Archive: Sep 2011

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  • "Project Healing Waters" helps Spartan's wounded Soldiers through unique handicraft instruction

    Sep 16, 2011

    Wounded warriors from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Spartan), have multiple avenues to recover from and relieve stress. Those in the United States, have a wide range of options available to them, along with the continuous support of their fellow Soldiers and leadership. While deployed, however, those who are still recovering from battle injuries in Afghanistan have support and resources available to them through the new Spartan Resiliency Center located at Forward Operating Base Pasab, as well as an initiative known as Project Healing Waters.

  • 2011 National Hispanic Heritage tri-signed letter

    Sep 16, 2011

    2011 National Hispanic Heritage tri-signed letter

  • Video: Gen. Cone lays out TRADOC strategies at annual Maneuver Conference

    Sep 16, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Today's Army faces challenges on several fronts, from hybrid threats to budget cuts, and change at the doctrinal level is necessary to meet the demands of the future, the commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command said Tuesday.

  • NATO undeterred by insurgent attacks

    Sep 16, 2011

    International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said the coalition will not be deterred by recent attacks in Afghanistan including the Sept. 13 assaults on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, and the truck bomb that exploded Sept. 10 near a combat outpost in Wardak province.

  • Vietnam vet still in the fight

    Sep 16, 2011

    A $5 bill transformed Roy Brown's boyhood dream into reality in 1971. "My mother asked me how I knew I wanted to be a pilot if I'd never flown, so I went to the local airport, paid $5 and rode in a Piper 140 airplane for about 20 minutes," Brown said. "Then I walked right into the Army recruiting office and said, 'Send me to flight school.'"

  • TRICARE promises continued access to prescription meds

    Sep 16, 2011

    A dispute between Walgreens and a TRICARE contractor will not stop beneficiaries from getting their prescriptions filled, despite a Walgreen's ad campaign to the contrary, a TRICARE official said today.

  • Mannheim clinics prepare for closure

    Sep 16, 2011

    In a few short weeks the doors of the Mannheim Army health and dental clinics will permanently close as part of ongoing transformation efforts throughout Europe. The health center located on Benjamin Franklin Village originally opened in 1956. Soldiers must ensure that every patient record is properly transferred to their new locations as the closure draws closer.

  • Librarians reflect on loss of 'community couch'

    Sep 21, 2011

    There are new selections on the shelves, fresh magazines out front and cheery hand-drawn signs on brightly colored poster board that invite customers to an upcoming event. Two distinctly unfamiliar signs hang in front of the check-out desk, each typed in stark contrasting black and white lettering. They are reminders to patrons that the Sullivan library will close Sept. 30 due to the garrison's deactivation and ongoing transformation efforts across Europe.

  • British officer plans 480-mile trek on foot

    Sep 16, 2011

    For many, one of the perks after a long, successful military career is hosting a big celebratory party for colleagues, friends and loved ones. While that sounded like fun, Col. Robert Jordan, the British army's liaison officer with U.S. Army in Europe, headquartered on Campbell Barracks in Heidelberg, wanted to do something bigger.

  • Afghan Air Force Increases Crew Coordination

    Sep 16, 2011

    Sgt. Mohammed Shafi, a crew chief for the Afghan Air Force's Kandahar Air Wing, did some hands-on training with crewmembers of Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment) during a mission in southern Afghanistan Sept. 14.

  • USARAF Soldiers break new ground in Sierra Leone

    Sep 16, 2011

    As part of the ongoing Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance (ACOTA) program, a State Department initiative, two U.S. Army Africa Soldiers are training members of the Sierra Leone Armed Forces to conduct peacekeeping operations in Darfur. Currently members of the Sierra Leone military are serving in Darfur as part of a joint UN-African Union force.

  • U.S. Army Africa hosts Theater Army Security Cooperation Conference

    Sep 16, 2011

    More than 150 U.S. military and civilian leaders from Africa, Europe and the United States met in Vicenza, Italy, Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 to participate in U.S. Army Africa's Theater Army Security Cooperation Conference. "We're going to roll up our sleeves and we're going to lay down programs that are looking forward into the future. That way, we can start nesting and getting the resources that support those programs," said USARAF Commander, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg.

  • 574th QMSC conducts platoon defense during exercise

    Sep 16, 2011

    Soldiers from the 574th Quartermaster Support Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, participated in a platoon defense training exercise here, June 22-24.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony bridges gap, saves lives in Negele, Ethiopia

    Sep 16, 2011

    The people of Negele, Ethiopia, celebrated the hard work between the governments of Ethiopia and the United States recently, during a ground breaking ceremony signifying the start of construction for a much-needed bridge that will connect two local villages and ultimately improve commerce while saving lives.

  • 16th Sust. Bde. Remembers 9/11

    Sep 16, 2011

    Sept. 11, 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. For all Americans, the anniversary serves not only as a reminder of their ability to persevere, but also as a reminder of the sacrifices that each American citizen and Soldier has made since. To mark the occasion, Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, took time to pause from their busy schedule to remember and reflect on that day's tragic events here at the Camp Aachen Theater.

  • The 501st Sustainment Brigade, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, hosted a driver training day

    Sep 16, 2011

  • 229th Military Intelligence Battalion holds family fun festival

    Sep 13, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Members of the 229th Military Intelligence Battalion Family Readiness Group hosted their first family fun festival at La Mesa Community Center Aug. 20.

  • In remembrance...

    Sep 16, 2011

    Family, friends, community leaders and military personnel participated in a "Healing and Remembrance" ceremony in Jacksonville, Ala., honoring the late Maj. Dwayne Williams on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S.

  • Inn at Schofield Barracks offers remodeled rooms with increased accessibility

    Sep 19, 2011

    Five rooms at the Inn at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, have been refurbished with code-compliant accessibility.

  • Volunteer coaches give time to mentor young athletes on, off field

    Sep 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For the past three years, four Soldiers have made time in their busy lives to coach multiple sports programs for the Youth Sports leagues.

  • Online program helps military children SOAR in school, life

    Sep 16, 2011

    The School Age Center at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, recently hosted a presentation about the Student Online Achievement Resource, or SOAR, Program.

  • EOC ready, prepared to respond to major threats like hurricanes

    Sep 19, 2011

    Hurricane season in Hawaii runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. The Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, here, is prepared to act in the event a major storm hits the state.

  • Basic fire prevention awareness starts at home

    Sep 30, 2011

    Unlike many natural disasters, most wildfires are caused by and can also be prevented by people. Each year, wildfires cause unnecessary damage to property, natural and cultural resources.

  • Bio_HON Dr. Joseph W. Westphal

    Sep 15, 2011

  • IPC receives national energy recognition

    Sep 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Island Palm Communities recently received the "Project of the Year: Green Award" from Multifamily Executive, a trade publication.

  • Hale Kula eligible for educational grant

    Sep 15, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Department of Defense released results of an Educational Facilities Review, Aug. 30, which assessed the physical condition and capacity of 157 of 160 public schools on military installations.

  • 1,800 unite to honor lives lost

    Sep 15, 2011

    The Fort Carson community honored the memories of those killed in the 9/11 attacks and those who have subsequently given their lives in service of their country with a 5-kilometer commemorative run at Ironhorse Park Sept. 9.

  • Widow shares impact of suicide

    Sep 15, 2011

    One Fort Carson Family knows firsthand the heartache and pain that accompanies a suicide.

  • Fort Carson public forum ranks issues

    Sep 15, 2011

    Issues and concerns related to Fort Carson were discussed and prioritized during the annual Army Family Action Plan conference Sept. 7-9.

  • IMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola speaks at press conference on BRAC success in San Antonio

    Sep 16, 2011

    Joint Base San Antonio leaders marked the successful end of BRAC 2005 in San Antonio with a press conference held at the Roadrunner building on Fort Sam Houston Sept. 14.

  • 214th Fires Brigade leaders accept gauntlet

    Sep 16, 2011

    Col. Timothy Daugherty, 214th Fires Brigade commander, issued a challenge to his more than 140 lieutenants, captains and warrant officers in a leadership gauntlet Sept. 8, 2011, at Fort Sill.

  • ANAD optics shop boasts high tech workforce

    Sep 15, 2011

    For many years, Anniston Army Depot's optics branch has focused on tanks and Dennis Butler, supervisor for optics, says employees have become experts in that area. In the future, however, he would like to see more diversity in the workload.

  • Hodge earns captain's bars

    Sep 15, 2011

    One of Anniston Army Depot's few military personnel was promoted to the rank of captain during a Sept. 1 ceremony held in Bldg. 7.

  • Anniston Army Depot honors 51 during retirement ceremonies

    Sep 15, 2011

    Anniston Army Depot recently held two consolidated retirement programs, during which 51 employees were honored. The first ceremony, held Aug. 30 at the DeSoto Entertainment Center, saw the retirement of 30 employees with a combined 913 years of service. An additional 750 years of service ended the next day with the retirement of 21 employees.

  • Are you ready for flooding, blinding rain, trees, down power lines?

    Sep 15, 2011

    Since the 2011 hurricane season began June 1, there have already been 14 named storms, according to an article by Karen Voyles on www.ocala.com. And the season does not end until November!

  • Anniston Army Depot employees give from the heart

    Sep 15, 2011

    Abused children, cancer patients, students in need of a safe place to study after school and millions of other nameless, faceless people in need are helped through the Combined Federal Campaign each year.

  • Marne semi-finalists exhibit singing talents, connect with audience

    Sep 15, 2011

    Dreams came true for 10 Operation Rising Star semi-finalists, Sept. 13, in front of an excited crowd at Fort Stewart's Rocky's Zone. After two weeks of competition, participants displayed their singing talents in hopes of advancing to the final round.

  • 'Mustangs' remember 9/11 with students

    Sep 15, 2011

    There are some places in America where the Pledge of Allegiance is still recited. The words of the pact, penned more than a century ago, resounded vigorously before Lyman Hall Elementary School in Hinesville, Ga., Sept. 9, upon the lowering of the American and Georgia state flags to half-staff before kicking off the school's annual America Supports You Freedom Walk.

  • Joint operations provide unique experiences for Airmen

    Sep 15, 2011

    For many service members, the opportunity to work hand in hand with members from a different service is a rarity that few experience. However, for the Airmen attached to 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, and based out of Wright Army Airfield, the joint service experience is just part of the job.

  • Raider Soldier volunteers weekends as a Civil War Soldier

    Sep 15, 2011

    Before the Civil War, brick forts like [Fort Pulaski] were the most common defense against overseas enemies. The design was known throughout the world to be able to withstand almost anything- until the invention of the rifle cannon.

  • Fort Stewart community commemorates 9/11

    Sep 15, 2011

    Like many Americans, Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Ervin said he vividly remembers the day he learned of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Ervin, for Fort Stewart, said he was serving as a first sergeant with the Third Infantry Division at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, when he heard the news of what was first thought to be an accident.

  • Barracks Life: Severe Weather Preparation, also … Zombies

    Sep 15, 2011

    There was a storm outside my house last night. I hardly even noticed it until the dull throb of thunder managed to finally shake my ear drums and the drapes illuminated with an eerie light. Between said storm and me was man's creation- a combination of stone, drywall and who knows what else. It's moments like this that I'm reminded that, although we've come far- there are still greater powers that be out there. Hailing from Wisconsin, I've had my fair share of 'severe' weather, but mine usually amounted to frigid weather and being buried under snow.

  • APG recalls transformation as BRAC is completed

    Sep 16, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Base realignment and closure, commonly known as BRAC, is officially complete. About 200 Soldiers, civilians and local officials gathered Sept. 15, the federal deadline for BRAC completion, at the Post Theater to mark the end of the six-year process. The Department of Defense announced BRAC moves in 2005.

  • Saying, "Goodbye" without end

    Sep 15, 2011

    Sergeant First Class James Casteel, came home from another day of working in Special Operations at Fort McCoy, Wis. on February 23, 2004. He was greeted by his 15 - year-old son, J.J., an outstanding student, an Eagle Scout, editor of the school paper, socially well-adapted and loved by many.

  • Sledgehammers say no to drunk driving

    Sep 15, 2011

    FT. BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, are taking a stand against drunk driving.

  • 3rd ID talks safety during standdown

    Sep 15, 2011

    Safety is something the Third infantry Division takes seriously. Top unit leaders want to help Soldiers and Family Members work, train and have fun safely.

  • 92nd 3rd ID Society Reunion meets in New Orleans

    Sep 15, 2011

    More than 100 veterans from across the United States gathered at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans Sept. 8-11 for the 92nd Annual Society of the Third Infantry Division Reunion.

  • TACOM LCMC associates remember September 11

    Sep 15, 2011

  • TACOM LCMC ASSOCIATES REMEMBER sEPTEMBER 11

    Sep 16, 2011

  • Spotlight On...Col. Brian Godard

    Sep 15, 2011

    The life of a television lawyer tends to range from glamorous to exciting and it's been no different for Army Contracting Command Chief Counsel Col. Brian Godard.

  • Fitness day gives spouses chance to develop physical resilience

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Spouse Deployment Fitness Day, a quarterly event hosted by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Army Community Services, provided spouses sessions to promote physical resilience among other topics on the morning of Sept. 10 at the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Training Facility.

  • Get a kit, make a plan, be informed for disasters

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In September, Fort Hood joins other government agencies in observing National Preparedness Month. With the current drought and wild fire conditions, being prepared in the face of a potential disaster is paramount to Fort Hood Soldiers, Family members and civilians.

  • Army Sustainment Command marks 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 15, 2011

    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". The Army Sustainment Command shared the construction of a monument dedicated to those lost on Sept. 11, 2001 and in the War on Terror with the servicemembers and civilians of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • St. Clair's Campaign of 1791: A Defeat in the Wilderness That Helped Forge Today's U.S. Army

    Sep 15, 2011

    Major General Arthur St. Clair and the U. S. Army suffered its greatest battlefield loss by Native American forces under the leadership of a Miami warrior chief named Little Turtle in the Northwest Territory in 1791. Learning from its mistakes, the Army was given new training and leadership under the Revolutionary War hero General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, and avenged St. Clair's defeat at the Battle of Fallen Timbers three years later.

  • Army demonstrates new agile acquisition process to industry partners

    Sep 16, 2011

    The Army hosted an Industry Day for defense contractors Sept. , 2011, to introduce its new agile acquisition process and how the Network Integrated Evaluation supports it.

  • UMCDF reaches 90 percent in HD mustard disposal campaign

    Sep 15, 2011

    The Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (UMCDF) reached the 90 percent disposal point today in its last campaign when the incineration facility destroyed the 2,371th ton container.

  • People enhanced career for retiring commander

    Sep 15, 2011

    "It's going to be very sad to leave the Army after 32 years because I've enjoyed every assignment," Brig. Gen. Chris Tucker said. "The opportunity to work with Soldiers and civilians who volunteered to serve their country has been an absolutely tremendous experience. And so it's hard to leave something that you've enjoyed so much.

  • Missile defense exercise spans globe

    Sep 15, 2011

    100th Missile Defense Brigade participates in Ballistic Missile Defense Exercise.

  • Commander provides update from Afghanistan

    Sep 15, 2011

    Ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the U.S. commander of the International Security Assistance Force in southern Afghanistan offered a progress report from the place where al-Qaida once operated with impunity, reminding Americans to never forget why troops are there.

  • Ferries to improves transportation at Kwaj

    Sep 15, 2011

    The first of four new ferries that will improve transportation on the U.S. Kwajalein Atoll island.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry's reception at Capitol Hill

    Sep 15, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry's reception at Capitol Hill

  • 2011 Senior Leader Message on Gold Star Day

    Sep 16, 2011

    Tri- signed letter

  • Harbormaster provides logistics common operating picture from sea to shore

    Sep 19, 2011

    The Harbormaster Command and Control Center Initial Operational Test and Evaluation was conducted at Fort Eustis, Va., from Sept. 12-16, 2011.

  • McHugh visits U.S. Forces - Iraq

    Sep 15, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh is greeted by Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, U.S. Forces - Iraq deputy commanding general for operations, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, to gain a detailed perspective on current and future ops within the Iraq Joint Operations Area. The Secretary of the Army will also be briefed on Equipment Retrograde Operations and potential contingency missions in Iraq, post 2011.

  • Fort Lee unit redeploys

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 15, 2011)--Soldiers of the 54th Quartermaster Company returned to Fort Lee Sept. 11 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait. They were welcomed by family and friends during a redeployment ceremony at the Post Field House.

  • App puts U.S. Army Europe in mobile users' hands

    Sep 16, 2011

    U.S. Army Europe recently released an application for mobile devices designed to keep people informed on the latest Army in Europe information, news and events.

  • Say hello to Army mariner Spc. Christina Behymer

    Sep 15, 2011

    It's a love for the water that inspired Spc. Christina Behymer to become an Army watercraft operator. Assigned to the 335th Transportation Detachment, First and Finest, 24th Transportation Battalion, the 27-year old from Harrison, Ark. enlisted in to the military in 2009, the rest as they say, has been smoothing sailing.

  • Soldiers enjoy Patriot Day concert

    Aug 20, 2012

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Country artist Kellie Pickler performed Saturday during a Patriot Day concert at Hilton Field.

  • We will always remember: Fort Jackson commemorates 10th anniversary of 9/11

    Aug 20, 2012

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community joined the rest of the nation in remembering the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a Wreath-laying Ceremony in front of Post Headquarters Friday.

  • Safety seats a lifesaver for children

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Sunday is the start of Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs through Sept. 24.

  • Zane's first day of school

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 15, 2011) -- Zane Daniel Flores was not unlike any 5-year-old starting school for the first time. His kindergarten class at Harrison Elementary School began Monday, but the anticipation came much earlier.

  • New medical/dental clinic opens at Fort Lee

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 15, 2011) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Troop Medical Center 2 (medical/dental facility) occurred here Monday at its location on the Ordnance Campus.

  • USO delivers bit of home to McCrady

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Service members who have deployed or traveled far from home know when they see the patriotic banner with "USO" on it, there's surely musical entertainment, food, a feel of home and appreciation nearby.

  • Fort Lee unit honors Purple Heart recipients

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Sept. 15, 2011) -- The 49th Quartermaster Group recognized four of its previous Purple Heart recipients during a ceremony Friday at Clark Fitness Center.

  • Post leaders study battle with virtual technology

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Commanders and command sergeants major of the Army Training Center battalions and brigades came together Friday for a virtual staff ride to analyze and discuss the Battle of Wanat.

  • DADT repeal won't stop our mission

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- One of the most sweeping changes in U.S. law that directly affects the military is about to take place in a few days, though I expect its implementation to come and go without incident or fanfare. I am referring to the repeal of the law known as "Don't Ask Don't Tell," which will occur Sept. 20, barring any last-minute legal obstacles.

  • Time machine: 2-39 vets visit contemporary counterparts

    Sep 16, 2011

    A group of veterans who fought in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 with the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment visited with cadre and Soldiers-in-training of the current 2-39th as part of their three-day reunion at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • School nurses offer advice to keep students healthy

    Sep 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Just as math and reading skills build on one another over the school years, so do good health habits, according to Wiesbaden school nurses. In elementary school children need to learn the basics, such as good hand washing techniques, said Robin Harvel, school nurse at Aukamm Elementary School.

  • WWII veteran: Wiesbaden military community retiree, author shares combat, civil rights experience

    Sep 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - If you ask Cecil White what his biggest contribution to the world has been in his 90 years of living, he will tell you he is "the man who changed civil rights for America and the world."

  • Marking Army careers' end, honoring service

    Sep 15, 2011

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A sense of completion and satisfaction filled three Wiesbaden master sergeants upon formally bidding farewell to two decades of Army service. Master Sgts. Joseph Williams, Bonifacio Cabradilla and William Trabucco were honored in a community retirement ceremony Aug. 25 at the Community Activity Center on Wiesbaden Army Airfield before family, friends and colleagues for their achievements in military service to the nation.

  • Patient liaisons are link to off-post care

    Sep 15, 2011

    In July 1994 the first two Baumholder liaisons visited patients in German hospitals. A little room with a chair and a desk was their office at the health clinic, and the clinic staff did not quite know what to make of this new program.

  • Three nights on the dividing line

    Sep 15, 2011

    There was just a glimmer of moonlight to illuminate the landscape as a platoon of Soldiers set off from Combat Outpost Sabari during the early hours of Sept. 9. The group of about 40 U.S. and Afghan National Army Soldiers marched silently through wadis, farmland and rocky scrabble to reach their target, a hill in Sabari district known as "Little G," which would be their home for the next three days.

  • Warrior Brigade welcomes return of signature fighting vehicle

    Oct 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division welcomed the return of the Stryker fighting vehicle during a vehicle issue Sept. 13, here. The Warrior Brigade returned from a 12-month deployment in Iraq three months ago, but without its original vehicles. Those Stryker vehicles were shipped from Kuwait directly to Alabama during the redeployment process. The brigade will now draw newly overhauled Strykers that were turned in by 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division and overhauled during the past year. This system of turning in old and drawling newly overhauled vehicles allows units to receive equipment synchronized with their deployment timeline and the Army's Force Generation or ARFORGEN cycle and train up process.

  • Technology turns around tornado devastated Joplin, Mo.

    Sep 29, 2011

    A multiple-vortex tornado plowed through Joplin, Mo in May leaving devestation. Soon after, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and partnering agencies used Geographic Information System (GIS) to help in the removal of massive amounts of debris and to help in the construction of temporary housing and critical public facilities.

  • New start for wounded vets and military complex

    Sep 14, 2011

    Artwork created by wounded veterans is being displayed in the new BRAC 133 office complex at the Mark Center in Alexandria Va. The building was built as part of the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Act and was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. The complex opened in August 2011.

  • Senior leaders: safety key to Army's future

    Sep 14, 2011

    Senior Army safety professionals gathered for the Senior Safety Professional Development Symposium this week in Montgomery, Ala. The theme is America's Army: The Strength of the Nation "Developing Safety Leaders for Today and into the Future" Read what Leaders are saying about rebuilding the Army after a decade of war.

  • The Yellow Ribbon experience

    Sep 14, 2011

    The Los Angeles Film School produced this documentary as a gift to the 63rd Regional Support Command of the U.S. Army Reserve to help raise awareness of the existence of the Yellow Ribbon Program. The Yellow Ribbon experience originated to ensure that Soldiers and their families are able to access assistance whenever they need it, whether they are pre-deployment, during deployment, or post-deployment. As our nation begins to draw down our military presence across the globe, we continue to support this program, as well as the agencies and volunteers that contribute to this experience.

  • Baker reflects on life, service

    Sep 16, 2011

    Attaining the top rank as the U.S. Army Contracting Command's senior enlisted advisor wasn't initially Tony L. Baker's ambition.

  • USAPHC staff ride motivates, enlightens personnel

    Sep 14, 2011

    More than 30 military and civilian members of the U.S. Army Public Health Command exchanged life in the cubicle for a day out in the field Aug. 12. The personnel visited the Gettysburg battlefield as part of a command-sponsored staff ride.

  • BRAC 2005: on time, on budget in Northeast

    Sep 16, 2011

    Sept. 15 marks the end of the DOD's six-year Base Realignment and Closure 2005 program.

  • Former Army Chief of Chaplains shares 9/11 story at West Point

    Sep 14, 2011

    Retired Maj. Gen. David Hicks, former Army Chief of Chaplains, spoke at a Cadet Chapel service Sept. 11 about his journey of faith.

  • Soldiers take Frisbee to 'Ultimate' level

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The early morning air was pierced by calls like "Move Up!" and "Striker! Striker!" Friday as two, seven-man teams met on the field of battle behind the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility.

  • BOSS goes fishing for Hearts Apart, SOS

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Single Soldiers might not be married, but that doesn't mean they don't want to help other Families when possible, according to Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and Survivor Outreach Services officials.

  • AFAP gives voice to community

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Soldiers, civilians and Family members representing the total Army concept will have their voices heard at the annual Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 5-6.

  • Post seeks to prevent suicides

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Hundreds of Aviators gathered before physical training exercises on Sept. 7 to hear Maj. Gen. Anthony G. Crutchfield, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker commanding general, remark on national suicide prevention month.

  • Warning sirens, tests aid post community

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- On the first Wednesday of every month, a loud, sustained warning siren can be heard across the installation, according to Fort Rucker Installation Operations Center officials.

  • Commissary honors wounded hero, Family

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Commissary staff gathered Sept. 6 to welcome home a wounded Marine, former commissary employee, and son of a current commissary worker after his months spent recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

  • Medal of Honor recipient offers leadership lessons to West Point cadets

    Sep 15, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry made his first visit to West Point on Sept. 9-10, 2011, speaking to the entire Class of 2012 at Robinson Auditorium after a small classroom discussion with a group of about 25 cadets.

  • CFC begins drive

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- For 50 years, the Combined Federal Campaign has provided federal employees with the chance to donate to charities of their choice, and that mission continues during the annual campaign Wednesday through Nov. 4.

  • Fox Army Health Center Begins Annual Flu Shots

    Sep 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With a smile on her face, Col. Elizabeth Johnson, commander of Fox Army Health Center, rolled up her sleeve Thursday and received the first flu shot of the year at Redstone Arsenal.

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