder formation to witness the passing of ATEC colors during a change of responsibility ceremony at the command's new headquarters building Aug. 15.

  • Tribute to Our Fallen

    Aug 31, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Brian Layer, Army Sustainment Command deputy commanding general for sustainment, spoke at the closing ceremony of the Tribute to Our Fallen at Memorial Park, Aug. 28

  • Third Army Soldier recalls loss of nephew on American Airlines Flight 11

    Aug 20, 2012

    For one Third Army Soldier, Sept. 11 marks the death of his 21-year-old nephew, whose American Airlines Flight 11 was hijacked that fateful morning.

  • AMRDEC reaches out to hearing impaired students

    Sep 1, 2011

    Focusing on opportunities for the hearing impaired, the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center launched an educational outreach experience this summer.

  • Summer heats up with Hot Cars and Bikes

    Aug 31, 2011

    Sunny Washington weather shown over hot cars, motorcycles and bands, as servicemembers and families took in the sights and sounds of the Hot Summer Night Car and Motorcycle Show on McChord Airbase, Aug. 27. The event has been held since 2000 and included 19 motorcycles and 35 show cars from military members stationed on or near Joint Base Lewis-McChord footprint.

  • Victory Update Vol. 11-07

    Aug 31, 2011

    Newscast from Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Spotlight On...Yanina Seeger

    Aug 31, 2011

    Learn more about Yanina Seeger who has been with the U.S. Army contracting in Europe for 30 years.

  • Corps inspects outlet tunnel gates at Oahe Dam

    Aug 31, 2011

    PIERRE, S.D. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted inspections of all six tunnels at the Oahe Dam Stilling Basin north of Pierre, S.D., Aug. 29. Inspections are typically conducted annually during the early summer season at the stilling basin, said Oahe Dam Operations Manager Eric Stasch. Due to record releases this summer, this year's inspection was pushed back until recently. Unlike typical annual inspections where only half of the tunnels are checked, Corps personnel inspected all six tunnels.

  • Soldier Saves Friend from Committing Suicide

    Aug 31, 2011

  • Operation Purple excites campers, provides insight to leader

    Aug 31, 2011

    Addressing the theme "Kids Serve Too," APG Garrison's senior enlisted advisor focused on the importance of family as he talked to 150 sons and daughters of American servicemembers taking part in a summer camp sponsored by the National Military Family Association here Aug. 25.

  • New York Army National Guard motor Soldiers aid post-Irene rescues

    Sep 30, 2011

    The Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's Harlem-based 719th Transportation Company moved upstate to the Catskill Mountains following Hurricane Irene's wake to aid residents in small villages hit hard by flooding.

  • Service member shows devotion in face of tragedy

    Aug 20, 2012

    All Americans felt the effect of being attacked Sept. 11, 2001, but service members knew they were suddenly fighting a greater fight. For Capt. Hubert James Little III, 9/11 re-affirmed his commitment to service.

  • Soldier keeps true to reason for serving 10 years after Sept. 11

    Aug 20, 2012

    Watching the U.S. come under attack affected Keenan Miles so deeply, he was instantly motivated to join the Army Reserve. Today he holds the rank of sergeant.

  • Third Army Soldier thankful to serve any time

    Aug 31, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Steven Randall Tirsell, heavy construction equipment operator supervisor, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 15th Engineer Battalion, Schweinfurt, Germany, enlisted in the Army and never looked back. After a six-year stint in the National Guard, he went active duty.

  • 14th MI Battalion completes Mission Rehearsal Exercise

    Sep 1, 2011

    Soldiers of the 14th Military Intelligence Battalion completed a Mission Rehearsal Exercise the week of Aug. 14 as they continue to prepare for deployment overseas.

  • New battalion commander looks ahead

    Aug 31, 2011

    Born in New Mexico, a Northern Virginia high school graduate, an undergraduate from the University of Iowa and with overseas assignments in Japan, Iraq, Denmark and Germany under his belt, Lt. Col. Eric B. Fleming has settled in to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and has brought a wealth of military diversity and leadership to the Headquarters Command Battalion.

  • Army Contracting Command leadership changing

    Aug 31, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command will change leaders next month, the U.S. Army Materiel Command announced today.

  • Soldiers document Arlington National Cemetery headstones with smartphones

    Aug 31, 2011

    About 100 Soldiers and student volunteers have spent their nights this summer silently photographing 219,619 tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery to reconcile burial records.

  • Muslim Soldiers celebrate end of Ramadan

    Aug 31, 2011

    Muslim Soldiers and civilians came together during early morning hours to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Aug. 30, 2011.

  • 204th MI Battalion analyst recognized for operational achievement

    Aug 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) has honored Sgt. Joshua Bremerman, a 204th Military Intelligence Battalion imagery analyst and standardization instructor, with the Commander's Plaque for Operational Achievement.

  • Tomb Sentinels guard post during Hurricane Irene

    Aug 31, 2011

    Tomb Sentinels maintain their post during Hurricane Irene.

  • Secretary of the Army Directive for Energy Initiatives Office Task Force

    Aug 31, 2011

  • Third Army prepares Soldiers for dangers of Afghan roads

    Sep 1, 2011

    Third Army/ARCENT is doing its part to prepare Soldiers in the event of a vehicular accident. The mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle egress trainer course is designed to ready service members for the mean streets of Afghanistan.

  • Hammack's visit focuses on Fort Leonard Wood's energy saving technology

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., Aug. 29, 2011 -- Energy is critical to the Army's mission at home and overseas, according to Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and the environment. Hammack got a first-hand look at the energy saving technologies and the hands-on training available at Fort Leonard Wood, Aug. 25.

  • Army Corps crews work to clear debris from harbor after Irene

    Sep 30, 2011

    Crews aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' New York District's three drift- collection vessels have been working to clear drift and debris from the waters in and around the New York and New Jersey Harbor after Tropical Storm Irene.

  • Fort Benning observes Women's Equality Day

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Friday marked the 40th anniversary of the celebration of Women's Equality Day and the 91st anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Equal Opportunity Office on post observed the day with a luncheon at the Benning Conference Center.

  • Hockey duo catches Rangers in Action

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Friday's Rangers in Action event and graduation had a touch of NHL flavor -- at least in the viewing stands.

  • Dixie Road overhaul nearly complete

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The death of Jesse Allen, a construction control inspector for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, stopped the work on Dixie Road for more than a week while the accident was under investigation. But construction resumed Monday.

  • USAMITC Chief Medical Information Officer Receives Letter of Appreciation

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- In a ceremony held recently at the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) commander's office, Lt. Col. Beverly Beavers presented a letter of appreciation on behalf of Air Force Maj. Gen. Byron Hepburn, 59th Medical Wing Commander to Angela Ross, USAMITC's Chief Medical Information Officer. Ross received this letter for the outstanding support she provided while serving as a USAMITC project manager during the Essentris® Clinical Suite deployment at Wilford Hall Medical Center (WHMC) from August 2010 to February 2011.

  • Armor BOLC lieutenants enter tactics phase

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The first class of lieutenants going through the Armor School's Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning are about to wrap up the tactics phase.

  • Desired capabilities laid out at MCoE Lab Day

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Empowering dismounted squads and the effort to get them in the Army's existing communications network were big themes at the 2011 MCoE Laboratory Day.

  • Medal of Honor gifted to National Infantry Museum

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- In mid-June, the Maneuver Center of Excellence needed a volunteer to pick up Staff Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup's Medal of Honor in Pittsburgh and deliver it to the National Infantry Museum. Up stepped Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hamm.

  • USARAF chaplains focus on combat, operational stress during Namibia symposium

    Aug 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Deputy Command Chaplain (LTC) Clyde Scott and Operations Chaplain Assistant Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Eye along with more than 25 chaplains and assistant chaplains of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) participated in the Namibia Chaplain Symposium Aug. 22-25.

  • Sky's the limit: Amputee earns title of 'Sergeant Airborne'

    Sep 1, 2011

    Like thousands before him, Sgt. Joel Dulashanti donned an Airborne instructor black hat for the first time Aug. 22, 2011, signifying his completion of a detailed certification process with 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

  • MCTP prepares U.S. Army Pacific Command for larger role

    Aug 31, 2011

    FT. LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Operations Group Delta of the U.S. Army's Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) deployed to the Hawaiian island of O'ahu to support United States Army Pacific's (USARPAC) participation in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 11. UFG 11 is an annual computer-assisted command post exercise involving more than 530,000 troops from the Republic of Korea, the United States and seven United Nations Command sending state nations. It takes part both on the Korean peninsula and at U.S. military headquarters in the Pacific and the United States.

  • Earthquake shakes East Coast

    Aug 31, 2011

    A 5.8 level earthquake hit central Virginia about 2 p.m. Eastern standard time Aug. 23 and lasted for about 15-30 seconds. Centered in Mineral, Va., about 80 miles southwest of Washington D.C., the quake set the earth moving all up and down the eastern seaboard.

  • Veteran returns to Germany

    Sep 2, 2011

    To Peter Schmelkin, Germany has always been a picturesque moment in his life, full of adventure, stories and memories. Schmelkin, a former draftee in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953, returned to Patton Barracks in Heidelberg the morning of Aug. 5 to relive a brief but significant part of his life.

  • C.A.R.E. fair draws crowds

    Sep 2, 2011

    More than 500 families, Soldiers and community members packed the Patrick Henry Village Pavilion in Heidelberg Aug.27 for the 26th annual Community Activities Registration and Education fair.

  • Cavalry troopers show support for injured Iraqi civilians

    Aug 31, 2011

    Leaders from the 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division visited Al Zahraa Hospital on the Northeast side of Al Kut, Iraq, Aug. 20, 2011 to speak with hospital officials about the attacks on Aug. 15, 2011, express condolences to the injured and loved ones, and offer general medical advice.

  • Obama vows solid support for veterans

    Aug 31, 2011

    As the United States deals with its fiscal challenges, President Barack Obama emphasized today that it won't do so at the cost of its military and won't "balance the budget on the backs of our veterans."

  • TRICARE beneficiaries save on prescription delivery, vaccines

    Aug 31, 2011

    Beneficiaries of the TRICARE military health plan can obtain 90 days of home-delivered medication with no copayment and can get free vaccinations at participating pharmacies without seeing a doctor.

  • HUMS allows helicopter repair crews faster maintenance

    Sep 6, 2011

    Despite increased operation requirements, the Army's Class A aviation accidents -- which are the most costly accidents in terms of money or people -- have decreased dramatically this fiscal year. The numbers are down for Class A accidents, and that's remarkable, because Afghanistan's environment is more stressful on the aircraft -- given the types of missions Task Force Thunder flies, the terrain and the temperature here. One of the ways TF Thunder keeps its birds aloft is through -- not preventative -- but predictive maintenance.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Christina K. Ninh

    Sep 1, 2011

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Christina K. Ninh

  • The U.S. Army in Post WWII Japan

    Aug 31, 2011

    The U.S. helped Japan rise from the ashes of WWII to become a close ally, economic superpower.

  • A rite of passage for Arctic Sappers

    Aug 31, 2011

    More than 50 senior leaders from the 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) battled Alaska's elements and terrain and some tough scenarios to earn their places in the Order of the Arctic Sapper Aug. 17, 2011.

  • Labor Day Safety Message

    Aug 31, 2011

    On September 5th, our Nation will celebrate Labor Day as a way to pay tribute to all of our citizens who have worked so hard to create and sustain this great country. Our Nation's strength, freedom, and prosperity would be impossible without the dedication and tireless efforts of the American worker.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Help Authorities Rescue Civilians in Irene's Aftermath

    Sep 30, 2011

    A pair of New York Army National Guard Soldiers worked with Greene County emergency personnel and New York State Police to help rescue almost two dozen civilians stranded by Hurricane Irene's raging, dangerous floodwaters here Aug. 29. Lt. Col. Albert Thiem of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Maj. Robert Giordano of Rexford, N.Y., and Greene County Deputy Sheriff's Deputy J.R. DelVecchio located the civilians across a flooded creek and coordinated their rescue by a state police helicopter. The two Soldiers, who belong to the 42nd Infantry Division, were among the 2,500 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo mobilized in response to the landfall and aftermath of Hurricane Irene, which has caused deaths and destruction in other states along the east coast.

  • Soldiers help Arlington Cemetery reconcile burial records

    Aug 31, 2011

    Since early June, 3rd U.S. Infantry Soldiers have been photographing headstones at Arlington National Cemetery with Smartphones to reconcile burial records.

  • Army North springs into action during Hurricane Irene

    Sep 30, 2011

    Army North's headquarters sprang into action Aug. 25 as Hurricane Irene closed in on the eastern coast of the United States. The command's operations center in the historic Quadrangle became a hub of activity as the Soldiers, along with their civilian partners, managed the mountain of information on the track of the storm.

  • Bliss Combatives Program builds new home, expands training capabilities

    Aug 30, 2011

    As the center of Fort Bliss continues to shift toward the East Fort Bliss footprint, a signature warrior program has also moved. More than a week ago, the Fort Bliss Combatives Program headed east and opened a new 1st Armored Division-funded facility to bring their efforts closer to Soldiers, and also expand their own training capabilities.

  • Army racing to honor 9/11 casualties

    Sep 1, 2011

    As the nation observes the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Army announced that both its NHRA and NASCAR teams will honor the Army victims of the Pentagon attack with special paint schemes at upcoming races.

  • Army honors Aberdeen Proving Ground scientist

    Sep 6, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Arming Soldiers with knowledge to defend against chemical and biological threats and doing it in an outstanding manner is worthy of praise. Army officials recognized an APG scientist at a recent Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., ceremony.

  • Army watercraft returns to 3rd Port following Hurricane Irene

    Sep 7, 2011

  • Army Awards CHS-4 Contract

    Sep 1, 2011

    The Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) has awarded the Common Hardware Systems-4 (CHS-4) contract, which will keep the Army in front of procurement requirements for essential hardware and information technology services of the future. The $3.7 billion, five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract was awarded to General Dynamics C4 Systems (GDC4S), Taunton, Mass., on Aug. 25. The contract is for procurement of tactical information technology hardware and services using two types of contracts, firm fixed price and cost plus fixed fee, for services on non-commercial items.

  • Army watercraft assigned to 7th Sustainment Brigade take safe haven during Hurricane Irene

    Sep 30, 2011

  • NSSC Power Update

    Aug 30, 2011

    Power has been completely restored at NSSC. Contact your supervisor for further instructions.

  • Setting the Conditions FOR MISSION SUCCESS

    Aug 30, 2011

  • Command breakfast feeds spiritual fitness

    Aug 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Cadet Command holds a Spiritual Fitness Breakfast, featuring TRADOC Chaplain (Col.) Kenneth Stice as the guest speaker.

  • TRADOC deputy CG visits installation

    Aug 31, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Richard Longo, U. S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Initial Military Training deputy commanding general, made his second visit to Fort Leonard Wood, Aug. 18.

  • Army receives 76 acquisition review panel recommendations

    Sep 1, 2011

    The much-anticipated Army Acquisition Review hones in on the current processes for determining requirements, resourcing, and acquisition -- "Big A" acquisition -- and provides what the Army has said will be a blueprint for improvements over the next two years.

  • 'Dot-edu' Migration Promotes Language Training

    Aug 30, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif., Aug. 29, 2011 - A pilot program that gives students at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center unprecedented access to language training resources is proving so successful that it's being expanded throughout the school.

  • OBSOLESCENCE of Rapidly Changing Network Technology

    Aug 30, 2011

    Critical Thinking, a new feature in Army AL&T;Magazine, offers perspectives from those outside DOD and the defense industry on issues faced by the Army Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology community. Our intent is to provide fresh opinion and expertise on difficult challenges.

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