Archive: Nov 2012

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  • Medics on the move: NIE soldiers receive healthcare in the field

    Nov 30, -0001

    During the American Civil War, Maj. Jonathan Letterman, the father of battlefield medicine, developed the first mobile field hospitals, which revolutionized the treatment of troops in combat.

  • New technology helps soldiers talk to aircraft

    Nov 30, -0001

    Hollywood movies make it look so simple. On film, soldiers can pick up a radio receiver and they're instantly able to talk to any nearby aircraft.

  • Soldiers in Japan Improve the Lives of Special Needs Athletes

    Nov 7, 2012

    KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa, Japan- More than 100 Soldiers from the 10th Regional Support Group and the 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) volunteered for the event participated in the annual Kadena Special Olympics 24 Hour Jog -A-Thon on Nov. 7th at Kadena's Marek Park.

  • Warrior Inn DFAC preps for Army-level inspection team

    Nov 7, 2012

    Installation Management Command's best military dining facility -- possibly the Army's best -- can be found, here, at the Warrior Inn.

  • Installation safety, security top priorities in Hawaii

    Nov 7, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- October proved itself a difficult month for U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, especially the end of last week, which saw the evacuation of coastal areas in anticipation of a tsunami that never arrived and the unfulfilled threat of an active shooter at Schofield Barracks, Oct. 25.

  • AFAP conference kicks off in Hawaii

    Nov 7, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The Army Family Action Plan, or AFAP, kicked off its annual conference, here, Oct. 29.

  • Welcome home ceremony reunites soldiers

    Nov 7, 2012

    Eleven months ago the 1st Battalion (155mm Towed), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, was divided in half as three of its batteries deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • "Read to the Dogs" teaches that learning to read is a "dog" gone good thing

    Nov 7, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Groucho Marx once famously waxed poetic, "Outside of a book, a dog is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."

  • NIE Battle

    Nov 7, 2012

    Soldiers interact with civilian roleplayers and battle insurgent roleplayers during the Network Integration Evaluation at Fort Bliss and White Sands Missile Range.

  • Impact - U.S. Military and the National Football League: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Nov 7, 2012

    An issue shared by the U.S. Military and the National Football League: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, and why injured service and team members are so often unwilling to take themselves off battlefields and playing fields alike.

  • No bull from a non-commissioned officer during Sabre Junction 2012

    Nov 7, 2012

    Taking care of soldiers is what being a leader is all about, one non-commissioned officer is making sure he is fulfilling that duty during one of the largest training exercises since 1989.

  • Soldiers Update: November 7, 2012

    Nov 7, 2012

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno provides his vision for the Army of the future; also the Best Warrior competition 2012 at Ft. Lee, VA, and we go to the All-Army basketball tryouts.

  • Spouse resilience training assists Rakkasan families

    Nov 7, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- When nearly 2,000 Soldiers are deployed to Afghanistan, many spouses are left to take care of the children, finances and other matters on their own, which has the potential to create a lot of stress in their lives.

  • Table Rock master plan revisions require temporary halt to shoreline management requests

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Army Corps of Engineers' Table Rock Project Office will suspend shoreline activity requests beginning Dec. 1 to establish a baseline of the lake for officials to use while revising its 36-year-old master plan.

  • 200th MPCOM medics fine-tune medic skill sets during extensive training

    Nov 7, 2012

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. -- As the sounds of gun fire and mortar round explosions filled the air, a small group of Reserve Soldiers rush into a darkened room only to be exposed to bright strobe-like flashes that nearly blinded them.

  • Silver Star awardee

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Southwestern Division responds to Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 8, 2012

    Always ready to lend a helping hand when needed, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division has deployed 36 volunteers from their Division Headquarters and four Districts to help with the recovery and response effort after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Army Reserves pumps flood waters out of Long Beach, N.Y.

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Afghan National Army engineer training

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Orient Shield 12 closing ceremony

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Defense Logistics Agency mission

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Hurricane Sandy relief

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Soldier Marathon returns to National Infantry Museum

    Nov 7, 2012

    Since its inception in 2010, the Soldier Marathon has become one of the premiere running events in the Columbus/Fort Benning area, drawing over 1,300 runners from 38 states in 2011.

  • Covenant shows committed to warriors

    Nov 7, 2012

    The secretary of Defense designated November as Warrior Care Month in 2008 to inform Soldiers and their Families about services to improve their lives. The Warrior Transition Battalion kicked off the month Friday with the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant signing at McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Army engineers helping restore power to Hurricane Sandy victims

    Nov 9, 2012

    Soldiers of the 249th Engineer Battalion, from Fort Bragg, N.C., are assessing facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy and are coordinating generators to temporarily restore power.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit marks 56 years with reunion

    Nov 7, 2012

    More than 250 Soldiers, civilians and Family members, past and present, of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit gathered together to celebrate the USAMU's 56th birthday Oct. 18-20. The bi-annual reunion affords past members of the unique unit time to reminisce with fellow former shooters and gunsmiths, as well as meet the current USAMU Soldiers and personnel.

  • Wounded Warriors cast lines for fish, catch memories

    Nov 30, -0001

    Inocenio Mata proudly displays his sand bass with Boat Captain Jon Pinatelli following a morning on the water at Grapevine Lake, Oct. 14. They participated in a Take a Warrior Fishing event hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District and Catch a Special Thrill (CAST) for Kids Foundation. The 27 sponsors and 30 volunteers ensured the 21 Warriors were given an opportunity to get out and enjoy the great outdoors at a Corps of Engineers lake.

  • WHINSEC hosts largest, most diverse cadet class of year

    Nov 7, 2012

    The Cadet Leadership Development Course that began Oct. 9 and graduates Wednesday brings the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation its largest and most diverse group of students all year. More than 160 cadets from five nations and three services are working on their leadership skills as they experience the tremendous training facilities of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, developing relationships with their peers and learning about the culture of the U.S. and its military.

  • Appreciating America's veteran

    Nov 7, 2012

    A young private shakes the hand of an older Soldier and thanks him for his service during the Korean War, over sixty years ago. As James Rutherford, a retired Army veteran, receives his medical treatment at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., he beams with pride and vitality as he relays his memories of the distant past to Pvt. Nancy Delgado, a chaplains assistant, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, who is barely 19 and has only served two months in the Army. Delgado is one member of the 159th CAB's Unit Ministry Team who traveled to Nashville's VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) hospital Nov. 5 in order to say "thank you" to the nation's veterans that turn to this facility for medical needs.

  • U.S. Army Pacific medical Soldiers receive prestigious badge

    Nov 8, 2012

    Schofield, Barracks -- U.S. Army Pacific medical specialists tackled three different combat tactical lanes that included 46 different medical tasks, passed a written test, day and night land navigation, and finished a 12-mile foot march before walking onto the graduation field to earn the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge, here, 8 Nov.

  • Chilean Army Commander-in-Chief Meets with U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Lays Wreath at Arlington

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Veterans Day activities to be held across Central Savannah River Area

    Nov 7, 2012

    Fort Gordon and the Central Savannah River area are honoring service members this Veterans Day weekend with a variety of events throughout the region.

  • Army sponsorship program provides easier transitions for service members

    Nov 7, 2012

    Hoping to ease transitional stress for service members arriving or leaving post as well as ensure they abide by Army regulations, Fort Gordon has increased its efforts to promote the Total Army Sponsorship Program.

  • Special Forces Soldiers train at Camp Merrill, home of 5th RTB

    Nov 7, 2012

    Soldiers in 3rd Special Forces Group spent four weeks last month conducting complex mountaineering tasks just outside Camp Merrill, home to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion. Located on the outskirts of Dahlonega, Ga., Camp Merrill is primarily used for students in their second phase of Ranger School, but it also provides an opportune site for other U.S. military units looking to train in the mountains.

  • 200th MPCOM tackles medical readiness head on

    Nov 7, 2012

    "We must get the red out, period." Those were the simple words from Maj. Gen. Sanford Holman several months ago while talking to his staff about Soldier readiness across a command of more than 14,000 Soldiers in 44 states.

  • GCS AoAs Tackle Army's Big Problems

    Nov 13, 2012

    For more than a year, U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL's) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate's (SLAD) Janet Short led her team through ambitious project timelines to complete the Army's Program Executive Officer Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS) analyses of alternatives (AoAs). Short, SLAD program leader for the GCS AoAs, and her team cleared a final milestone this summer, completing the first review of the Armored Multipurpose Vehicle (AMPV) AoAs draft report in June. The report was written by the study's-lead, Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), with support from other Army analytical organizations like SLAD. AMPV is the Army's second-highest-priority program.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers responds to Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 14, 2012

    For the second time in 14 months, Baltimore District's flood risk management projects and recovery teams were placed into action in response to Hurricane Sandy, an historic storm bringing with it rain, wind and snow along the Atlantic Coast.

  • Collaboration Breeds Synergy... and an iPad App

    Nov 13, 2012

    Through collaboration, communication and a chance conversation, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL's) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD) delivered an iPad application that could shave hours off the assessment process on the home front, and in a combat zone, allow the capture of forensic data that would typically be lost.

  • Top snipers compete on Fort Benning

    Nov 8, 2012

    The world's premier snipers converged on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 2-5, 2012, for the 12th annual International Sniper Competition.

  • Manual for Courts-Martial goes mobile

    Nov 7, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The rapid proliferation of smartphones and tablet computers is far-reaching into all facets of the U.S. Army. As technology forges ahead, Soldiers in the battlefield, students in classrooms and now attorneys in military courtrooms are using mobile technologies to support their daily operations.

  • Remembering those who served - on Veteran's Day and every day

    Nov 7, 2012

    Each year on Nov. 11, Americans pause in their daily routines to recognize our nation's veterans. It is the day set aside to recognize and honor the men and women who have served this nation and protected and defended our great Constitution.

  • Recycling partnership between Fort Huachuca, Sierra Vista continues strong

    Nov 7, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Mountain Vista Communities has completed its first year of the Fort Huachuca Solid Waste partnership with the City of Sierra Vista Department of Public Works, on July 18.

  • McMaster: We will unleash power of combined arms

    Nov 7, 2012

    Now 21 weeks into his tenure as commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster shared how combined arms is the foundation of the effective Army training that takes place at Fort Benning.

  • Town looks to Corps for help

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District and the city of Augusta, Ark., have teamed up to ensure the White River doesn't wash away a piece of the town's history, swallow up an access road, or damage the community's main sewer line.

  • Fort's new school liaison officer has solid plan to support students

    Nov 7, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - With the enthusiasm of a teacher entering the classroom for the first time, Erin Schnitger presented her plan on Tuesday. Schnitger was hired one month ago to be the new Fort Huachuca school liaison officer, or SLO. She gave her initial quarterly Student Transition Response Team briefing at Expanding Horizons Child Development Center to educators, key garrison staff and parents of school-age children.

  • Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Veterans Day Public Service Announcement

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Smaller, cheaper 3-D printer offers benefits for warfighter, commercial entities

    Nov 30, 2012

    A recent project being worked by U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Future Warfare Center Innovative Ventures Office since mid-September is a smaller and cheaper 3-D printer than those currently available.

  • Bio Test

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center adds fun factor, earthworms to elementary science lessons

    Nov 8, 2012

    BEL AIR, Md. -- As one of its major science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational outreach initiatives, the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) continues to help implement the 'Engineering is Elementary' (EiE) curriculum in Harford County Public Schools' elementary school classrooms.

  • USAMU duo wins 2012 International Sniper Competition

    Nov 8, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne, from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outlasted 35 other teams from around the globe to win the 2012 International Sniper Competition.

  • Recent TACOM Graduates Recognized at Detroit Arsenal

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Duty with Fort Hood WTB -- An Incredible Journey for Former Commander

    Nov 7, 2012

    Major Jason Good observes Warrior Care Month by reflecting on his own experience as cadre at the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade.

  • Raise the roof: One nail at a time

    Nov 7, 2012

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Soldiers from the 465th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, assisted volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham to perform vital upkeep on a Hoover, Ala., residence, Nov. 3.

  • 'Lonestar' Soldiers assist Habitat for Humanity

    Nov 7, 2012

  • Chief of Chaplains thanks Hurricane Sandy relief support

    Nov 7, 2012

    Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Donald Rutherford, U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains, sends a message to those helping with the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

  • Maj. Gen. Donald Rutherford

    Nov 7, 2012

    Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Donald Rutherford, U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains, sends a message of encouragement to Unit Ministry Teams (UMTs) for monthly training.

  • Soldiers Update: Chaplain and Assistant

    Nov 7, 2012

    A chaplain and his assistant travel Afghanistan providing support to deployed troops.

  • US Army Europe Band, Chorus performs final friendship concert

    Nov 8, 2012

    The United States Army Europe Band and Chorus gave its last German-American Friendship Concert hosted by U.S. Army Garrison Baden-W├╝rttemberg at the Rokokotheater in the Schwetzingen Palace, Oct. 28.

  • Heidelberg High students, staff gang up on bullies

    Nov 7, 2012

    Heidelberg High School faculty and staff members gathered in the school's gymnasium Nov.2 to show their support for the school's latest initiative against bullying.

  • PD COMSEC offers upgrade to ensure cryptographic equipment stays in compliance

    Nov 7, 2012

    As the U.S. Army continues to balance the push for modernization with an emphasis on efficiency, Project Director Communications Security (PD COMSEC) is launching a new effort to replace aging cryptographic devices with upgraded equipment.

  • Save-A-Watt program shows usage, teaches energy conservation

    Nov 7, 2012

    The free Save-A-Watt program on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., is helping people on post zero-in on energy waste.

  • NSSC holds 2012 Winter Safety Day

    Nov 7, 2012

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Natick Soldier Systems Center held its 2012 Winter Safety Day on Nov. 2.

  • GarryOwen receives historical gifts

    Nov 7, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- "We are at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his long climb from the swamp to the stars."

  • Afghan girls' school founder visits Heidelberg

    Nov 7, 2012

    When Heidelberg Girl Scout Cara Burmedi, 17, started working with Razia's Ray of Hope two years ago, she didn't realize the impact the Afghanistan-based organization would have on her. Burmedi invited friend and mentor Razia Jan to speak with community members at the Village Pavilion Community Center in Heidelberg, Germany.

  • More than 100 trained Reapers ready to support mobilization

    Nov 7, 2012

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE DIX LAKEHURST N.J. -- After months of leader training seminars, extended battle assemblies and other training events, more than 100 Reaper Battalion Solders completed their culminating training event and graduated as trainer/mentors from the 10-day First Army Training Academy. The Soldiers, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 309th Regiment, 174th Infantry Brigade, stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. will soon begin assisting with First Army's mission of mobilizing Reserve Component Soldiers for deployment around the world. "The focus of the FATA program is training observation and evaluation," explained Sgt. 1st Class Everett Greene, a FATA team chief from the 174th's sister brigade at Camp Shelby, Miss. FATA ensures all trainer/mentors follow the "Exacting standards of what quality training looks like across First Army is our goal."

  • Veterans Day ceremony scheduled for Thursday

    Nov 7, 2012

    The installation's Veterans Day ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at 3 p.m. at Memorial Plaza at the Fort Meade Museum, 4674 Griffin Ave.

  • Eleven earn German Armed Forces proficiency badge

    Nov 7, 2012

    Several Soldiers training on Fort Leonard Wood are leaving post with more than a certificate of graduation -- they are earning the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency.

  • 85th Support Command hosts Division West leaders

    Nov 7, 2012

  • 58th Transportation Battalion trains on combative skills

    Nov 8, 2012

    The 58th Transportation Battalion keeps Soldiers who are waiting for their Advanced Individual Training class to start busy with Level 1 Combatives certification

  • Employees pay tribute to former district engineer, Vols coaching legend

    Nov 7, 2012

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 3, 2012) -- Several of the staunchest University of Tennessee Volunteers football fans from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District attended Military Appreciation Day at the game today and paid tribute to former district engineer and Vols coaching legend Brig. Gen. Robert R. Neyland.

  • Simulation and Training Technology Center shows support for wounded warriors

    Nov 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center (STTC), located in Orlando, Fla., actively participates in programs focused on supporting combat wounded warriors. There are several nonprofit organizations that members of the STTC are actively involved in including Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Home At Last, Operation Giveback and Fairways for Warriors.

  • 402nd FA Soldiers march in adopted school's Halloween Parade

    Nov 7, 2012

  • 401st AFSB employee completes doctorate's while deployed in Afghanistan

    Nov 9, 2012

    Maggie Rivers, a supervisory logistics management specialist deployed to support Operation Enduring Freedom with 401st Army Field Support Brigade, defended her doctoral dissertation 4:30 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. Nov. 2 to a doctoral committee and emerged with a doctorate in philosophy.

  • World War II Veteran shares memories, history of lineage with current generation

    Nov 9, 2012

    "It was 1942 the last time I was there," Leon Tarter remembered about Camp Atterbury, Ind. "They asked if anyone wanted to be a truck driver. Well, I was only eighteen years old, and I said yes, I wanted to be a truck driver. So they asked me if I could drive a big truck, and I said, 'yes I can.' The next day they had me pushing a wheel barrow while we were picking up trash."

  • Obama wins mock election at Vilseck High School

    Nov 7, 2012

    Despite the fact that most were ineligible to vote, students exhibit political fervor in a mock presidential debate and choose their leader on Election Day.

  • Soldiers from across 10 Army Reserve commands come together to prepare to march as one

    Nov 7, 2012

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md., -- The 6-foot-2-inch Army Reserve Soldier appeared even taller as he rigidly stood to have his height carefully measured as dozens of Soldiers waited in line behind him.

  • 401st AFSB's LTF Salerno supports Task Force Rakkasan in Afghanistan

    Nov 9, 2012

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Logistics Task Force Salerno is dedicated to supporting the Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and associated units, also known as Task Force Rakkasan, in their area of operations. The small team has or can reach back to leverage all the skill sets needed to support the Warfighters in their area.

  • 401st contractors provide corporate solutions in the battle space-AC First

    Nov 7, 2012

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade is unlike most other Army brigades because most of the workforce are contractors. Comprising nearly 90 percent of the workforce, contractors from around the world are focused on supporting the Warfighter and performing many tasks that were previously performed by Soldiers.

  • Army North supports disaster response efforts following Super Storm Sandy

    Nov 7, 2012

    In one of the costliest and most devastating storms to strike the United States, Super Storm Sandy pummeled the country's Eastern seaboard Oct. 29, 2012, leaving behind it a swath of destruction, widespread power outages, flooding and gas shortages in her wake. As the scope of the storm's devastation began to unfold, U.S. Army North, based in San Antonio, prepositioned coordinating elements in the most devastated areas to help support local, state and federal response efforts.

  • High-altitude missions: A balancing act

    Nov 30, -0001

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Andy Druilhet brings his UH-60 MEDEVAC Black Hawk in for a landing in a precarious location. Due to the slopes of the mountainside, Druilhet had to perform a 2-wheeled pinnacle landing in a dusty patch at 7,000 feet in the mountains of Afghanistan.

  • 31 service members deployed to Afghanistan earn U.S. citizenship

    Nov 7, 2012

    Thirty one servicemembers from 19 different countries became naturalized U.S. citizens in a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2012.

  • Strong bodies perform for Yongsan strong

    Nov 7, 2012

    Bodybuilders of Yongsan captured an opportunity to show off their natural beauty of human body and compete during the 2012 U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Fall Classic Bodybuilding, Figure and Bikini Competition here, Nov. 3.

  • 401st AFSB employee named QASAS of the Year at GS-12 level

    Nov 15, 2012

    Mark R. Adkins, who is currently the Joint Munitions Command senior staff technical representative assigned to 401st Army Field Support Brigade, recently received the highest recognition in the Quality Assurance Specialist (Ammunition Surveillance) career field when he was named QASAS of the Year for the GS-12 grade level.

  • Soldiers experience Japanese culture

    Nov 8, 2012

    With Orient Shield 12 winding down, Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with their Japan Ground Self Defense Force counterparts, participated in a historical tour of the ancient city of Kyoto, Japan, during the first of two culture days.

  • Military Working Dog detachment activates

    Nov 8, 2012

    The 95th Military Police Detachment, 504th MP Battalion, was activated Nov. 2, 2012, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Army Sustainment Command provides help in Superstorm Sandy relief operations

    Nov 9, 2012

    The 406th Army Field Support Brigade has deployed personnel and equipment to support relief operations for Superstorm Sandy.

  • West Point helps 'lean' equipment delivery

    Nov 8, 2012

    Five U.S. Military Academy at West Point cadets are working a dual-purpose project to improve equipment flow at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.

  • N.Y. Guardsmen 'watching wires' as utilities restore power in Hudson Valley

    Nov 9, 2012

    In The Hudson Valley counties of Rockland and Westchester, New York Army National Guard Soldiers are teaming up with utility crews to identify downed power lines and repair them so that power can be restored in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Saundra B. Carter

    Nov 7, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Saundra B. Carter

  • Orient Shield 12 wraps up in Japan

    Nov 7, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, attended a ceremony that closed the 13th iteration of Orient Shield, a bilateral training exercise taking place at Aibano Training Area, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, Nov 7, 2012.

  • Ninjas Leave Soldiers Seeing Stars

    Nov 6, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) members watched in awe as performers demonstrated the weaponry and skill of ninjas during a presentation on Nov. 5 at Camp Imazu, Japan. The show was part of the first of two culture days, an important part of Orient Shield 12.

  • Soldiers, Defense Force Members complete Field Training Exercise

    Nov 6, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, along with Japanese Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) members from the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Middle Army, completed a cumulative field training exercise (FTX) on Nov. 3 during the 13th iteration of Orient Shield, a bilateral training exercise taking place at Aibano Training Area, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Orient Shield is designed to enhance interoperability between U.S. and Japanese units at the lowest level, emphasizing combat readiness of both forces while strengthening their relationship.

  • National Guard keep polls open in storm ravaged northeast

    Nov 6, 2012

  • Fort Meade worship services donate more than $14,000 to food bank

    Nov 6, 2012

    Fort Meade Garrison Commander Col. Edward Rothstein presented a check for $14,770.41 today on behalf of installation worship service members to fight hunger.

  • 5th AR/402nd FA flag football team wins intramural league championship

    Nov 6, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- For the second time in three years, Division West's 5th Armored and 402nd Field Artillery Brigades'combined flag football team recently snagged the intramural league championship here, but fell just short in the post championship playoffs.

  • AMC Charity Fair symbolizes a season of giving

    Nov 7, 2012

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala. --Executive Deputy to the Commanding General of U.S. Army Materiel Command John B. Nerger kicked off the Combined Federal Campaign Charity Fair here, Nov. 5.

  • 402nd FA welcomes new first sergeant

    Nov 6, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Outgoing first sergeant of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Sgt. Jerry Silva, passed the symbolic sword of leadership to Sgt. 1st Class Francisco Toledo in a traditional change of responsibility ceremony at brigade headquarters here Oct. 19.

  • 180 Degrees- Soldier and Spouse Choose Arctic Over Tropic Hometown

    Nov 6, 2012

    Nothing says arctic more than the frozen lakes and rivers of Alaska's 'Final Frontier'. The residents of Alaska embrace the brutal winters and short summers. Those that don't live there look at the residents and think to themselves, "how can one survive that'?

  • Army North supporting Sandy disaster response

    Nov 9, 2012

    As the scope of Hurricane Sandy's devastation began to unfold, U.S. Army North prepositioned coordinating elements in the most devastated areas to help support local, state and federal response efforts. To date, troops have rescued more than 2,000 people from flood zones, delivered 144,000 meals and provided transportation for first responders to restore power and provide critical supplies.

  • 'Warhorse' spur ride: measure of strength and endurance

    Nov 6, 2012

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