Archive: Oct 2012

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  • Combat effectiveness focus of Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 5, 2012

    Improved energy efficiency ties directly to mission success, said Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment.

  • ACC to host stand down as part of Army's initiative to stem suicide trend

    Oct 25, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno opened the service-wide suicide prevention stand down with senior leaders in the Pentagon, Sept. 27, by announcing that 237 Soldiers have potentially taken their lives so far this year and that the Army will step up its resilience training to combat the problem.

  • Global logistics concept discussed during FORSCOM commanders forum

    Oct 4, 2012

    Logistics for the Army of 2020 was a key topic discussed during the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) commander's forum held Oct. 2-3 in the FORSCOM headquarters at Marshall Hall.

  • Trainer Mentors plan to strengthen trust, capabilities with Afghan Army

    Oct 4, 2012

    An unexpected delay in Manus forced the new First Army Trainer Mentor Team-East to transition operations in Afghanistan in only 36 hours. Luckily, the outgoing team, TMT-West, prepared for the unexpected, and the two teams transitioned smoothly.

  • Fort Lee archaeology facility to share history, artifacts with public

    Oct 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) -- Borrow an archaeologist's eyes, and you'll see a different Fort Lee.

  • Human Figure Modeling conducted by HRED

    Oct 4, 2012

    U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) employees within the Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) are working to expand the use of modeling tools to assess and improve system performance, usability and overall ergonomic design. Modeling and simulation are playing an important role in the engineering development of modern military systems, such as ground and aviation platforms, and will play an even greater role in the future.

  • Odierno, Biden announce education milestone for military kids

    Oct 4, 2012

    More than 100 colleges and universities have signed on to a White House initiative to prepare educators for the unique needs of their military-connected students, Jill Biden announced Oct. 3, 2012, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

  • Built to last

    Nov 30, -0001

    Anyone who has spent an amount of time camping with the Boy Scouts knows the first rule of camping is "leave it better than you found it." The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, has taken this simple rule to extremes.

  • Suicide prevention: 'Even in the depths of crisis, you still have a choice'

    Oct 4, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - "Remember, even in the depths of crisis, you still have a choice. Reach out. You are not weak. You are not alone. Look to your left. Look to your right. We are here. Shoulder to shoulder, Soldier to Soldier, ready to help." Those were the words of Jack Benson, a suicide prevention expert and a founder of the Veteran's Crisis Line, as he spoke before hundreds of U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Soldiers at the Wiesbaden Fitness Center during Suicide Prevention Stand-Down Day, Sept. 20.

  • Gimlet Soldiers give back to the Big Island and veterans

    Oct 10, 2012

    POEHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii--Soldiers from the 1st Battalion 21st Infantry (Gimlets) continued the work of their predecessors when they spent Saturday morning Sept. 29 planting Native Hawaiian trees and shrubs at the West Hawaii Veteran's Cemetery on Hawaii Island.

  • Joint fire drill strengthens bond between Army, city firefighters in Japan

    Oct 4, 2012

    More than 60 Japanese firefighters from Sagamihara City, Japan, took part in an exercise hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Japan that was meant to foster a strong bilateral relationship between the two organizations and enhance their fire protection and response operations.

  • Ready and Resilient at Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT)

    Nov 8, 2012

    For years, the military has focused on the physical strength of its force. It now realizes that soldiers and their families need strength in all areas of their lives including physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual strength.

  • Army pharmacists: The medication experts

    Oct 5, 2012

    The profession of pharmacy is more than a "lick, stick, and pour" dispensary role. Pharmacists are often seen as the pill dispensers -- handing your prescription to you across the counter with instructions on how to take your medicine. Pharmacy professionals take great pride in giving their best to Soldiers, retirees and beneficiaries. The professionals review medication profiles for potential drug interactions, counsel and understand biochemical mechanisms of actions of drugs, drugs' uses, therapeutic roles, side effects and monitoring parameters.

  • Fort Lee Quartermaster Soldiers share suicide stories

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 4, 2012) -- With the telling of five tragic stories, military and civilian workers of the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade witnessed one of the more poignant moments of the Sept. 27 Suicide Prevention Stand Down Day here.

  • SATCON Trades Land for Water; tours Navy Ship

    Oct 3, 2012

  • FORSCOM senior leaders address health of the force

    Oct 3, 2012

    Senior leaders from throughout U.S. Army Forces Command held an open forum Wednesday on the welfare of Soldiers within the command. One theme resonated -- whatever they do, it's important that Soldiers get the help they need. Topics discussed during the Health of the Force Panel at the Oct. 2-3 FORSCOM Commander's Forum included suicides, hazing, substance abuse, family violence, criminal behavior, sexual assault and leadership responsibility. At the forefront of the discussion was proposed regulation that, if approved, will allow commanders to have better visibility of crimes committed by Soldiers, with the intent of reducing risks to units.

  • 'Tough to Talk' promotes dialogue

    Oct 3, 2012

    Faith Middle School's "Tough to Talk" series explores issues teens face including surviving high school, sex, drugs and alcohol, and bullying. The sessions are facilitated by Military Family Life Consultant and gives parents opportunities to explore issues that may be difficult for them to discuss with their children. The school held it's first session Thursday and discussed the issue of suicide to coincide with the Armywide Suicide Stand Down. The discussion centered on what parents and children can do if they notice signs that someone might be thinking about committing suicide by exploring the signs, statistics and those most vulnerable.

  • 36th ID assumes disaster-coordination mission in West

    Oct 4, 2012

    The Texas Army National Guard's 36th Infantry Division assumed command and control of the Guard's Domestic All-Hazards Response Mission-West this week, requiring the division to synchronize the Guard's response to disasters west of the Mississippi River.

  • CPR/AED classes proven lifesavers

    Oct 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - More and more APG employees are registering for the monthly CPR/AED classes offered by the Directorate of Emergency Services and the emergency medical responders who conduct the classes could not be happier.

  • Virtual Clearance Training Suite teaches Soldiers to fight IEDs in safe environment

    Oct 4, 2012

    A Virtual Clearance Training Suite arrived on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in August, which marked the third fielding of these training systems.

  • Groups work to repair, fix widow's home

    Oct 3, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Army Combatives School and Both Hands organization came together with House of Heroes Friday and Saturday to work on the home of Gertrude Collins of Smith Stations, Ala. Gertrude's husband, retired 1st Sgt. Thomas Collins, who was a 21-year Army veteran, passed away 10-weeks ago.

  • Distracted driving regulations clarified

    Oct 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - In the interest of making Aberdeen Proving Ground a safe place for all drivers and pedestrians, the Director of Emergency Services shared his thoughts on the following laws and regulations. Chris Ferris, who assumed the DES leadership in June, said he is concerned that too many drivers on APG are not familiar with state and installation laws concerning driver distractions involving cell phone use and texting.

  • 5th AR trains Guard engineers for Afghanistan deployments

    Oct 3, 2012

    The 5th Armored Brigade's Task Force Redhawk conducted two culminating training events recently with the Arizona Army National Guard's 258th Engineer Company from Phoenix and the Mississippi Army National Guard's 857th Engineer Company from Picayune, Miss. Both companies are horizontal engineer units that will conduct construction missions in Afghanistan.

  • Soldier selected for White House Fellowship

    Oct 4, 2012

    Maj. Archie L. Bates III is one of 15 professionals nation-wide who have been appointed to the 2012-2013 class of White House Fellows.

  • Basic Combat Training Diary: Week Seven

    Oct 25, 2012

    Part eight of the series: Following a company of Soldiers going through Basic Combat Training with insight into their week of training and their thoughts on the process. This week, the Soldiers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment started their seventh week of Basic Combat Training by transitioning from Basic to Advance Rifle Marksmanship.

  • Journalists invade Fort Leonard Wood

    Oct 3, 2012

    When 17 journalists came to Fort Leonard Wood last week they weren't coming for the next great headline or breaking story; they came to learn about the Army.

  • MD Route 715 gate closes on weekends tentative starting Oct. 5

    Oct 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Beginning Oct. 5, the MD Route 715 gate on Maryland Boulevard will be closed for traffic on Friday evenings and weekends as the installation's Directorate of Public Works conducts unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey operations at the Maryland Pond opposite Ruggles Golf Course.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot welcomes its first female test pilot

    Oct 10, 2012

    For the first time in its 51 year history, Corpus Christi Army Depot welcomed a female maintenance test pilot.

  • First US Army cantor spreads faith on deployment

    Nov 30, -0001

    First Lt. David Frommer lit candles as he led a small group of service members and civilians in the chanting of the Torah. A chaplain of four years, Frommer has conducted several celebrations of the biblical holiday Sukkot (Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles), but this was his first in the Middle East.

  • Combined Federal Campaign kicks off at Rock Island Arsenal

    Oct 3, 2012

  • Military Police sharpen combat medical skills at McCoy simulation center

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis., -- Combat medics from a Military Police Command conducted medical recertification training from March 5-14 at Fort McCoy. Sgt. 1st Class Fernando Garcia, the senior medic for the 200th Military Police Command, headquartered at Fort Meade, Md., said he likes to bring his unit to train at the Fort McCoy Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) because the training here is "levels above the other ones."

  • 2013 Presidential Inauguration details discussed

    Oct 3, 2012

    The 2013 Presidential Inauguration was on the agenda for more than 25 law enforcement agencies that operate in the National Capital Region during a working luncheon hosted by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, the commanding general of the Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

  • Army researchers use cutting edge 3D printers

    Dec 17, 2012

    Three-dimensional objects are created with computer-aided design programs at a lab managed by the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Gold Star Mothers

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army recognizes the sacrifice and strength of mothers of fallen service members.

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

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fire support teams from 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 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.

  • Out of the Darkness

    Oct 4, 2012

    The 593rd along with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted the Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk to provide information to the JBLM community and promote the importance of seeking help.

  • 'Merritt's Marauders' graduate from new Mountain Warrior Leader Course

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of Class 01-12 proudly stood in formation as they accepted their certificates of completion as the first graduates of a new postwide training program Friday at the Light Fighter School. The graduation ceremony marked the end of nearly two weeks of mentally and physically demanding training, which was aimed at producing junior leaders able to effectively lead Soldiers in conducting small-unit operations.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers mark fastest vehicle draw in the west

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- As Soldiers scramble in the heat of the California desert sun to draw vehicles and equipment from the preposition equipment yard, they are unaware of the record they are about to break.

  • 10th Sustainment Soldiers redeploy to Fort Drum

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Family Members, friends and fellow Soldiers gathered Thursday at Monti Physical Fitness Center to welcome home 100 Soldiers from 10th Sustainment Brigade Troops Battalion from their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

  • ASC conducts suicide prevention 'stand down' with many events

    Oct 3, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command conducted a variety of events in its "stand down" day Sept. 27 with the ultimate goal of preventing suicide amongst the force.

  • A lifetime of service: Fort Drum civilian retires after dedicating 54 years to military

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fifty-four years may seem like a lifetime to some, but to one Fort Drum civilian employee, it marks the end of a long and proud career.

  • WHINSEC earns 2012 Dr. William J. Perry Award

    Oct 3, 2012

    The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation has received the Dr. William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defense Education from the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, a component of the U.S. National Defense University, Washington, DC.

  • Army Signal chief visits CERDEC for a look ahead

    Oct 4, 2012

    Army leaders from its research and development, and requirements communities met at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 25, 2012, to strengthen existing ties and discuss opportunities to leverage one another for future support.

  • Rangers remember tragic training accident

    Oct 5, 2012

    On the bank of a slough winding off the Yellow River, Army Ranger instructors took a moment Oct. 3, 2012, to remember one of the worst training accidents in the group's history.

  • Flu vaccines ready at MACH

    Oct 3, 2012

    Martin Army Community Hospital has announced the 2012-2013 influenza immunization schedule.

  • October is Army Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 3, 2012

    October is Energy Awareness Month!

  • Everyone has a story: WTU Soldier overcomes life challenges

    Oct 3, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- From the moment U.S. Army Sgt. Hilton Hunter received his orders to his first duty station, he began to prepare himself for a journey that would take him from the football field to Afghanistan and beyond.

  • TACOM FMX dedicates buildings

    Oct 3, 2012

    Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command's Fleet Management Expansion Directorate dedicated two of its newest buildings Thursday during a ceremony on Harmony Church. Buildings 5405 and 5415, which collectively make up the Maneuver Center of Excellence Combat Equipment Maintenance Complex, were named in honor of Joseph Williams and 1st Lt. G. Murl Conner, respectively. Together, the Joe Williams Maintenance Facility and Conner Hall service hundreds of tanks and Bradleys in a given year.

  • CTSF director pins Navy combat medal on Vietnam vet

    Oct 3, 2012

    When Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF) safety officer Craig Jones joined the Navy out of high school in 1965, he probably never thought he'd be hanging out of the side door of a Huey firing a machine gun at a pajama-clad enemy in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. But that is how he spent a year of his military career, between 1969 and 1970. Now, 42 years after the fact, Jones is being recognized for his service. Recently, CTSF Director COL John C. Matthews, at Jones' request, pinned the Navy Combat Aircrew Wing award on the former Sailor's chest.

  • ASC honors retirees at quarterly ceremony

    Oct 3, 2012

  • Post honors Gold Star Mothers

    Oct 3, 2012

    Always held on the last Sunday of September, Gold Star Mother's Day is set aside to honor the mothers of service members who have given their lives for their country. The organization, founded in 1928, includes nearly 150 chapters nationwide.

  • Army successfully demonstrates tactical operations smart grid

    Oct 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations, this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Fire Refresher Training

    Oct 3, 2012

    Fire refresher training ensures that firefighters and support personnel have information regarding current initiatives, the upcoming fire season, and any policy/guidance changes.

  • 14th CSH Soldiers deploy

    Oct 3, 2012

    Soldiers from 14th Combat Support Hospital deploy to several locations in Afghanistan to conduct medical operations including preventive medicine, veterinary care and medical logistics.

  • Small business specialists tackle training, workload

    Oct 3, 2012

    Twenty small business specialists from throughout the Mission and Installation Contracting Command gathered for an internal business meeting Sept. 17-20 in San Antonio to build greater awareness of policies and strengthen core skills.

  • Canadian Forces PMO visits Guardian Justice

    Oct 3, 2012

    Senior leadership from the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal visited with 200th Military Police Command Soldiers during Exercise Guardian Justice May 14-15 located in a remote training area of Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Expanded surgical services available at U.S. Army Health Center in Vicenza, Italy

    Oct 15, 2012

    An increase in staff and the helping hands of a traveling orthopedic surgeon have expanded same-day surgical services at U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza to the betterment of Soldiers and Family members alike. Surgical services presently available include general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, oral-maxillofacial surgery, pediatric dentistry and some dermatological procedures. The availability of more same-day services in the Caserma Ederle-based health clinic saves patients both the time and hassle of travel elsewhere for the medical attention they need.

  • US honors Serbian friendship

    Oct 4, 2012

    The cheers of more than 520 World War II Allied airmen being evacuated from Pranjani is a 68-year-old memory for the residents of this rural, farming village. The town is home to the greatest rescue operation behind enemy lines during the Second World War. The people of Pranjani risked their lives to care for downed American aviators until their eventual evacuation in 1944.

  • Real talk with Allison Davis: On domestic abuse

    Oct 3, 2012

    Allison Davis is a mother of three. She's an avid traveler. She's approachable, compassionate, easy to talk, good at listening, and what's more, she has more than 18 years of experience with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. She's the Schweinfurt garrison victim advocate.

  • American troops participate in Gangnam Marathon

    Oct 3, 2012

    American military personnel and their families participated in the 2012 Gangnam Marathon in Seoul, Oct. 3, 2012.

  • Marine Division families, friends remember their fallen

    Nov 30, -0001

    Each December since 2007, there has been a wreath laying ceremony at Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk. During the ceremony, family members, friends and comrades of fallen 3rd Infantry Division soldiers gather to remember those that will not be here for the holidays. 



  • 6th Battalion, 37th FAR Section Cert. Training

    Oct 3, 2012

    6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a fire direction control section certification Oct. 2 on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea. The purpose of the training was to certify each section for a live-fire exercise scheduled for the near future. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. Kim Han-byeol, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs specialist/Released.)

  • USFOR-A Senior Enlisted Tour the DFIP

    Oct 3, 2012

    Several senior enlisted advisors assigned to U.S. Forces Afghanistan toured the Detention Facility in Parwan September 27, 2012, to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission performed at the DFIP.

  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force school hosts bilateral exchange with Army engineers

    Oct 3, 2012

    Japan Engineer District representatives at Camp Zama, Japan, continued a nearly 20-year tradition recently when the unit's deputy commander and Forward Engineer Support Team leader were hosted by Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Engineer School officials at Camp Katsuta in Ibaraki prefecture.

  • Watervliet takes AMC CG to a world beyond simple charts and production numbers

    Oct 3, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, who assumed duties as the 18th Commander of the Army Materiel Command Aug. 7, 2012, was presented with 200 years of Arsenal history during his first visit to this historic post on Oct. 2, 2012.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Lovett Bennett

    Oct 9, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Lovett Bennett

  • Communication exercises in full swing as Army preps for its next large-scale network test

    Oct 3, 2012

    In preparation for the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, the System of Systems Integration Directorate, with support from the Army Test and Evaluation Command, the Brigade Modernization Command and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, kicked off a four-week-long network validation exercise, last month.

  • Forward support troops conduct convoy training

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- As situational training and gunnery approaches, support units have a separate set of skills that must be utilized and perfected for gunnery to succeed.

  • Soldiers commemorate Garry Owen's Birthday

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- It was a memorable event as Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, lead a commemorative run with Soldiers assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, here, Sept 21.

  • Lancer officer volunteers, maintains relationship with sons

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "On my honor, I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law…"

  • Stallion Soldier uses obstacles as motivation

    Oct 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Growing up, his dream was to be a United States Soldier.

  • Senior leader from Land of the Rising Sun visits National Capital Region

    Oct 17, 2012

    Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Eiji Kimizuka receives the Legion of Merit (Degree of Commander) from U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Sept. 27, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Gen. Kimizuka received the award for promoting family welfare through the development of a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force family support structure. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • USAG Daegu firefighters respond to Korean factory fire, chemical leak

    Oct 2, 2012

    GUMI CITY, REPUBLIC OF KOREA -- Firefighters from U. S. Army Garrison Daegu responded to a mutual aid assist request from Korean firefighters combating a factory explosion and fire which released fluorine gas here Sept. 27.

  • 'Rakkasans' deploy to assist Afghan forces

    Oct 3, 2012

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, "Rakkasans,"101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is preparing to assume responsibility of eastern Afghanistan from the 4th Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, as part of the unit's sixth deployment since 2001.

  • Vaccines prevent spread of flu virus

    Oct 3, 2012

    The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. There are two vaccination options available for the flu virus. The inactivated (killed) vaccine is administered as an injection and can be given to people from six months of age and older. The live (weakened) vaccine is sprayed into the nostrils and is recommended for people between the ages of two through forty-nine, who are not pregnant, and in healthy condition. Both methods are effective in protecting against the virus for a year.

  • BJACH Soldiers take 'Best Medic' event

    Oct 2, 2012

    For the second year in a row, Sgt. 1st Class David Murray and 1st Sgt. Michael Pini, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, forged ahead of the pack to capture the Southern Regional Medical Command Best Medic Competition. This year's competition, hosted by Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and Fort Hood, Texas, matched six teams, each representing commands within SRMC, in several events over a grueling three-day period.

  • South Polk Parent Teacher Organization raises, needs good

    Oct 2, 2012

    It doesn't take a village to raise a child: It takes an installation like Fort Polk and the volunteers and parents who live there. South Polk Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization, with volunteers like coordinator Staci Stipe, Liliana Farrell and Tina Deffendol, inspires student excellence both socially and academically and fosters a sense of community within the microcosm of the elementary school.

  • Hawaii kicks off Pacific Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 2, 2012

    The 2012 Pacific Combined Federal Campaign officially kicked off with a breakfast at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena Oct. 1.

  • Tragedy turns to testimony; one man's battle for breath

    Oct 2, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- Wheel-chair bound motivational speaker, Kevin Brooks, inspired audiences at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater Sept. 26-27 when he shared his uplifting survival story -- a story which changed his life, and the lives of countless others -- forever. Brooks' self-admitted "mangled mess" left him desperately trying to wiggle his toes. In June 2000, at age 21, Brooks crashed his vehicle after a binge-drinking spree leaving him a paraplegic with a 30 percent chance of survival and killing his best friend, Brendon. He never remembered crashing that night, let alone Brendon getting in the car with him. He put together the pieces of the evening through eyewitness accounts from first responders.

  • District Cleans Up Weapons Disposal Site at Kirtland

    Oct 2, 2012

    The Air Force identifies old or unneeded munitions, small arms and UXO that need disposed of at sites like the 165-acre Open Burn and Open Detonation site on Kirtland Air Force Base, created in the 1950s. In 2010, when the Air Force decided to close the site, initiating a mandatory cleanup required by regulation, they turned to the Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Corps' Contractor Receives Rich G. Levad Award

    Oct 2, 2012

    Duane Nelson, a Corps' contractor at John Martin Dam and Reservoir, received the Rich G. Levad Award Aug. 25 from members of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory near Barr Lake, Colo. The purpose of the award is to recognize the efforts of individuals who have provided distinguished service, made scholarly contributions, or have shown great enthusiasm regarding bird and habitat conservation throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

  • AMC commander meets with Soldiers, civilians

    Oct 2, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Gen. Dennis L. Via met with military and civilian logistics personnel Tuesday in Hays Hall during his first visit to Fort Drum as U.S. Army Materiel Command's senior leader.

  • Practice makes perfect: Muscle memory makes for greater results

    Oct 3, 2012

    Pilots with companies B and C, 3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, will be spending three weeks in October sharpening their skills here at Fort Campbell, Ky. To qualify annually, the pilots must be able to prove their proficiency in certain tasks, from tight turns and rolls to hitting targets accurately. The AH-64 Apache helicopter aerial gunnery tables consist of day and night time firing. The purpose is to engage and destroy enemy targets efficiently in combat.

  • Currahees walk, shoot during Eagle Flight III

    Oct 2, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky- Soldiers with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conducted walk-and-shoot training exercises Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2012 as part of the Eagle Flight III field exercise at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Welcome to the Network Enterprise Center, 30th Signal Battalion-Hawaii!

    Oct 2, 2012

  • Electric + Gas = Tooele Army Depot, Chevy Volt

    Oct 2, 2012

    As more electric vehicles are becoming a common sight on some military bases as the Department of Defense adds road-capable electric cars such as the Chevy Volt to their fleet, Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) was selected to receive one of the first energy efficient electric cars within the Army Materiel Command (AMC).

  • Century of service, economic impact garners regional award

    Oct 11, 2012

    The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance recognized the Army's century of service at Tobyhanna during their 48th Annual Dinner here Thursday.

  • FORSCOM hosts Commander's Forum

    Oct 2, 2012

    Commanders, command sergeants major and representatives from the FORSCOM staff gathered to discuss leading, manning, training, equipping, maintaining and resourcing FORSCOM units to ensure they are prepared to support geographic combatant commanders, at home and abroad.

  • Red Lions prepared to train ANA partners on D30 howitzers

    Nov 30, -0001

    It hasn't been a full month yet, but already the soldiers of 1st Battalion 37th Field Artillery, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are preparing themselves for what promises to be a busy deployment.

  • Afghan Army Academy at FOB Eagle graduates 13th class of recruits

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Afghan National Army at Forward Operating Base Eagle, Zabul province, graduated more than 20 Afghan recruits Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. It was the 13th class to graduate the ANA Academy at FOB Eagle since the instruction of recruits was turned over to Afghan non-commissioned officers January 2011.

  • Radio Literacy program instills desire for education in Afghanistan

    Oct 3, 2012

    It's said that education is power and nowhere is that truer than in Zabul province, Afghanistan, where for a time the Taliban controlled the populace by means of intimidation which included preventing people there from working at, or having their children attend school.

  • Female Engagement Teams make a difference

    Nov 30, -0001

    While on patrol in the southern province of Zabul, soldiers from Combined Team Zabul - which is spearheaded by 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington - repeatedly encounter women during their travels through numerous cities and villages. Women account for nearly half the population of Afghanistan and have considerable influence on Afghan society; however, engaging them in dialogue is problematic as Afghan culture prohibits males from looking at or talking to women. That's where the members of the Female Engagement Teams - or FET - come into play.

  • New mayor has to Beall things to all people

    Nov 30, -0001

    There is no doubt that a mayor's job is difficult. It is infinitely more challenging when you take the duties and responsibilities that come with the position, throw them into a war-torn country like Afghanistan and expect the newly appointed "mayor" to learn on-the-job. Nevertheless, that is exactly what occurred when Cpt. Matt Beall, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Task Force 1st Squadron 14th Cavalry Regiment, took over the mayoral reins at Forward Operating Base Apache.

  • Unit readiness exercise prepares medics to save lives

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from Battle Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, Task Force 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, conducted a unit readiness exercise at the newly refurbished Forward Operating Base Sweeney, Jan. 20, 2012.

  • Moving on up, to the east side

    Nov 30, -0001

    Moving into a new residence for the first time is a challenge for anyone. When that residence is some place that has not seen any sizeable American forces in nearly five years, and is in a state of disrepair, it is infinitely more challenging.

  • The 'Voice of Shinkai': Rock star status in a box (Part 3 of 3)

    Nov 30, -0001

    Many radio stations throughout Afghanistan have a call-in show, or an office with a telephone for the public to call and state their opinions to the radio station, said Sgt. Kat Klosinski, a non-commissioned officer from Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul, 432nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Green Bay, Wis. The Shinkai district, however, is devoid of phones, so we had to come up with some other means of reaching out to the local populace.

  • The 'Voice of Shinkai': Rock Star status in a box (Part 2 of 3)

    Nov 30, -0001

    (An ongoing series on the Radio Literacy Program) The 432nd Civil Affairs Team began the Radio Literacy Program in Shinkai district with approximately 100 literacy books and 200 radios that were stored at Forward Operating Base Sweeney, Zabul province, Afghanistan.

  • The 'Voice of Shinkai': Rock Star status in a box (Part 1 of 3)

    Nov 30, -0001

    (An ongoing series on the Radio Literacy Program) Shinkai district is an inauspicious place in southern Zabul province, Afghanistan, where the population lives a humble existence in contrast to western standards. There is no electricity, televisions, computers or internet. The only working telephones in town are a few satellite phones that are available for use by locals who can afford to pay per minute to use them.

  • Keeping the roads of Afghanistan safe, one IED at a time

    Nov 30, -0001

    The soldiers of Combined Task Force Arrowhead may be the newest kids on the block, in Regional Command South, Afghanistan, but they've got an experienced team on their side where finding improvised explosive devices is concerned.

  • 389th Finance goes where soldiers go to 'show them the money'

    Nov 30, -0001

    Located 6,343 feet above sea level, in the southern fringes of the Safed Koh Range, in southeast Afghanistan, Forward Operating Base Sweeney is certainly one of the most remote coalition bases in Zabul province, if not the most remote. As a result, soldiers here lack some of the services often found at larger FOBs throughout the country, such as finance.

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