Archive: May 2012

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  • 707th CS defeats 704th MI for championship

    Jun 1, 2012

    The 707th Communications Squadron took home the intramural volleyball championship trophy May 24 after defeating the 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, 25-21, 19-25 and 15-12 at Murphy Field House here at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Local alternatives replace closed Rock Avenue Pool

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is offering a list of pool options in the nearby community for service members and their families as and alternative to the Rock Avenue Pool, which will not open this year due to budget constraints. The pool, which is typically available to service members, civilians, retirees and their families, will not open this year due to budget constraints. However,

  • Fort Meade Soldiers share benefits of military service at Career Day

    Jun 1, 2012

    Fort Meade service members spoke about their careers in the military to students at Scotchtown Hills Elementary School in Laurel, Md., during the school's Career Day held May 25.

  • Port Discovery reaches out to military families

    Jun 1, 2012

    Fort Meade and Post Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore have formed a partnership to support recreational activities for military families.

  • 780th MI team participates in American Cancer Society's 2012 Relay for Life

    Jun 1, 2012

    Seven members of the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade came together as a team to wage war against a different kind of enemy - cancer - on May 18 at Old Mill Middle School North in Millersville, Md.

  • Interactive activities highlight Fort Meade's annual safety expo

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Fort Meade Safety Office hosted the installation's annual Safety, Health and Wellness Expo on May 24 at the Fort Meade Pavilion to start the Army's 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety campaign.

  • Soldiers use music to inspire social change in Baltimore city youth

    Jun 1, 2012

    Soldier-musicians from the U.S. Army Field Band joined OrchKids for a five-day workshop at Lockerman Bundy Elementary School. The program is a year-round, school music program that provides music education, at no cost, to underserved students in Baltimore.

  • Fort Meade Enlisted Spouses Club awards annual scholarships

    Jun 1, 2012

    A Meade High School senior who has volunteered to help the homeless is the second recipient of the Enlisted Spouses Club's Evelyn Silva Scholarship Award of Excellence.

  • Fort Meade joins Baltimore Orioles for Military Appreciation Day

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Baltimore Orioles hosted more than 1,000 Fort Meade service members and families at the team's Military Appreciation Day held May 27 at Orioles Park at Camden Yard in Baltimore, Md., in honor of Memorial Day

  • Red Cloud English Camp gets high marks from local youngsters

    May 31, 2012

    At Camp Red Cloud May 23, Spc. Ryan Johnson of U.S. Army Garrison Red Cloud, works with Korean sixth-graders who seek to improve their English during an "English Camp" the post hosted May 22 to 25 .

  • Army sees excellence at Reggie's Club

    May 31, 2012

    Clarence "Dave" Sisney, who managed Camp Stanley's Reggie's Club for nearly eight years, has won the U.S. Army's prestigious James A. Carroll Excellence in Management Award for management of Reggie's.

  • Perry HS takes Far East Boys' Division 2 soccer crown

    Jun 3, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea -- Matthew C. Perry High School of Iwakuni, Japan, won the 2012 Far East Boys' Division 2 Soccer Championship here, going 6-0-1 in the eight-team, double elimination tournament.

  • Students participate in English camp at Humphreys

    May 31, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - The Good Neighbor English Camp was held here May 17-19. The camp aims to give standout Korean students a better grasp on English, while strengthening U.S.-Korea relations. More than 60 students attended the camp, which also included basketball, pull-ups, climbing instruction and a visit to the Humphreys airfield.

  • U.S. Army Alaska welcomes new CSM

    May 31, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Bernard L. Knight becomes U.S. Army Alaska's new top enlisted leader May 30 on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

  • Civilians receive praise for helping JBLM

    May 31, 2012

    JBLM leaders inducted Mrs. Tamara Jenkins, former Mayor of DuPont, Wash., and Ken Swarner, co-publisher and editor of The Ranger newspaper, into the JBLM Civilian Hall of Fame (CHF) May 23 at the McChord Co-Located Club. The CHF was founded in 2003 to recognize civilians who have contributed to the JBLM community.

  • Army employees recognized for work with civilian work force

    Jun 1, 2012

    Two Army civilians and one Army officer were honored at the Pentagon, May 31, 2012, for their efforts to strengthen and streamline the Army's civilian workforce.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston's Mark Garza

    May 31, 2012

    Spending time outdoors and learning about nature has always been a hobby for Mark Garza, a biologist in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District's Environmental Section.

  • 'Viper' Battalion puts new spin on Safety Stand-down Day

    May 31, 2012

    When battalion safety officer Chief Warrant Officer Mike Harmon set out to plan the Safety Stand-down Day for the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Third Infantry Division, he set his sights on the most insidious enemy of safety out there: boredom.

  • Flags in

    May 31, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Victor Whaley, a firing party commander, Charlie Company, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), talks about "flags-in" at the Arlington National Cemetery, Va.

  • Safety ride caps Talon Motorcycle Mentorship Program

    May 31, 2012

    Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Third Infantry Division, revved their engines and set off on a company ride May 24 to cap a month of motorcycle safety as a part of the Motorcycle Mentorship Program.

  • Class of 2012 Kessler 6th graders make their 'Rite of Passage' with ceremony

    May 31, 2012

    The 6th grade class at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School marked their transition to the 7th grade with their annual Rite of Passage ceremony, May 24.

  • Riders roar their engines at Motorcycle Safety Day

    May 31, 2012

    Honda CBRs, Harley Davidson Street Glides, Suzuki GSXRs, Yamaha YZF-Rs and Harley Fat Boys are just a few of the many different types of motorcycles roaring its engines and popping its mufflers at the Motorcycle Safety Day event at Fort Stewart, May 24. In observance of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Installation Safety Office coordinated a day filled with safety awareness tips and activities for the motorcycle enthusiast.

  • Showcase educates, energizes Raider spouses

    May 31, 2012

    In the Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith Education Center auditorium, wives from across the Raider Brigade had a chance to come together for a less academic, but more personal reason, May 16. They were partaking in the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Family Readiness Showcase, which focused on a wide variety of topics designed to help Family members become more self-sufficient.

  • U.S. Army Sapper school: Not just for Engineers

    May 31, 2012

    While the majority of Soldiers who wear the Sapper tab on their shoulder also sport the engineer castle on their dress blues, not all do.

  • Vanguard salutes Fallen with artillery rounds

    May 31, 2012

    Here, fire this first," said Sgt. Scott Arent to his section while handing over a patriotically painted 105-mm round.

  • Civilian employees: safe and secure

    May 31, 2012

    Civilian employees play a vital role in supporting leaders and Soldiers at installations and agencies across the Army, and the first week of National Safety Month is dedicated to preserving the health and wellness of these critical team members, both on and off the job.

  • Community braves tropical storm to celebrate Fallen heroes

    May 31, 2012

    SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Though the threat of strong winds and heavy rains hung over the Coastal Empire like so many grey clouds in the sky, the weather held up and veterans, civilians, and Soldiers of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Third Infantry Division, came out and celebrated Memorial Day events in Savannah, Ga., May 27 and 28.

  • Redstone's Pink Ladies raise funds for American Cancer Society

    May 31, 2012

    The Pink Ladies raised $3,311 May 18 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Huntsville Metro.

  • Voices of Valor: Second in a Series

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Frontline continues with a series titled "Voices of Valor: Soldiers are our Strength," which share stories of Soldiers' heroism and courage while in combat. The Third Infantry Division Soldiers depicted in the series discuss their experiences and close encounters with the enemy.

  • MRSA may be transmitted in workplace

    May 31, 2012

    Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus is a potentially dangerous type of staph bacteria that is resistant to certain antibiotics. It typically causes skin infection but can also affect the bloodstream, lungs, heart, bones and joints. MRSA is transmitted most frequently by direct skin-to-skin contact or contact with shared items or surfaces that have come into contact with someone else's infection (for example, towels, used bandages, equipment).

  • 3rd ID representing at Joint Service Open House

    May 31, 2012

    JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- Soldiers from the Third Infantry Division represented the Rock of the Marne at the Joint Service Open House May 18-20 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • To screen or not to screen: What men should know about screening for prostate cancer

    May 31, 2012

    Did you know that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend prostate cancer screening for all men? If you don't know the latest information about prostate cancer screening, you are not alone. Many men don't. This article will help you understand more about the latest information on prostate cancer screening and help you discuss this issue with your healthcare provider.

  • 26th BSB remember fellow 'Challengers'

    May 31, 2012

    The Eastern Redbud trees along the Fort Stewart's Warrior's Walkway are a symbol of life. Every tree is a living tribute dedicated to the brave Soldiers from units of the Third Infantry Division who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

  • 311th Signal Command warriors compete for "Best of the Best" title

    Jun 1, 2012

    Asia and Pacific Signal non-commissioned officers and Soldiers, both Active Duty and Reserve, convened in Hawaii for four grueling days of tough challenges at the 2012 "Best of the Best" 311th Signal Command (Theater) Best Warrior Competition. Since the 311th is a multi-component unit, winners go on to the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command Army, USARPAC and Army Reserve Competition.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Harvesting explosives proving valuable in disposing unexploded ordnance

    May 31, 2012

    CERDEC-developed Explosive Harvesting System continues to make a significant contribution to landmine and unexploded ordnance clearance operations in Cambodia.

  • Lower fares, expanded service to increase bus ridership

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- Fairfax County Officials may soon reduce the fair rate and add stops to the Fairfax Connector 335 peak hour route. The fare will drop from $3.65 with a SmarTrip card or $3.85 with cash to $1.50 or $1.70, respectively.

  • Community saves with vacation discounts

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- Leisure Travel Services offers discounted movie tickets, vacation packages, cruises and hotel booking among other travel related attractions, at reduced rates, to authorized patrons. Active duty, retired, Reservist and National Guard military personnel, as well as Department of Defense employees, contractors and Family members, can use the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation service with a DoD or DFMWR ID at the Fort Belvoir Community Center.

  • Claims Offices advises PCS movers to take control

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate Claims Office urges servicemembers and DoD civilians to take control of their permanent change of station moving day process. The first step is to create a personal inventory of household goods the transportation service provider will move to the new home.

  • Mortarmen in Afghanistan train with new round

    May 31, 2012

    Mortarmen with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, conducted a live fire exercise with the new 120 MM Precision Guided Round at Combat Out Post Terra Nova, Afghanistan May 27.

  • CECOM SEC Recognized at Federal Executive board

    May 31, 2012

    The Communications-Electronics Command Software Engineering Center (SEC) Wholesale Systems Support Division members were recognized by the Greater Saint Louis Federal Executive Board (FEB) with two individual and one team award during the Excellence in Government Awards Breakfast Banquet held May 10.

  • Spring blossoms new life at Fort Belvoir: Wildlife better off left alone

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- Now that spring is here in full force, you will be seeing young birds and other infant animals make their appearances in and around Fort Belvoir. While outside, there may be a time when you come across what appears to be an abandoned infant from the animal kingdom. Your first thought may be that the poor creature is lost or abandoned by its mother.

  • Straight talk from APG's top women leaders

    May 31, 2012

    Six women senior executives and two GS-15 leaders spoke to a room of 130 attendees about life lessons gained during their rise to key government positions during the Women in Defense luncheon at Beechtree catering facility in Aberdeen May 24.

  • Prevent heat injury in pets this summer

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- The heat has arrived. It is time to remember that our dogs are especially at risk for heat exhaustion because they don't perspire, as humans do, to dissipate heat. Our best friend's primary way to lower their body temperature is through panting. We have already started to see pets coming to the Fort Belvoir Veterinary Center with heat injuries, and want to discuss some ways to prevent this from occurring in your loved ones. Preventing heat injuries is easier than treating them, so early identification and treatment of heat injury helps save lives.

  • Cool or not, safety gear saves lives

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- I have been in love with riding skateboards since I first discovered the sport way back in 1973 at the age of seven.

  • Recycling center saves money, helps environment

    May 31, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- The Fort Belvoir Recycling center is making many changes to reduce the posts carbon footprint, save money and pay for its own operations within the next two years, according to recycling center officials. The center makes about $15,000 a month selling items such as aluminum cans and white paper and wants to increase that amount, said Fred David, DPW solid waste and qualified recycling program manager.

  • Teamwork expedites environmental restoration

    May 31, 2012

    The Secretary of the Army recently recognized FS/HAAF Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division's ability to leverage its diversely experienced personnel to successfully and efficiently assess and address complex environmental problems with the Environmental Award for Environmental Restoration - Installation.

  • Power User Conference Highlights Energy Innovation and Solutions

    May 31, 2012

    Reducing energy consumption, standardizing equipment across the armed forces, streamlining processes and improving training dominated discussion at the 2012 Power User Conference.Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines gathered at the fifth annual conference held by the Department of Defense's (DoD) Project Manager, Mobile Electric Power, or PM MEP, as an open forum to address tactical electric power topics and solutions.

  • Thousands watch Soldiers perform Twilight Tattoo

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Army's Chief Legislative Liaison joined thousands of visitors to the Nation's Capital to watch Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) perform to the sounds of The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" during the "Twilight Tattoo" at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.

  • Small business symposium provides guidance on government contracting

    May 31, 2012

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. - The Picatinny chapter of the National Contract Management Association held a small business symposium May 11 at the Skylands in Randolph,N.J., creating an opportunity for discussions between government officials and private companies seeking business opportunities with government agencies.

  • Memorial Day observance full of symbolism

    Jun 1, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 31) -- The Fort Belvoir Garrison Command Team and representatives from the Belvoir Garden Club, Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Army Cyber Command honored veterans of past wars during a Memorial Day observance, May 24. The importance of honoring past and present servicemembers, and those who lost their lives defending our nation, was evident in the comments of Lt. Gen. Rhett Hernandez, Army Cyber Command, commanding general and Col. John Strycula, the Fort Belvoir garrison commander

  • Athlete overcomes odds to graduate

    May 31, 2012

    When Jalen Kinloch ran on the football field to represent the Fountain-Fort Carson High School Trojans this past football season, he and his teammates heard a thunderous ovation from Trojans fans. No one knew at that moment that the next time Kinloch would make an appearance on the football field the thunderous ovation would be for him. That was the case Saturday during the Fountain-Fort Carson graduation ceremony.

  • 2012 Soldier Show stops at Fort Drum

    May 31, 2012

    Soldiers perform during the 2012 Soldier Show May 29 at Fort Drum.

  • Hammack talks sustainability considerations for senior leaders with Army War College students

    May 31, 2012

    U.S. Army War College students discussed sustainability considerations for senior leaders and the Army Net Zero program with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment, the Hon. Katherine Hammack, during the capstone lecture in an elective class here.

  • Injured Soldier climbs Kilimanjaro to inspire others

    May 31, 2012

    It took 10 days, but Staff Sgt. Sandra Ambotaite topped the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and proved a point.

  • Open swim: Fort Carson community members dive into summer

    May 31, 2012

    Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start to summer as hundreds of community members splished, splashed, dove and swam at the Outdoor Pool, which opened Saturday.

  • 88th Regional Support Command change of command ceremony

    May 31, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Glenn J. Lesniak relinquished command of the 88th Regional Support Command to Brig. Gen. Alton G. Berry during a change of command ceremony at Fort McCoy, Wis., May 19, 2012. Berry accepted the 88th's colors that date back to Camp Dodge, Iowa in 1917 from Maj. Gen. Keith Thurgood, Deputy Command General-Support, U. S. Army Reserve.

  • Army civilian, veteran promotes diversity by sharing traditions, experiences

    May 31, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A man who made tracks leading some of the first troops on Afghanistan's battlefield in 2001 continues his service as an Army civilian -- this time helping to ensure Soldiers and Families enjoy their time at Fort Drum.

  • Hundreds of Soldiers from Commando Brigade set out to earn Expert Infantryman's Badge

    May 31, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- "I am an expert and a professional," a line from the Soldier's Creed, represents two things troops should strive to be. But how does a Soldier meter his or her individual worth?

  • Soldiers join 25th annual Watchfire

    May 31, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum Soldiers participated Sunday in the 25th annual Watchfire event in Syracuse, where veterans from all over gathered to pay tribute to service members who never made it home and to retire American flags during the ceremony.

  • AMC and USTRANSCOM a partnership in excellence

    May 31, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command provided a tour of AMC Headquarters operations for U.S. Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, U.S. Transportation Command from Scott Air Force Base, Ill. May 30, 2012.

  • Fort Drum sees traditions come to life

    May 31, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Leadership, diversity and inclusion were the focus of this year's Asian American / Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance -- an event that reminded Soldiers and civilians of the dedication, traditions and contributions that people of all nationalities bring to America.

  • Army safety director addresses division, leaders

    May 31, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) units and organizations educated Soldiers, Fam- ilies and civilians at the annual Safety Day Fair, two special guests visited the installation Thursday to talk to leaders about Army safety and accident trends.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates Safety Day

    May 31, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The thunderous sound of more than 300 motorcycles followed by the roar of a formation made up of thousands of Soldiers from across the installation filled the morning air Thursday as the 17th annual Safety Day kicked off with a four-mile motorcycle ride and run around Fort Drum.

  • My Brother's Life

    May 31, 2012

    The summer of 1996 changed my perception of invincibility. I was only 16 years old, but I learned an important lesson that forever changed my attitude about wearing seat belts. Until then, I'd worn seat belts because it was the law, but I'd never thought about why they were important.

  • Victory Update Vol. 12-05

    May 31, 2012

    In this edition of Victory Update a Fort Jackson Soldier receives a nation military fatherhood award, plus the commanding general invites you to Fort Jackson's Army Birthday Ball and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • The logo says it all

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Hood will be recognized twice in June at the Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards ceremony at the pentagon. They won the installation category for environmental quality in both the Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense competitions. In addition, they won the team award for environmental quality for both programs. Their logo describes their award winning strategy.

  • My Not-so-fun Fourth

    May 31, 2012

    What holiday is better than the Fourth of July? None -- especially when you're an 11-year-old boy fascinated with firecrackers, bottle rockets and anything that goes "boom!"

  • Recipe for Complacency

    May 31, 2012

    We were on a routine night training mission on Fort Stewart, Ga., to prepare us for combat operations. I was sitting in the jump seat in one of two CH-47s operating in the southeast corner of the range. We were flying south on Blue route heading toward Jaeck landing zone, where another CH-47 was practicing pinnacle landings. Our instructor pilot was in the left seat while the pilot in progression was on the controls in the right seat. The weather was fine and we had good visibility. There were only a few other aircraft operating on the range that night, so we didn't anticipate much risk. That mindset would prove a recipe for complacency.

  • Asian, Pacific Soldiers celebrate heritage

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The son of a Bataan Death March survivor and an interned nurse's aide at a POW camp was the guest speaker at the Fort Sill Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon May 24 at the Patriot Club.

  • Strong partnership saves Kickapoo Creek

    May 31, 2012

    Illinois Army National Guard's Marseilles Training Area won the Secretary of the Army's FY 2011 award for natural resources conservation in the small installation category.

  • The Straight Skinny

    May 31, 2012

    As Soldiers, we are expected to meet rigorous height and weight standards and perform well physically. Unfortunately, many Soldiers resort to an "easy" solution for weight loss and improvement of their physical prowess in the form of metabolic enhancers. While many of these enhancers are legal and readily available at commissaries and exchanges, as well as local chain stores and online, there are banned products on the market. Soldiers need to be aware that the purchase or use of drugs, supplements or banned products, or the misuse of prescription drugs, is illegal and may be punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Let's take a look at thermogenics and stimulants to see exactly how they affect our bodies.

  • Natick Soldiers take part in 'Freedom Trail' event

    Jun 11, 2012

    Thirteen Soldiers from the Natick Soldier Systems Center took part in the "Freedom Trail" event May 5 at the Longfellow Sports Club in Natick.

  • Pushing the Limits

    May 31, 2012

    There I was, the "temporary" untracked aviation safety officer for my company, purposely speeding on my motorcycle after work and -- worst of all --right in sight of my company! Looking back more than six years later, I have to shake my head and ask, "Why would I do such a stupid thing?"

  • Program improves contract administration

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command here continue to implement phases of its Quality Assurance Program aimed at improving contract administration and oversight to help ensure Army organizations are getting what they pay for.

  • Campaign calls for active dads

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Research has shown that families are more resilient to change when fathers are present or are active in their children's lives. Since this is the military, dads have to deploy or go on unaccompanied tours of duty, or often the parents are separated. To build healthier military families, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program spearheaded "Dads on Duty,' a campaign throughout the month of June.

  • Don't Get Ripped

    May 31, 2012

    Growing up in northern Maine, I didn't have much experience with swimming in the ocean. My family had taken a handful of camping trips to Maine's coast, but my swimming experience was associated with lakes, rivers or pools. However, I had seen a Discovery Channel show about the dangers of rip currents and tips on how to get out of them. Years later, I recalled these tips when I found myself caught in a dangerous situation.

  • Museum keeps Soldier's love of Army alive

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Retired Staff Sgt. Dustin Roderigas enjoys working with his hands to restore historic military vehicles and artifacts. He has even restored his own World War II-era Willys jeep. He works as an assistant exhibits specialist at the Army Field Artillery Museum. But, he is just glad to be able to work at all after being injured in Iraq.

  • Recycling successes shine at Fort Hood

    Jun 1, 2012

    At Fort Hood, recycling is a requirement, not an option, and that attitude helped them win the team category for environmental quality in the FY 2011 Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards Programs.

  • Boating in a Bronco

    May 31, 2012

    It was the start of another beautiful weekend. My wife and I arose at a leisurely hour and loaded our Bronco II with all the things we thought we'd need for a weekend at the family farm. At the time, I was stationed in San Antonio, and the farm was located two hours away. We'd been married three years, and our first daughter was 8 months old. The weather that morning wasn't the greatest, being overcast with frequent showers. However, we loaded our vehicle, fed our daughter and took off.

  • 'Fuel' powers BCT Soldiers efficiently

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Mom and dad, relax; your son or daughter is part of a well-fed team through the efforts of the Fuel the Soldier program, part of the Soldier Athlete Initiative.

  • Stryker team shines at environmental stewardship

    Jun 1, 2012

    The Program Executive Office for Ground Combat Systems - Stryker Brigade Combat Team, won both the Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense team awards for Environmental Excellence in Weapons System Acquisition.

  • Once is All it Takes

    May 31, 2012

    The night began innocently enough -- just a group of friends celebrating graduating Army flight school. We started with dinner and ordered a round of beers. I was driving that night, and I knew (or thought) one beer wasn't going to get me drunk. As we continued to eat, we ordered another round of beers. With a stomach full of food and two beers, I felt sober and drove everyone to our next location, where the celebration continued.

  • Sill celebrates Memorial Day

    May 31, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Fort Sill paused to honor those who gave their lives for the freedoms Americans enjoy with a ceremony in front of McNair Hall on Memorial Day. All the pillars of honor at Fort Sill, to include the 77th U.S. Army Band and B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery, the "Salute Battery" along with veterans from all four service branches, elected officials, and Lesley J. McNair Post 5263 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Army leaders attended. Soldiers from the 428th and 434th FA brigades, the 30th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and the Marine Corps Artillery Detachment comprised the flag detail, color guard and wreath handlers.

  • New York Senate proclaims '10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day'

    May 31, 2012

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) community received an exceptional tribute last week, the kind of recognition usually reserved for major military installations.

  • Quartermaster School leadership peeps in on rigger training

    May 31, 2012

    BLACKSTONE ARMY AIRFIELD -- Leaders who empathize with Soldiers and their missions, will likely reap benefits far beyond a "feel-good moment," said Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, Quartermaster Corps regimental command sergeant major.

  • New barrier/trap intended to halt spread of sea lamprey

    May 31, 2012

    Representatives of the Detroit District, state and federal dignitaries dedicated a $1.88 million sea lamprey barrier/trap built at Trail Creek, Ind., as part of a regional sea lamprey control plan. The new infrastructure is intended to protect the Great Lakes from this parastitic creature, which scientists say would decimate the lake trout, salmon and whitefish populations if left unchecked.

  • Social Security Administration Honors Fallen

    May 31, 2012

    More than 300 Social Security Administration personnel welcomed Col. (P) Jody J. Daniels, deputy commanding general of First Army Division East, to their annual Memorial Day Observance held at the Social Security Administration Headquarters building in Woodlawn, Md.

  • Post students have chance to audition for Secret Garden

    May 31, 2012

    An audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Secret Garden is scheduled for June 18 at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School. Roles are available for students entering first grade through 12th grade.

  • 2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation, West Point, N.Y.

    May 31, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh attends the 2012 U.S. Military Academy graduation at West Point, N.Y., May 26.

  • Volunteer Spotlight

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Jackson 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Ruben Vargas was looking for guidance after leaving the Army. A knee injury made his future in uniform look less than exciting, he said, but he knew he wasn't ready to step away from the Army after more than 15 years of service.

  • Army Sustainment Command commemorates Memorial Day

    May 31, 2012

  • Fort Lee, surrounding communities honor the fallen during Memorial Day weekend

    May 31, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 31) -- Fort Lee military members supported a number of Memorial Day commemoration efforts over the holiday weekend. The events included a Memorial Day Ceremony at the War Memorial in the nearby city of Colonial Heights to helping American Legion members to lay flags on gravesites in adjacent Petersburg. All of the services with a presence here -- the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines -- participated in Memorial Day events. Maj. Gen. James Hodge, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, participated as well. He was the guest speaker for a commemoration ceremony in nearby Hopewell.

  • Veterans enjoy Honor Flight

    May 31, 2012

    About 100 veterans left Columbia Metropolitan Airport on the morning of May 23 to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington.

  • Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North completes construction, transfers provincial

    May 31, 2012

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-North's recently completed and transferred its $7.4 million provincial police headquarters project to Afghanistan National Police in Pul-e 'Alam, Logar Province.

  • Memorial Day event honors Nation's heroes

    May 31, 2012

    More than 300 people took the opportunity Monday to remember America's fallen service members in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

  • BCT Soldiers keep their cool during Southern summer heat

    May 31, 2012

    Drill sergeants and Basic Combat Training company commanders have a number of ways of keeping Soldiers cool during the summer heat.

  • Edwards to receive fatherhood award

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Jackson 1st Lt. William Edwards has been selected as the recipient of the Military Fatherhood Award by the Fatherhood Initiative, the organization announced Tuesday.

  • Last of the LoRusso brothers graduate West Point

    May 31, 2012

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (May 30, 2012) -- Larry Sr. and Elizabeth LoRusso from Long Island watched as the last of their four sons graduated from West Point May 26 and proudly pinned second lieutenant bars on Brian and Larry LoRusso at the Firstie Club, surrounded by the West Point Lacrosse team, family and friends.

  • Blowfish to host free baseball game for Soldiers

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Jackson is continuing its partnership with the Columbia Blowfish baseball club and the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the Army's birthday with a baseball game.

  • Army Ball looks to connect Soldiers with tradition

    May 31, 2012

    This year's Army Birthday Ball will be an opportunity for Soldiers and their families to reconnect with military tradition.

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