Archive: Oct 2012

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  • Lavender assumes role as command sergeant major

    Oct 12, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Earlene Y. Lavender assumed responsibility as command sergeant major for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Oct. 4 at Spates Community Club.

  • Fun, family atmosphere attracts community members to Oktoberfest

    Oct 12, 2012

    German food and beverages, entertainment, carnival rides and drawings should be enough to bring people to an Oktoberfest celebration, right? It is, but add a fun, family atmosphere and you have Oktoberfest 2012 at Fort Belvoir. Belvoir's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the annual Oktoberfest celebration Thursday through Sunday at Freemont Field. The Family atmosphere and safe environment is one reason military Families and members of the Fairfax County community decided to come.

  • Fight back against domestic violence: Offenders face stiff consequences

    Oct 12, 2012

    Domestic violence is more than just a family problem. It affects the entire community, and on Fort Belvoir, the need has never been greater to crack down on this offense. "We have noticed an increase in domestic violence cases this year, over last year," said Capt. Steven Galay, Fort Belvoir Police Department Patrol Division. "It affects Families. It affects children. It affects command readiness. So, we've found that early intervention is the only way to help prevent it from escalating further." When the FBPD gets a call about a domestic violence event, police officers investigate the scene.

  • Pinnacle thanks Neighborhood Watch, seeks more members

    Oct 12, 2012

    The Pinnacle Family of Companies thanked the Woodlawn Village Neighborhood Watch program during a lunch at the Woodlawn Community Center Oct. 3. The Neighborhood Watch program has been in effect in Woodlawn Village for more than a year and has helped reduce crime rates in their community.

  • 30th Medical Command Cases its Colors

    Oct 15, 2012

    The 30th Medical Command cased its Colors here, today, in preparation for its deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 30th MEDCOM will control all medical assets in Afghanistan.

  • It's a Freedom you Defend -- VOTE

    Oct 12, 2012

    The Presidential Election is fast approaching. Vote by absentee to make sure your vote is counted.

  • Garrison employees dance, learn during cultural observance

    Oct 12, 2012

    Latin performers taught garrison employees dance steps during Fort Belvoir's National Hispanic Month cultural observance Tuesday. Employees learned the cha-cha-cha, merengue and other dance steps from Brazil Latino Dance Company instructors in the Belvoir Community Center. Volunteers were selected to perform the steps with partners after each period of instruction.

  • 421st Riggers: Supporting the Fight From Afar

    Oct 12, 2012

    Around noon while most units are taking a break from the day's work Army riggers with the 421st Quartermaster Company are still hard at work in the 105-degree sweltering humidity.

  • Keg tapping ceremony a thank you to garrison friends, supporters

    Oct 12, 2012

    Fort Belvoir officials thanked supporters and friends of the post with traditional German food, music, beer and fun during the ceremonial keg tapping event Friday, part of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 17th annual Oktoberfest celebration on Freemont Field. More than 120 guests attended the VIP invitation-only event, including Maj. Gen. Michael Linnington, commanding general for the Joint Force Headquarters, National Capital Region/Military District of Washington; Army Reserve Ambassador for the Commonwealth of Virginia Ron Adolphi and Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.

  • Lt. Gen Bostick visits the Everglades

    Oct 12, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), visited the Everglades October 10, 2012 to see the restoration work being performed by the Jacksonville District and their partnering agencies. "USACE has one of the largest environmental restoration and sustainability roles in the federal government, and the Everglades restoration is our largest project of this kind," said Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "After viewing first-hand the enormous challenges facing Everglades restoration and meeting with our partners in this effort, I am absolutely convinced that working together, we can achieve restoration goals and improve this ecological treasure for future generations."

  • Voting Assistance

    Oct 12, 2012

    November 6, 2012 is Election Day. Find out more about how you can vote in this election.

  • Panetta spells out DOD roles in cyberdefense

    Oct 15, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta spelled out in detail the Defense Department's responsibility in cybersecurity during a speech to the Business Executives for National Security meeting in New York, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • 'Capital Shield' tests Army's first responders in nation's capital

    Oct 15, 2012

    Soldiers with the 911th Engineer Company (Technical Rescue) dug through the rubble of a collapsed building in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 2012, as part of the "Capital Shield 13" regional training exercise.

  • New archery range of Fort A.P. Hill

    Oct 12, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate has created a new archery range for the Post.

  • 7th ID eyes Pacific, reactivates as Army's 'Stryker Division'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert D. Byers, 7th Inf. Div. command sergeant major, uncased the "Bayonet Division" colors at the unit's reactivation ceremony, Oct. 10, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Eighth Army leaders discuss way ahead in Korea

    Oct 12, 2012

    Eighth Army leaders discussed the way ahead in South Korea during an on-site conference at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea, Oct. 10-11, 2012.

  • Task Force Saber chaplain shares a moment

    Nov 30, -0001

    Capt. Anselmo Brillon, chaplain, listens as a member of Task Force Saber, 101st Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, talks to him at the Forward Operating Base Miami chapel during TF Saber's February rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • New pathfinders find their way

    Nov 30, -0001

    A soldier with the Pathfinder Company, Task Force Saber, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division tells another soldier to halt his advance during a personnel recovery exercise at TF Sabre's February rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Army air traffic controller

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Cody Schroeder of La Pine, Ore., an air traffic controller assigned to Task Force Saber, tracks a helicopter on a map, lit only by the display on his radio on Forward Operating Base Miami during TF Saber's February rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • 101st trains at Fort Carson

    Nov 30, -0001

    A UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter with Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, lifts front wheels off the ground during a rolling takeoff on a confined hilltop at Fort Carson, Colo. during Task Force Eagle Assault's rotation to high altitude mountainous environment training, Feb. 20, 2012.

  • Aviation electronic warfare

    Nov 30, -0001

    From left to right Sgt. Steve McDaniel and Sgt. 1st Class John Wink, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade electronic warfare non-commissioned officers and Staff Sgt. Mariah Parks, 101st CAB intel analyst stand infront of the brigade colors as the electronic warfare team.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade assumes mission in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Task Destiny and Task Force Pegasus combined color guard along with the battalion colors of the units under TF Destiny represent their units and the U.S. during a transfer of authority ceremony held at CJTF-1 headquarters on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Assumes Mission in Afghanistan

    Nov 30, -0001

    Col. Paul Bontrager, commander, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, uncases the brigade colors with Command Sgt. Maj. Harold Plattenberg, TF Destiny, 101st CAB command sergeant major, signifying 101st CAB assumes responsibility for full spectrum aviation operations in Regional Command East in a transfer of authority cermony at CJTF-1 headquarters, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • Why we serve: Pfc. Isaac Ware

    Nov 30, -0001

    Pfc. Isaac Ware, HHC, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade joined the Army right out of high school to find direction and gain maturity. He is currently deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII-XIII.

  • Why we serve: Pfc. Isaac Ware

    Nov 30, -0001

    Warrant Officer Tom Tollman, HHC, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade network technician specialist, oversees the professional development of Pfc. Isaac Ware, HHC, 101 CAB, communications specialist at brigade headquarters on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Sept. 17, 2012.

  • Why we serve: Pfc. Isaac Ware

    Nov 30, -0001

    Pfc. Isaac Ware, HHC, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade communications specialist, spends a few moments to recheck his gear prior to deployment from Fort Campbell, Ky., in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII-XIII on Aug. 13, 2012.

  • Why we serve: Command Sgt. Maj. Marion Arnett

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marion E. Arnett, command sergeant major TF Troubleshooter, strives to mature his soldiers so that when he steps out of responsibility the Army will be turned over to equal or greater care.

  • Why we serve: Command Sgt. Maj. Marion Arnett

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marion E. Arnett, command sergeant major TF Troubleshooter, prevents the escape of Lt. Col. Benjamin S. Bahoque, commander TF Troubleshooter, in order for the task force to wish the commander a happy birthday after a combat patch ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Sept. 22, 2012.

  • Why we serve: Command Sgt. Maj. Marion Arnett

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marion E. Arnett, command sergeant major Task Force Troubleshooter, places a Screaming Eagle patch on the right shoulder of Lt. Col. Benjamin S. Bahoque, commander TF Troubleshooter, during a combat patch ceremony on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Sept. 22, 2012.

  • Why we serve: Pfc. Isaac Ware

    Nov 30, -0001

    Pfc. Isaac Ware is a 19-year-old communications soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, now deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Why we serve: Command Sgt. Major Marion Arnett

    Oct 12, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Marion E Arnett, a native of Holt, Fla., is the 96th Aviation Support Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Troubleshooter command sergeant major.

  • 409th CSB provides European contracting support

    Oct 12, 2012

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's contracting partner, the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, has a geographic footprint that spans across 104 countries and is the Expeditionary Contracting Command's support link on the European and African continents.

  • Arctic Soldier supports Army, Air Force units

    Oct 12, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Dawn Simington currently serves as a 51C acquisition, logistics and technology contracting noncommissioned officer with the services flight of the 673rd Contracting Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Defense's investment in supercomputing is a game-changer for Army R&D

    Oct 12, 2012

    Teams of Army experts have spent the last five months laying the groundwork for a computational powerhouse at the Department of Defense Supercomputing Resource Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Watervliet stands down its manufacturing operations for suicide prevention training

    Oct 15, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Nearly 500 Watervliet Arsenal civilian employees stopped all manufacturing operations Wednesday as the Arsenal participated in a Suicide Prevention Stand Down on October 10th.

  • Army honors widow who helps families turn grief into hope

    Oct 14, 2012

    After losing her husband in 1992, Bonnie Carroll channeled her grief into a support organization that provides hope and comfort to the surviving families of service members.

  • Ia Drang retired CSM dies at 92

    Oct 12, 2012

    Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Basil L. Plumley, former command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment "Garry Owen," 1st Cavalry Division, died Oct. 10, 2012. Plumley was portrayed by Sam Elliot in the film "We Were Soldiers."

  • ARL's combustion lab sparks studies that could lead to JP-8 'super engine'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Studies are underway at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to create a 'super engine' that could allow military ground vehicles, stationary power generators, and small unmanned aerial vehicles, for example, to operate with the same kind of fuel.

  • 34th IS overcomes rocky start to top 327th Signal Co.

    Oct 12, 2012

    The 34th Intelligence Squadron defeated the 327th Signal Company intramural flag football team 20-12 on Oct. 4 at Mullins Field.

  • Information on former mortar range project available

    Oct 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army at Fort Meade is making available the Record of Decision for the former mortar range munitions response area, or MRA, at Fort Meade. The U.S. Army and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed the ROD on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27, respectively.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates diversity

    Oct 12, 2012

    More than 300 people at the installation's annual Hispanic Heritage Month Observance on Oct. 4 at McGill Training Center. The 90-minute event was hosted by the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing; the Fort Meade Equal Opportunity Office; and the Equal Employment Opportunity Office.

  • Banding Together

    Oct 12, 2012

  • Red Ribbon Campaign kicks off Oct. 18

    Oct 12, 2012

    The Fort Meade Army Substance Abuse Program and the Fort Meade community will collaborate together to celebrate the 2012 National Red Ribbon Week Campaign starting from Oct. 21 to Oct. 31, as part of a public awareness campaign to promote drug-free choices in our community.

  • Record of Decision for former pesticide shop available for review

    Oct 12, 2012

    The U.S. Army at Fort Meade is making available the Record of Decision for the former pesticide shop at Fort Meade.

  • Korea recognizes its good neighbors

    Oct 12, 2012

    An alliance as strong as the ROK-U.S. alliance requires the involvement of many organizations and people personally committed to maintaining and improving its strength. To recognize some of these dedicated good neighbors, the 10th Annual Good Neighbor Awards ceremony was held here, Sept. 24. "We are here this evening to honor and recognize our exceptional good neighbors," said Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea. "They are talented, dedicated and selfless in their communities as members who strive to make a difference for those around them."

  • Ceremony Celebrates NSTAR's Commitment to Veterans

    Oct 15, 2012

    Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve recognized NSTAR for outstanding contribution to military veterans during an awards ceremony in Boston, Mass., Oct, 2, 2012. Lt. Col. Gavin Heater, an Army Reservist with 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, recommended his NSTAR employers Robert Billet and Anthony Anzalone for the Patriotic Employer Awards.

  • Mammograms: Make it routine

    Oct 11, 2012

    Christine Hutchison was 22 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. No family history, no knowledge of the bright pink ribbons that adorn store fronts and shirt lapels. Hutchison had no connection to breast cancer. "It was a shock," said the young Fort Bliss military spouse as she sat at a Power of Pink kick-off event Sept. 21 at Del Sol Hospital in El Paso. Hutchison's picture was proudly displayed among a row of other survivors -- she being the youngest member of the project. "You don't think about cancer when you're under 40," Hutchison said. "But it can happen to anyone."

  • RESST gives soldiers tools for lasting relationships

    Nov 30, -0001

    Is deployment the right time to think about marriage? Over 20 soldiers with the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and its down trace units attended relationship enhancement single soldier training at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar from Sept. 27 through Sept. 30.

  • Operations groups team up to train brigades

    Oct 11, 2012

    When Fort Leavenworth's Mission Command Training Program supports a unit's warfighter exercise, it takes more than just a few phone calls to get the job done.

  • Army Values, Standards Keep Army Profession Strong

    Oct 17, 2012

    Our Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians have performed magnificently well over these last eleven 11 years. Whether manning a tower at a combat outpost, training with a partner nation, or responding to a natural disaster, our professionals are the reason the Army is one of the most trusted and respected professions in the United States and throughout the world.

  • Army Power and Energy advancements enhance mission effectiveness

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Army's ability to accomplish its mission depends on secure, uninterrupted access to power and energy.

  • Taking care of our Soldiers benefits civilians too

    Oct 15, 2012

    For over two centuries, the medical advancements of the U.S. Army have benefited millions of warfighters and civilians. Preventing illnesses from yellow fever to malaria to influenza, the Army has faced great challenges in trying to secure a nation despite attacks from enemies that could not be seen with the naked eye.

  • Renewed focus on Pacific Theater requires partnerships

    Oct 15, 2012

    "The United States is a Pacific power, and we are here to stay"-- President Barack Obama, Nov. 16, 2011

  • PEO Soldier ensures the best gear is at hand

    Oct 11, 2012

    Program Executive Office (PEO) Soldier was founded a decade ago in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, with the mission of centralizing development, acquisition, fielding and sustainment of almost everything the Soldier wears or carries. The goal is to ensure mission success by developing and supplying the Soldier with the latest technological innovations, enhancing soldier survivability, lethality and ability to operate in all environments.

  • Medal of Honor recipient aided by prosthetics brings help, hope to others

    Oct 15, 2012

    After President Barack Obama placed the Medal of Honor around his neck at the White House last summer, Army Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry reached out to shake hands with the president with a bionic hand of "cutting edge" technology.

  • Looking back and looking ahead

    Oct 15, 2012

    As the most recent milestone passes in America's longest war, our Nation and Army begin to close yet another year of challenge and triumph. And as Army leaders, Soldiers, civilians and family members gather at the 2012 edition of AUSA's annual meeting, we have much to share, teach and learn.

  • Depression, anxiety: Flip sides of the same coin

    Oct 11, 2012

    Depression and anxiety can feel like a misery that will never end.

  • RCV welding positioner dedicated to fallen hero

    Oct 11, 2012

    LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pa.-- The new route clearance vehicle welding positioner at Letterkenny Army Depot was dedicated to the memory of Master Sgt. Benjamin F. Bitner, C Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C. in a ceremony at the maintenance facility on Oct. 10.

  • Depression is real and it hurts

    Oct 11, 2012

    Clinical symptoms of depression, while important in diagnosing depression, do little to explain the true anguish felt by people suffering from depression.

  • Fort McCoy Soldier awarded 2nd place in 2012 Army Arts & Crafts Contest

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A Soldier stationed at Fort McCoy placed second in the Novice Painting category of the 2012 Army Arts and Crafts Contest. Sgt. 1st Class Cheryl Olsen, a Senior Human Resources noncommissioned officer with the 2nd Battalion (Logistics Support), 411th Regiment of the 181st Infantry Brigade, won with her painting entitled "Saving Our Ensign." The painting depicts an eagle carrying a U.S. flag in its talons over a mountainous region. "After 9/11 there was a feeling the nation was ripped apart," Olsen said. "The eagle represents the military saving the country after 9/11."

  • America's Future Army

    Oct 11, 2012

    This week the Army celebrates its service to the nation and our strength for the future. Operating in a dynamic and uncertain environment, we face the simultaneous challenges of completing the missions currently underway as well as optimizing our Army for a broader range of missions for the future. With the support of a grateful Nation, your Soldiers have been able to succeed in many corners of the world under austere circumstances. Our Soldiers and Families sacrifice every day to achieve this end and they are well supported by you, the American people. For that, we are deeply grateful.

  • Fort McCoy FY 2012 training totals surpass 122,000

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The number of personnel training at Fort McCoy during fiscal year (FY) 2012 surpassed the 122,000 mark according to statistics from the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS). Fort McCoy has trained more than 100,000 troops annually since FY 1985. A total of 65,501 personnel conducted extended combat training (ECT) at the installation for two or more weeks, while a total of 56,670 personnel conducted battle-drill training (BDT) for an FY 2012 training total of 122,171 personnel. Mark Stelzner, installation DPTMS supervisory range scheduler, said FY 2013 projections look promising as most of the units and exercises that occurred at Fort McCoy in FY 2012 are scheduled to return to McCoy for training.

  • Food Service Specialists: The stomach of the operations and unsung heroes

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. (Oct. 11, 2012) - When you think of an aviation brigade you think of pilots and helicopters, and when you think of U.S. Army Soldiers you think of infantry, war, fighting and communication. But an often forgotten group of Soldiers who help to keep the morale up, put a smile on your face when you finally get to see them, and keep your body nourished are the food service specialist -- the stomach of the operations. Meals ready-to-eat, better known as MREs, are what many Soldiers are used to when in the field, but the leadership of the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, "Task Force Wings," know it takes more than that to keep the mission going. "If you take care of your Soldiers, they will take care of you," said Chaplain (Capt.) Tim Raburn, the chaplain for TF Wings.

  • Army National Guard family serves community together

    Oct 11, 2012

    Through hours of volunteer work, Capt. William Mendelsohn and his wife, Debra, have labored to instill in their children the same kind of passion for service that led Mendelsohn to join the Army National Guard.

  • Operation Rising Star 2012 shines bright on Fort Wainwright

    Oct 11, 2012

    Calvin Snead, former Soldier, Army reservist, alumni of the 2010 Army Soldier Show and husband of Staff Sgt. KaMesha Snead, Dental-Activity Alaska, has an opportunity to take his talent to the next level.

  • APG celebrates Gold Star Mothers Day

    Oct 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Gold Star Mother's Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter in the service of the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • Leadership eyes change in Gate 22 Operations

    Oct 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG residents and personnel have long asked that the Harford Gate (Route 22) extend its hours for the convenience of motorists. The decision was made to maintain the current gate hours (Harford Gate closes at 7 p.m. on weekdays and holidays, and is closed all day on weekends) due to financial constraints.

  • Commissary receiving $7.5 million makeover

    Oct 11, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG Commissary is currently undergoing a $7.5 million renovation project, which will be completed by the end of the year.

  • Fort Sill's range gains new targets

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- When artillery targets like old jeeps get blown up at Fort Sill's impact areas they need to be replaced. About three times a year, Range Operations coordinates the insertion of targets at the four impact areas. It is a highly choreographed mission involving Range Operations, explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers, the 214th and 75th Fires brigades and support units.

  • Army releases fourth quarter accident data

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Data recently compiled by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center show fiscal 2012 was the second-safest year for Soldiers on record, with a 9 percent annual decline in accidental fatalities continuing a downward trend first begun in fiscal 2007.

  • ADA Soldier achieves Forces Command excellence

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers across the Army strive for excellence pushing themselves to be the best at physical training or to improve themselves and excel at their warrior craft. Spc. Thomas Moreland, unit supply clerk for C Battery, 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery, recently excelled by winning the Forces Command Supply Excellence Award.

  • Motorcycle safety saves live in all seasons

    Oct 11, 2012

    Although summer has ended, motorcycle riders continue sharing the New Jersey roads, taking advantage of the warm weather and low gas prices. Unfortunately, with the weather changing, the likelihood of being involved in a motorcycle accident increases.

  • Anniston Army Depot builds M1 training tools

    Oct 11, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot is the place to go for an M1 Abrams tank in need of overhaul, but, when maintenance is required in the field, the depot's workforce and facilities are thousands of miles away and Soldiers have to know how to get the tank back on its way. When it comes to repairing the equipment located in the M1's turret, the Soldiers learn using tools built, in part, here on the installation.

  • ANAD, DLA small arms employees earn awards

    Oct 11, 2012

    Col. Jeff Vieira, Director of Defense Logistics Agency Land Operations, toured small arms operations at Anniston Army Depot Oct. 3. During the visit, three individuals who have played lead roles in the continued success of the small arms program, particularly as it relates to the DLA mission to support warfighter needs in a timely manner, were recognized by Vieira.

  • ANAD celebrates Disability Awareness Month

    Oct 11, 2012

    People with disabilities are a diverse group -- crossing lines of age, ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. Anniston Army Depot's focus for 2012 is to show how individuals with disabilities are given the opportunities to soar as far as their reach will let them. This year's Disability Awareness Program will enlighten the workforce about individuals with disabilities who are employed at Anniston Army Depot.

  • SHARP office staffed, ready to serve

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Fort Sill's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention office (SHARP) opened its doors Oct. 1 in Building 4700, Room 459, giving Soldiers and their family members another location to find help.

  • Prevention key to culture change

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The SHARP office stands ready to assist anyone victimized by sexual assault or harassment on Fort Sill.

  • Helicopter product manager leaves milestone legacy

    Oct 11, 2012

    Bailey retires from the Army with 20-plus years service

  • ANAD holds Community Appreciation Day

    Oct 11, 2012

    Community Appreciation Day...the name says so much and describes just what the event was all about - celebrating Anniston Army Depot's community.

  • Cummings Research Park celebrating 50th anniversary

    Oct 11, 2012

    Army and NASA part of tradition

  • State leaders get taste of Army life

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- A group of 50 leaders from across Oklahoma visited Fort Sill Oct. 4-6. This group was made up of people who know what it takes to run a business, make the decisions to stay afloat during tough economic times and know how to manage employees. What they learned was what it takes to be a Soldier.

  • Scenario-driven training prepares PRT for Afghan challenges

    Oct 11, 2012

    Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. - Scenario-driven training provided to Provincial Reconstruction Teams helped the deploying Soldiers not only gain operational experience but provided them extensive experience working with interpreters. The trainers, assigned to the 205th Infantry Brigade at Camp Atterbury Joint maneuver Training Center, Ind., strive to ensure deploying Soldiers receive the most realistic, relevant training possible. The scenario-driven training along with the role players, forces Soldiers to work through the challenges in the same environment and conditions they'll face when they deploy.

  • Sill Soldiers test digital 105mm howitzer

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- A workhorse howitzer with a modern fire control system has been undergoing testing at Fort Sill. Testing of the digitized M119A2 105mm howitzer continued with air mobility slingload operations Sept. 18. It was part of the final evaluation of the lightweight howitzer, which features a computerized fire control system. If accepted by the Army, the weapon system will be fielded to airborne and air assault units, as well as ground units.

  • Spiritual fitness in combat

    Oct 16, 2012

    Choosing to serve in the Army is a unique and challenging career choice that demands a lot from the soldiers and families who serve.

  • 'We are right in the trenches with our Soldiers'

    Oct 11, 2012

    Chaplain connects through shared military experiences

  • ADA Soldiers deploy to Middle East

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- As their families and friends stood together in a show of support, Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery deployed from Fort Sill to their temporary duty assignment in the Middle East.

  • USACE Galveston District uses GIS technology to save money, improve efficiency

    Oct 12, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 11, 2012) - Combining visual communication with access to information and analysis is helping transform the way the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District is managing its assets, serving the public and communicating with partner agencies -- thanks to Geographic Information Systems technology, better known as GIS.

  • Sill Soldier wins All Army Golf Tournament

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Capt. Joseph Cave of the field artillery proponent office here, fired a five-under 283, four-day total to win the 72-hole All Army Golf Tournament Sept. 28 - Oct. 5 at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Making a difference for brighter tomorrow

    Oct 11, 2012

    Area's federal employees urged to donate to CFC

  • Soldiers transition to civilian workforce

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Army's troop strength is shrinking as the war in Afghanistan winds down, and many Soldiers face leaving the military and entering the civilian job market at a time when good jobs are hard to find. To help military personnel who are leaving the service, the Army Career and Alumni Program held a hiring event in September. The event brought Soldiers looking for jobs together with companies seeking to hire new employees.

  • Operation Boots to Business

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Operation Boots to Business is a two-day Transition Assistance Program workshop Oct. 16-17 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Truman Education Center. It's sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs to help train Soldiers who are transitioning out of the Army and looking for civilian jobs.

  • IRON STRIKE CHALLENGE: COMBAT FOCUS PHYSICAL TRAINING AND BRAGGING RIGHTS

    Oct 18, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- Physical fitness is a major part of the Army lifestyle and missions overseas as well as ones stateside, depend on the fitness of Soldiers to succeed. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recognizes this and challenges their Soldiers' physical capabilities through a series of events known as the Iron Strike Challenge. Most recently, Oct. 4 at Fort Campbell's Strike Field, the members of Strike's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, competed in the team-based activity that pitted four teams against each other in a timed matchup testing every muscle group of those participating.

  • Civil War teaches today's Strike leaders

    Oct 11, 2012

    DOVER, Tenn. -- There are very few things that remain constant throughout the evolution of combat and the military. Officers and senior enlisted from 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in a staff ride to the Fort Donelson Battlefield Sept. 28 to learn the principles of leadership during the Civil War still hold true today.

  • From Soldier to spouse: Four veterans discuss transitioning from active duty to civilian life

    Oct 11, 2012

    After he broke his back, legs and both ankles during a paratrooping accident in Fort Bragg, N.C., in 1995, Jerry Hollo, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr's anti-terrorism officer, spent six months in a wheelchair, taking classes for promotion points. He was resolute on keeping, and bettering, his Army career. For the next four years, Hollo vacillated between recuperation and reinjury. In the meantime, he married his wife, whose Army career was accelerating. On April Fool's Day, 1999, the Army medically discharge Hollo and he went from Soldier to military spouse. It's no secret that newly separated veterans often undergo a rocky transition from Army to civilian life. However, there is an uncharted demographic of veterans who leave the Army, but stay within the community as a spouse.

  • AFAP: A chance to make a change

    Oct 11, 2012

    Grafenwoehr held its annual Army Family Action Plan conference at the Multipurpose Center in Rose Barracks, Oct. 2-4.

  • Driven to success: Adaptable course gives drivers realistic terrain

    Oct 11, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Under cloudy autumn skies, the Joint Multinational Training Command's Training Support Activity Europe officially opened a new state-of-the-art Advanced Driver's Training Complex on the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Oct. 4.

  • Fort Drum wounded warriors face new challenges on the greens

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Many Soldiers have spent their whole lives playing sports and being active. However, if they are injured in combat or contract a serious debilitating illness, they are often unable to enjoy the activities they did in the past.

  • Lower Mississippi River Museum is an Immediate Success

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Site (LMRM) at 910 Washington Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi was built and funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and includes a reception area, temporary and permanent exhibition halls, theater, classroom/activity room, office and work room. Nearly 3,000 visitors in the month of September made their way through the museum, October visits are projected to be even higher.

  • Domestic violence survivor shares story

    Oct 11, 2012

    Fort Meade Army Community Service hosted the installation's annual inaugural event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month Oct. 3 at McGill Training Center. The guest speaker was William Kellibrew, a domestic violence survivor as well as chair and president of the board of directors of the William Kellibrew Foundation, an organization dedicated to breaking the cycles of violence and poverty.

  • Titans' fire support team call for fire certifications on target, on time

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fire support teams from 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), completed two weeks of rigorous, technically demanding training Sept. 23 to become certified in calling for indirect fire while on combat missions in future deployments.

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