Archive: Nov 2012

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  • Soldier Takes Patriotic Stand for Freedom

    Nov 4, 2012

    As he sat down, he brushed the dust off his uniform. His boots well broken in, dirty from a recent patrol and the sun had painted his face two shades darker. Through a gritty smile, he'll tell you he doesn't mind. This is what he signed up for. This is exactly what Sgt. Joseph Wroniak, an infantry team leader assigned to "Choppin" Company, 3rd Battlion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), wanted when he decided to enlisted for the U.S. Army in 2007.

  • Ammerman Awarded Bronze Star Medal

    Nov 4, 2012

    Tennessee National Guardsman earns Bronze Star Medal a for service as force protection platoon sergeant in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic District North.

  • National Guard relieves suffering after Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 9, 2012

    About 7,000 Guard members are helping people who are living without power while facing low temperatures, and people whose water-ruined possessions are piled at the curb, all while local transportation infrastructure crippled and simply pumping gas can be a day-long chore, in communities worst-hit by Hurricane Sandy.

  • Army Reserve assets activated in support of relief efforts

    Nov 9, 2012

    The Army Reserve response to Hurricane Sandy will be the first time U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers have been activated for a domestic natural disaster under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which streamlined the process for Federal Reserve forces to mobilize in support of relief efforts within local communities.

  • JROTC teams competing for national Raider titles

    Nov 3, 2012

    The annual JROTC National Raider Challenge Championships takes place Saturday and Sunday in Molena, Ga. Some 73 teams from 44 schools from around the country are competing.

  • New 401st AFSB housing at BAF improves force protection posture

    Nov 9, 2012

    New billeting at 401st Army Field Support Brigade headquarters at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, provides improved force protection for personnel by housing them in hardened structures.

  • ISAF CSM Capel Recognizes 7 Rakkasans During Visit to FOB Salerno

    Nov 3, 2012

  • Afghan National Security Forces One Step Closer

    Nov 3, 2012

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 23, 2012) -- Afghan National Security Forces demonstrated their ever increasing ability to conduct independent counter insurgent operations in Chamkani District near the Pakistan border, Oct. 23, 2012. Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police, Afghan Border Police and Afghan Local Police successfully coordinated and executed a security mission, while Soldiers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), augmented security and intelligence support.

  • Aviation maintenance group with 401st AFSB develops solution for faster helicopter repairs

    Nov 9, 2012

    In the midst of a busy maintenance schedule, Connecticut National Guard Soldiers assigned to 1109th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group reached out to contractors from the Army Field Support Battalion-Bagram, to manufacture a solution enabling them to complete repairs on a UH-60 MEDEVAC aircraft.

  • Guardsmen explain MRE-style emergency meals to NYC residents

    Nov 9, 2012

    The thousands of meals being handed out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to New York City residents following Hurricane Sandy are pretty familiar to the New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen distributing the meals.

  • Tripler to host wellness fair, reaches out to diabetic patients

    Nov 9, 2012

    HONOLULU--Tripler Army Medical Center will be hosting a wellness fair in honor of Diabetes Awareness Day, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., here.

  • Joint air defense test integrates Army and Navy systems

    Nov 2, 2012

    A test of a joint integrated air defense system conducted Sept. 21 ended in success with a Navy Missile intercepting a target with the help of an advanced Army radar system.

  • Tripler honors fallen behavioral health specialists

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Army Medical Center hosted a Wreath Laying Ceremony and Fallen Comrade Tribute at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, here, Oct. 29.

  • Army-wide Warrior Transition Unit Stand Down, 'Begin with the Basics'

    Nov 2, 2012

    As part of Warrior Care Month the Army Surgeon General directed an Army-wide Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) Stand Down focusing on 'Begin with the Basics' customer service training for leaders, cadre and staff. Senior leaders will participate in a VTC and then take the training to other WTU staff members. Events will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. Eastern across Army locations where there are WTUs and Community Based Warrior Transition Units (CBWTUs), as part of Warrior Care Month observances.

  • 80th Training Command (TASS) 2012 Readiness Symposium

    Nov 3, 2012

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) kicked off its Readiness Symposium in Jacksonville Fla., Oct. 31, 2012. The purpose of the five-day event is to improve readiness across the command by addressing issues ranging from Nonparticipants, Unsatisfactory Participants, Flags, Separations and Medical Actions.

  • First Master Drivers graduate new course

    Nov 2, 2012

    The first five students graduated from the U.S. Army Transportation School's new Master Driver course Nov. 2.

  • Doyle assumes command of PRMC, TAMC as Smith heads to Texas

    Nov 2, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Soldiers, staff, family members and government civilians, along with local leaders, gathered at Tripler Army Medical Center, Nov. 1, to bid farewell to Col. J. Anson Smith, outgoing commander of Pacific Regional Medical Command and TAMC, and to welcome the incoming commander, Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle.

  • Corps of Engineers helps pump NYC floodwaters

    Nov 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is helping pump water out flooded New York City and providing generators to temporarily restore electricity to areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in both New York and New Jersey.

  • Even Hurricane Sandy can't stop mobilization training

    Nov 2, 2012

    With tight training windows to complete mobilization validation requirements, First Army trainers could not allow weather to affect mission accomplishment. Despite Hurricane Sandy knocking out power lines and causing trees to block roadways, the 174th Infantry Brigade, Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, N.J., restarted mobilization training less than 36 hours after the storm.

  • Soldiers help build community relations in Kosovo

    Nov 30, -0001

    She shakes his hand vigorously. Thank you, thank you the white-haired lady says, her eyes twinkling. She wants to tell a story about her daughters. The men in the room have heard her story before, but are always happy to listen again. As they enter the small one-room schoolhouse, the six children who are present that day all stand up, their smiles widen. They remember the last time the soldiers visited, and what gifts they brought.

  • Taking water safety to the troops

    Nov 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division water safety team held its division-wide water safety event as part of the Wings over McConnell 2012 Open House and Air Show Sept. 29 and 30 at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan.

  • Soldiers strengthen spiritual resiliency by reflecting on those who impacted their lives

    Nov 2, 2012

    Soldiers focused on the meaning of life during the 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, quarterly prayer breakfast held at King Hall Dining Facility, Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., Oct. 29. "Why do we remember those who died in service to the nation or to God," Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Lozano, 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, asked the group, "out of duty, obligation, necessity; out of fear; out of desire … "We keep the memory alive, because the memory -- to us as individuals or collectively -- is important to us," answered Lozano.

  • 159th CAB showcases aviation assets

    Nov 2, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2012) - Delegates from the Swedish Armed Forces visited the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Oct. 31, to see how the U.S. Army manages and operates their helicopter units. This is not the first time the 159th CAB has supported coalition forces with a tactical overview of their aviation assets in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The SwAF is the second international armed forces delegation the brigade has hosted within 40 days. SwAF Brig. Gen. Johan Svensson, the head of procurement and training for the Swedish Air Force, said he was impressed with the size and professionalism of the 101st Airborne Division, and he appreciated the generosity with which 159th CAB shared important information and experiences on the UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters. A year ago, Company C, "Dustoff," 7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th CAB, supported a Swedish medical delegation comprised of doctors and nurses. The Swedes said they were very impressed, and asked specifically to visit the 159th CAB again this time. "We will apply all the lessons learned from you into our role and use them when we deploy to Afghanistan," Svensson said.

  • Via presents the current state of AMC

    Nov 6, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Redstone-Huntsville Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army hosted a Breakfast with the Boss program featuring Gen. Dennis L. Via, Army Materiel Command commanding general, at the Summit here Friday, Nov. 4.

  • ASC SES honored for service, takes new position at Army Headquarters

    Nov 2, 2012

    An Army Sustainment Command employee received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award here Oct. 31 for his accomplishments from 2007 to 2012 culminating as the executive director of LOGCAP.

  • AUSA 2012 offers attendees an 'NIE history lesson'

    Nov 2, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Attendees of the recent 2012 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Conference and Expo were given a unique opportunity to learn about the origins of the Army's Network Integration Evaluations -- the series of semiannual, Soldier-led evaluations designed to rapidly progress the Army's tactical network -- from someone who has been involved from the very beginning.

  • Research key for Soldiers seeking employment

    Nov 2, 2012

    Alexandria, VA -- Employment for wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers is a priority for Army leadership, Soldiers and Veterans. There are several avenues for assistance and Army experts emphasize that Soldiers must do their part by researching their chosen career field and being prepared when they take on entering the civilian job market.

  • Customers try shopping 'without eyes'

    Nov 2, 2012

    JBLM customers wear goggles to appreciate the challenges of blind employees at the Base Supply Center.

  • Harbormaster Command and Control Center Provides Improved Situational Awareness of Maritime Traffic

    Nov 2, 2012

    The Army's first employment of the Harbormaster Command and Control Center (HCCC) System was part of a recent extensive operation involving Army and Navy equipment and personnel for a Joint Logistics Over-the-Shore (JLOTS) exercise at Fort Story, Va. The four-day exercise included loading and unloading 26 vessels carrying more than 300 pieces of equipment and assembling a 1,200-foot floating causeway pier that was used to shuttle cargo back and forth.

  • A gentler approach to heaing wounds

    Nov 2, 2012

    WTB Soldiers find balance and restorative energy in yoga.

  • 50th MPs: New Fort Polk unit goes to dogs

    Nov 2, 2012

    There is a new unit on Fort and it has already gone to the dogs ---- the 50th Military Police Detachment, 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, is a canine unit that was activated Oct. 16 at 1st MEB Field.

  • Joint training takes to the sky

    Nov 2, 2012

    The army and air force linked training by flying the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M, with the video feed displayed live at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division's Tactical Operations Center at Dona Ana Range during Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Oct. 24, 2012, making this the first time a joint mission has occurred during NIE.

  • Language and culture

    Nov 2, 2012

    23rd Chemical Battalion Soldiers learning Korean customs, courtesies before moving to 'Land of Morning Calm.'

  • The HOOAH! runners

    Nov 2, 2012

    Heart pumping, pulse racing, and feet pounding the pavement, runners sprint toward a distant point in the horizon only visible to themselves. Runners brave the scorching heat and freezing cold, with dripping sweat or a white plume of breath the only indication of the amount of energy being put forth.

  • Joint Predator training takes to sky

    Nov 5, 2012

    The Army and Air Force linked training by flying the Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., with the video feed displayed live at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division's Tactical Operations Center at Dona Ana Range, N.M., during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • BACH wins Army Medical Command competition, $1 million prize

    Nov 2, 2012

    FT. CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Blanchfield Army Community Hospital took the 2012 Best Military Treatment Facility title in the Army Medicine Business Operations Bowl, or Biz Bowl, beating out every other MTF in the Army.

  • Fort Lee unit NYC-bound for Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Nov 2, 2012

    Soldiers from a local Army unit are on the way to New York City today to help pump water from flooded areas in support of recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Bragg doctor creates world-class residency program

    Nov 2, 2012

    Col. (Dr.) Michael J. Sundborg knows women. And it's this knowledge that brought him back to Fort Bragg after a long professional absence. Sundborg, an obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in gynecological oncology, is the director of graduate medical education for Womack Army Medical Center and was tasked with initiating an OB-GYN residency program here.

  • Detroit Arsenal Gets Fit

    Nov 2, 2012

    The Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation fitness center at the Detroit Arsenal provides quality of life enhancements and supports the fitness needs of all active duty, retiree, reservist, department of defense and non-appropriated fund civilians and contracted employees at the Detroit Arsenal.

  • Wounded warrior would join service again

    Nov 2, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Nov. 1, 2012) -- Sgt. 1st Class James Ezell grew up a country guy in Birmingham, Ala. While he loved the life it afforded -- wide open spaces, great opportunity for fishing-- he said he wanted to see other states, other countries.

  • New stethoscope designed for use in noisy environments

    Nov 2, 2012

    In collaboration with Active Signal Technologies, a Small Business Innovation Research partner, USAARL developed a stethoscope in 2007 that can be used to listen to heart and lung sounds in high-noise environments such as medical evacuation vehicles.

  • ASA(ALT) November Significant Accomplishment Ms. Rachelle Lapperre

    Nov 2, 2012

  • Army Medicine fields secure messaging service to patients

    Nov 2, 2012

    Beneficiaries of Army Medicine will soon be able to communicate online with their primary care provider through secure messaging. The US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is implementing the use of Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service (AMSMS) by offering it to 100 percent of beneficiaries who receive care in the "direct care" system by the end of 2014.

  • USAARL Soldier named MRMC equal opportunity leader of the year

    Dec 17, 2012

    Staff Sgt. David Lopez of the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala. was selected as the 2012 U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command EOL of the Year.

  • Presidential Proclamation -- National Native American Heritage Month, 2012

    Nov 2, 2012

    National Native American Heritage Month, 2012

  • November celebrates Military Family Appreciation Month

    Nov 2, 2012

    Military Family Appreciation Month (MFAM) is a campaign designed to communicate the Army's recognition and appreciation for Army families and to fulfill the Army Family Covenant - provide them a quality of life commensurate with their service. The result is families feeling important, supported and connected to the Army and the nation.

  • Army-wide Warrior Transition Unit Stand Down: 'Begin with the Basics'

    Nov 2, 2012

    As part of Warrior Care Month the Army Surgeon General directed an Army-wide Warrior Transition Unit (WTU) Stand Down focusing on 'Begin with the Basics' customer service training for leaders, cadre and staff. Senior leaders will participate in a VTC and then take the training to other WTU staff members. Events will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. Eastern across Army locations where there are WTUs and Community Based Warrior Transition Units (CBWTUs), as part of Warrior Care Month observances.

  • Team closes out season with win over Cougars

    Nov 2, 2012

    Fort Benning head coach Jason Gibson said his leaders stepped up Thursday as the Doughboys defeated the Columbus State Cougars, 32-16, in the third annual Doughboy Bowl, and finished their second season at 3-3.

  • Popular pastime may offer hidden 'treasure'

    Nov 2, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The objective was less than 100 meters away, but there were too many civilians in the area to assault it. Stealth would be required to approach the cache. The hunter casually glanced at his GPS-enabled smartphone to get one last fix on his target.

  • Task Force Rock Soldier and civilian remembered at memorial ceremony in Vicenza, Italy

    Nov 5, 2012

    Hundreds of Vicenza Military Community members gathered at the post chapel on Caserma Ederle Nov. 1 to pay tribute to a fallen Sky Soldier and civilian killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe and Kevin O'Rourke were killed in action Sept. 29 when their patrol was attacked with small arms fire at Tactical Command Post Columbus, near the mouth of the Tangi Valley in Sayed Abad District, Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

  • Army Emphasizes Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship during Warrior Care Month

    Nov 2, 2012

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- In November the military services observe Warrior Care Month, commemorating the sacred obligation and enduring mission to care for the Nation's most wounded, ill and injured Service Members and to support them as they transition back to the Force or leave military service.

  • Cadre teach counter IED

    Nov 2, 2012

    A corner of Sand Hill has been turned into a simulated open-air marketplace, complete with raw meat hanging from a rack next to a butcher block, crates of produce and samples of clothing. It's an environment that could be encountered in many places overseas -- and one that Soldiers need to be familiar with if they are to maintain situational awareness in all settings.

  • CIB exhibit unveiled at museum

    Nov 2, 2012

    "The CIB Third Award is the most prestigious combat badge in the U.S. Army and one that is among the least presented." Retired Command Sgts. Maj. Frank Plass, right, James McDonough, center, and Paul Bingham were present at the unveiling of the new exhibit in The Cold War gallery of the museum. Each were awarded the CIB with two stars for combat action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

  • JBM-HH weathers Hurrican Sandy

    Nov 2, 2012

    In the end, despite the build-up, Hurricane Sandy had only minimal impact on Joint Base Myer-Henderson, with approximately 17 downed trees, several flooded basements, damaged vehicles, loosened traffic signs and buildings buffeted by high winds and flying debris this week.

  • Natick researcher helps Army to marathon silver medal

    Nov 2, 2012

    Maria Urso of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine helped the All-Army women's team to a second-place finish in the Armed Forces Marathon, held Oct. 28 as part of the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C.

  • Army dominates top spots in Marine Corps Marathon

    Nov 2, 2012

    Many personal races were completed at the 37th annual Marine Corps Marathon finish line.

  • Providing spiritual guidance to deployed Soldier

    Nov 6, 2012

    1st Lt. Denny Black had thought of converting from Southern Baptist to the Catholic Church for some time. Prior to Black's deployent to Kuwait, with the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, he had been attending a Catholic Church as well as a Baptist Church with his wife in their hometown of Virginia Beach, Va.

  • Weather can't keep back witches or goblins

    Nov 2, 2012

    Mother Nature couldn't dampen the spirits of Halloween goers at Villaggio this year. Despite the cold rain throughout the evening, an estimated 2,250 Italian children and their parents from the Vicenza area came to the American housing area for Trick-or-Treating. American and Italian children enjoyed the collection of candy and treats together.

  • Students run towards healthier lifestyle

    Nov 2, 2012

    Vicenza Middle School students took part in a one-mile fun run Oct. 22 that kicked off National Red Ribbon week. The program which is the oldest and largest drug prevention program, according to the national Family Partnership, is a way for individuals to show their personal commitment to living drug-free. VMS principal, Dr. Julio Gonzalez said the school decided to kick off the week with a fun run because it was a great way to get kids involved in living a healthier lifestyle overall.

  • 21st TSC Soldiers conduct resiliency training with KHS students

    Nov 2, 2012

    In support of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's partnership with the Kaiserslautern High School, several of the command's master resiliency trainers conducted master resiliency training with ninth and 12th-grade students at KHS here Oct. 17.

  • 7th CSC Soldiers train for deployment

    Nov 2, 2012

    The first Army Reserve civil affairs unit to deploy to Afghanistan from a location outside the United States completed their mobilization readiness exercise culminating training event here Oct. 27-30.

  • 18th MP Soldier makes X Factor finals

    Nov 2, 2012

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command' military police Soldier's dream of becoming a recording artist is one step closer after making the finals of the German X Factor show scheduled to air on the German television channel VOX Nov. 4.

  • A family birthday in Afghanistan

    Nov 2, 2012

    "Who told them my nickname was monkey?" Sgt. Alyssa Turner asked as she surveyed her desk, wrapped entirely in saran wrap and barricaded behind a stack of water bottles festooned with a variety of monkey pictures sporting birthday wishes.

  • PACOM Sr. Enlisted Leader visits Stryker BCT

    Nov 2, 2012

    Command Master Chief Mark W. Rudes, senior enlisted advisor to U.S. Pacific Command walks past a static display of Stryker vehicle variants from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division Oct. 29 during a briefing here on the Strykers' capabilities and combat power by Staff Sgt. Jacob Rogers, squad leader in the 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Raider Ready Reserve.

  • Regional Training Sites provide efficiencies for network upgrade

    Nov 2, 2012

    The Army will field the next upgrade to its current tactical communications network backbone at regional sites, a more efficient and timely alternative to traditional unit site upgrades.

  • Fort Meade Soldier battles in the ring

    Nov 2, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Andre Ward of the 742nd Military Intelligence Battalion fought in his fourth professional bout at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., Saturday.

  • Child care providers must be authorized

    Nov 2, 2012

    Individuals who provide child care out of their home on an Army installation for more than 10 hours per week on a regular basis must be certified through Child, Youth and School Services Family Child Care.

  • Notice of Availability: Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact

    Nov 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment that considers the proposed construction of a reclaimed water delivery system on Fort Meade to provide the National Security Agency's main and east campuses with nonpotable water for their cooling towers.

  • Flu vaccine offers best protection

    Nov 2, 2012

    The single best prevention available against influenza is an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.

  • Fort Meade participates in employment town hall

    Nov 2, 2012

    With Fort Meade being the largest employer in the state with more than 56,000 employees on post, about 450 people filled the auditorium of Arundel High School on Oct. 25 to learn what the installation's agencies are looking for in new employees.

  • Meade High student buys cow for village

    Nov 2, 2012

    A senior enrolled in Meade High School's International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme traveled to Thailand, purchased a cow and delivered it to a village for farmers who were experiencing economic hardships.

  • DISA wins first, second place at DoD CIO Awards

    Nov 2, 2012

    The Defense Information Systems Agency was the recipient of two of this year's Department of Defense Chief Information Officer Awards at a ceremony held Oct. 19 at the Pentagon.

  • Guidelines on excused absence for voting

    Nov 2, 2012

    The federal government has a long-standing policy of granting employees limited time off from work (excused absence) to vote in federal, state, county or municipal elections or in referendums on any civic matter in their community.

  • Ghosts, ghouls and a Goblin 5K

    Nov 2, 2012

    The installation celebrated the spookiest day of the year with several events for children and adults alike.

  • 'Little Champs' authors visit Manor View students

    Nov 2, 2012

    Debbie Fink and her daughter, Jennifer, authors of "The Little Champs: Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel," a new children's book about military children, spoke at Manor View Elementary School on Friday as part of a national book promotion tour sponsored by the USO

  • Jazz Ambassadors tour the last frontier

    Nov 2, 2012

    For the first time in more than 30 years, the U.S. Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors traveled to Alaska, where they performed a week of concerts and educational clinics throughout the state.

  • Hurricane strikes Fort Meade with minimal damage

    Nov 2, 2012

    Like much of Maryland, Fort Meade was spared the brunt of Hurricane Sandy as the superstorm pounded the Northeast.

  • Mobile Gun System Exhibition Draws a Crowd

    Nov 1, 2012

    Bilateral training between Defense Force Members of the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment quickly turned into a media event when Japanese journalists arrived expecting a display of the Stryker Mobile Gun System's (MGS) capabilities at Aibano Training Area Tuesday during Orient Shield exercises.

  • Soldiers, Japan Ground Self Defense Force members have blast during Orient Shield

    Nov 2, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and troops from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force, took turns displaying their mortar-firing abilities, impacting the cliffs of a Japanese mountain range.

  • Eighth Army participates in Osan Air Power Day

    Nov 1, 2012

    OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea - About 20,000 people flocked to the airfield at Osan Air Base from Oct. 20 to 21 to attend the Osan Air Power Day.

  • Eighth Army hosts reunion for KATUSA veterans

    Nov 1, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Korean Augmentees to the U.S. Army veterans and their families visited here Oct. 27 and enjoyed a homecoming day.

  • Eighth Army recognizes food service excellence

    Nov 1, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The 2012 Eighth Army Phillip A. Connelly Award Ceremony was held here in the Eighth Army headquarters Oct. 24.

  • H is for Honor

    Nov 2, 2012

    "We are having a very exciting event," said Joy Wohlman Boyce, library technician, about the Veterans Day story hour, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center.

  • Contracting brigade supports partnership-building exercise

    Nov 1, 2012

    Members of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade participated in Jackal Stone 2012, a Special Operations Command Europe multinational Special Forces partnership-building exercise conducted in Croatia in September.

  • 83rd Ordnance - Focus on Mission Amid Future Inactivation

    Nov 1, 2012

    HIRO AMMUNITION DEPOT, Kure, Japan. -- The 83rd Ordnance Battalion is a small unit with a big mission for United States Army Japan and the Pacific Command. The unit, headquartered in southern mainland Japan, is set to inactivate next year.

  • Spotlight on...Danielle Moyer

    Nov 1, 2012

    Serving war fighters since she was 16

  • Tough Training with I Corps CSM, Sr. NCOs. Mangudai!

    Nov 1, 2012

    CSM John Wayne Troxell led his senior non-commissioned officers in tough, demanding training, called Mangudai. Participants navigated the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) obstacle /confidence course, open-water rafting, and road-marching - all with little food and sleep. Participants include Soldiers, Marines and Airmen senior NCOs. The Magundai is a leadership/team building course designed to physically, mentally and emotionally test participants.

  • Playing in a Winter Wonderland

    Nov 2, 2012

    Ready to come out and play in the snow? The Fort Wainwright Outdoor Recreation Center recommends since you're in Alaska anyway you should take advantage of the opportunity and get outside. Here are their favorite top 10 things to do:

  • Strong Bonds strengthens Soldiers, their families

    Nov 1, 2012

    A chaplain-led couples retreat is helping commanders build individual resiliency by strengthening the Army family.

  • Fuel Operations at its best in the Pacific

    Nov 1, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan-- Imagine handling more than two million gallons of jet fuel for the Air Force, 100,000 gallons for the Marines and up to 600,000 gallons of diesel fuel for the Navy on Okinawa. It's a big order requiring a substantial commitment, performing a critical mission that remains the sole responsibility of the 505th Quartermaster Battalion.

  • Deputy Commander visits Oregon State University

    Nov 1, 2012

    I Corps Deputy Commander Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan visits Oregon State University to meet students and faculty to discuss a future partnership and the media/military relationship. MG Buchanan also met with the OSU President Dr. Ed Ray. Community Relations is a key component to the I Corps Commander's priorities. America's Corps appreciate our Pacific Northwest partners.

  • I Corps shifts to the Asia Pacific Region

    Nov 1, 2012

    America's Corps rebalances its efforts towards the Asia Pacific as part of the U.S. Defense Department's strategic realignment. I Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Robert Brown leads this shift as I Corps will be the operational force for U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). Combat, Joint and Combined operational experience from Iraq and Afghanistan will serve I Corps well. Several exercises will talk place with our partner nations - Japan, Korea, Thailand, Phillipines, Australia among other countries. These exercises will culminate towards our Joint Task Force Certifcation in the Talisman Sabre exercise based in Australia. I Corps, along with 7th Infantry Division and other units at JBLM will provide many enablers in supporting PACOM's mission.

  • Albuquerque Team "Reaches Back" to Afghanistan

    Nov 1, 2012

    Besides continuing to send our employees to assist "in country," Albuquerque District is now supporting operations in Afghanistan at home by providing design support for four Afghanistan National Army construction projects.

  • 'Operation Turtle Eviction' at Albuquerque District's Conchas Dam

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Corps' Conchas project will be busy with activity during the next few months, as maintenance work is performed on the stilling basin. It has been 40 years since the basin has been cleaned and inspected. However, before the de-watering takes place, rangers and maintenance personnel wanted to make a concerted effort to trap and relocate any amphibious residents living in the basin.

  • Army leaders say 'agile' force needed for uncertain future

    Nov 5, 2012

    The Army is taking a series of strategically minded and carefully crafted steps to position the force for a full range of potential missions in an unpredictable, yet challenging and fast-changing future operating environment, service leaders said Oct. 22, 2012.

  • IMCOM community: Get out and vote

    Nov 1, 2012

    Election Day comes in less than a week. As American citizens, the Department of the Army encourages federal employees and Soldiers to vote -- particularly as defenders of that right. But there are 3 things Soldiers and Civilians need to keep in mind when heading to the polls Nov. 6.

  • Cochiti Dam Selected for Maintenance Management Review

    Nov 1, 2012

    Jacobs Engineering, an independent contractor, was hired in 2011 to complete an assessment of the Corps' Facility Equipment Maintenance (FEM) National Utilization Plan. According to best practices cited by Jacobs, an organization should be spending 4.8 percent of its budget on maintenance. Right now, the Corps spends about 0.2 percent. As a result of the assessment, Michael Ensch, chief of operations, Directorate of Civil Works, Headquarters, issued a national memorandum concerning the development of a maintenance management strategy. The memorandum detailed the creation of eight pilot studies, one for each of the Corps' eight divisions, to be completed by November 2012.

  • 1-23 Infantry Unit Ministry Team helps 'Tomahawks' deal with combat-related stress, grief

    Nov 30, -0001

    While the number of U.S. casualties in 2012 has decreased dramatically, even one death of a friend or comrade can be traumatic to a soldier. That is why unit ministry teams are so important to the soldiers on the ground. These two-person teams usually consist of at least one chaplain and one chaplain assistant whose primary duties involve planning, providing and performing religious-support operations. One of their most important duties is to act as grief counselors to soldiers following a traumatic event. One such team is the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks" UMT, which is overseen by chaplain Capt. Yoonhwan Kim.

  • Guard troops save lives in Hurricane Sandy recovery

    Nov 9, 2012

    Since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012, more than 9,100 National Guard troops across 12 states have been assisting with search and rescue operations, food and water distribution, debris removal and providing security and shelter for storm victims.

  • Fort Sill Webster University campus performs community service day

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Webster University Fort Sill Campus students participated in the school's 18th annual Webster Works Worldwide community service day Oct. 26, with three projects on post.

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