Archive: Dec 2012

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  • Army North helps prepare future dual-status commanders

    Dec 18, 2012

    Twenty-two National Guard generals and colonels, representing 18 states and the District of Columbia, attended the U.S. Army North-sponsored dual-status commanders' orientation course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dec. 9-13, 2012.

  • SOS/EFMP craft party set Dec. 19

    Dec 17, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The Survivor Outreach Services and the Exceptional Family Member programs are collaborating to host their first annual SOS/EFMP holiday craft party Dec. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m.

  • UFood Grill offers call-in, online orders, catering

    Dec 17, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Want healthy food fast? No problem, said UFood Grill General Manager Abdel Warrad.

  • The Army Ground Forces Band at the Crown Theatre

    Dec 17, 2012

    The Army Ground Forces Band performed their "Home for the Holidays" --themed concert Dec. 15 at the Crown Theatre. The U.S. Army Forces Command, commanding general, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, welcomed the audience. Then, the band wowed the audience with their musical talent and moving renditions of holiday songs. As they departed, many audience members could be heard exclaiming how great the show was.

  • Local business makes holiday brighter

    Dec 17, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - A local business thanked one military Family this holiday season by installing more than 1,000 LED holiday lights at the Soldier's home Dec. 5.

  • Soldiers in Transition compete in USA Hockey Sled Classic

    Dec 17, 2012

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (Dec. 17, 2012) -- Soldiers in Tranistion, many of whom received care at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), recently competed in the third annual USA Hockey Sled Classic presented by the National Hockey League (NHL) in Buffalo, N.Y.

  • CG presents Purple Hearts to wounded warriors

    Dec 17, 2012

    Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North, and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, Army North, presented Purple Hearts to Spc. Clayton Stockton and Pfc. Donnell Lewis Dec. 11 during a ceremony at the Warrior and Family Support Center. Retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Jack Tilley, and Col. Ronny Fryar, deputy commander for Allied Health, Brooke Army Medical Center, were also on hand to recognize and honor the Purple Heart recipients.

  • Child, Youth & School Services Gets HIRED!

    Dec 17, 2012

    To help promote teen workforce preparation and to help meet the employment and career exploration needs of all military teens 15-18 years of age, Child, Youth and School Services is bringing the HIRED! program to the Detroit Arsenal.

  • Tree lighting ceremony kicks off holiday season

    Dec 17, 2012

    More than 600 people attended the post's annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the gazebo, which was covered in white lights and garland.

  • 1-32 Infantry 'Chosin' Soldier receives national leadership award

    Dec 20, 2012

    A Soldier with the 3rd Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, Warriors in Transition Unit, received the George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award during the 51st Annual USO Armed Forces Gala and Gold Medal Dinner, Dec. 13, 2012, held at a hotel located in the middle of New York City's famous Times Square.

  • DOD announces 2013 housing, subsistence allowance rates

    Dec 18, 2012

    On Jan. 1, 2013, service members can expect to see an average increase of about $60 in their 2013 basic allowance for housing. Subsistence rates will increase less than $4 per month.

  • Middle East District uses sealed bidding to help expedite contract awards for USACE missions in Afgh

    Dec 17, 2012

    On Nov. 19, the Middle East District employed a process it rarely uses to accelerate a contract award by holding a sealed bid opening for a construction project in Afghanistan.

  • SDDC teleconference fills void in DOD shipper training, education

    Dec 17, 2012

    When the SDDC Training Symposium and Traffic Management Workshop were cancelled this year, a vital link between the command and its customers was severed.

  • WRF-based Weather Running Estimate -- Nowcast Tool for Army Applications

    Dec 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, Atmospheric Modeling Applications Branch located at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., is developing a Weather Running Estimate-Nowcast (WRE-N) tool.

  • Preparation key to preventing basketball injuries

    Dec 17, 2012

    Winter means more than the arrival of cold weather; it's also the height of basketball fans' favorite time of year.

  • NIE continues to modernize the Army in an austere environment

    Dec 17, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division will continue to evaluate Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2, both in static command posts and on the move with mission command, during the next network integration evaluation, or NIE 13.2, scheduled for spring 2013 at Fort Bliss and White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

  • How to make this season's toy story at good one

    Dec 17, 2012

    Those who can't resist impulse shopping should remember to look for new hidden dangers, especially during last-minute holiday shopping. Just reading these words is a great start to your pre-buying research. Many consumers shop under the false assumption that toys purchased from big-name manufacturers and retailers are not dangerous.

  • First Muster Firearm on Display in New York

    Dec 17, 2012

    LATHAM, N.Y. -- The New York National Guard's top two NCOs unveiled a historic display, a replica 1636 musket, in honor of the National Guard's birthday here Dec. 13.

  • Paratroopers air drop toys for children during holiday jump

    Dec 17, 2012

    More than 130 paratroopers, comprised of Soldiers, Airmen and partner nation jumpers, air dropped toys and performed an airborne jump during the Fourth-Annual Operation Toy Drop at the Alzey Drop Zone, Germany, Dec. 13, 2012.

  • Army spouse copes with deployment during the holidays

    Dec 17, 2012

    Jenni Lowell: Teacher, mother and Army spouse. She's married to the Army, and her husband is deployed to Afghanistan. Like many military spouses, Lowell turns the chaos of single parenthood into order while her spouse is deployed. She was willing to sit and share her experience.

  • Local high school unites through common military inspiration, values

    Dec 17, 2012

    Sixteen miles down the road from Fort Bragg, N.C., military Family members and neighbors at Jack Britt High School have spent the past five months demonstrating the same confidence, leadership and dedication practiced each day by the post's airborne and special-operations Soldiers.

  • DoD holds Presidential Inauguration map exercise

    Dec 17, 2012

    The Joint Task Force -- National Capital Region, in conjunction with the D.C. National Guard, hosted a rehearsal of concept map exercise for members of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the Joint Congressional Committee for Inaugural Ceremonies, and other interagency partners at the D.C. Armory, Dec. 12, 2012.

  • Info Expo expands Soldiers' horizons

    Dec 17, 2012

    Fair uncovers activities for Soldiers in Grafenwoehr area

  • A Bugz Christmas: Vicenza Elementary first- and second-graders wow audience at holiday performance

    Dec 17, 2012

    More than 200 youngsters took the stage at Vicenza Elementary School Dec. 12 to entertain the student body, faculty and a cadre of parents with a performance of the musical "A Bugz Christmas." Music teacher Angela Hartwig and music and math teacher Michael James conducted the show, which mixed narrative recitals with full-cast choral performances. "We had excellent feedback from the community. The children did a great job and that means the adults, the teachers and the volunteers who worked with them, did a great job," said assistant principal Dr. Lorena Reinhardt.

  • Gone to the dogs: Pet neglect all too common

    Dec 20, 2012

    Unfortunately, heartbreaking stories of abandonment and neglect are not uncommon among the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

  • Falcons' flock too much for Warriors

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Quantico Middle/High School Boys Basketball Team had their work ahead of them as they faced last year's Delaney Athletic Conference Tournament champions, the Fredericksburg Academy Falcons, in Fredericksburg on Dec. 13.

  • Afghan electrical engineers, linemen receive training, new equipment

    Dec 17, 2012

    Afghan engineers and linemen in Helmand province just got a major helping hand thanks to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers program that taught Da Afghaninstan Breshna Sherkat (Afghanistan's electric utility company) employees how to safely operate the new electric utility trucks donated to them by the United States in early December.

  • Afghan policeman helped by SFAT, FST

    Dec 17, 2012

    Two months ago, Pvt. Mohammed Qasim, an Afghan uniformed policeman with the 4th Company Reserve Kandak, was injured when his patrol was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was lucky. Shrapnel from the explosion pierced his arms, neck, side and hand, but the wounds were relatively minor.

  • Corps of Engineers releases additional water from lake to aid Mississippi River traffic

    Dec 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District began increasing releases from Carlyle Lake, Ill., Dec. 15, 2012, in support of safe navigation on the Mississippi River.

  • Americans honor veterans at Arlington National Cemetery

    Dec 17, 2012

    An estimated 27,000 people converged on Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Dec. 15, 2012, to lay some 110,000 wreaths on gravesites of veterans and their spouses, according to cemetery officials.

  • Picatinny Arsenal, Civil Air Patrol hold 'Wreaths Across America' ceremony

    Dec 18, 2012

    Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., officials along with members of the Civil Air Patrol, laid 162 wreaths in honor of the fallen service members from the Garden State, Dec. 15, 2012.

  • VIDEO: Lt. Gen. Talley Holiday Message

    Dec 15, 2012

    Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, United States Army Reserve Command Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, and his wife, Linda, send a holiday message to troops and their families.

  • Chinook crew and a Blackhawk

    Dec 15, 2012

    The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade from Fort Campbell, KY provides multi functional air support to Regional Command East and Regional Command North.

  • Panetta talks future of force with troops in Afghanistan

    Dec 17, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited Kandahar Airfield , Afghanistan, Dec. 13, 2012, to discuss progress in the war in Afghanistan, the challenges the Defense Department faces and what changes service members can expect for the future of their careers in the military.

  • Basic Combat Training Soldiers from Echo Company 1/48 Infantry Battalion navigate through the Night

    Dec 14, 2012

    Basic Combat Training Soldiers from Echo Company 1/48 Infantry Battalion navigate through the Night Infiltration Course while flares and simulated artillery explode all around on April 19, 2012 on Fort Leonard Wood MO. (U.S. Army photo by SSG Ronald Shaw Jr.) (RELEASED)

  • Paying the world's best training forward: Unity drives U.S., Korean joint chemical exercise

    Dec 14, 2012

    ELMA, Wash. -- Even when they come from coasts more than 5,000 miles apart, there's sometimes little clear distinction between the lives of soldiers who reside and train in separate countries.

  • Open forum covers I Corps Pacific Rim rebalance, leader concerns

    Dec 17, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, commanding general, I Corps, met with more than 100 senior Soldiers and civilians from I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division, and brigades across Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Dec. 10, 2012, to discuss a near-future shift in mission focus for the base and to hear their general concerns.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Eric Mainu

    Dec 14, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Eric Mainu is a contracting officer assigned to the 412th Contracting Support Brigade's 638th Senior Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • USACE Galveston District awards $8.87 million contract to dredge Matagorda Ship Channel

    Dec 14, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (Dec. 14, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, awarded a contract to Orion Marine Construction Inc. in the amount of $8,876,000 for maintenance dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel to include a critically shoaled area of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near the entrance channel in Matagorda County, Texas.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground organizations establish STEM agreement with Harford schools

    Dec 17, 2012

    Eight major Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., tenant organizations agreed to a partnership, Dec. 14, 2012, with Harford County Public Schools to expand educational outreach efforts in science, technology, engineering and math, commonly known as STEM.

  • 479th FA commander helps honor Pearl Harbor veterans

    Dec 14, 2012

    Col. Richard Creed Jr., standing, commander of Division West's 479th Field Artillery Brigade, talks with veterans of the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, Texas, Dec. 7. Creed was guest speaker for a ceremony attended by hundreds to honor four Pearl Harbor veterans in attendance and all those who have served. "As long as we grow heroes like the ones we found in 1941, and 2001, our world will be a safer and more secure place in which to live," Creed said. (Photo by Lt. Col. Richard Shevlin, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, Public Affairs)

  • 4 films premiere at Tripler Army Medical Center, promote resiliency

    Dec 17, 2012

    To help promote resiliency among staff members, the Pacific Regional Medical Command's Care Provider Support Program will premiere "Dogs are Healers," at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Dec. 20, 2012.

  • North Carolina governors visit Fort Bragg

    Dec 14, 2012

    North Carolina outgoing Governor Bev Perdue and Governor-elect Pat McCrory visited Fort Bragg Friday on their first stop of a whirlwind tour of military installations in North Carolina to meet and greet posts leaders.

  • Soldiers train with remote-controlled mine-clearing system

    Dec 17, 2012

    Tripping improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance in a controlled way to avoid Soldier injury has become an automated process now for Soldiers.

  • Ecosystem vision fulfilled by Army Corps

    Dec 14, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District is completing an ecosystem restoration project in Soundview Park, Bronx, New York. Residents are pleased that the project is improving the park's ecosystem for wildlife and providing a pleasing and safe place for residents to visit.

  • Army leaders probe 'deep future'

    Dec 17, 2012

    Trying to anticipate what the world might be like in 2030 would seem to be in the realm of science fiction writers. But the Army is interested too, and thinks it is important for planning purposes to know where it will be in 2030 and beyond -- dates it terms the "deep future."

  • Spouses add Cav flare to Painting with a Twist party

    Dec 14, 2012

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas--Ten spouses of Soldiers assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division's Headquarters joined together for a night of fun, fellowship and creativity at Painting with a Twist, here, Dec. 11.

  • Newly elected Congress member visits 'largest employer' in district: Rock Island Arsenal

    Dec 17, 2012

    The newly elected Illinois 17th U.S. Congressional District representative met with senior leaders from organizations at Rock Island Arsenal on Dec. 10.

  • ASC provides Wholesale Academy to streamline LAP

    Dec 14, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command hosted a five-day "Wholesale Academy" training course at the command headquarters Nov. 26 -- 30.

  • Taking time off work? Turn down heating during holidays

    Dec 14, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Of the $4 million the garrison spends on energy bills each year, over half of this usage is derived from natural gas consumption.

  • Experience D-Day, a Korean War assault, and more at new exhibit

    Dec 14, 2012

    The major, new exhibit at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center uses diaries, letters, photos, uniform and equipment items, and Army records to demonstrate the stories of fellow Army Soldiers and Veterans. Every element of the exhibit links to a former or current Soldier.

  • AMC top civilian sees new technology at Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Dec 14, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command's top civilian visited the Department of Defense's only vertically integrated metal manufacturer on Thursday. John B. Nerger, Executive Deputy to the Commanding General of the Army Material Command, took a one hour tour through the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center. This was Nerger's first visit to RIA-JMTC assuming his role as the top executive at AMC in May 2011. His tour started at the Army's only active foundry where Col. James O. Fly, Jr, commander RIA-JMTC, showed how the Arsenal can take raw scrap metal and make new parts to support Army and Joint products.

  • Fort Bliss employee named ASAP coordinator of the year

    Dec 14, 2012

    Stella Shaw, the Lead Risk Reduction Program coordinator on Fort Bliss, was awarded the 2012 Director's Army Substance Abuse Risk Reduction Program Coordinator of the Year at an awards ceremony on East Fort Bliss on Dec 12.

  • Spouse caregivers: Adapting to a new role -- Light at the end of the tunnel

    Dec 14, 2012

    Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, started like any other day for a spouse whose husband is deployed until Kathreyn Harris received a call telling her her husband, Staff Sgt. Shilo Harris was severly injured.

  • Expert Field Medical Badge tests medics' true mettle

    Dec 14, 2012

    Although the sky was overcast and a fine mist sprinkled the air at Honor Field on Dec. 6, a crowd gathered to witness four Soldiers reach the culmination of a grueling two-week course designed to delineate the elite of combat field medics.

  • Spouse Caregivers: Adapting to a new role -- Long road back to San Antonio

    Dec 14, 2012

    Thirteen years ago, two young Soldiers met during combat medic training at Fort Sam Houston. More than a decade later, they returned for a very different reason.

  • 2012 US Army Pacific Commander's Holiday Message

    Dec 18, 2012

    Jeannine and I wish you all of you a most wonderful and blessed holiday season. Our hope is that the entire U.S. Army Pacific Team share in the special joy the Holidays bring.

  • 10th Mountain Division hosts Best SFAAT Competition

    Dec 14, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Two 10th Mountain Division (LI) brigades have been preparing for future deployments as Security Force Advisory Brigades (SFABs).

  • Corps completes construction at Table Rock Lake's Old Highway 86 Park

    Dec 14, 2012

    Repairs have been completed at Old Highway 86 Park at Table Rock Lake. Picnic areas, day use facilities, and the boat launch ramp are now open.

  • 402nd FA Soldiers share Meals Ready to Eat with Partners in Education students

    Dec 14, 2012

    EL PASO, Texas -- There were no surprises as to the most popular food items from various Meals Ready to Eat that 402nd Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers recently shared with their Partners in Education students at Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School.

  • Cadet Command salutes newest 'second lieutenant'

    Dec 14, 2012

    Cadet Command teams with Fort Knox and Make-A-Wish Foundation to fulfill Belgian teen's dream of becoming a U.S. Soldier.

  • New Holiday Tradition Brings New Light to the Detroit Arsenal

    Dec 14, 2012

  • New Interim Guidance published, assists Army garrisons, tenants with utility rates

    Dec 14, 2012

    A recently released document provides Army installations with standardized instructions for achieving maximum utilities reimbursement opportunities.

  • Neighbors get reacquainted at base holiday reception

    Dec 14, 2012

    Joint Base Commander Col. Fern O. Sumpter hosted community guests from Arlington County and Washington D.C. at a holiday reception at the Fort Myer Officers Club Dec. 12 to celebrate the season.

  • Canines keep soldiers safe, smiling

    Dec 14, 2012

    Eight dogs and their handlers from American K-9 Detection Services LLC, live and work on FOB Lagman. While the dogs are always ready for a friendly petting and a little love from the soldiers, they are also an important part of the force protection measures employed on the base.

  • Base community comes through for Operation Santa

    Dec 14, 2012

    From before dawn to after dusk, each during the the weekend of Dec. 7, the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall community filled collection bags and boxes with goodies in order to make military children smile on Christmas morning.

  • USACE delivers NATO Special Operations Headquarters in Belgium

    Dec 14, 2012

    MONS, Belgium -- U.S. and international military officials have cut the ribbon on a state-of-the-art facility constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District that will enable the NATO special operations forces community to plan, coordinate and conduct vital missions around the globe.

  • Community spirit blossoms at Warrior Transition Battalion

    Dec 14, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Dec. 14, 2012) -- As a retired physician's assistant, Mike Newman understands the role of a positive environment in one's recovery from injury or illness.

  • Rebuilding one gate at a time

    Nov 30, -0001

    On the morning of Dec. 2, 2012, insurgents detonated a truck laden with explosives next to Forward Operating Base Fenty in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, and detonated it. A two-hour battle followed and the insurgents were defeated by the cooperation of coalition and Afghan forces. The insurgents were defeated, but a gate was destroyed as a result of the battle.

  • Soldiers gather to strengthen resiliency, combat stress

    Dec 17, 2012

    Chaplains from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), gathered in a briefing room at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, for an extensive two-day training event aimed at increasing individual resiliency, Dec. 5, 2012.

  • Country comes to Kaiserslautern

    Dec 17, 2012

    PULASKI BARRACKS, Germany -- Cowboy hats and boots were the order of the day at the Kazabra Club on Pulaski Barracks as country music star Aaron Tippin pulled into Kaiserslautern as part of his "Stars for Stripes" Armed Forces Entertainment tour. Tippin, a longtime supporter and advocate of the U.S. Military got his life, as well as his career started in the military.

  • Navy program arrives at Sembach Kaserne

    Dec 14, 2012

    SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Navy has opened a Warrior Transition Program at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern, a step that leaders say will continue to support Sailors returning to naval duties after serving ashore in combat zones. Leaders from several units at U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern joined Rear. Adm. Kevin Scott, deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces, U.S. Central Command, during a Dec. 12 ribbon cutting ceremony on Sembach Kaserne.

  • Eighth Army commander salutes U.S. troops in Korea

    Dec 14, 2012

    The Eighth Army commanding general thanked U.S. Soldiers in South Korea for their contribution to defending freedom on the Korean Peninsula and maintaining stability in Northeast Asia.

  • Updated Army Strong Stories shares Soldier stories on-the-go

    Dec 14, 2012

    To remain at the forefront of readership trends and the ever-changing news landscape, the U.S. Army launched mobile-optimized site enhancements, topic pages and iOS app capabilities as part of its award-winning Army Strong Stories blogging and story-telling platform.

  • Four-star general named distinguished member of regiment

    Dec 20, 2012

    During a Dec. 12 ceremony held at the U.S. Army Signal Corps Museum by the Chief of Signal, Maj. Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon commanding general, inducted Gen. Dennis L. Via as a new distinguished member of the Signal Regiment for his accomplishments over the course of a career.

  • Conference of American Armies closes commanders' meeting, plans to gather again in Mexico City next

    Dec 14, 2012

    MEXICO CITY (December 13, 2012) - The Conference of American Armies closed the first year of its 30th cycle with the gathering of chiefs of armies from the Caribbean, Central, North and South American countries in a military ceremony hosted by the Mexican army at the Campo Militar #1 in Mexico City Dec. 13.

  • Festival of Trees Utah -- A gift of love!

    Dec 13, 2012

    USAG Dugway Proving Ground, Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), participated in this year's "Festival of Trees" benefitting the Primary Children's Medical Center.

  • Palehorse conducts basic combatives course

    Dec 13, 2012

    Soldiers do many things while deployed -- clear buildings, capture terrorist, and even destroy caches with drugs and weapons, in order to protect the local nationals and their fellow comrades from harm. Many times when clearing a building, the enemy will fight back. Whether it is with weapons or hand-to-hand combat, Soldiers need to be prepared to protect themselves and others.

  • Boutique supports community, military spouses

    Dec 13, 2012

    Proceeds from consignment shop return to JBLM community.

  • City of St. Helena, Corps of Engineers sign cost-share agreement

    Dec 13, 2012

    ST. HELENA, Calif. - The City of St. Helena and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a Federal Cost Share Agreement Dec. 7 to study its Comprehensive Flood Protection project. The project, authorized in the Water Resources Development Act of 2007, provides for federal reimbursement, but requires the feasibility study be conducted before the funds reimbursing the federal governments share are appropriated. Congress appropriated funds for the study in fiscal years 2009 and 2010.

  • Wishes come true at Fort Campbell's Holiday House

    Dec 13, 2012

    When Operation Homefront took over responsibility of Fort Campbell's Holiday House last year, the plan of action was to learn and grow, laying down a solid foundation for the following Christmas season and seasons to come. As a result, the ball got rolling a bit earlier for Holiday House 2012. "We've been preparing for this year's Holiday House since about the first week of September," said Tina Englen, president of the Tennessee/Kentucky chapter of Operation Homefront. "This was a bit earlier than last year, which gave us a little bit of a head start." The early start allowed for earlier training of command throughout the installation. Units were given applications to be filled out by Soldiers and Families who would need a bit of extra help this holiday season.

  • Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Mrs. Jeanne Chandler holiday message

    Dec 13, 2012

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and Mrs. Jeanne Chandler wish happy holidays to the troops.

  • Troops at MAPEX prepare to support inauguration

    Dec 14, 2012

    As the nation prepares for another presidential inauguration, Jan. 21, 2013, military services in the National Capital Region are gearing up to provide support to the event, as they have done every year since George Washington took office.

  • Deployment does not stop education

    Nov 30, -0001

    For many, the idea of taking a math class seems something more out of a nightmare or a torture devised by an educational system that has a vendetta against them. For soldiers in 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Ready, it's not a nightmare, it's an opportunity.

  • Project Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Priorities

    Dec 13, 2012

    The Army's project manager for its unmanned aircraft system fleet provides insight for his priorities.

  • Wreaths Across America - 2012

    Dec 13, 2012

    This year's event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 15

  • 8th TSC Soldiers Rescue Endangered Green Sea Turtle

    Dec 13, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Monday's scheduled physical training session was already memorable for members of the 643rd Company, 84th Engineering Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade. For exercise, they were kayaking on the North Shore, from Haleiwa along Anahulu River.

  • Fort Carson DPW receives IMCOM Central Stalwart Award

    Dec 13, 2012

    The Army's Installation Management Command honored Hal Alguire, Fort Carson's director of Public Works, with the Central Region Stalwart Award for 2011 at an awards dinner Dec. 5 in San Antonio.

  • New York National Guard celebrates National Guard's 376th birthday

    Dec 14, 2012

    The New York National Guard's newest general officer teamed up with its oldest Soldier and one of its youngest, to salute the National Guard's 376th birthday at New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2012.

  • Medal of Honor recipient signs memoir

    Dec 14, 2012

    With no entourage and no fanfare, the first living service member to receive the Medal of Honor since Vietnam, Salvatore A. Giunta, began his Dec. 6, 2012, book-signing session at the Post Exchange at Fort Carson, Colo., by quietly introducing himself to those near the front of the line of more than 100 people.

  • Young cancer survivor, amputee joins World Class Athlete Program ranks for day

    Dec 17, 2012

    Before Monday morning's roll call, Soldiers with the World Class Athlete Program fell into formation. Among them, propped up on crutches and dressed in his own Army Combat Uniform, stood 10-year-old Benjamin Smith.

  • FORSCOM logisticians support local children in time of need

    Dec 13, 2012

    There will be a little more joy for some Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area children this year, as Soldiers and Army civilian employees of the U.S. Army Forces Command, G4 (Logistics) Directorate came together to aid the Cumberland County, N.C., Department of Social Services by providing Christmas gifts for 135 area foster children.

  • General honored for expertise, mentoring at Fort Gordon

    Dec 13, 2012

    The only U.S. Army Signal Corps officer to attain the rank of four-star general was honored Wednesday for his expertise in military technology and mentoring to soldiers.

  • Army uses battlefield forensics to trace explosives

    Dec 14, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A scene decimated by a suicide bomber or an improvised explosive device leaves little evidence of what life was like before its destruction. It does, however, leave traces of life in fingerprints that can be collected by weapons intelligence personnel and analyzed at forensic laboratories to identify the enemy behind the explosion.

  • Stress in Soldiers may be more than just holiday blues

    Dec 14, 2012

    Everyone, including Soldiers and their families, experience stress once in a while. But too much could lead to a variety of problems including post-traumatic stress disorder and even suicide.

  • Madigan family lights Christmas tree

    Dec 13, 2012

    Madigan commander, Col. Dallas Homas, helps 7-year old Amber Marie Simmons light the hospital Christmas tree on Dec. 7.

  • Madigan team delivers Christmas gifts for Soldiers

    Dec 13, 2012

    The staff at Madigan Army Medical Center gathered to collect gifts to spread some holiday cheer to deployed Madigan team members, filling boxes to be sent to deployed Soldiers with items like baby wipes, books, snacks, movies, gift cards and decorations that vendors and others had generously donated.

  • Candlelight stroll illuminates historic Fort Sill

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (13 Dec. 2012) -- The fort museums' staffs and volunteers conducted it's annual candlelight stroll Dec. 9, around the historic Old Post Quadrangle.

  • ASC employees look forward to holiday season

    Dec 13, 2012

    While it doesn't seem much like the holiday season with unseasonably warm temperatures, it is sneaking up on the Midwest. There may not be snow at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., yet that doesn't mean it isn't the season of reflection and great cheer.

  • SFAT Soldiers welcomed, fallen remembered

    Dec 13, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Family and friends welcomed home 64 Soldiers from the 214th Fires Brigade Security Force Assistance Team (SFAT) Dec. 8, following their deployment to Afghanistan nine months ago.

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