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  • STEM volunteers needed for Oct. 15 Scout event

    Sep 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Installation STEM professionals are needed for an October 15 Boy Scouts Merit Badge Day that will see more than 600 local Boy Scouts descend on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • New CDC providing child care, jobs

    Sep 27, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Construction of the new Child Development Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground North is underway and expected to be completed in December.

  • ASC makes its presence felt at Quad Cities Marathon

    Sep 27, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of ASC, signaled the start of the 2011 Quad Cities Marathon, and nine Soldiers from ASC's Army Ten-Miler Team ran in the half-marathon event.

  • IMCOM say goodbye to Brig. Gen. Thomas Horlander, director of resource management

    Sep 28, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- Brig. Gen. Thomas Horlander, outgoing director of resource management, was presented with a Distinguished Service Medal by IMCOM Commanding General Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch at a ceremony Sept. 27.

  • Community sends off Guardsmen deploying to Kosovo

    Sep 29, 2011

    The North Dakota National Guard's commander-in-chief, elected officials and senior military leaders joined with community members, families and friends of deploying Guardsmen today to wish them well during a formal send-off ceremony.

  • USAJOBS October upgrade to affect job seekers

    Sep 27, 2011

    The USAJobs platform used to recruit and process applications for Army job openings will be off line for a week. Search and apply functions will be unavailable between Oct. 1 and Oct. 12.

  • 4th MEB passes on CBRN-response mission, refocuses on combat role

    Sep 30, 2011

    On October 1st, the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade will culminate its mission of Federal military response to a potential Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives (CBRN) event in the homeland.

  • Hero Recognition Ceremony

    Sep 27, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Dana H. Pittard (left), Commanding General of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss speaks to attendees at the first Fort Bliss Hero Recognition Ceremony, Sept. 27. Several Fort Bliss Soldiers were recognized for their intervention efforts with identifying key-risk factors and promptly responding. Col. Peter Baktis (right), Fort Bliss, Senior Chaplain, commended their efforts and urged leaders to "know their Soldiers and reach out" when necessary.

  • CSI: Baghdad--'Griffin' Battalion Soldiers teach Iraqi Police crime scene investigation techniques

    Sep 27, 2011

    'Griffin' Battalion Soldiers teach Iraqi Police crime scene investigation techniques.

  • Caldwell: Afghan troops, police make 'significant' progress

    Sep 27, 2011

    Afghan security forces are moving forward and will be able to assume the lead for security in December 2014, said Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, commander of NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan.

  • Sustainer participates in Cardboard Nation

    Sep 27, 2011

    Over the past few years, homelessness has steadily been on the rise throughout the United States. This steady rise has been the direct result of a poor economy, and in some cases, hard luck. With the statistics surrounding homelessness rising at an alarming rate, many throughout the country have sought to bring awareness to this topic, with hopes of turning the tides of many of the unfortunate.

  • 3d ESC commander takes on Heart Walk with U of L women's basketball team

    Sep 27, 2011

    Col. Kristin K. French (Center), commander of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and her daughter, Catherine, led members of the University of Louisville's women's basketball team during the American Heart Association Heart Walk in Louisville on Sept. 24. The Heart Walk is just one of several events the 3d ESC will partner on with the University of Louisville. On October 14th, the women's team will travel to Fort Knox to conquer Dunagan's Leadership Reaction Course, which will be run by 3d ESC Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael Behlin)

  • Ghana engineer instructors visit North Dakota

    Sep 28, 2011

    Instructors from the Engineer Training School in Accra, Ghana, visited combat engineer instructors from the North Dakota National Guard as part of a robust partnership between North Dakota and Ghana that began in 2004 as part of the Department of Defense-sponsored State Partnership Program.

  • History Takes Aim at Ordnance School

    Sep 27, 2011

    The Ordnance School received historic U.S. Army 12" railroad gun.

  • MUST SEE Army Exhibit in D.C.

    Sep 27, 2011

    The U.S. Army Exhibit is a must-see, interactive, audio-visual experience featured at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition, to be held Oct. 10-12, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

  • Singapore HIMARS commissioning ceremony

    Sep 27, 2011

    Mr. Robert L. Moore, deputy command of USASAC, led a U.S. delegation to Singapore in August to discuss program issues and to participate in the formal commissioning of High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).

  • 'Homes for Our Troops' founder receives humanitarian award

    Sep 29, 2011

    A former construction supervisor and home improvement contractor was recognized Monday at the Pentagon for giving it all up to help seriously-injured veterans.

  • Mission command platform enables freedom of maneuver on battlefield

    Sep 29, 2011

    To increase the accuracy and speed of decisions made on the most critical points of the battlefield, the Army is providing Soldiers with the same mission command capabilities in a mobile platform that they have at their home base.

  • Afghan police hold graduation

    Sep 28, 2011

    Policeman from the Afghan National Police participated in a graduation ceremony at the Operational Command Center-Provincial in Qalat, Sept. 22, 2011.

  • Adelphi wellness expo focuses on resiliency

    Sep 30, 2011

    Adelphi Lab Center's Health, Wellness and Resiliency Expo focuses on "Facing the Challenges and Bouncing Back." A 5K run/walk got things started in the morning, and exhibit offered information about physical, financial, spiritual, and emotional health -- and some hands-on healing as well.

  • Seabees build water systems for Zanzibar schools

    Sep 27, 2011

    The U.S. Navy Seabees assigned to CJTF-Horn of Africa were tasked with the mission to travel to Zanzibar, Tanzania, and work together with the Tanzania People's Defense Forces crew of combat engineers to construct two 10,000-liter storage capacity rainwater harvesting systems at two local schools.

  • 48th IBCT, Georgia Army National Guard, arrive in Zanzibar ready for contingencies

    Sep 27, 2011

    Seventeen members of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard, recently participated in Natural Fire 11, a bilateral, multinational exercise held in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

  • Pint-sized pirates invade elemtar-arrrgh-ry school

    Sep 27, 2011

    "Gather on the quarter deck! Form into boarding parties! Get ready to disembark! We're off to seek treasure, mates!" While not the most common instructions received in 2nd grade, Kathryn Iacampo's class answered with a hearty "Aye, aye, Captain," as they headed off down the "gangway" to Hohenfels Elementary School's Information Center for the first activity on Pirate Day.

  • 160th Signal Brigade Soldiers Support Tactical Operations Center Construction in Kuwait

    Sep 28, 2011

    The December 31st deadline for the drawdown of American military personnel from Iraq has led to a surge in activities for 160th Signal Brigade Soldiers. The need for new Tactical Operations Centers (TOCs) for U.S. Forces-Iraq (USF-I) personnel redeploying to Camp Buehring, Kuwait has Signal Soldiers working to provide stable and secure communications platforms.

  • Signaleers Provide Communications Support to Operation Steppe Eagle 2011

    Sep 27, 2011

    Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, A Company, 50th Signal Battalion deployed to Kazakhstan July 31-Aug. 23 to provide Third Army/ARCENT with the tactical communications equipment and technical expertise needed to operate and maintain voice, internet and data communications during Operation Steppe Eagle 2011.

  • Planning to meet future needs: Leaders continue award-winning strategic planning process

    Sep 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Members of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden command team, directors and strategic planning teams joined together Sept. 20 to review past successes and continue fine-tuning for the future. After a year which saw the garrison lauded as the Army Community of Excellence Gold Award winner and Commander in Chief's Installation of Excellence winner, leaders stressed how important the strategic planning process was in earning the recognition and continues to be in meeting the future needs of service members and their families.

  • This heart beats purple: Despite wounds, medic responds quickly to aid fellow Soldiers

    Sep 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three people were injured after the Stryker in which Sgt. Castillo Sanchez was riding hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Sanchez, a medic, immediately began treating two of the wounded, and he was so concerned about taking care of the others it was not until later he realized he had received injuries himself.

  • Adventures in space: NASA shuttle pilot shares experiences with Wiesbaden students

    Sep 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A few months before retired Air Force Col. Gregory H. Johnson stood in front of a standing-room-only crowd in Wiesbaden's Taunus Theater, he was piloting the last mission of the space shuttle Endeavour more than 200 miles above the Earth's surface. Johnson shared details and video highlights of the penultimate NASA space shuttle mission, STS-134, with Wiesbaden Department of Defense Dependents Schools students Sept. 12.

  • Culture College welcomes newcomers to overseas duty station

    Sep 27, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Sgt. Walter Stanley knew enough about living in Germany from his first tour of duty that he knew he needed to learn more when he came back for a second tour. As a result, Stanley spent three days during the week of Sept. 12 taking Army Community Service's Culture College, which orients Wiesbaden's newcomers to the city and Germany.

  • Indiana Guardsmen participate in Bold Quest

    Sep 28, 2011

    Soldiers from the Indiana National Guard played part in a a joint staff led military coalition combat assessment exercise designed to test the interoperability of target identification systems of 12 NATO member nations to reduce friendly fire incidents.

  • JBLM Soldiers, civilians unite in battle against suicide

    Sep 27, 2011

    Soldiers, civilians and spouses for the annual Walk 4 Life on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Sept. 14, 2011. The two and one-half mile walk was held to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

  • BRAC recommendations complete, benefits for San Antonio ongoing

    Sep 27, 2011

    After $3.4 billion in construction and an estimated $8.3 billion in positive economic impact to the city of San Antonio, the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure recommendations are complete.

  • Spouses earn wings during Aviation Spouse Day

    Sep 27, 2011

    Sixty Fort Rucker spouses flew, shot and swam their way through a day of hands-on exercises, hoping to better understand their Soldiers' experiences and even earn their own set of Aviator's wings Sept. 16, 2011.

  • JMC couples deploy, bond over ammo

    Sep 27, 2011

    Two Joint Munitions Command couples deploy to Southwest Asia in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Sept. 26, 2011 - Secretary of the Army remarks at 2010 Fisher Award Cermony

    Dec 7, 2011

    Remarks given by Secretary of the Army during the ceremony to present the 2010 Zachary & Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award to Mr. John Gonsalves.

  • Madigan study strives to predict musculoskeletal injuries in Soldiers

    Sep 26, 2011

    Madigan researchers are currently testing the flexibility and coordination of 1,500 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers as part of a study targeted at predicting musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Chinook marks 50 years of service

    Sep 28, 2011

    The CH-47 Chinook helicopter was recognized for its 50th year in service during an anniversary ceremony Sept. 21, 2011, exactly 50 years since the Army's first flight of the aircraft.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program

    Sep 26, 2011

    Soldiersare learning the importance of training the mind and spirit as well as their bodies before deployment and daily stress take it's toll.

  • Prescription abuse down, but challenges face wounded warriors

    Oct 25, 2011

    Prescription drug abuse among wounded warriors has decreased since the Army Pain Management Task Force was founded two years ago, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Army ensures 'right mix' for junior NCO promotion points

    Sep 27, 2011

    The Army is making changes to the semi-centralized promotion system that will be effective Jan. 1.

  • Strong Bonds tightens family ties

    Sep 26, 2011

    The Strong Bonds retreat was a great success. This story features one of more than 125 families that participated.

  • Tomahawk BN partners with Japanese GSDF for Rising Thunder

    Sep 28, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment was the I Corps unit partnered with Japan's 5th Infantry Regiment for a combined arms live-fire exercises Sept. 21 at Yakima Training Center, Wash. The exercise, Operation Rising Thunder was part of Japan Ground Self Defense Force's annual training.

  • 215th Quartermaster Det. Deactivation

    Sep 26, 2011

    215th Quartermaster Detachment deactivates. The 242nd Quartermaster Company, 310th Quartermaster Detachment and the 331st Quartermaster Team are new units to activate on September 24 2011.

  • Incoming ACC Executive Director Assumes Responsibility

    Sep 27, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala --The Army Contracting Command welcomed a new leader during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 27, here.

  • Field named top LAR in ASC

    Sep 26, 2011

    Graydon A. Field is Army Sustainment Command's 2010 Logistics Assistance Representative of the Year.

  • Science touches all aspects of life, Army leaders tell students

    Sep 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A career in science will be a valuable asset for a student's future, Army leaders said Sept. 23 during the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Educational Outreach Day. Gary Martin, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command executive deputy to the commanding general, said choosing a career in a STEM field will be in demand because those subjects encompass everyday life. "Everything you see in your life is built based on the work of scientists and engineers," Martin said. "How many people have an iPhone? The iPhone has a whole slew of inventions in it. It has a battery, display, GPS receiver, communications and radio."

  • Bringing them home

    Sep 28, 2011

    Soldiers of The Old Guard participate in dignified transfers, bringing home the remains of service members who die overseas in combat.

  • Early detection, regular check-ups key to fighting breast cancer

    Sep 26, 2011

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month For years women and men have united under a pink-ribboned campaign to fight breast cancer, but despite miles walked, yogurt tabs saved or monetary donations made approximately 40,000 people in the United States still die annually from breast cancer.

  • Sept. 16, 2011 -- Patriot Foundation Soldiers Appreciation Dinner Remarks

    Sep 26, 2011

    Sept. 16, 2011 -- Patriot Foundation Soldiers Appreciation Dinner Remarks

  • U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center Selects 20 Contracting NCOs for Reclassification

    Sep 26, 2011

    A reclassification board has selected 20 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) for Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C reclassification. The board--consisting of members from the Defense Contract Management Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Army Contracting Command--was convened by the U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC) August 24-25, 2011.

  • USACE first permanent female Division Engineer takes command of LRD

    Sep 26, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers made history Sept. 19, 2011 when Col. Margaret W. Burcham, first full-time female officer selected as Division Engineer, took command of the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Museum.

  • Security upgrades to 'Escape Trail' add protection

    Sep 26, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - With minimal cost to Picatinny Arsenal by reusing equipment from Redstone Arsenal, Ala., security upgrades to one of the access-control points here were completed earlier this month to provide greater security for the workforce and military families. The gate was officially opened earlier this month.

  • Motorcyclists 'Ride for Our Heroes'

    Sep 26, 2011

    Would the threat of a little rain prevent you from helping heroes? Well, of course not. Nor did it dampen the enthusiasm of the scores of motorcyclists who turned out Sept. 24 for the inaugural "Ride for Our Heroes," an event designed to raise awareness of and funds for New England veterans with deployment-related stress and traumatic brain injuries.

  • 542nd Supply Maintenance Company cooks recognized for field competition

    Sep 26, 2011

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  • SMDC commanding general speaks to the Rotary Club

    Sep 26, 2011

    LTG Formica presents command brief to Huntsville Rotary Club.

  • Media Advisory: ACC to hold change of responsibility ceremony at Redstone

    Sep 26, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala --Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, Army Materiel Command commanding general, will officiate at a change of responsibility ceremony for the Army Contracting Command's executive director Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.

  • APG gathers to mark end of BRAC

    Sep 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground marked the official end of Base Realignment and Closure Sept. 15 with completion ceremonies hosted by the installation's largest commands.

  • Junior leaders work in teams for unique PT

    Sep 26, 2011

    Ordnance battalion conducts second development day for junior leaders (SGTs, CPLs, LTs and WO1s).

  • C4ISR dedicates campus as BRAC comes to a close

    Sep 26, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commander of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, led the C4ISR Campus Dedication Ceremony at the Myer Auditorium on the organization's $800 million Center of Excellence campus.

  • Special operations unit borrows suicide prevention program from airborne brigade

    Sep 26, 2011

    A special operations brigade of civil affairs soldiers at Fort Bragg will soon have its first team-based behavioral health program, one borrowed from the airborne community.

  • Popular Science names Army lab one of the "25 Coolest College Labs in the Country"

    Sep 26, 2011

    The September issue of Popular Science Magazine, known online as PopSci, has named the Army Research Laboratory as one of the top 25 "awesome" labs for college interns to work. They based their decision on "groundbreaking research, undergrad access and sheer awesomeness."

  • Spotlight On...Hassan El-Annan

    Sep 26, 2011

    Hailing from Lebanon, Hassan El-Annan works as a contract specialist at the 409th Contracting Support Brigade's Regional Contracting Office in Bamberg, Germany.

  • Silver Star ceremony reveals threads connecting military life

    Oct 14, 2011

    The threads connecting military services, organizations and individuals became apparent during a ceremony at the Navy Memorial here today, which�honored the bravery and sacrifice of Navy Lt. j.g. Francis L. Toner, who was killed March 27, 2009, in Afghanistan.

  • A 412th TEC Soldier explain the advantages of balancing his civilian and Army Reserve careers.

    Sep 26, 2011

    Educational Benefits & civilian skills training- Sgt. Cory Syvinski, 716th Engineer Co., 412th Theater Engineer Command discusses some of the ways the The U.S. Army Reserve has benefited him.

  • LRC-TYAD a single face to the field

    Sep 26, 2011

    By the beginning of 2010, the Logistics and Readiness Center, LRC, Drawdown Special Projects Office, DDSPO, began searching for ways to flex its manning levels throughout Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

  • Tobyhanna family fights for the Warfighter--again and again

    Sep 26, 2011

    Since 2007, three members of the same family have deployed multiple times to support the Warfighter in Southwest Asia, SWA. Together the father, mother and son team have served a combined 36 months at several locations in Iraq.

  • Successful Coalition Warrior Integration Demonstration connects to five countries

    Sep 26, 2011

    The Central Technical Support Facility, CTSF, was one of six sites in the United States, Canada and Poland that participated in the Coalition Warrior Integration Demonstration, CWID, event staged annually under the auspices of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

  • Grafenwoehr Soldiers get a laugh at 'That Guy'

    Sep 26, 2011

    Hidden behind the laughter of more than 500 Soldiers was a clear message. "You don't want to be that guy," said comedian Danny Villalpando, kicking off the Comics on Duty show, Sept. 8, at the Main Post Tower Theater. "You know that guy." Villalpando, along with fellow comedians Paul Ogata, Tom Foss and J.R. Brow, went on to berate life and the seemingly innocuous incidents that make it funny -- in this case hilarious -- as part of the "That Guy" campaign, which encourages young enlisted personnel to reject binge drinking.

  • New Army Lodge rolls out the 'roten teppich'

    Sep 26, 2011

    Hotel manager Waltraud Schill-Rueckert wants the very best for her guests. And even though the new Army Lodge was booked solid for its grand opening, here, Sept. 19, she and her staff went to great lengths to ensure even the guests at the ceremony felt welcome. Following the official speeches, six children decked out in flower-girl and ring-bearer duds handed out roses and spread petals on the ground as nearly 200 guests ceremoniously entered the new lodge.

  • Grafenwoehr contestants croon their way to stardom for Operation Rising Star

    Sep 26, 2011

    The Performing Arts Center reverberated with the heartfelt singing of 10 contestants trying to win "Operation Rising Star," here, Sept. 16. Over 150 enthusiastic fans packed the Performing Arts Center to cheer on and help narrow the field to six semifinalists. The following week, Sept. 23, one dedicated performer won the final round and earned her shot at the ultimate prize -- an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, Calif., to make a record.

  • C4ISR dedicates campus as BRAC comes to a close

    Sep 26, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, commander of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command, led the C4ISR Campus Dedication Ceremony at the Myer Auditorium on the organization's $800 million Center of Excellence campus. Accompanying Strong in the official party was Brig. Gen. N. Lee S. Price, PEO C3T; Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, PEO IEW&S; Jill Smith, director of CERDEC; and Bryan Young, director of the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen.

  • Catching Air: Soldiers soar high with ODR's Warrior Adventure Quest program

    Sep 26, 2011

    Words of encouragement and playful ribbing flowed effortlessly amongst Soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment at a high ropes course, here, Sept. 15. "If I can do it, you can do it," yelled Pfc. Jordan Cole as Spc. Alex Steverson rested near the top of a 35-foot pole, reaching for more courage to pull himself to the top. The pole was only 10 inches in diameter.

  • Full-spectrum training tests Europe's forces together

    Sep 27, 2011

    The 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team with members from Vicenza, Italy, and Schweinfurt and Bamberg, Germany, will conduct a brigade attack, offensive, defensive and stability operations, while training with more than 1,000 multinational forces.

  • 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade launches first Army Reserve MEB Academy

    Sep 26, 2011

    FORT SHAFTER FLATS, Hawaii -- The 9th Mission Support Command's 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade kicked off the first-ever, U.S. Army Reserve MEB Academy, here, Sept. 17-18.

  • Deadline nears to apply for special 'Stop Loss' pay

    Sep 27, 2011

    Only a month remains for eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay.

  • Panetta cites progress, challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan

    Sep 26, 2011

    The United States and Iraq are in talks to chart military assistance Iraq needs after the pull-out of U.S. troops at the end of the year, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

  • Odierno visits wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    Sep 25, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited wounded warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Sept. 22, 2011.

  • Sacramento District parks celebrate National Public Lands Day

    Sep 26, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District observed the 18th annual National Public Lands Day Sept. 24 at seven of its parks in central California. The Corps has been involved with National Public Lands Day since its inception in 1994 and has consistently been one of the largest providers of sites and volunteers participating in the event.

  • Third Army prepares for CFC

    Sep 24, 2011

    Federal The Combined Campaign marks 50 years of partnership with military forces. Third Army is slated to begin its annual CFC fundraising event here Oct. 3.

  • DLIFLC troops march in Marina parade

    Oct 4, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center's Joint Service Color Guard, along with marching units from each military service branch, received standing applause from the enthusiastic crowds gathered during Marina's traditional Labor Day Parade and Family Festival Sept. 3.

  • Sappers climb to new heights

    Oct 4, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Combat Engineers serve as the Army's premiere breaching force; the tip of the spear. When confronted with a daunting obstacle that hinders their mobility, maneuver commanders rely on their Sappers to perform adaptively in the urgency of combat and lead their force through the objective. As the only combat engineer company within 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, the Soldiers of Company C uphold that standard daily. They interrogate and neutralize improvised explosive devices while on patrol, but on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq Aug. 30, 2011, they overcame a new obstacle of their own.

  • LTG Helmick visits COS Kalsu

    Oct 4, 2011

  • Firefighter saves dog during local house fire

    Sep 26, 2011

    When firefighter Christopher Smith, a driver/operator with the post Fire Department, joined his crew to respond to a kitchen fire in Odenton three weeks ago, he could not foresee that his speedy reaction would save a life.

  • SMA visits Oahu, addresses Armywide changes

    Sep 27, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, met with U.S. Army Hawaii Soldiers and their family members at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, for the first time, Sept. 18-21, 2011.

  • IG tells Congress Arlington Cemetery issues corrected

    Sep 26, 2011

    Issues involving misconduct, poor record keeping, and mismanagement at Arlington National Cemetery have been corrected, the Army's deputy inspector general told Congress at a hearing Sept. 23, 2011, on Capitol Hill.

  • Painting CROWS

    Sep 23, 2011

    Electronics Mechanic John Gower (a resident of Waverly) performs tests on a Common Remotely Operated Weapons System, or CROWS.

  • WTB chaplain knows pain of war

    Sep 23, 2011

    Twenty-two years ago, as a child growing up, Chaplain (Maj.) Lucy Der-Garabedian was living in Lebanon, surrounded by the violence of war and shaped by loss of family and friends.

  • SMA conducts forum, dines with Soldiers

    Sep 23, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, accompanied by his wife, Jeanne, hosted a forum to talk with noncommissioned officers, Soldiers and spouses at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Chapel, Monday.

  • DTRA employee pedals to work

    Sep 23, 2011

    There are a number of mass transit options that people can use to save a reasonable amount of money when traveling to work.

  • Subsidy program alleviate s commute cost

    Sep 23, 2011

    Personnel looking to save money can take advantage of the government subsidy program that helps pays for mass transit commuting.

  • Scouting Night invites new Cubs

    Sep 23, 2011

    Numerous Families filled Belvoir Cub Scout Pack 118's hut for Join Scouting Night Sept. 15.

  • Roundabout eases traffic congestion

    Sep 23, 2011

    The Directorate of Public Works hopes the traffic roundabout in front of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital leads to efficient maintenance and traffic flow.

  • 9/11: A World of Change

    Sep 23, 2011

    A look back at the last 10 years: How our world has changed and how we changed the world.

  • Soldiers, teens learn about suicide with help of survivor

    Sep 23, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. -- Suicide can be a difficult topic to discuss. It can make people uncomfortable and those who have considered or attempted suicide may not always be ready to share their stories. Jordan Burnham, a 22-year-old motivational speaker from Pennsylvania came to Fort Polk Sept. 13 and 14 to share his personal story with Soldiers and students at the Bayou Theater and Siegfried Youth Center.

  • Survivor speaks at prayer breakfast

    Sep 23, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. -- Soldiers and civilians from across Fort Polk stood in unison Sept. 9 as a fire bell pealed an alarm much the same as alarms sounded the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, sending firefighters to the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York.

  • Fort Polk ceremony marks 10th anniversary of 9/11

    Sep 23, 2011

    FORT^POLK, La. -- Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, dawned sunny and unseasonably cool, a meteorological doppelganger to the Sept. 11 of 10 years ago, the day that saw American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 crash into New York City's World Trade Center.

  • Four-Person Pushup

    Sep 23, 2011

  • Soldier, Family Assistance Coordinators receive surprise visit from Medal of Honor parents

    Sep 23, 2011

    Soldier and Family Assistance Program Managers from the 2nd Recruiting Brigade got a surprise meet and greet from parents of Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith.

  • Cowboys corral Cougars on Military Appreciation Day

    Sep 23, 2011

    LAKE CHARLES -- Fort Polk Soldiers, as well as service members from the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard, were lauded during Military Appreciation Day at McNeese State University's home football opener against Sioux Falls University Sept. 17.

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations begin at hospital

    Sep 23, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Community Hospital launched its 2011-2012 seasonal influenza vaccination campaign Sept. 20, administering vaccinations to medical staff and its beneficiaries.

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