Archive: Feb 2012

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  • Tripler Fisher House recognizes contributors, supporters

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Tripler Fisher House held a recognition ceremony and luncheon for its donors and contributors, Feb. 3, here.

  • Army Rangers test new software-defined radio

    Feb 15, 2012

    The U.S. Army's 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan recently completed an operational assessment of the software-programmable Joint Tactical Radio Systems Rifleman Radio.

  • Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's own recognized for outstanding support to Reserve component

    Feb 22, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- For his unwavering support of Guard and Reserve employees, Maj. Todd Jackson, clinical nurse officer-in-charge at Schofield Barracks Health Clinic's Acute Care Clinic, earned the Patriot Award, Feb. 8.

  • Medical Soldiers share training in Mali during Atlas Accord

    Feb 13, 2012

    Soldiers of the 807th Medical Deployment Support Command, Fort Douglas, Utah, are sharing their expertise with their Malian medical defense forces counterparts during Atlas Accord 12 in Mopti, Mali, Feb. 7-15.

  • JBLM's Bettie Brigade opens Season 2 with victory

    Feb 10, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Bettie Brigade's season opener ended in nothing but victory for the roller derby team -- both on and off the track.

  • FMWR Focuses On Postwide Family Fun Activities

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All communities are defined by their quality of life. And that's no exception at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Annual donor recognition ceremony highlights contributions

    Feb 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Deployed as a combat medic, Sgt. 1st Class James Lee was well aware how important having a reliable supply of blood is.

  • New energy drink 'zaps' JBLM Warrior Zone

    Feb 10, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation might have always been synonymous with serving troops, but the staff at Joint Base Lewis-McChord might have taken it to a new level.

  • Feb. 9, 2012 - Gen. Odierno House Army Caucus Breakfast Remarks

    Feb 14, 2012

    Feb. 9, 2012 - Gen. Odierno House Army Caucus Breakfast Remarks

  • Army Civilians Take On Leadership Basics

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Good Army leaders start with the basics -- safety, training, and ensuring Soldier and family strength both physically and spiritually.

  • 1st Infantry Division senior leader visits 4th MEB

    Feb 10, 2012

    The command sergeant major for the 1st Infantry Division encouraged the division's junior leaders to "get involved in the lives of their Soldiers" during a visit with the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade team Feb. 8-9.

  • Space Capabilities Rank High For Decisive Force

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As the Department of Defense and the Army look for ways to reduce forces while increasing strategic capabilities, the leader of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is confident his organization will continue to provide capabilities essential to the Army's core strength.

  • Upcoming Small Business Workshops scheduled

    Feb 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army Contracting Command Office of Small Business Programs has two upcoming workshops.

  • Congressional staffers see robotics, interact with Soldiers

    Feb 13, 2012

    More than 400 staffers from Capitol Hill learned about advances in the training and equipping of Soldiers Jan. 31, 2012, at the fourth annual Army Day on Capitol Hill.

  • Annual breakfast brings JBLM together over prayers, potatoes

    Feb 10, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Over a hearty breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon and French toast, about 400 Joint Base Lewis-McChord servicemembers, civilian employees and retirees, came together to pray at the annual National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 1 at the McChord Collocated Club. For the third year in a row, the Air Force and Army have jointly hosted the annual JBLM breakfast.

  • Wall Honors Leaders In Nation's Missile Defense

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Jan. 26 th annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association included a tribute to the past with the unveiling of a Wall of Honor featuring leading scientists, business people and government civilians whose early contributions to the nation's space and missile defense have made it what it is today.

  • New Soldiers Inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Feb 10, 2012

    Four Soldiers earned induction into the post chapter of the SAMC during a ceremony at the NCO academy auditorium, Jan. 6.

  • Onsite paves way for FORSCOM Campaign Plan, a road ahead to Army of 2020

    Feb 10, 2012

    The United States Army Forces Command concluded its Onsite at its Fort Bragg headquarters to facilitate the development of the FORSCOM Campaign Plan. Over the two-and-one-half day Onsite, senior leaders and staff built the foundation for a consolidated approach to achieve the campaign plan.

  • Prototype Integration Facility Creates Real World Solutions

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Necessity truly is the mother of invention at the Prototype Integration Facility. Most of the inventions conceived at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Engineering Directorate PIF were inspired by war fighters' needs for rapid solutions to shortfalls or problems within the theater of operations.

  • Kayak Safety Taught On JBLM

    Feb 10, 2012

    the Northwest Adventure Center at JBLM offers a safe way for fans of kayaking to learn all the safety methods necessary to enjoy the fun of kayaking with a little less risk and a little more warmth.

  • Wounded Warrior focuses on future after Army

    Feb 13, 2012

    Operation Warfighter is a temporary assignment internship program at Fort Sill, Okla., that is helping Staff Sgt. Louis Thompson focus on his future.

  • Fitness Center Renovation Nears Completion

    Feb 10, 2012

    Jensen Fitness Center has been closed for remodeling since December 2010, now over a year later; the completion of the two million dollar renovation is in sight.

  • U.S. Reputation Goes Long Way Worldwide

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The reputation of the U.S. and its Army stands tall with foreign governments.

  • Army Attacks Hardware Corrosion

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Scott Reis is on a mission. An anti-corrosion mission, that is. He and fellow Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center employees carry out the mission of the Aviation and Missile Command's Corrosion Program Office to promote corrosion prevention programs for a wide range of AMCOM systems.

  • Spouses club benefits Lawton-Fort Sill

    Feb 10, 2012

    Patriot Spouses Club annual Monte Carlo night raises money for scholarships for individuals and grants for organization that benefit Fort Sill families.

  • Absentee voting made easy

    Feb 10, 2012

    The Federal Voting Assistance Program website makes absentee voting easy for Americans serving overseas.

  • Honorable Lamont visits TRADOC, Fort Eustis Army mariners

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Honorable Thomas R. Lamont, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs), was invited by Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, to get a firsthand look Feb. 9 at how the Army's Learning Model enhances real-world water logistics missions.

  • All ages see sharp with new lenses

    Feb 10, 2012

    Lens implants, replacements give Soldiers, retirees improved vision

  • Soldiers with the 513th Transportation Company and their superstitions

    Feb 10, 2012

    Before troops go outside the wire on missions they ensure their gear is maintained and operational, but some troops have other habits they just can't leave without doing. Petty Officer Kyle Jackson looks at soldiers with the 513th Transportation Company and their superstitions.

  • Don't mess with this brat pack: JBLM Bettie Brigade's junior league builds courage, confidence

    Feb 10, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- AFC Arena on Joint Base Lewis-McChord was filled with young girls in roller skates Jan. 30 -- but while girls and roller skates have been commonplace for decades, this night had a twist.

  • FURY Paratroopers practice deployment skills

    Feb 10, 2012

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers practice essential skills for their upcoming deployment during a SHOOTEX, or shooting exercise. The skills trained and tested included tactical site exploitation, advanced rifle marksmanship and detainee handling, among others.

  • ALC-CC becomes necessity for NCO promotions

    Feb 10, 2012

    Soldiers can expect to see a decrease in promotion waivers issued for lack of noncommissioned officer education schools, such as Advanced Leader Course -- Common Core, said Sgt. Maj. Scott L. Denson, ALC-CC director at the U.S. Sergeants Major Academy, here.

  • Cleanup from January storm moves to JBLM training ranges

    Feb 10, 2012

    JOINT ABSE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- After the January snow and ice storm, 1st Lt. Alex Wingate, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, knew that the ranges his 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division unit was scheduled to train on in February were going to be a mess.

  • Civilian takes charge of Army R&D organization

    Feb 10, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command changed leaders Feb. 10, welcoming a civilian executive at the helm for the first time. Dale A. Ormond assumed responsibility in a ceremony at the APG Post Theater. About 500 Soldiers, Army civilians and local elected officials attended Ormond's introduction to the community.

  • 81st RSC hosts pre-retirement seminar

    Feb 10, 2012

    For years, Army Reserve Soldiers have pondered on what actions to take once they receive their 20-year letter. Not being educated on their options and the process makes it difficult for them to make the right decision.

  • Troops awarded 170 diplomas during first JBLM joint Army-Air Force graduation

    Feb 10, 2012

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- When Jan Muri's husband earned his master's degree 24 years ago, he attended a graduation ceremony in a theater on what was then Fort Lewis. The event was quiet and dim, with a crowd of graduates and well wishers hardly overflowing the venue.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh meets with Australian Chief of Army

    Feb 10, 2012

  • Arsenal workforce hits one million man hour milestone

    Feb 10, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's workforce achieved a large safety milestone as of January 2012. The workforce has worked a million man hours without a lost time injury.

  • FORSCOM Commander visits Stryker Brigades

    Feb 10, 2012

    During his visit to JBLM, Gen. David Rodriquez, commander U.S. Army Forces Command, took the opportunity to find out what the Soldiers of the 2nd and 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Teams, 2nd Infantry Division, have to show for equipment and manpower.

  • Fort Bragg MPs partner with local Project Linus to help children

    Feb 10, 2012

    Recently two small children of a Fort Bragg Family were in need of the comfort and security of a blanket. This is where Project Linus came in. Project Linus is an organization that provides children with a security blanket in times of need. The organization is named after the Charles Schulz Peanuts character, Linus, who had to have his trusted blanket with him at all times.

  • Provisional Corps Vietnam

    Feb 21, 2012

    During the Vietnam Conflict, many U.S. Servicemen served in the Provisional Corps Vietnam (PCV) or were in units that made up PCV in 1968. After the conflict, when these soldiers sought copies of their individual records and unit operational histories, they would often be told there was no record of their units or of where they had served in Vietnam.

  • Weekend of free coastal activities available for Fort Bragg Soldiers, Families

    Feb 10, 2012

    Operation At Ease operates on an eight-month schedule, hosting Families between the months of March and October, for a beach getaway. OAE created a resort specifically for Soldiers and their Families to take it easy, enjoy some peace, and generally feel at ease beside the Atlantic Ocean. There's an array of athletic clubs on site, four golf courses, a marketplace on the harbor and a crew of over 100 volunteers ready to do what they can to help veterans feel comfortable and relaxed.

  • Non-Intel Soldiers at Fort Bragg learn to sort, analyze information at COIST class

    Feb 10, 2012

    As warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan has changed the way Soldiers fight, it has also changed the way Soldiers gather information. Enter the Company Intelligence Support Team, a group of four to six Soldiers from privates to lieutenants trained to gather intelligence and pass along the information in real time, allowing distribution both up the chain of command and to their fellow companies in the battlespace.

  • Texas Soldiers compete for 'best warrior'

    Feb 10, 2012

    Soldiers and NCOs representing their brigades competed at the 2012 Texas Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition on Camp Swift outside of Bastrop, Texas, February 3-5, 2012

  • New exhibit at Airborne and Special Operations Museum shares experiences of prisoners of war

    Feb 10, 2012

    The Airborne and Special Operations Museum unveiled a special exhibit FEb. 10 called "Animal Called POW." The exhibit focuses on Special Forces POWs who were captured and held in South Vietnam. Upon entering the exhibit, a display illustrates why the Special Forces were in Vietnam through period footage. From there you step into a prisoner of war camp and take a journey through their experience, surrounded by bamboo cages and indoctrinated by a member of the Viet Cong.

  • Changes coming for the Army's Active Component retention program

    Feb 10, 2012

    Army Command, Army Service Component Commands and Direct Reporting Units will establish brigade-level reenlistment objectives and as in the past, commanders will be directed to retain a percentage of the eligible population. In March 2012 the reenlistment window opens for Soldiers whose enlistments end in fiscal year 2013.

  • Army Components Synergize for College Students

    Feb 10, 2012

    Collaboration among U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Wisconsin Army National Guard and U.S. Army Cadet Command result in greater Army engagement with students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

  • 101st Soldiers grapple in Combatives Level 3 training

    Feb 10, 2012

    Forty-three Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division volunteered to brawl with each other and physically exhaust themselves for four weeks. "This was really physical," said Spc. Tommy Rowland, an intelligence analyst from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th BCT. "You have to push yourself to the limit. You do [physical training] all day, at the same time operating while being exhausted." The Soldiers graduated from Combatives Level 3 training Feb. 3 at Lozada Physical Fitness Center.

  • DAU students learn about Army space

    Feb 10, 2012

    DAU fellows receive briefing and tour of SMDC's Simulation Center

  • Opportunities, professionals made for exciting military career

    Feb 13, 2012

    Former chief of staff reflects on opportunities Army offers

  • Major building projects under construction at Fort Campbell

    Feb 10, 2012

    Along Wickham Avenue sounds of bulldozers and hammers echo across the installation as construction continues on the new 716th Military Police Battalion Headquarters. A few blocks down, at the corner of 46th Street, workers construct a new vehicle maintenance facility for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). These two buildings are just a couple of the new facilities under construction at Fort Campbell.

  • ASC announces Leadership Changes

    Feb 15, 2012

    The Department of Defense has announced that Brig. Gen. John F. Wharton will be assigned as commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command.

  • 101st, Strike Soldiers remember comrade

    Feb 10, 2012

    An improvised explosive device detonated on June 18, 2010 in southern Afghanistan, taking from the world a man holding a rifle and camera. He was a Soldier, a writer, a leader, a friend, a brother and a son; he was Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter, the combat correspondent who loved to tell the Soldier's story. Hunter was an expert at telling the Strike's story on and off the battlefield. He helped put the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, also known as "Strike," in newspapers, on television screens and uploaded to the web. His devotion to telling the Soldier's story is still felt today and his unit, Strike's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, honored their fallen hero during a morning combat focused physical training session, Jan. 24.

  • IMCOM CG makes Huachuca first CONUS visit

    Feb 10, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, Installation Management Command's commanding general, made Fort Huachuca his first continental United States installation visit since taking command in November. Fresh from visiting garrisons overseas, Ferriter and his wife, Margie, spent Friday learning what makes Fort Huachuca's mission and installation unique to IMCOM, the Army and national defense

  • Ranger Re-enlistment

    Feb 10, 2012

  • Fort Huachuca to name 'best warriors'

    Feb 10, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- On Feb. 10, during the Fort Huachuca Installation Awards Banquet, attendees will learn the identities of Fort Huachuca's best warriors of the year. Although the contest took place Jan. 24 through Friday, the winners won't know who they are until the announcement is made. For two weeks, they remain in suspense.

  • ISEC wins OPSEC poster contest for second time

    Feb 10, 2012

    Don't feed the hackers! You can handle the shredding! These are the catch-phrases of two award-winning posters members of the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command Operations team developed in order to raise operational security awareness.

  • Extreme ACAP makeover benefits Soldiers' career progression, transitions

    Feb 10, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- The Army Career and Alumni Program is on the verge of major changes, some of which are already underway on four pilot installations: Fort Benning, Fort Belvoir, Fort Bragg and Fort Hood. An Army executive order that became effective at the end of December directs the changes. It is also supported by the Vow to Hire Heroes Act, which makes the Transition Assistance Program mandatory for all for all transitioning servicemembers.

  • Joint Munitions Command Leader Selected For Next Assignment

    Feb 10, 2012

    New commander arriving from U.S. Pacific Command, Hawaii

  • Fort Meade Soldier hopes to make a difference on Capitol Hill

    Feb 10, 2012

    With the desire to positively influence the lives of Soldiers everywhere, Capt. Adrian Foster applied to the Army Congressional Fellowship Program -- and was accepted. Today, he looks forward to swapping Army fatigues and combat boots for suits and Oxfords.

  • Simple act of caring crosses cultural borders

    Feb 10, 2012

    A terrible accident involving Indian contractors working for the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, led to a simple act of compassion recently that revealed the cultural barriers that both separate and bind us all together.

  • Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III becomes the 33rd Vice Chief of Staff of the Army

    Feb 10, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh swears in Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III to become the 33rd vice chief of staff of the Army at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Jan. 31, 2012.

  • Medical appointments in Heidelberg get 'harder to come by' as transformation advances

    Feb 10, 2012

    There's a long-time, Department of Defense mandated system in place for determining beneficiary priority at military health care facilities: active-duty first, their family members second, other TRICARE-enrolled beneficiaries next and then space available for all others eligible for care within the DOD system. While that established process hasn't changed, the declining number of health care providers and available appointments at the Heidelberg Health Center has made it more difficult for many of the other TRICARE-enrolled and space available patients to be seen on a regular basis.

  • Raw foodists rely on Mother Nature for culinary creativity

    Feb 10, 2012

    No one could have been more surprised by Saunya Odwyer's transformation into a raw foodist, than Odwyer herself. The Mississippi native could have never guessed that a natural occurrence would put her on the path to greater wellness and jumpstart her creativity.

  • Bishop recalls King letter at prayer breakfast

    Feb 10, 2012

    In 1963, a young minister by the name of Martin Luther King Jr. drafted a letter as he sat in a Birmingham, Ala., jail after being arrested for participating in a non-violent protest against racial segregation by Birmingham's city government and local retailers. The letter would be published in numerous magazines and newspapers and read in many homes across the nation, including that of a young boy named Richard.

  • MRAP all-terrain vehicle UIK installations pass the 1,000 mark

    Feb 22, 2012

    Working around the clock, teams of government and industry professionals have completed survivability and automotive upgrades to more than 1,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected all-terrain vehicles.

  • Training prepares Soldiers for Afghan equipment retrograde mission

    Feb 10, 2012

    Soldiers with the 113th Sustainment Brigade, took part in Redistribution Property Assistance Team skills training in late January at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, to prepare the Soldiers to begin retrograde and property management operations in Afghanistan.

  • Celebrating black women

    Feb 10, 2012

    Their stories may be as varied as their careers and places they lived; however, African-American women have shared a common bond throughout history. The myriad of careers held and experiences dealing with their race and gender are woven into their life stories.

  • Civil Affairs team gets dirty to learn new ways to help Afghans

    Feb 10, 2012

    401st Civil Affairs Battalion gets ADAPT-ed for Afghanistan with intense week long training the heart of California's agribusiness.

  • Army to open 6 jobs, combat battalion staff positions to women

    Feb 13, 2012

    The Army announced its intent Feb. 9, 2012, to open six occupational specialties and more than 13,000 positions in combat units to women.

  • Scouts lend hand to children's home

    Feb 10, 2012

    First-hand experience is often the best way to learn about life. With that in mind, boys from Cub Scout Pack 86 and Boy Scout Troop 88 recently pitched in to help out around Jacob's House, an orphanage in Pyeongtaek, Korea, for children in need. The Scouts also collected donations for the orphanage, including an assortment of diapers, 240 pounds of rice and other food items.

  • The Army Now - Archery coach gets Soldiers ready for Warrior Games

    Feb 9, 2012

    Archery coach gets Soldiers ready for Warrior Games

  • Fort Hood honors fallen general with cannon salute

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A cannon salute was fired Feb. 9 in front of III Corps Headquarters in honor of the late Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner. The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Commanding General died in Afghanistan Feb. 3 of apparent natural causes.

  • The Army Now - Changes in hazard pay and the Army starts survey on PT uniforms

    Feb 9, 2012

    Changes in hazard pay and the Army starts survey on PT uniforms.

  • Aging infrastructure threatens U.S. security, says USACE nominee

    Feb 10, 2012

    A national strategy is needed to determine U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project priorities and funding, said Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick to the Senate Armed Services Committee Feb. 9, 2012.

  • Gen Peter W. Chiarelli retirement ceremony

    Feb 9, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks with Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, the 32nd vice chief of staff of the Army, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Jan. 31, 2012, prior to his retirement after 40 years of service. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John G. Martinez)

  • Green Belt Project Increases Red Alert Efficiency at CAAA

    Feb 9, 2012

    A Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee recently completed a Green Belt Lean Six Sigma project designed to increase the efficiency of the Red Alert / All Clear notification process throughout the Activity.

  • Fort Sill NCO, SoY named for 2011

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two air defenders were selected as the Fort Sill 2011 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony Feb. 1 at the Patriot Club.

  • WTU Soldier focuses on future after Army

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Staff Sgt. Louis Thompson remembers the day that he saw the end of his active-duty military career. "The doctor told me that I couldn't do my military job any more. I sat in the doctor's office and cried. Forty-one years old and I'm sitting there crying like a baby because all of a sudden my life is about to change in a way that I wasn't prepared for," Thompson said. "I felt like my feet had been kicked out from under me and I had no purpose as far as the military was concerned. You know, you're done for here."

  • Fort Sill railroad repairs set to begin in March

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- A series of railroad crossing repair projects along Macomb Road are scheduled to begin in early March. Macomb Road will remain open during the repairs, though some streets at south intersections of Macomb will be blocked.

  • 'Big Deuce' takes game 45-32

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Those who watched A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery play basketball against the 77th Army Band Feb. 2, probably still have a cramped neck. The ball was traded on the court like the New York Stock Exchange and the points rose evenly until "Big Deuce" spiked ahead to win 45-32.

  • APS watercraft pass the test in Japan

    Feb 9, 2012

    Army watercraft, part of Army Sustainment Command's global collection of Army Pre-positioned Stocks, played a key role in joint Japan-US evacuation exercise.

  • Black history: She survived under the guise of a man

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 9, 2012) -- The story of Cathay Williams is a remarkable one. Born a slave in Independence, Mo., she found freedom as a contraband worker for Union soldiers during the Civil War, disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the Buffalo Soldiers after the war and perhaps, unbeknownst to her, secured her place in history in doing so.

  • Fort Sill logisticians hit mark with air drop exercise

    Feb 10, 2012

    The 168th Brigade Support Battalion recently participated in an exercise with the U.S. Air Force and the Oklahoma Army National Guard at Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Career couple serves Army well for 40 years

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 9, 2012) -- Take one blind date, add more than 40 combined years of service, throw in experience as a movie extra and TV first sergeant, toss in two sons, spice with an E-8's chevrons and a CWO 3's bars and you've got a recipe for two successful Army careers - and twin retirements.

  • Fort Lee opens newly-renovated dental clinic

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 9, 2012) -- After several years of renovations, the Colonel Bull Dental Clinic is nearly ready for patients.

  • Pinewood Derby entertains and teaches Scouts

    Feb 9, 2012

    Creativity and Family bonding were on full display at Fort Belvoir's Cub Scout Pack 118's annual Pinewood Derby, Feb. 4.

  • Military Insignia Fair showcases historical artifacts, preserves heritage

    Feb 9, 2012

    Military memorabilia collectors, almost 25 from the local area, participated in the quarterly Military Insignia Fair Sunday at the Fort Belvoir Community Center.

  • Soldiers, students create a work of art

    Feb 9, 2012

    Mountainside Elementary School officials unveiled their 15-foot papier-mâché marionette art project during a ceremony at the school Feb. 3.

  • Victory Update Vol. 12-01

    Feb 9, 2012

    In this edition of Victory Update, Fort Jackson pay its final respects to Medal of Honor winner retired Master Sgt. John F. baker Jr., and the post welcomes a new top NCO.

  • Family works to honor father's legacy

    Feb 9, 2012

    It's tempting to solely recognize and honor national figures during the installation's celebration of Black History Month. People such as Frederick Douglas, Rosa Parks and George Washington Carver, who all help revolutionized society by their thoughts and actions. Their work is well documented and respected.

  • BOSS improving troops' morale

    Feb 9, 2012

    The Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers program aims to help single servicemembers enjoy their experience on post.

  • Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair

    Feb 9, 2012

    USAG will host a 2012 "Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair" at the Fort Jackson Solomon Center on March 6.

  • Garrison prepping for board competitions

    Feb 9, 2012

    Garrison Soldiers are working overtime preparing for the Headquarters Battalion Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the quarter board competition Feb. 15.

  • Fort Lee offers Biblical resiliency classes

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb.9, 2012) -- The Religious Support Office has launched another new initiative in the chapels at Fort Lee. The latest will help measure individual strength - biblically speaking.

  • Hunting lets wounded warriors feel 'normal'

    Feb 9, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Moore knelt in the brush, sight set on the white-tailed deer. He pulled the trigger, sending the herd scampering. Ratcheting his high-powered rifle, Moore waited.

  • Ultimate Food Fight - 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition begins this month

    Feb 9, 2012

    Attracting more than 300 competitors and featuring more than 650 judged events, the 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition is sure to sizzle this year at Fort Lee. The competition, which is free to attend and open to the general public, is scheduled to be held at the Post Field House Feb. 29 - March 7. Main events include the field cooking competition, ice carving and student team skills, where competitors will showcase their knowledge of cuts, chops and preparation techniques.

  • Fort Belvoir Elementary students learn how to avoid dog bites

    Feb 9, 2012

    Fort Belvoir Elementary School first, second and sixth graders learned how to avoid being bitten by a dog at a presentation given Feb. 2, by the Fort Belvoir Veterinary Center.

  • ACC realigns Miami contracting office

    Feb 9, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Expeditionary Contracting Command's Regional Contracting Office-Miami is being realigned under the Mission and Installation Contracting Command, the U.S. Army Contracting Command announced today.

  • Headed to Afghanistan: Engineers case colors

    Feb 9, 2012

    Capt. Dustin Centofanti said his Soldiers are ready to deploy. "We're ready to go. They're excited. They're ready," he said before Wednesday's casing ceremony for the 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion.

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