Archive: Apr 2012

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  • Army Surgeon General defends PTSD diagnostic method

    Apr 5, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho testified March 28, 2012, at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, Defense subcommittee hearing on military health and said military hospitals use the same method as the civilian sector to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Aviation conference opens with 'sunrise' on Army aviation

    Apr 3, 2012

    The military's budget may shrink, but the outlook on Army aviation is optimistic, said the commanding general of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence.

  • 'Sex Signals' teach about preventing sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Sexual Assault is a serious offense. The Military has zero tolerance for sexual assault. An assault can degrade the abilities of a unit, sow distrust among its members and keep the unit from being able to perform at their best to accomplish the mission.

  • 'Blended learning' offers a new model for 21st century education

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- When Department of Defense Education Activity, or DoDEA, grants were announced in the fall of 2011 the staff at Hale Kula Elementary and Wheeler Middle schools were excited to learn that they are receiving a $482,000 three-year grant to implement a new model for education called "blended learning."

  • Families invited to celebrate Earth Month, Fun Fest

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Building on the annual Earth Day Festival that has grown to attract nearly a thousand Soldiers and family members at Schofield Barracks, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities are now taking Earth Day to the next level with the garrison's first-ever Earth Month celebration.

  • Installation Access Council among garrison's customer service venues

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- To address concerns and take needed actions are the functions of the Installation Access Council, which met, here, March 22.

  • USAG-HI recognizes efforts of commendable employees

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Twenty-three stellar employees received recognition for their roles and the impacts they have made in U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii during an Employee Recognition Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, March 20.

  • Prayer breakfast hones in on resiliency

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers, families and civilians received messages that, coupled with resiliency, are the foundation to overcoming adversity, during the National Resiliency Prayer Breakfast at the Nehelani, here, March 21.

  • Proclamations to raise awareness

    Apr 2, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- What do quilts, denim and your support have to do with child abuse and sexual assault?

  • U.S. Forces Fight in the Atropian City of Razish

    Apr 2, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Many people are not aware of the war between the countries of Donovia and Atropia over the border city of Razish, and for good reason, it's not real. The countries aren't real and the battles are only a training simulation. But, no matter how simulated the combat is, the outcome of the fighting will have a major impact on the future of the Army.

  • Help wanted: NETCOM looking for summer hires

    Apr 2, 2012

    Looking for something new to do with your summer? Try working for U.S. Army Network Technology Command. NETCOM is currently accepting applications from high school and college students for its summer hire program through April 6. The summer hire program is a 10-week paid internship that allows participants to work in such areas as clerical, information technology, automation, human resources, and budgeting, according to Isabel Bayardo, a NETCOM human resources specialist.

  • Vietnam veterans welcomed home -- finally

    Apr 3, 2012

    The Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration drew more than 60,000 veterans, family members and friends to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, N.C., Saturday.

  • USO, Red Cross Contribute Easter Fun to Fort Hood WTB Families

    Apr 2, 2012

    USO and Red Cross volunteers from Fort Hood helped the Warrior Transition Brigade's wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and their Families celebrate Easter March 31 during the WTB's annual Easter Party.

  • Easter Festivities Keep WTB Families Hopping

    Apr 2, 2012

    Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade families got a jump on Easter activities during the WTB's Easter Party, held March 31 at the new WTB complex.

  • French Army delegation visits Blue Grass Army Depot

    Apr 2, 2012

  • NS-CTA researchers talk human dynamics at World Economic Forum

    Apr 5, 2012

    Two highly regarded social /cognitive network researchers at the Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance in their third year of the five-year NS CTA program shared findings from their work at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland held in January.

  • Army South builds peacekeeping training MOUT site in Chile

    Apr 3, 2012

    U.S. Army South, in cooperation with the country of Chile, is in the final stage of constructing a $460,000 Military Operations on Urban Terrain site at Fort Aguayo, Chile, to support the Chilean Joint Center for Peace Operations and the U.S. Department of State's Global Peace Operations Initiative.

  • A Flair for Science

    Apr 2, 2012

    NGIC supports student success in science and technology

  • Helping Soldiers maintain a healthy weight through nutrition

    Apr 2, 2012

    It is widely known and reported that the prevalence of obesity in the American population has been increasing over the past few years. But the Army is different, right? Soldiers are entrusted with fighting America's wars, so they are in the best physical condition, right? Wrong. The 2008 DOD Survey of Health-Related Behaviors reports that 13 percent of the Army is currently obese according to body mass index classifications. That number is up from only 2 percent in 1995. Although, the rate of obesity in the Army is lower than the general population, the upward trend in obesity rates closely mirrors the general population.

  • Sleep Keeps You, Your Unit Army Strong

    Apr 2, 2012

    Sleep is often thought of as a luxury that falls by the wayside when we are busy and stressed. However, getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do to be Army Strong. Sleep is a necessity to sustain your performance--just like food, water and air.

  • Drinking and driving: it's not a new problem

    Apr 2, 2012

    Drunk driving actually began before the invention of cars. As soon as a person climbed onto the back of another animal, there must have been drunken horse, camel and elephant riders. Drinking played a large role in going to sea also. Alcohol has played an important part in human civilization for a long time. Historians believe that slaves building the Great Pyramid at Giza drank about 1-1/2 gallons of beer a day. A daily task in Egyptian households was brewing beer, while the pharaohs preferred to drink wine. It is easy to imagine drunken chariot riders in Rome, and there is no doubt that some of Hannibal's men rode drunkenly on elephants into battle.

  • Guardsmen set to develop skills during mission to Guatemala

    Apr 3, 2012

    Missouri National Guardsmen from the 35th Engineer Brigade recently deployed to Coban, Guatemala, to coordinate a real-world mission that will develop Soldiers' skills.

  • First Army Division East Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 2, 2012

  • Army completes last Regional Hub Node

    Apr 4, 2012

    The Army has been working to position Regional Hub Nodes in five separate strategic regions, providing tactical users with secure, reliable connectivity worldwide.

  • Setting Conditions for Success

    Apr 2, 2012

    Editor's note: Two pilots assigned to the 160th SOAR (Airborne) received the Broken Wing Award Dec. 12, 2011. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen Love and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bryan Young were presented the award from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center for their skill, judgment and technique during an in-flight emergency. The Broken Wing Award recognizes aircrew members who demonstrate a high degree of professional skill while recovering from an in-flight failure or malfunction requiring an emergency landing. Love and Young were able to safely bring down their MH-47 Chinook after experiencing a complete hydraulic failure as a result of enemy fire.

  • Demobilization Process prepares 45th IBCT Soldiers to transition back to civilian lives

    Apr 2, 2012

    FORT MEADE, Md. - The ultimate goal for more than 3,000 Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers returning from eight-month deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait is to complete the demobilization process at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., and return home as soon as possible. Already, more than 2,000 Soldiers have made that transition and are now home with their friends and families.

  • Army gears up for next Network Integration Evaluation

    Apr 3, 2012

    From training Soldiers to installing radios on vehicles, Army personnel are engaged in intense preparations for this spring's major field exercise for the tactical communications network.

  • AMC senior leaders review retrograde, non standard-equipment operations at Sierra

    Apr 2, 2012

    Sierra hosted a visit from Mr. Guy Sands-Pingot, AMC Deputy G3 (SES/PC5), Ms. Lisha Adams, AMC Deputy G4 (SES/PC6) which focused on the unique capabilities Sierra has developed over the years supporting the Retrograde and Redistribution (R&R) of standard and Non Standard-Equipment (NS-E) from the Iraq and Afghanistan Theater of Operations.

  • 5-7 ADA Soldier inducted into the Sergeant Morales Club

    Apr 2, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Dustin Sigmon, a squad leader for the 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery, was inducted into the Sergeant Morales Club during a ceremony, March 29, here on Panzer Parade Field.

  • Improved analysis of airborne threats provides more time for pilot to respond

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Technology Demonstration Program Correlation Software is government developed software that improves aircraft survivability and mission planning beyond currently available software by bringing together available threat data and analyzing that data so the pilot doesn't have to do so separately.

  • Natick study looks at how Soldiers' bodies cool down

    Apr 3, 2012

    Seventeen years after four Soldiers died from hypothermia during the final phase of Ranger School, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center continue to study how the human body cools down, in hopes of one day developing medical techniques to help prevent such tragedies.

  • Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention

    Apr 2, 2012

    Achieving cultural change through dignity, respect

  • STEM-Up excites students

    Apr 4, 2012

    Corps takes Roosevelt High School's STEM and Math and Science Academy students from a traditional classroom environment to a full day of STEM infusion during a Viva Technology Workshop in Los Angeles Jan. 20.

  • Prescription Drug Take-Back Day April 28

    Apr 23, 2012

    Army installations across the U.S. are supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration's next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Science and Faith: Armaments engineer authors book on faith

    Apr 2, 2012

    Naomi Zirkind began her book as an educational tool for her daughters. Later, she decided the book would have value for a broader audience. When a drive for perfection slowed her down, something she often heard military officers say provided the momentum she needed to push forward.

  • Climb and Conquer: Special Forces Soldiers master the science of gaining the high ground

    Apr 2, 2012

    In Estes Park, Co. -- about a half-mile higher than Denver, the mile-high city -- the Special Forces Advanced Mountain Operations School teach special-operations Soldiers to operate in cold weather, high altitudes and mountainous terrain.

  • MEDCOM striving toward sustainability

    Apr 2, 2012

    Military treatment facilities across U.S. Army Medical Command are leaning forward to protect the environment for future generations and ensuring the viability of the MEDCOM mission through sustainability efforts to save our resources and save money.

  • Vietnam Veteran Receives Bronze Star, Thanks to A Loyal and Dedicated Friend

    Apr 2, 2012

    An Army veteran who helped close down the final operations of the Vietnam War 40 years ago was given a long overdue honor.

  • Corps of Engineers turns over small arms range to Afghan National Army

    Apr 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South turned over a small arms range and training facilities on Camp Hero, Afghanistan, to the Afghan National Army in a ceremony held March 31, 2012.

  • Army Profession completes year of study, releases first report

    Apr 2, 2012

    The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic at West Point, N.Y., released the Army Profession campaign's first report, today, which provides findings and recommendations following a year of assessing and reviewing the Army profession.

  • Soldiers create green space in Yongsan

    Apr 5, 2012

    April, the spring season when all living things come to life, is upon us. In celebration of Arbor Day and the ROK-U.S. Alliance, Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan joined the city of Yongsan-gu to give back to the Community by planting hundreds of trees and shrubs at Yongsan Family Park March 29.

  • Soldiers honored for saving child in stolen vehicle

    Apr 2, 2012

    Two Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Third Infantry Division, were recognized during a ceremony held at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., for their actions of pursuing a fleeing suspect and leading to the safe return of a child.

  • Bagram's first ammunition amnesty day a success

    Apr 2, 2012

    The first ammunition and explosives amnesty day at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, resulted in more than 120,050 ammunition and explosives items being turned in by units and individuals.

  • Hurricane season arrives, requires preparation

    Oct 26, 2012

    With Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on the Gulf Coast, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently increasing its estimate of named storms and hurricanes for 2012, military families near the Gulf Coast or the Eastern Seaboard should assess how vulnerable they are, and review their emergency plans to ensure they weather the season safely.

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