Archive: Sep 2011

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  • Engineers clear the way for mission success

    Sep 13, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- Although violence and attacks against U.S. forces in Iraq have dramatically decreased over the last few years, threats from improvised explosive devices still exist. The Army depends on its engineers to locate and clear explosive threats on important mission and supply routes In order to counteract potential attacks.

  • 'Red Dragons' conduct search and protection training for ISF

    Sep 13, 2011

    Soldiers from Battery B, "Red Dragons," 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division -- North, conducted a crime scene search and protection training course for Iraqi Security Forces at the Samarra Joint Coordination Center, Iraq, in July. Charles Matthews, a law enforcement professional for Battery B, instructed members of the Samarra District Headquarters Major Crimes Unit and training section, and the Samarra Operations Command during the class.

  • Verify and Secure

    Sep 13, 2011

    Soldiers of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, assessed the security of the main routes into Kirkuk during a combined checkpoint validation patrol conducted at CCPs throughout Kirkuk, Aug. 30. The Soldiers conducted the validation checks as a force protection operation designed to monitor and verify the progress of the Combined Security Forces and Emergency Services Units.

  • Picatinny captures 6 of 10 Army Greatest Inventions

    Sep 15, 2011

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center at Picatinny Arsenal placed six out of 10 winners in the Army Greatest Inventions Award competition for the 2010 calendar year.

  • Facebook town hall debuts, addresses 41 different topics

    Sep 13, 2011

    U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii now joins the handful of Army installations that have held successful town halls in cyberspace.

  • Emergency preparedness is essential

    Sep 12, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For Americans, emergency preparedness must now account for man-made disasters, as well as natural ones.

  • Rodriguez takes command of U.S. Army Forces Command

    Sep 14, 2011

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez took command of U.S. Army Forces Command here today in a ceremony that formalized the transformation of the "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces" into a "four-star" installation.

  • Rising Star hopefuls shine during competition - 30 auditioned, 16 selected to compete

    Sep 13, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - On Sept. 1, the 2011 Operation Rising Star kicked off its annual singing contest with auditions at the Cascade Community Center here. It was open to all military branches, including family members. The contest is hosted by 37 installations, each claiming a winner. The winner gets 500 dollars, second place gets 250, and third place gets $100. The playing field is then narrowed down to 12 finalists, who will compete against each other in San Antonio. Only one talented singer can be crowned the 2011 Rising Star.

  • ASC Soldiers, firefighters commemorate 9/11

    Sep 12, 2011

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers and Rock Island Arsenal (Ill.) firefighters joined company to fold the flag during a retreat ceremony on Sept. 11.

  • Soldiers, first responders, citizens stitch 9/11 memorial flag in Joplin

    Sep 13, 2011

    Soldiers, first responders and citizens came together to thread the last stitches into the National 9/11 Flag as part of a September 11 Memorial Service at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, the last stop on a 50-state tour before the banner returns to New York City and the World Trade Center site.

  • C4ISR Materiel Enterprise to hold Campus Dedication Ceremony at APG, Home to Army Technology

    Sep 12, 2011

    Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Army's new home of Army technology, will mark its completion of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure implementation Sept. 15 during a BRAC Completion ceremony at Fanshaw Field at 8:30 a.m. At 11 a.m., following the ceremony, the C4ISR Materiel Enterprise will bring closure to their massive relocation from New Jersey, with a C4ISR Center of Excellence Campus Dedication Ceremony. This ceremony will highlight the tradition of C4ISR excellence and celebrate the new future of C4ISR at APG.

  • Presidio of Monterey observes Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 12, 2011

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - September is the month when America and its military redouble efforts to prevent suicide and honor those who have been lost to it. It is a time to face the shortcomings in suicide prevention efforts. Case in point: The Army had 32 suspected suicides in July of 2011, the highest number on record.

  • Preventing suicides is a top priority

    Sep 12, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A new, six-hour ACE-SI (Ask, Care, Escort-Suicide Intervention) course started at the Installation Training Center, here, Sept. 1.

  • First-time visitor

    Sep 12, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Floyd Wynn (left), general manager, Hawaii Consolidated, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeffry Helm (center), senior enlisted advisor to the commanding general, AAFES, discuss new clothing displays with Mary Ellis (right), store manager, Military Clothing Store, here, Aug. 30.

  • World-renown surfer talks about his love of sport

    Sep 12, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Fred Hemmings, a world-renown surfer, spoke about "Hee Nalu (Surfing): Hawaii's Gift to the World," at the "Aha Aina," or banquet, lecture series, here, Aug. 26.

  • Undefeated Mayweather talks upcoming title-fight with TF Duke troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 12, 2011

  • Army Space Team returns home after helping Marines

    Sep 12, 2011

    Seven Soldiers from the 117th Space Battalion were welcomed home during a small ceremony in the ballroom of The Club on base Aug. 19.

  • IPC takes measures to help residents understand utility bills

    Sep 12, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Following a year of monthly energy consumption statements, or "mock billing," the first live utility bills arrived in homes, last month.

  • Getting in the spirit

    Sep 12, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), prepare for this year's Spirit of America.

  • Family Night hosts food, fun, classes

    Sep 12, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii chaplaincy began its weekly Family Night at Aliamanu Military Reservation, and here, this month.

  • Military players hit the ice

    Sep 12, 2011

    HONOLULU -- The stage was set, and as both teams entered the arena, pride and bragging rights were on the line.

  • 9/11 influences New York Soldiers' lives

    Sep 12, 2011

    A decade ago, the world witnessed an act of terrorism when two planes hit the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York, killing thousands of people and causing destruction unlike any previously witnessed in the United States.

  • Practice makes perfect

    Sep 12, 2011

    A soft hum echoes through the rolling hills of Washington's Yakima Training Center, on a quiet breezy morning. As the humming gets louder, the breeze turns into a wind. Within minutes of hearing a CH-47 Chinook carrying an M777 howitzer, it barrels over a hill in the distance. As it approaches, the Chinook turns the quiet landing zone into a storm. The power of the propellers makes it almost impossible for anyone to stand. Rocks begin to levitate and fly as if they were in the center of a tornado. The fine dust which was once settled now whips around scratching everything and everyone in its reach. The Chinook releases the howitzer into the storm of dust, rocks and wind then takes off into the hills. As the dust storm settles, Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, charge up the hill where the howitzer waits.

  • Strength of the Nation

    Sep 10, 2012

    Explore events and milestones that have shaped Army transformation since 2001.

  • Third Army prepares for USF-I repositioning

    Sep 13, 2011

    As the Dec. 31 deadline nears for the repositioning of U.S. service members in Iraq, Third Army/ARCENT Soldiers stand ready to assist with their transition.

  • Army embracing acquisition reform

    Sep 12, 2011

  • C4ISR Center of Excellence meets BRAC deadline, celebrates arrival of last moving truck to APG

    Sep 12, 2011

    The last moving truck carrying C4ISR Center of Excellence equipment arrived at Aberdeen Proving Ground Sept. 1, signifying the completion of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure move from Fort Monmouth to APG.

  • SFAC offers compassionate care for Warriors

    Sep 12, 2011

    Army Community Service's Soldier and Family Assistance Center is up and almost running at full speed.

  • Battalion helps distribute backpacks to schoolchildren

    Sep 12, 2011

    Headquarters Battalion members volunteered their services to Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Sept. 1 to help with the department's eighth annual backpack return-to-school drive.

  • Charitable organizations outside gates receive referrals from Belvoir

    Sep 12, 2011

    Fort Belvoir's Army Community Service and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation provide outstanding services to servicemembers here. But, they also have relationships with organizations off post if additional services are needed.

  • 249th Engineer Battalion deploys teams supporting Irene preparedness, cleanup

    Sep 12, 2011

    While most of the East Coast hunkered down in preparation for Hurricane Irene to hit last week, one Fort Belvoir unit sent teams out to meet the storm.

  • Eagle Express gears up for service

    Sep 12, 2011

    Fort Belvoir Garrison command and officials from Fairfax County rode the maiden voyage of the Eagle Express, Fairfax Connector's 335 bus route that is a direct travel connection from Franconia-Springfield Metro Station to Belvoir

  • Intermediate Course builds bridges for Army civilian leaders

    Sep 12, 2011

    In an hour-long presentation at the Army Management Staff College on Fort Belvoir, Lt. Gen. William Troy, the director of the Army Staff, outlined his five thoughts on Army leadership to the students and faculty of the Civilian Education System Intermediate Course. For the students, it reinforced the lessons they had been learning over the last few weeks.

  • Safety Stand-down: 1st Brigade 'drives drunk' during simulation

    Sep 12, 2011

    September 1 marked the 101st Airborne Division's Safety Stand-down Day where Soldiers sat through classes on the important steps to stay safe just before their Labor Day weekend. However, the 1st Brigade Combat Team celebrated this day with a unique experience. Aside from teaching Soldiers about importance of suicide prevention training, firearm safety, privately owned vehicle safety awareness and motor cycle safety, they heavily stressed the issue of drunk driving.

  • Petry visits New York

    Sep 12, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry on stage of the David Letterman show with ten cadets prior to the program, Sept. 7, 2011, New York, N.Y. Petry spoke with the cadets about what it means to be a leader in today's Army.

  • Petry at 2011 Boeing Classic

    Sep 12, 2011

  • Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry visits VA Medical Center

    Sep 12, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry visited the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM on Aug. 2, 2011.

  • Team Shaw Holds 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

    Sep 12, 2011

    Led by a Third Army/ ARCENT vehicle, the symbolic convoy included Air Force and local community first responder emergency vehicles. The vehicles traveled down Shaw Drive to the Fallen Airmen Memorial site where the 9th Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Stephen Hoog, spoke during a remembrance ceremony.

  • 52nd EOD has 'quick' change of command

    Sep 12, 2011

    The 52nd Ordnance Group held a change of command ceremony at the Passenger Processing Center Sept. 1, which lasted a little more than a half-an-hour. Colonel Marue R. Quick took command from Col. Thomas Langowski during the uncasing ceremony.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry visits VA Medical Center

    Sep 12, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry visited the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM on Aug. 2, 2011.

  • CAL brings workforce, students together to defend the future

    Sep 12, 2011

    Workforce along with college students and interns, are using existing technology to support Counter-Rockets, Artillery and Mortars program.

  • San Antonio, city and military leaders gather at Alamo to remember 10-year anniversary of 9/11

    Sep 13, 2011

    Ten years after the attacks of Sept. 11, San Antonians, Joint Base San Antonio leaders and leaders from the city and San Antonio Fire and Police Departments gathered at the city's own symbol of heroism and sacrifice -- the Alamo -- to remember the 2,996 victims who died that day, the 6,229 who have died defending freedom abroad since and their loved ones who remain.

  • Still Building Strong: USACE projects continue in Bavaria

    Sep 12, 2011

    Despite the ceremonious completion of EBG, Grafenwoehr Training Area continues to evolve and grow with roughly $50 million planned in construction through 2015, and there's still more work to be done.

  • ANCA makes last delivery to ANCDF

    Sep 12, 2011

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. (September 8, 2011) -- Anniston Chemical Activity (ANCA) employees achieved their most significant milestone today. They delivered the last chemical agent-filled artillery shells in ANCA storage igloos to the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF).

  • Army announces greatest inventions

    Sep 13, 2011

    Army officials announced the winners of its greatest inventions competition Aug. 23, 2011. Earlier this summer a panel of combat veteran Soldiers reviewed and voted for the most innovative advances in Army technology.

  • Art imitates life as comic-style illustrators visit Picatinny Arsenal

    Sep 12, 2011

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The U.S. Army's monthly "PS Magazine," also known as the Preventive Maintenance Monthly is illustrated locally in nearby Dover. Illustrators for PS visited the Arsenal to take a closer look at some of the vehicles they are often tasked with recreating with pen and ink.

  • 9/11 First Responders Remembrance Memorial

    Sep 12, 2011

    South Carolina Midlands firefighters, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and all branches of the military that have lost their lives in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001, were honored with the unveiling of a memorial monument.

  • West Point's Buffalo Soldiers host recognition ceremony

    Sep 12, 2011

    The 50th wreath-laying ceremony to honor the Buffalo Soldiers was made a little more interesting Sept. 4 with the arrival of several regional members of the National Association of Buffalo Soldiers and Troopers on motorcycles who attended the ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Field. Many of the members have parents, grandparents or other relatives who served as Buffalo Soldiers.

  • Maneuver Conference set, individuals to be recognized

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning is hosting the first Maneuver Conference Monday through Wednesday and unites the Infantry and Cavalry forces under one roof. The recipients of the Doughboy Award and the Order of Saint George Gold Medallion will be awarded at the Maneuver Conference dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the RiverMill Event Center. The event will feature three 2011 Doughboy Award recipients, two 2011 Order of Saint George Gold Medallion recipients and two 2010 Order of Saint George Gold Medallion recipients.

  • Obama: America has emerged stronger from 9/11

    Sep 12, 2011

    President Barack Obama remembered those who were lost to terrorist attacks a decade ago and said the American commitment to freedom, justice, courage and liberty has not dimmed in the face of many trials.

  • USACE, EUCOM team up to deliver kindergarten to Armenian community

    Sep 12, 2011

    U.S. and Armenian officials gathered together at the local kindergarten for a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening its newly-renovated doors to the children of a small, rural Armenian village.

  • 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment remembers 9/11

    Sep 12, 2011

  • Community gathers to remember attacks of 9/11

    Sep 12, 2011

  • Soldiers at Camp Marmal reflect on ten-year anniversary of Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

    Sep 12, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 1st ACB, along with members of the coalition here at Camp Marmal, paused from their normal routines to reflect on the events of Sept. 11 with a prayer breakfast on the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

  • Vilseck Falcons light up the night

    Sep 12, 2011

    It was a remarkable turn of events. A simple running track was transformed into a football field, seemingly overnight, and the ominous skies delivered a blessing, instead of a deluge. One group of athletes challenged the favored team, and won. On Sept. 2, at the Grafenwoehr Fitness Center sports field, here, the lights burned bright on a spectacle that should not have happened but did. And it was a mighty sight. In a nod to the American television show of the same name, "Friday Night Lights" fashioned nostalgic hometown football -- under blazing stadium lights -- out of what should have been an ordinary scrimmage.

  • Treetop wonder beckons visitors to Bavarian Forest

    Sep 12, 2011

    The first hint that something extraordinary awaits explorers in the woods beyond the village of Neuschoenau is a glimpse of an otherworldly dome peaking above the tree line. The giant wooden structure remains hidden, summoning the traveler to drive further into the undulating hills of giant spruce and fir trees. Soon, though, the car is parked and the answer to the mystery lies at the end of a narrow walking path, set dizzyingly high above the forest floor. While the vast Bavarian Forest National Park (Bayerischer Wald) has many natural wonders worth visiting, the manmade Baumwipfelpfad -- literally, a "treetop walk" -- may be the most intriguing marvel in the whole forest.

  • Grafenwoehr community welcomes teachers back to work

    Sep 12, 2011

    Hugs and smiles were in abundance as dozens of excited educators packed into the Patton Fireside Lounge conference room, here, Aug. 25. Teachers, administrators and support staff from all five of the Grafenwoehr community's schools attended the annual welcome back reception to reconnect and plan for the new school year.

  • Deployed Soldiers Commemorate 10-yr Anniversary of 9/11 at Tarin Kowt

    Aug 20, 2012

    Soldiers from Task Force Attack (3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade) commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt in southern Afghanistan Sept. 11. The unit has been deployed from Fort Campbell, Ky. for nearly seven months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Aviation Soldiers Commemorate 10-yr. Anniversary of 9/11

    Aug 20, 2012

    Soldiers from Task Force Wings (4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade) commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Wolverine in Afghanistan Sept. 11. The Soldiers have been deployed from Fort Campbell, Ky., in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for approximately seven months.

  • 994th Medical Detachment ensures safe food for servicemembers

    Sep 12, 2011

    The 994th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) set up the first U.S. Army Reserve-operated food surveillance laboratory in Third Army's area of responsibility early this month.

  • Marilee Fitzgerald visits Schweinfurt High School

    Sep 12, 2011

    SCHWEINFURT, Germany -- Students, parents and teachers caught a glimpse of the future when Marilee Fitzgerald, acting director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, visited schools here Sept. 2.

  • Secretary swears in new Civilian Aides

    Sep 11, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh (left) administers the oath of office to two new Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) in the Pentagon Sept 8, 2011. Connie Sprynczynatyk (center) is the new CASA for North Dakota and Ken Inabnit (right) is now the CASA for Montana. CASAs provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASAs are usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities.

  • FORSCOM's Jazz Guardians to tour Kentucky, Indiana

    Sep 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's Jazz Guardians is taking its talents on the road with an "Ohio River Valley Summer Jazz Tour," Sept. 13-20. The group's Soldier/musicians will perform public concerts and hold master classes and clinics with music students at schools along the way. Admission to all the concerts is free, and no tickets are required. Made up from the 64 Soldiers of The Army Ground Forces Band (www.forscom.army.mil/band), the Jazz Guardians is a 13-member ensemble whose primary mission is to maintain and promote the uniquely American art form of Jazz. Members of the Guardians also make up the smaller Jazz Combo and Dixie Band, both of which will participate in the tour.

  • Fort Riley honors its fallen in 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance

    Aug 20, 2012

    The Fort Riley community gathered at the post's Global War on Terror monument today to honor their fallen comrades in a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Soldiers, Families, first responders and politicians, including Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, attended the ceremony to pay their respect to those lost in the attacks ten years ago and the Fort Riley troops who have died since.

  • Remembering fallen heroes of 9/11, War on Terrorism

    Aug 20, 2012

  • Part of World Trade Center backdrops 9-11 ceremony with troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 12, 2011

    Images from a ceremony at Bragram Air Field where U.S. troops mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 where a historic part of the World Trade Center served as a focal point

  • Fort Bragg observes ten-year anniversary of 9/11

    Sep 12, 2011

    In observance of an event that changed the lives of Americans forever, more than 300 community leaders and spectators met at Fort Bragg's main post flagpole to remember events of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan remembers September 11th

    Sep 12, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in northern Afghanistan commemorated the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on our nation with a number of flag raising ceremonies and a special anniversary candlelight ceremony today at the district's Qalaa House compound.

  • Soldiers breathe spirit into history with high-tech performances

    Sep 14, 2011

    The Army's Spirit of America, staged at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9 and 10, will continue to astonish audiences Sept. 16 and 17 in North Charleston Coliseum, S.C., and Sept. 23 and 24 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Florida.

  • Third Army hosts Sept. 11 Service of Remembrance

    Sep 12, 2011

    Third Army hosted a Service of Remembrance here Sept. 11 at the Zone One Chapel honoring those who lost their life that tragic day 10 years ago.

  • Third Army hosts Sept. 11 Service of Remembrance

    Sep 11, 2011

    Third Army's commitment to the well-being of its troops remains a priority. Through tributes such as the Sept. 11 Service of Remembrance, Third Army is honoring those who lost their life during that fateful day 10 years ago, as well as servicemembers who've made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our great country.

  • 1st Army Reserve/National Guard Joint Yellow Ribbon event

    Sep 13, 2011

    ORLANDO, FL -- In what planners and officials hope will not be a one-time occurrence, the Army Reserve and Florida Army National Guard conducted the first joint Yellow Ribbon Reintegration event on September 10-11, 2011 at the Rosen Centre hotel in Orlando.

  • SecDef, volunteers build Fort Meade playground to remember 9/11

    Sep 13, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta pitched in alongside more than 300 military and civilian volunteers to build a new playground for children of military families at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Third Army prepares for USF-I repositioning

    Sep 10, 2011

    As the Dec. 31 deadline nears for the repositioning of U.S. servicemembers in Iraq, Third Army/ARCENT Soldiers stand ready to assist with their transition.

  • Suit up!

    Sep 10, 2011

    Newly qualified chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialists assigned to the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, conduct a CBRN training exercise at Camp Ramadi, Iraq.

  • Third Army hosts 9/11 5k run

    Aug 20, 2012

    Servicemembers and civilians participate in th Let Freedom Ring 5k run/walk at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sept. 10. The run/walk is a part of the Service and Remembrance weekend, which gives Third Army personnel a chance to pay homage to the individuals killed during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and honors those currently serving the U.S. throughout the world. Events of the weekend, which include a moment of silence and ecumenical church service, all in efforts to remember the sacrifice, celebrate the present and build hope for the future.

  • U.S. Army Pacific 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

    Aug 20, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific was the keynote speaker during a 9/11 Remembrance ceremony held Sept 9, at Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Hawaii. The Remembrance ceremony was to reflect on the 10 years since 9/11 and to honor those who died, were injured and those who have served.

  • Colonel Vanek takes reigns of Warrior Brigade

    Oct 25, 2011

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers, Family members and friends of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th Infantry Division gathered on Weyand Field to welcome Colonel Christopher S. Vanek as the new commander for the Warrior Brigade in a change of command ceremony, Sept. 9 here. "When you consider what's appropriate for this event, two words come to mind -- humbled and honored," Vanek said. "Standing before you, charged with the responsibility of leading our nation's finest citizen Soldiers, I am incredibly humbled."

  • Lancers visit nearby village

    Oct 3, 2011

  • MG Spoehr visits Contingency Operating Station Echo

    Oct 3, 2011

  • 'Saber' Squadron keeps mass casualty reaction skills sharp

    Oct 3, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division regularly conducts mass casualty (MASCAL) scenario training at Contingency Operating Base Delta, to keep Soldiers' medical and evacuation skills tuned.

  • Pentagon workers remember those who perished on 9/11

    Aug 20, 2012

    Military and civilian workers filled the Pentagon auditorium Friday for a memorial service to reflect on the friends and co-workers lost nearly 10 years ago after a plane hijacked by terrorists slammed into the west side of the building killing 189.

  • Paying tribute

    Aug 20, 2012

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) employees paid tribute to the upcoming 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks by placing flags in a memorial outside the TRADOC headquarters building on Fort Eustis, Va., Sept. 5-9. Employees cut 9-inch pieces of ribbon in red, white and blue colors and planted them in the field in front of TRADOC headquarters. The white border represents the Pentagon, the twin towers are represented in red, and the Hudson River is represented in blue.

  • Alaska paratrooper inducted into athletics hall of fame

    Sep 9, 2011

    Long before he joined the Army, Spc. Ron Burton was a star college athlete at Missouri Southern State University. Now the Alaska-based Soldier is being inducted into a collegiate hall of fame.

  • Crusaders arrive home after Iraq tour

    Sep 9, 2011

    comapany redeploys after 1 year in Iraq

  • Growth Thru National Trauma

    Sep 9, 2011

    As America approaches the 10th Anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, First Army Headquarters paused to pay tribute to the 2,977 victims during a Patriot Day Prayer luncheon here today.

  • 40 ribbons placed in memory at Pentagon Memorial

    Aug 20, 2012

    Family members, coworkers, and friends of those killed on 9/11 from the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army gathered near the Pentagon Memorial Friday to place "resilience ribbons" on benches dedicated to those lost.

  • 25th CAB and HNG introduce CH-47F Chinooks helicopters to their fleet

    Sep 13, 2011

    A few weeks short of the 50th anniversary of the Chinooks' maiden flight, the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and the Hawai'i Army National Guard (HIARNG) held a CH-47F "Chinook" Unit Equipping Ceremony inside the Pacific Aviation Museum, Sept. 8th.

  • Army embracing acquisition reform

    Sep 12, 2011

    The Army acquisition community is immersed in a series of reforms aimed at improving procurement practices such as streamlining requirements, better managing cost and schedule issues, integrating new technologies before they are sent to theater and working more closely with industry.

  • Col. Smith site clean, efficient

    Sep 9, 2011

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Paving the way in environmental technology, the new Col. Smith Middle School will open its doors August 2012 as the first net zero school in the state of Arizona and the 12th in the nation.

  • Children of war find ways to cope with separations

    Sep 9, 2011

    When Soldiers deploy, it's up to their spouses to do what they can to hold the Family together until they're reunited. However, military children are required to make sacrifices, too, often stepping up to fill the temporary void left by their service member parent.

  • Army, Marine, Air Force combat training leaders consider future direction for Combat Training Center

    Sep 16, 2011

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Nearly 100 leaders from U.S. and international military training groups met Aug. 30 and 31 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for the Combat Training Center, or CTC, Conference.

  • Spouses use technology to stay 'connected' during deployment

    Sep 9, 2011

    Today, technology is a part of everyday life. People use "apps," or applications, to do everything from buy household items or downloading music to balancing their checkbooks. Likewise, a simple Internet connection can unite two people thousands of miles away.

  • Panetta: 9/11 response reflects American spirit

    Aug 20, 2012

    America's immediate and determined response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 reflects a spirit that no tragedy can defeat, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said last night.

  • Team Shaw 9/11 Remembrance Ceremnoy

    Aug 20, 2012

    Photos of Third Army/ ARCENT 9/11 remebrance ceremony.

  • 9/11 survivor finds a way to mourn

    Nov 3, 2011

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Anthony Cruz vividly remembers the beautiful clear blue sky over the eastern seaboard as if it were yesterday.

  • Security concerns after 9/11 fundamentally transform Fort Drum

    Aug 20, 2012

    Threats to Fort Drum are not new. North Country natives know what lake-effect snowstorms and freezing rain will do to the best of drivers.

  • Determining Flood Extents in Ulaanbaatar

    Sep 9, 2011

    The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) program is to design and conduct bilateral and multilateral activities to achieve our partners' security cooperation and consequence management objectives.

  • Army rolls out web-based mission command

    Sep 21, 2011

    Combining the power of Google Earth, social networking and existing tactical communications systems, the Army is rolling out a new web-based tool that could deliver a common operating picture of the battlefield to any network user with a laptop.

  • Engineering Change in Nepal

    Sep 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness (CMEP) program fosters security cooperation and best practices through enhanced consequence management of all-hazards.

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