Archive: Nov 2012

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  • McGruff visits post day care center

    Nov 16, 2012

    McGruff The Crime Dog has been seen on Fort Benning over the past couple of weeks, and with the help of the Physical Security Office has been getting his message out by visiting children Oct. 30 at the Main Post Child Development Center.

  • Fort Hamilton making history in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

    Nov 16, 2012

    FORT HAMILTON, N.Y. -- For more than a century, the present-day Southwest corner of New York City's borough of Brooklyn was used to protect the entrance of New York's harbor from intruders during the American Revolution and as a fort during the American Civil War.

  • "Iron Brigade" soldiers get fired up at shoot house during NIE

    Nov 16, 2012

    During the rigorous weeks of training in support of the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1, Fort Bliss, soldiers were responsible for assessing modernized equipment that would mature the army's tactical network and further improve the future of the U.S. Army.

  • USARPAC participates Veterans Day ceremony in the Northern Mariana Islands

    Nov 16, 2012

    Maj. Gen. William G. Beard, Deputy Commanding General for the United States Army Reserves, U.S. Army Pacific, assist in laying a wreath during Veterans Day commemoration November 11, 2012, at American Memorial Park.

  • Prescribed burns maintain training lands

    Nov 16, 2012

    A prescribed fire is a planned fire used as a management tool by many area landowners. Each year, Fort Benning's Land Management Branch burns approximately 30,000 acres of Fort Benning training lands using prescribed fire methods.

  • USACE Galveston District supports OEF deployments, promotes Warrior Care Month 2012

    Nov 16, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Nov. 16, 2012) -- For more than a decade, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District has supported the war efforts during Operation Restore Iraqi Oil, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, contributing dedicated military and government personnel to war zones as part of the primary organization tasked with various infrastructure projects to increase the stability, security and economies of the host nations.

  • CECOM Speaker Series Brings Medal of Honor Winner to C4ISR Center of Excellence

    Nov 16, 2012

    Oct. 25, 2007, was like any other day in Afghanistan. Giunta and the Soldiers in his platoon set out in the pre-dawn hours as part of a battalion-wide mission to recover equipment taken from a scout and gun team overrun by enemy fighters on a patrol days before

  • Safety day aims to keep soldiers protected

    Nov 16, 2012

    An officer watched as a soldier wearing "beer goggles" walked a straight white line. With his arms out for balance, he wobbled with each step, heel to toe.

  • U.S. Army South closes annual staff talks with Chilean army

    Nov 16, 2012

    SANTIAGO, Chile -- Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim, the U.S. Army South commanding general, joined Brig. Gen. Alejandro Arancibia, the Chilean army international affairs director, during the closing ceremony of the army-to-army staff talks between the two armies here Nov. 7, to sign a memorandum of understanding detailing more than two dozen events that are scheduled to be conducted throughout the next year.

  • 'Red Dragons' open fully functional aid station

    Oct 28, 2013

    By Sgt. Quentin Johnson 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs FORT HOOD, Texas -- "We needed an environment where we can maintain our medical personnel on current training, care of patients and break in new medics," Capt. David Marcoux said.

  • Bragg doctor sets up world-class residency program

    Nov 16, 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.

  • Strike Force Stress Shoot

    Nov 16, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, KY -- When the bullets are flying and the enemy is sight, a Soldier's heart is beating fast, his adrenaline is pumping and his mind races, but he keeps his cool, maintains his composure and eliminates the enemy.

  • Fort Hamilton continues to make history

    Nov 16, 2012

    Fort Hamilton is the last active duty military installation in New York City, and continues to make history serving as a base support installation for Superstorm Sandy recovery operations.

  • Videos added to teach AARs and ROC Drills

    Nov 16, 2012

    The Army Training Network (ATN) has added two new videos to train Soldiers and develop Army leaders. One video demonstrates how to conduct an After Action Review (AAR), and another shows how to conduct a Rehearsal of Concept drill, or ROC drill.

  • Variety is the spice of physical exercise

    Nov 19, 2012

    Army physical training is important and to add variety to the program, leadership encourages Soldiers to submit suggestions to do something different weekly.

  • Currahees compete in Brigade Top Squad Competition

    Nov 16, 2012

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, compete in the brigade's top squad competition on November 14, 2012 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The competition's events included a 1/2-mile run with a 30-foot log, 1/4-mile stretcher carry, obstacle course, buddy team carry, and call-for-fire scenario. Each battalion from within the brigade sends one squad each month to compete for the honor and bragging rights of being named the 'Top Squad'.

  • Army to close its National Capital Region contracting center

    Nov 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army will close its National Capital Region contracting center next year, the Army announced Nov. 16, 2012.

  • 5th AR conducts route clearance training for deploying Reserve engineers

    Nov 16, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade recently trained the Army Reserve's 402nd Engineer Company on route clearance procedures here before the engineers deploy to Afghanistan. The unit, out of Des Moines, Iowa, trained on route clearance-specific tasks, giving Soldiers hands-on experience with route clearance equipment and noncommissioned officers the opportunity to assess their Soldiers.

  • Fort Gordon takes part in area events to honor those who served

    Nov 16, 2012

    Fort Gordon service members spent Veterans Day honoring those who've worn the nation's uniform in activities held Nov. 12 across the Central Savannah River Area.

  • Systems engineering expertise leads to increased counterfire target acquisition radar capabilities

    Nov 16, 2012

    A seamless link from development to production helped to distinguish a recent Department of Defense-awarded radar as one of the top five 2012 defense programs of excellence in systems engineering in October. The AN/TPQ-53 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar, more commonly referred to as Q-53, leveraged government, industry and academic organizations to provide U.S. Soldiers with an advanced radar with 360-degree surveillance capabilities.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 20 Nov 1925

    Nov 16, 2012

    Lt. George Goddard Took World's First Night Aerial Photograph 20 November 1925.

  • 194th Armored Brigade names headquarters for fallen Soldier

    Nov 16, 2012

    A year and a half after uncasing its colors at Harmony Church's Brave Rifles Field, the 194th Armored Brigade dedicated its headquarters facility Thursday, which sits beside the field, after Staff Sgt. William C. Moore. Moore was killed in action in 2007 while helping save the lives of Soldiers in his section. "Staff Sgt. William C. Moore loved serving his country and Army," 1st Sgt. William Lillie said. "He loved being around Soldiers whether at Fort Bragg or in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Moore was also an exceptionally disciplined Soldier who always accomplished what was asked of him, and more."

  • CSF2 program helps 'health of the force'

    Nov 16, 2012

    Sgt. Denise Rangel is a new arrival to Fort Benning. A newlywed, she left Fort Campbell, Ky., and her husband who is still stationed there, in October for her new job on Sand Hill. As part of an Army pilot program, she participated in two days of Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness resilience training during inprocessing instead of two hours. Two other groups of Soldiers will participate in the program that supports health of the force initiatives. The two resilience training modules will be taught Thursday and Friday to newly arrived Soldiers and again in December, said Sam Rhodes, the Maneuver Center of Excellence's CSF2 program manager. "The training equips an individual with valuable life skills that help one to better cope in stressful situations, bounce back from adversity and avoid self-defeating behavior," Rhodes said.

  • Encrypted DNA technology combats counterfeiting in the chem-bio world

    Nov 16, 2012

    ECBC scientist looks for new ways to integrate anti-counterfeiting technologies to protect the Warfighter. New test ticket system could verify foodstuffs, supplies and equipment in theater.

  • Natick observes National Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 19, 2012

    A member of the Nation of Arawak Indians spoke to the Natick Soldier Systems Center community, Nov. 15, 2012, during NSSC's National Native American Heritage Month observance in Hunter Auditorium.

  • USAMU takes first in sniper competition

    Nov 16, 2012

    A first-place plaque inscribed with the phrase "12th annual International Sniper Competition" was awarded Nov. 7 to Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne, the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit duo who beat out 35 teams to take the top title in the open class at this year's event, held Nov. 2-5 on Fort Benning.

  • New engineer dive team keeping whirlwind pace in 2012

    Nov 20, 2012

    Four countries, three continents, eight cities and towns and two islands; this hectic schedule is that of the newly formed USACE Forward Response Dive and Survey Team during its 2012 inaugural season.

  • Army research centers partner for improved ammunition packaging

    Nov 16, 2012

    U.S. Army research and development centers are collaborating to design new ammunition packaging that could yield significant cost savings and improve battlefield capability, officials said. Two organizations within the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command -- the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center and Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center -- are developing a packaging system for 5.56-millimeter ammunition as an alternative to fabric bandoleers.

  • Grafenwoehr's McGraw headed to ORS finals

    Dec 7, 2012

    Community members can follow Staff Sgt. McGraw starting Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. as he competes against 11 other finalists.

  • Veterans Day celebrations

    Nov 16, 2012

    More than 400 Fort Jackson Soldiers, the parade included participation from veterans groups, local schools and other organizations supportive of service members.

  • Smiths nominated as an outstanding family in Grafenwoehr

    Nov 16, 2012

    ACS helps honor the Smith's kindness for Military Family Appreciation Month

  • U.S. Embassy in Rome recognizes Italian commissioner for Del Din support

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Ambassador David Thorne hosted a special ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Rome Oct. 30 to honor Paolo Costa, the Italian government's Special Commissioner for the construction of Del Din, the military base formerly known as Dal Molin.

  • Teaching youngsters energy awareness in Vicenza, Italy

    Nov 16, 2012

    In the Halloween spirit, Vicenza Elementary School third-graders engaged in Energy Awareness Month Oct. 23 through a special hunt for "energy vampires."

  • USARAF NCO finishes strong at Army 10-Miler

    Nov 16, 2012

    Master Sgt. Ganege Dayaprema first participated in the U.S. Army 10-Miler, third largest 10-miler in the world, in 2008 and then again in 2010 as a Fort Bragg Masters Team member, but due to deployments and official travel he had missed out on other opportunities to return to the race.

  • Army band is Budokan bound

    Nov 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army Pacific Band traveled to a Japan Ground Self Defense Force camp to rehearse with Self Defense Force members for the upcoming marching band festival in Tokyo.

  • IMCOM to expedite hiring at garrisons

    Nov 16, 2012

    Despite budgetary constraints, garrisons across the Army are looking to fill critical vacancies.

  • Combating cyberbullying is collaborative effort in DoDDS-Europe schools in Vicenza, Italy

    Nov 16, 2012

    The stories are all over the Internet: fear, anxiety and demoralization, spoofed identities, teen suicides. It's bullying in the digital age and it's everywhere you go. Educators at DoDDS-Europe schools in Vicenza, Italy, are reaching out to parents to create effective, nonpunitive approaches to protecting middle and high school students from the adverse effects of online bullying.

  • International students graduate from DINFOS

    Nov 16, 2012

    Eleven participants enrolled in the second Public Affairs Course for International Students at the Defense Information School graduated Nov. 6.

  • Freedom Inn judged for 45th Connelly Award

    Nov 16, 2012

    Judges evaluated every aspect of Freedom Inn Dining Facility's operation on Nov. 8 to decide the winner of the 45th annual Philip A. Connelly Award, which recognizes excellence in food service, for the civilian garrison category.

  • Fire strikes twice at Seven Oaks apartment complex

    Nov 16, 2012

    Nine Fort Meade firefighters were first on the scene of a two-alarm fire on Nov. 7 in Seven Oaks, the same Odenton apartment complex where a fire broke out a block away just six weeks earlier.

  • Disciplinary Control Board takes action to keep Fort Meade safe

    Nov 16, 2012

    The Fort Meade Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board is an installation function that protects service members and their families.

  • Fort Meade hosts WWI symposium

    Nov 16, 2012

    Several scholars presented history lectures on various topics during the Western Front Association East Coast Branch's fall World War I History Symposium at Fort Meade on Nov. 10.

  • Thanksgiving at Freedom Inn

    Nov 16, 2012

    Join the Fort Meade community in celebrating the annual Thanksgiving Day meal at the Freedom Inn Dining Facility on Nov. 22.

  • Wainwright open Wednesdays

    Nov 16, 2012

    If you're looking for food, fellowship or learning, the Wainwright chaplains offer that opportunity Wednesday nights through Wainwright Open Wednesdays

  • An online community forum

    Nov 15, 2012

    JBLM leaders use Facebook to field questions from community members on a range of topics.

  • US Army South shares medical operations lessons learned with Chilean partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    Col. (Dr.) James Sheehan, U.S. Army South deputy chief of staff for medical, addressed more than 200 military medical students and doctors at the Hospital Militar de Santiago here Nov. 6

  • Service Excellence and the PEBLO Program Part of Army Medicine Transformation

    Nov 20, 2012

    "You are important, your job is vital to the success of our Soldiers," stated Mr. Fred Larson, Special Assistant to the Army Surgeon General and Program Coordinator for the Begin with the BASICS program to every Contact Manager he trains within the PEBLO program.

  • Appreciating America's veteran

    Nov 30, -0001

    A young private shakes the hand of an older soldier and thanks him for his service during the Korean War, over 60 years ago. As James Rutherford, a retired Army veteran, receives his medical treatment at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., he beams with pride and vitality as he relays his memories of the distant past to Pvt. Nancy Delgado, a chaplains assistant, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, who is barely 19 and has only served two months in the Army. Delgado is one member of the 159th CAB's Unit Ministry Team who traveled to Nashville's VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) hospital Nov. 5 in order to say "thank you" to the nation's veterans that turn to this facility for medical needs.

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

    Nov 15, 2012

    The U.S. reported a decline in the number of aviation mishaps during fiscal year 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011). The decrease in numbers from 237 mishaps in FY10 to 189 mishaps during FY11 may be due, in part, to the U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory at Fort Rucker, Ala., which helps save lives by testing helicopter equipment for the Army.

  • Brandt receives top civilian service award

    Nov 15, 2012

    Former Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems product manager Cliff Brandt received a Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the highest award given to a DoD civilian, during a Pentagon ceremony Nov. 7.

  • Operation War Fighter internships assist transitioning Soldiers with civilian careers

    Nov 20, 2012

    Across the Army, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers assigned to Warrior Transition Units prepare for transition -- some back to their units but many to the civilian world. Approximately 50 percent of Soldiers assigned to WTUs will ultimately undergo this transition, and most are eager to gain skills in preparation of joining the civilian ranks.

  • Stidley asks spouses to focus on safety

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Richard D. Stidley, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, recently addressed the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club on the importance of Family involvement in Soldier safety.

  • Training Army chaplains with spiritual, survival skills

    Nov 16, 2012

    Instead of weapons, chaplains carry their faith when they deploy. But even a chaplain needs to know how to defend him or herself against a personal attack.

  • FORT BRAGG SPECIAL REACTION TEAM PLACES FIRST AT REGIONAL SWAT COMPETITION

    Nov 15, 2012

    Fort Bragg's Special Reaction team beat out 17 other competitors to take top billing at the 2012 North Carolina Special Weapons and Tactics Team Competition held at the North Carolina Justice Academy, Salemburg, N.C., Nov. 8.

  • Warrior Games assessment, selection clinics underway

    Nov 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command Warrior Games assessment and selection clinics are currently being held throughout the United States to find the best athletes to represent the Army during the annual Warrior Games.

  • Space-based capabilities shaping Army of the future

    Nov 16, 2012

    The undersecretary of the Army received a detailed and succinct depiction of how the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command supports America's warfighters during a visit to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Nov. 14, 2012.

  • Vet recalls his WW II combat support roles

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- People seeking help at the Red Cross desk at Fort Sill Reynolds Army Community Hospital may meet 91-year-old Don Ginter, an Army veteran who served in World War II.

  • Reflections of an Army Congressional Fellow

    Nov 16, 2012

    The Army Congressional Fellowship is a three and a half year program, which includes pursuit of a Master's Degree in Legislative Affairs, service on the staff of a Member of Congress, and utilization on the Army or Joint Staff in a Congressionally related duty position.

  • Panthers visit post

    Nov 15, 2012

  • Sill civilian survives son's suicide

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- "When I talk about suicide, it is the only time I allow myself to feel," said David Rauls, a civilian employee at Fort Sill. National Suicide Survivor Day is Nov. 17, and David and Michelle Rauls know the pain of being survivors: their son, Nicholas, 13, took his life Feb. 7, 2010.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District's Lisa Finn

    Nov 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas - Lisa Finn's journey toward a healthy lifestyle began with a single moment while out to dinner with friends back in the spring of 2009. "I looked around the restaurant and it occurred to me that I was the heaviest person in the room," said Finn. "That thought stayed with me and bothered me tremendously. It was then that I became determined to lose weight."

  • Caregiver conferences held on post

    Nov 15, 2012

    The Warrior Transition Command and Dorn Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center want to make sure that wounded warriors and their caregivers have all the knowledge they need before leaving the military. To do so, the organizations hosted a conference for caregivers Nov. 5 at the Solomon Center.

  • ATEC's Dixon receives Women of Color award

    Nov 15, 2012

    Dr. Victoria Dixon received the Affirmative Action Award at the 2012 Women of Color STEM Conference in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 13. Dixon is the director of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Human Relations Equal Employment Opportunity/Equal Opportunity programs.

  • Army strengthens ties with Native American tribes

    Nov 16, 2012

    As Soldiers and all Americans celebrate Native American Heritage Month, the Army has consulted with leaders of federally recognized tribes to provide new policy for Army-tribal relations.

  • IMCOM looks to expedite garrison hiring

    Nov 15, 2012

    Garrison commanders are recruiting for about 2,000 job openings, and while the competitive process can be time-consuming, exceptions to the process allow for noncompetitive selection of current U.S. Army Installation Management Command employees, transitioning Soldiers, disabled veterans, and certain others.

  • ATEC jumpstarts Army Profession of Arms campaign

    Nov 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command launched "Operation Solemn Promise" as part of the Army's Profession of Arms initiative this fall. In September, ATEC Soldiers and civilians reaffirmed their oaths of office to kick off the campaign, and now they are currently re-examining what the Army Values mean to the Army and to Army personnel.

  • Donations help Monterey military families during holidays

    Nov 15, 2012

    As the holiday season approaches, Thanksgiving dinners weigh on the minds of many people.

  • ATEC and AMSAA renew analytical partnership

    Nov 15, 2012

    David Jimenez, U.S. Army Evaluation Center director, and William Forest Crain, director of the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity, signed a Memorandum of Agreement during a ceremony at the ATEC headquarters building here Oct. 23. This MOA replaced the one signed in 2007.

  • Chaplains, community partner to meet service members' needs

    Nov 30, -0001

    Third Army/ARCENT Commanding General Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, and Third Army/ARCENT Senior Enlisted Leader, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephan Frennier, spoke to religious leaders from Sumter and Columbia communities during the Third Army/ARCENT Command Chaplain Office's monthly Soldier-Family Ministry Forum at Patton Hall on Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 6.

  • SDDC helps DOD save $5 million in transportation costs

    Nov 15, 2012

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Transportation Policy and Procedures Branch, within the Strategic Business Directorate, takes pride in providing transportation advice to members of the Department of Defense who have requirements to move Arms, Ammunition & Explosives and sensitive cargo within the United States. As a result, the branch has helped the department save more than $5 million in unnecessary transportation charges.

  • Odierno Meets with Brazilian Army Leadership

    Nov 19, 2012

  • Garrison commander speaks at Sykesville's Century High School

    Nov 15, 2012

    Fort Meade Installation Commander, Col. Rothstein attends Veterans Day Assembly at Century High School.

  • Loyalty defines our allegiance

    Nov 15, 2012

    Part 1 in a series of 7: Loyalty means different things to different people depending on whether they are active duty military, retired military or a civilian employee who has never served in a military capacity. While all support the goals and missions of the Army and its Soldiers in the performance of their day-to-day duties, the term "loyalty" is interpreted differently.

  • 'Spirit of Hope' awardees find unique ways to thank troops

    Nov 16, 2012

    Six Americans who've dedicated considerable time to U.S. service members received the 2012 Spirit of Hope Award, Nov. 15, 2012.

  • Two veterans awarded Bronze Star

    Nov 15, 2012

    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski presented two Army veterans with the Bronze Star in a ceremony Friday morning at the Defense Information School.

  • 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. spends day with Denver Broncos

    Nov 15, 2012

  • Fields of flags

    Nov 15, 2012

  • DEOMI students, staff celebrate Veterans Day

    Nov 15, 2012

    On a partly cloudy Veteran's Day afternoon, families, veterans, and service members gathered at the Cocoa Campus of Brevard Community College in Florida, for the annual Massing of the Colors ceremony.

  • Thanksgiving Day Safety Message

    Nov 16, 2012

    JFHQ-NCR/MDW Thanksgiving Day Safety Message

  • SMDC celebrates Veterans Day with 'Tut' Fann State Veterans Home residents

    Nov 15, 2012

    Members of SMDC along with kindergarten and first-grade students and teachers from Country Day School visited Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home in Huntsville, Ala., Nov. 12 to participate in a Veterans Day program.

  • Sill civilian survives son's suicide

    Nov 15, 2012

  • Vet recalls his World War II combat support roles

    Nov 15, 2012

    People seeking help at the Red Cross desk at Fort Sill Reynolds Army Community Hospital may meet 91-year-old Don Ginter, an Army veteran who served in World War II.

  • National suicide survivor day Nov. 17

    Nov 15, 2012

  • Veterans served for freedom, country

    Nov 15, 2012

  • Education, activities highlight Warrior Care Month

    Nov 15, 2012

    The Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion cadre sat silently as Spc. Robert Trujillo described "a moment that would redefine the rest of my life, but I would not let it define me."

  • Veterans welcome new generation home

    Nov 15, 2012

    Paige Lanier arrived at the Special Events Center early, Monday. The former Army officer dressed up for the occasion -- gray slacks, a blue blazer and his Veterans of Foreign Wars cap. With him, he brought a bag full of silver-colored coins with the VFW emblem on one side and the words "Welcome Home" on the other.

  • 2-8 Cav Medal of Honor recipient dies at 89

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A Medal of Honor recipient formerly with the 1st Cavalry Division died Nov. 9 at 89 years old from cancer in Arlington, Texas.

  • Soldiers celebrate Veterans Day throughout Colorado

    Nov 15, 2012

    Veterans Day has been a day of remembrance and reflection upon those who serve in the nation's military since the federal holiday's proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919.

  • Thanksgiving 2012

    Nov 15, 2012

    This Thanksgiving, our Army has many blessings to count. But you -- our Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians -- are the most precious blessings of all. Whether you celebrate the holiday with loved ones at home or with your battle buddies in the fight overseas, please know you and yours are in our thoughts. Thank you for your dedication to our nation and our way of life, and for the sacrifices youmake every day!

  • Past, current service members honored at Veterans Day observance

    Nov 15, 2012

    Fort Meade honored veterans' sacrifices during its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Fort Meade Museum Plaza on Nov. 8.

  • 33 Soldiers earn gold for German badge

    Nov 15, 2012

    The Olympic Games have long since ended, but Soldiers on Fort Rucker had the opportunity to go for the gold during the six-week German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge competition.

  • Troy University honors Soldiers

    Nov 15, 2012

    For more than 15 years Troy University has honored veterans and the military with a Military Appreciation Day, but this year's celebration was packed full of extra tributes to honor those who have served and those currently serving.

  • School shows appreciation for substitutes, aides

    Nov 15, 2012

    Some would argue that teaching is among the toughest and most rewarding jobs there is, and Fort Rucker Primary School is showing its appreciation to those that do more than teach -- they help children grow.

  • Post offers food safety tips for holidays

    Nov 15, 2012

    Safety may not be at the forefront of people's minds while shopping for gifts and preparing Family holiday meals, but officials around Fort Rucker remind Soldiers and Families that safely preparing those meals is essential to healthy living and a less stressful holiday.

  • Thanksgiving events usher in holiday season

    Nov 15, 2012

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner and events are planned throughout the holiday to help Fort Rucker Families and single Soldiers enjoy the holidays.

  • Winter tips for 4-legged Family members

    Nov 15, 2012

    Things can get hectic during the holidays with visiting Family, travel plans and adjusting to the weather, but officials at the Fort Rucker Veterinary Clinic and Stray Facility offer tips on keeping pets safe and happy during these hairy times.

  • ACS offers resilience training for Families

    Nov 15, 2012

    Military Family life has its share of ups and downs, but one Fort Rucker program hopes to provide Family members with the tools they need to get through difficult times.

  • Combat vet, wounded warrior embraces new challenge as West Point cadet

    Nov 16, 2012

    The memorial bracelet he wears on his left wrist has immense significance. Etched on the bracelet are the names of five men -- Senior Airman Brad Smith, Sgt. Joshua Lengstorf, Spc. Doc Bowman, Pfc. Matthew Wilds and Pvt. John Dion -- who made the ultimate sacrifice in service for our nation.

  • 10th Mountain Division's (LI) senior enlisted adviser shares vision of functional fitness

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Living in northern New York poses a unique challenge when training Fort Drum's "Mountain Warriors." Regardless of weather conditions, Soldiers must be able to complete physical training, face harsh conditions and deploy to any contingency around the world.

  • Sill attorneys sworn-in for military court

    Nov 15, 2012

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