Archive: Aug 2011

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  • Soldier's assistance to thousands earns Warfighter of Quarter award

    Aug 16, 2011

    Master Sgt. Kenneth Aten earned the Tobyhanna Army Depot 2011 Warfighter of the Quarter Award, third quarter.

  • Redskins tickets go fast at installation community center

    Aug 16, 2011

    With a 130-day National Football League lockout now just a memory, servicemembers and the military community are ready for plenty of pigskin, and pro football enthusiasts received their initial chance to buy game tickets on August 1.

  • RDECOM CERDEC inducts newest SES

    Aug 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command welcomed its newest Senior Executive Service member during an induction ceremony at the Myer Auditorium, here, Aug. 12. Mr. John Willison will serve as the director for the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center's Command and Control directorate.

  • Under Secretary Westphal reflects on today's Army

    Aug 17, 2011

    Joseph W. Westphal, the 30th under secretary of the Army and the service's chief management officer, is responsible for providing trained and ready forces for combat commanders.

  • USARIEM Soldiers experience different kind of 'rounds'

    Aug 17, 2011

    Bring up the subject of "rounds" in Army medicine, and you're probably talking about professional group visits to hospital wards. When Soldiers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine mentioned rounds Aug. 12 at a range on Fort Devens, they referred to the kind that you shoot from M-16 rifles.

  • Picatinny pyrotechnics researchers gain synergy with West Point pact

    Aug 18, 2011

    A West Point cadet and academy professor spent three weeks working in an Armament Research Development and Engineering Center pyrotechnics lab. The cadet and colonel gave the researchers their military insights while the West Pointers saw lab work up close so they could contrast real-world R & D with the classroom.

  • Iraqi military capabilities growing

    Aug 16, 2011

    Iraq has the most capable counterinsurgency force in the Middle East and Central Asia, but its military still has a long way to go to defend the Iraqi people, a spokesman for U.S. Forces Iraq said here today.

  • 'Guardians' of the Sky 101st BSB Soldiers keep Kirkuk skies safe for military aircraft

    Aug 16, 2011

    Soldiers of "Guardians," 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, conducted Counter Surface-to-Air Improvised Explosive Device patrol operations around Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2011. "The purpose of the mission is to deter, stop, or prevent enemy set up and firing of surface-to-air missiles or surface-to-air IEDs at military aircraft," said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Grape, a tactical operations noncommissioned officer, assigned to 101st BSB.

  • West Point presents distinct role for contracting

    Aug 16, 2011

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- As the oldest continuously occupied military post in America, West Point creates an extraordinary workload for contracting professionals here who must harmonize the post's modern needs with its rich history.

  • Army Chorus celebrates 55 years with alumni, concerts

    Aug 17, 2011

    On Aug. 5, The U.S. Army Chorus capped off a series of concerts commemorating its 55th anniversary with a stunning performance by current and alumni members before an enthusiastic audience in Vienna, Va.

  • Bragg Community Celebrates National Airborne Day

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Fort Bragg and Fayetteville community celebrated National Airborne Day at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum Aug. 13, honoring the 71st anniversary of the first successful parachute jump and the accomplishments of the American Paratrooper.

  • Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services using solar-powered carts

    Aug 17, 2011

    The Fort Knox Directorate of Emergency Services unplugged from electric chargers to convert to solar power.

  • Historic Sinclair Hall awarded Energy Star

    Aug 16, 2011

    The installation recently received its fourth Energy Star award for a building with energy saving status.

  • A date we will remember - Army to commemorate 10th anniversary of attacks

    Aug 18, 2011

    There are dates taught in history classes many Americans will always remember. December 7, 1941, is "a date that will live in infamy," as that day marks an unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor. June 6, 1944, saw U.S. troops landing at Normandy and beginning the actions that resulted in the freeing of the continent of Europe from Nazi tyranny. November 22, 1963, was the day President Kennedy was shot, and "the day the music died;" and on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated. But for those of us of this generation, September 11, 2001, is a date we will always remember.

  • Top NCO's change out at Joint Multinational Readiness Center, Hohenfels Germany

    Aug 16, 2011

    Change of Responsibility ceremony at Joint Multinational Readiness Center between Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Graham and Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Tinsley. A retirement ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Graham followed the Change of Responsibility.

  • ARRTC stands up at Gaffey Hall

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Army Reserve Readiness Training Center uncased its colors in its new home at Fort Knox.

  • Stars guide marine operations students at Army's transportation school

    Aug 17, 2011

    Army mariners who sail the waterways of the world learn navigation skills, but with no terrain features to guide them, they look to the stars.

  • Hardin Memorial adopts 233rd Transportation Company

    Aug 16, 2011

  • 84th Training Command moves into new home on Fort Knox

    Aug 16, 2011

    New unit at Fort Knox stands up

  • Hardin Memorial adopts 233rd Transportation Company

    Aug 16, 2011

  • 99th RSC conducts 5K Spiritual Resiliency Run

    Aug 16, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., Aug. 13, 2011 " Soldiers participating in “Operation Checkerboard” woke up in the early morning hours to greet the first full moon for the month of August to conduct the first 5K Spiritual Resiliency Run as part of the Army’s new Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • New M-98 grenade provides troops non-lethal warning options

    Aug 16, 2011

    The newest grenade in the Army inventory is the M-98 Non-Lethal Distraction Grenade, a non-lethal grenade that upon hitting the grond deploys three submunitions that explode with a flash and bang to warn without harming Soliders or civilians.

  • Angolan land forces commander sits down with U.S. Army Africa command team

    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.

  • Orthopedic device helping wounded warriors return to run

    Oct 26, 2011

    A new energy-storing orthopedic device, along with an extensive rehabilitation program, is allowing wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again.

  • 157th uncases at Camp Atterbury

    Aug 16, 2011

    Camp Atterbury welcomed a new unit Aug. 15 as the 157th Infantry Brigade, formerly at Fort Jackson, S.C., unfurled the brigade colors during a ceremony in Building 4. The unit held a casing ceremony at Fort Jackson June 23 after nearly 14 years on the installation. Before coming to Camp Atterbury, the 157th Infantry was responsible for training National Guard and Reserve Soldiers for mobilization.

  • Third Army works hard to meet presidential direction

    Aug 16, 2011

    Only five more months until the Dec. 31 drawdown of Iraq, which will see thousands of servicemembers leave the country and begin the process of redeploying to the U.S. As part of the drawdown, U.S. Forces-Iraq will be moving its headquarters from Iraq to Kuwait.

  • Pre-Hospital Care: A Lifesaving Strategy on the Battlefield

    Aug 16, 2011

  • Army Field Band offers musical mentorship to Reserve bandsmen

    Aug 16, 2011

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., Aug. 12, 2011 “Breathe!” It was the mantra of the day during a musical mentoring session held at the Maj. John P. Pryor Army Reserve Center Aug. 11 as part of the 99th Regional Support Command’s five-day training exercise, “Operation Checkerboard.”

  • Taming the Alps: Three countries with pair of boots and a backpack

    Aug 16, 2011

    Most of Bavaria is covered with low hills planted with corn and barley -- a familiar sight to anyone living near the U.S. Army installations here. But there is still a storybook version of Europe just a few hours to the south in the snow-capped, high-soaring Alps. Instead of waiting all day among massive crowds at the castle Neuschwanstein or paying top summertime dollar at mountaintop chalet hotels, there’s a cheaper and more thrilling way to sink your teeth into Europe’s largest mountain range.

  • III Corps sets up in ROK

    Aug 16, 2011

    More than 200 III Corps Soldiers arrived at Command Post Yongin Aug. 7 for the 10-day Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise. UFG is an annual exercise that provides valuable training as well as evaluating and improving combined and joint organizations, processes, plans and systems necessary for the conduct of operations of Republic of Korea and U.S. Forces.

  • German as second language course teaches practical skills

    Aug 16, 2011

    The free class, offered through ACS, was intended to give students an insight to the language and nuances of their new duty station. During the eight-week course, participants learned everything from traveling by train to ordering a meal in a restaurant and recognizing street signs.

  • Afghan - ISAF leaders break new ground

    Aug 16, 2011

    The Afghan National Army's new operational headquarters, Ground Forces Command, moves closer to full capacity with ground breaking in Kabul, Afghanistan. Available in high definition.

  • explosives training

    Aug 16, 2011

    ‘Chaos’ Soldiers, Company C, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, conducted Engineer Core Demolition Task Training at an explosives range outside of Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, August 11. The training allowed Soldiers to maintain monthly certification requirements by using explosives to remove obstacles, destroy fortifications, and breach doors. “The range validates the training through live demolitions,” said 1st Sgt. Harold Cole, Jr., senior enlisted Soldier, Company C.

  • 589th hosts Logisticians' Best-by Test

    Aug 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Roughly 30 logisticians from the 589th Brigade Support Battalion and 575th Forward Support Company completed a grueling week-long competition to find out who is the best in their field, Aug. 8-12.

  • Secretary of the Army announces effort to transform Army management, structure

    Aug 18, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh today announced creation of the Institutional Army Transformation Commission, a panel charged with finding new ways to make the Army a more "agile, cost-effective organization."

  • Eighth Army trains for full-spectrum operations in UFG

    Aug 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army's top operational headquarters in South Korea will train with its Republic of Korea counterparts to confront and defeat a variety of external threats during Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Aug. 16-26, 2011.

  • Army Cyber Command focuses on protecting vital networks

    Aug 16, 2011

    Warfighters operating on the front lines in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, can be confident that a corps of "cyber-warriors" has their backs, and is working to protect the computer systems they depend on, a senior military official reported.

  • 591st MP Co., Texas Highway Patrol join forces for training

    Aug 15, 2011

    FORT BLISS, Texas, Aug. 10, 2011 " Soldiers from the 93rd Military Police Battalion’s 591st MP Company and troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Highway Patrol joined forces in the name of knowledge-sharing and strengthening their law enforcement bond during training here Aug. 8 through 12.

  • JBLM performance enhancement specialist living “dream job”

    Aug 15, 2011

    Shannon Baird, a performance enhancement specialist at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has been working with the 109th Military Intelligence Battalion for the past six months to help its Soldiers fine-tune their mental preparation for certain tasks. Baird headed into the field to work with Soldiers from B Co. for the entire duration of a ten-day field training exercise Aug. 8-18 intended to prepare them for a deployment sometime within the next year.

  • 502nd Sharpens Intelligence Gathering Skills

    Aug 15, 2011

    The 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion conducted a battalion level team training exercise Aug. 8- 11 as preparation for their upcoming training at Yakima Training Center, followed by training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La. and an eventual deployment. During the team evaluations, the Soldiers of the 502nd practiced their trade craft by employing intelligence gathering techniques with foreign national role players.

  • Dix parade marshal at Tugfest

    Aug 16, 2011

    Col. Richard Dix, Army Sustainment Command's chief of staff, served as the parade marshal for the 2011 Tugfest parade, Aug. 12.

  • Labor-Management Forum Created at Joint Munitions Command

    Aug 17, 2011

    labor-management forum charter agreement signed at JMC Headquarters.

  • British soccer invasion at JBLM

    Aug 15, 2011

    Every summer, laughter and cheers of children participating in sports camps can be heard as they learn new skills and have fun taking part in an organized sport with their friends. But one camp, that took place Aug. 8 at Rainier Park on McChord Air Force base, echoed with the sounds of British accents.

  • TRADOC CG Visits Fort Gordon Discusses Army's Future

    Aug 15, 2011

    FORT GORDON, Ga. (Aug. 12, 2011) "We have to have a revolution in the way we do business." This was the message Gen. Robert Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), gave the students of Signal Captain's Career Course (SCCC) during his Aug. 11 visit to Fort Gordon, his first to the post.

  • Voluntarily Transfer Incentive Program now accepting applications for branch transfer

    Aug 15, 2011

    Between now and Sept. 9, all eligible officers are encouraged to submit their applications for branch transfer through the Voluntary Transfer Incentive Program.

  • Students celebrate success

    Aug 15, 2011

    The Minority College Relations Program celebrated the end of another semester with a cook-out at Rock Island Arsenal’s Memorial Park, Aug. 11.

  • Final developmental test brings second increment of Army's network closer to the battlefield

    Aug 18, 2011

    The WIN-T Increment 2 Production Qualification Test-Government, or PQT-G, was the major developmental test leading to the upcoming operational test and the eventual fielding, which is expected in 2012. The PQT-G, concluded on Aug. 5, was the largest instrumented test ever held at the Aberdeen Test Center, with WIN-T Increment 2 hardware and software installed in tactical vehicles spread out over five geographically dispersed sites.

  • Exploding into ‘Chaos’

    Aug 15, 2011

    Combat engineers conduct live explosives training.

  • Aviators volunteer for extreme makeover

    Aug 15, 2011

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's Combat Aviation Brigade volunteered to help build the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition house in Ottawa for a Kansas National Guardsman.

  • 238-154 Equals becoming a Soldier

    Aug 16, 2011

    When Kristen Dross first spoke with a recruiter about joining the Army she weighed 238 pounds. Nearly a year after talking with that recruiter the Florida State University grad lost 84 pounds; she leaves for Basic Training at the end of the month.

  • ASC hosts State and DoD guests

    Aug 15, 2011

    The Army Sustainment Command hosted a discussion with Deputy Assistant Secretary Defense - Program Support Gary Motsek and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State - Logistics Management Catherine Ebert-Gray.

  • Soldiers compete in ASC Best Warrior competition

    Aug 15, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers compete in ASC's Best Warrior Competition. Staff Sgt. Robert Wilkins and Spc. Calvin Williams advanced to AMC's competition. Both competitions were held at Rock Island Arsenal.

  • JFHQ-NCR/MDW Organization Day

    Aug 17, 2011

    The Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and Military District of Washington had its day in the sun as command employees celebrated organization day Aug. 12 at the Fort McNair Officer Club picnic area.

  • Building Strong: Corps employee manages construction projects in Afghanistan

    Aug 16, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville District employee Lynn Jarrett went from managing environmental cleanup projects at formerly used defense sites to managing approximately $309 million worth of construction projects in Afghanistan. While stationed at Kandahar Airfield (KAF) during his six-month deployment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jarrett managed construction projects for the Afghan National Police (ANP), a section within the Afghan National Security Force.

  • Afghan, coalition forces pursue insurgents

    Aug 16, 2011

    Afghan and coalition forces have been heavily engaged in Afghanistan's southeastern region in recent days, killing and detaining numerous insurgent fighters there, military officials reported.

  • 5th Engineer Battalion welcomes new senior leader

    Aug 15, 2011

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- An assumption of responsibility ceremony was held to welcome a new senior leader to 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade here Aug. 12.

  • 158th Infantry Brigade welcomes new commander

    Aug 15, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Kevin R. Wendel, First Army Division East commanding general, hosted a change of command ceremony at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Aug. 4. Col. Thomas S. Hollis relinquished command responsibility to Col. Christopher S. Forbes on the parade field.

  • 40th ESB loses one commander, gains another

    Aug 15, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducted a change of command ceremony Aug. 4, on Fort Huachuca’s historic Brown Parade Field. The ceremony honored outgoing commander, Lt. Col Troy Douglas and welcomed incoming commander, Lt. Col. Andrew McClelland.

  • Support paratroopers learn advanced marksmanship from Special Forces trainers

    Aug 16, 2011

    Dozens of cooks, fuelers, logistics troops and medics received advanced rifle marksmanship training at Fort Bragg, N.C., from Special Forces Soldiers, Aug. 1-4, 2011

  • Spearhead brigade changes command

    Aug 15, 2011

    Members of the 177th Armored Brigade, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center stood on the parade field July 29, to honor and say good bye to Col. William W. Prior, the brigade’s commander and to welcome a new commander, Col. Dale C. Kuehl.

  • Skies are not the Limit: World War II veteran celebrates 90th birthday with a tandem jump at USAHEC

    Aug 15, 2011

    Richard "Red" Falvey, a World War II veteran of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (Band of Brothers) celebrated his 90th birthday with a tandem jump onto the grounds of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center on Aug. 13.

  • ‘Guardians’ of the Sky

    Aug 15, 2011

    101st BSB Soldiers keep Kirkuk skies safe for military aircraft.

  • Monterey military history: Soldier Field

    Aug 15, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - In July 1902 the Army announced plans to construct a post to house an infantry regiment and a squadron of cavalry in Monterey. Established as the focal point for the new post, Soldier Field was designed to serve as a parade ground, training area and athletic competition field.

  • Fort Bliss seeks information on renewable energy, Net Zero technologies

    Aug 16, 2011

    Fort Bliss, Texas, is reaching out to industry in its effort to become the first large scale Net Zero military installation.

  • Top-notch Vicenza surgeon meets with USARAF command surgeon

    Aug 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Command Surgeon directorate was honored to have according to some as one of the most experienced surgeons in the world come visit Caserma Ederle, Aug. 10, to discuss an ongoing joint project between USARAF, Vicenza Hospital and Africa. Dr. Franco Favretti, chief of surgery at Vicenza Hospital, presented different possibilities for an ongoing project in Africa. His main ideas included providing infrastructure, developing institutionalized programs, promoting sustainable efforts that strengthen African health care capacity and preparing medical professionals on the continent by fostering and strengthening a network of continuing education and mentoring programs.

  • Corps employee Lenny Gunnell gets the job done

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee Lenny Gunnell has a reputation for providing great customer service. The Louisville District geologist provides environmental consulting services to customers throughout the country -- and they keep coming back for more. “Lenny's environmental expertise, along with his creative approach to project execution has earned the environmental branch several new programs,” said Chris Karem, chief of the environmental branch, engineering division. “His ability to regularly exceed customer expectations continues to expand these programs.”

  • Faces of Vietnam veterans to grace Army NASCAR, NHRA cars

    Aug 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army will run special paint schemes honoring the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War on the Soldiers' race cars during Veterans Day weekend.

  • Events last month underscore realism of domestic terrorism threat

    Aug 16, 2011

    BAMBERG, Germany -- The Oslo bombing and Utoya island massacre in Norway are a stark reminder of acts of terrorism.

  • Native grasses help USACE restore former defense site

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Green plants have many purposes in the environment, they serve as a habitat for small animals, provide food for others and for the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), they serve as a mechanism to protect remediated sites. At the former Kentucky Ordnance Works (KOW) in McCracken County, Ky., vegetation is being used to protect a soil cover, while also providing a habitat for birds and small animals that call the grassland community home.

  • USACE districts dig up success in soil cleanup

    Aug 15, 2011

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- From cost-savings to community partnership, the multi-district U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) remediation project at Plum Brook Ordnance Works (PBOW) in Sandusky, Ohio, demonstrates what teamwork is all about. The formerly used defense site (FUDS) manufactured explosives in support of the war effort during World War II. TNT Area C was one of three TNT manufacturing areas at PBOW and is currently undergoing soil remediation by the USACE Huntington District using alkaline hydrolysis.

  • Fort Gordon Garrison joins nation in fight against crime

    Aug 15, 2011

    National Night Out

  • Bank representatives provide opotions, info to servicemember homeowners

    Aug 15, 2011

  • CSM Richardson takes 15th Regt. Signal Bde. responsibility

    Aug 15, 2011

  • Marines appreciate 401st AFSB support

    Aug 15, 2011

    "One team " one fight," said U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Michael G. Dana, 2nd Marine Logistics Group commanding general, referring to the relationship between the U.S. Marine Corps units at Forward Operating Base Leatherneck and the U.S. Army’s 401st Army Field Support Brigade’s Logistics Task Force element located a few blocks down the street.

  • Official reports security progress in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2011

    Calling the operation against al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden "a great step" toward U.S. objectives in Afghanistan, a senior defense official emphasized the importance of continuing to build Afghan security forces and institutions so they can continue this momentum.

  • Knight of the New Dawn ‘Devil Brigade’ NCO receives Order of St. George

    Aug 15, 2011

    With one knee on the ground and his eyes closed, Sgt. 1st Class Eric Cogdell knelt before Col. Michael Pappal, the ‘Devil Brigade’ commander, as a future knight before a king to be recognized for his superior work of valor and honor. Cogdell, a tanker who served in support of Operation New Dawn as the noncommissioned officer in charge of the 12th Iraqi Army Stability Transition Team, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, knelt before Pappal to be inducted into the Order of St. George.

  • ‘Black Dragon’ Soldiers join time-honored NCO corps

    Aug 15, 2011

    As leaders in the United States Army, noncommissioned officers have a responsibility to provide outstanding leadership to the troops they lead. Nine Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, joined the corps of noncommissioned officers, acknowledging that responsibility, during an NCO induction ceremony on Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq, Aug. 5.

  • CSH Soldiers share expertise with Iraqi providers

    Aug 15, 2011

    When health care providers from the 256th Combat Support Hospital arrived at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, in December 2010, their mission was clear: provide outstanding medical care to Soldiers deployed to U.S. Division " North. Soldiers of 256th CSH adapted to the mission naturally and quickly learned their tasks, said Capt. Ralph Pauley, registered nurse, Company B, 256th CSH. After learning their duties, they began looking for ways to enhance their mission in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • ‘Prime Power’ specialist lights up base NCO recognized for role in maintaining power supply at COB S

    Aug 15, 2011

    Everyday items such as computers, air conditioners, MP3 players, hair dryers, coffee pots, shredders, lights and alarm clocks require constant, reliable power. Stateside, electric companies provide and maintain our power needs. In theater however, Soldiers provide and maintain our power needs. Sergeant Michael Leal, a prime power specialist with Company B, 249th Engineer Battalion, is part of a two-Soldier team that oversees the power supply on Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

  • Vet unit partners with field support brigade to keep IED detection dogs in fight

    Aug 17, 2011

    The 358th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Services, is a Reserve unit from Alabama whose mission includes keeping improvised explosive device detection dogs healthy and in the fight.

  • CID combats corruption in Afghanistan

    Aug 15, 2011

    To combat corruption within the contracting process America's federal law enforcement communities established the International Contract and Corruption Task Force -- Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers make MOST of training at Crane Army Ammunition Activity

    Aug 15, 2011

    More than 80 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 395th Ordnance Company received important training at Crane Army Ammunition Activity July 25-30 to learn the mission-specific skills they will need when they deploy to places like Afghanistan.

  • Army seeks safe Soldier solutions through research

    Aug 16, 2011

    Imagine a check point where Soldiers don't have to walk up to a vehicle that's been rigged to explode, but instead, they can detect the explosives at safe, standoff distances. That's the kind of technology the Army Research Laboratory is investing in as part of a research effort now shared with the Leonard Wood Institute in Missouri.

  • Aviation unit honors lives of crew lost in Afghanistan crash

    Aug 15, 2011

    Five U.S. Army Soldiers were killed Aug. 6, 2011, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. Their memories were honored Aug. 13 and 14 in two memorial ceremonies.

  • Fighting to the Corps: Afghan Kickboxing champion works to protect U.S. Army Corps personnel

    Aug 15, 2011

    KABUL -- At the age of 7, Nagib Mohammadi would watch his older brother practice kickboxing in an Afghanistan gym; he knew right then that that’s what he wanted to do with his life.

  • North Bay Recruiting Company Teen Shines in Leadership Role

    Aug 17, 2011

    California teen Brandon Matel was surfing the Internet when he came across an application for an Accessions Command Teen Panel. Matel felt he would be a good fit for the panel because of his confidence and leadership, so he applied.

  • Free books for active duty under G.I. Bill changes

    Aug 15, 2011

    Active duty Soldiers and their spouses will soon be able to get funding for books and supplies as part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.

  • 36th ID Soldier gets 'new' car after Iraq deployment

    Aug 12, 2011

    A Central Texas Soldier got a big surprise when he returned from his Iraq deployment, thanks to friends and businesses in the Austin area.

  • Blackhorse infantrymen earn coveted badge

    Aug 12, 2011

    80 Blackhorse Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment earn Expert Infantry Badge

  • Army South to lead multinational forces in PANAMAX exercise

    Aug 15, 2011

    Servicemembers from 17 nations are now gearing up to take part in the U.S. Southern Command- and U.S. Army South-sponsored "Fuerzas Aliadas" PANAMAX 2011 exercise held in Panama.

  • Congressional Staff Delegation Visits First Army Headquarters

    Aug 15, 2011

    Local area congressional staffers and community leaders met with First Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Mick Bednarek, at First Army’s headquarters building here today.

  • Airmen Funeral

    Aug 12, 2011

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) render final honors to fallen Airmen at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Campbell

    Aug 15, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Aug. 11-12, 2011, toured parts of the installation and received insight from Soldiers on their concerns about the Army.

  • Bike lanes pedaling around post

    Aug 12, 2011

    The installation will soon have designated bicycle lanes on Gunston and Belvoir roads.

  • 101st Airborne Division 'Screaming Eagles' get new commander

    Aug 15, 2011

    Hundreds gathered at the Fort Campbell Division Parade Field for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) change of command ceremony Friday.

  • Food service foundation to NCO excellence

    Aug 12, 2011

    The honored tradition of being the backbone of the Army belongs to all noncommissioned officers, or NCO as is more commonly known among the ranks. Every so often a truly dedicated NCO stands out among their peers. Staff Sgt. Bradley Williams is one of these NCOs.

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot achieves Aerospace Standard

    Aug 12, 2011

    Tobyhanna Army Depot is the first military installation and third organization of any type in the world to achieve certification to both Aerospace Standard (AS) 9100 Revision C and AS9110 Revision A, internationally recognized standards for quality.

  • Wounded Warrior Complex symbolizes covenant, Stanley says

    Aug 12, 2011

    The Wounded Warrior Barracks and Wounded Warrior Complex at the National Naval Medical Center here are symbols of the military covenant of caring for troops whether they are at home or deployed, and after hospital discharges, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness said today.

  • CESL keeps Army Civilians engaged and on point

    Aug 12, 2011

    CESL, created in 2008 and taught by the Army Management Staff College, provides further education opportunities beyond the Civilian Education System for senior Army civilians, GS-14s and 15s, after they have graduated from AMSC’s advanced course. It combines a 40-hour, online portion and a weeklong resident portion. Sixty-three senior Army civilians attended the weeklong resident portion of CESL where they learned and discussed a variety of issues including Wounded Warrior care; civilian work force transformation; Army budget issues and media relations, to China’s culture and geo-political impact on the West.

  • ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE HELPING WOUNDED WARRIORS RETURN TO RUN

    Aug 12, 2011

    Fort Sam Houston, Texas" A new energy-storing orthopedic device along with an extensive rehabilitation program is allowing wounded warriors who previously had difficulties walking or standing due to lower leg injuries to run again. The Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis (IDEO) was designed by prosthetist Ryan Blanck at the Center for the Intrepid (CFI). It is a custom-fit device made from carbon and fiberglass that supports the foot and ankle and resembles an amputee’s running prosthetic. The ability to run can be the difference whether a wounded warriors is allowed to stay on active duty and return to their units after having been considered for a medical discharge from the military.

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