Archive: Nov 2012

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  • Geopolitical seminars announced for 2013

    Nov 28, 2012

    Haus Rissen seminars in Hamburg offer Soldiers, civilians opportunity for growth.

  • Regensburg - a window into the Middle Ages

    Nov 28, 2012

    Bavarian city provides travelers a contemporary frame for a bustling medieval town.

  • Gurneys honored as a standout local family

    Nov 28, 2012

    ACS celebrates the Gurneys' community outreach for Military Family Appreciation Month

  • Human Resources Command commander discusses Army personnel policies

    Nov 29, 2012

    The U.S. Army has refined its personnel policies to retain and promote its strongest Soldiers, according to the commander of Human Resources Command visiting Korea.

  • Brig. Gen. French visits the DFIP

    Nov 28, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, the commander of the Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan and 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), visited the Detention Facility in Parwan to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission performed at the DFIP.

  • Operation Southern Strike IV

    Dec 3, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Jason Roberts, a security forces assistance team member, listens to Afghan Border Police members discuss a picture translation card during a rehearsal for Operation Southern Strike IV, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 2012. The operation focused on removing insurgent influence on local populations and connecting isolated villages to their government and police. Robert's home unit is the 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

  • JSDF Marching Festival shakes Budokan

    Nov 28, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 26, 2012) -- The 2012 Japan Self-Defense Forces Marching Band Festival was held at the famed Nihon Budokan concert hall in Tokyo Nov. 16 and 17. The show was featured performances by more than one thousand top musicians from various marching bands and drill teams throughout every branch of the JSDF as well as U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps bands.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Deavene Hodge

    Feb 27, 2013

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. Deavene Hodge

  • City of Olympia and Olympia-Tumwater's AUSA sub-chapter support our soldiers

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members and volunteers from Olympia, Wash. and the Association of the United States Army Olympia-Tumwater sub-chapter gathered at the Capital Collision Center to put together more than 340 care packages, Nov. 16, for deployed and deploying soldiers of the 593rd Sustainment Brigade.

  • Army Corps helps Coney Island residents dig out of the sand

    Nov 28, 2012

    When Hurricane Sandy made landfall on Coney Island last month, it brought with it a powerful 15-foot storm surge that flooded thousands of homes, tossed aside countless parked cars and left streets clogged with sand. Residents are now getting some relief, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and contracted crews work street by street to clear up the mess.

  • Pharmacy Chief's presentation recognized at Joint Forces seminar

    Dec 13, 2012

    The officer in charge of the Pharmacy at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital was recognized at an all-service seminar recently.

  • Knowing the signs of a concussion, TBI

    Feb 2, 2014

    A concussion can change the way a brain normally works and is a type of Traumatic Brain Injury, caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

  • Finally, a proven, sure-fire way to lose weight!

    Dec 13, 2012

    Everywhere we turn it seems there is always some new diet plan that promises successful weight loss. The weight loss industry has tried for years to find the ultimate diet plan or pill, but alas, there is no such diet plan or pill that causes rapid weight loss in a short period of time.

  • A look into the life of the 1st Cav. Band

    Nov 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Many people dream about having a job where they do what they love, but not everyone gets the opportunity. Members of the 1st Cavalry Division Band, however, count themselves among the few.

  • ASC road march offers reservists, Military Explorers, Boy Scouts historical information on RIA

    Nov 27, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command historian led a group of 20 deploying Soldiers, four Military Explorers and 11 Boy Scouts on a Rock Island Arsenal historical road march Nov. 10.

  • Fort Hood holds 16th Annual Graduation Ceremony

    Nov 27, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Education Services Division hosted the 16th Annual Graduation Ceremony for III Corps and Fort Hood Nov. 15th.

  • SLAD: The Next Generation

    Dec 17, 2012

    Each summer, the next generation of bright young minds spends time at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) as a part of the organization's initiative to provide high-school students valuable experience working with ARL's top scientists and engineers. The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) and the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program deliver an incredible opportunity for students to work in a professional research laboratory setting, and to learn how their research can benefit the Army as well as its importance to the civilian community.

  • Flurry of Activity during the 2012 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign

    Nov 27, 2012

    During the initial weeks of the 2012 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign, federal government employees have seen a flurry of activity in their work areas. Employees have been donating to CFC charities to make a lasting difference in people's lives in the Quad City Area and beyond. In addition, volunteers in various agencies have been holding fundraisers to generate additional donations to CFC.

  • MRAP facility completes program ahead of schedule

    Nov 27, 2012

    The team effort within the Mine Resis¬tant Ambush Protected Vehicle facility at Red River Army Depot was recently rec¬ognized for not only getting the job done but doing it ahead of the time planned for it. The employees completed the MRAP Capsule 10/20 repair program one month before the program was scheduled to be complete.

  • Senior Army Leaders Proclaim ARL/SLAD's support to NIE 'Phenomenal'

    Nov 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (ARL/SLAD) concluded work on Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.1 at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), New Mexico in mid-November 2012. They had completed their work on NIE 12.2 only months earlier. NIE 13.1 was the fourth in a series of twice-annual, Soldier-led events designed to evaluate the effectiveness of multiple networked devices in a tactical, operational test environment. The NIEs, of which the most recent event involved 3,800 Soldiers, are led by a group known as the Triad: The Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), the Brigade Modernization Command, and ASA (ALT)'s System of Systems Integration Directorate.

  • Soldiers Experience Gallery Tour, B-Roll

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldier Experience Gallery includes close ups of exhibits. Also available in high definition.

  • Army biologist developing next-generation tools for Soldiers

    Nov 28, 2012

    U.S. Army scientists are developing new technologies, including smartphones that detect and identify chemical and biological agents, to empower Soldiers.

  • JBLM observes American Indian tradition

    Nov 30, -0001

    Service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., participated in a cultural exhibition as a part of the National American Indian Heritage Observance, Nov. 20. The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted the event in order to recognize the accomplishments and culture of American Indians who have served and currently serve in the United States armed forces.

  • Troops prepare to keep steady peace in Sinai

    Nov 28, 2012

    Alongside current tensions and upheavals in the Middle East and northern Africa in the wake of the Arab Spring movements, the peacekeeping mission on the Sinai Peninsula continues after more than 30 years. Soldiers of the 5-113th Field Artillery are deploying to the Sinai for a year as Multinational Force Observers.

  • Chaplains encourage couples to attend Strong Bonds

    Nov 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground's Chaplain Services is planning an all-expenses paid, three-day, two-night training conference for fifteen married couples at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Md. Dec. 6-8.

  • All Hands Update: Warrior Games Gives Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Members Chance to Compete in

    Nov 30, -0001

    This edition features a story on how the Warrior Games give wounded, ill and injured service members a chance to compete in sports. Also available in high definition.

  • Army-Navy Blood Drive Challenge set

    Nov 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For the first time, APG is participating with ten other military installations in the Army-Navy Blood Drive Challenge.

  • Thanksgiving service honors veterans and Gold Star Families

    Sep 18, 2013

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Veterans and surviving Family members of fallen warriors were the special guests of the Thanksgiving and Veteran's Appreciation Service held at the APG North (Aberdeen) chapel Nov. 16.

  • Vet business owners network, share lessons

    Nov 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Military veteran exhibitors had a chance to showcase their businesses or resumes to hiring companies and agencies during the first Veteran Entrepreneur Day held at the APG North (Aberdeen) recreation center. The program was hosted by Team APG and coordinated by Startup Partners, Inc.

  • Cold Regions Test Center provides unique training opportunity for Alaska Soldiers

    Nov 28, 2012

    Soldiers from the 25th Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) out of Fort Wainwright recently spent a week learning how to recover vehicles from situations like these using an M88 Armored Recovery Vehicle at the Army's Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC) located near Fort Greely.

  • YPG remains Army's busiest test center

    Nov 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground was the Army's busiest test center for the third consecutive year. The proving ground racked up nearly 2.3 million direct labor hours in fiscal year 2012, accounting for more than a fourth of the Army Test and Evaluation Command's total test workload. The feat was accomplished while scrupulously maintaining the safety and test quality standards for which the proving ground has long been renowned.

  • Operation Helping Hand gives back to Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2012

    From left) 1st Sgt. Carlos Corbin from the 20th Support Command (CBRNE), 1st Sgt. Ronrico Hayes from the 22d Chemical Battalion (TE), and Installation and CECOM Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis Dent bag groceries during the Holiday Food Sharing Program at the APG Commissary Nov. 19. The Religious Support Office gave 100 Soldiers food vouchers during this event and APG senior leaders helped bag the groceries. Throughout the year, APG Catholic, Protestant and Gospel congregations collect offerings for Operation Helping Hand, to help Soldiers and their Families during the holidays. For more information, call the Main Post Chapel at 410-278-4333.

  • Running of the Herd 2012

    Nov 30, -0001

    Members from throughout the 173rd ABCT, in Afghanistan, Bamberg, Germany and Vicenza, Italy, take time to remember the fallen in a very unique way.

  • Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Medevacs Fisherman

    Nov 30, -0001

    Crew members from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., medically evacuate a fisherman from the fishing vessel Capt. Bligh approximately 60 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., Nov. 26, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Cape Cod.

  • D-249 linemen climb to the top, repeat 1st place win

    Dec 10, 2012

    BONNER SPRINGS, KS - A repeat of last year's top honors is a testament to their technique and expertise. Army Reserve linemen from Delta Company, 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), 368th Engineer Battalion, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, won the 'Military Category' 1st place overall at this year's annual International Lineman's Rodeo held here Oct. 13.

  • Maj. Gen. Buckler Holiday Season Safety Message

    Dec 19, 2012

    During this holiday season, members of our 412th Theater Engineer Command Family will celebrate the holidays in different areas across the country. While many of you will spend this special time with loved ones and friends, others will be continuing our nation's fight in theaters overseas away from their Families. The service and sacrifice of all our Soldiers and Families continue to be humbling reminders of the price of freedom. Thank you for all you do to ensure this precious gift is sustained today and for generations.

  • Santa's Castle holiday gift drive marches on

    Nov 27, 2012

    Approximately 1,500 Soldiers and Family members from the 555th Engineer Brigade marched across Joint Base Lewis McChord-North, Nov. 20, to donate holiday gifts for children of military Families experiencing financial difficulty.

  • 402nd FA, 5th AR host First Army commander's visit

    Nov 27, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- First Army commanding general, Lt. Gen. J. Michael Bednarek, took a few "rocks in his rucksack" back with him to his headquarters in Rock Island, Ill., after visiting the 402nd Field Artillery and 5th Armored Brigades here recently.

  • Dean Matuszewski - Hurricane Sandy Relief

    Nov 30, -0001

    Dean Matuszewski, quality assurance inspector with the Omaha District of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers describes the various tasks he has participated in while conducting Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. Produced by Mary Cochran. Also available in high definition.

  • Colors remain steadfast

    Nov 27, 2012

    For one particular unit in the United States Army, a green and yellow standard glorifies battles fought in the past, stands guardian over the present and serves as a symbol of inspiration for the future.

  • Tobyhanna surpasses goal, reduces sensor cost

    Nov 28, 2012

    Sensors Branch employees here did one better when tasked to reduce the direct labor hours (DLH) to repair and test the AN/PSS-14 mine detector. Program Office Countermine leadership (Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.) required that Tobyhanna Army Depot reduce the DLH for repairing and testing the detector by 15 percent.

  • MMA boosts morale at Tarin Kot

    Nov 30, -0001

    Deployments are filled with chaotic days and long nights, so individuals at Multinational Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, have found a unique way to relieve stress and stay fit.

  • 4th Kandak recovers crucial machinery in Sarab

    Nov 27, 2012

    Forty Afghan National Army soldiers from the 4th Combat Support Kandak, 205th Corps, recovered a vital piece of heavy construction machinery in Sarab, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2012.

  • Change to TDR process routes money back to military units

    Nov 27, 2012

    According to Army transportation experts assigned to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, U.S. military units with equipment that is lost, damaged or destroyed during transport have another good reason to complete a Transportation Discrepancy Report, also known as a TDR.

  • SDDC laser-focused on property accountability

    Nov 27, 2012

    During the past two years, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command supply experts have been laser-focused on a Department of the Army program aimed at accounting for all its U.S. Army-owned equipment.

  • Mountain Blade: Partnership slices through historic Afghan pass

    Jan 11, 2013

    With a surface denoting the embodiment of Afghanistan's tumultuous history, the Salang Pass is more than a roadway; it's an economic and cultural symbol to Afghans. The battered roadway through the Parwan province is the primary transit route between northern and southern Afghanistan crossing the treacherous Hindu Kush mountain range and typically the only pass in the area to remain in use the entire year.

  • Hood Soldiers team with local food center to deliver holiday meals to local Families

    Nov 27, 2012

    With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us giving thanks means more than just carving into a turkey while waiting for the big game to start on television. For many, it is a way to give back to the community and that was what happened during a turkey dinner giveaway held at the Killeen Food Care Center, Nov. 20.

  • More ROTC programs using computer gaming

    Nov 27, 2012

    The number of ROTC programs using the Army's flagship gaming engine more than doubled this year and looks to increase even more next year. The engine -- called Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2) -- helps prepare Soldiers for numerous warfighting tasks.

  • Ashura Radio In A Box Message

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan National Army 203rd Thunder Corps Mullah Qari Syaid Ghaffar records a post-Ashura holiday message inside the Thunder Corps headquarters. Due to space limitations and inaccessibility to Forward Operating Base Lightning where the recording usually takes place, the U.S. Army Religious and Cultural Affairs staff worked with the ANA mullah to record the message. Includes sound bites from Shirrahman Siddiqi, Religious and Cultural Affairs Interpreter. Hometown: Paktya province, Afghanistan; and 1st Lt. Trenton Hayes, Psychological Operation Liaison Officer, 320th Psychological Operations Company. Hometown: Portland, OR. Also available in high definition. NO PACKAGE SUBMITTED WITH THIS PRODUCT.

  • Highway across Table Rock Dam reduced to one lane weekdays

    Nov 30, -0001

    Highway 165/265 between Table Rock Lake's dam and spillway will be reduced to one lane weekdays beginning Monday, Nov. 26, and ending Jan 10, 2013, to repair and seal the road surface across the dam. The lane will be reopened at 4:30 p.m. each Friday and will close each Monday at 7 a.m. until the repairs are completed.

  • Applications sought for youth deer hunt at Greers Ferry Lake

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications through Dec. 14 for a special youth deer hunt to be held Dec. 20 and 21 in the Old Highway 25 Park at Greers Ferry Lake. Up to three permits will be issued to hunters age 7 to 15.

  • Ashura Radio In A Box Message BROLL

    Nov 30, -0001

    Afghan National Army 203rd Thunder Corps Mullah Qari Syaid Ghaffar records a post-Ashura holiday message inside the Thunder Corps headquarters. Due to space limitations and inaccessibility to Forward Operating Base Lightning where the recording usually takes place, the U.S. Army Religious and Cultural Affairs staff worked with the ANA mullah to record the message. NO PACKAGE SUBMITTED WITH THIS PRODUCT

  • Corps issues reminder of public workshops for Table Rock master plan revisions

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Army Corps of Engineers is reminding interested persons that it will hold three public workshops, Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 1, in Reeds Spring, Shell Knob and Branson to discuss the update process and seek input on the Table Rock Lake Master Plan Revision. All interested persons are invited.

  • CTF 4-2 witnesses road opening

    Nov 30, -0001

    Local Afghans in Panjwa'i District now have better access to markets and a safer way to travel as district leaders officially opened the Salahan-Demrasi-Muhajerin Road in Salahan, Afghanistan, Nov. 25, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • CTF 4-2 takes over for sister brigade in Afghanistan

    Dec 11, 2012

    In front of local Afghan provincial government officials and the Regional Command-South command team, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division unfurled its unit colors and obtained command from its sister brigade, 3rd SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div., during a Transfer of Authority ceremony here, Nov. 24.

  • U.S. Army Small Arms Championships slated for January

    Nov 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Ga., will host the 2013 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, Jan 28 - Feb. 8, 2013.

  • It's a small world after all

    Nov 30, -0001

    With billions of people on the planet, you might not know anyone when walking down the street. But, what if you were connected to everyone you passed with "six degrees of separation?" This is a theory that everyone on the planet is connected to every other person through a chain of six acquaintances or less.

  • U.S. Soldiers, Kuwaiti paramedics share info, tactics during combat lifesaver course

    Nov 27, 2012

    Kuwait National Guard 1st Lt. Hashem Al-Refae and 1st Lt. Hamad Al-Shetail attended a recent combat lifesaver course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Nov. 13-16, 2012, so they could see how the U.S. Army trains its non-medical Soldiers on tactical treatment of wounds.

  • Building eco dome brings villagers, service members together

    Nov 28, 2012

    Roughly three years ago, a group of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa military members arrived at the small village of Karabti San several hours north of Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, in the Tadjourah region to build an eco dome.

  • MP Soldier named USAREUR career counselor of the year

    Nov 27, 2012

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command Soldier has been named the U.S. Army Europe's career counselor of the year. Sgt. 1st Class James Ray, 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, and native of Section, Ala., will now compete at the Secretary of the Army career counselor of the year competition.

  • Army/ Air Force reignite football rivalry

    Nov 27, 2012

    Grid-iron supremacy was on the line, as the 435th Security Forces Squadron, 30th Medical Command and four teams from the 18th Military Police Brigade battled in the second annual inter-service Sembach Flag Football Championship, Nov 18.

  • Sustainers celebrate Thanksgiving at Kandahar Airfield

    Nov 27, 2012

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) celebrated Thanksgiving at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on November 22, 2012. Throughout the day, the 3d ESC participated in several events to include a visit to Kandahar Airfield's Role 3 Hospital with Gen. John R. Allen, the International Security Assistance Force Commander, and served dinner to thousands of service members and civilians at the Niagara Dining Facility.

  • Decisive Action Training Environment: Future training grounded in today's intelligence

    Nov 27, 2012

    To ensure Soldiers are trained and ready for any mission, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Directorate of Intelligence created the Decisive Action Training Environment, a program that uses current intelligence to create intense, authentic training environments for Soldiers, leaders and units.

  • Corps Joins ABMC, Punchbowl to Dedicate Vietnam Pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial

    Nov 26, 2012

    The American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), along with the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) and the Honolulu District dedicated two new pavilions at the Honolulu Memorial on Sunday, November 11, 2012.

  • USARPAC Soldiers train on new virtual route clearance system

    Nov 26, 2012

    U.S. Army Pacific received the Army's most realistic and versatile virtual training system for combat route clearance, the Virtual Clearance Training Suite, this month. The suite was installed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and is available to train Soldiers prior to a deployment.

  • Under Secretary visits Soldiers, wounded warriors in Afghanistan, Germany

    Nov 27, 2012

    Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited with service members in both Germany and Afghanistan.

  • Task Force Centurion helps Afghan training, real-world mission

    Nov 27, 2012

    Dozens of Afghan National Army soldiers stealthily entered the security gates of the coalition ammunition point after a simulated report of an insurgent attack on Camp Phoenix during a training exercise here, Nov. 3, 2012.

  • Lancers donate food, toys to ACS

    Nov 26, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With Christmas around the corner, the spirit of sharing has started to fill people's hearts, and the 2nd "Lancer" Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is no exception.

  • Internet romance scams use Soldiers' identities

    Dec 4, 2012

    Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning Internet users worldwide to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud -- especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Fitting in: One soldier loses hat to join unit

    Nov 30, -0001

    Michael Tollerton of Sarasota, Fla., knew they were after her. Her Soldiers had a quota to fill and she was a new leader with 17th Fires Brigade. Like others before her, the second lieutenant planned to make a fight of it, make them work hard to bag her, but one day she slipped.

  • Embedded teams bring help to soldiers

    Nov 30, -0001

    As soldiers with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, return this winter from Afghanistan, they will face many changes. New routines, friends, family and too many choices at the grocery store - nearly forgotten lives will return in sharp focus.

  • Afghan Border Police take lead in Operation Southern Strike IV

    Nov 27, 2012

    Members of the 3rd Zone Afghan Border Police and their respective Security Forces Assistance Team advisers made a deliberate effort to reach the remote areas in Spin Boldak and Tak-teh Pol districts, remove insurgent influence and address villagers economic and security concerns during Operation Southern Strike IV in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 15-18, 2012.

  • 'Raiders' kick off Walk to Afghanistan project

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division 'Raiders' officially kicked off their Walk to Afghanistan project at Pierce County Fantasy Lights Walk sneak preview Nov. 18, at Spanaway Park in Spanaway, Wash.

  • Army leaders celebrate Thanksgiving with service members

    Nov 26, 2012

    The Army's Vice Chief of Staff and Under Secretary spent the holiday downrange in Kabul, Afghanistan with troops.

  • New dental and health clinic opens in Texas

    Nov 26, 2012

    William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas welcomes a new facility on base that will provide family practice, radiology and preventative medicine to service members.

  • Soldiers play in Army's Turkeybowl to celebrate Thanksgiving

    Nov 26, 2012

    Soldiers of the 4th Brigade 10th Mountain Division gathered to compete in the traditional Army Turkey bowl. The games pit officers against enlisted service members in friendly competition.

  • Honoring Native American Heritage Month, Part 1

    Nov 26, 2012

    Military servicemembers stationed at Kandahar Airfield, honor and celebrate National Native American Heritage month.

  • Order to chaos

    Nov 26, 2012

    In Afghanistan there are many rules and regulations Soldiers and civilians need to obey on a daily basis.

  • Don't think like a child

    Nov 27, 2012

  • RAM Warn brings current equipment into the future

    Nov 30, -0001

    During Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Soldiers assess the Ram Warn system, a force protection asset.

  • Quarterly Futures Review comes to NIE 13.1; Shapes future warfighting functions

    Nov 30, -0001

    The soldiers and civilians of the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 hosted distinguished U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps personnel from around the Training and Doctrine Command, during the Quarterly Futures Review, including Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general, TRADOC, Nov. 7.

  • 1-6 Infantry evaluates maneuver capabilities of motorcycles, ATVs during NIE 13.1

    Nov 27, 2012

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, are evaluating how motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles can help the maneuverability of Soldiers during reconnaissance missions conducted in scenarios during Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.

  • U.S. Army issues RFI on Manpack Radio

    Nov 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army has released a Request for Information (RFI) for the Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) Manpack radio.

  • Army Soldier encourages students to plan for the future

    Nov 26, 2012

    "Where do you want to be in five years?" asked Command Sgt. Maj. Kennis J. Dent, Army Communications-Electronics Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground. He addressed more than 70 students enrolled in the Advancement Via Individual Determination, or AVID, students at Havre de Grace Middle School to discuss the importance of getting a college education and how to best achieve their goals.

  • Picatinny Soldier retires local school's Star - Spangled Banner

    Nov 26, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Staff Sgt. Gary Miles, 43, of Kingswood, Texas, instructs students and Boy Scouts how to properly lower and fold the U.S. flag during a flag-retirement ceremony earlier today. The ceremony was part of a Veteran's Day Observance at the Catherine A. Dwyer School in Rockaway that had been postponed from its original date due to Tropical Storm Sandy. Miles, a chaplain's assistant at Picatinny Arsenal, said a Cub Scout leader had instilled the importance of Veteran's Day into him when he was about the same age as the scouts who assisted him today. A Veteran's Monument was also unveiled and dedicated during the ceremony. It was placed at the school's flag pole.

  • Oct 22, 2012--General Austin's remarks at AUSA SMA Luncheon

    Mar 12, 2013

    Oct 22, 2012--General Austin's remarks at AUSA SMA Luncheon

  • Rakkasan Command Thanks Families

    Nov 30, -0001

    COL R.J. Lillibridge and CSM Eric Crabtree of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) give their thanks thanks to the Rakkasan families and friends during the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • 'Red Dragons' begin gunnery with a bang: Paladin crews prepare for qualification

    Nov 27, 2012

    Artillerymen with Battery B, 3rd Battalion "Red Dragons," 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted M109A6 "Paladin" howitzer live-fire calibration exercises Nov. 13-15, 2012, in preparation for crew qualifications this month.

  • Army launches winter safety campaign

    Nov 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign today, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs.

  • MyWIDA helps solve complexities of battlespace weather

    Nov 26, 2012

    Military operations and weapon systems are adversely affected to some extent by the environment, even those advertised as "all weather capable." The Army has a requirement for a tactical decision aid (TDA) that provides quick identification and dissemination of weather effects on weapons systems and tactical operations.

  • Westphal visits Landstuhl Regional Medical Center wounded warriors

    Mar 12, 2013

    It was a trip to look, listen and give thanks that led Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Army Vice Chief of Staff General Lloyd J. Austin III to Afghanistan and Germany over the Thanksgiving holidays.

  • Holiday Preparations at Fort McCoy

    Nov 26, 2012

  • Key senior enlisted leaders learn about space capabilities

    Nov 28, 2012

    Command hosts, briefs enlisted leaders

  • Unmanned Aerial Site relocated to Fort McCoy's North Post to avoid conflicts

    Nov 26, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- The Unmanned Aerial Site (UAS) landing and takeoff zone has been relocated to a North Post site to help eliminate air corridor concerns and to increase training opportunities. Terry Hoff, Fort McCoy Range officer, said the UAS previously was on the Young Air Assault Strip, a semi-improved area that also handles the take offs and landings of larger cargo aircraft, such as C-17s and C-130s. Whenever the UAS was in use, however, it basically grounded all the other aircraft in the area, including at the Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport, he said.

  • Fort McCoy prayer luncheon celebrates veterans, power of prayer

    Nov 26, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- A Veterans Day Prayer luncheon at Fort McCoy began with the national anthem performed a capella by Dana Tock. The event, held Nov. 8, featured guest speaker retired Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Cecil Richardson, as well as other music performed by Tock and a slide show of Soldiers training on Fort McCoy set to a background of music performed by country artist D.J. Danner. "The purpose of a prayer luncheon, of course, is prayer. That will be my focus today," said Richardson, retired Air Force Chief of Chaplains. "Thank you. Thank you for who you are. Thank you for what you did. Thank you for what you do and have done for your country. Thank you most of all, today, for taking time to attend this prayer luncheon." Richardson related a tale of jogging one day, while still on active duty, and of being "attacked" by a 5-year-old boy playing war. Responding as if a child again, he played war with the child until he remembered he was the Chief of Chaplains. He reminisced about his days as a child when he and his friends loved to play war, cops and robbers and cowboys and Indians. Death and dying, shooting and killing was a game as a kid. But death and dying is not a joking matter, not when standing in bombed out buildings, uniforms saturated with blood, or when holding the hand of those about to take their last breath, Richardson said.

  • U.S. Army CID Pleads with Public, Warns Against Romance Scams, Female victims being cyber-robbed dai

    Nov 26, 2012

    Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning internet users worldwide, to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to internet scams or impersonation fraud - especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • 'Steppe Eagle' soars over Kazakhstan

    Nov 27, 2012

    More than 1,000 service members from six nations converged on the Republic of Kazakhstan, Sept. 6-18, 2012, for the 10th-annual, multinational, peacekeeping Exercise Steppe Eagle.

  • Under Secretary Westphal Visits LRMC Wounded Warriors

    Nov 26, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal included a visit with Wounded Warriors at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, as part of his visit with Soldiers in Afghanistan during the Thanksgiving hoiday.

  • ITAM program ensures long-term use of realistic Fort McCoy maneuver areas

    Nov 26, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Maneuver training areas cover the majority of Fort McCoy's 46,000-plus acres of training land. The Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program, which is part of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security (DPTMS) Range Branch, works to ensure the long-term viability of Fort McCoy maneuver areas, said Brent Friedl, Fort McCoy ITAM coordinator. It does this through monitoring land conditions and conducting land rehabilitation and maintenance projects.

  • 5th Signal Command highlights the Army Profession during the Operation Solemn Promise annual commemo

    Nov 26, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany (November 16, 2012) -- More than 2,000 Soldiers, Civilians, Local Nationals and Family Members came together in the Lucius D. Clay Kaserne Fitness Center and through video teleconference Nov.16 to participate in 5th Signal Command's Operation Solemn Promise annual commemoration ceremony. Operation Solemn Promise began Nov. 17, 2011 with a kick-off ceremony at the fitness center highlighting the OSP theme, "A constant reminder of why we serve." The broader intent of the OSP initiative was to conduct a simultaneous re-affirmation of the oath of office to officers, soldiers and civilians and leverage the on-going Army dialogue on Army values to increase leader accountability and responsibility throughout the command. This year's ceremony built upon the success of last year's program in reenergizing a dialogue of the Army values and was the official launch of the command's portion of the Army's Profession of Arms campaign.