Archive: Oct 2012

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  • Telling the human story

    Oct 15, 2012

    Social scientists serve as specialized interpreters for coalition forces by painting a vivid picture of the human terrain in Afghanistan.

  • Local Cub Scouts observe, participate in 'Retreat' ceremony

    Oct 16, 2012

    Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command invited Cub Scouts from Davenport, Iowa's Garfield Cub Scout Pack 19 to participate in the evening retreat ceremony, Oct. 1, at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. The tradition of honoring the U.S. flag during an evening ceremony began in 1835 and is comprised of the sounding of "Retreat," the firing of the evening gun, followed by the playing of "To the Color" as the flag is lowered.

  • Tulsa District Corps of Engineers attorney, paralegal honored with prestigious awards

    Nov 30, -0001

    Two members of the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Office of Counsel staff are winners of USACE Chief Counsel Honorary Awards for 2012.

  • USASAC manager focuses on international support

    Oct 15, 2012

    While many other organizations perform key actions to support the FMS process, USASAC itself is responsible for developing and finalizing the Letter of Offer and Acceptance for each country's FMS cases.

  • 3d MDSC Soldier Hometown Hero at Atlanta Falcons Game for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Oct 15, 2012

  • Soldier Centered Medical Home generates readiness

    Oct 15, 2012

    The SCMH is something of an experimental concept, providing medical care for Soldiers assigned to both 555th Engineer Brigade and 17th Fires Brigade, with support from Madigan Healthcare System. The SCMH began treating Soldiers in November 2011.

  • Detroit Arsenal Celebrates Fire Prevention Week

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Detroit Arsenal Fire Department showed their support Oct. 8 thru 12 for National Fire Prevention Week with literature tables, fire drills and a mobile safety house for the children in the Child Development Center to explore.

  • Fort Indiantown Gap Hosts All Army Sports Tryouts

    Oct 15, 2012

    Soldiers trying out for the All Army Sports basketball championship.

  • Warrior challenge will determine Soldier of the Year

    Oct 15, 2012

    Although he works outside the trenches, Spc. Jose Figueroa has demonstrated advanced ability in soldiering skills, becoming the U.S. Army Pacific's Top Soldier. He is competing this week in the U.S. Army Top Soldier of the Year competition in Fort Lee, Va.

  • 30-year career comes to a close

    Oct 15, 2012

    Col. Michael Yowell retires from active duty

  • Army civilian workforce runs, walks for health

    Oct 15, 2012

    More than 200 Army civilians and leaders with the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood participated in the 3rd semiannual Civilian Fun Run/Walk Oct. 12 at Gammon Field.

  • Soldier finds purpose in mentoring role

    Oct 15, 2012

    In the Army, Staff Sgt. Rachel Baranek has found stability, purpose and an opportunity to serve her country and improve the lives of women in Afghanistan.

  • Love of Law, Army and Nation

    Oct 15, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. --The legacy began with a testimony of the 'greatness that is America' -- a land of hope and possibility as Vincent J. Faggioli, Army Materiel Command's Command Counsel, calls it.

  • Fort Rucker Fliers rugby team poised for comeback

    Oct 15, 2012

    There are numerous sports teams on Fort Rucker for everyone to enjoy, but the developing Rugby Fliers, a rugby team that was at its peak in the 1990s, is making a comeback.

  • 'Spartans' conduct team-building event with Southwestern University football team

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- For more than 60 years, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, has not had a football program available to students until this year.

  • Public Health Services Officer work recognized with Army Achievement Medal

    Oct 18, 2012

    Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Groh, a project manager with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville Medical Repair and Renewal Program, was presented an Army Achievement Medal Sept. 10, by Col. Robert Ruch, Huntsville Center commander.

  • Infantrymen conduct live-fire training exercise

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Preparing for gunnery extends past the tank and Bradley crews honing their skills, to the infantrymen on the ground perfecting their craft.

  • Adopted school gives back to deploying "Long Knife" unit

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- Students of Thomas Arnold Elementary School presented their adopted unit, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th "Long Knife" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, nearly 300 "freedom bags" during an assembly Oct. 4 at the school.

  • The I Corps Field Report: Edition 28

    Nov 30, -0001

    In this edition of The Field Report we'll show you how Soldiers are on the move in Afghanistan; see the return of a historical division; learn how Army surgeons train; and learn how bomb sniffing dogs get certified. See all that and more in this edition of The Field Report! Also available in High Definition.

  • Engineers assess new weapons system

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- As new equipment filters into the Army, units must ensure they have proper training on them to achieve success when using them at the range or in conflict.

  • Local rider places in national horsemanship finals competition

    Oct 15, 2012

    Fort Rucker gets plenty of recognition when it comes to excellence in Aviation, but one of the installation's own brought national recognition to an arena the post isn't well known for -- horsemanship.

  • 7th ID Activation Ceremony

    Nov 30, -0001

    B-Roll of the 7th Infantry Division Press Conference/Activation Ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash with Maj. Gen. Lanza.

  • Expo puts assistive technologies on display

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Exceptional Family Member Program teamed up with the Equal Opportunity Office to bring back the Assistive Technology Expo to Fort Rucker that features the latest technology to help disabled active-duty military members, Families and the civilian workforce.

  • Holiday brings spooky events, Family activities

    Oct 15, 2012

    The spookiest time of year is on the way and Fort Rucker has scheduled events and festivities for the community to enjoy.

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month kicks off with Purple Friday

    Oct 15, 2012

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and people from around post showed their support by donning purple and participating in the kickoff event at Bldg. 5700 Oct. 5.

  • Aviation grad follows parents' flight path

    Oct 15, 2012

    Anticipation filled the air as almost 50 Aviators came together at the post theater during the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Aviator Course graduation ceremony to be pinned with their wings, with one graduate continuing a Family tradition in Army Aviation.

  • Retiree Appreciation Day offers health fair, dinner

    Oct 15, 2012

    Fort Rucker invites retirees and their Families from across the Wiregrass to attend the 38th annual Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 26.

  • New facility improves Soldiers' quality of life

    Oct 16, 2012

    The Army focuses on improving the quality of life for Soldiers and their families, and Fort Rucker, Ala., wants to make sure that single Soldiers aren't excluded when it comes to quality-of-life improvements.

  • Families welcome Soldiers home

    Oct 15, 2012

    Thirteen Soldiers from the 164th Theater Airfield Operations Group returned to Family and friends at Fort Rucker after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan during a ceremony at the Spiritual Life Center Oct. 8.

  • Army receives go-ahead on Manpack radio production

    Oct 16, 2012

    The Army has received authorization to continue production of an advanced radio that will link Soldiers at the company level and below with real-time information passed on its holistic tactical communications network.

  • Army Reserve's youngest leaders develop, lead training during battle assembly

    Oct 15, 2012

    OWINGS MILLS, Md., -- The six-foot-long brown table turned on its side with metal chairs stacked precariously behind it immediately drew the attention of anyone walking into the room, but it was behind a nearby podium that a potentially deadly threat was hidden. Although the threat was a mock explosive device, the training was real for the young warfighters assigned to 3rd Platoon, 443rd Military Police Company.

  • Continental Color Guard training

    Oct 15, 2012

    It takes a huge amount of endurance and motivation to be a part of the Continental Color Guard. Candidates must go through a tough training program that starts with a long run followed by three hours of standing perfectly still in a hot, steamy room.

  • CASCOM Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Oct 15, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, presented the Purple Heart medal to Chief Warrant Officer 4 Leonard R. Levy, CASCOM armament capabilities developer, Oct. 12.

  • Army Reserve special agents train for unique, real world scenarios

    Oct 15, 2012

    MAXTON, N.C. - "Every trigger pull is training." And that training can be paramount for a special agent, according to Special Agent Jim A. Stillman, with the 6th Military Police Group (Criminal Investigation Division) out of Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. Stillman is one of many instructors leading training during the 200th Military Police Command's 2012 Annual Special Agent Training exercise, held from Sept. 20--30 in Maxton, N.C.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 15 October 1946

    Oct 15, 2012

    After World War I, the Army's cryptographic elements were transferred to the Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth. On October 5, 1942, the Cryptographic Division transferred from Fort Monmouth to Vint Hill Farms Station, Virginia and became known as the Signal Corps Cryptographic School.

  • Army Reserve Special agents receive exposure to fire investigations

    Oct 16, 2012

    More than 200 military police and criminal investigation division agents from across the U.S. Army and Army Reserve took part in a training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., to learn how to identify the cause of a fire.

  • Panther Brigade soldiers receive motorcycle safety refresher

    Oct 15, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- According to the Department of the Army, "the Army's mission is to fight and win our nation's wars by providing prompt, sustained land dominance across the full range of military operations and spectrum of conflict in support of combatant commanders." Accomplishing this very broad mission requires well-trained, healthy and physically fit Soldiers to fill the ranks. Among the challenges of recruiting and training, is ensuring Soldiers are well taken care of by their chain of command, and are properly equipped to face life's challenges so they can continue to fight, and train future warriors. One problem commands may face is motorcycle safety. It is especially important to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. As the nation's Global Response Force, the "Panther Brigade" must be ready to send its Paratroopers anywhere in the world to help resolve any conflict with minimal notice. Each Paratrooper in the brigade must be able to support that mission, and that means being safe and responsible in every environment and situation, said Chris McKnight, the brigade safety officer.

  • "Old school" race is no joke

    Oct 15, 2012

    Soldiers from across Germany struggled through five kilometers of tough terrain as Hohenfels hosted the annual U.S. Forces Europe Combat Cross Country Championship, recently.

  • Don't slip and trip your way into fall

    Oct 15, 2012

    Each year, numerous people are injured and killed from dangers lurking in the places they least expect - at home and at work. The culprit is slips, trips and falls.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Fire and Emergency Services teamed up with the National Fire Protection Association

    Oct 15, 2012

    If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, one-third of America's households thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening.

  • PBA host PM-CAS management review

    Oct 15, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal played host Sept. 20 to the Project Manager Combat Ammunitions Systems conventional ammunition management review meeting. The meeting, held at the Arsenal's Training Center, included visitors from PM-CAS, U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command, Crane Army Ammunition Activity and McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. Personnel from PBA's Directorate of Ammunitions, Engineering and Technology, Material Management and Business Operations were also in attendance.

  • Friendship appreciation ceremony recognizes ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Oct 15, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan held the ROK Armed Forces Day Commemorative Luncheon and Best Friends Award ceremony to pay tribute for the hard-work of Korean and U.S. Servicemembers here, Oct. 12.

  • New munitions, good workload on tap for Ammunition Operations

    Oct 16, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Ammunition Operations is keeping busy lately with new munition work, as well as looking down the road at a robust workload for fiscal year 2013.

  • 2012 Best Warrior Competition begins at Fort Lee

    Oct 15, 2012

    Twenty-four of the Army's finest warriors converged at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 14, 2012, to engage in a fast-paced and intense battle against themselves and each other as participants of the premier Soldier skills competition.

  • Soldiers give life at Armed Services blood drive

    Oct 15, 2012

    The 15th SB hosted the blood drive at its brigade headquarters on Fort Bliss, TX, to help increase the emergency blood supply used for Servicemembers in need. To continue these life-saving measures the 15th SB is scheduled to conduct additional blood drives on Oct. 15 and 16 at its brigade headquarters.

  • Corps of Engineers Hosts Afghan Contractors

    Oct 15, 2012

    Inaugural meeting introducing Afghan Public Protection Force concept

  • Activation of new unit improves emphasis on contracting oversight

    Oct 15, 2012

    On Oct. 12, the 414th Contracting Support Brigade was activated as part of the Army's continued initiatives to support every Army Service Component Command with a Contracting Support Brigade. 414th CSB Commander Col. Paul Pardew has spent the last year building his organization in order to support US Army Africa and its operations on the African continent

  • Spotlight graphics

    Oct 15, 2012

  • USACE builds another facility for Afghan National Security Forces

    Oct 15, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Civil Order Police took possession of a new Service Support Battalion compound near Kandahar Oct. 10. The facilities, completed with minimal delay and within budget, will enable Afghan police to live and train near the people they serve and protect.

  • Kandahar, Helmand doctors meet to mend collective concerns

    Oct 15, 2012

    Afghanistan's war casualties rely on the medical evacuation services and expertise of a broad range of Afghan medical and civilian medical professionals. Doctors representing the full spectrum of medical groups here came together recently to answer one big question about these patients: What more can we do to give them the best care possible?

  • Eighth Army participates in Ground Forces Festival

    Oct 15, 2012

    GYERYONG, South Korea - The Republic of Korea Ground Festival Forces Festival is one of the largest and most unique military exhibitions in the world.

  • JGSDF celebrates anniversary at Camp Zama

    Oct 15, 2012

    More than 500 people participated in a joint ceremony at Yano Fitness Center at Camp Zama, Japan, Oct. 13, 2012, for the 41st anniversary of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Zama Sub-post and the 40th anniversary of the 4th Engineer Group.

  • 2012 Fall Friendship Festival brings joy to Yongsan

    Oct 16, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan hosted its annual Fall Friendship Festival providing service members, families, and civilians with a fun filled day of events at Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, Oct. 6, 2012.

  • Army delivers new tactical network to 10th Mountain Division

    Oct 15, 2012

    Soldiers will soon be able to cover greater distances, make quicker decisions and share more information using the Army's new tactical communications network, according to leaders of the first unit to receive the equipment.

  • Yongsan children learn safety during fire prevention week

    Oct 14, 2012

    Local Yongsan fire stations showed Community members how to prevent fires and what to do when encountered fire incidents during a series of events in recognition of Fire Prevention Week here, Oct. 10-11. U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Directorate of Fire Emergency Services Fire Station partnered with the Yongsan-gu Fire Station for the week. They organized and developed many different trainings and activities for children to participate learn from.

  • 7th ID Activation Ceremony - Maj. Gen. Lanza Press Conference

    Nov 30, -0001

    Maj. Gen. Lanza briefs guest and the media at the 7th Infantry Division Press Conference/Activation Ceremony at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash. Also available in high definition.

  • DIV leader encourages soldiers to 'stand up to suicide'

    Nov 30, -0001

    It goes without saying that a healthy force is a ready force; for this reason, it is the theme for this year's suicide awareness month. As suicide rates within the ranks continue to climb, the Army is changing its approaches to suicide awareness, prevention and intervention, starting with a Suicide Stand Down Day, which was carried out Army-wide on Thursday.

  • 7ID chaplain assumes stole, vows to 'elevate religious support' within BDEs

    Nov 30, -0001

    Surrounded by family, friends and fellow chaplains, Chaplain Lt. Col. Darryl Hollowell was bestowed great spiritual responsibility as the 7th Infantry Division's chaplain's stole was placed onto his shoulders by the division's commanding general, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, at the Assumption of Stole ceremony, Oct. 12, at the Four Chaplains Memorial Chapel on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Washington Reservists Return from Mobilization

    Oct 14, 2012

    Warrior-Citizens from the 380th Adjutant General Battalion, an Army Reserve unit here, were honored in a ceremony Oct. 13 after a yearlong mobilization to Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • 80th Training Command selects 2012 Instructors of the Year

    Oct 14, 2012

    Lt. Col. Michael Morris and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Pike won the 80th Training Command Instructor of the Year competition in the officer and enlisted categories, respectively, at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 13, 2012. Morris, an instructor with the 10th Battalion, 80th Regiment, teaches intermediate level education to Army Reserve, National Guard and active duty majors as a gateway for promotion to lieutenant colonel.

  • Honoring the sacrifice of families

    Oct 13, 2012

    Providing support to the families of fallen Soldiers

  • Retired Soldiers bring experience, compassion to Survivor Outreach Services

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Army's Survivor Outreach Services program, which provides long-term enhanced services to surviving Family members by helping them navigate through various benefit programs and the emotional trauma that accompanies loss.

  • General Hurley observes 501st SBDE at Warpath II

    Oct 13, 2012

    Warpath II is a Command Post and Situational Traingin Exercise involving military units throughout the Korean Peninsula, focusing onon full spectrum Operations.

  • Marine makes Sapper history - twice

    Oct 13, 2012

    The Sapper Leader Course has been molding superior Army engineer leaders since 1985. Now, Marine Capt. Kathryn Neff has put her mark on the elite school's history -- not once, but twice. According to Capt. John Chambers, Sapper Leader Course chief of training, Neff is the first female Marine to graduate the course and the first Marine to be the Sapper Spirit Awardee -- the student who obtained the most points during the class, graduating with honors.

  • 58th Transportation Battalion, DOT work to bridge training gaps

    Oct 13, 2012

    The Department of Defense and Department of Transportation sent representatives to Fort Leonard Wood in September to review the 58th Transportation Battalion Motor Transport Operator Course and determine the gaps between military and commercial truck driver training with the goal to make it easier for Soldier truck drivers to gain a commercial drivers license.

  • Eagle Express

    Oct 15, 2012

    For the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, supporting the aviation needs of ground forces is the core of the mission. In order to achieve success, the aircraft need to be at peak performance.

  • Get to know the new USAREC

    Oct 19, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - How many of us have had a Platoon Sergeant or First Sergeant say to us, "Recruiting was the worst three years of my life; only a fool would volunteer to be a Recruiter." In their defense, the U.S. Army recruiting Command, or USAREC, of old had that affect on many of the Soldiers who served a tour of duty within its ranks. So why would anyone ever volunteer for recruiting duty? Well, because this isn't your First Sergeant's or Sergeant Major's USAREC anymore.

  • Corps of Engineers delivers garrison installation for Afghan forces in Herat

    Oct 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Afghanistan Engineer District-South recently completed building the Afghanistan National Army's 9th Commando Kandak (battalion) in Herat province.

  • 80th Training Command Soldier selected for Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

    Oct 13, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Gilpin, 7th Battalion, 95th Regiment, was selected for induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club after board proceedings at Fort Knox, Ky., Oct. 11, 2012. Gilpin said he was honored when his senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Major Kelly Largent, recognized his leadership abilities and nominated him for the board. "I realized this was a one-time shot at being a part of an elite organization," said Gilpin, the course manager of the battalion's Chaplain Assistant instructor

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inductees say family members reason for success

    Feb 14, 2013

    Three Citizen Soldiers inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club each credit their family members with helping them attain membership. The level of commitment required to prepare for, and participate in events like the SAMC makes family support almost mandatory, according to Sgt. 1st Class Martin Rodriguez, acting first sergeant of the 1/104th Military Police Company. Rodriguez said that Nicol Zumpf, his fiancé and mother of his two children, maintained their household while he was away competing in the 80th Training Command's Best Warrior Competition which the command integrated into the SAMC board process, and she also helped him prepare.

  • 1-1 ADA PARTICIPATES IN DRAGON WARRIOR WEDNESDAY

    Oct 12, 2012

    OKINAWA, JAPAN -- Recently, the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (ADA) participated in "Dragon Warrior Wednesday". The key players in this exercise were the 35th ADA Brigade in Korea and 1-1 ADA in Okinawa. One of the key Army Values is Teamwork; 1-1 ADA demonstrated its ability to work as a part of a much larger team to accomplish the mission.

  • New driver's training complex in Germany aims to save lives

    Oct 15, 2012

    The Joint Multinational Training Command opened a new state-of-the-art Advanced Driver's Training Complex in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Oct. 4, 2012.

  • CSA salutes civilians for service to Soldiers, families

    Oct 15, 2012

    Five civilians were honored for their service to Soldiers and their families at a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, Oct. 11, 2012, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Donation funds feasibility study

    Oct 12, 2012

    A private company donated funds to the non-profit group Friends of the LA River who, in turn, donated $970,000 to the City of Los Angeles for the Los Angeles District's Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.

  • Cadet Command surpasses recruiting mission

    Oct 12, 2012

    For the second straight year, Cadet Command exceeded its commissioning goal, adding 5,880 second lieutenants to the Army's officer ranks.

  • Fort A.P. Hill practices for Earthquake Drill

    Oct 12, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill is gearing up for the Great SouthEast Earthquake Drill Oct. 18.

  • Fort A.P. Hill hosts Hazard Communication Plan training

    Oct 12, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill hosted Hazard Communication Plan training Oct 10-11 at Romenick Hall.

  • Through the storm: How SWD is reducing flood impact in fiscally challenging times

    Oct 12, 2012

    The Sabine Pass to Galveston is one of a number of Texas Coastal Studies that are focusing on flood risk reduction, hurricane and storm damage reduction, and aquatic ecosystem restoration. The focus of the study is wide in scope and is a feasibility study focusing on ways to reduce impacts from storm surge with measures that encompass the shore protection and ecosystem degradation problems along the upper southeast Texas coast.

  • Archaeology on Fort Wainwright

    Oct 12, 2012

    FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - (October 5, 2012) People have been living in the Interior of Alaska since the end of the glacial period, approximately 13,000 years ago. Over 600 prehistoric archaeological sites are known from discoverries made on Army lands between Fairbanks and Delta Junction, Alaska.

  • Winemiller rises above disability, becomes respected senior leader

    Oct 12, 2012

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Randy Winemiller was paralyzed in a car accident in high school, but he doesn't allow it to define who he is or what he can achieve.

  • Army Recognizes 5 Outstanding Civilians

    Oct 12, 2012

    Five Outstanding Civilian Service Awards were presented by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno during a special performance of "Twilight Tattoo" at Whipple Field, Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall, Oct. 11, 2012.

  • First responders hone skills in DC

    Oct 12, 2012

    More than 300 first responders from dozens of military and civilian organizations in and around the National Capital Region practiced life saving and emergency response techniques during Capital Shield '13; an annual training exercise conducted by the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region from 9 - 12 Oct.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot is Critical to Army at Aviation Forum

    Oct 17, 2012

    Industry and military leaders across the Army aviation enterprise attended the 10th Annual Luther G. Jones Professional Aviation Forum and find that Corpus Christi Army Depot is striving for efficiency. Through making wiser business decisions, the depot's commander believes Army could not only survive, but thrive through a period of reduced budgets.

  • Fort Bragg students explore final frontier

    Oct 12, 2012

    Students at Holbrook Elementary School got the chance to explore space and see the Earth from a Martian's point of view last week without the risks that space and shuttle travel entail. The students explored the solar system in Starlab, an inflatable planetarium, which took them out of their ordinary gym and into the atmosphere.

  • Charities touch federal employee hearts

    Oct 12, 2012

    In February of 2001, an unknown degenerative condition in the cerebellum started with allergy like symptoms. Summer began with the loss of vision and closed with using a cane. The fall welcomed a walker and the winter a wheelchair. Shortly after was a bedridden state and then death.

  • Fort Bragg Exceptional Family Member Program selects committee

    Oct 12, 2012

    With a growing population, Fort Bragg has focused its attention to care for a growing Exceptional Family Member population and program. EFM's are any active-duty Family member (adult or child) who has special needs. The new EFMP committee members will come from various sectors of the garrison, such as civilian personnel advisory center, public affairs and staff judge advocate, said Newton. EFMP Families are welcome to attend the quarterly meetings. Selection to the committee is important because it is the members' role to advise the garrison commander of issues affecting Soldiers and to inform servicemembers of their responsibilities for the care and welfare of their Family members.

  • Top award presented to WTB leader, Clarksville Police Captain

    Oct 12, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- He takes care of wounded, injured and ill service members at Fort Campbell, Ky.; he also takes care of the Clarksville community, and recently earned one of the highest awards in the Army Military Police Regiment, the Order of the Marechaussee, September 28 during a Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion award ceremony.

  • Inaugural domestic violence luncheon highlights options for victims, Families at Fort Bragg

    Oct 12, 2012

    What began as a single day in 1981, has become a month-long campaign during the month of October to raise awareness of domestic violence and how survivors can be helped. In an effort to continue that process, Fort Bragg hosted its inaugural Domestic Violence Awareness luncheon at McKellar's Lodge Oct. 2.

  • Fort Bragg has large resources for victims of domestic violence

    Oct 12, 2012

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence refers to the abuse of a spouse/partner or former partner by another. On Fort Bragg there are many services available to help anyone who is being abused by a spouse/partner or anyone needing help with relationship problems. Fort Bragg victim advocates maintain a 24-hour, 7-day a week hotline (322-3418) to assist any victim of domestic violence with getting emergency help.

  • Gold Book report: 'Leaders must be fully engaged in lives of Soldiers at all times'

    Oct 12, 2012

    Maj. Gen. David Quantock, U.S. Army provost marshal general, met with Fort Bragg leadership Sept. 26, at Old Bowley Elementary Auditorium to cover the Army 2020 Generating Health and Discipline in the Force, Report 2012, referred to as the Army Gold Book. The briefing and discussion focused on major crimes and trends, important health issues such as PTSD, comorbidity and suicide and prevention.

  • Texas Coastal Study: Corps to partner with state, federal agencies to protect, restore coast

    Oct 12, 2012

    From the natural beaches of Sabine Pass near Port Arthur to the rich diversity of bird and marine wildlife along the Laguna Madre near Port Isabel, the sweep of the Texas coast contains varied and fragile ecosystems juxtaposed with highly industrialized areas that host a national economic powerhouse. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division, through its Galveston District, is involved in virtually every mile of the 367-mile coastline, and plays an integral role in both the preservation of Nature's treasures that are a living part of the Texas coastal region as well as serving and preserving the industries that fuel commerce and power our nation.

  • Soldier for Life Cycle Graphics

    Oct 16, 2012

  • Mass casualty drills make medevac plan more proficient

    Oct 15, 2012

    Simulated mortars hit Gorgas Army Airfield, as part of a field training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La., Oct. 8, 2012, causing the number of casualties to exceed the hospital's capabilities to provide immediate medical care.

  • Building an energy sustainable Corps

    Oct 15, 2012

    In the 80s "Reuse, Renew, Recycle" was the way ahead for conquering the earth's energy and pollution problems. Today, energy and environmental sustainability has become so much more vast and complicated, that those three verbs don't cut it anymore.

  • Twilight Tattoo and the Outstanding Civilian Service Award presentation

    Oct 12, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) perform during Twilight Tattoo at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. Oct. 11, 2012. Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III award the Outstanding Civilian Service Award to civilians in a presentation following the ceremony.

  • Odierno visits JRTC for Decisive Action rotation

    Oct 15, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk Soldiers Oct. 9 during the start of a Joint Readiness Training Center training rotation for thousands of airborne, Special Operations and support Soldiers.

  • Pre-K athletes go for gold in CYSS Olympics

    Oct 12, 2012

    At 10 a.m. Friday, the iconic Olympic anthem arose from loudspeakers over Pullen Track welcoming more than 200 pre-kindergarten athletes, representing Fort Belvoir's Child Development Centers, to a day of athletic competition in the 2012 Pre-K Olympic Games. The event, hosted by Child, Youth and School Services, and coordinated by Julie Libert, CYSS youth sports and fitness assistant director, provided the youngest members of Fort Belvoir's population the opportunity to compete in a variety of track and field events, including shot put, javelin throw, long jump, hurdles and distance runs.

  • CSA presents Outstanding Civilian Service Awards, hosts Twilight Tattoo

    Oct 12, 2012

  • Ex-wife of D.C. sniper speaks out on domestic violence

    Oct 12, 2012

    Mildred T. Muhammad, the abused ex-wife of executed D.C. sniper John Muhammad, was the guest speaker at a Domestic Violence Awareness Month observance on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Oct. 4.

  • FES stresses 'Have Two Ways Out' during Fire Prevention Week 2012

    Oct 12, 2012

    If you woke up at 3 a.m. and your house was on fire, how much time do you think you would have to get out safely? According to the National Fire Protection Association, a nonprofit organization, one-third of American households estimated having at least six minutes to get out of their home before the fire became life threatening.

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