Archive: Dec 2012

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  • 1/1 AD Cases colors

    Dec 10, 2012

    The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, cased their colors in a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 4. The colors were cased to signify the brigade's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Water Program wins coveted award

    Dec 7, 2012

    You may remember Erin Brockovich -- a character that Julia Roberts played in a biographical film made in 2000 about a young, single mother who fought against a west coast energy corporation to make them pay for damages that resulted when the corporation released a dangerous carcinogen, chromium 6, into the water supply. The real-life heroine eventually won $330 million in a lawsuit and her box office hit informed millions of Americans about the real-life dangers of drinking or using contaminated water.

  • Community spirit blossoms at Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion

    Dec 7, 2012

    According to the American Horticultural Therapy Association, the therapeutic benefits of a garden are proven throughout history like the ancient Zen gardens of Japan and monastic cloister gardens of Europe. Retired physician's assistant, Mike Newman understands the role of a positive environment in one's recovery from injury or illness. Newman, is one of many dedicated volunteers who are cultivating plants as well as happier and healthier Soldiers at the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion tranquility garden.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers, community warned of dangers of steroid use

    Dec 7, 2012

    Servicemembers are taught to be very aware of their physical fitness. They train every duty day with their units, are kept aware of the importance of nutrition; and in some cases, train on their own to achieve a specific, desired physical result. It is their duty to remain in shape, and it is this professional distinction, that puts servicemembers at higher risk than most for anabolic-androgenic steroid abuse.

  • CASCOM CG lights up the holiday season

    Dec 7, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, is assisted by his wife, Denise, and Spc. Willie J. Rodgers III, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Lee, in pulling the levers to light the Fort Lee holiday tree Dec. 6.

  • 399th Army Band to perform on Fort Leonard Wood and in Rolla, Lebanon this holiday season

    Dec 9, 2012

    Soldiers with Fort Leonard Wood's 399th Army Band are getting ready to perform a variety of holiday music from around the world during their annual holiday concert series at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the post's Baker Theater.

  • Fort Bragg town halls go beyond the halls, welcome feedback

    Dec 7, 2012

    Fort Bragg's Garrison commander, Col. Jeffrey M. Sanborn, hosted the quarterly town hall meeting on Nov. 29, to address a variety of questions brought up by Fort Bragg's Soldiers and their Families. The issues brought up ranged from the need for crosswalks and speed bumps to the I.D. card facility not taking walk in appointments. Also, a recurring concern was the speeding issue on Fort Bragg to include Linden Oaks.

  • Half a century goes by fast for Fort Bragg employee

    Dec 7, 2012

    Where does half a century go? That's how long James Hoffman has spent in service to his country -- 30 years as a servicemember and 20 as a civilian employee. Hoffman, a native of Harrisburg, Pa., first joined the Air Force in February 1962. After nearly 10 years of service, he applied for and was commissioned as a warrant officer, thereby transferring his service from the Air Force to Army.

  • JBM-HH Holiday Tree sparkles at lighting

    Dec 7, 2012

    Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner, President Barack Obama and a group of Cody Development Center children all had one thing in common the week of Dec. 3. All lit a ceremonial holiday tree during first full week of December.

  • Through the smoke

    Dec 7, 2012

  • Soldiers test driving skills

    Dec 7, 2012

    Vehicle rodeo evaluates Soldiers' knowledge and driving skills to perform mission essential tasks with a Humvee.

  • 7th CSC changes commander

    Dec 7, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Paul M. Benenati assumes command of the 7th Civil Support Command, replacing Gen. Mark S. Hendrix

  • December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

    Dec 7, 2012

    Keep children safe this holiday season with simple guidelines during National Safe Toys and Gifts Month

  • Afghan Air Force supports Pathfinder Academy

    Dec 10, 2012

    The Kandahar Air Wing provided rotary wing air support to the 4th Lightning Strike Pathfinder Academy operated by Pathfinders of Company F, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, at Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan on Dec. 5.

  • Drive Responsibly: December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

    Dec 7, 2012

    Follow a few simple tips for celebrating and driving safely this holiday season.

  • FORSCOM hosts spiritual health, healing, growth, readiness training for Fort Bragg Chaplains

    Dec 7, 2012

    Fort Bragg Chaplains and their assistants gathered at the newly constructed 82nd Airborne Division "All-American Chapel," Wednesday, Dec. 5, for a presentation marking the mid-point of a week-long block of training, "The Spiritual Health, Spiritual Healing, Spiritual Growth Training and Readiness Event," sponsored by the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Chaplain's Office.

  • Burnley assumes command of AFSBn-Bagram; Koch heads to Pentagon

    Dec 11, 2012

    Lt. Col. Todd Burnley assumed command of the AFSBn-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, from Lt. Col. Peter Koch in a change of command ceremony Dec. 7 presided over by Col. Mark A. Paget, 401st AFSB commander.

  • Koch awarded Bronze Star Medal

    Dec 11, 2012

    Lt. Col. Peter J. Koch, commander, Army Field Support Battalion-Bagram, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, was awarded a Bronze Star Medal by Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, Joint Sustainment Command-Afghanistan commanding general, in an awards ceremony held at brigade headquarters Dec. 6.

  • Electronic form 'AIMs' for increased Concussive Care accuracy

    Dec 7, 2012

  • Winning spelling bee did not happen in 'isolation'

    Dec 7, 2012

    Netzaberg Elementary School vie to be 'top bee' during spelling contest

  • Grafenwoehr bundles up and gives back for Reindeer Run

    Dec 7, 2012

    The Fun Run raised food, blankets and gifts for the Weiden Tierheim

  • KSC Battalion lights up holidays in South Korea

    Dec 7, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The Korean Service Corps Battalion brightened the holiday season for U.S. military personnel and their families in South Korea by putting up millions of lights.

  • Zama Army Lodging wins 2011 Lodging Operation of the Year Award

    Dec 7, 2012

    CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Dec. 7, 2012) -- (From right), Mark Akita, Zama Army Lodging manager, receives the Lodging Operation of the Year Award 2011 from Jeffery Wertz, deputy commander of U.S. Army Garrison Japan, during the LOYA ceremony at Building 552 Dec. 7. LOYA is recognized as outstanding lodging operations Army-wide. Jake Sparks, left, Army Lodging Program Manager Korea/Japan, also attended the ceremony.

  • Patton warned of Pearl Harbor attack

    Dec 7, 2012

    While many Americans know Dec. 7, 2012, as the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, few are familiar with the role Gen. George Patton played in foreshadowing it.

  • Tune in Sunday -- vote for Fort Wainwright's own Rising Star

    Dec 6, 2012

    Operation Rising Star, a military singing competition based on the FOX television show "American Idol," has celebrity judges and recording artists, and will be televised by the Pentagon Channel. Shows are schedule to air at 2 a.m., 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday with finale shows Dec. 15 and 16.

  • Soliders Update: Capt. Lance Royce receiving the Purple Heart for traumatic brain injury

    Dec 6, 2012

    Capt. Lance Royce receiving the Purple Heart for traumatic brain injury he suffered in Iraq.

  • 8th STB instills pride, inducts 12 new NCOs

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORD ISLAND, Hawaii -- One by one, newly promoted noncommissioned officers walked down the carpet under drawn swords as they were formally welcomed "to the Corps!" That was the chant shouted by the audience and participating members during the 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, NCO Induction Ceremony, hosted by Command Sgt. Maj. Toese Tia Jr., senior enlisted leader of the 8th STB, at the Pacific Aviation Museum, here, Nov. 7.

  • 'Racing buddies' come through for overseas troops

    Dec 7, 2012

    Lee McKinney prepares to box T-shirts, caps, cozies and other accessories with racecar sponsor logos for troops overseas. Every year his "racing buddies" give him items to send to U.S. military serving abroad

  • HRC briefs Alaska officers on evaluation changes

    Dec 6, 2012

    The Army is changing the way it evaluates officers, the commanding general of U.S. Army Human Resources Command told leaders at a briefing Dec. 3 on Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

  • BACH earns national recognition for medical home

    Dec 6, 2012

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's community-based clinic, the Screaming Eagle Medical Home, recently earned the highest recognition attainable from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

  • 470th MI Brigade warrant officer receives command honor

    Dec 6, 2012

    Intelligence and Security Command has named Chief Warrant Officer 3 Christina Howard, human resources technician for the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade, as its Adjutant General's Corps Warrant Officer of the Year for 2012.

  • Remembering 'a date which will live in infamy'

    Dec 6, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Soon, news came that would further bring home Pearl Harbor's attack to the close-knit town that was Monterey: Three young sailors of the U.S. Navy who called Monterey their hometown died at Pearl Harbor as shipmates aboard the Battleship USS Arizona.

  • PEO C3T Lean Six Sigma project leads to almost $10 million in cost savings

    Dec 6, 2012

    As U.S. Army leaders continue on a path towards a leaner, more efficient future, individuals within the Army are also making a significant difference in streamlining initiatives. That's what led Kevin Joyce, a logistics specialist with Project Manager Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (PM WIN-T), to reexamine how computers were being reset within Army WIN-T units.

  • 5th AR trains Reserve engineers for deployment

    Dec 6, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade recently conducted route clearance patrol training at McGregor Range, N.M., 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)

  • Army evaluates plan to synchronize readiness, resilience programs

    Dec 7, 2012

    The Army aims to take programs related to Soldier resilience and align them under one "governance structure" that is located at the top level of the Army and runs all the way down to installation and regional coordination councils.

  • The healing power of hunting

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    Soldiers wounded in the line of duty often suffer from injuries that have complex medical, personal and spiritual needs that exceed the care capabilities of their current units. Despite the tragedies thousands of injured Soldiers have endured, there comes the hope of spiritual renewal and empowerment made possible by family, friends and organizations that find unique ways to reintroduce the Soldier to social norms that most of us take for granted.

  • Overseas Etiquette 101: 5th AR linguists enhance training for deploying units

    Dec 6, 2012

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- The ancient proverb "when in Rome, do as the Romans do," still applies to modern conflict, particularly in counterinsurgency doctrine. The 5th Armored Brigade's Language Lab, where joint warfighters are trained for deployments, is centered on the concept that success in the battlefield requires a working knowledge of the local environment, language, customs, and even values. These serve as the foundation from which alliances are built, information is gathered, areas are secured, and long-term regional stability is ultimately established.

  • Athlete offers advice for improving fitness

    Dec 12, 2012

    Ever since he was a child, Capt. Nicholas Sterghos dreamed of competing in the Olympics and medaling in cross-country and later in the triathlon.

  • Sun harvested for warrior wattage

    Dec 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- It takes a lot of energy and fuel to wage war, as computers and other equipment need electricity. In the remote areas in which Soldiers often find themselves, the generators that produce that electricity need fuel. But the Army is finding that energy can be harvested in many different ways.

  • Army spirit, science combines for festive week at West Point

    Dec 7, 2012

    There are countless ways cadets support the Army-Navy Game and they all contribute to keeping the "12th Knight" spirit strong at West Point. Whether they run the official game ball 150 miles to the stadium, compete against their Naval Academy counterparts in a variety of Patriot Games contests or participate in the awe-inspiring March On during pre-game ceremonies, cadets find ways to be significant contributors to the classic confrontation between Army and Navy.

  • Coming together in Faith

    Dec 6, 2012

    Chaplains from Europe and the U.S. took part in the first ever chaplains conference at Camp Marmal in Balkh Province, Afghanistan Nov. 13. Chaplain (Maj.) Billy Graham, chaplain, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade joined fellow chaplains from the U.S., Germany, Sweden, Norway and Croatia in an international exchange of faith and fellowship.

  • Annual Goat-Engineer games set the tone at West Point for the Army-Navy Game

    Dec 6, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (Dec. 8, 2012) -- The U.S. Military Academy's annual Goat-Engineer Game dates back to 1905 and popular legend dictates a Goat victory favors an Army win over Navy. Although it hasn't been a reliable predictor historically, true believers should find the outcome of this year's Goat-Engineer Game bodes well for the Black Knights when they take on the Midshipmen Dec. 8 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

  • Members of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team train with Syracuse Police Department

    Dec 6, 2012

    Select Soldiers and Law Enforcement Professionals assigned to 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade's Security Forces Assistance Teams attended law enforcement specific training at the Syracuse Police Academy Nov 26-27.

  • TEAM APG reaches out to industry

    Dec 6, 2012

    More than 1,100 business and economic development representatives from across the country gathered Dec. 4-6 for the first installation-wide Advanced Planning Briefing for Industry here.

  • Corps Command Sergeant Major Visits Mat Sinking Unit

    Dec 7, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Command Sergeant Major Karl J. Groninger recently visited the Vicksburg District's Mat Sinking Unit (MSU). CSM Groninger is the senior enlisted advisor to the USACE commanding officers and staff, headquartered in Washington, DC. His goal is to ensure safety, training, and adequate living conditions of the entire crew, especially the dozens of newly hired wage grade employees on the MSU.

  • Warrior Company Builds Roadway at PTA

    Dec 6, 2012

    POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii -- The Soldiers of the 561st Engineer Company, 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Engineer Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, successfully completed a 2.3-mile stretch of roadway at the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island, Oct. 26. The construction project marked the beginning of the Keamuku Main Supply Route at PTA. The initial 2.3 miles of roadway will be expanded in the coming years and Keamuku MSR will exceed 18 miles once completed. The section completed by the engineers of 561st will be immediately utilized by follow-on units as a drivers' training course for Stryker vehicles.

  • Vicksburg District Hosts 22nd Annual Physically Challenged Deer Hunt

    Dec 6, 2012

    Arkabutla Lakeā€¦.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) Arkabutla Lake will host its 22nd annual physically challenged hunt 7 through 10 December 2012. In September 2012, 64 disabled hunters were chosen by a random drawing. These hunts bolster support for the wildlife management practices in place and are an integral part of the plan for the area. They provide a unique opportunity to a very special group of participants coming from all over the southeastern United States.

  • Army program aims to protect Soldiers' hearing

    Dec 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army is evaluating commercial-off-the-shelf options for a new hearing-protection system that will provide Soldiers with the situational awareness to increase mission effectiveness and the safety and survivability they need, officials said.

  • Corps Meets With Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

    Dec 6, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District (Corps) senior leaders and archaeologists met yesterday with the Tribal historic preservation officers from the Alabama Coushatta Tribe Of Texas, Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and Muscogee (Creek) Nation to discuss the identification and protection of archaeological sites on Corps lands.

  • Deployable HCCC capable of monitoring vessels globally

    Dec 7, 2012

    The Army received a new tool in the fight against terror, and 21 Soldiers from the 545th Harbormaster Detachment, 524th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, had the opportunity to take it on a test run.

  • Corps Mississippi Lakes Begin Annual Drawdown

    Dec 6, 2012

    Vicksburg, Ms... The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District (Corps) is beginning the annual process of the winter water level drawdown at Arkabutla, Sardis, Grenada and Enid Lakes in Mississippi. With lower water levels, thousands of acres of mudflats will be exposed. While the Corps encourages visitors to enjoy the recreational activities the lakes provide, we want visitors to keep safety and resource protection in mind. Exploration of these vast mudflat areas presents a number of dangers, and visitors are encouraged to be observant of hazards such a trot-lines, dead timber and sinkholes.

  • Army, 8th TSC brings all five services together for culinary arts competition

    Dec 6, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Warriors from all branches of service traded their weapons for spoons, spatulas and ladles, here, Oct. 17, to prepare for the 38th annual Military Culinary Arts Competition, in Fort Lee, Va. The two-week joint competition is North America's largest culinary competition and is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation. It's been held every year since 1973, with the exceptions of 1991 and 2003, during Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom, respectively.

  • 1-56th ADA wins intramural soccer title

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Blustery winds played a key part in the intramural soccer championship match Nov. 29 as 1st Battalion, 56th Air Defense Artillery dueled it out with the 75th Fires Brigade.

  • 1-145th wins championship

    Dec 6, 2012

    Competition was heated as the D Company, 1st Battalion, 145th Aviation Regiment Bama Bombers met A Co., 1st Bn., 145th Avn. Regt. on the football field to play out two games to decide which team would take the title as 2012 Fort Rucker intramural football champions.

  • 4H provides new experiences for youth

    Dec 6, 2012

    Deployments are hard on military Family members, but trying new experiences can help Families cope with the separation.

  • Bass anglers ready for 2013 tournament season

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The Lawton/Fort Sill Bass Anglers (LFSBA) is preparing for our 2013 tournament season with anticipation of another great year of competition and enjoyment. The LFSBA boast the longest running fishing heritage within the Lawton-Fort Sill community, and it serves as an outlet for Soldiers and civilians alike to enjoy and promote bass fishing. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting ethical fishing in our area as well as educating others of our sport.

  • Lyster encourages adults to receive immunizations

    Dec 6, 2012

    Keeping abreast of recommended routine immunizations is not just child's play. Adults need immunizations too.

  • Hollyday Bazaar raises money for scholarships

    Dec 6, 2012

    More than 1,200 people came out to Yano Hall to enjoy everything the 2012 Fort Rucker Community Spouses' Club Hollyday Bazaar had to offer Dec. 1.

  • Picerne hosts milk, cookies with Santa

    Dec 6, 2012

    It's the time of year when red noses, reindeer antlers and unique sweaters are donned to spread Christmas cheer, and Picerne Military Housing gets in on the action with its Milk and Cookies with Santa event.

  • Safety officials offer tips for winter driving

    Dec 6, 2012

    Winter is a popular time for travel as people hurry to get to their Families in time for the holiday season, but Aviation Branch Safety Office officials want to make sure that people reach their destinations safely.

  • DUI consequences far-reaching

    Dec 6, 2012

    Driving under the influence not only jeopardizes the lives of the offender and everyone around them, but if caught, it can also have far-reaching consequences for the driver's career.

  • Gen. Odierno briefs USMA Cadets

    Dec 6, 2012

  • 2-15 FA Soldiers learn to use foreign artillery in Germany

    Dec 6, 2012

    It's not often that Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) get an opportunity to train with foreign weapon systems. It's even rarer when that system is a D-30 122mm howitzer. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment recently had that opportunity while conducting their capstone Security Force Assistance Team training in Hohenfels, Germany.

  • Local leaders renew commitment to Families

    Dec 6, 2012

    Local leadership re-signed the Army Family Covenant Nov. 30 at the Worthwhile Information Needing Distribution meeting at the Landing to show its continuing commitment to taking care of Families.

  • Operation Celebration provides Christmas cheer for Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2012

    Recognizing that many Soldiers do not get to spend the holidays at home with their loved ones, students at Fort Rucker Primary School put some holiday cheer in a box to lessen the holiday blues that some deployed Soldiers may feel.

  • Artillery troops conduct short-range marksmanship training

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, took a break from their pre-deployment artillery training to get back to the basics during a short-range marksmanship exercise Nov. 5-9 at Fort Drum's Range 41A.

  • U.S., Canadian scouts complete training exercise, build camaraderie

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Scouts from 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, headed 200 miles north to Petawawa, Ontario, last month to participate in a joint training exercise with the Royal Canadian Dragoons.

  • It's always time to make a HEDIS "wellness check" appointment

    Feb 2, 2014

    The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's healthcare plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. "HEDIS is a tool used to reduce the need for future reactive care," said Cindy Huff, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital HEDIS nurse. "An ounce of prevention is still better than a pound of cure," added Huff. "Benjamin Franklin's famous quote is as true today as it was long ago."

  • Toys for kids to open Dec. 10

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Santa Claus and other VIPs will open the Toys for Kids program Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. at the RecPlex, 2502 Sheridan Road, to make sure all toys have been delivered safely and there are enough for the children.

  • Aviation hero speaks with Soldiers

    Dec 6, 2012

    In the war on terrorism where the enemy does not wear a uniform, and women and children are used as decoys or sacrifices, the knowledge and experience of a retired Vietnam colonel who fought and survived a guerrilla war is invaluable to Soldiers.

  • Members of 2nd Brigade Combat Team train with Syracuse Police Department

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Select Soldiers and law enforcement professionals assigned to 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade's Security Forces Assistance Teams attended law enforcement specific training Nov. 26-27 at the Syracuse Police Academy.

  • Education Center Annex offers community additional support

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For Soldiers and Family Members wanting to further their education, another facility is now available to help them with their journey.

  • Program offers free trees for troops

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Active-duty Soldiers and their families can browse for the perfect free Christmas tree Dec. 8 and 9 when the Recycle Center is transformed into a Christmas tree lot and decorated to get everyone into the holiday spirit.

  • State-of-the-art youth center opens

    Dec 6, 2012

    Fort Rucker ended overcrowding issues and opened up numerous opportunities for its teen community when it cut the ribbon and began operating the new youth center on 7th Avenue Nov. 30.

  • Townsend assumes command of division

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- On a chilly Monday morning, Soldiers, Family Members and friends of the Fort Drum community bade a bittersweet farewell to one command team and gave another a warm North Country welcome, as Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley relinquished command of Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) to Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend during a ceremony in Magrath Gym.

  • Local photographers give back to Soldiers, their families

    Dec 7, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Laura Fleming is like most people this time of year. She is busy preparing for the holidays and making sure she gives the right presents to her family and friends. But, her experience as an Army wife led her to help others give the right present as well.

  • Tree auction to benefit spouses' club benevolence fund

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- People seeking a pretty Christmas or holiday tree may find it at the Fort Sill Patriot Spouses' Club holiday tree auction Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Patriot Club. Provided they bid enough for the tree they like.

  • Santa's Workshop brightens holidays

    Dec 6, 2012

    The wishes of more than a 1,000 children will come true this holiday season, thanks to the Mountain Post Santa's Workshop which marked its new, permanent location on Fort Carson with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 30.

  • Army refocuses homefront training strategy

    Dec 7, 2012

    As drawdowns in Afghanistan continue, Army officials are shifting focus on homefront training, beginning with how the training is organized and scheduled. In an effort to help facilitate this shift, a team of civilian government service workers and Lt. Col. Damon Pfaltzgraff traveled to Fort Carson from the Training Management Directorate at the Combined Arms Center for Training, headquartered at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to help educate Soldiers on the digital training management systems available.

  • Former EOD techs continue to serve

    Dec 6, 2012

    In the "bomb shack" off of Butts Road, Eric Stoneking hunched over a table full of household items -- steel wool, copper wires, various tools and rolls of tape.

  • Soldiers prepare for late rendezvous with Rakkasans

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- More than 20 "Rakkasans" from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted Individual Readiness Training here in November in preparation for late deployment.

  • Dredging commences for the number one area of contamination in the Great Lakes after 40 years

    Dec 6, 2012

    The Indiana Harbor and Canal has not been dredged since 1972, but thanks to a truly collaborative effort, the Corps has started to safely remove and contain sediment to not only restore deep draft commercial navigation but improve water quality in southern Lake Michigan. Over a period of eight to 10 years, the Indiana Harbor and Canal Confined Disposal Facility Project will produce an estimated 1.8 million cubic yards of dredged materials.

  • 214th hosts 'Tough Mudder' run

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The 168th Brigade Support Battalion held its first "Tough Mudder" competition Nov. 30 at Pig Farm Crossing here.

  • 168th Brigade Support Battalion helps Air Force repair 'bird'

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Dec. 6, 2012) -- The Army had a unique opportunity to assist another military branch as the 168th Brigade Support Battalion helped replace an engine on an Air Force C-130J Nov. 29 at Fort Sill's Henry Post Army Air Field.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers receive recognition from the Deputy of Secretary of Defense

    Dec 7, 2012

    Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton Carter visited Fort Bragg and the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Troops who faced disaster Soldier on with help of unit

    Dec 31, 2012

    Sgt. James A. Schumann always used to enjoy watching from his porch while storms rolled in across the sky.Then Sunday, May 22, 2011, happened. Schumann had recently joined the 329th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, a Reserve unit, but didn't have battle assembly that weekend. Instead, he was at his home in Joplin, Mo., with his 7-year-old son while his wife was at work.

  • Afghan police lead Rakkasans in security operation

    Dec 6, 2012

  • Supporting troops not just slogan for one community

    Dec 31, 2012

    Gratitude isn't always difficult to find, especially if you happen to be a military unit travelling through Nevada. Soldiers participating in Operation Golden Cargo discovered many residents, local governments and business owners eager to assist them in a variety of ways.

  • Families experience field training exercise

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (6 Dec. 2012) -- Family members of Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, part of the 75th Fires Brigade, participated in a Family Field Training Exercise Nov. 16, at Fort Sill's 1,000 Inch Range.

  • Cooks fuel drivers during Operation Golden Cargo

    Dec 6, 2012

    Drivers need fuel too, and their fuel point is the Mobile Kitchen Trailer (MKT). Sgt. 1st Class Nathan J. Andrews from Romney, W. Va., a Senior Food Operations Sergeant with the 351st Ordnance Company, a Reserve unit, which for the purpose of this exercise answers to the 497th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, says there are several challenges in running an MKT during Operation Golden Cargo.

  • Virginia Cadet named Rhodes Scholar

    Dec 6, 2012

    Cadet Joseph Riley is the first Army ROTC Cadet to receive the prestigious honor since 2009.

  • Soldiers compete in 'brutal' 100-miler

    Dec 6, 2012

    Two Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers can tell you there are marathons; there are ultra-marathons, and then there are races like the Ozark Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run. 2nd Lts. Kristina Tudor and Paul Mark Ballesteros both Chemical Basic Officer Leader Course students in Company A, 84th Chemical Battalion, completed the grueling, 103.1-mile course near Steelville, Mo., on Nov. 3.

  • Reserve Soldiers keep ammo moving during Golden Cargo

    Dec 6, 2012

    Working outside in temperatures hovering near 100 degrees is challenging, but more than 30 Army Reserve Soldiers are accepting that mission this week while handling tons of high-explosive ammunition during Operation Golden Cargo.

  • Town Hall addresses spouses' concerns

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (6 Dec. 2012) -- Evening child care, power of attorney use and tax center hours were some of the topics brought up at a dedicated town hall meeting for spouses of deployed and soon-to-be deployed Soldiers Nov. 27 at the Graham Resiliency Training Campus.

  • Reserve NCO turns wrenches, displays leadership

    Dec 6, 2012

    To those who know him, it was apparent that Sgt. Jonathon Barnitz would grow up to fix broken things professionally. Barnitz, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with Bravo Company 158th Base Support Battalion, is taking part in Operation Golden Cargo 2012 which provides opportunities for the noncommissioned officer to work on leadership skills while training junior-enlisted Soldiers and doing the job he loves.

  • Soldiers and Seabees work together for the long haul

    Dec 6, 2012

    Every year Golden Cargo uses military Reserve Component servicemembers to strategically reposition munitions and ordnance at storage facilities across the United States. This helps save taxpayer money, while at the same time giving servicemembers, like Cortez, the operating hours needed to maintain their skills and keep driver or forklift certifications up-to-date.

  • Army officials assess depot capabilities

    Dec 6, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia E. McQuistion, Army Materiel Command's (AMC) deputy commanding general, and more than 60 team members from AMC and subordinate commands conducted a Depot Assessment Visit here Dec. 4-5.

  • Reserve task force completes Golden Cargo transportation mission

    Dec 6, 2012

    Mission accomplished. Those two words hold a lot of meaning for the more than 200 Soldiers here who have spent the last two weeks planning, coordinating, and putting in long hours to ensure millions of pounds of ammunition were safely transported over 500 miles of America's highways.

  • VA leader visits Sill transition program

    Dec 6, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (6 Dec. 2012) -- A former Army Ranger who is now an undersecretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs visited Fort Sill to check out the updated Transition Assistance Program for Soldiers, who are leaving the service.

  • Working smarter: safety, efficiency focuses of Vehicle Systems Branch

    Dec 6, 2012

    In 2007, the Paladin/FAASV line in the depot's Combat Vehicle Repair Facility was reworked and streamlined, making it more efficient for the assembly processes required for those vehicles. At the time, the changes earned a Shingo award -- one of the most prized honors for an industrial center. As time has passed, however, the streamlined work areas have become much more valuable for their ability to transform when needed. One such transformation is taking place now as Paladin and Field Artillery Ammunition Support Vehicle overhauls share the space with M113 foreign military sales repair operations. At any given time on the line, there may be up to 20 vehicles from a combination of seven vehicle platforms.

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