Archive: May 2012

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  • World War II veteran also serves as mentor to West Point grad

    May 31, 2012

    It was his first visit to the U.S. Military Academy, though retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Callahan had served under many West Point officers throughout his career. He was accompanied by his wife, Trudy, and daughter, Kathy, as guests of the Rutherford family to see Class of 2012 Cadet Kevin Rutherford graduate and receive his commission as an infantry second lieutenant in the U.S. Army May 26.

  • Afghan National Directorate of Security visits the JCIP

    May 31, 2012

    Members of the Afghan National Directorate of Security toured the Justice Center in Parwan, May 23, 2012, to gain a better understanding of the Afghan judicial process.

  • Brig. Gen. Twitty Visits the DFIP

    May 31, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Stephen Twitty, deputy chief of staff communication, International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces -- Afghanistan, toured the Detention Facility in Parwan, May 26, 2012 to gain a better understanding of the strategic-level mission performed at the DFIP.

  • Class helps Soldiers budget for the future

    May 31, 2012

    Members of the 527th Military Police Company got a crash course in personal finance as the Army Community Service Financial Readiness Center conducted an intensive two-day seminar for Soldiers and spouses in Hohenfels, recently.

  • Army medics tackle EFMB program near Korean DMZ

    May 31, 2012

    U.S. Army medics participated in the Expert Field Medical Badge qualification course at an installation near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, in May.

  • Soldiers experience Korean culture through unique tour

    May 31, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- Twenty Soldiers from 14th Military Police Detachment, 94th MP Battalion submersed themselves into a truly Korean atmosphere by mingling with Korean students from Yangseo High School located in Kyeonggi-do, May 25.

  • U.S. Soldiers train with Japanese counterparts on water-survival techniques

    Jun 1, 2012

    U.S. Soldiers at Camp Zama, Japan, conducted training earlier this month with their Japanese counterparts on a variety of water-survival techniques as part of a cooperative work program conducted here regularly.

  • Appreciation

    May 30, 2012

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - Soldiers from the 25th ID attended the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance hosted by 2nd BCT at SGT Smith Theater and the Nehelani Club on May 30. The theme for the observance focused on "Striving for excellence in leadership, diversity and inclusion," with guest speaker Mr. Ronald Oba, a veteran of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, spoke about his experiences during World War II. The 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a Japanese-American Army unit, fought to liberate Italy and southern France during WWII.

  • Retired Korean general visits Camp Humphreys

    May 30, 2012

    Retired Republic of Korea Army Gen. Paik, Sun-yup, the first four-star general in Korean history, visited Camp Humphreys, May 24.

  • May Fest Splashes Down at Camp Casey

    May 30, 2012

    Area I held a Mayfest Splash at Camp Casey offering a variety of poolside and other events at the Hanson Fitness Center. It featured a swimming pool obstacle course, kids' dodge ball, a USO hot dog eating contest, separate water basketball events for adults and youngsters, Zumba by the pool, family one-pitch softball, and live entertainment. In addition, a BOSS golf scramble is took place at the Indianhead Golf Course on Camp Casey. U.S. Army photo by Sgt 1st Class Jeff Troth

  • 49th Missile Defense Battalion Color Guard

    Jun 1, 2012

    The 49th MDB color guard participates in the Fort Greely Memorial Day ceremony May 24.

  • Spotlight on...Christopher Lindberg

    May 30, 2012

    Learn more about Christopher Lindberg, the Expeditionary Contracting Command director of Intelligence and Security at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

  • First Division recognizes top food service Soldiers

    May 30, 2012

    Soldiers of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade traveled more than 300 miles to Fort Riley, Kan. Wednesday to compete in the 1st Infantry Division Best Food Service Warrior competition May 24 where the brigade took first place for the second quarter in a row.

  • Pershing Elementary thanks Army North for mentors and tutors

    May 30, 2012

  • Darnall's Centering Program adds educational, emotional focus to prenatal care

    May 30, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's Pregnancy Centering Program adds an educational and emotional focus to typical prenatal care for its pregnant patients.

  • Utility company employees take on installation commmunity service projects

    May 30, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 30, 2012) -- More than two dozen Dominion Virginia Power employees participated in two projects at Fort Lee May 23 as part of the corporation's early salute to Memorial Day, military personnel, veterans and their Families. In a single day, power company volunteers carried out projects at 26 sites in 10 states as part of its Dominion Engergizing Comm

  • Afghan police, 58th MP Co. conduct joint operation

    May 31, 2012

    Members of the Afghan Uniformed Police, paired with American Soldiers, proved their mettle, May 23, 2012, during a search operation though shops and compounds in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

  • Fort Campbell hosts Colin Powell for book signing event

    May 30, 2012

    Exemplary leadership is a key aspect of military service, and one former Secretary of State Colin Powell learned while 2nd Brigade commander at Fort Campbell in 1976. He visited Fort Campbell Wednesday for the first time since retiring as a part of a tour promoting his newly-released book, "It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership," co-written with Tony Koltz.

  • CHS vaulter sets AAA record at state meet

    May 31, 2012

    Columbus High School senior sets Georgia record in pole vault, will compete for Duke. Megan Clark vaulted 12 feet, 2 inches at the track and field state meet May 4, setting a new class AAA girls high school record. The year before, the record was 12 feet. "Ultimately, my goal is to go to the Olympics," said the 17-year-old daughter of Col. Ron Clark, commander of the 192 Infantry Brigade, "but I hope in the next couple years to better my technique and increase my height because I'll just be focusing on pole vault."

  • San Antonio community, military join together for first-ever Armed Forces Day river parade

    May 30, 2012

    More than a thousand people turned out for the inaugural "Here's to our Heroes" Armed Forces Day river parade in downtown San Antonio May 19. The parade opened at the Arneson River Theater May 19 and featured 25 river floats, representing all branches of the military, veterans, military support groups and more, in honor of Armed Forces Day.

  • Army takes step toward enabling Global Energy Grid for battlefield

    May 31, 2012

    The Global Energy Grid aims to leverage civilian smart grid technologies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide.

  • USAEC, JBSA assist San Antonio Community Parks and Recreation clean-up effort

    May 30, 2012

    Volunteers from U.S. Army Environmental Command, Joint Base San Antonio and Parks and Recreation employees gathered recently at San Antonio's John James Park to cool down some trees as they combined forces with local volunteers to mulch trees and take on the tough mission of removing invasive plant species.

  • American Soldiers 're-green' at Army North

    May 30, 2012

    A small group of American Army exchange officers in Canada are doing everything from training Canadian forces to serving in tactical, operational and strategic positions in the Canadian Armed Forces supporting missions in Libya, Afghanistan, the Arctic and elsewhere. The group of 21 American Army officers and noncommissioned officers spent a week at U.S. Army North from May 14-18 to assess the military personnel exchange program and for "re-greening."

  • 402nd Field Artillery Bde broadens students' perspectives at career day

    May 30, 2012

    EL PASO, Texas -- Soldiers and civilians with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, showed off military static displays, tactical and protective equipment, and Army uniforms at the Dr. Sue Shook Elementary School Career Day May 26.

  • Don't Sweat It: Post gyms offer something for everyone

    May 30, 2012

    Fort Benning's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation operates five fitness facilities on post and caters to the needs of Soldiers and civilians who work on Harmony Church, Kelley Hill and Sand Hill.

  • Army North hosts force protection conference for security leaders

    May 30, 2012

    Anti-terrorism officers and security professionals from major U.S. Army commands in North America met in San Antonio for a three-day conference hosted by U.S. Army North to promote better cooperation and to discuss challenges in force protection in the United States.

  • FMWR honors Earth Day with 20 new trees at Selfridge Golf Course

    May 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Garrison -- Detroit Arsenal's Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation honored Earth Day Anniversary at Selfridge Golf Course with the addition of 20 young trees, including Autumn Fest Sugar Maple trees and Skyline Locust trees.

  • GFEBS set to streamline, standardize Army financial system

    May 30, 2012

    Lower your shields and prepare to be assimilated - resistance is futile! Star Trek fans are familiar with this command from the Borg, but now there's a new kind of Borg ready to establish a collective hive, the General Fund Enterprise Business System, or commonly referred to as GFEBS.

  • Ceremony recognizes Fort Benning's top volunteers

    May 30, 2012

    More than 50 volunteers and organizations were honored at the Volunteer Awards Ceremony May 22 at the Benning Conference Center's Supper Club. Starla De Saussure, Fort Benning's Army Volunteer Corps program manager, presented Fort Benning Garrison Commander Col. Jeffrey Fletcher with a check worth $1.9 million. The check reflected the more than 89,500 hours of volunteer service for Fort Benning. Each hour was valued at $21.79.

  • Inducting New NCO

    May 30, 2012

  • Army takes important step towards enabling a Global Energy Grid for the battlefield

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC engineers hosted the DISA CTO to discuss the Global Energy Grid, a CERDEC concept to leverage civilian smart grid technoogies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide. The GEG would use DISA-owned data command and control links to coordinate and schedule the generation and usage of military power sources. This could maximize the delivery of power from available sources to where it is needed most, and efficiently manage these resources.

  • Holistic treatments help Soldiers battle PTSD

    May 31, 2012

    A staff of 13 clinical social workers, psychologists, reiki master teachers, licensed massage therapists, an acupuncturist, and a yoga, tai chi and qigong instructor all work together at the Warrior Resilience Center to help Soldiers overcome post-traumatic stress.

  • Kelley Hill Pool now open for summer

    May 30, 2012

    As Sledgehammer Week came to a conclusion, Soldiers, Families and friends of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team beat the heat when the Kelley Hill Pool opened its gates Thursday.

  • Army chief of staff visits Picatinny Arsenal

    May 31, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited Picatinny Arsenal to tour select research facilities, learn more about its products and address Picatinny employees, May 30, 2012.

  • Gen. William M. Fraser III Visit to AMC

    May 30, 2012

    Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command and U.S. Air Force Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. talk while touring the AMC Headquarters building. Gen. Fraser visited HQ, Army Materiel Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala. May 30, 2012 to receive a briefing on the AMC mission. AMC and TRANSCOM are linked through the AMC's major subordinate command, Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), who link USATRANSCOM's Joint Deployment and Distribution Enterprise with AMC's Materiel Enterprise.

  • Command Names Best Warriors

    May 30, 2012

    SMDC has selected its best warriors following a weeklong competition

  • Army Gold Book authors visit Fort Benning

    May 30, 2012

    Bruce Shahbaz and Lt. Col. Thomas Denzler, who released "Generating Health and Discipline in the Force -- Ahead of the Strategic Reset 2012" earlier this year, offered potential solutions to challenges facing Soldiers and Family members during a discussion with installation leaders and the heads of various support agencies. After more than a decade of war in two theaters, the Gold Book was written as a thorough assessment of what the Army has learned about physical and behavioral health conditions, disciplinary problems and remaining gaps in policy, the authors said. The report serves as a resource for leaders, policymakers, commanders and service providers as they work together to address the unique and difficult issues that lie ahead.

  • ASC History Office conducts presentation on Arsenal history

    May 30, 2012

  • Assault Helicopter Battalion delivers troops anywhere

    May 30, 2012

    Companies from 2nd Battalion, 158th Assault Helicopter Battalion partnered with A Co., 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment for an air insertion exercise here, May 22. Approximately 130 Soldiers from the 2-23 Infantry boarded UH-60 Blackhawks and were dropped off about one mile from their target before moving on to assault the objective and capture a weapons cache during the training exercise.

  • Army takes important step towards enabling a Global Energy Grid for the battlefield

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC engineers hosted the DISA CTO to discuss the Global Energy Grid, a CERDEC concept to leverage civilian smart grid technoogies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide. The GEG would use DISA-owned data command and control links to coordinate and schedule the generation and usage of military power sources. This could maximize the delivery of power from available sources to where it is needed most, and efficiently manage these resources.

  • Detroit Arsenal Volunteers Spruce Up Selfridge

    May 30, 2012

    Detroit Arsenal garrison employees put on their work gloves and pitched in May 24 to spruce up Selfridge Air National Guard Base to make life better for those serving at that location and prepare for the garrison's Memorial Day event for surviving family members of fallen military members from Michigan.

  • 403rd AFSBn-NEA Summer Safety Stand Down training

    May 30, 2012

    403rd AFSBn-NEA Summer Safety Stand Down training

  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., command team

    May 30, 2012

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., command team

  • Life YOUniversity

    May 30, 2012

  • CG speaks at Athens Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 1, 2012

    LTG Formica is the guest speaker at the Athens Memorial Day ceremony and presents long overdue award to World War II Soldier

  • Honoring heroes and a sacred trust

    May 30, 2012

    For families crowded onto the lawn of the Fort Bliss National Cemetery, Memorial Day was not just about barbecues and swimming pools. The warm morning echoed with the playing of "Taps" and boomed with the firing of a 21-gun salute. Jessica Campoverde, an Army spouse, sat on the grass with her 2-year-old daughter. As Soldiers approached to place a ceremonial wreath, Campoverde dabbed at her eyes to wipe away tears that welled. "We have a friend who passed away one year ago," Campoverde said. "This was a way to teach them, our children, what this day is all about."

  • WBAMC takes whole approach to women's health

    May 30, 2012

    Women's health is striking a chord with providers at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. At Fort Bliss, Texas -- a growing Army installation home to multiple units taking active roles in overseas deployments -- women both as Soldiers and caretakers are vital for Army readiness. "So many people think that women's health is breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings," said Lily Ramirez, a nurse practitioner in the Department of Women's Health at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. "But no. It's so much more. Women's health includes everything."

  • Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Alan J. Soderberg

    May 30, 2012

    Soldier Spotlight: Getting to know Staff Sgt. Alan J. Soderberg

  • 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team gears up the NIE 12.2

    May 30, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas--From training Soldiers to installing and testing the capabilities of high-end equipment, Army personnel are conducting the first phase of Network Integration Evaluation 12.2.

  • Military orthopaedic surgeons impress with research

    May 30, 2012

    "Should we save the leg?" Without hesitation, most will jump to the affirmative. A Soldier laid out on a stretcher, surrounded by the debris of war, will beg for it to be saved. But will he make the same plea 10 months later as surgeries fail to bring back to life a dying limb? A technology currently used mostly in plastic surgery can help orthopaedic surgeons determine if a limb's soft tissue is healthy enough to produce a living limb after trauma. This was just one research finding unveiled during the 2012 William Beaumont Army Medical Center Research Day.

  • Pregnancy: A special journey from conception to delivery

    May 30, 2012

    For the woman who just found out she's pregnant, her head is usually spinning with thoughts of everything she needs to do over the next several months. Carl R. Darnall Women's Health Center has guided tens of thousands of women on their journey, from prenatal care to delivery.

  • New York Army National Guard Battalion is Magazine's "Unit of the Year"

    May 30, 2012

    Binghamton's 204th Engineer Battalion was recognized as the Unit of the Year for 2011 by Salute Magazine, a military interest publication produced six times a year by Garden City, N.J., company Family Media.

  • Army's 'face to the world' relies on relationships

    May 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, or USASAC, is known as "The Army's Face to the World" because its engagements with 145 countries throughout the world are many times the first or most consistent relationships they will have with the Army.

  • 7 Guard Soldiers honored with MacArthur Leadership Award

    May 30, 2012

    Seven Soldiers from the Army National Guard were among the 27 recipients of the 2011 General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon Auditorium, May 24, 2012.

  • Twilight Tattoo - Centuries of history, excellence

    Jun 1, 2012

    The U.S. Army Military District of Washington's production of Twilight Tattoo combines the precision and discipline of the Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) with the orchestral sounds of The U.S. Army Band "Pershings Own" and has a history reaching back hundreds of years.

  • Viper Pit puts combat lifesavers to the test

    May 30, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Saving lives in the heat of battle demands informed, split-second decisions. Training to be able to make those cool-headed choices while under fire takes grit, an array of skills and a unique training environment. Welcome to the Viper Pit.

  • Transition Counselor Institute changes perspectives about working with military children

    May 30, 2012

    WIESBADEN, Germany - Several helping professionals adjusted their perspectives after attending specialized training aimed at helping military children. About 30 professionals were present May 3-4 at the Military Child Education Coalition's Transition Counselor Institute Phase I Training to learn of ways to better support military children during transition.

  • Remembering 'the full cost of war' on Memorial Day

    May 31, 2012

    Community members gathered at Veterans Park on Wiesbaden Army Airfield in Germany to pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the service of their nation.

  • Seoul American Elementary School honors fallen heroes

    May 31, 2012

    YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- "Miss Jackson's class chose a hero who is very special to me," said Summer Norman, a Seoul American Elementary School 2nd grader. "Very special to me because he is my dad."

  • US, NATO camp design concepts

    May 30, 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a four-day engineering course for more than 50 students from six NATO courtries. The course was designed to teach the basic development, planning, execution, and closure processes of a base camp downrange May 15 in Wiesbaden, Germany.

  • Girl Scouts in Japan receive 'Good Deed' citation at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

    May 30, 2012

    Girl Scouts from an Army installation in Japan were recognized May 26, 2012, at the site of the country's largest Shinto shrine for aid they provided to children displaced by the earthquake and tsunami that struck here last year.

  • Mississippi unit completes first partnered mission in Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2012

    The Mississippi National Guard's 288th Sapper Company out of Houston, Miss., completed its first partnered mission with the Afghan National Army out of Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt, May 16.

  • Texas National Guardsmen inspired by Burundi soldiers

    May 31, 2012

    It was the first time Sgt. Idalissa Hernandez set foot into a Burundi national defense forces training center. For the soldiers she helped mentor there, it was the first time a female Soldier came to share best practices with them.

  • Baker assumes command of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Rob Baker assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa here May 26. Baker, who comes to CJTF-HOA after having served at the Pentagon as Director for Joint Force Development, Joint Staff, relieved U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Michael Franken. U.S. Army Gen. Carter F. Ham, U.S. Africa Command commander, presided over the ceremony.

  • Arsenal builds cannons, community spirit

    May 30, 2012

    The Watervliet Arsenal expanded its Memorial Day community engagement this year by adding a second parade to its schedule.

  • Brigade set fielded in days following months of work by 401st AFSB

    May 30, 2012

    The 401st Army Field Support Brigade fielded a brigade set of equipment in 13 days following nearly five months of work to gather, repair, transport and stage the equipment at multiple sites for issue to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers lead Vicksburg parade of veterans

    Jun 4, 2012

    VICKSBURG, Miss. - Soldiers from the 412th Theater Engineer Command joined local residents to remember the fallen on Memorial Day.

  • I Corps returns from Afghanistan

    May 29, 2012

  • Fallen 1st SFG Soldier honored at JBLM compound

    May 29, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- If Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Wise had been on the 1st Special Forces Group compound at Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 25, he would have wondered what all the fuss was about. The unassuming Wise died from combat injuries sustained in Konduz Province, Afghanistan, in January.

  • Army to pilot new Soldier transition resources, processes

    Mar 12, 2013

    The Army will begin piloting in mid-July components of what constitutes a major overhaul of how the Army transitions Soldiers from military to civilian life.

  • 1st Lt. Eric Leon talks with MSNBC, New York about being at war on Memorial Day

    May 29, 2012

    Talks with MSNBC, New York about being at war on Memorial Day, his unit's mission and he also speaks with his wife.

  • 479th FA Soldier accompanies veterans on D.C. Honor Flight

    May 29, 2012

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Earlier this month, a Division West Soldier acted as a guardian to 93 southwest Oklahoma veterans who traveled here on an Honor Flight to visit memorials.

  • Rolling Thunder gathers for 25th ride at Pentagon

    May 30, 2012

    An estimated 400,000 motorcyclists participated in the 2012 Rolling Thunder "Ride for Freedom" around the National Mall in Washington, D.C., May 27, 2012, as part of Memorial Day weekend events in the nation's capital.

  • Troops working to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan

    May 30, 2012

    Afghan National Army and 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Soldiers, teamed up earlier this month to locate and destroy several acres of opium poppy fields.

  • Following in his Father's Boots

    May 31, 2012

    Alexander Eck is following his father's career path to Fort Benning, Ga., to become an Infantryman.

  • NCO Recruits Soldier to Fill Reserve Unit Vacancy She Left When She Became a Recruiter

    May 31, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Kelly Ernst enlisted in the Army Reserve as an Ammunition Supply Specialist in August 2010. Little did she know that one day she would be the one who would recruit her replacement in her reserve unit or that it would be someone she babysat before enlisting.

  • Aberdeen Community honors fallen Soldiers

    May 29, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders, veterans, local citizens and elected officials gathered to pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice as well as veterans of the past, present and future during a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Aberdeen War Memorial, in Festival Park May 28.

  • Army delivers new blue force tracking system to Korea

    May 30, 2012

    The Army's next-generation friendly force tracking system that equips Soldiers with a faster satellite network, secure data encryption and advanced logistics for improved tactical communications and situational awareness has deployed to installations in Korea.

  • Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment stakeholders visit 3rd Infantry Division

    May 29, 2012

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) representatives attended the Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Stakeholders' Divisional Visit at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 11 - 13, 2012. The Product Director TMDE hosted the event in order to receive feedback from end users regarding product satisfaction. Also on the agenda were obsolete/excess equipment, Maintenance Support Device proficiency, warranty claims, new equipment fielding and training, calibration workload, and Integrated Electronic Technical Manual availability and updates.

  • Third Army /ARCENT commander remembers Veterans during Sumter Memorial Day Ceremony

    May 29, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, Third Army/ARCENT commanding general, gave the keynote address at the Sumter Memorial Day Ceremony held at Maj. Gen. George L. Mabry Jr. Memorial Park Monday.

  • Army Today - May 29th, 2012

    May 29, 2012

    Buchenwald concentration camp is visited and remembered. Also available in high definition.

  • High School Tuba Player Wins U.S. Army All-American Young Artist Competition

    Jun 12, 2012

    Eric William Black, a South Hill Virginia Native and junior at Park View High School, was selected as the winner of the U.S. Army All-American Young Artist Competition on April 27. Black was amongst three finalists selected to perform in front of The United States Army Field Band panel.

  • Memorial Day, a dream come true for a Natick Soldier

    May 30, 2012

    In New England, Red Sox Nation is a way of life. For an Army specialist, who grew up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as the daughter of a church organist, and a huge Red Sox fan, Memorial Day 2012 is something Erin Jones will never forget.

  • 84-year-old veteran enjoys biking Corps dam trails ergonomically

    May 30, 2012

    Meredith Miller, an 84-year-old veteran, enjoys the West Penn Trail at Conemaugh Dam during Memorial Day weekend...Miller, with his ergonomically designed bicycle, said he covered 14 miles from Saltsburg, Pa., to the dam and back when this picture was taken. The trail has several challenging hills--even for the avid cyclist. He said he relies on the specially equipped battery-operated peddle assist mounted over the back drive wheel to help to climb the steep grades along the trail. Miller said he tries to ride the trail two to three times a week and has taken his bike on 50-mile-long rides. He also takes his video camera (mounted on his hat) to document his journeys. Miller, when asked, said his favorite trail is the one at Youghiogheny River Lake.

  • We Shall Not Forget

    May 29, 2012

    Combine Task Force Fury commemorates the sacrifices of their brothers-in-arms and the rest of the armed forces during a Memorial Day Service May 27 on Forward Operating Base Pasab, Zharay District, Afghanistan.

  • 2012 National Memorial Day Parade

    May 29, 2012

    Nation honors our military's fallen during National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. Produced by Stephen Richey. Includes soundbites from Spc. Neale Smith, from New Orleans, La., with 55th Sustainment Brigade and Spc. Teknesha Robinson, from Salisbury, Md., of 165th Quartermaster Group, both units out of Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Odierno sees new opportunities for women Soldiers

    May 29, 2012

    Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno says women Soldiers will see new opportunities to serve in combat roles.

  • CBRNE Soldiers pushed to limit during Best Warrior Competition

    May 29, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Earning the title of "Best Warrior" at a highly-specialized unit like the 20th Support Command (CBRNE) is no easy task, but eight Soldiers from across the country accepted the challenge and competed in a multi-day competition here May 21 -- 24.

  • Birthday shout outs 3

    May 29, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Young - Army Birthday. CW4 Ernie Ixtlahuac - Army Birthday.

  • Accreditation marks milestone for respiratory program

    May 30, 2012

    A new accreditation is enabling graduates of the respiratory therapy program here to walk away with an associate's degree and eligibility for national certification.

  • Memorial Day video

    May 29, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Joel Quebec on WACH Fox 57 Good Day Columbia talking about Memorial Day

  • May 25, 2012 -- CSA Remarks United States Military Academy Graduation Banquet

    May 29, 2012

  • External Programs Directorate: Outreach for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office

    May 29, 2012

    Article details the mission of the External Programs Directorate, within the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office.

  • May 24, 2012 -- CSA Remarks General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award Ceremony

    May 29, 2012

  • May 23, 2012 -- CSA Remarks Twilight Tattoo: Salute from the Chief

    May 29, 2012

  • Army Ground Based Sense and Avoid (GBSAA): Enables Unmanned Aircraft Flight in the National Airspace

    May 29, 2012

    The Army serves as DoD lead in developing Ground Based Sense and Avoid technologies for the armed forces. This article provides an update on where we currently stand in the developmental process.

  • Up, Up & Away Day Camp held at 81st Regional Support Command

    May 29, 2012

    Approximately 40 Army Reserve children from all over the southeast region ranging from the ages of six to 14 attended a "Up, Up, and Away" day camp hosted by the 81st Regional Support Command's Child Youth & School Services and the Mad Science organization on May 19.

  • Gonzalez, Conklin capture SDDC NCO and Soldier of the Year honors

    May 29, 2012

    Army transporters from three continents converged on Wheeler Army Air Field May 21-23 as the 599th Transportation Brigade hosted the 2012 Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command Best Warrior Challenge.

  • NATO Memorial Day Service

    May 29, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (May 28, 2012) -- More than 150 service members and wounded warriors attended the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit Memorial Day ceremony on May 28.. The ceremony was dedicated in remembrance of those who've made the ultimate sacrifice in the call of duty.

  • Kandahar Airfield honors Memorial Day

    May 29, 2012

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (May 28, 2012) -- Service Members and civilian personnel serving at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, officially honored those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces during a Memorial Day Observance held at the base on May 28.

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