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  • Funding cuts impact FMWR

    Mar 19, 2012

    WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- Facing a funding reduction of 27 percent, the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation announced a series of program changes, here, effective April 1.

  • FWMR reprioritizes program, services funds

    Mar 19, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- As a directorate within the Army, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation was not immune to the budget reductions. The FMWR operating budgets were reduced 27 percent, or $3.2 million, from previous years funding levels, and program changes were required.

  • Arlington National Cemetery adopts Army mapping system

    Mar 19, 2012

    An Army-designed, geospatial mapping system will allow Arlington National Cemetery to keep track of grave sites.

  • Under Secretary of the Army Visits San Antonio

    Mar 19, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Visits San Antonio.

  • IMCOM Welcomes New Command Sergeant Major

    Mar 19, 2012

    IMCOM Welcomes New Command Sergeant Major.

  • Rangers show Congressional staffers explosive action

    Mar 22, 2012

    Congressional staffers viewed explosions, Ranger infiltration techniques by boat, rappelling down a 60-foot tower, and dropping from a helicopter to extricate Soldiers from the ground.

  • Brass Brigade rocks California

    Mar 20, 2012

    The Soldier-musicians of The Army Ground Forces Band's Brass Brigade are on a tour in southern California. The Brass Brigade is a progressive musical group that performs contemporary and classic popular music. From Journey to Kanye West, this group blends a high energy brass band style with an up-tempo rock groove. Constantly on the go with a full performance schedule, including five NASCAR races across the country in the past year, this group entertains at full tilt and always leaves the crowd wanting more.

  • Special Forces Regimental Day to be held April 5 on Fort Bragg

    Mar 19, 2012

  • USAALS inactivates, 128th Aviation Brigade activates

    Mar 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School inactivated, and the 128th Aviation Brigade activated March 16 during a ceremony at Fort Eustis, changing the schoolhouse organization to a brigade structure to continue training aviation maintenance Soldiers.

  • Consumer and Preventative Law -- Identity Theft on the Rise: What to Do If You Become a Victim?

    Mar 19, 2012

    With tax season upon us, there always is a possibility of becoming a victim of identity theft. A person can file their taxes with a reputable tax firm or even file their taxes themselves and be informed by the Internal Revenue Service or a State Revenue Service that a thief has filed a tax return using their Social Security Number. While the reasons for this may be numerous, a taxpayer can often be personally blameless and be a victim of identity theft due to: garbage picking, computer hacking, computer phishing and other IT attacks. The question is what to do next?

  • Durable Soldiers help sustain partners rebuilding following tornado

    Mar 21, 2012

    Residents of a Kansas town devastated Feb. 28 by an F-2 tornado received some special help from a group of 1st Sustainment Brigade Soldiers who visited their community March 15.

  • Army to partner with industry for up to $7 billion in renewable-energy projects

    Mar 21, 2012

    The Army will partner with industry for up to $7 billion in renewable-energy sources -- wind, solar, biomass and geothermal -- and has released a draft request for proposal that could allow multiple projects to begin nationwide.

  • Congress hears from homeless veterans

    Mar 19, 2012

    Homeless veterans testify before Congress about the "silent epidemic" affecting thousands of vets.

  • Army Reserve 2nd Annual Blessing of the Bikes

    Mar 19, 2012

    U.S. Army Reserve Command and 82nd Airborne Division motorcycle riders came together to promote motorcycle safety and camaraderie at the second annual Blessing of the Bikes ride from Fort Bragg to Pinehurst, N.C.

  • The Army's Top Cop: Newly Assigned General Leads Fight Against Crime

    Mar 19, 2012

    Maj. Gen. David E. Quantock assumed responsibility as the 14th Provost Marshal General of the United States Army and took command of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, as well as the Army Corrections Command (ACC). Serving a population of more than 1 million Soldiers, civilians, contractors and family members worldwide, Maj. Gen. Quantock is directly responsible for all policing functions within the Army as well as leading and directing the Military Police Corps.

  • Army Today - Environmentalist protect endangered species on Army land

    Mar 19, 2012

    Environmentalist protect endangered species on Army land.

  • Army Now - Soldiers remember the sacrifices made at Sommocolonia, Italy by laying a wreath

    Mar 19, 2012

    Soldiers remember the sacrifices made at Sommocolonia, Italy by laying a wreath.

  • Army Now - The designer of the new Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK

    Mar 19, 2012

    The designer of the new Individual First Aid Kit, or IFAK, discusses improvements to the first aid kit and how soon Soldiers will see the new kit.

  • More than $2K raised during silent auction for AER

    Mar 19, 2012

    AER football silent auction winners announced

  • Panetta: All united in Afghanistan strategy

    Mar 20, 2012

    His sixth trip to Afghanistan, more so than some others, made him feel there's a "very good chance of succeeding" in the mission and the long war here, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said March 15, 2012, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • Fort A.P. Hill to conduct prescribed burns today

    Mar 19, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill will conduct a prescribed burn today on the north side of the post and areas north of State Route 301 may see light smoke. Prescribed burns help reduce the chance and severity of wildfires and the destruction associated with them.

  • Corps of Engineers conducts African language water safety course

    Mar 20, 2012

    The drowning of an African immigrant last summer on the Mississippi River resulted in a request for African language water safety information that will help prevent such a tragedy from happening again.

  • Army surveys communities on interest, use and satisfaction with MWR programs

    Mar 26, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Army has begun a worldwide initiative to survey members of its communities as part of an effort to improve morale, welfare and recreation programs.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Garrison Commander receives Ruritan cup

    Mar 19, 2012

    Reedy Church Ruritan Club President Jason Jacobus presents a Ruritan cup to Fort A.P. Hill Garrison Commander Lt. Col. Jack Haefner March 13, following Haefner's presentation to the club about Fort A.P. Hill.

  • Arsenal's Greatest Generation speaks

    Mar 29, 2012

    Tom Lyons, who worked at the Watervliet Arsenal during World War II, reflects back on the Greatest Generation years. Now in his 90s, Tom speaks about the great years of working at the Arsenal during World War II. Tom's wife, Theresa, also worked at the Arsenal during World War II and was the Arsenal's equivalent to Rosie the Riveter.

  • 'Ravens' keep air traffic flowing in northern Afghanistan

    Mar 19, 2012

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan - As aircraft navigate the airspace of northern Afghanistan, it is the task of air traffic controllers to provide pilots with accurate information to ensure safe flight. The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade's air traffic control team arrived in theater last June and since then has coordinated more than 100,000 air movements.

  • Five fallen soldiers were honored at Camp Leatherneck

    Mar 21, 2012

    Five fallen soldiers were honored with a unique monument during a memorial dedication service at the 375th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion compound here March 17.

  • World Class Athlete Program athlete claims U.S. National Skeleton Championship title

    Mar 21, 2013

    Army World Class Athlete Program member Spc. Megan Henry, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 854th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, won the 2012 U.S. National Skeleton Championship in the women's category at Mt. Van Hoevenberg, March 4, 2012.

  • Psychological Operations Qualification Course sends Soldiers into active-duty force

    Mar 20, 2012

    The Army's Psychological Operations regiment welcomed a new class of service members into its community during a Psychological Operations Qualification Course graduation ceremony March 16, 2012, in Kennedy Hall on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • McHugh glimpses Army energy future

    Mar 19, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh glimpsed the Army's energy future March 16, 2012, while attending the Army Power & Energy Initiatives Breakfast and visiting the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Rappelling training increases urban rescue Soldiers' skills, confidence

    Mar 19, 2012

    The 911th Engineer Company (Technical Rescue), the only combat engineering company in the Army that specializes in urban search and rescue, improved its abilities as a unit with three days of rappelling training March 7-9, 2012, at the old Lorton Prison in Virginia.

  • Qualitative Service Program to help shape force during drawdown

    Mar 16, 2012

    The Army will begin to shape the force by implementing the Qualitative Service Program, beginning with a centralized selection board that will convene after April 1, 2012.

  • U.S. Army Africa, Tennessee National Guard personnel journey to Uganda

    Mar 19, 2012

    Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Teams personnel from U.S. Army Africa and Tennessee National Guard traveled to Uganda Feb. 20-24, 2012, to conduct Phase I training for 27 members of the Uganda People's Defense Force.

  • First Cup offers CAB Soldiers Morale Boost

    Mar 20, 2012

    The First Cup is a place where visitors can find an array of items and services to fulfill their spiritual needs or relax after a day at work. It is comprised of a coffee counter, movie lounge, library, internet café, phone room, and a gaming lounge all comprised of donations from various people and organizations.

  • Philippine, U.S. service members build relationships, schools through Balikatan

    Mar 17, 2012

    PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN, Philippines -- Philippine and U.S. personnel combine forces to begin construction, March 14, at Tagbarungis Elementary School here, marking the groundbreaking start to Balikatan 2012.

  • Tripler's Dept. of Social Work enhance well-being of beneficiaries

    Mar 16, 2012

    HONOLULU " The Department of Social Work, or DSW, at Tripler Army Medical Center and Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, provides comprehensive social work services to all Pacific Regional Medical Command beneficiaries.

  • Tripler's pain physicians help geriatric patients relieve compressed lumbars

    Mar 16, 2012

    TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii " The Department of Integrative Pain Management, here, completed the first minimally invasive lumbar decompression in Hawaii, Jan. 20.

  • Exploratory drilling brings out benefits of partnership between districts

    Mar 19, 2012

    SILVER POINT, Tenn. (March 14, 2012) -- A drill rig crew from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District extracted core samples here today that are being closely examined by Nashville District geologists at Center Hill Lake near what is known as the Saddle Dam. However, the exploratory drilling is revealing more than just the condition of rock formations; it's also bringing out the benefits of the two districts partnering together to explore the movement of water seepage through the karst geology in the area.

  • Army works to improve women's health

    Mar 19, 2012

    With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women, more women than ever before will be serving along the front lines, often in small, isolated locations, without access to running water or many hygiene products.

  • Army Strong Challenge invites students to bring their best

    Mar 19, 2012

    About 1,000 high school students from the Louisville, Ky., area were tested physically and academically over the last week as part of the Army Strong Challenge, sponsored in part by Cadet Command.

  • McHugh glimpses Army energy future

    Mar 16, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh glimpsed the Army's energy future, March 16, while attending the Army Power & Energy Initiatives Breakfast and visiting the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • FORSCOM Soldiers, units, civilians garner top honors in annual journalism competition

    Mar 16, 2012

    The winners of the Department of the Army 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs competition were announced this week. U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command personnel made an excellent showing in this year's competition, garnering first place in 25 categories. The Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition recognizes military and civilian-employee print and broadcast practitioners for journalistic excellence.

  • ARCIC director signs joint Army-Marine Corps concept

    Mar 16, 2012

    The Army and Marine Corps continued to strengthen joint efforts between the two services when leaders formally signed the document "Gaining and Maintaining Access: An Army-Marine Corps Concept" March 14, 2012.

  • Fort Bragg weight lifters show strength, character during bench press competition

    Mar 16, 2012

    Fort Bragg hosted the 2012 Fort Bragg Sports Bench Press Competition at Ritz Epps Physical Fitness Center's gym at Fort Bragg, March 10. Thirty six weight lifters, some from other installations, competed in different weight classes in the Men's Open, Men's 35 and older, Women Open and Women 35 and older categories.

  • Initial-entry Soldiers at Fort Bragg attend spiritual retreat in South Carolina

    Mar 16, 2012

    As any Soldier can attest, initial-entry training is where service members become equipped to face the challenges ahead, but for many of the AIT students at A Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), that equipping is spiritual as well as physical and mental.

  • Airborne and Special Operations Museum receives donations from Iraqis

    Mar 20, 2012

    The XVIII Airborne Corps brought back more than 50 items donated to U.S. troops by Iraqi citizens that are being cataloged within the Army's historical channels as potential artifacts from the war in Iraq.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group holds forum

    Mar 16, 2012

    Fort Bragg held its Family Readiness Group forum, themed "The Future FRG", Tuesday, at the Fort Bragg Club. One of the key goals was to look at ways to make a program viable for an institution -- an installation said Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, commander, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg. As the Army faces budget challenges, reassessing FRGs role in a changing Army is vitally important, said Helmick.

  • Fort Bragg begins dialogue for on-post high school

    Mar 16, 2012

    Fort Bragg leaders and school officials met Friday with members of the Romine Group, a Michigan-based educational management services company, to discuss the possibility of bringing a charter school to the installation. The Romine Group officials defined a charter school as a tuition-free, public school that would operate under charter or license with the state board of education or an institution of higher learning.

  • Belvoir Family member competing in Irish Dance World Championships

    Mar 16, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Dancing upright in the garage of her home in Fort Belvoir's Russell Village, Savanna Saez struggles to keep her breath after a one-minute Irish stepdance practice routine.

  • Zoppi inspires at women's observance

    Mar 16, 2012

    Empowerment dominated the discussion at the Fort Belvoir Women's History Month cultural observance Tuesday. Soldiers and civilians learned about female contributions to America during the event at the Fort Belvoir Officer's Club. However, Col. Irene Zoppi, Strategic Intelligence Group, Military Intelligence Readiness Command commander and guest speaker, made sure the audience walked away with more to think about.

  • NAF property sale

    Mar 16, 2012

    The Fort Meade Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host a sale of used equipment and furnishings on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pavilion.

  • Sustainment Memorial Serves As Lasting Tribute

    Mar 16, 2012

    A memorial honoring sustainment Soldiers, who made the ultimate sacrifice supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn, was presented to the Combined Arms Support Command in a ceremony March 15 at the Army Logistics University.

  • New command sergeant major assumes role at RDECOM

    Mar 20, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command introduced its new senior noncommissioned officer to the community March 16. Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert O. Beharie assumed duties as the leader of RDECOM's enlisted Soldiers during a Change of Responsibility ceremony at the Post Theater. About 150 Soldiers and Army civilian employees welcomed Beharie to RDECOM and APG.

  • Special Forces warrant officers graduate Warrant Officer Advanced Course at Fort Bragg

    Mar 16, 2012

    Twenty Special Forces warrant officers took another step up the ladder of their professional military education March 16 by completing the Special Forces Warrant Officer Advanced Course, marked with a graduation ceremony held in Kennedy Hall on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Energy to Tactical Edge: Hybrid power saving lives

    Mar 22, 2012

    The U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force launched an energy-based training, education and capabilities initiative for Soldiers at remote outposts.

  • IMCOM leadership speaks at Tufts University

    Mar 16, 2012

    MEDFORD, Mass. -- Lt. Gen. Mike Ferriter, commander of Installation Management Command, and IMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice visited the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University on Thursday. After visiting with Dr. Richard Shultz, director of the International Security Studies Program, and other Military Fellows currently in residence at The Fletcher School, the general spoke to members of ISSP. Rice also addressed the group. Ferriter served as a Senior National Defense Fellow at The Fletcher School. (Photo by Matt Herbert)

  • Attention to detail helps NCO earn Warfighter of the Quarter award

    Mar 16, 2012

    A noncommissioned officer's (NCO) keen eye and effective decision making have earned her Tobyhanna Army Depot's Warfighter of the Quarter Award for the second quarter of 2012.

  • Waterfront festival blooms with cherry blossoms

    Mar 19, 2012

    For the 100th anniversary of Washington, D.C.'s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival April 7, 2012, is even bigger and better this year.

  • First female and retired colonel accepts top civilian position at Letterkenny Army Depot

    Mar 16, 2012

    On Monday, March 12, 2012, Col. Anita Raines, United States Army Retired, became the first female Deputy to the Commander at Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD).

  • Bearded turkey season approaching

    Mar 16, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Spring foretells bearded turkey season for the Aberdeen Proving Ground FMWR Hunting Program. The regular season is in full swing April 18 to May 23.

  • Hot off the grill: Sembach serves up tasty food

    Mar 19, 2012

    Sembach Kaserne, previously a U.S. Air Force base, became an Army post in 2010. Since then, garrison leaders work to improve Soldiers' quality of life. Better food choices, where many Soldiers and family members eat, is part of that effort. That's how Burks and Shepherd recently found themselves at the Culinary Institute of America's San Antonio campus, taking a one-week course on quick food service.

  • Celebrating women's history

    Mar 16, 2012

    Those who attended the Women's History Month program at Fort McNair's Officers Club March 14 received an empowering education from a retired Navy captain and Women in the Military project at the Women's Research and Education Institute director Lory Manning.

  • Marines host annual disability roundtable

    Mar 16, 2012

    The [roundtable] offers information about available services to any military or DoD Family with special needs in the National Capital Region. The goal is to provide an opportunity for military Families to learn about community resources and services that may enhance their lives, as well as the lives of their special needs Family members.

  • COMSEC Division earns Shingo visit

    Mar 16, 2012

    Improved efficiency in a Communications Directorate division has earned the employees there a Shingo Prize evaluation.

  • Lights, camera, action: Documentary marks 100 years of service

    Mar 16, 2012

    Depot commander Col. Charles C. Gibson, center, and Deputy Commander Frank Zardecki, right, participate in a live broadcast of WVIA's "State of Pennsylvania" call-in talk show on March 1, as part of the local PBS affiliate's series of the same name.

  • CECOM Commander greets Software Engineering Center personnel

    Mar 16, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commander, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, greets the CECOM Software Engineering workforce at the C4ISR Center of Excellence at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Plug removed at Kissimmee River Restoration project, connecting oxbow to canal

    Mar 19, 2012

    The southern earthen plug located along Reach 3 of the Kissimmee River Restoration project has been removed, connecting a portion of the excavated oxbow to the C-38 Canal, located on the Kissimmee River. The work to remove the plug began March 12 and was completed March 13. During this time, over 80 percent of the volume of water flowed into the oxbow.

  • Those guys rock, but let's get to class!

    Mar 16, 2012

    The Volunteers hosted an educational clinic March 14 at Lafayette High School where they had a chance to educate and converse with the school's music community.

  • Celebrating women's history

    Mar 16, 2012

    Retired Navy Captain Lory Manning guided the audience through more than a half century of congressional legislation and court cases that not only opened doors to women in the military, but blew the sexual inequality doors off the hinges.

  • 2012 Army Posture Statement released

    Mar 16, 2012

    2012 Army Posture Statement: The Nation's Force of Decisive Action

  • CECOM Commander pays first visit to CTSF

    Mar 16, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commander of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command made his first official visit to the Central Technical Support Facility, here March 14, where he discussed the challenges that lie ahead, for the Fort Hood-based facility, and for CECOM.

  • QASAS aim for a clean sweep

    Mar 16, 2012

    Quality Assurance Specialists (Ammunition Surveillance) are aiming for a 'clean sweep' of unserviceable, unsafe or non-mission essential ammunition to support draw-down efforts, retrograde operations, combat readiness and explosives safety in Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Blood Support Detachments transfer of authority in Afghanistan

    Mar 16, 2012

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan -- A ceremony was held on March 15 at Craig Joint Theater Hospital's Warrior Way to commemorate the transfer of authority from 4224th Blood Support Detachment to 440th Blood Support Detachment based out of Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • The last swearing in: thirteen-year veteran re-enlists indefinitely

    Mar 16, 2012

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan-- Staff Sgt. Josh Abbatoye, while deployed with 1st Medical Brigade, made the ultimate commitment to the United States Army, and re-enlisted indefinitely on March 11.

  • Utah National Guard, Republic of Korea Army conduct artillery exercise

    Mar 16, 2012

    South Korean and U.S. Army units unleashed a precise barrage of 155m self-propelled artillery rounds during a live-fire exercise March 15, 2012, at a training range close to the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

  • Wounded warrior receives new home

    Mar 16, 2012

    Homes for Our Troops presented the keys to the 109th home built for a seriously-injured service member since the organization began building homes in 2004, to Staff Sgt. Millican, Georgia National Guard.

  • Army Secretary Sees Science behind the Soldier at Natick Labs

    Mar 27, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits the Natick Soldier Systems Center, Natick, Mass. to see new innovations which will help the Army save energy as well as to help save the lives of Soldiers.

  • JROTC students exercise for excellence

    Mar 15, 2012

    About 100 JROTC students, guided by Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, participated in the "Lute Fair" at Pacific Lutheran College March 9. The JROTC students came from all across the state to compete in the event. The JROTC is a high school based program while the ROTC is at the college level.

  • These Soldiers march to the beat of jazz

    Mar 15, 2012

    The Army Jazz Ambassadors honor military tradition while exposing audiences to the uniquely American music of jazz.

  • Sergeant Major Chandler at Dallas/Fort Worth Rest and Recuperation Center Closure

    Mar 15, 2012

    Sergeant Major Chandler at Dallas/Fort Worth Rest and Recuperation or DFW R&R Center Closure.

  • USACE Galveston District Public Affairs Office earns Army's top community relations award

    Mar 15, 2012

    GALVESTON, Texas (March 15, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District captured the Department of the Army's top public affairs honor, winning first place in the community relations program category of the 2011 Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs and Communications Competition.

  • Air Assault: Elite course comes to Ozarks

    Mar 15, 2012

    The Missouri National Guard held the first Air Assault training course at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Mo., Feb. 28 to March 9. More than 160 active-duty and National Guard Soldiers and several Airmen began the course, but only 105 students earned their Air Assault wings.

  • Weather exercise tests readiness

    Mar 15, 2012

    When tornado sirens sounded on Fort Leonard Wood Tuesday, Soldiers on Range 5 didn't hesitate. In less than five minutes, the Soldiers in Company C, 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment were shut inside the cluster of safe sheds on the range. Their reaction to the siren was one of many examples of Soldiers and civilians who participated in Fort Leonard Wood's Severe Weather Warning Exercise, part of the Missouri Statewide Severe Weather Drill.

  • Post CFC contributions exceed goal

    Mar 15, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG community pledged $635,719 during the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Secretary of the Army sees 'science behind the Soldier'

    Aug 14, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh got a look at what Soldiers wear, eat and carry during a visit to the Natick Soldier Systems Center, March 15, 2012.

  • SWCS to hold memorial service in honor of retired Special Forces command sergeant major

    Mar 15, 2012

    A 30-year U.S. Army Special Forces veteran and valued member of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School civilian staff passed away unexpectedly March 11 due to complications from surgery.

  • Redistribution Property Assistance Team training provided to Soldiers

    Mar 21, 2012

    402nd Army Field Support Brigade gives Redistribution Property Assistance Team training at Camp Shelby, Miss., on March 15.

  • Skeet, trap range gears up for 2012 season

    Mar 15, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The APG community is invited to check out the shooting opportunities at the MWR, Trap and Skeet Range during its open house activities March 31, 1 to 3 p.m.

  • Women's event offers networking, honors history

    Mar 15, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - In celebration of Women's History Month, more than 150 Aberdeen Proving Ground employees attended the 22nd Annual Federal Women's Program training conference March 8 at the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command conference center.

  • Soldiers of 'Big Red 1' take center stage in Apache, Gray Eagle tests

    Mar 15, 2012

    Two aviation platforms that have the potential to revolutionize the way the Army will address future global threats are flying high above the deserts of California this month thanks to the skills of more than 100 1st Infantry Division Soldiers.

  • RIA-JMTC graduates first Arsenal Academy class

    Mar 15, 2012

    A mix of new and experienced supervisors -- 14 in all -- took part in Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center's Arsenal Academy, a 12 week course which consisted of classroom training and hands-on training with occasional guest speakers.

  • Former Soviet soldier leads U.S. Army's culture efforts

    Mar 15, 2012

    Each of the Combined Arms Center's centers of excellence has a culture and foreign language adviser. The senior among such advisers, Dr. Mahir IIbrahimov was the first hired into a similar program in 2009 at Fort Sill, Okla., based on a 2008 directive by then-Training and Doctrine Command Commander Gen. William Wallace. The Fort Sill program was so successful that accreditors suggested it become a model for the rest of the Army. Ibrahimov moved to Fort Leavenworth in 2011, when CAC began taking over the role of the Army's Culture and Foreign Language Program.

  • JRCF, USDB attain 100 percent scores for accreditations

    Mar 15, 2012

    Evaluators from the American Corrections Association, a nonprofit organization outside the Department of Defense that accredits prison facilities throughout the world, spent about a week on post March 5-9 evaluating both the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks and the Joint Regional Correctional Facility. The three evaluators visited the prison facilities to check on more than 500 different standards -- 61 of which are mandatory. They looked at health standards, safety, staff training and hundreds of other requirements. The evaluators spoke directly to the inmates, asking them questions about how they are treated and view their services. Both the USDB and JRCF achieved 100 percent of the standards.

  • 25th Combat Aviation Brigade mechanics help Afghans learn tools of trade

    Mar 16, 2012

    At the motor pool at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, soldiers with the Afghan National Army got some important training in forklift maintenance from their coalition counterparts.

  • Army's newest laboratory complex to open April 11

    Mar 19, 2012

    The U.S. Army will open a new lab complex at an April 11, 2012, ceremony at the Detroit Arsenal, Mich.

  • Program offers acquisition career roadmap

    Mar 15, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials here have developed an Acquisition Workforce Civilian Leadership Development Program offering contracting professionals a structured, detailed roadmap for career management.

  • Army's first female division deputy commander to lead 'America's First Team'

    Mar 16, 2012

    One week after pinning on her first star, the Army Chief of Staff announced that Brig. Gen. Laura Richardson will become the Army's first female to serve as a division deputy commander.

  • ACC trio wins 2010 Louis Dellamonica awards

    Mar 15, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Three Army Contracting Command employees have won Army Materiel Command's 2010 Louis Dellamonica Award for Outstanding Personnel.

  • Spotlight on...Master Sgt. Cynthia Perryman

    Mar 15, 2012

    This week's employee spotlight features Master Sgt. Cynthia Perryman from the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

  • Anniston Army Depot announces release plan for term and temporary workforce

    Mar 15, 2012

    With the completion of the war in Iraq and the declining need for the repair of its military equipment, Anniston Army Depot announced the need to begin aligning its workforce with the declining workload.

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