Archive: Oct 2012

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  • SOLDIERS AND DEFENSE FORCE MEMBERS SHARE WEAPONS KNOWLEDGE

    Oct 31, 2012

    AIBANO TRAINING AREA, JAPAN -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii trained with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army on Tuesday during Orient Shield 12, a bilateral training exercise taking place at Aibano Training Area, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The two-week exercise is designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Japanese units at the lowest level, emphasizing combat readiness of both forces while strengthening their relationship.

  • 10th CAB aviators receive French awards for courageous actions in Afghanistan

    Oct 31, 2012

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team completes exercise at National Training Center

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted its mission readiness exercise for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan during September and October at the National Training Center here.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade supports disaster relief

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Members of the 10th Mountain Division Combat Aviation Brigade left this morning for Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts to better position themselves for possible hurricane relief support.

  • One Shot One Team At Orient Shield 12

    Oct 31, 2012

    After three days of cross-training, U.S. and Japanese snipers engage in a friendly marksmanship competition during Orient Shield 12, an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Japan.

  • Haunted Hayride offers scary fun for all ages

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The roar of a chainsaw, the moan of ghouls and the cackle of evil witches greeted those brave enough to ride the Haunted Hayride on Friday at Remington Park.

  • Engineers put on demonstration for Spain's Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon

    Oct 31, 2012

    Spain's Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon watches live Counter IED demonstration put on by 541st Engineers and Spanish Engineers.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Carlos A. Gonzalez

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Carlos A. Gonzalez

  • Brig. Gen. Daniel P. Hughes, Deputy Commanding General

    May 14, 2013

  • 205th Infantry Brigade NCO receives direct commission to officer

    Oct 31, 2012

    Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. -- As a college student, it was the benefits that first attracted Justin Kenneth Mirkovich to the military. But it was a mentor, Capt. Derrick Simpson, who encouraged him to not only stay, but to make it a career. "Everything kind of fell into place after I came to the 3-411th Logistic Support Battalion," said Mirkovich, who became a second lieutenant in a commissioning ceremony Oct. 11, at the Sgt. Charles H. Seston U.S. Army Reserve Center at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. "I was young. After my deployment, I thought I would get out and go into the Individual Ready Reserves, but Capt. Simpson encouraged me to apply for the military technician position."

  • 'My Army Life in Photos' seeks contest entries

    Nov 1, 2012

    "My Army Life in Photos," a new contest by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command's Family and MWR Programs, is now accepting submissions.

  • Battling the odds: His amazing journey

    Nov 1, 2012

    101st Airborne Division Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith shares his story on overcoming depression.

  • New Warrior Leader Course to begin in January

    Nov 1, 2012

    Preparing Soldiers for the Army of 2020 means restructuring a critical link in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System chain that prepares Soldiers for future leadership -- the Warrior Leader Course.

  • TEAM STRIKE WINS CONNELLY AWARD

    Nov 5, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- An award ceremony was held to present the Forces Command Level 45th Annual Phillip A. Connelly Award to the Soldiers of the 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Oct. 24, outside of the Strike Dining Facility. Strike's 526th BSB, known as Best By Performance, won in the category for Active Army Field Kitchen-Field Feeding Operations, during the Connelly evaluation phase conducted earlier this summer; which tested Team Strike's ability to establish a field kitchen and while providing effective over-watch. Presenting the award was Maj. Gen. John R. "Jack" O'Connor, Maj. Gen. John R. "Jack" O'Connor, FORSCOM Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4.

  • Army Space Support Team 25 Departs for Afghanistan

    Oct 31, 2012

    Friends and family honor team in departure ceremony

  • DC National Guard

    Oct 31, 2012

    District of Columbia National Guard escorts Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray on a storm damage assessment throughout Washington, D.C.

  • TRADOC deputy chief of staff recognizes knowledge management interns at ODU

    Oct 31, 2012

    NORFOLK, Va. -- Four interns received recognition awards from Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's deputy chief of staff during their graduation from the Army-sponsored Agile Knowledge Management Training program at Old Dominion University, Oct. 17.

  • INSCOM IG Office not here for 'Gotcha'

    Nov 1, 2012

    With the arrival of a new Inspector General office, INSCOM professionals are invited to seek help and training from Col. Bazemore and the INSCOM IG team at Fort Belvoir.

  • APG honors veterans throughout November

    Oct 31, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - During the APG Retiree Appreciation Day event on Oct. 20, Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Ervin announced that the commanding general has designated November as Veterans Appreciation Month on APG. This Team APG will honor veterans throughout the month with programs and events set aside especially for those who have served the nation in uniform.

  • Medication turn-ins nearly double during fall campaign

    Oct 31, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Members of the APG community turned in 295 pounds of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications to Army Substance Abuse Program and Directorate of Emergency Services personnel during APG's Prescription/Over-the-Counter Take-Back Campaign between Sept. 24 and Sept. 28.

  • Moonachie Residents Rescued from Flood Waters by New Jersey National Guardsmen

    Oct 31, 2012

  • KUSAHC hosts breast cancer awareness event

    Oct 31, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Kirk U.S. Army Health Clinic hosted a "Think Pink Day" in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Oct. 17.

  • Fort Hood prepares for Intrepid Center Satellite program

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fort Hood, Texas, is one of six Army installations slated to construct a National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite facility to provide comprehensive care and treatment to Soldiers with traumatic brain injuries and complex diagnoses, according to the medical center commander here.

  • STEM Merit Badge Day draws more than 250 Scouts

    Oct 31, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More than 250 Boy Scouts from surrounding states gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground Oct. 20 for the second annual STEM Merit Badge Day.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day offers abundance of information

    Oct 31, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Hundreds of area retirees attended the annual Retiree Appreciation Day at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center Oct. 20. The APG Retiree Council and Team APG hosted the event. Guests included Installation and CECOM Commander Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell; Garrison and Deputy Installation Commander Col. Gregory McClinton and guest speaker Kenneth Preston, former Sergeant Major of the Army.

  • 109th Airlift Wing Deploys in support of National Guard Hurricane Relief Efforts

    Oct 31, 2012

  • STRIKE WINS FORT CAMPBELL SAPPER STAKES 2012

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- "Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole, Fire in the hole!" screams a combat engineer, then the sound of a soft click leaves his hands and then a deafening boom; a secured doorway is no more. A combat engineer, also known as a Sapper, is a Soldier who performs an array of construction and demolition duties under combat conditions. They are trained in constructing and breaching trenches, building bunkers, creating tank traps and fortifications, constructing and/or demolishing bridges, roads and now perhaps most commonly known as the guys who cleared land mines and IED's from routes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • It Won't Happen to Me

    Oct 31, 2012

    Most of us probably don't give much thought to slip, trip and fall hazards, but they pose a danger as we go about our daily routines. Perhaps you've seen someone at a store stretching for an item on the top shelf that's just out of reach. The next thing you hear is a loud crash.

  • When the Needles Spin

    Oct 31, 2012

    Early May in central Alaska is a beautiful time of year. The mountainous landscapes, longer periods of daylight and warmer temperatures are truly a sight to behold. However, that's assuming you've got good weather …

  • A Price Too Great to Pay

    Oct 31, 2012

    The day started like any other. I had no idea that soon I'd come dangerously close to killing two of my friends.

  • Upgraded Apache helicopter OK'd for production

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Defense Acquisition Board decision regarding full-rate production for the Apache Block III helicopter program was announced Oct. 24 by Army officials at a briefing in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Apache project manager Col. Jeffrey Hager confirmed that the Apache Block III is being redesignated as an AH-64E model.

  • They Watch What You Do

    Oct 31, 2012

    It was two weeks before Christmas, and I'd decided to put up lights on the outside of our house. My wife had been telling me to do it for over a month, but, always the procrastinator, I naturally put it off until the last minute.

  • Army contracting, logistics discussed during 3-day gathering at RIA

    Oct 31, 2012

    Contracting and LOGCAP were the main topics during a three-day meeting that concluded Oct. 31 here in Building 103, Baylor Conference Room, as the Army makes plans for post-war Southwest Asia operations.

  • Most-decorated Black Hawk pilot honored

    Oct 31, 2012

    A UH-60 Black Hawk pilot from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade was honored at a recognition event with military leaders and industry members at the Renaissance Hotel on Oct. 23.

  • Out in the Cold

    Oct 31, 2012

    Driving in winter weather can create many challenges for motorists who aren't properly prepared. Growing up in the South, I didn't have many encounters with snowy days and icy roads. That lack of experience nearly proved costly for me one winter on a long trip from Colorado to Georgia.

  • Two new educational opportunities for Soldiers, civilian employees

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence announces two cooperative efforts with local higher education institutions to offer Soldiers and civilians educational opportunities that benefit both the participants and USAICoE. Qualified Department of the Army civilians, or DACs, can earn a master's certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Arizona, and any instructor can earn an associate of Applied Science in Education, or AAS-ED, degree through Cochise Community College.

  • AUSA's Best Chapter

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Redstone-Huntsville chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army has been selected as the 2012 best chapter overall internationally.

  • Thousands of National Guardsmen join Sandy response

    Oct 31, 2012

    More than 10,000 National Guardsmen have now been activated to assist state, local and federal agencies responding to Hurricane Sandy.

  • Still having fun after 28 years in uniform

    Oct 31, 2012

    One of the best ways to experience the Army is in the boots of an enlisted infantry Soldier.

  • Golf course making many changes, specialty rates included

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Since 2009, the Mountain View Golf Course has made many changes to improve the golfing experience for the Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista community. These changes are focused on providing a more "desert-like" feel while still presenting all that a traditional golf course should offer.

  • Evaluating mobile technology for warfighter use challenging

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Mobile technology, or mobility as it is referred to by the military, is for the first time, taking a prominent role in defense. Defense Information Systems Agency Director U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, Jr. announced mobility would be one of his eight initial efforts for his agency, which has raised the next question -- "how to test and evaluate these technologies before our nation's warfighters use them?"

  • How to prevent, care for soft tissue injuries at home

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Whether active duty, retired or military dependent, many have dealt with a soft tissue injury at one time in their lives. "Shin splints" and "IT-Band Syndrome" are commonly referred to as "myofacial pain." Although these injuries are common among athletes, even recreational athletes or "weekend warriors" can be prone to these injuries. For example, think of someone in their 30s or 40s training for a first marathon who has never been a runner and is now training five days a week, running 5-10 miles per training session.

  • Ballistic missile defense system engages five targets

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Missile Defense Agency, Soldiers from the 94th and 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Navy sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald and airmen from the 613th Air and Space Operations Center have conducted the largest, most complex missile defense flight test ever attempted resulting in the simultaneous engagement of five ballistic missile and cruise missile targets.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers host Trunk or Treat for families

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "Trick or treat!"

  • Charles Chibitty: Comanche Code-Talker

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In June 1944, when Comanche Indian Cpl. Charles Chibitty landed on Utah Beach in Normandy, his first radio message was to another Comanche on an incoming boat. He transmitted it in his native tongue. In English, the message was: "Five miles to the right of the designated area and five miles inland, the fighting is fierce, and we need help." At 23, he was already a veteran code-talker. There were a total of 14 Comanche who hit the beach that day. Two were wounded, but they all survived.

  • Improved Kiowa Warrior helicopter ready for test

    Oct 31, 2012

    Officials from the Armed Scout Helicopter Project Office, together with the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility, have announced the first OH-58F Kiowa Warrior helicopter completed production and was released to the Army for test and evaluation.

  • Ironhorse medic sole finisher in Cav

    Oct 31, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Joining the Army a little more than a year ago, one 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division Soldier has already made a name for herself.

  • Dragons promote drug awareness in children

    Oct 31, 2012

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas -- "We are…Drug free. We are…Drug free."

  • Strict changes made to Installation Pet Policy

    Oct 31, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Due to the aggressive behavior commonly seen in particular animal breeds and the increase in pet abandonment by military Families, Fort Huachuca officials issued a pet policy and are preparing to tighten enforcement.

  • Community renews patriotic spirit in Veterans Week

    Oct 31, 2012

    The local community will render its annual salute to veterans in November.

  • Soldiers at NIE evaluating capabilities in tactical context

    Nov 1, 2012

    More than 3,800 Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed to the field Oct. 15, 2012, to begin the evaluation of capabilities in a tactical environment.

  • Soldiers begin evaluating capabilities in tactical context

    Oct 31, 2012

    More than 3,800 Soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, deployed to the field Oct. 15, 2012, to begin the evaluation of capabilities in a tactical environment.

  • 2nd BCT, 4th ID Best FIST

    Oct 31, 2012

  • Redstone's committed work force has growing mission

    Oct 31, 2012

    Redstone Arsenal is on solid ground for the future.

  • Deer Crossing

    Oct 31, 2012

    Living in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the deer population is abundant, I've had more than my fair share of run-ins with our four-legged friends while riding my motorcycle. Despite my previous encounters, it took a more serious accident before I truly learned to expect the unexpected.

  • Native Americans in the U.S. Army

    Oct 31, 2012

    Native Americans have served in the U.S. Army with honor and distinction, defending the security of our nation with their lives.

  • Forecast for 'Light Snow'

    Oct 31, 2012

    It was the week I took my pilot-in-command ride in Korea. I was stationed at Camp Humphreys with C Company, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, General Support Aviation Battalion (MEDEVAC). It was December and I was tasked to fly to Camp Casey with a fairly new lieutenant. We were given four hours of flying time, so after returning, we still had more than an hour left for medic training.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit holds action-packed juniors camp

    Oct 31, 2012

    Junior shooters from across the country descended on Krilling Range at Fort Benning Oct. 26-28 for the Fifth Annual U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting Junior Clinic.

  • New Jersey Army National Guard Responds to Hurricane Sandy

    Oct 31, 2012

  • Leadership resolves to find 'right' family programs

    Nov 1, 2012

    In a town hall meeting with Army spouses, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno reiterated the Army's commitment financially to do everything possible to find the right programs to help families deal with the complexities of Soldier life.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit holds action-packed camp for junior shooters

    Nov 2, 2012

    Junior shooters from across the country descended on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 26-28, 2012, for the Fifth-Annual U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting Junior Clinic at Krilling Range.

  • Coley puts exclamation on breakthrough year

    Nov 1, 2012

    Spc. Shane Coley, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won the 2012 United States Practical Shooting Association open division national championship, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Desert Sportsman's Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas. Coley won his first national championship and, at the age of 21, became the youngest champion in the sport's history.

  • Honorable James Miller visits DFIP

    Oct 31, 2012

    Photos from Honorable James Millers' visit to the Detention Facility in Parwan, Oct. 26, 2012.

  • Army Reserve 391st engineers, ROTC mentor future leaders

    Nov 10, 2012

    CLEMSON UNIVERSITY, S.C.- Capt. Jarvis Buchanan, commander, 357th Eng. Co., Asheville, N.C., Capt. Lee Stephens, commander, 346th Eng. Co., and 1st Sgt. Michael Ford, 357th Eng. Co., discuss the essence of recruiting quality leaders for their units during a visit here with the Fightin' Tiger ROTC program on Military Appreciation Day, Oct. 20.

  • Afghanistan Engineer District-South surpasses construction goal for October

    Oct 31, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has one mission in Afghanistan: to Build Strong! Each month, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South measures actual completed construction against a projected goal and in October the district exceeded its expectations.

  • Peer review: Leaders discuss merits

    Oct 31, 2012

    Integrating peer review into the Army's evaluation system was discussed during the Q&A period at the end of the Association of the United States Army's Institute of Land Warfare's "Developing Leaders: The Key to Readiness, Sustaining the Profession, and Ensuring our Legacy" forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Developing leaders tops Army's priorities

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldiers, having experienced the "crucible" of the last 11 years of an Army at war, where "discipline, initiative, freedom of action, adaptability and decentralization" have been the norm, are today "professionally advanced (in leadership) way beyond their years in any grade -- noncommissioned officer and officer," said retired Army Gen. Frederick M. Franks Jr.

  • Johnson describes Eighth Army role in Pacific shift

    Jan 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea emphasized the importance of Eighth Army's role in providing security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia during a panel in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23, 2012.

  • 2nd Infantry Division celebrates 95 years of service

    Oct 31, 2012

    The 2nd Infantry Division celebrated its 95th birthday Oct. 26, 2012, in the Republic of Korea, where it has spent the majority of its service since the Korean War, deterring aggression on the world's most heavily fortified border.

  • ARCYBER working to build joint-info environment

    Oct 31, 2012

    Army leaders addressed the growing arena of cyberspace and the threats it presents during the "Cyber Domain and LandWarNet: Powering the Army" panel at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Army partnering for peace, security

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Army is working diligently to prevent war in the future through select Army units, partnered with allies and specific nations around the globe; a strategy it terms "regional alignment."

  • USAMU Olympians hailed in nation's Capitol

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldier Olympians from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit made the rounds in Washington D.C., Oct. 19-24, 2012, talking about their summer and helping inspire Soldiers and civilians alike.

  • Army Releases Sustainability Report 2012

    Oct 31, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment released the Army Sustainability Report 2012, which describes the Army's sustainability efforts and progress during years 2010 and 2011.

  • Phillips outlines aviation modernization priorities

    Oct 31, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Bill Phillips said key aviation modernization priorities include CH-47 Chinook F and Black Hawk M procurement, Armed Aerial Scout demonstrations and the Future Vertical Lift program.

  • Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School

    Oct 31, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Division and students from the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School participated in the Dongducheon Foreign Language High School Tour at Pocheon and Yeoncheon on Oct. 26, 2012. Soldiers and students visited the African Art Museum in Pocheon and the Jeongok Prehistoric Museum in Yeoncheon. The event gave Soldiers a chance to interact with students as a part of the Good Neighbor Program between the U.S. Army and the Republic of Korea. (Photos by Pvt. Kim Han-Byeol, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs Specialist/Released).

  • 6th Annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race

    Oct 31, 2012

    DONGDUCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers of the 2nd Infantry Division participated in the sixth annual International Wangbang Mountain Bike Race at the Sports Complex in Dongducheon, South Korea, on Oct. 28, 2012. 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers often join events involving local civilians in Area 1 as part of the Good Neighbor Program. (U. S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 210th Fires Brigade Public Affairs NCO/Released).

  • 35th CSSB holds Halloween event for local children

    Oct 30, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 30, 2012) -- More than one hundred local Japanese guests including children and their parents were invited to an annual Friendship Halloween event hosted by the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Sagami General Depot Oct. 29.

  • 94TH ARMY AIR MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND HAS LARGE ROLE IN HISTORIC MISSILE DEFENSE FLIGHT TEST

    Oct 30, 2012

    It is a typical scene. Soldiers are at the ready with their weapons, palms sweaty hoping for a chance to prove themselves worthy of being called a warrior. But, this is no ordinary battlefield. The Soldiers hold no rifle, but with the click of a mouse they can release a momentous weapon that is much more powerful than a rifle. The Soldiers of the 94th Army Air Missile Defense Command are sitting at their respective computer screens ready to follow orders to launch a missile that will defend our positions against the enemies' rockets. For today though, this is just a test. The rockets will be fired by us and shot down by us to ensure that our ballistic defenses are capable under realistic operational conditions.

  • 58th Signal Battalion colors cased, 333rd, 349th Signal Companies OPCON to 78th Signal Battalion

    Oct 30, 2012

    After heralding for more than 50 years the proud legacy of support that will continue in Okinawa, the Signal orange colors of the 58th Signal Battalion were cased during an inactivation ceremony at Torii Beach landing zone, Okinawa, Oct. 12.

  • N.Y. mobilizes more than 2,300 Guardsmen to battle Hurricane Sandy aftermath

    Nov 20, 2012

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo mobilized more than 2,300 Soldiers and Airmen by Oct. 30, 2012, to assist local communities and first responders for the forecasted storm surge and floods associated with Subtropical Storm Sandy's landfall, Oct. 29.

  • Chemical Company Reactivates after 46 Years

    Oct 31, 2012

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. -- History repeated itself here Oct. 27 as the 334th Chemical Company was reactivated in the Army Reserve, almost 47 years since the company last saw service.

  • Augusta in Army Boots

    Nov 10, 2012

    The Augusta in Army Boots program sponsored by 63rd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary) and 35th Signal Brigade from Oct. 24-25, 2012, gives civilian leaders a chance to wear the Army uniform and experience a day in the life of a Soldier in an up close and personal way.

  • 5th AR trains Joint Warfighters in non-lethal munitions at McGregor Base Camp, N.M.

    Oct 30, 2012

    5th AR trains Joint Warfighters in non-lethal munitions at McGregor Base Camp, N.M.

  • 5th AR trains Sailors in marksmanship, live fire

    Oct 30, 2012

    McGREGOR BASE CAMP, N.M. -- Soldiers in Division West's 5th Armored Brigade recently trained Joint Warfighters from U.S. Naval Detachment 10341 in Short Range Marksmanship and Team Live Fire.

  • West region medics earn Army's Best Medic title

    Oct 31, 2012

    More than 60 Army medics faced a range of obstacles during the Army's Best Medic Competition, Oct. 26-28, 2012.

  • 402nd FA mentors children for Partners in Education

    Oct 30, 2012

    EL PASO, Texas -- Members of Division West's 402nd Field Artillery Brigade recently began their Partners in Education season with Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School with a meet and greet with selected students.

  • Currahees take the Spur Ride Challenge

    Oct 31, 2012

    The cavalry tradition within the U.S. Army is called the Order of the Spur. Any Soldier serving with cavalry units (referred to as troopers) can be inducted into the Order of the Spur after successfully completing a "Spur Ride" or for having served during combat as a member of or with a Cavalry unit.

  • Back to basics: Weapons safety

    Oct 30, 2012

    Soldiers depend on their weapons, and when one fails, it could mean the difference between life and death. But by taking precautions like thorough preventive maintenance checks and services and proper storage, they greatly reduce the likelihood of malfunction and possibly an accident.

  • Colombian delegation tours FSH Wounded Warrior facilities

    Oct 30, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South personnel escorted the commanding general of Colombian military forces and a delegation of public and private Colombian leaders as they visited Brooke Army Medical Center's Center for the Intrepid, the Fisher House Foundation and the Warrior and Family Support Center here October 24-25.

  • Currahee DFAC two-time Best Mess Award winner

    Oct 30, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-The 4th Brigade Combat Team Dining Facility was awarded the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General's Best Dining Facility or "Best Mess" of the Quarter for the second quarter in-a-row, Oct. 17, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Joint Munitions Command Sergeant Major Visits VA Bettendorf Clinic

    Oct 30, 2012

  • Career comes to a close after 35 years of service

    Oct 31, 2012

    Johnetta Graves retires in ceremony at Redstone Arsenal

  • USARPAC Fiscal Triad successfully executes year-end close

    Oct 31, 2012

    The United States Army, Pacific G-8 hosted a Year-End Close Recognition/Potluck celebration on Oct. 4, at the Historic Palm Circle Gazebo on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

  • Message from Command Group Fort A.P. Hill

    Oct 30, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill will resume normal operations for all personnel and activities on, Wednesday, 31 October.

  • ASC supports RIA Military Retiree Appreciation Day

    Oct 30, 2012

  • Volunteers make an impact

    Oct 30, 2012

    Volunteer opportunities on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., have gone viral, making online access to browse for positions available any time of the day or night.

  • 166th AV Soldiers enjoy lunch with Gatesville Elementary students

    Oct 30, 2012

    GATESVILLE, Texas -- Soldiers of Division West's 166th Aviation Brigade spent lunch with the children of Gatesville Elementary School Oct. 19 as part of the brigade's Adopt-a-School initiative. Each week, the 166th Aviation Brigade's noncommissioned officers, warrant officers and commissioned officers alike take time to sit and visit with the large student body at lunchtime.

  • Families from 3/2 SBCT welcome home their loved ones

    Nov 30, -0001

    As several ranks of tan boots reflected against the glossy gym floor, family members who had been waiting for months to see their soldiers began to scream; they knew they could soon embrace them. Once the blue partisan curtain was raised, revealing the soldiers dressed in multi-camouflage uniforms, the waiting families began to make even more noise and wave colorful signs adorned with heartfelt greetings.

  • Division West trains Pa. Guard Apache crews

    Oct 30, 2012

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1-291st Attack Aviation Regiment, 166th Aviation Brigade, Division West, alongside the 21st Cavalry Brigade, trained the Pennsylvania Army National Guard's 1-104th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion in gunnery operations and ground-to-air engagement synchronization here Oct. 23.

  • MICC-Fort Leonard Wood director to retire

    Oct 30, 2012

    When Darlene Pemberton wakes up Saturday, it will be the first day in four decades that she doesn't work for the contracting office on Fort Leonard Wood.

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