Archive: Feb 2012

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  • General pays tribute to woman who fought for civil rights, started adoption program

    Feb 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - While Brig. Gen. Nadja West prepared her remarks for the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden's African American/Black History Month Observance, she came across the obituary of a woman named Mabel Grammer.

  • Army National Guard couple deploys together

    Feb 28, 2012

    For military marriages, deployment normally means a year-long separation. This is not the case for Sgt. 1st Class Brian Dale, a Black Hawk helicopter maintenance platoon sergeant, D Company, 1st Battalion, 108th Aviation Regiment, Kansas Army National Guard, and Staff Sgt. Danielle Burke, a human resource specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-108th Aviation.

  • Bringing a taste of Wiesbaden to Heidelberg Soldiers, families via live hookup, social media

    Feb 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - U.S. Army Europe Soldiers, civilians and families picked up a wealth of information about living and working in the Wiesbaden military community during a special Town Hall briefing Feb. 16 at Heidelberg's Village Pavilion. The special question-and-answer session offered first-hand information from the subject experts to a standing-room-only crowd and members of the USAREUR workforce and their families via an online AFN-Europe feed and through social media.

  • Third Army celebrates African-American women in history

    Feb 28, 2012

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Third Army hosted a Black History Month observance here, Feb. 15, with a focus on the significant contributions of African-American women in history.

  • Fort Lauderdale high schoolers demo robot at AUSA expo

    Feb 29, 2012

    More than a dozen teens, part of robotics team "Shark Attack," demonstrated their engineering talent outside the convention center here alongside military hardware from the likes of defense contractors Boeing, Oshkosh and Sikorsky.

  • Aberdeen Proving Ground facility restores Army treasures

    Feb 28, 2012

    When the U.S. Army Center of Military History has a priceless artifact in need of restoration it calls on a group of professional machinists and fabricators located here at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Students unveil robot for CERDEC mentors

    Feb 27, 2012

    A team of local high school students unveiled a robot they built under the guidance of mentors from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC. The robot will be sent to the Chesapeake Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the Baltimore Convention Center March 8-10.

  • Controlling post-traumatic stress could be as close as game on cell phone

    Feb 28, 2012

    New technology incorporates biofeedback into a game to help Soldiers train themselves to combat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress, or PTS.

  • Construction changing face of Fort Hood, more work planned

    Feb 27, 2012

    With more than $1 billion in funded construction projects, the landscape of Fort Hood is changing to improve the quality of life for Soldiers, their families and civilians.

  • 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Stinger live-fire exercise at the National Training Center

    Feb 28, 2012

    I Battery, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Stinger live-fire exercise at the National Training Center, Jan. 31. The MQM-170 Outlaw drone plane was suddenly halted by the explosion of a FIM-92 Stinger missile.

  • GREYWOLF Soldiers compete in Combatives tournament

    Mar 21, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Modern Army Combatives is being taught throughout the military as a self-defense tool for deployed troops in combat operations. MAC adopted Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, a fighting style that encompasses takedowns, breaking or dislocating bone joints and several neck chokes.

  • 1st CAV artillerymen train Soldiers, NCOs in range operations

    Mar 21, 2012

    FT. HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted rifle marksmanship training at the Black Gap range complex here, Feb. 8.

  • "Rough Riders" perform, commemorate Black History Month at local school

    Feb 14, 2013

    KILLEEN, Texas--Seven Soldiers from 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, performed at Peebles Elementary School's Black History Month program here Feb. 9.

  • Lancer Soldier runs extra mile

    Mar 21, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait--It is early dawn as the sun has yet risen and the morning wind whips the awaiting marathon runners as they attempt to keep warm and stretch. For one runner in particular, this is his 19th marathon.

  • 'Black Jack' brigade looks toward New Year

    Mar 21, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- For more than eight years the U.S military has actively worked throughout Iraq. Now, with the military drawdown complete, units' can reflect on their legacies they left behind.

  • Artillery Soldiers say goodbye to mentor

    Mar 21, 2012

    FORT HOOD, TX -- 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Minton saw a lot during his tenure as first sergeant. From awards to promotions and a six month deployment to Iraq and Kuwait, there was always something going on.

  • 3-82 Soldiers enjoy 'welcome home' meal

    Mar 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Nothing says welcome home quite like a hot meal.

  • 'Black Jack' troopers mourn loss of Soldier

    Mar 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers and leaders from 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division, gathered to mourn the loss of Spc. Michael Bailey at a memorial service held in his honor here Tuesday.

  • Saber Squadron commemorates black history at Ellison High School

    Feb 14, 2013

    Fort Hood, Texas -- The 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division's commitment to the Fort Hood community and Black History Month is present in many ways, one of them is through the Adopt-a-School Program.

  • GREYWOLF adrenaline junkies conquer rock climbing through Warrior Adventure Quest

    Mar 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division participated in Fort Hood's Warrior Adventure Quest January 31.

  • Cavalry Soldiers remember former 'Warhorse' Trooper

    Mar 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas --Current Troopers assigned to 'Warhorse' 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division attended the funeral of Kevin M. Hardin, 25, of Copperas Cove, Jan. 27, 2012 at the Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights, Texas. Hardin, a former medic assigned to 2nd Platoon, Dragoon Company, 3rd Bn, 8th Cav. Regt., deployed with the battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2007.

  • Training allows Soldiers to be "The most dangerous man on the battlefield"

    Mar 13, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, sharpened their call for indirect fire skills on simulators here, Feb. 2.

  • Korean National Police gets hearty thanks

    Feb 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- They work outside of the garrison's gates regardless of whether it's the freezing winter or sizzling summer. They are the Korean National Police, who stand outside Yongsan garrison's gates every day and night, even without having met the people they are protecting or knowing what's going on behind the gates. And so, in order to appreciate these dedicated individuals, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan invited KNP officers to a special reception hosted at Seongnam Golf Club, on behalf of the KNP, Feb. 23.

  • Aghan forces lead air assault for first time

    Feb 29, 2012

    Afghan National Security Forces took the lead for the first time Feb. 21, 2012, in an air assault operation in Kandahar Province.

  • AFAP delegates to bring eight new issues to Army leaders

    Mar 12, 2013

    The annual Army Family Action Plan Conference has brought 53 delegates together this week from garrisons across the Army to discuss 51 issues important to families, wounded warriors and Soldiers.

  • Construction commotion moves Corps to Wolf Creek Dam safety milestone

    Feb 28, 2012

    JAMESTOWN, Ky. -- Wolf Creek Dam is abuzz with machinery, often bottlenecked with equipment and vehicles, and work crews move about like ants on the work platform in performance of their duties on the foundation remediation project. Despite what seems like construction commotion, there hasn't been a lost-time accident in more than a year.

  • Soldiers to be tested for prescription drug abuse

    Feb 28, 2012

    The Army will soon begin expanded testing of Soldiers for unauthorized prescription drugs, in addition to currently tested illegal substances.

  • Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Chief of Staff of the Australian Army visits JBLM

    Feb 28, 2012

  • Two Tuskegee Airmen: Two married lives, Histories rich with dedication and family values

    Feb 28, 2012

    Retired Lt. Col Edward P. Drummond Jr. and former Capt. George W. Hickman Jr. are Tuskegee Airmen. They are men of their generation who provided glowing examples of the ability to overcome adversity while maintaining longevity in their marriages.

  • JBLM celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 14, 2013

    Hundreds of service members gathered at McChord Field Club Feb. 21 for this year's African-American Black History Month Observance. Hosted by the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, the theme of this year's event was "Black Women in American Culture and History."

  • Army scientist shields Soldiers from chemical agents

    Feb 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- To shield American Soldiers from emerging chemical threats in combat, the U.S. Army turns to scientists such as Frederick Cox and his team at Edgewood Chemical Biological Center. Cox, branch chief of ECBC's Chemical, Biological and Radiological Filtration Group, manages 25 scientists who are entrusted with filters that protect Warfighters and civilians from potentially dangerous airborne chemicals and biological hazards.

  • 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Black History Month Celebration on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

    Feb 27, 2012

  • Keller Army Community Hospital honor patients during month-long observance

    Feb 28, 2012

    Keller Army Community Hospital a leader in Army Medicine honored patients during National Patient Recognition Month, with a special National Patient Recognition Day, Monday, Feb. 27.

  • White House to honor Iraq War veterans

    Feb 27, 2012

    Seventy-eight veterans of the Iraq War and their families will be honored Wednesday at the White House.

  • Tuskegee Airmen remembered during Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2012

    They fought against racism to fight for our country. We take a closer look at the all-black World War II air unit.

  • Industry needs to supply Army with affordable, seamless training systems

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2012) -- Industry can help the Army of 2020 by providing affordable and seamless training systems, said panelists at the Association of the U.S. Army winter symposium.

  • Deployment of Adenovirus Vaccine

    Feb 27, 2012

    Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 Vaccine, Live, Oral (Adenovirus Vaccine) has been used since Oct. 24, 2011 throughout the U.S. Military and Coast Guard. It protects military trainees against Febrile Respiratory Illness (fever plus symptoms such as coughing and sneezing) caused by adenovirus types 4 and 7.

  • Active Duty Dives into Black Hawk

    Feb 28, 2012

    A group of Active Duty Master Divers needed Corpus Christi Army Depot's help to overcome the final hurdle to modernize the way the military does dives, 16 February.

  • Rain-delayed Daytona 500 rescheduled for tonight

    Feb 27, 2012

    The 54th annual running of the Daytona 500 has been postponed by rain to start at 7:02 p.m. tonight with Ryan Newman set to start 18th in the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevy.

  • Agile Process: New way of doing business

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2012) -- The Army is working diligently toward fundamentally changing the acquisition system, making it faster and better aligned to warfighter needs. Using what officials call the "Agile Process," the Army believes it will better be able to keep pace with industry and technological advances. This would accelerate the pace of network modernization to a rate unachievable by traditional acquisition strategies.

  • HHC 412th TEC Soldiers judge local science fair

    Feb 28, 2012

    VICKSBURG, Miss-- Four Soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command served as volunteer science fair judges for local elementary school students. The contest was held 22-23 February at the Vicksburg Auditorium.

  • Depot Completes 3,000th General Electric T-701D Conversion Engine

    Feb 27, 2012

    Corpus Christ Army Depot with partner, General Electric, celebrated the completion of the 3,000th T701D conversion engine overhaul with a small cake cutting ceremony in the Engine Test Cell area on February 23, 2012.

  • Sussex leaders sign Community Covenant

    Feb 27, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - Picatinny officials, along with elected and Sussex County community leaders and the United Way of Northern New Jersey, pledged their support for local military families by signing a U.S. Army Community Covenant at a ceremony Feb. 16 at the Cannon Gates Catering and Conference Center.

  • VICKSBURG, Miss-- Four Soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command served as volunteer science

    Mar 15, 2012

    VICKSBURG, Miss-- Four Soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command served as volunteer science fair judges for local elementary school students. The contest was held 22-23 February at the Vicksburg Auditorium.

  • 120th IN Bde. enhances Soldier life skills

    Feb 27, 2012

    GRAPEVINE, Texas -- The 120th Infantry Brigade sponsored Strong Bonds training for 12 single Division West Soldiers at the Great Wolf Lodge here Feb. 10-12.

  • Remembrance Ceremony Celebrates Life of former CASCOM Officer

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Hundreds gathered today at Memorial Chapel as the Combined Arms Support Command held a remembrance ceremony to celebrate the life of Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner, the former commanding general of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, Texas. From July 2007 to 2010, he served at Fort Lee, where he commanded the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade, Quartermaster School, and then served as the CASCOM G3/director, Training and Doctrine.

  • Gas gas gas!

    Feb 28, 2012

    Soldiers from the 61st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Company, 23rd CBRN Battalion conducted a field training exercise (FTX) on Joint Base Lewis-McChord 21-24 Feb. in order to remain ready to react to any chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear event.

  • Transfer of Authority Ceremony from TF Thunderbird to TF Bronco

    Feb 27, 2012

  • Serving Our Troops

    Feb 27, 2012

    With more than 2,700 Minnesota National Guard soldiers from the 34th Red Bull Infantry representing over 500 Minnesota communities currently serving in Kuwait, Serving Our Troops and a full team of volunteers will be providing a message of appreciation in the form 13,000 12 ounce steaks during massive simultaneous meals for both our soldiers overseas in Kuwait and their family members back home in Saint Paul.

  • Apaches Idling

    Feb 27, 2012

    Task Force Saber Apaches preparing to take off both day and night. Not shot w/ night vision lens. Shots of Apaches idling on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan.

  • Cultural Training at Joint Readiness Training Center

    Feb 27, 2012

    Real world events directly affect the way the army conducts training. Army SGT Jennifer Roux (ROOKS) shows us how the Joint Readiness Training Center, or JRTC, in incorporating Cultural Sensitivity classes and exercises into their rotational training.

  • 2012 Armed Forces Boxing premieres March 9

    Feb 27, 2012

    The Pentagon Channel's complete coverage of the Armed Forces Boxing Championship. Catch all the action March 9. Go to www.pentagonchannel.mil/boxing.

  • Logistical exercises on the continent of Africa

    Feb 27, 2012

    Logistical exercises are value added events, especially on the continent of Africa.

  • New Army Mission Partners First Army Senior Mentors, Afghan Security Forces

    Feb 28, 2012

    Soldiers from First Army units located across the United States began preparations in January to deploy to Afghanistan as a part of a new mission recently identified by Department of the Army that provides specialized teams, beginning this spring, to train and assist Afghan Security Forces as they assume a greater role providing security to the Afghan people.

  • Green Polk programs aim to save green for Army

    Feb 27, 2012

    This is the second of a series of articles featuring recycling on Fort Polk. With the urgency to go green and reuse, repurpose or recycle items to provide energy efficiency for the future of the United States, the Army is continuing its green mission across a number of Fort Polk agencies.

  • Net Zero helps Fort Polk achieve sustainable future

    Feb 27, 2012

    This is part one of a three part series on the Army going green (specifically on Fort Polk) The Army is going green in a big way. Fort Polk was chosen as a pilot installation for the Army's Net Zero Waste program in April 2011. Eighteen U.S. Army installations worldwide were chosen to participate in a Net Zero pilot in one of three areas: Energy, water or waste. Since then, plans have been in motion to determine the best way to reach "net zero." Net Zero is about reducing energy use, water use and waste production, all of which can help secure the Army's mission into the future. A Net Zero energy installation will produce as much energy as it consumes, resulting in a net usage of zero. A Net Zero water installation will limit consumption of water and return water back to the same watershed, without depleting the groundwater. A Net Zero waste installation will reduce, reuse, and recover waste streams with a goal of zero landfill use. Installations selected for the pilot program are striving to reach "net zero" by 2020.

  • Army battles IEDs with home station CI2C cells

    Feb 27, 2012

    One of the most valuable training regimens a unit goes through before deploying to Afghanistan is a rotation at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center. During a three-week visit to west central Louisiana, visiting units are given a glimpse of life in the Middle East and introduced to the latest weapons and tools available to Soldiers. One particularly helpful block of training involves how to combat one of the deadliest weapons Soldiers face -- improvised explosive devices.

  • Fort Sill teen wins national prize

    Feb 27, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.--A Fort Sill teen at the youth center was named the winner of the regional Boys & Girls Club of America tech digital arts festival and will compete for a national prize in the photo tech category.

  • Students unveil robot for CERDEC mentors

    Feb 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Thirty-six local high school students from Team 1980, "The Brigade," unveiled a robot they created under the guidance of mentors from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center, or CERDEC, during a Feb. 15 presentation at the C4ISR Campus.

  • Army South Soldiers march to Alamo to prep for Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 28, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army South donned heavy rucksacks and hit the road Feb. 23, 2012, for an 18-mile training road march that took them from Fort Sam Houston to the steps of the Alamo and back.

  • Old Guard Soldier wins career counselor of the year

    Feb 28, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class William Bastian, career counselor, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), is named the 2012 Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Black Women in American Culture and History celebrated

    Feb 27, 2012

    The Los Angeles View Park Section of the National Council of Negro Women welcome volunteers of all races and genders; it's the community working for the community.

  • UPenn researchers offered robotic assistance at nuclear plant

    Feb 27, 2012

    When an earthquake and tsunami devastated a nuclear power plant in Japan last year repair workers could not get close to the overheating core. Deadly radiation kept people at bay, but robots showed they had the "right stuff."

  • Army works with industry, academia to study micro-robotics

    Oct 18, 2012

    ADELPHI, Md. (Feb. 27, 2012) -- Imagine a future when American Soldiers will see threats lurking just beyond their vision with help from autonomous robots the size of bats and hummingbirds and even down to the size of a fruit fly.

  • CSA at AUSA Winter Symposium

    Feb 27, 2012

    CSA at AUSA Winter Symposium

  • Africa: an unparalleled adventure

    Feb 27, 2012

    One of the advantages of being stationed in Europe is the ability to travel to many destinations that are on thousands of "bucket lists," those special places that people want to visit before they kick the bucket. Whether it's floating through the canals of Venice, climbing the steps to the Parthenon in Athens, or riding a camel among the Great Pyramids of Egypt, all are within easy reach of Germany. Many people share a dream of going on safari in Africa, and there will never be a better time than when you are stationed here. Most flights from the States stop in Europe, so in a sense, you're halfway there.

  • Fathers, daughters spend quality time in Netzaberg

    Feb 27, 2012

    As songs like "Unforgettable" and "Butterfly Kisses" played in the background, fathers decked out in suits and dress blues escorted their daughters to their seats as part of an evening of dining and dancing at the Netzaberg Youth Center here, Feb. 16. With nearly 120 guests, there was no shortage of food, fun or music. Outreach Services has held the dance annually since 2007, during the peak of deployment rotations within the military community. What began as a response to a need for the community has become a much-anticipated event by participants and planners.

  • McHugh to 3rd ID: Budget cuts won't rest on shoulders of Soldiers, families

    Feb 28, 2012

    Programs initiated to help Soldiers and family members in recent years will not be affected by proposed cuts, said Secretary of the Army John McHugh during his visit Feb. 24, 2012, to Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Grafenwoehr Students celebrate Fasching traditions

    Feb 27, 2012

    This year, students at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr didn't have to travel to Venice, Brazil or New Orleans to experience Carnival. On Feb. 21, they created their own revelry of costumes and parades in honor of this colorful tradition. Many cultures commemorate Mardi Gras, or "Fat Tuesday." Devised as one last hurrah before the Catholic population would settle into Lent's 40 days of abstention, citizens fete with parades, costumes and special delicacies. In Germany, these festivities are known as Fasching. The event is celebrated most heartily in Cologne, but also in Bavarian towns around the Army community here.

  • Cirque Dreams dazzles military audience in Germany

    Feb 27, 2012

    It's an impressive feat -- if not an impossible one -- to keep 600 children engaged for more than an hour, but Cirque Dreams more than managed with its dizzying array of motion and sound. Presented by Armed Forces Entertainment, "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy" brought the Rose Barracks Memorial Fitness Center to life with two shows, here, Feb. 22. Sixteen performers wisped across the stage, including a singing ladybug and electric violin playing "soul tree" (who was in fact, sultry), aerialists, acrobats and contortionists, all weaving a cohesive jungle theme throughout show.

  • Yongsan celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- With the help of 8th Army Equal Opportunity Office, Yongsan garrison held it's Black History month observance celebrating the role of African American women in our nation's history at the R&R Bar and Grill, Feb. 23.

  • Hannam celebrates one year of Zumba

    Feb 28, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Zumba, a fitness program that involves moving your body to fast-paced Latin music, may or may not be your idea of fun. For the residents of Hannam Village, however, Zumba offered much more than just a fitness program. It served as a way for the community at Hannam Village to meet new people, partake in an activity, and to get out of the house.

  • Eighth Army encourages absentee voting in Korea

    Feb 27, 2012

    Eighth Army officials are encouraging U.S. troops in South Korea to exercise their right to vote through absentee ballots.

  • Corps and recruiters open new career center in Santa Clarita

    Feb 27, 2012

    Nearly 100 future service members took the Oath of Enlistment Feb. 24 in a roped off parking lot of the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall in front of the Armed Forces' newest Career Center.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers get post-deployment job search help

    Feb 27, 2012

    For some Reserve Soldiers redeployment means going back to their families, homes, and civilian jobs. For others, it means being released from active duty and starting a job search.

  • Security Force Assistance Team Training at JRTC

    Feb 25, 2012

    The Security Force Assistance Team will become a key component in enhancing the strength and capabilities of the Afghan National Security Forces, but that depends on building successful SFAT units.

  • A time for second chances: 42nd MP Bde. combatives team counting on a better outcome this year

    Feb 26, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Specialist Sean Shanahan looks at combatives, the Army's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu-based style of hand-to-hand fighting, much like he does life: You get knocked down, you get back up. "It transfers over to everything you do in life," Shanahan says in between ground grappling matches at the combatives facility on JBLM's east side through heavy breaths. "If life puts you in a headlock, are you going to give up or will you keep going?"

  • JBLM Military Police Company gets rare opportunity to train

    Feb 25, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Normally, training comes as often for the 67th Military Police Company as it does for any other Army unit. But this year, its Soldiers will be lucky to make it to the field once.

  • General speaks to Recruiting Partnership Council

    Feb 25, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Alton Berry, the deputy commander of the 88th Regional Support Command, speaks to the Milwaukee Recruiting Battalion and representatives of some Midwest Army Reserve units Feb. 25 during a semi-annual Recruiting Partnership Council meeting at Fort McCoy, Wis.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts operations over Afghanistan

    Feb 26, 2012

    Since the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade assumed the mission in Regional Command-South, the CAB has conducted several operations in the skies of Afghanistan.

  • Kandahar Air Wing Conducts 1st Led Air Assault

    Feb 26, 2012

    As Afghan National Security Forces begin to take the lead in providing security for the people of their country, Coalition Forces have moved towards more of a mentoring role when conducting joint combat missions. In Regional Command-South, the Kandahar Air Wing (KAW) has begun to take its first steps towards conducting operations on their own. On Feb. 21, the Kandahar Air Wing executed its first air assault operation in the Kandahar Province to disrupt and counter Taliban efforts.

  • Gen. Sherzai hosts luncheon with 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and 159th CAB Leaders

    Mar 1, 2012

    Gen. Sherzai, Kandahar Air Wing, Afghan Air Force, hosts a luncheon with 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and 159th CAB Leaders in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Feb. 14.

  • 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Transfer of Authority

    Mar 3, 2012

    1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment attached to 25th Combat Aviation Brigade provides aerial security for airspace around Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt after the Transfer of Authority Ceremony on FOB Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, Feb. 15.

  • 3rd ID brigade to test new immersive training at NTC

    Feb 27, 2012

    A new type of immersive full-spectrum training will be tested next month at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Happy birthday Eddie

    Feb 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- After reading his book, "Eddie's Funny Feeling," a deployment storybook, to Blue Star Card families, at the Sgt. Yano Library, here, Wednesday.

  • NCO Academy prepares leaders of today, tomorrow

    Feb 24, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Many enlisted Soldiers will tell friends and family that pinning on their E5 sergeant stripes is one of the proudest moments of their Army career. It means the Soldier has attained a rank that can bring them a leadership position. At that moment, they leave the ranks of junior enlisted as they progress up through the military rank structure and attain a new maturity level in their chosen branch of service.

  • Exchange shoppers satisfied with service on-post

    Feb 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- At 116 years of age, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service may not have "moves like Jagger," but its shoppers are getting plenty of satisfaction, according to a recent American Customer Satisfaction Index, or ACSI, survey.

  • FMWR launches new menu of programs for community

    Feb 24, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- A new menu of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs at the Nehelani, here, awaits old and new customers.

  • Installation Award Banquet brings out "best of best"

    Feb 24, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Fort Huachuca's annual Installation Awards Banquet recognized the "best of the best" competitors for 2011 in various award categories. More than 200 people attended the banquet to watch the winners accept their awards. All of the winners knew of their awards beforehand except for the Instructor of the Year, Army Soldier of the Year and Army Noncommissioned Officer of the Year; those awards were kept secret until the event.

  • Guns -- Exchange now locked and loaded

    Feb 24, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The Fort Huachuca Exchange is now selling firearms and ammunition, the only place on the fort that will have weapons for sale in stock at all times. The firearms were first sold starting Feb. 9, but the grand opening took place on Feb. 16 -- Saturday where eight free weapons were given away in five raffles held over the three-day period. More than 60 weapons were sold over the three-day period, while roughly 80 have been sold since the firearms section officially opened.

  • Blood -- the only gift a Soldier really needs

    Feb 24, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Last year, 46 people did a remarkable thing -- they helped save a Soldier's life. Incredibly, these people were not part of any medical team. They didn't even know this Soldier. They simply volunteered one hour of their time to roll up a sleeve and donate blood.

  • The Army Today - Fort Polk Training

    Feb 24, 2012

    Soldiers train at Fort Polk, LA, in preparation for their up coming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Training mission for Fort Polk's 162nd Inf Bde alters to accommodate Army's new objectives

    Feb 24, 2012

    The mission of American forces in Afghanistan is changing as troop drawdown efforts continue. What was once a battle against terrorism now becomes a battle against its resurgence, and one way to keep the bad guys at bay is to continue educating Afghanistan's army and police forces. Combat advisors are trained to teach and mentor host nation security forces (army, police) to be effective, independent entities capable of self-regulation and growth while protecting the civilian population of their country. The 162nd Infantry Brigade, whose home station is Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center, is the lead training resource for deploying combat advisors. Emphasis has been placed on counter insurgency operations, as "unfriendlies" (the Taliban) are the primary culprits that undermine Afghanistan's reach for an improved economy and infrastructure as well as democracy and autonomy. But the focus has now shifted.

  • The Army Now - Warm Donation

    Feb 24, 2012

    1/82nd Infantry helps keep Afghan locals warm with donated items.

  • Army Now - 12 Mile Ruck

    Feb 24, 2012

    Fort Bragg Soldiers compete in 12-Mile ruck march.

  • Injured medic rejoins Soldier she treated

    Feb 27, 2012

    A combat medic who treated a Soldier in Afghanistan found herself in a role reversal after she was injured a week later and brought to San Antonio Military Medical Center where the Soldier she treated is also recovering.

  • Industry needs to supply Army with affordable, seamless training systems

    Feb 27, 2012

    Industry can help the Army of 2020 by providing affordable and seamless training systems, said panelists at the Association of the U.S. Army winter symposium.

  • Fort Bliss celebrates Black History Month

    Feb 27, 2012

    More than 80 years ago, Carter G. Woodson, an African American educator and historian, founded "Negro History Week" as an opportunity to bring to light the important roles and contributions of black people in the creation of this nation. In 1976, the one-week celebration was expanded to Black History Month, celebrated each February, during the birth-month of two important figures who fought for the abolition of slavery: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

  • U.S. servicemembers provide humanitarian relief

    Feb 24, 2012

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe deliver aid to residents in Montenegro affected by severe snow.

  • The Army releases suicide data for January

    Feb 24, 2012

    Army officials release the number of suicide cases for active duty and reserve Soldiers for January 2012.

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