Archive: May 2012

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  • Army truckers get real-world training on Alaska roads

    May 7, 2012

    There's little room for error when driving trucks filled with explosives through the mountains of south-central Alaska.

  • TAPS seminar 'means the world' to survivor

    May 7, 2012

    When Russel Hicks' son became an American hero, May 2, 2008, he knew of a few ways to deal with the loss.

  • Tactical communications network backbone heads into operational test

    May 7, 2012

    Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2 is nearing the finish line as it heads into its largest operational test this month.

  • Artwork is Soldier's gift to Natick

    May 7, 2012

    Pfc. Melvin Hurn was raised in a family that appreciates creativity and service, and Hurn continues both traditions as a Soldier and an artist with exceptional talent and generosity.

  • MP Guards Derby Trophy

    May 8, 2012

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.--- Louisville's legendary Churchill Downs hosted the Kentucky Derby May 6 for the 138th time -- but for 19-year-old Pvt. 1st Class Kara Denise Bucklew, a Military Policeman assigned to the 223rd Military Police Company, this was her first Run for the Roses.

  • Godwin SES promotion validates FORSCOM's important work

    May 6, 2012

    With his Tier 2 Senior Executive Service promotion, Nate Godwin became the third civilian member of U.S. Army Forces Command to hold the position equivalent to a two star general. As the host of the ceremony held in Marshall Hall, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, noted that the occasion was not only a special event for Godwin but a tribute to FORSCOM and what it does every day. "By elevating the position, the Department of the Army validates the important work we do," Rodriguez said. FORSCOM's mission is to prepare conventional forces to provide a sustained flow of trained and ready land power to combatant commanders in defense of the nation at home and abroad.

  • The Pilsen Liberation Festival- Sixty-seven Years of Memories for "Machine Gun Pete"

    May 6, 2012

    U.S. Army World War Two veterans are honored at the Pilsen Liberation Festival in Pilsen, Czech Republic May 4-6, 2012

  • South Carolina Cadet inspires others at national meet

    May 8, 2012

    One freshman JROTC participant in this weekend's National High School Drill Team Championships has been a standout among the thousands of students who have come from across the country to compete.

  • May 4, 2012 -- Secretary Panetta at Fort Benning, Ga.

    May 6, 2012

    May 4, 2012 -- Remarks delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Panetta: Service members must represent best of America

    May 6, 2012

    It is more important than ever that service members exercise judgment in the age of Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, iPhones and Facebook, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told troops at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • CJTF-HOA, Rwandan Defense Force personnel exchange best practices

    May 6, 2012

    Five personnel assigned to Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa exchanged best practices with soldiers from the Rwandan Defense Force here April 2-14.

  • Wounded warriors compete for gold in track & field

    May 10, 2012

    The Army athletes took six gold, five silver and seven bronze medals during the track and field events May 4, at the 2012 Warrior Games held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Corps of Engineers looking forward to newest resident office

    May 6, 2012

    QALA-I-NAW, Afghanistan -- When U.S. Army Afghanistan Engineer District-South's newest resident engineer office opens in October on the Spanish Army's Provincial Reconstruction Team base "Ruy González de Clavijo," near Qala-i-Naw in Baghdis province, its eight-member team will be immediately welcome, according to South District leaders who visited the installation May 2.

  • Army teams find success in drill meet, despite no national title

    May 5, 2012

    Army JROTC drill teams came up short in winning an overall championship in the challenge division of the national drill meet Saturday. But Cadets who competed still found reason to celebrate.

  • From the Liberation of Pilsen to NATO Partnerships, Sixty-seven Years of Doing the "Right Thing"

    May 5, 2012

    The people of Pilsen are not the only ones this weekend honoring the World War Two veterans who liberated this city in 1945. Mixed into the crowd, taking in all the exhibits, the food and local culture are modern day soldiers from the U.S. Army Europe, the soldiers who carry the torch today, following in the footsteps of the greatest generation from sixty-seven years ago.

  • Third Army welcomes Maj. Gen. McQuistion

    May 5, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion (left), Commanding General, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, is met by Brig. Gen. Karen LeDoux (right), Third Army/ARCENT director of Logistics and Commanding General for Army Materiel Command Southwest Asia and Independence, Mo. native, after arriving at the U.S. Army Central headquarters building here May 3. As part of her visit, Maj. Gen. McQuistion participated in office calls, met with senior leaders and toured a distribution center. Third Army is shaping the future by inviting distinguished visitors to discuss and disseminate their institutional knowledge. (Photo by Cpl. Jordan Johnson, Third Army/ARCENT Public Affairs)

  • Leatherneck LTF expanding to support Soldiers and Marines

    May 5, 2012

    The Army Materiel Command's Logistical Taskforce at Camp Leatherneck is building a new class IX warehouse to increase their support capability for Marines and Soldiers stationed in Helmand Province.

  • PEO Soldier celebrates anniversary, welcomes new leader, unveils new logo

    May 7, 2012

    Its name may not sound particularly impressive, but on the tenth anniversary of Program Executive Office Soldier, arguably, no other Army organization has done more to add to the lethality, comfort and safety of the American service member.

  • Building Afghanistan

    May 5, 2012

    Learning from the past and doing the right things in the right way for Afghanistan are the center of a joint NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to implement more austere construction standards in Afghanistan.

  • JBLM cross-country finale a soggy one

    May 4, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Corey Sigmund enjoyed the sunny weather and dry ground while growing up as a distance runner in San Diego. Coming up on his first year in the Army stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the avid runner has now been introduced to the wet and rainy conditions.

  • Special JBLM classrooms enhance language and culture training

    May 7, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Walking along the upstairs hallway of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Western Region Foreign Language Training Center, visitors might encounter a neat row of desert boots lined up against the wall.

  • Madigan hosts unique proficiency badge competition

    May 4, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- For the second year in a row, Madigan Healthcare System's Headquarters and Headquarters Company hosted a weekendlong series of events to allow Soldiers to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.

  • JBLM Family named joint base's top volunteers

    May 4, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Andrea Terialles had to be convinced to log her and her family's many volunteer hours onto the Volunteer Management Information System, the tool used by volunteers across installations worldwide.

  • Trailers get new home at UH community college campuses

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Garrison sustainability and the local community college system are each benefiting from the transfer of 32 trailers, totaling 24,000 square feet of space, to the University of Hawaii Community College system.

  • Hawaii Army Tax Centers have another record-breaking season

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Hawaii Army Tax Centers held its closing ceremony with Maj. Gen. Joseph Chaves, deputy commander, Hawaii Army National Guard, here, Friday.

  • Hui O Na Wahine club to hold end-of-year luncheon

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- The Hui O Na Wahine all-ranks Army spouses club is hosting its final luncheon of the year at the Nehelani Club, here, May 17.

  • School longitudinal study nearing deadline; students urged to sign up

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Parents and students have until July 2 to take a survey that could change a child's educational experience in Hawaii.

  • JBLM volunteers honored during annual luncheon

    May 4, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Joint Base Lewis-McChord volunteer coordinator Lori Parker presented a $2,900,236.68 check to Col. Thomas Brittain, JBLM commander, at last week's annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. The check represented the monetary value of the hours JBLM volunteers contributed in 2011.

  • Aha Aina features martial arts

    May 4, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Army veterans shared their knowledge and skill of an ancient Hawaiian martial art here, April 27.

  • It's a kakou thing: Soldiers, community restore Kaena Point

    May 4, 2012

    KAENA POINT, Hawaii -- More than 50 Soldiers and community volunteers came together for a joint Earth Day restoration project, here, April 28.

  • Pilsen Liberation Festival Honors the U.S. Army as a New Generation Learns the Lessons of History

    May 4, 2012

    U.S. veterans honored in Pilsen Liberation Festival during five-day celebration in the Czech Republic.

  • U.S. Army South concludes staff talks with Brazil

    May 7, 2012

    U.S. Army South and a delegation of senior staff officers from the Brazilian army closed out the annual army-to-army staff talks between the two countries by signing the minutes to the meeting during a closing ceremony at the Army South headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May 3, 2012.

  • LIVE EVENT: 2012 Warrior Games championship seated volleyball

    May 4, 2012

    The 2012 Warrior Games championship seated volleyball will be streamed live today starting at Feed begins at 7:30 EST.

  • President signs order to counter abuse of veterans by schools

    May 4, 2012

    More than 10,000 Soldiers and family members watched April 27 as President Obama signed an executive order targeting "bad actors" in higher education whom he said have used aggressive and deceptive tactics to fleece money from veterans.

  • Service members, anglers take to Jordan Lake for Round 7

    May 4, 2012

    The 7th Annual Warriors on the Water Military Appreciation Bass Fishing Tournament took place April 27, at Jordan Lake, near Holly Springs, N.C. The tournament, in its seventh year, has grown despite the fact that it was originally supposed to be a day of fishing for less than 10 servicemembers, who had returned from a deployment in 2005.

  • Civil affairs Soldier 'Kayaks for Kids'

    May 4, 2012

    Master Sgt. Dominique Vidrine, a civil affairs specialist with U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, had always wanted to take a kayaking trip down a river from start to finish, but never found the time. Vidrine finally fulfilled his dream April 24. Starting near the Chatham and Lee counties lines, near Raleigh, N.C., Vidrine began his journey down the 202-mile Cape Fear River to raise awareness of the role all adults play in preventing child abuse and neglect, and raise funds for programs that prevent abuse before it occurs.

  • A different time

    May 4, 2012

    1st Infantry Division combat veterans gathered to share the history of the Army's oldest continuously serving division during the 93rd Annual Officers of the First Division Dinner.

  • Fort Bragg mission: Take Back The Night

    May 4, 2012

    The 44th Medical Brigade Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention team along with about 100 Soldiers and Family members held a march to 'Take Back the Night' Thursday at 7 p.m. The event's goal was to spread awareness of sexual assault and put a face to the people to whom Soldiers and civilians can talk with in the event of a sexual assault.

  • SMDC focuses on Soldier retention

    May 30, 2012

    SMDC helps Army retain Soldiers

  • Astronaut urges Fort Bragg students to reach for the stars

    May 4, 2012

    Retired Astronaut Col. William McArthur, Jr., visited Fort Bragg, April 30. He stopped by Shughart Elementary and Middle School as part of the Fort Bragg community relations initiating "Little Heroes" program.

  • East Moline family receives father's WWII service awards

    May 4, 2012

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Shilling (Ill.), together with First Army Deputy Commanding General for Support, Maj. Gen. Mark MacCarley, present the family of deceased PFC Bruch his World War II medals to Mrs. Elizabeth Dreier, his daughter, in recognition of her father's wartime service.

  • Army Air Corps Soldier's Final Medal

    May 4, 2012

    An Army Air Corps Soldier received the Prisoner of War Medal May 3, 2012 at Arlington National Cemetery related to his capture after his plane was shot down over Tokyo on June 22, 1945. The medal was presented by the Commander of the 3d US Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) Col. David Anders, on behalf of the United States.

  • International Commission Takes a Look at the Tijuana River

    May 11, 2012

    IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. -- "It's not the fences that matter, it's the gates," Dave Gibson told attendees at the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission collaborative meeting held here April 19 at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve.

  • Fort Bragg couple starts Down Syndrome support group

    May 4, 2012

    Steven Tischer, a special operations paratrooper and his wife, Holly, founded Tischer's Troops in June 2010, an organization of educators and advocates for Down Syndrome and of people whom Holly calls the "diff-ABILITY" community.

  • Public takes a look at Santa Ana River Marsh study

    May 4, 2012

    A proposed project to remove 50,000 cubic yards of material from a tidal marsh took an important step here April 30 when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented and sought public input on the project's environmental assessment.

  • Army JROTC to compete for national drill championships

    May 4, 2012

    After two of its programs won national drill titles last year, the Army looks to repeat that performance as the annual event takes place this weekend in Daytona Beach, Fla. Leading the way is Army nationals champ Douglas MacArthur High School, of San Antonio.

  • Army announces Reeder as next SWCS Commanding General

    May 4, 2012

    The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army has announced that Brig. Gen. Edward M. Reeder, Jr. will be the next commanding general of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, based out of Fort Bragg, N.C., according to a May 4 Department of Defense press release.

  • SMA Chandler cheers competitors at Warrior Games

    May 4, 2012

    SMA Raymond Chandler joins us from Colorado Springs as the 2012 Warrior Games enter their fifth day.

  • Fires Center and Fort Sill welcomes new commanding general

    May 4, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (4 May 2012) -- Photo from the Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill commanding general's change of command ceremony.

  • Sar Howza Shurra

    May 4, 2012

    In an earlier report, we met Capt. Jim Perkins, who was aiding in the creation of the Afghan Local Police in a remote part of Afghanistan's Paktika Province.

  • Airmen, Soldiers conduct MEDRETE exercise in Guatemala during BTH

    May 4, 2012

    Malacatán, GUATEMALA - Airmen of the 59th Medical Wing, based out of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, along with members of Task Force Arriero's Partnership of the America's Command and Control Element (PACCE), were in the municipality of Malacatan, San Marcos for the start of a medical readiness training exercise (MEDRETE) April 30.

  • Junior leaders excel in emergency exercise

    May 4, 2012

    In this video released by Joint Task Force 71, junior leaders of the Minuteman Brigade excel during an emergency exercise at the Govalle Water Treatment Facility in Austin, Texas, April 27, 2012.

  • Family Member loves assisting Army Family Action Plan process

    May 4, 2012

  • 1st ACB begins mission transition process with 12th CAB in Afghanistan

    May 4, 2012

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- A little less than a year ago, Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division touched down in Afghanistan to commence what would be the brigade's first deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As the brigade's tour is winding down and the end is now in sight, relief has arrived in the form of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, based out of Germany. Before the 1st ACB fully hands the reigns over to the 12th CAB, the two units are conducting what is commonly referred to as a relief in place.

  • Infantryman switches gears, takes to the skies as a door gunner in Afghanistan

    May 4, 2012

    Specialist Curtis Rucker, from Mantua, N.J., joined the Army thinking his career path would leave him relegated to the ground and hauling a 100 pound rucksack as an infantry trooper. Shortly after he arrived at his first duty station, the chance to take to the sky as a door gunner came about. It was an opportunity he couldn't turn down.

  • JBLM joint EOD exercise preps Soldiers for future deployment

    May 4, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Dozens of explosive ordnance disposal Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines converged upon Joint Base Lewis McChord April 16 -- 27 to help prepare their colleagues for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Veterans on new mission make stop at Fort Benning

    May 4, 2012

    Two Iraqi combat veterans on bikes passed through Fort Benning May 3 as they continue on their trek from California to Washington D.C. to raise awareness for our nations veterans. Jeremy Staat and Wesley Barrientos visited with Soldiers and civilians with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and spoke about their current mission, which will be end in our nation's capital at the Vietnam War Memorial during Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Third Army/ARCENT commander swears in cadets

    May 4, 2012

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, swears in cadets from the University of South Carolina Army Reserve Officer Training Corps during a commissioning ceremony May 3. During the ceremony 20 cadets were sworn into the Army as second lieutenants.

  • Rwanda to benefit from Army library books

    May 8, 2012

    Books from the Miesau Army Depot library will soon be helping Rwandans learn English, thanks in part to a retired U.S. Army officer and his wife.

  • Military band wins "Grammy"

    May 4, 2012

    The Volunteers were selected as the MPT of the Year in the Small Popular Music Ensemble category by their peers, and presented their award on April 18. Each Army band had the opportunity to submit an unedited video to the Army Bands' website, where Army bandsmen across the world voted on which band they thought were best.

  • Special Forces training facility to be named after Vietnam War veteran, long-time Camp Mackall offic

    May 4, 2012

    The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School will formally name its cadre professional development center after a Special Forces hero during a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. May 10 on Camp Mackall in Hoffman, N.C.

  • Third Army observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    May 4, 2012

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Third Army observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month here throughout April.

  • Army marksmen earn 3 medals at Warrior Games

    May 7, 2012

    Army wounded warriors faced off in the third day of competition at the 2012 Warrior Games, May 3, 2012, winning three medals in the shooting competition at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Jazzing it up for Maryland music educators

    May 4, 2012

    The Jazz Ambassadors hosted a performance and discussion panel, April 26, for Howard County Public School music directors. It was part of a professional development day for the music educators, and having the Jazz Ambassadors on hand provided a plethora of experience that helped the educators improve their jazz programs.

  • FORSCOM AFAP Conference, tackling today's issues for a better tomorrow

    May 4, 2012

    During the FORSCOM Army Family Action Plan conference, delegates from Forces Command installations across the U.S., focused on issues and recommended solutions to some of the the command's top problems.

  • Afghan-coalition cooperation brings more electricity to Kandahar City residents

    May 4, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Afghanistan's power utility, Da Breshna Sherkat, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Task Force Breshna Barq teamed up again; this time to bring more electricity to the Sabiqa area of Kandahar City May 2.

  • Eighth Army fields new protective equipment in Korea

    May 4, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - Post firemen, military police, American civilian employees, Korean Service Corps employees, Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army troops and U.S. Soldiers of all ranks filed through lines lined with boxes of personal protective gear designed to protect the recipients in a chemically or biologically contaminated environment.

  • Battaglia: U.S. troops in Korea ready and resilient

    May 6, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - The U.S. military's top enlisted leader met with American service members here in South Korea.

  • Camp Zama students paint mural that illustrates history of physics

    May 6, 2012

    The worlds of art and science were brought together by six Zama American High School students in Japan, who utilized their own imaginations and creative skills to design and paint a large mural on the wall of their school's physics classroom.

  • 19th ESC sharpens aerial resupply skills in Area IV

    May 4, 2012

    The 501st Sustainment Brigade conducted static load and aerial resupply training with 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Camp Carroll May 1. This is the first time these two organizations have worked together on this supply route, which links Camp Carroll to Camp Mobile in Area I.

  • U.S. Horse Detachment teaches smuggling operations at NTC

    May 4, 2012

    Insurgents and criminal elements in Afghanistan have shifted to smuggling for illicit funds and supplies. With the trafficking of weapons and drugs across international borders, the need for border security is at an all-time high.

  • Army civilian blows doors off career progression

    May 7, 2012

    Army civilian Tacoma Anderson is literally busting down doors to progress her career. The 15-year Army careerist recently traveled to the Kingdom of Bahrain where the Coast Guard taught her how to breach structures and apprehend bad guys holed up inside.

  • LIVE FEED: 2012 Warrior Games championship seated volleyball & wheelchair basketball finals

    May 4, 2012

    The 2012 Warrior Games championship seated volleyball will be streamed live today starting at 7:30 EST. The 2012 Warrior Games wheelchair basketball gold medal match will be streamed live today at 10:30 p.m. EST. Note that the link will not be live until near game time.

  • Fort Meade bids farewell to Courses with Commander's Cup

    May 4, 2012

    144 golfers squeezed in a final round at the Courses at Fort Meade during the Commander's Cup on Sunday afternoon before the facilities shut down after more than 70 years of golf.

  • Statement of Support

    May 4, 2012

  • Suicide intervention training helps identify service members in need

    May 4, 2012

    A two-day training interactive workship held April 25 and 26 at Argonne Hills Chapel Center here at Fort George G. Meade, Md., taught participants to connect, understand and assist people who may be at risk of suicide

  • Chairman praises 'Heroes of Military Medicine'

    May 4, 2012

    The network of people, government and private organizations that tends to America's wounded, injured and ill service members has achieved results over the last decade that are "absolutely remarkable," the nation's top military officer told an audience in Washington, D.C., yesterday.

  • Soldiers, Family members sought as animal shelter volunteers

    May 3, 2012

    At Happy Home Animal Shelter, owner Geayong Kim and staff care for 380 animals.

  • Garrison reaffirms partnership with Yongsan-gu

    May 3, 2012

    SEOUL, South Korea -- Yongsan-gu government officials and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Soldiers and KATUSAs celebrated Yongsan-gu Citizens Field Day at Osan High School, April 28. The spirited event had participants compete against each other in different sports. But its main purpose was to bring citizens' harmony and unity. Yongsan-gu council and U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan have been building a firm partnership and have not stopped improving it.

  • 2012 Warrior Games Archery - Interview

    May 3, 2012

    The Archery competition is an Olympic-style event. The 2012 Warrior Games challenges wounded, ill, and injured Soldier athletes to achieve their unlimited potential

  • 2012 Warrior Games - Archery Broll

    May 3, 2012

    The Archery competition is an Olympic-style event. The 2012 Warrior Games challenges wounded, ill, and injured Soldier athletes to achieve their unlimited potential.

  • Army Now - Warrior Games kick off with cycling events

    May 3, 2012

    Warrior Games kick off with cycling events in Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Army Now - The winners of the Best Sapper Competition

    May 3, 2012

    The winners of the Best Sapper Competition describe how attitude, encouragement and motivation where the secrets of their success.

  • Ground breaking at U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center

    May 14, 2012

    Ground breaking ceremonies for an expansion of Building 4905, headquarters of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, were conducted May 3, 2012.

  • Let the games begin!

    May 3, 2012

    Every student was a winner at the Fort Stewart 2012 Spring Special Olympics held at Quick Track April 27.

  • Fort Drum community rocks out to Gary Sinise, Lt. Dan Band

    May 3, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The sounds of feet stomping and hands clapping rang through Magrath Sports Complex on Sunday night when Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band rocked out with Fort Drum Soldiers and Family Members of all ages.

  • Friends of the Earth gather at community center

    May 3, 2012

    A half dozen organizations gathered in the lobby of the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center April 25 for the observance of Earth Day. The event, organized by the JBM-HH Directorate of Environmental Management, included tables set up by DEM, the Virginia Cooperative Extension master gardeners program, the JBM-HH Directorate of Public Works entomology and energy branches, as well as the Arlington Tree Stewards.

  • Special Ops doctor to receive Hero of Military Medicine award

    May 4, 2012

    Col. Russ Kotwal will receive the 2012 Heroes of Military Medicine awards courtesy of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in Washington D.C., May 2, 2012.

  • TAPS Good Grief Camp looks for a few good mentors

    May 3, 2012

    The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, an organization that provides support to the Families of fallen servicemembers, 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. The idea is to match up youths who lost a servicemember parent to military service with mentors who help provide one-on-one emotional support in a series of grief-reducing exercises and recreational activities through the weekend.

  • CPAC services moving to Fort Belvoir

    May 3, 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. The change is due to an overall Civilian Human Resources Agency organizational realignment.

  • Afghan troops begin training with Mobile Strike Force Vehicle

    May 3, 2012

    The Afghanistan National Army's Mobile Strike Force Vehicle has cleared one of the final obstacles on its way to the battlefield with the start of its first Operator New Equipment Training, or OPNET class.

  • Message to the Workforce: Ethics

    May 3, 2012

    BG Harrison discusses the importance of ethics among the ECC workforce.

  • Spotlight on...Michelle Brown-Earlywine

    May 3, 2012

    Learn more about Michelle Brown-Earlywine, defense travel administrator and headquarters' super-user for the Automated Time Attendance and Production System.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers learn to call for fire

    May 3, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Nearly 300 Soldiers from throughout 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), learned how to call for fire using various lethal assets to effectively take out targets during the brigade fire support coordination exercise April 16-27 in a Fort Drum training area.

  • Pittsburgh District remains leader in river monitoring technology

    May 3, 2012

    In 1976 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District placed the first two Data Collection Platforms (DCPs) on the Ohio River at Martins Ferry, W.V., and Shadyside, Ohio. These DCPs were, and remain, vital to river operations as they provide information on parameters such as river level and precipitation.

  • Housing services helps with off-post residence needs

    May 3, 2012

    The Fort Sill Housing Services Office assists Soldiers, family members and DA civilians with their off-post housing needs.

  • Risk Management Center provides level of expertise for dams, levees

    May 3, 2012

    "To understand what the Risk Management Center is, you have to understand risk," said Dave Carlson, senior program manager of the Eastern Division Corps of Engineers Risk Management Center (RMC).

  • Fort Sill to celebrate equine history with polo match

    May 3, 2012

    FORT SILL, Okla. (3 May 2012) -- The installation will host its 2nd Annual Fort Sill Polo Classic featuring an exhibition match between teams from Austin, Texas on Polo Field here May 13 at 1:30 p.m. to commemorate the history of polo on post.

  • World War II vet returns to Fort Meade

    May 4, 2012

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (May 3, 2012) -- The last time Ernest Fager was at Fort Meade, the installation was a training center for more than 200 units and approximately 3.5 million Soldiers preparing to head to Europe or the South Pacific during World War II.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Intercommunication system aims to reduce costs, ease aviation integration

    May 3, 2012

    Army engineers are designing and fabricating a mobile communication test console with a UH-60M digital intercommunication system.

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