Archive: Feb 2012

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  • Alaska medics train Afghan counterpart

    Feb 21, 2012

    As time winds down to the eventual departure of American troops from Afghanistan, some Afghan soldiers eagerly seek training when given the opportunity.

  • Army to buy radios following Network Integration Evaluation

    Feb 22, 2012

    In its first procurement action resulting from the Network Integration Evaluations and Agile Process, the Army is issuing a "sources sought" notice for a single-channel, vehicle-mounted radio.

  • Natick senior commander speaks on Presidents Day

    Feb 22, 2012

    The senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center could think of no better place to spend Presidents Day. That's why Brig. Gen. John J. McGuiness spoke Feb. 20 to members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, situated at Faneuil Hall in Boston, during its 127th Presidents Day Luncheon.

  • Corps of Engineers recognizes students at Georgia Tech regional science fair

    Feb 21, 2012

    A team of engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District judged more than 100 science projects created by local middle and high school students at the Georgia Tech Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Feb. 15-16, 2012, at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah.

  • Hearing Kiosk provides education, testing

    Feb 21, 2012

    According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, noise-induced hearing loss is among the most common disabilities affecting Veterans. The VA pays more than $1.2 billion annually in compensation costs for hearing loss and tinnitus. In an effort to make a difference in hearing loss prevention and education, the VA and the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research are funding a research project to test community-based hearing kiosks for screening and education.

  • New Madigan Turns 20 Years Old

    Feb 21, 2012

    On Feb. 28, 1992 a dedication ceremony was held in the Medical Mall at Madigan Army Medical Center where more than 400 people watched congressman and generals dedicate the new, $280 million structure we now operate in known as Madigan. For the next few weeks, staff members worked tirelessly to transition equipment and finally on Mar. 21, 1992, the hospital was considered officially operational when patients were transferred to the new Madigan from the Old Madigan according to The Madigan Mountaineer from March 1992.

  • Community gathers to honor diversity, history

    Feb 21, 2012

    Service members of past and present, politicians, firemen and other community members gathered Feb. 14 to watch performances in recognition of Black History Month at Tyee Park Elementary school in Lakewood, Wash.

  • Tools for Driving Success Only a Click Away

    Feb 21, 2012

    If you're looking for materials to set up, maintain or improve your unit's driver's training program, then check out Driver's Training Toolbox from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. The toolbox is a web-based program and repository of drivers training resources aimed to assist Leaders, commanders, master drivers and instructors.

  • Afghan Army, Police team defeat IED in Gardez

    Feb 22, 2012

    Signs of progress for the Afghan National Security Forces was made in the icy city of Gardez this week when an improvised explosive device was discovered by Afghan Uniformed Police and destroyed by an Afghan National Army explosive ordnance disposal unit on a muddy street near the wood market.

  • Belvoir hospital tests helipad

    Feb 21, 2012

    The Fort Belvoir Community Hospital conducted its first official flight operations Thursday when a D.C. National Guard helicopter landed at the facility's helipad to test and validate lighting a sensor systems. The exercise was the latest step for gaining the necessary certifications to begin receiving and medically-evacuating critically ill patients via air transportation.

  • Charter signing makes NCO induction official

    Feb 21, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - More than 40 NCOs of the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment signed a charter Friday, inducting them into the Corps of the Non-Commissioned Officer.

  • IMCOM selects public affairs award winners

    Feb 21, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The U.S. Army Installation Management Command announced the results of the IMCOM-level Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware public affairs communications awards Feb. 21.

  • Soldiers get Afghan pilot program off ground

    Feb 22, 2012

    Three Soldiers from the Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization are in place for one year to conduct pilot instruction and logistics for the Rotary Wing Flight Training Program in Afghanistan.

  • Third Army father, son serve together

    Feb 22, 2012

    For many service members, deploying overseas results in an extended period of time away from loved ones. During these moments, troops often need support from their friends and families more than ever. For one Third Army father and son, deploying has brought them as close as they have ever been.

  • Fort A.P. Hill stocks trout ponds

    Feb 23, 2012

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- The Fort A.P. Hill Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Directorate's trout season is open through April 30.

  • 773rd CST displays capabilities to 21st TSC commander

    Feb 21, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, the commanding general for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, paid a visit to the 773rd Civil Support Team on Rhine Ordnance Barracks here Feb. 1 to observe firsthand the unit's capabilities.

  • CECOM Chief of Staff speaks at honors breakfast at local middle school

    Feb 21, 2012

    Maryland native, Col. William 'Bill' Montgomery, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, spoke at Havre de Grace Middle School during an honor's breakfast Feb. 14 congratulating students on superior grades earned on their last report card.

  • Owning your story: How writing helps veterans heal

    Feb 22, 2012

    The borrowed classroom on the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C., was filled with both varieties of writers. The lunch hour consisted of quiet discussions among men and women of all ages--some staring at their shoes, others staring at someone else's -- all discussing their experiences in the military with each other.

  • 409th CSB supports mission in Horn of Africa

    Mar 30, 2012

    Deploying to locations that cover a third of the globe, members of the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, regularly find themselves supporting U.S. Africa Command in remote parts of the African continent.

  • Expert shares tips for battling bullies

    Feb 23, 2012

    Barbara Coloroso, best-selling author and recognized expert in the areas of parenting, teaching, conflict resolution and bullying, visited Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 27, 2012.

  • Europe District engineers work to improve project delivery at workshop

    Feb 22, 2012

    Engineers from across the Europe District discussed priorities, process improvements and future workload at the annual AE/RE Workshop.

  • Adaptive Focus 2012

    Feb 21, 2012

    Military Police escort a suspect out of the building a simulated hostage situation exercise at Camp Casey Feb. 16. The exercise, Adaptive Focus, was held on all 2nd Infantry Division posts to test unit readiness and force protection. Photo by Staff Sgt. Kenneth Pawlak, 1st Brigade Combat Team PAO, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • Honored guests observe Stork's Nest renovations

    Feb 22, 2012

    Many hospitals provide a facility called a Stork's Nest. This refers to a temporary home for soon-to-be mothers approaching their final stages of pregnancy. Such facilities allow mothers, living far from hospitals to remain close to immediate labor care, while waiting for labor to start. At U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, the Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital provides three Stork's Nest facilities that are open to pregnant patients living outside of Area II. But in August 2011, due to mold issues, they were shut down. Ever since then, the Directorate of Public Works conducted several projects, to eliminate the hygiene issues. In December 2011, one of the three facilities was reopened. To showcase the progress of the renovations, BAACH invited the wives of high ranking officials to observe each of its facilities, Feb. 1.

  • Cold Steel troopers observe Black History Month in Afghanistan

    Feb 20, 2012

    In Afghanistan, Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division marked Black History Month with an observance Feb. 18 at the Camp Marmal Chapel.

  • Third Army father, son serve together

    Feb 23, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- For many Servicemembers, deploying overseas results in an extended period of time away from loved ones. During these moments, troops often need support from their friends and families more than ever. For one Third Army father and son, deploying has brought them as close as they have ever been.

  • Army mentors students on track to engineer careers

    Feb 21, 2012

    Even though statistical reports have shown the United States faces about a 20-percent high school student dropout rate with many not showing an aptitude for the sciences, this was not the case at the 26th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference.

  • Out of history, first African-American Tomb Guard recalls journey

    Feb 19, 2012

    In honor of African-American History Month, Fred Moore, the first African-American Tomb Guard, recalls his journey from serving as a firing party member in Honor Guard Company in 1960, to making history in 1961.

  • Brig. Gen. Twitty helps EPCC celebrate black history month.

    Feb 17, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty, deputy-commanding general for operations, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, helped El Paso Community College with their celebration Feb. 13 at their Transmountain campus.

  • Service members attend dedication ceremony for new school building

    Feb 17, 2012

    NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand - Service members of the U.S. and the Royal Thai Armed Forces attended a dedication ceremony with members of the local community to commemorate a new school building here, Feb 16.

  • Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day celebrated on Ebeye

    Feb 27, 2012

    Marshallese and American guests gathered Feb. 9 to celebrate the 68th anniversary of Kwajalein Atoll Memorial Day

  • Portrait of Honor

    Feb 17, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Roger F. Mathews, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Pacific, looks at the newly created portrait of the late 1st Lt. Jonathan Brostrom during a dedication ceremony Feb. 17 at Damien Memorial High School in Honolulu. The portrait was courtesy of the American Fallen Soldier project, a national non-profit organization that honors and forever memorializes fallen service members through paintings. Brostrom was a platoon leader assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and died from wounds sustained during Operation Enduring Freedom July 13, 2008. Brostrom was a graduate of Damien High School, a recipient of one of the paintings, and the University of Hawaii. Mathews delivered a message from U.S. Army Pacific, thanking Brostrom and his family for making the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.

  • 'Rising Star' winner attends Grammys

    Feb 21, 2012

    While in Hollywood for her own recording session, the Army's "Operation Rising Star" winner and her husband were able to attend the Grammys and EMI Music's after-party Feb. 12 at the Capitol Records Building.

  • Army Leaders testify before the House Armed Services Committee

    Feb 17, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testify before the House Armed Services Committee during the Army Posture hearing at Capitol Hill Feb. 17, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

  • Michigan Governor Visits TACOM Headquarters

    Feb 17, 2012

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder paid a visit to the headquarters of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren on Friday, February 17.

  • Flying high 'fives': Senior warrant officers reflect on mentorship

    Feb 22, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- In the Army Aviation community, when a chief warrant officer 5 walks through the door, they immediately receive respect. Earning the CW5 patch doesn't come easy; it comes with years of experience, deployments and sacrifices -- on and off duty.

  • Congress hears budget will avoid 'hollow force'

    Feb 21, 2012

    "We have to avoid another Task Force Smith as we move forward" with these budget discussions, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told lawmakers.

  • JBLM EFMP calms Family's fears about military move

    Feb 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Town Center apartment that Pfc. Matthew Sanchez lives in with his wife Maelisa and their two children, 4-year-old Mallorie and 3-year-old Maverick, is more than their house. It serves as a home away from home for the many single Soldiers Sanchez works with at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. "This house is a place for them to come and feel like they are home," Maelisa said. "They are like my little brothers, and when they are here they can trust me." The Soldiers play with Mallorie and Maverick, watch TV, play Xbox and enjoy home-cooked meals.These simple acts of kindness have not gone unnoticed by the Soldiers, or their Families. Maelisa is in contact with some of the Soldiers' mothers on the phone and Facebook. Many thank her for looking after their sons. Private First Class Patrick Nolan describes Maelisa and Matthew as the kindest people he knows. "They go out of their way to help you," Nolan said. He goes over to their house about once a week, and his mom has become friends with Maelisa. This caring Family gives back to their new Army Family in part because of all that they've gone through and subsequently been given. Mallorie was born with Goldenhar Syndrome, a congenital defect in which the ears, nose and/or mouth do not completely develop.

  • Army Family Team Building helps to build values

    Feb 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Army Family Team Building, or AFTB, program is a series of training modules designed for Soldiers, family members and Army civilians.

  • IPC establishes foundation to benefit military community

    Feb 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Empowering residents to build community within their own neighborhoods is the vision guiding a new foundation established by Island Palm Communities, or IPC, here.

  • Afghanistan expert offers eyewitness perspective to 162nd Inf Bde stories

    Feb 17, 2012

    Sarah Chayes began her Feb. 13 visit with Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade and other units participating in rotational training at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk prior to their deployment to Afghanistan as military advisor teams to the Afghan National Security Forces. Chayes was asked to speak because of her vast cultural knowledge of the Afghan people. She is a special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and worked in the same job for two commanders of international troops in Afghanistan ---- Gen. David McKiernan and Gen. Stanley McCrystal. She was selected for these jobs due to her unique experience in Afghanistan, where she has lived for the bulk of the past decade.

  • Students make one of largest donations ever to TAMC-based facility

    Feb 17, 2012

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Navy Hale Keiki School teamed with Tripler Army Medical Center's Fisher House, here, to celebrate its supply collection drive, Feb. 7.

  • Gold Book, Revision 2.1 (Feb. 22 at 4:00 pm)

    Feb 22, 2012

  • Fort Polk Fire, Emergency Services among nation's best

    Feb 17, 2012

    Firefighters are a special breed. They combine the skills of a NASCAR driver, emergency medical technician and world-class athlete to create a superhero that can go from lounging in an easy chair to rescuing a victim from a raging inferno and certain death in less than 10 minutes. Firefighters and the departments they work for also play a role in how much a home or business owner pays in fire insurance. The higher rating a department earns, the lower the premiums are for area residents. To that end, fire departments take pride in their rating, which can range from Class 1 to 10.

  • TRADOC deputy commanding general visits AWG

    Feb 17, 2012

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- Lt. Gen. John Sterling, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, receives an overview of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group's Asymmetric Battle Lab training facilities located at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., from Bill Mizell Feb. 15.

  • Garrison addresses lack of participation for reveille, retreat

    Feb 17, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Ceremonies play a big part in the military lifestyle, and they are a part of its history and traditions.

  • Alaskan battalion experiences extreme winter conditions to support Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Army Field Support Battalion-Alaska (Provisional) is the "Arctic Face to the Field." The battalion, part of the 404th Army Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is one of seven Army Sustainment Command brigades. ASC falls under the Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Through long winters and short summers, the battalion serves to support Soldiers.

  • JRTC and Fort Polk update: 2012 will be a banner year

    Feb 17, 2012

    an update on some of the great events, upcoming initiatives and community partnerships at the JRTC and Fort Polk

  • Garrison uses voluntary realignments to fill over-hire positions

    Feb 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii hosted two employee town halls, here, and at Fort Shafter, Feb. 9-10, to address questions and to update personnel on Installation Management Command manpower reductions for fiscal year 2013.

  • Charging POVs is not authorized

    Feb 17, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The numbers of privately owned, electric vehicles on Army installations in Hawaii are increasing.

  • Former 82nd paratrooper returns to Fort Bragg to see final jump

    Feb 27, 2012

    Robert "Bobby" Ricketson came back to Fort Bragg, N.C.,to fulfill a dying wish -- to see paratroopers jump from their aircraft one last time.

  • 20th Engineer Brigade demonstrate capabilities to Fort Bragg senior leaders

    Feb 17, 2012

    The 20th Engineer Brigade showcased their capabilities and their equipment during their forcible entry capabilities demonstration, Feb. 10, on Holland Drop Zone. Fort Bragg senior leaders, including Brig. Gen. Christian Juneau, Fort Bragg deputy commander, attended the event leading up to the installation's weeklong joint operational access exercise. Hotwiring heavy equipment and clearing obstacles off an airfield aren't the only skills engineers acquire, they also repair, create and secure airfields in hostile environments -- usually at night.

  • Army Emergency Relief stands for Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Fort Bragg AER Campaign runs from March 1 to May 15. There will be a kick-off breakfast in honor of the campaign Feb. 29, at 8 a.m., at the Fort Bragg Club. Assistance rendered to Fort Bragg Soldiers in 2011 amounted to over $5 million dollars.

  • Afghanistan Skies

    Feb 17, 2012

    SPC Williams, 2nd AHB, 25th Avn. Regt. (TF Diamond Head), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, keeps a watchful eye from a UH-60 Black Hawk while conducting a mission in Afghanistan, Feb. 15.

  • 101st's 1st BCT trains with improved M320 grenade launchers

    Feb 21, 2012

    Twenty-three Soldiers from the Cannibals Company and two from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st BCT, fired from various positions using 40mm Target, Practice Trainer orange paint rounds.

  • Lab's cutting-edge testing ensures customer satisfaction

    Feb 17, 2012

    TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. -- The Quality Assurance Lab here has tackled many issues affecting the depot's manufacturing processes since opening in November 2008. Through careful testing and analysis, the lab ensures the success and reliability of depot products and services.

  • Soldier mariners showcase landing craft simulators to Lamont

    Feb 17, 2012

    Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Thomas R. Lamont got a firsthand look at how Soldiers work as sailors with simulators that support the Army Learning Concept and how they enhance real-world water logistics missions.

  • Suicide intervention training at JBLM helpful in identifying signs

    Feb 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Years ago, Joint Base Lewis-McChord Suicide Prevention Coordinator Arthur Wienandt remembers sitting across from an officer who had just completed an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program. The man, whose unit had recently experienced a suicide, sat down in Wienandt's office and cried. When he was finished, he looked up. "If I knew then what I know now, I could have helped him," he said.

  • USAMITC's Fellowship Program Continues to Show Joint Direction

    Feb 17, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- With the Military still continuing to move in a more joint service operational direction, the U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) continues to come on strong in its contribution in this effort with a path already established with its Fellowship Program.

  • JBLM spouse takes spin on 'Wheel of Fortune'

    Feb 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- While going through her email shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Army spouse Renee Parker was intrigued by a message from "Wheel of Fortune" Wheel Watchers Club. The popular television show was looking for contestants in the Seattle area, so Renee decided to submit the required video.

  • 101st Airborne's 'Strike' brigade first Army unit issued M26 shotgun

    Feb 17, 2012

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is the first unit in the Army selected to be issued the M26 12-gauge Modular Accessory Shotgun System.

  • Celebrating Black History Month: Fred Moore, first African-American to 'walk the mat' of honor

    Feb 17, 2012

    When Fred Moore entered the United States Army in 1959, he felt an unsettling feeling. He was not unsettled because he was drafted, and he was not nervous about the rising tensions in a country named Vietnam. The situation was unnerving because Moore was an African-American Soldier entering the service during the civil rights movement.

  • Fort Campbell's cafeteria competition prompts nutrition, quality

    Feb 17, 2012

    Dozens of tiny faces lined up in anticipation, grabbing utensils and surveying the options for the day. It's lunch time at Fort Campbell's Marshall Elementary, which also means "go time" for Cafeteria Manager Barbara McConnell. On the menu for the Friday meal is kid-friendly hamburger, hotdogs and French fries, along with ample servings of fruit and salad.

  • Army outreach goes high-tech

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Army has fielded an interactive exhibit to educate students nationwide about hard-to-fill science, technology, engineering and mathematics career fields.

  • Presidents' Day Holiday Safety Message 2012

    Feb 17, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- On Feb. 20, our command will observe Presidents' Day. We honor our former Commanders-in-Chief and with special pride and celebrate the rich legacies of Presidents Washington and Lincoln. These men were crucial in forming our national heritage and instrumental in making our great nation what it is today.

  • Monument, Circle of Firsts honor black Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2012

    February is Black History Month -- a time to let us reflect upon and honor the contributions that African-Americans have made to the nation throughout history. Here at Fort Leavenworth, there are deep roots that cover an important time in the history of the United States.

  • Two TECs, one voice

    Feb 22, 2012

    VICKSBURG, Miss.--History was made when the only two theater engineer commands in the United States military came together for the first time in a joint workshop February 3-5, 2012. Senior leaders from the Army Reserve's 412th and 416th Theater Engineer Commands got together to discuss issues facing both organizations, and to find ways of synchronizing the "way ahead" for both commands.

  • USNS Red Cloud loaded, off to Pacific prepared for next conflict

    Feb 17, 2012

    No one knows when the next crisis involving the U.S. military will occur, or where. But thanks to the personnel at the Army Strategic Logistics Activity Charleston, or ASLAC, supplies and equipment now aboard the U.S. Naval Ship Red Cloud are ready for action. Jon Connor of the Army Sustainment Command's Public Affairs Office offers this video report from Charleston, South Carolina.

  • KU chancellor speaks at black history event

    Feb 17, 2012

    University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little spoke to members of the Fort Leavenworth community at a Black History Month luncheon Feb. 9 at the Frontier Conference Center. Gray-Little has written extensively about women, race and diversity. She is the first woman and the first African-American to lead the University of Kansas.

  • Victoria Cross recipient thanks 101st CAB crew

    Feb 17, 2012

    The most highly decorated soldier currently serving in the Australian army visited Fort Campbell Wednesday to thank aviation crews from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade for their courageous actions in Afghanistan. The crew supported many of Cpl. Ben Roberts-Smith's missions during his deployment including one that resulted in him earning the Victoria Cross for Australia, the highest decoration in the Australian Honor System.

  • Brooks sets stage for ILE students

    Feb 17, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of Third Army, delivered the "stage-setting" address to incoming Intermediate Level Education students at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Feb. 14. A CGSC graduate himself, Brooks gave students a few tips on leadership -- but also gave them many questions they'll have to consider as Army leaders.

  • CDC works for accreditation

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Cody Child Development Center has applied for the National Association for the Education of Young Children accreditation.

  • Hard work, selfless service net quarterly award

    Feb 17, 2012

    A mechanical engineer here took top honors in a quarterly command-level competition. Ronald Kolment has been named the 2011 Army Team C4ISR Employee of the Quarter for the 4th quarter in the senior category. Kolment works in the Productivity Improvement and Innovation Directorate's Industrial Modernization Division.

  • Flag ceremony marks start of new ILE class

    Feb 17, 2012

    For the first time, the Republic of Tajikistan joined the 46 international military students attending the U.S. Army Command and General College in the February 2012-start class. Capt. Mehriddin Odinaev, CGSC's first student from Tajikistan, posted his flag alongside other military students at the international flag ceremony Feb. 13.

  • HQAMC announces its Keith L. Ware winners

    Feb 17, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command announces its winners of the 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition. First place winners will represent AMC at the Department of the Army level of the competition.

  • ACAP anticipates greater need as Army reduces end-strength

    Feb 17, 2012

    As U.S. engagement in conflicts overseas decreases, the Army is downsizing and more Soldiers are expected to be leaving military service to seek employment in the public and private sectors.

  • Landstuhl medic sheds debt with help from ACS

    Feb 17, 2012

    KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Six years ago, before Spc. Rachel Lee joined the Army, she swiped credit cards to survive. Waiting tables in Virginia and caring for three children, Lee lived off cash in her pocket and charged the rest -- food, diapers, clothes and hospital visits. Joining the Army was a step toward stability, but her debts followed her.

  • Parents, kids get money tips at Kaiserslautern seminar

    Feb 17, 2012

    On a recent Wednesday after work, in the basement of the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern chapel on Daenner Kaserne, Master Sgt. Michael McCabe joined dozens of people to learn steps to manage money. From a wall-mounted flat-screen television, Dave Ramsey, a faith-based financial expert and motivational speaker, shares ideas on how to dump debt -- one lesson of his 12-week Financial Peace University, a DVD course geared toward military families. The lesson began with a potluck supper and ended with attendees making a physical commitment -- snipping their credit cards into shreds.

  • People, Partners, Projects: it's about communication

    Feb 22, 2012

    More than 50 customers from the Departments of Public Works, U.S. Africa Command, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, and other agencies discussed district processes, German construction policies, and environmental practices.

  • West reads for Tell Me A Story

    Feb 17, 2012

    Fifty families, a total of 150 people, crowded Patrick Henry Elementary School in Heidelberg Feb.12 to listen to Europe Regional Medical Commander Brig. Gen. Nadja West read the book "More Than Anything Else."

  • African-American History Month observed with soul food, music, dancing, art

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Patrick Henry Village Pavilion in Heidelberg was packed Feb.11 with community members eager to take in the shows, food, art and camaraderie during A Taste of Soul.

  • Sobriety tests become part of 4-day weekends

    Feb 17, 2012

    Drivers approaching U.S. Army Garrison Baden-W├╝rttemberg installation entry control points may be asked to take a breathalyzer test before being allowed on the kaserne, even if sober. As part of the ongoing U.S. Army Europe Booze It and Lose It campaign, USAG BW Military Police will choose random times and gates during Presidents Day weekend and other four-day holiday weekends to test all drivers for alcohol consumption.

  • More numbers equal success for USACE, its customers

    Feb 17, 2012

    When agencies are already using a numbering system to track its projects, implementing a new multi-agency system with more numbers does not seem very innovative, however, for a group of project managers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District and their customers -- additional numbers into the equation equals success.

  • Soldier pushes for new facilities, turns dirt at ceremony

    Feb 17, 2012

    After the town hall drew to a close, Col. Kelly Lawler, USAG Ansbach commander, explained to Rich that the garrison is actually in the process of constructing brand new barracks. Rich's question was timely; Lawler invited him to attend the upcoming barracks groundbreaking ceremony. Eight days after Rich raised his concern at the town hall meeting, the Ansbach community gathered at the site of the future $15.3 million, 118-room barracks.

  • Initiative aims to retain quality Soldiers as 2013 re-enlistment window opens

    Feb 17, 2012

    In an effort to address a downsizing Army, Army Directive 2012-03, Army Retention Initiatives, goes into effect March 1, 2012, the same day the re-enlistment window opens for Soldiers whose service contract ends in fiscal year 2013.

  • Air Assault Course has new home at Fort Hood

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Air Assault Course is coming to Fort Hood, Texas. The 10-day course, which trains and tests Soldiers in air assault combat operations, sling load and rigging operations, and rappelling from a helicopter, will now have a permanent place at the installation.

  • Rare radar saved from scrap heap

    Feb 17, 2012

    White Sands Missile Range saved a $22 million radar while enhancing its own testing capabilities with the recovery of a rare radar system that arrived on the range Feb. 10.

  • Seminar strengthens working relationship of sexual assault response team members

    Feb 17, 2012

    What began as a plan to gather about 30 people to discuss how to better help sexual assault victims, turned into a two-day Sexual Assault Response Team seminar, with nearly 130 Fort Drum, N.Y., and local community members in attendance.

  • Vietnam vet awarded Silver Star after 45 years

    Feb 17, 2012

    An Alaska Vietnam veteran is awarded the Silver Star -- 45 years after earning it.

  • 51-year-old mom holds her own during Basic Combat Training

    Feb 22, 2012

    When Sgt. Sandra Coast graduates from Basic Combat Training on Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., she officially begins her Army career, at 51 years old.

  • Bringing immediate protection to Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Modular Ballistic Protection System, under development at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center was designed to protect Soldiers in temporary camps.

  • Fueling the Team: Dining facility offers new selections to help everyone get fit

    Feb 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Europe's Fueling The Team Program is aimed at educating, promoting and supporting USAREUR Soldiers, civilians and families through healthier eating choices.

  • Budgets, force reduction on service members' minds

    Feb 17, 2012

    The senior enlisted advisors for the four military services met on Capitol Hill today to discuss with lawmakers issues on the minds of service members. It turns out that for many, it's the same as what's on lawmaker's minds: the budget.

  • Intel Soldiers honored at FORSCOM ceremony.

    Feb 17, 2012

    United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) headquarters honored three distinguished Soldiers during a ceremony today at Marshall Hall, formally placing their photographs and other items relating to their contributions to the Military Intelligence Corps, at key locations in the command's facilities here. Col. Todd A. Megill, FORSCOM's deputy chief of staff for intelligence (G2) , hosted the ceremony that recognized the service, accomplishments and sacrifices of Retired Maj. Gen. Oliver W. Dillard, Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Hodge and Staff Sgt. Edwin H. DazaChacon.

  • Battalion Bids Farewell to First CSM

    Feb 16, 2012

    After nearly three years as their senior noncommissioned officer, Soldiers of 'Defiant' Battalion bid farewell to Command Sgt. Major Tonia Walker.

  • AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am shows appreciation for military

    Feb 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - A person could certainly say the local military was all over this year's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament held Feb. 6-12.

  • ASC hosts Black History Month Observance

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Army Sustainment Command Equal Opportunity Office hosted the African American/Black History Month Observance, Feb. 16, in Heritage Hall.

  • USACE Sacramento District archaeology study nationally recognized

    Feb 17, 2012

    Government and science synchronized in perfect alignment in 2003 when a Department of Defense base realignment and closure, or BRAC, action enabled a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers archaeological team to produce an impressive 3,554- acre survey of an ancient hunting site and help transfer ownership of the 69,000-acre-plus former gunnery range back to the state of California-- all in just five months.

  • Monterey military's public role in PGA golf tournament.

    Feb 16, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - For the second consecutive year service members from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and Coast Guard Station Monterey tended the pin at the 15th hole during the final three rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament Feb. 10-12.

  • Transitioning Soldiers dive in for training

    Feb 16, 2012

    Last week, a dozen or so Soldiers assigned to Fort Knox's Warrior Transition Battalion had the opportunity to try a new form of adaptive physical training.

  • Winning the War on Terror with adaptable warriors

    Feb 22, 2012

    The acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, David McGinnis, and Dr. Wizdom Powell, with the White House Fellows, visited Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck to meet with key leaders, tour facilities and observe pre and post-mobilization operations.

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