Archive: Aug 2011

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  • Gen. Cone visits DLI

    Aug 19, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY (Aug 17 2011) -- General Robert Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center Aug 17.

  • Village stability operations at NTC

    Aug 19, 2011

    3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Soldiers train on village stability operations at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Training With Juice

    Aug 19, 2011

    Welcome to the TASER, the newest non-lethal tool for Directorate of Emergency Services security officers to use protecting the U.S. Southern Command headquarters complex.

  • Walker pins on third star, assumes directorship of ARCIC

    Aug 23, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. (August 19, 2011) - Lt. Gen. Keith Walker was promoted and assumed directorship of the U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC) during a ceremony hosted by Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, this morning at Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Arrowhead soldiers receive spiritual guidance at NTC

    Aug 19, 2011

    For some Arrowhead soldiers of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, attending religious services creates a fresh start to a new week in the Mojave Desert at the National Training Center in southern California.

  • Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA holds annual Kids' Olympics

    Aug 19, 2011

    Young athletes ranging in age from 5 to 12 met at the Main Post Polo Field on a hot and steamy Saturday morning to show off their fitness skills at the 11th Annual Armed Services YMCA Kids' Olympics. The event included activities such as the obstacle course, crabwalk, softball throw, jump-rope, sit-ups, pushups, shuttle run and a 25-50-100 meter combined dash and the focus was on sportsmanship, health and fitness

  • Fort Bragg military police step up for wellness challenge

    Aug 19, 2011

    Servicemembers, including the 108th Military Police Company, took part in the XVIII Airborne Corps Task Force Bragg wellness challenge, which ran June 22 to Aug. 10. The goal of the challenge is to encourage servicemembers to achieve optimal wellness and advance resilience in Soldiers and Family members.

  • 3-2 SBCT transport Strykers to NTC

    Aug 19, 2011

    NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER, Calif. - The Stryker armored fighting vehicle is nearly 20 tons of machinery, including eight wheels and automatic fire power, all at the disposal of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Transporting these rolling giants of destruction from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to the National Training Center required the unification of commanders, non-commissioned officers, and junior enlisted soldiers to successfully complete the mission.

  • Rain or shine, Fort Bragg GI Janes intent on challenging themselves

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation GI Jane was held at Smith Lake recreation area Aug. 13. The event is held at least four times a year and offers different experiences to women who want to embrace nature and challenge their bodies. Some of the activities included mountain biking, canoeing and the chance to zip-line at Carver Falls, a local tourist attraction.

  • Fort Bragg drivers test skills in annual Truck Rodeo

    Aug 19, 2011

    U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School teams, used their expertise and knowledge of the terrain to successfully guide Soldiers through the USAJFKSWC's 6th Annual Truck Rodeo. The event is not only a friendly competition based on driving skills and vehicle knowledge, but it's also a training event for everyone around Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Bragg, Fayetteville community celebrate accomplishments of the American paratrooper

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Fort Bragg and Fayetteville community celebrated National Airborne Day at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Saturday, honoring the 71st anniversary of the first successful parachute jump and the accomplishments of the American paratrooper.

  • Army North prepares to respond to possible catastrophic event

    Aug 19, 2011

    Vibrant Response, an annual training exercise that brings together the military and civilian authorities in preparation for responding to a catastrophic incident, takes place Aug. 16-28 in Indiana.

  • Fort Sill dedicates center in honor of MoH Soldier

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Fires Center of Excellence Mission Simulation Center was officially dedicated as Monti Hall Aug. 19. Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti, an artilleryman, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his acts of bravery and now his name will forever be synonymous with fires support training at Fort Sill.

  • Dedication ceremony honors sergeant's legacy

    Aug 19, 2011

    FORT SILL, OKLA. On Sept, 17, 2009 SFC Jared Monti became the sixth Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor in the War on Terror, and on Aug. 19, 2011, the Fires Center of Excellence's Mission Simulation Center was dedicated and renamed after his redleg legacy.

  • 101st Soldier logs last flight before retirement

    Aug 19, 2011

    During a warm afternoon Aug. 3, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Trevor Baucom, a Company C, 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade pilot, took his final flight over Fort Campbell, but this time as a passenger. The flight marked the first time Baucom was back in a helicopter since he was injured in a tragic crash June 21, 2010, in southern Afghanistan, leaving him in a wheelchair and unable to fly. The crash also fatally injured one crew chief and other military members. The flight was not only a way for Baucom to be in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter one more time, but it also allowed him to honor all of the casualties. In particular, Staff Sgt. Brandon Silk, who was killed in the helicopter crash last year.

  • Army North breaks in new subway rescue training station at MUTC

    Aug 23, 2011

    During the Vibrant Response 12 exercise, conducted by U.S. Army North, service members and local first responders participated in a subway rescue scenario Aug. 17, 2011, for the first time here.

  • Suicide awareness video aimed at first-line supervisors

    Aug 22, 2011

    A new suicide prevention awareness video just released by the Army is aimed primarily at both junior leadership and first-line supervisors, to let them know their responsibility to be the first to identify and assist those in need.

  • National Guard teams evacuate casualties at Vibrant Response 12

    Aug 19, 2011

    The West Virginia CERFP rescued casualties from the collapsed garage as part of Vibrant Response 12, a U.S. Northern Command field training exercise conducted by U.S. Army North here, at Camp Atterbury and various surrounding areas in Indiana.

  • Jeep rebuild unites Fort Campbell community to support fallen Soldier's family

    Aug 23, 2011

    Garrhett Adkins' father, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Adkins, died in in Afghanistan April 16, 2011. Staff Sgt. Jason Axelson is now fixing up the jeep that Charles bought to turn the rusty reminder of what could have been into a celebration of Charles' life.

  • Headhunters search for their Afghan partners

    Aug 23, 2011

    Through the scorching heat of the Mojave Desert, a convoy of up-armored Humvees travels behind two Afghan national army (ANA) trucks to the mock village of Shar-E-Tiefort in Nadir Province. Appreciating the last few minutes of AC blasting against his face along with the beat of ACDC's "Hell's Bells," Spc. Mitchell Giles searches through the truck's window for movement on the rooftops of the approaching community.

  • USA Lunch with SOF CSMs

    Aug 19, 2011

    USA Lunch with SOF CSMs

  • Soldiers, vets initially denied Purple Heart for concussive injury may resubmit

    Oct 21, 2011

    Active-duty and reserve-component Soldiers, as well as veterans, who were denied Purple Heart awards for concussive or mild traumatic brain injuries, are encouraged to resubmit documentation for reconsideration of the medal.

  • Antiterrorism Proclamation

    Aug 19, 2011

    Antiterrorism Proclamation

  • Tell Me a Story: Military Child Education Coalition

    Aug 19, 2011

    Before the reading, members of the band set up an instrument petting zoo around the room giving participants an opportunity to get to know the individual musical tools.

  • 'Born in Battle', 16th CAB Begins Service at JBLM

    Aug 19, 2011

    16th Combat Aviation Brigade stands up as a medium brigade on Joint Base Lewis McChord. This split-based brigade will have a footprint both in Fort Wainwright, Alaska and JBLM, Washington and is the first of two new aviation brigades for the Army.

  • Fort Campbell Soldier halts serial robbers

    Aug 19, 2011

    Something as simple as a Soldier cashing a check at a certain bank on a particular day at just the right time helped stop serial robbers causing some Clarksville businesses a lot of grief.

  • Ms. Heidi Shyu, SES, Acting ASA(ALT) Visits Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Aug 19, 2011

    Photo of Ms. Heidi Shyu, SES, Acting ASA(ALT) at APG, Md.

  • Post's sustainability progress highlighted at conference

    Aug 19, 2011

    Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence deputy to the commanding general, spoke on a panel at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2011 Summer Leaders' Conference held the first week of August.

  • Bullying: Help your child take control; know signs, resolutions

    Aug 19, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. " Imagine receiving a call from your child's principal. Your child has been involved in a bullying incident. You are asked to come to the school to discuss the issue.

  • IRONHORSE TAKES THE REIGNS

    Aug 19, 2011

    COS KALSU, Iraq " For the fourth time in the history of the Ironhorse Brigade, the uncasing of colors once again takes center-stage in the blowing sands of Iraq.

  • Jindal cuts Leesville roundabout ribbon

    Aug 19, 2011

    LEESVILLE, La. " A host of dignitaries including Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Sen. John R. Smith, District 30, Col. Roger Shuck, Joint Readiness Training Center garrison commander, Secretary Sherri H. LeBas, Department of Transportation and Development, Leesville Mayor C. Robert Rose and other local officials gathered at the Leesville Municipal Golf and Recreation Center to celebrate the newly completed U.S. 171, La Hwy. 8 and La Hwy. 28 roundabout Aug. 5. At the event's conclusion, the party traveled to the site of the roundabout for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • 209th MP Co Warriors case colors, bid farewell to Families

    Aug 19, 2011

    Goodbyes and farewells are a difficult part of the military lifestyle as warriors prepare to join the fight overseas. The 209th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, cased its colors Aug. 9 at the 1st MEB Gym during a deployment ceremony before leaving Fort Polk later that evening. Spouses, Family members, children and friends were in attendance, offering their steadfast support.

  • Texas congressmen visit 'Long Knife' troopers

    Aug 19, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- U.S. Representatives John Carter and Michael Burgess, both representing Texas, visited U.S. Soldiers currently deployed in support of Operation New Dawn at Contingency Operating Base, Marez, Iraq, Aug. 13.

  • Picatinny Arsenal competes for prestigious quality award

    Aug 19, 2011

    Having already won the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center here is preparing for another quality award competition, the Shingo Prize.

  • Fort Polk military police hone combative skills at 1st MEB gym

    Aug 19, 2011

  • Farewell, Huey: Retiring chopper flies in one last mission

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, better known as the "Huey," has been the singular iconic image of Army aircraft since the Vietnam War. Americans have watched this chopper, adorned with red crosses, pick up the wounded from battlefields on the nightly news. They have also seen the aircraft loaded with armaments, aiming a barrage of bullets or other deadly force at its target. The public has seen military personnel jump or rappel from it, and rescuers hoist up stranded victims into it.

  • Wounded Warrior's Perseverance Inspires Chicago Crowd

    Aug 29, 2011

    CHICAGO, Ill.- Melissa Stockwell, former Army Lieutenant, above-the-knee amputee and Iraq war veteran has been on quite a journey since her injury in 2004. She competed in the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and was chosen to carry the U.S. flag into the Beijing National Stadium. She recently visited the Union League Club of Chicago to tell her story to American Legion Post 758.

  • Quiet professionals committed to honoring fallen heroes

    Aug 19, 2011

    The responsibility and honor of preparing fallen heroes for a dignified transfer of remains rests on the shoulders of the staff at the Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs.

  • Team studies brains of successful leaders

    Aug 23, 2011

    Researchers from Arizona State University want to know, quite literally, what moral and ethical development in the brain looks like.

  • 201st MI Battalion raises funds with 'real gut check'

    Aug 19, 2011

    Participants in the Black Knight 5K-ish Challenge ran half way, consumed six doughnuts and a carton of milk, then ran the rest of the course to help raise money for the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion's upcoming dining-in.

  • Third Army, ACC contract positive working relationship with Kazakhstan

    Aug 19, 2011

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- For the more than 200 participants attending the Steppe Eagle 2011 exercise, the first day rigors of deployment were significantly reduced.

  • McHugh lauds energy-conservation efforts at Knox

    Aug 22, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh described the energy advancement policies at Fort Knox. Ky., as being "light years" ahead of many installations, during an Aug. 11, 2011, visit to the post.

  • Army cites improvements to body-armor testing

    Aug 22, 2011

    Citing the utmost confidence in the combat performance of Soldier-worn body armor, U.S. Army leaders reiterated to reporters Thursday that protecting troops is the highest priority and therefore the service has already implemented a host of recommendations to improve body-armor testing procedures.

  • Army announces Ground Combat Vehicle contracts

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Army announced today the award of contracts to BAE Systems Land and Armaments, L.P., and General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc., for the Ground Combat Vehicle program technology development phase.

  • Army: No known case of body armor failing

    Aug 19, 2011

    Fox News Media Round Table response

  • Soldiers magazine features Natick

    Aug 25, 2011

    At times in the past, it had kept a rather low profile, but the Natick Soldier Systems Center will experience a coming-out party of sorts in October. That's when Soldiers magazine, in its final print edition before it becomes an entirely online publication, will feature the important work done for service members at NSSC. Soldiers, the official U.S. Army magazine, began in 1946 as the Army Information Digest.

  • Army integrates technologies during NIE exercise

    Aug 19, 2011

    Network Integration Evaluation at the White Sands Missile Range

  • Wounded warriors mount up for a three-day bike tour

    Aug 22, 2011

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany -- Wounded warriors from Baumholder, Kaiserslautern and other military communities are mounting up on hand crank bikes, recumbent bikes and regular road bikes for a three-day ride in the nearby state of the Saarland and in the Rheinland Pfalz Sept. 9 through 11.

  • Get crafty: Centers offer wealth of experience, supplies and assistance

    Aug 22, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The days may be getting darker as fall approaches, but inside the Baumholder and Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts Centers it's always bright. From posters to engraving, framing to woodshop -- the staffs have made sure there is plenty to keep everyone happily engaged.

  • USAREUR commander shares ideas with Wiesbaden BOSS members

    Aug 19, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, U.S. Army Europe commander, spent time with members of Wiesbaden's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers during a visit Aug. 12. The commander got a chance to see the new BOSS Warrior Zone, located by Wiesbaden Arts and Crafts on Wiesbaden Army Airfield, and discussed issues of concern with Soldiers. Hertling asked the BOSS members to play an active role in helping stamp out sexual harassment through the I. A.M. Strong initiative and to help promote sponsorship of new incoming service members.

  • Angola's land forces commanader, Gen. Lucio Amaral, visits U.S. Army Africa in Vicenza, Italy

    Aug 19, 2011

    To mark the beginning of a growing relationship with Angola, Gen. Lucio Amaral, commander of the Angolan Land Forces, recently spent three days with U.S. Army Africa Commander Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg at Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy. Amaral participated in three briefings, met with 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team Soldiers, and made site visits to USARAF's Skills Engagement Center, Contingency Command Post, and the Current Operations Integration Center.

  • Natick engineer blends science, patriotism with U.S. Army Africa mission

    Aug 22, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa is working in cooperation with U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center on a solar shade system in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, that produces two kilowatts of power. Natick engineer Steve Tucker is the lead project manager and brings a unique skill set to the mission.

  • Big day for Stryker facility in Qatar

    Aug 19, 2011

    The 300th battle damaged Stryker was repaired in Qatar creating cause for celebration as crews ramp up turn around and delivery time of the tactical vehicles.

  • Moving day in Iraq for 402nd Army Field Support Brigade

    Aug 19, 2011

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade, one of the Army's largest brigades, is packing up and moving as the draw down in Iraq moves forward. Long time logistics expert James Branham takes a look back at the unit's evolution and accomplishments.

  • Raider Soldiers conduct field training, ensure communication lines are operational

    Aug 19, 2011

    Soldiers from across 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, spent two weeks in the field for a command post exercise, setting up a brigade-wide network to ensure communication systems can talk to each other.

  • Ordnance Reef munitions removal, disposal demonstration complete

    Aug 19, 2011

    The Army has completed the field portion of its technical demonstration to evaluate new strategies to recover and destroy underwater military munitions.

  • Army provides easier base access to families of fallen

    Aug 19, 2011

    During a Survivor Outreach Services working group meeting last year, several participants expressed difficulty in gaining access to military installations to take part in SOS programs and support services.

  • Aiming for change, teens take part in AFAP conference

    Aug 26, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - With a seeming endless supply of energy and enthusiasm, Fort Hood teens spent two days advocating for a better future at the Great Place. Approximately 40 teens took part in the Teen Army Family Action Plan Conference at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center.

  • Be patient, think safety as kids start school year

    Aug 21, 2011

  • OPSEC aims to protect sensitive information

    Aug 21, 2011

    Fort Meade makes an effort throughout the year to remind service members, Department of Defense civilians, contractors and family members about OPSEC rules. But this month, the warnings are part of the Army's second annual Anti-Terrorism Awareness Month.

  • AWG volunteers teach youth first-aid skills

    Aug 21, 2011

    Volunteers from the Asymmetric Warfare Group helped with educating Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts from Sykesville and neighboring areas to train on first-aid skills.

  • Building strong relations key for new Manor View principal

    Aug 21, 2011

    To Donna O'Shea, the new principal at Manor View Elementary School, building strong relationships is the key to success in education.

  • 'Feds Feed Families' helps stock food banks

    Aug 21, 2011

    In just two weeks, members of the Fort Meade community have donated nearly two tons of nonperishable food to food banks and soup kitchens in the area.

  • 200th MP leads readiness training conference

    Aug 21, 2011

    The 200th Military Police Command conducted a training conference Aug. 5 to 6 for Family Readiness Group leaders to enhance their abilities to help Soldiers and families.

  • Fort Meade BMX racer ranks top 10 among peers nationwide

    Aug 21, 2011

    In a sport that requires speed, agility and strength, Fort Meade's 11-year-old Evan Boone is one of the top youth athletes in the country in his age group.

  • Pull-up Partner

    Aug 18, 2011

    Capt. Daniel Terbilcox with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team gets help on the pull-up bars from Maj. Michael LaBrecque, brigade logistics officer, Aug. 12, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Army fields new fitness tests to gather data

    Aug 18, 2011

    During a tour of major installations to gather data for its new fitness tests, the Army's Physical Readiness Division stopped at Fort Bragg, N.C., home of the airborne, to test paratroopers using the new Army Physical Readiness Test and Army Combat Readiness Test.

  • Make Today Count

    Aug 19, 2011

    This is a spiritual-type commentary, one of our weekly Chaplain's Corner articles, written by one of many chaplains who serve in and around the National Capital Region. It is suitable for all faiths and for anyone who has a family, blood relative or not.

  • Corps' 3D models of the Delta key to shared solutions

    Aug 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 3D models of the imperiled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are helping the Corps and partner agencies find sustainable solutions to its flood risk and environmental restoration challenges.

  • Picerne housing takes shape at Fort Sill

    Aug 18, 2011

  • Soldiers prep for theatrical tour to showcase Army history

    Aug 22, 2011

    In a few weeks, the Army's annual Spirit of America show will be performed at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and then in Charleston, S.C., and Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Why I Serve: Sgt. Zachery Yeager

    Aug 18, 2011

    Yeager, a native of Camp Verde, Arizona, enlisted in the Army Jun. 20, 2006, and credits his five years of service for transforming him from a defiant unmotivated teenager to a disciplined upstanding Soldier.

  • Sill firefighters battle blazes, budget

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Municipalities have been losing police officers and firefighters for the past few years and it seems the Army is no exception. With current budget constraints the Fort Sill Fire Department is feeling the heat.

  • Spotlight On...Angie Moshammer

    Aug 18, 2011

    Learn more about ACC employee Angie Moshammer, 409th Contracting Support Brigade.

  • Inspector General serves as commander's eyes, ears

    Aug 18, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- More than just the eyes and ears of the commander, the Expeditionary Contracting Command's Inspector General's Office serves both the commander and members of the command by performing four IG functions: inspection, assistance, investigation, and teaching and training for the specific purpose of enhancing the command's readiness and capability.

  • JBLM Soldier overcomes health problem to win second combatives title

    Aug 18, 2011

    After winning last year's Army Combatives heavyweight title, Jackson spent the next year preparing for the 2011 tournament. He fought through the three-day tournament and didn't let his re-injured right hand " his power hand " prevent him from repeating his success. Jackson defeated Minnesota National Guard's Braden Simont by a technical knockout in the final match of the tournament on July 23 to claim his second consecutive heavyweight title.

  • Natick engineer blends science, patriotism with USARAF mission

    Aug 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Africa is working in cooperation with U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center on a solar shade system in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, that produces two kilowatts of power. Natick engineer Steve Tucker is the lead project manager and brings a unique skill set to the mission.

  • New commander takes reins at ISEC

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. " The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command welcomed a new commander and bade farewell to the outgoing commander at Fort Huachuca's Greely Hall Friday. Col. Sylvester "Sly" Cotton relinquished command of ISEC to Col. Kris Kramarich in a traditional ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Randolph Strong, commanding general of U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command.

  • Soldiers leave legacy of sustainability

    Aug 18, 2011

  • Fly fishing provides escape, therapy

    Aug 18, 2011

    Standing in the rushing water, Jerry Hensley cast his line into the cool waters of the Blue River. Dressed in beige waders, fishing vest and baseball hat, he let the fly float downstream, attempting to attract the fish that were collecting in the deeper parts of the river to escape the day's heat. The shallow water flowed over the rocks, carving its way through the Rockies as Hensley jerked his arm back, casting the line backward then forward for another attempt.

  • DOD reviewing veteran disability ratings for post-9/11 veterans

    Aug 20, 2012

    Michael LoGrande, Physical Disability Board of Review director, visited Fort Carson Aug. 9, 2011, on the first stop in his nationwide attempt to offer the board to more than 70,000 injured veterans.

  • 4th BCT prepares for battle

    Aug 18, 2011

    "This is phase line bravo, standby, over," 2nd Lt. Matthew Jadrnak said over his radio. The leader of 3rd Platoon, Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, waited for a response inside the Humvee, where he held command over five other vehicles.

  • 'Vanguards' deploy 2 engineer companies

    Aug 18, 2011

    Hundreds of Soldiers from 4th Engineer Battalion assembled to case the colors of two companies Aug. 12, as the units' final formal step toward deploying for route-clearing missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • JBSA Event brings community resources to special-needs families

    Aug 18, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- One of the world's most unique amusement parks was the setting for an event last week that brought together a special group of military families.

  • MEPS dedicates ceremony room to fallen local Marine

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- In a room filled to overflowing with his family, friends and fellow Marines and other service members, the life of Lance Cpl. John Felix Farias was memorialized Aug. 11 as the San Antonio Military Entrance Processing Station on Fort Sam Houston named its ceremony room after the fallen Marine from New Braunfels.

  • Cats come prowling, train on Fort Huachuca

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. " With less than three weeks remaining before the 2011 college football season, the University of Arizona Wildcats held a portion of their annual preseason training camp Aug. 10" Sunday at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

  • Soldiers help youth get mandatory school physicals

    Aug 18, 2011

    Belvoir Soldiers lent a helping hand last weekend in Fairfax County's Ninth Annual Back-to-School Physical Clinic.

  • Work, exercise, play smart: Avoid heat-related illnesses

    Aug 18, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- As temperatures continue to soar over 100 degrees, San Antonio's sizzling summer heat is affecting people's ability to work, exercise and play the way they normally do.

  • Dempsey challenges students to take advantage of Army War College experience

    Aug 19, 2011

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, Army chief of staff and the next chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, spoke to the Army War College Class of 2012 about leadership lessons, challenges they will face and skills they need to develop, at Carlisle Barracks, Penn., Aug. 18, 2011.

  • Fort Irwin rallies to save abandoned dog

    Aug 18, 2011

    A food dish, a warm home and a pat on the head -- dogs don't usually ask for much more than that from their owners. But when one Fort Irwin dog needed some extra help, the community didn't hesitate to come to his aid. Jake is a two-year-old Akita who spent much of the past 12 months battling the harsh elements of the Mojave Desert.

  • Deltas down Scrubs in playoff opener

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- After a virtual stand-still in the opening innings, the Deltas from 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment gave the Physical Fitness Facility team a hard-hitting workout, winning a first-round intramural softball playoff game 10-4.

  • Units holds hoops camp to benefit family readiness group

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Basketball is not in season, but that didn't stop about 60 community youngsters from indulging themselves in a daily dose of jumpshots, lay-ups and suicide drills at the Post Field House.

  • Landing Zone hosts week-long birthday bash

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- A week of celebration events for adults, children and Families will commemorate the Landing Zone's second birthday Aug. 20-26.

  • Finding truth in Tomb of the Unknowns

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- The Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery may be our most sacred national site. The marble sarcophagus was quarried in Colorado, fabricated in Vermont and final carvings were made in Virginia. The remains of Soldiers from World War I, World War II and the Korean War lie in rest there. The Soldier from the Vietnam War was identified and exhumed in 1998.

  • Moving to the beat with Zumba " It's back!

    Aug 18, 2011

    Up tempo music played in the background while patrons danced their way to fitness with Zumba, a Latin inspired dance fitness class at Newman Fitness Center, Aug. 5. Fitness programs, like Zumba, returned to Newman Aug. 1, after a five month hiatus due to budgetary constraints.

  • Legal Office provides outreach, fundraising tips

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Planning a car wash or bake sale to raise funds for your company's organizational day?

  • Is technology taking over texting teens?

    Aug 18, 2011

    Everything that we do revolves around technology. From the Internet to cell phones, it has become a major part of our daily lives.

  • Selfless Soldier visits Headquarters Battalion

    Aug 18, 2011

    On Sept. 7, 1944, the duties of Technician 5th Grade Robert Maxwell, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, duties were to string communication lines in Besancon, France at an American command post located in a farmhouse. But before he could do so the unit came under the attack of a German platoon less than 10 yards away.

  • Woodlawn residents create neighborhood watch program

    Aug 18, 2011

  • A new support group for military Families who are grieving the loss of a child

    Aug 18, 2011

    When most people find out they are going to be a mother or father, it is one of the most exciting and happiest times in their lives. Coupled with this excitement comes the anxiousness or worries about securing a safe and thriving environment for their children. Most parents want to offer their children a loving home, financial stability, a good education, and much more.

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