Archive: Oct 2012

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  • 693rd Engineer Company cases colors ahead of route clearance mission

    Oct 11, 2012

    In preparation for their upcoming deployment, Soldiers of 693rd Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), cased their unit's colors during a ceremony Tuesday at Monti Physical Fitness Center on Fort Drum.

  • Post office implements changes

    Oct 11, 2012

    On-post housing residents may see changes to their mailboxes as post office officials implement cluster box units in various neighborhoods.

  • Tracking Dinosaurs

    Nov 30, -0001

    Seventy, 7th and 8th graders from Dawson Middle School, Carroll Independent School District descended onto Murrell Park on Grapevine Lake Sept. 28 in an attempt to uncover and record a set of dinosaur footprints covered in 2006 for their protection.

  • Warrior hunt at BA Steinhagen Lake nets monster gator for recovering Soldiers, veterans

    Nov 30, -0001

    It was a cool Sunday morning on B.A. Steinhagen Lake as the air boat drew closer to the where the hunters set their bait the day before. The bait was gone, but, about 20 feet away floated an ominous looking patch of greenery. As the Town Bluff Lake Manager and air boat pilot Floyd Boyett maneuvered the boat closer to the patch, one of the hunters onboard grabbed the line coming from the patch and pulled on it. "There's something heavy down there," exclaimed U. S. Army Sgt. Sam Boorse.

  • 53rd chief of Engineers makes first visit to Fort Worth district project sites

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Fort Worth district hosted the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at various projects within the district's oversight. Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick, Chief of Engineers, spent two days meeting district team members, toured current and recently completed projects and briefed on the various relationships the district has cultivated with its customers.

  • Disability Awareness Month: Resources help veterans secure jobs

    Oct 11, 2012

    Brad Bellas has worked since he was 11 years old. He's worked for family-owned businesses, performed odd jobs to put himself through school and enlisted as a Soldier in the U.S. Army. So when the former sergeant was forced to leave the military due to medical issues last year, he faced the daunting task of securing a job in the civilian workforce.

  • NTC rotation brings change to 10th Mountain Division unit

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., has become a proving ground for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team's ability to transition from a traditional brigade with several battalions to a Security Forces Assistance Brigade with battle space integrators and cross functional teams.

  • 902nd MI Soldiers prepare for deployment

    Oct 11, 2012

    Service members of the 902nd Military Intelligence Group gathered for a deployment ceremony Sept. 28 at the facility's courtyard before being released to spend time with family and friends to enjoy some of the comforts of home in advance of their mission in Afghanistan.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers, civilians encouraged to participate in annual Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers and civilian representatives gathered Tuesday at the Commons for the Combined Federal Campaign kick-off. CFC is an annual fundraising event in which Soldiers and civilian employees can donate a percentage of their income to local, regional and national organizations.

  • Hood medics recognized as experts

    Oct 11, 2012

    During an emotional finale to a grueling 13-day course designed to identify those who possess the highest level of professional skill and proficiency, only a few had demonstrated that they earned the right to wear the Expert Field Medical Badge. A ceremony at Sadowski Field honored 22 Soldiers, from units throughout Fort Hood, who successfully completed the EFMB course Oct. 4. Of the 230 Soldiers to volunteer for the course, these few displayed the perseverance the course demanded.

  • DISA conducts emergency-response exercise

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Defense Information Systems Agency performed a readiness exercise on Oct. 2 at its Fort Meade headquarters location in coordination with Fort Meade emergency response and security personnel and the National Security Agency's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated At the Detroit Arsenal

    Oct 11, 2012

  • Washington Nationals welcome, honor Wounded Warriors, service members

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Washington Nationals baseball team and fans honored Wounded Warriors and active duty service members during the Nationals vs Cardinals game at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 2012. This is the first major league postseason game in Washington since the 1933 World Series with the Washington Senators. Wounded Warriors and active duty military service members were honored with a standing ovation by fans.

  • Fort Meade firefighters help extinguish apartment fire off post

    Oct 12, 2012

    The Fort Meade Fire Department was the second arriving engine and the first truck at the two-alarm fire at Odenton's Seven Oaks Apartments, Sept. 30, 2012. The blaze resulted in the evacuation of residents living in 24 apartments, including four that were occupied by Fort Meade personnel.

  • Garrison leaders break ground on Fallen Warrior Monument at Fort Drum

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Community members gathered Friday in Memorial Park to watch Fort Drum garrison leaders and members of the civilian workforce break ground on a project that will honor fallen 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers for many years to come.

  • Fort Meade Sailor saves lives

    Oct 11, 2012

    A cryptologic technician for the Navy Information Operations Command Maryland here at Fort Meade saved countless lives Sept. 30 when a two-alarm fire broke out at the Seven Oaks Apartments near the installation.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Visits JRTC

    Oct 11, 2012

  • West Point Diversity Leadership Conference in its 13th year of promoting, advancing diversity effort

    Oct 11, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2012) -- It happened several years ago at this very conference. An idea was raised, discussed and explored until it developed into a full-blown, life-changer for students. During a panel discussion at the 13th annual West Point Diversity Leadership Conference, Dennis Rowe, U.S. Military Academy Class of 1973, spoke about the origin of an idea and its results. It had to do with students' SAT and ACT scores and how they affect admissions.

  • JBLM's rising star named

    Oct 11, 2012

    Jennifer Peltier, an Army wife and part-time nursing student, won the 2012 Operation Rising Star military singing finale at the Heroes Lounge, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Oct.4.

  • Get Golf Ready at Fort Jackson Golf Club

    Oct 11, 2012

    For potential golfers who may wonder how to get started with the game, the Fort Jackson Golf Club may have a solution.

  • West Point community celebrates Diversity Day

    Oct 11, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2012) -- West Point celebrated diversity at the fourth annual Diversity Day Observance Oct. 2 at Eisenhower Hall, with the theme of "Diversity: The Road to Readiness." The observance coincided with the 13th annual Diversity Leadership Conference Oct. 3-4.

  • 'Freedom's Front Door:' MEPS mission ensures initial readiness of America's 1 percent

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 11, 2012) -- Most of us can recall movies in which timid military recruits pour out of buses at the forceful urging of drill sergeants, and over the period of several weeks, overcome the series of physical and mental challenges known as basic training. It's a dramatic notion often played up in the popular media due to its inherent challenge and conflict.

  • Radiation threat training prepares chemical unit to support 32 countries

    Oct 11, 2012

    Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind. -- When the locals started complaining of nausea, vomiting and skin rashes, members of the 371st Chemical Company from Greenwood, S.C., immediately responded to what sounded like a possible radiation threat in the village. Radiation poisoning is extremely serious, so it was lucky for the villagers that the threat was only part of the 371st's mobilization training scenario.

  • FMWRC announces art contest winners

    Oct 11, 2012

    The winners of the 2012 All-Army Arts and Crafts Contest were announced last week, with two awards given to artists representing Fort Jackson.

  • Chicago Columbus Day Parade Welcomes USAR Soldier, Capt. Jerry Giovannelli

    Oct 12, 2012

    60th Annual City of Chicago Columbus Day Parade (2012)

  • Fort Lee community gathers to build playground

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 11, 2012) -- Less than two months after Fort Lee children spent the afternoon designing their dream playground, a partnership between Fort Lee, KaBOOM! and Dr Pepper Snapple Group helped make that park a reality Saturday in Monroe Manor.

  • Army's one-of-a-kind soldier scientists test readiness

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Army's only deployable, theater-level area medical laboratory unit conducted a successful training exercise at Fort Bragg in September. Being the only one of its kind in the Army, there is a great responsibility on the unit to be proficient in its skill sets and ready for any mission. During the exercise the unit honed its skills in the mobile laboratory and through several mock deployment scenarios.

  • Gabe named 2012 Hero Dog

    Oct 12, 2012

    Gabe, a retired military dog who completed morethan 200 combat missions in Iraq, was named American Hero Dog of 2012 last weekend at the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in Los Angeles.

  • Special Twilight Tattoo Tonight!

    Oct 11, 2012

    "Salute from the Chief" is the theme for a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno on Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11.

  • Westphal: No cuts to SOF, intel, cyber

    Oct 12, 2012

    Even as the Army faces a period of budget constraint, it will protect or increase funding for special operations, intelligence and reconnaissance programs, along with space and cyberspace capabilities, said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal.

  • Delegates discuss issues at Fort Lee AFAP brief

    Oct 11, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 11, 2012) -- Community-contributed quality of life issues -- like special parking for expectant mothers and fixing the inconveniences of the TRICARE referral and authorization process -- were discussed at the Fort Lee Army Family Action Plan Conference Oct. 2-4 at Liberty Chapel.

  • Hispanic Heritage celebrated in Hohenfels

    Oct 12, 2012

    Hohenfels Community members flocked to the fiesta at the Zone to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a cultural feast of food, music and fun, recently.

  • Depot sustains military's electro optics/night vision equipment

    Oct 11, 2012

    Well-trained and skilled Tobyhanna Army Depot employees maintain and support the military's vast array of electro-optics/night vision for all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as foreign military service customers.

  • BAMC orthopedic team treats grateful Hondurans

    Oct 11, 2012

    A Brooke Army Medical Center team of orthopedic specialists treated nearly 75 patients during an annual medical readiness training exercise in Honduras.

  • Myer-Henderson Hall hosts International Children's Burn Camp

    Oct 11, 2012

    Several tour buses filled with excited teenagers, camp counselors and staff representing the 17th International Association of Firefighters International Children's Burn Camp, rolled onto Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 26, 2012.

  • Last West Point mentor at Afghan academy flies U.S. flag

    Oct 11, 2012

    Staff and faculty from the U.S Military Academy at West Point have been involved with the National Military Academy of Afghanistan since 2003, when a team went to Afghanistan to advise the Afghan National Army and to help develop a model for the founding of a military academy to train new ANA officers.

  • Army Electronic Warfare Cell Receives Award from 'Old Crows'

    Oct 10, 2012

  • Natick scientists use mathematics to battle Listeria

    Oct 11, 2012

    Christopher Doona, a civilian senior research chemist with NSRDEC's Materials and Defense Sciences Division, has done plenty of research on Listeria and understands just how dangerous this pathogen can be.

  • TRIUMPHS AND TRIBULATIONS

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII--A senior Soldier opens up about his personal triumphs and tribulations and how he overcame them, in order to help his fellow Soldiers to do the same at Fort Shafter Flats, HI, September 31, 2012 during Suicide Awareness Stand Down Day.

  • "Fireside Chat" leads to better understanding between federal and industry leaders

    Oct 10, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal discusses Army Transformation, Business Transformation and Army Equipment Modernization during Government Executive Leadership Briefing's "Fireside Chats", Oct. 10, 2012, at the National Press Club, Washington, DC.

  • 'Warhorse' Soldiers recertify UAV

    Oct 10, 2012

  • Army to field radio-based combat ID

    Oct 12, 2012

    The Army has completed field testing for radio-based combat identification capabilities, which it expects to field next year as part of Capability Set 14. This concludes three and a half years of work that will save taxpayer dollars by leveraging and updating software embedded in the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, or SINCGARS.

  • RIA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 10, 2012

    Hispanics were recognized at the Hispanic Heritage Month Observance in Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., on Oct. 10, for their positive influences in their communities and to celebrate diversity as a nation.

  • Patrols increasing confidence of Afghan Army

    Oct 11, 2012

    As task forces across Afghanistan continue to adjust to their role as trainers, mentors and enablers, the members of the Afghan National Security Forces are also learning to adjust.

  • PR Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Oct 11, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico- Spec. Marines Candelario, a Puerto Rican soldier assigned to the US Army Reserve-Puerto Rico, was presented the Purple Heart award Sept. 27, during a ceremony, hosted by the Puerto Rico Community Based Warrior Transition Unit, at Fort Buchanan.

  • Apache pilots - heavy hitters

    Oct 10, 2012

    "It has been a dream of mine ever since I was a child," and "Aviation has been a part of my family," are some reasons pilots decided to be aviators. While on the road to becoming a pilot, soldiers have the opportunity to think about what aircraft they envision themselves flying.

  • Military Talk explains the value of a veteran

    Oct 11, 2012

    Chicago Ideas Week kicked off its Ideas Festival Oct. 8, with a 'Military Talk' session at the Goodman Theater in downtown Chicago. The Military Talk focus was taking the audience from the front lines to the home front, and then explaining a Soldier's readjustment to life after war.

  • JMC Commander visits veterans at Iowa City VA Medical Center

    Oct 10, 2012

    Commanding general, JMC, visits VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa

  • Army to honor doctor for fighting deadly viruses

    Oct 12, 2012

    A retired Army doctor who helped develop vaccines to protect troops from meningitis, AIDS, hepatitis, diarrhea, and many other infectious diseases, will be among civilians saluted Oct. 11, 2012.

  • Rakkasans Complete Transition

    Oct 11, 2012

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Brigade (AASLT), are beginning their sixth deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism, making them the most deployed brigade in the Army.

  • Soldiers and family celebrate INSCOM Day

    Oct 10, 2012

    INSCOM Day, INSCOM's annual organizational day, invites military service members and civilian employees and their families to enjoy a day of fun in the park complete with games, prizes, competitive sporting events, food and entertainment in a non-formal environment.

  • Medal Ceremony Brings Back Memories Of Integration

    Oct 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Whenever Ray Williams sees an African-American servicemember in uniform, he proudly remembers what he and his fellow Marines did to integrate the Marine Corps in the 1940s. Just like the Army's Buffalo Soldiers and the Army Air Corps' Tuskegee Airmen, the Montford Point Marines have a place in the annals of history for their role in ending segregation in the U.S. military.

  • Fort Huachuca installs first trunked Land Mobile Radio system

    Oct 10, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Network Enterprise Center here recently installed the installation's first trunked Land Mobile Radio system to better prepare Fort Huachuca for any type of disaster. The efforts were part of a two-year process during which the NEC worked with the Project Development for Land Mobile Radio systems, or PDLMR, the Electronic Proving Grounds and Motorola Solutions.

  • 15E unmanned aircraft systems repairers study UAS maintenance support on FH

    Oct 10, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Unmanned aircraft systems, or UASs, are often called "eyes in the sky." That is because UASs can film videos of potentially hostile locations and transmit the imagery over many miles while not putting Soldiers in harm's way. The aircraft systems are controlled remotely by a pilot on the ground. Specially trained 15E unmanned aircraft systems repairers provide maintenance support for the Shadow 200, Hunter and Gray Eagle, enabling these UASs to execute their missions.

  • JITC senior enlisted leaders change responsibility, one retires

    Oct 10, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - With a snap of the noncommissioned officer's sword back into its scabbard, the senior enlisted leader of the Joint Interoperability Test Command symbolically cut his ties to JITC and passed responsibility to a new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony here on Oct. 4.

  • Training failures provide training benefits

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. (Oct. 9, 2012) - "Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." -- author Napoleon Hill Training prepares the troops for real-world engagements, providing room for failure and room for improvement for future training events. "A successful mission has a multitude of things incorporated into the equation -- hard work, dedication, taking notes during constructive criticism, learning from failure, paying attention detail, and remembering that communication is key," said Sgt. Mario Smith, a signal support specialist team leader for 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, "Task Force Wings".

  • Mission not impossible: responding to disaster

    Oct 10, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is part of a broad Planning and Response Team, a special team of individuals who respond to disasters like flooding and hurricanes within days of the end of a disaster.

  • SECDEF on Importance of Voting

    Oct 10, 2012

    On November 6th, Americans will have the opportunity to exercise the most important responsibility we have in a democracy -- the right to vote.

  • District one step closer to being accepted into OSHA program

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Voluntary Protection Program uses performance-based criteria and requires extensive documentation in order to be in compliance. The program uses different models and tools to try and identify problematic areas so agencies can attempt to minimize and eliminate as many accidents as possible.

  • Singers shine at Rising Star competition

    Oct 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The place where Mary Knudson put in hours of practice for her Operation Rising Star performance in Wiesbaden could not have been more appropriate.   Knudson, who sang Martina McBride's "In My Daughter's Eyes" and won the competition, said she sings the song almost every night to her daughter at bedtime. She has sung it to her hundreds of times, she said.   Knudson beat out six other contestants to win the competition and a $500 prize Sept. 21 at the Little Italy Restaurant and Catering Center. She now has a shot at winning the military-wide competition and receiving a professional recording contract, said Joseph Harris III, head of special events for Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • What is the USACE Galveston District's Levee Safety Program?

    Oct 10, 2012

    Q. What is a levee? A. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines a levee as a "man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding." The terms dike and levee are sometimes used interchangeably. Examples of levee systems in the Houston area are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-constructed Texas City and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, Freeport and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System, the Port Arthur and Vicinity Hurricane Protection System and the locally constructed levee systems in Fort Bend County.

  • Teaming up to encourage healthy eating, physical fitness

    Oct 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - It's a simple concept -- start the day off right and good things will follow. That's what U.S. Army Europe leaders are sharing with school children throughout Europe in an effort to encourage healthier lifestyles.

  • USACE Galveston District invests in the Corps' Leadership Development Program

    Oct 10, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 10, 2012) - When it comes to leadership development, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District managers understand that growing leaders will produce a substantial return on investment and enable the agency to remain relevant during tough economic times.

  • TRADOC schools train joint, interagency, multinational students

    Oct 11, 2012

    By the end of fiscal year 2012, more than 500,000 Soldiers will have completed courses taught by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command instructors.

  • DoDDS educators get a taste of military life

    Oct 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - David Craig, a math and physics teacher at Wiesbaden High School, was glad to tour Clay Kaserne for several reasons. The foremost was that he got to see a Blackhawk helicopter up close. He and his students were building helicopter models to study how they work, and seeing the helicopter up close would help him explain their dynamics better.

  • Hispanic values go hand in hand with military values, speaker says

    Oct 10, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The most recent Hispanic recipient of the Medal of Honor is Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, who received the medal from President Barack Obama last year. Petry lost his hand in Afghanistan while saving others from a grenade, and when he received the medal, he became a part of a proud tradition of Hispanics in the U.S. Army.

  • Men walk against domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2012

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- Walking one mile might seem easy, but walking a mile in high-heels might be a little harder. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes was hosted by the Grafenwoehr Army Community Service at Rose Barracks Sept. 22.

  • Multi-National Medical Personnel step up to USAREUR EFMB challenge

    Oct 10, 2012

    ROSE BARRACKS, Germany -- This year's U.S. Army Europe's Expert Field Medical Badge competition was hosted by the 2nd Cavalry Regiment Sept. 10 through 21 at Grafenwoehr training area. U.S. Forces candidates, as well as soldiers from five European countries including Slovenia, United Kingdom, Germany, Estonia and Italy trained and demonstrated their expert medical skills under strict observation in order to obtain the right to be called the best.

  • California city joins Army's Partnership for Youth Success

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Southern California Recruiting Battalion and the City of Coronado, Calif., teamed up to employ Army veterans during a Partnership for Youth Success signing ceremony at the Coronado City Hall, Sept. 18, 2012.

  • Army celebrates first generation network fielding completion

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Army's current tactical communications wide area network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, hit a major milestone when it celebrated the final fielding of the last unit identified to receive the system.

  • Trainer Mentors strengthen trust, capabilities with Afghan Army

    Oct 10, 2012

    "We have a motivated team of Division East Soldiers eager to assist the Afghan Nation Army realize their potential of becoming one of the most professional and effective Armies in the region. Our relationship will be based on trust and the common belief that a strong Afghan Army means a strong Afghan nation."

  • Investigator's Graduation

    Nov 30, -0001

    Police have many challenges that they face including searching through evidence to find a criminal. For a group of Afghan National Police, their new found skills will make finding the culprit much easier. Spc. Matt Kuzara was present as the ANP graduated from an investigators' training course. Soundbites from Capt. Kevin Choi. Produced by Spc. Matt Kuzara. Also available in high definition.

  • Dentists Hit the Road

    Nov 30, -0001

    The traveling doctor may be a thing of the past, but for the Dental Corps from the 2nd Brigade Support Battalion, making the trip to their Soldier patients is a necessity. Army Sgt. Matt Kuzara followed the Dental Corps Soldiers as they took their trade to those in need. Soundbites: Capt. Michael Harper, 2nd BSB Dental Corps Officer. Also available in high definition.

  • Mechanics Keep Things Moving

    Nov 30, -0001

    When the gears of war get jammed, the mechanics of the 2nd Brigade Support Battalion are there to get things moving again. Army Sgt. Matt Kuzara was with the mechanics as they get they got the machines of battle up and running. Includes sound bites from CW3 Brian Stephens, Maintenance Control Officer, 2nd BSB. Also available in high definition.

  • Culvert Denial Training

    Nov 30, -0001

    Training was conducted on a new sensor system designed to work in conjunction with existing culvert denial systems. Also available in high definition.

  • Wild Tiger

    Nov 30, -0001

    During Operation Wild Tiger Soldiers from team Cobra joined their ANSF counterparts to perform disruption missions against insurgent forces. Army Sgt. Matt Kuzara was on a recent mission with team Cobra as they peformed these disruption operations. Sound bite: Spc. Joseph Garza, team Cobra medic. Produced by SPC. Matt Kuzara, WJMKAA-PAO, Unit Home: Joint Base Lewis McChord, Unit: Team Cobra, 2-17FA Battalion, Location: Shah Wali Kot District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

  • Bayonet brigade deactivates at Baumholder

    Oct 10, 2012

    The 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team conducted a casing of the colors ceremony Oct. 9 in the Hall of Champions on Smith Barracks.

  • Kings of battle assists in joint operations

    Nov 30, -0001

    A thunderous roar echoes across the mountains of Afghanistan as artillerymen with 2nd Platoon, B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division provide needed indirect-fire support for their fellow soldiers and Afghan National Army partners with one of the most advanced artillery gun systems in the Army.

  • Well trained artillerymen pass the bar during live fire certification

    Nov 30, -0001

    Artillerymen race against the clock as they position their M7774A Howitzer and prepare to fire. Luckily for the enemy, the click of a stopwatch is heard instead of the deafening boom of artillery.

  • AUP lead the way in narcotics prevention

    Nov 30, -0001

    An Afghan Uniformed Policeman signals to a vehicle driving down the street to pull over. The driver quickly complies and rolls down his window as he pulls up to the policeman.

  • Legionnaires overcome difficult challenges to secure CH-47

    Nov 30, -0001

    A CH-47 helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in the Arghandab district in southern Afghanistan Aug. 12 when the helicopter suffered from mechanical errors.

  • Legionnaire mail representatives work hard to strengthen morale

    Nov 30, -0001

    Legionnaires with the personnel office of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division work hard to ensure the quick delivery of mail to Soldiers with the Combined Task Force Legion in southern Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers work with ALP to build stronger, independent security

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Afghan Local Police of Magat, Afghanistan conducted their first partnered patrol with their U.S. counterparts from 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division inside the city they call home Oct. 5.

  • Solo patrols showing potential, increasing confidence of ANA

    Oct 10, 2012

    As task forces across Afghanistan continue to adjust to their role as trainers, mentors and enablers, the members of the Afghan National Security Forces are also learning to adjust. As coalition forces begin to transfer the responsibility of security in provinces across the country, the ANSF are increasingly taking the lead in the planning and execution of missions, increasing their presence in local villages and earning the trust of the people of Afghanistan.

  • Driven to Success: JMTC's new Driver's Training Complex officially opens

    Jul 1, 2013

    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, October 4th, 2012.

  • Logistics Readiness Center Honshu Pinning Ceremony

    Oct 11, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Oct. 10, 2012) -- Col. Michael C. Lopez, commander of the 403rd Army Field Support Brigade, pins to Jose A. Toro, director of the Logistics Readiness Center Honshu during a ceremony held Oct. 10 at U.S. Army Garrison Japan headquarters. The LRC, formerly under the Directorate of Logistics at USAG-J, now falls under Army Materiel Command as of Oct. 1.

  • 622nd MCT help resupply troops in the field

    Nov 30, -0001

    Deployed to one of the most dangerous areas in Afghanistan, a movement control detachment resupplies hundreds of troops in the field. Every morning, Soldiers with 622nd Movement Control Detachment round up Afghan drivers so cargo can be delivered. The cargo each driver has ranges from food for the dining facility to mission critical equipment.

  • USAG Yongsan raises awareness of domestic violence

    Oct 10, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service held a Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation ceremony to raise awareness and the importance of the prevention of domestic violence at Yongsan Garrison, Republic of Korea, Oct. 2, 2012.

  • Fort Bliss Soldier healing to transition

    Oct 10, 2012

    Spc. Hope Clark calls herself a broken Soldier. The Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Bliss, Texas, just calls her a Soldier -- with goals, candor and an understanding of what transition opportunities for wounded warriors is really about.

  • Celebrate "Hispanic Heritage Month" with Army Strong Stories

    Oct 23, 2012

    In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 -- Oct. 15) Army Strong Stories, the U.S. Army's premier Soldier blog and storytelling community, is featuring blog posts and video stories from Hispanic Soldiers discussing their proud heritage.

  • Women excel in new jobs

    Oct 10, 2012

    First Lt. Carolyn Majchszak and 2nd Lt. Stacey Sadowski are playing a significant role in Army history, although neither one of them sees it that way. For these women, and 37 others of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, they are just Soldiers doing their job.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know 1st Sgt. Joshua Ochs

    Oct 10, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know 1st Sgt. Joshua Ochs

  • Ironhorse leadership takes on Tough Mudder

    Oct 10, 2012

    Photo Release

  • Muleskinner Soldier completes tough medical competition

    Oct 10, 2012

    Photo Release

  • Soldier's love for golf propels her to compete

    Oct 11, 2012

    Golf players, like most sports players, go through many different emotions like frustration, joy, and anger while out on the course. Col. Shauna Snyder, human resources chief, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), U.S. Army Pacific coolly ran that gamut of emotions and the result was pure joy as she defended her title and finished in first place at the All Army Golf trials competition on the Fort Jackson, S.C Wildcat golf course 3 Oct.

  • Yongsan Community pushes for changes during AFAP conference

    Oct 11, 2012

    The 2013 U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Army Family Action Plan Conference was held to bring together Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, and DA Civilians to identify and elevate quality of life issues for action by senior Army leaders here, Oct. 3-4.

  • Alaska paratroopers transfer Afghanistan mission

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Spartans of 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, based at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, officially relinquished responsibility and operations of Forward Operating Base Salerno, and the Khowst and Paktya provinces, to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air-Assault), Task Force Rakkasan, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., in a transfer of authority ceremony Oct. 6.

  • A Montana Farewell

    Oct 10, 2012

    A mobilization ceremony was held Oct. 6 to say goodbye to about 50 Soldiers of the 652nd Regional Support Group, a U.S. Army Reserve unit headquartered at Fort Harrison, Mont.

  • MASCAL drills make MEDEVAC plan more proficient

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. (Oct. 9, 2012) -- Mortars hit Gorgas Army Airfield, as a field training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La., Oct. 8, causing the number of casualties to exceed the hospital's capabilities to provide immediate medical care. Soldiers made a high-speed sprint to the closest place for adequate cover; when the "All Clear" sounded, all first responders and all participating parties helped to get the wounded personnel to immediate care.

  • Medal of Honor recipients connect with Hawaii's WTB Soldiers

    Oct 9, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Medal of Honor recipients Roger H.C. Donlon and Sammy L. Davis met with Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers in a meet and greet at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, here, Oct. 3. Donlon and Davis received the nation's highest medal for valor for their actions during the Vietnam War. Of the 81 living MOH recipients, 50 are in Hawaii for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's annual convention, Oct. 1-6.

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