Archive: Apr 2012

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  • Future is the focus at Senior Enlisted Leaders Conference

    Apr 18, 2012

    Senior NCOs meet to discuss the future at Senior Enlisted Leaders Training Conference April 1-4.

  • Task Force Arriero Commander visits school, set for renovations

    Apr 18, 2012

    SARRAX OCH, Guatemala - Beyond the Horizon 2012 Task Force Arriero Commander, Lt. Col. John Findley from the Missouri Army National Guard 35th Engineer Brigade, visited the a site on April 17 where U.S. Soldiers working with Guatemalan personnel will renovate at school.

  • Army surgeon on track to head off cancer before it starts

    Apr 19, 2012

    An Army doctor has helped develop a vaccine that he believes will prevent cancer, or at least its recurrence.

  • April 17, 2012 -- CSA Remarks at the George C. Marshall Leadership Seminar

    Apr 18, 2012

  • Surgeon Generals Tour DFIP

    Apr 19, 2012

  • Mission command readies 4th MEB

    Apr 18, 2012

    FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Commander, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Col. Frank Y. Rangel, along with his key staff, conducted a three-day seminar with the Mission Command Training Program hosted in The Colonel John M. McHugh Training Center at Townsend Hall here April 10 through 13. Rangel is preparing for a combat-simulated exercise later this year.

  • Soldiers rely on training to guide them - Troopers prepare for unit's first Expert Infantry Badge co

    Apr 18, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from 3rd Cavalry Regiment tested their land navigation skills during a practice run of the unit's 1st Expert Infantry Badge course at a training site on the outskirts of Killeen Apr. 16. The land navigation course is designed to test each soldier's ability to read a map, plot given points and then find those points in a set amount of time. Alone, this may not seem that difficult, but the added pressure of multiple tasks during the upcoming EIB course had soldiers analyzing every detail of the course.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program: Preparing for success after the Army

    Apr 18, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO--Soldiers deliver for the Army and for the nation--I've seen it throughout my career, never more so than during my time in Iraq. So when you decide it's time to move on to the next stage of your life, it's only right that we should have a plan, prepare together, and then execute with energy to ensure success. That's why we have the Army Career and Alumni Program--to help you and your Family prepare for a successful transition.

  • Report shows slight increase in Army sexual assaults

    Apr 19, 2012

    In an annual Department of Defense report just released, the Army had a slight increase in reported sexual assaults.

  • Soldiers at core of Network Integration Evaluation

    Apr 19, 2012

    The flashy systems may attract a lot of attention, but it is the Soldiers who get the final say when it comes to evaluating new network technologies.

  • Panetta, Dempsey announce initiatives to stop sexual assault

    Apr 18, 2012

    The Pentagon's top civilian and military leaders took their campaign to stop sexual assault in the military to Capitol Hill, April 16, 2012, where they announced new initiatives to combat the problem.

  • Aircraft ramp expanded at Kandahar Airfield

    Apr 18, 2012

    The 451st Air Expeditionary Wing received 38 acres of strategic and tactical ramp space with the completion of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction project at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 10, 2012.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers conduct joint training with Belgian partners

    Apr 19, 2012

    Army Reserve Soldiers with the 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, based out of Kaiserslautern, Germany, participated for the third straight year in an annual joint training exercise with the Zaventem fire department in Belgium, April 9-14, 2012.

  • 702nd EOD conducts demolition training

    Apr 18, 2012

    The 702nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, held demolition training here at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, March 26-29.

  • Exhibits ignite thought, pique imagination at Hohenfels school

    Apr 18, 2012

    Students and parents alike thronged the more than 20 exhibits filling the halls of Hohenfels Middle/High School during the ninth annual Math, Science, and Technology Night, March 22, 2012.

  • Few of the few to pray

    Apr 18, 2012

    The Army accounts for a small portion of the U.S. population, and one of the smallest group inside the Army is the female chaplain. Lt. Col. Rachel S. Coggins, United States Army Reserve Support Command Chaplain, who received her Ph.D. of ministry in women's studies from Trinity College of the Bible Theological Seminary, is a member of this small female chaplain group.

  • IMCOM Europe names 'Best Warriors'

    Apr 18, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Installation Management Command Europe announced the winners of the 2012 Best Warrior Competition in a ceremony here April 17. Staff Sgt. Robert C. Donovan from U.S. Army Garrison Baden-Wuerttemberg Directorate of Emergency Services and Spc. Shaquana S. Taylor from USAG Stuttgart Religious Support Office are the Best Warrior Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Steven D. Moseley

    Apr 18, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Maj. Steven D. Moseley

  • Japanese employee at Camp Zama wins safety award at Army-wide level

    Apr 18, 2012

    A Japanese employee at Camp Zama, Japan, will be recognized with an award at the Army-wide level for his hard work and dedicated efforts while assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Japan Safety Office.

  • Spc. Avery Represents 16th CAB in Combatives Tournament

    Apr 18, 2012

    Combatants from across Joint Base Lewis-McChord gathered at the Soldier's Field House to compete in the 3rd annual Modern Army Combatives Program tournament on April 11-13.

  • Pets receive vaccinations during Balikatan 2012

    Apr 18, 2012

    Free veterinary care was provided April 13, 2012, for pets of the San Pedro barangay, Puerto Princesa Palawan, Philippines, during Exercise Balikatan 2012, which officially began April 16.

  • Medical Explorers learn communication, teamwork skills

    Apr 17, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Tripler Army Medical Center's Medical Explorer Post 1948 had their first off-site at a litter, or stretcher, obstacle course, here, April 7.

  • ASC Reservists honored for deployments to Southwest Asia

    Apr 17, 2012

    What he'll always remember are the sand, extreme heat and ongoing incoming rocket and mortar enemy fire. For Spc. Kris Covault, it's good to be back home.

  • Army extends smartcard pilot for spouses and retirees

    Apr 19, 2012

    Army seeks volunteers in areas near Ft. Belvoir, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Jackson. The Army is evaluating smartcard identity authentication as an alternative to username/password login to websites--such as AKO, Army OneSource, etc.

  • ASC Reserve unit conducts change of command

    Apr 17, 2012

    Serving as commander since May 2008, Col. Vicki Baxter bid farewell to her Soldiers of the Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element in a ceremony here April 15.

  • Mortars arrive by sea, attack on land, extract by air

    Apr 17, 2012

    Marine mortar men from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, in support of African Lion 2012, executed a quick-strike, indirect-fire mission on a simulated enemy fuel convoy at Cap Draa, Morocco, April 9.

  • MCRC awards all four year Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarships

    Apr 17, 2012

    For the first time since the program began in 2006, Marine Corps Recruiting Command has awarded all 34 allotted four-year Frederick C. Branch Leadership Scholarships to qualified men and women who attend or plan on attending participating historically black colleges and universities.

  • SOS provides long-term support to survivors

    Apr 17, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Loved ones of Fallen Soldiers have a place to go for support. APG's Survivor Outreach Services connects survivors with professionals who can provide guidance, information and assistance.

  • John H. Hopps Defense Research scholars tour ALC

    Apr 18, 2012

    Members of the John H. Hopps Defense Research Scholars Program at Morehouse University recently toured the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Adelphi Laboratory Center. Approximately 40 students participated in the tour and were introduced to ARL research and technology including autonomous robotics research, wireless emulation technologies, the specialty electronic materials facility, and PiezoMEMS actuators for insect-inspired microflight.

  • Thompson promoted to brigadier general in the U.S. Army

    Apr 17, 2012

  • ARL provides seminar at University of Oklahoma, tours National Weather Center

    Apr 18, 2012

    Recently, Pam Clark, chief of ARL's Battlefield Environment Division and Dave Knapp, chief of the ARL Atmospheric Modeling Applications Branch, Battlefield Environment Division, provided a seminar at the University of Oklahoma, where they showed off ARL research efforts primarily in Unmanned Aircraft System development and products. Clark and Knapp along with others from the university including Dr. John Snow, Regents Professor, Meteorology/Dean Emeritus, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences and ARL Technical Advisory Board Member, were also able to tour the university's National Weather Center (NWC) facility. Due to the great interest ARL has in the university's atmospheric science program and NWC, a major goal is to establish a cooperative agreement in the near future to formalize scientific collaborations.

  • ARL participates in Directed Energy to DC (DE2DC) Exhibition

    Apr 18, 2012

    Recently, the Directed Energy to DC (DE2DC) Exhibition event was held in the Congressional Rayburn House Building in Washington, D.C. The Directed Energy Professional Society organized and executed logistic arrangements under the sponsorship and support of the Congressional Directed Energy Caucus and the High Energy Laser-Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO). Dr. Jiang Liu and Mr. Gary Carhart of ARL's Computational and Information Sciences Directorate presented the innovative internal phase-locking 7 and 19-channel fiber laser array system developed under ARL mission and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and HEL-JTO programs.

  • Afghanistan ambassador invites U.S. Soldier to embassy

    Apr 18, 2012

    An American Soldier's simple actions in Afghanistan last year gained the attention of that nation's ambassador to the United States, who spoke April 13, 2012, with the Soldier one-on-one at the embassy in Washington, D.C.

  • 'Dagger' Brigade updates vehicle fleet

    Apr 18, 2012

    The Army's newest versions of two vehicles that have kept America's fighting men and women safe for more than a quarter of a century have arrived at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Byers intends to make good on Olympic promise to grandfather

    Jul 26, 2012

    U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestler Sgt. 1st Class Dremiel Byers is more concerned about making good on a promise to his late grandfather than the return of Rulon Gardner, his former archrival on the mat.

  • 301st IO Battalion changes commanders

    Apr 17, 2012

    An Army Reserve unit based in New York City welcomed its new commander in a ceremony April 15 at Fort Totten. Lt. Col. John C. Spear took command of the 301st Information Operations Battalion, transferring to the unit from U.S. Cyber Command.

  • Final space shuttle flight observed over Fort McNair

    Apr 18, 2012

    The final hours of flight for the space shuttle Discovery and NASA's space shuttle program took place over historic Fort Lesley J. McNair, April 17, 2012, as thousands of Washingtonians looked up at the clear blue skies of the Nation's Capital.

  • SDDC and USTRANSCOM to host 2012 Mid-America Army Birthday Ball in St. Louis

    Apr 17, 2012

    In honor of the Army's 237th birthday, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command will host the 2012 Mid-America Army Birthday Ball at the St. Louis Hyatt Regency at the Arch hotel on Saturday, June 16.

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

    Apr 17, 2012

    The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command congratulates Tracy Marshall, CECOM Equal Employment Program Manager, for being named the Army's 2011 Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year for her work while serving as an active duty Soldier with Army Central Command as an Army Reserve master sergeant.

  • Young patriots: Teen's dedication to service helps make military life easier

    Apr 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Military children often grow up in several different states and countries during their youth. However, one Fort Drum teen is somewhat new to military life.

  • Finding Closure in Closure:New York Army National Guard to Shut Down Afghan Bases

    Apr 17, 2012

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss -- Closing bases in Afghanistan is a perfect fit for them, according to some Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 427th Special Troops Battalion (BSB). "The war started in New York City, and now New York State units are going to close down Afghanistan (bases)," said Spc. Aaron Taylor, of Hamburg, N.Y. "It started in New York, now New York is ending it."

  • Medal of Honor

    Jun 5, 2012

    Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr. was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, May 16, 2012.

  • Armed Forces Day - Plans continue for celebration

    Apr 17, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground will host an Armed Forces Day Celebration on the grounds of the APG Museum, May 16 as part of Armed Forces Week, May 14-19.

  • Telling the Army Story

    Apr 17, 2012

    "The strength of our nation is our Army, the strength of our Army is our soldiers, the strength of our soldiers is our families, this is what makes us Army Strong!"

  • Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts six new members

    Apr 18, 2012

    NCOs inducted into prestigious club April 4 during SELTC

  • Detours and back roads to a dream: A USAREUR Soldier's journey to becoming an Olympian

    May 1, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- John Roland Rene grew up alongside three brothers and two sisters in the northwestern part of D.C., referred to by locals as "Uptown," with a dream of fighting for his country in an Olympic boxing ring.

  • Service & Awards

    Apr 17, 2012

  • Finding your voice: Military kids learn to express emotion through journalism

    Apr 18, 2012

    Ask any military kid and they'll tell you: Having a parent in the military can be hard.

  • Soldiers killed in action in Vietnam

    May 18, 2012

  • Vietnam hero to receive Medal of Honor posthumously

    Apr 19, 2012

    President Barack Obama has announced that Spc. 4 Leslie H. Sabo Jr., a rifleman with the 101st Airborne Division, will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor May 16, 2012, for his actions during the Vietnam War.

  • New beach/seawall vital for facility

    Apr 17, 2012

    Sand and stone will provide better protection for rocket launch pads, as well as Commonwealth of Virginia and Navy facilities located on Virginia

  • The Army's Future Leaders Explore Future Technology

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Army's future leaders got an inside look at cutting edge research during a visit on April 13 to the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM).

  • Gen Allen Visits DFIP

    Apr 17, 2012

  • Gen Allen Visits DFIP

    Apr 17, 2012

  • Gen Allen Visits DFIP

    Apr 17, 2012

  • Panetta, Dempsey say Pentagon feels sequestration's shadow

    Apr 17, 2012

    The shadow of sequestration is being cast over the Defense Department, and members of Congress must act to dissipate it, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.

  • Leaders salute 1,295 years of service

    Apr 17, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - They come from all walks of life and from all over the globe. Their mission -- to serve Soldiers and Families in the U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden. During a ceremony in the Community Activity Center March 23, garrison leaders paid tribute to the 1,295 combined years of service by those who have reached milestones in their careers ranging from five to 45 years of service.

  • AFSBn-Kandahar Class VII warehouse, where the rubber meets the road

    Apr 17, 2012

    If a Soldier moves with it, shoots it or uses it to communicate chances it will be issued by the Class VII warehouse located on the Army Field Support Battalion-Kandahar's compound. Literally serving as Army Materiel Command's face to the field, the team who runs the warehouse distributes the equipment that gives Soldiers the edge on the battlefield.

  • CYSS helps military children

    Apr 17, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Jump houses, face painting and cotton candy. It was a child's dream come true as U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Child Youth and School Services celebrated Month of the Military Child with a Fun Fair at the Child Development Center parking lot, April 14.

  • Watervliet Arsenal: A place where children inspire 198 years of pride

    Apr 27, 2012

    Working in the historic Watervliet Arsenal has given nearly eight generations of workers a sense of pride that may be rarely equaled anywhere in the Army. But give it to children, who participated in the Arsenal's Take Your Child to Work Day on April 12, 2012, to take that sense of pride to a higher level.

  • New Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Invested

    Apr 17, 2012

    The newest Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army was invested during a ceremony conducted today at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Thomas Kershaw was selected by Secretary of the Army John McHugh to represent the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

  • Continuing legacy: 'Gimlets' return to South Korea

    Apr 17, 2012

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, deployed to South Korea to conduct Foal Eagle, a joint combined training exercise designed to strengthen the U.S. - Republic of Korea alliance.

  • Combined US, South Korean forces train together

    Apr 16, 2012

    POCHEON, South Korea -- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, participated in a combined live-fire training exercise with Republic of Korea Soldiers at Rodriguez Multi-purpose Range Complex, Friday, to train not only on their war fighting skills but their ability to execute and accomplish missions as a single, cohesive unit.

  • United States Forces Korea commander observes training

    Apr 16, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ TRAINING RANGE, South Korea -- Gen. James D. Thurman, commander United States Forces Korea, met with soldiers from 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, "Gimlets," 25th Infantry Division, here, to observe their combined training with Republic of Korea Army units as part of the annual Foal Eagle exercise 2012, April 12.

  • 25th ID Soldiers train with ROK Army in South Korea

    Apr 16, 2012

    RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea - Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks in Hawaii, participated in a combined live-fire training exercise with Republic of Korea Soldiers from the 11th Infantry Division here April 13 as part of Exercise Foal Eagle 2012.

  • Girl Scouts build rain garden at Camp Humphreys

    Apr 18, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- Girls Scouts made quite a splash here April 14, creating a rain garden at Beacon Hill and bringing awareness of the approaching Earth Day.

  • Corps' engineers climb, inspect New Hogan Dam

    Apr 18, 2012

    A specialized team from the Sacramento District climbed and inspected the tainter gates at New Hogan Dam near Valley Springs, Calif., April 10.

  • Best Ranger Competition Winners

    Apr 16, 2012

    Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne, winners of the 2012 Best Ranger competition, at Fort Benning, Ga., talk to reporters about their experience during the competition.

  • Winners 2012 Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 16, 2012

    The presentation of the Colt pistols to team 38 from the Special Operations Command, SFC Thomas Payne & MSG Kevin Foutz. The winning team remarks about the competition afterwards at the Ranger Memorial.

  • JBLM Rugby kicks off the season

    Apr 16, 2012

    The JBLM Dragons, comprised mostly of Soldiers from various units across the garrison, spend their lunch hour working out and practicing team drills at Cowan Stadium. They are willing to give up that time during the week for the love of the sport.

  • U.S. Army Hosts Radio Procurement Industry Day

    Apr 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army hosted an industry day on April 13, 2012 at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) to discuss its Solider Radio Waveform (SRW) Appliqué radio procurement.

  • Two Army Rangers take top honors

    Apr 16, 2012

    Two members of the Army's Special Operations Command take this year's "Best Ranger" honors.

  • Division West, First Army discuss training mission transition

    Apr 16, 2012

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- Key leaders of the sprawling divisions that train Army National Guard and Army Reserve units before they mobilize to overseas theaters or other contingency operations converged here last week to discuss current and future missions.

  • Army family JROTC members win national cyber defense award

    Apr 16, 2012

    WASHINGTON -- Three Leilehua High School Army JROTC students, all Army family members of parents stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, defeated more than 1,000 other teams to win the Top Service Award from the U.S. Army at the National High School Cyber Defense Competition.

  • TRADOC commanding general tours Fort Leonard Wood

    Apr 16, 2012

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command commanding general Gen. Robert W. Cone and his wife, Jill, visited Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 12. It's his second tour of the post since becoming TRADOC commander last year.

  • Army investing more money, training into SHARP

    Apr 17, 2012

    Since 2007, the Army's budget to combat sexual assault has increased fivefold, said the director of Human Resources, Army G-1.

  • Focus on Earth Day, fun

    Apr 16, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Thousands of family members converged on Weyand Field for the annual Fun Fest and Earth Day festivals, here, April 7.

  • Garrison, IPC host variety of events during Earth Month

    Apr 16, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii and Island Palm Communities continue to celebrate Earth Month by hosting a variety of activities that inspire people to learn and care for the environment.

  • Army focusing on industrial base, international sales

    Apr 17, 2012

    As the Army works vigorously to pursue its key modernization priorities while simultaneously seeking to lower costs and adjust to a changing budget, international sales opportunities are figuring prominently in the Army's acquisition strategy, service officials said.

  • MRAP has future in Army with clearance, prepositioning

    Apr 17, 2012

    The mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle has a future in the Army, said service officials, though it won't be part of an "MRAP brigade."

  • Army Today - Joint Task Force North supporting federal law enforcement agencies

    Apr 16, 2012

    Joint Task Force North supporting federal law enforcement agencies.

  • I'll raise you two 4-stars! Army Senior Leader's Recognize NCO Special Agent

    Apr 16, 2012

    Throughout history, the success or failure of America's military has been directly linked to the caliber of non-commissioned officers (NCOs) serving within its ranks. During a standing room only ceremony at the Pentagon recently, two of the Army's senior leaders made time to promote Master Sgt. Keith Ford, a CID special agent with the Protective Services Battalion, 701st Military Police Group (CID), and recognized his contributions to both the Army and the NCO corps.

  • Save a Life Tour held at APG South

    Apr 16, 2012

  • 3d ESC Soldiers deploy to Afghanistan

    Apr 16, 2012

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (April 15, 2012) -- More than 150 Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) departed Fort Knox April 15 for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Army Now - Program Executive Office Soldiers showing off their new personal equipment for helicopter

    Apr 16, 2012

    Program Executive Office Soldiers showing off their new personal equipment for helicopter pilots and crew that will lighten their load and provide better comfort.

  • Therapy Dog B-Roll

    Apr 16, 2012

    Army psychologist CPT Katie Kopp has an unusual tool to help soldiers deployed to eastern Afghanistan deal with combat stress. His name is Hank and he's a spirited 3-year-old Boston terrier.

  • 72nd Soldier to represent Division East in First Army Soldier of the Year competition

    Apr 16, 2012

    His professionalism and military bearing caught the Brigade Command Sergeant Major's attention first. His grasp of military knowledge got the sergeant major thinking. Two months later, the sergeant major put his faith in that Soldier to the test. The Soldier, Spec. Timothy Andariese, did not let him down. Recently, Andariese won the title of First Army Division East Soldier of the Year.

  • First Army Division East Delivers toys to Afghan Children

    Apr 16, 2012

    Bringing smiles to Afghanistan children's faces wasn't covered in mobilization training and isn't listed on most Afghanistan trainer mentor's "to-do" lists. But when one First Army Division East member started thinking about the children in his area, the idea took root and was enthusiastically supported by other members of his team.

  • New Rapid Fielding Initiative for brigade combat teams

    Apr 16, 2012

    The Army's Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI) is the process by which new equipment is distributed to Soldiers either at home station or in a theater of operations. Traditionally, the fielding is conducted by a contracted workforce under Program Executive Soldier -- Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment (PM-SPIE).

  • RDECOM senior NCO discusses support for Soldiers

    Apr 16, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie assumed duties as the leader of U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's enlisted Soldiers March 16. He took over for Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin, who served as RDECOM's senior noncommissioned officer since 2007. In an interview with RDECOM public affairs, Beharie discussed the role of the command's enlisted Soldiers, the needs of Soldiers in theater, and how Army scientists and engineers will continue to provide the technological edge for its Soldiers.

  • First Army Division East Keeps Combat Lifesavers up to speed

    Apr 16, 2012

    If you've ever seen a war movie, you've witnessed this familiar call from a wounded Soldier or Marine: "Medic!" But who are these brave warriors who risk their own safety to care for their wounded comrades-in-arms? And who ensures those medics and combat lifesavers receive the training they need to confidently and competently care for injured Soldiers?

  • CECOM recognized as the Army's Exceptional Safety Organization in FY 11

    Apr 16, 2012

    This year, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command received the 2011 Exceptional Organization Safety Award at the Army level. This is the second year in a row that CECOM has won this prestigious award, given by the Secretary of the Army and the Army Chief of Staff. The Army awards just ten safety awards each year.

  • Acquisition workforce deemed vital to controlling costs

    Apr 16, 2012

    Despite a climate of tighter scrutiny of defense spending, the expansion of the acquisition workforce will continue to be an ongoing goal, a top Army acquisition executive said March 22.

  • Deadlines short, expectations high for foreign sales

    Apr 18, 2012

    Time and material are normally the first two factors cited as being challenges that Security Assistance Command personnel face in their jobs. Karen Grant, a central case manager for Iraq in USASAC's CENTCOM Central Case Management Division at the New Cumberland office, knows firsthand about these challenges.

  • U.S. ARMY BRINGS SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS (STEM)

    Apr 16, 2012

    The U.S. Army and Ten80 Education announced today a partnership focusing on immersing students in real-life applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

  • Going 'Gray'

    Apr 16, 2012

    1st Infantry Division activates new UAS company.

  • Thousands enjoy a roll on the White House lawn

    Apr 16, 2012

    For 134 years, children of all ages have had the opportunity to visit the White House each spring and hunt for brightly colored treasures on the south lawn.

  • Waterfront festival attracts large crowds

    Apr 16, 2012

    Although petals from the cherry blossom trees had already fallen due to an early spring, the Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival in Washington, D.C., attracted 45,000 people through its eight hour duration April 7.

  • Space Shuttle Discovery to fly over Washington metro area April 17

    Apr 16, 2012

    NASA's 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) with space shuttle Discovery mounted atop will fly approximately 1,500 feet above various parts of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area on Tuesday, April 17.

  • Army healthcare recruiters pitch to younger crowd

    Apr 16, 2012

    JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Bringing the Army story to a high school audience is a no-brainer for most Army recruiters. But for medical recruiters seeking physicians and other healthcare providers, the younger crowd is an uncommon environment.

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