Archive: Apr 2012

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  • Ranger turned bandsman is still a Soldier first

    Apr 30, 2012

    EUREKA, Calif. -- If there's any one thing Sgt. Norman Montes De Oca envisioned for his life, it was earning the right to call himself a U.S. Army Ranger.

  • A welcoming presence: Bandsmen the face of the Army in small town California

    Apr 30, 2012

    EUREKA, Calif. -- Sergeant Richard Scarlett Jr. joined the Army in 2003 for a new life, but it's the life he left behind that ultimately prevailed.

  • Financial Management Warriors walk the Manchu Mile March

    Apr 30, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The 175th Financial Management Center (FMC) is moving forward on many fronts to be "Ready to Fight Tonight." Lt. Col. Anthony S. Cole, who took over the directorship of the 175th FMC in March, has chartered a new course and new strategy to ensure its leaders and Soldiers can perform their mission in any of the 36 countries in the Pacific Theater. To be able to provide proactive theater level finance support requires technical proficiency and the ability to operate in austere environments.

  • U.S. Soldiers 'train the trainer' in Africa

    Apr 30, 2012

    As part of the ongoing U.S. Department of State Africa Contingency Operations Training & Assistance (ACOTA) program, three U.S. Army Africa (USARAF) Soldiers are mentoring members of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces on basic soldiering skills in preparation for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISON).

  • IMCOM deputy commanding general for operations ushers ROTC grads into 'your Army'

    May 2, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- From his birthplace of West Point, Miss., to Korea, Germany, and a handful of places in between, the Army has taken Maj. Gen. Reuben D. Jones around the world. But he can't stay away from Jackson, Miss.

  • Charges referred in Pvt. Danny Chen case

    May 1, 2012

    Charges have been referred to courts-martial against one officer and seven Soldiers relating to the alleged hazing and death of Pvt. Danny Chen, an infantryman who died in Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2011.

  • Military service = family tradition for Army North SGM

    Apr 30, 2012

    The concept of "Service" can mean many things for many people. For some, it may merely be an act of helpful activity -- to do something for another person -- to provide a service. For one family in particular however, service means serving the nation. And they need to look no further than their father for guidance.

  • Corps celebrates 50th Anniversary of Hartwell Dam

    Apr 30, 2012

    Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) commemorated Hartwell's 50th Anniversary on April 27, 2012--exactly 50 years from the day in 1962 when the power plant first generated and delivered electricity to the grid.

  • Army North hosts logistics conference for disaster response planners

    Apr 30, 2012

    Local, state and federal emergency planners and logisticians met in San Antonio for a three-day conference hosted by U.S. Army North to promote mutual understanding and foster greater preparedness for disasters in the United States.

  • Fort Sam leaders, school officials share success stories

    Apr 30, 2012

    San Antonio area school principals and district officials met with volunteers from partner units on Fort Sam Houston April 18 to share their insight on how the Fort Sam Houston Adopt-a-School has made a difference in the lives of area school children.

  • Lessons of ALP

    Apr 30, 2012

    Deployment is often where Soldiers learn about things they never thought they would learn about. Gail McCabe takes us to a remote village in eastern Afghanistan, where she met a company commander , who is helping to create a local police presence. Soundbites from Capt. Jim Perkins and Nor Salam.

  • West Point hosts Mission Command conference

    May 2, 2012

    Soon-to-be-commissioned cadets from the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy and Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs from various universities across the country attended the Mission Command Conference XV held at West Point, April 23-26, 2012.

  • Army Now - Sgt. Williams enlists back into the Army after fourteen-year break in service

    Apr 30, 2012

    Sgt. Williams enlists back into the Army after fourteen-year break in service.

  • Army Now - Co-Founder/President of Pat Tillman Military Scholar Program

    May 1, 2012

    Co-Founder/President of Pat Tillman Military Scholar Program, Marie Tillman says program is a close knit community.

  • Commanding General, Army Materiel Command, visits FORSCOM headquarters

    Apr 30, 2012

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), hosted a visit by Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, April 30, 2012, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Dunwoody visited FORSCOM headquarters to discuss issues relevant to the command's responsibilities in preparing, providing, training and sustaining conventional U.S. Army forces at home and abroad.

  • Army Now - Landstuhl Regional Medical Center incorporates a new messaging system

    Apr 30, 2012

    Landstuhl Regional Medical Center incorporates a new messaging system; making it easier for Service members and Families to get general medical information.

  • Fort Sam Houston opens post for Fiesta San Antonio

    Apr 30, 2012

    Military and civilian community members spent the day April 22 celebrating Fiesta at Fort Sam Houston with carnival rides, live bands and performances, booths and unit displays, a military ceremony honoring Fiesta, an evening dinner and entertainment in the grounds of Army North's historic Quadrangle and a fireworks show.

  • Army Today - Afganistan National Army Soldiers take the lead in a five-day operation in the Kandahar

    Apr 30, 2012

    Afganistan National Army Soldiers take the lead in a five-day operation in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

  • Army DCMO Mark Lewis discusses the Army's business transformation

    Apr 30, 2012

    Deputy Chief Management Officer of the Army, Mark Lewis, discussed the Army's business transformation efforts with 29 Intermediate Level Senior Executives at Mendoza School of Business, Notre Dame University.

  • Military, civilian community members celebrate Battle of Flowers parade during Fiesta 2012

    Apr 30, 2012

  • Military, civilian communities come together to enjoy Flambeau Parade festivities

    Apr 30, 2012

    Service members, civilians and community members from U.S. Army North and other units and organizations from throughout Joint Base San Antonio and the area celebrated Fiesta Flambeau April 28.

  • Fort Detrick Community gathers to commemorate Earth Day

    Apr 30, 2012

    Fort Detrick celebrated Earth Day with food, fun, games and the planting of an American Chestnut tree at the Community Activities Center, April 5.

  • Honoring Presidential Legacy - CASCOM leadership pays tribute to 5th president

    Apr 30, 2012

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Every year on the anniversary of his birth, wreaths are placed at his gravesite serving as a reminder that this nation has not forgotten one of its Virginian-born forefathers. On behalf of the U.S. president, Maj. Gen. James L. Hodge, Combined Arms Support Command commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. James E. Riddick, CASCOM's top noncommissioned officer, placed a red, white and blue flowered wreath in front of President James Monroe's tomb in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery Saturday.

  • Radar capabilities earn technology award

    Apr 30, 2012

    Wide-ranging and expanding radar missions for the armed forces have earned Tobyhanna Army Depot first place in the 2012 Pennsylvania Technology Awards "Best Application of Technology" category.

  • JFHQ-NCR Marine Named Officer of the Year

    Apr 30, 2012

    Congratulations to Marine Capt. Austin Krissoff on winning the U.S. Northern Command's (NORTHCOM) Company Grade Officer of the Year award. Krissoff is the Senior Intelligence Analyst for a joint analytical team assigned to Joint Force Headquarters - National Capital Region and U.S. Army Military District of Washington (JFHQ-NCR/MDW) at Fort McNair, D.C.

  • Archer just misses London berth in Paralympic archery

    May 2, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program archer Sgt. Michael Lukow just missed earning a berth in the London Paralympic Games with a runner-up finish at the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials for Archery.

  • Pacific Armies strengthen ties during medical conference in Bangkok

    Apr 30, 2012

    The 22nd iteration of the Asia-Pacific Military Medicine Conference (APMMC) began in the Thai capital April 30. Nearly 500 military medical professionals from over 40 nations are attending this year's conference, which is co-hosted by the Royal Thai and the United States armies.

  • Back to business

    Apr 30, 2012

    "Big Red One" artillery Soldiers conduct first live fire training in two years .

  • Soldier, NCO named IMCOM's 'Best Warriors'

    Apr 30, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO (April 26, 2012) - A transportation specialist from Fort Bliss and a military police investigations supervisor from U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern will represent the U.S. Army Installation Management Command at the Army's Best Warrior competition later this year. SPC Kevin M. Mulloy, representing the IMCOM Central Region, and SSG Robert C. Donovan, representing the Europe Region, were named IMCOM Soldier and noncommissioned officer of the Year April 26 after a five-day competition that tested the skills of warriors from each of IMCOM's four regions.

  • 2012 Army Birthday Shout out by Senator James Inhofe

    Apr 30, 2012

    2012 Army Birthday Shout out by Senator James Inhofe

  • Army Birthday - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III

    Apr 30, 2012

    Army Birthday - Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III

  • Marengo veteran awarded Soldier's Medal for bravery

    Apr 30, 2012

    Spc. James Halterman of Marengo, a former member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment in Woodstock, was awarded the Soldier's Medal April 22 for his heroic actions that saved the life of a fellow citizen in July 2011.

  • Including biometrics in deployment training helps Soldiers identify the enemy

    Apr 30, 2012

  • Airborne radar prepped for missile defense testing

    May 1, 2012

    A new air defense radar system is undergoing testing on White Sands Missile Range to ready it for later integrated testing with the Navy this fall.

  • Taking the stress out of stress management

    Apr 30, 2012

    Although the overall stress level for Americans continues to drop, this level still remains high and exceeds what most citizens consider to be healthy. Dr. Deborah Morrone visited the Soldiers and civilians at Fort Detrick, Md., to present a seminar on proper stress management techniques, and she offered a number of suggestions to alleviate the negative effects of stress.

  • 403rd AFSB sends off deputy to the commander

    May 1, 2012

    CAMP HENRY, Korea - The 403rd Army Field Support Brigade held a send-off party for William "Bill" H. Rutherford III, deputy to the commander who deployed to Afghanistan. The March 29 send-off event at Henry's Place at Camp Henry, Daegu, South Korea, was attended by family, friends, Soldiers and brigade staff members.

  • Fullerton friend of ROTC honored with DePuy Award

    Apr 30, 2012

    Doctor Rebecca Morgan, a career counselor at Fullerton College, is the latest recipient of Cadet Command's General William E. DePuy Award. Morgan has given an enormous amount of personal time and effort to influence the success of Army ROTC programs in southern California.

  • Our Kids -- the Future of Science and Technology

    May 3, 2012

    Adelphi Lab Center celebrated the Month of the Military Child April 26 with Bring Your Child to Work Day.

  • Schweinfurt wounded Soldier competes in Warrior Games

    May 1, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Ammala Louangketh of C Company, Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe in Schweinfurt will be one of 50 athletes representing the Army in the third annual 2012 Warrior Games.

  • Realistic training for deploying Soldiers despite mission changes

    Apr 30, 2012

  • Army veteran volunteers with Fort Carson middle school students

    May 1, 2012

    Sean Hook and other Wounded Warriors at Fort Carson, Colo., taking part in the 2012 Warrior Games stopped by the middle school on post to visit and train with the students.

  • CAAA Employee Honored for Energy Saving Efforts

    Apr 30, 2012

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee Angela Bray received a Building Energy Monitor Award April 26 at the Crane Energy Expo for her as an energy monitor that significantly contributed to the efficiency of the ammunition activity.

  • New York Army National Guardsmen reports to West Point for Class of 2016

    Apr 30, 2012

    WEST POINT, NY --When The United States Military Academy graduates the class of 2016, New York Army national Guard Spc. Tyler Faulkner, will be one of those lieutenants. It's something that Faulkner, a member of the 101st, Expeditionary Signal Battalion, never thought he'd have a chance to do. "Growing up in Mastic Beach on Long Island, in a predominantly middle class neighborhood, I didn't always hear about or meet individuals from West Point," Faulkner said. "Nothing is out of reach for anybody. West Point is perceived for the elites, not a Joe Schmoe from Mastic Beach, well not anymore. My father was doing back flips when I gave them the news," an enthusiastic Faulkner recounted.

  • Musical Ambassadors will perform concert at Fort Meade's Massing of the Colors

    Apr 30, 2012

    The United States Army Field Band will perform a concert in conjunction with the Massing of the Colors on May 6 at the Fort Meade Pavilion.

  • 16th Sustainment Bde. gives Soldiers edge on learning with Pathfinder pre-course

    Apr 30, 2012

    Soldiers from the 16th Sustainment Brigade took a break from the routine of their everyday jobs to exercise their minds with a four-day Pathfinder pre-course at the 16th Sust. Bde. headquarters here, April 10-13.

  • 709th MP Bn celebrates 70 years

    Apr 30, 2012

    Soldiers of the 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the "Warrior" battalion April 5, here.

  • Opening night a success

    Apr 30, 2012

    The opening night endorsements for this year's Twilight Tattoo season are in. If an out-of-state visitor or a National Capital Region resident is searching for patriotic entertainment on a Wednesday night this spring or summer, venture to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall for an evening of entertainment.

  • Ace Performance: Historic Pilot Chuck Yeager Draws Big Audience

    Apr 30, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Blending history and humor, heroic World War II fighter ace and pioneering jet test pilot Chuck Yeager wowed a capacity crowd here April 12. With a twinkle in his eye and a Kris Kringle smile, Yeager drew laughter and applause from the audience of nearly 200 soldiers, airmen, sailors and civilians, some of who were standing in the aisles at the Camp Buehring Morale, Welfare and Recreation Theater.

  • USACE employees visit little-known D-Day engineering feat

    May 4, 2012

    The remnants of 600,000 tons of concrete rising out of the sea are visible nearly 68 years after D-Day. Mulberry Harbor, the temporary harbor developed by the Allies to offload troops, vehicles and supplies on to the beaches during the Battle of Normandy is a lasting example of superb military engineering.

  • Toby Keith sings for Soldiers in Kuwait during USO tour

    Apr 30, 2012

    Country music superstar and veteran USO entertainer Toby Keith lit up the desert night at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 26, 2012, turning the base into a party on his 10th year of entertaining troops overseas.

  • Multi-tasking to the end: Units executed varied missions for troop withdrawal, other tasks

    Apr 30, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Flexibility has been the watchword for three Army National Guard units moving in and out of Kuwait recently, especially for those soldiers who took part in the end of the war in Iraq. In a Transfer of Authority ceremony here April 21, the 4th Battalion, 118th Infantry Regiment, South Carolina Army National Guard -- once bound for Afghanistan -- assumed control of mobile security force and base operations from the 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Minnesota Army National Guard and the 112th Military Police Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard.

  • Director of Army National Guard visits Camp Arifjan

    Apr 30, 2012

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Lt. Gen. William Ingram, Jr., director of the Army National Guard, visited the 113th Sustainment Brigade and other National Guard units here April 27-30. The trip gave Ingram the opportunity to visit and talk with Guardsmen and to see for himself the health and welfare of Army National Guard Soldiers in Kuwait. Ingram is responsible for formulating, developing and coordinating all programs, policies and plans affecting the Army National Guard and its more than 350,000 citizen-soldiers.

  • And now the 412th TEC's "2012 Best Warriors"

    May 1, 2012

    FORT Rucker Ala.-After a week of hard fought competition, two Soldiers now have the distinction of being the 412th Theater Engineer Command's "2012 Best Warriors." Sgt. Marc D. Bradley Jr., a construction equipment repairer, 357th Engineer Company, Asheville, N. C., and Pfc. Nathan Eilenfeldt, a combat medic with the 463rd Engineer Battalion, Wheeling, W. Va., earned the title in the noncommissioned officer and lower enlisted categories respectively. "My Soldiers at the unit told me not to come home if I did not win, said Bradley, an Active Guard Reserve Soldier. Eilenfeldt said that the competition has helped him further his goals. "I wanted to go to Airborne School, and in order to do that I knew I needed to win," said Eilenfeldt, who has been in the Army for a little more than a year. "I want to become the best Soldier that I possibly can be." Eilenfeldt, works as an Emergency Medical Technician in Grove City, Pa. He got his civilian job after receiving his EMT certification through the Army. Eilenfeldt scored the highest out of all junior enlisted competitors in the day and night land navigation courses, the M4 Rifle reflexive fire course and in the Army Physical Fitness Test. Sgt. Charles Bielitz and Spc. Zedrik Pitts were the competition's runners-up. The weeklong event, which the 926th hosted at Fort Rucker, Ala., tested the 24 competitors mentally and physically. The fitness test, two land navigation courses, and a 10-kilometer ruck march took place within the first 48 hours. "We stressed them to their limits with physical events and little sleep," said Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Hatchell, senior enlisted leader of the 926th Engineer Brigade. "We wanted to make sure we got the best out of them." "No matter how hard things were, they never complained and they never gave up," said Sgt. Maj. James Drayton, 926th Engineer Brigade, the competition's noncommissioned officer in charge. "The Soldiers that won this competition are sharp, and we are going to train them in Combative Level One and Combat Lifesaver courses to get ready for the next level," said Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher, the TEC's senior enlisted leader. Bradley and Eilenfeldt will represent the 412th TEC in the United States Army Reserve Command's Best Warrior Competition at Fort McCoy, Wis., from July 14 to 21.

  • Bavarian health, dental clinics bolster services with $85 million in upgrades

    Apr 30, 2012

    Seven projects totaling about $85 million are expected to bolster medical and dental care at military treatment facilities in Bavaria.

  • Hydrogen-powered bus to begin service on JBLM

    Apr 30, 2012

    As part of a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Initiative, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., received a hydrogen bus last year to develop a route to take Airmen and Soldiers, civilian employees and family members around the installation.

  • Redeploying reserve-component Soldiers screened for rabies

    May 1, 2012

    Spc. Kevin Shumaker died tragically, Aug. 31, 2011, from wounds he received while deployed to Afghanistan -- injuries that came from a dog.

  • Maryland Army Guard unveils newest helicopter in its arsenal

    May 3, 2012

    The Maryland Army National Guard unveiled its first of four UH-72A Lakota helicopters, April 18, 2012. The aircraft will replace the older OH-58A Kiowa as their premier aircraft for civil support, search and rescue and homeland security missions.

  • Making SPARKs: Anniston fabricates mine rollers

    Apr 30, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot has long been known for its work on heavy tracked vehicles, but one of the installation's latest programs involves some heavy wheels.

  • Special-operations instructors forge occupational therapy

    Apr 30, 2012

    Instructors from the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School were introduced to the art of blacksmithing, Feb. 25, 2012, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Teachers receive STEM training at Natick

    Apr 30, 2012

    A dedicated group of high school and middle school teachers spent their April vacations developing skills at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center that they will apply later in their classrooms.

  • Building strong business processes in Afghanistan Engineer District-South Part 1: Rationalizing our

    Apr 29, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Businesses, regardless of their location, benefit from well-organized and accessible information. The Afghanistan Engineer District-South tackled knowledge and file sharing processes in April by reorganizing their shared electronic files and doing major "spring cleaning."

  • USARPAC Soldiers Train for Disaster During Balikatan

    May 1, 2012

    Soldiers from the Fort Shafter, Hawaii based U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post, U.S. Army Japan's Disaster Assessment Team from Camp Zama, and members of Joint Task Force Homeland Defense are at Camp Aguinaldo in Manila exercising their ability to form a U.S. Army command element which is part a joint task force stood up in response to a humanitarian assistance and disaster relief mission.

  • Third Army hosts GFEBS Senior Leader's Summit

    Apr 28, 2012

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Third Army hosted a General Fund Enterprise Business System Senior Leader's Summit at the Area Support Group -- Kuwait headquarters here April 23-27.

  • TRANSFER OF AFGHAN DETAINEES CONTINUES

    Apr 28, 2012

    United States forces at the Detention Facility in Parwan here continue to transfer Afghan administrative detainees to an Afghan National Army controlled section of the facility, April 26, 2012.

  • U.S.-ROK alliance

    Apr 29, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Choi Jong Il, commander of the Republic of Korea's I Corps, and Maj. Gen. Edward Cardon, commander of the 2nd Infantry Division, signed a memorandum of understanding April 27, 2012, to conduct more joint maneuvers exercises and share intelligence. Signed on Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, this accord will help strengthen interoperability between the U.S.-ROK alliance.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command 2012 Best Warrior Competition day four

    Apr 28, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala.- Confidence was the key factor for the 412th Theater Engineer Command's 2012 Best Warrior Competition participants as they wrapped up the final day of events on April 27, 2012. The competitors appeared before the junior enlisted and noncommissioned officer boards respectively. "This competition has been the culmination of everything I have learned and acquired in the Army," said Spc. Anthony Saltsman, Alpha Company 365th Engineer Brigade. "The competition has brought the best out of all us high speed Soldiers, and we are all on the same team, regardless of the winner, it makes the Army Reserve stronger."

  • Pine Bluff Arsenal hosts JMC commander

    May 1, 2012

    The Joint Munitions Command's commanding general paid the Pine Bluff Arsenal one last visit wearing his JMC hat. Brig. Gen. (promotable) Gustave F. Perna visited PBA during a one-day tour April 18, which will likely be his last as JMC commanding general. The visit was part of his "whirlwind tour" where he visited all five JMC government-owned, government-operated April 16-20.

  • President Obama and First Lady visit Fort Stewart

    Apr 27, 2012

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Ft. Stewart, Ga. President Obama signed an executive order to address growing complaints about fraudulent marketing and recruiting practices of college institutions aimed at military Soldiers and their families.

  • 412th Theater Engineer Command 2012 Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 27, 2012

    Video presentation of the 412th Theater Engineer Command's 2012 Best Warrior Competition day one and two events.

  • Field training exercise ends, lifelong friendships remain

    Apr 27, 2012

    Like lifelong friends, they gathered to revisit memories of the past. By meeting's end, they give each other a firm handshake and a smile, silently acknowledging their paths will cross again.

  • Survivor recalls the Holocaust during APG Days of Remembrance ceremony

    Apr 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Survivor recalls the Holocaust during APG Days of Remembrance ceremony

  • Trainers prep instrumentation for Immediate Response 2012 exercise

    Apr 30, 2012

    The NATO exercise Immediate Response 2012 will be hosted this year in Croatia, and involves forces from that nation as well as from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Slovakia, and the United States.

  • Army will open previously closed jobs, units to women

    Apr 30, 2012

    The Army announced April 27, 2012, that it will begin a six-month assessment May 14 of an exception to the Direct Ground Combat Assignment Rule for female Soldiers.

  • TAMC opens employee fitness areas, encourages healthy lifestyle

    Apr 27, 2012

    HONOLULU -- A ribbon cutting ceremony for new Tripler Army Medical Center employee fitness rooms took place April 24, at 11:30 a.m.

  • Fallen centuries-old 'mother' oak lives on through saplings at Arlington

    Apr 30, 2012

    On a brilliant, windy spring day, the last of five post oak saplings was planted at Arlington National Cemetery to celebrate Arbor Day and honor the fallen 220-year-old giant oak from whose acorns the saplings descended.

  • President announces education assistance at Fort Stewart

    Apr 30, 2012

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Fort Stewart, Ga., April 27, 2012, to announce and sign an executive order preventing scams used to con veterans out of their federal education benefits.

  • APG's Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration highlights the installation's stewardship to the environment

    Apr 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Community members attended the Aberdeen Proving Ground's annual Arbor/Earth Day celebration held at the APG Museum April 27. The event highlighted the installation's stewardship to the environment in support of the principles of Arbor Day and Earth Day.

  • Civic leaders across nation observe training at Bragg

    Apr 29, 2012

    Thirty-seven business and civic leaders from across the nation attended a Joint Civilian Orientation Conference this week and observed training at five military installations.

  • Attendance high for first installation town hall meeting

    Apr 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The first installation town hall meeting at the Post Theater on April 18 drew more than 600 Soldiers, civilians, contractors and Family members interested in receiving updates from post leaders. Hosted by Aberdeen Proving Ground Commander Maj. Gen. Robert Ferrell, the event was designed to replace the quarterly Community Action Council meetings.

  • Surviving the storm: One year later

    May 1, 2012

    One year ago today, a series of tornadoes traveled through the Tennessee Valley, leveling homes, business and killing more than 200 people around the state.

  • APG community recognizes its volunteers

    Apr 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - APG Army Community Service held its annual volunteer recognition ceremony at Top of the Bay April 18. While the military, civilian, retiree and youth categories carried a combined 27 nominees, the Family member category had a record 38 volunteers nominated for the top honor.

  • Tripler's NICU discharges smallest preemie

    Apr 28, 2012

    HONOLULU -- To the complete joy of his parents, baby Aidan, a premature twin, who spent 126 days in Tripler Army Medical Center's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, finally joined brother Declan at home following his discharge April 20, here.

  • 'Dragons' prepare for series of firsts

    Apr 27, 2012

    The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will soon encounter a series of firsts: its first deployment to Afghanistan, the first Army brigade to deploy for nine months and the first time in three deployments it will serve under its higher headquarters, the 1st Infantry Division.

  • Fort Bragg youth sports holds opening day ceremony

    Apr 27, 2012

    More than 1100 youth are participating in youth sports this spring on Fort Bragg, which would not been possible without the dedication of parents, coaches, volunteers and Fort Bragg officials said Col. Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander at the opening ceremont Saturday.

  • Retired SMA visits APG with message of hope, call to action for disabled

    Apr 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Service to Soldiers was always a passion for Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston.

  • Live fire demo to close Armed Forces Week

    Apr 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Armed Forces Week is just around the corner, and Aberdeen Proving Ground plans to end it with a bang.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier named as Mrs. Black North Carolina

    Apr 27, 2012

    Tiara Joseph, won the title of Mrs. Black North Carolina during a pageant held in Raleigh, March 24. Joseph, who is a second lieutenant assigned to the 27th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, said competing in a beauty pageant is something she never really thought about when she was younger, but it was the encouragement of a friend that led her to enter her the competition.

  • Military kicks off War of 1812 bicentennial

    Apr 30, 2012

    The bicentennial of the War of 1812 was launched April 16, 2012, in New Orleans with a commemoration that revolved around the Navy's Fleet Week celebration there.

  • Army's top cop visits Fort Bragg MPs

    Apr 27, 2012

    Maj. Gen. David Quantock, provost marshal general, visited his former stomping grounds to address the 503rd Military Police Battalion and the post's Criminal Investigations Detachment. He lauded the units and their Soldiers for exemplary service and a job well done supporting the Global War on Terror.

  • SMDC employee helps nation prepare for emergencies

    Apr 27, 2012

    SMDC employee sets up EVR2EST

  • Fort Bragg youth enjoy 20th annual children's fest

    Apr 27, 2012

    More than 3, 300 Fort Bragg youth and Family members turned out Saturday for the 20th Annual Fort Bragg Children's Fest. The event, which is held each April as part of the Month of the Military Child celebration, featured various amusement park rides, arts and crafts, static military displays and useful information.

  • 'Backbone of the Army' to get new training facility

    Apr 27, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, fourth from right, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commanding general, helped break ground at the site of the future Noncommissioned Officer Academy April 20.

  • Army's top cop visits Fort Bragg MPs

    May 4, 2012

    Maj. Gen. David Quantock, provost marshal general, visited his former stomping grounds to address the 503rd Military Police Battalion and the post's Criminal Investigations Detachment. He lauded the units and their Soldiers for exemplary service and a job well done supporting the Global War on Terror.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warriors to see changes in care this month

    Apr 27, 2012

    Fort Bragg's Warrior Transition Battalion plans to implement stiffer policies regarding cadre and leadership selection in order to provide better care for wounded warriors this moth, the XVIII Airborne Corps chief of staff announced April 17, in a news conference at Fort Bragg with local media. During the event, Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, then XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg chief of staff, said that potential cadre candidates would be selected from across the entire Army, and not just those assigned to Fort Bragg.

  • Army Learning Summit to discuss changes to Army teaching methods

    Apr 27, 2012

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will host the 3rd Annual Army Learning Summit May 1-3 at the TRADOC headquarters located at Fort Eustis.

  • Corps oversees construction on new 'battle lab'

    Apr 27, 2012

    Construction is underway to expand the capabilities of a laboratory tasked by the Army to train Soldiers in an ever -changing wartime environment.

  • Currahees Visit Clarksville Elementary School

    May 23, 2012

    Soldiers from 4th Bn., 320th Field Artillery Regt., 4th Bde., 101st Abn. Div., care for children of their local community by spending a few hours with the elementary school children during one of several planned visits at West Creek Elementary School, April 24, 2012 at Clarksville, Tenn.

  • 593rd Sust. Bde. competiton crowns strongest Soldiers

    Apr 27, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The 593rd Sustainment Brigade doesn't shy away from a chance to compete.

  • New shuttle bus part of DLA Hydrogen Fuel Initiative at JBLM

    Apr 27, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Last fall Joint Base Lewis-McChord received a hydrogen bus as part of the Defense Logistic Agency's Hydrogen Fuel Initiative designed to accelerate moving hydrogen fuel cell vehicles from research labs to the real world.

  • Splash Park showers Fort Polk with fun

    Apr 27, 2012

    Water-erupting clamshells, jet-streaming aqua guns and mist-covered rainbows provided the aquatic backdrop for Family members April 24 as they celebrated the grand opening of Fort Polk's new Splash Park. The park, located by Catfish Cove on Wyoming Avenue, features themed water play areas where children can have fun, relax and stay cool from the Louisiana heat.

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