Archive: Aug 2011

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  • Army Sustainment Command adding personal property shipping to its portfolio

    Aug 30, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command is absorbing many functions of installation Directorates of Logistics, including household goods movements.

  • Three inducted into prestigious club, another receives award

    Sep 2, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Three noncommissioned officers were inducted into the prestigious Sgt. Audie Murphy Club, during an induction ceremony in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall on Aug. 11. The three men, Sgt. 1st Class Jerrod Harbert of Company B, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Warner of Company C and Sgt. 1st Class Demtric Williams of Company B are all members of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence.

  • Funding Priority List to support 12 projects

    Aug 30, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, is preparing for reduced Army budget cuts by prioritizing requirements on its Funding Priority List. The FPL, a list of 12 USAICoE organizations' requirements compiled by the Directorate of Resource Management, was submitted for prioritization and approval to Brig. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca.

  • Sharp to speak at Cultural Awareness Seminar

    Aug 30, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Aug. 30, 2011) --The Fires Center of Excellence Cultural Awareness Seminar is scheduled for Sept. 23 at the Summerall Auditorium. Robert Sharp, a professor from the National Defense University's Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, is scheduled to speak about "Culture and its contribution to the utility of force."

  • Groundbreaking for future facility increases fort's value, capabilities

    Aug 30, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Electronic Proving Ground officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Smaller Arc fixture at the Antenna Test Facility site at Fort Huachuca's East Range Aug. 17. The Smaller Arc is a unique design in that it will place the elevation axis on the azimuth axis using a half-circular track that moves both elevation and azimuth at the same time. Historically, Arc test fixtures are designed to mount vehicles on a rotating platform underneath an Arc to provide an azimuth/elevation spherical coordinate measurement system.

  • JBLM explosives live-fire exercise a hands-on forum for military, civilian bomb techs alike

    Aug 30, 2011

    Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel and civilian bomb technicians from across Washington State and from as far as Portland, Ore., and British Columbia, Canada, came to Joint Base Lewis-McChord for training, Aug. 24-26, 2011.

  • Labor Day 2011 Holiday Safety Message

    Aug 31, 2011

    "Labor Day weekend will be a well deserved break for many, filled with good times with family and friends. However, we must all remain focused on our most important resource, our people. Without them, the mission is not possible."

  • 'If you can play Xbox, you can fly a Raven'

    Aug 30, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, practiced assembling and flying the Raven unmanned aircraft iat Camp Fallujah, Iraq, Aug. 23, 2011.

  • 7th Engineer Dive Team conducts salvage diver qualifications

    Aug 30, 2011

    In the middle of the night, in the deep, dark waters of the Persian Gulf, four second class divers of the 7th Engineer Dive Team from Fort Shafter, Hawaii, spent nearly four hours underwater testing their skills to become salvage divers.

  • Final Walter Reed patient moves to Bethesda

    Aug 30, 2011

    The last patient departed Walter Reed Army Medical Center Saturday morning with a rousing applause from staff members and a salute from the hospital's command.

  • Soldiers celebrate women's equality

    Aug 30, 2011

    Soldiers and Civilians deployed to northern Iraq, in support of Operation New Dawn, paid homage to women's struggle for equal rights during the Women's Equality Day celebration at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, Aug. 26, 2011.

  • Installation Management Academy welcomes students to Fort Sam Houston

    Aug 31, 2011

    The Installation Management Academy, featuring the Maj. Gen. Robert M. Joyce Family and MWR School and the Installation Management School, is open for business in San Antonio.

  • 1st AATF hosts partnership dinner

    Aug 30, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE WARRIOR, Iraq -- The 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, and Kirkuk Provincial Reconstruction Team welcomed government, military, and religious leaders to the 8th Annual Partnership Dinner at Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, Aug. 24, 2011.

  • Government Vacation Rewards now accepts Military StarĀ® Card for online airline purchases

    Aug 30, 2011

  • 529th food operations moves to Fort Myer

    Aug 30, 2011

    A team of 18 cooks from the 529th Regimental Support Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), served their last meal at the Fort Lesley J. McNair, D.C. dining facility, 29 July, and have been preparing for the move to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. during the month of August.

  • 7th Engineer Dive Team conducts salvage diver qualifications

    Aug 30, 2011

    In the middle of the night, in the deep, dark waters of the Persian Gulf, four second class divers of the 7th Engineer Dive Team from Fort Shafter, Hawaii, spent nearly four hours underwater testing their skills to become a salvage diver.

  • Public Affairs Officer Moves to Pentagon

    Aug 30, 2011

    Lt. Col. Robert Manning received the Meritorious Service Medal in appreciation for his service from January 2010 to July 2011 during a farewell awards ceremony Aug. 25, 2011, hosted by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general of the JFHQ-NCR/MDW at Fort McNair.

  • Spouse turns her loss into benefit for others

    Aug 30, 2011

    "Preparing your relationship for the unthinkable - Military Casualties" is a presentation designed to help people deal with the death of a loved one by explaining some of the issues they might face and the questions that may arise after a loss. The class encourages participants to discuss and plan, to "give your loved ones the gift of peace, by taking the time to talk about the unthinkable."

  • Female Soldiers work with women of Afghanistan

    Aug 30, 2011

    Soldiers with a female engagement team, 40th Engineer Battalion, 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team delivered medical supplies to a health clinic in Deh Dadi, Afghanistan, June 1, 2011.

  • Eyes in the sky: UAS team supports TF Duke operations

    Aug 30, 2011

    The Shadow unmanned aerial system helps keep 1st Infantry Division troops safe in Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army Africa best warriors compete

    Aug 30, 2011

    Going for the coveted U.S. Army Europe NCO and Soldier of the Year title, two U.S. Army Africa Soldiers, Sgt. Benjamin J. Carpenter, operations sergeant, and Cpl. Benjamin J. Roalson, supply clerk, participated in the 2011 U.S. Army Europe Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 24- 28.

  • Air defenders bond over barbecue on Osan Air Base

    Aug 30, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Air defenders from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command were invited to a friendship dinner meeting at the Republic of Korea Air Force Officers Club here Aug. 16.

  • General visits ADA battalion during annual exercise

    Aug 30, 2011

    SUWON AIR BASE, South Korea - Brig. Gen. James Dickinson arrived in Suwon Aug. 23 to visit the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery.

  • 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion changes command

    Aug 30, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - The 501st Military Intelligence Brigade's 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here on Desiderio Army Airfield Aug. 12.

  • Memorial ceremony held at Joint Security Area

    Aug 30, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY AREA, Panmunjom, South Korea - "Specialist Peaks?" "Here Sergeant Major!"

  • Thurman recognizes 35th ADA Brigade Soldiers

    Aug 30, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea, recognized 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Soldiers for their accomplishments here Aug. 17.

  • Senior commander visits 35th ADA Brigade for UFG

    Aug 30, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - Soldiers and leaders from the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade provided an overview of the Patriot force here Aug. 23 during a visit by the leader of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Forces Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense.

  • Army air defender reconnects with Swedish roots

    Aug 30, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - The hot and muggy climate of a Korean summer is a long way from Sweden, but 2nd Lt. Richard Erikkson found a small piece of his own past here to visit him.

  • Air Defense Battalion begins certification season

    Aug 30, 2011

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - "Watch it. Bring it in carefully!" said Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Calhoun, narrowing his eyes in the sunrise.

  • Third Army celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 30, 2011

    Third Army held a Women's Equality Day celebration at the Zone One Chapel here Aug. 26. The event honored the 91st anniversary of the 19th amendment's ratification, which gave U.S. women the right to vote.

  • Fort Carson honors children of fallen

    Aug 30, 2011

    Dozens of children who lost a parent in military service gathered in a garden near the Rocky Mountain Front Range Aug. 22, 2011, where Army officers shook their hands and presented them with medals of remembrance.

  • Soldiers' best friend reports for duty

    Aug 30, 2011

    Arnold, a 200-pound English Mastiff, has spent the past five years populating his resume with therapy hours and hospital visits. His resume now lists him as the newest member of Fort Drum's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • Military wife; military life

    Sep 12, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- An army wife wears many hats; mother, wife, employee, friend, confidant, caretaker, and more--but, Debbie Jarzynkowski somehow makes it look easy. While working full time as a manager at the Fort Hood Area Thrift Store, and the Family Readiness Group leader for 575th Forward Support Company, she also volunteers more than 180 hours a month, and is a full-time wife, mother, and grandmother to her husband, seven children, and three grandchildren. She is a licensed teacher for Child Protection Service, and has fostered 93 children throughout the years.

  • Fresh taste of Lake Belton

    Sep 12, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--The "water dogs" of Company A, 589th Brigade Support Battalion, 41st Fires Brigade pumped nonpotable water from Lake Belton and converted it into potable water using a tactical water purification system during a three-day field training exercise at the Belton Lake and Outdoor Recreation Area from Aug. 16-18.

  • Chargers secure the skies in southern Iraq

    Sep 12, 2011

    BASRAH, Iraq -- To ensure the safety of their fellow comrades, surveillance teams often use ground or aerial imagery to track where friendly troops are located.

  • New training program makes exciting debut

    Sep 6, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- Soldiers from 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade Rear Detachment, 1st Cavalry Division, have had a busy month of training but nothing as pressing as the Junior Soldier Development Training competition that occurred Aug. 16-19, 2011 here at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Baltimore Raven's Donate Backpacks

    Sep 6, 2011

  • Saber works with locals to better life

    Sep 6, 2011

  • Air Assault Training comes to Fort Hood

    Sep 6, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Filled with adrenaline, commitment and motivation, Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse", 1st Cavalry Division familiarized themselves with the Fort Hood obstacle course, in preparation for Air Assault Course, 18 Aug.

  • USARPAC welcomes new deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Reserves

    Aug 30, 2011

    Commander of U.S. Army Pacific, Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, hosted a Flying V ceremony to welcome Maj. Gen. William G. Beard, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific Aug. 29 on Fort Shafter at historic Palm Circle.

  • NSSC open for business on Aug 30

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center will be open on Tuesday Aug. 30 for normal business hours. However, the following buildings do not have power: Building 1 (Carney); Building 2 (Doriot); Building 30 (Murphy Clinic); Building 42 (Wood); Building 45 (Barnes); Building 86 (Navy/Coast Guard) and Building 92 (Gifford). Employees working in these buildings please contact their supervisor for instructions. USARIEM employees do not report to work tomorrow.

  • JBLM explosives live-fire exercise a hands-on forum for military, civilian bomb techs alike

    Aug 29, 2011

    In some lines of work, truly substantial learning requires that you blow things up. That was the idea behind Ravens Challenge, a three-day live-fire exercise at Leschi Town -- the premier mock village for training on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. -- that brought together military Explosive Ordnance Disposal and civilian bomb technicians from across Washington State and even agencies from as far as Portland, Ore., and British Columbia, Canada, Aug. 24-26.

  • As Hurricane Irene Ends New York Army National Guard Mission Focus Shifts to Catskill Mountain Area

    Aug 29, 2011

    As local governments across New York began assessing the impact of Hurricane Irene, the focus of effort for the 2,500 New York Army and Air National Guard members on State Active Duty shifted from Long Island and New York City to the mountain towns in Greene and Schoharie Counties.

  • Army Reserve sleepover more than pizzas, video games

    Aug 29, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When Tammy Ward woke up and spoke to her son on the phone after a sleepover with new friends recently, the discussion wasn't about how many pizzas he ate, the long hours playing video games or even scary movies on the television.

  • TRADOC AIT Platoon Sgt. of the Year Announced

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Sgt. 1st Class Paul Gahl, representing Fort Sill, Okla., was selected as the 2011 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year. The Army's top 11 Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeants from across the nation gathered here Aug. 22 through 26 to compete for the title of the AIT Platoon Sergeant of the Year.

  • Last wounded warriors depart Walter Reed

    Aug 31, 2011

    The last patient left Walter Reed Army Medical Center Saturday following 17 other wounded warriors who traveled by ambulance to the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.

  • Apple version of popular ATN2GO Army training app requires new download

    Aug 31, 2011

    The Apple version of the U.S. Army's popular Army Training Network 2GO training app expired Aug. 25, 2011. Apple users will need to download and install the updated software.

  • Depot Quick Win Won't Put a Damper on DoD Budget

    Aug 29, 2011

    A Lean Six Sigma project is slashing prices on UH-60s by over $500,000 thanks to a new tooling aide that has revolutionized the way the Corpus Christi Army Depot repairs damper brackets.

  • Assistant Secretary Hammack tours installatons, talks to leaders in Kansas and Missouri

    Aug 30, 2011

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment made a three day official visit to Kansas and Missouri.

  • Following Irene, New York Guard mission shifts to Catskills

    Aug 30, 2011

    While local governments across New York were assessing the impact of Hurricane Irene, the focus of effort for the New York Army and Air National Guard shifted from Long Island and New York City to the mountain towns in Greene and Schoharie counties.

  • Depot embarks on Navy overhaul mission

    Aug 29, 2011

    Tobyhanna Army Depot is now the Navy's source for overhaul of a sophisticated piece of equipment, the Depth Detector Type 2, DD2.

  • Vietnam-era recordings reveal CECOM's history of supporting the Soldier

    Aug 29, 2011

    During the Vietnam War, CECOM's predecessor organization--the Electronics Command, ECOM--was supplying the Army with the most advanced communications and electronics systems any Army had ever seen.

  • Labor Day 2011

    Sep 1, 2011

    Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

  • Army civilian delivers engineering, technology skills in Afghanistan

    Aug 30, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- When Soldiers need a fix to a nagging problem in the field they may pull a "MacGyver" to come up with unconventional solutions. But now the Army has a team of specialists to rapidly develop and deliver technology and engineering solutions located front and center with troops in Afghanistan.

  • Master Black Belt Continues to Build a Culture of Change

    Nov 1, 2011

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

    Aug 30, 2011

    Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and the Environment, got a first-hand look at the energy saving technologies and the hands-on training available at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Aug. 25, 2011.

  • Cultural Movie Night gives language students an insider's view

    Aug 29, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Since April 2010, the Student Learning Center's Cultural Movie Night has been providing Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center students, faculty and staff an excellent opportunity to get a rare insider's view into the culture and issues that lie behind many of the languages taught to military personnel at the Presidio of Monterey.

  • Warrior battalion partners with local community

    Aug 29, 2011

    Over the pasts few weeks, the 1-335th Operations Battalion, 205th Infantry Brigade, partnered with Habitat for Humanity to help build a house in the neighboring community of Edinburgh ...

  • Wranglers host ESC level board

    Aug 29, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, IRAQ --Command Sgt. Maj. Debbie Schroder of the 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and an El Paso, Ill. native, flew to Contingency Operating Base, Adder in a battlefield circulation where she presided over a battlefield promotion board.

  • Iraqi Army tours Adder's SSA

    Aug 29, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, IRAQ -- The Iraqi Army will take over newly constructed supply warehouses in a few months at two locations in southern Iraq. But before the personnel turn on the lights and begin working, they need some visual assistance.

  • Cavalry Soldier uses more than one MOS

    Aug 29, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Some Soldiers are perfectly happy holding down one Military Occupational Specialty. Staff Sgt. Josh Baker, a unit movement officer for Foxtrot Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command and a Haines, Ore. native, isn't one of them.

  • New capabilities enhance Guard response to Hurricane Irene

    Sep 29, 2011

    About 7,675 National Guard troops from 18 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico responded over the weekend to civil authorities tackling Hurricane Irene and its aftermath.

  • ASAP barbecue recognizes Fort Gordon leadership

    Aug 29, 2011

    Army Substance Abuse Program The Fort Gordon Army Substance Abuse Program hosted a barbecue event designed to recognize unit leaders for their outstanding support of servicemembers and the ASAP program.

  • NSSC Closed Aug. 29

    Aug 29, 2011

    As of 0833 Monday, Aug 29, 2011. Due to the continued power outage caused by Tropical Storm Irene, The Natick Soldier Systems Center is closed today. Mission essential personnel are to report as required.

  • Stockholm: Five tips for an adventure in the land of three kings

    Aug 29, 2011

    Sweden is subtle. Its cuisine is hearty and simple, its aesthetic minimalist and politics neutral. Sweden's modesty often puts the country on Europe's tourism backburner, but for all its nuance, Stockholm, the capital, is an infectious delight to visit with a distinct I-could-live-here vibe. Stockholm is a singularly beautiful city packed with helpful citizens and enough activities to last visitors for months. However, few have that much time, so I've listed my top five suggestions for a trip to the "Capital of Scandinavia."

  • Summer program teaches creativity

    Aug 29, 2011

    What was once a bland storage room now has the spirit of creativity written on the walls (literally) thanks to three Vilseck High School students. Kevin Porter, 16, and Emily LeDel, 15, spent numerous hours putting the finishing touches on a new classroom for the Main Post Heart and Home Craft Shop as part of the Summer Hire program.

  • Goodfellow named District Teacher of the Year

    Aug 29, 2011

    Ryan Goodfellow is one of those rare teachers who makes the most grueling subjects -- like math -- fun. "Math is consistent; there are no exceptions to the rules, it has an application and is useful in our daily lives," said Goodfellow. "Most people come into math with a negative attitude and I try to turn them around. I try to create a learning experience in which all students can be successful."

  • Medical initiative to save estimated $254 million, improve warfighter support

    Aug 29, 2011

    A new initiative Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Medical is participating in could realize $254.1 million in savings to customers over five years, while improving support to warfighters.

  • New play area offers fun, safe setting for children with disabilities

    Aug 29, 2011

    A gaggle of bright-eyed children helped U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Commander Col. Vann Smiley maneuver a giant pair of scissors. Together, they cut a ribbon officially opening the new "boundless" playground located on Rose Barracks at Little Mike Park, Aug. 12.

  • 371st Wreath Laying Ceremony

    Aug 29, 2011

  • PRT Soldier ignores own injuries, treats others

    Aug 29, 2011

    A Soldier with Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team has helped save the life of others while under fire twice in the last two months, once while injured himself.

  • USD-N and 1st RGB talk transition Key leaders meet to discuss the future of Kirkuk security

    Aug 29, 2011

    Members of United States Division -- North and the 1st Kurdish Regional Guard Brigade met to discuss the future of security in the Kirkuk province, Aug. 24.

  • Preventive medicine team maintains healthy environment

    Aug 29, 2011

    While combat operations in Iraq have given way to the advise, train and assist mission, Soldiers still encounter many challenges while deployed, including threats of disease and other environmental hazards. Specialists Amanda Rose and Eddy Luengas, both preventive medicine specialists with Company C, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division -- North, ensure deployed Soldiers work and live in a healthy environment at Contingency Operating Base Warhorse in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • U.S. Army Africa Intelligence Soldiers graduate top of class

    Aug 31, 2011

    Two noncommissioned officers from U.S. Army Africa were further prepared for a demanding, yet rewarding position in staff operations by graduating at the top of their class at the Battle Staff NCO Course (BSNCOC) taught by the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA).

  • Eyes in the sky: UAS team supports TF Duke operations

    Aug 29, 2011

    The UAS Shadow is a remotely controlled aircraft with a camera attached that provides commanders with reconnaissance and surveillance without putting any Soldiers in harm's way

  • Iraq Oil Police training at Camp Dublin

    Aug 29, 2011

    BAGHDAD -- The development and sustainment of Iraq's physical and economical security depend greatly on the government's ability to protect its natural resources. Iraq has some of the biggest oil reserves in the world and the Ministry of Interior has developed a training program for the Iraqi Oil Police, a highly skilled police force to protect the country's oil infrastructure.

  • Civil Disorder Management graduation at Camp Dublin

    Aug 29, 2011

    BAGHDAD -- One hundred Iraqi Police graduated from the Civil Disorder Management course at Camp Dublin, Victory Base Complex Aug. 23.

  • Women's Equality Day: The suffrage is still not complete

    Aug 31, 2011

    A mere two centuries ago, many women across the United States of America had the dream of seeing women treated as equals. If they were alive today they would see women serving in the Senate, Supreme Court, and as generals and admirals within the military. This would have not been possible if it weren't for the ratification of the 19th amendment.

  • RFI rapidly issues gear to Soldiers in new facility

    Aug 29, 2011

    "within 20 minutes, it's mission accomplished" The Rapid Fielding Initiative storefront for Bagram Airfield relocated to a larger and better equipped facility on the Warrior compound in July and has been serving satisfied customers daily since then.

  • USACE, Army divers team up for solutions at Kajaki, Dahla dams in Afghanistan

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Kajaki and Dahla dams in southern Afghanistan have not had their underwater structures inspected or repaired for several years, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to remedy the neglect.

  • Army leaders praise new 'agile' approach to tactical network

    Aug 29, 2011

    The Army's new approach to rapidly maturing the tactical network through semi-annual field exercises is already forcing positive change, senior leaders said during the service's signature information-technology forum last week.

  • Marne Warrior first responders tested during MASCAL exercise

    Aug 29, 2011

    Marne Division medics conducted a mass casualty exercise Aug. 18, 2011, to prepare for their upcoming deployment to oversee the end of the American mission in Iraq.

  • NSSC delayed opening for Aug. 29

    Aug 29, 2011

    Due to a power outage caused by the effects of Tropical Storm Irene, the Natick Soldier Systems Center opens at 12 noon on Monday, Aug. 29.

  • Army North DCE Region II establishes HQ in Latham, NY

    Aug 28, 2011

    Photo release on Army North's DCE Region II establishing its operations center in Latham, NY, in anticipation of requests for federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is the overall lead for the federal response effort for Hurricane Irene.

  • Army North's JTF-51 plans support for Hurricane Irene relief efforts

    Sep 29, 2011

    Army North team members provide support in planning for Title X support to Hurricane Irene relief efforts Aug. 27 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., in anticipation of requests for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is the overall lead for the federal response effort for Hurricane Irene.

  • Guard supports joint Hurricane Irene response, thousands deploy

    Sep 29, 2011

    National Guard support to the joint response to Hurricane Irene was in full motion today as thousands of soldiers and airmen rolled out in multiple states to support civilian authorities.

  • Walter Reed inpatients move to Naval Medical Center in Maryland

    Aug 29, 2011

    Officials here at the National Naval Medical Center declared a new chapter in military health care as a procession of ambulances delivered the last 18 inpatients from Walter Reed Army Medical Center this morning, a final milestone as the two flagship hospitals consolidate.

  • New York Guard troops mobilized to support Hurricane Irene emergency operations

    Sep 29, 2011

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized nearly 2,000 Soldiers and airmen in response to the expected landfall of Hurricane Irene, which has already caused deaths and destruction in other states.

  • Standing guard in the face of Hurricane Irene

    Sep 29, 2011

    A 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Soldier walks his tour in humble reverence past the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during Hurricane Irene.

  • Women's Equality Day: Celebrating women's right to vote

    Aug 27, 2011

    Women across the United States have an anniversary and cause to celebrate on August 26. Ninety-one years ago they were given the right to vote. I was more excited about casting my first vote than I was to get my driver's license. Voting is one of the basic rights guaranteed by our Constitution. It is one of our birth rites, because we are fortunate enough to be born in the United States.

  • GI Jane battles deployment fatigue; a military spouse's perspective

    Aug 27, 2011

    Deployment fatigue, just like regular fatigue, can affect everyone - both new spouses and those going through their first deployments, as well as more seasoned GI Janes. It can also sneak up on us. GI Jane is a composite character of many different military spouse contributors and offers a wide variety of viewpoints and perspectives. We would like to hear from readers. Submit column ideas and feedback via email to pao.fwa@us.army.mil.

  • Panetta puts troops on standby for hurricane assistance

    Sep 30, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has issued a prepare-to-deploy order for 6,500 active-duty service members from all of the services to support hurricane relief efforts if ordered, Pentagon spokesman George Little said today.

  • Robot conducts FORSCOM band's Woodwind Quintet

    Aug 30, 2011

    The Army Forces Command band's Woodwind Quintet found itself under the direction of an unexpected guest conductor during the WWQ's performance at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County on Aug. 26. Waste Management Inc.'s robot Cycler led the ensemble in an arrangement of the "Humming Chorus" from Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. And without any rehearsal! This was just one highlight of the week for The Army Ground Forces Band, which supported six other missions as well.

  • Recycling, one of many steps toward Net Zero

    Sep 19, 2011

    The Army has given us a vision and a goal our leaders call Net Zero -- that of managing our resources in a sustainable manner. The premise behind Net Zero is that our use of resources and our production of resources will equal each other. We must all act responsibly to make the best use of our resources; to retrain ourselves and our families about how best to use water, electricity and other resources.

  • North Carolina Guard, Emergency Management prepare for Hurricane Irene

    Sep 29, 2011

    The North Carolina National Guard has teamed up to support the North Carolina Emergency Management Eastern office in preparing our coast for Hurricane Irene, which makes landfall on the North Carolina coast this weekend.

  • Cavalry troopers learn skills to success

    Aug 27, 2011

    There are many ways to improve yourself while deployed. A group of Soldiers and Airmen worked on self-development during a class at Contingency Operating Base, Warhorse, Aug. 2.

  • Third Army Soldier thankful to serve any time

    Aug 27, 2011

    Sitting at a desk in the corner of a tent is a staff sergeant with a big smile and a bigger heart. This staff sgt. made a commitment to serve this grateful nation 23 years ago and never deterred.

  • 10 years after 9/11, Soldier keeps true to reason for serving

    Aug 27, 2011

    In Sept. 2001, Keenan Miles, from Belfair, Wash., was sitting on his mother's couch when he turned on the television. The first thing he saw was images of the twin towers on fire, smoke billowing from where commercial jet liners had impacted them. While watching people jumping from the burning towers, Miles could not believe his eyes.

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

    Aug 27, 2011

    Sept. 11th. Everyone remembers where they were that fateful day when terrorists hijacked three airplanes destroying the twin towers, part of the pentagon and so many innocent lives.

  • Third Army Soldier recalls loss of nephew on AA 11

    Aug 27, 2011

    Sept. 11th brings somber thoughts to many Americans as we near its 10th remembrance. For one Third Army Soldier, Sept. 11 also marks the death of his 21-year-old nephew, whose American Airlines flight 11 was hijacked that fateful morning.

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