Archive: Apr 2012

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  • Kids, parents brave elements to corral catfish during Polk Earth Day celebration

    Apr 27, 2012

    Cold weather, a brisk north wind and drizzling rain didn't stop area kids and their parents from casting their lines for fresh catfish and prizes during the Operation Earth Friendly Fishing Derby at Fort Polk's Catfish Cove April 21 beginning at 7 a.m.

  • Sweet perfection!: JBLM troops witness history at Mariners' Salute to Armed Forces Day

    Apr 27, 2012

  • Mentoring future leaders

    Apr 27, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen, the Army's Chief of Transportation and Transportation School commandant, speaks with Reserve Officer Training Course cadets during a recent senior class visit to the area as part of an educational program.

  • SDDC's 598th Transportation Brigade relocates to Germany

    May 1, 2012

    In accordance with the Department of Defense and the Department of the Army, the 598th Transportation Brigade Headquarters and 838th Transportation Battalion Headquarters, both elements of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, will relocate from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to the Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany this spring to improve strategic deployment and distribution support to U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command, which are headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

  • Earth Week takes center stage at JBLM

    Apr 27, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Helping the environment can seem like an enormous task, but it turns out nothing (and no one) is too small to help.

  • Ed Gozdur recognized for innovation at the 2012 Secretary of the Army Awards

    Apr 27, 2012

    The deputy for Common Systems Integration in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office was recognized as one of the top six Department of the Army Civilians for Exceptional Civilian Service at the 2012 Secretary of the Army Awards Ceremony in the Pentagon April 24.

  • What the customer sees

    May 2, 2012

    A capabilities approach to establishing a continency contracting office.

  • Senior Enterprise Talent Management program opens for Army civilians

    Apr 30, 2012

    Army civilians in the grades of GS-14/15 and equivalent employees, may now begin the self-nomination process for entry into the Army's Senior Enterprise Talent Management program.

  • Community lends helping hand during Potomac Watershed cleanup

    Apr 27, 2012

    The Fort Belvoir Potomac River Watershed Cleanup effort improved the quality of life for man and beast on Earth Day, Sunday. More than 150 Soldiers, students and civilians maneuvered through wooded areas collecting approximately 150 bags of garbage and 16 tires along Belvoir's shoreline.

  • DPW provides environmental lessons for Earth Day

    Apr 27, 2012

    Children received expert environmental education during Fort Belvoir's Earth Day Celebration kick-off event Friday at Tompkins Basin Park. Using interactive demonstrations, environmental professionals shared energy saving tips with infants, elementary students and Families. The event, hosted by the Directorate of Public Works, featured numerous activities such as tree planting and pollution hopscotch.

  • Knowledge building

    May 2, 2012

    Lessons learned from a contracting intern's developmental assignment to Kuwait and Italy.

  • Fort Belvoir Garrison CSM bids farewell

    Apr 30, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (APRIL 26) -- Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Berhane retired last week after 29 years of service in the U.S. Army and after many achievements.

  • Trainers export instrumentation for Immediate Response '12

    Apr 27, 2012

    -- Immediate Response '12 hosts forces from nine nations including Croatia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia, Slovakia, and the U.S. totaling approximately 700 multinational soldiers. It is one of five scheduled training exercises supported by Europe's Training Support Activity Europe, or TSAE, this summer.

  • Belvoir volunteers beautify local area, surrounding roads

    Apr 30, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (APRIL 26) -- The roads surrounding Fort Belvoir are cleaner and safer now, due in large part to Belvoir volunteers spending Saturday morning participating in the annual Richmond Highway Cleanup.

  • AEC evaluator honored as 2011 Test & Evaluation Professional of the Year

    Apr 27, 2012

    ABERDEEN, Md. - The Francis Scott Key Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association selected Robert McCown as the 2011 Test and Evaluation Professional of the Year in an award presentation held here April 4.

  • NSRDEC gets schooled on resilience and performance

    Apr 27, 2012

    Lt. Col. Daniel Johnston, medical director of Comprehensive Soldier Fitness, briefed an audience at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center on April 9 about the different changes CSF is going through, including its effort to focus on physical well-being and assist not only the war fighter, but Soldiers' families and Army civilians.

  • KATUSA and U.S. Soldier Friendship Week closes with flourish

    Apr 27, 2012

    The KATUSA and U.S. Soldier Friendship Week in Area IV ended with the Republic of Korea Army military band and a Taekwondo demonstration team giving performances to celebrate the week of festivities. The U.S. Army Garrison Daegu Commander, Colonel Kathleen Gavle, made a speech and encouraged both KATUSAs and US Soldiers to stay united as one team. The friendship week is an annual event across the peninsula, celebrating the alliance between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea.

  • Honors students turn Army labs into classrooms

    Apr 27, 2012

    High school honors students, who are enrolled in a college-preparatory science program called New Visions, helped turn Army laboratories at the Watervliet Arsenal into classrooms.

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

    Apr 28, 2012

    FORT RUCKER Ala.--Competitors showed off their marksmanship abilities as day three of the 412th Theater Engineer Command's 2012 Best Warrior Competition started off with a bang at Fort Rucker Ala., April 26. After zeroing their M4 Rifles, the Soldiers qualified with the weapons by shooting at 40 timed targets with the allotted 40 rounds of ammunition, then they took on a timed reflexive fire qualification course, that tested their abilities to hit stationary targets from multiple positions, including the hood of a Humvee. Day three ended with a nighttime M4 Rifle qualification. The contest continues to be a tight race as the warriors charge into the final stages of the competition.

  • Yongsan recognizes the best KATUSAs

    Apr 26, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- The best Korean Augmentation to the United States Army Soldiers were honored for their outstanding work and service April 18 during a KATUSA U.S. Soldier Friendship Week ceremony at the R&R Bar and Grill.

  • Safety training: New rules for motorcyclists

    Apr 26, 2012

    A recent change to Army Regulation 385-10 implements the Progressive Motorcycle Program and incorporates new changes to training requirements.

  • White Sands breaks ground on Army's largest solar array

    Apr 30, 2012

    White Sands Missile Range leaders came out to break ground and to commemorate the start of a renewable energy project at the site of the new Solar Photo Voltaic Array Project, the Army's largest solar array, April 19 on WSMR.

  • SecArmy announces new division headquarters coming to Lewis-McChord

    Apr 27, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord will soon be home to the headquarters of the 7th Infantry Division, Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced April 26, 2012.

  • Senate asks hard questions on future of Army personnel

    Apr 27, 2012

    With the downsizing of the active force over the next few years, reliance will need to be placed on the reserve components to wage another long-term conflict, Army personnel leaders told lawmakers April 25, 2012.

  • Tripler uses cutting-edge procedures to manage pain

    Apr 27, 2012

    Advancements in the use of spinal cord stimulators for the treatment of chronic pain have brought relief to patients at the Integrative Pain Management Clinic here.

  • Fort Wainwright's Commander's Access Channel

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Fort Wainwright Commander's Access Channel provides information on upcoming events and services on post.

  • Fort Wainwright Families skate with the Nanooks

    Apr 26, 2012

    More than 100 Fort Wainwright Soldiers and Family members took advantage of the opportunity to skate with members of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Nanook hockey team when they visited Saturday.

  • Fort Carson resiliency campus opens Thursday

    Apr 26, 2012

    After more than three years of planning and construction, officials will cut a ribbon Thursday at 10 a.m., officially opening the Fort Carson Resiliency Campus.

  • Preparing for Twilight Tattoo

    Apr 26, 2012

    Sgt. Jaymes Taylor, infantryman, Alpha Company, 4th Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), gives insight on his preparation for the Twilight Tattoo season on Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall, Va., Apr. 24, 2011.

  • Program benefits military children

    Apr 26, 2012

    Armed with colored safety scissors, children helped cut the ceremonial red ribbon April 19 outside building 2765, officially opening the Fort Carson Head Start Center.

  • New company activated in Ordnance Battalion

    Apr 26, 2012

    New company activated in Ordnance Battalion Echo Company to serve unique role in the 832nd

  • Fort Carson students learn it's easy being green

    Apr 26, 2012

    About 2,000 Fort Carson students got an early start on the annual Army Earth Day celebrations with the theme of "Sustaining the Environment for a Secure Future-Net Zero." Activities began April 17-18 as volunteers read environmentally-themed books at Fort Carson schools.

  • Fort Wainwright forges a foundation toward solid sustainability

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fort Wainwright, moving in the right direction as Earth Day event celebrated partnerships forged in the support of sustainability.

  • ACC gives children first-hand look at contracting mission

    May 3, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Nearly 50 children joined their parents during the Army Contracting Command's Bring Your Child to Work Day to learn what ACC employees do on a daily basis.

  • 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show inspires IMCOM dance party at Fort Sam Houston

    Apr 27, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2012 Soldier Show gave an abbreviated performance of "Army Strong" to command staff and civilian employees in the east courtyard of the Installation Management Command headquarters at Fort Sam Houston

  • Tripler uses cutting-edge procedures to manage pain

    Apr 26, 2012

    HONOLULU -- The use of spinal cord stimulators to treat chronic pain has evolved recently at Tripler Army Medical Center, here.

  • Coupon Mania coming to JBM-HH commissary

    Apr 26, 2012

    Couponing has become one source for saving money when shopping for groceries. The Defense Commissary Agency has commissary stores in 13 countries and earns more than $2 billion in annual sales. DeCA statistics show that a Family of four can save up to $3,300 per year just by shopping at their local commissary rather than shopping in their neighborhood grocery store.

  • Opening night a success

    Apr 26, 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.

  • Children and parents enjoy 5th annual fair

    May 3, 2012

    In honor of the Month of the Military Child, MCCS Henderson Hall's Children Youth and Teen Program held its 5th annual Children's Fair at Smith Gym on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 21. The annual event offered servicemembers and their Families an opportunity to gather for fun activities while honoring military children.

  • Philadelphia fish passage proving successful

    Apr 27, 2012

    Four years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District completed construction on a rebuilt fish ladder at the Fairmount Dam in Philadelphia. The project was designed to help migratory fish travel further up the Schuylkill River to spawn. Today, the project has proven to be an overwhelming success.

  • Concept vehicle rolls out to meet Detroit public

    Apr 27, 2012

    The Army debuted its latest concept vehicle that not only significantly improves upon fuel economy, it also has the capability to generate and export electric power to Soldiers in austere locations like Afghanistan.

  • Sustainability in Innovation Forum attracts Army Net Zero and EPA

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Army was an active participate in Environmental Protection Agency's American Innovation for Sustainability forum held in Washington, D.C., on 22 April 2012. The forum consisted of plenary speakers and a panel. The audience was predominately students who were participating in the Environmental Protection Agency's People, Prosperity and the Planet, a sustainability design competition.

  • Earth Day Program a Hit

    Apr 26, 2012

    Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) held its Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration at the APG Youth Services Center, Friday, April 13. The event was co-hosted by Child and Youth Services and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), and was largely funded through the ARL National Defense Education Program grant.

  • Honor "Celebrate Diversity Month" with Army Strong Stories

    Apr 26, 2012

    Throughout the month of April, ArmyStrongStories.com has been taking part in Celebrate Diversity Month. Celebrate Diversity Month is a time to recognize, celebrate and appreciate all the differences that make up our nation. The Army represents our nation's diversity with service members from a wide range of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences.

  • Celebrating a new home for U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School

    Apr 26, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (April 26, 2012) -- Col. Tyge Rugenstein was on his way to Fort Monmouth, N.J., to check housing options in 2005 before assuming command at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School as the new commandant. He then heard on a local news station that the installation was to be closed as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure action. His wife wondered if a U-turn would be an appropriate move.

  • Red Dragons honor their volunteers

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Transition can present many challenges for an Army family as they establish roots and routines involving new assignments, locations, and living conditions. One of the best ways family members can adjust to the constant challenges of Army life is to volunteer. When family members volunteer, they have an opportunity to display their skills and contribute within the battalion and community.

  • Dig This: 2012 Dredging the Texas Coast Video

    Apr 26, 2012

  • Inaugural Hopi Code Talkers Recognition Day held

    Apr 26, 2012

    10 out of 400 may not seem significant, but to the families of the Hopi Code Talkers assigned to the Army and Army Air Forces during World War II, the significance is as immense as the plains and mesas upon which the Hopi live.

  • Web program helps Soldiers move

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Did you know that 65 percent of permanent change of station moves occur between May 1 and Sept. 30? This, coupled with increases in private sector moves due to economic conditions, stresses the commercial moving industry's capacity and capabilities to conduct moves in a timely manner. If you will PCS during this timeframe, there are many ways to ease the stress of your move.

  • Resiliency training creates peer counselors

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Junior enlisted Soldiers are encouraged to go to their chain of command when they have problems with anything and everything from needing time off to weapons training. ... Fort Sill's Battle to Battle program, or B2B, addresses this issue by training junior enlisted Soldiers from every battalion on post as peer to peer, or battle buddy to battle buddy counselors.

  • Survivor recalls Holocaust during Natick visit

    Apr 27, 2012

    At an age when children should have nothing more to worry about than grade school, Albert Linder was simply trying to stay alive.

  • C-RAM transforms defense tactics

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Mortars, artillery and rockets have been the weapon of choice for insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are mobile and can be easily hidden, giving Coalition soldiers just seconds to take cover when they are launched.

  • Australian cadets win Sandhurst Competition

    Apr 26, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (April 26, 2012) -- Australians certainly know how to celebrate a victory with enthusiasm. After being named the top team at the 2012 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition April 21, the cadets from the Royal Military Academy at Duntroon hoisted the Reginald E. Johnson Memorial plaque up high and roared "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie; Oi, Oi, Oi."

  • Fort Jackson searching for the Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Apr 26, 2012

    Six drill sergeants are in competition to be named Fort Jackson's Drill Sergeant of the Year for 2012.

  • Auschwitz Survivor & Camp Liberator visit Letterkenny Army Depot

    Apr 26, 2012

    Chambersburg, Pa. - In honor of Holocaust Days of Remembrance, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor and a concentration camp Liberator visited Letterkenny Army Depot on Thursday, April 19 to share their stories with Depot employees and Chambersburg High School students.

  • USAWC students, staff make sure Navy vet receives his piece of history

    Apr 26, 2012

    A long-standing U.S. Navy tradition says that any Sailor who serves on the first crew of a Navy vessel is called a "plank owner", implying bragging rights and ownership of one of the planks of the ship's deck. Earlier this week, nine Navy members of the Army War College community made sure that a Navy vet received his long overdue piece of history.

  • Poetry pacifies post traumatic stress

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- A veteran opens up a book and in front of family, friends and fellow Soldiers, he spills out his experience of the Iraq war word by word.

  • Earth Day volunteers keep Semmes Lake clean

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fort Jackson community members came together Saturday to do their part in keeping the post beautiful. In celebration of Earth Day, volunteers gathered near Semmes Lake to clean up the shoreline and plant trees at Semmes Park.

  • Week recognizes volunteers' vital contributions

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- With dwindling budgets and a challenging job market, volunteers make an impact on the community and every April they are recognized for their selfless service with Volunteer Week April 23-27.

  • Volunteers keep thrift shop thriving

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The hundreds of thousands of hours that volunteers donate each year at numerous Fort Sill units and organizations are essential to the smooth operation of those agencies. One facility where volunteers are especially critical is the Fort Sill Thrift Shop because it is primarily staffed by them.

  • Take-Back Day gets drugs off streets

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Prescription drug abuse remains a significant problem in the United States. Many of these abused drugs are not even prescribed to the person who takes them.

  • Post commemorates holocaust victims

    Apr 26, 2012

    Time doesn't heal all wounds, especially those resulting from the slaughter of millions that took place during the Holocaust almost seven decades ago.

  • 2012 U.S. Army Show is on tour

    Apr 26, 2012

    The 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show is on tour, telling the Army story. The 90-minute song-and-dance production demonstrates "Army Strong," each moment in the show reflecting the strength of our nation as embodied in the Soldier. The five-month tour includes 60 shows in 31 venues, including Hawaii and Japan. The month of May will be busy with performances at Forts Rucker, Stewart, Bragg, Eustis, Story, Myer, Hamilton and Drum. A full schedule is listed on http://www.armyEntertainment.net, along with other Army Entertainment events this season.

  • ID card office switches to appointment system

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Fort Jackson ID card office is changing its process to issue Common Access Cards and dependent and retiree military identification cards.

  • Changes to jogging trail

    Apr 30, 2012

    A portion of the jogging trail will close Tuesday due to upcoming construction tied to mission expansion.

  • Lawton scientist helps Soldiers

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Dr. Betsy Rice is a research chemist with the Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Md. Her work involves protecting Soldiers on the battlefield while also making weapons more effective. Last week she spoke to a group of science students at her alma mater, Cameron University, where she was quick to tell her audience that when she was growing up in Lawton, she never saw herself as a scientist.

  • Volunteers get Marne Spirit Awards

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fifty-four of the 71 installation volunteers nominated for the Marne Spirit Award were recognized April 17 during a ceremony in Club Stewart's ballroom.

  • CECOM's Equal Opportunity Advisor recognized as Army's best in 2011

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Under Secretary of the Army honored U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command's Equal Employment Program Manager, Tracy Marshall, for being named the Army's 2011 Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year for her work while serving as an Army Reserve master sergeant mobilized to support U.S. Army Central Command.

  • Volunteers choose to make a difference

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Army could not function without the time and labor contributed each year by volunteers, Fort Jackson's commanding general said last week.

  • Third ID vocalist among performers for 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show

    Apr 26, 2012

    When the curtain goes up on the Fort Stewart performance of the high-energy "Army Strong" 2012 U.S. Army Soldier Show, a vocalist with the Third Infantry Division Band will be among those in the spotlight.

  • Moncrief Medical Home to celebrate anniversary with open house

    Apr 26, 2012

    Moncrief Medical Home, Moncrief Army Community Hospital's community based primary care clinic, is hosting its one year anniversary open house celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday. Anyone interested in learning more about the clinic and the services it provides is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and tours of the clinic.

  • Student actors demonstrate possible perils of teen parties

    May 3, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Mystery pill popping, binge drinking, and sexually transmitted diseases at teen parties were just a few of the shocking revelations future commanders and parents learned about at the Reality Party April 17.

  • Diamond students learn foundation in subjects: Diamond students take part in STEMPosium

    May 3, 2012

    The sound of children's laughter and cheers filled the classroom during the Diamond Elementary STEMPosium, an annual three-day event celebrating the wonderment of science, technology, engineering, and math, April 18 -- 20.

  • CECOM analyst meets first female Afghan general

    Apr 26, 2012

    U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command budget research analyst, Allyson Trapp, meets Brig. Gen. Khatool Mohammadzai, the first and most senior female general in the Afghan National Army, during the general's recent visit to the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Campaign and Transition Assessment Group, where Trapp serves.

  • Fort Meade Run Series takes off with Earth Day 5K

    Apr 26, 2012

    Nearly 430 people kicked off the fourth season of the Fort Meade Run Series with the Earth Day 5K Run and One-Mile Walk at Burba Lake on April 21.

  • Team sets new record for AVC3 Iron Aviator competition

    Apr 26, 2012

    Lake Tholocco isn't just for Family fun, swimming and recreation -- it's also where the Aviation Captains Career Course finds out who has what it takes to take home the title of Iron Aviator.

  • Vanguards test battle command systems' communication

    Apr 26, 2012

    Building upon lessons learned from a rehearsal command post exercise conducted Feb. 13-17, the "Vanguard" brigade upped the ante to incorporate a virtual full-spectrum operation into its most recent CPX, April 16-20, at Evans Army Airfield.

  • Commander Visits Tooele Army Depot

    Apr 26, 2012

    Brig. Gen. (P) Gustave F. Perna, of the Joint Munitions Command, visited Tooele Army Depot April 20, on the last leg of a weeklong whirlwind tour of JMC's government-owned, government-operated installations.

  • AER provides tee time for those in need

    May 2, 2012

    Hundreds gathered at Silver Wings Golf Course April 20 for a chance to get away from work and play golf for a good cause.

  • Fort Meade volunteers honored at annual appreciation ceremony

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fort Meade volunteers were recognized for their service at the installation's annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony on April 19 at Club Meade.

  • Army Family Community covenant reaffirmed

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield leadership reaffirmed their continued support for the Soldiers and Family Members and Army Civilians during an Army Family Covenant resigning event held at Club Stewart April 24. The signing culminated with the Community Leaders Information Forum.

  • County police Quick Response Team trains at Fort Meade

    Apr 26, 2012

    Anne Arundel County Police Department's Special Weapons and Tactics training conducted April 17 on Fort Meade is the latest example of the partnership between the county and the installation.

  • Woofstock festival brings Families together

    May 3, 2012

    From Golden Retrievers to bulldogs and even a few teacup varieties, a good number of dogs -- and their owners -- ventured out to the 7th Avenue event field April 20 for a few hours of animal-themed activity.

  • Fashion show puts spotlight on military children, Families

    May 3, 2012

    Most of the people at the Fort Rucker Post Exchange Mall were rushing to get lunch and get back to work, but a few were rushing to get on stage as 16 military children and a few moms participated in a lunchtime fashion show sponsored by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service April 20.

  • 385th MPs partner with Miami Police Dept

    Apr 26, 2012

    After a loud, simulated explosion, military and civilian police officers move cautiously into the Hunter Shoot House wearing full protective gear and carrying weapons. Their mission is united -- clear the room and neutralize the enemy.

  • Post celebrates Asian-Pacific heritage

    Apr 26, 2012

    Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month is an annual push to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of Asian and Pacific Islander people in the United States, but this year will specifically recognize their growing role in American history.

  • Concert takes people back in time

    Apr 26, 2012

    People were taken back in time as Fort Rucker's 98th Army "Silver Wings" Band brought its summer concert series, Music Under the Alabama Stars to Howze Field April 20 with its rock band, Crossfire, playing songs from different decades.

  • Sharing responsibilities, vision and leadership

    Apr 26, 2012

    Victory teammates, families and friends -- I want to thank everyone for the warm reception I have received from all of you since I took command. It's a tremendous honor to be your 45th commanding general.

  • Fort Rucker community recognizes Law Day

    Apr 26, 2012

    On May 1, law offices and bar associations across the country will recognize Law Day -- a nationally-recognized holiday commemorating the United States justice system.

  • Earth Day Expo brings awareness to Fort Rucker

    Apr 30, 2012

    Mother Nature made an appearance with a cleansing rain during Fort Rucker's first Earth Day Expo at the Festival Fields April 18, 2012, but that didn't dampen the spirits of everyone involved as the expo went on to educate and bring awareness to people about sustainability.

  • Flatiron aids city in active shooter exercise

    Apr 26, 2012

    Lakota helicopters landed at Enterprise High School to transport wounded victims during an active shooter mass casualty exercise and Fort Rucker's Flatiron was on the scene to aid the city of Enterprise April 21.

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

    Apr 28, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- With little to no sleep, competitors tackled day two of the 412th Theater Engineer Command's Best Warrior Competition with the same level of intensity as day one. The day's events started at the M9 pistol qualification course, where many of the competitors fired the weapon for the first time. The M9 pistol is normally issued to officers and high-ranking noncommissioned officers. The Soldiers then completed a 10-kilometer ruck march over hilly terrain in near 90-degree temperature. "This is by far and large the most interesting thing I have ever done," said Sgt. Andrew Wallburg, 375th Engineer Company, Huntsville, Ala. "It has taxed me to every limit I have known in the military." The Soldiers finished the day with Army Warrior Tasks, and a mystery event, which required them to assemble and disassemble a M4 Rifle, a M240-B Squad Automatic Weapon and a M9 Pistol.

  • Student robotic challenges also place emphasis on teamwork

    Apr 26, 2012

    Eight high school robotics teams mentored by engineers at the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) competed March 31st to April 1st at the Mount Olive High School in some friendly robot basketball. The teams participated in a competition called "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology" (FIRST), which challenges student teams to design, build and compete against one another with a remote-controlled robot capable of picking up and shooting basketballs.

  • ESC enlists volunteers to remove trash in residential neighborhoods

    Apr 26, 2012

    About 60 volunteers who helped spruce up the housing areas throughout the installation during the Enlisted Spouses Club's fourth annual Clean Up Fort Meade held April 21. This year, volunteers picked up nearly 110 bags of trash and recyclables throughout the communities.

  • Sill remembers, honors Holocaust victims

    Apr 26, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Fort Sill honored and memorialized the victims of the Holocaust with its National Days of Remembrance ceremony April 19 at the Patriot Club.

  • Soldier receives Broken Wing

    Apr 26, 2012

    Friends and Family members gathered at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center for a ceremony to recognize and honor one of its extraordinary Aviators April 17.

  • Holocaust survivor recounts being on Schindler's list

    Apr 26, 2012

    83-year-old Halina Silber shared her story of being No. 16 on Schindler's list with about 400 people on April 19 during Fort Meade's annual commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day and Days of Remembrance.

  • 48th Combat Support Hospital changes command

    Apr 26, 2012

    Col. Thomas A. Johnson Jr. took the reigns of the 48th CSH from Col. Corinne M. Ritter during a change of command ceremony on McGlachlin Parade Field on April 21. Ritter, who relinquished command after nearly three years, will retire in May from the military with more than three decades of service.

  • New 902nd MI complex dedicated at ribbon cutting

    Apr 26, 2012

    The 902nd Military Intelligence Group conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony and building dedication for its new headquarters and Army Counterintelligence Center complex on April 19.

  • Bass club to send three to division championship

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fort Benning chief of police wins state tournament with 8-pound bass. Three members of the Benning Bass Club will head to Lake Okeechobee in Florida June 6-8 to compete in The Bass Federation Southern Division Championship.

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