Archive: Oct 2012

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  • Afghan, U.S. forces 'clean the way' for residents in Shinkai district

    Oct 3, 2012

    The 1st Kandak, 205th Corps of the Afghan National Army, set into motion a mission to clear the roads to and from the local bazaar, in conjunction with Battle Company, 5th Battalion 20th Infantry Regiment, Task Force 1st Squadron 14th Cavalry Regiment, after a three-day storm dumped snow in excess of 24 inches in parts of the district

  • For junior soldiers, deployments can be an especially stressful time

    Nov 30, -0001

    Deployments are never easy for anyone in the armed forces. They are almost always lengthy, demanding, incredibly stressful and a challenge for even the most hardened combat vet.

  • Walking the 'lonely walk.' Who is EOD? (Part 3 of 3)

    Nov 30, -0001

    Approach an IED. Just the thought of doing as much is enough to send shivers down even the bravest soldier's spine, but sometimes that is just what the soldiers of 787 EOD have to do.

  • Walking the 'lonely walk.' Who is EOD? (Part 2 of 3)

    Nov 30, -0001

    Becoming an Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician is no easy matter. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal course involves attending a 10-week pre-course held at Fort Lee, Va., followed by another 8 months of training at the Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal Detachment at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., but that's only if you go straight through. The attrition rate for aspiring EOD techs is high; a lot of students are held back and have to repeat some of the schooling, even then, not everyone makes it.

  • Soldier Show concludes 2012 season, creates memories

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army Soldier Show concluded its 2012 season Sept. 30 in front of a full house at the historic Fort Sam Houston Theater.

  • ACC Commanding General's End of Fiscal Year Video

    Oct 25, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Camille Nichols, U.S. Army Contracting Command's commanding general, completed a video highlighting the great work ACC accomplished in fiscal year 2012.

  • Walking the 'lonely walk.' Who is EOD? (Part 1 of 3)

    Nov 30, -0001

    The silence of a frigid February afternoon was broken by an ominous warning. "Fire in the hole, fire in the hole, fire in the hole," the warning echoed across a sub-freezing landscape draped in ice and snow. Seconds later an explosive ordnance technician from 787th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordnance Battalion, detonated several thermite grenades that destroyed over 500 lbs. of homemade explosive.

  • Crazy Horse Troop, 1-14 Cavalry-ANA partnership 'going very well' (1 of 2)

    Nov 30, -0001

    Eleven years ago when the United States entered Afghanistan, it was a very different place. The Taliban were in power, the Afghan infrastructure was decimated, foreign business was nonexistent, women had zero rights and music and poetry were outlawed.

  • From one soldier to another; blood donors are always in need

    Nov 30, -0001

    April showers may bring flowers, but it also ushers in an increased need for blood donors. Blood donors serve a very important purpose in Afghanistan and all eligible personnel are encouraged to be pre-screened.

  • Eradication of the illicit drug trade is key to Afghanistan's future

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan National Army soldiers from 1st Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 205th Corps, based out of Forward Operating Base Shamulzai, Afghanistan, located and destroyed several acres of opium poppy fields during a routine joint patrol, with elements of Battle Company, 5th Battalion 20th Infantry Regiment, Task Force 1st Squadron 14th Cavalry Regiment, earlier this month.

  • For infantry medics, training is key to saving lives

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers in Afghanistan go to great lengths to prevent being injured. Sometimes, though, even their best efforts are not enough and an improvised explosive device strikes a vehicle or soldier is injured by small arms fire, at which point, combat medics spring into action and apply their training in order to save the soldier's life, limbs or eyesight.

  • ANSF extend the bubble and reduce the seam

    Nov 30, -0001

    Continuing to strengthen their abilities, the Afghan National Army Soldiers led a joint presence patrol with coalition forces through several villages in the Shamulzai district of southern Afghanistan, this past month.

  • STT-SFAT mentor ANA to employ an Afghan solution to an Afghan problem (Part 2 of 2)

    Nov 30, -0001

    Working together with the security force assistance teams, of which there are many, is something called an STT - Stabilization and Transition Team. The STT is a team-led asset designed in part for use by the battle space owner - often times a brigade combat team - to help manage the numerous SFATs throughout their battle space, explained Sgt. Maj. Joseph Marra, the STT senior non-commissioned officer-in-charge/senior advisor for a 48-man STT largely made up of Iraq and Afghan war veterans from the New York Army National Guard. The NY STT's job is to work closely with and support the numerous SFATs throughout 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division's battle space in both Zabul and Kandahar provinces.

  • STT-SFAT mentor ANA to employ an Afghan solution to an Afghan problem (Part 1 of 2)

    Nov 30, -0001

    It is safe to say that after 11 years the focus of the war in Afghanistan has evolved from a conflict led and fought by International Security Assistance Forces, with a focus on brigade combat teams completing missions, to a more Afghan-centric struggle where the Afghan National Security Forces are responsible for their own country's security. In effect, the emphasis both in the field and on the forward operating bases here has shifted to the security force assistance teams, or SFATs, which appear to be the answer to getting the bulk of American soldiers out of Afghanistan after a decade of war. But what exactly is an SFAT and why has the attention turned to them?

  • Female engagement teams: who they are and why they do it

    Feb 22, 2013

    Throughout Afghanistan, platoons of male soldiers from the Afghan and American forces conduct daily patrols. Over the course of the patrols there always exists the possibility of encountering women, given they make up nearly half the population of Afghanistan. The male soldiers are prohibited from looking at or talking to these women due to Afghan cultural norms which disallow as much. So in order to engage the female populace the American Army has established female engagement teams.

  • Army's Assistant Secretary for Energy matters visits Puerto Rico

    Oct 2, 2012

    Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico- The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, toured Army energy saving projects in Puerto Rico, Sept. 28.

  • Training the trainer, Afghan-style

    Nov 30, -0001

    With the withdrawal of International Security Assistance Forces looming in the future, coalition forces are focused on their partnered training programs so that the Afghan National Security Forces will be adequately trained when the bulk of coalition forces depart in 2014. One such approach ISAF is using is a program that has proven successful in the U.S. Army: the train-the-trainer program.

  • Miniaturized atomic clock to support Soldiers in absence of GPS

    Oct 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army has begun the final phase for manufacturing a microchip-sized atomic clock that will support efforts to provide highly accurate location and battlefield situational awareness for the dismounted Soldier, even in the temporary absence of GPS capability.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3.4 million contract to dredge Brownsville Harbor Entrance Channel

    Oct 2, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Oct. 1, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract in the amount $3,405,500 to Weeks Marine Inc. for maintenance dredging of the Brownsville Harbor Entrance Channel in Cameron County, Texas.

  • What is the Corps' Beneficial Use Program?

    Oct 2, 2012

    "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District contributes to the well-being, economic success and quality of life of local communities by employing environmentally and economically responsible ways to use dredged materials to improve eroded coastlines through beach nourishment and beneficial use programs." --Navigation Branch Chief Christopher Frabotta, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District

  • Combined Federal Campaign Kicks Off Oct. 11

    Oct 2, 2012

    This year's Combined Federal Campaign launches Thursday, Oct. 11 with a kick off ceremony at 10 a.m. in the lobby of Building 230.

  • Detroit Arsenal Receives 4th Neighborhood Environmental Partner Award

    Oct 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison -- Detroit Arsenal recently received its 4th State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 2011 Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program Award for their outstanding commitment to environmental community outreach.

  • Newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services facility opens

    Oct 3, 2012

    Post leaders at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, cut the ribbon for the newly remodeled Survivor Outreach Services office, Sept. 29, 2012, to officially open the facility and to honor Gold Star Mothers and families.

  • Child Development Center Expands

    Oct 2, 2012

    The Child Development Centers at the Detroit Arsenal and at Selfridge Air National Guard Base are undergoing expansions and renovation to increase their childcare capacities.

  • Army Marketing and Research Group to connect Soldiers to public, strengthen brand strategy

    Oct 10, 2012

    The Army Marketing and Research Group marked its full operational capability status with a ceremony Oct. 1, 2012, hosted by Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont.

  • New Rates at the Child Development Center

    Oct 2, 2012

    To coincide with a Department of Defense policy to standardize the cost of childcare across the Services, the Army will institute new fees for Child and Youth Programs beginning Oct. 1. While the Detroit Arsenal's Child Development Center has been using a Total Family Income schedule for years, it has been implemented across the country to offer consistent fees from base to base.

  • Heidelberg, Wiesbaden events mark steps forward for 'Fueling the Future' program

    Oct 3, 2012

    Children of members of the U.S. Army in Europe community are getting more chances to learn the benefits of eating right and exercising regularly, thanks to the expansion of USAREUR's "Fueling the Future" campaign.

  • Crane Army honors former POWs and MIAs at Joint Ceremony

    Oct 2, 2012

    Military commands located on Naval Support Activity Crane hosted its annual Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Ceremony at Crane Club Lakeview Sept. 20.

  • Reserve Youth take break from parents during spring break

    Oct 2, 2012

    Tucked away in the rolling hills of Maryland, several dozen Army Reserve children spent four days at the River Valley Ranch rock climbing, zip lining and doing other outdoor activities during Spring Break Camp 2012.

  • A personal story about suicide, and suicide prevention

    Oct 2, 2012

    The last day of school of my freshman year in high school, I woke up to the phone ringing. It was very early and I heard my mom's voice talking to the person on the other end.

  • 21st TSC hosts air assault course

    Oct 2, 2012

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command, for the third-consecutive year, hosted a 10-day Air Assault School that was attended by approximately 260 Soldiers and Airmen from various units throughout Germany Sept. 10 on Camp Robertson in Schweinfurt, Germany.

  • Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council boosts ROK-U.S. alliance

    Oct 2, 2012

    Members of the Yongsan-gu Korean American Friendship Council and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan met to discuss their most recent efforts to improve relations between the ROK and U.S., Sep. 25. Members of both parties discussed past success and look forward to upcoming events that would boost the ROK-U.S. alliance. Sung Jang Hyun, mayor of Yongsan-gu, and Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, were among those who attended the quarterly gathering.

  • Camp Hero graduates 1,000 Afghan soldiers

    Oct 2, 2012

    The Afghan National Army graduated a new class of soldiers from the Regional Military Training Center-Kandahar at Camp Hero, Afghanistan, Sept. 13, 2012.

  • Watervliet Arsenal joins shipping wars, saves taxpayer dollars

    Oct 2, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal, a small Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing center in upstate New York is looking hard at its shipping process to squeeze more value out of its operations.

  • 210th Fires Brigade host the Quarterly CSM/SGM Day

    Oct 2, 2012

    210th Fires Brigade held the Quarterly Command Sergeant Major/Sergeant Major Day at the Warrior's Club, Thunder Dining Facility and 70th Battalion Support Brigade Motor Pool on Camp Casey in Dongducheon, South Korea, Sept. 28. The focuses of the event were to showcase combat power, welcome new sergeant majors to the 2nd Infantry Division and South Korea, and to discuss policies and standards for the Division. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos Davis, 210th Fires Brigade public affairs NCO/Released.)

  • Special Troops Battalion Warriors take home trophy in intramural softball championship

    Oct 1, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Sept. 28, 2012) -- The Warriors of U.S. Army Japan's Special Troops Battalion defeated the Directorate of Public Works' Yellow Monkeys in the final of two games Sept. 26 at Rambler Field here to win the intramural softball championship.

  • Army developing new fixed-wing aircraft

    Dec 4, 2013

    The Army is refining an initial capabilities document for a new fixed-wing utility aircraft that is designed to replace more than 112 airframes with a common platform. The new platform should be able to perform a range of key mission sets and services, officials said.

  • 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers: good role models to kids

    Oct 1, 2012

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

    Oct 1, 2012

    Fire Support Teams from the 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 fires while on combat missions in future deployments.

  • Terrain walk inspires comfort in seeking help

    Oct 2, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- After more than 20 years in the medical field, Lt. Col. Marvin Emerson understands the value of a first responder. He also understands that whether a situation concerns life or death, or simply helping a stranger change a flat tire, the first people to come along can only help if they know how.

  • Corps Roundtable promotes STEM career opportunities, workforce diversity

    Nov 30, -0001

    Leaders and staff from the Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, participated in a STEM Roundtable at Dallas' Townview School of Science and Engineering on Sept. 28, discussing one-on-one with students and faculty the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The event, which was entitled "Serving our Nation through Science, Technology, Engineering and Math", was held at the Dallas magnet school recently recognized with the Intel's School of Distinction Award for the best high school math program in the country.

  • Army North stands down for Army-wide suicide safety stand down

    Oct 2, 2012

    More than 500 Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army North gathered Sept. 27, 2012, at Evans Auditorium at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to participate in an Army-wide suicide safety stand down to focus on the military's greatest asset - it's military and civilian team members.

  • Preventing scary things on Halloween

    Oct 1, 2012

    Every Halloween there is an assortment of ghosts, pirates, super heroes and ballerinas running about with one of two things in mind--getting candy or going to parties. Roaming dimly lit neighborhoods is part of the fun for children, but it can also be dangerous. Studies show that the risk of a child getting injured as a result of being hit by a car doubles on that one night. And for adults, having the best costume and enjoying parties is just as fun. Halloween safety relies on seeing and being seen and both are important.

  • Healthy sleep--a core foundation of performance

    Oct 1, 2012

    Do you get enough sleep? According to experts, adults need seven to eight hours of sleep each day. In addition to giving your body an opportunity for rest and recovery, scientists believe that sleep is the time when the brain sorts and stores information, replaces chemicals and solves problems. During deep sleep, the parts of the brain that control emotions, decision-making processes, and social interactions drastically reduce activity, suggesting that this type of sleep helps people maintain optimal emotional and social functioning while they are awake.

  • Nashville District employees reminisce about Tener's tenure

    Oct 1, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 28, 2012) -- The district engineer who led the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District in the late 1970s returned to the headquarters today to meet with leaders, learn about current missions and projects, and reminisce with several employees who were here during his tenure.

  • Early intervention key to treating depression

    Oct 1, 2012

    October is National Depression Education and Awareness Month. When feelings of sadness, anxiety or depression linger for long periods of time, it's possible that a person could be clinically depressed. Depression is a very common condition affecting more than 20 million adults in the United States each year.

  • IMCOM Workforce Development programs boost career development

    Oct 1, 2012

    The Developmental Assignment Program, (DAP), and the Headquarters Centralized Mentoring Program (HCMP) are accpeting applications soon from IMCOM employees seeking to expand their career horizons, improve leadership skills and give back to the installation management community.

  • Mexican Army doctors visiting Camp Bullis save man in San Antonio

    Oct 2, 2012

    Five visiting Mexican army doctors became local heroes Sept. 19, 2012, after helping save a local San Antonian during dinner at a landmark San Antonio restaurant.

  • Old Guard honors fallen MPs

    Oct 1, 2012

    More than a year after sustaining his injuries, Sgt. Joseph Wilson joined other servicemembers to honor MPs killed in combat at wreath-laying ceremonies in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Sep. 25.

  • Take care of each other, have a safe, great Columbus Day

    Oct 1, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- Columbus Day commemorates the spirit of exploration and the discovery of our great nation.

  • Campground Complacency

    Oct 1, 2012

    The hot, humid days of summer are slowly giving way to the cool, breezy days of fall, signaling that football season is once again upon us. And if the seasonal changes aren't a dead giveaway, we can certainly tell something is in the air as sports fans proudly display their team's colors on their vehicles and houses. Not to be outdone, the long NASCAR season has worked fans into a frenzy, and we have only a handful of races to go. So what do football and racing have in common? Good times, for Pete's sake! And by good times, I'm talking about tailgating and camping with family and friends. Throw some meat on the heat, crack open a cold brew and relax. Oh yeah, this is living.

  • 37-year career comes to a close

    Oct 1, 2012

    John Davis retires after lengthy career

  • Safety Sense in the Motor Pool

    Oct 1, 2012

    Equipment maintenance is a necessary and inherently dangerous task. To ensure the safety of our Soldiers and Civilians in maintenance facilities, we're required to use risk management as well as acknowledge the potential health and safety hazards present in the workplace. We also need to determine where and how personnel are likely to become injured or killed. The path to success starts with the application of the five steps of risk management outlined in Field Manual 5-19.

  • Speaking Up For Safety

    Oct 1, 2012

    In the quest to be the best-trained, best-equipped military in the world, Soldiers and equipment are pushed to the limit during grueling exercises and operations. However, we cannot forget that safety must always be considered and integrated into any activity, both on and off duty.

  • 2012 Week of the Eagles Review

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Soldiers, Family members, and Veterans spent the last week celebrating the 101st Airborne Divisions 70th birthday. Here's a look at the events that took place starting with a Division Run and ending with a Division Review with special guest Director, Central Intelligence Agency, General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Retired). Also available in high definition.

  • The Accident that Should've Happened

    Oct 1, 2012

    In 2011, during Operation New Dawn, I was serving as a Shadow unmanned aircraft system standardization operator at Forward Operating Base Warhorse. After a seemingly uneventful mission supporting my brigade combat team's collection requirements, I was called to the hangar by a ground crewmember to look at an aircraft that had just landed.

  • Army tightens fitness standards for students entering professional military education

    Oct 2, 2012

    Pre-war height, weight and physical fitness standards are coming back for Soldiers entering professional military education courses, on or after Nov. 1, 2012.

  • Growing Success: New York Soldiers Guide Afghan National Police to the Future

    Oct 1, 2012

    ALI AL SALEM AIR BASE, KUWAIT -- Sometime last April, New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Russell Clark, other U.S. Soldiers, and members of the Dand District Afghan National Police found their first target -- a field of purple-white, oddly beautiful opium poppy plants. The police and Soldiers had stolen a march on the harvest, securing the field before anyone could incise the plants' seed pods and collect the milky white gum seeping forth -- the raw material for heroin. Shouldering their rifles and wielding long sticks like golf clubs, the police officers walked the field for hours, winnowing the pods from the plants, said Clark, an Angola, N.Y. resident.

  • Shoulder to shoulder, Soldiers stand down against suicide

    Oct 1, 2012

    In 2011, 283 Soldiers took their lives. In the continuing effort to combat suicide in its ranks, our Army has mandated a Service wide Stand Down day. In support of the mandate, First Army is holding its Stand Down Day Oct. 4 on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • When Risk Rides the Road

    Oct 1, 2012

    In 1995, I was a drill instructor stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Recently divorced and financially burdened, I couldn't afford a car. Instead, I purchased a 1994 red and silver Suzuki 750 motorcycle so I could get out and enjoy the San Diego weather and activities. The Suzuki was the first motorcycle I had ever ridden, so I began by riding it around base to get accustomed to it.

  • 364th ESC Makes History in the Middle East

    Oct 1, 2012

    The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Marysville, Wash., made history on its recent deployment to Kuwait. Charged with controlling the logistics of the responsible drawdown of forces from Iraq, the 364th accomplished its mission - ahead of schedule.

  • Cold Weather Considerations

    Oct 1, 2012

    It's that time of the year when cold weather is upon Afghanistan. For those in theater, everyone should possess a working knowledge and understanding of the basic cold injury prevention methods. Cold weather is no joke back at your home station, and it's certainly a serious matter while performing combat duties in Afghanistan.

  • Army Sustainment Command gains new mission, becomes logistics center of gravity

    Oct 1, 2012

  • Adviser team coordinates communications, operations in 'Land of the Light'

    Oct 2, 2012

    Team Bluetick, a Security Force Assistant Advisor Team from First Army Division East, and Occupational Coordination Center -- Provincial Nuristan staff recently conducted a site survey of the Nuristan Provincial Capital, Parun.

  • My first deployment: Staff Sgt. John Loughran

    Nov 30, -0001

    Since 1990, Staff Sgt. John Loughran, a native of Amherst, N.Y., and member of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) support operations watercraft section, has deployed six times gaining experience on land, on sea and in the air. He served as a Marine during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Gothic Serpent and as an Army Reservist during Operation Iraqi Freedom and now Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Army Research Lab at White Sands Missile Range hosts local students

    Oct 1, 2012

    U.S. ARL hosted a Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science, GEMS, program at White Sands Missile Range this summer. A group of 45 students and four teachers from the Las Cruces and El Paso area high schools participated in the week-long program, July 23 through 27.

  • El Paso community assists homeless veterans

    Oct 10, 2012

    Serving the nation often starts with serving the community. Sergeant Janelle Sennert takes us to the El Paso Texas National Guard Armory where an annual event aims to assist local veterans in need.

  • Suicide Prevention -- Be a good battle buddy

    Oct 1, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Aretha Riley, 262nd Quartermaster Battalion, emphasizes the importance of being a good battle buddy as she tells the story of a former Soldier who took his own life.

  • Lt. Col. Robert Jean

    Oct 1, 2012

    Lt. Col. Robert Jean of the United States Army Pacific Contingency Command Post (USARPAC-CCP) talks about the purpose of Exercise Coral Reef and the mission of the CCP.

  • Army Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Oct 1, 2012

    Army Suicide Prevention Stand Down Video featuring PSA's from the Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Lloyd Austin and Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler. Also featuring a presentation from Dr. Richard McKeon.

  • Knox extends long energy arm

    Oct 1, 2012

    Practices from the award-winning energy conservation program at Fort Knox have been duplicated in Afghanistan and are expected to save millions of dollars in energy costs.

  • Army receives go-ahead to field WIN-T Increment 2

    Oct 2, 2012

    The Army has received approval to continue with limited further production and fielding of a key upgrade to its tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.

  • Fort McCoy's annual Day for Kids activities attract hundreds

    Oct 1, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Nearly 400 youth and parents enjoyed the activities and great weather during Fort McCoy's annual Day for Kids. The Sept. 15 event provided a day for youth and their parents to spend quality time together at the installation, said Cori Yahnke. Yahnke, who is the Fort McCoy School Age and Youth Center director, oversees the Fort McCoy Child, Youth, and School (CYS) Services Boys & Girls Club. "This was a great day of free Family fun," Yahnke said. "There were activities for youth of all ages."

  • Fire departments train on heavy-vehicle extrication at Fort McCoy

    Oct 1, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Fort McCoy Fire Department and local fire departments trained on heavy-vehicle extrication at the Fort McCoy Fire Department Training Center Sept. 15. Firefighters and Emergency Rescue personnel from Fort McCoy and other agencies throughout the area participated in "The Big Lift," an intensive training exercise that taught the techniques of lifting and stabilizing heavy vehicles for victim extrication. Fort McCoy Station Chief Mark Wieman said the training was open to all Fort McCoy Fire Department Mutual-Aid Partners. Personnel from Tomah Rescue, Sparta City Fire Department, Town of Lincoln Fire Department, Cashton Fire Department, Wilton Fire Department and the Bangor Fire Department attended. "We had 10 scenarios, which included entrapped people to be extricated," Wieman said. The scenarios dealt with large vehicles, some of which exceeded 80,000 pounds.

  • AMEDD Regiment Receives New Leadership

    Oct 1, 2012

    Lt. Gen Patricia D. Horoho, Surgeon General and Commanding General U.S. Army Medical Command, presided over the Change of the Regiment held at Fort Sam Houston's AMEDD Museum on Friday, September 28, 2012.

  • NATO Support Agency relies on foreign military sales

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command coordinated a case management review for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Support Agency on Sept. 11, and the meeting served as both an introduction and a relationship-builder for the parties involved. Some regional organizations, like NATO, are authorized to use the foreign military sales process just like authorized countries.

  • USASAC 'professor' retires after 35 years service

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command honored Russ Neydl, USASAC's deputy chief of staff, G-4, with a Sept. 26 retirement ceremony marking his 35 years of service with USASAC and Army Materiel Command.

  • TSG Pays Tribute to the Legacy of "Army Medics"

    Oct 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army Medical Department Museum (AMEDD Museum) is now the home of the nation's first monument recognizing AMEDD recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Surgeon General and Commanding General U.S. Army Medical Command, spoke of the bravery and legacy of these "Army Medics" during the official dedication of the AMEDD Medal of Honor Walk held on Friday, September 28, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. on the grounds of the AMEDD Museum.

  • October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Oct 1, 2012

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month across the nation. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in women. One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

  • October is National Depression Awareness Month

    Oct 1, 2012

    October is National Depression Awareness Month. On Oct. 11, organizations and communities across the United States will observe 'National Depression Screening Day' to educate people about the various signs and symptoms of depression and the availability of free anonymous behavioral health screenings.

  • PUBLIC HEALTH COMMAND (PHC) WINS AMEDD WOLF PACK OF THE YEAR

    Oct 2, 2012

    Congratulations to the 2012 Wolf Pack of the Year Award winners, the Rabies Response Team (RRT) from Public Health Command. Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Surgeon General and Commanding General U.S. Army Medical Command, and the AMEDD Civilian Corps Chief, Gregg Stevens, presided over the award ceremony held on September 28, to acknowledge winners of the first ever Wolf Pack of the Year (2012) award. The Wolf Pack Award recognizes exceptional teamwork by an integrated group of military and civilian team members focused on excellence in support of Army Medicine.

  • Anti Defamation League Award

    Oct 1, 2012

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Police Department was among this year's Anti-Defamation League SHIELD award winners for outstanding law enforcement work in deterring hate crimes and terrorism in the Mid-Atlantic states region.

  • Ready & Resilient

    Oct 3, 2012

    Ready & Resilient is the Army's holistic approach to total healthcare for its Soldiers, family members, and civilians, both on and off the battlefield.

  • Hunting: The adventure, and the risk

    Oct 1, 2012

    Hunters who bag a buck, a bird or nothing at all still agree it's great just to be outdoors.

  • Picatinny secures four of the Army's 2011 top ten inventions

    Oct 2, 2012

    Four more Picatinny Arsenal products have been added to the 2011 list of inventions chosen by Soldiers to be named "Army Greatest Inventions."

  • A personal perspective on supporting war

    Oct 1, 2012

    REDSTONE ARESNAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command during the 2000s was known for its efforts in supporting two wars, contingency operations and relocating nearly 11,000 employees. Rudy Chavez, a specialist with nearly 25 years of AMC experience, currently assigned to the AMC Current Operations and Plans Division shares his perspective on the successes of AMC during a time of transition.

  • AMC provides for troops, employees and beyond

    Oct 1, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Supporting two wars, contingency operations and relocating nearly 11,000 employees was the 'norm' for employees in the U.S. Army Materiel Command during the 2000s.

  • VCSA at Suicide Stand Down Day

    Mar 12, 2013

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III asks a question about resilience to Col. Kenneth Riddle, director of Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness, during a senior-leader briefing for the Army-wide suicide prevention stand down, Sept. 27, 2012.

  • Soldiers help 'Teddy' run his race

    Oct 1, 2012

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) run with "Teddy" Roosevelt, one of the National's Racing Presidents 25 Sept. 2012 at Fort Lesley J. McNair

  • ATEC NCOs reaffirm oath to the Nation

    Oct 1, 2012

    Noncommissioned officers of Headquarters, the Army Evaluation Center and Aberdeen Test Center of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command recite the NCO Creed as they reaffirm their commitment to serve as part of the Army's Profession of Arms "Operation Solemn Promise" campaign at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 28.

  • Civic leaders receive preview of Baumholder's future

    Oct 2, 2012

    Leaders of the U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder, the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and local civic leaders came together for a garrison hosted civic leaders working luncheon recently in the Rheinlander Community Club to discuss issues affecting the military and civilian communities.

  • USARPAC holds suicide prevention stand down

    Oct 1, 2012

    Recent Army statistics have revealed an influx in Soldier suicide over the last year, which has brought great concern to the Army. In response to this concern, the Army initiated a safety stand down for suicide awareness Sept. 27.

  • Realistic training ensures deployment readiness for Ky. National Guard

    Oct 1, 2012

    National Guard Soldiers from Kentucky preparing to deploy to Djibouti as Task Force Longrifle gained a sense of the challenges they will soon face when they participated in the realistic training exercise at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuvering Center, Ind.,

  • Even at 100, Arsenal pride has not been forgotten

    Sep 28, 2012

    Many people might believe that having supported our nation's uniformed men and women continuously since the War of 1812 is a pretty significant event, but that statistic may pale in comparison to the fact that two former Arsenal employees will soon turn or have recently turned 100-years-old.

  • Recovery teams train to return downed aircraft to safety

    Oct 1, 2012

    Soldiers of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade performed a full-scale rehearsal of a downed aircraft recovery, Sept. 24-28, 2012, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Curbing base camps' appetites for fuel, water

    Oct 1, 2012

    A 450-person Force Provider base camp was established at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, to demonstrate energy- and water-saving technologies.

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