Archive: Aug 2011

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  • Flatlined

    Aug 23, 2011

    Each heartbeat brought Lt. Col. Robert Key a little closer to death. Bleeding profusely, he was barely alive as he was wheeled into the emergency room (ER) at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He'd already received four units of plasma during the flight from his crash site on Kentucky Highway 41A near Fort Campbell's Gate 6. Suddenly, someone yelled, "Code Blue!"

  • Virginia quake tremors felt at FORSCOM

    Aug 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command Soldiers and civilians return to their offices after having evacuated Marshall Hall, the new FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters, because of tremors felt here at Fort Bragg that were caused by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va. The occasion provided a real-world opportunity to test the building's evacuation procedures.

  • Career Program 15: Ensuring quality goods and services for the warfighter

    Aug 23, 2011

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- On Nov. 1, 2007, then-Secretary of the Army Pete Geren accepted a report from an independent commission on Army acquisition and program management in expeditionary operations.

  • Unforeseen Hazards

    Aug 23, 2011

    Many pilots who have been overseas have experienced some noncombat-related close calls. The extreme temperatures, dusty conditions and less-than-ideal parking situations add up. Combining these factors with fatigue or complacency can create a recipe for disaster. This was the setting for one of my "closer" calls to damaging an aircraft.

  • After the Storm

    Aug 23, 2011

    We've all been told what to do when a hurricane or tornado is heading toward our location. But what about once the storm has passed and we're faced with the daunting task of storm clean-up? Unfortunately, I learned firsthand after Hurricane Ike struck the Gulf Coast in September 2008.

  • Accident Free in the Tree

    Aug 23, 2011

    Tree stand accidents are the leading cause of injury to hunters. In fact, one in three people who hunt from an elevated stand will have a fall resulting in serious injury. The following information will provide you with tips and information for safe tree stand hunting.

  • Easy on the Eyes

    Aug 23, 2011

    More than 40,000 people a year suffer eye injuries while playing sports, according to Prevent Blindness America. However, 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented by using protective eyewear. It's important to remember that whatever game, whatever age, participants need to protect their eyes.

  • Providing full spectrum contracting and acquisition services at the tip of the spear

    Aug 23, 2011

    PICATINNY, N.J. -- Responsible for executing the contracting mission of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and other federal agencies, the Army Contracting Command - Picatinny prides itself on providing contracting support that places the tools of war directly into the hands of warfighters worldwide.

  • "I'm Inadvertent IMC!"

    Aug 23, 2011

    The afternoon began as if it were just another day of flying Black Hawks in southern Iraq. We received our mission the morning prior and had all the planning and details worked out. Our mission was to transport a downed aircraft recovery team (DART) to recover a CH-47 that had a precautionary landing on a secure forward operating base (FOB) during the night. I was the Chalk 2 pilot in command (PC) flying with another warrant officer with whom I graduated flight school two years earlier. We had been flying in country for five months, completed multiple missions together and were comfortable flying in the local area.

  • Open Season

    Aug 23, 2011

    For many Americans, the start of hunting season stirs fond childhood memories of outdoor adventures spent in the field, learning how to hunt from our fathers or another adult. Along with hunting skills, many other lessons about the outdoors were learned. Those lessons have kept countless hunters safe over the years. However, judging by the number of annual hunting accidents, some could stand a refresher course.

  • AEC employees awarded for groundbreaking test event

    Aug 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Evaluation Center awarded 46 Soldiers and civilians for their outstanding performance in support of groundbreaking testing that will fundamentally change the way capabilities are delivered to the Soldier during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater Aug. 2. David Jimenez, director of the U.S. Army Evaluation Center, and DTC Command Sgt. Maj. Carlton Handy presented the awards.

  • Who … Me? Drive Distracted?

    Aug 23, 2011

    Say the words "distracted driving" and most folks think of teens texting or gabbing excitedly among themselves while navigating the streets. However, teens aren't the only ones out there paying less than full attention to the road. Distracted driving can just as easily happen to anyone " maybe even you.

  • Listen to the Locals

    Aug 23, 2011

    In the summer of 2002, I was in the U.S. Navy and stationed on the South Pacific island of Guam. Guam is a tropical island where the temperature of the crystal-clear water is in the mid to upper 80s year-round. Abundant ocean wildlife, combined with numerous shipwrecks and other leftovers from World War II, create a perfect ocean paradise. As an avid outdoor enthusiast, I spent a lot of my free time enjoying the ocean's beauty, above and beneath the endless emerald-blue waves. Little did I know I would soon face death more closely than I could have ever imagined.

  • Gen. Ann Dunwoody fills bomb with explosive at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

    Aug 23, 2011

    "Coming to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) and seeing the patriotic people recharges my batteries," said Gen. Ann Dunwoody, commanding general, Army Materiel Command, during her Aug. 8 visit here. Commenting on AMC's civilian workforce, she said that "our workforce is every bit as patriotic as Soldiers in the foxhole" and the civilian workforce at MCAAP reflects this. While on tour of MCAAP's wide range of capabilities, she paused long enough to fill a 500 pound bomb with plastic bonded explosive. She also inscribed her signature on the nose cone of the world's third largest bomb, the inert Massive Ordnance Air Burst bomb, on static display in front of the plant's headquarters building.

  • New pre-school classroom opens at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

    Aug 23, 2011

    A new 2,500 square foot facility is filled with 20 pre-schoolers enjoying the latest in educational toys and games at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant's Child Development Center. The pre-school classroom, which opened in June, was added on to the day care center at a cost of $500,000.

  • You Can't Know it All

    Aug 23, 2011

    After riding motorcycles for more than 27 years, one tends to think he knows all there is to know. Well, I am here to tell you nothing is further from the truth.

  • Army Strong Family Legacy

    Aug 24, 2011

    An Army Strong Family legacy was born when Ryan Asta raised his right hand and cited the U.S. Army enlistment oath in the presence of his father in Albuquerque, N. M., July 28.

  • CECOM mission function transfer complete at APG

    Aug 23, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Just five years ago, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command personnel were tasked with a monumental undertaking…moving 93 years of communications-electronics equipment, personnel and mission domains to Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

  • INSCOM honors top volunteer

    Aug 24, 2011

    Maj. Tracey Smith was recognized as the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command Volunteer of the Year on Jul. 22, 2011.

  • Fires are Good for Environment

    Sep 30, 2011

    Smoke from raging fires have recently been billowing over parts of Joint Base Lewis-McChord during prescribed burns. At the actual fire the heat and noise become tremendous and deafening to the ear as the fire sweeps through acres of training land. The whirlwind of fire turns the area into a virtual hell as whipping flames demolish everything leaving scorched earth.

  • Science, technology come to the fore in military exercise

    Sep 6, 2011

    Army science and technology is playing an expanded role in military exercises in Korea, officials said.

  • Army engages young scientists in lab work

    Aug 24, 2011

    Summer interns at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory are working alongside Army civilian scientists to find solutions to the military's toughest technological challenges.

  • Radio-based combat ID may be available within a year

    Aug 25, 2011

    The U.S. Army announced it has completed assessments for radio-based combat identification capabilities that may be used to further leverage pervasive legacy radio systems in theater. UNSA, a software update embedded in SINCGARS, runs on multiple frequencies, which will provide more flexibility. With embedded GPS, it's able to send situational awareness data to Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below, or FBCB2, to any other mounted or dismounted SINCGARS within radio frequency range, regardless of the voice net being used.

  • 1AE NCO Leads by Example, Destroys Stereotypes

    Aug 23, 2011

    We all know him. The guy that does more pushups and situps than is necessary to score the maximum number of points possible for those events. The one who breezes through his two-mile run, drinks a bottle of water, and takes a latrine break before most others cross the finish line.

  • 1ST INFANTRY DIVISION PAST, PRESENT REUNITE IN NEW YORK

    Aug 23, 2011

    Veterans of the 1st Infantry Division gathered in New York for the storied division's 93rd annual reunion.

  • Soldiers train to rescue distressed civilians during Army North's VR 12

    Aug 23, 2011

    MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING COMPLEX, Ind. " Soldiers from the 501st Area Support Medical Company, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Ky., evacuate "patients" from a nursing home Aug. 19 here during Vibrant Response 12, a U.S. Northern Command field training exercise conducted by U.S. Army North.

  • Military's new response force jumps into action during Vibrant Response

    Aug 23, 2011

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. " The military's Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force assumed the exercise mission from state response forces here Aug. 18 while rehearsing the nation's tiered response capabilities during Vibrant Response 12, a U.S. Northern Command field training exercise conducted by U.S. Army North.

  • Army North leads way during large-scale terrorism response exercise

    Aug 24, 2011

    The Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, focuses on the Department of Defense mission to support civil authorities after a disaster.

  • 200th MPC prepares for wartime mission during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011

    Aug 24, 2011

    More than 50 Soldiers assigned to the 200th Military Police Command deployed to the Republic of Korea this month to participate in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011.

  • Army acquisition executive describes efficiency measures during visit to APG

    Aug 24, 2011

    The Army's top acquisition official recently outlined key steps the Army is taking in its drive for efficiencies.

  • The Fire-Resistant Uniform: An Effective Mitigation Strategy in the Prevention of Burn Casualties

    Aug 23, 2011

  • ROTC Cadets cover the globe during cultural immersion training

    Aug 25, 2011

    Army ROTC Cadets traveled to 26 countries this year as part of U.S. Army Cadet Command's Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program. This year 40 deployments comprised 455 cadets. The program's intent is to introduce future Army officers to foreign cultures in a deployment setting.

  • Armored vehicle proves itself in roadside bomb attack

    Aug 23, 2011

    A bomb in Balad, Iraq, put a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to the test. Three Soldiers lived because the MRAP was tough enough to take the blast.

  • Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Construction Photos - August 2011

    Aug 23, 2011

    The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of chemical agent in rockets and artillery projectiles stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Blue Grass chemical stockpile is neutralization followed by Super Critical Water Oxidation (SCWO). The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Kentucky and Colorado. The Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass Team, a joint venture of Bechtel National, Inc. and Parsons Infrastructure and Technology Group, along with teaming partners Washington Demilitarization Company, Battelle Memorial Institute, General Atomics and General Physics, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close BGCAPP.

  • Humanitarian effort brings free healthcare to valley

    Aug 23, 2011

    Operation Lone Star, a 13-year annual tradition in southern Texas, began its second week of providing health care services to people living near Laredo and Hebbronville, Texas.

  • Sesame Street, USO bring Muppets to Stuttgart

    Aug 23, 2011

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families was held Aug. 13-14, 2011, in the Patch Fitness Center in Stuttgart, Germany.

  • U.S. Army Racing makes NHRA'S 'Top 20 Greatest Moment' List

    Aug 24, 2011

    Drag racing fans have now narrowed the NHRA's Greatest Moments from 60 to 20 and U.S. Army Racing holds two spots on the coveted list, which was announced Monday following the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals here at Brainerd International Raceway.

  • Young detectives practice critical thinking, solve crimes

    Aug 23, 2011

    Some kids spend their summers playing baseball or swimming. Joseph Branch spent his summer rifling through a hotel room looking for evidence. Branch is one of 30 youths who participated in CSI: Crime Scene, a new EDGE program offered by Stuttgart Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Health by stealth: Army DFACs swap in 'greener' menus

    Aug 24, 2011

    These subtle menu changes are part of the U.S. Army Europe "Fueling the Team," designed to help Soldiers improve their performance and overall health.

  • SF Soldier honored for heroic actions in Böblingen

    Aug 23, 2011

    Spc. Willie Smith was honored by the Böblingen Police Department during a ceremony Aug. 2 for rescuing an elderly couple from an apartment fire in July.

  • Afghan Medic completes flight training

    Aug 23, 2011

    After approximately 30 days of technical training, Afghan Air Force flight medic Sgt. Gulap Ahmadzia received a certificate of completion July 27 from Company C, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, for his participation of the U.S. Army and Afghanistan Air Force medevac partnership program here. Ahmadzia flew as a flight medic aboard a UH-60A Blackhawk during 13 medevac missions involving Afghan National Army and local national casualties from June 22 to July 13.

  • TF Thunder welcomes Alaskan assets

    Aug 23, 2011

    Soldiers of Team Denali (1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment) joined Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) at three forward operating bases to bolster aviation assets in southern Afghanistan, beginning in June. While they are attached to Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment), Team Denali, composed of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, and Companies B (The Sugar Bears) and D, is technically self-sustaining.

  • Third Army, Kazakhstan contract positive working relationship

    Aug 23, 2011

    For the more than 200 participants attending the Steppe Eagle 2011 exercise, the first day rigors of deployment were significantly reduced. Upon arrival, servicemembers from all over in-processed into the barracks and were able to eat a hot meal at the dining facility. Later that night, they were able to shower and crawl into a bed complete with blankets and linen placed neatly on top.

  • Task Force Guns descends on Afghanistan, takes on mission

    Aug 24, 2011

    Task Force Guns, part of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, currently deployed in northern Afghanistan, is conducting combat operations supporting ground coalition forces in Regional Command North.

  • "Long Knife" Brigade begins return from Iraq

    Sep 6, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A contingent of Soldiers assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division returned from Iraq to "The Great Place" Aug. 17.

  • Cavalry troops utilize first fully operational DDTC in the Army

    Sep 6, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Thanks to the support of the entire GREYWOLF Brigade and the hard work of Staff Sgt. Wesley P. Jackson, the noncommissioned officer in charge of the Deployed Digital Training Campus, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division boasts the first fully operational DDTC in the Army.

  • Scouts conduct culmination event

    Sep 6, 2011

  • 1st ACB conducts night air assault with coalition forces in RC-North

    Sep 6, 2011

  • Hunting Innovations for Wounded Warriors

    Sep 8, 2011

    Progress and partnership enhance the lives of wounded warriors and outdoor sportsmen.

  • 1st ACB conducts night air assault with coalition forces in RC-North

    Aug 23, 2011

    Soldiers from Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division conducted a night air assault mission with coalition forces in Regional Command North Aug. 19.

  • Working Day and Night for their Customers

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Having awarded more than 6,000 annual contracts valued at more than $620 million in less than two years is a considerable effort but it's the smaller portion of the 413th Contracting Support Brigade's workload that allows its customers to sleep better at night.

  • Contingency contracting support to CENTCOM nearly doubles

    Aug 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Army Contracting Command is almost doubling its support to the warfighter in theater this fiscal year, sending almost 100 contingency contracting officers to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar.

  • Foreign national contracting officers bridge gap between U.S., foreign vendors

    Aug 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For the average person, understanding the rules and regulations involved in securing a government contract can be a daunting task. Add understanding those rules and regulations and those of a foreign country and the challenge becomes twice as difficult.

  • Captain America returns to AAFES facilities worldwide

    Aug 23, 2011

    On the heels of its 116th anniversary, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is once again joining forces with Marvel Comics to distribute free, military-exclusive comic books at its stores around the world.

  • New program addresses common teen struggles

    Aug 23, 2011

    A monthly, daylong series of group discussions between military teens at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., called the Youth Resiliency Academy, is among the newest programs to be offered by Army Community Services to the JBLM community. The program, which came to JBLM in May, seeks to bring together adolescents from within military communities, encourage healthy peer-to-peer communication and equip the teens with skills they can apply to all their lives' stressful situations.

  • Belvoir, Bethesda prepare for post-BRAC patient influx

    Aug 23, 2011

    Closing Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Malcolm Grow at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., means moving a lot of employees, facilities and patients, all without interrupting daily patient care.

  • Gansler Report findings help prioritize pre-deployment contracting planning

    Aug 22, 2011

    Operational Contract Support is the ability to orchestrate and synchronize the provision of integrated contract support and management of contractor personnel to the joint force in a designated operational area.

  • Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant - Construction Photos - August 2011

    Aug 22, 2011

    The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP) will safely destroy 2,611 tons of mustard agent in mortar rounds and artillery projectiles stored at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. Neutralization followed by biotreatment is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the Pueblo chemical weapons stockpile. The Program Manager, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives (ACWA), headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is responsible for managing all aspects of the safe and environmentally sound destruction of the chemical weapons stockpiles in both Colorado and Kentucky. The Bechtel Pueblo Team, a partnership of Bechtel National, Inc.; Washington Demilitarization Company/URS; Parsons; and Battelle Memorial Institute, is the systems contractor selected to design, build, systemize, pilot test, operate and close PCAPP.

  • Army Reserve, ASIST training helping Soldiers take care of Soldiers

    Aug 22, 2011

    The training was called Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training or ASIST. The trainees are a collection of volunteers, Soldiers and Family members from the Army Reserve's 200th Military Police Command.

  • FORT POLK, La. " "It's a crappy situation, but that's how we operate."

    Aug 22, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. " "It's a crappy situation, but that's how we operate."

  • Fitness program helps DA civilians live healthy lifestyles

    Aug 22, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. " For the full-time wife, mom and worker whose schedule doesn't allow her the time to lose a few extra pounds, or the man who doesn't have time to cook and opts for a frozen food dinner, consider Fort Polk's Health Promotion Operations Office for a chance at a healthier lifestyle.

  • Special delivery: Polk spouse calmly gives birth in bathroom

    Aug 22, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. " As most Fort Polk residents slept under the muted light of a crescent moon on July 6, Jennifer Ezzell, the spouse of Sgt. 1st Class Tony Ezzell, struggled "" on her own "" to deliver a healthy baby girl in her master bathroom in a duplex in Palmetto Terrace.

  • ASC trains Reserve Soldiers for deployment

    Aug 22, 2011

    Army Reserve Soldiers from around the country received training from the Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 19. Soldiers assigned to ASC trained reservists for deployment into theater to support its 401st and 402nd Army Field Support Brigades.

  • Wounded warriors move into new barracks at Bethesda

    Aug 23, 2011

    Wounded warriors began moving into new specialized barracks on board Naval Support Activity, Bethesda in Maryland, Aug. 20, 2011, following the official opening of the Tranquility Hall barracks.

  • Wounded warriors mark completion of Tranquility Hall Barracks

    Aug 22, 2011

    Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Aug. 11, 2011.

  • Two former SMDC employees inducted into ASMDA Wall of Honor

    Aug 22, 2011

    Two former SMDC employees inducted into the ASMDA Wall of Honor during the Space and Missile Defense Conference, Aug. 16.

  • Acquisition Employees Graduate from Excellence in Government Fellows Program

    Aug 22, 2011

    Nineteen members of the acquisition workforce were among 263 federal employees, spanning 23 government agencies, that graduated from the Excellence in Government Fellows (EIGF) program at a graduation luncheon held in their honor at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Aug 18.

  • Army moves to create mobile apps in pilot course

    Aug 29, 2011

    An increase in the commercial use of Smartphone technologies is rapidly finding its way into the military. For the past two years, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has pursued a concept exploration pilot program called Connecting Soldiers to Digital Applications.

  • Georgian Minister of Defense, Ambassador, visit Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Aug 22, 2011

    Georgian Minister of Defense, Georgian Ambassador to Germany, and US Ambassador to Georgia visited the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany on 19 August, 2011.

  • J6 Director gets promoted to Colonel

    Aug 22, 2011

    Col. Garry W. Lunsford was promoted to colonel in the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 19, 2011 in a promotion ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

  • CID seeking special-agent candidates

    Aug 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as Army CID, is actively seeking qualified Soldiers who are interested in pursuing a career as CID special agents.

  • ACC Today - Summer 2011 Edition

    Aug 22, 2011

    Latest edition of ACC Today is now available online in flip or .pdf format.

  • Task Force Thunder teams shoot into semi-finals

    Aug 22, 2011

    With the basketball championship here heading toward its final game, no one was sure who would take it all, but several fans were leaning toward the Dragonlords, a team from Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade). Three different teams from TF Thunder made it into the semi-finals, but there was only one advanced to the "Final Four." Fans cheered the Dragonlords basketball team on as they took the victory over Top Flight Security in the semi-finals here July 19, resulting in Dragonlords playing in the Final Four.

  • Soldiers celebrate Iftar with locals

    Aug 23, 2011

    This Ramazan, Soldiers of Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) shared the fast-breaking meal served after sunset, known as Iftar, with the Afghan Air Force's Kandahar Air Wing, the 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Police, the Afghan National Police and the Afghan Army's 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps.

  • Kitchen managers have a lot on their plate

    Aug 23, 2011

    There is more to feeding a deployed Soldier than just putting food on a plate. It takes supplies, planning and nutritious choices to sustain a Warrior.

  • EEO, FMWR drive summer work program for disabled students

    Aug 22, 2011

    The heat is on in places like Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Sill, Okla., but the sun is burning extra bright at Fort Drum, where the Equal Employment Opportunity office outshined all other Army EEOs this summer by recruiting six college students with disabilities to work on the installation.

  • Water purification system a boon to base morale in Konduz

    Aug 23, 2011

    Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Konduz, Afghanistan, recently gained a valuable tool that had been stored away and forgotten -- an Aspen 2000 carbon water purification system.

  • Pathfinders, Surrie District Police take the fight to the enemy at BP Osman

    Aug 23, 2011

    The main doctrinal mission of the Pathfinders is to provide personnel recovery assets to the aviation brigade they support " in this case Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade). Here in Zabul Province, however, they've taken things a bit further. The Pathfinders based at Forward Operating Base Wolverine established Battle Position Osman nearly two months ago, looking to provide more security to the FOB that isn't supported by any other maneuver element.

  • Making the grade:BSEP helps Soldiers raise GT scores

    Aug 23, 2011

    The Basic Skills Education Program is available to Soldiers who want to raise their GT scores. Higher GT scores are valuable for promotion points.

  • B/2-135 hooks up with TF Thunder

    Aug 23, 2011

    Hawaii's Task Force Voyagers (Company B, 1st Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment), handed over its reins to Colorado and Nebraska's Company B, 2nd Bn., 135th Avn. Rgt., after its relief-in-place here at the end of July.

  • Walter Reed enters final phase with patient moves

    Aug 23, 2011

    About 200 outpatient wounded warriors are expected to move from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, in Washington, D.C., this weekend to the nearby National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., as the two hospitals move closer to becoming one.

  • MG Gerety leaves 81st RSC

    Aug 22, 2011

    MG Bill Gerety relinquishes his command on Friday, Aug. 19.

  • 166th follows up on units' training

    Aug 23, 2011

    In an effort to improve training future units, key leaders of the 166th Aviation Brigade met with active-duty commanders of Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) in Afghanistan about the Reserve and National Guard units augmenting them on deployment. They also talked to the National Guard and Reserve commanders about the training their Soldiers received before the deployment.

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division " North, trained Iraqi Army soldiers on various medical tasks to help ensure they have the knowledge and capability to take care of injured comrades. Capt. David Marcoux, a Lancaster, Ohio, native and physician assistant for "Red Dragons," and a team of medics traveled to 4th Battalion, 17th Iraqi Army Brigade's compound and conducted medical training exercises.

  • U.S. Army Africa Contingency Command Post completes deployment exercise

    Aug 26, 2011

    Nearly 30 Soldiers and Civilians of U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) packed up and moved the organization's expeditionary command post to Aviano Air Base in northern Italy Aug. 8-12. The ECP is a medium sized version of a newly configured mobile operations center used by the USARAF Contingency Command Post. The CCP provides USARAF Commander Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg with worldwide communications links for his organization's forward command element wherever it is deployed, be it on the African continent or elsewhere. For many of the crew, the exercise was a shake-down event resulting in several firsts.

  • Panetta: Any retirement changes won't affect serving military

    Aug 22, 2011

    In his clearest statement on the subject to date, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today that if the military retirement system changes, it will not affect serving servicemembers.

  • Space and Missile Defense Conference successful once again

    Aug 22, 2011

    Huntsville hosts 14th annual Space and Missile Defense Conference at the Von Braun Center, Aug. 15-18.

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-North, trained Iraqi Army soldiers on various medical tasks to help ensure they have the knowledge and capability to take care of injured comrades.

  • Servicemembers respond to worst-case scenario during 'Vibrant Response' 12 exercise

    Apr 23, 2013

    More than 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense civilians are descending upon the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and various surrounding areas in Indiana, to execute DoD support to civil authorities in a consequence management role during the Vibrant Response 12 exercise.

  • Program supports military families with special needs

    Aug 22, 2011

    Family members, whether a spouse, child or dependent adult, with a chronic medical condition or special educational requirement are eligible to enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program. Conditions run the gamut of everything from asthma and allergies to autism and Alzheimer's disease.

  • III Corps commanding general is presented with honorary Ji-hwi-bong

    Aug 21, 2011

    Lieutenant Gen. Don Campbell Jr., III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General passes the baton with Gen. Sang Eui Lee, commanding general of the 3rd Republic of Korea Army during a ceremony Aug. 21 held in Yongin, South Korea. During the ceremony Lee presented Campbell with the honorary Ji-hwi-bong Commander's Baton as Phantom Warrior Soldiers get ready to kick off the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise.

  • III Corps Soldiers reflect on history, heritage at DMZ

    Aug 21, 2011

    The blue paint looked as cold as the icy glares from the Soldiers guarding the buildings. For many III Corps troops, this was their first encounter with Republic of Korea soldiers and the North Korean military as they toured the historic Demilitarized Zone Aug. 11.

  • 81st Regional Support Change of Command ceremony

    Aug 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. " Maj. Gen. William H. Gerety relinquished command of the 81st Regional Support Command to acting commander Brig. Gen. Mark C. Arnold during a change of command ceremony here on Aug 19, 2011.

  • Zama DFAC presented with Connelly trophy

    Aug 20, 2011

    The Camp Zama Dining Facility staff received their trophy Wednesday for winning first place in the "Small Garrison" category of the Army-wide level of the 2011 Phillip A. Connelly Awards, the results of which were announced in December 2010.

  • Field artillery hits target

    Aug 20, 2011

    Billows of smoke rise from the rolling hills as the loud boom of cannons thunder throughout the empty golden wasteland of the Yakima Training Center. With the hot sun beating on their backs the Gunslingers are spending their days perfecting their aim at a field training exercise during the middle of August.

  • Forward area refueling point at Mustang Ramp is operational

    Aug 22, 2011

    Part of a two-phased military heliport construction project that began on KAF in February 2009, the new forward area refueling point was completed in August and represents the last component of the contract.

  • 401st AFSBn-KAF hosts ROC drill for units upgrading tactical vehicles

    Aug 21, 2011

    The 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar hosted a rehearsal of concept drill to help maneuver units turning in their tactical vehicles for upgrade and maintenance understand the process of turning those vehicles in.

  • New rotary wing apron at Shindand complete

    Aug 23, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group at Shindand to expand the base to triple its original size. The extra space will be used to relocate some 3,000 coalition forces to make way for construction of a new training runway for Afghan pilots.

  • Cannon crewmember's first year

    Aug 19, 2011

    Firing a cannon for the first time can be scary, and for Pfc. Jason L. Austin, a cannon crewmember, that was the case. After numerous dry runs of pulling the lanyard Austin thought he was ready for the live fire. Pulling the lanyard was the easy part, but he didn't add the charge and the pressure of the round to the equation. With his nerves getting the best of him and the fear of not pulling the lanyard hard enough and have the cannon misfire, he pulled the lanyard. Not only did Austin cause a misfire, but the strength of the Howitzer pulled him back towards the weapon. After that first round he got right back in the saddle and successfully fired his next round.

  • Team Work

    Aug 19, 2011

    Getting a look into how mamy Soldiers work as one to ensure the mission gets done.

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