Archive: Sep 2011

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  • Welcoming ceremony greets Army Reserve crew and vessel

    Sep 19, 2011

    U.S. Army Reservists from the 9th Mission Support Command sailed into port, here, Aug 19, after a lengthy journey from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

  • ISAF Commander writes check to local high school

    Sep 20, 2011

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The commanding general of International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) in Afghanistan, Gen. John R. Allen, visited an art exhibit and book signing Sept. 16, featuring artwork of young gifted students

  • JBLM Ceremony Welcomes Newest Citizens

    Sep 20, 2011

    At McChord Airfield's Co-located Club, 25 Soldiers, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, Airmen and military spouses, from 18 countries, stood and took the oath as a citizen of the United States in front of family and friends during a special ceremony, Sept. 15.

  • Operation Rising Star contestants love an audience

    Sep 20, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - In 2005, the Army's singing competition, Operation Rising Star was referred to as "Army Idol". In its inception, only Soldiers could compete. Given the high operational pace of wartime Army and the lack of soldier's participation due to deployments, the competition is now open to both active duty military and their families. There will be 37 winners selected from each of the world's largest Army installations. Competitors receive $500 for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third. From these singers, only 12 finalists will be selected to advance to the finals held in San Antonio. Only one will be the Army's 2011 Rising Star.

  • Shower Water Reuse System to be force multiplier at FOBs

    Sep 20, 2011

    With budgets falling and thousands of troops scheduled to redeploy back home, commanders in the field are striving to become more efficient with resource-saving measures such as the Shower Water Reuse System.

  • Suicide's silent victims speak out

    Sep 20, 2011

    Cries of anguish such as "It just wasn't something you talked about -- ever," have been voiced by members of the Army family personally affected by the trauma of suicide.

  • Patriot Foundation donates to Fort Bragg charities

    Sep 20, 2011

    The Patriot Foundation held its 6th Annual Soldier Appreciation Dinner at the National Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C., Sept. 16, 2011. The foundation provides support to the Families of Soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion and the Survivors Outreach Program.

  • Recognizing Our Patriots' Sacrifices

    Sep 22, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley, First Army deputy commanding general, was the guest speaker for the POW/MIA ceremony held at the Rock Island Arsenal Sept. 16 to "recognize our Patriots." The ceremony reminded Americans that freedom is not free and the United States remains committed to bringing more than 89,000 unaccounted service members home from WWII, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

  • The Young Calling

    Sep 19, 2011

    Chaplain (Cpt.) Young Jin Jung finds the right place for his ministry in serving the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division.

  • National Preparedness Month 2011

    Sep 19, 2011

    September marks the eighth annual National Preparedness Month. This month encourages Soldiers, families, and civilians to prepare for emergencies at home, at work and in their communities.

  • Obsolescence Management Team Earns DoD Honor

    Sep 19, 2011

    AMRDEC Obsolescence Management Team over the past 5 years captured over $300M in cost avoidance and earned Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages Organization Achievement Award for 2011.

  • "Go for Green" makes nutritional choices easier

    Sep 19, 2011

    Soldier Fueling Campaign sets standardized menu options for dining facilities under Initial Military Training.

  • Performance Fueling: a new Human Performance Optimization initiative

    Sep 19, 2011

    Lt. Col. Christine L. Edwards has been working to integrate current research from U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) on Soldier performance and eating habits into the Performance Fueling concept of operations for the Joint Department of Defense Food & Nutrition Subcommittee.

  • ACC welcomes new CSM

    Sep 21, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command hosted a Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the command sergeant major, Sept. 20 here.

  • Prompt response prevents further damage at Natick facility

    Sep 19, 2011

    The quick work of dedicated professionals during Tropical Storm Irene likely prevented catastrophic damage to the Ouellette Thermal Test Facility at Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Chicago Battalion NCOs stay Army Strong with Combatives training

    Sep 19, 2011

    To help the Chicago Soldiers maintain their fighting edge and fulfill the Army training requirements, the Battalion trainers coordinated with a local Military Police (MP) Reserve unit to provide the Level One Basic Combatives Course.

  • Extensive training prepares Oregon Guard Soldiers for mobilization

    Sep 20, 2011

    Soldiers of the 1186th Military Police Company, Oregon Army National Guard, are currently in the process of completing pre-mobilization training at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, Hermiston, Ore.

  • National Hispanic Heritage Month 2011

    Sep 19, 2011

    National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Sept. 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Also, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and 18, respectively.

  • JOAX offers Reserve, active-duty Soldiers chance to together

    Sep 20, 2011

    Paratroopers of the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion, along with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division participated in a Joint Operational Access Exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 11-12, 2011.

  • SMDC undertakes CFC's 50th campaign

    Sep 19, 2011

    SMDC supports Combined Federal Campaign

  • MCTP conducts training exercise with 4-4 BCT at Fort Carson

    Sep 19, 2011

    Fort Carson, Colo. -- There are no loud booms, sound of small arms fire, or the noise of a convoy rolling by, but the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is gearing up and training in preparation for future deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Recently, Operations Group Charlie, Mission Command Training Program, facilitated the 4th Brigade Combat Team's training to preparation for a pending deployment.

  • Army Force Generation Synchronization Board identifies, develops issues

    Sep 19, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, makes opening remarks to representatives of the Army's Readiness Core Enterprise (RCE), during the RCE's 4th Quarter, Fiscal Year 2011, Army Force Generation Synchronization Board (ASB) Plenary Session, Sept. 19, 2011, at Fort Bragg N.C. The plenary session will further develop issues identified during the FORSCOM-led ASB process for possible consideration by the Army's senior leadership. (U.S. Army photo by Bob Harrison, FORSCOM Public Affairs)

  • SMA Chandler visits Fort Bragg, speaks to troops

    Sep 19, 2011

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III vistied Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 13, 201, and answered Soldiers' questions at a town hall meeting at the Noncommissioned Officer Academy during his first visit to Bragg as the sergeant major of the Army. Chandler participated in three town hall meetings with more than 600 Soldiers and discussed new changes in the Army, while also answering questions and current concerns Soldiers had.

  • Getting a head start on flu prevention

    Sep 19, 2011

    FAHC administers flu shots to Soldiers at their work site.

  • Army hopes to deliver as many as 26,000 FMTVs

    Sep 19, 2011

  • Army demonstrates new agile acquisition process to industry partners

    Sep 19, 2011

  • MUSIC integrates unmanned, manned aircraft

    Sep 19, 2011

  • Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep clears away hazardous munitions

    Sep 19, 2011

    Teams of experts from Joint Munitions Command elements across the United States and personnel already in-theater began Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep in early August to inspect explosives safety and ammunition ranging from bullets to bombs.

  • JOAX offers Reserve and Active Duty Soldiers a rare chance to train as one airborne Army

    Sep 19, 2011

    Paratroopers of the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion based in Riverdale, Md., along with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Fort Bragg participated in a Joint Operational Access Exercise September 11th and 12th. The JOAX brought together civil affairs and infantry Soldiers in a combined effort to complete a night airborne operation with follow-on missions, which replicate real world scenarios.

  • Leading the Way

    Sep 19, 2011

    Vine Grove, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2011) -- Col. Kristin French, commander of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), leads the Autumn Daze parade from a old military jeep through Vine Grove, Ky., Sept. 17. Vine Grove has hosted the festival for the past 51 years. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Rob Strain)

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs, recapped Humvees

    Sep 20, 2011

    After refining requirements during a two-year technology development phase for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Army developers are poised to conduct full and open competitions geared towards recapping Humvees and producing JLTVs, as part of a synergized Light Tactical Vehicles strategy.

  • MP range dedication, Fort Leonard Wood

    Sep 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Military Police Corps Regiment held a range dedication ceremony here, on Sept. 13, 2011. The MP Pistol Qualification Range 21 is dedicated to Sgt. Sean R. Grilley, who was 24-years-old when he was killed in action in Iraq on Oct. 16, 2003.

  • CID support Soldier recognized by LATINA Style

    Sep 19, 2011

    Sergeant Andrea Chica, the training non-commissioned officer and Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear NCO for Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment, 19th MP Bn (CID), Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was recently awarded the LATINA Style 2011 Meritorious Service Award at a banquet held in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Ordnance School ceremony signals end of BRAC

    Sep 21, 2011

    As the construction equipment has all but disappeared from the Fort Lee landscape, it signifies that the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure initiatives have come to an end.

  • The Young Calling

    Sep 19, 2011

    "Before I joined the Army, I was a local church minister," said Chaplain (Cpt.) Young Jin Jung, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division. "During which time I met with Soldiers, held several counselings, and made up my mind to become a chaplain--but I didn't have a green card." "As an immigrant there was a limitation to my ministry in the Los Angeles area," continued the South Korea native. "But a door was opened through the (Military Accessions to Vital National Interest) program; I was blessed to find the right place for my ministry."

  • Fort Monmouth Closure Ceremony garners sentiment and attendees

    Sep 20, 2011

    Fort Monmouth cases its Garrison color Sept. 13, 2011.

  • Third Army stresses importance of rabies prevention

    Sep 19, 2011

    One of the many threats service members encounter while deployed is the viral disease rabies. Although it's possible to contract the virus while in the U.S., being deployed elevates the risk of coming in contact and being bitten by a wild animal.

  • DOD reaffirms commitment to POWs, MIAs

    Sep 19, 2011

    No one has matched the United States' time, resources and commitment to accounting for its missing military members and honoring its prisoners of war, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

  • Reintegration builds confidence in Afghanistan

    Sep 19, 2011

    The program coalition forces helped to create in Afghanistan last year to turn young men away from the insurgency and reintegrate them back to their communities is going a long way in building trust and confidence there, a military official said today.

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

    Sep 23, 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.

  • "When you take a chance for the good of your Paratroopers it pays back two-fold."

    Sep 19, 2011

    Graffiti in a combat zone is common. Mostly it covers the stalls in latrines, barrier walls, back of a bus seat, or anywhere where a Soldier is idle for more than a few moments. As I rode a bus through the dusty streets of Al-Asad Air Base, I scanned the back of the seat in front of me with various artistic representations of the standard stick man, poor attempts at poetry and other various forms of "art." Then one note caught my eye; it said "CSM Love…" Various phrases had been written and scratched out, but the last one, in bold, stayed. You could tell it had been there a while; it wasn't recent. You could even tell it had been rewritten a few times as the ink faded. It said: "Is the man." Command Sgt. Maj. Jack Love is the man I was sent to interview to learn about the history of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, now the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, and the units long relationship with U.S. operations in Iraq.

  • Streamlining Army mobilization process focus of committee visit

    Sep 19, 2011

    Ten general officers, representing the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee, met at First Army Headquarters Sept. 12 to review regulations for reserve-component policies concerning mobilization and demobilization procedures.

  • Fort Monmouth's contributions shine during final farewell

    Sep 19, 2011

    With several hundred people in attendance, Fort Monmouth's final retreat ceremony was held at the Fort's Cowan Park on Sept. 15. The American flag was taken down from its pole for the final time during the post's existence as an active military installation. Just two days prior, on Sept. 13, the Fort's inactivation ceremony and casing of the colors was held at Russel Hall, with the ceremony marking the last time the Fort Monmouth Army Garrison flew its colors and the completion of the unit's active duty time in the operational force.

  • Box check returns to company-grade OERs

    Sep 20, 2011

    For company-grade officers, the senior-rater "box check" will soon reappear on officer evaluation reports.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers seize initiative and leverage technology

    Sep 19, 2011

    Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldiers use innovative technologies to build critical skills.

  • Third Army seeing double

    Sep 17, 2011

    Being deployed with a family member can reduce the stressors of being away from home. For two servicemembers, being deployed with their family members have others seeing double.

  • 2 Afghan National Police projects in Daykundi province underway

    Sep 19, 2011

    Constructing buildings on mountain tops is a complicated challenge. It is a bigger challenge when the mountains are in the remote Daykundi province of Afghanistan.

  • Presidio celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Oct 4, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. ‐ "Celebrating Women's Right to Vote" was the theme of the 2011 Women's Equality Day observance by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Presidio of Monterey in the Presidio's Tin Barn Aug. 26.

  • Tribal leaders visit GREYWOLF commander at COB Adder

    Oct 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- Tribal Leaders from the surrounding areas of Contingency Operating Base Adder came to pay a visit to the GREYWOLF commander. Four sheikhs and a government official had a long and pleasant meeting with the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Brigade Commander, Col. Douglas C. Crissman.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers receive combat patch

    Oct 3, 2011

  • 'Saber' Soldiers conduct 10-mile run as tribute to 9/11 anniversary

    Oct 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- On September 11, 2011 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, took to the streets of Contingency Operating Base Delta, Iraq to pay a unique tribute to the nearly 3000 men, women and children that tragically lost their lives 10 years ago in the terrorist attacks on the United States.

  • Army preparing to produce JLTVs, recapped Humvees

    Sep 16, 2011

    After refining requirements during a two-year technology development phase for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, Army developers are poised to conduct full and open competitions geared towards recapping Humvees and producing JLTVs, as part of a synergized Light Tactical Vehicles strategy.

  • DLIFLC connects students to digital applications

    Sep 16, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Technology in the classroom is not new at Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center. In fact, the Institute began using interactive whiteboards, or SMART Boards, as early as 2003.

  • MUSIC integrates unmanned, manned aircraft

    Sep 19, 2011

    The Project Offices for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Apache Attack Helicopter and Armed Scout Helicopter conducted an exercise showcasing advancements made in aircraft interoperability, referred to as the Manned Unmanned System Integration Capability Exercise at Michael Army Airfield, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Sept. 16, 2011.

  • DLI brings training to the point of need

    Sep 16, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Flexibility is not a luxury at the Defense Language Institute, or DLI; it is a core belief that is the main ingredient in the formula of surviving the onslaught of language training requirements by thousands of servicemembers stationed around the world each year.

  • Training the trainer is big business at DLI

    Sep 16, 2011

  • Pentagon holds suicide prevention health fair

    Sep 20, 2011

    In observance of National Suicide Prevention Month, the Army set up a health fair in the Pentagon courtyard Sept. 14-15, 2011, for the military branches to bring to the forefront the services they offer to help servicemembers and veterans who are contemplating suicide.

  • Installation Management Command employees enjoy a free ride to work

    Sep 19, 2011

  • The right equipment, the right place, the right time

    Sep 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. --Receiving the right equipment, at the right time and at the place is now easier with the U.S. Army Materiel Command refining the Lead Materiel Integration process.

  • Army challenges industry to find solutions to satellite communication hurdles

    Sep 19, 2011

    Industry, the U.S. Army, Joint and Coalition forces, and Army Combatant Commands (COCOM) gathered together for the fourth annual Army Commercial Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Users' Workshop at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 22.

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

    Sep 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala --Jeffrey P. Parsons, ACC executive director, will host a Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the Army Contracting Command's command sergeant major, Tuesday, Sept. 20.

  • Soldier's interest in language

    Sep 16, 2011

    Part of a combat medic's job is providing basic and emergency treatment to Soldiers. While deployed they also give that treatment to the locals. For Spc. Ashley Lagace, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, the job of treating Afghans just became easier. She recently completed the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Presidio of Monterey's 16-week course that focused on the Afghan dialect of Dari at JBLM's Language Center.

  • Upcoming Small Business Workshops

    Sep 16, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- ACC will hold Small Business workshops Sept. 28 and Oct. 26

  • JROTC drill competition format revamped

    Sep 16, 2011

    Instead of two region meets, Army JROTC will hold a single national competition in 2012.

  • Almost time for flu shots

    Sep 16, 2011

    It's flu season and Fort Sill is ready -- You should be, too. The Center for Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first, most important step to prevent getting sick. Take these two simple steps to prevent the spread of influenza and ensure a healthy holiday season.

  • Office looking for future award winners

    Sep 16, 2011

    The Field Artillery Proponent Office invites everyone to tell about the extraordinary actions, battle-focused innovations, unique accomplishments and unit successes of the field artillery branch.

  • McHugh visits 'Black Jack' Soldiers, reviews Iraq transition

    Sep 16, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, commended Soldiers of U.S. Division -- North during a brief visit to Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, Sept. 14.

  • Maryland program develops phone app to connect with prospects

    Sep 16, 2011

    After noticing the number of students using smart phones around the University of Maryland campus, the professor of military science pushed for an phone application as a way to promote the Army ROTC program and opportunities for young people to serve.

  • NSSC commander visits Fisher House

    Sep 16, 2011

    You will find them on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers across the country and in Germany. They allow military families to stay for free while veterans and active-duty military members are receiving treatment

  • Third Army/ ARCENT holds change of responsibility Ceremony

    Sep 16, 2011

    During a ceremony that emphasized the role of Army noncommissioned officers, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephan Frennier assumed responsibility of Third Army/ ARCENT in front of Patton Hall Sept. 16.

  • SDDC recognizes eight traffic managers for excellence

    Sep 16, 2011

    Eight traffic managers were recognized Wednesday by Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command for outstanding service in traffic management.

  • C4ISR honors past, preps for future with memorials

    Sep 16, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The C4ISR Center of Excellence will hold a campus dedication ceremony Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. in the campus courtyard in front of the Myer Auditorium to recognize the success of the Base Closure and Realignment process and highlight the traditions of C4ISR excellence.

  • Army Corps' Philadelphia District completes BRAC construction

    Oct 7, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- After more than four years and hundreds of thousands of man hours of work, the $866 million, multi-phase program to build the massive complex for the Army's communication and electronics arm is complete.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers take part in week-long JOAX

    Sep 16, 2011

    U.S. Army paratroopers with the VXIII Airborne Corps' 82nd Airborne Division took part in a mass tactical airborne operation Sept. 10 as part of a week-long Joint Operational Access Exercise. The JOAX helps to prepare Army and Air Force units at Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield to better respond to a worldwide crises or contingency if called upon.

  • Operation Purple excites campers, provides insight for garrison leader

    Sep 16, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Addressing the theme "Kids Serve Too," APG Garrison's senior enlisted advisor focused on the importance of Family as he talked to 150 sons and daughters of American service members taking part in a summer camp sponsored by the National Military Family Association at Maryland's Elk Neck State Park Aug. 25.

  • Guard gets access to GoArmyEd

    Sep 20, 2011

    Beginning Oct. 1, the Army National Guard will join the active Army and Army Reserve in using GoArmyEd, funded by the Department of the Army, as a central entry point for their educational needs.

  • Simons Center sponsors writing competition

    Sep 16, 2011

    The Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation announces its Interagency Writing Competition for 2012. The competition is open to the public and recognizes papers that provide insight and fresh thinking in advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of interagency coordination, cooperation, and collaboration at the tactical or operational level of effort.

  • Running to remember

    Sep 16, 2011

    Group commemorates fallen loved ones by participating in 9/11 memorial event

  • Chief of Staff of the Army has Fires roots

    Sep 16, 2011

    A native of northern New Jersey, Gen. Raymond Odierno attended the U.S. Military Academy, graduating in 1976 with a commission in field artillery. During more than 35 years of service, he has commanded units at every level, from platoon to theater, with duty in Germany, Albania, Kuwait, Iraq and the United States. After his first assignment with U.S. Army Europe, Odierno was assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he commanded two batteries and served as a battalion operations officer.

  • A place to call home

    Sep 16, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier-engineers pitch in to push local Habitat for Humanity project over the top.

  • Rebuilt Jeep unveiled for fallen Fort Campbell Soldier's Family

    Sep 16, 2011

    On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Soldiers, Family members and civilians gathered along the picturesque McGregor Park Riverwalk, filled with the sights and sounds of Clarksville's annual Riverfest. They were gathered for one reason -- to celebrate the completion of Operation Hero's Wish, a Jeep rebuild project spearheaded by Staff Sgt. Jason Axelson. The Fort Campbell Soldier began the project this summer after hearing about 101st Sustainment Brigade's Sgt. 1st Class Charles Adkins' goal to begin restoring a Jeep purchased from eBay with his oldest son, Garrhett, upon returning from deployment.

  • 20th Quartermaster wins first place at ROWPU Rodeo

    Sep 16, 2011

    To remain on top of the game in matters of equipment and training, members of the military water community meets yearly at the FORSCOM Logistics Training Cluster at Fort Story, Virginia, for the Sgt. Maj. John C. Marigliano Award of Excellence Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit Competition. It's known by most as the ROWPU Rodeo. This year's grueling, three-part competition wrapped up Aug. 25. Of the six competing units (four Army, two Marine), Fort Campbell's 20th Quartermaster Support Company proved themselves the best and snagged the first place trophy.

  • Assistance available to Soldiers dealing with student loan debts

    Sep 16, 2011

    In these tough economic times, many Soldiers and their Families not only struggle to pay their regular bills, but also may bear the expense of repaying student loans. Betty Geren, financial advisor at the Fort Campbell Army Community Service Financial Readiness Office, said counselors there have seen an increase in Soldiers of all ranks swimming in debt from educational loans. "We're seeing too many of them," she said. "This debt is not going to go away."

  • Military Police tops in Tennessee traffic, motorcycle safety

    Sep 16, 2011

    Fort Campbell police are No. 1 in Tennessee for traffic safety in the Military Police Category, and the installation boasts the overall Best Motorcycle Safety Program in the state. Fort Campbell won first place in both categories in the 2011 Law Enforcement Challenge awards. The police department consistently wins in this competition year after year.

  • Third Army celebrates start of Hispanic American Heritage Month

    Sep 16, 2011

    Lt. Col. John Rogers, garrison commander, Area Support Group-Kuwait, Col. Eluyn Gines, Third Army/ARCENT, director of personnel, Liz Conceicao, store manager, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and Sgt. Maj. Melvin Johnson, garrison sergeant major, ASG-K, participate in a cake cutting ceremony inside the Post Exchange here to mark the beginning of Hispanic American Heritage Month Sept. 15 - Oct. 15. Third Army will hold several events throughout the month to commemorate the Hispanic culture and its servicemembers who serve the military.

  • Man walking 48 lower states to raise awareness of issues affecting veterans

    Sep 16, 2011

    A man from Stafford County, Va., is traveling through the 48 contiguous states to raise awareness for needs of veteran servicemembers -- with one interesting caveat.

  • DOL supply chief says it's always been about the Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2011

    Whether it was in Germany, Korea or on the home front at Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir there was always one goal; one mission for the retiring Directorate of Logistics, chief of supply and services.

  • Family flies high in sendoff

    Sep 16, 2011

    When an aviator retires from the Army, tradition dictates that he be given a "final flight" over his post. Fort Campbell carried out that tradition Sept. 8 for a Soldier whose story is anything but typical.

  • Cyber Command conducts 9/11 tribute

    Sep 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army Cyber Command/U.S. 2nd Army honored the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony in Fort Belvoir's Woodlawn Chapel, Friday.

  • Helping an Ethiopian community survive severe drought

    Sep 16, 2011

    More than 25,000 cattle, camels, chickens and other animals received necessary veterinary treatments Aug. 16-24 in an effort to help livestock in the Miesa and Siminto, Ethiopia, region survive the current drought.

  • 409th CSB LSS projects lead to 100% accountability

    Sep 16, 2011

    Col. Debra Daniels, the commander of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, signs the property book hand receipts of the 409th CSB.

  • Commuter workshop educates personnel

    Sep 16, 2011

    Soldiers and civilians learned about the latest transportation options during the Fort Belvoir Commuter Workshop at the Community Center, Tuesday.

  • 101st Soldiers compete for Best Medic

    Sep 16, 2011

    Nine medics from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams competed in the 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition Sept. 8-9 to decide who will proceed to the Armywide Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in November.

  • Installation quickly responds to flood

    Sep 16, 2011

    Heavy rainfall flooded several areas throughout the installation and surrounding region Sept. 8.

  • Third Army stresses importance of rabies prevention

    Sep 16, 2011

    Servicemembers must be ready at all times. Whether it's Soldiers engaged in combat operations, or troops supplying vital support; being fully mission capable is essential.

  • Sept. 16, 2011, is National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Sep 16, 2011

    Visit the Defense POW/Missing Personnel website to learn more.

  • Under Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Dr. Joseph Westphal

    Sep 16, 2011

  • Secretary of the Army visits 'Black Jack' Soldiers, reviews U.S. transition of mission in Iraq

    Sep 16, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, commended Soldiers of U.S. Division -- North during a brief visit to Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, Sept. 14. Responsible for every aspect of the U.S. Army, from manpower and equipment to the Army's fiscal budget, McHugh met with Soldiers of 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to express his appreciation for their service while deployed in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Norwegian Army Chief of Staff visits ERMC

    Sep 16, 2011

    Brig. Gen Nadja Y. West, commander, Europe Regional Medical Command, Maj. Gen Patricia D. Horoho, current special assistant for medical affairs to the commander of International Security Forces Afghanistan Joint Command, and Norwegian Army Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen Per Sverre Opedal, together during a visit to ERMC in Heidelberg, Germany, September 16, 2011.

  • Senior Leader Message for 2011 National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 16, 2011

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