Archive: Nov 2012

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  • Mountaineers prepare for All-Army combatives

    Nov 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum officials held an open-tryouts tournament last week to find Soldiers who could best represent the 10th Mountain Division (LI) in the All-Army Combatives Tournament next summer at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • TRADOC Commanding General recognizes sustainers

    Nov 1, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, presents a TRADOC coin to Samuel A. Burns, Ordnance School course manager, for his "game changer" service to the Ordnance School Nov. 1. Cone was hosted by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, during his visit to the Home of Sustainment.

  • 59th Chemical troops return home

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Families, friends and fellow Soldiers gathered early Sunday morning in Monti Physical Fitness Cen- ter to welcome home 110 members of 59th Chemical Company from a yearlong deployment to Kuwait.

  • Regulations explain Army weight control program

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Army weight control program and height-weight standards in place to ensure all personnel are able to meet the physical demands of their duties under combat conditions, and present a trim military appearance.

  • Sill sets events for Wounded Warrior Care month

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- November is Wounded Warrior Care month and the Fort Sill Warrior Transition Unit has scheduled a number of events.

  • Joint Culinary Center of Excellence offers new additions to field ration menus

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 1, 2012) -- The Unitized Group Ration -- Short Order menu recently underwent changes after a six-month test at four Army installations last year.

  • Tucson Students Face Up to Army Challenge

    Nov 5, 2012

    Tucson recruiters partner with area high schools for a fitness challenge Sept. 29.

  • 403rd AFSB holds first FRG steering committee meeting with newly acquired Logistics Readiness Center

    Nov 1, 2012

  • Happy Halloween from the Presidio

    Nov 1, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Children at the Monterey Road Child Development Center went "trunk or treating" Oct. 31. This is the first year parents have been invited to decorate their trunks and pass out non-candy items to the children.

  • Fort Lee Soldiers lend hand to 1st graders at local school

    Nov 1, 2012

    COLONIAL HEIGHTS , Va. (Nov. 1, 2012) -- First grade teacher Jane Briggs noticed the immediate and visible impact the visitors had on the students in her classroom and was grateful for their presence.

  • Technology captures 'fingerprints' of unexploded ordnance

    Nov 1, 2012

    The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, is capturing and cataloging what may best be described as the fingerprints of munitions items such as bombs, mortars, artillery projectiles and fuzes in an effort to improve how work is done at Formerly Used Defense Sites.

  • Fall Safety

    Nov 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Expeditionary Contracting Command's Brig. Gen. Ted Harrison and Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Clark-Davis discuss the importance of safety during common fall activities.

  • 302nd MEB's top officer swears in inspired recruit

    Nov 9, 2012

    Brig. Gen. James T. Williams, commander of 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, administers the oath of enlistment to Pvt. Richard Boswell, an intern with the Georgia Department of Corrections State Offices South at Tift College, where Williams serves as superintendent in a civilian capacity. The 302nd MEB has a footprint of nearly 3,000 Army Reserve Soldiers in nine states from Maine to Florida.

  • Soldiers take care of soldiers by donating more than $2,800 worth of toys

    Nov 30, -0001

    Children playing, dogs wagging their tails, soldiers carrying gifts with their Families by their side, this was no typical accountability formation for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, I Corps, Oct. 26. This was a gathering to help fellow soldiers who are struggling to bring joy to their children during the holidays.

  • Natick engineer looks at football technology to improve helmets

    Nov 2, 2012

    A Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center engineer is looking at football helmet technology that could one day also help protect Soldiers.

  • Marina del Rey channel dredging provides multiple benefits

    Nov 1, 2012

    A navigational dredging projecgt enhances maritime safety and provides material for beach restoration.

  • Bragg Soldiers Compete in Army Best Medic Competition

    Nov 1, 2012

    CAMP BULLIS, Texas -- Four medics from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division traveled to San Antonio, Texas to compete in the U.S. Army's Best Medic Competition Oct. 26 -28, 2012.

  • 5th AR Families enjoy Halloween Spooktacular

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The 5th Armored Brigade hosted its first Halloween Spooktacular here Oct. 24, providing Soldiers and their Families an opportunity for downtime, fun and dress-up.

  • World War II veteran identified, returned home

    Nov 9, 2012

    In 1947, the parents of U.S. Army Air Corps Tech. Sgt. William S. Cassell received word that their son was one of eight U.S. Army Air Corps airmen presumed dead after the aircraft in which they were flying went missing.

  • Corps completes new $13.5 million Chapel for 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg

    Nov 30, -0001

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District recently completed construction on a new $13.5 million chapel at Fort Bragg, N.C., which will serve as a permanent facility for religious worship, education, and counseling for Soldiers and families living in the community. It is the first chapel erected at Fort Bragg since the Vietnam War, replacing the existing Division Memorial Chapel on Ardennes at Bastogne Drive.

  • Maiyo wins Marine Corps Marathon, leads All-Army to victory

    Nov 2, 2012

    Spc. Augustus Maiyo, 29, a runner in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., won the 37th running of the marathon with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes and 20 seconds in his first attempt at the 26.2-mile distance.

  • Kenner Medics Lend Skills in Support of Best Warrior

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 25, 2012) -- Each fall for the past nine years, military and civilian employees throughout Fort Lee have teamed up to support the Department of Army Best Warrior Competition -- an event that brings 24 of the service's top Soldiers together to test their military skills and mettle in a series of challenges that exude the highest Army standards.

  • Iron Aviator: Captains compete for coveted title

    Nov 1, 2012

    In a clash of sweat, dedication and willpower Soldiers from the 12-03 class of the Aviation Captains Career Course competed in the Iron Aviator competition Oct. 24 at Beaver Lake and the Fort Rucker Physical Fitness Facility.

  • Hunt finale raises nearly $30K

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Wounded Warrior Hunt raised about $30,000, all of which will go directly back into outdoor recreation to fund programs or equipment for wounded warriors.

  • Army Reserve Sappers win 2nd place in Army Ten-Miler

    Nov 1, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- (Back row, second from right) Capt. Michael Griffie, commander of 382nd Engineer Company, 365th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, stands proud with his Soldiers following their unit team winning 2nd place overall in this year's Army Ten-Miler's Army Reserve Men's category showdown in Washington. The Sapper team, based out of Harrisburg, Pa., consisted of Alexander Benjamin, Dennis Kianka, George Schwab, Matthew Coffey, Timothy Nevin, Ryan Krum, Ryan Lavrusky and Griffie, had a combined winning time of 4:56:56.

  • ARMY RESERVE STANDS UP 883RD QM COMPANY, 315TH QM TEAM

    Nov 1, 2012

    It was a sentimental ceremony, yet proud of its legacy as the 883rd Quartermaster Company and 315th Quartermaster Team were officially activated during a combined activation ceremony at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Broken Arrow, Okla.

  • Family resiliency strengthens Army

    Nov 30, -0001

    "'Man up?' What does that even mean?" The women on the right side of the room burst out into laughter. The men seated on the left side of the room began to defend their answer to "Ten things you want and need from your partner." The 20 couples attending the 563rd Aviation Support Battalion marriage retreat in Sevierville, Tn., shared their answers to demonstrate the differences in priorities men and women have in a relationship. The three-day Strong Bonds retreat, Oct. 26-28, provided resiliency training for Families utilizing workshops on love languages, how to resolve conflict, and defining wants and needs within relationships. Couples demonstrated strategies discussed during the session through role-playing. Capt. (CH) Trey Vaughn, the 563rd ASB chaplain said the message the retreats convey is cohesion -- between Families, spouses and unit members. "(This training) also tells you how to listen to one another and be sensitive, but the whole time it's stressing teamwork, and in the Army, that's definitely something they stress all the time," Vaughn said.

  • ACS trains new Care Team members

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Army Community Service Mobilization and Deployment Readiness Program offers care team training Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Bldg. 5700 and invites everyone to participate in the program.

  • Event helps local clergy understand military Family issues

    Nov 1, 2012

    Clergy from around the Wiregrass visited Fort Rucker's Wings Chapel Oct. 25 for the annual Clergy Appreciation Day to get training from Army chaplains.

  • Event provides unique Halloween experience

    Nov 1, 2012

    Hundreds of Family members were greeted with fair weather and the spirit of Halloween as they visited the Fort Rucker Riding Stables for the Children's Fall Festival Oct. 26.

  • K9 demonstration tops off Red Ribbon Week

    Nov 1, 2012

    Police officers came by the Fort Rucker Primary School and taught students an important lesson and offered a unique way for them to learn about the dangers of drug use.

  • NCO captures Fort Carson Rising Star title

    Nov 1, 2012

    Twelve finalists battled during the Operation Rising Star competition at the Special Events Center, Saturday, with Sgt. Nadine Pope, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, taking the top slot.

  • E-cycling drive returns to post Nov. 15

    Nov 1, 2012

    Recycling may take a little more effort than taking out the trash, especially when it comes to outdated electronics, but the Fort Rucker E-cycling Drive is designed to make it easier for people to recycle their old, unwanted electronics.

  • Fort Rucker honors 13 retirees during ceremony

    Nov 1, 2012

    A standing room-only crowd turned out to thank and honor 13 Soldiers and civilians upon their retirement from service to their country during a ceremony Oct. 26 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Longtime volunteer earns Red Cross award

    Nov 1, 2012

    Debby MacSwain's successes can be measured by the lives she's touched. Throughout her 45-plus year career with the American Red Cross, she's traveled the world, supporting troops in Vietnam during some of the most tumultuous points of the conflict. She served at the American Red Cross headquarters during Desert Storm. She traveled to Somalia in 1993 to check on the welfare of Red Cross volunteers.

  • Legal office: Debt collectors and you

    Nov 1, 2012

    So, you're behind on some bills. You had a run of bad luck, but you're trying to get back on your feet. Suddenly, your phone starts ringing like the geyser, Old Faithful, every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. -- it's the debt collectors calling!

  • Holiday programs help post Families in need

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fort Rucker takes care of its own with programs to help Families of Soldiers and civilians in need throughout the holiday season.

  • Old Guard Soldiers brave Hurricane Sandy to render honors, ensure others' safety

    Nov 9, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) remained dedicated to their missions in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., despite the onset of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Native American Heritage event educates, entertains

    Nov 1, 2012

    The diversity of the Army will take center stage Nov. 2-3 when Fort Rucker celebrates Native American Heritage Month at the Main Exchange.

  • Lean Six Sigma project reduces excess ammunition shipments

    Nov 1, 2012

    Excessive shipments of training ammunition between 78 Ammunition Supply Points across the U.S. spurred Ryan Senkbile, a logistics management specialist at the Joint Munitions Command headquarters, Rock Island Arsenal, to find a solution to the problem. Senkbile tackled the issue via a green belt Lean Six Sigma project.

  • Family Appreciation Month events on tap

    Nov 1, 2012

    Military Family Appreciation Month will kick off with a free brunch for military families Sunday at the Officers' Club, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is limited to the first 600 customers (active duty military and their immediate family members).

  • RAD honors, assists local retirees

    Nov 1, 2012

    Retirees from all over came by the hundreds to take advantage of the services and information provided by Fort Rucker during Retiree Appreciation Day Oct. 26.

  • Mark smokeout by quitting tobacco

    Nov 1, 2012

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital will celebrate "The Great American Smokeout" Nov. 15 at the Post Exchange from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the hospital lobby from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are encouraged to quit smoking for 24 hours.

  • Sesame Street characters visit post

    Nov 1, 2012

    The Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families visited Fort Jackson Monday and Tuesday for four shows at the Solomon Center.

  • Board candidates introduced

    Nov 1, 2012

    Elections for the Fort Jackson School Board are scheduled for Nov. 5 through 9 during school hours. The elections will be at C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace elementary school.

  • Veterans Day 2012

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fellow Soldiers, Our veterans occupy a special place in the hearts of Americans. Nowhere else on earth are a country's armed forces as revered and as trusted as here in the United States. That trust has come at a price, however, and this Veterans Day we honor not only our fallen heroes, but also the daily sacrifice you and your Families make in service to our nation. Your continued dedication to the cause of freedom ensures the story of every veteran will be heard and honored for generations to come. Thank you for a hard job well done!

  • Unit helps protect from espionage

    Nov 1, 2012

    The 902nd Military Intelligence Detachment at Fort Jackson conducts operations and investigations throughout South Carolina to detect, identify, neutralize and defeat foreign intelligence and terrorism threats to U.S. Army and selected Department of Defense forces, technologies and critical information.

  • Grueling 72-hour competition tests Army's best medics

    Nov 1, 2012

    Sixty-four Soldiers from across the Army competed to earn the title of best medic during a grueling 72-hour competition Oct. 26 to 28 at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis. The Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark Jr. Army Best Medic Competition, now in its second year, originally evolved from the Expert Field Medical Competition.

  • Pupils pledge to live drug-free

    Nov 1, 2012

    Red outfits, backward shirts and crazy socks all played a part in Hohenfels Elementary School's drug abuse awareness program during their Red Ribbon Week celebrations, Oct. 23-26.

  • Fort Sill NCO beating Stage 4 cancer

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- An NCO who at one point had Stage 4 kidney cancer is living cancer free.

  • Virginia Guard Soldiers rescue 7 adults, 1 child after Sandy

    Nov 9, 2012

    Virginia National Guard Soldiers trudged through high water and cut trees to clear a path for two rescue missions that transported seven adults and one child to safety at two locations, Oct. 30, 2012, on Cattail Road in the Mears, Va., area.

  • ACC-RI employees receive Packard Award

    Nov 1, 2012

    Several members of Army Contracting Command-Rock Island were recently selected as winners for one of two 2012 David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards.

  • Excused leave for voting explained

    Nov 1, 2012

    Election Day is Tuesday, and employees are encouraged to exercise their right to vote. Tuesday is also a work day for most people.

  • Army provost marshal general talks Gold Book at Fort Sill

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Maj. Gen. David Quantock, Army Provost Marshal General and Criminal Investigation Division commanding general stopped here Oct. 26 as part of a tour of Army posts, inspecting the CID and Directorate of Emergency Services operations, but his primary mission was to present the Army Gold Book briefing to senior leaders of the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill.

  • ASC employee receives prestigious Meritorious Civilian Service Award

    Nov 1, 2012

    D. Scott Welker, deputy to the commander, Army Sustainment Command, congratulates Tommy L. Marks, then executive director of LOGCAP, after Marks was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award Oct. 31 for his accomplishments from 2007 to 2012 with ASC.

  • 10th CAB aviators receive French awards for courageous actions in Afghanistan

    Mar 12, 2013

    Two U.S. Army OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter pilots from 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Drum, received the Cross of Military Valor with Silver Star, one of the highest French military awards, during a ceremony Oct. 23, 2012, in Washington, D.C. Capt. Benjamin H. March and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Keenan A. Bachmeyer each earned the award for courageous actions while providing air support to French special forces in eastern Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2010. During the operation, both pilots suffered wounds from enemy fire, but they continued to provide life-saving air support to the ground troops. From left are French Gen. Bertrand Ract-Madoux, chief of staff of the French army; March; Bachmeyer and Gen. Lloyd Austin III, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army.

  • Bastogne begins its next rendezvous with destiny

    Nov 1, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- With the cold of the day and even colder night, the Soldiers said their goodbyes to the Families as they climbed onto the busses to begin their deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Four decades of dedication

    Nov 1, 2012

    When Darlene Pemberton wakes up Saturday, it will be the first day in four decades that she doesn't work for the contracting office on Fort Leonard Wood. Pemberton, Fort Leonard Wood Mission Installation Contracting Command director, has been working contracts for the Army on post since Nov. 19, 1973, and on Friday she is officially retiring.

  • On Halloween, Kindergarten Class Learns About Soldiers, Not Ghosts And Goblins

    Nov 1, 2012

    Wide eyes and curiosity were present when First Army Soldiers participated in the Hamilton Elementary School Career Day by sharing their U.S. Army experiences and talking about what they do in their everyday jobs.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hosts science, technology forum

    Nov 1, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood and the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence hosted a Science, Technology and Requirements forum to bring individuals from the private sector, universities and the Army together to share ideas, emerging technologies and new or ongoing requirements.

  • Hurricane Sandy felt in Japan

    Nov 1, 2012

    While many east coast residents begin to focus on recovering from the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a New Jersey native must stay focused on an entirely different task.

  • Snipers Pull the Trigger on Orient Shield 12

    Nov 1, 2012

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division collaborated with Japan Ground Self Defense Force members in sniper training Tuesday as a part of Orient Shield 12.

  • U.S., Japan Prepare for Mock Battle during Orient Shield 12

    Nov 1, 2012

    The 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment from the 25th Infantry Division and the 33rd Infantry Regiment from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force plan maneuvers during a rock drill planning session as a part of Orient Shield 12 at Aibano Training Area, Shiga, Japan. The rock drill is part of the planning stages for the simulated battle that is the culminating training event at the end of the two-week bilateral training exercise. Orient Shield 12 is a premier exercise aimed to strengthen the relationship between U.S. and Japan while increasing interoperability through exchange of tactics, techniques, and experience. Orient Shield 12, the 13th iteration of the exercise, is set to close on Nov. 7.

  • U.S. Soldiers train at World Tae Kwon Do headquarters

    Nov 1, 2012

    SEOUL - Thirty-six U.S. Soldiers attended Tae Kwon Do Camp at the Kukkiwon, the World Tae Kwon Do Headquarters here in Seoul from Oct. 23 - 24.

  • 5K highlights Breast Cancer Awareness

    Nov 1, 2012

    Pink was the prominent color as over 170 Hohenfels community members gathered for the garrisons first Breast Cancer Awareness 5K run , recently.

  • Yongsan builds camaraderie with local community members

    Nov 1, 2012

    Members of the Yongsan-gu city council were invited for a visit to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to strengthen relations between the garrison leaders and the local Korean Community, Oct. 31. "Today's event is bringing the Itaewon Community on post to show them the capabilities we have here and to continue to build the friendship of the ROK-US alliance," said Col. Michael E. Masley, garrison commander for USAG Yongsan.

  • "Music Soothes the Soul"Operation Rising Star promotes Soldiers' musical talent

    Nov 1, 2012

    CAMP WALKER, South Korea--Off-duty military personnel, and family members took advantage of the stillness of the evening to enjoy the musical talent of some fellow Soldiers during the Area IV Operation Rising Star competition at the Evergreen Club on Camp Walker, Oct. 20.

  • Rebuilding Soldiers' Futures through Career Transformation

    Nov 16, 2012

    Operation Warfighter, a federal internship program for wounded, ill, and injured U.S. Soldiers and Veterans is helping to reshape their professional futures.

  • Upgraded Apache helicopter OK'd for production

    Nov 1, 2012

    The project office for Apache Attack Helicopter announced new model designation, full-rate production decision at D.C. press conference.

  • 25th CAB medevac crew receives Australian award

    Nov 1, 2012

    Australian Forces at Multinational Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, recognized the actions of a medical evacuation crew from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Gunfighters, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, during an awards ceremony Oct. 18, 2012

  • RDECOM, NSRDEC representatives attend STEM summit

    Nov 1, 2012

    Representatives from Research, Development and Engineering Command and the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center were among more than 1,000 people who attended the ninth annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, held Oct. 11, 2012, at Gillette Stadium.

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