Archive: May 2012

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  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shotgun shooter wins gold at World Cup

    Jul 26, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, added another milestone to an already stellar 2012, winning a gold medal in Men's Double Trap at the Lonato (Italy) World Cup, May 5, 2012.

  • CECOM Debuts Personnel Accountability Systems at APG

    May 9, 2012

    A new morning work ritual is starting to take place in the Communications- Electronics Command (CECOM) organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground, and in outlying areas. Aside from turning on one's computer and pouring that cup of Joe, employees are now required to log in to the new personnel accountability and emergency notification systems.

  • National Military Appreciation Month

    May 18, 2012

    Learn about the strength of the Soldiers - their families.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot Engineers Design Equipment to Flush Out Extra Costs and Time

    May 9, 2012

    Corpus Christi Army Depot artisans continue to revolutionize helicopter overhaul, maintenance and repair to operate more effectively and efficiently--this time with a new oil flush stand that translates to savings.

  • USAREUR Soldiers work to become Pathfinder qualified

    May 9, 2012

    "All but war is training, and everything that everyone in the military does requires training," said Sgt. Maj. John Buchanan, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's assistant chief of staff for operations, training and exercise sergeant major.

  • Former 21st TSC PAO receives award during unusual circumstances

    May 9, 2012

    It was neither a normal change of duty station nor the accompanying award presentation for the former 21st Theater Sustainment Command's chief of public affairs.

  • Service chiefs issue strategic direction to combat sexual assault

    May 9, 2012

    Despite years of concerted effort, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the commandant of the Coast Guard are dissatisfied with progress made in reducing sexual assault in the military, and have released strategic direction to increase the emphasis on combating the crime.

  • Local Community celebrates friendship at German American Volksfest in Hohenfels

    May 9, 2012

    Dirndls and lederhosen were in fine fashion as Hohenfels opened its gates for the 42nd annual German/American Volksfest, April 27-May 1.

  • Striking up friendships

    May 9, 2012

  • Soldiers in Japan take part in traditional Giant Kite Festival

    May 9, 2012

    Representatives from the 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion took part in the Sagami Giant Kite Festival held May 5, 2012, at the nearby Sagami River in Japan.

  • SMDC IG retires with 31 years of service

    May 9, 2012

    The command says farewell to its IG

  • 'Lest we forget:' Community members help remember Wiesbaden's Holocaust victims

    May 10, 2012

    Nearly 50 volunteers from Wiesbaden, Germany-based military units have become part of a unique German community program to maintain a number of "Stumbling Stones" commemorating Jewish lives in Wiesbaden extinguished by the Holocaust.

  • Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know David L. Stewart

    May 9, 2012

    Civilian Spotlight: Getting to know David L. Stewart

  • Zama Killer Katanas skate, shove their way to impressive performance in roller derby debut

    May 9, 2012

    An uninitiated spectator at the May 5, 2012, all-female roller derby bout here between the Zama Killer Katanas and the Yokota Scary Blossoms might have viewed the event as a frenzied spectacle; chaos on wheels.

  • SHARP takes messages to senior leaders at fifth summit

    May 9, 2012

    Sexual harassment and sexual assault continue to remain a scourge the Army intends to continue battling until both are wiped out.

  • Hogg engages leaders in Djibouti, Ethiopia

    May 9, 2012

    During a whirlwind trip to East Africa, Maj. Gen. David R. Hogg, commander, U.S. Army Africa, and a small group of advisers visited U.S. Army troops at Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa in Djibouti and attended meetings with African Union mission leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, April 24-27, 2012.

  • Odierno speaks at Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Summit

    May 8, 2012

    CSA Sexual Harrassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Photos

  • SMA visits Fort Carson

    May 8, 2012

    Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III toured the "Home of the 4th Infantry Division" during a three-day visit May 2-4.

  • Royal Thai Army visits Tripler Army Medical Center

    May 8, 2012

    HONOLULU -- Members of the Royal Thai Army went on a tour of Tripler Army Medical Center, here, to include the Sleep Center, Pain Management Clinic and Emergency Room before heading to Camp Smith to meet with members of Pacific Command, May 7, 2012.

  • Fort Carson Soldier competes in 3rd Annual Warrior Games

    May 8, 2012

    In 2011, Staff Sgt. Krisell Creager-Lumpkins, a recent addition to the Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion, attended the 2nd Annual Warrior Games to cheer for a friend competing in one of the Olympic-style swimming events.

  • Army chemical specialists training to keep America Safe

    May 10, 2012

    Sgt. Ruben Lugo Jr., an explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) sergeant with B Company, 110th Chemical Battalion from Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM), led Spc Alexander Main, an explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) team member, and Staff Sgt. Philip Ellis, sample team leader, into a simulated chemical contaminated building during the team's certification exercise at the Yakima Training Center (YTC) on 7 May.

  • Joliet Reserve Center is prepared for the future

    May 8, 2012

    As the Army Reserve moves toward the new wave of the future, there are many innovative developments continuously being added. One of these developments is the opening of Joliet Army Reserve Training Center in Elwood, Ill., April 14, 2012.

  • Fort Bliss Combatives team members triumph in Jiu-jitsu tournament

    May 8, 2012

    As his sweat hits the mat, Spc. Justin Gonzales, 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, reaches over the opponent to place him in a choke hold. While using his legs to lock in the opponent's neck, Gonzales squeezes his opponent into submission, during a Jiu-jitsu tournament in Rio Rancho, N.M., April 28.

  • TRADOC Liaison Officer receives Polish jump wings, reconnects with his roots

    May 8, 2012

    KRAKOW, POLAND -- A visit to the prestigious 6th Airborne Brigade by Lt. Col. Jerzy Zubr, TRADOC Liaison Officer to Spain, Portugal, and Poland, April 18-20, to discuss future TRADOC cooperation proposals culminated with a presentation to Zubr of the Polish army Parachute Badge.

  • MDW AFAP Delegates Chose Two Key Issues

    May 9, 2012

    Comparable Access to care for Exceptional Family Members at joint service assignments and Permanent Change of Station/Temporary Additional Duty priority in privatized lodging for Soldiers and their Families are the two top issues raised this year at the U.S. Army Military District of Washington's Army Family Action Plan conference.

  • LOG NEWS Today, Issue #2, May 2012

    May 9, 2012

    Operational Energy: Working for the Army now; Hero Recognized; London Bound; Global Gallery; Teaching Green

  • Army Today - Company Commander talks about how large meetings of Afghan elders help security and tru

    May 8, 2012

    A Company Commander talks about how these large meetings of Afghan elders help improve security and trust in the country.

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot artisans keep Chinook in production

    May 9, 2012

    Two Corpus Christi Army Depot electrical technicians took necessary actions to keep production rolling on the CH-47 Chinook.

  • ISEC personnel recognized by I3MP Project Manager

    May 8, 2012

    Five ISEC team members supporting the Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP) were recognized during a ceremony April 18, 2012, at Fort Belvoir, Va., for work they provided to the I3MP Project Manager office.

  • Army Now - The shooting event at the 2012 Warrior Games

    May 8, 2012

    The shooting event at the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado aims to help the wounded, ill and injured down the road to recovery.

  • Army Engineer raises $10,000, cycles 350 miles in honor of wounded veterans

    May 8, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md.-- A U.S. Army veteran turned engineer raised more than $10,000 cycling across Texas for wounded veterans. David A. McClung rode 350 miles alongside wounded warriors and their supporters in the Ride 2 Recovery, or R2R, Don't Mess with Texas Challenge, April 16-22.

  • Army Today - Leslie Sabo's brother George talks about the history of the Sabo family

    May 8, 2012

    Leslie Sabo's brother George talks about the history of the Sabo family.

  • 101st Airborne Soldiers test howitzer upgrades

    May 9, 2012

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., recently assisted the Picatinny Arsenal M119A2 Howitzer Logistics Team complete the last phase of logistics training.

  • 3d ESC commander promoted to brigadier general

    May 8, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (May 6, 2012) -- On May 6, Colonel Kristin K. French, commanding general of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan.

  • Army scientists explore wireless power transfer

    Jun 14, 2012

    A focus of Army Science and Technology is to figure out how to power Soldiers, and their equipment without increasing the amount of weight they have to carry on the battlefield.

  • Odierno speaks at Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Summit

    May 8, 2012

    Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno opened day two of the annual Army Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Summit in Leesburg, Va., May 8, 2012. He emphasized the need to eliminate the "bystander mentality," explaining that everyone has the responsibility to intervene when they witness sexual harassment or assault or acts that show the potential to escalate into these. The elimination of the bystander mentality is one component of the overall cultural change that Army leadership is calling for and that this year's summit is focused on addressing.

  • Army Now - Warrior Games give Soldiers the opportunity to continue to compete, overcome obstacles

    May 8, 2012

    Warrior Games give Soldiers the opportunity to continue to compete, overcome obstacles.

  • Sustainers take charge in Afghanistan

    May 8, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (May 7, 2012) -- The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) officially took command of the Joint Sustainment Command -- Afghanistan (JSC-A) during a Transfer of Authority at Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, on May 7.

  • Army Now - The Chief of Staff of the Army Raymond Odierno visits the 2012 Warrior Games

    May 8, 2012

    The Chief of Staff of the Army Raymond Odierno visits the 2012 Warrior Games' athletes in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • U.S. ambassador honors WWII vets, calls American-Czech friendship strong, enduring

    May 9, 2012

    U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic Norman Eisen speaks to the strong and enduring bonds between the US and Czech Republic during the Pilsen Liberation Festival in Pilsen, Czech Republic May 6, 2012.

  • Army Chief Scientist, VACANT

    Oct 10, 2012

  • 85th CA Brigade Launches New Civil Information Management Course

    May 8, 2012

    More than 10 Soldiers assigned to the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade took part in the first ever Civil Information Management class on post from April 23- May 4. Utilizing a classroom environment and hands-on field training, including in the Killeen, Copperas Cove and Fort Hood facilities, the class was developed to instruct Soldiers on assessment techniques and how to use the information gathered from those assessments.

  • ASA(ALT) Mission - Vision - Credo

    Jun 26, 2014

  • Microwave technology could revolutionize combat feeding

    May 9, 2012

    The folks at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center's Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate believe that microwave sterilization could revolutionize what Soldiers eat on the battlefield.

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Ms. Mary Miller

    Jun 26, 2014

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Procurement, Mr. Kim D. Denver

    Aug 23, 2012

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Plans, Programs and Resources Mr. Tom Mullins

    Jun 26, 2014

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Policy and Logistics, Mr. Wimpy Pybus

    Jun 26, 2014

  • Girl, Cub Scouts clean up around Baumholder housing area

    May 11, 2012

    BAUMHOLDER, Germany - It was dirty work but Baumholder's Girl and Cub Scouts stepped up to the challenge and got the job done. As part of Earth Day activities, the scouts worked together with the Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division to clean up the wetland area near the lower Wetzel gate and portions of lower Wetzel Housing.

  • Army pilot flying high with 10,000 flight hours

    May 8, 2012

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 David R. Lilly, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, reached a milestone here today that very few military pilots ever achieve when he surpassed 10,000 flight hours as an Army rotary-wing aviator.

  • Soldiers shave heads to raise money for Army Emergency Relief

    May 9, 2012

    People will pay a lot of money to see their supervisors bald. That has led Company A from the 24th Military Intelligence Battalion in Wiesbaden to raise thousands of dollars for this year's Army Emergency Relief campaign.

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Exports and Cooperation, Ms. Ann Cataldo

    Oct 29, 2014

  • Soldiers take time to participate in National Day of Prayer at FOB Salerno

    May 8, 2012

    Soldiers deployed to Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, participated in the National Day of Prayer, a day chosen by Congress, when people are encouraged to turn to God in prayer and meditation.

  • Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Brig. Gen. Kirk F. Vollmecke

    Jun 26, 2014

  • Band heads to San Diego after winning Boys and Girls Clubs of America competition

    May 8, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Three young music makers won an all-expenses-paid trip to San Diego, Calif., thanks to the originality and creativity of a music video they entered in the Boys and Girls Clubs of America 2012 Talent Search competition.

  • McHugh speaks at the 2012 Annual Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Conference

    May 8, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks at the 2012 Annual Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Conference, May 7, 2012, in Leesburg, Va., about the Army's ongoing commitment to eliminating sexual harassment and assault in the Army. McHugh said that while there is still a great deal of work ahead, the Army is headed in the right direction and will succeed because our Soldiers fight for one another. McHugh is joined by other members of Army senior leadership this week, to include Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, in addressing the progress made and challenges remaining in the Army's ongoing efforts to combat sexual harassment and assault within its ranks.

  • Toppers: Baumholder, Wiesbaden community theaters among the best in Europe

    May 8, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - The lights … the glamour … the stunning performances. That's what members of the U.S. Forces Europe communities were treated to April 21 in Heidelberg's Village Pavilion during the 2012 Tournament of Plays Awards Show.

  • Tours highlight Korean culture

    May 8, 2012

    Sponsored by the United States Army Garrison Humphreys Public Affairs Office, cultural tours give Soldiers, Family members and civilians a chance to get a close look at Korea.

  • "Miracle" from Haiti blesses Yongsan

    May 9, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Do you remember it? The devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 displaced roughly three million people. Haiti needed humanitarian aid even before the incident but the earthquake made the situation far worse byincreasing the number of dead, injured and homeless.

  • Thanking those who assist, protect and defend

    May 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea-- You have seen it around a lot. The phrase, "Safety first." Those who work around the clock putting your safety first enjoyed a rare chance to relax during the USAG Yongsan DES Organization Day May 4.

  • Vietnam 40 years later: 101st Airborne Division widow to Army mom

    May 8, 2012

    Linda Eaton became a war widow in 1969, and the proud mother of a Soldier 40 years later.

  • May 8: Victory in Europe Day

    May 8, 2013

    World War II was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind, but by the early spring of 1945, the future looked bright for Allied forces in Europe.

  • Two Army JROTC drill teams snag runner-up trophies

    May 8, 2012

    Francis Lewis High School of New York, and Smith Cotton High School of Missouri, shined at the National High School Drill Team Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Yongsan Garrison wins 2012 Army Community of Excellence bronze award

    May 8, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - United States Army Garrison Yongsan was once again honored as an Army Community of Excellence (ACOE) during a ceremony at the Pentagon May 1. Col. William P. Huber, garrison commander, Casey Ross, chief of Plans, Analysis and Integration Office (PAIO), and Jeff Mones, lead management & program analyst PAIO, received the ACOE Bronze award on behalf of Yongsan.

  • Camp Humphreys hosts Pet Fest

    May 7, 2012

    Dog lovers at Camp Humphreys gathered for Pet Fest 2012 at the Humphreys Veterinary Clinic May 5.

  • MWR Libraries urge families to bring their appetites because this summer, "Reading is so Delicious!"

    May 7, 2012

    DoD Morale, Welfare and Recreation Libraries will launch their "Reading is so Delicious!" summer program at Army garrisons in May and June 2012. The libraries will host a range of free activities for children and adults to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

  • All 'ears' in a day's work

    May 7, 2012

  • Quick Reaction Force deploys to Schofield

    May 7, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Soldiers of C Troop, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division took part in an emergency deployment readiness exercise on May 1 as part of an effort by the 25th Infantry Division and 2nd Brigade Combat Team to ensure their Quick Reaction Force was prepared to perform its mission.

  • Blessing of the Hands ceremony honors Fort Hood nurses' healing 'touch'

    May 7, 2012

    More than 40 nurse case managers at the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade, will be celebrating National Nurses Week.

  • Rebirth of old technique gives kidney transplant patients new lease on life

    May 8, 2012

    Clinical Research Coordinator Fred Gage and his team in the new kidney perfusion lab at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center resurrected a technique more than four decades old to give patients a new lease on life.

  • LTG Dennis L. Via visits the CTSF

    May 9, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, deputy commanding general of the Army Materiel Command, toured the Central Technical Support Facility at Fort Hood May 2, during a whirlwind visit to the central Texas post.

  • Fort Polk honors Heritage Families after discovery of 32 unknown graves

    May 8, 2012

    Members of the Fort Polk Heritage Project, with the help of Soldiers from Warrior Transition Unit, honored the recently identified graves of 32 previously unknown local family members buried at Holly Springs Cemetery, April 28, 2012.

  • Fort Polk's goal: Reach net zero waste by 2020

    May 7, 2012

    Imagine an Army installation that values environmental sustainability not just for its financial benefits, but also because it enhances quality of life, mission capabilities, relationships with local communities and preservation of the Army's future; where items are not thrown away to occupy landfills, but instead are viewed as valuable resources to be used for multiple purposes. This is the vision of Fort Polk's future. The installation, along with 18 others Army-wide, was selected by the assistant secretary of the Army to become either a water, waste or energy pilot Net Zero installation in April 2011. Six installations were chosen in each category. As a net zero installation, the Army will consume only as much energy or water as it produces and eliminate solid waste to landfills by 2020.

  • USAMU shotgun shooter wins gold at World Cup

    May 7, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, added another milestone to an already stellar 2012, winning a gold medal in Men's Double Trap at the Lonato (Italy) World Cup May 5. This title, his second medal-winning performance in as many World Cup competitions this year, comes just two weeks after the birth of his and wife Scharri's second son, Beaux. With two World Cup medals and a new baby boy, it is safe to say 2012 can be classified as a great year.

  • Detroit Arsenal Recognizes Volunteer Force

    May 7, 2012

    The Detroit Arsenal recently recognized installation volunteers at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon April 20 at Mulligan's on Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

  • Army Materiel Command brings 'last MRAP' to port

    May 8, 2012

    The last U.S. Army mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to depart from Iraq arrived at the Port of Beaumont, Texas, May 6, 2012, on its way to the 1st Cavalry Brigade Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas, for preservation and display.

  • TAPS Good Grief Camp looks for a few good mentors

    May 7, 2012

    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, an organization that provides support to the Families of fallen service members, is looking for active-duty military and recent veterans in the Washington, D.C., area to volunteer as mentors to children and teens in the TAPS National Good Grief Camp over Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27.

  • 2012 Army Birthday tri-signed letter

    May 7, 2012

    2012 Army Birthday tri-signed letter

  • PFPA given oversight of emergency management at Pentagon reservation

    May 7, 2012

    The Pentagon Force Protection Agency has been recognized as the lead organization concerning emergency management matters on the Pentagon Reservation.

  • EFMB Challenge: 112 step up but only 21 earn coveted badge

    May 7, 2012

  • Employee of the quarter does international business

    May 7, 2012

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command's first-quarter fiscal 2012 Employee of the Quarter has a simple philosophy -- she looks after the billings of our foreign partners just like she looks after her own personal finances to ensure they are accurate.

  • Lean Six Sigma training for Fort Bragg Wounded Warriors

    May 10, 2012

    U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command partnered to provide Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification training to Soldiers assigned to the Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Rader Clinic celebrates national certification

    May 7, 2012

    Andrew Rader United States Army Health Clinic on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall hosted an open house April 25. The event, attended by staff, JBM-HH leadership and joint base partners, celebrated the clinic's national certification by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for Patient Centered Medical Home.

  • Improved batteries, SWIPES to lighten Soldiers' load

    May 8, 2012

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is lightening the Soldier's load by developing smaller and lighter batteries. Scientists and engineers are unburdening the Soldier, increasing maneuverability, reducing fatigue, and cutting time needed for battery re-charging.

  • 2012 U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Summit begins

    May 8, 2012

    The 2012 U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Summit will run May 7-9, 2012, in Leesburg, Va.

  • CPAC services moving to Fort Belvoir

    May 7, 2012

    The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center located on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall will be moving to Fort Belvoir starting May 7.

  • Army CID Releases Statement on Captain Bruce Clark Death

    May 7, 2012

    Quantico, Va., May 7, 2012 -- The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, released the following statement today in regard to the May 1, 2012 death of Capt. Bruce Clark:

  • TRADOC Instructors of the Year announced during fourth Annual Army Learning Summit

    May 7, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Seven Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command were recognized as Instructors of the Year and presented awards by Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC's commanding general during the fourth Annual Army Learning Summit May 3 at the TRADOC Headquarters on Fort Eustis.

  • ASA(ALT)'s Principal Military LTG William N. Phillips Speaks at the MTSU Commisioning Ceremony

    May 7, 2012

  • Future Soldiers attend banquet in their honor

    May 7, 2012

    DURHAM, N.C.--Nearly 250 Active, Reserve and National Guard future Soldiers and their invited guests attended a banquet in the Soldiers' honor, at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham, N.C., May 5.

  • NSSC commander holds town hall

    May 7, 2012

    The senior commander of the Natick Soldier Systems Center reminded its workforce of their great value to service members May 3 during a town hall meeting in Hunter Auditorium.

  • Job fair pairs spouses, employers

    May 7, 2012

    VILSECK, Germany -- Those looking for a career change, extra money or a diversion flooded the Multipurpose Building on April 24 for the annual ACS Job Fair. Reminiscent of a tag sale, potential employees crowded outside the building doors in the rain well before the starting time of 10 a.m., anxious to network and hand out resumes. An annual event in the Bavaria Military Community, ACS focused this year's fair on spouses as well as local job opportunities. Rhani Ellis, Employment Readiness Program manager, explained that past job fairs were often tainted by U.S.-based companies who showed up with no intentions of hiring job-seekers stationed in Europe.

  • Mr. ASAP benches heavy message

    May 7, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- With 30 years of competitive weight lifting under his belt, John Dale, otherwise known as "Mr. ASAP," proved impossible to best during the Army Substance Abuse Program's latest awareness event, April 20. Soldiers and family members gathered in the Grafenwoehr Physical Fitness Center as they competed to out-bench press Dale and learned about the negative effects of substance abuse on both community and athleticism.

  • Young thespians vie for spots in 'Little Red Riding Hood'

    May 7, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- On April 30, 47 children boldly proclaimed "I am a pickle and I like it" and mischievously insisted "There aren't any worms in your soup," to an audience in Grafenwoehr Field House. These silly statements served as part of the two-hour audition process for Missoula Children's Theater's rendition of "Little Red Riding Hood," which staged on the morning of May 5. All 47 hopefuls made the cut to fill out a character-heavy play.

  • Local Kinderfest celebration focus going green

    May 7, 2012

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany -- Kinderfest, Grafenwoehr's annual blowout honoring the Month of the Military Child, surpassed expectations during this year's event, April 28. Lana Muzzy, director of Outreach Services for Child, Youth and School Services, and the woman behind the day's magic, insisted that although Kinderfest is always a success, this year's event enjoyed a boost of attendance and better overall organization. "This year was one of the best because of the large facilities, more marketing and good weather," she said. "We had a lot of families." In fact, roughly 600 visitors poured into Grafenwoehr Field House in order to visit booths sponsored by community organizations to play games, get their faces painted, show off their artistic abilities and win prizes.

  • German Bundeswehr hosts U.S. Soldiers in marksmanship competition

    May 8, 2012

    U.S. and German Soldiers participated in a German Army marksmanship competition in Geilenkirchen, Germany, May 3, 2012, giving the U.S. Soldiers the opportunity to earn the German Army marksmanship badge -- or "Schutzenschnur."

  • "Pilsen 1945" Young Czechs, reliving history while forging modern day friendships with US Soldiers

    May 7, 2012

    "Pilsen 1945" Young Czech War World Two Enthusiasts, reliving history while forging modern day friendships with modern day soldiers at the Pilsen Liberation Festival May 4-6, 2012.

  • ANA Medics Learn to Teach Others

    May 7, 2012

    Flight medics from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, assisted mentors from Slovakia, Australia and the U.S. Army to teach Afghan National Army medics on Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, May 2.

  • Military's senior enlisted member visits Humphreys

    May 8, 2012

    CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Soldiers, Marines and Airmen had a chance to speak with the military's senior enlisted member during a town hall meeting here May 4.

  • Defense secretary visits Fort Benning

    May 7, 2012

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the Maneuver Center of Excellence May 4, 2012, where he observed training and leaders and observed training across the installation and addressed about 1,300 troops from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team in an all-hands session.

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