Archive: Dec 2012

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  • New Well at Corps' Albuquerque District Recreation Area to Provide Much-Needed Water

    Dec 4, 2012

    On Sept. 27 the Cochiti Project's pump for its water well went out. During the process to replace the 20 horsepower pump, the original well, drilled in 1964, collapsed. A whole new well had to be drilled to restore the water supply, said Cochiti Lake Project Manager Mark Rosacker. If everything goes according to plan, the new well is expected to be online shortly after Thanksgiving.

  • NIE drives technology growth, cost savings

    Dec 4, 2012

    Initial findings from the Army's latest Network Integration Evaluation show steady progress toward improved, user-friendly tactical communications systems, as well as new efficiencies from the consolidation of test practices.

  • CFC campaign hits home stretch, Deadline Dec. 15

    Dec 4, 2012

    With a little more than two weeks to go before the Dec. 15 Combined Federal Campaign deadline concludes, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall has collected approximately 35 percent of its goal. As of Nov. 28, the installation had collected $16,500 of its $48,700 goal, said JBM-HH CFC campaign manager Barbara Edmondson.

  • Veterans, Servicemembers cruise into Thanksgiving

    Dec 4, 2012

    Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and spending time with family and friends. Servicemembers and veterans had the opportunity to spend time with their military family aboard the Odyssey cruise Nov. 20.

  • Former NFL greats host Fort Polk youth football skills clinic, show support for hiring veterans

    Dec 4, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- When Kevin Mawae was asked if he would be part of a football skills clinic for the children of Soldiers stationed at Fort Polk, the former NFL All-Pro center said the answer was easy. "Of course," Mawae said as he joined four other former NFL players Nov. 27 at Fort Polk's Perez Youth Field for the event. "It's a way to give back to the community and let kids know they can be anything they want to be if they just work at it." That message rang especially true since Mawae's background was similar to that of most of the kids on the field.

  • Watervliet receives $7.8M contract to supply Australian Army with new lightweight cannons

    Dec 4, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Arsenal announced this month that it received a $7.8 million contract to provide the Australian Army, via BAE Systems, with 19 M776 155mm cannons as part of the U.S. State Department's Foreign Military Sales program.

  • Hohenfels BJJ wins big in Paris

    Dec 5, 2012

    The Hohenfels Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team wrestled its way to third place among 115 teams at the North American Grappling Associations (NAGA) international event in Paris, recently.

  • Fort Meade patrol cars equipped with life-saving equipment

    Dec 4, 2012

    All Fort Meade patrol cars are now being outfitted with emergency defribillators.

  • Fort Meade USO Opens

    Dec 4, 2012

    The Fort Meade USO facility is scheduled to open this week with a grand re-opening in January.

  • DES Identifies Speeding Hot Spots

    Dec 4, 2012

    Frequent speeders on Fort Meade can be banned from post.

  • BRL-CAD, the world's oldest open-source software system

    Dec 5, 2012

    Since 1938, the Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., was the center for the United States Army's research efforts in ballistics and vulnerability/lethality analysis. That remained the case until 1992, when BRL was disestablished and its mission, personnel and facilities were incorporated into the newly created U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). But during the decades of providing support to the nation, BRL quickly became involved in the move toward modern computing. Indeed, nearly 70 years ago, BRL unveiled the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), the world's first operational, digital computer. The development of this computer was driven by the Army's need to speed calculation of firing tables. And ever since the development of the ENIAC, ARL has provided the U.S. military with unprecedented scientific computational capabilities. One such capability was BRL-CAD.

  • WSMR employee receives ARL's Honorary Award for Community Service

    Dec 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) held its 18th Annual Honorary Awards ceremony at the Top of the Bay located at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Nov. 8. Edward Creegan from the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD) located at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico was the recipient of this year's Community Service Award. Creegan, who was unable to attend the ceremony, works in the Battlefield Environment Division of ARL CISD where he is an electronics engineer. He participates as a member of a team developing biologically inspired approaches for autonomous robotic systems, for example sensing and reactions of a Micro Air Vehicle to cope with a turbulent atmosphere.

  • 101st Airborne gets 'put through the paces' during Unified Endeavor 13-1

    Dec 5, 2012

    The 101st Airborne Division's Unified Endeavor 13-1 MRX is designed to validate its standing operating procedures associated with the transformation to a Combined Team (CT), to fully test the collaborative communications capabilities between U.S. Forces Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command, subordinate task forces, and enable continuous team-building within the Combined Task Force (CTF) Battle Staff.

  • ACS names Feathers as remarkable military family

    Dec 4, 2012

    Volunteering earns one family a nomination for Military Family Appreciation Month

  • Athens: A modern day glimpse at ancient history

    Dec 4, 2012

    Athens offers an authentic trip through history with a modern-day twist.

  • Pint-sized Picassos drum up holiday spirit

    Dec 4, 2012

    Children create one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts for parents during Santa's Secret Workshop.

  • Health Officials Focus on High Risk Persons

    Dec 5, 2012

    Health officials at Bavaria Medical Department Activity are observing a large amount of people getting a flu vaccine this season, but are acknowledging more works needs to be done to protect people from an influenza outbreak.

  • Flag football forges friendship

    Dec 4, 2012

    In order to build camaraderie between the Army and Navy and also to provide weekend entertainment for Servicemembers, Families and Civilians, U.S Army Garrison Yongsan hosted its annual Army versus Navy Flag Football game here, Dec. 1.

  • Lights lit, ready for holiday season

    Dec 4, 2012

    The Yongsan Community welcomed the holiday season and celebrated its annual Yongsan Tree Lighting ceremony here, Nov. 30.

  • Cooks warm hearts during training

    Dec 11, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- During a field training exercise Soldiers are required to have basic combat needs in order to complete the mission such as medical support, fuel and hot meals.

  • Cav Troopers build unit morale, cohesion while raising unit funds

    Dec 11, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Prior to jumpstarting their weekend, Soldiers assigned to 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, held a fundraiser at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum, here, Nov. 30.

  • Stallions witness resiliency in Wounded Warriors

    Dec 10, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change is the Merriam-Webster definition of resilience, which is very important to the American Soldier.

  • 1st BCT Soldiers participate in Cove parade

    Dec 10, 2012

    Photo Release

  • 6-9 Cav Troopers take part in CALFX

    Dec 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from 6th "Saber" Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted live fire training with the M-121 Carrier Mounted 120mm Mortar, here, Dec. 1. The "Saber" Soldiers are taking part in a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise, designed to test the capabilities of the individual crew members and also assess the "Greywolf" brigade before their upcoming rotation to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Lancers win Division Championship game

    Dec 10, 2012

    Photo Release

  • ARL technology named 2012 Project of the Year for environmental technology, science

    Jan 2, 2013

    A project involving the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL's) cold spray technology was named one of six environment technology Projects of the Year, recognized for research and technology developments with significant benefits to the Department of Defense (DoD).

  • Beyond the blast: Soldier head protection research moves from ballistic to shock wave threats

    Dec 4, 2012

    Ballistics and material research experts told Army senior leadership on Friday that novel approaches to basic research are advancing new findings in Soldier head protection solutions against blunt impact and even shock waves.

  • Task Force Guardian Returns from Afghanistan

    Dec 3, 2012

    Indiana National Guard Soldiers from Task Force Guardian returned from their deployment to Afghanistan. Around one hundred and ten Soldiers of the 381st and 387th military police companies returned on Thursday, Nov. 29th. Read more: http://www.dvidshub.net/video/192079/task-force-guardian-returns-afghanistan#.UL1Gj2eyD1k#ixzz2E2WR3kv9

  • In the sSpirit of Christmas

    Dec 3, 2012

    Wounded Warriors donate their time and energy to gather Christmas Trees given to their brigade in the Spirit of Christmas.

  • Soldiers Update: First Lady invites Military Families to the White House

    Dec 3, 2012

    The First Lady invites Military Families to the White House for the first look at the 2012 Holiday Decorations.

  • Soldiers Journal - December 2012 Edition

    Dec 3, 2012

    In this edition of Soldiers Journal, the chariman of the Joint Chief of Staff, GEN Martin Dempsey, visits the Korean DMZ, a US Soldier is welcomed home by an NFL crowd in Houston, and a US Army sniper trains the Afghan National Army.

  • Soldiers Update: 2 minutes

    Dec 3, 2012

    South Carolina tax payers personal information at risk, 2013 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship, Christmas mailing/shipping deadlines.

  • Leaders essential to developing, sustaining 21st century force

    Nov 30, -0001

    It has been a little less than two months since the Bayonet Division started a new chapter in its history and assumed the role as the higher headquarters for some of the Army's finest trained, ready and disciplined brigades- 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Stryker Brigades, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade and 17th Fires Brigade.

  • Feeding your picky eater

    Dec 13, 2012

    Mealtime can be a frustrating and challenging experience for parents who worry about whether their children are eating enough, or getting the right nutrition. It's common for children to go through some stage of picky eating as they try new foods and develop independence.

  • First for USACE South Pacific Division at Cochiti Dam

    Dec 3, 2012

    The first Operation Condition Assessment (OCA) in the South Pacific Division (SPD) took place the week of Oct. 8 at the Corps' Cochiti Dam project, located about 50 miles north of Albuquerque.

  • Regulator Works on Cultural Resource Solution

    Dec 3, 2012

    As part of evaluating projects under the Clean Water Act, regulatory employees are charged with enforcing permit conditions related to requirements stipulated in the National Historic Preservation Act and other applicable federal laws pertaining to the protection of natural and cultural resources. Such was the case when a District regulator responded to a permit application in 2005 from Ute Lake Ranch, Inc.

  • 'Raider' women among first in Army to get new tactical vests

    Jan 24, 2013

    As members of the female engagement team with 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, deploying soon, they will be sporting a new piece of gear that no other Soldier in Afghanistan currently has: brand new armored vests tailored to the female body.

  • Task Force Warhawg celebrates Veterans Day with partner school

    Dec 3, 2012

    EL PASO, Texas --Sgt. Maj. Riley Woodworth, 1st Battalion, 360th Infantry Regiment sergeant major, was guest speaker at the recent Collins Elementary School annual Veterans Day ceremony here.

  • U.S., Kuwaitis conduct defensive exercise together

    Dec 4, 2012

    The 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers and Kuwaiti troops assigned to the 15th Mubarak Brigade conducted Saweyan Shield, a live fire exercise, at the Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 28.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Provides Trees for Troops

    Dec 4, 2012

    More than 120 Christmas trees are being given away by the Trees for Troops organization, and organized through Rock Island Arsenal FMWR, to service members and their families at Rock Island Arsenal beginning today.

  • Soldier's dedication to disabled vets earns DOD award

    Dec 4, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Donald Sistrunk is one of two wounded warriors selected for DOD's 2012 Disability Outreach Award. He will be honored on Dec. 4 in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes along with 34 Department of Defense employees.

  • Army Cemetery Director tours APG sites

    Dec 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Executive Director of the Army National Cemeteries Program Kathryn Condon visited the APG North and APG South military cemeteries and one of the post's 14 private cemeteries during Nov. 16 a tour.

  • Round Rock leaders visit Fort Hood

    Dec 3, 2012

    The city council members stoked the fires of anxiety, tossing a few playful jibes at the Mayor of Round Rock as he put on the protective bite suit just before participating in a military working dog demonstration Nov. 28 during an installation tour.

  • FireAntz host Military Appreciation Night

    Dec 3, 2012

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Local hockey team, the FireAntz, welcomed Fort Bragg soldiers and their families to the Crown Coliseum Dec. 1, 2012, by donating free tickets as part of Military Appreciation Night. The crowd cheered as paratroopers assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division presented the national flag during a performance of the "Star Spangled Banner," sung by Nashville recording country music artist, Trey Edwards.

  • 'Pershings Own' plays holiday concert to 'sold out' audiences

    Dec 5, 2012

    The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" brought its annual American Holiday Festival to the nation's Capitol over the weekend, playing classics and modern updates to Christmas songs and medleys. The fun includied a visit by Dr. Seuss's incorrigible green Grinch.

  • Cold weather survival for Soldiers

    Dec 4, 2012

    Winter has changed the course of many battles in history. Both Napoleon in 1812 and the Germans in the 1940s found Russia had a powerful ally: a giant, icy "sledgehammer" that stopped armies in their tracks.

  • USARPAC FY13 Holiday Season Safety Message

    Dec 3, 2012

    A holiday season safety message from Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski and Command Sgt. Maj. Frank M. Leota

  • 3rd CAB Cases Colors

    Dec 3, 2012

    The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade opened the next chapter in its history when it cased its colors, Nov. 30, during a ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., in preparation for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Division West supports Army's SHARP program

    Mar 29, 2013

    In September 2008, the United States Army started a new campaign to foster even greater awareness for its approach on combating and preventing sexual harassment and assault.

  • Keller receives gold seal of approval

    Dec 4, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals.

  • U.S. Army Surgeon General's office recognizes Mother-Baby Unit

    Dec 13, 2012

    The Mother-Baby Unit at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital was honored for providing a higher satisfaction rate than at any other obstetrical unit in the Army in 2012. This prestigious U.S. Army Surgeon General's office recognition was based on almost 3 years of accumulated satisfaction surveys. Specifically, hard work and dedication, friendly, effective communication with patients, pristine facility, and excellence in care were categories evaluated by the Surgeon General's office.

  • Veterans, service members cruise into Thanksgiving

    Dec 3, 2012

    annual Thanksgiving cruise is a highlight

  • Army Black Hawk flies autonomously over California

    Dec 3, 2012

    RDECOM's Aviation and Missile Center successfully demonstrates low-level autonomous behaviors in a flight over the Diablo Range.

  • CRDAMC hosts Remembrance Ceremony for parents struggling with fetal demise

    Dec 3, 2012

    Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care will host a Day of Remembrance Ceremony Dec. 6 at 3:30 p.m. in the CRDAMC chapel as part of an ongoing fetal demise bereavement support group effort.

  • From typewriters to tranquility: Longtime USACE employee retires from Europe District

    Dec 4, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Ash Batavia just wrapped up a 37-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. His work with the Army goes back to 1971, when he took a job as a procurement assistant on a post in Frankfurt. But district leaders say his professionalism. stability and peaceful demeanor transcended the workplace.

  • Drive Responsibly--National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

    Dec 3, 2012

    The holiday season is the time of the year when drunk and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent. Drug and alcohol use impair judgment, delay reaction times, and can result in deadly consequences when driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drugs (for example, marijuana and cocaine) are involved in about 18 percent of motor vehicle driver deaths. Drunk driving accidents account for 31 percent of all motor vehicle accidents, and thousands of drivers and passengers lose their lives each year because of drunk and drugged driving.

  • 1st Infantry Division launches stigma reduction campaign

    Dec 3, 2012

    The 1st Infantry Division launched the "I know how it feels" campaign Dec. 3. The new effort is designed to show Soldiers, Family members and civilians throughout the Big Red One formation that they are not alone in their struggles, others who stand to their left and right have been in their shoes and know how they feel.

  • 'Raider' females among first in Army to get new tactical vests

    Jan 24, 2013

    FORT STEWART, Ga. --As the members of the female engagement team with 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, deploy soon, they will be sporting a new piece of gear that no other Soldier in Afghanistan currently has; brand new armored vests tailored to the female body.

  • December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

    Dec 3, 2012

    The holiday season is upon us and for some it means the stress and anxiety of battling last minute crowds at the mall, frantically cleaning for visiting in-laws and agonizing over preparing the perfect holiday meal.

  • Emergency response teams provide added manpower during emergencies

    Dec 3, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy demonstrated how traditional first responders can be overwhelmed by disasters, underscoring the value of trained auxiliary volunteers.

  • Detroit Arsenal Garrison Continues to Improve

    Dec 3, 2012

    The Directorate of Public Works continuously strives to make physical improvements to the grounds, buildings and infrastructure at the Detroit Arsenal and did so by awarding $14.9 million in FY12 for 27 construction, restoration and modernization projects.

  • Gen. Dennis. L. Via, Army Materiel Command, Commanding General, Visits U.S. Army CECOM

    Dec 3, 2012

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, visited several major supporting commands here, Friday.

  • Little Rock district rangers' put disabled hunters on the deer

    Nov 30, -0001

    Hunting the elusive whitetail deer is a challenge that many Arkansans prepare for year round. Sneaking in and out of the woods without being seen, heard or smelled is very difficult, even for the seasoned hunter. Imagine how hard it would be to take down the "big one" if you had a physical disability and were unable to move about without the use of mechanized aid.

  • Give someone a fish, you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.

    Nov 30, -0001

    On Sept. 30, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Table Rock Project Office partnered with several local businesses and civic organizations from Branson, Mo., to bring Catch a Special Thrill for 21 children who don't normally have the opportunity or ability to go fishing.

  • 25th CAB Top Gun Competition

    Dec 3, 2012

    UH-60 Black Hawk Crew Chiefs and door gunners of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade competed in the first 25th CAB Top Gun Competition on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 28.

  • KAW flight medics certified by 3-25 AVN

    Dec 3, 2012

    Medics of the Kandahar Air Wing were certified during flight medic training with the Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Hammerhead, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 28.

  • Building Strong from the Rocky Mountains to the Peaks of Afghanistan

    Dec 3, 2012

    From his duty station at Libby Dam and beautiful Lake Koocanusa in Montana, Regh works as an electrical engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District. For more than a decade, his predictable schedule and the rural location of his post has allowed Regh to explore the Rocky Mountain wilderness and volunteer as a search and rescue technician crewleader at a non-profit organization in his hometown. For the next several months, however, the only wilderness surrounding Regh will be the sharp peaks and isolated valleys of southern Afghanistan.

  • Officials remind personnel to be 'hard targets'

    Dec 6, 2012

    Removing unauthorized decals from private vehicles can help community members blend in while stationed abroad.

  • Korean War veterans honor storied U.S. Army general

    Apr 2, 2013

    Eighth Army leaders and Korean War veterans honored the Eighth Army commanding general who helped to save South Korea by holding the line at the Pusan Perimeter in 1950.

  • Eighth Army Band to perform at Korea's Carnegie Hall

    Dec 4, 2012

    SEOUL - The Eighth Army Band will perform a holiday concert with the Prima Donna Ensemble at the Seoul Performing Arts Center, South Korea's premier venue, Dec. 9.

  • Operation Southern Strike IV

    Dec 3, 2012

    An Albanian special operations forces member provides security while American and Albanian coalition forces and Afghan Border Police arrive at an ABP compound during a rehearsal for Operation Southern Strike IV, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 2012. The operation focused on removing insurgent influence on local populations and connecting isolated villages to their government and police.

  • Local bike shop opens for business

    Dec 3, 2012

    A new local bike shop has opened its doors to the Yongsan Community to provide Servicemembers, Families and Civilians the opportunity to purchase a variety of high-end bicycles and a professional repair and management services here, Nov. 30.

  • Peace and reintegration future in Afghan's hands

    Dec 3, 2012

    Uruzgan provincial and district level leaders, along with members from Combined Team Uruzgan, Uruzgan Provincial Reconstruction Team and Special Operations Task Force Southeast, conducted a vital visit to support the Afghan Peace and Reintegration Program, Nov. 24, 2012.

  • Next phase of debris removal in NYC begins for Army Corps

    Dec 3, 2012

    After three weeks of around-the-clock curbside debris pickup, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved an estimated 237,000 cubic yards of debris out of New York City neighborhoods to permanent landfills upstate. Now the next phase of recovery begins -- private property debris removal or PPDR.

  • Operation Southern Strike IV

    Nov 30, -0001

    Maj. Roger Shaw (center), an officer with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, and Albanian special operations force members provide security while coalition forces and Afghan Border Police arrive at an ABP compound during a rehearsal for Operation Southern Strike IV, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 2012. The operation focused on removing insurgent influence on local populations and connecting isolated villages to their government and police. Shaw, a New York Army National Guard soldier, is from Buffalo, N.Y.

  • Operation Southern Strike IV

    Nov 30, -0001

    From left, U.S. Army Capt. Bryan Kane, commander of Security Forces Assistance Team 11, takes a picture with an Afghan Border Police member in Gagre Naw village during Operation Southern Strike IV, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Nov. 17, 2012. The operation focused on removing insurgent influence on local populations and connecting isolated villages to their government and police.

  • From the beginning: learning to give everything

    Dec 4, 2012

    'We better die for something than live for nothing,' this motto, claimed by a little known unit, has defined its Soldier's lives throughout numerous combat and peace-keeping operations.

  • Raiders take command, assure continued support

    Dec 2, 2012

    Col. Charles R. Webster Jr. commanding officer of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division relinquished authority over Combined Task Force Arrowhead to Col. James R. Crider, commander of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, during a transfer of authority ceremony held on Forward Operating Base Apache, Nov. 28, 2012.

  • Marne music raises troop morale

    Dec 2, 2012

    The 3rd Infantry Division arrived in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in August with many of the same types of military elements that its Regional Command South's predecessors had, with one seemingly minor exception: a band.

  • A productive patch in Shar-e-Safa

    Dec 2, 2012

    When they arrived at the farm in September, the Mescal detachment of the Mississippi National Guard Agricultural Development Team 4 knew they had their work cut out for them. It appeared that the most abundant crops growing were weeds that nearly choked the modest enclosure located off the main road in Shar-e-safa, Afghanistan.

  • Karen Anderson awarded Steel de Fleury Medal for contribution to engineer regiment in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2012

    KANDAHAR Airfield, Afghanistan -- Backing away from a challenge is not in her character, neither is doing something half way. Karen Anderson, the tenacious executive officer, was recognized Nov. 21 with a Steel de Fleury Medal for those character traits and the many behind-the-scenes contributions she made to the Afghanistan Engineer District-South and Army Engineer Regiment during her nearly four-year deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Albanians celebrate 100 years of independence

    Dec 2, 2012

    A night of manning defense and fighting positions into the early morning didn't stop Albanian and American soldiers at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak from recognizing Albania's 100th year of independence in a celebration held here, Nov. 28, 2012.

  • Task Force 'Desert Rogues' transfer authority to 'Vikings'

    Nov 30, -0001

    "Desert Rogues" commander Lt. Col. Charles Armstrong officially transferred authority to incoming "Vikings" commander Lt. Col. William Downing during a transfer of authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Dec. 1.

  • JSC-A inducts 19 Soldiers into S.A.M.C.

    Dec 1, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (November 26, 2012) -- The Joint Sustainment Command -- Afghanistan chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducted 19 noncommissioned officers during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on November 25, 2012.