Archive: Mar 2012

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  • Federal partnership brings students closer to Mississippi River, STEM

    Mar 1, 2012

    ST LOUIS -- Nearly 8,000 children of all ages played in the Mississippi River and learned to navigate the Mighty Miss Feb. 25-26, 2012 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District and the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River participated in Engineer Week at the St. Louis Science Center.

  • National Nutrition Month 2012: Get your plate in shape

    Mar 1, 2012

    March is National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign, sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), reinforces the importance of good nutrition and physical activity. The academy also helps consumers understand how to implement the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The theme for this year, "Get Your Plate in Shape," encourages Americans to return to the basics of healthy eating by consuming the recommended amounts of food essential for performance and health.

  • Air Force names building after fallen Osprey pilot

    Mar 1, 2012

    Maj. Randell D. Voas lost his life in a CV-22 crash in Afghanistan on April 9, 2010, but his legacy will now continue to influence future Aviators in the Air Force's 23rd Flying Training Squadron at Fort Rucker.

  • Prevent childhood poisoning … now and all year long

    Mar 1, 2012

    National Poison Prevention Week, March 18--24, is a time nationally designated to recognize the dangers of poisoning and how to prevent it. However, poison prevention should be practiced all year round to ensure the safety of your loved ones, especially your children.

  • Awareness of TBI causes, symptoms important to Soldiers, families

    Mar 1, 2012

    Awareness of traumatic brain injury in the United States has greatly increased over the past few years. It is an important injury that can have long-lasting effects. Active-duty service members are at increased risk for a TBI compared to their civilian peers. According to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, 29,255 service members were diagnosed with a TBI in 2009 and 30,380 were diagnosed in 2010. (These numbers were obtained from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, TBI & The Military, http://www.dvbic.org/TBI---The-Military.aspx, accessed on Feb. 23, 2012.)

  • C/2-4th FA returns from Afghanistan

    Mar 1, 2012

    Hundreds of Soldiers, families and friends welcomed home C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery Feb. 26, during a redeployment morning ceremony at Rinehart Fitness Center.

  • Warfighters to farmers: workshops target veterans

    Mar 1, 2012

    Recent combat veterans are looking for jobs. And the farming industry has them.

  • A place for 'brats' to bond at Fort Sill

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Being an Army child can bring challenges, but three Fort Sill teens said it better prepares them for life and it makes them more resilient and strong.

  • General Cone AUSA part 3

    Mar 1, 2012

  • Rumsfeld speaks at Fort Leavenworth

    Mar 1, 2012

    Donald Rumsfeld, the nation's former twice-serving secretary of Defense, visited Fort Leavenworth Feb. 24 to address more than 1,500 students at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and sign copies of his latest book, "Known and Unknown: A Memoir."

  • General Cone AUSA part 2

    Mar 1, 2012

  • Surgeon General directs review of records for unreported rabies exposure

    Mar 2, 2012

    Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho has directed the five regional Army medical commands to conduct a stand down of all Soldier Readiness Processing and conduct a 100-percent review of all Post Deployment Health Assessments and Post Deployment Health Reassessments forms processed since September 1, 2011. Army Medicine had conducted an earlier 100-percent review of PDHAs and PDHRAs, from 2003 to August 31, 2011, following the death of a Soldier who contracted rabies.

  • 100th BSB beats taller ADA squad

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Watching the 100th Brigade Support Battalion play intramural basketball against E Battery, 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery was like watching the movie "Rudy," on the court. 100th BSB's players were smaller, and in the first part of the show it was unsure if they were going to rise to the occasion. Of course, in keeping with the feel-good movie, the underdog didn't roll over, and instead they fought and took the victory 59-52, Feb. 23 at Rinehart Fitness Center.

  • General Cone AUSA part 1

    Mar 1, 2012

  • Military/Civilian Law Enforcement Cooperation Recognized

    Mar 1, 2012

    Civilian law enforcement officials from the National Capital Region were recognized for their close cooperative work with the military during a luncheon ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, the commanding general of JFHQ-NCR/MDW at the Fort McNair Officer's Club.

  • Atlas Accord Security. Profile of soldier in charge of force protection

    Mar 1, 2012

    Profile of soldier in charge of force protection.

  • Soldiers give back to community through Habitat for Humanity

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Throughout history, the U.S. Army has answered the call of humanitarian assistance. Soldiers of A Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team bring the same tradition and sacrifice to neighbors in their home community.

  • TRACKS: an award-winning publication

    Mar 1, 2012

    Army Materiel Command announced the winners of its portion of the Keith L. Ware public affairs competition Feb. 16. Among the winners were four submissions from Anniston Army Depot's newspaper, TRACKS.

  • Spa day provides recharge for military spouses

    Mar 1, 2012

    Twenty-one 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade spouses of deployed Soldiers spent their Wednesday as guests of the Rolla Chamber of Commerce for a spa and salon day to recognize the sacrifices made by the Army family.

  • Turton retires; Miller new ANAD safety officer

    Mar 1, 2012

    As Sue Turton retires from Anniston Army Depot's Safety Office after 31 years of civilian service, Scott Miller prepares to follow in her award-winning footsteps.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates African-American History Month

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum community members gathered Thursday at the Commons to celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the culture and fabric of America and the world.

  • Dean named Anniston Army Depot LBDO chief

    Mar 1, 2012

    Phillip Dean took the reins of a new office at Anniston Army Depot Feb. 27 as chief of the newly created Logistics and Business Development Office.

  • SNAP Team

    Mar 1, 2012

    SPC Joshua Williams, 3-2 SBCT Radio Operator, explains his role as a SNAP operator at a remote FOB in the south of Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

  • Aviators earn awards for valor in Afghanistan

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- In modern U.S. military engagements, heroism and valor can be found not only on the ground but also in the air. In the challenging terrain of Afghanistan, Army aviators provide overwatch, fire support, medical evacuations, movement of personnel, and resupply on a daily basis.

  • Anniston completes first ABV production run for Marines

    Mar 1, 2012

    A rollout ceremony and ribboncutting at Anniston Army Depot Feb. 16 commemorated the final Assault Breacher Vehicle built here in the first production run for the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • Women's History Month Tri-Signed Letter

    Mar 1, 2012

    Women's History Month Tri-Signed Letter

  • Assistant Secretary Hammack reflects on Women's History Month

    Mar 2, 2012

    The Honorable Ms. Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment reflects on Women's History Month.

  • White House dinner honors Iraq War veterans, families

    Mar 1, 2012

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a White House tribute to Iraq War veterans and their families last night to honor them for their service, sacrifice and commitment to the nation.

  • African-American veteran tells history

    Mar 1, 2012

    As George Boggess sat relaxing in a day room at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the African-American recalled some of his life experiences over the last 100 years. An Army veteran, Boggess was drafted in 1942.

  • Soldier subdues Army stress with sandlot swats

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (1 March 2012) -- Supervising vehicle mechanics for the 578th Forward Support Company, Sgt. Emmanuel Carrillo feels the pressures that come with managing people; he finds relief by refining and practicing an off-duty passion. Softball.

  • 77th U.S. Army Band rocks local schools

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (1 March 2012) -- Shrieking with joy, students at Eisenhower Elementary School just couldn't stand still. Moved by the sounds from the stage they expressed themselves to the 77th U. S. Army Band's rock tunes Feb. 23 for the Music in the Schools program.

  • Interval Training... necessary for change

    Mar 1, 2012

    Many people try to get rid of unwanted pounds in a hurry. Consequently, everywhere you turn magazine articles, books and exercise DVDs promise fantastic weight loss in a short amount of time

  • Never leave a Fallen comrade: Support fellow Soldiers through AER

    Mar 2, 2012

    The AER paid-out $4,262,204.00 to Soldiers, Family Members and retirees at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield in 2011 who needed AER assistance.

  • Civil Affairs Soldiers coordinate humanitarian aid mission in Montenegro

    Mar 1, 2012

    PODGORICA, Montenegro -- Army Reserve Soldiers with U.S. Army Europe's 361st Civil Affairs Brigade are gaining valuable skills while helping the government of Montenegro to conduct humanitarian assistance operations to bring aid to people affected by severe winter weather here.

  • Teens support Red Cross mission

    Mar 1, 2012

    Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has responded in all types of natural disasters and emergency circumstances related to war.

  • Dentists give 'oral' presentations

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (1 March 2012) -- A team from the Fort Sill Dental Activity gave hands-on presentations to preschoolers about the importance of dental hygiene as part of February's National Children's Dental Health Month.

  • Chief of Chaplains delivers message of trust at luncheon

    Mar 1, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Guests of the installation's annual National Prayer Luncheon heard a message of hope, encouraging them to trust in God and pray for their leaders, at the Top of the Bay Feb. 15.

  • Medal of Honor recipient speaks to Air Force Academy cadets

    Mar 2, 2012

    In the theater of Arnold Hall, 3,000 Air Force Academy cadets sat in silence, fixated on the Army noncommissioned officer standing on stage.

  • ASC historian presents Civil War Arsenal history

    Mar 3, 2012

    George Eaton, Army Sustainment Command historian, speaks with participants in the Geneseo Historical Museum monthly discussion on Feb. 29, hosted at the museum. Eaton spoke about Rock Island Arsenal and the history of the Civil War and its connections to the island.

  • WTB Soldiers aim for 2012 Warrior Games

    Mar 1, 2012

    Two Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers are in the hunt to compete in the 2012 Warrior Games.

  • Fort Drum cooks practice culinary skills ahead of Army competition

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Soldiers go to the dining facility for lunch, they don't often expect to see filet mignon, lobster, parmesan mushroom risotto and chocolate mousse on the menu.

  • Army training manuals to be available on smart devices

    Mar 1, 2012

    The Soldier Support Institute is in the process of converting dozens of training modules to digital formats that can be read on smart devices, an initiative that is expected to have a profound impact on Soldier training.

  • Soldier athletes leave it all in ring

    Mar 1, 2012

    DeRae Crane was ready to fight Tuesday. He had already stopped Joshua Balbuena of Symona, Ga., in Sunday's preliminary bout. Tuesday's match would prove more difficult.

  • APG News recognized in news competition

    Mar 1, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG News placed third in the metro category in this year's IMCOM-level Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware public affairs communications competition.

  • Women have superb history in Army

    Mar 1, 2012

    The Army has made tremendous strides throughout history and particularly in recent decades regarding the role of women in uniform.

  • Spartans join major operation to bring heat to Taliban

    Mar 1, 2012

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- A five-day, multi-unit operation in the Maiwand District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, involved Soldiers from Combined Task Force Spartan for the largest-ever combined operation of Regional Command South, Feb. 22-27, with nearly 1,700 Spartan Soldiers participating.

  • Medical Enlisted Corps celebrate 125 years

    Mar 5, 2012

    Though the Medical Enlisted Corps was formally established as the Hospital Corps on March 1, 1887, their history dates back to the Revolutionary War.

  • Businesses target veterans at job fair

    Mar 2, 2012

    A national effort to connect members of the armed forces and their families with jobs will be setting up shop on Fort Jackson next week.

  • 'Battle Ready' signs Marne Pride Pledge

    Mar 1, 2012

    The home of the Third Infantry Division hones on six principles reflected in the command philosophy. Of the six principles, the element of caring is encompassed in the Marne Pride Proclamation, an anti-drinking and driving pledge.

  • March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 2, 2012

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year. Of those, 52,000 people die; TBI is also a contributing factor to a third of all injury-related deaths in the U.S.

  • Polish MPs train with the 18th MP Bde

    Mar 2, 2012

    Soldiers from the 95th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, teamed with a Polish Military Police Specialized Unit in a continued effort to strengthen a unique relationship during a training exercise here Jan. 30 to Feb.17.

  • 'Grossology' class uses creative experiments to build appreciation for science among Fort Drum's mil

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum children have an opportunity to have fun, get their hands dirty and participate in scientific experiences during one of SKIES Unlimited's many kid-friendly classes.

  • Natick workers continue activity book for 'heroes'

    Mar 2, 2012

    When David Faigin took delivery of the book, he knew he held a smash hit in his hands. Never mind that it would never find its way onto the New York Times Best Sellers list. In fact, he couldn't care less that not a single copy would ever be sold.

  • 425th preps for Afghan mission in Hoosier State

    Mar 1, 2012

    Soldiers from the 425th Civil Affairs Battalion are training for their upcoming provincial reconstruction team mission to Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Rare Fort Lee entry in culinary competition seeks to enrich team member's skills palette

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 1, 2012)-A rarity is among the competitive ranks of this year's Military Culinary Arts Competition.

  • 'Sweet' girl offers free cookies to Soldiers at Fort Drum

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The eldest daughter of a Fort Drum officer wants Soldiers stationed here to know she appreciates their service.

  • Cooking frenzy: military chefs compete for top culinary title

    Mar 2, 2012

    Twenty-four military chefs got the annual all-service Culinary Arts Competition sizzling Sunday as they competed for Armed Forces Chef of the Year.

  • Combat-Wounded Veteran Shared Success Story At Wounded Warrior Employment Conference

    Mar 1, 2012

    Retired Capt. Alvin Shell shared his moving story of overcoming injury with the audience at the Wounded Warrior Employment Conference. After sustaining severe burns, broken bones and behavioral health injuries in Iraq in 2005, this officer went on to become a successful manager at the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Stewart captures Knowledge Bowl trophy

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 1, 2012) -- A Jeopardy-style quiz event closed the third day of the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee Monday evening.

  • White House pays tribute to Iraq War veterans, families

    Mar 1, 2012

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a White House tribute to Iraq War veterans and their families last night to honor them for their service, sacrifice and commitment to nation.

  • Meeting explores change to lodging policy

    Mar 1, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 1, 2012)-The reinstatement of an Army policy governing how its temporary duty students are paid for lodging and meals while attending the Army Logistics University and other advance military courses here was the subject of a special public meeting Monday night in the multi-purpose room at the ALU.

  • Rules explained for shopping in exchanges in Germany

    Mar 1, 2012

    U.S. forces stationed outside Germany are not normally allowed to shop at the exchanges and commissaries in Germany, say military customs officials. But, they noted, that there are exceptions.

  • Village Pavilion gets facelift, becomes community center

    Mar 1, 2012

    In December 2010, Angelee Aurillo left her business, Amuse Bouche Catering, behind in Vail, Colo., for a long overdue European vacation, the first holiday season she had not worked in 12 years.

  • Wounded warrior finds career success after service

    Mar 1, 2012

    Retired Army Capt. Alvin Shell suffered severe burns saving his fellow Soldiers' lives in Iraq -- actions that earned praise from his leaders and spurred President Barack Obama to hail him as a hero in a national speech.

  • Iraq vets share experiences before White House dinner

    Mar 1, 2012

    More than 60 troops and veterans came together at a local hotel as they prepared to receive an honor they have all earned: the nation's thanks for their service.

  • 7th Civil Support Command oversees Montenegro humanitarian assistance mission

    Mar 1, 2012

    U.S. Army Europe has deployed a task force of two Black Hawk helicopters and a support crew to Montenegro to provide much-needed humanitarian assistance in areas heavily hit by recent snowfall.

  • Eyes could provide windows to traumatic brain injury

    Feb 29, 2012

    Eyes might provide insight for researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, who are evaluating and working to improve methods for detecting traumatic brain injuries in Soldiers while they are still deployed.

  • Building Pacific partnerships one NCO at a time

    Feb 29, 2012

    Soldiers from the New Zealand Army attended Warrior Leader Course at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Hundreds of STEM students go behind scenes at Melvin Price Locks and Dam

    Feb 29, 2012

    More than 500 high school students interested in science, technology, engineering and math flocked to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton, Ill., Feb. 25, 2012.

  • Hawthorne Army Depot employee recognized for heroic actions

    Feb 29, 2012

    Andrew Mahana received the Department of the Army Commander's Award, Feb. 23, 2012, for Civilian Service for his heroic actions after an accident at the Reno Air Races in Nevada

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