Archive: Mar 2012

Showing 1000-1100 of 1570 items
 
  • Weight loss challenges gain traction at APG

    Mar 12, 2012

  • SEC employee changing lives through STEM outreach, one student at a time

    Mar 12, 2012

    A group of SEC employees who volunteer their time at Edgewood Middle School to meet with students in need of a mentor. The volunteers provide career planning, guidance and homework help, but Lambert says that the mentoring goes far beyond school work.

  • PEO C3T officer promoted to two-star general

    Mar 12, 2012

  • Tobyhanna Army Depot 3rd organization to achieve exclusive standard

    Mar 12, 2012

    TYAD is the first military installation and only the third organization of any type in the world, to achieve certification to both Aerospace Standard (AS) 9100 Revision C and AS9110 Revision A, said Larry Bulanda, Quality Management Division, QMD, chief.

  • Fair highlights student achievement

    Mar 12, 2012

  • More than 280 service members offered third opinion on psych evals

    Mar 13, 2012

    The Army will offer 285 service members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., a chance to have their mental health diagnoses re-evaluated -- a second time.

  • Doughboy hosts Black/Gold game as Army evaluates team

    Mar 13, 2012

    The U.S. Military Academy held its spring Black/Gold Game away from West Point, N.Y., for the first time ever, at Doughboy Stadium on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Taking Flight

    Mar 12, 2012

    An APG bald eagle takes off after being released by garrison environmentalists March 1. The adult male eagle was found with burns on its head and wings - probably from electrical wires- and was sent to Tri-State Bird Rescue - a private, non-profit wildlife rehabilitation and rescue organization in Newark, Del., where it was rehabilitated and then returned to APG. John Paul, Lynda Hartzell, and Jessica Baylor of DPW's Environmental Division and DES wildlife officer Charles Volz led the release operation.

  • Aviation warrant officer receives rare direct commission

    Mar 12, 2012

    Chief Warrant Officer 3 Nate Blackford, the executive officer of 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 4 on Feb. 1 at the 1-1 ARB headquarters building. Then he was promoted to Captian through direct commission.

  • Infantry Soldiers get pep talk from Army chief of staff

    Mar 13, 2012

    Infantry Soldiers in one-station unit training at Fort Benning, Ga., heard directly from Army chief of staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Friday.

  • CECOM congratulates first graduates, CECOM-designed Action Officer Development Program

    Mar 12, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- A senior leader's vision, brainstorming ideas, and a plan to make that vision a reality came to fruition Feb. 14 at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics - designed Action Officer Development Program, or AODP, at Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Ashes of combat dive pioneer, OSS veteran committed to the sea

    Mar 12, 2012

    Dr. Christian Lambertsen, a World War II combat diver from the Office of Strategic Services and life-long medical scholar, conducted his "final combat dive mission" during a ceremony March 10 when his ashes were committed to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • USACE team members get back to nature in Arizona

    Mar 12, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District spent two sunny days participating in the annual Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival held in Goodyear, Ariz. March 10 and 11.

  • The Army Now - Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment) Katherine Hamma

    Mar 12, 2012

    Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment) Katherine Hammack speaks about the contribution of women in the military.

  • Baltimore students discover Army technology

    Mar 12, 2012

    BALTIMORE -- The inquisitive minds of about 300 local students examined, inspected and explored the science and engineering that supports Soldiers. During the Innovative STEM Conference, the 2012 Maryland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium's first event over three days, Aberdeen Proving Ground research and development organizations displayed their contributions to America's Soldiers.

  • Bravo Battery goes air assault

    Mar 12, 2012

    FORT SILL, OKLA. -- One artillery battery got to go hard-core infantry with their training, thanks to their BROs of the 1st Infantry Division.

  • Duke Brigade remembers fallen, dedicates memorial

    Mar 13, 2012

    A memorial honoring 118 fallen Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was recently unveiled at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • ASC historian speaks to high school students

    Mar 12, 2012

    Moline (Ill.) High School students learned about the origins of World War I, and the horrors faced by those who fought in the "War to End All Wars," during a March 9 presentation by George Eaton, U.S. Army Sustainment Command's historian.

  • Officials condemn Afghanistan shooting, offer condolences

    Mar 12, 2012

    President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and International Security Assistance Force leaders all condemned a shooting incident in Southern Afghanistan, and pledged to work with Afghan authorities in fully investigating the incident.

  • Women's History Month: Women's Education - Women's Empowerment

    Mar 12, 2012

    March is Women's History Month; a time to celebrate the contribution and honor the sacrifices and accomplishments of women who not only shaped our service but the country as well.

  • Division West hosts sustainment training symposium

    Mar 12, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Key senior logisticians from throughout the Army met here March 7 for the third annual First Army Sustainment Unit Logistics Training Symposium hosted by Division West.

  • EOD trains its future leaders during team leader academy

    Mar 12, 2012

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- The Marne Post hosted its first-ever Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team Leader Training Academy, Feb. 11 -- 27, as team leader candidates from across the Army converged here to be assessed by EOD trainer-mentors for the possibility of earning EOD Team Leader certification.

  • Soldiers take part in multi-agency nuclear forensics exercise

    Mar 12, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Rationally thinking about the unthinkable may sound like an oxymoronic pun, but that's the exact task of the National Technical Nuclear Forensics program.

  • Soldiers dedicate new WSOC facility on Fort Detrick

    Mar 12, 2012

    Second of four new WSOCs opens its doors at Fort Detrick, Md.

  • Army athlete makes World Cup final only 4 months after giving birth

    Mar 21, 2013

    On International Women's Day, Capt. Mickey Kelly firmly positioned herself as an Olympic contender among women from 27 nations competing in the 2012 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Series.

  • IMCOM promise: World-class customer service

    Mar 12, 2012

    Every day across our installations, members of Team IMCOM are working hard to provide world-class customer service and make it a great day to be a Soldier, Family member or Army Civilian.

  • A will to live

    Mar 12, 2012

    Sgt. Allan Castillo, intelligence analyst, Fort Sam Houston, Texas Warrior Transition Unit, maintains his will to live through his second fight with colon cancer.

  • Westphal thanks IMCOM for supporting Soldiers, families

    Mar 12, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal visited the Fort Sam Houston headquarters of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command with his wife, Linda, March 7, 2012.

  • Work of Hunter Air Traffic Control prevents tragedy

    Mar 12, 2012

    The experience and quick-thinking of Soldiers and civilians working the air traffice control tower on Hunter Army Airfield helped a civilian make an emergency landing under a cloud of darkness with no lights or radars.

  • PEO Ammo personnel discuss munitions outlook at summit

    Mar 12, 2012

    Top-ranking representatives of the Program Executive Office for Ammunition addressed members of government, industry and academia during the Munitions Executive Summit (MES) Feb. 28-March 1 in Phoenix, Ariz.

  • SMA visits KMC; addresses key Soldier issues during town hall meeting

    Mar 12, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler, addressed members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community during a town hall meeting at the Galaxy Theater on the Vogelweh Military Complex in Kaiserslautern, Germany, March 8.

  • Medical Accord Central 12 helps build partnerships in Gabon

    Mar 12, 2012

    U.S. and Gabonese forces along with regional partners are training together during Medical Accord Central 12, March 5-16, 2012.

  • Afghan National Army Soldiers, 25th CAB turn Wrenches Together

    Mar 13, 2012

    209th Aviation Support Battalion, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) mechanics conducted a maintenance training session with mechanics from the 205th Corps, Afghan National Army (ANA) at the motor pool on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, March 8. The joint maintenance training was performed in order to build upon the skill and experience of Afghan soldiers with the goal of them gaining enough experience to eventually perform maintenance independently.

  • An Afghan Goal: Virginia natives help promote girls soccer in Kabul

    Mar 12, 2012

    Kabul, Afghanistan (March 12, 2012) -- On a sunny day nearly six months ago, U.S. Air Force Col. AnneMarie Fenton witnessed a sight on the International Security Assistance Force Helicopter Landing Zone that reminded her of home -- Afghan girls playing in a soccer tournament. While the girls were talented and clearly enjoyed the games, Fenton, who serves as the director for the ISAF and U.S. Forces -- Afghanistan Joint Visitors' Bureau, could not help but notice a few differences from the many games she had watched her daughter play back home in Burke, Va. "Those girls who had cleats were sharing them between players. None of them had shin guards, and the goalies played without gloves. They were patient when they had to stop play to accommodate helicopter landings and takeoffs," Fenton said. "Still, they were all enthusiastic about playing and looked like they were having a great time."

  • 793rd MCT trains for real world mission

    Mar 12, 2012

    The 793rd Movement Control Team, 7th Civil Support Command, conducted a Reception, Staging, Onward-Movement and Integration validation exercise Feb 29- March 1 here in preparation for a future deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Roughing it in Corsica: There's more to this French island than its posh image

    Mar 12, 2012

    CORSICA, France -- Recently known for luxuriating the rich in fabulous beachside resorts, Corsica has garnered a reputation for its fine food, exclusive nightclubs and tabloid-gracing clientele. But, this chi-chi image belies the core of Corsica. With her jagged mountains, cockeyed little towns and natives as no-nonsense as the landscape, Corsica's interior is daring and rough. On a recent road trip to Corsica, we determined to see as much of this curious and untamed island as possible in three days. With scant and sometimes nonexistent public transportation, a car is needed to see inner Corsica. Our ferry docked at Bastia, a scrappy city offering relatively little for tourists, and we immediately set off for Corte (or Corti to the locals) in the center of the island.

  • Winds Aloft' performs for young audience

    Mar 16, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Grafenwoehr Elementary School students were treated to an intimate performance by the U.S. Air Force's ensemble, the "Winds Aloft" windwood quintet, here, March 6. Children from kindergarten through fifth grade listened to the musical magical unfold and received an instrument lesson as each performer stood up and explained how their instrument was built and how it was played. The theme "Music under the Circus Tent," struck the perfect chord with the young audience's imaginations. Students were asked to listen and imagine what various circus performers and animals might sound like when represented by certain instruments. They were all ears as they tried to picture themselves under the big top - imagining what the elephants, clowns, acrobats and even a kangaroo might sound like through beautiful pieces performed by the musicians.

  • Warriors contend for Soldier/NCO of the Year honors

    Mar 12, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- On March 4-6 one junior enlisted Soldier and three NCOs battled to represent USAG Grafenwoehr in the upcoming IMCOM Europe Soldier and NCO of the Year competition. Staff Sgt. Ryan Barnard, a chaplain's assistant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, beat out Sgt. Scott Myers, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, USAG Hohenfels and Sgt. Travis Watts, HHC, USAG Garmisch, for the honor of NCO of the Year in Grafenwoehr. Vying for Soldier of the year, Spc. Jacob Plaster, HHC, USAG Garmisch, who arrived less than three weeks ago, did not advance in the competition. Keeping with the norm, this year's competition tested knowledge along with strength and endurance to determine the most capable contender.

  • Sgt. Maj. of Army visits Grafenwoehr, Germany

    Mar 12, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- As part of a five-day trip to military posts around Europe, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III and his wife, Jeanne, visited U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwoehr, March 6. The sergeant major toured the NCO Academy and met with 2nd Cavalry Regiment leadership while Jeanne spoke with employees and spouses at Army Community Service and read to Vilseck Elementary students. The couple regrouped during a community forum, here, where the sergeant major focused on the Army's dropping standards of professionalism and its implications on the drawdown in forces.

  • FORSCOM commander shares strategic perspective with XVIII Airborne Corps leaders

    Mar 12, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, shared his strategic perspective as the guest speaker at an XVIII Airborne Corps Leadership Development Program session held here at the Sports USA Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility, March 6. He emphasized to the approximately 500 men and women attending that the greatest challenge Army leaders will face going forward will be prioritizing and allocating the shrinking available resources in order to get the most effective force. His presentation covered three themes that will be important as the Army moves to a smaller force that will not be resourced as well as it has been over the last several years: Mission Command, Shaping the Future Environment and Taking Care of Soldiers and Families.

  • Area II standardizes hours to purchase alcohol

    Mar 14, 2012

    A recently approved policy change will limit the hours that alcohol is available for sale at Army and Air Force Exchange Service facilities within U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan. The AAFES supported change prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages after 9 p.m., 7 days a week and goes into effect on March 15, 2012. The affected Yongsan AAFES Shoppettes are located at the Dragon Hill Lodge and the Main Post Mini-Mall.

  • SecDef looks to future during Fort Campbell visit

    Mar 12, 2012

    When the Secretary of Defense came to Fort Campbell, Ky., March 2, 2012, he told 101st Airborne Division Soldiers they help fulfill the American dream.

  • Natick division tests Soldier performance

    Mar 12, 2012

    The Military Performance Division of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine is trying to find better ways to measure Soldier performance than the Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • Quilts honor, comfort Soldiers affected by war

    Mar 12, 2012

    Community members and Bamberg Middle High School's Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets presented 33 Soldiers with quilts for their deployed service during a ceremony at the Bamberg Chapel, in Germany, Feb. 29, 2012.

  • Training innovations keep trucks on battlefield, out of classroom

    Mar 12, 2012

    Instructors at the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School at Fort Jackson, S.C., decided to use a little imagination to keep valuable equipment from being transferred from the battlefield to the classroom.

  • Montgomery Central wears 7th Brigade crown -- again

    Mar 11, 2012

    Montgomery Central High School of Tennessee wins its third straight 7th Brigade drill title, beating out a record 69 schools for the victory.

  • Corps completes MARB firing range project

    Mar 12, 2012

    The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District completed construction of a new indoor small-arms firing range at March Air Reserve Base. Rep. Ken Calvert, along with Corps, base and local community officials, celebrated the milestone during a ribbon cutting ceremony here March 10.

  • STRENGTH - Army Reserve opens fifth troops support center

    Mar 13, 2012

    The Army Reserve officially opens a service member support center to connect geographically dispersed military members and their Families with resources in their community.

  • U.S. leaders recall Japan disasters, relief efforts

    Mar 21, 2012

    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta issued statements Friday marking the upcoming one-year anniversary of the "3/11" earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters that devastated Japan.

  • "I dream in color:" 412th TEC Soldier targets underprivileged youth with new book

    Mar 18, 2012

    From an early age, Capt. Jarvis Buchanan knew that he wanted to be a writer. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's mobilization officer recently fulfilled his childhood dream with aspirations of helping today's youth.

  • Geospatial mapping enhances Arlington National Cemetery management

    Mar 10, 2012

    Officials at Arlington National Cemetery will use an Army-designed geospatial mapping system to manage cemetery operations, the executive director of the Army National Cemeteries Program said March 8, 2012.

  • Rabbi travels throughout Afghanistan, web to minister to service members

    Mar 12, 2012

    The only U.S. military rabbi currently serving in Afghanistan travels regularly from his base at Kandahar Air Field to other military camps and uses the Internet to reach his congregation.

  • Operation Sledgehammer brings smack down on Taliban

    Mar 12, 2012

    Operation Sledgehammer was the largest operation ever held in southern Afghanistan with nearly were 1,700 Soldiers actively involved, Feb. 22-27, 2012.

  • Arlington Cemetery news, resources

    Jul 10, 2012

    More than 400 volunteers from children to adults descended on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 9, 2012, for the 16th annual Renewal and Remembrance, to honor the nation's veterans and fallen service members.

  • IMCOM commander explains importance of remembering the Alamo

    Mar 13, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO (March 09, 2012) - - Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, encouraged everyone to embrace the power of remembrance at a memorial service to the fallen heroes of the Alamo.

  • Soldiers Learn Importance of Biometrics

    Mar 9, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Biometrics refers to the unique identifying features of people and the Department of Defense uses this measurement to help identify enemies. The use of biometrics in today's environment has vastly improved since 2001 when U.S. Forces in Kosovo used it to help identify Kosovan workers coming on to the camps. The system has developed in to a weapon that is more portable and useful in verifying identities.

  • Corps plants more STEM seeds

    Mar 12, 2012

    Civil Engineer Chadi Wahby is in the seed planting business.

  • Army Band streamlines missions with smart technology

    Mar 9, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- In the world of musical performers, Fort Huachuca's 62nd Army Band marches to the beat of a different drummer, and its Brass Quintet plays to a different sheet of music -- displayed on an Apple iPad. Ongoing smart technology tests throughout the Department of Defense, from basic training to the battlefield, have periodically made headlines for the past several years. The Brass Quintet is leading the way by using smart technology in support of its own missions.

  • Medical Simulation Training Center refreshes medical skills

    Mar 9, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - An air raid siren rang out from speakers, its wailing tones nearly drowned out by the sounds of a ferocious firefight taking place all around them. Shouted orders and plaintive cries for help competed for supremacy with the sounds of emergency vehicles rushing to the scene. Above it all, the sound of gunfire reigned supreme.

  • Kiowa Warriors light up JBLM sky

    Mar 9, 2012

    Lieutenant Col. Jay Klaus, commander of 4-6 ARS, and Maj. Gen. Lloyd Miles, deputy commander I Corp, validated a range allowing helicopter pilots to qualify on gunnery tables three and four March 1.

  • Two robot teams, mentored by Army, launch students into future

    Mar 9, 2012

    High school students from 11 states participated this weekend in a robotics contest and two local teams are sponsored by U.S. Research, Development and Engineering Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Chief of Staff attends West Point football scrimmage

    Mar 9, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits Fort Benning, GA to attend the 2012 West Point Football Spring Scrimmage game at Doughboy Stadium with Maj. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Shaping the force

    Mar 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Reserve Command has expanded the "Shaping the Force Initiative." The 412th Theater Engineer Command sent the Operational Order to the Brigades in mid February. The goal is to have one qualified Soldier in each position. Many units have Soldiers that are double, triple, and even quadruple slotted, while other units are under strength.

  • Foreign area officers attend Army South orientation

    Mar 12, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- U.S. Army South hosted the annual U.S. Army Section Chief and Military Personnel Exchange Program Conference at the Army South headquarters here March 4-9.

  • Army announces first female to serve as a division deputy commander

    Mar 13, 2012

    WASHINGTON (March 9, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno announced the following officer assignment: Brig. Gen. Laura J. Richardson, Commanding General, United States Army Operational Test Command, Fort Hood, Texas, to Deputy Commanding General, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Basketball team celebrates end-of-season with dads

    Mar 9, 2012

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Celebrating the end of the regular season in style, members of the Manhattan High School Lady Indians Basketball Team went bowling with their dads Feb. 28 at Little Apple Bowling Lanes.

  • Combat Action Badge presented to Iraq war veteran

    Mar 13, 2012

    Iraq war veteran, Mark Graves, received a Combat Action Badge during a March 9 ceremony held at the Moline American Legion, Ill.

  • Women In Defense hosts leadership training

    Mar 9, 2012

    The Iowa/Illinois Chapter of Women in Defense hosted a March 8 leadership training event at Stoney Creek Inn, Moline, Ill.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Participates in Multi-state Table Top Exercise

    Mar 9, 2012

    On March 7, 65 representatives from 49 Quad Cities responding organizations converged on the new Scott County Emergency Operations Center to take part in a three-hour table-top exercise. Participants said the exercise improved the flow of information the coordination of various emergency agencies in the event of an actual emergency.

  • Army's Jazz Guardians offer free concerts, clinics on Missouri tour

    Mar 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's Jazz Guardians are taking their talents on the road to Missouri for four performances, March 11-14. The group's appearances will include free public concerts and music clinics for students at four venues.

  • Marksmanship Unit adding wounded-warrior sections

    Jul 26, 2012

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is expanding with creation of a Marksmanship Instructor Group and Paralympic Section, the first-ever Army units designed specifically for wounded warriors deemed able to continue to serve on active duty.

  • Fort Lewis Cemetery: Where memory is set in stone

    Mar 9, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- There's been a lot of life on JBLM Lewis Main and Lewis North in the last 95 years. Since they began as Camp Lewis in 1917, the stories of thousands of service members and their Families have played out on the installation as they did everything from going to school to going to war.

  • Competition Inspires Excellence, Chefs Hone Skills While Battling in the Ultimate Food Fight

    Mar 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- While 37th Military Culinary Arts Competition may be over, the experiences of the 340 competitors will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the Armed Forces. With more than 950 competitive entries, this event is not only the largest culinary competition in North America it is also the leading training opportunity for military chefs.

  • New Pathfinders find their way

    Mar 9, 2012

    A pathfinder is someone who finds the way forward, ever cognizant of where they are going, what they are doing, all the while keeping a keen eye on where they have been and who might be following. This is the life of a Pathfinder Soldier. For those chosen to be Pathfinders, the way forward is often murky, barely mapped and dangerous. For Spc. Brandon Dones, Spc. Ben Hanawalt and Spc. Shea Goodnature, not one of them would want to do anything else.

  • Patient Caring Touch System at Fort Bragg assures patients receive quality care

    Mar 9, 2012

  • Rapid Equipping Force Director visits Arizona high school

    Mar 16, 2012

    Expresses importance of STEM Curriculum through "Battle of the 'Bots"

  • Running group links fallen with JBLM community

    Mar 9, 2012

    DUPONT, Wash. -- When Lisa Hallett co-founded the wear blue: run to remember group nearly two years ago, she did so with a specific purpose.

  • Congress hears Army needs more BRAC

    Mar 12, 2012

    The Army needs two more rounds of base realignment and closure to align its infrastructure with a downsizing force, the assistant secretary responsible for installations told lawmakers March 7, 2012.

  • Fort Bragg contest recognizes 'Little heroes'

    Mar 9, 2012

    Families are an important part of military life, especially the children who endure frequent separation from their mom or dad due to deployments. Thanks to a program called Little Heroes, 25 Fort Bragg children received awards and prizes for submitting essays describing who their heroes are Feb. 15, at the Baez Youth Center.

  • Casualty Assistance: Professionals at their best

    Mar 9, 2012

    Amongst the ranks of the Army, there is a professional, highly trained and caring corps of Soldiers that are prepared to do the unthinkable. As casualty notification and casualty assistance officers, their duty is to inform a Family that their loved one has passed and to help guide the survivors through the months and bureaucracy ahead. These men and women are disbursed throughout the units here at Fort Campbell, and they are always at the ready. Most local CAOs have been designated by their unit and some have come from other garrisons. According to Kimberley McKenzie, Casualty Assistance Center chief, the CAO program is a Department of Defense program and the CAOs at Fort Campbell cover a territory that encompasses all of Tennessee and the lower 51 counties of Kentucky.

  • Monterey military children celebrate Seuss

    Mar 9, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- There was no doubt something was very "Seussy" at the Monterey Road Child Development Center March 2. Children had been tittering for days about celebrating the anniversary of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

  • JBLM DES, AAFES join forces against shoplifting

    Mar 9, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Shoplifting doesn't pay was the message at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Lewis Main Exchange Feb. 29. Officials from Directorate of Emergency Services' Crime Prevention program joined forces with Army and Air Force Exchange Service to spread the word during an information fair, DES' first in 2012.

  • Fort Bragg elementary school students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

    Mar 9, 2012

    Many teachers and parents at Fort Bragg elementary schools celebrated Read Across America Day and the 108th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss March 2. Students and staff celebrated all week with green eggs and ham for breakfast, guest readers from around Fort Bragg and an appearance from the Cat in the Hat with Thing 1 and Thing 2 throwing candy to children, telling everyone "Read every day!" as they scampered through the hallways.

  • Bangs, booms forge 101st platoons

    Mar 9, 2012

    Explosions scorched the land as dozens of Soldiers scurried to the next brush, riddling their positions with brass shells from their weapons. Leaders shouted above the chain of gunshots, while radio operators called to the rear for support, all-the-while keeping their heads low and a constant barrage on their intended targets. Despite weather conditions and the hazards surrounding Observation Post 13, the platoon-sized elements performed their live fire exercise together for the first time Feb. 27 through March 2.

  • Endangered Species Branch chief receives award for conservation efforts around Fort Bragg

    Mar 9, 2012

    Jacqueline Britcher, chief of the Endangered Species Branch in the Environmental Division at Fort Bragg, has received the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Natural Resources Conservation Management Model Programs and Projects award.

  • New JBLM McChord Field fire station will tighten emergency response times

    Mar 9, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Was. -- Nearly 11 years in the making, Fire Station 106 opened Tuesday with a cutting of a windshield frame with power scissors by Joint Base Lewis-McChord commanders Col. Thomas Brittain and Col. Valerie Hasberry. The new station primarily serves the McChord housing areas; prior to a second station, firefighters could not respond to calls in housing in the required five-minute time frame from the original station at the airfield.

  • Nisei presented Gold Medals for WWII service

    Mar 9, 2012

    MONTEREY, Calif. -- In a ceremony sponsored by a local organization 35 World War II veterans were recognized March 4 for their truly heroic deeds.

  • Marines read so children can succeed

    Mar 9, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- A select group of Marines from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center along with other community volunteers assisted students at Monterey's Foothill Elementary to celebrate the 108th anniversary of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

  • Fort Bragg addresses wounded warriors' concerns at town hall meeting

    Mar 12, 2012

    A panel of subject matter experts held a press conference March 9, 2012, to provide an update of the steps Fort Bragg, N.C., and Womack Army Medical Center have taken to address wounded warrior care.

  • Airmen Against Drunk Driving: A program that works at Fort Bragg

    Mar 9, 2012

    Airmen Against Drunk Driving is a decades-old, Air Force program developed to help prevent Airmen from driving drunk. If plans for a safe way home at the end of a night of drinking falls through, Airmen can call AADD for a ride home. After an AADD volunteer receives the call from someone who needs a ride home, two other volunteers are dispatched to the caller's location. Not only does the Airman get home safely, but he or she is driven there in their own car by one of the volunteers.

  • Personnel Spotlight: USACE district's engineer and inventor

    Mar 9, 2012

    Since the age of 14, Joey Behr, a civil engineer intern, has had an interest in hunting. Now, at 24, he holds a patent for a product that enhances a bow hunter's odds of hitting his target and has another patent pending.

  • JBLM-based Girl Scouts celebrate 100th anniversary

    Mar 9, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and Trefoils--these classic cookies are often what people first think of when they see Girl Scouts, but on the 100th anniversary of the worldwide organization, scout troops on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are doing more than selling their signature treats. Scout troops have been participating in environment-friendly projects this year, including planting trees and tossing salmon carcasses into the Nisqually River, helping the river's ecosystem.

  • Shipping dangerous material, keeping people safe

    Mar 9, 2012

    A course on transporting biomedical materials might not be high on the list of required courses for everyone, but it was for more than 5,500 Department of Defense medical personnel around the world who have taken this class.

  • Army converging operations, intelligence tools at next NIE

    Mar 12, 2012

    A web-based system, similar to an "app store," that fuses real-time operations data and accumulated intelligence will be evaluated by Soldiers at the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 in May.

  • Have a Blast in D.C.! For FREE

    Mar 22, 2012

    The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" and Soldiers of the Old Guard represent America daily in the National Capital Region and inform Americans of the rich history and patriotism of the U.S. Army through numerous ceremonial events large and small.

  • Get Fit, Be Strong! Q5 with Larry Laughlin

    Mar 9, 2012

    The Army has joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Campaign by creating the Get Fit Be, Strong initiative. With the growing number of children fighting childhood obesity the Army has dedicated special youth sports programs designed to help keep children strong and fit as parents protect and serve. Larry Laughlin, Fort Stewart Youth Sports and Fitness Director, gives Military Families an inside look at the benefits children and Families can expect from participating in any of the youth sport programs.

  • Raider spouse loses 140 pounds to become 'IronMom'

    Mar 9, 2012

    Jillian O'Malley is the image of an athlete. Trim and fit, devoted Army wife and mother of two, she is a seasoned triathlete and veteran of the Ironman Triathlon, a grueling race which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run. She's a fixture at the swimming pool in Newman Gym, and runs on the track regularly. Yet just a few short years ago, Jillian could not run a single mile.

  • Employee Assistance Program helps Civilian workforce

    Mar 9, 2012

    Circumventing personal issues before they result into work-related concerns is how the Employee Assistance Program aids Civilians on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. Funded by the Department of the Army and a part of the Army Substance Abuse Program, EAP is designed to help employees and their Families with problems that can negatively affect their job performance.

  • Stewart students kick-off Read Across America week two miles at a time

    Mar 9, 2012

    Kindergarten through sixth-grade Diamond Elementary School students lined the halls of their school to help kick-off Read Across America week. Up and down the halls on A, B, and C wings at Diamond more than 700 students and 40 parents sat quietly in the halls and read their book of choice. As they were reading, the students got a special visit from "The Lorax," a character from a Dr. Seuss book titled the same.

  • SMDC budget interns value their career opportunity

    Mar 9, 2012

    Budget interns value their career opportunity

THE ARMY NOW

More Videos

STAND-TO!
WORLD VIEW(Links to external media)