Archive: Oct 2012

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  • ASA(ALT)'s October Significant Accomplishment PEO Ammution's Own Mr. Harvard Yuen

    Oct 9, 2012

  • Army developing new Fixed-Wing Aircraft

    Oct 9, 2012

  • Signing event renews USAEC Adopt-A-School partnership

    Oct 9, 2012

    In an event presided over by FSHES Principal Tonya Hyde, Dr. Gail Siller, Superintendent of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District joined USAEC Commander, Col. Mark A. Lee in signing a special poster-sized agreement featuring photos of past Adopt-a-School activities. With the signing, USAEC volunteers agreed to continue sharing knowledge of the environmental sciences, professional career paths and a genuine love of lifelong discovery with FSHES students and faculty.

  • Currahees conduct CALFEX during Eagle Flight III

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted combined arms live-fire exercises, Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2012 as part of the brigade's Eagle Flight III field exercise at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • DA Civilian is First Woman Inducted Into Civil Affairs Hall of Fame

    Jan 24, 2013

    U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) Department of the Army civilian is first woman inducted into Civil Affairs Hall of Fame.

  • San Antonio Military Health System celebrates first year

    Oct 9, 2012

    San Antonio Military Health System celebrated its one-year anniversary with a ceremony at San Antonio Military Medical Center Sept 14.

  • Wounded Warriors renew 68W license

    Oct 9, 2012

    Wounded warriors of Brooke Army Medical Center trained to renew their Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician license at Fort Sam Houston Sept. 11.

  • Realistic training tests new engineer platoon leadership

    Oct 10, 2012

    Platoon leadership assigned to 557th Engineer Company (Animals), 864th Engineer Battalion, work together to construct horizontal projects during training at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. The battalion is currently conducting a month-long exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 864th Pacemakers train to build a solid foundation

    Oct 9, 2012

    The 864th Engineer Battalion is currently conducting a month-long training exercise at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. The training exercise encompasses construction projects, platoon level certifications and individual and crew served weapons qualifications.

  • Emotional retirement, change of responsibility for Joint Command's Army Senior Enlisted Leader

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- 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.

  • Technical Inspectors assess downed equipment to keep mission going

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. (Oct. 9, 2012) -- Two technical inspectors, a part of the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team attached to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, "Wings of the Eagle," get in full battle gear along with their cold weather protection to go to a downed-aircraft location. They must successfully assess whether the downed AH-1 Cobra helicopter needs to be repaired on site or slingloaded back to Gorgas Army Airfield for intensive repairs.

  • Continuing a Sentimental Journey

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Commemorative Air Force Arizona Wing Aviation Museum, a travelling group of aviation enthusiasts, displayed the B-17G at the War Eagles Air Museum at the Doña Ana County Airport Oct. 1-4, but unlike many aircraft displays, Sentimental Journey is a fully-operational, flying history lesson.

  • Bragg MPs stand up against suicide

    Oct 9, 2012

    In July, 38 soldiers took their own lives, setting a deadly record high for the Army. As of September, the total number of soldiers lost to suicide this year is 187. Army leadership prescribed mandatory training for every soldier and civilian member of the force. Fort Bragg's 16th Military Police Brigade held theirs Sept. 25.

  • Retroactive Stop Loss pay deadline set for Oct. 21

    Oct 10, 2012

    The final deadline for Soldiers, veterans and beneficiaries to file for Retroactive Stop Loss special pay has been set at Oct. 21, after which they will no longer be able to apply for the benefit which averages $3,600 per claim.

  • SAMC Soldiers walk children to school, promote safety

    Oct 9, 2012

    Every year in October, children from more than 40 countries join together in celebration of International Walk to School Day, an event that is part of a movement for year-round safe routes to schools. For the Soldiers of Fort Bliss and the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, there is nowhere they would rather have been that Oct. 3 morning, said Sgt. 1st Class Rose Artis, a SAMC member.

  • JBM-HH commissary introduces rewards card

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Joint Base Myer Commissary has officially entered the digital coupon and computerized grocery-saving era.

  • Afghan, ISAF police disrupt narcotics smuggling with help from hounds

    Oct 10, 2012

    The recent threat of insider attacks temporarily slowed partnered activities in Afghanistan recently, but the Soldiers of 563rd Military Police Company reunited with their Afghan Uniform Police partners for the highly-successful Operation Clean Sweep conducted in districts throughout Kandahar City, Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Army conducts safety testing on networked vehicles

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Army has completed safety release testing for a new fleet of networked vehicles, paving the way for Soldiers to begin training on them this month.

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 9, 2012

  • Fort Polk hosts event to honor Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 9, 2012

    A Hispanic Heritage Month celebration took place at the Warrior Community Center Sept. 28. The theme of the month-long observance, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15, is "Diversity United, Building American's Future Today." The event was filled with the color, tradition, art and sound of a variety of Hispanic cultures from Panama, Peru and Puerto Rico to Brazil, Mexico and beyond. Samples of clothing, artwork, instruments, food and more were displayed as attendees walked into the WCC banquet hall, while music and dance were woven into the tapestry of the program.

  • Happy B-Day AAOG!

    Oct 10, 2012

    Col. William McGarrity and Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn Jones display their command's Birthday cake to friends, family and staff at Fort McNair 4 Oct., 2012.

  • Lt. Gen Barbero receives capabilities briefing on replicating extremist networks that employ IEDs

    Oct 9, 2012

    Lt. Gen Barbero receives capabilities briefing on replicating extremist networks that employ the IEDs. In a world of technological advances in electronic capabilities, threats to Coalition Forces are growing and are spreading thanks to newer technologies that can often be undetectable but lethal.

  • Choosing a STEM career: Army Corps of Engineers offers one-stop job opportunities

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Norfolk District brought out their best when they were invited to a career conference last Friday. There was the doodler and reluctant biologist. The nature lover. The video-gamer. The guy who likes explosions. The fourth in a family of engineers. It was Norfolk District's dream STEM team: science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Experts specifically chosen to draw young minds to STEM careers in the military.

  • Dempsey: Veterans are foundation of stronger America

    Oct 10, 2012

    Gen. Martin Dempsey said today's fighting men and women are who they have always been -- individuals shaped by courage, loyalty, resilience, resolve, adaptability, and a passionate curiosity -- during a visit to Kansas State University, Oct. 1, 2012.

  • Deadly choices

    Oct 9, 2012

    Bad decisions, not bad skills, kill more Soldiers on motorcycles than any other cause.

  • New Army Legislative Liaison Chief visits JFHQ-NCR/MDW

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Army's new Chief, Legislative Liaison, Maj. Gen. William E. Rapp, received information on the mission and capabilities of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQ-NCR/MDW) at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Oct. 3.

  • Guard helps Reserve MPs create realistic life-saving training

    Oct 10, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers reached out to their National Guard brothers- and sisters-in-arms to execute a Cumulative Training Exercise on Camp Blanding, Fla., that could save lives.

  • CERDEC division chief recognized for electronic warfare contributions, EW program management

    Oct 9, 2012

    A division chief from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center was honored by the Association of Old Crows for his contributions to the electronic-warfare community at a Sept. 24 ceremony in Phoenix.

  • KAF holds Army 10-Miler shadow run

    Oct 9, 2012

    More than 600 multinational service members and civilian contractors participated in the Army 10-Miler Shadow Run

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 10 October 1974

    Oct 9, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ - The US Army's Intelligence Museum opened at Fort Huachuca with a ribbon cutting by MG Harold Aaron, the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence. The Sphinx was moved from Fort Holabird to Fort Huachuca and took up position in front of the museum.

  • SMDC's CFC tailgate party raises more money, increases participation

    Oct 10, 2012

    Nearly $1,600 raised for CFC

  • Reserve MPs maintain aerial proficiency

    Oct 9, 2012

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark.--Just before 4 a.m. here on July 26, 2012, with the mercury already flirting with 85 degrees Fahrenheit on a moonless and humid Arkansas morning, Army Reservist Staff Sgt. Jeremy Phetteplace told Staff Sgt. Rob Jenkins, "Remember like a Javelin" and asked him, "Clear Prop?"

  • Poli-Sci Professor Leads Another Life as a Brigadier General

    Oct 9, 2012

    Lewis G. Irwin, a Duquesne University associate professor of public policy and American government who is also a brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve, finishes class at the end of the week and heads to the airport. One weekend he's in Knoxville, Tenn. Another, Fort Knox in Kentucky. Still another, Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Closing the books on Fiscal Year 2012

    Oct 9, 2012

    We have closed the books on Fiscal Year 2012 and it was another banner year for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Mentors invite Afghan soldiers to participate in Army Ten-Miler shadow run

    Oct 10, 2012

    Seven Afghan National Army soldiers working for the ANA Army Support Command and subordinate units had the opportunity to participate in the Army Ten-Miler shadow run at Camp Eggers, Afghanistan, Oct. 7, 2012.

  • Hispanic culture celebrated at annual heritage festival

    Oct 9, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 9, 2012) -- West Point celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with the annual Hispanic Festival Sept. 25 at Eisenhower Hall. Nearly 200 cadets, faculty, staff and community members sampled a variety of Latin food and listened and danced to Latin music.

  • Personal trainers provide patrons a path to fitness

    Oct 9, 2012

    With ever-mounting evidence that a healthy lifestyle needs to incorporate not only cardiovascular conditioning but also some sort of resistance training, more and more people are heading to the gym. Unfortunately, statistics show that most will fail to reach their goals.

  • An aviation hero

    Oct 9, 2012

    The desire to become a pilot can stem from various reasons, such as a family background in aviation, being fascinated with flying, or the joy associated with flying an aircraft. For Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joe Roland, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade standardization officer, his desire was a combination of family background and the feeling of flying.

  • Apache pilots - heavy hitters

    Oct 9, 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. The pilots of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, wanted to fly the AH-64 Apache helicopter.

  • Secretary of Defense tours RDECOM contributions to energy security

    Oct 9, 2012

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta learned about the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's contributions to national energy security during a tour of exhibits at the Pentagon, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • Smartcard pilot for spouses and retirees yields valuable feedback

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Army ended a smartcard pilot Oct. 1, 2012, for 900 Army spouses and retirees, who log on to Army private networks such as Army Knowledge Online and Army self-service sites.

  • Energy Expo seeks to help save people, post money

    Oct 9, 2012

    This year's Energy Expo at Fort Rucker, Ala., returns for a second time to educate people on ways to be more energy efficient, not only on post, but in their daily lives.

  • Pathfinders hone unique skills in personnel recovery exercise

    Oct 9, 2012

    When a victim is pinned beneath a vehicle in the U.S., it is the paramedics' job to extract him or her, using powerful tools. In Afghanistan, it is the Pathfinders, whether an accident involves a vehicle or an aircraft.

  • Natick engineer back from Afghanistan after 18 months

    Oct 9, 2012

    Steve Belmore, a mechanical engineer with the Systems Equipment and Engineering Team, Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, spent 18 months with the Corps' Afghanistan Engineer District-South.

  • 2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition Forums and Live Webcast Schedule

    Oct 11, 2012

    2012 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition Forums and Live Webcast Schedule

  • 25th CAB loads helicopters on planes

    Oct 9, 2012

    As dusk approached on Sept. 24 on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, a C-17 Globemaster III arrived to load two UH-60 Black Hawk MEDEVAC helicopters for movement in support of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade. The Black Hawks were brought to Kandahar by C-5 Galaxies which are capable of carrying four UH-60s each. Moving rotary-wing aircraft on fixed-wing assets provide advantages such as longer range and the ability to transport multiple helicopters with the use of only one crew, which effectively saves money and increases safety.

  • Task Force Hurricane makes a dent in Afghanistan

    Oct 8, 2012

    A loader gathers base material used for roads and other infrastructure at Camp John Pratt, Sept. 20. Soldiers of the 875th Engineer Company, under the direct operational control of Task Force Hurricane (841st Engineer Battalion), work sunrise to sunset readying Camp John Pratt to serve as a major retrograde staging area in northern Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. William Dudley, Task Force Hurricane)

  • Soldiers Update -

    Oct 8, 2012

    New technology may make it possible to detect threats like Anthrax and other chemical and biological substances faster.

  • Convoy live fire prepares engineer Soldiers for deployment

    Oct 9, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to 585th Engineer Company, 864th Engineer Battalion conducted convoy live fire training October 6 at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. The training was a part of battalion's preparation for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan to conduct theater combat engineer support and to train Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Soldiers Update - Hawaii Mortar Carrier

    Oct 8, 2012

    Soldier's perfect their mortar skills while firing from a mobile platform during training at Hawaii's Pohakula Training Area.

  • Soldiers Update - Suicide Prevention and Response

    Oct 8, 2012

    Col. George Glaze talks about the importance of a friendly command environment that allows Soldiers to come forward with their issues but also addresses how critical it is for those Soldiers to take the first step.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Pfc. Charles Bell, an infantryman from Homosassa, Fla., climbs out of a Stryker vehicle prior to supporting the Afghan Border Police-led Operation Southern Fist in Afghanistan's Spin Boldak district, Sept. 28, 2012. Bell is with the 2nd Infantry Division's 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment. The unit is part of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members of the 3rd Zone Afghan Border Police wait for their dinner to cook after a mission during Operation Southern Fist in Afghanistan's Spin Boldak district, Sept. 29, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Cpl. B.J. Buie, native of Fayetteville, N.C., digs a machine gun position during Operation Southern Fist in Afghanistan's Spin Boldak district, Sept. 29, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government. Buie is an infantryman with the 2nd Infantry Division's 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The unit is from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Stryker vehicles are lined up at a tactical assembly area during Operation Southern Fist in Afghanistan's Spin Boldak district, Sept. 29, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government. Soldiers pictured are with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment and 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment. Both units are part of the 2nd Infantry Division's 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Pvt. Jamie Queen, from Yorkville, Ill., patrols near a tobacco field during Operation Southern Fist in Afghanistan's Spin Boldak district, Sept. 29, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government. Queen is an infantryman with Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment. The unit is part of the 2nd Infantry Division's 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Chris Hagen, of Winter Haven, Fla., stacks ammunition at a machine gun position during Operation Southern Fist in Afghanistan's Spin Boldak district, Sept. 29, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government. Hagen is an infantryman with the 2nd Infantry Division's 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Chris Hagen, left, and Staff Sgt. Nicholas Crosby, center, prepare to use a chemical detection kit to check for homemade explosive residue on two civilians detained by the Afghan Border Police during Operation Southern Fist in Afghanistan's Spin Boldak district, Sept. 29, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government. Hagen and Crosby are infantrymen with the 2nd Infantry Division's 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Capt. Tom Angstadt, an infantry officer from Anchorage, Alaska, pauses on a patrol during Operation Southern Fist in the village of Obezhan Kalay, Spin Boldak district, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government. Angstadt is the commander of Security Force Assistance Team 8. His home unit is the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Second Lt. Gary Divito, platoon leader with the 1st Squadron of the 14th Cavalry Regiment, listens to radio traffic during Operation Southern Fist in the village of Obezhan Kalay, Spin Boldak district, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government. The 1- 14th Cavalry is part of the 2nd Infantry Division's 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Dust covers the feet of an Afghan boy in the village of Obezhan Kalay in the Spin Boldak district, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2012. The youth was listening while village elders participated in a shura meeting during the Afghan-led Operation Southern Fist.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Maj. Asmatulla Safi, operations officer with the 3rd Zone Afghan Border Police, leads a shura meeting with Afghans from multiple villages during Operation Southern Fist in the village of Obezhan Kalay, Spin Boldak district, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan girls appear outside a house during Operation Southern Fist in the village of Obezhan Kalay, Spin Boldak district, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Dallas, command sergeant major of the 2nd Infantry Division's 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, hands out toys to Afghan children during Operation Southern Fist in the village of Obezhan Kalay, Spin Boldak district, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government. Dallas is from Dallas, Texas.

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Nov 30, -0001

    Pfc. Daniel Rodriguez, an infantryman from Palmdale, Calif., provides security near a stream during Operation Southern Fist in the village of Obezhan Kalay, Spin Boldak district, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2012. The Afghan-led operation focused on denying the enemy freedom of maneuver and to connect local villagers with the Afghan government. Rodriguez is with the 2nd Infantry Division's 1st Squadron of the 14th Cavalry Regiment. The 1-14th Cavalry is part of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

  • 569th Engineers hold IED record in Afghanistan

    Oct 8, 2012

    Soldiers with 2nd Platoon of the 569th Engineer Company gather on a berm at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, Oct. 7, 2012. Soldiers of the 569th Engineers have located hundreds of improvised explosive devices along routes in Spin Boldak since deploying to Afghanistan in February. The engineer unit currently holds the company record for the most IED finds using ground penetrating radar in Afghanistan. The unit is from Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Army.mil homepage featured photos

    Nov 13, 2013

    These photos are displayed on Army.mil in the Featured Photos box.

  • Military, NFL tackle traumatic brain injury

    Oct 8, 2012

    At first glance he looks just like any healthy, young infantryman. He has no visible lacerations and all his limbs are intact. He certainly doesn't look like someone who's been through a blast big enough to knock the tires off of a Stryker.

  • Afghan soldiers become battlefield physician assistants

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan National Army soldiers on the field rely on medics to quickly take care of wounds incurred in action, but whom do the medics rely on for up-to-date training and medical guidance?

  • SDDC CG's visit to 401st AFSB confirms partnership

    Oct 9, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Richardson, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command commanding general, visited 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 3 to see firsthand some of the equipment that will be retrograded using SDDC and other transportation options from the Combined Joint Operations-Afghanistan in the coming months.

  • USACE gives Wounded Warriors on Kandahar Airfield a little slice of home

    Oct 8, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees support recovering Wounded Warriors on Kandahar Airfield by donating items and voluteering to host Wounded Warriors on the Afghanistan Engineer District-South compound for movie night, game night, holiday celebrations and inpromptu get-togethers.

  • Soldiers: Speak up to select new Improved Physical Fitness Uniform

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Program Executive Officer Soldier is offering an online survey to ask troops to choose from the which of the six proposed redesigned uniforms -- which include 32 improvements -- they like best. The survey opened Oct. 9 and will remain online until Oct. 29.

  • Army Air Corps pilots hold final reunion at Lewis-McChord

    Oct 8, 2012

    Former members of the U.S. Army Air Corps' 12th Bombardment Group who have gathered for 46 years in a row to reminisce, met for a final time at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army Receives Award at Liberty USO 71st Anniversary Gala

    Oct 7, 2012

  • Afghan Border Police knock out insurgent activity with Southern Fist

    Oct 9, 2012

    More than 75 members of the Afghan Border Police executed the two-day clearance operation dubbed Southern Fist throughout the Shin Naray and Karr passes in the Spin Boldak district, Afghanistan, Sept. 29-30, 2012.

  • BAF in Pink: Stepping up, out to support breast cancer awareness

    Oct 9, 2012

    Hundreds of runners got their pink on for the BAF in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Run sponsored by 401st Army Field Support Brigade at Bagram Airfield Oct. 6.

  • Afghanistan Engineer District-South builds strong in 2012

    Oct 6, 2012

    Nearly $715 million has been paid by the Afghanistan Engineer District-South for work contractors have completed on projects aimed at helping Afghans develop the stability and security of their nation. Projects ran the gamut from design and construction of university buildings, a hospital, and new facilities for Afghan National Security Forces, to repairs on roads and bridges that promote freedom of movement.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army visits soldiers in Afghan hotspot

    Nov 30, -0001

    After visiting several wounded Soldiers in Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Raymond F. Chandler III noticed that many of those soldiers were injured in Afghanistan's Panjwa'i district, and decided it was high time for a visit.

  • Assistant Secretary Visits Fort Des Moines

    Oct 9, 2012

    The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, visited Fort Des Moines on Oct. 3. Hammack made the stop during her Iowa trip to see a local Army Reserve Center and learn more about the capabilities and challenges the Army Reserve faces in updating its facilities and in energy conservation.

  • Services mark MRAP milestone, celebrate historic accomplishment

    Oct 8, 2012

    Defense officials and leadership from the Army and Marine Corps were joined by Vice President Joseph Biden, Oct. 1, 2012, to commemorate the rapid acquisition and delivery of thousands of mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to Iraq and Afghanistan, and to formally mark the start of the transition of the program's management to the services.

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations now available for all Tricare beneficiaries

    Oct 9, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Seasonal flu vaccinations for all Tricare-enrolled beneficiaries in Hawaii are now available.

  • Smith takes command of PRMC as Gallagher retires

    Oct 9, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers, staff, family members and government civilians, along with local leaders, gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Oct. 4, to bid "a hui hou" to Brig. Gen. Keith Gallagher, outgoing commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, and to welcome the incoming commander, Col. J. Anson Smith.

  • October 3, 2012 -- CSA Remarks at Joining Forces Event (As Delivered)

    Oct 5, 2012

  • Presidio hosts Gold Star luncheon

    Oct 5, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Every year the fourth Sunday of September is for honoring mothers whose sons or daughters died in the line of duty. This year, in recognition of the Gold Star designation, Presidio of Monterey leaders hosted a luncheon for local Gold Star Families here Sept. 28.

  • Hispanic heritage more than genetics

    Oct 5, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio of Monterey community kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month at the Tin Barn Sept. 24. The guest speaker for the event, which was sponsored by the Marine Corps Detachment here, was Marine Staff Sgt. Rafael Campos, Company A first sergeant.

  • Chandler visits Bagram Air Base

    Oct 5, 2012

    SMA Raymond Chandler visits Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan to meet fellow Soldiers.

  • Idaho Guardsmen weaponry familiarization exercise

    Oct 5, 2012

    Top Idaho Army National Guard leaders spend a little time in the field learning the capabilities and operating procedures of the new M1-A2 Abrams SEP V.2 Tank and the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle.

  • Soldier 360 Leaders Course

    Oct 5, 2012

    Non-commissioned officers stationed on Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, participate in the Army's new course in resiliency, the Soldier 360 Leaders Course Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/157519/soldier-360-leaders-course#.UG8rMyKoz1k#ixzz28S5sQ7zI

  • Army Navy spirit

    Oct 5, 2012

    Army Navy 2012 football game promo video.

  • OHP Trooper recognized for outstanding service in the area of water safety

    Oct 5, 2012

    The outstanding accomplishments in the area of water safety education by an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper were recognized with the Commander's Certificate of Appreciation by the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sept. 27.

  • 'Lightning' air defenders ready to protect skies over National Capital Region

    Oct 9, 2012

    About 200 Florida Army National Guard Soldiers are now standing watch over the skies of Washington, D.C., and its surrounding area, having recently passed a seven-month training and testing process that has led to their support of Operation Noble Eagle.

  • Armed forces inaugural task force stands up

    Oct 9, 2012

    A joint task force has been established to coordinate all military ceremonial support for January's presidential inauguration.

  • Tactical communications Special Projects Office closes doors, leaves lasting impact

    Oct 5, 2012

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, much of the Gulf Coast remained without power, clean water and transportation. When emergency services and first responders began to arrive, they found no way to communicate. The underground commercial cellular network, like many homes, businesses and lives, had been destroyed. The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) Special Projects Office (SPO) stepped in and quickly established a backup communications system, allowing the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other relief workers to communicate so the flow of support and aid could now reach stricken areas such as New Orleans.

  • Fort Wainwright civilian employees recognized

    Oct 5, 2012

    "It's one of my favorite things that I do, as the commander here at Fort Wainwright," said Col. Ronald M. Johnson, garrison commander.

  • Vice President Biden Marks Achievements of MRAP Task Force

    Oct 5, 2012

  • Walking through the dark valley of depression

    Oct 5, 2012

    As autumn brings cooler temperatures and thoughts of holiday activities, I ask you to pause for a moment to reflect on how depression can wreak havoc in people's lives. Most of us know a relative, a loved one or a friend who struggles with depression. Sometimes, you or I might be the one experiencing an inner anguish. There are numerous factors that cause depression, including biochemistry, genetics, family history, substance abuse, being ill, diet and experiencing a difficult life event.

  • Army Families

    Oct 5, 2012

    Army families are the strength of the Soldier. Learn more.

  • 'We will never forget': Gold Star Mother shares journey of tragedy, grief, love, hope

    Oct 5, 2012

    ... And as Graham related those words, silence echoed throughout the room, silence broken only by timorous coughing from tightened throats and halting breaths from those who openly cried. Graham is the mother of a fallen service member, a Gold Star Mother.

  • Speeding puts drivers on fast track to nowhere

    Oct 5, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- For many drivers, speeding tickets are a constant threat. The flare of red and blue or the flash of a traffic camera can mean steep fines, points on a license and even long-term driving suspension. Those who drive on the garrison and on local roads must deal with two sets of cops, regulations and punishments when caught speeding.

  • Customer service standards to receive a facelift this fall

    Oct 5, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- By November, over 1,000 employees in the Bavarian Military Community will begin a new customer service regimen that will regulate how different directorates approach and manage their customer relations. The push, which is one of U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Commander Col. James Saenz's priorities for the military community and an Installation Management Command tasker, will address the shifting realities of a leaner budget and institute a standard of customer service across the BMC. "This is an initiative to get ahead of all that and create quality customer service in the BMC," said Tim Ghormley, lead management analyst for the garrison.

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