Archive: Aug 2011

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  • 911th Soldiers Train to Save Lives

    Aug 25, 2011

    Refining their abilities to provide life saving assistance to civilian authorities in the National Capital Region is what the U.S. Army 911th Technical Rescue Engineer Company was doing at the Center for National Response (CNR) from 7 to 19 Aug., 2011.

  • Army leaders discuss network strategic vision for 2020

    Aug 26, 2011

    The top generals tasked with bringing the most innovative and current technology into the Army's communications network held a press and bloggers session at the annual LandWarNet conference here Aug. 24, 2011, to discuss the network strategic vision moving toward 2020.

  • Panetta: Language training critical to U.S. interests, security

    Aug 25, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta returned Aug. 23 to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center he championed as a congressman to praise the next generation of military linguists he called critical to the United States' future.

  • Hundreds come out to Run for the Fallen

    Aug 25, 2011

    About 550 participants ran a total of 1,731.5 miles to honor fallen service members at Fort Leavenworth's Run for the Fallen Aug. 20, coordinated by Survivor Outreach Services, Army Community Service, and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Fort Leavenworth prepares for airfield flood cleanup

    Aug 25, 2011

    The cost of flood cleanup and future use of Fort Leavenworth's Sherman Army Airfield are unknown until inspectors can get into the facility and cleanup can begin, post officials said.

  • CSM Ronald T. Riling, U.S. Army Materiel Command Command Sergeant Major

    Aug 26, 2011

    Command Sergeant Major Ronald T. Riling assumed the duties as the U.S. Army Materiel Command's Command Sergeant Major Aug. 26, 2011.

  • Medical staff tests emergency response

    Aug 25, 2011

    Soldiers at Munson Army Health Center scrambled into their level B hazardous material suits as injured patients from a chemical spill at Harney Sports Complex streamed into the parking lot. The scenario, part of a training exercise for medical staff on post, was set up as an accompanying event to Fort Leavenworth's escaped inmate exercise Aug. 23. In the medical scenario, a chlorine spill at the Harney indoor pool forced an evacuation of patients to Munson Army Health Center. People were taken in trucks to MAHC, where they went through simulated decontamination showers and triage before treatment at the facility. Patients were taken to various stations set up throughout MAHC so that medical staff could determine the most urgent cases, then treat them.

  • Operation "Checkerboard" ends with showcase

    Aug 25, 2011

    Five Army Reserve bands were given the opportunity to showcase their talents in a friendly competition at Willow Pond Aug. 13, the culminating event of the five-day exercise, "Operation Checkerboard."

  • Redstone Reaches 70 Years Of Service

    Aug 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--On July 3, 1941, the War Department announced that a site on the southwestern edge of Huntsville had been selected as the location for a new chemical munitions manufacturing and storage plant.

  • Belvoir 10-Miler qualifying run moves athletes into national event

    Aug 25, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Soldiers competed in the Army 10-Miler qualifying run at Mount Vernon early Aug. 17 to establish the team that will be representing the post at the national Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., Oct. 9.

  • Tour of Mount Vernon helps Families of deployed

    Aug 25, 2011

    Spouses and Family members of deployed Soldiers had a chance to learn and have some fun Saturday as they toured Mount Vernon.

  • Former Marine Bandsman Claims Special Place in History

    Aug 25, 2011

    When the 319th Army Band performed during the culminating event of the 99th Regional Support Command's "Operation Checkerboard," few in the audience were aware that one of the bandsmen was a part of history.

  • Installation producing pedestrian-friendly roads

    Aug 25, 2011

    The installation is increasing the number of crosswalks and sidewalks on post to give people more transportation options.

  • Silver Scimitar prepares Human Resources community for war

    Aug 25, 2011

    "If the Infantry is the backbone of the Army, our human resources Soldiers are the heart and soul," said Master Sgt. Porter Washington, top NCO of Personnel, Programs, Resources, Manpower Division at the National Guard Bureau.

  • What are Force Protection Conditions?

    Aug 25, 2011

    The installation has just issued a warning over the Mass Notification System. We have changed our Force Protection Condition, or FPCON. You're told to execute appropriate measures. What do you do? Just as important, what does your Family do?

  • Countering Improvised Explosives

    Aug 25, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Redstone Arsenal has helped form the nation's new strategy against improvised explosives devices.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army shares thoughts about Belvoir

    Aug 25, 2011

    The installation received a special visit from the Sergeant Major of the Army Aug. 17.

  • 5.8 earthquake rolls across Belvoir

    Aug 25, 2011

  • Cutting-edge medical training facility prepares medics for combat

    Aug 25, 2011

    The Medical Support Training Center located at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana, is one of only 24 of its kind across the globe.

  • Fort Lee Shakes, Rattles, Keeps Rolling

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (August 25, 2011) -- Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Lee personnel found themselves on shaky ground as a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rumbled in Mineral, a small town located in Louisa County about 60 miles northwest of here.

  • 3rd CAB pilot makes last flight before retirement

    Aug 25, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Batt, brigade standardization pilot for the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, made his final flight as a Soldier in true Army Aviation style at Hunter Army Airfield, Aug. 16.

  • 53rd Troop Command CG Visits Deployed Troops

    Aug 25, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Michael Swezey, commanding general, NYARNG's 53rd Troop Command, recently visited deployed Soldiers assigned to the Utica, NY based 107th Military Police Company. The 107th is currently deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay.

  • Barracks Life: You are not alone despite eveyday challenges

    Aug 25, 2011

    Crappiest Day Ever. Spending almost the entire day in the field doing little but random busy work. Tripped into a fence of concertina wire, my phone ran out of batteries and let's not even mention the godforsaken heat. There's a reason the devil went down to Georgia- his summer home is here. Top it off with getting yelled at for something that wasn't my fault in the slightest, it's days like this that you wonder... You know that feeling? Like you can't do anything right and there's little use for you on this world. I'm not going to lie, that feeling never goes away for me; it only fluctuates between loud and quiet. If I'm not normal then neither is a large quantity of the world's population.

  • Army Logistics University educates, builds bridges

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 25, 2011) -- Education has long been a tool for building understanding, cooperation and respect between individuals and groups. America's military, through the International Military Education and Training program, has done this for 50 years. At the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, the International Military Student Office oversees the training of more than 120 students from 52 countries.

  • Fort Lee Child Development Center gains national accreditation

    Sep 1, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (August 25, 2011) -- The 25 staff members of the Battle Drive Child Development Center "were in it to win it" as they strived for National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation recently.

  • 260th QM hosts prayer breakfast, focuses on resiliency

    Aug 25, 2011

    The Army Comprehensive Fitness Program focuses on building resilience and enhancing the performance of Soldiers, Family Members and Army Civilians by using what it calls the Five Dimensions of Strength: Physical, Emotional, Social, Family and Spiritual.

  • 72nd MP's support USAREUR during ODT

    Aug 25, 2011

    The Nevada Army National Guard's 72nd Military Police Company work side by side with USAREUR Army MP's during recent overseas Deployment Training.

  • Gold Star dad finds support in outreach program

    Aug 26, 2011

    The mission of Survivor Outreach Services is to provide support services to families of the fallen for however long the family wishes -- regardless of how the Soldier died.

  • Community runs in tribute to the fallen

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- More than 1,000 participants came out to race in memory of service members for Fort Jackson's first Run for the Fallen Saturday morning at the Hilton Softball Complex.

  • Patient-centered medical home opens at Winn

    Aug 25, 2011

    Winn Army Community Hospital celebrated the grand-opening of the White Medical Home during a ceremony, Aug. 19.

  • Helping chaplains help themselves

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- At the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, amid student-filled halls and breezeways, a quiet office with a few military personnel and one civilian serves as the Chaplain Corps' foundation for spiritual mentoring.

  • Watervliet: We made it just before ... we made it better

    Sep 1, 2011

    In upstate New York, organizational pride and a touch of science recently trumped Department of Defense standards to the tune of approximately $14 million. That is the size of the contract awarded in August 2011 by the Department of the Army to the Watervliet Arsenal to replace more than 400 breechblocks for the Army's lightweight 105mm howitzer system -- the M119A2 towed howitzer.

  • MIlitary Teen Talk: Reality TV - positive versus negative

    Aug 25, 2011

    Reality TV has become a major part at American Society. Studies show that many of the viewers are teens. So, how does Reality TV affect us? Because Reality TV is not scripted, it allows the freedom for writers and producers to make changes to the story line, weather it is positive or negative. To attract more of the teen viewer's writers tend to make more of the controversial choice rather than create a more positive outcome. It promotes teens with false reality to make them believe that the behavior is acceptable and true. Many teens begin to look at reality stars as role-models and try to behave like them.

  • Brigade, families meet online

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Family members whose loved ones attend Basic Combat Training with the 193rd Infantry Brigade now have a new way to communicate with the unit. The brigade started using an online chat room to answer questions about Family Day and graduation.

  • Post celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson celebrated Women's Equality Day by recognizing one of the Army's female pioneers at an Officers' Club luncheon Tuesday afternoon. Col. Priscilla Hamilton, the first woman to command Army Dental Command, was the event's keynote speaker. Hamilton is responsible for five regions and more than 200 Army dental clinics worldwide.

  • CFC offers chance to give charitably

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign. Federal workers have been supporting CFC since 1961, and during this time have donated more than $6 billion, making the CFC one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. As many of you know, CFC's mission is to provide all federal employees the opportunity to donate to a worthy charity.

  • Homecoming: Community, attitude help crash victim

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A sign above the foyer doorway greets visitors to Julia Rodes' new on-post home with the words, 'Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.' For Rodes, those possibilities have been realized in many ways since a near-fatal motorcycle accident left her paralyzed and brought out the best in the Fort Jackson community.

  • We remember: 'Our personal reflections'

    Aug 20, 2012

    Soldiers recall the fateful day on 9/11.

  • Dedication of signalers keep 68th Trans. Co. connected

    Aug 25, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 68th Transportation Company's signal support system specialists perform all of the following; install, mount, maintain, troubleshoot, disseminate information and provide 24 hour assistance for keeping the company's communications equipment up and running.

  • Family reunites during deployment

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- For almost all service members, a deployment means a guaranteed long-term separation from their families. The past decade, it's been a familiar occurrence for military personnel to deploy to the Middle East leaving their loved ones behind in the United States.

  • Purple Heart provides motivation for Soldier

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Spc. Matthew Keeler, public affairs specialist with the 109th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and a Ridley, Pa. native, received a Purple Heart award in a ceremony July 18 inside the Joint Operation Command, Joint Base Balad, Iraq.

  • Battalion officer tackles logistics endeavor

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Maj. Eric VanDeWalle, the logistical officer for the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, and a native of La Grande, Ore. never knew that he and Napoleon Bonaparte, the famed military leader from Corsica, share a common knowledge regarding logistics.

  • Cavalry commander reflects on tour of duty

    Aug 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Statistics often tell only part of a story, but when it comes to raw numbers, the tale of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, 77th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command lingers as one of precision and triumph over adversity.

  • AG Soldiers receive special recognition

    Aug 25, 2011

    Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq -- Since the beginning of combat operations in Iraq in 2003, Soldiers from the Army's Adjutant General's Corps have made enormous contributions to contingency operations in theater, while embracing the challenges of an increasingly modular Army, oftentimes behind the scenes.

  • 4th STB assumes responsibility of new mission

    Aug 25, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- While most service members would already be settled into their mission as they neared the mid-point of a deployment, the Soldiers of 4th Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, are embarking on a new mission at the halfway mark of their deployment on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. "It's an exciting time as we step away from all the base closure tasks that we had taken on as the Mayor Cell," said Lt. Col. John Hickey, the commander of 4th STB, and an Alexandria, Va., native. "We're posturing to become responsible for some of the human resources and finance units across Iraq, as well as the Convoy Support Center, a strategic hub for convoys departing Iraq."

  • Small arms support center on Kandahar support warfighters

    Aug 26, 2011

    The Small Arms Support Center Kandahar is a weapons repair shop that can repair every kind of weapon from a 9 mm pistol to a howitzer cannon. They fix weapons from all over Southern Afghanistan and if they cannot fix it they will do a one-for-one exchange of the weapon.

  • Watervliet Arsenal hosts New York's Adjutant General

    Aug 25, 2011

    The Watervliet Arsenal hosted Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, who is the 52nd Adjutant General of New York State, on August 23rd. The New York National Guard Command Sergeant Major, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Wicks, also attended the briefings and tour. This was the first formal visit by Maj. Gen. Murphy to the Watervliet Arsenal.

  • Newest Redstone Arsenal building certified green

    Aug 25, 2011

    Redstone Arsenal in Alabama has a new building -- the Army Materiel Command and Army Security Assistance Command headquarters -- that is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified.

  • Ribbon cutting opens Installation Management Command on Fort Sam

    Aug 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and five Soldiers, civilians and family members served by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, officially opened the command's new headquarters campus Aug.19, 2011.

  • Fly-by-wire technology now used in Army utility helicopters

    Aug 25, 2011

    Fly-by-wire technology, which has been in use in other Defense Department aircraft for years, has found new life with utility helicopters.

  • Ulchi Freedom Guardian underway in Korea

    Aug 25, 2011

    The Republic of Korea-United States Combined Forces Command exercise "Ulchi Freedom Guardian" runs through Aug. 26, 2011, with more than 530,000 troops participating from nine nations.

  • Old Skool rolls, takes 3rd title

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It couldn't really be called anything less than a blowout as Old Skool dismantled a lackluster Showstoppers team in the Fort Rucker Intramural Softball Championship game Aug. 18, 18-2.

  • Post celebrates women's equality

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- In honor of National Women's Equality Day August 26, the Equal Employment Opportunity Office and Special Emphasis Program Committee are sponsoring Women's Equality Day activities August 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Atrium of Bldg 5700.

  • Event provides opportunities for military, Family members

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- More than 2,500 jobseekers arrived at the Enterprise civic center Aug. 17 for the eighth annual Fort Rucker Area Job Fair, handing out resumes and interviewing with 72 local businesses, government contractors and federal agencies.

  • Post enjoys Music Under the Alabama Stars

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- It was a mostly clear evening as the sound of instruments filled the air around Howze Field, and Soldiers, civilians and their Families came out to enjoy a night of music under the stars.

  • AUSA honors long-time member

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Association of the U.S. Army honored one of its long-time members during its annual Wiregrass Chapter breakfast in Ozark Aug. 18.

  • Post offers emergency, weather notification system

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Members of the Fort Rucker community can be among the first to know when severe weather threatens or security issues arise when they sign up for a new emergency notification system offered by the post.

  • Army continues privatizing guest lodging

    Aug 25, 2011

    The Army privatized guest lodging on 11 installations this month, continuing a program that began two years ago, bringing the service to a total of 21 posts in which hotels are now owned and operated by a private entity.

  • USAACE recognizes NCO, Soldier of the year

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Officials from the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence honored the 2011 noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year in a ceremony August 23 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • CG awards Soldier's Purple Heart

    Aug 25, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Being awarded a Purple Heart is no small matter, so when Sgt. 1st Class Noel Harrison found out he was going to get his again, it was a surprise.

  • Care After Brain Trauma

    Aug 24, 2011

  • 'Black Jack' Soldiers transition base to Iraqi control

    Aug 25, 2011

    A training base, full of history between the Iraqi army and U.S. forces, transitioned from U.S. to Iraqi control Aug. 21, 2011.

  • The foundation of his sacrifice

    Aug 24, 2011

    Deployed Soldier remembers comrade by honoring fallen heroes, giving back to local community.

  • 'Class of 2012, you may don your rings'

    Aug 24, 2011

  • 2nd Aviation Detachment trains for night missions

    Aug 24, 2011

    The 2nd Aviation Detachment located at Stewart Air Base in New Windsor conducted training in night vision flying Aug. 15 with the UH-72A Lakota helicopters, which are equipped with night vision goggle-compatible cockpits.

  • Club Night offers abundance of opportunities for cadets

    Aug 24, 2011

    Eisenhower Hall became the hub of cadet activities Aug. 15 during the annual Club Night, where hundreds of cadets from the Class of 2015 gathered to select what clubs they want to pursue this academic year. Some clubs travel the world, others claim national championships two and three years in a row. There are some barely a year old and others that have been around for a century. With so many to choose from, many cadets arrived at Club Night having already researched the different clubs.

  • 'Capital Guardians' respond to needs of the nation

    Aug 20, 2012

    The Army builds Soldiers' discipline with strict routine, and civilians find comfort in the daily routines of their lives. But when a routine is disrupted, how do you adapt? How do you respond when your morning commute is shattered with the news that your office has been collapsed by a plane?

  • What is OPSEC?

    Aug 25, 2011

    Eighty percent of the intelligence our adversaries collect is from "open source" that someone placed on unsecure websites.

  • Faces from the Front

    Aug 24, 2011

    Join your unit and share your story with a grateful nation.

  • Army Reserve's senior military police NCO reflects on importance of Reserve partnerships

    Aug 24, 2011

    Fifty Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command are on the ground in the Republic of Korea (ROK), while a rear detachment at Fort Meade, MD prepares long-range plans for the unit. The command is not only playing a pivotal role in exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011, but is receiving praise for standing out above the fray. From just outside the unit's tactical operations center (TOC) at Camp Walker in southern ROK, the 200th's Command Sergeant Major Kurtis J. Timmer shared his insight early into the two-week command training exercise.

  • New CREW Maintenance University, eliminates need for additional training

    Aug 24, 2011

    Defeating one of the enemy's number one threats of utilizing IEDs has been greatly tied to the success of the systems designed to counter their ability and that mission recently received a big upgrade in terms of the knowledge and capabilities of those assigned to operate and maintain Counter Radio Controlled IED Warfare (CREW) devices.

  • 2011 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 24, 2011

  • Forward Surgical Team keeps Soldiers in the fight

    Aug 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers of the 1982nd Forward Surgical Team have been up to the task of operating at Forward Operating Base Shank since arriving in Afghanistan late last year.

  • LandWarNet 2011 kicks off in Tampa

    Aug 25, 2011

    "Transforming Cyber While at War" set the theme as LandWarNet 2011 launched Aug. 23, 2011, with the Army's chief information officer telling the audience that the Army must change how it acquires information technology.

  • 'Black Jack' Soldiers transition base

    Aug 24, 2011

    A training base, full of history between the Iraqi army and U.S. forces, transitioned Aug. 21. Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division " North, officially transitioned Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq, back to the Iraqi army.

  • 9/11 ceremony set at National Infantry Museum

    Aug 20, 2012

    Thousands of flags surrounding a beam from the World Trade Center will cover the front lawn at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center on Sept. 11, as the museum commemorates the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America and celebrates the nation's resilience. A day of activities is planned to pay tribute to America's military, police, fire and civilian heroes.

  • ACAP helps prepare Soldiers for civilian life

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Transitioning Soldiers and their spouses seeking help in gaining employment and a livelihood as a civilian can look toward the Army Career and Alumni Program for assistance.

  • Career Expo coming to post in October

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Get your resumes ready " the Army Career and Alumni Program, along with CivilianJobs.com, is hosting a Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Benning Conference Center in Building 128 on Morrison Avenue.

  • Gone fishin': Free weekend getaways for wounded warriors promote 'healing'

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Eight wounded Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion received an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Lake Lanier July 29-31. Nine more will go deep-sea fishing this weekend in Destin, Fla. Both excursions are courtesy of the Georgia chapter of Safari Club International, a nonprofit organization that sponsors hunting and fishing trips for wounded warriors and retirees under the Soldiers Rebound program.

  • Battalion cadre collide in Mailed Foot Challenge

    Aug 24, 2011

    The theme for 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment's fourth Mailed Foot Challenge was agile and adaptive team building.

  • Investment in people fuels Fort Benning expansion

    Aug 24, 2011

    We hear it all the time " BRAC, BRAC, BRAC … we are investing $3.5 billion at Fort Benning in construction and growth to enhance training for America's Army … the Chattahoochee Valley is growing while so many other parts of the country continue to reel from the economic downturn that began in 2008. Underlying all of the news we see in the papers and around our military and civilian community is the fact that all of this is about an investment in people.

  • Soldiers born from ground zero ashes

    Aug 20, 2012

    September 11, 2001 dawned as a perfect late summer day with beautiful weather and a clear blue sky. It was the kind of day almost anyone would be happy to spend outdoors"anyone, that is, but now-New York National Guard Capt. Thor Johannessen.

  • Officer candidates choose career paths in branching ceremony

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " It was almost like NFL draft day Friday for E Company, 3rd Battalion (Officer Candidate School), 11th Infantry Regiment.

  • Benning Soldiers win at TRADOC

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. " Fort Benning's top warriors came up big again last week at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command level. Staff Sgt. Raymond Santiago and Spc. Blaise Corbin are the 2011 TRADOC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. Both Soldiers are from the 4th Ranger Training Battalion. They represented the Combined Arms Center in the annual event.

  • National Guard readies for Hurricane Irene

    Sep 29, 2011

    National Guard adjutants general along the East and Gulf coasts are awaiting the potential landfall of Hurricane Irene, and preparing to act if called upon by their governors, National Guard officials said today.

  • 21st TSC inducts new members into the Sergeant Morales Club

    Aug 24, 2011

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command welcomed its newest members into the Sergeant Morales Club during a special induction and retreat ceremony on the Panzer Parade Field here, Aug. 18. The ceremony recognized an elite group of non-commissioned officers from the 21st TSC as they became lifetime members of the United States Army Europe's prestigious club.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Zachary S. Strausser

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Zachary S. Strausser

  • Baghdad-based Soldiers donate goods to local families in need

    Aug 24, 2011

    Many service members departing Iraq are now donating personal property they've accumulated to needy Iraqi families, rather than throw it away or sell it to an incoming service member.

  • Soldier wins 4th national crown in modern pentathlon

    Aug 25, 2011

    Spc. Dennis Bowsher won his fourth national title at the 2011 U.S. National Modern Pentathlon Championships on Aug. 14, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • USASAC offices remain open after Aug. 23 earthquake

    Jan 23, 2012

    USASAC's Field Offices located in New Cumberland, Pa. and Ft. Belvoir, Va. remain open and fully operational after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Mineral, Va. Aug. 23.

  • Vietnam vet gets Bronze Star earned 40 years ago

    Oct 25, 2011

    1st Lt. Robert C. Berkshire earned a Bronze Star for valor in Vietnam. On his way home in 1971, Berkshire's duffel bag was stolen and he never saw his medal again.

  • Senior Leaders Take Chickamauga/Chattanooga Staff Ride

    Aug 24, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Approximately 25 senior leaders from the Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command learned how contracting actions affected the Civil War battle of Chickamauga.

  • Drill sergeants help pave path to citizenship

    Aug 25, 2011

    U.S. Army Drill Sergeants take the time to help new recruits earn U.S. citizenship while in basic combat training.

  • Mellinger, the Army invitation

    Aug 23, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey J. Mellinger will participate in his last change of responsibility here, when he relinquishes his responsibilities as Command Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army Materiel Command in a formal ceremony Friday.

  • TRADOC NCO and Soldier of the Year selected

    Aug 23, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Raymond Santiago and Spc. Blaise Corbin are the 2011 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. Both Soldiers are from the 4th Ranger Training Battalion at Fort Benning, Ga. representing the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center.

  • All Things Considered

    Aug 23, 2011

    The mission, a cross-country flight in Pakistan, was now becoming routine. Our flight of four CH-47s was to depart under night vision goggles (NVG) and take supplies to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Crew selection is always an important part of pre-mission planning, and I was paired with a senior aviator who had just been signed off as an NVG pilot in command (PC). The decision was made that our aircraft would be lead because we both were NVG PCs.

  • Links to a Mishap

    Aug 23, 2011

    Many contributing factors typically lead to an accident, rather than one single event. If any link in the chain is broken, the scenario changes and the mishap could be avoided. This is not just an aviation safety officer's words from a PowerPoint presentation; it is a fact.

  • FORSCOM headquarters, Marshall Hall, hosts 1st major conference at Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Aug 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command new headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., Marshall Hall, is... the host location for its first major conference. Representatives from across the country gathered to discuss training and support requirements for Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN).

  • Never Fool with Mother Nature

    Aug 23, 2011

    I love to ride my motorcycle, and the weather was looking promising. I'd been checking The Weather Channel and anticipating riding to work at Fort Hood, Texas. Finally, the weather was nice enough that I thought I'd give it a chance.

  • Almost Dead Tired

    Aug 23, 2011

    Late-summer mornings in Florida are beautiful at 6 a.m. " not that I noticed that day. I'd been driving for eight hours and my eyes could barely focus on the 18-wheeler in front of me. I'd been following him for probably 20 miles or so " I can't say for sure because I was tired and losing track of time. We were both speeding, doing 80 mph in a 70-mph zone. I'd been using him as a focal point. As long as I paced him, I figured I'd make it to Miami on time. I'd gotten comfortable following him and never saw the line of vehicles stopped ahead.

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