Archive: Nov 2012

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  • 3d ESC hosts Joint Logistics Senior Enlisted Conference

    Dec 1, 2012

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted the Joint Logistics Senior Enlisted Conference at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on November 23, 2012.

  • SWCS Dining Facility Opens with Healthy Options for Special Operations Soldiers

    Nov 30, 2012

    Fort Bragg Soldiers seeking healthy meals on post now have a new dining option: the new U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School dining facility, focused on special-operations Soldiers' nutrition, will opened Dec. 1 on Fort Bragg, N.C., on Ardennes St. near Bank Hall.

  • AMC general visits Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Dec 3, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general, U.S. Army Material Command, visited several major supporting commands here, Friday.

  • VOW now in effect

    Dec 4, 2012

    The program for transitioning Soldiers is in transition itself as the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 went into effect on Nov. 21, making the Army Career and Alumni Program a commander's program.

  • SMDC employee retires after 33 years of service

    Nov 30, 2012

    Civilian Workforce Development Branch chief moves on to next chapter

  • Location change for next Table Rock Master lan Revision Workshop

    Nov 30, 2012

    Branson, Mo. - The Army Corps of Engineers is moving the Table Rock Lake Master Plan Revision Workshop scheduled for Dec. 1 from the Dewey Short Visitor Center to Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center to accommodate larger crowds.

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldier's dedication to disabled vets earns him DOD Disability Award

    Nov 30, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Donald Sistrunk is of two Army wounded warriors selected for DOD's 2012 Disability Outreach Award and will be honored Dec. 4 in the Pentagon's hallowed Hall of Heroes.

  • Fort Hood WTB Spa Day recharges caregivers' spirits during Warrior Care Month

    Nov 30, 2012

    The day-long spouse-pampering event was part of the WTB's observance of Warrior Care Month, which celebrates the resiliency of Soldiers and their Families in the healing and transitioning process of the Army's wounded, ill and injured. The theme for this year's campaign is: Success through Transition -- Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship."

  • Stryker 'double v-hull' proven success

    Dec 4, 2013

    As of this month, 673 Stryker "double v-hull" vehicles have been produced and more than 450 of them have been fielded to Afghanistan.

  • Stars aligned for Operation Rising Star Live Finals

    Nov 30, 2012

    Bo Bice, the singer who finished runner-up to Carrie Underwood in American Idol's fourth season before charting smash hits and videos of his own, will perform during the 2012 Operation Rising Star Live Finals Dec. 8-15 at Fort Sam Houston Theatre.

  • Fort Hood WTB Soldiers go back to school during Veteran's Day celebrations

    Nov 30, 2012

    Warrior Transition Brigade Soldiers from Fort Hood returned to the classroom Nov. 9 for The History Channel's "Take a Vet to School initiative, which kicked off Central Texas Veteran's Day ceremonies

  • Fort Bragg encourages community to be evergreen when choosing Christmas tree

    Nov 30, 2012

    The Fort Bragg Environmental Office offers the pros and cons of artificial vs. live Christmas trees. They provide tips and insight how to be environmentally responsible when choosing the right tree for the holidays.

  • Fallen German POWs commemorated in memorial at Fort Bragg

    Nov 30, 2012

    Servicemembers and special guests observed a memorial commemorating eight prisoner of war German soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country during World War I and World War II at Fort Bragg's main post cemetery Nov. 7.

  • Soldiers train Uganda's veterinary, public health workers

    Dec 3, 2012

    The Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa's 448th Civil Affairs Battalion taught preventive health techniques to veterinary students and community health workers from Nov. 17 to 26 in northeastern Uganda.

  • Civil Affairs Brigade Soldiers ruck and stuff it for Thanksgiving

    Nov 30, 2012

    Sixty four 95th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) staff judge advocate stuffed their rucksacks with canned and other non-perishable foods and marched three miles to donate to deserving Families in the brigade for their Thanksgiving holiday. This year's ruck march resulted in almost doubling last year's donations, according to Master Sgt. Alicia Newton, who helped organize the trek around Pike Field just after daybreak on Nov. 20.

  • Army's Stryker Double V-Hull is a resounding success

    Nov 30, 2012

    As of this month, 673 Stryker DVHs have been produced, of which over 450 have been fielded for Afghanistan. With more than a year and a half of combat experience there is enough data to declare the Stryker DVH a resounding success While substantially decreasing casualties and better protecting Soldiers is by far the most important development of the DVH effort, the improved operational readiness rates are also an extremely important advancement.

  • INSCOM Honors the 2012 Adjutant General's Corps Officer, Warrant Officer, NCO, Soldier, and Civilian

    Dec 5, 2012

    The 2012 Adjunct General's Corps award ceremony for INSCOM human resources personnel is hosted at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Best of Intentions -- Unseen Risks

    Nov 30, 2012

    Let's face it, we aviators are can-do people. When confronted with adversity, we find a way to accomplish our mission. However, even with the best of intentions, we occasionally do things we later wish we had done differently.

  • Strap in and Survive

    Nov 30, 2012

    Do you think seat belts, like leather upholstery, are optional in your vehicle? I can tell you from a personal experience they're not optional -- they're essential.

  • Play it Safe

    Nov 30, 2012

    It was a clear, crisp day in New Hampshire's White Mountains as we flew visual flight rules in our UH-60A. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Gray, the pilot in command for this flight, and I had departed the Army National Guard Concord Army Aviation Support Facility for some mountain training. The winds were light enough that we practiced mountain approaches to the helipad atop Mount Washington, not far from an observatory.

  • Employees ready boxes for 201st MI Battalion

    Dec 3, 2012

    Some 150 deployed Soldiers of the 201st Military Intelligence Battalion will receive extra gifts during the Holiday Season, thanks to employees of HNTB Corporation.

  • In a Flash

    Nov 30, 2012

    Author's note: The names of the individuals mentioned in this story have been changed to protect their privacy. In 2001, I was a specialist living in a three-bedroom, two-story condo in Hinesville, Ga. My roommates, Lee and Eric, were also specialists and enjoyed having friends over after work and for pre-clubbing get-togethers on weekends. Every Friday, the guys went out, had a good time and, for the most part, came home when the club closed. On Saturdays, they would get up, wash their cars or run errands, and then get ready to go to the club all over again.

  • Santa's Castle holiday gift drive marches on

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    A festive mood and Christmas music filled the air at Able Field, behind the headquarters building of the 555th Engineer Brigade. Soldiers gathering in their formations were decked out in bells, tinsel and Santa Claus hats. More than a few dressed as walking Christmas light displays with the help of battery units tucked into their backpacks. Dressed as elves and reindeer carried their unit guidons and positioned themselves as they awaited the order to march.

  • Kiowa pilot awarded two Air Medals

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    More than 300 soldiers gathered at the Evergreen Theater on JBLM to honor Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christopher Whitmus of the 4-6 Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, who was awarded two Air Medals by the 7th Infantry Division commanding general, Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza, Nov. 8 for valorous service while deployed to Afghanistan.

  • How I Didn't Shoot Myself

    Nov 30, 2012

    After reading the article "How Do You Shoot Yourself?" in the May 2012 issue of this magazine, I thought my weapons- handling experiences might also be useful to the safety community. If that seems a little narrow-minded and opinionated, it probably is -- but that's OK. I'm a former installation range officer, so weapons safety was my job.

  • Don't Toy with Safety

    Nov 30, 2012

    This Christmas, choose toys that will make the holidays safe and memorable for your children. Toys should be a source of fun and learning. Too often, however, children are injured -- or even killed -- by toys that are not age appropriate, poorly designed or in disrepair. When choosing a toy, make sure to match it to the child's abilities. A toy that is too advanced or too simple for a child may be misused, which can lead to injury.

  • 5th Signal Command displays strength, readiness through maintenance

    Nov 30, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (November 14, 2012) -- 5th Signal Command units were selected as the best in maintenance by winning Network Enterprise Command's Army Award for Maintenance and Excellence for fiscal year 2012. 5th Signal Command's 72nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion won the Modified Table of Organization & Equipment (MTOE) large category, 39th Signal Battalion won the Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) medium category, and 6981st Civilian Support Group won the "all others" category.

  • Pet Club gives treats, love to sheltered strays

    Nov 30, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- While some may prepare goodies this time of year for Family and loved ones, the Pet Club at Fort Riley's Middle School Teen Center created special treats for local canine and feline friends.

  • 'Guardians' face off in Pig Bowl at Fort Riley

    Nov 30, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- "Let's go defense," came cheers from the sidelines as two teams from the 97th Military Police Battalion faced off in the championship game of the "Pig Bowl" flag football tournament Nov. 21 at Sturgis Stadium.

  • A Shocking Experience

    Nov 30, 2012

    The holiday season has arrived, and the time for decorating is in full swing. Most of us trim the tree, hang the lights and hook up our air-filled, oversized Santa, Rudolph and whatever else we have in our arsenal of decorations. Here is the problem -- we forget that our old friend electricity powers most -- if not all -- of our holiday decorations. What we fail to realize is most outlets are generally 15-20 amps, so overloading them is easy.

  • Flint Hills leadership members tour Fort Riley

    Nov 30, 2012

    FORT RILEY, Kan. -- Planning missions, driving military vehicles and firing weapons may be part of the day-to-day life of a Soldier, but for most members of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program who visited Fort Riley Nov. 15 to 16, these tasks are out of the ordinary.

  • A Momentary Lack of Good Judgment

    Nov 30, 2012

    As aviators and crewmembers, we are highly trained professionals. We do our job repeatedly to the point of muscle memory. The only thing that changes are the conditions or missions we fly. We are expected to operate with great attention to detail. But once we are off duty, why do we find ourselves taking risks that we might not take on duty?

  • M2A1 Machine Gun features greater safety, heightened lethality

    Dec 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army recently announced that the M2A1 .50 Caliber Machine Gun was among its top 10 "Army Greatest Inventions" for the 2011 calendar year. The M2A1 includes new modern features and design improvements that make it easier and safer to use including a quick change barrel, fixed headspace and timing and a new flash hider that reduces the weapon's signature by 95 percent at night.

  • Vicenza Military Community members run around the world

    Nov 30, 2012

    The streets of Vicenza have been abused the past few months by Vicenza military community marathon runners training. In the past month, more than 10 runners have entered races and brought back medals in three different countries.

  • Veterans, servicemembers cruise into Thanksgiving

    Nov 30, 2012

    Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and spending time with family and friends.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldier talks during Native American heritage month observance

    Nov 30, 2012

    A Native American Soldier from Fort Leonard Wood provided the keynote speech during the 2012 Native American Indian Heritage Month observance and luncheon Nov. 29 at the Pershing Community Center.

  • TUSAB brings season to life with holiday festival

    Nov 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Band's annual concert, The American Holiday Festival, has been moved up a weekend this year so it won't coincide with the annual Army-Navy game.

  • The Inspector General of the Army visits 21st Theater Sustainment Command

    Nov 30, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, The Inspector General of the U.S. Army, speaks to attendees at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's Board of Directors meeting on Panzer Kaserne, Nov. 29.

  • Soldiers Sail to DC

    Nov 30, 2012

    Soldiers onboard ships and watercraft is nothing new, but for many in the National Capital Region, the visit by the U.S. Army Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 2006 provides a chance to see some unique military support capabilities that may save lives.

  • Mothers, infants bond faster with program

    Nov 30, 2012

    It might be hard for some to imagine that as recently as the 1970s, men were not always allowed to be in the delivery room with their wives. To say that there have been vast improvements in the birthing process would be an understatement. The U.S. Army Health Center Vicenza began a program about two years ago that is helpful not only for women in labor but their newborns.

  • Warrior Games to be held Dec. 7 in Heidelberg

    Nov 30, 2012

    Wounded warriors to compete for Commander's Cup bragging rights in Heidelberg next week.

  • Top Vicenza construction firms tour Del Din

    Dec 5, 2012

    Work nearing end, Del Din opened Nov. 16 to more than 50 local construction firms coming to learn more about the newest and greenest U.S. Army military construction site in Europe.

  • Vicenza Soldier chosen as All-Army soccer coach

    Nov 30, 2012

    Master Sgt. Erwin Jamieson, U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, was selected to serve as the 2012 All-Army assistant soccer coach. Jamieson's soccer background began during his childhood days in Colombia, South America, and then in the United States at Club Soccer in Brandon, Fla., and high school, where he was selected as All Hillsborough County, Fla.

  • Gen. Thurman thanks garrison for quality of life, support

    Nov 30, 2012

    Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, toured U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to show appreciation for the dedication and hard work of Servicemembers and Civilian employees here, Nov. 29.

  • Eighth Army commander visits Manchus in field

    Nov 30, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea -- The U.S. Army's top operational commander in South Korea visited the storied 2-9th Infantry Manchus here Nov. 29.

  • Tripler JOC spreads holiday cheer, provides Thanksgiving fixings to local families

    Nov 29, 2012

    HONOLULU - The Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Junior Officer Council (JOC) jumped into the spirit of giving this season by sponsoring a hospital-wide Thanksgiving Basket Competition.

  • 500th MI Bde FRG bring Christmas cheer to the TAMC Fisher House

    Dec 5, 2012

  • III Corps commander leaves Hood; set to take reins at USAREUR

    Nov 30, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. relinquished command of III Corps and Fort Hood to Brig. Gen. James Richardson during a ceremony at the flagpole outside III Corps Headquarters here, Nov. 28.

  • MEADS successfully intercepts air-breathing target at White Sands Missile Range

    Nov 29, 2012

    The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) detected, tracked, intercepted and destroyed an air-breathing target in its first-ever intercept flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The test achieved all criteria for success.

  • Recycling center points Polk toward Net Zero Waste 2020

    Nov 30, 2012

    "Reduce, reuse, recycle" has become a household phrase; yet being a steward of the environment sometimes takes a backseat when life gets busy. Fortunately for Fort Polk, this mantra holds fast under the guidance of the Qualified Recycling and Net Zero Waste programs, both run by the Environmental Compliance Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Dutch, 21st Cav kick off Chinook training with visit from Dutch chief

    Nov 30, 2012

    Dutch airmen training under 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat) ushered in a new era of joint training with the kickoff of their CH-47F Chinook program, Nov. 27. To mark the occasion, Gen. Thomas Middendorp, chief of Royal Netherlands armed forces, visited the Central Texas installation to view the inaugural Chinook exercise and meet with his troops and their American counterparts.

  • Fort Hood WTB hosts wheelchair basketball tournament

    Nov 30, 2012

    Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Brigade hosted a wheelchair basketball tournament Nov. 21 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center that involved teams of WTB Soldiers together with teams from the community.

  • Fort Polk hosts 'Hiring Our Heroes' job fair

    Nov 29, 2012

    The prevailing feeling in the air as Fort Polk's Army Community Service Center hosted the United States Chamber of Commerce's Hiring Our Heroes job fair Nov. 27 was an equal mix of nervous energy and hope. The large number of soon-to-be transitioning Soldiers, spouses, retirees and other members of the Fort Polk community seemed optimistic as they gathered to see what the event offered.

  • Army North welcomes new senior enlisted leader during change of responsibility ceremony

    Nov 29, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army North, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at the historic Quadrangle.

  • Top commander from USAACE visits 3rd CAB

    Nov 29, 2012

    Major General Kevin Mangum, commanding general of United States Army Aviation Center of Excellence, visited leaders from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Nov. 28, at Hunter Army Airfield, delivering words of encouragement as the unit readies to deploy.

  • Pentagon ceremony recognizes sovereignty of Indian nations

    Dec 3, 2012

    Army leaders and Native Americans gathered at the Pentagon, Nov. 28, to commemorate the importance of a recently signed Army policy directive that recognizes the sovereignty of American Indian tribes.

  • Army opens new intelligence MOS

    Nov 30, 2012

    A new military occupational specialty, Cryptologic Network Warfare Specialist (35Q) opened last month.

  • Increase in mission set brings new training to JB MDL

    Nov 29, 2012

    In an aim to balance mission sets and numbers of troops deploying at each First Army Mobilization Force Generation Installation, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. will soon add police mentorship and the law and order mission to its vast spectrum of maneuver, fires, and effects training.

  • Division West unit reaches out to community for Veterans Day

    Nov 29, 2012

    TRACEY, Calif. -- Veterans and service members all over the world were thanked for their contributions to the United States Nov. 11. Three days earlier, troops from 1-363rd Training Support Battalion, 189th Infantry Brigade, Division West, visited George Kelly Elementary School here in an effort to give back to the community.

  • Senior leader impressed by Guard response to Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 30, 2012

    It's a scene that is perhaps as old as the U.S. military itself: Soldiers gathered around a cot or makeshift table, playing cards during downtime.

  • Military Docs Use Cutting-edge Device to Save Patient

    Dec 3, 2012

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 29, 2012 -- Doctors from San Antonio Military Medical Center here saved a young mother's life last month using cutting-edge technology historically reserved for infants and young children.

  • Bama Bombers advance to final

    Nov 29, 2012

    As rain fell on the field, the D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment Bama Bombers took on the U.S. Army Aviation Research Laboratory's Double Tap during an intramural football playoff game at the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility Nov. 26.

  • Craft center offers personalized Christmas gifts

    Nov 29, 2012

    With so many stores and gifts to choose from this holiday season, gift buying for friends and loved ones may seem like a daunting task, but officials at the Fort Rucker Arts and Craft Center can make gift purchasing a pleasant and easygoing experience.

  • Fayetteville VA and Womack Army Medical Centers Combine Resources

    Nov 29, 2012

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- VA and DOD enrollees in the greater Fayetteville area can expect to see a new, $6.7 million state-of-the-art Community Rehabilitation Clinic. The Community Rehabilitation Clinic will provide outpatient services for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology. Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC) together with Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) will proceed with site selection and leased space for the clinic with the expected move in date yet to be determined.

  • Communicating the Culture of Leadership

    Nov 29, 2012

    82nd Sustainment Brigade commander Col. Chris Sharpsten shares his vision of leadership with officers graduating a logistics course.

  • Belvoir Home Educators enrich educational experience

    Nov 29, 2012

    For many parents, educating their children at home is an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional classroom setting, according to the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. In 2007, the number of home-schooled children reached 1.5 million in the U.S., an increase of 74 percent from 1999 when the organization began recording the statistics.

  • Tasty treats 'occu-pie' FRG fundraiser

    Nov 29, 2012

  • Soldiers Sail to DC

    Nov 29, 2012

    Soldiers onboard ships and watercraft is nothing new, but for many in the National Capital Region, the visit by the U.S. Army Landing Craft Utility (LCU) 2006 provides a chance to see some unique military support capabilities that may save lives.

  • 5th AR leaders serve Thanksgiving meal to joint warfighters

    Nov 29, 2012

    McGREGOR BASE CAMP, N.M.-- On most other days, 5th Armored Brigade leaders manage training schedules, lead training meetings and train joint warfighters for their upcoming deployments, but on Thanksgiving Day, those leaders donned serving aprons and chef's hats to provide service members a traditional Thanksgiving feast.

  • Man's best friend training to help veterans

    Jan 15, 2013

    Service dogs are training at the Warrior Transition Battalion to help physically disabled veterans perform daily tasks. Soldiers and civilians prepare the dogs to respond to commands and assist their human partners in real-world environments.

  • DPS officials warn of invisible carbon monoxide danger

    Nov 29, 2012

    The holidays are a time for gift giving and Family, but Directorate of Public Safety officials warn that an invisible danger lurks as the weather turns cooler.

  • Co-op honors community partnerships

    Nov 29, 2012

  • Army's New Task Force Focuses on Operational Energy and Contingency Basing

    Jan 15, 2013

    A Huntington National Guardsman heads the U.S. Army's Operational Energy - Contingency Basing Task Force for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, with a focus on lightening the Soldier's energy load; make them more flexible, agile with longer energy endurance in the field; thus more lethal.

  • Holiday cheer on tap at post events

    Nov 29, 2012

    Christmas traditions, some would say, are what make the season memorable and special, and Fort Rucker has a few traditions of its own coming up to welcome the Christmas holiday.

  • Angel Tree benefits post children

    Nov 30, 2012

    With Black Friday done and gone, and many shopper's holiday purchases tucked away, the last thing many people want to do is brave the seasonal crowds again to purchase more gifts.

  • Center offers before, after school events

    Nov 29, 2012

  • USAARL: 50 years of research for Army air, ground warriors

    Nov 29, 2012

    The U.S. reported a decline in the number of Aviation mishaps during fiscal year 2011. The decrease in numbers from 237 mishaps in fiscal year 2010 to 189 mishaps during fiscal year 2011 may be due in part of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker that helps save lives by testing helicopter equipment for the Army.

  • Army Band hosts CG's Holiday Concert Dec. 13

    Nov 29, 2012

    The 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band hosts the Fort Rucker Commanding General's Holiday Concert: "Joy to the World!" at the Fort Rucker Post Theater, Bldg. 9212, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. to promote holiday cheer and good will.

  • Fort Jackson Soldier moves on to next phase of Army singing contest

    Nov 29, 2012

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts 3 NCOs

    Nov 29, 2012

    Three Soldiers were inducted into Fort Rucker's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Nov. 20.

  • Garrison Commander speaks to unit at Walter Reed Medical Center

    Nov 29, 2012

    Servicemembers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Warrior Transition Battalion, Walter Reed Medical Center listened to Fort Belvoir Garrison Commander Col. Gregory D. Gadson speak about resiliency, courage and selfless service Nov. 21. Gadson spoke about the night he was injured in Iraq, his emotions when learning he would lose his legs and how he had to stop asking himself "why me?" in order to fully accept his situation.

  • Group offers safe place to share

    Nov 29, 2012

    When Pam Jacobs learned that her husband had received orders to report to Korea in December, she was devastated. After weathering two deployments and other absences in their five-year marriage, she had hoped to avoid more time apart.

  • 402nd FA supports German Day of Mourning ceremony

    Nov 29, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas --The color guard of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, displayed the American colors in the German Air Force's observance of Volkstrauertag, or National Day of Mourning, at Fort Bliss National Cemetery Nov. 18.

  • 8th TSC HQ plans, loads cargo for C-17

    Nov 29, 2012

    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- As the Army moves away from its constant deployment cycle and transitions to a more expeditionary force, Soldiers of the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, are taking another step in that direction by having a plan set in place that would rapidly and effectively deploy the 8th TSC headquarters. "As you all know, we may never know when it is time for us to deploy somewhere in the Pacific," said Col. Charles Maskell, deputy commander, 8th TSC, to a group of 8th STB Soldiers standing inside of a C17. "The days of the preplanned deployments where you know a year in advance that you will be deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan are rapidly coming to an end.

  • Tree safety is paramount during Christmas season

    Nov 29, 2012

    Each year, fires from Christmas decorations during the holiday season claim lives, cause injuries and millions of dollars in damage. Many of these fires could have been prevented if people took simple precautions, according to Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services officials.

  • New reference guide highlights training basics

    Nov 29, 2012

    The first few weeks of Basic Combat Training can be disorienting for new Soldiers. If changes in environment and responsibilities weren't confusing enough, there's also a battery of new skills and disciplines to be learned in a short amount of time.

  • Heidi's Pantry continues to give and receive

    Nov 29, 2012

    Heidi's Pantry gave 21 Thanksgiving baskets containing a Turkey, side dishes, and recipes to prepare the side dishes, to Families at Fort Belvoir prior to Thanksgiving Day. Heidi's Pantry has continued to grow as a group. In the last month, Heidi's Pantry has received donations and phone calls from local organizations like Product Manager-Force Protection System, The Daughters of the Revolutionary War, The Navy Wives Club and the Quality Inn who want to support the group in any way they can.

  • 8th TSC sergeant coaches keiki to win and, also, grow

    Nov 29, 2012

    AIEA, Hawaii -- The Saints are looking for their next championship season this year, so they have been practicing and scrimmaging other teams. The team is looking ahead and ready for what will come its way. They have their lineup set, players ready and coaches studied up for the season.

  • Event highlights culture, achievement

    Nov 29, 2012

    Nearly 100 members of the Fort Carson community enjoyed a breadth of Native American culture, religion and cuisine at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Nov. 19.

  • USARC Double Eagle, Nov. 2012

    Nov 29, 2012

    The November 2012 edition of the USARC Double Eagle features stories on: FORSCOM/USARC Flag Football team, Community comes together to assist service members, NCOs test land navigation skills, Leadership Fayetteville, USARC History Staff Ride program, Rios, Swan strive for Army's "Best" title

  • Trainer named depot employee of quarter

    Nov 29, 2012

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- A training instructor here has been named a depot Employee of the Quarter. Robert Jones was honored for the junior category award as Tobyhanna's 2012 Employees of the Quarter for the third quarter.

  • Community turns in household waste

    Nov 29, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Truckloads worth of old, no longer needed household, lawn care, auto­motive products and electronics were brought to the old commissary parking lot during Fort Carson's America Recycles Day household hazardous waste collection event Nov. 15.

  • 65th Eng. Bn. celebrates its birthday

    Nov 29, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The 65th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, celebrated yet another year of accomplishments. The 65th Eng. Bn. (Combat Effects) was constituted in the regular Army Oct. 18, 1927, and decades later it continues to grow in its glory. From a garrison environment to combat, the 65th Eng. Bn. upholds superior efforts in all that is set before them.

  • Undersecretary of the Army and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army holiday greeting

    Nov 29, 2012

  • USARC Double Eagle, Oct. 2012

    Nov 29, 2012

    The October 2012 edition of the USARC Double Eagle features stories on: USARC Remembers 9/11, Motorcyclists ride for 9/11 victims, Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, Wounded Warriors at the U.S. Open, It Was Just A Rusty Spike

  • Broncos give Soldiers 'Mile High Salute'

    Nov 29, 2012

    Soldiers representing Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division and the Warrior Transition Battalion were honored for their service to the nation by the Denver Broncos Nov. 18, during pregame and halftime festivities at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.

  • USARC Double Eagle, Sept. 2012

    Nov 29, 2012

    The September 2012 edition of the USARC Double Eagle features stories on: Suicide Prevention Month; Fort Family Call Center; Where the Buffalo Roam; Giving a hand up, not a hand out; Thomas named Fort Bragg Executive of the Year

  • JTF -- NCR social media sites now live

    Nov 29, 2012

    The Joint Task Force -- National Capital Region social media sites for the 57th Presidential Inauguration are live. JTF-NCR is providing several interactive, comprehensive sites as sources of information pertaining to DoD involvement in inaugural events

  • 25th Trans. back after a whole lot of haulin' runs

    Nov 29, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- It was past midnight at Wheeler Gulch as Soldiers from the 25th Transportation Company, 524 Combat Service Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th TSC, redeployed from Afghanistan after a yearlong deployment, Oct. 12. The 170 Soldiers conducted more than 200 convoy missions to more than 20 different forward operating bases in Regional Command-South.

  • USARC Double Eagle, August 2012

    Nov 29, 2012

    The August 2012 edition of the USARC Double Eagle features stories on: What does it take to make a Best Warrior?, Army Reserve announces NCO and Soldier of the Year, Paralegal Soldiers hone tactical and technical skills, Women Warriors and Spies of the American Revolution

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