Archive: Feb 2012

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  • Employers commit to hiring vets, wounded warriors

    Mar 2, 2012

    Representatives from the military and government signed the Wounded Warrior Employment Community Covenant, which commits federal agencies to hire wounded warriors and their family members, share resources and best practices, and hold their own events to help hire vets.

  • TRADOC commander talks Army future

    Mar 12, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commander of Training and Doctrine Command, spoke to about 250 Soldiers and civilians with Army Recruiting Command about changes the Army is making to better prepare for the future, including re-writing doctirne and field manuals

  • Fort Carson observes African- American/Black History Month

    Feb 29, 2012

    Soldiers, Family members and friends of Fort Carson attended the Black History Month Observance held at the Elkhorn Conference Center, Feb. 28. Guest speaker, 16-year-old Arraun Anderson, reminded the audience of milestones, tragedies and hardships endured by black women in American history.

  • Contracting team supports unconventional warfare exercise

    Mar 6, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Members of the 621st Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Campbell, Ky., deployed in August to provide dedicated contracting officer support and subject matter expertise during the 5th Special Force Group (Airborne) capstone training exercise conducted in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

  • FRG hosts chili cook-off

    Feb 29, 2012

    Army Sustainment Command Family Readiness Group hosted a chili cook-off, Feb. 29.

  • 38-year-old California Cadet commissions, proves age is just a number

    Feb 29, 2012

    In December, U.S. Army Cadet Command commissioned more than 700 lieutenants at colleges and universities across the United States. Kenya Nelson was among them, earning his Army commission at 38.

  • Security assistance enterprise shares acquisition overview

    Feb 29, 2012

    The Security Assistance Command and the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation hosted an acquisition workshop for USASAC employees Feb. 16. Two three-hour workshops were conducted by video teleconference and were available to the work force in morning and afternoon sessions.

  • Dental Corps Anniversary

    Feb 29, 2012

    Dental Corps Anniversary 3 March 2012

  • New job, same level of excellence: Scranton AAP specialist awarded

    Feb 29, 2012

  • IMCOM commander meets with Texas community leaders

    Feb 29, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Members of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and Hispanic Chamber of Commerce visited here Tuesday with the general responsible for day-to-day operations of Army installations.

  • Enlisted Medical Corps Anniversary

    Mar 2, 2012

    Enlisted Medical Corps Anniversary- 1 March 2012

  • ASC takes on Lead Materiel Integrator Mission

    Feb 29, 2012

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command hosted a Lead Materiel Integrator mission transfer ceremony and open house on Feb. 29 in the Distribution Management Center conference room, located in Building 350.

  • National Brain Injury Awareness Month by LTG Patricia D. Horoho

    Feb 29, 2012

    March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month by LTG Patricia D. Horoho

  • Assistant Secretary reflects on Women's History Month

    Mar 1, 2012

    March is Women's History Month and an assistant secretary of the Army said the observance is a recognition of the value that women have had in society all along.

  • Letterkenny Army Depot Celebrates Winning Seventh Shingo Medallion for Manufacturing Excellence

    Feb 29, 2012

    Chambersburg, Pa.-- Feb. 29, 2012 --Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) celebrated the winning of its seventh Shingo Medallion for Manufacturing Excellence for the Aviation Ground Power Unit value stream.

  • Warm Weather Hazards Approaching

    Feb 29, 2012

    As colder temperatures fade away for another year, warm weather flying hazards should now be on your checklist of things to worry about. Warmer weather hosts a variety of severe and even violent conditions that can develop rapidly: thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes and their companions -- turbulence, wind shear, hail and, most significantly, lightning, the leading hazard associated with thunderstorms.

  • A Science Experiment Gone Bad!

    Feb 29, 2012

    My wife and I had always dreamed of the day we'd own a home with a white picket fence, two-car garage and backyard. When our dream became a reality, we were ecstatic and invited friends, neighbors and Family to our humble abode. As we settled into our new home, time flew by. I guess my wife and I both hit a plateau at the same time with work and getting into the routine of life. So it was a shock to us when we received a call from relatives wanting to come for a visit.

  • No Lip Service

    Feb 29, 2012

    Some crewmembers aren't taking the time to brief their passengers in accordance with their aircraft checklist. And some are only giving the passenger brief "lip service," or just going through the motions. Are these fair statements? Before you shoot the messenger, first look at how your unit is doing business. Are you taking the time to complete the required brief? Do you cut the brief short because of time? You've flown this VIP before, so one brief is enough, right? Wrong! What if the aide to the VIP says he is too busy to be bothered? What other excuses have you accepted or made in the past?

  • How to Use Your Safety Officer

    Feb 29, 2012

    I was the incoming battalion commander and it had been a wonderful couple of days familiarizing myself with what appeared to be a great unit. After reviewing the brigade commander's Officer Evaluation Report support form in preparation for my initial counseling, I noted the usual comments about meeting or exceeding standards for the commander's unit status report, individual weapons qualification, Army physical fitness test and the unit's successful external evaluation. However, what I hadn't seen before was an objective to "implement and maintain an effective unit safety program supporting unit readiness and combat capability."

  • Adjutant general: Army protecting integrity of awards

    Mar 1, 2012

    Army's adjutant general told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that the Army's current award system allows the Army to maintain adequate databases and systems to track and verify awards of valor.

  • Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List

    Feb 29, 2012

    This reading list is an important element in the professional development of all leaders in the Army. We can never spend too much time reading and thinking about the Army profession and its interaction with the world at large. These readings will deepen our understanding of the history of armies, the critical role of leadership in combat, and the strategic environment of today and the future. There is simply no better way to prepare for the future than a disciplined, focused commitment to a personal course of reading, study, thought, and reflection. I challenge each of you to tackle these books and improve your power of critical thinking and understanding of the profession of arms.

  • Commit to the Gauges

    Feb 29, 2012

    Air Force weather has a history of being wrong, and tonight was no exception. We were briefed to expect a 4,000-foot ceiling with visibility of four to seven miles -- in other words, a beautiful night. We were flying a UH-60A medevac aircraft, and our plan was to depart Lexington, Ky., and airport hop to the outer edge of Nashville's Class C airspace before heading back west to Fort Campbell. Little did we know what was in store for us.

  • Done Too Soon

    Feb 29, 2012

    The few lights near the road flashed by on either side of Staff Sgt. Harold Myers as he accelerated on his Suzuki Hayabusa. He could hardly imagine what the nearly 200 horsepower of his first motorcycle could do. Nor could he imagine what was about to happen to him.

  • AMRDEC Team earns Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award

    Mar 5, 2012

    Members of the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Low Cost Zinc Sulfide Missile Dome Manufacturing Technology Program were recently presented with the Defense Manufacturing Excellence Award.

  • Mercury Rising

    Feb 29, 2012

    With summer approaching and temperatures rising, there is a natural tendency to worry about heat injuries. But another equal concern is the increase in musculoskeletal injuries due to more vigorous outdoor summer activities. Winter conditioning does not necessarily translate to being conditioned for your summer activities. This creates the need to physically train the body for warm-weather activities.

  • Finishing in a "Pinch"

    Feb 29, 2012

    It's amazing how fast a battle buddy can get hurt. Most of us take as many precautions as possible and strive to accomplish all assigned tasks. Occasionally, though, no matter how we go about it, we get caught up in the moment.

  • New center simulates big boom enhances training

    Mar 2, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill Training Support Center receives a major upgrade in facilities. Once spread out between multiple WWII buildings the center is now in a brand new facility, specially designed to meet their needs in training the warfighter.

  • Crew Coordination Saved the Day

    Feb 29, 2012

    I was in an AH-64 battalion, and we were at gunnery. The mission was to move an aircraft from the rearm pads to a holding area -- a simple 30-second flight. My stick buddy was in the front seat and flying the aircraft as we departed from the rearm pads and headed for the holding area -- a long, narrow open spot in the trees. The aircraft in the holding area were parked nose to tail, and he set up for an approach between two of the parked aircraft.

  • Black history still influences today's Army

    Feb 29, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.--Black History Month honors the accomplishments that African Americans have made throughout our country's history.

  • Got Leaders?

    Feb 29, 2012

    If you don't have a Motorcycle Mentorship Program supported by senior Leaders, then maybe you don't have one at all.

  • Army honors nation's first president

    Feb 29, 2012

    In honor of the nation's first president, Gen. George Washington, annual ceremony was held at his home at Mount Vernon, Va., for his 280th birthday celebration.

  • Telehealth and EMR Training Lead to Industry Honor

    Feb 29, 2012

    The Army's Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Product Manager Lt. Col. William Geesey will receive the 2012 Federal Computer Week (FCW) Federal 100 Award, which recognizes government individuals for their forward-thinking and vision in the federal information technology (IT) community. MC4 integrates, fields, trains and supports IT systems that allow deployable medical staff to document and track patient care, digitally manage medical supplies and conduct health surveillance in the combat zone.

  • Presidio of Monterey celebrates Black History Month

    Mar 1, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Presidio community observed Black History Month at the Presidio of Monterey Feb. 16. The event was part of the nationwide celebration throughout February of the contributions African Americans have made.

  • Army Now - Soldiers attending WLC at Camp Buerhing, Kuwait

    Feb 29, 2012

    Soldiers attending WLC at Camp Buerhing, Kuwait.

  • Army Now - NCOs training under war-like conditions

    Feb 29, 2012

    NCOs training under war-like conditions.

  • Army Now - Afghan Security Forces in Kandahar progressing with time

    Feb 29, 2012

    Afghan Security Forces in Kandahar progressing with time.

  • Soldier Soars To NASA Heights

    Feb 29, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Timothy "T.J." Creamer has retired from the Army. But he has not left the mission behind.

  • U.S. Army Europe Soldiers help Montenegro respond to severe winter weather

    Mar 1, 2012

    PODGORICA, Montenegro -- U.S. Army Europe deployed Soldiers and two Black Hawk helicopters to Montenegro Feb. 19 in response to a request for emergency assistance from NATO by the Montenegrin government, after heavy snowfalls left many people in the country stranded.

  • Truly amazing feat, incredibly stupid comments

    Feb 29, 2012

    Two weeks ago, Sgt. Sandra Coast made history here at Fort Leonard Wood. To the best of our ability here at the GUIDON to determine, Coast, at 51 years of age, is one of the oldest persons to ever graduate from Basic Combat Training. As a fellow quinquaginarian, I salute her as this accomplishment is something that less than one-half of one percent of the population in this age group could do -- and something I would never even attempt.

  • National Engineer Week celebrates aspects of profession

    Feb 29, 2012

    National Engineers Week was commemorated across Fort Leonard Wood from Feb. 20 to 25.

  • Get your roll on: Now is the time to ready motorcycle for spring riding

    Feb 29, 2012

    Motorcycle enthusiasts are already out and about on post. Even though the official end of winter is still a couple of weeks away, riders are taking advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures, waking the roaring beasts from their hibernation.

  • Senator assesses single Soldier housing

    Feb 29, 2012

    Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., visited Fort Leonard Wood Feb. 21 to view Unaccompanied Enlisted Personnel Housing in response to a Military Construction Army program requesting to build 200 additional spaces in FY2018.

  • Westphal tours West Point, USMAPS

    Mar 5, 2012

    The Honorable Dr. Joseph Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, met with the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School Commandant Col. Tyge Rugenstein for a tour of the new facilities Feb. 28. Westphal asked questions regarding entrance eligibility, facility capabilities, academics and graduation. Earlier in the day he toured West Point, met with key leaders and visited the academy's centers of excellence to assess future Army and academy requirements. Photo by Kathy Eastwood, West Point Public Affairs

  • Pancake Supper helps Families 'clean out pantry' for Lent

    Feb 29, 2012

    In Christian tradition, the day before Ash Wednesday has many names -- including Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday and Pancake Day -- signifying the last chance to eat rich foods before the season of Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and sacrifice before Easter. On Fort Leonard Wood, the Installation Chaplain's Office decided to host a post-wide Fat Tuesday Pancake Supper Feb. 21 to kick off the Lenten season and help community members focus on their faith.

  • Corps of Engineers inspection team goes to new heights

    Mar 1, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District has structural engineers who go out on a wire, or rope in this case, to inspect hydraulic steel structures and bridges.

  • Future Soldiers commit to hitching Army ride at Rodeo

    Feb 29, 2012

    Thirty-four young men and women committed to support and defend the U.S. Constitution from all enemies in front of thousands of witnesses from the San Antonio community at a sold-out AT&T Center Feb. 17.

  • Key leaders meet at domestic preparedness workshop to discuss providing civil support

    Feb 29, 2012

    Sharing a stage at the 2012 Domestic Preparedness Workshop, the commander of U. S. Army North's parent command, U.S. Northern Command, along with the chief of the National Guard Bureau, emphasized partnerships Feb. 22 as he discussed the importance of a whole-of-government, whole-of-community approach when providing civil support while responding to disasters.

  • Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committe meets

    Feb 29, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Army Vice Chief of the Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler all participated in the 2012 Army Family Action Plan General Officer Steering Committe meeting yesterday in Arlington, Va. More than 30 current issues submitted by garrison-level AFAP programs were discussed.

  • Depot expertise provides cutting-edge medical technology to Warfighter

    Mar 2, 2012

    Expert personnel at Tobyhanna Army Depot have combined their skills with cutting-edge technology to provide the Warfighter battlefield-access to a military medical information system.

  • Third Army trains Soldiers to be strong leaders

    Feb 29, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Third Army recognized graduates of the Warrior Leader Course Feb. 27. Throughout the 15-day course, students ranging from specialist to staff sergeant tested their leadership abilities in both classroom and training settings. Training included surveying counter improvised explosive device lanes and conducting squad tactics exercises.

  • Medical Service Corps officers in Bavaria establish program started in Korean

    Feb 29, 2012

    Bavarian Region Silver Caduceus Society was established Feb. 13 in Vilseck, Germany. Silver Caduceus Societies are private associations established for Medical Service Corps officers to conduct professional and personal development and offer a forum for the officers to converse about technical, administrative and scientific topics.

  • Defense officials urge Congress to put all federal spending on table

    Feb 29, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the the Senate Budget Committee that the responsibility to reduce the deficit cannot be borne by defense alone.

  • ISAF, Afghan Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs host Gender Integration Luncheon

    Feb 29, 2012

    Kabul, Afghanistan -- As a precursor to International Women's Day, March 8, International Security Assistance Force and the Afghanistan Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs co-hosted the Gender Integration Luncheon at ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 25. ISAF commander Gen. John R. Allen and Afghanistan's Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Minister Amina Afzali welcomed ambassadors and representatives from the United Nations, non-governmental agencies and Afghan ministries to acknowledge progress made in gender integration and how to continue to work together in the future.

  • Graduation in a tense situation

    Mar 1, 2012

    DAESONG-DONG, Republic of Korea - Military escorts, United States and Republic of Korea Soldiers and school children? These are not the normal sights you would see at an elementary school graduation. But in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) they are all too common. In the village of Daeseong-dong, just 1,050 feet from the border with North Korea, every day is met with military presence, including a school graduation. The town is the only one allowed in the entire southern portion of the DMZ.

  • Yongsan individual laundry service closing

    Feb 29, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Quartermaster Laundry Service will discontinue individual piece rate laundry service effective April 1, 2012. Customers will need to pick up their individual garments by April 30, 2012.

  • Maneuver Center of Excellence continues to 'sharpen' squad

    Feb 29, 2012

    Sharpening the tip of the spear - the nine-man dismounted squad - was discussed during a forum hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and combat-experienced squad leaders from the floor of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command exhibit at the Association of the U.S. Army Symposium held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 24.

  • National Guard car finishes second in Daytona 500

    Feb 29, 2012

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet to a second-place finish behind Matt Kenseth in the 54th running of the Daytona 500.

  • Korean War hero receives upgraded headstone

    Feb 29, 2012

    Military leaders, island representatives, family and friends of the late Pfc. Anthony T. Kaho'ohanohano participated in the unveiling of the headstone that now bears a Medal of Honor inscription, in a solemn ceremony Feb. 27, 2012, at Maui Veterans Cemetery, Hawaii.

  • Life as first African-American female POW

    Feb 29, 2012

    It was shortly after dawn on the morning of March 23, 2003, and it was already the worst day of Spc. Shoshana Johnson's life.

  • 'Red Dragons' bid farewell to CSM SotoBonilla

    Mar 21, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--With a cold and blustery wind passing through their ranks, more than 200 "Red Dragon" Soldiers stood in formation to say farewell to their command sergeant major.

  • The Army NAF Employee Benefits Office wants you to be famous for just 15 minutes

    Mar 1, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes," said Andy Warhol, pop artist. As a world-wide NAF employee, 15 minutes is all the time it takes to reap the benefits of fame: peace of mind, comfort and security. To achieve this, all NAF employees are encouraged to spend their moment in the spotlight reviewing and updating their personal information with their local garrison Human Resources Office now and at least annually.

  • SAES gets hands on with robots

    Feb 28, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- As the students watched the presentation given by Robotis, a robotics manufacturing company based in Seoul, an excited whisper ran through the crowd of over a hundred students in the Seoul American Elementary School gymnasium Feb. 28. But, when they were told they got to 'fight' with the robots, the excitement burst.

  • Alaska paratroopers patrol Afghanistan

    Feb 28, 2012

    Paratroopers of 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Division, Task Force Blue Geronimo, conduct a security patrol in Afghanistan's Tani district.

  • Purple Heart recipient only wishes he could continue serving

    Feb 29, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McChord, Wash. -- The moment a rocket landed near Spc. James Allum's vehicle during his 2010 deployment to Iraq, his life changed forever. Today, nearly two years later, Allum, who could run six miles in less than 45 minutes when he joined the Army in 2007, walks with a cane. His body shakes uncontrollably most of the time -- the result a movement disorder doctors believe was onset by the incident. His memory, his wife says, is like Swiss cheese -- some moments there, some gone indefinitely.

  • Jumping into Alaska's Malamute Drop Zone

    Feb 28, 2012

    Airborne engineers and infantry Soldiers jump into the deep snow of Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

  • Corps to build $100 million water treatment plant

    Feb 29, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Barstow Chamber of Commerce held an Industry Day at the Barstow Community College in efforts to attract potential local contractors for a $100-$120 million water plant for Fort Irwin and National Training Center Feb. 22.

  • Congressmen visit Humphreys

    Feb 28, 2012

    Two U.S. Congressmen got a look at the housing units under construction during a visit here Feb. 22. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey and Rep. Kenneth Calvert of California also received aerial and windshield tours and a look at the Humphreys Super Gym.

  • 110th Chem. Bn. learns to direct force of M107 sniper

    Feb 29, 2012

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Specialists of the 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) from Joint Base Lewis-McChord witnessed the force of the Barrett M107 .50 caliber sniper rifle, Feb. 24, while firing the weapon during a familiarization range at a Pierce County Sheriff's Department range in Roy, Wash.

  • Feb. 24, 2012 - Gen. Odierno AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 29, 2012

  • Feb. 17, 2012 - Gen. Odierno House Armed Services Committee Army Posture Hearing

    Feb 28, 2012

  • Fort Benning contracting office tackles demanding mission

    Feb 28, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Found at one of the largest training installations in the Army responsible for training infantry and armor Soldiers, experts at the Installation Contracting Office-Fort Benning, Ga., remain focused despite having one of the busiest missions in the Mission and Installation Contracting Command.

  • Industry ready now for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

    Feb 29, 2012

    Industry bidders will respond March 13, 2012, to the most recent government request for solutions to modernize the light tactical vehicle fleet -- and they don't need any more time than that to do so, because they are prepared now.

  • Maryland Guardsmen Receive Non-Lethal Weapons Training

    Feb 28, 2012

  • Medal of Honor Ceremony for PFC Anthony Thomas Kaho'ohanohano

    Feb 28, 2012

    Headstone Unveiling ceremony for PFC Anthony Thomas Kaho'ohanohano (Korean War Soldier) at the Maui Veteran's Cemetery, Hawaii.

  • Corps employees mentor college students

    Feb 28, 2012

    Local engineering students visited the Army Engineering and Support Center-Huntsville for an opportunity to discuss careers in engineering with professional engineers during Engineers Week Feb. 23.

  • Army Cadet tells Christmas story of service

    Feb 28, 2012

    While other people were getting together with family and friends over Christmas break, Jeremiah Cioffi was teaching English to children in Haiti, helping establish a distribution system with local leaders and playing soccer with the local kids.

  • A Closer Look: The Korean Connection, Part 3

    Feb 28, 2012

    This is part 3 of 3 sections comprising the show, "Gail McCabe's A Closer Look: The Korean Connection." Gail spent several week recently in Korea and offers us a look at this swiftly growing country.

  • ASC validates Decision Support Tool

    Feb 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command hosted a third, and final, Lead Materiel Integrator pilot here during the week of Jan. 26, validating the LMI Decision Support Tool (1.0), while testing capabilities and internal processes.

  • Shoot, move, communicate

    Feb 28, 2012

    Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a Short Range Marksmanship range Feb. 16, where infantry Soldiers practiced buddy team movement drills, shoot/don't shoot scenarios and close contact drills.

  • A Closer Look: The Korean Connection, Part 2

    Feb 28, 2012

    This is part 2 of 3 sections comprising the show, "Gail McCabe's A Closer Look: The Korean Connection." Gail spent several week recently in Korea and offers us a look at this swiftly growing country.

  • A Closer Look: The Korean Connection, Part 1

    Feb 28, 2012

    This is part 1 of 3 sections comprising the show, "Gail McCabe's A Closer Look: The Korean Connection." Gail spent several week recently in Korea and offers us a look at this swiftly growing country.

  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team feels like 'America's Team'

    Apr 4, 2012

    Cpl. Matt Kinsey says he plays for the newest version of "America's Team" -- the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, now practicing at the Washington Nationals spring training camp.

  • ASC supports Civil Air Patrol dining out

    Feb 28, 2012

    Davenport (Iowa) Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron 13041 welcomed Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, commander of Army Sustainment Command, as guest speaker at its Feb. 18 dining out.

  • MCTP NCO goes airborne

    Feb 28, 2012

    Staff. Sgt. Kraig Walker, a native of Salisbury, North Carolina, is the Mission Command Training Program's newest airborne-qualified member. Walker recently completed Basic Airborne Training at Fort Benning, Ga. following a conversation with the commander of MCTP.

  • Soldier's Medal awarded to Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples

    Mar 7, 2012

    A Vicenza, Italy stationed Soldier received the Soldier's Medal today for his actions on May 31, 2011 when he took an armed bank robber down after a heist in Sarasota, Fla.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Kenya T. McLin

    Feb 29, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Kenya T. McLin

  • White: Training is based on the complexity of the operational environment

    Feb 28, 2012

    The Army of 2020 will be smaller, but whatever its size, the service chief says readiness is non-negotiable and that force must be highly trained, a Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) officer said.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers workers collect and distribute winter clothes to Kabul orphans

    Feb 28, 2012

    Eight U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees distributed two dozen boxes of donated jackets, hats, gloves and other winter clothes to a large orphanage Jan. 14, a day when heavy snow fell and the temperature reached 32 degrees in the Afghan capital.

  • SMDC says farewell to a leader

    Feb 28, 2012

    SMDC says farewell to its senior civilian

  • African-American veteran recalls history

    Feb 28, 2012

    Amazing is an understatement when describing 104-year-old World War II veteran Alyce Dixon. She's lived through the Great Depression and six major military conflicts, including those in Iraq and Afghanistan. Theodore Roosevelt was president when she was born, and she's seen 18 more elected since, including the first black president, whom she describes as brilliant.

  • Remembering Freedman's Village

    Feb 28, 2012

    A house stands on a hill, the American flag flying proudly out front overlooking thousands of pure white headstones honoring military heroes. Along the outer edges of Arlington National Cemetery near where the Netherlands Carillon tolls outside the cemetery's walls, rest more than 3,000 former slaves in Section 27, separated from war veteran headstones by one word: civilian.

  • Syphax Family history ties to Freedman's Village

    Feb 28, 2012

    Freed but still living under scrutiny of the government, former slaves of Freedman's Village struggled to get recognition and respect.

  • African-American veteran tells history

    Feb 28, 2012

    As George Boggess sat relaxing in a day room at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the African-American recalled some of his life experiences over the last 100 years. An Army veteran, Boggess was drafted in 1942. "[The attack on] Pearl Harbor had already happened and it was the beginning of World War II," said Boggess.

  • Fort Gordon leadership discusses garrison's force reshaping, career opportunities

    Feb 28, 2012

    Fort Gordon garrison employees were invited to a Town Hall Meeting in Darling Hall Feb. 14 to discuss Installation Management Command's plans for garrison force reshaping. The post needs to have end strength of 400 civilian personnel by the beginning of FY13 (Oct. 1). Currently, Fort Gordon has 465. Based on expected transfers, attrition, and the end of several term appointments, manning is projected to be at 405 employees by Sept. 30, to prevent any involuntary cuts.

  • National cemetery celebrates Black History Month with tour

    Feb 28, 2012

    More than two dozen of the historically curious gathered at Arlington National Cemetery Feb. 22 for a tour involving the roles African-Americans played in the shaping of the cemetery, its vicinity and Arlington House. The excursion not only explored the hallowed ground of Arlington but delved into the master/slave relationships at the plantation home of George Washington Parke Custis and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

  • TRADOC outlines requirements determination process for industry

    Feb 28, 2012

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command discussed how the Army generates requirements during a presentation at the Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 22.

  • Task Force Spearhead plays key role in rescue mission of stranded Afghan policemen

    Feb 28, 2012

    Soldiers from Task Force Spearhead, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, teamed up with coalition special operations forces to conduct a search and rescue mission near the village of Cabalaq, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2012.

  • 623rd MCT returns to Japan after yearlong deployment to Afghanistan

    Feb 28, 2012

  • Volunteer of the Quarter winner impacts Yongsan and Army Community

    Feb 28, 2012

    Patti Worley, Yongsan's Volunteer of the 4th Quarter, knows firsthand the impact one person can have on the Community. Her dedication and commitment as USAG Yongsan Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Volunteer Program Manager (VPM) was instrumental in the success of the yearly conference, which affects both the Garrison and Army Community.

  • Reaching out to city's business leaders, citizens to support Soldiers, families

    Feb 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Transformation of the greater Wiesbaden military community will also impact the host nation economy. With that in mind, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden leaders met with more than 260 members of the Wiesbaden Chamber of Industry and Commerce and local citizens Feb. 15.

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