Archive: Aug 2011

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  • Marne Division cares for Families with MFLC support

    Aug 18, 2011

    "Caring for Soldiers, Civilians and Families is KEY to our readiness," reads the second element Caring of the Marne Division's command philosophy.

  • Airfield hosts charity event

    Aug 18, 2011

    Children, parents and Soldiers gathered in Davison Army Airfield's Lakota Hangar Saturday for a special occasion.

  • 3rd ID Soldiers improve financial literacy with Army Gold

    Aug 18, 2011

    Since 2009, the Army Gold program has provided money management tools to help Soldiers and Family Members meet their financial goals and obligations. The user-friendly online program is accessible on the Army OneSource Web site and combines interactive learning tools and resources to improve financial awareness which is essential in today's economy.

  • New department financially secures Soldiers

    Aug 18, 2011

    A federal agency has a new department specifically designed to help servicememembers deal with financial matters.

  • Tragic shooting proves need for preparation

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 5, 2009, a U.S. Soldier, dressed in Army uniform, entered the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas, armed with two non-military issue pistols, including a semi-automatic.

  • Former Navy officer brings chiropractics to the 'Rock'

    Aug 18, 2011

    Did you feel that ache in your neck when you leaned over to clean your weapon on the range last week? Or how about that lingering pain in your lower back as you sit at the computer screen? Ever thought about seeing a chiropractor? Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield now has the service on board, offered by one of the doctors of Chiropracting, Stephen Schiffman at Winn Army Community Hospital. Schiffman is one of the two chiropractors on board who offer services to active-duty service members at Hawks Troop Medical Clinic on Fort Stewart.

  • Sky's the limit during 99th RSC annual training

    Aug 19, 2011

    About 170 Soldiers from the 99th Regional Support Command were airlifted to Range 85 to begin "Operation Checkerboard," a day of training that included exercises culled from the Army's Full-Spectrum Operations Mission Essential Task Lists.

  • FORT REPORT: University of Arizona Football Camp

    Aug 19, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- In this Fort Report, the University of Arizona football team travels to Fort Huachuca, Arizona to hold training camp.

  • Rockin' Rucker's finalists head to finals next week

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Rockin' Rucker's top 12 finalists competed in the second round of the talent competition before vocal ensemble Committed performed Saturday at the post theater.

  • Missile Defense Agency completes realignment of headquarters building

    Aug 18, 2011

    The Headquarters for the Missile Defense Agency officially opened its doors with its ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday on Fort Belvoir. The event cemented a historic moment in the evolution of the MDA.

  • Recycling makes cents

    Aug 18, 2011

    Empty plastic bottles, paper, cardboard boxes and aluminum cans are recyclables that are placed in blue poly-carts and ready to go to Fort Stewart's Processing Station. But, what happens when these recyclables are exposed to cooking oil and other liquids? The answer is simple; the recyclables are contaminated and become unusable. As a result, the contaminated recyclables must be placed in Fort Stewart's sanitary landfill.

  • Iraqi, 'Big Red One' Soldiers provide humanitarian aid to more than 500 people

    Aug 19, 2011

    Soldiers with Company D, 1st "Dragon" Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-Center supported an Iraqi-led humanitarian outreach operation Aug. 2, 2011, on a hot summer evening at Joint Security Station Deason, Iraq.

  • Anniston Army Depot to reset Wolverines

    Aug 18, 2011

    Sitting in Anniston Army Depot's Combat Vehicle Repair Facility, the two tanks look similar to other M1 Abrams in the building. But, the differences in the vehicles go beyond the two large appendages atop the M1 hull. These vehicles are the first of their kind ever repaired on this installation. They are M104 Wolverine Armored Bridgelayers. The Wolverine is the only bridge system in the Army's arsenal to deploy a bridge horizontally, rather than the scissor-like motion of the Armored Vehicle-Launched Bridge or Joint Assault Bridge.

  • Event brings Hawaiian fun to Lake Tholocco

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Those looking for a different type of Saturday night can put on a lei and enjoy fun, food and entertainment with a multicultural twist at the second annual Lake Party Luau Aug. 27 at Lake Tholocco's West Beach at 5:30 p.m.

  • Col. Sullivan: 'We will get through this'

    Aug 18, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot's commander speaks to the workforce regarding workload.

  • Thirty-seven-year-old first-timer heads to All Army softball camp

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Staff Sgt. Shennika "Nikki" Prentice is going for broke.

  • Instaflix brings DVD, Blu-Ray rentals to post

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and Families looking to rent the latest new release movies on DVD or Blu-Ray have a new option at the Mini Mall and Triangle Express facilities here.

  • ADMC trains at local airport

    Aug 18, 2011

    Moving munitions in the safest manner in support of the war fighter is paramount with officials at the Anniston Defense Munitions Center. While most munitions shipments are done by way of rail and truck, a new mode of transportation was recently tested.

  • Accident, near miss reporting can lead to safer workplace

    Aug 18, 2011

    Each year, hundreds of accidents occur at Anniston Army Depot and the Safety Office views each incident as an opportunity to change a hazardous situation, creating a safer working environment for everyone. Often, a little cleaning and organizing is all that is needed to ensure a work area is safe for employees, but occasionally, the Safety Office has to put warnings in place or make more drastic changes to ensure employee safety.

  • 1st WOC welcomes new commander

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- There's "Strength in Knowledge," according to the Soldiers of the 1st Warrant Officer Company, who welcomed their new commander, CW4 Richard C. Myers at a change of command ceremony August 16.

  • Madison police to test Army technology

    Aug 23, 2011

    AMRDEC's Strategic Development Office, the Von Braun Center for Science and Innovation and the Madison Police Department have signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to allow AMRDEC to work with the Madison Police and share information. It allows for testing and analyzing of AMRDEC's new product designs.

  • Robots could save Soldiers' lives

    Aug 18, 2011

    Robots and unmanned systems potentially could improve enemy surveillance, reduce a soldier's workload and save lives on the battlefield, an Army general said here this week.

  • Fort Sill golf center first in Army

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Aug. 18, 2011) -- Fort Sill's golf learning center is now open which makes the post the first Army installation with one of these facilities.

  • Blood donations save lives

    Aug 18, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers and civilians came to support troops by giving the gift of life at the Armed Services Blood Program drive sponsored by the 1st Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment Friday at Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Center.

  • Rodeo riders

    Aug 18, 2011

  • Math and science program seeks engaged learning

    Aug 18, 2011

    Picatinny Arsenal hosted approximately 135 children from surrounding communities for the 18th annual Math and Science 2000 Program. This year the program had an additional week of robotics study at Rariton Valley Community College. In the first two weeks the students embraced teaching on such topics as Newton's Law of Motion and the Bernoulli Principle.

  • CECOM mission function transfer complete at APG

    Aug 18, 2011

    As the BRAC deadline approaches, July 31st marked the completion of moving all mission essential capabilities and equipment from Fort Monmouth to APG, well in time to meet the Sept. 15, 2011, deadline to close Fort Monmouth.

  • Mother of fallen Soldier turns to art to heal, help

    Aug 18, 2011

    The loss of a child is a parent's worst nightmare. Suzy Shealy experienced that loss when her first-born son, Sgt. Joseph Shealy, was killed in Iraq in 2005.

  • Time apart validates time together

    Aug 18, 2011

    It didn't really hit me until Friday night. Nearly two weeks, ago, I headed to Fort Meade, Md. to attend the tail end of a 5 1/2 month course.

  • NCO makes most of Fort Jackson Time

    Aug 18, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Ashten Richardson joined the Army looking for some college money, but he found a career instead.

  • Housing residents can join ranks to eliminate waste

    Aug 18, 2011

    Marne Point residents already participate in reducing waste in landfills by recycling paper, cardboard, plastic and glass bottles and containers. Now they can take a step toward eliminating waste altogether by collecting cell phones and joining the TerraCycle Inkjet Brigade.

  • Cadets compete in annual West Point Triathlon

    Aug 19, 2011

    Despite a heavy downpour that morning, 462 athletes completed the 22nd annual West Point Triathlon on Aug. 14, 2011.

  • ICE aims for quick response

    Aug 18, 2011

    Smart phones give users the capabilities to do anything from video chats to voting for the next American Idol. Now your phone can serve as a direct line to the Fort Jackson garrison commander.

  • Maj. Gen. McHale visit 401st AFSBn-KAF

    Aug 18, 2011

    The 401st Army field Support Battalion-Kandahar hosted U.S. Forces-Afghanistan deputy commanding general for support, Maj. Gen. Timothy P. McHale, here Aug. 15.

  • Units, MACH team up to lower injuries

    Aug 18, 2011

    Fort Jackson trains thousands of Soldiers each year and for many, basic training is the hardest physical training their bodies have ever endured.

  • Game on: Sports physicals clear cadets for NCAA play

    Aug 18, 2011

    Mologne Cadet Health Clinic was the site for NCAA sports physicals Aug. 11 for more than 250 cadets ready to represent West Point on the fields of friendly strife. Class of 2015 cadets comprised about 98 percent of those screenings, as well as those who are new to NCAA athletics or are returning to their sport after surgery.

  • Texas Hold'em part of Rocky's recycling fun

    Aug 18, 2011

    Following the introduction of the "Caught Doing Something Good" recycling campaign, two organizations from Fort Stewart created a partnership to make recycling creative and fun. The Directorate of Public Work's Environmental Division and the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Rocky's Zone turned two heads into one as they planned a recycling event at the Soldier's recreation center Rocky's Zone, Aug. 16.

  • New York Adjutant General Opens New Long Island Armed Forces Readiness Center

    Aug 18, 2011

    More than 1,500 Long Island members of the New York Army National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve will share a common home at a new Armed Forces Reserve Center in Farmingdale, NY. The New York Army National Guard is the lead agency on the project which will allow five old armories and two old Reserve Centers to be closed down, saving taxpayer dollars and providing a more efficient training location for all services.

  • Women play important role in Army

    Aug 18, 2011

    Every Aug. 26, the Nation celebrates Women's Equality Day to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave women full voting rights in 1920.

  • Corps of Cadets' top NCO not ready to take a knee

    Aug 18, 2011

  • West Point welcomes new commandant from Armor School

    Aug 18, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Theodore Martin, a West Point Class of 1983 graduate, assumed command on July 15, having just served as the 45th Chief of Armor and commandant of the Army Armor School at its new location at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Community mourns World War II hero

    Aug 18, 2011

    A memorial service was held Wednesday for Medal of Honor recipient Charles Murray, who died of congestive heart failure at his home in Columbia Friday, just weeks shy of his 90th birthday.

  • JMRC icon retires after four decades

    Aug 18, 2011

    Hildegard Gesell-Keil, or "Hilde," as she is more affectionately known by the Soldiers, Civilians and Family members of the Hohenfels community, retired from 42 years of service as the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) Protocol and Public Relations officer on Friday, July 29, 2011.

  • 230th Resiliency Campus helps Soldiers sustain the fight

    Aug 18, 2011

    Servicemembers often experience stress while deployed. Whether it's troops on the front lines, or the unsung heroes who provide the warfighter with vital support needed; the 230th Resiliency Campus here is prepared to help Soldiers sustain the fight.

  • JSA Battalion honors fallen officers on 35th anniversary

    Aug 19, 2011

    The top U.S. Army commander in South Korea joined his most forward deployed battalion Aug. 18, 2011, at a ceremony to honor two fallen U.S. Army officers.

  • Third Army Soldiers send clear signal

    Aug 18, 2011

    In today's world, information moves at lightning speed, email is a widely-accepted office tool and major decisions are made via phone. Without access to landlines and the internet, units in the Army would struggle to effectively operate.

  • Soldiers, HR specialists must understand importance of casualty docs

    Aug 18, 2011

    It is the responsibility of all Soldiers to update their casualty documents and to ensure their intent is annotated properly.

  • 1st Cav. Div. enlisted leader makes tour of southern Iraq

    Aug 19, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq--In a first-ever visit to 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division here in southern Iraq, Division Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia Vimoto conducted a tour of the brigade's areas of responsibility to build morale and familiarize himself with the troops and their mission in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Knockin' 'em out

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii -- Contestants, in teams of two, race to knock out as many push-ups as possible in two minutes during Right Arm Night at the Hale Ikena, here, Aug. 5.

  • Issues, delegates needed for 28th Annual USAG-HI AFAP Conference

    Aug 17, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Community members can help improve their quality of life by submitting suggestions or becoming a delegate for the fiscal year 2012 U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Army Family Action Plan Conference, Oct. 18-20, at Building 647, near the Sgt. Smith Theater, here.

  • Federal Fire Dept. aims to prevent fires in IPC communities

    Aug 17, 2011

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The Federal Fire Department's Prevention Division actively participated in the 28th Annual National Night Out at Schofield Barracks, Aliamanu Military Reservation and here, Aug. 2.

  • TRADOC commander visits NTC

    Aug 17, 2011

    As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from Iraq, the National Training Center stands ready to meet the Army's changing training requirements, said Gen. Robert Cone, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during an Aug. 16 visit to the NTC. Cone served as commanding general of the NTC and Fort Irwin from Sept. 2004 to June 2007.

  • COLA rate on Oahu increases by two points

    Aug 17, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Results from the Hawaii Cost of Living Allowance, or COLA, surveys, which were conducted March-May, are in and became effective Aug. 1.

  • August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month: Always ready, always alert

    Aug 17, 2011

    August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month and is a reminder that although these attacks may seem inescapable, the Army does not believe that is the case. Many of the foiled attempts aren't reported, because a "non-event" does not carry the same emotional impact of the others, but the unsuccessful attempts represent important lessons.

  • iWATCH: See something, say something

    Aug 17, 2011

    Since September 11, 2001, more than 30 terrorist plots against the United States have been thwarted by the vigilance of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence communities, according to a report on www.heritage.org. At least two of the attempts were foiled by the efforts of ordinary citizens being on guard.

  • 1812 Overture 2011

    Aug 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Band performed Peter I. Tchaikovsky's Overture "1812" on Aug. 16, at Sylvan Theater at the Washington Monument Grounds. The event was hosted by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commanding general JFHQ-NCR/MDW.

  • Fallen Soldiers remembered

    Aug 17, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Brian Layer's deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, speaking engagement for Davenport, Iowa, Public Library Fallen Soldier Memorial August 15 2011

  • Congressional staffers 'taste' life of Soldiers

    Aug 18, 2011

    Thirty-five Senate and House staffers last week experienced the training Soldiers receive at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center.

  • Fort Belvoir becomes home for wounded warriors

    Aug 23, 2011

    The arrival of about 48 wounded, ill and injured warriors from Walter Reed Army Medical Center at the new Fort Belvoir Warrior Transition Complex Sunday marked a major milestone of the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005.

  • Secretary of Army announces transformation commission

    Aug 18, 2011

    The Army announced Aug. 15 the creation of a new commission to help transform the service and prepare it for inevitable cuts to the defense budget.

  • Too important to be 'on the job' training

    Aug 17, 2011

    Fort Sill, Okla. -- In October 2009, 1st Lt. Cason Shrode, Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, located at COP Keating, Afghanistan, found himself in a vicious firefight that claimed eight Soldiers lives and wounded 21 others.

  • Soldier saves life in-flight

    Aug 17, 2011

    1st Lt. David E. Bryant, a Greenwood, Ind. native and demobilization officer at Camp Atterbury, was recognized Aug. 16 by being awarded the Indiana Distinguished Service Medal for saving the life of a fellow passenger on an airline flight earlier this year.

  • Family GAT streamlined, back online

    Aug 18, 2011

    For those Army family members who put off completing the Global Assessment Tool survey due to the sheer number of questions, the folks who run the program listened and brought the number of questions from 260 down to 80.

  • Outgoing Maintencance Troop first sergeant receives MSM

    Aug 17, 2011

    U.S. Army Lt. Col. Lance R. Eldred, left, commander of Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, presents 1st Sgt. Victor B. Owolabi, right, first sergeant of Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with a meritorious service medal before a change of responsibility ceremony at Fritz Field on Fort Irwin, Calif., Aug 16, 2011. Owolabi changed responsibility with incoming 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Clark. (Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Zachary A. Gardner, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Public Affairs Office / Released)

  • ASC hosts staffers, advisors

    Aug 17, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Headquarters hosted 15 congressional staffers and state officials during an Aug 12 visit to Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Worker injured in 1995 terrorist bombing recalls incident

    Aug 17, 2011

    The addition of the Army Materiel Command plaque recognizing Army civilian Purple Heart recipients in the new Army Security Assistance Command headquarters building has a very special meaning for the command and one of its employees.

  • Science, technology team prepares for Afghanistan

    Aug 17, 2011

    Scientific personnel deploying to Afghanistan are working on technical solutions that will save Soldiers' lives, Army leaders said Aug. 15. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command leadership team officer spoke to 37 Soldiers and civilians attending orientation and reach-back training in preparation for deployment.

  • First Army DCG MacCarley Speaks at Arsenal Island Town Hall

    Aug 17, 2011

    As the new kid on the block, First Army's military and their dependents were invited to participate in its first Rock Island Arsenal town hall Aug 11. Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley introduced First Army and provided a brief overview of its primary mission - the mobilization and demobilization of the Reserve Component.

  • Privatization of U.S. Army lodging to raise Quality of Life for Soldiers on the move

    Aug 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army privatized the on-post lodging operations at 11 installations Aug. 12, 2011 , reinforcing the Army's commitment to improving transient lodging and enhancing the Quality of Life of Soldiers and their Families.

  • CFC kickoff set for early September

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Combined Federal Campaign will kick off its annual campaign Sept. 7.

  • Cavalry scouts receive cross saber at end of course

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - In July, the first Cavalry scout trainees arrived at Fort Benning to complete their advanced individual training. On Wednesday " eight weeks later " 66 of 68 Soldiers from E Troop, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, received their U.S. Army Cavalry (enlisted) Branch Insignia brass following the successful completion of a 20K Boot March. The insignia represented the completion of not only the situational training exercise but their rite of passage to becoming Cavalry scouts.

  • Resilience study can help DoD strengthen programs

    Aug 18, 2011

    The military has a plethora of programs aimed at building resilience in servicemembers and their families, but needs a better system in place to measure their success, a study has revealed.

  • Power shade system uses solar energy to produce electricity in austere conditions

    Aug 19, 2011

    More than a year ago, a team of Kansas National Guard Soldiers set up a solar shade system here that produces two kilowatts of power. With relatively no maintenance, the system continues to silently and steadily produce eco-friendly electricity from the sun. Recently, Maj. Tim Franklin, the Uniformed Science Technology Advisor to U.S. Army Africa and Steve Tucker of the U.S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center traveled to Djibouti to assess the power shade system and train Soldiers on its use.

  • MICC fusion cell eases fiscal closeout

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- As the staffs of Army leaders across the country work feverishly to obligate more than $30 billion in funds during the final quarter of fiscal 2011, a team of contracting professionals here has been assembled to ensure their requirements are met.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab stages war games

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Since Aug. 8, Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab has been leading a nation-wide simulation experiment to assist the Army in decision making in support of the U.S. Army 2020 concept. The experiment, which ends Friday, precedes a war game that will be conducted by the Mission Command Battle Lab at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., later this year and will assist policymakers in how the Army can prevent conflict.

  • Fort Knox receives Secretary's Energy Award for innovative technology

    Aug 17, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with members of Fort Knox's energy program Thursday to learn more about the installation's energy control room. Fort Knox received the Secretary of the Army Award Energy and Water Management Award in the innovative and New Technology category for these advancements in monitoring energy usage.

  • Timing and Delivery in the Administration of Blood and Blood Products

    Aug 17, 2011

  • Vascular Trauma: The Military and Civilian Perspective

    Aug 17, 2011

  • PRESS RELEASE: Army R&D;experts talk evolving Cyber landscape at LandWarNet

    Aug 17, 2011

  • ASC color guard appears at softball tourney

    Aug 17, 2011

    An ASC color guard appears during the opening ceremony for the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournament.

  • Community Center set to expand hours

    Aug 17, 2011

    In order to offer quality social and recreational amenities to servicemembers, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center will expand its hours starting in mid-August.

  • Ten honored for exemplary service

    Aug 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command inducted 10 noncommissioned officers into the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Aug. 15 at the command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Soldier 360° gets leaders at right time: Course builds resilience after reintegration

    Aug 18, 2011

    Just three months after returning from Afghanistan, more than 40 noncommissioned officers from the 2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment reported for Soldier 360°, a leader comprehensive fitness course for junior and senior noncommissioned officers, Aug. 8-18, 2011.

  • Red Cross helps keep military community safe through training, emergency support

    Aug 17, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - In military communities the American Red Cross is primarily known for informing military members in times of crisis. But the agency's contributions go beyond relaying emergency messages.

  • Women warriors: Soldiers discuss role of females in the military

    Aug 17, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They are military pilots and police; they disarm mines; and they patrol dangerous areas outside their bases. They command missile units, fighter squadrons and space shuttles. They are held as prisoners of war and they die in battle.

  • Heading underground in France to explore the Maginot Line, WWII history

    Aug 17, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - History was not kind to the grand ideas of French Minister of War Andre Maginot. As the namesake for the massive line of fortifications intended to stop Germany from ever again overrunning France after the Franco-Prussian and First World Wars, Maginot, who died in 1932, didn't live long enough to see the completion and ultimate failure of his vision.

  • Chaplain leaves campus ministry to serve Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Aug 17, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - About 90 days had passed for a small team of Soldiers in Afghanistan since they last had an opportunity to participate in a worship service. Upon hearing this, Chaplain (Capt.) Ben Clark packed up his field service communion kit and went to fulfill his calling of ministering to Soldiers who slept in the dirt.

  • Ammo storage point supports U.S. Air Force mission in southern Afghanistan

    Aug 17, 2011

    An ammunition supply point that opened Aug. 10 triples the munitions storage capacity for the U.S. Air Force on Kandahar Airfield.

  • Patience, critical thinking important for solving crimes for Reserve special agents

    Jan 3, 2012

    For one Army Reserve commander, his mission doesn't involve operation orders, phase lines or flanking movements, but rather a carefully orchestrated movement of Soldiers within an area as small as a shoebox or as large as an entire city.

  • Helping Afghan engineers learn international construction standards

    Aug 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan develops young Afghan engineers into quality assurance representatives and project engineers.

  • Picatinny engineers develop versatile warheads

    Aug 17, 2011

    Artillery shell fragments can be inefficient because they vary dramatically in size, but engineers at Picatinny Arsenal have found a way to get more consistent sizes -- and even two sizes from a single warhead.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Michael L. Earls

    Sep 28, 2011

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Michael L. Earls

  • Warrior Rear Det. completes mission, receives awards during ceremony

    Oct 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division gathered to recognize the personnel who served in the brigade rear detachment during an award ceremony on Schofield Barracks, Aug. 16. Colonel Malcolm Frost, Commander, 2nd BCT, 25 Inf. Div., presented awards to select members of the rear detachment, whose efforts ensured the deployed members of the brigade were better able to focus on their mission during the recent deployment to Iraq.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness Month Message

    Aug 19, 2011

    The senior leadership of the Army has proclaimed August 2011 as the Army's Antiterrorism (AT) Awareness Month. This is of special significance as we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon and with the recent killing of Osama bin Laden. Enhancing our Soldiers, civilians, and Family Members' understanding of the nature of terrorism and the potential for retaliatory terrorist attacks on army installations, stand-alone facilities and units is critical to our defense.

  • Sharpening The Blade

    Aug 16, 2011

    Story and photos highlighting First Army's 93rd Birthday celebration. Highlights include historical synopsis and a look at the future for First Army.

  • Army integrates technologies during NIE exercise

    Aug 17, 2011

    The Army is beginning to harness some initial lessons learned from its recent Network Integration Evaluation this past June/July at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • Antiterrorism Awareness, Week Three Theme, Active Shooter -- What is an Active Shooter?

    Aug 16, 2011

    According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, an active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. Because active shooter situations are often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

  • NSSC supports local food banks

    Aug 17, 2011

    Natick Soldier Systems Center's Army Community Services is spearheading this year's local "Feds Feed Families" food campaign. Feds Feed Families is a government-wide effort led by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

  • Schumacher seeking first trophy of year

    Aug 18, 2011

    Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher is enthused by his U.S. Army team's performance as it looks ahead to this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, Minn.

  • JBM-HH Army Ten-Miler team being formed

    Aug 16, 2011

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Army Ten-Miler team is almost formed. With 100 team members the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation held their last public qualifying 10K [6.2 miles] race on Aug. 5.

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