Archive: Dec 2012

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  • New DLA Distribution Anniston safety program keys in on accident prevention

    Dec 6, 2012

    DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., has new safety personnel. Though Bea Holman and Barry Adderhold may be new to DLA, having transferred a few months ago, they are not new to safety. Both bring with them years of safety experience and they are eager to share knowledge with their new coworkers. The first order of business for the duo has been to fully train every employee on standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Association.

  • When convoys are a learning experience

    Dec 31, 2012

    Spc. Randy Grijalva thinks driving thousands of miles through the desert as time away from work. Grijalva isn't just a truck driver for the 222nd Transportation Company, Arizona National Guard. In the civilian world, he works as a high school science teacher.

  • Seattle Seahawks and 7th ID TBI Conference

    Nov 30, -0001

    Service members and NFL Players are at risk of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, yet some don't seek immediate treatment. Specialist Jesiah Dixon shows how a new partnership between the Army and America's number one sport is helping raise awareness of the injury. Available in high definition.

  • Military members, civilians support Fall Cleanup

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 6, 2012) -- Bagged leaves by the hundreds lined the installation roadsides this week as military personnel and civilian volunteers participated in the annual fall cleanup. The effort's primary goal is to remove fallen leaves and to provide a general spruce-up of the installation. The cleanup concludes Friday.

  • ANAD tenant Leans into standardization

    Dec 6, 2012

    Lt. Col. Robert Rouse's first months in command have been filled with a variety of process improvements. The commander of DLA Distribution Anniston, Ala., took command in June and said he is finally settled in and adjusted to his new job. "I've got a great team here and we're making a lot of headway in performance and standardization," he said. A tenant on Anniston Army Depot, Distribution Anniston provides receipt and storage of equipment, parts, weapons and vehicles in support of the depot's mission, its tenants and the warfighters.

  • Army National Cemeteries staff visits Anniston

    Dec 6, 2012

    Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries Program Kathryn Condon and members of her staff visited Anniston Nov. 30 to tour cemeteries that are maintained by Anniston Army Depot.

  • 423rd Transportation Company cooks ensure troops remain fueled up

    Dec 6, 2012

    In order to serve 220 Soldiers per meal at Tooele Army Depot, Utah during Operation Golden Cargo 2012, cooks with the 423rd Transportation Company from Colorado Springs, Colo., start their shifts about six hours prior to prepare, set up and cook, Warren explained.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department receives new high tech training trailer

    Dec 6, 2012

    The Fort Leonard Wood Fire Department is the proud owner of a new high tech fire safety trailer built by BullEX. This new trailer will be used to help teach adults and children about fire safety, as well as storm safety, whereas the old trailer was really only big enough for children to go through.

  • Golden Cargo Prepares 888 MCT for Mobilization

    Dec 6, 2012

    Golden Cargo--an annual nationwide munitions transportation exercise--offers real-world training for Reserve Component units, especially those gearing up for deployment. One such unit, the 888th Movement Control Team out of Providence, R.I., is using this training opportunity to prepare for a pending mobilization.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers head east to help with hurricane aftermath

    Dec 7, 2012

    When Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern United States in late October, Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood answered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers call for help.

  • While hauling bullets, safety remains top priority

    Dec 6, 2012

    The 1052nd Transportation Company out of Kingstree, S.C. drove hundreds of ammunition crates to McAlester, Okla., July 12 for Operation Golden Cargo, while keeping safety paramount.

  • Task Force Wildcat food service specialists serve up meals, morale

    Dec 6, 2012

    Task Force Wildcat food service specialists served fellow Soldiers meals with a helping of morale during Operation Golden Cargo 2012.

  • Richmond church offers Soldiers hospitality, hot meals

    Dec 6, 2012

    Pastor Dan Bottrell and the Faith Baptist Church in Richmond, Ky., reached out to members of Task Force Wildcat participating in Operation Golden Cargo July 15 in a burgeoning program called "Patriot R&R."

  • New system untethers Soldiers from demo charge

    Dec 6, 2012

    Remote Activation Munitions System allows combat engineers to have greater standoff from explosions.

  • Fort Lee CDC pays tribute to deceased toddler

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 6, 2012) -- The staff, children and parents of Fort Lee Child Development Center-Sisisky gathered Friday for a remembrance ceremony in honor of Kourtney Flowers, the 2-year-old victim of a Nov. 19 fire in the Madison Park housing area.

  • Heidelberg community hosts final Holiday Magic event

    Dec 6, 2012

    he sounds of smooth holiday jazz and the sights of singing candy canes and tiny Christmas elves set the stage for U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Württemberg's final Holiday Magic event Friday at the Village Pavilion Community Center in Heidelberg. The annual celebration featured live music, a Christmas market, train rides, food, horse carriage rides, a prize drawing, holiday crafts and a community tree-lighting ceremony.

  • RDECOM shares contracting opportunities at APBI

    Dec 6, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command presented contracting opportunities Dec. 5 as part of APG's first installation-wide Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry, or APBI, conference.

  • MPs, Missouri Highway Patrol work for safer roads

    Dec 6, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood Military Police and the Missouri Highway Patrol team up to inspect commercial trucks entering the installation and make Missouri highways safer.

  • Fort Lee's 217th MPs open new facility

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 6, 2012) -- The 217th Military Police Detachment here traces its roots to World War II when its earliest predecessor, the 317th Military Police Escort Guard Section, was formed. One of the throwbacks to that period of its history is the 1940s-era building the unit has occupied since it was activated at Fort Lee on June 16, 2000. But now, that's a thing of the past as well … literally.

  • Young Soldier uses uniform, enthusiasm to connect with local school kids

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec.6, 2012) -- Pfc. Kristal Doyle aspires to be a lawyer because, in her words, "I want to help people."

  • Defeating the holiday blues

    Dec 6, 2012

    If you ever invite Sporty King to a party, you won't have to worry much about whether he's having fun.

  • 87-year-old continues doll-making holiday tradition at Fort Lee

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 6, 2012) -- Forget the gray beard, red suit and reindeer … Fort Lee has its own version of Santa Claus, and her name is Lorraine Hoover, the 87-year-old spouse of a former Marine and post worker, who has brought smiles to the faces of military children here for the past 20 years.

  • Heidelberg students D.A.R.E. to be drug-free

    Dec 6, 2012

    More than 80 fifth-graders from Patrick Henry Elementary school in Heidelberg joined the ranks of nearly 40 million children around the world, Nov. 27.

  • New district police chief takes strides for a self-sustaining future

    Nov 30, -0001

    The newly appointed district chief of police, Col. Abdul Quayum, met with his International Security Assistance Forces police assets here for the first time to discuss current issues and strengthen their relationship at the District Police Center Dec. 3.

  • Rakkasans combat indirect fire threat in Khowst Province

    Dec 6, 2012

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan --Soldiers assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a patrol in search of signs of insurgent activity in the mountains near Combat Outpost Bowri Tana, Afghanistan, Nov. 30, 2012. Soldiers from Company C conducted a security patrol in search of the site where a rocket was fired from during a recent attack on their combat outpost. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)

  • One cup of tea unites two cultures

    Dec 6, 2012

    Each morning my coffee cup is filled with water; two bags of Tazo Awake tea float along the top, and a dash of honey sinks to the bottom. After two minutes in the microwave, a sit on the kitchen counter for one more, and a quick stir, the temperature is perfect, and I smile with every sip. While tea is a drink Americans enjoy just about any time of the day, in other areas of the world, it has a storied history. The act of preparing and drinking this tea is a special time that holds special meaning and is woven into their culture, the thread that connects generations.

  • Afghan soldiers take lead in IED defeat

    Dec 6, 2012

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Nov. 21, 2012) -- At Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, an Afghan National Army-led, six-week counter improvised explosive device course is currently on track to churn out more than 40 new, highly trained Afghan soldiers who are motivated to combat IEDs. The training gives Afghan troops another capability necessary to sustain unilateral operations and provide security for Afghanistan. According to a report by icasualties.org, IEDs accounted for 63% of all casualties sustained by the Afghanistan National Security Forces and International Security Assistance Forces from January 2008 to September 2012, thus bringing full attention to defeating this potent and deadly threat.

  • Yama Sakura 63 commences following opening ceremony

    Dec 7, 2012

    In grand pomp and circumstance, service members marched onto the parade field Dec. 6, for the opening ceremony of Yama Sakura 63.

  • Tree lighting brings Christmas cheer to Grafenwoehr

    Dec 6, 2012

    Santa and Saint Nikolaus bring presents for all in this year's ceremony

  • Arizona, Missouri governors visit deployed troops in southern Afghanistan

    Dec 6, 2012

    Missouri Gov. Jeremiah W. Nixon and Arizona Gov. Janice K. Brewer spent time with National Guardsmen and active duty soldiers from their home states during a visit to Southern Afghanistan on Dec. 5

  • USACE's military construction program in southern Afghanistan winds down

    Dec 6, 2012

    Since its beginning in 2009, the Afghanistan Engineer District-South has awarded 46 contracts for military construction and has completed 35 of them. Those 35 projects in south and west Afghanistan are valued at about $540 million. The South District has 11 more military construction projects which will be done by the spring of 2013, one slated for completion in the fall of 2013 and one slated for award in late December 2012.

  • Dr. Kabat- Zinn talks about Mindfulness Program in Camp Zama

    Dec 6, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 5, 2012) -- "Being in the here and now is the hardest thing for human being to do, but the payoff is enormous because your performance in that moment, your appreciation in that moment, or your execution of something in that moment is all going to depend on whether you are here or not here." said Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, during the introduction of a mindfulness workshop tour at Camp Zama Nov.15.

  • Senior enlisted leader 'takes the reins' at Army North

    Dec 5, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes returns "home" for service as the command sergeant major for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and as the senior enlisted leader for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. Rhodes originally joined the U.S. Army in 1975; after completing his tour of duty, he left the service and then rejoined a decade later in 1988. Little did he know then that his career in the Army would become a life-long service.

  • New online information about Training Aids, Devices Simulators and Simulations

    Dec 6, 2012

    The Army Training Network (ATN) recently added a web page to bring Soldiers the most current information about Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS).

  • Army Corps clears boardwalk debris at Rockaway Beach

    Dec 7, 2012

    Spanning 91 blocks between Shore Front Parkway and the Atlantic Ocean, Rockaway Beach Boardwalk took a huge pounding last month during Hurricane Sandy. Now the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working to dispose of the wood planks and busted-up concrete that were left behind.

  • Army Vice Chief of Staff visits Fort Sam Houston

    Dec 5, 2012

    Gen. Lloyd Austin III visited Army North Dec. 3 at the historic Quadrangle. Austin is the vice chief of staff, U.S. Army. During his visit, he met with Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North, and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes and key Army North leaders. Austin told Caldwell that he was grateful for the hard work of Army North professionals during the military response to Hurricane Sandy. "You made us all proud," Austin said.

  • Army developing next-generation surveillance aircraft

    Dec 5, 2012

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. Maj. Samuel McCray

    Dec 5, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. Samuel D. McCray is the U.S. Army Contracting Command's G-3 Operations Division sergeant major. Previously, he served with the 65th Medical Brigade in Yongsan, Korea.

  • ACC realigns two contracting offices

    Dec 5, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Army Contracting Command has realigned two of its contracting offices that serve overseas customers.

  • Special needs programs offered, with extra dose of care

    Dec 5, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Colonel Johnston Elementary School, located here at Fort Huachuca, offers a special needs program for those children, 5 -- 9, who require extra assistance outside of the basic classes taught.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 6 December 1941

    Dec 5, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Message intercepted indicating breakdown of negotiations between Japan and US Dec. 6, 1941

  • Black Knights' senior linebacker reflects on season, competing against Navy

    Dec 5, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2012) -- Each season has its fair share of challenges that football players must contend with both mentally and physically. This year proved to be another gauntlet that Army senior linebacker Nate Combs was willing to accept and conquer.

  • Christmas parade attracts thousands at dusk

    Dec 5, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Christmas parade attracts thousands at dusk.

  • Marathon team ready for overnight delivery of Army-Navy Game ball

    Dec 5, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 5, 2012) -- For 19 years West Point marathoners have been an integral part of Army-Navy Game history as the long-distance ball handlers representing the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

  • DFMWR lifeguard completes first Ironman

    Dec 5, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Sarah Tifft, 24, head lifeguard at Barnes Field House and a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation employee, competed in her first Ironman competition on Nov. 18.

  • Army developing next-generation surveillance aircraft

    Dec 6, 2012

    Army scientists, engineers and program developers are making substantial progress building and integrating a technically sophisticated battlefield surveillance aircraft called Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System in a laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., service officials said.

  • Free Trees

    Dec 5, 2012

  • Fort Leonard Wood tree-lighting ceremony

    Dec 5, 2012

    Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation helped area residents get into the spirit of the season Dec. 4, with its annual holiday festival "Adventures in Candyland" at the Joint Services Park, Fort Leoanrd Wood.

  • Holiday season is here -- use credit cards wisely

    Dec 5, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Too much of a good thing can be bad for you. The same adage applies to credit cards. With the arrival of holiday season, it's easy to over use a credit card. One swipe, one signature, and it's out the door with gifts in hand.

  • Army ROTC cadet Joseph Riley earns Rhodes Scholarship

    Dec 5, 2012

    University of Virginia cadet is a 4.0 student in a double major honors program.

  • Military Family Appreciation Night a success

    Dec 5, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Army Community Service presented their Military Family Appreciation Night on the evening of Nov. 29 at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • ASA(ALT)'s December Exceptional Accomplishment PEO Ammunition's PM TAS

    Dec 5, 2012

  • Eye on safety: from Buffalo to Afghanistan

    Dec 5, 2012

    At one point or another, in almost any job, the saying, "Safety is everyone's responsibility" has been used to convey the importance of employees taking an active role in their safety program. Some may consider them just words, but not Jean Brockner, a Buffalo District Contract Specialist.

  • Army scientists improve garbage-to-energy prototype device

    Dec 6, 2012

    The year was 2008 and the on-going war in Iraq was a dangerous landscape for Soldiers on the ground, especially convoys traveling to and from base camps.

  • INSCOM Celebrates Holidays with Santa

    Dec 5, 2012

    INSCOM leadership welcomes local students, friends, family and special guests to a holiday event at Fort Belvoir, Va., Dec. 4.

  • 3rd SBCT, 2nd ID Command Group Returns to JBLM.

    Nov 30, -0001

    Following a 12-month deployment in Afghanistan, the Command Group of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division returned home to Joint Base Lewis McChord. Also available in high definition

  • Gas guzzlers disappearing from Army's shrinking fleet

    Dec 5, 2012

    In the past few years, the number of Army non-tactical vehicles has been declining and the number of fuel-hungry vehicles has been declining as well.

  • Corps of Engineers demolishes house in Washington, D.C.

    Dec 5, 2012

    The Army Corps of Engineers has been actively investigating and cleaning up the Spring Valley FUDS for almost 20 years. This work includes the identification and removal of arsenic‐contaminated soil, a groundwater investigation, and the search for additional munitions, both in burial pits and isolated items on residential properties including 4825 Glenbrook Road. The Army Corps of Engineers demolished the house last week to begin the clean-up process of the site.

  • Award Ceremony in honor of U.S. Army NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year

    Dec 5, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno presents the Army Commendation Medal to Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna and Sgt. Saral Shrestha, the U.S. Army NCO and Soldier of the Year, during an award ceremony in his office at the Pentagon, Va. Dec. 3, 2012.

  • Coming Home

    Nov 30, -0001

    This piece explores the life of the Silsbys, a 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division Family living in Lacey, Wash., in the few months before their Soldier's return from Afghanistan last week. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Silsby's fourth combat deployment, the tour gave the Family its own unique set of challenges. Available in high definition.

  • Army Safety Spotlight

    Dec 6, 2012

  • New York National Guard Soldiers start transition home

    Dec 6, 2012

    That's the guidance Col. Geoffrey Slack, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander, and other leaders are stressing this holiday season to redeploying National Guard Soldiers. The Soldiers deployed earlier this year to various locations throughout the Middle East.

  • New Army football uniforms pay tribute to Battle of the Bulge, national championship teams

    Dec 6, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy football team will pay tribute to Army football teams of the past, while also honoring the force's units, Soldiers, and veterans when they take on the U.S. Naval Academy in the 113th meeting between the two academies, Dec. 8, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

  • New York Army National Guard troops help Kuwait missions move forward

    Dec 6, 2012

    They deployed in March and came to call themselves "The New York 39" but the New York Army National Guard Soldiers put their range of skills and experience to work in Kuwait, yielding lasting results for ongoing Army missions in the area.

  • Caisson horse gives hope to grieving children

    Dec 5, 2012

    Klinger, a 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Caisson horse, offers hope to children who have lost loved ones in the military, through a fictional book and stuffed animal modeled after him.

  • U.S. Army's common operating picture tool continues to evolve

    Dec 6, 2012

    A map has been the commander's steadfast strategic planning tool on just about any battlefield throughout history. In recent years however, the map has evolved to embrace digital networking technology and allow commanders -- regardless of their physical location -- to share information in real time and collaborate with other leaders on a common operating picture (COP) of the battlefield. Command Post of the Future (CPOF) is the U.S. Army system that pulls it all together.

  • Hometown hero accepted to West Point

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Erin Colburn of the New York Army National Guard's 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion (BSTB) has been selected for admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point.

  • Comprehensive fitness program promotes unit wellness

    Dec 5, 2012

    Physical fitness is one of the most important attributes of a Soldier. Physical training is conducted every morning and standardized tests are carried out every six months to assess each soldier's level of cardiorespiratory and muscular endurance. What one may not realize, however, is the importance of a Soldier's level of emotional and spiritual fitness as well.

  • BOSS goes postal for holiday season mail crunch

    Dec 5, 2012

    CAMP CASEY, Soouth Korea -- Before Santa arrives on Christmas Eve, mom's fantastic fudge and Aunt Vickie's terrific banana bread will make their way into Area I along with the thousands of other boxes and letters that come to Warrior Country every day.

  • Holiday stress poses real dangers: Overwork, overspending, even domestic violence among potential ha

    Dec 5, 2012

    CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea -- The holiday season can bring not only good cheer but high stress and even domestic violence, so community members should know the dangers and how to avert them, Warrior Country officials said this week.

  • Watervliet's largest electrical upgrade in 30 years is now complete

    Dec 5, 2012

    When the Arsenal leadership agreed to invest $1.7 million for a new electrical substation that would feed power to one of the most critical manufacturing processes called the rotary forge, little did they know that the Arsenal may be venturing into uncharted waters.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Carlos Melendez

    Dec 5, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Carlos Melendez

  • A step ahead: Wounded warriors offered exclusive access to job fair

    Dec 7, 2012

    For the many Soldiers filtering into the job fair at Cole Park Commons, Tuesday, the goal remained simple: make connections on the way to a new career. This goal is crucial for Fort Campbell's wounded warrior population, who received special treatment at the event with the first hour open exclusively for these Soldiers.

  • Talon Medics Claw the Competition

    Dec 4, 2012

    1st Lt. Jonathan Jordan, with Company E, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, recently returned from competing in the Army's Best Medic Competition where he and his teammate, Spc. Brandon Chavez, placed second.

  • One Hike to Rule Them All: Buraksan Hiking Trail

    Dec 4, 2012

    The Buraksan Hiking preserve in Songtan offers the ability to get exercise while enjoying nature.

  • Army under secretary optimistic about Army's future role

    Dec 11, 2012

    Building a strong partnership between the Army's conventional and special operations forces is one of the service's key areas of focus as it transitions from operations in Afghanistan and looks toward the future, said Army Under Secretary Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, during his visit to Fort Bragg, Dec. 4.

  • Severe winter weather could bring schedule changes to JBLM

    Nov 30, -0001

    Last winter, heavy snow and freezing conditions slowed down operations at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Jan. 17-22.

  • Army readies for classic rivalry against Navy

    Dec 5, 2012

    Army and Navy will square off in Philadelphia Saturday for the 113th time and this year they play for the Commander in Chief's Trophy.

  • Credentialing program helps service members excel

    Dec 4, 2012

    The command is helping to increase opportunities for sustainment Soldiers by developing credentialing programs for 27 of its 57 military occupational specialties. One of the ways CASCOM is supporting professional credentialing of its service members is through the U.S. Army Ordnance School's Allied Trade Specialist (91E) course.

  • New Behavioral Health Data Portal launches patient-centered care effort at Fort Leonard Wood

    Dec 17, 2012

    The Behavioral Health Data Portal, slated for launch with select behavioral healthcare providers at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital this month, widens the scope of Army Healthcare's "Patient-centered care" concept. Patient-focused research has been a driving force in behavioral healthcare for over 10 years and is now taking a greater role as a result of BHDP implementation. BHDP is a tool designed to empower patients by giving them a greater voice in their treatment by connecting the patient, provider, and several other Army healthcare systems into a collaborative, web-based team solution.

  • Taking the Wounded Warrior recovery process a step further

    Dec 4, 2012

    Once a service member is wounded, in battle or the line of duty, they are taken to a military hospital to recover. Those hospitals are built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of its military construction program. Now, in the USACE Southwestern Division, there are plans for that recovery process to evolve from the hospital to a special cottage at a corps lake to allow invisible wounds to heal.

  • Corps tour helps Midshipmen move from classroom to construction

    Dec 4, 2012

    Engineering and construction science became reality for 15 Naval Academy midshipmen during a Nov. 29 tour of the 80 percent complete U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) facility on Fort Detrick, Md.

  • 70 years of service honored

    Dec 4, 2012

    Rocco "Rocky" Caponigro was recognized for 70 years of service to the country Nov. 21. The World War II veteran was presented the Gen. Brehon B. Somervell Medallion of Excellence by Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, during a ceremony at the Cardinal Golf Club.

  • 200th MPCOM Soldier receives Purple Heart during ceremony

    Dec 4, 2012

    TAMPA, Fla. - Few events in a Soldier's life make as much of an impact or leave as lasting a memory as an incident resulting in a Purple Heart medal. On Sept. 18, 2008 such an event happened to Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Robert Mintz of the 320th Military Police Company from St. Petersburg, Fla., while he was in the lead vehicle of a convoy in Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Dogs on duty: Military working dogs offer one-of-a-kind partnership

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers train, deploy and fight as a team. From early-morning physical training to search and detection training, the Army's four-legged Soldiers and their handlers are also always preparing for their mission.

  • Cadets to honor units, veterans, family members during Army-Navy Game

    Dec 5, 2012

    Along with a brand new uniform ensemble, the Army Black Knights will be wearing more than 20 different unit patches when they take on the U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen in the 113th meeting between the two academies Dec. 8, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

  • Under Secretary of the Army visits FORSCOM, Fort Bragg

    Dec 4, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, visits U.S. Army Forces Command, Dec. 4, 2012, for discussions and FORSCOM updates on Regional Alignment and support to Combatant Commanders worldwide.

  • Seattle Seahawks and 7th ID TBI Conference

    Dec 4, 2012

    Service members and NFL Players are at risk of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, yet some don't seek immediate treatment. Specialist Jesiah Dixon shows how a new partnership between the Army and America's number one sport is helping raise awareness of the injury. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/191488/seattle-seahawks-and-7th-id-tbi-conference#.UL4_GmeyD1k#ixzz2E6u85nMy

  • Iron Thunder Soldiers run M109 Paladin Integrated Management through testing gamut

    Dec 6, 2012

    Throughout the month of October and into November, Soldiers were hard at work at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., running a potential vehicle upgrade, the M109 Paladin Integrated Management, through its paces.

  • Big national response to Sandy: Army Corps

    Dec 5, 2012

    Hundreds of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel deployed from around the nation to the New York-New Jersey metro area to take part in Hurricane Sandy recovery missions assigned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Army Corps has teamed with federal, state, city and regional agencies to unwater flooded areas, provide temporary power and remove debris, as well as other FEMA missions.

  • Competition builds camaraderie, boosts motivation

    Nov 30, -0001

    Undeterred by wind, rain and chilling temperatures, Soldiers from the 3rd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, competed for the honor to be called the squadron's best scout team Nov. 20 on JBLM.

  • South Sound growers donate Christmas trees to the military

    Nov 30, -0001

    Wounded warriors from 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, cut down Christmas trees that were donated by Schilter Family Farm in Lacey, Wash. earlier this week. The trees were then prepared and loaded onto a larger truck to be transported back to their respective battalions, where they will be displayed throughout the Christmas season.

  • African nations can, must do for themselves -- with U.S. support

    Dec 4, 2012

    While the United States has military forces in Africa, they are mostly limited to small groups who have specific, time-limited tasks. That setup, said Gen. Carter F. Ham, commander, U.S. Africa Command, is ideally suited to Africa, where militaries there are able to, and should take care of their own -- though the U.S. does provide support.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $3 million small business contract for geotechnical services

    Dec 4, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 4, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a small business contract to Baton Rouge, La.-based Quaternary Resource Investigations LLC in the estimated amount of $3 million for geotechnical services including soils investigations (core borings, soils sampling) and lab testing.

  • 479th FA Soldiers restore historic Dulaney Cemetery

    Dec 4, 2012

    BELTON, Texas --Soldiers of the 479th Field Artillery Brigade's 3-395th Armored Battalion recently executed another chapter of their restoration efforts on the Dulaney Cemetery located on the A.C. Ray Ranch here.

  • ARDEC Town Hall covers Hurricane Sandy, sequestration

    Dec 4, 2012

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, employees of the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) gathered Nov. 14 for a Town Hall meeting. Part of recalibrating the workforce toward the future meant addressing the swirl of talk about lower defense spending as overseas wartime operations unwind, as well as the potential for automatic budget cuts from sequestration.

  • Army Engineers complete assessments of critical public facilities in NJ

    Dec 4, 2012

    Through several mission assignments from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) was able to work with state and local governments to provide preliminary technical assessments and technical assistance to critical public facilities damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

  • 166th AV to execute helocast during Best Ranger Competition

    Dec 4, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas, -- First Army is hosting its very own Best Ranger Competition here this week to select a team to go on to compete nationally next spring at the Army's Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Army South commanding general shares lessons learned with Chilean War College

    Dec 4, 2012

    SANTIAGO, Chile -- Maj. Gen. Frederick S. Rudesheim, the U.S. Army South commanding general, spoke to more than 150 students and faculty of the Academia de Guerra del Ejercito (Chilean Army War College) during a visit to Santiago, Chile, Nov. 6.

  • Military Intelligence --this week in history. 13 Dec 1941

    Dec 4, 2012

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Corps of Intelligence Police (CIP) was established in 1917 to provide Counter espionage support to the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

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