Archive: May 2012

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  • 201st MI Battalion on track in self-eval

    May 11, 2012

    The 201st Military Intelligence Battalion attained another milestone in preparation for eventual deployment with a battalion-wide field training exercise on Camp Bullis May 6-11.

  • Army Under Secretary awards leaders for streamlining and saving the Army money

    May 11, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army, Dr. Joseph W. Westphal hosts the 50th Annual Pace Awards where awardees are selected based on their performance and completion of significant staff assignments that benefit the Army by providing substantial financial savings, or technological or military development, April 3, 2012 at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

  • President proclaims Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    May 11, 2012

    President Barack Obama signed a proclamation naming today Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

  • Army Secretary observes 1AD Situational Training Exercise

    May 11, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh observed small-unit urban training during a visit with 1st Armored Division, fort Bliss, Texas, May 8, 2012.

  • USAMITC Upgrades its Video Network Center

    May 11, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Army Medical Information Technology Center (USAMITC) is currently upgrading and expanding its Video Network Center (VNC) to meet growing requirements. The USAMITC VNC supports and provides the infrastructure for video teleconferencing throughout the U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) enterprise network worldwide. The VNC's bottom line is to provide video teleconferencing support to facilitate the medical needs of patients and warfighters around the globe. This includes video teleconferencing among U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) staff members, between Military treatment facilities (staff members and other health care professionals) and patients, medical consults between patients and providers, etc.

  • Darkhorse, 1-89 CAV welcomes new commander

    May 11, 2012

    FORT DRUM, NY - Delta "Darkhorse" Company, 210th Brigade Support Battalion received a new commander as Capt. Stephen Lahr took the reins from Capt. Ricky Grant in a ceremony at the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment motorpool May 11.

  • Fort Belvoir PAIO team walks for breast cancer awareness

    May 11, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 10) -- Six representatives of Fort Belvoir's Plans, Analysis and Integration Office successfully completed the 10th annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, D.C., Saturday and Sunday.

  • Wounded warrior gets role in Hollywood blockbuster

    May 11, 2012

    Greg Gadson, who lost both of his legs as a result of wounds in Iraq, plays a wounded warrior who takes on alien invaders in the movie "Battleship".

  • Blue Star survey reveals top concerns of military families

    May 11, 2012

    A new survey promises to give the Defense Department better insight into how ten years of war has impacted military families.

  • Belvoir teens meet with Secretary of Education

    May 11, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May10) --Several teenagers with ties to Fort Belvoir met with Secretary of Education, Arnie Duncan, April 16 at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building in Washington D.C. Izaiah Robinson, LaTarryl Hall and Kathleen Anderson, met with Secretary Duncan, DOE representatives and other area teens to discuss the obstacles military children face when changing schools.

  • Army Secretary addresses senior noncommissioned officers at Sergeants Major Academy

    May 11, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh addressed Class 62 of the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy during a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, May 8, 2012. McHugh also met with leaders of 1st Armored Division and Joint Task Force North.

  • U.S. Army North participates in Ardent Sentry 2012

    May 11, 2012

    Ardent Sentry 2012, underway in Texas gives service members with U.S. Army North the chance to practice for a natural or man-made disaster.

  • General Dempsey and wife Deanie recognize military spouses

    May 11, 2012

    Chairman of the Joint Cheifs of Staff General Martin Dempsey and his wife, Deanie, mark Military Spouse Appreciation Day with a personal message to military spouses.

  • Panetta recognizes military spouses

    May 11, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta marks Military Spouse Appreciation Day with a personal message to military spouses.

  • 3rd Cavalry Regiment honors fallen Soldier

    May 11, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A memorial was held for Spc. Joshua Martin, a cavalry scout assigned to 3rd Squadron "Thunder", 3rd Cavalry Regiment, during a ceremony May 9 at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel on post. The ceremony allowed friends and Family members the opportunity to pay their respects and a place to lean on one other in a time of grievance.

  • Soldier From USARIEM Completes Successful Command

    May 11, 2012

    Soldier From USARIEM's military Detachment Completes Successful Command Tour

  • LTG Bill Grisoli Speaks at 2012 AUSA Sustainment Symposium

    May 11, 2012

    LTG Grisoli, Director of the Office of Business Transformation (OBT), discussed the importance of adapting to the changing economic environment.

  • TRADOC recognizes selfless commitment of public service employees

    May 11, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Leaders of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and Virginia Congressman Rob Wittman, stood side by side to recognize 40 public service employees with a total of more than 1,300 years of federal service during the Annual Public Service Recognition Ceremony held the morning of May 3 at Jacobs Theater.

  • Warriors come from warriors: a mother's perspective

    May 14, 2012

    Marilyn Durso cherishes a Mother's Day gift that she calls "a sweet acknowledgment from a son to his mother."

  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day PSA

    May 11, 2012

  • The birds are back

    May 11, 2012

    Migrating birds are returning to the Interior of Alaska this time of year. Wonderful to see and watch for bird enthusiasts and laypersons alike; they may cause problems when deciding to build nests in and on military and residential structures.

  • USO Deployed Family Fun Day provides relaxation, information for Families

    May 11, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 10) -- Families enjoyed hot dogs, chips, moon bounces, tricycle riding, face painting and a performance by the Navy's drill team on Saturday during Deployed Family Fun Day sponsored by the Fort Belvoir branch of the USO. In addition to the entertainment, representatives from Army Community Service offices at Fort Belvoir and Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall were at the event to promote their services for Families of deployed Soldiers or Soldiers returning from deployment.

  • Fort Hood civil affairs brigade launches new civil information management course

    May 15, 2012

    Soldiers assigned to the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade recently took part in the first ever Civil Information Management class at Fort Hood, Texas, to learn assessment techniques and how to use the information gathered from those assessments.

  • Army seeks nominations for annual greatest inventions awards

    Jun 29, 2012

    Nominations are being accepted until July 6 for inventions initiated by Soldiers and by the Army Science and Technology community for recognition in the Army Greatest Inventions program.

  • Army Now -Sharon Burke talks energy security and the Armies future

    May 11, 2012

    Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary Defense for Operational Energy talks energy security and the Armies future.

  • Summer safety focus of Fort Belvoir's Safety Day

    May 11, 2012

    FORT BELVIOR, Va. (May10) -- Fort Belvoir Safety Office hosts a summer oriented Safety Day Celebration at Specker Field House, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, which focuses on the military's upcoming 101 Critical Days of Summer Safety campaign, features displays and demonstrations on topics such as grilling safety and boating safety. The celebration is open to the public.

  • Workers save time, money during Bike to Work Day

    May 11, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 10) -- Fort Belvoir employees are invited to participate in Commuter Connections and Washington Area Bicyclist Association's Bike to Work Day, May 18. Bike to Work Day showcases benefits of bicycling to work, such as cost savings and pollution reduction.

  • Resiliency is theme for Prayer Breakfast

    May 11, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 10) -- The Fort Belvoir community focused on how faith plays a role in building resiliency, during the annual Installation Prayer Breakfast, May 3, at the Officer's Club. Editor-in-Chief of Guideposts magazine, Edward Grinnan, spoke about how faith and resiliency helped him turn his life around. Grinnan was invited to the breakfast because of the magazine's relationship with Belvoir. Guideposts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope, encouragement, and inspiration to millions across America and the world, according to Richard V. Hopple Guideposts President and Chief Executive Officer.

  • McHugh to USASMA students: 'You are a testament to the value of the NCO Corps'

    May 14, 2012

    Army Secretary John McHugh addressed Class 62 of the Sergeants Major Course at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas, May 8, 2012.

  • Gunston widening near completion

    May 11, 2012

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (May 10) -- Shirley Contracting construction crews will complete the majority of widening Gunston Road, May 15. The two year project stretches from 12th Street to John J. Kingman Road and improves traffic flow on the installation's most traveled street. What once was a two lane road running north and south, is now four lanes wide, with turning lanes at each intersection.

  • New medical machine extends the arm of care

    May 11, 2012

    The U.S. Army is looking to a medical machine to help in the outpatient treatment of Soldiers suffering post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. EMMA -- an Electronic Medication Management Assistant offered through InRange Systems Inc. -- is being used in Warrior Transition Units throughout the Army.

  • Force-protection exercise provides 'huge value' at Natick

    May 14, 2012

    The Natick Soldier Systems Center held its annual antiterrorism/emergency management exercise May 10, 2012, to test personnel from NSSC, other state and federal agencies, and first responders from surrounding communities, who would react to an actual crisis situation on the installation.

  • BG Karen Dyson speaks at the National Guard Best Practices Conference

    May 11, 2012

    BG Karen Dyson, Director of the Business Operations Directorate, Army Office of Business Transformation, shared her thoughts during the National Guard Best Practices Conference.

  • Mr. Robin Swan Addresses Force Management Senior Leaders

    May 11, 2012

    Mr. Robin Swan, SES, Deputy Director of the Office of Business Transformation, addressed the Functional Area 50 (Force Management) Senior Leader Seminar on May 7, 2012 at the Pentagon Conference Center.

  • USADT perform on Army Wives episode

    May 11, 2012

    U.S. Army Drill Team (USADT) Soldiers, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), perform during a taping of the 100th episode of Army Wives, May 8, 2012, in Charleston, S.C.

  • Military Teen Talk: Perspective on the life of a military child

    May 11, 2012

    The life of a military child can be much more of a hassle than that of the average child.

  • Central Technical Support Facility fully engaged in interoperability testing

    May 11, 2012

    CECOM's Fort Hood-based Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF) is currrently conducting Army Interoperability Certification (AIC) tests of two tactical software baselines while continuing its development and test work on the Afghanistan Mission Network.

  • Stewart spouses dine-in

    May 11, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division held its first Spouses' Dining-In, May 3, at Club Stewart.

  • Engineer called up to help rebuild Afghan army

    Jun 6, 2012

    AMRDEC Engineers deploys to Afghanistan to support rebuilding efforts

  • AMRDEC cites internal communication teamwork

    May 11, 2012

    Improving internal communication; team recognition

  • A Fighters Hail and Farewell

    May 11, 2012

    4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade's historic 5th Engineer Battalion bid farewell to its senior leadership during a ceremony April 24 in the Engineer Regimental Room.

  • General Oglethorpe helps Families link with past

    May 11, 2012

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield hosted the 2012 Spring Cemetery and Historic Site visit, April 26, with nearly fifty members of the Fort Stewart Historical Communities Council and guests.

  • Soldier Show sings, dances way to 3rd ID

    May 11, 2012

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation 2012 U.S Army Soldier Show, featuring this year's Army production "Army Strong," sung, danced and beat-boxed their way to the Marne community, May 8. Soldiers across the nation, from food service specialists to criminal investigators, exposed their unique talents at Fort Stewart's Newman Fitness Center.

  • Fort Stewart recognizes Archaeology Month

    May 11, 2012

    May is Archaeology Month in the State of Georgia. This year's theme is commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

  • Learn about wetlands -- It's American Wetlands Month

    May 11, 2012

    To celebrate American Wetlands Month, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Environmental Division presents a series of informative articles about wetlands -- important and fascinating ecosystems that dominate the southeast Georgia landscape. This is the first of four articles.

  • Table XVIII, a true raider first; 'Table XVIII' keeps Raiders on their feet

    May 11, 2012

    Soldiers with 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team recently completed one of the largest live-fire exercises conducted on Fort Stewart in years. More commonly called 'Table XVIII', the weeklong training mission began on the west side of post, and proceeded to move across the area before concluding May 4. Every element available was deployed, from Humvees to Unmanned Aerial Surveillance vehicles and Paladins to Forward Repair Systems.

  • From 3rd ID's CSM's Desk - Thanks to all our Mothers

    May 11, 2012

    Team -- please join me in saying thanks to all Mothers, especially to the mothers in and around the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community.

  • CrossFit training yields results for Spartans

    May 11, 2012

    Soldiers from the 2nd "Spartan" Brigade Combat Team are feeling the positive effects of their newly implemented CrossFit Physical Training program.

  • 473rd begins return home

    May 11, 2012

    It was almost a year ago that Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 473rd Quartermaster Company, 260th Quartermaster Battalion deployed to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn as part of the Army's Redistribution Property Accountability Team .

  • Stewart-Hunter sustains excellence through team effort

    May 11, 2012

    Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield was presented the 2012 Army Communities of Excellence - Gold Award, May 1 and the Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence, May 2, in the Pentagon, for an unprecedented fifth time.

  • Staying in shape while a spouse is deployed

    May 16, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Finding time to get exercise can be a challenge under normal circumstances, but if you have children and your spouse is deployed, it can be even tougher. That's all it is though - a challenge - and it is one parents can easily overcome. Here are five ways parents can get exercise while their spouse is deployed:

  • Students confront disaster in STEMposium workshops

    May 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - A group of 90 students from Department of Defense Dependents Schools throughout Europe met for six days in Oberwesel to take on a tough project. They were there to save the world.

  • Students tackle solar power problems

    May 11, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Wiesbaden Middle School students dug deep into the nuts and bolts of solar power April 27. The members of teacher David Bruce's eighth-grade electronics class got an inside look at the various options for harnessing the sun's energy and worked through the math needed to determine actual requirements and output.

  • U.S., Kuwaiti military holds MEDEVAC exercise

    May 15, 2012

    Third Army and the Kuwait military conducted a joint medical evacuation exercise at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, April 26, 2012.

  • 'Lest we forget' USACE volunteers help remember Holocaust victims

    May 11, 2012

    Members of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District, DCMA, 5th Signal Command and other units volunteer to participate in a unique German community program to maintain a number of "Stumbling Stones" commemorating Jewish lives in Wiesbaden extinguished by the Holocaust.

  • Moving with pets during summer requires homework

    May 14, 2012

    A U.S. Army veterinarian says that U.S. service members moving to Korea with pets will need to plan their moves carefully during the peak summer months.

  • Yongsan Job Fair connects employers, job seekers

    May 14, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Job fairs are a way for job seekers and employers to connect and add a personal touch to a job search characterized by email attachments and online notifications.

  • Benét Laboratories celebrates 50 years of service to our nation

    May 14, 2012

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- The Army's Benét Laboratories this month marked its 50th anniversary with a ceremony on May 9 that was attended by a number of former leaders and workers whose service to the Army dates back more than 50 years.

  • U.S. Army Pacific and Royal Thai Army hold an Executive Steering Group

    May 10, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific and Lt. Gen. Surasak Karnjanarat, deputy chief of staff, Royal Thai Army co-chair the USARPAC - Royal Thai Army Executive Steering Group held from May 7 - 10 at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. This was the first ESG between USARPAC and the Royal Thai Army.

  • Presidio Chapel celebrates Day of Prayer

    May 10, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The National Day of Prayer was observed at the Presidio of Monterey Community Chapel on May 3. Keynote speaker for the event was Reverend James E. Shaw, Chaplain (Colonel), US Army, retired.

  • Army awards health professions scholarships

    May 14, 2012

    During fiscal year 2011 the Army awarded health professions scholarships to 502 students, including 287 medical students and 127 dental students.

  • Vice chief hosts Washingtonians at Twilight Tattoo

    Mar 12, 2013

    More than a thousand visitors to Joint Base Myer - Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., walked, bused, drove and taxied during some nasty weather May 9, 2012, to watch the time-honored tradition of a "Twilight Tattoo."

  • Comancheros build houses, give back to community

    May 11, 2012

    The Comancheros of New Mexico in the 1830's built wealth by raiding and trading. The Comancheros of Fort Campbell traded their time to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity Thursday. Even before lunchtime, more than 20 Soldiers of Company A, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, made excellent headway in completing several homes in order to bring joy to families in need in Antioch, Tenn.

  • 101st Airborne Division adds realism to Army network exercise

    May 14, 2012

    While thousands of Soldiers maneuver across the New Mexico desert to assess the Army's future tactical communications network, a smaller group more than a thousand miles away is playing a quieter but essential role in the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2.

  • JTF-51 ready to respond to man-made, natural disasters

    May 10, 2012

    Joint Task Force Civil Support, or JTF-51, plans and integrates U.S. Northern Command's Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response operations.

  • Chandler breaks biscuits with World Class Athlete Program Soldiers

    Mar 21, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III recently gained insights into Olympic training from Installation Management Command Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program.

  • Army readiness pushes tobacco cessation

    May 10, 2012

    Ditching tobacco use saves more than money. At least that's what some Army Soldiers are hoping for as they join cessation classes to help kick a habit destined to harm the ultimate bottom line -- individual PT scores.

  • Austin: Army takes advantage of training opportunities with reduced OPTEMPO

    Mar 12, 2013

    With the military out of Iraq, there's more time for Soldiers to train for the next fight, the vice chief of staff of the Army said.

  • Counselors aid separating servicemembers' job search

    May 10, 2012

    When you begin the process of separating from the military, the first two people you're likely to encounter at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Army Career and Alumni Program office are career counselors Mia Nam and Ramona Dixon. The two help process separating servicemembers by providing an overview of ACAP services, identifying the specific needs of each client, and directing them into the transition assistance program classes that will help most.

  • Warrant officer conference plans way ahead

    May 10, 2012

    Warrant officer conference plans way ahead

  • The Old Guard has talent, prepares for television show

    May 10, 2012

    When he was asked to join a drill team to compete on one of America's top talent shows, there was no question he was ready and willing.

  • General Lloyd Austin: Military ready for any challenge

    May 10, 2012

    Army Vice Chief of Staff General Lloyd Austin tells Congress that the military remains prepared for any challenges despite the stresses placed on it by a decade of war.

  • Fort Lee moms create post clothing swap

    May 10, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 10, 2012)- Need is the mother of all invention -- ask a few military Families how they manage to stretch their monthly budgets to seemingly impossible boundaries, and you'll likely find a plethora of creative approaches.

  • Westphal presents 50th Pace Award to auditor, G-6 officer

    May 11, 2012

    For the 50th consecutive year, the Pace Award was presented to an Army officer and Army civilian, for their outstanding performance in significant staff assignments that benefit the Army by providing substantial financial savings or technological or military development.

  • Army Electronic Warfare Division Accepting Nominations for Prestigious EW Award

    May 14, 2012

  • RDECOM director talks technology at AUSA meeting

    May 10, 2012

    RICHMOND, Va. -- Army leaders, industry representatives and up-and-coming officers attended a two-day Association of the United States Army conference focused on sustaining America's combat forces.

  • Army Now-Ft. Bliss Soldiers participating in Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 live fire exercise

    May 10, 2012

    Ft. Bliss Soldiers participating in Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 live fire exercise.

  • Hall of Famer boxer gives back to Fort Bragg Soldiers, community

    May 10, 2012

    Former Soldier and a North Carolina Boxing Hall Fame inductee, Nathaniel "Sweet Red" Fitch enlisted in the U.S. Army where he began his career as an amateur boxer. He transferred to Fort Bragg, in 1983. Fitch went on to win the 1983 All-Army Championship, the 1983 Interservice Championship, the 1984 Olympic Sports Festival Championship, the 1985 National Amateur Boxing Federation Championship, the 1987 National Golden Gloves Championship and the 1987 Eastern Olympic Trials.

  • Army South exercise with Chile, partner nations on path to success

    May 15, 2012

    U.S. Army South, its Chilean army partners and 14 other partner nations continue to strengthen relationships as the Peacekeeping Operations-Americas 2012 command post exercise reached its mid-point May 9, 2012, in Santiago, Chile.

  • Study: Military marriages stable

    May 10, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- After a decade of war and repeated deployments, military divorce rates have not exceeded the rate of broken marriages reported among their civilian peers, according to a recent report in the "Journal of Family Issues."

  • Prolific quilt-maker honored for outstanding service at Fort Bragg

    May 10, 2012

    Lisa Cyrulik, a substitute teacher, a military spouse as well as a mother, has been volunteering at the ASYMCA for the past five years and was recognized for having volunteered over 1,000 hours at a luncheon held on April 23, at the Fort Bragg Sports U. S. A.

  • Survey team gains experience supporting Beyond the Horizon exercise

    May 11, 2012

    A four-person Missouri Army National Guard survey team from the 35th Engineer Brigade out of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. has honed their Soldiers' skills during a recent three-week deployment to Naco Cortes, Honduras, in support of Beyond the Horizon-Honduras 2012.

  • The Military-Spouse: Hero to Our Heroes

    May 10, 2012

    Often we miss the opportunity to thank the military spouse, the Hero behind our Heroes. The military spouse is the one who holds the home together while their service member is absent. They regularly must act as a single-parent, act as a teacher, a role model, a minister, a confidant, a leader, and an ally for others in the same situation. The person that can accomplish all of the above has a heroes' spirit.

  • Conference at Fort Bragg tackles today's issues for better tomorrow

    May 10, 2012

    The Army Family Action Plan conference started April 30 and lasted a week. It is a method of highlighting issues in today's Army community, but to the surviving spouses, wounded warriors, retirees, Soldiers and spouses in attendance, it is so much more. It is a forum for these groups to resolve the issues impacting them and to improve the value of Army life as a whole.

  • Spouses get night of pampering

    May 11, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Three hundred spouses packed the Patriot Club May 1 for Spouse-A-Palooza, the military spouse appreciation night. Words and abbreviations like deployment, FRG and FTX are all too familiar to them and each person has their own story of hardship. At the same time they are grateful to be a military spouse.

  • Fort Bragg officials, local police provide tips for remaining vigilant during spouse deployment

    May 10, 2012

    A spokesman with the Fayetteville Police Department emphasized the importance of using common sense to ensure personal safety, he and a spokesperson from the Fort Bragg Provost Marshal's Office provided safety tips to the Fort Bragg community. Personal safety: MacRoberts also has other cautionary tips to maintain personal

  • RACH goal: Stop 'doctor-shopping'

    May 10, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- The abuse of prescription drugs has reached an "epidemic level" in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.

  • Education experts meet to discuss Fort Bragg students' needs

    May 11, 2012

    Fort Bragg will benefit from the establishment of a charter school on federal land. The installation will be able to supplement funding through grants and private funds and to apply for federal impact aid. The charter school will also constitute its own school district. The direction of where the charter school initiative is headed and other school needs were discussed at an education meeting, Thursday, at Fort Bragg Club.

  • FA generations reunite at Fort Sill

    May 10, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Aged eyes scan the range May 3, as 1st Lt. Joshua Overstreet tells the crowd to put in protective hearing. A veteran suggests he simply take out his hearing aid. Rounds collided with Blockhouse Signal Mountain as generations of Soldiers from the World War II era through Vietnam gathered underneath a tent at MowWay Observation Point.

  • Soldiers get teary-eyed during training

    May 10, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Soldiers in 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery "Red Dragons" appeared from the gas chamber with runny noses, watery eyes and burning throats during training here April 25.

  • LRC procurement efforts deliver bandwidth to increase flexibility in communications downrange

    May 10, 2012

    In 2007, it was uncertain if DISA would award a critical contract that was to provide vital command and control communications services to the Iraq Ministry of Defense, referred to as MoD. The procurement work done by the Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) not only provides Iraq with Very Small Aperture Terminal, or VSAT, bandwidth and operations and maintenance services, but also provides Iraq with the operational flexibility to move sites, install sites, increase bandwidth capacity in any increment and direction, and receive support for their Video Teleconference Network.

  • Driving requires total concentration

    May 10, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Did you know that "distracted driving" was the 2009 phrase of the year according to Webster's Dictionary? But unfortunately, this is no passing fad. Distracted driving has become a trend with deadly, real consequences.

  • PRMC hosts WRMC's CSM retirement ceremony

    May 10, 2012

    HONOLULU -- A retirement ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Tuileama Nua, senior enlisted advisor, Western Region Medical Command and former senior enlisted advisor, Pacific Regional Medical Command, and his wife, Anita, was held at Tripler Army Medical Center, April 27.

  • First Army Division East Soldiers help Habitat for Humanity with Clean-up Efforts

    May 10, 2012

    FORT MEADE, MD., --The Soldier's Creed states that every Soldier stands ready to deploy and destroy the enemies of the United States. Destroying can be considered a primary mission of infantry units. However, recently, Soldiers from First Army Division East's 205th Infantry Brigade, 1-335th Infantry Battalion, recently took on a different mission. It wasn't a mission to destroy, but rebuild. The Soldiers put their skills to use to clean and beautify the Habitat for Humanity's offices in Franklin, Ind.

  • Preventive Maintenance Checks & Services

    May 10, 2012

    PMCS Overview AR 750--1 a. The purpose of Army maintenance is to generate and regenerate combat power and preserve the capital investment of combat systems and equipment to enable training and mission accomplishment.

  • 412th TEC in Africa, talks capabilities and future engagements with local engineers

    May 15, 2012

    Maj. Justin Kilpatrick and Sgt. 1st Class Anna Allatt 412th Theater Engineer Command, G3 Operations, recently returned from an important trip to Africa where they discussed command capabilities and future training missions with local engineers in Chad and the Central African Republic April 15-29, 2012.

  • Fueled by history, passion, son of immigrants serves in U.S. Army

    May 11, 2012

    Sitting in a makeshift wooden living area on a dusty military base in southern Afghanistan, 2nd Lt. Darius Chen begins rattling off things for which he is thankful.

  • ANAD best practices reviewed by visiting AMC, TACOM teams

    May 10, 2012

    The success of any visit depends on the team's ability to work with others to accomplish a common goal. This was the expectation of Anniston Army Depot's leadership when the installation hosted the second Depot Assessment Visit from April 30 through May 2.

  • VPP involves everyone

    May 10, 2012

    The overall goal of the Occupational Safety and Health Association's Voluntary Protection Program is to get everyone involved in safety and health from the worker on the floor to the commander.

  • Anniston Army Depot welcomes new DCFA

    May 10, 2012

    Anniston Army Depot's Directorate of Community and Family Activities recently welcomed a new leader. Keith Colbert, the new director for DCFA, arrived at the installation Feb. 20 and is currently in the midst of a transition period with Jim Webb, the outgoing DCFA director, who retires June 30.

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