Archive: Oct 2012

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  • USO holds first Red, White and Blue golf tournament

    Oct 26, 2012

    SUNGNAM GOLF COURSE, South Korea - More than 170 golfers converged upon the Sungnam Golf Course Oct. 19 to take part in the United Service Organization's first Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament and Military Cup.

  • Hit me with your best shot

    Oct 26, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr Deputy Director of Emergency Services James Vaughn, left, receives a seasonal flu vaccine at the garrison headquarters building Oct. 12 from Amy Wilson, a registered nurse at Grafenwoehr Health Clinic.

  • Lethal Speed and Surprise: Soldiers and Defense Force Members demonstrate their MOUT skills

    Oct 26, 2012

    AIBANO TRAINING AREA, Japan- With the sound equal to that of a passing semi-truck, three Infantry Stryker vehicles pass a group of Japanese Ground Self Defense Force members, loaded to the bare to bring a lethal surprise upon a target building located at a MOUT (Military Operations in Urban Terrain) site located at the Aibano Training Area in Shiga, Japan. Their objective is to demonstrate U.S. Army tactics and techniques to their Japanese bilateral partners so they can build a better understanding of how the U.S. military operates in an urban environment.

  • MP receives Purple Heart 8 years later

    Oct 26, 2012

    It was November 2004, when Sgt. Lance Royce led his team during a convoy travelling in Fallujah, Iraq. When his unit began to receive small arms fire, it returned fire and continued the mission. As the convoy continued down the road, an improvised explosive device detonated, shattering both windows and injuring the Soldiers inside.

  • Safety officials provide tips for drivers this winter

    Oct 26, 2012

    Europe's roadways will soon be covered with fog, sleet, snow and ice this winter, making the season a challenging one for drivers who lack road experience in Europe or are new to a wintry environment. As freezing temperatures approach, they bring the dangers of slippery roads and limited visibility, hampering daily commutes and holiday trips.

  • U.S. Army Europe hosts 20th Annual Conference of European Armies

    Oct 26, 2012

    Senior land force commanders from more 41 European nations, the U.S. and Canada came together here Oct. 16-18 for discussions on military partnerships and security cooperation.

  • Maude Hall again up, running: Major renovation adds all-new look, much new parking

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- The newly renovated building at Camp Casey through which Soldiers and family members process in and out of Warrior Country assignments is back in business with an all-new look and much more parking space.

  • AFAP delegates report issues: Ask leaders to expand hours for health, other services in Warrior Coun

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- A panel of Warrior Country Soldiers and civilians has asked Area I senior leaders to consider expanding the hours that health clinics, post office, finance and other essential services are open to the community.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army Family Action Plan Conference

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Being the "Talk of the Town" was not just an expression as Army Community Service hosted the Army Family Action Plan Conference, here. This two-day event took place Oct. 18-19, in the Super Gym, and was open to the Total Army Family, which included Soldiers of all ranks, Family members, DOD civilians, retirees and contractors.

  • Soldiers in Japan celebrate Red Ribbon Week

    Oct 26, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan - More than 200 Soldiers and family members of the 10th Regional Support Group ended Red Ribbon Week with a Halloween fun run and walk on Friday, Oct. 26th at Torii Station's Renegade Landing zone.

  • Soldiers in Okinawa pause for core values and SHARP Training

    Oct 26, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan - More than 140 Soldiers, family members and Department of Defense civilians gathered for a series of comprehensive training programs dealing with issues relating to safety, mission and Army values. Also in attendance were Col. David DaTata, Chief, Okinawa Area Field Office, U.S. Forces Japan and Lt. Col. James Deak, Chief, Medical Services Corp, U.S. Army, TRICARE Area Office.

  • CSA: Trust is bedrock of Army Profession

    Oct 26, 2012

    "Our profession is built on the bedrock of trust," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno. "Trust is earned. It is not given. It is not rank-oriented. It is deeds, not words."

  • Shyu outlines strategic modernization planning approach

    Oct 26, 2012

    Army acquisition is in the early stages of refining an integrated, multi-pronged strategic approach to equipment modernization which seeks to harvest key lessons learned from a decade of war, service leaders said Oct. 23, 2012.

  • Commissary Bagger Program changes to streamline process

    Nov 2, 2012

    The Fort Meade Commissary Bagger Program is changing. In an effort to streamline the badging process, current baggers will receive new badges and the program will hire new baggers to fill vacant slots.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts annual Army Ten-Miler 'shadow run'

    Oct 26, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- About 200 runners from across the Korean peninsula took part in the third annual Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run, hosted here Oct. 21.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Army's first Korea-wide disc golf tournament

    Oct 25, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- The first Beacon Hill Disc Golf Fall Classic, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, was held, Oct. 20, on Beacon Hill.

  • Red Ribbon Week comes to Humphreys

    Oct 25, 2012

    The first Red Ribbon campaign was organized in 1986 to honor the memory of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a drug enforcement agent who was brutally murdered in Mexico in 1985, while attempting to stop drug smuggling. People in Camarena's hometown wore red ribbons to honor their fallen hero and the trend spread to other communities. Wearing red ribbons became a symbol of supporting drug-free communities. At Camp Humphreys, Red Ribbon Week will be recognized from Oct. 23-31. Members of the community will continue the trend of wearing red ribbons to show their support and commitment to a drug free community.

  • Westphal: Maintaining connection with American public critical to future of Army

    Oct 26, 2012

    "Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army are critical in connecting our Army with the American public, " said Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal while discussing the future of the Army with 36 Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during the 2012 CASA Fall Conference.

  • Camp Humphreys firefighters 'turn up the heat' with live fire training in Korea

    Oct 25, 2012

    More than 95 Army and Navy firefighters from across Korea gathered on Camp Humphreys to take part in four days of live fire training, Oct. 23.

  • Ten-Miler women win first trophy

    Oct 25, 2012

    Team finishes in course-record time to claim active duty women's Commanders Cup in Washington, D.C.

  • Conservation of resources protects wildlife, ability to train

    Oct 25, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- There are several species of animals including the Taylor's checkerspot butterfly, Mazama pocket gopher and the streaked horned lark that could soon be put on the endangered species list. What they all have in common is that they call Joint Base Lewis-McChord home. With proper resource management, habitat protection and restoration, being put on the list doesn't have to be the case. Through the efforts of several programs, JBLM manages its natural resources and protects training grounds for current and future use.

  • Odierno visits Fort Jackson

    Oct 26, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits Fort Jackson Oct. 25.

  • Melting Arctic ice will present new challenges

    Oct 31, 2012

    With ice melting in the Arctic Ocean, which is bordered by countries including Canada, Russia and the United States, more sea-faring traffic will appear there and more nations with economic interest in the region will arrive to exploit the resources there, said a panel of security experts during a forum, Oct. 24, 2012.

  • Commander eyes Army troop rotations in Asia-Pacific

    Oct 25, 2012

    As operations draw down in Afghanistan, the senior Army commander in the Asia-Pacific said he looks forward to opportunities to begin 30- to 45-day rotational deployments that will enable soldiers to train with their counterparts throughout the region.

  • ACC-NCR contracting team garners Defense recognition

    Oct 25, 2012

    ALEXANDRIA, Va.- Representatives from the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems visited the Army Contracting Command-National Capital Region Oct. 11 to recognize the steadfast and expert contracting support provided by the contracting center's staff.

  • U.S. works with foreign armies to counter IEDs

    Oct 26, 2012

    BELLOWS AIR FORCE STATION -- Terrorists are indiscriminate; they will attack and kill any race, gender or religion that doesn't tie-in or conform to their way of thinking. Terrorists are everywhere, from the mountains of Afghanistan to our back door. For this reason, the team at the Asian Pacific Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Fusion Center, here, works diligently with U.S. forces and partner nations to save the lives of civilians and military forces around the world.

  • Commanding general explains meaning of Gold Eagle 6

    Oct 25, 2012

    The phrase "Gold Eagle 6" doesn't draw a lot of attention in everyday conversations unless you're part of the Army Contracting Command and see it at the bottom of a note.

  • Soldier selected as Air Force NCO of the Quarter

    Oct 25, 2012

    Learn more about Sgt. 1st Class Byron Milam

  • Engineers conduct road maintenance at East Range

    Oct 25, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS -- In the past year, Integrated Area Management, or ITAM, identified more than 150 miles of roads that are showing signs of rutting, potholes and erosion, all of which can cause hazardous conditions and vehicle maintenance nightmares. To address part of the problem, the 523rd Engineer Company (Horizontal), 84th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, teamed up with Range Control during the month of August to provide critical engineering support on East Range roads, here.

  • Presidio Fire Department houses new engine

    Oct 25, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Community members took part in a time-honored tradition during a fire truck-housing ceremony on Ord Military Community Oct. 9.

  • Merger creates the ACC Operations Group

    Oct 25, 2012

    The merger of the Army Contracting Command's Deputy Chief of Staff Operations G3 and the Contracting Operations directorate will provide the commanding general a single touch point for operations, integrating command operations with contracting operations, said ACC officials.

  • Presidio celebrates open season on charity

    Oct 25, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The annual charity season began with the Combined Federal Campaign kick-off ceremony here Oct. 22.

  • Medics lend skills to Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- Each fall for the past nine years, military and civilian employees throughout Fort Lee have teamed up to support the Department of Army Best Warrior Competition -- an event that brings 24 of the service's top Soldiers together to test their military skills and mettle in a series of challenges that exude the highest Army standards.

  • Soldier receives back-to-back Rising Star wins

    Oct 25, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- Spc. Constance Mack was crowned the Presidio's Rising Star winner for the second year in a row during the local finale of the Army singing competition organized by the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate at the Hobson Student Activity Center Oct. 12.

  • ShakeOut: Record number practice for next earthquake

    Oct 25, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio community participated in the largest earthquake drill in the nation Oct. 18.

  • Fort Lee curation facility marks 10th Anniversary

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 26, 2012) -- Fort Lee's Regional Archaeological Curation Facility marked its 10th anniversary Tuesday by honoring the woman who brought it into existence.

  • SFA AT mentors ANSF partners in life-saving evacuation

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md.-- For more than three arduous days, Afghanistan National Security Forces, with the help of Security Force Assistant Advisor Team Bluetick, worked to save the life of a severely injured National Directorate of Security Soldier. The NDS Soldier suffered severe, life threatening, shrapnel wounds and burns to his left arm when the Nuristan Provincial Capital, Parun, was attacked by Taliban insurgents. Although his arm required immediate attention, the isolated location and the mountainous terrain where the incident occurred required three days of travel to arrive at Central Outpost Kalagush Joint Aid Station.

  • Artist's vision more than what meets eye

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- If the life of Devon "Von" Crew could be expressed with a work of art, it would probably be told with a 2-foot-by-3-foot, acrylic-on-canvas piece he completed and hasn't yet named.

  • 'Can't' not in guest speaker's vocabulary

    Oct 25, 2012

    Don't tell Jothy Rosenberg that he can't do something. He'll just prove you wrong.

  • U.S. Army Operational Energy brochure

    Oct 25, 2012

  • RIA Fire Department, ASC, offer at-risk youth good choices for successful life

    Oct 25, 2012

    Members of the Army Sustainment Command headquarters staff and the Rock Island Arsenal Fire Department met with residents of the Arrowhead Ranch Oct. 24-25 to share their message of making good choices to succeed in life.

  • Oct. 22, 2012 -- Secretary of the Army's Keynote address at AUSA Expo

    Mar 19, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh, delivers the keynote address during the opening ceremony at the Association of the United States Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, while seated during recuperation from an injury, on Oct. 22, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

  • 145th takes down USAARL Double Tap

    Oct 25, 2012

    A Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Brigade met the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory's Double Tap on the football field at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility during an intramural football game Oct. 23.

  • Rally spotlights after-school programs

    Oct 25, 2012

    With some after-school program budgets shrinking, rallies like the Lights on After-school open house held Oct. 18 at the Fort Rucker Youth Center bring awareness to how important after-school programs are to children, parents and the community.

  • ACS provides tips to avoid holiday financial hangovers

    Oct 25, 2012

    Avoiding a holiday money hangover can be difficult with the pressures of gift giving, but the financial counselors at Army Community Service offer help staying on track while being a responsible consumer.

  • US Army Corps of Engineers honors 73 veterans, enrolled as The Mission Continues fellows, for their

    Oct 25, 2012

    Seventy-three post-9/11 veterans were honored Saturday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for their service to the nation and for beginning a civilian life of service by getting their hands dirty in a Dallas beautification project for The Mission Continues organization.

  • Sesame Street Experience entertains, educates youth

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Sesame Street Experience tour returned to Fort Rucker Oct. 18-19 with a new story and a new character that catered specifically to military children, who were up and dancing throughout the performances.

  • 'Big Deuce' trains to hit the skies

    Oct 25, 2012

  • Fort Sill DENTAC Soldiers sink teeth into MRE cookoff

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Dental Activity Command staffers participated in a Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) cook-off similar to TV food show "Chopped" during an organizational day Oct. 19.

  • Improvements enhance customer experience

    Oct 25, 2012

    Grocery shopping can be pleasant for some and stressful for others, but the commissary on Fort Rucker is looking to relieve some of that stress with improvements to patrons' shopping experience.

  • Veterans receive recognition for helping out

    Oct 31, 2012

    Many people see the older gentlemen shuttling elderly and disabled patients around the Lyster Army Health Clinic parking lot in a golf cart, but few recognize the honorable deed they complete each day.

  • Unit begins Mission Essential Fitness circuit training

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The 75th Fires Brigade began implementing Mission Essential Fitness as part of its physical training regimen.

  • DAGIR takes Aviation training to new heights

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Army is often at the forefront of innovation when it comes to technological advances and training, and Aviation training is no exception.

  • 4th Inf. Div. meets retention mission

    Oct 25, 2012

    Andrea Sutherland (Fort Carson)

  • Chili events provide food, fun, fitness

    Oct 25, 2012

    Cooler weather has reached Fort Rucker, and people can warm up with a hot cup of chili or get their blood pumping with the Chili 5K during the Army Aviation Center Chapter's 21st Annual Chili 5K and Cook-off in the field between 4th Street and Division Road Nov. 3.

  • Program teaches spouses to be resilient

    Oct 25, 2012

    Army Community Service hosted the 2012 Spouse Relationship Resilience Day at The Hub Oct. 19, providing nearly 60 Fort Carson military spouses with knowledge and tools for strengthening their marriages tested by deployments.

  • Chaplain keeps family tradition going at Fort Sill

    Oct 25, 2012

  • Former undercover cop discusses PTSD

    Oct 25, 2012

    Bob Delaney, NBA referee and former undercover police officer, spoke to Soldiers, Families and civilians on post-traumatic stress at the post theater during his visit to Fort Rucker Oct. 23-24.

  • Soldiers, veterans tackle career fair

    Oct 31, 2012

    Thousands attended the Oct. 18 career fair at the Special Events Center, yet only a few dozen attended with insider knowledge on "how" to attend a career fair.

  • Fort Sill preps for safe Halloween

    Oct 25, 2012

    Fort Sill, Okla. -- Trick or treat hours are Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

  • Crews removing 500 dead trees across post

    Oct 25, 2012

  • Currahees conquer Operation Cherokee Resolve

    Oct 26, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky-Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, completed Operation Cherokee Resolve, Oct. 16 and 17, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Program offers DoD civilians time for total wellness

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- DA civilians have the opportunity to get out and get fit, not only physically, but in all areas of total wellness to include social, spiritual, emotional, and family, through the DoD Civilian Wellness and Fitness Program.

  • Speaker uses humor to reach military kids

    Nov 1, 2012

    Trevor Romain praises the grit of military children at Netzaberg Middle School.

  • Entire depot workforce must commit to VPP process

    Oct 25, 2012

    Trample the weak and hurdle the dormant - this seems like a strange phrase to use when the discussion is safety and the Voluntary Protection Program, but the visual impact of what must be done is perfect. With VPP, the weak in an organization are the naysayers and complainers. This group follows, but with reluctance. Constant complaining and a sour attitude stagnates a team and can slow the entire VPP process.

  • Which employees are eligible for the ANAD GAP?

    Oct 25, 2012

    Col. Brent Bolander, the depot's commander, has approved the fiscal year 2012 Group Award Policy for a maximum payout of $1,000 per employee. Each employee must meet all of the following eligibility criteria, during the award period, in order to receive a GAP payout.

  • Spouse job fair coming to Fort Sill

    Oct 25, 2012

  • 21st TSC continues partnership with KHS

    Oct 25, 2012

    A partnership between the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and Kaiserslautern High School has evolved into a Mentor a Student Today Program, which affords the command's Soldiers, civilians and Family Members a range of mentorship opportunities.

  • Paralegal Soldiers compete for bragging rights

    Oct 25, 2012

    Paralegal specialists from across U.S. Army Europe came together here Oct. 19 to prove their skills at USAREUR's 2012 Best Paralegal Competition.

  • Anniston Munitions Center celebrates four accident-free years

    Oct 25, 2012

    Anniston Munitions Center passed an important milestone Oct. 16 - four years without a lost time accident. A lost time accident is any injury occurring within the organization that takes an employee off duty for at least one 24-hour period. The last time that happened for ANMC was Oct. 16, 2008, when an employee's back was injured.

  • PT road closures focus on safety

    Oct 25, 2012

    The morning rush to get to work can be hectic at times, but the safety of Soldiers during physical training hours should be everyone's first priority according to Directorate of Public Safety officials.

  • Howitzer FMS begins at Anniston

    Oct 25, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot recently began a Foreign Military Sales overhaul for the M198 light towed howitzer. The artillery is disassembled, inspected and rebuilt to specifications for a U.S. military ally.

  • Fort Drum runners shine in Army 10-mile race

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- About 40 runners assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (LI) participated Sunday in the 28th annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. The Fort Drum Masters Women's team took first place in the race and the remaining teams all had strong finish times, with one team in fifth place and one in seventh place in their divisions, out of a race with 30,000 participants.

  • Task Force Six Shooters conduct Kids Spur Ride, Family Gunnery Day

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Many military Family Members may wonder what their Soldier does at work on a daily basis. Spouses and children of Task Force Six Shooters -- Soldiers assigned to 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI) -- experienced a day in the life of their air cavalry trooper Oct. 13 at Fort Drum.

  • Army awards MP Purple Heart 8 years later

    Oct 25, 2012

    It was Nov. 2004 when Sgt. Lance Royce led his team during a convoy travelling in Fallujah, Iraq. His unit began to receive small arms fire, the Soldiers returned fire and continued the mission. As the convoy continued down the road, an improvised explosive device detonated shattering both windows and injuring the Soldiers inside.

  • Soldiers mark activation of 227th MP Detachment at Fort Drum

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), held a ceremony Tuesday on the Division Hill parade grounds at Fort Drum to recognize the activation of the 227th Military Police Detachment "Centurions."

  • Garrison commander highlights events, progress in his first Stewart State of Garrison

    Oct 25, 2012

    Colonel Kevin Gregory, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, conducted his first State of the Garrison for Fort Stewart employees at the Main Post Chapel, Oct. 23.

  • Polar Bears conquer Tiefort Mountain

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Senior leaders of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment climbed the summit of Tiefort Mountain after the 10th Mountain Division's (LI) 2nd Brigade Combat Team completed its rotation at the National Training Center here.

  • Caserma Ederle employees learn Russian fighting technique

    Oct 25, 2012

    Mondays nights at the post Fitness Center, you can find Italians and Americans knocking each other to the mat. No, they aren't arguing, but studying "Systema," a form of Russian martial arts. Luca Chiarato, who has worked on the caserma for 10 years, teaches the group the technique he learned seven years ago from a Soldier. After years of training and learning the different stages, he became the first instructor in Italy.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers conduct decentralized operations at National Training Center

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Soldiers of A Company (Immortals), 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), were tasked with a new mission while participating in National Training Center Rotation 13-01 here.

  • Domestic violence becoming war on home front

    Oct 26, 2012

    Autumn is on the way. As we bundle up against the cool weather and consider the warming balm that is home, let us remember that for some of us, home may not feel as safe and welcoming. Although domestic abuse or violence in the home is considered a private matter between intimate partners and family members, it impacts us all as we interact in our community.

  • Depot Employee Garners National Diversity Award

    Oct 25, 2012

    One of Tobyhanna Army Depot's own has just received national recognition for her contributions to our national defense.

  • 10th Mountain aviator receives prestigious award for courage, leadership

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The senior instructor pilot was off-shift and asleep when he was designated to be the pilot in command for a quick reaction force mission to extract personnel involved in the recovery of the crew from a downed OH-58D Kiowa helicopter April 23, 2011, in eastern Afghanistan.

  • Disabled hunters harvest 31 deer Oct. 6-7 at Fort McCoy

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Disabled hunters bagged 31 deer during a special hunt at Fort McCoy Oct. 6-7. "While the hunt does provide some assistance in managing the deer population, the primary goal is to give the disabled hunters the opportunity to get into the woods and participate in a deer hunt," Beckmann said.

  • Fort Drum welcomes home 7th Engineer Battalion Soldiers

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A large crowd gathered in a hangar at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, watching a video of Soldiers exiting an aircraft. The crowd sat patiently as time passed, because they knew that soon they would embrace their loved ones once again.

  • Fort McCoy Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan sets groundwork for training support

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Completion and publication of the Fort McCoy Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) sets the environmental groundwork to support the installation's training mission from 2012 forward. Jim Kerkman, the installation forester and main author of the INRMP, said the plan, which recently was completed, helps ensure the installation can maximize its potential to conduct military training by being a wise environmental steward. At the same time, the efforts help support recreational activities at Fort McCoy for both the installation community and neighboring communities. The INRMP undergoes a major revision when events warrant. Kerkman said the reason for major revisions include significant changes to the installation's mission requirements, its natural resources or goals and objectives of the existing INRMP.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade marks official return home

    Oct 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade "Muleskinners" officially marked their return home by uncasing the brigade colors during a ceremony Oct. 17 at Monti Physical Fitness Center. The 10th Mountain Division (LI) brigade completed a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Army continuing 'sacred duty' to wounded warriors

    Oct 31, 2012

    To date, the Warrior Transition Command has cared for some 45,000 wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and has transitioned 51 percent of them back to the force, WTC's commanding general said.

  • Fort Jackson puts knowledge to the test during safety stand-down

    Oct 25, 2012

    Tuesday's U.S. Army Garrison Fort Jackson safety stand-down was recognized in different ways on Fort Jackson. Some units marked the occasion with formal presentations on safety concerns specific to their mission. Others took the time to brush up on standard protocol.

  • Credit score not only factor

    Oct 25, 2012

    Does a great credit score mean a person has a strong and stable financial position? Does being approved for a loan mean that the borrower can afford it? No, not necessarily. Although excellent credit can serve as a tool for some of life's financial goals, it does not necessarily mean that the household pocketbook is in order nor that borrowers can afford every approved loan that is offered.

  • Judges visit post dining facility

    Oct 25, 2012

    Army graders are on post today to evaluate the dining facility at the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School for the ongoing Philip A. Connelly Awards.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month event scheduled

    Oct 25, 2012

    "Don't turn your back on Domestic Violence!" is this year's theme for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

  • A retrospective on Stanley Spisiak: a man with a mission

    Oct 25, 2012

    2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act which significantly expanded the role of the federal government from that of the Federal Water Pollution Control Amendments of 1948. The Clean Water Act established the goals of eliminating releases of high amounts of toxic substances into water, eliminating additional water pollution by 1985, and ensuring that surface waters would meet standards necessary for sports and recreation by 1983.

  • USMA conference ties theme of integrity with ethics

    Oct 25, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- Ninety-two colleges and universities sent 200 delegates to the 27th annual National Conference on Ethics in America Oct. 14-17 at Eisenhower Hall. The theme for this year's conference was "Serve with Integrity," the motto of the West Point Class of 1970 who presented the conference hosted by the Simon Center for Professional Military Ethic.

  • West Point cadets compete to earn slots at top-class training programs

    Oct 25, 2012

    More than 300 U.S. Military Academy cadets endured a rigorous day-long selection process Oct. 20, 2012, all in the hopes of securing the best military training opportunity next summer.

  • Six Army in Europe Soldiers have been named Army's best

    Oct 25, 2012

    Since Armywide competition began in 2002, these six Army in Europe Soldiers have earned the title of Army NCO of the Year and Army Soldier of the Year, representing nearly a third of the total number who have been named top troops.

  • Building the Afghanistan National Army Officers Academy - an investment for ANA leadership

    Oct 25, 2012

    A ground breaking ceremony was held to commemorate the establishment of the Afghanistan National Army Officers Academy (ANAOA), Wednesday Oct 10. The ANAOA is an enduring training institution that will prepare new officers for leadership roles within the Afghanistan National Army (ANA).

  • March sheds light on domestic violence

    Oct 25, 2012

    Hohenfels Military Community members took to the streets this month with banners and balloons in an effort to draw awareness to the pervasive problem of Domestic Violence.

  • The hunt is on for the 'King of the Woods'

    Oct 25, 2012

    "They call him the king of the woods," said Norbert Wittl, USAG Hohenfels public affairs officer and avid hunter, referring to Germany's "Hirsch" or red deer, and the first buck of the season here was brought down recently by Air Force Lt. Col. Rodney Jorstad out of Landstuhl.

  • TRANSCOM commander sees AFSBn-Kandahar RPAT process

    Oct 25, 2012

    U.S. Air Force General William M. Fraser III, commander of U.S. Transportation Command spent about 90 minutes at AFSBn-Kandahar, 401st Army Field Support Brigade Oct. 21 to learn more about how the battalion has streamlined processes and procedures for redistributing and retrograding equipment.

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