Archive: Mar 2012

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  • Boot camp -- it's not just for Soldiers

    Mar 29, 2012

    Spring has sprung as Fort Rucker, Ala., residents are gearing up to get their bodies beach-ready with Fortenberry-Colton Physical Fitness Facility's 2012 Spring Boot Camp, beginning April 2.

  • 81st RSC Wildcats celebrate Women's History Month

    Apr 2, 2012

    Women hold up half the sky. This Chinese proverb was used to illustrate the importance of women in the history of the world and was used by Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Yolanda Lomax as she spoke at the 81st Regional Support Command during their Women's History Month activities on March 27. The theme for 2012 is "Women's Education, Women's Empowerment."

  • Office of Business Transformation Leaders attend Focus on Defense Briefing

    Mar 29, 2012

    LTG Bill Grisoli, Director of the Office of Business Transformation (OBT), and key leaders attended a Focus on Defense Leader Series Briefing sponsored by Government Executive in Arlington, VA.

  • JAPAN AIR SELF DEFENSE FORCE VISIT WITH 5th BATTLEFIELD COORDINATION DETACHMENT PROMOTES MILITARY CO

    Apr 2, 2012

    HICKAM AIR FORCE BASE, HAWAII--Key leaders from the Japan Air Self Defense Force visited the 5th Battlefield Coordination Detachment March 12, 2012 on Hickam Air Force base.

  • Army ROTC officially welcomed back to Harvard

    Mar 29, 2012

    A ceremony was held Wednesday to officially welcome Army ROTC back to the Harvard campus after a 36-year absence.

  • 'Warrior Diplomats' endure 26.2-mile ruck march to remember fallen heroes

    Mar 28, 2012

    Six members of the 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade 'Tribal Endurance' Bataan Death March Team participated in the 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March held March 25 at the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

  • Paws & Effect program helps wounded warriors

    Mar 28, 2012

    Paws & Effect pairs up dogs with wounded warriors to help ease the effects of post traumatic stress.

  • Double amputee Soldier competes in 5K run

    Apr 2, 2012

    A double amputee competes with his father in a 5K run in Florida.

  • Washington's most visited memorial marks 30 years

    Mar 28, 2012

    Ceremonies mark the 30th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Women's History Month Observation

    Mar 28, 2012

    The18th Medical Command hosted an annual Women's History Month Observance at Fort Shafter's Hale Ikena March 21. The luncheon featured female Soldiers wearing various historical uniforms representing the role of women in the Army spanning from World War II to present day and keynote speaker Rear Adm. Raquel C. Bono, U.S. Navy Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command

  • Impact felt after six months at the headquarters

    Mar 28, 2012

    After almost six months as the Army Contracting Command's Deputy to the Executive Director, Harry Hallock sees thing from a brand new perspective.

  • Minnesota veteran council addresses concerns

    Mar 28, 2012

    The United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota including veteran organizations and government officials, discussed issues currently affecting veterans and how they are being addressed at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System on March 7.

  • Spotlight on...Master Sgt. Julie Saorrono

    Mar 28, 2012

    A native of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, Master Sgt. Julie A. Saorrono was recently recognized for her contributions in support of the Army Contracting Command's premiere pre-deployment exercise, Joint Dawn 2012, held at Fort Bliss, Texas, Jan. 19 until Feb. 3.

  • SQUAD: ASAT concept takes shape

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The Maneuver Center of Excellence has launched a pilot program aimed at turning Soldiers into battlefield detectors, capable of picking out battlefield anomalies before a surprise attack or ambush through behavior profiling skills. Advanced Situational Awareness Training is designed to power leader development and build the human dimension part of the command's "Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force" strategy, said Command Sgt. Maj. Steven McClaflin, the Infantry School's command sergeant major. ASAT is being taught directly to cadre and students in the Infantry and Armor Basic Officer Leader Courses, Infantry and Armor Advanced Leader Courses and the Maneuver Senior Leaders Course.

  • Thurman: Keep accompanied Korea tours at current level

    Mar 28, 2012

    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2012 - Family-member-accompanied tours for U.S. service members in South Korea should not expand beyond the roughly 4,600 family members now authorized, the commander of U.S. Forces Korea told Congress today.

  • Home Sweet Safe Home

    Mar 28, 2012

    Just because you made it safely through the day at work doesn't mean you can forget safety when you get home.

  • Leadership experience is available in garrison too

    Mar 29, 2012

    With the withdrawal from Iraq and similar actions in Afghanistan on the horizon, Soldiers looking to be leaders need to know opportunities are available in garrison, senior leaders said.

  • Iowa AAP employee fights in Army-approved mixed-martial arts program

    Mar 28, 2012

    Iowa AAP employee fights in mixed-martial arts program as an Army reservist.

  • Renovated Long Barracks new home to MICC

    Mar 30, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Mission and Installation Contracting Command officials here marked their move to the historic Long Barracks with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today attracting more than 250 distinguished military visitors, local civic leaders and guests.

  • Play by the Rules!

    Mar 28, 2012

    Playing hard can be fun and rewarding, but indiscipline and too much enthusiasm can take a Soldier out of duty status or put Family members in a world of hurt.

  • Vertical-lift aircraft design expected soon

    Aug 13, 2014

    The military services expect to unveil performance specifications this summer for a new joint vertical-lift aircraft, Maj. Gen. William T. Crosby told congressmen, March 27, 2012.

  • Strategic decisions sway Army to defer construction

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Army's military construction budget request for next year is 32 percent less than this year, Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, told senators.

  • Watch Your Step!

    Mar 28, 2012

    A number of Soldiers have been killed or seriously injured in pedestrian-related accidents during recent years, and one goal of this year's Army Safe Spring/Summer campaign is to heighten awareness of unsafe behaviors and the hazards of distracted walking.

  • Ride Fun, Ride Safe!

    Mar 28, 2012

    Summer is coming and with it the kind of weather that draws riders to the road. If you're a dedicated rider or thinking about taking up the sport, the Army can help you ride safely.

  • CECOM Commander promotes female Signal Corps Officer to Colonel

    Mar 28, 2012

    CECOM Commander promotes female Signal Corps Officer to Colonel

  • "Knotty" or Nice?

    Mar 28, 2012

    Have you ever heard someone threaten to jerk a knot in your head and wondered what that would look like? One Soldier who had too many under her belt and skipped wearing her seat belt found out the hard way.

  • Army Now - SA McHugh testify in a Senate hearing regarding the 2013 Army budget proposal

    Mar 28, 2012

    Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff testify in a Senate hearing regarding the 2013 Army budget proposal.

  • In Memoriam

    Mar 29, 2012

    Sgt. Alan J. Castillo was born November 13, 1984 and joined the Army in February 2008.

  • Winning the battle of energy savings

    Mar 28, 2012

    Last spring, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District completed the construction of a solar power project to provide energy to the New Jersey Army National Guard Joint Training and Training Development Center, located at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. The project is not only supporting a facility that is preparing Soldiers for battle, but saving the National Guard and taxpayers' considerable money and energy.

  • Food service specialists keep 2nd BCT Soldiers well-fed

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- While Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team and supported units conduct training at the Joint Readiness Training Center here, they will not have to worry about getting fed because someone has that covered.

  • Task Force Spartan leaders uncase brigade colors

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Task Force Spartan) officially resumed garrison operations during an uncasing ceremony Tuesday at Magrath Gym at Fort Drum after a yearlong deployment to Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.

  • 602nd Ordnance Company Redeployment Ceremony b-roll

    Mar 28, 2012

    602nd Ordnance Company, 553rd CSSB, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) redeployment ceremony at Fort Hood, TX. Produced by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Kucera. Also available in High Definition.

  • U.S. Army showcases STEM opportunities at National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention

    Mar 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army is partnering with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the largest student governed organization in the nation, to support students interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers during NSBE's 38th Annual Convention.

  • 88th Regional Support Command supports Chicago Saint Patrick's Day parade

    Mar 28, 2012

    The 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) returned again, showing their support to the 37th annual downtown Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade this past March 17. Brig. Gen. Alton G. Berry, Deputy Commanding General of the 88th RSC, arrived to support one of their six Army Reserve bands, the 484th Army Reserve Band from Milwaukee, Wis.; and he participated in the parade with Sergeant Major of the Army, Sergeant Major Raymond F. Chandler, III.

  • Respect the Heat

    Mar 28, 2012

    Outdoor activities are one way to enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer, but Soldiers and Family members should be mindful that high temperatures pose a significant risk for heat injury.

  • 1st Army national drill meet Saturday

    Mar 28, 2012

    After years of region meets in the eastern and western halves of the country, Cadet Command has nixed those competitions in favor of a true national event to decided Army JROTC's overall best drill teams.

  • Media representatives invited to attend Special Forces Regimental Day April 5

    Mar 28, 2012

    Media representatives are invited to attend a ceremony commemorating the Special Forces Regimental Day at 1 p.m. April 5 at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School on Fort Bragg.

  • Above the rest: brigade announces Best Warrior winners

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 28, 20Four 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Soldiers have earned the right to be called Best Warrior.

  • Soldiers of 2-15 FA conduct IED training

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- Soldiers assigned to G Company, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted an improvised explosive device situational training lane March 18 during "Operation Adirondack" at the Joint Readiness Training Center here.

  • Commander hosts Combined Arms Rehearsal during JRTC rotation

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- Col. Dennis Sullivan, commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), hosted a Combined Arms Rehearsal on March 20 with leaders from the Security Force Advisory Teams and role players simulating Afghan military leadership.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab assists with Department of Defense assessment

    Mar 28, 2012

    A two-week assessment by the Department of Defense's Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Corps Forces Pacific Experimentation Center and Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab to see how effective a batch of nonlethal devices could be in halting the approach of motorists and vehicles. It involved nine Soldiers from D Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, out of Fort Stewart, Ga. The evaluation began March 12.

  • 'ROC Drill' explores Army Transportation's future

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 28, 2012) -- A strategy session here this week will help shape the future of Army transportation or, more specifically, the Joint Logistics Over The Shore operations that supplement the U.S. military's ability to move thousands of personnel and many tons of equipment by sea.

  • Sacramento District completes $13 million addition at VA medical facility

    Mar 28, 2012

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 28, 2012) -- A new surgery floor addition at the Grand Junction Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center officially opened March 23 in Grand Junction, Colo. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District oversaw construction of the $13 million addition.

  • Four-star general lights up North Country morning

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A former brigade commander, turned four-star general, lit up the North Country with her expertise and recollection of fond Fort Drum memories during a visit here Thursday.

  • SWCS to dedicate Kennedy-Yarborough statue

    Mar 28, 2012

    President John F. Kennedy had a special relationship with the United States Army Special Forces. That relationship was sealed on Oct. 12, 1961, when the President visited Fort Bragg, N.C., to review the troops. At the now-historic meeting between Kennedy and then-Brig. Gen. William Yarborough, Kennedy embraced the iconic Green Beret. That relationship was celebrated with the dedication of the Kennedy-Yarborough statue at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg.

  • Exercise Sudden Response prepared for disaster relief

    Mar 28, 2012

    Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTFCS) command assessment mission analysis complex located at JTFCS headquarters, Fort Eustis, Virginia during a Sudden Response One exercise March 13, 2012. JTFCS commands and controls designated DOD forces and conducts time-critical support operations to save lives, prevent further injury, and enable community recovery.

  • Chief of Transportation earns his star

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March28, 2012) -- Fellow Soldiers, Family members and friends gathered at the Lee Club Friday to celebrate the promotion of Stephen E. Farmen to brigadier general.

  • Excercise Sudden Response March 2012

    Mar 28, 2012

    Servicemembers and civilian federal employees assigned to Joint Task Force Civil Support based at Fort Eustis, Va., set up tents (modular deployable rapid assembly shelters) as part of Sudden Response One during a readiness exercise March 13, 2012. JTFCS commands and controls designated Department of Defense forces and conducts time-critical support operations to save lives, prevent further injury, and enable community recovery in the event of national catastrophes. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Barry St. Clair)

  • Army focuses on university research

    May 11, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal came to the University of Texas at Austin looking to strengthen the school's ties with the Army.

  • AER remains flexible to meet changing needs of Soldiers, Families

    Mar 28, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - Baumholder kicked off its annual Army Emergency Relief campaign March 8 at the Heart of the Rock dining facility with a cake cutting and presentation by Lt. Col. Sam McAdoo, U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder commander. The campaign runs through May 15. This year's campaign theme is "A Strong Tradition of Soldiers Helping Soldiers."

  • Future plans: Strategic planners look ahead to continue providing first-rate services, support

    Mar 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Not content to rest on their laurels after winning the Army Chief of Staff's Army Communities of Excellence Gold Award in 2011 and the "Sustained Excellence" Award in 2012, the command team of the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden took the next step to ensuring continued excellence in the future.

  • Joint Task Force Civil Support conducts readiness training

    Mar 28, 2012

    Joint Task Force Civil Support commands and controls federal forces during an emergency in support of state and local authorities at the request of the state governor following a natural or manmade disaster. JTFCS commands and controls designated DOD forces and conducts time-critical support operations to save lives, prevent further injury, and enable community recovery.

  • Soldier's canine pal inspires blood drive

    Mar 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Every dog has its day, and Holly-Eva's was the day she miraculously recovered from surgery complications that left her with a 10 percent chance of survival. 1st Sgt. Clark Kuhling, her master, had frantically searched for the human plasma Holly-Eva's veterinarian said she needed to live, but regulations concerned with the scarcity of human blood made it impossible.

  • Active shooter: Military and civilian law enforcers team up to train for future threats

    Mar 28, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Teams of international law enforcement officers raced into a building on Wackernheim's McCully Barracks March 14 to subdue an active shooter. The goal was to take out the threat as quickly as possible while preventing any loss of life.

  • Family Readiness Support Assistant making a difference at the 841st Engineer Battalion

    Mar 30, 2012

    Lt. Col. William Schaper, commander of 841st Engineer Battalion, presents a certificate of appreciation to Janette Chandler, the battalion's Family Readiness Support Assistant for coordinating a successful Yellow Ribbon event for more than 500 Soldiers and their families in Miami, Fla.

  • Soldiers train on Company Command Post for NIE 12.2

    Mar 29, 2012

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 35th Armor, 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, are heavily involved in preparations for their third Network Integration Evaluation 12.2, which culminates in the field phase at the end of April.

  • Quantum dots' efficiency multiplies with ARL, SUNY collaboration

    Mar 28, 2012

    An Army Research Laboratory scientist suggested selectively doping the inter-dot space of quantum dots to create potential barriers around the dot that would raises solar cell efficiency. ARL and researchers at the State University of New York at Buffalo funded by the Air Force Research Laboratory worked together to make it a reality.

  • Commentary: Women's History Month celebrates accomplishments and sacrifices of female Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2012

    Throughout the month of March, the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School has joined the rest of the U.S. Army in recognizing the past and present roles of women serving in U.S. Army uniforms.

  • CECOM commander promotes female Signal Corps Officer to Colonel

    Mar 28, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commander, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, promotes Seena Tucker, commander, 41st Signal Battalion in Korea, to the rank of Colonel during her promotion ceremony at the Top of the Bay, March 27, on Aberdeen Proving Ground.

  • Yokohama North Dock workers keep Army floating

    Mar 28, 2012

  • Hands across the sea

    Mar 28, 2012

    Members of the U.S. Army Europe Band and Chorus "Hands Across the Sea" concerts brought together guest clinicians and conductors from Germany, Great Britain and the United States as well as a soloist from the U.S. Military Academy Band.

  • Rhode Island Guard Soldier makes selfless, ultimate sacrifice for Afghan child

    Mar 28, 2012

    The actions of one Rhode Island National Guard Soldier epitomized the Army Value of selfless service, "doing one's duty loyally without thought of recognition or gain," as he heroically saved an Afghan child without regard for his own life.

  • Rumbling Rubbish rolls on

    Mar 28, 2012

    Marty Hanson is a man who enjoys saving money and for him and his team, the recycling islands scattered across the housing areas of Patrick Henry and Mark Twain Villages in Heidelberg are nothing short of a gold mine.

  • First Army-based Starbase Academy opens on Hunter Army Airfield

    Mar 28, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield partnered with the Savannah-Chatham County School System, the STARBASE Savannah Foundation and Gulfstream to open the first-ever STARBASE Academy on an active-Army installation. The goal of STARBASE is to give local fifth graders specialized STEM learning - science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Program provides free training for uncertified caregivers during April

    Mar 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Wuerttermberg officials announced an amnesty period for uncertified child care providers April 1-30. Child, Youth and School Services will provide free Family Child Care certification training for anyone who regularly cares for children more than 10 hours a week in government quarters. Those who aren't certified could lose government quarters, face tax liabilities or other potential repercussions

  • ASG-K holds MASCAL exercise

    Mar 28, 2012

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Area Support Group-Kuwait sponsored a force protection mass casualty exercise here March 26.

  • 21st TSC Soldiers enable communications at Unified Endeavor

    Mar 28, 2012

    Soldiers of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's information, signal and communications staff section apply their technical and tactical knowledge and skill in support of exercise Unified Endeavor in Grafenwoehr, Germany March 18 through April 6.

  • Army Reserve units participate in Unified Endeavor

    Mar 28, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers with the 406th Human Resources Company, 7th Civil Support Command, along with members of the 1172nd Movement Control Team, participate in Unified Endeavour Mar. 16 here.

  • Easter Sunrise Service

    Apr 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington command chaplain will host the Easter Sunrise Service in Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater on April 8 at 6:30 a.m.

  • FORSCOM, TRADOC conference communicates strategically with Reserve Component generals

    Mar 29, 2012

    For the first time, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command "nested" their annual conferences with Army Reserve Component senior leadership into one combined conference, the FORSCOM Command Readiness Program and TRADOC Reserve Component General Officer Conference at the LaVern E. Weber National Guard Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson, Ark., March 26-28. With a theme of "Shaping the Army of 2020: Meeting the Needs of the Nation," the purpose of the conference was to communicate strategically with general officers from the Army Reserve and Army National Guard while addressing both FORSCOM's and TRADOC's priorities.

  • Hohenfels Soldier leaves colorful legacy

    Mar 28, 2012

    Painting on walls is something Spc. John Christopher Granados has done since he was a child, but it is a long step from tagging buildings in downtown El Paso to crafting a pair of murals that has all of Hohenfels talking.

  • Operation Backpack Recognition

    Mar 28, 2012

    In the wake of the great Japan earthquake and tsunami march 11th, 2011, the US Army in Japan mobilized to help the Japan Ground Self Defense Force get the country back on its feet. Jay Mann brings us a story of recognition of one smaller group

  • U.S. Army's top logistician makes command visit to Army Africa

    Apr 19, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, the U.S. Army deputy chief of staff for logistics, visited U. S. Army Africa during a tour of Europe-based military installations March 20.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Torri J. Johnson

    Mar 28, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know Torri J. Johnson

  • Army and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) staff members collaborate on performance

    Mar 28, 2012

    Key staff members of the Army's G3 Operations and Office of Business Transformation accompanied BG Karen Dyson, Director, Business Operations Directorate, on a visit to Ms. Lisa Danzig, Director of Strategic Planning and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • ARL mentors and coaches local students at TechBrick Robotics open house

    Mar 29, 2012

    More than 200 people attended and were given the opportunity to observe live demonstrations of robots and view displays created by Harford and Cecil county students.

  • Kids learn about Women's History

    Mar 27, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan celebrated Women's History Month with a book reading at Yongsan Library, March 27. It was just one of several events the Garrison held throughout March to recognize, remember and celebrate the role of women in our nation's history.

  • Osan, Casey win post-level basketball tournaments

    Mar 27, 2012

    Osan and Camp Casey won post-level basketball championships on March 25 at the Super Gym. The 2011-12 Korea Wide Post Level Season-ending Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments were both double elimination format.

  • Humphreys Fire and Emergency Services wins three awards

    Mar 28, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea -- Another year has brought another round of recognition for U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys Fire and Emergency Services.

  • Senator highlights 470th MI Brigade Women's History Month observance

    Mar 30, 2012

    The 470th Military Intelligence Brigade's observance of Women's History Month featured a speech by state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte at the Fort Sam Houston Community Center March 26.

  • Army Now - Army Vice Chief GEN Austin visits Joint Base Lewis McChord

    Mar 27, 2012

    Army Vice Chief GEN Austin visits Joint Base Lewis McChord.

  • Army Now - President Barack Obama visits Camp Bonifas, Korea

    Mar 27, 2012

    President Barack Obama visits Camp Bonifas, Korea.

  • Army Today - Army Emergency Relief, and IRS recommends using tax software

    Mar 27, 2012

    Army Emergency Relief offers assistance for dental needs while the IRS recommends using tax software to prevent tax filing errors.

  • U.S. Army Tropic Regions Test Center puts MRAP through its paces

    Mar 28, 2012

    U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground played an extensive role in the rapid initiative to field the mine-resistant, ambush protected vehicle by conducting punishing durability testing on virtually all of its variants.

  • Leaders discuss Army's structural, human transitions during Reserve conference

    Mar 28, 2012

    More than 180 general officers from the National Guard, Army and Army Reserve met to discuss maintaining ready and effective forces by working together and sharing resources at the Reserve Component General Officer Conference in North Little Rock, Ark., March 26-28, 2012.

  • McHugh: 'Good enough no longer good enough'

    Mar 28, 2012

    "Just being good enough is no longer going to be good enough," said John M. McHugh, secretary of the Army, as he spoke about the Army's new standard for retention during a visit to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Army Reservist Wins 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championship

    Mar 27, 2012

    Pvt. Marquis Moore, of Marlow Heights, Md. and Soldier with the 978th Quartermaster Company, recently won the 165-pound division of the 2012 Armed Forces Boxing Championships, at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 8-10. Moore defeated Marines Lance Cpl. Felix Magallanez after the referee stopped their contest at 2 minutes, 27 seconds of the second round of the 165-pound finale.

  • Rock Island Arsenal Hosts Spring Education Fair

    Mar 27, 2012

    Representatives of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, met with potential students at Rock Island Arsenal's Spring Education Fair held March 22 on the installation. The event provided educational opportunities from numerous area colleges for Arsenal Soldiers and Civilians.

  • TRADOC strengthens ties with international partners

    Mar 27, 2012

    In continuing to build partner capacity within U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commanding general, hosted a Foreign Liaison Officers quarterly meeting at TRADOC headquarters March 19 to discuss initiatives with mutual interest among the nations.

  • 'Defenders' Depart for Afghanistan

    Mar 27, 2012

    The 1st Infantry Division's Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion began departing Fort Riley for Afghanistan on Thursday, March 22. Soldiers' luggage is weighed at each company's area to ensure the planes aren't overweight. The Soldiers are then bused to a Fort Riley building where they ensure their carry-on bags will fit in the airplanes' cabins and swipe their ID cards to begin deployment benefits and pay. They then take another bus to a Northeast Kansas airport and depart for Afghanistan.

  • AWG Soldier rescues South African, receives Soldier's Medal

    Mar 28, 2012

    A U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group Soldier was awarded the Soldier's Medal March 23, 2012, during a ceremony held in his honor at U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters on Fort Eustis, Va.

  • Local chefs shine in national competition

    Mar 27, 2012

    FORT SILL, OKLA. -- Military cooks from every branch from all over the world compete in the military version of Iron Chef" annually and this year's U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee was the largest culinary competition in the country.

  • Confidence, Camraderie Built on Confidence Course

    Mar 27, 2012

    VOSOT Soldiers of the three-sixteenth expeditionary sustainment command are wrapping up their twenty-nine day annual training while in Fort Dix, New Jersey. One of their last training events is the confidence course, which is designed to build teamwork and unit cohesion. Available in High Definition.

  • Soldiers train on upgraded PROPHET systems

    Apr 3, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade are training on new equipment used by signals intelligence analysts, in preparation for deployment.

  • Young Soldiers Reflect on Why Bataan Memorial Death March is Meaningful

    Mar 27, 2012

    Seventy years ago, young American and Filipino men began a grueling and deadly forced march as prisoners of war through the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines. Army Sergeant Janelle Sennert speaks with young Soldiers who explain why an annual memorial march commemorating that event inspires them to be tomorrow's Army leaders.

  • Scranton Army Ammunition Plant awarded for environmental effort

    Mar 27, 2012

    Scranton Army Ammunition Plant may now add another award to the mantle. Scranton AAP is the winner of the 2011 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for Sustainability - Industrial Installation. Early 2012, the Army released the names of winners of the 2011 Army Environmental Awards for Installations, Activities, and Individuals. Particularly rewarding for Scranton, this award proves impressive for the government-owned, General Dynamics--Ordnance and Tactical Systems-operated plant of limited space.

  • 1-160th FA Transfers Authority to the 112th MP

    Mar 27, 2012

    1st Battalion, 160th Field Artillery, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma National Guard Transfers Authority to the 112th Military Police Battalion, Mar. 26, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Includes interview with Lt. Col. Jimmy Thomas, 1-160th FA.

  • Old Guard Soldier takes second shot at EIB

    Mar 27, 2012

    Six years and two deployments after his first shot, Staff Sgt. Paul Scarlett, infantryman, Honor Guard Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), competes for his Expert Infantryman Badge a second time.

  • TRADOC, foreign liaison officers continue to work together

    Mar 27, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- More than 20 personnel from 16 different countries from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Foreign Liaison Officer Program work together with their U.S. counterparts each day at TRADOC Headquarters in Fort Eustis Va.

  • President visits Soldiers on Demilitarized Zone

    Mar 28, 2012

    American Soldiers who guard the border here between South and North Korea were surprised, March 25, 2012, to get a visit from their commander in chief.

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