Archive: Aug 2011

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  • Retiring the retiree council

    Aug 2, 2011

    Members of the Fort McPherson Retiree Council discuss their future July 22 in the Commander’s Conference Room in the Garrison Headquarters (Bldg. 65). The meeting, the council’s last, gave attendees the chance to celebrate their accomplishments over cake and refreshments.

  • Lactation consultants support breastfeeding moms to ensure success

    Aug 2, 2011

    This year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme, established by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Advocacy (WABA), is “Talk to Me: Breastfeeding, a 3-D Experience.” The focus is on the importance of the connection between mother and baby (2-dimensions), and the third dimension is support from the health care provider, friends, family members, and others who are all essential for the mother’s success, Hattaway said.

  • Grilling season ends at Strike Zone

    Aug 3, 2011

    Summer grilling season might still be "cooking," but for patrons at the Fort McPherson Strike Zone bowling center, the grill has cooled off. The Strike Zone's grill operations officially ended July 29, leaving loyal patrons looking for a new lunch destination come Aug. 1.

  • Under Secretary completes Central, South America tour

    Aug 3, 2011

    The Under Secretary of the Army completed his week-long visit to Central and South America July 30, 2011, after visits to key U.S. Department of State officials and partner nation military leaders in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Colombia.

  • Juan Ortega - June Material Enterpriser of the Month

    Aug 2, 2011

  • Carrying away good deals

    Aug 2, 2011

    Shoppers took advantage of low prices on child care and educational tools at the Fort McPherson Child Development Center (CDC) cash and carry sale July 27.

  • Nine Afghan Soldiers complete maintenance mentorship program

    Aug 2, 2011

  • Command Sgt. Maj. and Sgt. Maj. nominative process (.pdf)

    Aug 2, 2011

  • 21st TSC honor members for service, pay tribute to the fallen

    Aug 2, 2011

    Soldiers, Civilians, and Families gathered to honor and say farewell to Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command at a Retreat and Retirement ceremony on Panzer parade field here, July 28. This month’s ceremony included a special tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The names of three Soldiers who lost their lives during Operation Enduring Freedom were unveiled at the 21st TSC Memorial site.

  • Illinois Brothers fulfill lifelong dream, join Army

    Aug 3, 2011

    Illinois brothers join Army together

  • Baghdad Police College K9 handler graduation

    Aug 2, 2011

    BAGHDAD - U.S. and Iraqi Soldiers, along with distinguished members of the Iraqi National Police, gathered at the Baghdad Police College at Forward Operating Base Shield for a graduation of 26 canine handlers July 30.

  • Army seeks robotic breakthroughs with education

    Aug 3, 2011

    Forty teams from around the world converged June 3-6, 2011, on Oakland University's campus in Rochester, Mich., for the 19th Annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, hosted by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and automotive center and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International.

  • 391st CSSB under new leadership

    Aug 2, 2011

    The 391st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, held a change of command ceremony to say farewell to Lt. Col C. Scott Luekenga, the outgoing commander, and to welcome Lt. Col. Donald A. MacCuish, the incoming commander, here July 22.

  • transatlantic Division reshapes as priorities shift in Middle East

    Aug 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers realigned its overseas operations this summer to reflect the shifting workloads in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout the Middle East and central Asia.

  • United through reading opens at 401st AFSB

    Aug 2, 2011

  • Program helps disabled vets become entrepreneurs

    Oct 14, 2011

    The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans With Disabilities is part of a program designed to help participants get their businesses off the ground or enhance ventures they have started.

  • Mullen: Afghans must address corruption, criminal networks

    Aug 2, 2011

    The Afghan government must address corruption and criminal organizations subverting the will of the people, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said during a visit to Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • 2011 U.S. Army Europe EFMB: Behind the Scenes

    Aug 2, 2011

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- What does it take to set up an event like the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB) Standardization and Testing? At a glance, more than 400 cadre, graders and support personnel from units throughout Europe, some working 12 to 13 hours a day for much of the last four months.

  • U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Standardization, Day 1

    Aug 2, 2011

    U.S. and multinational soldiers stationed in Europe practice for the the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Test, held the second week of August at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • US, Iraqi intelligence communities support female professionals

    Aug 2, 2011

    BAGHDAD " The United States Forces - Iraq military intelligence directorate hosted a conference for Iraqi professional women in the security ministries July 26 at the U.S. Embassy here.

  • Arkansas Guardsmen respond to attack

    Aug 2, 2011

    Most days, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Linder and his UH-60 Black Hawk flight crew carry members of the U.S. Division " North command team throughout Iraq, often transporting additional passengers between trips with the division leadership. During one seemingly routine mission, Linder and his crew, members of the Arkansas National Guard’s Company B, 1st Battalion, 185th Attack Helicopter Regiment, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, found themselves under attack.

  • Robotics technology may keep Soldiers far from harm

    Aug 2, 2011

    New technology developed by the U.S. Army Tank Research, Development and Engineering Command's tank and Automotive Research Center may make it possible to perform surveillance, route clearance and threat defeat at an even greater distance, possibly far from the battlefield.

  • Change of Command, reflagging completed for Army’s only deployable Combat Training Center

    Aug 2, 2011

    Previously known as the Battle Command Training Program, Mission Command Training Program is the U.S. Army's only deployable combat training center.

  • Rapid Trident 2011: Breaking barriers, building bridges

    Aug 2, 2011

    Rapid Trident 2011, underway at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center here, is in full swing and 13 nations have been training and conducting airborne operations together since the exercise started July 25.

  • It’s no mystery what good is happening on Plum Island, New York

    Aug 2, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District completes a decade's worth of work in and around Plum Island, New York. This work is supporting the important work the Federal Government is performing on the island, preserving the island's rich history and environment and improving area beaches for the upcoming beach season.

  • Bowling centers hope to knock the pins out of world record

    Aug 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army-Hawaii bowling centers will join more than 4,000 bowling centers across the nation to set a new world record during National Bowling Week.

  • Resiliency camp held for families of wounded, fallen Soldiers

    Aug 3, 2011

    Through a partnership between Survivor Outreach Services and Operation Military Kids, two very special groups of children and their families came together July 15-17, 2011, for a summer retreat at Camp Erdman in Waialua, Hawaii.

  • Wounded Warriors get competitive during adaptive sports

    Aug 1, 2011

    Wounded warriors from the Warrior Transition Battalion participated in adaptive sports, adding competitiveness to their physical therapy at Shoreline Park July 29. Soldiers demonstrated their athletic prowess during sitting volleyball, disc golf, and wheelchair basketball, sports that have been adapted so everyone can play despite physical abilities.

  • Pets, people have a tail waggin’ good time at 'Pets are People Too Expo'

    Aug 1, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Porter Community Center, here, went to the dogs during the “Pets are People Too Expo,” July 21.

  • Survivor Outreach Services hosts annual training

    Aug 1, 2011

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Survivor Outreach Services recently held four days of professional development training for nearly 300 employees in Orlando, Fla., as part of a larger mission to improve the quality of service provided to the Families of fallen Soldiers.

  • New FORSCOM/USARC headquarters honors Gen. George C. Marshall

    Aug 3, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command dedicated their new combined headquarters complex during a ceremony Aug. 1, 2011, in honor of General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945.

  • New boat improves Corps’ river navigation work

    Aug 2, 2011

    Keeping the Sacramento River safe for navigation is faster, safer and cheaper for the Corps’ Sacramento District now with the arrival of a bigger boat from its Englebright Lake.

  • Mobile comm ready to go 'tactical' for Iraq drawdown

    Aug 2, 2011

    With the expected pullout of troops at the conclusion of Operation New Dawn, one unit in Iraq is making sure Soldiers there are also ready for a drawdown in network bandwidth capacity.

  • PACC VII and PAMS XXXV Opening Ceremony

    Aug 2, 2011

    The Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference (PACC) and Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) both got under way with concurrent opening ceremonies in Singapore. The conferences this year were are co-hosted by the Singapore and U.S. Armies. PACC is a biennial, multi-national, executive defense forum for Asia Pacific's regional ground forces Chiefs and is designed to foster military-to-military cooperation, develop interpersonal relationships and contribute to regional dialogue and stability. Pacific Armies Management Seminar (PAMS) is an annual multi-national military seminar organized by U.S. Army Pacific that provides a forum for senior-level officers from Asia Pacific's regional ground forces to exchange views and ideas. It provides an opportunity for current and future leaders of the region's armies to establish and cultivate relationships.

  • Army civilian takes bronze with 530-pound lift

    Aug 1, 2011

    Lifting close to 530 pounds is an unthinkable task for many, but one Army civilian did just that during the USA Powerlifting Master Nationals Competition earlier this year in Atlanta -- earning him a bronze medal during the competition.

  • Soldiers break through Arabic, English barrier with music

    Aug 2, 2011

    Soldiers deployed to Iraq often find difficulty in communicating with local nationals without the use of an interpreter. Even so, there are other communication tools that are easily understood worldwide, such as body language, hand gestures and music.

  • Army rifle shooters on target at 50th Interservice Championship

    Aug 2, 2011

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Rifle platoon dominated their fellow servicemembers at the 50th Interservice Rifle Championships, July 17-26, 2011, proving once again that the premier marksmen in the military serve in the Army.

  • Asymmetric Warfare Group training range project to move forward

    Aug 1, 2011

  • ASC cyclists join ride across Iowa

    Aug 1, 2011

    Twenty-three Army Sustainment Command bicyclists joined 20,000 riders on the final leg of a ride across Iowa.

  • Central Valley Flood Risk

    Aug 3, 2011

    Why is flood risk so high in California? This video explores the history, risk and local/federal efforts to reduce flooding in California with one of the world's largest flood risk reduction systems. Produced by the Sacramento District and the California Department of Water Resources. This video is part of the Corps of Engineers Flood Plain Management Services Program (FPMS) which funds projects that educate the public about flood hazards where they live and work and actions they can take to reduce property damage and prevent loss of life. FPMS also provides technical assistance to local governments and interested groups.

  • DoE, Army alliance underlines achieving energy security

    Aug 2, 2011

    As the price of oil continues to fluctuate and the nation searches for fuel-efficiency and an energy future independent of foreign oil, the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of the Army are collaborating to address this pressing national security issue.

  • Instructors Provide Performance-Based Supply Training for CSLA

    Aug 1, 2011

    In support of recently relocated Item Managers, the CECOM Logistics and Readiness Center’s Communications Security Logistics Activity hosted a Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced Program Managers, or PBUSE PM, Workshop June 6- 9.

  • Conference Highlights National Capital Region Security

    Aug 2, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington hosted his first commander's conference since he assumed command at JFHQ-NCR/MDW June 3, 2011.

  • EEO to host workshops for federal employees

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The staff of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office wants to educate federal civilian employees, and remove barriers that may be keeping them from moving up the ladder of success. One way EEO wants to help is with its 2011 Federal Employees’ Workshops, scheduled for Aug. 10-11.

  • Training noise increases on post

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It’s a bit noisier on Fort Benning ranges since the Armor School started conducting gunnery exercises. And the sound and vibration may be surprising for some of the post’s neighbors.

  • Last tanker OSUT class graduates from Knox

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. " Friday marked a historic day at Fort Knox, Ky., " 143 Soldiers with C Company, 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, graduated from the last armor one station unit training class of tankers here. The Armor School moved to Fort Benning as a part of the government-mandated Base Realignment and Closure.

  • New shipment of equipment arrives

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Sixty armored vehicles arrived Thursday at Ochille Railhead From Fort Knox, Ky. The vehicles were offloaded Tuesday, using more than 60 civilian and military personnel from the Directorate of Training Sustainment, 194th Armored Brigade and the 316th Cavalry Brigade.

  • Officer candidate strikes new chord in the Army

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Silas Huff isn’t your average officer candidate. In fact, he’s swapping the prestige and affluence of a maestro’s baton for an Army combat uniform.

  • Marines uncase unit colors

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Marine Corps Detachment already had a few boots on the ground but made it official Thursday.

  • 463rd Medical Detachment deploys

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, GA. - Army veterinary technicians and food inspectors from Fort Benning are joining the fight in Afghanistan.

  • Medal of Honor recipient recounts heroic actions in Afghanistan

    Aug 4, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry remembers his son, Austin, telling him he's thinking about going to West Point or the Air Force Academy after high school. But the 17-year-old grew a little apprehensive after seeing his father become only the second living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the war on terror during a July 12, 2011 ceremony at the White House.

  • Afghan, coalition forces partner in eastern Afghanistan

    Aug 3, 2011

    Afghan National Army Soldiers partnered with Czech Republic and U.S. Soldiers for a two-day mission in the Charkh district of Logar province, July 13-14, 2011.

  • It's not official until it's Facebook official: Tips, warnings

    Aug 3, 2011

    Welcome to the 21st century everyone, home of the Internet, Twitter, Justin Bieber and the newer version of MySpace... Facebook. Suddenly e-mails are gone and messages are sent via Facebook chat. It seems as though relationships aren't official till they are verified online.

  • GI Jane answers FRG questions, provides insight

    Aug 1, 2011

    Yes, FRG has been known to cause even the most valiant of commanders to break out into a cold sweat at their first meeting, but with good communication and a positive attitude by all participants, it can be a great resource during the deployment.

  • JROTC: Students teach students about responsibility, leadership, community service, teamwork

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. " As high school students ponder their choices for class electives this year, one group at Leesville High School hopes to entice greater numbers into its ranks Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.

  • PWOC offers monthly program, deployment break for spouses

    Aug 1, 2011

    . . . although deployment reality can seem a little bleak and unending at times the Protestant Women of the Chapel are determined to provide an outlet for Families by providing a monthly event just for them.

  • Fort Polk's little hero: 9-year-old boy saves mother's life

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. " At the beginning of a school day May 23, Nicholas Seymour woke up by himself at 8 a.m. His mother, Melanie, usually woke him up and prepared him for school, but that morning she was missing.

  • New SDDC magazine harnesses power of the Web

    Aug 1, 2011

    In an effort to reduce spending and take advantage of new, Internet-based capabilities,, the official Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command magazine, Translog, has transitioned to an online-only publication effective Aug. 1.

  • Fort Riley Combatives Team honored for second place finish

    Aug 1, 2011

    The 1st Infantry Division welcomes champions back with a special ceremony.

  • Slideshow: Secretary of the Army visits Grafenwoehr Training Area

    Aug 2, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh visited Grafenwoehr, Germany, Aug. 1, 2011, on an operational update visit. McHugh observed training and preparation for the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge Standardization and Testing at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, and spoke with the spouses of deployed Soldiers.

  • Fort Polk DA police officers, MPs work to keep community safe

    Aug 1, 2011

    So what really happens in the daily life of a Fort Polk police officer?

  • B Co., 88th BSB deploys to A

    Aug 1, 2011

    Deployment ceremonies are often bittersweet. They’re a time to recognize the bravery of Soldiers who answer their nation’s call of duty. They’re also a time filled with hugs, handshakes and tears as Soldiers say goodbye to Family and friends.

  • Deployed dads can develop bonds that last forever

    Aug 1, 2011

    Until I was 10 years old, my father was active duty in the Army; stationed at Fort Polk since I was 4 years old, he had reached the paygrade of E-8 and was a first sergeant. I was one of the lucky (or unlucky) few “Army brats” who hadn’t moved all over the country. I was born near Fort Belvoir, Va.; we were stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., when I was almost 3 and moved to Fort Polk a year later.

  • ANA, TF Strength Soldiers conduct maintenance rodeo

    Aug 1, 2011

  • Army launches students into future to recruit young scientists

    Aug 1, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., August 1, 2011 -- Students taking part in U.S. Army All-American Bowl activities will be instantly transported to 2032 amid terrorist attacks and civil unrest. They will join a team of U.S. Army Soldiers and civilian scientists to design new technologies to protect lives and defeat the threat. An immersive, high-tech portal will deliver students directly into the Army's high-tech world.

  • National Guard uses skills in humanitarian mission abroad

    Aug 1, 2011

    More than 20 Soldiers from the South Dakota National Guard's 155th Engineering Company, of Wagner, S.D., arrived in the South American country of Suriname, July 22, 2011, as part of New Horizons 2011.

  • Afghan security forces celebrate 100,000th graduate of literacy training program

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Afghan National Army graduated 1,287 soldiers from Basic Warrior Training at Kabul Military Training Center, July 28, including a special commemoration marking the graduation of the 100,000 Afghan National Security Force literacy program trainee.

  • USACE, USAFE break ground on new Spangdahlem fitness center

    Aug 1, 2011

    52nd Fighter Wing and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leadership broke ground on a new fitness center here July 22.

  • USAG Schinnen reduces building energy use 24 percent: Ka-ching!

    Aug 3, 2011

    SCHINNEN, Netherlands -- How would a 58 percent reduction in energy use affect your budget? That's what USAG Schinnen is enjoying for one building after implementing a Building Energy Monitor (BEM) Program. Kathy Ter Veen, a Program Manager, was awarded a certificate and VVV vouchers valued at EURO 50 at a Commander's Call held July 28 in the garrison's Community Activity Center for leading the garrison's reduction in energy use.

  • United States Forces " Iraq closes courthouse named for fallen Soldier

    Aug 1, 2011

    Legal professionals from the United States Forces " Iraq, gathered together to decommission the Sgt. Maj. Cornell W. Gilmore Memorial Courthouse here July 29.

  • Johnson meets volunteers helping with clean up efforts

    Aug 1, 2011

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea - Following the record-breaking rainfall and the mudslides that followed in South Korea, the Eighth Army commanding general visited here to view clean up efforts in the community outside of Camp Casey.

  • Team in Afghanistan named best project development team in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

    Aug 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North Project Development Team won the 2011 Project Development Team of the Year award for their design and construction of the detention facility in Parwan, Afghanistan.

  • Ordnance Reef technology demonstration reaches halfway point

    Aug 1, 2011

    The Ordnance Reef technology demonstration is midway through the technical display of abilities to recover and destroy underwater military munitions, near the Waianae, Hawaii, coast.

  • Net zero is an Army sustainability goal

    Aug 1, 2011

    Soldiers are creative geniuses when it comes to figuring out ways to help the Army conserve its natural resources and create renewable energy.

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