Archive: May 2012

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  • BG Thomas Harvey retires

    May 1, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Harvey, deputy commanding general of Army Sustainment Command, is awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by ASC's Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, during a retirement and retreat ceremony in honor of Harvey's 32 years of service and retirement at Rock Island Arsenal's Heritage Hall April 27.

  • Junior leaders excel in emergency exercise

    May 1, 2012

    "Around 8 a.m. on Friday, April 27th, a small plane flew over UT Memorial Stadium, dispensing an unknown liquid. People began to complain of irritated airways; the plane crashed nearby. DPS arrived on sight, followed shortly by the Civil Support Team from Joint Task Force 71."

  • 27 Soldiers earn the title of expert infantryman

    May 1, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Weeks of training and testing concluded with a ceremony, which inducted a chosen few who have proven themselves worthy of displaying the mark of an expert. It is the Expert Infantryman Badge, a 1795 model Springfield musket encased by a silver border with an infantry blue background that is exclusive to the Infantry. Twenty-seven Soldiers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment donned the coveted badge during a ceremony held at Fort Hood Apr. 27. Of the 457 candidates who began testing, these Soldiers earned the right to join fellow EIB holders as experts in their craft. Created in 1944, the testing was designed to display the level of skill possessed by each infantryman. Normally held once a year, it has earned the reputation of being one of the most difficult testing in the Army with a success rate of about 10 percent.

  • Soldiers execute realistic scenario, face hybrid threat as NIE begins

    May 2, 2012

    The Army's largest ever network field exercise rolled into action today, as more than 4,000 Soldiers began to execute a rigorous scenario designed to measure the performance and operational value of advanced tactical communications equipment under real-world conditions.

  • Respect electricity -- don't get zapped!

    May 3, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- May is Electrical Safety Month, and officials are encouraging everyone in the Army Family to stay aware of potential hazards and understand the importance of electrical safety.

  • Innovative sexual-harassment training sweeps U.S. Army Europe

    May 1, 2012

    HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Members of the U.S. Army in Europe gathered at the Patrick Henry Village Theater to listen to "Can I Kiss You," April 26, a show about innocent bystanders and the importance of communication in a relationship.

  • Joint Services Prime Vendor Program announces new distribution contracts

    May 1, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- New national distribution contracts in the Joint Services Prime Vendor Program announced April 25 are expected to save money for the Army and streamline enterprise purchases throughout continental United States food and beverage operations.

  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    May 1, 2012

    May is National Mental Health Month. Commanders and leaders across the Army are encouraged to use the month of May as an opportunity to educateabout the Army's available Behavioral Health resources and programs.

  • Back to basics of short-range air defense

    May 2, 2012

    Forty-seven paratroopers from E Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, took part in the first decisive action force on force rotation in nearly 10 years at the National Training Center at at Fort Irwin, Calif., Mar. 1-27, 2012.

  • Vipers' support U.S. border patrol in Arizona

    May 3, 2012

    More than 100 Soldiers assigned to the 103rd Engineer Company "Vipers", 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, based at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. are currently on a 30-day deployment in support of the U.S. Border Patrol's Southwest border infrastructure improvement and construction program along the U.S./Mexico border in Arizona.

  • 'Ladies of SCD' shoot 'til they drop

    May 1, 2012

  • Army Africa personnel take on 'Marathon of the Sands'

    May 1, 2012

    In the largest desert in the world, amid scorching temperatures, sandstorms, dust devils and sand dunes reaching up to 590 feet, a determined group of runners prepare to face one of the longest, hardest, and most challenging marathons in the world, ironically to the backdrop of ACDC's classic song "Highway to Hell."

  • A flair for science

    May 1, 2012

    There's a new kid in town --274 to be exact -- all of whom submitted entries at the 31st Annual Virginia Piedmont Regional Science Fair held recently at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.

  • USACE researchers inspire next generation of innovators at STEM expo in nation's capitol

    May 1, 2012

    More than 100,000 curious participants descended upon the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Expo and Book Fair April 27-29 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The event featured highly interactive displays targeting youth K-12 and brought together top-notch universities, government agencies, private-sector companies, and non-profit organizations all for one purpose: to influence children to become the next generation of innovators by making science and engineering fun.

  • Volunteers benefit organizations

    May 1, 2012

    Volunteerism is the foundation of this great nation -- in fact, many organization such as the Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity and others wouldn't be able to carry on their mission without the generous individuals who give of their time and talent each day.

  • Victory Update Vol. 12-04

    May 1, 2012

    In this edition of Victory Update, Fort Jackson crowns its Drill Sergeant of the Year, plus meet a Fort Jackson Soldier who is a finalist for Military Father of the Year, and see how volunteers are helping keep the post beautiful while teaching their children about the environment.

  • Prime Minister of Japan Honors American Veterans

    May 1, 2012

    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda participated in an Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery today honoring the sacrifice of America's veterans in foreign wars. Noda was escorted by U.S. Army Military District of Washington's (MDW) Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Michael S. Linnington.

  • Vilseck Health Clinic to change patient care model

    May 3, 2012

    VILSECK, Germany -- The health clinic here began transitioning to a new patient-focused model of health care April 30, which will deliver a more proactive, collaborative care experience and improve overall health and access for community members.

  • 409th CSB's top NCOs battle in competition

    May 1, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Booker Jordan competed with other noncommissioned officers and was selected as the 409th Contracting Support Brigade's NCO of the Year during an intense three-day competition here March 28-30.

  • 82nd Airborne Division announces 2012 Jumpmaster of the Year

    May 2, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Kyle Sessoms, with 1st Squadron, 73rd Airborne Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Falcon Brigade," is the 82nd Airborne Division Jumpmaster of the Year.

  • Passion for cycling leads Kaiserslautern wounded warrior to compete

    May 1, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Spencer Anderson is among 30 Soldiers and 20 veterans representing the Army at the third annual Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., from April 30 to May 5, 2012.

  • Director of Army National Guard visits Kuwait

    May 1, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Lt. Gen. William E. Ingram Jr., director, Army National Guard, listens to National Guard Soldiers during his tour here April 29.

  • First lady welcomes competitors to 2012 Warrior Games

    May 1, 2012

    First Lady Michelle Obama and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff welcomed wounded warriors from all branches of the military to the third annual Warrior Games, April 30, 2012, at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • SAMC board inducts Soldier

    May 1, 2012

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- Third Army/ARCENT held a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club induction board here April 28.

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