Archive: Sep 2011

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  • Tropic Lightning Division rededicates parade field to Gen. Weyand

    Oct 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers, Veterans, Family members and civilians celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the Tropic Lightning Division during a rededication ceremony of Weyand Field, Sept. 30 at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The ceremony brought past and present members of the 25th Infantry Division together to pay tribute to one of its former senior leaders -- General Fredrick C. Weyand.

  • Lightning 7 visits COB Delta

    Oct 4, 2011

  • 'Steel Dragon' builds friendship with local Dhi Qar villagers

    Oct 4, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- 'Steel Dragon' Soldiers from Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, have been busy during Operation New Dawn. The entire battery has worked hard to plan, execute, and support missions. At a village near Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq Sept. 20, Soldiers continued to build on their relationships with the Dhi Qar locals when they visited them during a recent mission

  • Physical resiliency for body and mind

    Oct 4, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- The GREYWOLF brigade is in the process of molding 21st century, combat ready Soldier-athletes by ensuring they are well rounded in the following pillars: physical, social, emotional, family and spiritual. These pillars of fitness ensure Soldiers are balanced and able to perform under many challenging situations.

  • Army, Pentagon seek small, 'throwable' robots

    Oct 3, 2011

    The Army, Marine Corps and the Pentagon's Joint IED Defeat Organization are working to procure and deliver thousands of small, easily transportable "throwable" robots equipped with surveillance cameras designed to beam back video from confined spaces, buildings, tunnels and other potentially dangerous locations, service officials said.

  • In Africa, capacity building is where Army gets 'bang for buck'

    Oct 3, 2011

    The Army sponsored the second in a series of African Defense Attache' roundtables Sept. 29 at the Pentagon to reinforce professional military-to-military relations.

  • Fort Wainwright civilian employees earn special recognition

    Sep 30, 2011

    The Civilian Employee Recognition Program is part of the Installation Management Command Incentive Award Program for Military and Civilian Personnel.

  • Nugget Lanes hosts Operation Rising Star Competition

    Sep 30, 2011

    Among cheers and tears, Nicole Walters was named the winner of Fort Wainwright's Operation Rising Star contest Sept. 24.

  • STOMP-ing Out Accidents

    Oct 3, 2011

    The overwhelming majority of Soldiers who die in off-duty privately owned vehicle (POV) accidents do so needlessly, according to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center (USACR/Safety Center). Despite the fact Soldiers are taught a disciplined approach to on-duty safety through composite risk management (CRM), accident reports identify Soldier indiscipline as the primary cause of these fatal crashes. It is obvious such training works because of the declining number of on-duty accidents. Unfortunately, many Soldiers leave CRM behind when they leave the post. The result has been an alarming increase in off-duty POV accidents, especially those involving motorcycles.

  • Army, Pentagon seek small, "throwable" robots

    Oct 5, 2011

  • Safe Dust Landings

    Oct 3, 2011

    If you're an Army aviator, you're going to fly in the desert. It's just a matter of time. It's important for all pilots to understand dust landings and train for them. I'm not an instructor pilot (IP) or an expert on dust landings, but I did make multiple dust landings in Iraq. I'd like to share my lessons learned.

  • Dying To Impress

    Sep 30, 2011

    Editor's note: The author manages the MMP for the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory.

  • Fight the Freeze

    Oct 3, 2011

    Cold weather can have numerous adverse effects on Soldiers in combat. While cold injuries such as hypothermia and frostbite are serious medical problems, a Soldier's performance can be affected well before he or she is taken out of the fight. For instance, numb skin and heavy clothes hinder Soldier task performance. Soldiers also might become emotionally detached, lose motivation or be reluctant to leave their tents or sleeping bags. Fortunately, many of these problems are avoidable if Soldiers dress properly for the weather conditions.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier wins Army Combatives Championship

    Sep 30, 2011

    A Fort Bragg Soldier, Sgt. Jesse Hertzog, won the welter weight division of the Army Combatives Championship this summer.

  • Delivery standards change for Express Mail Military Service

    Oct 4, 2011

    Effective Oct. 3, 2011, the United States Postal Service has revised mailing standards for Express Mail Military Service (EMMS) items mailed from the United States to APO/FPO and DPO destinations for delivery.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier turns tragedy into opportunity to give back

    Sep 30, 2011

    After losing her husband, Master Sgt. Jennifer Loredo of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. "said she took three months off to be with her children to decide how to use her experience to help others. Loredo began the healing process by taking on roles in which she was able to use her experiences to help train and mentor Soldiers. Loredo's firsthand experience with CAO's gave her an understanding of the value of receiving quality help from those tasked with that duty.

  • U.S. Army Corps Participates in Arctic Research

    Sep 30, 2011

    ERDC-CRREL researchers participate in NASA-sponsored ICESCAPE

  • Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated on Fort Bragg

    Sep 30, 2011

    The sound of Congo drums filled the halls of Womack Army Medical Center's ground level, Sept. 22. Willie Johnson, a latin jazz musician pounded out a rhythmic Hispanic tune for the packed Weaver Auditorium during Team Bragg Equal Opportunity's 'Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit' presentation in honor Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Vietnam Veteran Burried After 45 Years Missing

    Oct 3, 2011

    PALMER, Tenn. -- An unexpected and emotional reunion occurred Monday in Grundy County, Tenn., when 17 Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) escorted the remains of a Vietnam veteran back to his home town and family, after being missing in action for 45 years.

  • 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade welcomes new commander

    Sep 30, 2011

    In a ceremony rich in tradition, Sept. 23, Col. Xavier T. Brunson took command of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade from Col. James D. Edwards, the unit's outgoing commander at Lightning Field on Fort Bragg.

  • Alaska guardsman named Missile Defense Defender of the Month

    Sep 30, 2011

    A 49th Ground Missile Defense Bn. guardsman named Defense Defender of the Month.

  • Castillo earns Navy medal

    Sep 30, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. Nicholas Castillo receives a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

  • Space and Missile Defense NCO, Soldier battle for the title of Best Warrior

    Sep 30, 2011

    USASMDC/ARSTRAT's top two Soldiers are readying to compete against 24 of the Army's top warriors from 12 other commands in the Best Warrior Competition at Fort Lee, Va., on Oct. 2.

  • Maj. Gen. Del Turner takes command of USASAC

    Sep 30, 2011

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) has a new commanding general. Maj. Gen. Frank D. "Del" Turner assumed command of USASAC during a ceremony Sept. 30, 2011 on the parade field outside USASAC headquarters. General Ann E. Dunwoody, commander of Army Materiel Command (AMC) presided over the ceremony, which signaled the departure of outgoing commander, Brig. Gen. Christopher Tucker.

  • The New Phase of the AIT Platoon Sergeant Course

    Sep 30, 2011

    After drill sergeants take care of the early work of turning civilians into Army Soldiers, Advanced Individual Training platoon sergeants step in, take the reins and help Soldiers become successful in the operational Army.

  • Mastering Resiliency: The Trainer Course

    Oct 3, 2011

    Soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., learn about how to promote personal growth despite the rigors of combat.

  • Alpha Company, 345th Military Intelligence Battalion Returns from Iraq

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers with Alpha Company, 345th Military Intelligence Battalion, Military Intelligence Readiness Command returned to Fort Gordon, Ga., after a year-long deployment to Iraq, 28 September 2011. The company was deployed with Soldiers from Jasper, Al., Fort Gillem, Ga. and Fort Gordon. While they were deployed, Alpha Company provided intelligence assets to commanders at all levels to help plan missions throughout Iraq.

  • Adjutant General-branch Florida native receives promotion to Captain

    Sep 30, 2011

    First Lt. Deborah Oge recites the United States Uniformed Services Oath of Office to Maj. Gen. William D. Razz Waff, commanding general, 99th Regional Support Command, during her promotion ceremony to the rank of captain at the Maj. John. P. Pryor Army Reserve Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2011. Oge, a Florida native, is currently in the Active/Guard Reserve program assigned to the 99th Regional Support Command.

  • 404th logisticians leading change

    Sep 30, 2011

    404th Army Field Support Brigade logisticians are heeding the call to "change before you have to."

  • An afternoon of awards and appreciation

    Sep 30, 2011

    Family, friends, co-workers and distinguished guests gathered Sept. 29 at Rock Island Arsenal's Constitution Square to show appreciation to five Soldiers, past and present, receiving awards for outstanding military service and eleven members of the Arsenal community retiring.

  • Cavalry Troopers reach out to the Savannah Community

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers and their Family Members from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, reached out to the homeless by distributing clothing and food during the Savannah Outreach for the Homeless at Forsyth Park, Sept. 25.

  • FRG leader receives prestigious Doctor Mary E. Walker Award

    Sep 30, 2011

    The leaders, Soldiers and Families of 4/3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, convened at Club Stewart, Sept. 21, to honor spouses and children in the unit who have volunteered their time to ensure Families and Soldiers have received the needed support.

  • Mental toughness, resiliency keeps former Soldier in step with life, goals

    Sep 30, 2011

    Former Marshfield, Mo. hometown son, Jason Letterman, had bigger dreams after graduating from school as he walked around the area of a gas station, serving the customers that stopped in for the usual fill-up or other automotive need.

  • Soldiers compete for 'Best Medic' title

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers from throughout the Southern Regional Medical Command traveled to Fort Stewart last week to compete for the title of "Best Medic" in a competition hosted by Winn Army Community Hospital.

  • 3/69 AR Soldiers spend afternoon volunteering at festival

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, spent the afternoon of Sept. 24 not relaxing from a busy workweek, but in uniform at Carver Elementary School, helping run games during the Annual Fall Festival for all three of Richmond Hill's elementary schools.

  • From the CSMs Desk: Look at abilities... not disabilities

    Sep 30, 2011

    Each year, the month of October is celebrated as "National Disability Employment Awareness Month" to remind both job seekers and employers alike of the employment needs and contributions of those with disabilities. This year's theme is, "Profit by Investing in Workers with Disabilities." The theme honors the contributions of workers with disabilities and serves to inform the public that they represent a highly skilled talent pool that can help employers compete in today's global economy.

  • Exercise preps Marne Soldiers for deployment

    Sep 30, 2011

    Operations Group Alpha, Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) conducted a Mission Rehearsal Exercise with the 3rd Infantry Division, September 5-16.

  • Gold Star Mothers honored in ceremony

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers, Family Members and Friends gathered at the Main Post Chapel, Sept. 25, to honor the Third Infantry Division Gold Star Mothers.

  • Prisoner of War/Missing in Action ceremony held on Stewart

    Sep 30, 2011

    Civilians, active-duty Soldiers and military retirees gathered Sept. 16 at the Vietnam Veterans of America Memorial on Fort Stewart to remember 35 Georgia service members who have yet to come home from war.

  • Army Family Covenant: The Commitment Endures

    Sep 30, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- Four years ago this month, the Army announced the Army Family Covenant, which promised to provide Soldiers and Families a quality of life commensurate with their service.

  • 3SB makes its first Operation: Providers Comfort delivery

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division are spending the month of September donating gently used clothing, toys, books and electronics for the unit's community service project, Operation: Providers Comfort, to help less fortunate Families in the local community.

  • Women's Health: A Case for Preconception Care

    Sep 30, 2011

    Women's Health Month provides an opportunity for women to focus on making healthy lifestyle choices. Having a healthy lifestyle is important for women who plan to get pregnant and have a baby.

  • Military Teen Talk: Teen relationship abuse

    Sep 30, 2011

    A healthy relationship has trust, respect and communication. But for some relationships they can turn bad. For people that are in an unhealthy relationship sometimes do not even realize it and will mistaken the abuse for caring or concern. According to kidshealth.org, one in 11 students have reported being physically hurt by a date. There are three different types of abuse. physical, mental, and sexual. Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause intimidation, injury, or physical suffering. Mental abuse is characterized

  • Coping with deployment separation

    Sep 30, 2011

    Separation from a loved one who is deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan can be an emotionally difficult time for all family members. The emotions can vary from low energy levels, feelings of sadness, anger, excitement, restlessness, tension, frustration, resentment and depression. Additionally, there are many challenges for military families to overcome during deployments. It is important to recognize and understand these challenges in order to effectively cope with the separation during deployment.

  • Think P.I.N.K. this October to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

    Sep 30, 2011

    October brings with it many great things--the start of autumn, beautiful foliage, football games, candy corn, pumpkin lattes at Starbucks … and a lot of pink. In October, we see pink ribbons, pink candies, pink T-shirts, pink bracelets and pink sneakers. In recent years, we have even seen hot pink accents on our favorite NFL players.

  • BOSS Soldiers sweep commissary

    Sep 30, 2011

    Early morning Commissary shoppers found themselves dodging speeding baskets Sept. 21, but it was all in fun. Twelve teams from units across Fort Stewart participated in the second annual Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Commissary Sweep. The event, based on the popular TV game show "Supermarket Sweep," involved Soldiers guessing the prices of store items. The top three teams who guessed the most prices had an extra 10 seconds per item added to their sweep time. The teams then raced through the aisles to find products based on clues throughout the store. The teams also had the option of keeping the items they picked up in the sweep.

  • All-Army women put 6 players on All-Interservice Softball Team

    Sep 30, 2011

  • Talent, spirit rise from competition

    Sep 30, 2011

    Roars of applause filled the Elkhorn Conference Center Sept. 22 as Operation Rising Star contestants competed for $500 and a chance to advance to the Armywide event.

  • 'Sappers' work on local trails

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers from Company C, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participated in a trail maintenance project in Colorado Springs Sept. 17.

  • Officer remembers Medal of Honor recipient

    Sep 30, 2011

    Rick Sauer sat on the porch of his home in Lone Tree, Colo., smoking a Don Pablo cigar. The grizzled Army pilot, more gray and wrinkled in his retired years, looked out at his manicured lawn, pausing between puffs to watch the sky when a plane flew overhead.

  • 'Maintainers' resupplied with teamwork through Warrior Adventure Quest

    Sep 30, 2011

    With a target in sight, Sgt. Isaac D. Thomas left the confines of cover and concealment to low-crawl closer to his objective. The Valdosta, Ga., native and motor transport operator assigned to Company A, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, put his face in the dirt and leaves that littered the forest floor and began his tactical movement, cradling his paintball gun to ensure it remained free of debris. Once Sgt. Thomas arrived at his intended destination, he brought the weapon up, aimed and fired.

  • Former AMC leaders return, give wisdom

    Sep 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Centuries of military experience gathered at the U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters here for the AMC Former Commanders Conference, Sept. 28-29.

  • Fort Drum announces additional family housing construction

    Sep 30, 2011

    Fort Drum, New York announced an additional phase of construction will add 166 homes to the Mountain Community Homes portfolio over the next 33 months. The construction is a result of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, a partnership created between the Army and Lend Lease Public Partnerships.

  • 807th Medical Maintenance helps Honduran hospital

    Sep 30, 2011

    The 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support) biomedical repair team has decided to help make a difference at the Hospital Escuela in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, by repairing much-needed equipment that the hospital can't afford to repair.

  • SDDC NCO battles for U.S. Army 'Best Warrior' title

    Oct 5, 2011

    Corpus Christie native and young father of two is preparing for an Army competition to claim the title of "Best Warrior" Oct. 2-7, 2011, at Fort Lee, Va.

  • Garrisons to focus on preventing domestic abuse in October

    Sep 30, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army garrisons across Europe have a variety of activities scheduled in October as part of Domestic Abuse Prevention Month.

  • 21st TSC units support world's biggest coalition communication exercise

    Sep 30, 2011

    The 23rd Ordnance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and the 635th Movement Control Team, 39th Movement Control Battalion, 21st TSC, joined together to assist the United States European Command in hosting the World's largest coalition communication exercise known as Operation Combined Endeavor, Sept. 9 to 23, in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Army volunteers add value to community

    Oct 17, 2011

    Last year U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Wuerttemberg saved $3 million in operating costs thanks to hundreds of dedicated community volunteers.

  • Looking Out For You: Police monitor traffic flow at busy gate

    Oct 6, 2011

    HEIDELBERG, Germany--U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Wuerrtemberg has tasked military police with monitoring a busy intersection to help keep school children and drivers safer.

  • EOD Soldiers at work

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers with the 722nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Co., detonated a total of more than 900 pounds of weapons and munitions at an ordnance disposal range outside Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 24. The munitions were from insurgent and weapons caches in Anbar Province, seized by the Iraqi Police.

  • Nak Dong

    Sep 30, 2011

    U.S. Army Soldier's from the 19th Theater Sustainment Command participated with their Korean 2nd Operational Command counterparts reenacting the annual Nak Dong battlefield engagement on Sep. 29 where the Republic of Korea and their allies repelled a North Korean push to break the Pusan perimeter. Photo by Maj. Chris Maestas, 19th ESC PAO.

  • Nak Dong

    Sep 30, 2011

  • Cadet Command releases highly anticipated order of merit list

    Sep 30, 2011

    United States Army's Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadets across the country are learning this week how they are ranked nationally.

  • Community can end domestic violence

    Sep 29, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii's annual campaign against domestic violence was launched, here, Monday.

  • SMA visits Oahu, addresses Armywide changes to Soldiers

    Sep 29, 2011

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, met with U.S. Army Hawaii Soldiers and their family members, for the first time, Sept. 18-21.

  • Army Soldiers try new approach to safety

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers from the 1st Space Brigade participated in a USASMDC/ARSTRAT Safety Expo conducted at Peterson's Eagle Park on Sept. 22.

  • Mountain Strike II: 4th BCT trains for Afghanistan

    Sep 29, 2011

    4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted Mountain Strike II on Fort Carson Sept. 6-16.

  • Phoenix Recruiting Battalion partners with Banner Health

    Oct 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army officially joined forces with Banner Health during a Partnership for Youth Success signing ceremony at Banner's headquarters in Phoenix Aug. 12. The event welcomed Arizona's major health care provider as the battalion's newest member of the Army's PaYS program.

  • 'Race for a Soldier' event remembers mother's son

    Sep 29, 2011

  • Fort Riley celebrates fall with annual festival

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- A military spouse attending Fort Riley's Fall Apple Day Festival Sept. 24 at Artillery Parade Field for her second year in a row said the annual festival was a great Family activity.

  • Preventing suicide, honoring victims focus of vigil

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- The Fort Riley community gathered outside Riley's Conference Center for a candlelight vigil Sept. 20 as part of Suicide Prevention Month. Stories of suicide and stories of survival were shared, prayers were given and a moment of silence took place as observers gathered near the "ghostly formation," a display set up by David Easterling, suicide prevention program manager.

  • FORSCOM commanding general recognizes logistics team members

    Sep 29, 2011

    Several members of the U.S. Forces Command logistics team were recognized in a Sept. 29, 2011 awards ceremony held at Marshall Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C. during the commanding general's visit to the G4 directorate.

  • Officials break ground for Camp Roberts satellite station

    Oct 6, 2011

    CAMP ROBERTS, Calif. - Leaders of the 514th Signal Company hosted a ground-breaking ceremony at the Camp Roberts Satellite Communications Station in September.

  • Briefing outlines security measures on JBLM

    Sep 29, 2011

  • New Lakota variant packs punch for Guard

    Oct 3, 2011

    Army National Guard pilots from four states are now training on the new Security and Support variant of the Lakota helicopter, equipped with long-range electro-optical sensors and recording devices.

  • Behavioral health makes difference in Soldiers' lives

    Sep 30, 2011

    The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center behavioral health department and traumatic brain injury clinic offer comprehensive services for those with mild depressive issues to severe psychosis, and everything in between.

  • Speakers share life stories at Hispanic event

    Sep 29, 2011

    U.S. Army Maj. Leticia Walpole was one of three speakers at the Hispanic Heritage luncheon on post Sept. 22. The luncheon celebrated the diverse stories of a first-generation, a second-generation and a third-generation Hispanic American. Walpole emigrated to the U.S. from Mexico as an adult. Iris Hermosillo, a Kansas City television host, immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico as a very young girl, and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Luis Alvarez III is the grandson of a Puerto Rican immigrant.

  • Spotlight On...Irvin G. Bonus

    Sep 29, 2011

    An Army retiree with 22 years of service, Irvin G. Bonus holds the distinction of having been one of the first 51C -- Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Contracting Noncommissioned Officers.

  • Air Force wins gold, Army silver in Armed Forces Softball

    Sep 29, 2011

  • KU professor teaches Sharia law at CGSC

    Sep 29, 2011

    Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, Raj Bhala recently published a book, "Understanding Islamic Law (Shari'a)." He is teaching an elective to Command and General Staff College students through a program funded by the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Bhala, an American Catholic, has practiced international banking law at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which twice granted him the President's Award for Excellence.

  • HRC deputy becomes Army's first female African-American major general

    Oct 5, 2011

    The deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command became the first-ever female U.S. Army African-American officer to obtain the rank of major general during her promotion and departure ceremony at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex Thursday.

  • 1st Cav. Soldiers discover unexploded Iraqi ordnance

    Sep 30, 2011

    While leading his platoon on a routine patrol Sept. 5, 1st Lt. Christopher Morrow of the 1st Cavalry Division, spotted unattended ordnance by the edge of the road outside of Al Kut, Iraq.

  • Interactive, 3D repair manuals offer Soldiers numerous benefits

    Sep 29, 2011

    This is not your grandfather's well-thumbed repair manual. Soldiers maintaining the newly fielded Spider XM7 Network Munition Dispensing Set are using an electronic technical manual that provides interactivity, color, 3D images, full-motion animations, skills training and an even an electronic reference library.

  • Mementos left at ANC collected for records

    Sep 29, 2011

    September 2009 brought significant changes at the U.S. Army Center for Military History as it took on a pilot program to collect and record items left at gravesites in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.

  • World War II airmen remembered

    Sep 29, 2011

    A full military honors burial service for nine Army Airmen from World War II was held at Arlington National Cemetery Sept. 21. The airmen, crew from a B17 Flying Fortress, were shot down in Papua, New Guinea, in 1943.

  • Preventing suicide

    Sep 29, 2011

    Andrea McKie was working as a psychiatric crisis supervisor years ago when she was called in to comfort a mother whose 19-year-old son had committed suicide.

  • Army R&D center solves Marine dilemma, receives patent award

    Sep 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and seven ARDEC engineers will receive 2011 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards for the invention, "Blast Shield for Armored Vehicle."

  • Organization Dedicated To Sheltering Homeless Vets

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Sandra Childress and Darrell Delaine have no qualms about going out of business if it means not a single veteran will spend tonight on the streets.

  • Former Soldier Has Heart For Serving Others

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Retiree Appreciation Day will be a debut, in a way, for Ed Adams.

  • Rape Aggression Defense Course

    Sep 29, 2011

    Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the "Day of Unity" in October 1981 conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

  • OT clinic helps people regain mobility

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 29, 2011) -- People fill their days with a variety of activities, both physical and mental, and when something disrupts their ability to enjoy those pursuits chances are good occupational therapy can help.

  • Military Retirees Have Their Day

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Members of the military retiree community are urged to keep informed about their benefits, especially during these times of dwindling resources.

  • School year kicks off with PIE meeting

    Sep 29, 2011

    Fort Bliss' Partners in Education program held their meeting for the upcoming school year, recognizing those who have made a difference for the past years.

  • Great guns: M7 'Priest' backs WWII armor

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 29, 2011) -- The second part of the series 100 years of artillery looks at the M7 Priest, a self-propelled howitzer that saw extensive use during World War II as the primary artillery support for armored divisions.

  • Honoring History Of Rocketry Accomplishments

    Sep 29, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Retired Brig. Gen. Larry Capps is walking in the shadow of one of his heroes.

  • Army Corps of Engineers studying Fort Sill noise levels

    Sep 29, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 29, 2011) -- The Army Corps of Engineers and Pennsylvania State University are researching perceptions of military blast noise from people who live on post and in the communities surrounding Fort Sill over the next nine months.

  • 470th MI Brigade Soldiers help build houses

    Sep 29, 2011

    Ten Soldiers from the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade swapped their soft caps for hard hats for a day to help some people have a house in which to live.

  • Depot exceeds recycling goal

    Sep 29, 2011

    Earlier this year, Anniston Army Depot implemented a new procedure for handling solid waste, byproducts of its industrial and administrative processes, on the installation. Most large, roll-off bins used for waste throughout the Nichols Industrial Complex have been replaced with recycling roll-offs. When filled with waste products, the roll-offs are taken to the wood yard where they are emptied and sorted by the depot's Green Team.

  • Cherokee artist, musician speaks at ANAD

    Sep 29, 2011

    With a simple hello, spoken in the Cherokee language, Tommy Wildcat began to tell those assembled in the Berman-Varner House on Sept. 14 about his culture. Wildcat, the depot's speaker for Native American Heritage Month, is a full blood Cherokee who is nationally renowned as a flute maker, flute player and historical storyteller. He peppered his message with Cherokee words and phrases, demonstrating the nuances of the language and how difficult it can be to master, since it is a polysynthetic language, one which uses a combination of words to convey a single meaning.

  • ANCDF completes chemical munitions mission

    Sep 29, 2011

    Chemical munitions destruction operations at the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility concluded last week when the last tray of 72 mustard agent-filled 105mm projectiles exited the Metal Parts Furnace.

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