Archive: Dec 2012

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  • ACC Today

    Dec 20, 2012

    Army Contracting's online magazine is now online! View it in a flip version or as a .pdf

  • Northwest service members celebrate holidays

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Army Medical Department Holiday Ball was held on a cold, blustery and magical Dec. 15 evening full of tradition and ceremony. Ball attendees ranged in rank and title from flag officers to privates and civil servants accompanied by family members and special dates.

  • III Corps' new commander views road ahead, training, support

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Mission readiness and taking care of Soldiers and their Families will remain the top priorities for III Corps and Fort Hood, the incoming Phantom Corps commander said following an assumption of command ceremony here, Dec. 20.

  • Command bids farewell to third senior Army space officer

    Dec 26, 2012

    BG Coffin receives Legion of Merit in farewell ceremony

  • Army Contracting senior leader forum

    Dec 20, 2012

    Senior leaders from around the Army Contracting Command gathered in Huntsville, Ala., for a Senior Leader Forum Dec. 10-13.

  • Community honors veterans with wreath ceremony

    Dec 21, 2012

    For the second year in a row, the Fort McClellan Cemetery Wreaths Committee memorialized the veterans interred at McClellan, Ala., with a holiday wreath ceremony, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • ANAD leaders sign FMWR covenant

    Dec 20, 2012

    Two documents - one promising to support employees and position them for success, the other committing to provide quality products and services to customers - were signed by Depot Commander Col. Brent Bolander and Keith Colbert, the director of Community and Family Activities, Dec. 6 at the Berman-Varner House.

  • Vanover named DPW safe employee

    Dec 20, 2012

    Jonathon Vanover, a production machinery mechanic, was named the Directorate of Public Works' safe employee of the quarter for the fourth quarter of 2012. According to the justification for Vanover's award, he faces tasks requiring him to be in potentially dangerous situations on a daily basis.

  • FMS team makes rapid response for Blackhawk parts

    Dec 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command recently made a rapid response to a request for UH-60M parts from Mexico to ensure they sustained the flight capabilities of two of three Blackhawk helicopters delievered last year through FMS as part of the Merida Initiative.

  • Anniston Army Depot civilians look back on first deployment

    Dec 20, 2012

    It's the holidays and the depot currently has a number of employees deployed, which brings to mind the first time depot civilians were called to overseas duty. Twenty-two years ago, Iraq invaded Kuwait, setting off one of the largest and fastest deployments of U.S. forces and equipment since the Vietnam War. Anniston Army Depot also deployed to Southwest Asia, sending more than 300 employees to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to support and upgrade over 900 M1 tanks with firepower and survivability enhancements.

  • Army vice chief tours TBI, PTSD treatment center

    Mar 15, 2013

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III toured the National Intrepid Center of Excellence at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Dec. 19, 2012, to gain perspective on treatment for service members who have traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • In the spirit of giving…

    Dec 20, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot's 2012 Christmas Cheer program delivered 3,660 pounds of gifts and 22 bicycles to Calhoun County's Department of Human Resources office in Anniston Dec. 19.

  • NORAD prepares to track Santa on worldwide tour

    Dec 21, 2012

    It's the number one question that everyone wants answered on Christmas Eve -- where is Santa and when is he getting to my house?

  • Spotlight on...Jeanette Wittman

    Dec 20, 2012

    Retirement ends juggling military, civilian careers

  • ACC/ECC headquarters surpasses 2012 CFC goal

    Dec 20, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Rallying from a slow start, the headquarters staffs from the Army Contracting Command and the Expeditionary Contracting Command have surpassed this year's Combined Federal Campaign goal of $50,000.

  • NORAD prepares to track Santa on worldwide tour

    Dec 20, 2012

    It's the number one question that everyone wants answered on Christmas Eve -- where is Santa and when is he getting to my house?

  • Army deploying service-wide intelligence system

    Dec 21, 2012

    The Army has been given the green light to fully deploy a combat-proven intelligence system to globally network its forces with mission-critical information.

  • Red River bids farewell to logistics center

    Dec 20, 2012

    After 56 years of teaching leaders of the Army, the Army Materiel Command Logistics Leadership Center is closing its doors in January.

  • German brigade pays tribute to American brothers-in-arms

    Dec 26, 2012

    An estimated 27,000 people walked, commuted or drove to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., for a pre-Christmas tradition that has been celebrated by more than just Americans.

  • ACC-RSA taking on communication culture

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal, Ala., Operations and Services Directorate is taking on the challenge of changing the culture of communication.

  • 555th Engineer Brigade and 864th Engineer Battalion case their colors

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 555th Engineer Brigade "Triple Nickel" and the 864th Engineer Battalion cased their colors during a deployment ceremony 19 Dec., at Joint Base Lewis-McChord-North. Both units are deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom next month.

  • Battle of the Bulge

    Dec 20, 2012

  • SMA thanks Lee for Best Warrior work

    Dec 20, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 20, 2012) -- Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III presented Coins of Excellence to 18 Fort Lee and Fort Eustis Soldiers and civilians during a Dec. 12 ceremony at the Pentagon.

  • Patriots interfaith prayer breakfast promotes resilience, understanding

    Dec 20, 2012

    The 174th Infantry Brigade's monthly prayer breakfast may have started out like many others, but not everyone expected what was to come. After everyone had a chance to eat and get settled in, the Chaplain called two Soldiers to the front of the room and asked everyone to stand for the program's opening prayer. Everyone stood and bowed their heads. Muhammad, an Army staff sergeant and linguist, lifted his hands and began praying -- in Arabic. He offered a Muslim prayer of blessing for everyone in the room, the food, the leaders appointed over him, and the organization. When he finished, Sami, also a linguist and Army staff sergeant, came forward wearing his yarmulke and offered a traditional Jewish prayer of "Grace After Meals" -- in Hebrew.

  • Fort Lee Soldier pays Tribute to fellow West Pointer

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 20, 2012) -- First Lt. Cleveland Richard and 1st Lt. Tyrell Thompson hailed from different parts of the country and didn't know each other, but their compatibility was such a foregone conclusion that Jim Platt, who knew both back in 2005 as prep stars, thought they should get acquainted.

  • Battle of the Buldge

    Dec 20, 2012

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  • Holiday spirit found in single mom's heart

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 20, 2012) -- When Staff Sgt. Ariesa Griffin came to shop at the Fort Lee Holiday Helper toy store last week, she easily blended in with the hundreds of other military members who came before her. That is until the program manager asked her, "How many children do you have?" She responded, "Nine," a number that grabbed the attention of several board members nearby.

  • Lee officers earn German military badge

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Dec. 20, 2012) -- More than 70 Army officers -- most of them lieutenants in training at the Army Logistics University here -- received their gold or silver German Armed Forces Proficiency Badges during a lunchtime ceremony Friday in ALU's multipurpose rooms.

  • Local event raises funds to support America's warriors

    Dec 20, 2012

    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (Dec. 20, 2012) -- Capt. Lee Stuckey, an active duty Marine and professional mixed martial arts fighter, said he is proof that anyone can be affected by the horrors of war.

  • Rakkasan Christmas

    Dec 20, 2012

    Family members of deployed Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division celebrate the Christmas season with food, activities and a visit from Santa Claus Dec. 10 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center in Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo taken by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division)

  • Task Force Renegade Family member recognized for volunteerism

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Family Readiness Group leader for 1st Battalion, 362nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment "Task Force Renegade," 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, was awarded the Dr. Mary E. Walker Award in a Dec. 10 ceremony at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy here.

  • 2012 Hawaii Signal Holiday Run

    Dec 21, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Hawaii's Signal Soldiers gathered here for a motivational Holiday Run led by 311th Signal Command (Theater) Deputy Commanding General Brig. Gen. Janice M. Haigler. (Photos by 1st Lt. Kenneth DeBerry, 1st Lt. Jeff Slinker, Spc. Laura Morrison, Pfc. Edna Green, Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Berg, Spc. Nikko-Angelo Matos, Spc. Jacob Kohrs, Spc. Che'mar Micou, Spc. Morgan Smith, and Sgt. James Garrison)

  • Task Force Warhawg supports Celebration of Lights parade

    Dec 20, 2012

    EL PASO, Texas -- The 1st Battalion, 360th Infantry Regiment, "Task Force Warhawg," 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, and the Child Crisis Center of El Paso partnered for the 77th annual "Celebration of Lights" parade that brought thousands of spectators to the city's downtown streets earlier this month.

  • For CA Soldiers, phlebotomy and fitness are just part of the job

    Dec 20, 2012

    Killeen, Texas -- In a classroom that resembles a hospital phlebotomy lab, Soldiers assigned to 85th Civil Affairs Brigade and 81st Civil Affairs Battalion willingly roll up their sleeves and offer their arms for KISD Career Center students as they practice techniques in taking blood from real human beings Dec. 13.

  • Soldiers show students a day in the life of the Army

    Dec 20, 2012

    EL PASO, Texas -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 360th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Warhawg, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, recently volunteered to help Collins Elementary School during the school's annual career day here.

  • U.S. Army Capstone Concept

    Dec 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army Capstone Concept provides a framework to help Army leaders think about future war, guide Army modernization and describe what the Army must do as part of the joint force to achieve the nation's strategic objectives. This description is based on the Army's enduring missions and the operational environment. The U.S. Army Capstone Concept describes the required capabilities the future Army will need to prevent conflict, shape the environment and win the nation's wars.

  • Tulsa engineers mentor youngsters at robotics competition

    Dec 20, 2012

    A group of engineers from the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helped out with the Tulsa FIRST LEGO League qualifying event Nov. 10 as part of the district's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach program.

  • Deployment, redeployment top 2012 activities for 470th MI Brigade

    Dec 20, 2012

    The 470th Military Intelligence Brigade opened 2012 with one of its battalions already deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and another battalion preparing for a similar mission.

  • Chief Chaplain gains insights into reserve-component deployment needs

    Dec 21, 2012

    The U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains and his sergeant major visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., recently to gain a better understanding of First Army Division East's purpose and mission.

  • Army labs join forces for healthier smokes

    Dec 20, 2012

    Soldiers know the value of smoke grenades in various scenarios, yet the grenades contained potentially harmful chemicals. Now, the Army is working to produce pyrotechnic smoke grenades that are not only safer but also as effective as earlier grenades.

  • RRAD becomes first within TACOM to earn Merit status

    Dec 20, 2012

    Red River Army Depot marked another milestone Thursday, December 6 by becoming the first TACOM Life Cycle Management Command site to achieve the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Programs Merit Status. The depot is the largest organization to receive merit status in the region. Members and partners of Red River gathered for a celebration ceremony.

  • Families invited to strike in new year at bowling center

    Dec 20, 2012

    As the year comes to a close, people are making preparations and getting ready to start their resolutions, and the Fort Rucker Bowling Center wants to offer people a different way to ring in the new year.

  • Natick Soldier serves as toxicology subject matter expert during Massachusetts drug lab panel

    Dec 20, 2012

    Lt. Col. Robert Roussel, the Deputy Commander of USARIEM and Forensic Toxicology Consultant to the Army's Surgeon General, provided his insight into best lab practices during the Massachusetts House Committee Post Audit and Oversight Hearing on the State Drug Lab that took place in light of recent Massachusetts state lab scandals on Nov. 28, 2012.

  • Zumba: Dancing to a healthier lifestyle, shedding holiday weight

    Dec 20, 2012

    People may put on a few pounds throughout the holiday season, but Zumba offers a different way to shed them back off again.

  • SFA AT cultivating Afghan relationships

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- Soldiers from the 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, Security Force Assistance Advisor Team spent the last nine months building relationships with Afghan National Army and key Afghan forces while deployed to the Kandahar Province, Kandahar City, Afghanistan.

  • Lyster encourages healthy eating

    Dec 20, 2012

    Food is an important way that friends and Family express their love and appreciation during the holidays; however, it doesn't have to mean adding additional inches to your waistline.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot civilians, veterans deliver Toys for Tots

    Dec 21, 2012

    As part of the season of giving, the Corpus Christi Army Depot participated in the Toys For Tots campaign, delivering hundreds of toys and bikes to needy children throughout South Texas.

  • Aviation museum displays Christopher Kringle's flight jacket

    Dec 21, 2012

    Officials at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum have set up a display showing the original flight jacket of Warrant Officer Christopher Kringle, at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • CYSS offers teen babysitter training

    Dec 20, 2012

    Child, youth and school services offers teens the chance to take off the training wheels and become entrepreneurs with its annual babysitter training course in January.

  • The Landing hosts holiday event for Soldiers, Families

    Dec 20, 2012

    Christmas is just around the corner and the man in the red suit is making the final checks on his list, but Families had another opportunity to get on Santa's good side while enjoying a hot breakfast at the Landing.

  • Post participates in nationwide VTC exercise

    Dec 20, 2012

    The Emergency Management Institute, a department of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is conducting a series of virtual tabletop exercises, in which key members of the Fort Jackson community took part by video teleconference Friday at Moncrief Army Community Hospital.

  • Soldier bridges cultural gap through dance

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It has been said by people the world over that dance is a universal language in which anyone from anywhere can become fluent, if they are willing to watch and learn. A moment of their time and a little willingness to disregard one's inhibitions are all it takes to gain an understanding of one another without exchanging a single syllable. Sometimes, in the process, that connection can yield something far bigger -- a lifetime passion.

  • Scholarships help military Families

    Dec 20, 2012

    Fort Rucker is home to numerous opportunities for Soldiers and their Families to earn educational scholarships and grants.

  • Band spreads holiday cheer around post

    Dec 20, 2012

    The 282nd U.S. Army Band paid a visit to Moncrief Army Community Hospital Friday to play music and carols for the holiday season.

  • CG sends winter holiday season safety message

    Dec 20, 2012

    Our Winter Safety Campaign is well under way as Soldiers, Army civilians and their Families are making preparations for the holiday season.

  • Sponsorship program eases transition woes

    Dec 20, 2012

    Whether it is a military family's first or fifth move, relocating to a new place can be challenging. Fort Jackson's Sponsor-a-Spouse program aims to ease that process by providing information and resources that address each participating family's unique needs and questions.

  • Flatiron welcomes new commander

    Dec 20, 2012

    Flatiron welcomed its new commander as Maj. Joseph C. Alexander took command of Air Ambulance Detachment, 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment from Lt. Col. Charles C. Cook during a ceremony Dec. 13 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Holiday concert brings cheer to Fort Rucker

    Dec 20, 2012

    Hundreds of people flocked to the post theater Dec. 13 to enjoy holiday classics played by Fort Rucker's own 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band during the Commanding General's Holiday Concert.

  • Victory Block Leave begins

    Dec 20, 2012

    Fort Jackson is going to be a quiet place for the next two weeks.

  • Reserve engineers learn to engage key Afghan leaders

    Dec 20, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade recently conducted key leader engagement training here for Soldiers of the Army Reserve's 704th Engineer Company from Hot Springs, Ark. The engineers are training for their deployment to Regional Command West in Afghanistan. (Photos courtesy 3rd Engineer Battalion, 364th Regiment, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)

  • Spouses bring holiday traditions back to historic LeRay Mansion

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As community members began decorating their homes for the holiday season, a group of spouses spent their extra time ensuring that Fort Drum's oldest home also was properly adorned.

  • Fort Rucker honors Instructors of the Year

    Dec 20, 2012

    Five Soldiers and two civilians from Fort Rucker were recognized as Academic Instructors and Instructor Pilots of the Year, and were presented with awards from representatives of several organizations during a ceremony Dec. 14 at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

  • Syracuse Orange earns bowl appearance after preseason training camp at Fort Drum

    Dec 20, 2012

    Their 2012 football season started this fall with a weeklong training camp on the grassy, manicured Sligh Field here at Fort Drum on Aug. 12, and now the Syracuse University "Orange" football team will end this year's campaign with their second bowl appearance in eight years and a share of the Big East title. The team will play Dec. 29 in the Pinstripe Bowl, which is set for 3:15 p.m. in Yankee Stadium, against the West Virginia Mountaineers.

  • Natick Labs: "Best field trip ever?"

    Jan 8, 2013

    Students from Natick, Massachusetts' Wilson Middle School visited the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center, known locally as "Natick Labs", recently to explore topics in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Seventh graders toured facilities and met scientists and engineers as they learned about the science and technology involved in creating a Soldier's equipment. The middle school students were enthusiastic about learning while at the Natick Labs, which was equally exciting for scientists and engineers as receiving interest from middle school children in general can be a challenge.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers give boost to 7-year-old boy battling cancer

    Dec 21, 2012

    On Tuesday, senior leaders, from Fort Drum's 10th Mountain Division (LI), and state Sen. Patty Ritchie visited the home of Julian Ross, an Oswego County second-grader, who has been battling cancer for more than a year.

  • NSRDEC part of STEM meeting at local community college

    Dec 26, 2012

    Employers, various local schools, and an assortment of businesses conferred together at Bristol Community College December 5. Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center representatives Rebecca Engle and David Querim discussed the Labs' STEM involvement with interested listeners, highlighting the teacher training and multiple student-oriented programs the Labs offers on a regular basis.

  • Fort Drum NEC answers distress call from Fort Hamilton

    Dec 20, 2012

    After Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City last month, a distress call went out from the Network Enterprise Center at Fort Hamilton to address the installation's degraded capabilities. Within hours, Fort Drum's NEC answered that call.

  • Natick Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam at NSRDEC

    Jan 8, 2013

    A group of representatives from Natick High School Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam held a discussion at the Natick Soldier Systems Center regarding their ideas for an ice search and rescue remotely-operated vehicle (ROV). The team is being funded $10,000 by the Lemelson-MIT Program whose goal is to assist students, teachers and mentors with their invention projects. The team made a separate trip to Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center to learn about and tour the Prototype Shop in particular. Different subject matter experts led the students in a guided tour of the facilities and explained the varying types of equipment, materials, and designs the shop offers as well as constructs.

  • Natick High competes in Army-Navy underwater ROV event

    Jan 28, 2013

    A team of five Natick High School students accompanied by their teacher, Doug Scott, volunteer assistant Henry Haugland, and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Donna Bulger, attended a SeaPerch competition at New Bedford High School last month.

  • Intelligence Soldiers get infantry experience

    Dec 20, 2012

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. -- Soldiers of B Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, accompanied by their comrades in B Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, set out at 2 a.m. Nov. 27 to climb Whiteface Mountain.

  • Soldier receives USO's Military Leadership Award

    Dec 20, 2012

    NEW YORK CITY -- A Fort Drum Soldier currently assigned to 3rd Battalion, 85th Infantry Regiment, Warrior Transition Unit, received the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award at the 51st Annual USO Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner held Thursday at a hotel in New York City's Times Square.

  • Verdict clear to Afghan officials: Evidence-based operations vital

    Nov 30, -0001

    The nondescript water bottle found among the items at the scene of the simulated crime scene during the Evidence-Based Operations Seminar here Dec. 17 didn't appear to be anything more than a piece of trash. But when an investigative specialist brushed the plastic container for fingerprints, the bottle's importance became apparent as a clear image of a print emerged. The bottle was clearly a key piece of evidence in the simulated scene and would solidify the case against the alleged - albeit imaginary - criminal in court. The simulated crime scene and review of proper evidence collection procedures was one of the highlights of the seminar that included a dozen senior Afghan police investigators, counter-terrorism officials and judicial-system prosecutors. The event also included a forensic lab tour and a roundtable discussion on evidence needed for prosecution.

  • Advisory brigade prepares Afghan soldiers to train themselves

    Dec 20, 2012

    COMBAT OUTPOST HONIKAR-MIRACLE, Afghanistan -- A specially trained brigade from the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division has been training their Afghan National Army counterparts since arriving to Combat Outpost Honikar-Miracle last month.

  • 10th Mountain Division tests advise, assist teams

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Mountain Division (LI) conducted a Best Security Force Advise and Assist Team Competition between 1st Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Brigade Combat Team on Dec. 11 and 12.

  • Temporary lodging expenses to change in 2013 for incoming Soldiers, Families

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Beginning Jan. 1, Soldiers and Family Members moving to Fort Drum may only claim up to 10 days of temporary lodging expenses to cover additional living expenses during a permanent change of station.

  • Program delivers 750 Christmas trees to Soldiers, Families

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A national campaign that ships farm-fresh Christmas trees to U.S. military personnel every year passed through Fort Drum on Thursday, its final stop in the state of New York less than two weeks before the big holiday.

  • Muleskinners conduct brigade change of command

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Col. Kurt J. Ryan relinquished command of 10th Sustainment Brigade to Col. Willie Rios III during a ceremony Dec. 12 at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • Division welcomes new deputy commander

    Dec 20, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and friends of the Fort Drum community gathered Thursday at Magrath Gym for a Mountain Salute ceremony to bid farewell to Brig. Gen. Richard D. Clarke and welcome Col. Mark J. O'Neil, who replaced Clarke as the 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy commander for operations.

  • Preventive medicine used to save lives

    Dec 20, 2012

    Army Pfc. Demetrius Roberson, a preventive medicine medic with Company C, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, works daily to prevent disease and bodily injuries to Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Fenty and on other FOBs and Combat Outposts across the country.

  • Army on target to meet energy-saving goals

    Dec 21, 2012

    On Dec. 2, 2011, President Barack Obama directed all federal agencies to make at least $2 billion worth of energy-efficiency upgrades over the next two years -- at no up-front cost to the taxpayer. The Army has taken on the president's challenge and already invested $208.8 million of its $384-million goal in energy-saving initiatives since December 2011.

  • Army Organic Industrial Base Strategic Plan

    Dec 20, 2012

  • In the dark of Wilderness, Rakkasans maintain mortar readiness

    Dec 20, 2012

  • Holidays spent far away

    Dec 20, 2012

    As the holiday season approaches, families across the world will celebrate in many different ways. For the soldiers of the 316th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), an Army Reserve unit from Pittsburgh, and the rest of the U.S. Army currently deployed overseas, these experiences will have to be shared over the phone, on Skype or through email.

  • ABP seize more than 360 anti-personnel mines

    Dec 20, 2012

    Afghan Border Police seized more than 360 anti-personnel mines during a vehicle inspection at an ABP checkpoint near the Wesh border crossing point in Spin Boldak district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, Dec 18.

  • Lancer Brigade Soldiers make it home for the holidays

    Dec 20, 2012

    Families and friends waited eagerly with open arms and anxious smiles as Soldiers returning from combat made their way into Wilson Sports and Fitness Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord-North, Wash., for a special holiday welcome home ceremony, Dec. 16, 2012.

  • Army applies NIE lessons to integrating network equipment

    Dec 21, 2012

    The Army is applying integration lessons learned from completed Network Integration Evaluations as it continues production of networked vehicles to support fielding efforts to 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Teamwork, synergy sparks prototype development at Watervliet

    Dec 27, 2012

    Watervliet Arsenal's historic "Big Gun Shop" in New York State has seen a lot of action since the first brick and mortar were laid there nearly 130 years ago.

  • International Assistance -- Recruiters, Fort Knox grant Belgian teen's wish

    Dec 20, 2012

    Make A Wish Foundation turns to U.S. Army Recruiting Command to make Belgian cancer victim's dream of becoming a U.S. Soldier come true.

  • Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter visits U.S. Army Garrison Japan Installations

    Dec 19, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, Commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command visited U.S. Army Garrison Japan with senior IMCOM leaders, including Command Sergeant Major Earl Rice during his tour of Army Installations in the Asia/Pacific Region.

  • A 159th CAB kindergarten reading

    Dec 19, 2012

    Five Soldiers with the 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, volunteered to read short stories to all of the kindergarten and first grade classes at the Rossview Elementary School, Dec. 19.

  • Cold Weather Precautions

    Dec 19, 2012

    Winter is upon us! Due to the extreme cold weather at Dugway, please follow the cold weather precautions listed below: If you will be away more than 3 days, make arrangements to check your house (heat on, no water leaks etc.)

  • Two Joint Munitions Command employees awarded Louis Dellamonica Award

    Dec 19, 2012

    Employees rewarded for excellence

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground volunteers recognized for service to eCYBERMISSION program

    Dec 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army honored three civilian employees at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 1, 2012, for their commitment to enriching students' experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly known as STEM.

  • Australian, American Soldiers share Christmas spirit in Afghanistan

    Dec 20, 2012

    More than 11 years into the war in Afghanistan, care packages continue to be a pleasant reminder that Soldiers serving at Multinational Base Tarin Kot are remembered during the holiday season.

  • Holiday concert connects with audience

    Dec 19, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- From an old-fashioned handshake to social media, Warrant Officer Matthew David arranged the 77th Army Band's holiday concert to connect to the audience on a personal level Dec. 15 at McMahon Memorial Auditorium.

  • Dugway Community Holiday Party

    Dec 19, 2012

    Dugway Proving Ground - Who can resist sitting on Santa's lap and telling him what you hope to see under the Christmas tree. Free photos for all brave boys and girls were provided at Community Holiday party held Dec. 11, 2012.

  • BOSSE TAKES COMMAND OF THE 87th USAR SUPPORT COMMAND (EAST)

    Dec 19, 2012

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Soldiers and Civilians of the 87th United States Army Reserve Support Command (East) and the 1st Mobilization Support Group took part in a change of command ceremony December 16, 2012 in Birmingham, Ala. During the ceremony Col. Steve W. Ainsworth relinquished control of the command to Col. Pete Bosse.

  • U.S. Ambassador thanks Army for demilitarization effort in Albania

    Dec 26, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center received a letter of gratitude from U.S. Ambassador to Albania Alexander A. Arvizu Nov. 21. The note thanked the organization for a successful demilitarization operation that destroyed a recently discovered stockpile of chemical munitions in Tirana, Albania.

  • Retreat focuses on families of deployed Rakkasans

    Dec 20, 2012

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- More than 40 family members of Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division attended a Strong Bonds retreat Dec. 7 -- 9 here at the Sheraton Music City Hotel.

  • Indiana Soldiers Receive Christmas Trees in Kuwait

    Dec 19, 2012

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