Archive: Oct 2012

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  • AUSA Opening Day: Leaders Discuss Army Profession, Address Family Forum

    Oct 23, 2012

  • San Antonio Military Medical Center Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission

    Oct 23, 2012

    Brooke Army Medical Center, which includes San Antonio Military Medical Center and its outlying clinics, has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of ApprovalĀ® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

  • Age not a factor in being Air Assault Strong

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY--On a windy Wednesday morning last week at Fort Campbell's Sabalauski Air Assault School, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hawkins, division chaplain, 101st Airborne Division, delivered his invocation with energy and zeal, as the latest class of graduates stood motionless in formation.

  • Cross-training makes for well-rounded Soldier

    Oct 23, 2012

    When Spc. Angelica Natalie Antiporda, now a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with Company E, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, first deployed to Afganistan, she did not have an NCO there who was a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer to do some on-the-job training with her. "I was ready to do my job when I came to the unit, but to my surprise that was wishful thinking," said Antiporda. Instead of doing absolutely nothing, she decided to cross-train in many military occupational specialties. "It has been an incredible experience -- cross-training with the other jobs," said Antiporda. "I cannot pump gas into the birds, because only a (petroleum supply specialist) can do that, but I have pulled fire guard and that was exciting; I have also repaired a tire by myself. I am ecstatic about this because I have never changed a tire before, let alone repaired one." Anyone that comes across Antiporda finds out quickly she is a hard-charging Soldier.

  • CSA draws blueprint for complex global environment

    Oct 24, 2012

    The Army has revised much of its doctrine over the last year and will release more top-level doctrine over the next 10 months to lay out how it will operate in an "extremely complex environment," said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno.

  • 'Mustang' tankers qualify crews at gunnery

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Tank crews utilized the cool fall weather to set up their sites, locate their targets and qualify on their tanks this month.

  • Teammates never quit

    Oct 23, 2012

    Yuma, Wash. -- The Yuma desert is a grimy lush, where the creature comforts of home melt away, only to be replaced with stifling heat. The sun hangs high, obnoxiously spilling its rays over the rough landscape. Graceless plants claw at the sky with scraggly limbs and brittle leaves, clinging to the dry ground like mosquitoes on the bare flesh of an unknowing victim. With no signs of civilization for miles upon miles, Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, had found the perfect place for a missile range.

  • 1-8 Cav Bradley crews conduct gunnery exercises

    Oct 23, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Infantrymen have longed utilized their skills in combat to conduct movement on foot, but in keeping with the armor tradition, they have began qualifying on their Bradleys.

  • Army breast cancer vaccine research achieves multiple milestones

    Oct 25, 2012

    For more than 15 years, the U.S. Army's Cancer Vaccine Development Program has been conducting research on vaccines that target human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2/neu), a protein that is expressed by breast cancer cells.

  • Helping hands have many hands helping

    Oct 23, 2012

    It is Friday morning, Oct. 19, and while most Soldiers don their uniform and go to work, Soldiers of the 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, roll up their sleeves and head out the front gate. Organization Day this month for the "Dragons," Company D, 7th Bn, 101st Avn. Reg., consisted of 92 volunteers assisting with eight different community outreach projects spread throughout the Clarksville area in order to show their support for the surrounding community. "(There's) something to be said about going out, getting away from work but also doing some good," said Capt. Ben Summers, the Dragons' company commander.

  • JBLM gets a leg up on sports medicine

    Oct 23, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.--Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Madigan Healthcare System is setting up a clinic that will streamline Soldier care.

  • Army South commander strengthens partnerships in Honduras

    Oct 24, 2012

    On his first trip to the Central American region since taking command, U.S. Army South's commanding general traveled to Honduras, Oct. 3-5, 2012, to conduct an initial visit with the U.S. ambassador, meet with Army South Soldiers and to have discussions with key leaders in the Honduran military.

  • UAHuntsville and community engage local girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

    Oct 24, 2012

    HUNTSVILLE, ALA. -- "HOOAH!" the girls exclaimed as Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion concluded her remarks kicking off the fourth annual Girls' Science & Engineering Day held at UAHuntsville Oct. 20.

  • 5th Signal Commander engages German State Secretaries on Cyber Security

    Oct 23, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (Oct 23, 2012) -- Brig. Gen. Bruce T. Crawford, commanding general, 5th Signal Command, shared his perspective on cyber security at Germany's third semi-annual Cyber-Security Working Group hosted by Hessen Interior Ministry State Secretary Werner Koch at the Hessen Ministry of the Interior in Wiesbaden Oct. 11.

  • New Religious Service Personnel on board at Hamilton

    Oct 23, 2012

  • Tobyhanna employees Reset, retrofit mission expands capabilities of critical Army communications sys

    Oct 23, 2012

    Technicians here have successfully completed a mission that gives a key Army communications system increased range and frequencies.

  • Reserve MPs take on Bagram beat one day at a time

    Oct 24, 2012

    Cpl. Margie Jones and Spc. Judy Sanchez, both military police officers assigned to the Army Reserve's 539th Military Police Detachment, out of Buckeye, Ariz., currently patrol sector 4 on Bagram Airfield.

  • Licensed to dumpster dive: Recycling changes coming to Wiesbaden

    Oct 24, 2012

    Big recycling changes are coming to U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden in Germany, and if the preliminary results of a Dumpster diving expedition are any indication, garrison residents are well on their way to being ready.

  • 14th MI Battalion returns from Afghanistan

    Oct 23, 2012

    The 14th Military Intelligence Battalion returned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in the early morning of Oct. 21, 2012, after deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom one year ago.

  • Environmental science: Students focus on ways to save energy, resources

    Oct 23, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - With the world's resources dwindling at an ever faster rate and energy costs consistently rising, future planners are realizing that long-term sustainability demands creative solutions. That means including all aspects of energy use, waste disposal and alternative energy construction considerations when first approaching projects. But encouraging everyone to play a role in long-term sustainability also means changing the way many people live their daily lives.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observance features Taller San Jose presentation

    Oct 23, 2012

  • Folgore Brigade paratroopers add Italian flavor to Saber Junction 13

    Oct 23, 2012

    More than 35 Italian paratroopers of the 187th Regiment, Folgore Brigade, stationed in Livorno, wrapped up training in the Saber Junction 13 (SJ-13) multinational exercise at the Vicenza Mission Training Complex on Caserma Ederle Oct. 19. The Italians were one of 19 national contingents taking part in the exercise organized by Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr, Germany.

  • Cyber Awareness Week focuses on network, personal security, other issues

    Oct 23, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While the nation has focused on keeping computer users safe during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, 5th Signal Command brought that message home during their Cyber Awareness Week. The week, which included a Junior Development Seminar and an educator's forum, also drew a host of industry representatives together for a Cyber Technology Showcase in the Tony Bass Fitness Center Oct. 10-11.

  • German military sponsors V Corps castle tour

    Oct 23, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While giving a tour of the Castle Braunfels, Gerhard Adam paused for a moment amidst the antiques and portraits and became nostalgic. Adam was not pining for the days of knights and royalty, however. Instead, surrounded by a group of V Corps service members and volunteers, the Braunfels native was missing Texas.

  • DoD support for 2013 Inauguration explained to Congressional Staff Members

    Oct 23, 2012

    Various congressional staff members received updates on Department of Defense plans to support civil authorities during the 2013 Presidential Inauguration, at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Oct. 16, 2012.

  • Old Guard participates in 2012 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 23, 2012

    The Old Guard supported more than 30,000 runners from around the world in this year's Army 10-Miler in Washington, D.C., Oct. 21. The runners started at the Pentagon in Arlington Va., and ran through Washington D.C and back to the start point again.

  • Japan Ground Self Defense Force Welcomes Golden Dragons

    Oct 25, 2012

    Japan Ground Self Defense Force members line the streets to welcome the Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Bde., 25th Infantry Division, on October 23rd as they arrive to Aibano Training Area, Japan for exercise Orient Shield 12. Exercise Orient Shield is an annual, tactical level, field-training exercise is co-hosted by U.S. Army Japan and the Ground Self-Defense Force. This year's exercise includes Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment and Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army.

  • Civil Air Patrol cadets visit TF Wings

    Oct 23, 2012

    The cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Central Louisiana Composite Squadron visited Gorgas Army Airfield to view the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, "Task Force Wings," helicopters Oct. 16 during its field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La. Their ages ranged from 12-21 years old; they were excited to see the different types of aircraft TF Wings utilized and learn about them, but there was one highly-anticipated helicopter -- the AH64 Apache attack helicopter.

  • Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps tours the DFIP

    Oct 23, 2012

    Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., toured the Detention Facility in Parwan October 16, 2012.

  • 6-37 Field Artillery puts their training to the test

    Oct 24, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Fires Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a certification exercise at Camp Casey in Dongducheon, Oct. 2, 2012, which qualifies them to participate in upcoming live-fire exercises.

  • Warrior recieves Soldier's Medal

    Oct 23, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Soldier's Medal was presented to a Soldier of the 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division on Oct. 19 during a ceremony held in B-quad here.

  • Research & Development underway for Abrams modernization

    Oct 24, 2012

    To help alleviate space, weight, and power constraints, the Army has launched the Abrams Engineering Change Proposal program designed to buy back as much space, weight, and power as possible by redesigning and modernizing many elements of the tank.

  • Re-enactors, museum breath new life into history

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- The lawn of the Tropic Lightning Museum, here, was abuzz with activity, Saturday, as Soldiers, re-enactors, history buffs and volunteers brought history to life for the annual "Living History Day."

  • Master Sgt. Woodrow W. Keeble

    Oct 22, 2012

  • Realism contributes to cavalry situational training exercises

    Oct 22, 2012

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. -- In the age of modern technology, even the military has begun to utilize tools such as virtual trainers and simulators to augment and supplement traditional field training. But when it comes to getting the full experience, no technology can perfectly recreate the feel of conducting true situational training exercises in the field.

  • Cavalry troopers conduct tandem training with artillery, close-air support

    Oct 22, 2012

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. -- Two Kiowa Warrior helicopters rained lead on the designated target from their .50-caliber machine guns in the distance, followed by a blaze of Hellfire missiles, before speeding off to a safe distance.

  • 561st Eng. strive for trust, bonding with Kona keiki

    Oct 22, 2012

    KONA, Hawaii -- Select members of 561st Engineer Company, 84th Eng. Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, took a break from their construction project at Pohakuloa Training Area to give back to the community and participate in Deep and Beyond's Snorkel Day at Kahaluu Beach in Kona, Hawaii, recently. The event occurs every month and provides individuals with special needs and disabilities in the Kona community the opportunity to participate in water-immersion activities in a safe, controlled environment.

  • Schofield Barracks mechanics support cavalry training in Washington

    Oct 22, 2012

    YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, Wash. -- Whether deployed to combat zones or training centers, enabler support acts as a combat multiplier for combat arms units, bringing potency or longevity to the fight. And when it comes to equipment, one disabled vehicle can put many lives in danger.

  • Garrison casts spotlight on domestic violence awareness

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- Life-sized cardboard cutouts of a young child, woman and man stand silent in the foyer of the Army Community Service building, here, unfaced reminders of real people -- people we see every day in our neighborhood, at the Commissary checkout, in our school classrooms and in our workplaces -- who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

  • Army will do its job with less, secretary says

    Oct 23, 2012

    With budget cuts already in place, and more cuts possible next year -- the Army can expect there to be fewer resources around to accomplish a mission that will likely not shrink, said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh.

  • Iron scouts train at NIE 13.1

    Oct 23, 2012

  • Division, Garrison show appreciation

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- To give updates about the Army and provide bucket loads of resources and information were some objectives of Retiree Appreciation Day, or RAD, at the Nehelani, here, Oct. 6.

  • Tech escort teams train to collect HAZMAT samples

    Oct 22, 2012

    Operation Rolling Thunder, Oct. 15-17, provided a situational training exercise for the chemical company's tech escort teams. These elements handle hazardous material sampling, transportation, mission recovery and decontamination. Technical escort has been a part of the Army's mission since World War II, when they were used for transfer of chemical weapons and demilitarization of chemical weapons.

  • Army plans easier access to doctrine by 2015

    Oct 23, 2012

    The Army plans to have a new, easy-to-use method for Soldiers to access manuals and other military publications by 2015.

  • Female flag football: Players create a Hawaii gridiron league of their own

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Oct. 22, 2012) -- Fall signals the official return of football, a time when fans flock to stadiums and fill living rooms to capacity to watch their favorite teams do battle on the gridiron.

  • Indian Citizen Soldier, Lt. Col. Edward E. McClish, Guerilla Leader in World War II

    Oct 22, 2012

  • Warhorse Soldiers participate in WWII exhibit; honor vets in Trinidad

    Oct 22, 2012

  • Military, community partner for improved warrior care

    Oct 22, 2012

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.--Community and military leaders met at the 3rd annual Forward March Conference here Oct. 18-19 to strengthen the partnership between the civilian and military community and create more awareness of issues Soldiers and their Families face.

  • EFMP 'End the Word' campaign strives for respect

    Oct 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (Oct. 22, 2012) -- The teens at the Bennett Youth Center were honest.

  • 2012 NCO, Soldier of Year named

    Oct 24, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna was named the Army's 2012 Noncommissioned Officer of the Year and Sgt. Saral Shrestha was named the Army's 2012 Soldier of the Year during an award ceremony in Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2012.

  • Cadet Command deputy: Army-HACU partnership making process, but more to do

    Oct 24, 2012

    U.S. Army Cadet Command, which is the largest provider of college scholarships in America, awarded $29 million in benefits to Hispanic-serving institutions over the last five years.

  • Fort Campbell honors selfless volunteers

    Oct 22, 2012

    "Ladies and gentlemen, the ceremony will begin in two minutes," the Voice of the Eagle announced over the microphone. The last of the awardees found their seats as approximately 100 friends and family members, Soldiers and leaders found theirs. The gathering in McAuliffe Hall Atrium, Oct. 18, recognized the Fort Campbell, Ky., Volunteer of the Month, where 159th Combat Aviation Brigade had three recipients. The Volunteer of the Month program is dedicated by the post to recognize all the volunteers for Fort Campbell, explained Sonya Long, the family readiness support advisor for the 159th CAB. Each brigade has two months during the year to nominate their volunteers, and the top three with the most hours or an exceptional community outreach get awarded a certificate, division pin, post parking pass and a bag with other goodies. Col. Jimmy Blackmon, the brigade commander for 159th CAB, said in a society that is increasingly self-focused, it is important to recognize people whose attention is on others.

  • Soldiers provide opening show at AUSA 2012 Expo

    Oct 23, 2012

    Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) and The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" provided a multimedia presentation of the Army's history during the opening ceremony at the 2012 Association of the United States Army's annual meeting and exposition being held this week.

  • Mangudai Exercise 2012

    Nov 30, -0001

    Non commissioned officers are the backbone of America's military, and must be able to lead by example to effectively lead their troops. Specialist Jesiah Dixon shows us how one group of senior non commissioned officers tested their mental and physical limits during a grueling 58-hour event.

  • Soldier shares her story, hopes to improve Breast Cancer Awareness

    Oct 23, 2012

    In May 2008, Sgt. First Class Samantha Green * was busy. A geographical bachelorette with a three-year old child, Green had her hands full preparing for a change of duty stations. She had to pack the house up, arrange for a management company to rent out her home, clear and pass everything to the operations noncommissioned officer because her replacement had not made it in time for a right-seat-ride.

  • Panther Infantryman Competes to be Army's Top Soldier

    Oct 22, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- The Army's top Soldiers and Non-Commissioned Officers came together to represent the major commands from Training and Doctrine Command to Special Operations Command to compete for the coveted top position of U.S. Army Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year on October 15 -- 19, 2012. Representing Forces Command was the 82nd Airborne Division's own Spc. Jeremy Shivick, an infantryman assigned to 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt. Darius Krzywonos, a field artillery surveyor assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Army team destroys old chemical munitions

    Oct 23, 2012

    DOVER, Del. -- On the outskirts of a busy runway at Dover Air Force Base, a quiet, nondescript mobile operating center is nestled into an open field, not at all disturbed by the whirring engines overhead. The only indicator of life inside the fenced-in camp is a row of cars parked outside the gates and concrete barricades. Then there it is -- a flash of brightness.

  • Mavericks pay tribute to fallen comrade

    Oct 22, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Troopers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion "Mavericks", 1st Cavalry Division held a memorial ceremony in honor of Sgt. Lamar "Teddy" Johnson at the 76th Street Chapel here, Oct. 17.

  • Huntsville Center reaches more than 6,200 students in two-days through outreach

    Oct 22, 2012

    In just one outreach event in Sept., the U.S. Army Engineering and Center, Huntsville Huntsville Center professionals reached more than 6,200 local students with the message that careers in science, technology, engineering and math are exciting.

  • Fall Cleanup Efforts Begin

    Oct 22, 2012

  • Honorable Shyu visits Letterkenny Army Depot

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Honorable Heidi Shyu, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology visited Letterkenny Army Depot on Thursday Oct. 18.

  • SMDC's best finish competition

    Oct 23, 2012

    SMDC's best go toe-to-toe with Army's best

  • 'Warhorse' Fall Festival

    Oct 22, 2012

  • Army launches smart Operational Energy use campaign, identifies 10 initiatives

    Oct 25, 2012

    The Army launched "The Power is In Your Hands" campaign Oct. 23, 2012, to encourage Soldiers to use energy smarter on the battlefield.

  • Army opens competition for Rifleman Radio

    Oct 22, 2012

    The U.S. Army has initiated a full and open competition to procure additional quantities of the Rifleman Radio.

  • Guard, Reserve to strengthen regional alignments

    Oct 24, 2012

    Gen. David. M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, provided his views on the way ahead for the Guard and Reserve during the Association of the U.S. Army's "MG Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast," Oct. 22, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

  • Oktoberfest 2012 provides great time for Great Place

    Oct 22, 2012

    More than 1,000 Soldiers and Family members gathered for the annual Oktoberfest extravaganza sponsored by Fort Hood's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation at the Phantom Warrior Center parking lot, Friday.

  • 'Dagger' Brigade Electronic Warfare Office named best in Army

    Oct 22, 2012

    In recognition of their efforts during the brigade's 2010-2011 deployment in support of Operation New Dawn, the Electronic Warfare Office with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division received the Army Outstanding Unit Award from the Association of Old Crows during the association's annual convention Sept. 23-26 in Phoenix.

  • Great Lakes Warriors

    Oct 22, 2012

    Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and the network of rivers and streams that connect to them comprise yet another area of responsibility and it is this area that our Great Lakes Warriors, the sailors of the Tug Cheraw and Derrickboat McCauley call their "office."

  • Women veterans celebrate 15th anniversary of WIMSA

    Oct 23, 2012

    Hundreds of active-duty women and veterans turned out Oct. 20, 2012, at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to celebrate the legacy of more than 2.5 million sisters who have served in the nation's military.

  • Photos for Native American microsite

    Oct 23, 2012

    Photos for Native American microsite

  • Thousands of Runners, Dozens of Wounded Warriors Participate in 28th Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 22, 2012

  • Badge of honor

    Oct 22, 2012

    Missile Defense Soldier earns notable badge

  • New, improved physical fitness uniform options make debut at Fort Hood

    Oct 24, 2012

    With a change to the Army's Improved Physical Fitness Uniform looming, Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, got a firsthand look at proposed designs at an open expo, Oct. 15, 2012.

  • Safely sharing the road

    Oct 22, 2012

    While two things can't occupy the same place at the same time, some people try it anyway. When one of those people is a driver and the other a pedestrian, it's pretty obvious who's going to lose.

  • CASCOM employee receives Superior Civilian Service Award

    Oct 22, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, presented Terry Moody, CASCOM G8 (Resource Management) management and manpower division chief, the Superior Civilian Service Award Oct. 10.

  • Exchange Enlisted Advisor visits Fort A.P. Hill

    Oct 22, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill, Va. - The senior enlisted advisor for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service visited here Oct. 18.

  • Bending Not Breaking

    Oct 23, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- The first civilians to attend master resiliency raining in the Kaiserslautern Military Community recently graduated from a 12-week Army Community Service course designed to help them bend, not break.

  • Air assault school helps shape Army's future

    Nov 30, -0001

    Maj. Gen. James McConville, the commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, at Fort Campbell, Ky., issued an order in July to increase the number of Air Assault-qualified Soldiers within the next three years. "Seventy percent of the Division will be Air Assault qualified. That means, with about a 30 percent turnover annually, the standard is every Soldier who's been in the Division over a year will go to Air Assault School," said Capt. James B. Prisock, the commander of the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell. "The standards of the Air Assault course are the baseline standards the Division commander set for the Division." The ideal qualities of the Air Assault School candidate align with the Army's expectations of Soldiers -- fit, trained and disciplined, three qualities the 159th CAB uses to define a Thunder Warrior.

  • A 'Rising Star' is born in Grafenwoehr

    Oct 22, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- The energy backstage hummed as the five final contestants for Operation Rising Star prepped for their last performance in the Grafenwoehr Performing Arts Center, Oct. 5. Pre-show, the performers passed the time offstage by talking movies and music, dabbing on makeup and occasionally breaking into dance moves. But, in the quiet moments, their quickly bouncing legs, fidgeting hands and thoughtful pacing belied calm demeanors, exposing the nervous excitement of the contestants.

  • Recycling separates the good from the bad

    Nov 2, 2012

    Sure, you recycle. But are you doing it correctly? Local experts provide answers for distinguishing between recyclables and restmuell.

  • Reading still the great American pastime

    Nov 2, 2012

    Choosing what to read may not be an easy task. Luckily your local librarian can help. In Grafenwoehr

  • PCSing with family pets requires planning

    Oct 22, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- PCSing with pets in tow makes an already hectic process a little more complicated. Before moving back to the U.S. or on to another foreign adventure, pet owners must get medical records, health certificates and vaccines for their pets before they can ship. According to Capt. Annie Eure, officer in charge of the Vilseck Veterinary Treatment Facility, Public Health Command District-North Europe, in order to get a pet to the next destination, owners should plan ahead and keep abreast of all regulations for their incoming duty station.

  • Ghostly encounters transpire close to Grafenwoehr

    Nov 2, 2012

    Locals discuss ghost stories from the region, but are they just stories? One reporter

  • Boning up on history in the Czech Republic

    Nov 2, 2012

    One Bohemian church turns macabre into a masterpiece. Visitors

  • 5th Signal Command develops junior officers

    Oct 22, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (October 12, 2012) -- Holding senior leadership seminars are routine for most units in the Army. 5th Signal Command seized an opportunity to break from routine and offer young and future leaders a head start in their careers.

  • Clinical director named best in Army

    Oct 22, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Kathryn Arnett is passionate about taking care of those that take care of others. With a focus on both her clients and her coworkers, Arnett was recently recognized for her work with the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's Army Substance Abuse Program. Arnett, who has worked in the ASAP office on Landstuhl for the past two years, was named the Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs 2012 Clinical Director of the Year.

  • Afghan Air Force pins wings on first fixed-wing class grads

    Oct 22, 2012

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 22, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal visits the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. to underscore the extensive capabilities and interdependence of combined operations between Army Conventional and Special Operations Forces as well as to highlight the vital role of the JRTC as the Army trains Soldiers for current missions and prepares for future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Eighth Army team participates in 2012 Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 24, 2012

    A team of Eighth Army runners from South Korea participated in the U.S. Army Ten-Miler in the nation's capital, Oct. 21, 2012.

  • Senior leader pins Landstuhl Soldiers with space badges

    Oct 23, 2012

    LANDSTUHL, Germany -- During his recent visit to Company C, 53rd Signal Battalion, Lt. Gen. Richard Formica awarded Soldiers with something unique to the Army -- space wings. Formica, commander of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command & Army Forces Strategic Command, pinned Army's Basic Space Badges on two Soldiers and three Senior Space Badges on noncommissioned officers

  • 'Fearless Felix' historic space jump has Natick ties

    Oct 22, 2012

    The Equivital Life Monitor that "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner strapped on before his 128,100-foot, record-breaking jump was supported and developed with the assistance of researchers at the U.S. Army research Institute of Environmental Medicine's Biophysical and Biomedical Modeling Division, in Natick, Mass.

  • AUSA forums to be webcast live

    Oct 22, 2012

    Soldiers and employees who cannot attend this year's Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting and exposition can still watch events and panels online by visiting live webcasts listed at www.army.mil/professional.

  • Bulgarian president, senior military leaders visit multinational exercise in Germany

    Oct 22, 2012

    The President of the Republic of Bulgaria visited the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, to observe Bulgarian Special Forces training during exercise Saber Junction, Oct 19, 2012.

  • Obama nominates Rodriguez as next Africa Command chief

    Oct 19, 2012

    President Obama has nominated Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez to succeed Army Gen. Carter F. Ham as the commander of U.S. Africa Command, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said, Oct. 18, 2012.

  • Obama nominates Rodriguez as next Africa Command chief

    Oct 22, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced that President Barack Obama has nominated U.S. Army Forces Command's Gen. David M. Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter F. Ham as the commander of U.S. Africa Command.

  • Reserve unit debuts new 'simulation' tech

    Nov 7, 2012

    During a time of budget constraints, organizations all across the military are seeking ways to maintain effective training and readiness at the lowest possible cost. In October, a Texas-based Army Reserve unit used a multi-state exercise to roll out a new networked training system that helps with just that goal.

  • U.S. Soldiers win International Cup in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 22, 2012

    Tesfaye Sendeku-Alemayehu successfully defended his men's title, Kerri Gallagher won the women's chase, and the U.S. Army Team won another International Cup in the 28th running of the Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Pentagon.

  • It's St. John's again atop ROTC at Ten-Miler

    Oct 22, 2012

    St. John's University of Minnesota edged Virginia Tech to win the ROTC division of the Army Ten-Miler for the second year in a row.

  • 30K Run Army Ten-Miler in DC

    Oct 25, 2012

    A cool, dry beautiful blue-sky day was the backdrop for 30-thousand scheduled runners during the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's 28th annual Army Ten-Miler Race.

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