Archive: Aug 2011

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  • Fort Bragg Soldiers train on life-saving robotic technology

    Aug 5, 2011

    Improvised explosive devices have been the number one killer of Soldiers in the field. The use of robots reduces some of the unnecessary risk Soldiers have to take in the field. Fort Bragg’s robotics operator training is a three-day course designed to familiarize servicemen and women with operating robots that are used in theater for route clearance.

  • For paratroopers, Rapid Trident 2011 more than multinational exercise

    Aug 5, 2011

    YAVORIV, Ukraine -- Paratroopers have a long and storied history, from their experimental beginnings to the famous Band of Brothers of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II, to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team’s “Sky Soldiers” of Vietnam and Iraq. If there is anything that history has shown it’s that wherever there is conflict, there are paratroopers.

  • Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg recognized for use of technology

    Aug 5, 2011

    Womack Army Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation’s most wired hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.

  • St. Louis Equal Employment Opportunity team earns top USACE honors

    Aug 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office was presented the USACE 2011 Equal Employment Opportunity Program Trophy at the USACE Senior Leaders Conference in New Orleans August 1.

  • Fort Campbell prepares for active shooter response

    Aug 5, 2011

    The second week of Fort Campbell’s Antiterrorism Awareness Month, Aug. 8-14, will be devoted solely to active shooter response procedures. During this week, installation personnel will be briefed on the characteristics and purposes of active shooters as well as actions to take if faced with this highly dangerous situation.

  • Noted author, journalist Bergen addresses 'longest war'

    Aug 8, 2011

    Award-winning print and television journalist Peter L. Bergen shared his thoughts on his latest book, "The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda," during a Pentagon leader forum, Aug. 3, 2011.

  • Expert field medical training an eye-opener for West Point cadets

    Aug 5, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - For four West Point cadets, completing their Cadet Troop Leadership Training here has afforded them opportunities to see and learn from the best-of-the-best in the Army medical community.

  • Music creates a whole new forever

    Aug 8, 2011

    MANNHEIM, Germany -- Ex Soldier turned jazz and soul singer Jimi Carrow performed at the Lindbergh restaurant in Mannheim, Germany July 25, his energetic performance an embodiment of souliquity, a word he created meaning making souls dance.

  • Navy Corpsmen in Europe test for prestigious U.S. Army badge

    Aug 5, 2011

    Navy Corpsmen are rarely seen training with U.S. Army Soldiers, however, two Corpsmen from Naval Support Acitivity Naples, Italy, are participating in the Expert Field Medical Badge training and testing in order to further improve the overall standard of care for wounded personnel on the battlefield.

  • NATO forces testing to earn U.S. Army Expert Field Medical Badge

    Aug 8, 2011

    Medical personnel from the U.S. Army Europe and NATO-ally Germany are in Grafenwoehr, Germany, for the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Standardization and Testing, Aug. 1-13, 2011.

  • Paratroopers from several nations come together in Ukraine during Rapid Trident 2011

    Aug 5, 2011

    Rapid Trident 2011 is about building lasting international partnerships and friendships, in addition to its military goals.

  • Rapid Equipping Force develops 'Energy to the Edge' program

    Aug 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army's Rapid Equipping Force has partnered with the Defense Technical Information Center's Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center to procure, deploy and assess hybrid alternative and renewable energy systems in an effort called "Energy to the Edge."

  • Secretary of Army witnesses Rapid Trident 2011 in Ukraine

    Nov 22, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited the International Peacekeeping and Security Center in Yavoriv, Ukraine, Aug. 3, 2011, to witness the multinational training going on during Rapid Trident 2011.

  • USASSD comes from behind to take D III title

    Aug 5, 2011

    U.S. Army Signal School Detachment won the Division III softball championship July 28 at Donahue Field.

  • 'Global citizens': Meade language program students forge bonds with Chinese pen pals

    Aug 5, 2011

    When the fall semester begins, students enrolled in the Chinese language programs at Meade High School and MacArthur Middle School will become pen pals with students at a high school in China.

  • Construction Zone: Ongoing construction and renovations on Fort Meade

    Aug 5, 2011

  • NCO Academy hosts carnival for Van Bokkelen students

    Aug 5, 2011

    Soldiers from Fort Meade's Signal Corps Regimental Noncommissioned Officer Academy Detachment organized the "Under the Big Top" celebration.

  • Newcomers' Fair welcomes military families

    Aug 5, 2011

    More than 300 people attended the installation's third annual Newcomers' Fair held Saturday at McGill Training Center to learn about all Fort Meade has to offer.

  • National Hot Dog Month celebrates summertime favorite

    Aug 5, 2011

  • Work-life balance gets the job done

    Aug 5, 2011

  • Intense three-week course trains Marines in martial arts

    Aug 5, 2011

    Marines assigned to Fort Meade learn the techniques and practices of the weapon-based martial arts program.

  • An 18,000-mile journey to help military veterans

    Aug 4, 2011

    After 15,000 miles on his bicycle, Doug Adams was finally on familiar territory. For 10 months, the retired lieutenant colonel had averaged 60 miles a day across 48 states when he turned on to East Gate Road on July 28. It was the first time on his journey Adams recognized the road he traveled on.

  • Honor guard members’ visit makes for extra-special day

    Aug 4, 2011

  • Deployment training includes language, culture

    Aug 4, 2011

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade begins new chapter at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Aug 4, 2011

    The newest addition to I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, proved its members are masters of multitasking, hosting a ceremony with four major events: the uncasing of 16th CAB colors, a brigade change of command, the activation of two new battalion-level formations and for good measure, the redesignation of a squadron.

  • Transportation Corps Adds New Names to Hall of Fame

    Aug 4, 2011

    Continuing an old tradition at its new home, the U.S. Army Transportation Corps celebrated its 69th anniversary July 29 with a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Warrior Recognition event

  • Vaccines are the best defense against disease

    Aug 8, 2011

    Immunization Awareness Month Vaccines have reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases in the U.S. that once routinely killed or harmed many infants, children, and adults. The average life span of Americans has increased by more than thirty years in large part because of vaccines. Because vaccines have saved so many lives, the medical professionals at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center encourage everyone to remain diligent about immunizations as tens of thousands of people in the United States still die from vaccine-preventable diseases every year, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • Fallen Warriors Honored at Fort Lee Ceremony

    Aug 4, 2011

    During an emotional Fallen Hero Ceremony here July 28, the U.S. Army Transportation Corps paid tribute to the members of its ranks who died over the past year

  • Army North CG discusses role of Army North with key civilian, industry, government leaders during fo

    Aug 4, 2011

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  • Realism " Train as You Fight

    Aug 4, 2011

    Editor’s note: This article details the interaction of a squadron’s pre-mishap plan and the actions of the local base or post emergency services. This is a good example of a coordinated interagency aircraft mishap drill between an HSL-49, a U.S. Navy H-60 squadron and Naval Base Coronado (NBC) Emergency Services. The author wanted to share the lessons learned with aviators across the Department The call came in at 9:48 a.m. I stood outside our duty office and watched the squadron duty officer (SDO) listen intently to the voice on the other end of the phone. After a few moments, he jotted down some quick notes and hung up. I could see him trying to sort through the millions of thoughts, questions and impulses competing for their own say. Finally, he blurted out, “Red Stinger just crash landed at Turner Field.” I remained calm. It was easy for me … his news was exactly in line with the mishap drill scenario for that day. The drill was unannounced and it was time to evaluate the effectiveness of our pre-mishap plan.ment of Defense.

  • Hundreds converge on Rock Island Arsenal's Industry Day

    Aug 8, 2011

    More than 200 vendors representing private industry, academia, and the Army’s industrial base showcased their manufacturing-related product lines and services during Rock Island Arsenal’s 5th Annual Industry Day at the i wireless Center, Moline, Ill., August 4. In addition to the more than 800 registered attendees, the event also drew hundreds from the local community.

  • Army announces civilian reductions

    Aug 4, 2011

    The Army has announced it will reduce the size of its civilian-employee workforce by more than 8,700 people by Sept. 30, 2012.

  • Soldiers transfer materiel in Iraq drawdown

    Aug 5, 2011

    With a massive departure from Iraq looming at the end of this year, U.S. forces there are busy divvying up gear to either send it home, send it to Afghanistan, or hand it over to the Iraqis.

  • Fort Riley aviation brigade spins up for training with ground units

    Aug 4, 2011

    Fort Riley's aviation brigade was busy this week training with its infantry counterparts on air assault operations.

  • Fort Campbell students receive school supplies from Back-to-School Brigade

    Aug 4, 2011

    Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit, provides emergency financial and other assistance to the Families of our service members and wounded warriors. The Back-to-School Brigade campaign serves children of active-duty service members ranking private through staff sergeant. Parents registered for the program in mid-July.

  • Chaplain Corps celebrates 236 years

    Aug 4, 2011

    Chaplains from across the nation gathered at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., July 29, to reflect on the strength of the U.S. Army’s Chaplain’s Corps. The anniversary celebration consisted of a memorial wreath laying ceremony at The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a luncheon.

  • Riding on Empty

    Aug 4, 2011

    As a kid, I was into sports and played basketball in the park during summers in the Bronx. Back then, my coaches always warned me to stay hydrated. That’s advice I should’ve heeded later when I was riding a motorcycle.

  • ACS marks 46 years with community cookout

    Aug 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG community celebrated the 46th birthday of Army Community Service during a July 21 cookout at the Shore Pool Picnic Area.

  • The River Wild

    Aug 4, 2011

    My husband and I love the outdoors. Whenever we get a chance, we enjoy camping, boating, fishing and anything else that a will give us a break from “Army life.” One week in the spring of 1998, it had rained a lot, and the rivers and streams were swollen. We’d wanted to go on a canoe trip for a while, and the heavy rains created what we thought would be great rapids on our local river. We got some friends together for the trip, rented three canoes with all the proper safety gear and made our way to the river.

  • Fort Campbell Camp teaches kids about nature, conservation

    Aug 4, 2011

    A week-long summer camp was not just about fun and camp fires, although 25 preteen children experienced both during their stay at Fort Campbell’s Camp Hinsch.

  • Cracked Up On My Kid’s Bike

    Aug 4, 2011

    How often do fathers play with their kids’ toys and get “bit” in the process?

  • Campbell honored, humbled by time at Fort Campell

    Aug 4, 2011

    As the community comes together to celebrate the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell during the Week of the Eagles, it will also say farewell to Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell, the division and installation’s commanding general. After spending two years here, he is headed to Washington, D.C.

  • Soldiers train for battle conditions

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The function of the American Soldier is to fight and win America's wars. It is an exceedingly complex and dangerous job, and Soldiers must vigilantly train themselves to the task.

  • Hero Power

    Aug 4, 2011

  • Belted, Bruised but Breathing

    Aug 4, 2011

  • PCCA hosts Summer Fun event

    Aug 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Community youth and their parents gathered at the APG North (Aberdeen) child development center for the July 21 Summer Fun event, hosted annually by the CDC Parent Child Care Association.

  • Fort Sill pool first plunge into solar power

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- If the hot summer sun brings to mind thoughts of a pleasant, refreshing swim, consider the Rinehart Fitness Center pool can derive most of its heat from the celestial star.

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

    Aug 4, 2011

    It was the Saturday of the first battle assembly weekend in the new fiscal year, and a staff sergeant and a few of his Soldiers were conducting recon on a training location for the following day. The plan was to drive a HMMWV to a location in the hills that would be the perfect location for training. This plan would have worked out great had it not been raining the previous two days.

  • My Son’s Fateful Choice

    Aug 4, 2011

    Sometimes you spend the rest of your life paying for a hard lesson learned. My son, Bryan, was only 14 when he was permanently injured in an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident. At that time, I had no idea riding an ATV could be so potentially dangerous. After all, if it was dangerous, they wouldn’t let kids ride them, right?

  • Ricochet

    Aug 4, 2011

    All too often we hear about off-duty incidents involving military personnel performing unsafe acts. How can these Soldiers spend months in theater or training without an accident, only to get injured or killed within days of returning home? Some believe it is due to a loss of situational awareness that results from the relief a Soldier feels when beginning a period of leave. The following is a true story of a Soldier who had completed his tour of duty only days before he was involved in an off-duty firearms incident. The Soldier’s name has been changed to protect his privacy.

  • Young, Drunk and Dumb

    Aug 4, 2011

    There I was … doing a “scorching” 20, maybe 25, mph on the streets in San Bernardino, Calif., late at night, wandering in my lane like some old granny.

  • Remarkable Airmanship

    Aug 4, 2011

    The flight on Oct. 6, 2009, started like every other flight in Chief Warrant Officer 5 Paul Kuhr’s career. An instructor pilot in the UC-35A Cessna Citation with the Alaska Regional Flight Center (RFC) stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Kuhr completed the actions necessary for the routine flight scheduled. As with any flight where passengers are aboard, Kuhr double-checked the current and forecasted weather, performance planning and preflight inspections, planning his route for the smoothest altitudes available. Everything on this flight promised to be unremarkable, except for the novelty his passenger felt as he flew aboard one of the few Army jets to get to his meeting.

  • Chock-Full of Trouble

    Aug 4, 2011

    There I was, standing just inside the glass doors of the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) International Airport Fixed Base Operations (FBO) and watching the monsoon-like winds building quickly from out of nowhere. The rain was coming down so hard it was getting difficult to see my twin-engine turboprop-powered C-26E transport parked on the line just 50 yards away. I watched in horror as my airplane started to move, as if it had come alive on its own! But let me back up to how I got to this point …

  • I Didn’t Know Screen Doors Could Fly

    Aug 4, 2011

    The morning of Feb. 19, 2007, started like any other. We received our missions for the day, preflighted our AH-64D briefed and departed to complete the various air mission requests and checked in with the ground units we normally supported. So far, the morning had been uneventful. I was a freshly minted pilot-in-command (PC) with about four weeks’ experience. My co-pilot gunner, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Erik Hoskinson, was a mature, experienced pilot who would soon become a PC himself. We had been flying together quite regularly since I finished my PC ride. This day we flew wing for our lead aircraft, piloted by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian Haas, and the air mission commander (AMC), 1st Lt. Brian Haas. (Yes, both were named Brian Haas).

  • Scaparrotti assesses gains in southern Afghanistan

    Aug 4, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, Commanding General for ISAF Joint Command, conducts a patrol with Soldiers from Regional Command South's 10th Mountain Division near Kandahar, Afghanistan and meets with local Afghan leaders to discuss gains in the former insurgent stronghold. Scaparrotti met with Afghan and ISAF leaders to assess gains from their combined operations last winter and spring, aimed at rooting out insurgents.

  • Wellness Fusion Campus fuses dimensions: Soldier fitness within close walking distance

    Aug 4, 2011

    Fort Bliss' Wellness Fusion Campus attempts to increase Army strength in the five dimensions of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness with a variety of services within walking distance of each other.

  • Carson teens ‘dig it’

    Aug 5, 2011

    Seventeen Fort Carson youths participated in a weeklong adventure and got a glimpse of what a career as a park ranger or game warden might be like.

  • Soldiers train in Modern Army Combatives

    Aug 4, 2011

    More than 70 Mountain Post Soldiers engaged in Modern Army Combatives training at the Fort Carson Fight House July 18-22.

  • Program meets special needs

    Aug 4, 2011

    Army Families come in all shapes and sizes and may include a member with special needs, and there is a program dedicated to those individuals.

  • Future Soldier’s notable weight loss journey

    Aug 4, 2011

    Twenty-three-year-old Jamar Brown takes great pleasure in holding up his 46 inch pair of brown flat front shorts against his 34 inch waist frame to reveal his 92 pound weight loss journey.

  • Actress visits Mountain Post

    Aug 4, 2011

    Veteran actress and movie producer Lea Thompson visited Fort Carson July 29 to attend the free viewing of her new movie, “Mayor Cupcake,” a story of a small-town baker elected to office. Thompson signed autographs at the post exchange and met with fans and the military community Saturday.

  • Dog Face Soldier teaches youth to shoot hoops

    Aug 4, 2011

    An inside look of the Army Values of leadership and selfless service are taken into perspective as one Dog Face Soldier volunteers his spare time to coach community youth the sport of playing basketball.

  • Protect self from card skimming

    Aug 4, 2011

    The rash of recent card-skimming incidents, such as the one revealed recently involving some 80 Michaels craft stores, reveals just how vulnerable debit and credit cards are to fraud, even if you never lose the card itself. In this instance, more than 90 Point-of-Sale terminals (PIN pads) were compromised and replaced by criminals. Somehow the perpetrators managed to swap these terminals in and out of the stores.

  • Corps park ranger, Missouri native lends helping hand in Joplin

    Aug 4, 2011

    For almost six miles, the remnants of homes, workplaces, cars and personal belongings line the roadways or are scattered across residential and commercial lots. It’s a bleak landscape dotted with broken houses, trees stripped bare and cars crumpled into barely recognizable lumps of metal and fiberglass.

  • Marne community welcomes new WIC clinic

    Aug 4, 2011

    The grand opening of the reconstructed, remodeled Women, Infants and Children clinic took place at Fort Stewart during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, July 29.

  • Managing endangered species, supporting the Army

    Aug 4, 2011

    Ever since he was 6-years-old, wildlife biologist and Garrison Commander Award of Excellence category two winner, John Macey knew what he wanted to do in life.

  • Fort Sam donates to local food pantry, supports federal campaign

    Aug 4, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- Fort Sam Houston donated 320 pounds of food and personal hygiene products to a local food pantry July 29 as part of the Feds Feed Families campaign.

  • 260th QM NCO strives for greatness

    Aug 4, 2011

    Staff Sergeant Christopher Alexander Adell, an operations noncommissioned officer assigned to Headquarter and Headquarters Detachment, 260th Quartermaster Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division earned the title of NCO of the Quarter for 3rd Sustainment Bde., July 11.

  • A change in leadership

    Aug 4, 2011

    Colonel Yolanda C. Dennis-Lowman relinquished command of Tooele Army Depot, Tooele, Utah, to Colonel Christopher O. Mohan, during a time honored Army tradition change of command ceremony on July 12, 2011.

  • Feeling green? Get informed about recycling

    Aug 4, 2011

    Pedals turn as the kid rides down the street, red wagon in tow, collecting bottles and cans. With a full load he makes his way to the recycling center and smiles ear-to-ear as the man counts the fresh bills into his tiny palm. No sooner than the last bill hits his hand, he’s rushing to the store to purchase the new baseball that he and his friends will spend the summer smudging with dirt and grass stains from the countless hours they will spend on the field, not once realizing he has done his part to keep America beautiful.

  • BOSS leads the way for single service members

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Leisure time for service members in BOSS means building houses, stocking care packages for fellow troops and an occasional paintball battle.

  • Special Forces recruiters prep Fort Bliss Soldiers for SFAS

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT BLISS, Texas (July 26, 2011) -- There are 79 Special Forces recruiters in the Army, whose job includes accepting applications, answering questions and briefing Soldiers on the SF career field. For Sgts. 1st Class Rob Usnick, John Ranger and Travis Evans, Special Forces recruiters for Fort Bliss, their job goes beyond signing up candidates. Usnick and Ranger have committed themselves to mentoring and training with those interested in joining the elite ranks that include Special Forces operators, Cultural Support Teams and Military Information Support Operations.

  • Corps of Engineers Huntington District employee helps with Joplin, Mo., tornado recovery

    Sep 29, 2011

    Like many U. S. Army Corps of Engineers employees, Stephen Harris finds it fulfilling to help people who've been affected by natural disasters.

  • From the CSMs Desk: Let's all make a difference, recycle

    Aug 4, 2011

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield continues to meet and exceed standards set for the nation's recycling program. Federal facilities were mandated several years ago to incorporate recycling practices into all daily operations and we are doing that. However, there are still many among us who have not gotten the memo.

  • Guardian Exercise helps Hunter develop reaction plan

    Aug 4, 2011

    A suspicious man is seen jumping the fence onto the installation; an aircraft crashes to the ground on Hunter Army Airfield in a fiery blaze; the installation is put on lockdown … it’s all part of a scenario during the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Stewart Guardian 2011 Exercise, July 26-27.

  • Recycling made easy at Hunter Army Airfield

    Aug 4, 2011

    It is just as easy to recycle on Hunter as it is on Fort Stewart. The Hunter Recycling Convenience Centers, which are available to use 24-hours, are located at the Post Exchange parking lot and at the intersection of Georgia Hussars Street and Cook Boulevard. These convenient centers are for the local community as well as all housing residents and on-post activities.

  • August SKIES are bright: Youth program offers unlimited possibilities

    Aug 8, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Children on Fort Sam Houston are learning challenging sports, finding hidden talents and even discovering newfound independence in the SKIESUnlimited program.

  • Tangible, immediate results motivate Army Corps employee in Joplin, Mo.

    Aug 4, 2011

    Simon Fet is a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington District. He deployed June 13 with colleagues to Joplin, Mo., to help out with a large-scale tornado recovery effort. On May 22, an EF-5 tornado slammed the city of 50,000, leaving 160 dead and destroying thousands of homes and buildings.

  • Army in training: pardon our noise

    Aug 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - “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.”

  • Stewart Guardian conducted at Stewart, Hunter

    Aug 4, 2011

    Emergency vehicles hurriedly responded to simulated terrorist attacks at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield July 26 and 27 as part of the Stewart Guardian exercise. The full scale exercise demonstrated how emergency responders both on and off the installation would respond to bona fide terrorist attacks.

  • Fort Bliss Family Resilience Center now open

    Aug 4, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Dana J. H. Pittard and other Fort Bliss officials emphasized their commitment to developing a resilient community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Fort Bliss Family Resilience Center Aug. 1.

  • AMEDD regiment celebrates 236th anniversary

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Senior leaders and noncommissioned officers gathered at the Army Medical Department Museum July 29 for the AMEDD Regimental social to celebrate 236 years of Army medicine.

  • 'Get Caught' in the recycle campaign

    Aug 5, 2011

    Marne Soldiers from the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield communities were "Caught Doing Something Good" at their homes, July 21. The Directorate of Public Works' recycling personnel visited Soldiers whose blue poly cart or recycle bin has been occupied with recyclables.

  • WWJD: What would John do?

    Aug 4, 2011

    Even before my boss, Fort Irwin Public Affairs director John Wagstaffe answered the call to the Lord’s Army Tuesday, I kept asking myself, WWJD: What would John do? For those of us in the Public Affairs Office, John wasn’t just our boss, but our father, our friend, our mentor, our guidance counselor, our subject matter expert on the history of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center and much more.

  • WWII German POW’s family visits McClellan cemetery

    Aug 4, 2011

    The family of a WWII prisoner-of-war who died in Mississippi and was buried at the former Fort McClellan's POW Cemetery visited the cemetery July 31.

  • Carbine Competition Commences

    Aug 4, 2011

    On June 29, the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Contracting Center, on behalf of Program Manager Soldier Weapons, issued the final request for proposals (RFP) for the Individual Carbine (IC) competition.

  • Combined Arms Center-Training welcomes new leader

    Aug 4, 2011

    Col. Robert “Pat” White assumed responsibility as deputy commander for Combined Arms Center-Training in a ceremony July 29 at the Frontier Conference Center. White takes responsibility from Brig. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, who left the position last month to become deputy commanding general for maneuver of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan., as the Big Red One prepares for an Afghanistan deployment.

  • Anniston Army Depot converts Army’s M2s

    Aug 5, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot is converting the Army's inventory of M2 Flexible machine guns to a new variant, providing a constant stream of work for the installation's Small Arms Repair Facility.

  • Army announces civilian reductions

    Aug 9, 2011

    The Army announced today it will reduce the size of its civilian employee workforce by more than 8,700 people by Sept. 30, 2012.

  • GAP or no GAP at ANAD?

    Aug 4, 2011

    For the past several years, one underlying question that always becomes a topic of conversation around the depot is “How much is the GAP Award going to be this year?” This year, the question has turned to “Are we going to get a GAP Award?”

  • Excess Ordnance furniture donated

    Aug 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Faced with handling a large influx of furniture left by departing organizations due to base realignment and closure, the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Compliance Division orchestrated a dual donation/exchange of property to benefit a local charity.

  • Moroccan officials visit ANAD

    Aug 4, 2011

    Lt. Col. Mohcine El Midaoui and Lt. Col. Abdelilah Ben Hlima of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces toured Anniston Army Depot July 19-22. The visit, arranged by the U.S. Army’s Office of Security Cooperation through the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, was intended to give the duo an overview of the depot’s capabilities, particularly its ability to overhaul M1 Abrams tanks.

  • Discontinuation ceremony ends APG Ordnance era

    Aug 4, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The 68-year history of the 143d Ordnance Battalion came to an end July 29 as the last Ordnance unit on Aberdeen Proving Ground cased its colors for a final time during a discontinuation ceremony at McBride Parade Field.

  • Hessenpark: Visitors invited to step back in time at open-air museum

    Aug 4, 2011

  • Meandering on the way to Paris

    Aug 4, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There is a world of things yet to explore less than five hours down the Autobahn, beyond the border of Germany into France. But before hopping on that express tour to Paris, consider building a personal itinerary that allows for exploration at various points along the route at one's leisure.

  • Tanner visit reinforces Army Values

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Recently we had a visit from a very popular college coach who is a proven winner on and off the field. I’m referring to Ray Tanner, coach of the University of South Carolina baseball team, which has won the College World Series the past two years in a row.

  • Passing command: Units welcome new leaders in Wiesbaden

    Aug 4, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It’s change of command season in U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. Four units marked the transition of their senior leaders.

  • Volunteerism big part of NCO’s life

    Aug 4, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Scouting is a part of life for Staff Sgt. Robert Brickner and his family. The Scoutmaster for Fort Jackson’s troop, who has been involved with Boy Scouts since his childhood, said he sees volunteerism as a way to give back to others.

  • Baumholder garrison introduces Go Green program

    Aug 4, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Turning trash into cash and preserving the environment is what garrison leaders are shooting for with the new Baumholder Go-Green program. This was the leading topic at the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder personnel assembly July 2.

  • Language course teaches Soldiers more than just words

    Aug 4, 2011

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