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  • Army Sustainment Command marks 9/11 anniversary

    Aug 20, 2012

    Everyone has their own memory of what happened. Some choose to refer to it as "9/11". Others seem to distance themselves referring to it as "the event," "that day" or even just "it". When the time comes to publicly remember Sept. 11, 2001, recalling and retelling personal memories becomes a collective, almost therapeutic, way of dealing with the loss the United States has experienced in the last 10 years.

  • Wounded warrior blazes trail at Waco Exchange Distro Center

    Sep 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Shad Fowler enlisted in the Army on his 18th birthday and planned to spend the next 20 years defending the nation. All seemed to be going to plan until 2004 when Fowler was on a dismounted patrol in Iraq and an improvised explosive device detonated near him.

  • Fort Bragg swim team 'more of a Family'

    Sep 9, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Fighting Fish Swim Team is a year-round competitive swim team that offers instruction for all ages and abilities. Oscar Roverato, a member of the American Swim Coaches Association, founded Fort Bragg Fighting Fish in March 2010. The team comprised of about 90 members, ranging from Gunnar's age up to age 17, Roverato said.

  • 2012 Patriot Day

    Sep 10, 2012

    Sept. 11, 2001, brought out the best in America. Learn about Patriot Day.

  • 9/11 changes widow's life

    Aug 20, 2012

    A widow tells of the impact 9/11 had on her Family and the sacrifice made by her late husband. She shares what she had to do to keep her Family together.

  • Fort Bragg students participate in ambassador program, visit England, France for summer

    Sep 9, 2011

    Through the People to People Ambassador Programs, two rising seventh graders enjoyed two weeks of high adventure, history and fun as they explored ancient ruins, toured historic battlefields and made a lot of new friends both from North Carolina and Europe. Darian Wyatt and Kate McCosh traveled with other North Carolinian ambassadors to spend time in England and France for 12 days of sightseeing, activities, history, intercultural studies and international politics.

  • Suicide prevention interactive role-play wakes up Soldiers

    Sep 12, 2011

    Fort Hood is waking up Soldiers and giving them the opportunity to join live actors on stage for a suicide prevention interactive play every Tuesday.

  • Soldiers top priority for new CSA

    Sep 12, 2011

    A day after being sworn in as the new chief of staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno laid out some priorities for his tenure.

  • Fort Bragg opens center in Linden Oaks, dedicated to fallen Special Forces Soldier

    Sep 9, 2011

    Fort Bragg officials recognized the need to better serve it's military children and their parents. On Aug. 30, Fort Bragg dedicated it's brand new School Age Services center on Linden Oaks in honor of Staff Sgt. Orlando Morales. The nearly $8.3 million Morales SAS center will provide multiple activities for about 200 military children. Morales SAS center is the third of nine, new child development centers and SAS centers that are planned to help support the growing need for Family support on Fort Bragg.

  • Delegates take on issues affecting Army families

    Sep 12, 2011

    Cadet Command representatives from around the country meet at Fort Knox, Ky., to discuss issues affecting those throughout the organization and offer recommendations for change.

  • Labor and Delivery ward opens again at BAMC

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center opened its Labor, Delivery and Recovery ward on Sept. 6 and welcomed the first baby born on Sept. 7 at 4:21 a.m. BAMC has not had a birthing center since it moved into the current facility in 1996.

  • San Antonio military hospitals successfully completing historic transition

    Sep 12, 2011

    The Brooke Army and Wilford Hall Medical Center integration soon will be completed, and the move-in has begun into BAMC's new 760,000-square-foot consolidated tower.

  • Motorcycle riders put safety first

    Sep 9, 2011

    Soldiers from 555th Engineer Brigade ride to Mount Rainier to train on motorcycle safety

  • New York National Guard Moves From One Disaster to Another at Governor's Direction

    Sep 9, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard reshuffled troops, vehicles and aircraft on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 7 and 8, and went from one disaster to another as New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed state resources towards Binghamton in anticipation of cresting flood levels on Thursday.

  • Soldiers in Iraq take on modern Army combatives

    Sep 12, 2011

    Soldiers of the 4th Sustainment Brigade have been teaching combatives courses to service members during their deployment on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq.

  • CTP sets goals for Fort Campbell's wounded warriors

    Sep 9, 2011

    When a Soldier is wounded, be it physically or psychologically, his life can change drastically. As he begins his in-processing procedures for a Warrior Transition Unit, he is faced with medical treatments, counseling sessions and questions about the likelihood of a continued military future. One of the first things a Warrior in Transition will do during this phase is help construct a definitive plan of action known as a Comprehensive Transition Plan.

  • Language center atmosphere more like 'treasure hunting'

    Sep 9, 2011

    JBLM language center displays art and artifacts from all over the world.

  • Natick observes Patriot Day

    Aug 20, 2012

    Ten years after the unforgettable events of 9/11, military and civilian workers gathered Sept. 9 to observe Patriot Day at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • 'For the greater good'

    Sep 9, 2011

    After serving six years in the military as an Army medic, Dee McNeil is now serving his family as a stay-at-home dad while his wife is deployed to Kuwait

  • Remembering the 9/11 attacks on the 10th anniversary

    Aug 20, 2012

    Reflect back on that day and remember those we lost on 9/11 and the sacrifices that all of our service members and Department of Defense civilians have made since.

  • Army awards SINCGARS installation kits contract to small disadvantaged business

    Sep 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) has awarded a $45.7 million contract covering installation kits for the Army's most broadly fielded family of radios. The five-year, firm fixed price (FFP), indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract was awarded to Centron Industries, Inc., on Aug. 19. Centron, based in Carson, CA, is classified as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

  • DPW takes Fort Riley's Org Day title for 2nd year

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- For the second year in a row, Directorate of Public Works employees brought home the overall trophy for the U.S. Army Garrison Organization Day at Fort Riley. Department of the Army civilians working for the garrison participated in the fourth annual Org Day Sept. 1 at Moon Lake.

  • Fort Hood reflects on terror attacks

    Aug 20, 2012

    He was in his office in Wiesbaden, Germany, when a co-worker urged him to look at the TV. It was a replay of an airplane hitting the north tower of the World Trade Center.

  • Soldier Show receives standing ovations in Kansas

    Sep 9, 2011

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- For two nights, Aug. 23 and 24, crowds at McCain Auditorium on the Kansas State University campus, Manhattan, were on their feet while watching a fast-paced, 90-minute live musical production of the 28th annual Soldier Show.

  • SDDC remembers and honors 9/11 victims

    Aug 20, 2012

    Members of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command assembled early Sept. 9 to remember and honor the thousands of Americans who lost their lives 10 years ago during the terrorist attacks with a 9/11 Remembrance Fitness Run/Walk.

  • K-State men's basketball team visits WTB Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- A group of visitors to the Warrior Transition Battalion's Soldier and Family Assistance Center made Sgt. Brett Lester, a WTB Soldier, feel small. The Kansas State University men's basketball team visited the center to meet the wounded warriors, sign autographs and play air hockey and pool with them.

  • 10th Anniversary of 9/11

    Aug 20, 2012

    This year commemorates ten years since the attacks by al Qaeda upon the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. The 10th anniversary of 9/11 is a milestone for the country - a moment to reflect on the last ten years while looking forward.

  • Time Warner Cable films sports shows at Fort Riley

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- A former Fort Riley master sergeant made a return trip to post, and he brought his TV show with him. Herbie Teope and the rest of the crew from Time Warner Cable Metro Sports' Fantasy Huddle recorded an hour-long episode of the Emmy Award-winning fantasy football analysis show in front of 100 1st Infantry Division Soldiers Aug. 24 at Fort Riley.

  • Honoring Logisticians

    Sep 9, 2011

    Display recognizes six Medal of Honor recipients

  • Pentagon Channel films Fort Riley Warrior Zone opening

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fort Riley will be the center of attention for two programs on the small screen. The Pentagon Channel visited Fort Riley Aug. 23 to 27 to film an episode of "FNG" focusing on the Warrior Zone, and an episode of "Tour of Duty," which will showcase the installation and surrounding communities.

  • Sept. 2, 2011 -- VCSA's remarks for commemoration of "VJ Day"

    Sep 9, 2011

    Sept. 2, 2011 -- VCSA's remarks for commemoration of "VJ Day"

  • Artillerymen brush up on essential task

    Sep 9, 2011

    Paratroopers assigned to A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, increase their proficiency at their assigned weapons at a range on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Sept. 5.

  • 10th summit of 9/11 honors lives lost, resilience

    Aug 20, 2012

    Survivors, servicemembers and 9/11 first responders reflected at the Newseum Thursday on the past 10 years of persistent conflict, how they've coped and what the future might bring.

  • Army uses awareness campaign to fight domestic violence

    Sep 9, 2011

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Army is doing its part to help combat violent behavior in its ranks.

  • The RAID helps get containers home quickly, safely

    Sep 9, 2011

    The U.S. Coast Guard Redeployment Assistance and Inspection Detachment is dedicated to helping units get their containers back to the U.S. as quickly and safely as possible.

  • Familiar face accepts new role: Gen. Odierno becomes Army Chief of Staff

    Sep 9, 2011

    The future inherently lends itself to uncertainty, doubt and confusion. Service members of Operation New Dawn face the looming question of what is to become of America's mission in Iraq at year's end, compounded with impending budget cuts to the military on the home front. Fortunately, in the opinion of many, a tried and trusted leader has taken on a new role.

  • Col. Larsen takes command of the North Atlantic Division

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT HAMILTON, NY -- Brig. Gen. Peter "Duke" DeLuca relinquished his position as commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers North Atlantic Division to Col. Christopher Larsen during a Transfer of Authority ceremony Sept. 9 on the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, N.Y.

  • 2011 Patriot Day Tri-signed letter

    Aug 20, 2012

    2011 Patriot Day Tri-signed letter

  • Recalling 9/11

    Aug 20, 2012

    A handful of moments in history forever remind those who lived through them of where they were and what they were doing at the time. The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, provided one of those enduring moments.

  • Officials note sacrifices, resilience prompted by 9/11

    Aug 20, 2012

    In public appearances tonight and this weekend commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta will pay tribute to all who have made sacrifices since 9/11, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.

  • Armenia clinic opens with help from USACE, EUCOM

    Sep 9, 2011

    Between the freshly painted walls of the newly-renovated polyclinic, members of the local medical community gathered with U.S. and Armenian officials Sept. 2 to celebrate its opening.

  • International Transfer Point Operations

    Sep 9, 2011

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 557th Military Police Company, 501st Sustainment Brigade were tasked with establishing and conducting detainee operations during Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG), an annual Korea-wide military training exercise encompassing all branches of the U.S. Forces Korea and their South Korean military counterparts. This operational International Transfer Point (ITP) is the only one that supports the Korean peninsula during UFG.

  • Medical Command Training benefits both Europe and Pacific

    Sep 9, 2011

    Soldiers of the Europe Regional Medical Command's the 30th Medical Command traveled to Hawaii and Japan recently to support the certification exercise of the Pacific Region's 18th Medical Command.

  • Medical Deployment Support Command scheduled to move to Sembach

    Sep 9, 2011

    The 30th Medical Command Headquarters and Headquarters Company is scheduled to move to Sembach Kaserne, Kaiserslautern, Germany in fiscal year 2012. As U.S. Army Europe continues to support Army transformation and the Department of Defense global posture plan, 30th MEDCOM is one of several units scheduled to relocate over the course of the next 12 months, according to the official message published recently.

  • Inopportune mobile, internet plans cripple Soldiers' cash flow

    Sep 9, 2011

    Bamberg's Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program helps community members identify the best mobile and internet plans and help them save money.

  • Sew shop open for business, saving Soldiers money

    Sep 8, 2011

    Short article about the 295th QMC's garrison clothing repair shop which offers uniform repairs to service members free of charge.

  • JTF-HD and the Hawaii National Guard Prepare for a National Special Security Event

    Sep 8, 2011

    Joint Task Force Homeland Defense and the Hawaii National Guard prepare for upcoming National Special Security Event.

  • Fort Riley opens Army's 1st Warrior Zone

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Fort Riley Soldiers, who have been taxed by the demands of an Army at war, are kicking their feet up at a new facility where relaxation is the only requirement and the only shooting, running, dodging and diving is done on a computer screen.

  • Schumacher, Newman lay wreath at Pentagon Memorial

    Sep 12, 2011

    Army top fuel dragster Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher and Army NASCAR driver Ryan Newman paid their respects by presenting a wreath at the Pentagon Memorial.

  • Bikes Over Baghdad wows Fort Riley crowds

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- They may not be the typical entertainers to visit the troops overseas, but that seems to be alright with them. Bikes Over Baghdad is a group of about 10 BMX riders who have traveled numerous times to perform for service members in Iraq. The group made Fort Riley its first stateside military visit when they put on a few shows during the Warrior Zone grand opening celebration Aug. 26.

  • Sept. 2, 2011 - Gen. Chiarelli speaks at the Commemoration of "VJ Day" at the National World War II

    Sep 8, 2011

    Gen. Chiarelli speaks at the Commemoration of "VJ Day" at the National World War II Memorial on Sept. 2, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

  • Colombia War College students visit Army South

    Sep 9, 2011

    U.S. Army South hosted students from the Colombia War College here Aug. 31, 2011, in an effort to maintain strong regional partnerships with an important partner nation army.

  • "Thunder Ride" circles Oahu fostering motorcycle safety and camaraderie

    Sep 8, 2011

    Skeleton masked smiles graced the faces of some riders, while others wore helmets topped with neon colored mohawks. Different helmets of every imaginable design could be seen here. The thunderous sound of roaring engines could be heard throughout Takata Field where more than 800 motorcyclists kicked off the U.S. Army Pacific "One Team" Thunder Rider, Sept. 1.

  • Product manager providing mission command through integration

    Sep 9, 2011

    Lt. Col. Terry Wilson relinquished the Command Post Systems and Integration (CPS & I) charter to the incoming product manager, Lt. Col. Carl J. Hollister, during a July 15 ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • Harford County, APG partner for a successful BRAC

    Sep 9, 2011

    ABERDEEN, Md. -- Harford County proved to be a vital partner to Aberdeen Proving Ground in achieving a successful base realignment and closure, commonly known as BRAC, officials said Sept. 7. Senior APG commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice praised the community -- local government officials, educators, businesses and first responders -- in helping the installation transform into the Army's high-tech hub for science and technology. "We rarely find the kind of support in the state and surrounding communities that we've found in Maryland," Justice said. "Thank you for making this the easiest BRAC in the Army despite the fact that it's the biggest."

  • Fort Sill, Altus AFB practice humanitarian relief support

    Sep 8, 2011

    ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (Sept. 8, 2011) -- The Army and Air Force teamed up in Southwestern Oklahoma to train on providing humanitarian relief support.

  • 2011 Strategic Planning Guide

    Sep 8, 2011

    Per Army Regulation (AR) 1-1, paragraph 1-5 (c), the Secretariat exercises sole responsibility for auditing, inspector general functions, legislative affairs and public affairs. Concerning functions that figure prominently in the PPBES, the Secretariat now has sole responsibility for acquisition, financial management, and information management. The Army Staff, meanwhile, retains overall responsibility for determining requirements. Also, with functional cohorts from the Army Secretariat, the staff prepares The Army Plan (TAP), develops the Army program and tracks program performance.

  • Field artillery Soldier shines brightest

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 8, 2011) -- Three very talented singers vied for the title of Fort Sill's Rising Star, but in the end there could be only one. Staff Sgt. Cory Bullis, Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 95th Adjutant General Battalion, won the competition.

  • Depot Known Not Only For Helicopters, But For Safety

    Sep 12, 2011

    Corpus Christi Army Depot has become the role model for safety within the Department of Defense.

  • Fort Drum sees decade of physical changes

    Sep 8, 2011

    For the past 10 years, Fort Drum's landscape -- specifically the training area, housing and mission-essential infrastructure -- has been overhauled, upgraded and expanded to align with the current overseas contingency operations.

  • Great guns: 100 years of field artillery might

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Sept. 8, 2011) -- As the Fires Center of Excellence celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Field Artillery School, the Cannoneer newspaper, through the expertise of Dr. Boyd Dastrup, FA historian, looks at some of the significant artillery pieces of the Army's previous 100 years.

  • Service members re-enter military after attacks on nation

    Sep 8, 2011

    The morning began just like every other morning. Jesus Roman-Hernandez took a bus from his home in West New York, N.J., to the Newport Mall in Jersey City, to board the PATH train that would bring him to his job with Delta Airlines at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

  • Depot Employees Recall 9/11 Ten Years Ago

    Sep 12, 2011

    A decade has passed and yet it feels like it was just yesterday when September 11th changed the world.

  • Mobilization ending at Fort McCoy

    Sep 9, 2011

    As the Army begins to drawdown its unit requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan, Fort McCoy's mobilization mission is ending this month.

  • Commander looks at division's role in war on terrorism

    Sep 8, 2011

    Most people can probably tell you exactly where they were and what they were doing the moment the Sept. 11 attacks took place. But for many members of the 10th Mountain Division (LI), what stands out most in their memory is where they were shortly after the attacks: Afghanistan.

  • Sherman Army Airfield air, sediments tested as flood waters recede

    Sep 8, 2011

    The airfield structures may look grimy and disgusting after being covered in river gunk for about nine weeks, but organizations are making sure Fort Leavenworth's Sherman Army Airfield buildings aren't dangerous to the public. The banks of the Missouri River were flooded for most of the summer throughout several states in the Midwest, including Fort Leavenworth's airfield.

  • Patience key when transitioning to minimalist running shoes

    Sep 9, 2011

    Though the Army allows the wear of most types of minimalist running shoes with the improved physical fitness uniform and when conducting physical training in military formation, officials are urging Soldiers to transition slowly when switching from regular running shoes to those that offer less support.

  • Work begins on 3rd Child Development Center

    Sep 8, 2011

    Work has started on a new Child Development Center to alleviate crowding and better serve the population living on west post, said Carol Shafer, Fort Leavenworth Child, Youth and School Services coordinator.

  • Flynn promoted to brigadier general

    Sep 8, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Charles A. Flynn was promoted Sept. 6 at Zais Park by the outgoing commanding general of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., and Flynn's brother, Maj. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, special assistant to the deputy chief of staff G-2 of the Army.

  • Military World Games volleyball, 9-11 anniversary bring nurse full circle

    Sep 8, 2011

  • Lee Soldiers donate backpacks to community

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 8, 20011) -- Recently, as the start of a new school year quickly approached for children throughout Virginia, students at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy took a little time and money to purchase and fill new backpacks for children of low-income families in Richmond.

  • Army Sustainment Command marks 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 8, 2011

    Beginning at dawn's early light Sept. 8, Army Sustainment Command Soldiers and civilians paid tribute to the victims of 9/11 and the Service members lost in the ensuing war on terrorism.

  • Animal care specialists learn critical skills in support of Veterinary Services

    Sep 13, 2011

    veterinarians and animal care specialists provide veterinary care on Department of Defense installations worldwide and are the only military branch that supports the Veterinary Services mission.

  • Soldiers participating in Run to Remember

    Sep 8, 2011

    Soldiers of the 40th Military Police Internment and Resettlement Battalion and other units deployed at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, are endeavoring to log at least 2,977 miles collectively between Sept. 1 and 11 -- one mile for each person killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

  • E&T;achieves safety milestone

    Sep 8, 2011

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Engineering and Technology achieved a safety milestone in August by going over 10 years without a lost time injury.

  • Kits are key to catastrophe survival

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 8, 2011) -- During a major crisis, emergency responders typically address the most critical needs first and may not be able to reach an area until it is deemed safe. That means a lot of families are basically on their own during the height of a large-scale disaster or even days afterward if damage is widespread and roads are impassable.

  • Area teen entrepreneur gets hand from retired Soldier

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 8, 2011) -- Retired Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Cunningham knows ambition when he sees it.

  • Fort Lee makes use of geothermal energy

    Sep 9, 2011

    The boom in new construction at Fort Lee, Va., has also brought energy-efficient improvements that will help the installation reduce its "carbon footprint."

  • 9/11 hero strives to keep lessons alive

    Sep 9, 2011

    After 10 years, the nightmares are not as frequent anymore, nor are the speaking engagements about his 9/11 search and recovery efforts at the Pentagon.

  • ECC chaplain enjoys serving both God, country

    Sep 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Moved by the beauty of the Mass and wanting to play a leading role in it, Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Jose Herrera decided to become a Catholic priest almost 22 years ago.

  • Out to pasture: Master Sgt. Murphy retires

    Sep 8, 2011

    Master Sgt. Murphy viewed the retirement ceremony from the sidelines of Manhart Field Aug. 31. Standing at parade rest with his handler, Spc. Eric Joiner, Murphy turned his head to watch as four horses with the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard marched onto the field, their riders presenting flags. As the Ivy Division Band played the national anthem, he swished his tail.

  • 9/11 10th anniversary: Family shares its story

    Sep 8, 2011

    "That's a hamburger at Disney World," said Melissa Givens, while auctioning her children's toys and clothes online, a week prior to the 10th anniversary of 9/11. For seven years, she has sold the past year's novelties to fund Family vacations to Disney World, a trip Jesse Givens promised before heading to combat in 2003.

  • 408th CSB supports Steppe Eagle 2011 exercise

    Sep 8, 2011

    Personnel assigned to a contracting support brigade can expect to deploy in support of contingency operations anywhere in the world, even under some very austere conditions.

  • 'Raiders' honor 14 fallen heroes

    Sep 8, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a ceremony at the Fort Carson Memorial Grove Sept. 1 to commemorate 14 fallen comrades who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the brigade's deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 8, 2011

    The Army is committed to the health, safety and well-being of its Soldiers, Department of the Army (DA) civilians and families. To emphasize the commitment, the Army will extend observance of National Suicide Prevention week, Sept. 4 -10, 2011, to the entire month of September.

  • Anthony Brock Classic Memorial Basketball Tournament - Remembering the Man

    Sep 8, 2011

    UNIVERISTY PLACE, Wash. - Nearly a hundred civilians, Soldiers and their families gathered at the first Anthony Brock Memorial Basketball Tournament September 3-4 at Curtis High School for some friendly competition and to honor the memory of a Soldier, a husband and father whose life's passion was playing basketball.

  • Spotlight On...Kimberly R. Jackson

    Sep 8, 2011

    Learn more about Kimberly R. Jackson, alternate agency/organization program coordinator for the Mission Contracting Center - Fort Bragg.

  • Army Sustainment Command sets sail in Pacific Reach

    Sep 8, 2011

    Watercraft are a key element of Army Pre-Positioned Stocks, managed by Army Sustainment Command.

  • Businesswoman presents success strategies at Fort McCoy Women's Equality Day program

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Women bring many talents to the workplace, such as inspiring teamwork, to make the organizations they work for successful, said Gloria Dippen. Dippen, the chief operations officer for Dippen Companies in Tomah for 23 local companies, was the guest speaker at Fort McCoy's Women's Equality Day luncheon Aug. 25. The observance, which was sponsored by the Army Reserve Equal Opportunity office at Fort McCoy, celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Dippen couples business theory with her experience as a Psychology instructor at Viterbo University to explain how to achieve success in the business world.

  • Fort McCoy Religious Support employee receives Excellence Through Diversity Award

    Sep 8, 2011

    Fort McCoy, Wis. -- The management services assistant for the installation Religious Support Office (RSO) received this year's Fort McCoy Excellence Through Diversity Award. Linda Higbee was honored for her efforts to advance women, minorities and individuals with disabilities in the federal government and her service as a mentor in both the government and in the local community. Blaine Markuson, acting director for the U.S. Army Reserve Equal Employment Opportunity Office at Fort McCoy, said Higbee demonstrates daily her dedication to professionalism and diversity in her assistance to numerous Soldiers, their Families, veterans and civilians, according to the narrative nomination. "She is especially responsive to women veterans, minorities and older veterans or disabled veterans," Markuson said. "She faithfully administers the (RSO's) Operation Helping Hand fund to individuals in financial need with no regard to their race, religion, gender or disability."

  • Fort McCoy mobilization/demobilization chapter winding down

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The departure of the 236th and 1022nd Engineer Companies from Fort McCoy in late September will bring to a close a significant chapter in Fort McCoy's history. The pair of Army National Guard companies -- one from Texas, the other from Louisiana -- will be the last to deploy from Fort McCoy. According to Brad Stewart, director, Directorate Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security at Fort McCoy, Fort McCoy will conclude its mobilization mission as the Army begins to drawdown its unit requirements in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Fort McCoy Medical Simulation Training Center hosts Armywide medical conference

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- U.S. Army medical training personnel and civilian operational staff of Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTCs) from throughout the Army gathered at the Fort McCoy MSTC for a three-day conference Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The attendees focused on the exemplary capabilities offered at this site, and lessons learned throughout the history of this Armywide training program, currently available at 18 locations, said Master Sgt. Bruce Kaufman, the Fort McCoy MSTC noncommissioned officer in charge. Best practices were a focal point in order to promote standardization in MSTC training. The annual conference, now in its third year, has the location selected based upon the lessons learned and excellent capabilities offered to promote dialog for system improvement, Kaufman said.

  • 188th Infantry Brigade stands down to focus on safety

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- The 188th Infantry Brigade took a break from their usual mission of training and mentoring mobilizing Reserve and National Guard units to focus on safety during a safety stand down at the Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith Army Education Center Aug. 30.

  • RDECOM praises efforts to empower, unburden and protect Soldiers

    Sep 8, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Empowering, unburdening and protecting American Soldiers is the sole focus of Army research and development, Maj. Gen. Nick Justice told his workforce during a town hall meeting Sept. 7. "Doing those three things is all that really count for the Army," said Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. "If you want the Army to appreciate you, you remember those three words. Ask yourself every day, 'What did I do to accomplish that? What is my piece of that accomplishment?' "

  • Paratroopers Integrate Artillery, Air Assets

    Sep 8, 2011

    Most combat veterans understand the importance of using supporting assets to accomplish their mission. But knowing when and how to integrate those assets into maneuver operations effectively are two different things. This is what company commanders, their platoon leaders, and attached forward observers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team spent two weeks learning in the classroom and the field Aug. 8 -19.

  • 'Vanguards' welcome a new commander

    Sep 8, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, began the next chapter of the brigade's nonpareil history, Sept. 1, by bidding farewell to the commander who led them in combat and welcoming a new leader primed to champion them into what lies ahead.

  • Third Infantry Division kicks off Suicide Prevention month

    Sep 8, 2011

    The Third Infantry Division kicked off Suicide Prevention month at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel Sept. 1 in an effort to bring increased awareness to Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians. The more than 100 attendees were informed of their responsibility for identifying those in need and also other associated high risk behaviors.

  • 3SB shows Marne Pride by signing anti DUI pledge

    Sep 8, 2011

    Third Sustainment Brigade commander, Col. Ron Novack and Command Sgt. Maj. Clifton Johnson, sign Anti Drinking and Driving pledges with their battalion command teams, Sept. 1, as part of the Third Infantry Division's Anti-DUI Campaign, which started, Aug. 30.

  • 'Vanguard' out front with motorcycle safety

    Sep 8, 2011

    The vibration of the throttle under the left hand; the roar of the pipes; the backward pull of the body after the clutch engages the next gear--these are only the first few of the many sensations a motorcycle in motion injects into a rider.

  • Soldier running to remember

    Sep 8, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- He's not doing it to change the world or to spread "awareness," but Capt. Zach Keefer is running from the U.S. Military Academy to Ground Zero of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as his way of honoring those lost.

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