Archive: Nov 2012

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  • Fort Rucker facility goes Net Zero energy

    Nov 16, 2012

    Waste not. It is a common adage that many people have heard throughout life, but Fort Rucker, Ala., is taking the saying to heart as it implements its first Net Zero energy facility, slated for completion by the end of December.

  • Fort Rucker honors veterans

    Nov 15, 2012

    Hundreds of Soldiers and civilians gathered at Veterans Park as Fort Rucker honored its past and present service members Nov. 9 during a Veterans Day ceremony.

  • First Soldiers graduate from Mountain Winter Warfare Leader Course

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Friends and fellow Soldiers gathered earlier this month at the Light Fighters School Auditorium to congratulated nine individuals from various units of Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) who became the first class to graduate from the Mountain Winter Warfare Leaders Course.

  • Is Temporary Early Retirment Authority for you?

    Nov 15, 2012

  • SCUSA demonstrates next generation of leaders shaping U.S. policy

    Nov 15, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Nov. 15, 2012) -- Class of 2013 Cadet Hamid Nasir was understandably thrilled in the opening hours of the 2012 Student Conference on United States Affairs. The group of SCUSA delegates he would lead through a series of roundtable discussions were perfectly matched to the task ahead. They would spend the next three days discussing, pondering, debating and drafting a thorough policy-focused paper on American priorities in South and Central Asia beyond 2014.

  • Taking aim at the future

    Nov 15, 2012

    New Soldiers are expected to be training with new weapons in 2013.

  • Sill hosts Veterans Day Ceremony

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Fort Sill celebrated the sacrifices of veterans past and present during its Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 12 outside McNair Hall.

  • Commandos' donations help hurricane victims

    Nov 15, 2012

    TOMS RIVER, N.J. -- Soldiers from across 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), donated enough clothes and food to fill a truck, and those donations were delivered Friday to help thousands of displaced residents in New Jersey who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

  • SDDC AQ employee earns 'Outstanding Performer' award

    Nov 15, 2012

    Carol Sinnard, a contract specialist assigned to Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Acquisition Center, was recently named Hq. SDDC Outstanding Performer of the Quarter.

  • Fort Sill Marines celebrate Corps' 237th birthday

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fort Sill Marine Artillery Detachment celebrated its service's 237th birthday Nov. 8 with a cake cutting, traditional reading of orders and a lunch.

  • Fort Drum officials unveil dazzling new Youth Center

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum teens have a new hangout likely to make the most dignified of parents crazy with jealousy.

  • Renovated Impact zone ready to serve

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Impact Zone had a facelift making it a brighter, more inviting place for patrons to enjoy hanging out with their friends and grabbing something to eat.

  • Virtual job fair helps Soldiers, veterans

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The second Heroes to Hire (H2H) virtual job fair will be held today from noon until 3 p.m. with access available at Army Career and Alumni Program in the Education Center.

  • Fort Drum community honors veterans past, present

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, community members and civilian employees gathered Friday to honor the service and sacrifice of America's veterans during the annual Veterans Day observance at Memorial Park.

  • First elements of deploying brigade leave Fort Drum

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The first platoon from 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade to depart for Afghanistan assembled at the 2nd Brigade Combat Team headquarters early Saturday morning to receive final guidance and to say goodbye to Family Members.

  • Building green: Corps of Engineers explores overseas LEED alternative

    Nov 16, 2012

    Think global, act local. The phrase, popularized in the 1970s on the back bumpers of hippies' Volkswagens and on the front of their T-shirts, has evolved through the years and taken on a wider meaning. Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District is considering the adoption of local green building standards to meet the Army's worldwide environmental and energy performance goals.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers aid Hurricane Sandy relief effort

    Nov 16, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in American history, hit the Northeast in late October, resulting in more than $50 million in damage. In response to the catastrophic storm, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers deployed to New York City and New Jersey, where they have been working around the clock to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.

  • Former Soldier helps others make the transition

    Nov 16, 2012

    Wounded warrior prepares fellow Soldiers from WTB-Europe for life after the Army in Heidelberg.

  • Gen. Thurman celebrates Thanksgiving with kids

    Nov 15, 2012

    As Thanksgiving draws near, Yongsan provided Thanksgiving Story Time with Gen. James D. Thurman, commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea, and his wife, Dee Thurman, so dependants of Area II Servicemembers could enjoy the feeling of upcoming great holiday with their family here, Nov. 10.

  • Veterans honored by ROK-U.S. Alliance

    Jul 26, 2013

    A Veterans Day ceremony was held at the Eighth Army War Memorial to recognize the sacrifices of the men and women who have served for the nation and fought in foreign wars, at Yongsan Garrison, Republic of Korea, Nov. 11, 2012.

  • 'Build to Serve' on display

    Nov 15, 2012

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- Staff Sgt. Curtis Hamilton, 412th Theater Engineer Command, thanks a veteran for his service as he signs the 'Welcome Home Warrior' flag in remembrance of Veterans Day. The commemorative flag will be displayed at the 412th TEC headquarters.

  • Watervliet parades through community in honor of our Veterans

    Nov 15, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- Think about this, we have thousands of troops forward deployed in a combat zone, while at the same time, similar combat-experienced troops are providing food, fuel, medical, and more important, stability to New York City's disaster areas within a two hour drive of here.

  • 4-31 Infantry Soldiers provide security force during exercise

    Aug 29, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, are providing valuable training assets to the notional fight in the California desert.

  • Brigade treats community to hauntingly good time

    Aug 29, 2013

    For the second year in a row, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team's Haunted Hotel and Werewolf Woods offered a frighteningly good time for Soldiers, Families and civilians alike.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team completes NTC exercise ahead of deployment

    Aug 29, 2013

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted its mission readiness exercise for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan during September and October at the National Training Center here.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers shine at USO Gala

    Aug 29, 2013

    It was a proud evening for Fort Drum as two of its Soldiers were honored Friday at the 2012 USO Gala. The theme for the evening was "Honoring Those Who Serve," and Staff Sgt. Jacob J. Perkins and Sgt. Richard Schuh are shining examples of extraordinary service to our nation.

  • Staying Vigilant: Missile Defenders Work on Communication Skills During Exercise

    Nov 14, 2012

    - The 49th Missile Defense Battalion participated in their annual training with their higher brigade here Oct 24-29, 2012.

  • 42nd Military Police Brigade unit return home

    Nov 15, 2012

    After nine months of deployment the Headquarters and Headquarters Company and 595th Military Police Company of the 42nd Military Police Brigade have finally made it back home to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Nov. 6.

  • WWII veteran awarded Bronze Star

    Nov 14, 2012

  • Quick Reaction Team tests off-road rides

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers tear through the desert in off-road vehicles modified for combat.

  • Diplomatic insight

    Nov 14, 2012

  • Kiowa helicopter mechanics work towards earning FAA certification

    Nov 14, 2012

  • Huntsville Heroes Week brings Cheshire natives together

    Nov 15, 2012

    Each year in November, the Semper Fi Community Task Force of Huntsville brings 30 wounded warriors, representing all service branches, to Huntsville for a week of fun, relaxing activities, and recognition.

  • Army South deputy commander honors Veterans at UT Brownsville

    Nov 14, 2012

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas -- The Army South deputy commanding general traveled to his alma mater here Nov. 8 to take part in a Veterans Day ceremony and mentor future Army officers in the ROTC program.

  • Bravo Company nabs inaugural Maintainer's Cup at Fort Lee

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 14, 2012) -- A new tradition was born here during the early morning hours of Nov. 3.

  • Fort Lee archaeologist among 'Lincoln' extras

    Nov 15, 2012

    Bryce Stanley at the Regional Archaeological Curation Facility digs history -- literally. So, it's not surprising he was willing to take a few days off from his job last December to be an extra in Steven Spielberg's film, "Lincoln." The movie is slated to open Nov. 16, 2012, in this area

  • Army Sustainment Command honors area veterans

    Nov 14, 2012

    Army Sustainment Command Soldiers fanned out across western Illinois and eastern Iowa during the Veterans Day weekend, paying tribute to area veterans. In an all-out community outreach effort, ASC Soldiers gave speeches, conducted presentations and participated in parades and memorial services while representing the command and the Army.

  • Calif. Guard aviators train for Afghanistan mission

    Nov 15, 2012

    The California Army National Guard's Company B, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, one of the oldest Chinook helicopter units in the Army, recently mobilized to Fort Hood, Texas, to prepare for a mission to Afghanistan.

  • U.S. Army Veterans Day public service announcement

    Nov 14, 2012

  • Fort Lee says 'thanks' to military Families

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 14, 2012) -- Roughly 250 community members turned out for the annual Military Appreciation Dinner at the Regimental Club Nov. 8.

  • Celebrating Thanksgiving

    Nov 14, 2012

    As America comes together to celebrate Thanksgiving, it is important that we give thanks to those who have earned this freedom.

  • Army units and individuals rewarded for safety efforts

    Nov 14, 2012

    Twelve Army units and individuals have been named recipients of the Director of Army Safety Risk Management Award for their efforts in reducing accident rates and promoting safety awareness.

  • U.S. Army Environmental Command celebrates 40-year anniversary

    Nov 14, 2012

    The song "American Pie" by Don Mclean was on every radio, Mark Spitz won seven gold medals, and President Richard Nixon won reelection. The first scientific hand-held calculator was introduced (price $395, and Atari kicked off the video-game age with the release of PONG. It was 1972, and in November, the Army established the Program Manager for Demilitarization of Chemical Materiel.

  • Santa's Workshop opens up at Fort Hood

    Nov 14, 2012

    A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Santa's Workshop in the Fort Hood Tax Center at Fort Hood Nov. 1.

  • 'Soldiers Experience' gallery opens at Carlisle Barracks

    Nov 15, 2012

    The Soldiers Experience exhibit -- a 7,000-square foot gallery -- opened Nov. 9, 2012, at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa..

  • SKIESUnlimited now offering new programs

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - SKIESUnlimited, an Army Child, Youth and School Services Program on Fort Huachuca, is now offering dance, gymnastics and writing classes. The name "SKIESUnlimited" combines the acronym for "Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills" with the word "Unlimited" for the unlimited learning possibilities the program offers to military children and youth.

  • Unique cooperation with TSA leads to improved training at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

    Nov 14, 2012

    During an annual full-scale anti-terrorism exercise at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, leaders identified a training gap that led to a unique government-to-government cooperation between LCAAP's government security office and the Transportation Security Administration.

  • 2 border guard posts open in Tajikistan

    Nov 15, 2012

    Representatives from the U.S. and Tajikistan governments celebrated the opening of two border guard posts in Sayod and Ribhoz, Tajikistan, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Nov. 6, 2012.

  • The Story of "Old Abe," famous Wisconsin War Eagle on 101st Airborne Division patch

    Nov 15, 2012

    The Screaming Eagle insignia of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is perhaps the most recognized and famous shoulder sleeve insignia in the United States Army. However the history and symbolism of the patch is often forgotten. The eagle on your shoulder is not just any American Bald Eagle, but instead, it commemorates the most famous animal mascot that ever served in the United States Army.

  • Veterans, others honored during special annual MAC luncheon

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Luncheon attendees honored area veterans Nov. 7 during the annual "Take a Vet to Lunch" event held at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The oldest veteran present, Jim Burnett, 94, joined the youngest service members present, Pvt. Ryan Schluter, 18, and Pvt. Jacoby Kellog, 18, in cutting the cake in honor of the attending veteran guests.

  • ADA-compliant changes implemented on FH

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Additional Americans with Disabilities Act-related changes have been made on Fort Huachuca over the past month.

  • MP ridealong program up and running

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Military Police Ride-along Program, which was reinstated Oct. 28, gives the public the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a military police officer.

  • Grease Collection Drive -- recycling event scheduled for Black Friday

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Fort Huachuca will hold the second annual Day After Thanksgiving Grease Recycling event on Nov. 23, located in the Main Exchange parking lot.

  • RWBAHC Behavioral Health Services opens in new location

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - With the snip of a ribbon on Nov. 8, Behavioral Health Services, or BHS, at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Clinic, RWBAHC, officially opened their new $2.5 M, 9,350 square-foot location on the second floor of the building.

  • Syringes, needles will no longer be accepted at RWBAHC

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will no longer accept used syringes, needles or lancets, also known as household sharps, from patients after Nov. 30. Household sharps are typically used in the home for insulin injection. They are also used for administering medications to treat other medical conditions, including the prevention of blood clots, and may become contaminated with blood-borne diseases including Hepatitis B and C, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus.

  • USACR/Safety Center reaches CFC milestone

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As this year's Combined Federal Campaign reached its end, officials at the USACR/Safety Center were celebrating a historic milestone.

  • Job Fair provides hiring opportunity for military

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair will be hosted on Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crown Center for all military veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserve servicemembers, as well as eligible military spouses.

  • Trick or Treat

    Nov 14, 2012

  • Army Corps of Engineers lends a hand to citizens of Nassau County

    Nov 15, 2012

    Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York Recovery Field Office in Queens, N.Y., inspected several wings that were not in use at the A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility in Uniondale, Nov. 13, 2012.

  • Fort Bragg Officials discuss importance of Suicide Prevention

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- With reduction of suicides being a top priority amongst Fort Bragg and the Army as a whole, six representatives from across the installation held a media roundtable discussing suicide prevention Sept. 20th at Stryker Golf Course.

  • Duke Blue Devils basketball team visits Fort Bragg

    Nov 14, 2012

    Players from the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team attempt to complete an obstacle course at the Leader's Reaction Course on Fort Bragg, Oct. 15. The team, along with their coach, Coach Mike Krzyzewski also known as "Coach K," are visiting Fort Bragg to get a taste of several sides of military life, going through a various training sessions before conducting an afternoon practice on the installation in front of about 300 Soldiers. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Paul A. Holston/XVIII Abn. Corps PAO)

  • ASC Soldiers offer advice to Army ROTC cadets

    Nov 14, 2012

    A group of female ROTC cadets from the University of Iowa participated in a panel discussion that featured three Army officers from the Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island, Ill. The purpose of the event was to give the cadets an opportunity to talk to active-duty female Soldiers abuot the unique challenges of being a woman in the military.

  • DFACs prepare for big Thanksgiving

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- During winter holidays, Families all across America will be preparing for the season of Thanksgiving, where moments of quality time, laughter, good food and reasons to be thankful will be shared together.

  • 12 selected for Operation Rising Star finals week

    Nov 15, 2012

    Twelve performers have been selected for 2012 Operation Rising Star Finals Week, with shows scheduled for Dec. 8, 10, 12, 14 and 15, at historic Fort Sam Houston Theatre, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, home of Army Entertainment.

  • MDW Town Hall key topics discussed

    Nov 14, 2012

    Staff members from the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, Joint Task Force - National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington discussed various issues with Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, JFHQ-NCR/MDW commanding general, during a Town Hall meeting held in the National Defense University's Lincoln Auditorium at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Nov. 13.

  • XVIII Abn. Corps CSM visits William T. Brown Elementary School

    Nov 14, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia T. Vimoto, XVIII Airborne Corps command sergeant major, visits William T. Brown Elementary School of Leadership Nov. 13. Vimoto visited the school to receive a tour of the facility as well as talking to students about various topics such as leadership, a day in the life as a Soldier and the importance of education. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Paul A. Holston/XVIII Abn. Corps PAO)

  • Veterans Day event brings together veterans, students

    Nov 20, 2012

    Soldiers and representatives from the Natick Soldier Systems Center attended the Kennedy Middle School's 10th Veterans Day breakfast Nov. 9.

  • Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson attended grand opening of the new Soldiers Experience exhibit at USAHEC

    Nov 14, 2012

    Lt. Gen. David D. Halverson, TRADOC Deputy Commanding General, attended the grand opening of the new Soldiers Experience exhibit at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center today.

  • Secondhand smoke: A danger in the air

    Nov 14, 2012

    Living with a smoker increases a nonsmoker's chances of developing lung cancer by 20 to 30 percent.

  • 2013 Block leave

    Dec 10, 2013

    Fort Jackson VICTORY BLOCK LEAVE is from Dec. 19, 2013 until Jan. 3, 2014. Soldiers may travel by bus, rail, air, or with family members if traveling in a privately owned vehicle (POV).

  • Jewish chaplain honors victims of Kristallnacht

    Nov 16, 2012

    Community gathers at the historic synagogue in Floss on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass."

  • Corps of Engineers works with N.Y. Dept. of Sanitation in Hurricane Sandy debris removal

    Nov 15, 2012

    Trucks full of debris from Hurricane Sandy continue to arrive daily on Fresh Kills Land Fill, Staten Island, which is being used as a temporary staging site for debris collected from the Oct. 29, 2012, storm.

  • MP Corps celebrates 71st anniversary

    Nov 14, 2012

    More than 1,000 Soldiers, Family Members and friends from throughout Europe gathered Nov. 2 at the Village Pavilion on Patrick Henry Village here, to celebrate the 71th anniversary of the Military Police Corps Regiment.

  • 21st TSC Soldier's journey to Army's best warrior competition

    Nov 14, 2012

    A 21st Theater Sustainment Command Soldier's road to competing in the Army's premier Soldier skills competition, the Department of the Army Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Best Warrior Competition, has paved the way for him to become a better leader.

  • Counter IED training amongst nations

    Nov 14, 2012

    Engineers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command trained with their Spanish counterparts during a multinational joint training exercise Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, here in the San Gregorio Training Center in Zaragoza, Spain.

  • SAES students visit water treatment plant

    Nov 14, 2012

    Fourth grade students at Seoul American Elementary School toured Yongsan's Water Treatment Plant, Nov. 13. The tour allowed the students to examine the filtration process used on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to provide clean water to Community members. "This is a great opportunity for students to see how we get water on U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan," said Calvin O. Cobbs, chief of Plant Operations and Sanitation Branch, Directorate of Public Works. "Students will learn the process that is used to get the clean water we use every day."

  • U.S., Bulgarian forces train together during Allied Force 12

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe and their partners from the Bulgarian Land Forces are working together at Novo Selo, Bulgaria, from Oct. 29 to Nov. 10, 2012, to certify a Bulgarian battalion as part of exercise Allied Force 12.

  • Soldiers using sunlight to improve combat capability

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldiers are enlisting the sun's power in Afghanistan. Ten solar generators are now providing Special Forces Soldiers in distant outposts the energy they need to accomplish their mission. And, these generators are allowing them precious more time to train Afghan forces and win the friendship of local Afghans.

  • U.S. Army South shares medical operations lessons learned with Chilean partners

    Nov 14, 2012

    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 in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 6, 2012.

  • Army training for DATE with hybrid threats

    Nov 19, 2012

    Last month, about 1,200 Soldiers parachuted into the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., to participate in a "Decisive Action Training Environment" exercise meant to prepare them for the hybrid threats the Army will likely face as it shifts away from engagement in Afghanistan.

  • Beyond protection: Army Research Laboratory investigates next-level pelvic, groin protection

    Nov 14, 2012

    New ballistic research areas are filling a critical gap in troop pelvic protection systems, said U.S. Army Research Laboratory engineers.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Capt. Darin C. Lindon

    Nov 14, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Capt. Darin C. Lindon

  • Military Musicians Unite in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Nov 14, 2012

    Military musicians from all over U.S. Army Pacific united to perform in the largest military marching band festival in Japan. Members from 9th Army Band in Alaska, 8th Army Band in Korea and the 25th Infantry Division Band in Hawaii joined the U.S. Army Japan Band to form a 67-member marching band, dubbed the U.S. Army Pacific Band, to perform during the Japan Self Defense Force Marching Band Festival being held 16 and 17 November at the Nippon Budokan arena.

  • FGR2: Meeting of the minds to achieve Force Readiness

    Nov 19, 2012

    Check out video clip for our interviews with Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Maj. Gen. Luis R. Visot, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Lt. Col. Philmore Williams, deputy commanding officer, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

  • USARJ's Senior Enlisted visits Okinawa.

    Nov 13, 2012

    TORII STATION, Okinawa, Japan-- His voice resounds when talking about Soldiers or "young hooahs" as he commonly refers to younger troops. His passion is driven by the mere fact of a simple principle, invest in "young hooahs" and they will give you more in return by being a member a team.

  • Pacific Fleet Commander visits U.S. Army, Pacific Contingency Command Post

    Nov 13, 2012

    Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Fleet Adm. Cecil Haney, visited the U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post to get a first-hand look at their operations and capabilities, on Fort Shafter, Hawaii, Nov. 7.

  • Veterans Day Ceremony at Punchbowl

    Nov 13, 2012

    On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month, Soldiers of Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 311th Signal Command (Theater), 516th Signal Brigade, 30th Signal Battalion and 396th Signal Company served on a Joint Service Color Guard and Rifle Squad for a Veterans Day ceremony hosted by the Oahu Veterans Council at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 11. Several hundred people attended the ceremony which featured a Vietnam War Era Aircraft Fly Over, moving remarks by Honorable Max Cleland, Secretary American Battlefield Monuments Commission, and Honorable Daniel Akaka, U.S. Senator from Hawaii, and a Fighter Aircraft (F-22) Flyover Tribute by the 199th Fighter Squadron, of the Hawaii Air National Guard. (photos by Liana Mayo)

  • Veterans Day: Honoring the ones who served the Nation

    Nov 14, 2012

    Veterans of the past, present and even those of the future marched Nov. 10 for nearly three hours in the downtown Clarksville, Tenn., Veterans Day Parade, an annual exhibition where they patriotically celebrate the men and women who have served in the U.S. military armed forces.

  • Army Strong

    Nov 13, 2012

    Brig. Gen. David K. MacEwen, commanding general of the Soldier Support Institute at Fort Jackson, S.C., enlists 171 Soldiers into the armed forces during a football game Nov. 8.

  • Fort Sam, San Antonio communities honor, remember veterans past, present

    Nov 13, 2012

    Military and community members honored veterans Nov. 10 during the Fort Sam Houston and San Antonio Veteran's Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony in downtown San Antonio. Units and organizations layed wreaths on the Alamo lawn at the conclusion of the parade.

  • Belas Hall evaluated for 2013 Connelly Award

    Nov 13, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Presidio's Belas Hall Dining Facility was visited by representatives of the International Food Service Executives Association on Oct. 19 to perform an evaluation after designating the dining facility a finalist in the Garrison "Civilian-Operated" category to receive the 2013 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Food Service.

  • 717th MI Battalion helps school kids appreciate veterans

    Nov 13, 2012

    Volunteers from the 717th Military Intelligence Battalion went to Columbia Heights Elementary School in San Antonio's Harlandale Independent School District Nov. 8, 2012, as a lead-in to Veterans Day to give children a sample of what it means to be a Soldier.

  • Soldier found guilty of dereliction in Chen's death

    Nov 14, 2012

    Sgt. Jeffrey Hurst was found guilty Nov. 9, 2012, of one specification of dereliction of duty in relation to the death of Pvt. Danny Chen in Afghanistan.

  • Stallions Participate in Veteran's Day Parade

    Nov 13, 2012

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  • Edens maintains standard for motorcycle training

    Nov 13, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, USACR/Safety Center, recently joined a group of new and returning riders here for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse.

  • 'Red Dragons' open fully functional aid station

    Nov 13, 2012

    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.

  • Vicksburg District Headquarters

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    Pictured is the Vicksburg District Headquarters Building.

  • USAEC assists San Antonio Community Parks and Recreation effort at Brackenridge Park

    Nov 16, 2012

    Volunteers from U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) recently celebrated the command's 40th year of service to Soldiers, Families and the Army as they combined forces with the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department to clear and remove invasive plants such as Chinaberry, Ragweed and other non-native species in San Antonio's Brackenridge Park.

  • "Long Knife" Soldiers bid bittersweet farewell to Family, friends

    Nov 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Over the past few weeks, Family and friends have gathered around to say their final farewells to deploying Soldiers of the 4th Brigade, "Long Knife," 1st Cavalry Division, here.

  • Pershing Elementary students, Army North leaders honor veterans

    Nov 13, 2012

    Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army North, along with students and teachers from John J. Pershing Elementary School, joined San Antonio Independent School District leaders and local veterans in honoring those who have served or are currently serving in defense of the nation, during a Veteran's Day ceremony at the school.

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