Archive: Mar 2012

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  • Bovy assumes command of USASATMO

    Mar 8, 2012

    The Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization has a new commander. Col. Joseph Bovy assumed command of USASATMO from Col. Pete Aubrey during a ceremony March 2 at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville. Maj. Gen. Del Turner, commander of the Security Assistance Command, presided over the ceremony.

  • Teams show passion with cold displays

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 8, 2012) -- Appearance means a lot in the food service industry. Ugly food, even if it tastes OK, is more likely to be passed up by picky eaters. It's also a matter of pride and creativity … accomplished cooks view food as an art form that should please the senses as well as the stomach.

  • Global reach: culinary event extends invitation to foreign competitors

    Mar 9, 2012

    Over the past five years, what's now known as the Military Culinary Arts Competition has evolved from a predominately Army and Marine Corps event to one that has attracted all of the armed services.

  • Fort McCoy Speakers Discuss Contributions of African-American/Black Women to American Culture, Histo

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- African-American/Black women have made a difference in advancing American culture, said the guest speakers at Fort McCoy's Feb. 23 observance of African-American/Black History Month.

  • Streamlined health benefit process partners First Army with VA

    Mar 9, 2012

    As Reserve and National Guard troops return from overseas deployments, Soldiers now register for their medical benefits via an online partnership established between First Army and the Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Eligibility Center.

  • Process improvements help Arsenal stay sharp

    Mar 8, 2012

    Pine Bluff Arsenal's Directorate of Material Management has been working on several different projects over the past few months and it has certainly been keeping them busy.

  • Army's current, future network capabilities interoperate for stronger force

    Mar 9, 2012

    While Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2, the Army's newest generation of its tactical communications network backbone, undergoes its operational test this spring, an upgraded version of its earlier counterpart, WIN-T Increment 1b, will also participate in the test to ensure seamless connectivity and interoperability.

  • History inspires Fort Drum quilters' imagination

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As a site of two battles during the War of 1812, Sackets Harbor holds a rich history, not only in the North Country, but nationwide.

  • Class encourages creativity through stitches and seams

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum youths are learning to artistically express themselves with needles and thread, one piece of fabric at a time.

  • Strange takes command of USAG Hohenfels

    Mar 8, 2012

    Lt. Col. John J. Strange Jr. assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Hohenfels, March 1. Col. James E. Saenz, USAG Grafenwoehr commander, presided over the ceremony. No stranger to Germany, Strange was born in Augsburg and said he and his family had been hoping to return to Germany for many years.

  • Division Soldiers compete in Mountain Winter Challenge

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Units from across Fort Drum put their alpine warfare skills to the test during the Mountain Winter Challenge 2012 this past week.

  • 548th CSSB cases colors for Afghanistan deployment

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers of 548th Combat Service Support Battalion formally readied themselves for deployment to Afghanistan during a flag casing ceremony Feb. 27 at Monti Physical Fitness Center.

  • Spartans log more than unmanned aircraft system 5,000 flight hours during deployment

    Mar 9, 2012

    Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Task Force Spartan), 10th Mountain Division, have been taking the lead in operations, both on the ground and in the air, in southern Afghanistan for more than 11 months.

  • Fort Drum kicks off AER campaign

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Military and civilian leaders gathered Feb. 29 at the Mission Training Complex on post to launch this year's Army Emergency Relief campaign at Fort Drum while also training dozens of Soldiers who were selected to represent AER's interests back at their units.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps commander speaks to Soldiers on post

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The XVIII Airborne Corps commander and staff visited Fort Drum for a morning of physical activities and briefings, and a luncheon on Feb. 29.

  • Scouts march through history

    Mar 8, 2012

    Covered in mud, Clinton Schwarz crouched in the back of an armored jeep parked along a road in Hierlot, Belgium, his M2, 50-caliber machine gun trained down the muddy lane in anticipation of the advancing German line. Though this could be a description during the Battle of the Bulge, it was in fact a re-enactment, and Schwarz is not a Soldier, but an Eagle Scout in Hohenfels' Boy Scout Troop 303.

  • Consumer advocate, U.S. senator visit Fort Drum Soldiers, Families

    Mar 8, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum Soldiers and Families got a lesson in financial services, consumer laws and education benefits by a top financial protection advocate Friday afternoon at the Commons.

  • New CSM assumes responsibility of 160th Signal Brigade

    Mar 8, 2012

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald L. Tyce, senior enlisted advisor, 160th Signal Brigade and native of Charleston, S.C., transferred responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Arthur T. Swingler, native of Chambersburg, Pa., in a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Mar. 5.

  • Army's senior enlisted leader challenges Soldiers to be 'truly professional'

    Mar 12, 2012

    "What does it actually mean to be an Army professional?" asked Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, of more than 1,000 Wiesbaden, Germany-based Soldiers at a town hall March 7, 2012.

  • Yongsan wins 2012 Communities of Excellence award

    Mar 9, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan was recently selected as a Bronze winner of the 2012 Army Communities of Excellence by the Army chief of staff. The ACOE award recognizes USAG Yongsan's performance excellence in installation management and its direct efforts to improve and sustain the quality of support to Servicemembers, Families, Civilians, Local Nationals and contractors who work, live and train on the Area II installation.

  • Taking care of home, mission new charge of women

    Mar 8, 2012

    A phrase well-known to many military spouses is "holding down the house," a nod to the significance of life on the home front. That phrase is just one aspect of Elvia Palumbo's daily duties though, because she is the wife of an Army pilot, the mother of two boys and also a chief warrant officer with Company A, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, where she serves as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter instructor pilot.

  • SDDC honors high performing shippers

    Mar 8, 2012

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command honored 15 government shippers here today for outstanding performance with the Defense Transportation System throughout 2011.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord turns trash into treasure

    Mar 8, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., sold at auction what is being called the largest pile of compost ever sold through the government's surplus liquidation site, Feb. 22, 2012.

  • Army Career Tracker Now Available to 1/3 of Civilian Workforce

    Mar 9, 2012

    Employees in seven more Civilian Career Programs now have access to Army Career Tracker (ACT), the Army's first comprehensive leader development and career management tool that integrates training, assignment history, education and experiential learning into one personalized, user-friendly online interface for all personnel.

  • Joint airdrop resupplies Afghanistan outpost

    Mar 8, 2012

    A joint airdrop operation between Task Force Spartan, the U.S. Air Force, the Afghan Border Patrol and local militia Arbici helped resupply paratroopers of Task Force Blue Geronimo.

  • Middle East District has two honored at Black Engineer of the Year conference

    Mar 8, 2012

    Lt. Col. Anthony P. Mitchell and Tamika W. McDowell possess characteristics of excellence and leadership that will attract young people to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. For their accomplishments with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, they were recognized at the annual Black Engineer of the Year STEM conference Feb. 16-18 in Philadelphia.

  • 4th MEB professional development geared toward III Corps exercise ramp up

    Mar 7, 2012

    4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade hosted its weekly Leader's Professional Development training Friday here as the brigade prepares for the III Corps "Warfighter" exercise slated for early summer.

  • BOSS president talks to Auburn High students

    Mar 7, 2012

    AUBURN, Ala. -- A group of Auburn High School students embarking on a care package campaign for deployed Soldiers got a boost last week from the BOSS. Spc. Salah Al Hakim, president of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers at Fort Benning, addressed members of the Hal Moore Leadership Academy after school Wednesday. The 4th Ranger Training Battalion Soldier shared his experiences from Iraq, discussed leadership attributes and highlighted the Army values.

  • 94TH AAMDC PARTICIPATES IN KEEN EDGE 2012

    Mar 7, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII-- The 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in Keen Edge 2012 that convened from 22-27 Jan. 2012 from the Air and Space Operations Center on Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.

  • March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 7, 2012

    Traumatic brain injury has been called the "signature wound" of America's current wars. The rate of combat-related brain injuries in service members returning from war is higher than in previous conflicts. The U.S. military estimates 144,000-plus service members in the last decade have suffered from some type of TBI, either as a result of combat operations or by accidents in training.

  • Season-long turkey hunt features prizes

    Mar 8, 2012

    Turkey hunters can rejoice as the Outdoor Recreation Gobbler Classic Turkey Hunt returns to Fort Rucker this year to run through the entire turkey season from March 15 to April 30 with cash prizes awarded to the winners.

  • Volunteers strengthen themselves, organizations

    Mar 8, 2012

    Whether you are looking for job experience, a resume builder or simply a way to connect with people in the area, volunteering has something to offer.

  • 94TH AAMDC CIVILIAN RECEIVES LETTER OF APPRECIATION FROM MAYOR OF HONOLULU

    Mar 7, 2012

    FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII-- A 94TH AAMDC civilian received a letter of appreciation from the mayor of Honolulu for his hard work and support during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference at the Department of Emergency Management meeting on Feb. 27, 2012.

  • Students celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday

    Mar 8, 2012

    Some children's eyes were wide with wonder. Some wrinkled up their noses in disgust, while others maintained expressions of confusion. But all the children waited in line for a plate of green eggs and ham during Fort Rucker Primary School's end-of-the-week celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday.

  • Class helps job seekers with search

    Mar 8, 2012

    Debbie Gaydos has invested countless hours of work into her side of a partnership. She expects those who attend her employment readiness workshop to be willing to do the same.

  • Chaplains offer support for those with suicidal thoughts

    Mar 8, 2012

    Suicide can have a devastating effect on Families, friends and other Soldiers. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Milton Johnson knows from experience. He carries around a photo of a sergeant major who committed suicide while he was stationed at Fort Sill, Okla. Johnson was in the same unit.

  • Post focuses on sustainability for future generations

    Mar 8, 2012

    Fort Rucker is taking on the challenge to implement sustainability initiatives with the Installation Management Campaign Plan to ensure that future generations have access to resources available today.

  • Fort Rucker kicks off 2012 AER Campaign

    Mar 8, 2012

    Representatives from units across Fort Rucker gathered at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum to kick off the annual Army Emergency Relief campaign Feb. 29.

  • AER campaign kicks off Friday; Director, MoH recipient speaks about nonprofit organization

    Mar 7, 2012

    Retired Lt. Gen. Robert Foley, director of Army Emergency Relief and a Medal of Honor recipient, traveled to Fort Benning Friday to kick off the installation's fundraising campaign and talk about the program.

  • Hiring Our Heroes veteran's job fair held at Fort Jackson

    Mar 8, 2012

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Both pre-registered Soldiers and veterans and walk-ins numbering a total of 1,176 job seekers attended the Hiring Our Heroes job fair held at Fort Jackson's Solomon Center on March 6.

  • 'Red Ball Express' keeps everything moving in eastern Afghanistan

    Mar 8, 2012

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Atlas began a flight called the "Red Ball Express," where a small commuter plane is used to ferry supplies and passengers throughout Regional Command-East, Afghanistan.

  • MCoE Ceremonial Band wins inaugural award; group named Music Performance Team of the Year

    Mar 7, 2012

    The MCoE Ceremonial Band was named the 2011 Music Performance Team of the Year Feb. 22. It's the first band to hold this honor since the Armywide band contest kicked off last year.

  • 94th AAMDC Commander visits Suwon Airbase, gives perspective on future of Air Defense

    Mar 7, 2012

    SUWON -- While in Korea for the annual, peninsula-wide Key Resolve exercise, the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Commander Brig. Gen. James Dickinson took the time to visit the Air Defenders stationed on Suwon Airbase.

  • 99th RSC Improves the Yellow Ribbon Experience

    Mar 7, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers who are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan sometimes encounter a different kind of fog of war when returning to the states, leaving these hometown heroes feeling lost and unsatisfied with their commitment to their nation.

  • ACC employees run in pursuit of health, happiness

    Mar 7, 2012

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- For three Army Contracting Command -- Rock Island employees, the pursuit of competition is the equivalent to the pursuit of happiness.

  • Coming Home

    Mar 7, 2012

    Surprise reunions between family members and deployed Soldiers are an emotional and uplifting experience for everyone who has the opportunity to view them. It is no surprise that Hollywood has created a reality TV series "Coming Home" to highlight these experiences.

  • Spotlight on...Sgt. 1st Class Lascelles Cuff

    Mar 7, 2012

    Learn more about Sgt. 1st Class Lascelles Cuff, ECC's CBRN NCO

  • Post's top civilian promoted to two-star level

    Mar 7, 2012

    Dr. Rebecca Johnson, deputy to the commanding general, is now a Tier II in the Senior Executive Service. She took her oath of office in a ceremony Friday.

  • All in a day's work

    Mar 7, 2012

    The workday for a military police Soldier on road patrol starts early -- and each day comes with the unexpected. However, it's all part of a day's work for Fort Leonard Wood's protecting force: the MPs assigned to the 252nd Military Police Detachment.

  • MDW commander tours base

    Mar 8, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, commander of Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the Military District of Washington, toured Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Feb. 23 and received an update on renovation and construction projects on the installation.

  • Commentary: SMA stresses 'old-fashioned' standards

    Mar 7, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Grafenwoehr March 6, reminding Soldiers and Army civilians of traditional Army values.

  • HOTEX, public meeting set for March 15

    Mar 7, 2012

    Soldiers here are set to deliver a firepower demonstration March 15 on Red Cloud Range. Afterward, post leaders plan to highlight Fort Benning's mission as part of a noise-mitigation and awareness campaign.

  • Army Now - Military Police training to handle an active shooter at Camp Casey, Korea

    Mar 7, 2012

    Military Police training to handle an active shooter at Camp Casey, Korea.

  • Chefs bring elegance, teamwork to Army's largest culinary competition

    Mar 12, 2012

    About 335 chefs and 22 teams are competing this week in the largest U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition ever, with more than 850 separate events to be judged.

  • Army Now - EOD technicians sharing skills with fellow Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Mar 7, 2012

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians sharing skills with fellow soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • Army Today - Airborne Riggers training their African counterparts during Atlas Accord

    Mar 7, 2012

    Airborne Riggers training their African counterparts during Atlas Accord. Produced by Gail McCabe. Includes soundbites from Sgts. 1st Class Ray Mendez and Chris Brewer of 294th Quartermaster Company, Texas Army National Guard, and Maj. Gen. David Hogg, commander, U.S. Army Africa.

  • Post tracks noise zones; terrain, weather key factors

    Mar 7, 2012

    Fort Benning's newest range opened Thursday along the installation's northern border, bringing another layer of noise management for post planners to contend with. But they said an effective strategy already is in place to monitor range activity and limit any impact on local homes, schools and churches.

  • U.S. Army Alaska's Polar Express

    Mar 9, 2012

    Black ice, blowing snow, ice fog, treacherous hills and subzero temperatures are just some of the conditions the Soldiers of the 109th Transportation Company face each week to get cargo and supplies across Alaska from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to Fort Wainwright.

  • Exerecise Shanti Doot 3

    Mar 7, 2012

    Buildings at Bipsot Training area approximately 50 kilometers north of Dhaka Bangladesh. Thai soldiers arriving at Bipsot Training area off loading Equipment, checking in and unpacking in their barracks. Other clips show Military units from around the world in formation and moving on to busses. 11 countries are here for Exercise SHANTI-DOOT-3 a Bangladesh--hosted and US sponsored multinational exercise designed to train defense personnel from Bangladesh US and GPOI partner countries. The goal and objectives of the exercise are to increase the participants interoperability and peace keeping skills prior to deployment to UN missions. SHANTI-DOOT means ambassador / messenger of peace.

  • 2012 Balikatan Exercise

    Mar 7, 2012

    2012 Balikatan Exercise

  • Fort A.P. Hill employee recognized as Installation Management Command Hero of the Day

    Mar 7, 2012

    The Installation Management Command Hero of the Day is Rose Brown, a recreation assistant at Fort A.P. Hill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate.

  • SMA Chandler's notes change in Army standards and expectations

    Mar 7, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, visited the Joint Multinational Trainintg Command (JMTC) Grafenwoehr, Germany to listen and speak to Soldiers concern in a rapidly changing U.S. Army.

  • Shirreff discusses generalship with West Point Class of 2013

    Mar 7, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (March 7, 2012) -- Understanding the demands of generalship requires a firm grasp on the nature of war. This was a theme Gen. Sir Richard Shirreff, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, presented to the Class of 2013 March 5 at Robinson Auditorium. "Rather than a neat, linear spectrum of conflict with state-on-state warfighting on one end and peacekeeping on the other, what we see today--and are likely to continue to see in the future--is a kaleidoscope of conventional and irregular warfighting," he said. "Together with terrorism, insurgency, criminal and cyber-activity are all part of a dynamic and hybrid combination ... a patchwork of high-tech combat operations and more protracted stabilization operations, in some cases involving fighting of an intensity not seen for some 60 years."

  • Army South Soldiers brave jungle, improve Belize military medical capacity

    Mar 8, 2012

    Deep in the jungle of Belize, five U.S. Army Soldiers, accompanied by soldiers from the Belize Defense Force, moved through unfamiliar terrain with their casualty.

  • Fort Leonard Wood unit hosts FORSCOM K9 certification

    Mar 9, 2012

  • Army's first SMA dies

    Mar 9, 2012

    The first sergeant major of the Army, William O. Wooldridge, died March 5, 2012, in El Paso, Texas, at age 89.

  • 21st TSC farewells retirees

    Mar 7, 2012

    A sizeable crowd filled the Galaxy Theater on the Vogelweh Military Complex for the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's retirement ceremony here Feb. 24. Soldiers, civilians and family members came to bid their farewells to the three master sergeants and a staff sergeant who were being awarded their retirement certificates.

  • ANA Maintenance mentorship program graduates 17 Soldiers

    Mar 7, 2012

    The largest group of Soldiers to complete the 401st Army Field Support Brigade's Afghan National Army Maintenance Mentorship Program received certificates and coins during a ceremony held at AFSBn-Bagram Mar. 3.

  • 18th MP Bde say goodbye to a fallen hero

    Mar 7, 2012

    -- Soldiers, family members and civilians of the 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, said their final goodbyes to Sgt. 1st Class Gerald Benton, 28, of Riverdale, Ga., during a memorial ceremony at the chapel on Daenner Kaserne, here March1.

  • Geotagging poses security risks

    Mar 8, 2012

    "Is a badge on Foursquare worth your life?" asked Brittany Brown, social media manager of the Online and Social Media Division at the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs.

  • Last vehicle to depart Iraq headed for 1st Cavalry Division Museum

    Mar 8, 2012

    The last U.S. Army vehicle to drive out of Iraq in December will be preserved in the historical record at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Fort A.P. Hill reduces wildfire risk through prescribed burns

    Mar 7, 2012

    Seeking to reduce the risks of wildfire and the possible destruction of wildlife habitats, Fort A.P. Hill forestry and fire department staffs conduct periodic prescribed burns throughout the installation.

  • Classroom surprise makes homecoming fun

    Mar 7, 2012

    An Afghanistan deployment ends with happy reunion

  • Fort Benning to host West Point spring football scrimmage

    Mar 8, 2012

    Fort Benning, Ga., will host the West Point spring football scrimmage at Doughboy Stadium, Friday at 2 p.m.

  • Family moments make video visit special

    Mar 7, 2012

    Love for Soldiers of the 115th sent through teleconference

  • 'That's just like my dad'

    Mar 7, 2012

    A surprise reunion reminds a father of all he missed while deployed.

  • International military officers see Army's face to world

    Mar 7, 2012

    USASAC provides a tour of capabilities for our partners.

  • Lamont teams up with Army Field Band for concert in Springfield

    Mar 9, 2012

    On Saturday evening Thomas R. Lamont, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, joined The United States Army Field Band for a concert at the University of Illinois Springfield.

  • Army helicopters being built in Huntsville

    Mar 7, 2012

    Upgrades to the OH-58F Kiowa will roll out of the Tennessee Valley.

  • First SMA Wooldridge: 'Take care of each man as though he were your own brother. He is.'

    Mar 9, 2012

    Today, the U.S. Army pays homage to the life of Sgt. Maj. of the Army William O. Wooldridge, the first sergeant major of the Army, who died at age 89, Mar. 5, 2012, in El Paso, Texas.

  • Ex-Navy captain lifts space legacy

    Mar 7, 2012

    Her life may be firmly grounded on Earth, but Dr. Deborah Barnhart dreams of space travel, stars and planets, and the next space habitat.

  • Obama: Troops, veterans will benefit from housing settlement

    Mar 7, 2012

    Thousands of service members and veterans whose mortgages were wrongfully foreclosed on, or who were improperly denied lower mortgage interest rates in the national housing crisis, can receive "significant relief," President Barack Obama announced today.

  • USACE exceeds construction placement goals for 6 straight months

    Mar 7, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineering District-South exceeded its contracting and construction goals for February, the sixth consecutive month of execution success.

  • 1st Medical Brigade soldier accepted into United States Military Academy Preparatory School

    Mar 7, 2012

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- Army Spc. Jason Villar, a native of Winter Springs, Fla., currently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 1st Medical Brigade based out of Fort Hood, Texas, has been accepted into the United States Military Academy Preparatory School to be followed by attendance at the United States Military Academy

  • Yongsan's ACE-SI training helps save lives

    Mar 7, 2012

    Suicide is a critical issue that impacts several people in the military. These may be people who have lost their spouses, brothers, sisters, parents, siblings, and co-workers. They may also be survivors themselves. It is easy to assume that suicide is something that we will never experience or be a part of. The statistics, however, seem to indicate otherwise.

  • 'Read Across America' promotes literacy among elementary students in Japan

    Mar 7, 2012

    More than 40 volunteers from Camp Zama, Japan, read books to students Monday at Arnn Elementary School in honor of an annual event that celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss, one of America's most famed children's authors.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. John Sorrells

    Mar 7, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Sgt. John Sorrells

  • Yongsan Servicemembers make significant GT score increase

    Mar 7, 2012

    If you are a Soldier, you may remember taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which is administered to all who wish to enlist in the US military. You may also remember that you received a General Technical score. This score, which is based on the subcategories of Arithmetic Reasoning and Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension, plays a big role in determining the outcome of Soldiers' military careers. A higher score allows Soldiers to have the freedom to apply for many career advancement opportunities (i.e. direct commissioning programs, Warrant Officer Program, Physician's Assistant program, to include changing your military occupational Specialty, while a lower score limits your ability). For this reason, it is crucial for Soldiers to receive a high GT score.

  • Soldiers come together for March Madness mass re-enlistment

    Mar 6, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Thirty-two of Pacific Regional Medical Command's Soldiers gathered on Tripler Army Medical Center's Commanding General's lanai to participate in the March Madness Mass Re-enlistment, March 2.

  • Battlefield Combatives Course unique to Fort Bliss

    Mar 7, 2012

    Imagine you are a Soldier deployed to a combat zone and it's your job to move into buildings, as part of a fire team, not knowing what you will find inside. To better prepare Soldiers for that situation, Fort Bliss is offering the Battlefield Combatives Course, training that goes beyond normal Army Combatives, by getting Soldiers out of the gym and into simulated tactical situations. Offered only at Fort Bliss, the course incorporates battlefield scenarios like reacting to unruly civilians in open areas and clearing rooms of possible threats.

  • Army Sniper School comes to Fort Bliss

    Mar 6, 2012

    The young Solider settles himself, locks and loads a 7.62 mm round into his powerful rifle and takes aim. About 30 meters from the Soldier, is a piece of cardboard with a tuna can-sized hole. On the other side of the cardboard, stands a man-sized target 600 meters away. His task is to successfully shoot the round through the small hole and hit the target. How does he gain the ability, confidence, and knowledge to complete this task? He graduates from the U.S. Army Sniper School.

  • Humphreys hosts 121st CSH mass casualty exercise

    Mar 8, 2012

    Soldiers with the 121st Combat Support Hospital were tested on their ability to respond to a mass casualty during an exercise here March 6.

  • 13th FMC Soldiers maintain their skill sets, support customers at the DMPO

    Mar 6, 2012

    FORT HOOD, TEXAS - As the drawdown from Iraq comes to completion, Soldiers at the 13th Financial Management Center are taking a bigger role at the Defense Military Pay Office (DMPO) on Fort Hood.

  • Thrift shop holds savings and style event

    Mar 6, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- The Painted Door Thrift Shop held a "Spring into Savings and Styles" fashion show on March 3. All donated long sleeve merchandise, such as jackets, sweaters, and shirts, was offered at a 50 percent discount. Also, spring and summer clothes went on sale.

  • Fort McCoy Change of Command Ceremony 2012

    Mar 7, 2012

    Fort McCoy, Wis., change of command

  • Aviation brigade trains at NTC with first Shadow unmanned aerial system troop

    Mar 7, 2012

    For the first time, a task force of an Army aviation brigade deployed to a training scenario with their own unmanned aerial systems troop organic to them.

  • Notes from Afghanistan

    Mar 8, 2012

    This was compiled from the latest issue of the Task Force Viper Family Readiness Group newsletter.

  • Texas Guardsmen support local authorities for emergency exercise

    Mar 6, 2012

    The Soldiers of the Joint Task Force 71 received the activation call at 3:45 a.m. following the alleged terrorist incident. Within two hours, the men and women of the minuteman brigade reported to their home station, prepared to travel more than 200 miles in response to that threat. Trained and prepared, they exercised their newly certified skill sets to support the citizens and civil agencies of the small town of El Campo.

  • Obama announces housing relief for veterans

    Mar 7, 2012

    Obama announced steps Tuesday to provide housing relief to veterans, service members and their families.

  • Utah employers visit citizen-Soldiers training for Afghanistan

    Mar 6, 2012

    A group of civilian employers from Utah traveled here to visit their citizen-Soldier employees of the 1/211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion during the unit's pre-mobilization training Feb. 29. "It's an opportunity for the National Guard to bring in employers of our traditional part-time Guardsmen to see what their civilian employees do while on military status while preparing to deploy to theater," said Lt. Col. Greg Hartvigsen, 1/211th commander.

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