Archive: Dec 2012

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  • Dewatering NYC

    Dec 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District is assisting in the completion of the 14th and final FEMA dewatering mission assignment.

  • Experts develop strategies for combating tobacco use in military

    Dec 20, 2012

    A team of medical and military experts, hosted by the U.S. Army Public Health Command, gathered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Dec. 2-5, 2012, united by their motivation and drive to reduce tobacco use in the military.

  • 'Mustangs' host Christmas party, build family morale

    Dec 19, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- In keeping with the spirit of family and the Cavalry tradition, 1st Battalion "Mustangs," 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a battalion-wide Christmas party titled: Mustang Winter fest, Dec. 11, here.

  • Twas the night before Christmas and all through the TOC

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 101st Combat Brigade Headquarters building on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, is decorated and ready for the 2012 Holiday Season.

  • Wings of Destiny Christmas

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 101st Combat Brigade Headquarters building on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, is decorated and ready for the 2012 Holiday Season.

  • Electronic warfare graduates first to receive crested collar insignia

    Dec 20, 2012

    Twenty-eight Soldiers in the Electronic Warfare Specialist Basic Course were the first students to receive the new EW collar insignia at a graduation and cresting ceremony, Dec. 13, 2012, at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Wings of Destiny Christmas

    Nov 30, -0001

    The 101st Combat Brigade Headquarters building on Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, is decorated and ready for the 2012 Holiday Season.

  • A CAV kind of Christmas

    Nov 30, -0001

    Stetsons adorned with Christmas hats and unit badges hang neatly in a row alongside spurs and stockings as the Yuletide season approaches at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 12. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • A CAV kind of Christmas

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    Soldiers from B Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, take a moment to show off some Christmas spirit and camaraderie at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 12. When away from their actual families, these soldiers have made a family within the unit to help boost morale and keep the holiday spirit alive. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • A CAV kind of Christmas

    Nov 30, -0001

    A simple and tasteful wreath adorns the door of C Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 12. Don't let the lack of decorations outside fool you, C, 1-101 CAB keeps their decorations under wraps. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • A CAV kind of Christmas

    Nov 30, -0001

    Capt. William Dionne, AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot from Flower Mound, Texas and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stanley Pebsworth, AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot pose with their "highly decorated" tree and John Wayne to show off their holiday spirit at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 13. Decorating for the holidays is a welcome distraction from the routine of deployed life. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Christmas in CAV Country

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, take time from their maintenance schedule to read Christmas letters and put up decorations sent by school children in one of the maintenance hangars at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 13. As busy as the soldiers are, making sure that the holiday spirits are alive and well in the work place is essential to good order and discipline for these soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Christmas in CAV Country

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Alcone Levier, D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, avionic repair noncommissioned officer, waits his turn to put up a picture colored in by an elementary school student in a maintenance hangar at Forward Operating base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 13. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • A CAV kind of Christmas

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers from D Troop, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, pose in front of decorations put up before they have to get back to work after taking time to put up Christmas decorations sent by school children in one of the maintenance hangars at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 13. As busy as the soldiers are, making sure that the holiday spirits are alive and well in the work place is essential to good order and discipline for these soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB Public Affairs)

  • Researchers want to help Soldiers get good night's sleep

    Dec 20, 2012

    Researchers from academia and the private sector are teaming up to study and improve the sleep quality of Soldiers through an online survey and follow-up care.

  • 'Dragon Strike' Battalion holds Military Ball

    Dec 19, 2012

    DALLAS -- Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 381st Regiment "Dragon Strike," 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, held their annual Military Ball earlier this month at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service World Headquarters Skyline Lounge here.

  • ATEC Headquarters building named for "Grandfather of T&E"

    Dec 19, 2012

    Military buildings are typically named after persons deceased who have made significant contributions to an organization, but recently the Hon. John McHugh, Secretary of the Army, granted an exception to that rule.

  • "First Faces of the Army" 94th MP hosts NCO induction ceremony

    Dec 19, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS -- Recently promoted Sergeants of the 94th Military Police Battalion, 501st Sustainment Brigade were welcomed to the Corp of Noncommissioned Officers the 94th MP NCO induction Ceremony held at the Humphrey's theatre December 12.

  • Despite retiring, technical director advocates for command

    Dec 19, 2012

    Brian Simmons started out as a "fairly typical" government worker right out of college, but Dec. 14 he said farewell to a mission he grew to love as a member of the Senior Executive Service. Even upon retirement, Simmons talked about his command rather than reflecting on his career.

  • Eagle Express: A team of junior leaders making it happen

    Dec 20, 2012

    For the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, supporting the aviation needs of ground forces is the core of the mission. In order to achieve success, the aircraft need to be at peak performance.

  • Soldiers visit with Santa

    Dec 19, 2012

  • Retrograde operations continue

    Dec 19, 2012

  • Santa visits wounded warriors, staff members at hospital in Afghanistan

    Dec 19, 2012

    Santa came to town and brought joy with him as he gave Christmas stockings to staff members and patients at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airield, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2012.

  • Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police join forces to learn critical skill

    Dec 19, 2012

    After four long, grueling months, 33 Afghan National Army soldiers and Afghan National Civil Order Police graduated from basic mechanic training together at the 4th Regional Logistics Support Command at Camp Shaheen, Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2012.

  • Santa visits hospital in Afghanistan

    Dec 19, 2012

    BAGRAM, Afghanistan (Dec. 19, 2012) -- For many servicemembers deployed to Afghanistan, Christmas can be a very emotional and depressing time of year when separated from their friends and family back home. However, this year, Santa came to town and brought joy with him as he gave Christmas stockings to staff members and patients at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield, Dec. 18.

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

    Dec 19, 2012

    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.

  • German St Nicholas surprises American children

    Dec 19, 2012

    The rumors that Germany does not have a Santa Claus are true. So, if there's no Santa there are also no reindeer and no presents to open on Christmas Day, right? Not quite. German children actually receive treats and gifts twice during the holiday season and on both occasions earlier than American children, once on Dec. 6, St. Nicholas Day and on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Ebonie I. McNeil

    Dec 19, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Ebonie I. McNeil

  • Ask the Dietitian: December 2012

    Dec 18, 2012

    It's common this time of year to be concerned about staying on track with your health and fitness goals. During the holiday season, more than ever, we tend to be surrounded by the temptation to eat more and exercise less, which, as we all know, is the textbook recipe for weight gain.

  • USAHC-SB staff among 24,167 to complete Honolulu Marathon

    Dec 18, 2012

    Eight Soldiers and civilian employees from U.S. Army Health Clinic-Schofield Barracks finished the 2012 Honolulu Marathon, Dec. 9.

  • ARL among experts reviewing long debated chemical rocket handling, disposal options in KY

    Dec 20, 2012

    An expert panel recently recommended to the Defense Department that thermal and chemical technologies may present the best disposal options of the more than 69,000 Cold War-era M55 rockets containing nerve agents currently stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot. The committee on "Disposal Options for the Rocket Motors from Nerve Agent Rockets Stored at Blue Grass Army Depot" of the Board on Army Science and Technology at the National Research Council completed its nine-month review in October. The panel teamed to offer guidance on technologies and options for the disposal of the rocket motor sections of the M55 rocket.

  • National Press Club Speech

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    Theresa Werner, president of the National Press Club, hosts a luncheon of the National Press Club. Includes a speech by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for valor in Afghanistan as Marine

    Dec 19, 2012

    It's not every day a National Guard sergeant receives a Silver Star for actions performed as a Marine. But that's exactly what happened in Pittsburgh, Dec. 10, 2012.

  • Retrograde operations continue in Afghanistan with 401st AFSB

    Dec 19, 2012

    Three command sergeants major toured the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's headquarters in Afghanistan to receive briefings on its various missions.

  • Increasing quality of life with a cafeteria for AMC, USASAC employees

    Dec 18, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command and the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command hosted a cafeteria groundbreaking ceremony here, Dec. 17, to feed its roughly 1,700 employees.

  • Albuquerque District Examines Bernalillo Levee Soil for Future Flood Damage Reduction Study

    Dec 18, 2012

    The Albuquerque District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with Eastern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (ESCAFCA) to examine the existing conditions of the spoil bank levees within the Town of Bernalillo, N.M.

  • Grand Opening of Káva Café on Arsenal Island

    Dec 18, 2012

    Káva Café, a coffee bar that provides free Wi-Fi and Starbucks coffee and menu items, had its grand opening at 10:30 a.m., Dec. 13, in the former retail store in Bldg. 60, on Rock Island Arsenal.The Káva Café's hours are from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, with delivery available from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fee for this service is $2 with the fee being waived for purchases more than $20.

  • Albuquerque District, City of Las Cruces Partner on Environmental Restoration Project

    Dec 18, 2012

    Officials from the Albuquerque District, the City of Las Cruces, N.M., and state legislative representatives participated in a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 29 for a $1.5 million environmental restoration project near the Las Cruces Dam.

  • Window preserves Soldier's legacy of selfless service

    Dec 19, 2012

    Many youngsters and young Soldiers have visions of heroism, facing an insurmountable foe against overwhelming odds and surviving as a hero or going down in a blaze of glory.

  • 75th Fires Brigade Soldiers deploy

    Dec 19, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A somber tone filled the atmosphere around the headquarters building of 75th Fires Brigade Dec. 16 as Soldiers, their comrades, and family members gathered together. Many of them shared laughter, words of encouragement, and memories of their time training together for this moment. Some children, spouses and service members were touched deeply by the events of the day -- insomuch that they shed tears together. The 'Tough As Diamonds' family said goodbye to each other as they prepared to depart to the U.S. Central Command's area of operations. There, the unit will assume the role of a Force Field Artillery Headquarters.

  • 3rd Sustainment Brigade Holiday Greeting

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    Sgt. Adam Wall sends his holiday greeting

  • UPDATE -- Rock removal work underway on Middle Mississippi

    Dec 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rock removal work is underway on the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill.

  • Soldiers helping former Soldiers in the spirit of the season

    Dec 19, 2012

    In the spirit of giving during the holiday season, Soldiers from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., assisted veterans at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting, Wash., with selecting, wrapping and shipping presents to loved ones this week.

  • Lancer Brigade Soldiers make it home for the holidays

    Dec 18, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Families and friends eagerly awaited 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, for a special holiday welcome home ceremony, Dec. 16.

  • Albuquerque District regulator receives two awards for water work

    Dec 18, 2012

    Marcy Leavitt, Texas/New Mexico Branch Chief of the Albuquerque District's Regulatory Division, recently received two honors recognizing her work that has helped protect not just water quality, but also watersheds and headwaters -- precious resources in an arid state.

  • 'Black Scorpions' prepare for mobilization training mission

    Dec 20, 2012

    For Soldiers of the 2-363rd Training Support Battalion "Black Scorpions," 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, from Mesa, Ariz., annual training at McGregor Range, N.M., this year marked the culminating event of months of hard work preparing for a one-year mobilization.

  • District's Small Business Program to be Applauded at Conference

    Dec 18, 2012

    Albuquerque District's Small Business program for 2012 received three distinct accolades at the Society of American Military Engineers Annual Small Business Conference the week of Dec. 10 in Grapevine, Texas.

  • Specialist wins 2012 Operation Rising Star

    Dec 19, 2012

    Georgia Army National Guard Spc. Constance Mack, representing the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., won the 2012 Operation Rising Star military singing contest at Fort Sam Houston Theatre, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • Change of stole ceremony welcomes new Division West chaplain

    Dec 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Change of command and change of responsibility ceremonies are routine in the Army. The coming and going of leaders will always be a part of our military. However, First Army Division West recently recognized a change of leadership with a less-than-routine ceremony. Soldiers in the division bid farewell to their spiritual leader in a Change of Stole and retirement ceremony at the 25th Street Chapel near division headquarters here Dec. 14.

  • Corps' officials meet with Illinois leaders to discuss low water operations

    Dec 18, 2012

  • Division West officers train for Best Ranger competition

    Dec 19, 2012

    First Army, supported by Division West, conducted training Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month to select a team to represent the command at the upcoming 30th annual Best Ranger Competition.

  • This Week in Military Intelligence History, December 29, 1988

    Dec 18, 2012

    Army Announces Consolidation of Intelligence Training at Fort Huachuca

  • Sustaining the Black Hawk Fleet: Ten Years of Recap at Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Dec 19, 2012

    This is an exciting time for the Army Aviation and Missile Command. We are coming down from over a decade of war and focusing on new challenges that will test how we maximize our capabilities with limited resources. Through it all, Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) has been critical in its support to aviation maintenance and nowhere else is this support more evident than with its sustainment of the UH-60 Black Hawk fleet.

  • USASAC looks back at busy, productive 2012

    Dec 18, 2012

    By all accounts 2012 was a banner year for the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command in terms of carrying out its mission of overseeing the Army's Security Assistance Enterprise and managing its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

  • AFN 'voice' dominates airwaves for five decades

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Some parts of a tour of duty in Germany haven't changed for the last 50 years: Cars blaze down the Autobahn, people swig mugs of beer and Gary Bautell broadcasts on AFN. If you, your parents or even your grandparents were assigned to Germany over the past four decades, chances are you'd recognize his voice. Bautell says he often meets people who say they feel like they know him.

  • Spouse Sponsorship program helps newcomers

    Dec 20, 2012

    Sandy Timbrook was one of the first participants in the Army Community Service Spouse Sponsorship program to receive a newcomer to help, and she eagerly awaited her arrival.

  • 120th Infantry Brigade trains 311th ESC for deployment to Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 311th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in exercise "Unified Endeavor" during December at North Fort Hood. The exercise included both live and computer-aided virtual events, all focused on mission command training.

  • Soldier aims to raise holiday safety awareness

    Dec 18, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Calvin Fann hopes to raise awareness of how to be safer during the holiday season after his car was broken into at a mall garage.

  • 'Holiday Traditions': USAREUR Band and Chorus treat Wiesbadeners to seasonal concert

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - There was a lot of head bopping and toe tapping in the Wiesbaden Kurhaus Dec. 12 as members of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus filled the ornate room with holiday cheer. The free concert for the citizens of Wiesbaden featured a rich tapestry of musical moments ranging from selections from Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" to popular holiday fare including "Feliz Navidad" and "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

  • CRDAMC, local schools help children feel safe in times of tragedy, uncertainty

    Dec 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Recurring threats and acts of violence in schools have become an all-too-common occurrence in the lives of students across the nation recently and children from Fort Hood and surrounding communities are no exception to this trend. In fact, just days prior to the Sandy Hooks Elementary School tragedy, Copperas Cove Independent School District made the dramatic decision to close the entire district following a string of bomb threats at its secondary and high school campuses.

  • Emergency Placement Care providers offer a safe haven for children in need

    Dec 18, 2012

    The Emergency Placement Care program is always looking for new providers. The process of becoming a provider entails a number of steps because it is necessary to protect the welfare of the children, but is not difficult, said Michelle Stosich, Family Advocacy Program manager for Wiesbaden Army Community Service.

  • Spreading cheer: BOSS members help put smiles on young cancer patients' faces during hospital visit

    Dec 18, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Emely Unger, 5, laughed and pointed at Spc. Jeffrey Haines when her mother asked her who had given her the brand new Barbie in her lap.   It was St. Nikolaus Day at the children's cancer clinic of the University Medical Center Mainz, and Unger was one of about 15 patients to receive presents, candy and cards from U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members.  

  • Army engineers design, build roadway threat detection system

    Dec 19, 2012

    U.S. Army engineers have developed a system for detecting possible threats by identifying potential threat locations on unimproved roads.

  • Intense nightlife, history await visitors in Krakow

    Dec 18, 2012

    The up-and-coming Polish city edifies tourists as it entertains

  • OPSEC presentation takes center stage at GPAC

    Dec 18, 2012

    JMTC's Intelligence and Security Section teams up with local performing arts center to create new OPSEC presentation concept

  • Innsbruck Christmas Markets offer variety of gift ideas

    Dec 18, 2012

    Whether you have been in the Vicenza military community one month or 10 years, the Outdoor Recreation trip to the Innsbruck Christmas Markets will offer a variety for your senses.

  • Females of Caserma Ederle join together in unity

    Dec 18, 2012

    Girl power was alive and in the air as females from around Caserma Ederle joined together Dec. 6 for the first Female 2 Female event. Spouses, civilians, and Soldiers mingled together, while playing an icebreaker game with the name of a famous woman placed on their backs. An introduction was given by Julia Sibilla, Army Community Service community program manager, who was one of the many people working to bring the event to life.

  • Army Corps of Engineers winds down power mission in Coney Island

    Dec 19, 2012

    Three of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers power teams have deployed to New York City since Hurricane Sandy made landfall Oct. 29, 2012. Those teams have come from Pittsburgh, Tulsa, and, most recently, Honolulu districts.

  • Nutrition intervention can help manage stress

    Dec 18, 2012

    Healthy eating habits contribute to a stress-free holiday season

  • Angel Tree Project helps military families

    Dec 19, 2012

    Customers walking into the post exchange in Vicenza, Italy, might notice a Christmas tree with pieces of paper attached. It's time again for the annual Angel Tree project.

  • From low drag to high speed, soldier turns things around

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    Before he left home, Spc. Blake Stressman, 24 from Burlington, N.C., had a bit of a reputation - and it was not a good one. But with the help of senior leaders in his unit, Stressman appears to have turned his reputation around. He is now considered an ace mechanic, a hard worker and a leader.

  • Paratroopers air drop toys for children

    Dec 18, 2012

    Multinational Soldiers, airmen deliver toys for needy families just in time for the holidays

  • Army NCO of Year champions higher education

    Dec 18, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Matthew Senna, the U.S. Army's Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 2012, attributes higher education to his success within the Army.

  • Shoplifting on post is on the rise, as is getting caught

    Dec 18, 2012

    During the holidays more people think they can get away with stealing, but shop owners are watching.

  • IMCOM strives to better prepare Soldiers, families

    Dec 18, 2012

    Programs look to connect transitioning Soldiers and families with employers.

  • CAS Veterans Day observance

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Sgt. Lashonnda Shannon render a salute during the national anthem and retiring of the colors during the Camp As Sayliyah Veteran's Day observance, here, Nov. 12, 2012. (Photo by Polli Ogilvie, ASG-QA Public Affairs)

  • CAS Veterans Day observance

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Col. Wayne Grieme Jr., commander of Area Support Group - Qatar, and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Holliday, command sergeant major of Area Support Group - Qatar, stand at attention with the Qatari delegation during the Veterans Day ceremony at Camp As Sayliyah Nov. 12, 2012.

  • CAS Veterans Day observance

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Maj. Shawn Gralinski and Capt. Michael LeMay, both of Area Support Group - Qatar's S3 shop, render a salute during the national anthem and retiring of the colors during Camp As Sayliyah's Veterans Day observance, Nov. 12, 2012. (Photo by Jeremiah J. Clark, ASG-QA Public Affairs)

  • CAS Veterans Day observance

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. 1st Class Loretta Whitehurst of Area Support Group-Qatar lead the honor guard for the flag ceremony during the Camp As Sayliyah's Veterans Day observance Nov. 12, 2012. (Photo by Jeremiah J. Clark, ASG-QA Public Affairs)

  • CAS Triathlon 2012

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    A swimmer competes in the first leg of the Camp As Sayliyah triathlon, here, Nov. 10, 2012. (Photo by Jeremiah J. Clark, ASG-QA Public Affairs)

  • CAS Triathlon 2012

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Army Capt. Michael LeMay of the Area Support Group - Qatar swims the first portion of the Camp As Sayliyah Triathlon, Nov. 10, 2012. (Photo by Jeremiah J. Clark, ASG-QA Public Affairs)

  • November is Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 30, -0001

    Throughout November, the Department of Defense recognizes National Native American Heritage Month. This year our theme is "Serving our people, serving our nations: Native visions for the future." Although the theme might change every year the practice of honoring the contributions of the first Americans has been happening for over a century. In the early 1900s the Boy Scouts of America recognized one day a year to recognize the American Indians. In 1915, with the help of Reverend Sherman Coolidge, president of the American Indian Association, the second Saturday of May was known as American Indian Day. The following year the state of New York became the first state to observe American Indian Day. A few years later several other states followed by observing their own American Indian Day, with several states sharing it with Columbus Day. It wasn't until November 1990 when then President George H.W. Bush officially signed a resolution signifying November as "National American Indian Heritage Month." Over the years there have been numerous variations to the title of the observance such as "National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month" but our appreciation remains the same.

  • CAS fall triathlon sheds blood, sweat and tears

    Nov 30, -0001

    Fingers grip the lip of the Camp As Sayliyah swimming pool in the fading, evening light Nov. 10. Many racers wondered if they could finish a triathlon. Then with the blast of an air-horn, they thrust off the wall and started swimming. By the time they reached the big "A" at the bottom of the pool, their anxieties gave way to a simple desire for speed.

  • Boy Scout Troop 970 November Campout

    Nov 30, -0001

    Want an adventure? Then look no further than going on a trek with the American School of Doha (ASD) Boy Scouts. Early in the morning on Nov. 16, scouts, adult leaders and military volunteers embarked on a great Qatari adventure with Boy Scout Troop 970 on the north coast of Qatar just outside the small town of Zikrit; their first campout of the new school year.

  • Music helps bridge cultural divide

    Dec 18, 2012

    A Hohenfels community member learns music is the universal language

  • Better not pout - Krampus is coming to town

    Dec 18, 2012

    Naughty boys and girls get more than coal for Christmas -- they fear the wrath of the Krampus.

  • Olympian inspires excellence through jump rope

    Dec 19, 2012

    Olympian Buddy Lee visited Hohenfels last week to give a jump start to the Army's "Get Fit, Be Strong" initiative through a series of classes introducing children and families to his world-class jump rope program.

  • AFAP conference identifies issues, offers solutions

    Dec 18, 2012

    AFAP conference shines light, aims to fix community issues

  • Corps of Engineers to remove rock from Mississippi River channel

    Dec 18, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced, Dec. 14, 2012, the schedule for removing rock formations in the Mississippi River near Thebes, Ill., that pose a threat to navigation as water levels on the river drop.

  • USO brings holiday cheer, laughter to troops in Southern Afghanistan

    Dec 18, 2012

    Members of the 2012 annual USO holiday tour, Craig Stammen, Kellie Pickler, Ross Detwiler, Matt Hendricks and Iliza Shlesinger, stopped at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to entertain and raise morale of deployed service members, Dec. 16, 2012.

  • Giving back: Miss Washington shows military support at JBLM holiday event

    Dec 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Mandy Schendel, who was officially crowned Miss Washington 2012 in July, has spent the better part of her life serving others.

  • Military spouses get a taste of Korean tradition

    Dec 17, 2012

    Sungshin Women's University allowed Servicemembers, Families, and Civilians the opportunity to attend a Korean cooking class and learn a little about Korean Traditions.

  • Vets gather to honor thousands felled at Battle of the Bulge

    Dec 19, 2012

    Veterans of what became known as the greatest land battle in the history of the U.S. Army gathered at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 16, 2012, to remember and pay tribute to the 19,000 Soldiers who didn't return home from the Battle of the Bulge.

  • SAFETY TIPS! Are You Ready for Winter Driving?

    Dec 19, 2012

    Dugway Proving Ground and Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) wants you and your family to stay safe on the roads this winter. By following these tips and advice, you'll be ready for winter driving. And don't forget: Ice and Snow, Take it Slow!

  • In-house design helps transform California military post

    Dec 18, 2012

    An abandoned airplane hangar with just four instructors, 60 students and only one language was how the school began in San Francisco. Around the same time the school was starting its life, a small, 170-year-old military post about 100 miles south was going through yet another renovation: serving as a reception area for the U.S. Army's III Corps.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers celebrate 376 years of Army service

    Dec 17, 2012

    Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers celebrated the Army National Guard's 376th birthday Dec. 13 at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Lincoln Hall Atrium. The event recognizes the National Guard as America's oldest military branch with roots dating back to 1636.

  • First electric car arrives on Pine Bluff Arsenal

    Dec 18, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's (Ark.) Directorate of Logistics recently received a 2013 Chevrolet Volt into its inventory of motor pool vehicles.

  • Prayer breakfast woos large crowd

    Dec 17, 2012

    In honor of Pine Bluff Arsenal's military Families and to celebrate November as Military Family Appreciation Month, a prayer breakfast was held Nov. 29 at the PBA Community Club. Theme of this year's recognition is "Army Families -- Strong, Caring, Resilient."

  • Project USO Elf provides gifts for Christmas

    Dec 18, 2012

    For nearly four hours Dec. 13, 2012, gifts for more than 550 children of area military families were wrapped in a back room of McGill Training Center and sent home ready for the holidays, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • AMC's top civilian visits Army Sustainment Command, Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 17, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command's top civilian met Dec. 13 with senior leaders from organizations at Rock Island Arsenal. Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton, commanding general of the Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of RIA, hosted John B. Nerger, Army Materiel Command executive director to the commanding general for his first visit here.

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